Thousands come out for 33rd annual Carolina Beach Music Festival

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — It’s that special time of year in Carolina Beach: the Carolina Beach Music Festival and people from all over came out to enjoy some Carolina Beach music.

Thousands of people came out in their bathing suits for the 33rd Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival.

Many people were there first thing in the morning and started dancing and drinking.

Organizers say this is a unique event because it bring so many people to Carolina Beach to enjoy a good time.

“Carolina Beach music is a very important lifestyle,” festival emcee Mike Worley said. “Once you get in the lifestyle, it involves the music, it involves the people and the dance. You just want to come and gather together and that’s what people do. They come from all over, you know? Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, they all come down here this one weekend of the year.”

Organizers say besides the music, they enjoy seeing people reaching out to strangers at the festival and making them feel welcome.

It’s one of the longest running music festivals in the country.

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