Do I have to own a Jeep to come to Pleasure Island Jeep Jam?

Of course not!  We welcome not only Jeep owners, but anyone that enjoys live music, delicious food trucks, shopping from vendors and giving back to local charities and the community!  Non-Jeep owners beware though…the “Jeep bug” might bite you and you’ll find yourself at the dealership!

Fort Fisher 4x4 beach

Do I need a pass to drive on the 4x4 beach at Fort Fisher?

Yes, a valid access pass is needed to drive on the beach.  A daily pass can be purchased online via the PIJJ website or in person at the Fort Fisher State Park visitor center office at 1000 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC 28449 from 8am-5pm

How much are the beach access passes?

Permits are $20 per day Monday - Friday and $30 per day on Saturdays and Sundays. Annual passes are available for $150.

If I already have an annual pass for the Fort Fisher 4x4 beach, do I need to purchase a beach access pass on the PIJJ website?

No. If you have purchased an annual access at the Fort Fisher State Park office, no additional beach access passes are needed.  We are offering daily beach passes for sale for convenience of our participants.

Is camping allowed on the Fort Fisher 4x4 beach?

There is no camping allowed on the beach. For May, the gates to the beach will be operable from 8am-7:30pm.

Do I need to air down for the beach?

If you are unfamiliar driving on sand, airing your tires down to 20psi will provide a wider surface area for your tires on the soft sand.

Is alcohol allowed on the beach?

Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on the Fort Fisher 4x4 beach.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the Air Force Recreation Area.

Pleasure Island Fun

What is a poker run?

A traditional poker run is an organized event in which participants must visit five to seven checkpoints and receive a card at each location.  The object is to make the best “poker hand” from the cards drawn.  PIJJ is doing a variation of a traditional poker run.  Participants must visit pre-designated locations around Pleasure Island, locate our PIJJ volunteer and draw a poker chip from their bag.  Each colored poker chip will receive a corresponding sticker on the player’s card.  Once the cards are turned in at the event, it will be revealed what the value of each poker chip/sticker is.  The fun of this method is that because the value of the chips is not established until AFTER the ride is concluded, no one knows if they have a “good card” or not.  The event has a time limit (11am-5pm Friday, May 14) however the individual participants are not timed.


Is the poker run kid friendly?

Absolutely! Each location will have something for the kids to do. One stop in particular will be a hit with kids (young and old) with a sweet tooth!

Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area

If I purchased tickets for the May 2020 or September 2020 ticket, do I need to buy new tickets for May 2021?

Of course not!  Beach passes and event tickets purchased for the two rescheduled dates have been transferred to the May 13-15, 2021 dates

Are separate tickets needed for each band playing at the event?

One event ticket (Friday, Saturday or weekend pass) grants access to the event grounds, which will include food trucks, vendors, sponsors, activities and multiple bands!

Are coolers allowed into the Air Force Recreation Area event?

Coolers are not allowed, but refreshments will be available for purchase at the event.

What is a Show & Shine?

This is the opportunity to show off your rig!  Get out the wax and tire shine to make your Jeep stand out from all the others!  There will be multiple categories for Wranglers: CJ (1953-1985), YJ (1987-1995), TJ/LJ (1997-2006), JK/JKU (2007-2018), JL/JLU (2018-2021), JT (2020-2021) and for non-Wranglers: XJ (1984-2001), ZJ/WJ (1993-2004), WK/WK2 (2005-2021), Other Jeep Models

How much are tickets for children?

Children 12 and under are admitted to the event for free. Participants 13 years old and older will need an event ticket.

Will there be PIJJ merchandise for sale at the event?

Yes!  There will be hats, shirts, cups, stickers, etc available for purchase!

If I purchased PIJJ merchandise online, where can I pick it up?

Pick up of PRE-ORDERED event tickets, beach access passes and merchandise will be available for pick up, starting Thursday evening at the Lazy Pirate kick off party. Pick up will also be available at the Air Force Recreation Area event grounds Friday and Saturday from 11am-8pm. All NEW SALES CAN BE MADE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, HOWEVER TICKETS SALES WILL BE SUBJECT TO COVID CAPACITY  RESTRICTIONS. THIS EVENT MAY SELL OUT.

Is this a dog friendly event?

Dogs are allowed at the Air Force Recreation Center. They are required to be leashed. You must clean up after your pet.  You can be asked to leave by event staff at any time should a problem arise with your pet.