Social & Sporting Events

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International Festival 

On Friday night, join us in celebrating the diverse cultures of our NCDS community! Embark on a cultural journey at our International Festival, featuring activities and cuisine from Africa, South America, Asia, and Europe. Indulge in diverse delights like Brazilian steak skewers, Moroccan tangine, dumplings, and Italian pasta. Enjoy activities like curling, African drumming, soccer, and more. The night features captivating performances, including Deninufay African Dance and an energetic Indian Bhangra show. End the night with a DJ dance party! The  admission fee covers all activities, international cuisines, keg beer, and non-alcoholic drinks. Cash bar available. Fee: Adult $50, Child $25, Dental Student: Free

International  Festival Pre-Party

Get ready for a blast at this exclusive and free event, designed especially for dental students, NCDS members, and our special guests. Arrive early to the International Festival at 5pm to kick off the festivities, where you can network, make new friends, and indulge in some spirited NCDS District competition. And don't forget to brush up on your knowledge for our international trivia contest – the ultimate showdown of dental brilliance! Let the fun and learning begin!

Fun in the Sun Run

Kickstart your Friday with beach fun: Join us for a refreshing 5K run or leisurely walk on the beach (weather and tide permitting). Embrace the non-competitive spirit with our beach stroll option, back by popular demand. For just $40, enjoy the experience, and as a participant, receive a special gift along with a chance to win exciting prizes.

Beach Yoga

Start yourThursday morning  with beachfront serenity. Join us for a yoga session on the shore, surrounded by the soothing sounds of waves, gentle breezes, and warm sunshine. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. This complimentary 1-hour session will be guided by Kingston Plantation yoga instructors. Remember to bring your own yoga mat or beach towel. Embrace the tranquility!


Whether you're a couple, a family, or flying solo, our Pickleball lessons at the Kingston Sports Center is calling your name! Join us on Saturday morning for an energetic session guided by our on-site instructor. The $40 fee covers the lesson and all the gear you'll need for a smashing pickleball experience.

Awards Lunch

Celebrate the 2024 NCDS Award recipients at a lunch on Thursday at 12:15pm. The North Carolina Dental Society Awards recognize the best and brightest in organized dentistry.  Each year, we honor the leadership, innovation and service of our dental community across six categories: Outstanding Young Dentist, Citizenship, Meritorious Achievement, Distinguished Service, Special Recognition and Student Leaders in Organized Dentistry.