Calendar of Events, 2013 | Things to do | Fun things for Kids

Easily accessible from Beaufort NC, Atlantic Beach NC, Morehead City NC, Emerald Isle NC & New Bern NC

 

There’s always something fun happening on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. To find out

what’s going on check out our events calendar below.

For a list of on-going activities and events offered at our major attractions, please contact

them directly.

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores - (252) 247-4003

North Carolina Maritime Museum - (252) 728-7317

Beaufort Historic Site - (252) 728-5225

Fort Macon State Park - (252) 726-3775

The History Place - (252) 247-7533

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum - (252) 728-1500

Cape Lookout National Seashore - (252) 728-2250

The 2014 Crystal Coast Foosball Challenge will be held in Atlantic Beach, NC January 17th

& 18th, 2014, at The Beach Tavern located at 413 West Ft. Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach.

252-247-4466. $1000.00 in Cash, Prizes and Trophies will be up for grabs.

(This is the 4th year the Crystal Coast Foosball Challenge event has supported a very

worthy local charity, with a food drive of canned and dried goods in support of Hope

Mission of Carteret County. Our last food drive in 2013 for Hope Mission collected over

225 lbs. of canned and dried goods. Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc. is a non-profit

Christian Ministry which seeks to serve the less fortunate citizens of Carteret County

through ministries of food, compassion, emergency financial assistance, shelter for the

homeless. Hope Mission’s Community Kitchen serves up to 125 hot meals a day.)

From: Fri, January 17 2014 - Sat, January 18 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

The Carteret Community College Foundation’s International Film Series presents

“Blancanieves” (Spain – Rated PG-13) on Friday, January 17, at Joslyn Hall in the McGee

Building at Carteret Community College in Morehead City. Live music at 6:45 p.m. Film

begins at 8 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Enjoy pastries of the culture of

each film. Call Tiffany Taylor at 222-6056 or visit www.carteret.edu/foundation

From: Fri, January 17 2014 - Fri, January 17 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Locations: The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores & the Coral Bay Club, Atlantic Beach. Let

us help celebrate and plan your beach wedding! The Crystal Coast Wedding Salon is a

weekend full of wedding planning events and fun for the destination bride. all for one low

ticket price. www.crystalcoastweddingsalon.com

From: Fri, January 17 2014 - Sat, January 18 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

6-8:00 pm at the Harvey Smith Watercraft Center across from the NC Maritime Museum,

Beaufort. Participants will enjoy a tasting-sized portion of each of four chowders and then

vote for their favorite. In addition to clam chowder, the event will host a cornbread

taste-off. Tickets, available at the Museum Store or online at www.museumfriends.org, are $30

for non-members and $25 for Friends members. Proceeds support the operations of the

Friends of the NC Maritime Museum. 252-728-7317.

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From: Fri, January 17 2014 - Fri, January 17 2014

Categories: Food/Wine

6:30-8:30 pm at The Artestry Hideaway (129 Middle Lane, Beaufort). Cost is $25 and

includes all supplies, clay and glazes as well as pizza. To register, call 919-244-7354.

From: Fri, January 17 2014 - Fri, January 17 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Starring Ryder Preston. Location: Carteret Community College (3505 Arendell Street,

Morehead City). Doors open at 6:45 pm and show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets- $15 in

advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Kountry Kitchen and Twisted

Spoon Frozen Yogurt in Morehead City & The Fudge Factory, Krystal's Treasures and

Santiago's Fine Wines & Cigars in Beaufort. Call 252-223-5050 for more ticket and group

rate information.

From: Sat, January 18 2014 - Sat, January 18 2014

 

 
 

Brown Bag Gam: "A Heart of the Sea, A Homecoming Celebration of Echo's Heart"

NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort.

Part of our popular lunchtime lecture series, this Brown Bag Gam will focus on the homecoming of the plastinated heart removed from “Echo,” the Museum’s 33.5-foot long Sperm Whale skeleton. The adolescent male whale came ashore at Cape Lookout in 2004 and his body was preserved for display at the Museum; during the process, his heart was sent to the University of Tennessee for plastination. Join NCMM’s Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster for a unique look at life in the sea during this event. Call 252-728-7317 for more information.

 

From: Thu, February 14 2013 - Thu, February 14 2013

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

23rd Annual "Art from the Heart"

The Arts Council’s 23rd Annual Art From The Heart will be held February 15 to March 2, 2013 at the Morehead City Plaza, units 6 & 7. The show will open with a public reception on Friday, February 15, with the show gallery open free to the public seven days a week through Saturday, March 2. The Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be held on Thursday, February 21.

Art From The Heart is one of the region’s largest exhibitions of fine art by artists from Carteret, Craven, Pamlico, and Onslow Counties. Entry rules, applications, and fees will be posted on the Arts Council’s website – www.artscouncilcaretet.org – by end-2012. Registration for artists will be held February 8, 9, and 10, 2013.

The companion Student Art Show, featuring the artwork of students K-12 in Carteret County public, private, and charter schools will also take place.  Call 252-726-9156 or email artscouncilcarteret@gmail.com for more information.

 

From: Fri, February 15 2013 - Sat, March 02 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Phone: (252) 726-9156

Email: artscouncilcarteret@gmail.com

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center on February 15th, 2013   from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Please give!  252.354.6350, slowe@emeraldisle-nc.org

 

From: Fri, February 15 2013 - Fri, February 15 2013

Categories: Local

Delbert McClinton in Concert

The Morehead Center for Performing Arts & Events, 1311 Arendell St., Morehead City, presents “Delbert McClinton in Concert” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 16. Tickets are $45 & $35. Call 726-1501 or go to www.themoreheadcenter.com.

 

From: Sat, February 16 2013 - Sat, February 16 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Mardi Gras on Middle Lane

Grab your beads, put on your best mask or festive costume, and head to downtown Beaufort on Saturday, February 16th!  Sister cities, in conjunction with Middle Lane businesses, invites you to Mardi Gras on Middle Lane on February 16th from 2:00PM to 6PM.  Enjoy New Orleans sounds and succulent Creole cuisine at this afternoon street carnival.

Low country and fiddle music by Gumbo Lily will welcome party-goers beginning at 2PM on the outdoor stage.  Gather your friends in a costumed “krewe” and parade Middle Lane in competition for prizes at 3PM.  Bring the kids along for the face painting and mask making experience under the tents.  Stop in to visit Madame Wendy at her fortune-telling booth.  Challenge your “krewe” to a round of boules or cornhole in the gaming area.  As the festivities continue, All Night Long will be playing a signature blend of jazz, blues, and dance music throughout the afternoon.  Quench your thirst from all the dancing and gaming with a frosty New Orleans-inspired beverage like Bourbon Street Punch made by Cru Wine Bar.  Come hungry and enjoy roast oysters at the Backstreet Pub, gumbo and king cakes from Beaufort Grocery, muffuletta and shrimp po’boys from Spoons Catering Company, and barbecued seafood from Aqua.  Top your night off with beignets and café au lait from the Sister Cities Tent.

For more information about this event or to enter a “krewe” in the foot parade, please e-mail beaufortsistercities@gmail.com or call 252-728-7108.  The deadline for “krewe” entries is 5:00PM on February 14.

From: Sat, February 16 2013 - Sat, February 16 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

2013 Escoffier Chef's Dinner Series

Carteret Community College presents the 2013 Escoffier Chefs Dinner Series. Advance tickets only. The cost for the full series of three dinners and one luncheon is $150 per person. Three dinners are $125 per person. Luncheon only is $30 per person. Dinner dates are January 22, February 18 and March 19. The luncheon is April 17.

From: Mon, February 18 2013 - Mon, February 18 2013

Categories: Food/Wine

Contact

Name: Brenda Reash

Phone: (252) 222-6141

Email: reashb@email.carteret.edu

Sea Turtle Rescue Day Camp

Budding marine biologists experience what it is like to diagnose, treat and care for injured or ill sea turtles with hands-on activities, behind-the-scene action and encounters with these beloved marine reptiles. Space is limited and advance registration is required. $35.

Call 252-247-4003 for more information and to register or visit www.ncaquariums.com.

From: Mon, February 18 2013 - Mon, February 18 2013

Categories: Outdoors/Nature

4 v 4 Coed Indoor Volleyball Tournament

8:00 am until the last game is over.  Tournament location: Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center gymnasium. This is a "coed" tournament and players must be at least 16 years old. Pre-registration is required (no game day registration). Registration deadline is Friday before game day at 5pm. Team fee is $55 per team with prize money going to the top two teams (70% to first place; 30% to second place). Tournament capacity is 6 teams. Teams must bring their own ball and will act as officials when not playing. Note: officiating may be required after elimination FIVB rules apply. For registration, payment and general information, contact Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation at 252.354.6350.

From: Sat, February 23 2013 - Sat, February 23 2013

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

American Music Festival Series

All concerts are at 8:00 pm.  Check website for locations and featured musicians: www.americanmusicfestival.org

From: Sat, February 23 2013 - Sat, February 23 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: info@americanmusicfestival.org

Crystal Coast Half Marathon & 5K

To reserve your spot in the 2013 running of Morehead City's Crystal Coast Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at the event website, www.ncraces.com

From: Sat, February 23 2013 - Sat, February 23 2013

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Contact

Email: butch.robertson@earthlink.net

Judy Collins in Concert

Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. Do not miss Judy Blue Eyes' return to the Crystal Coast on Saturday March 2, 2013 at 8pm. Tickets are $45 and $35.  Call 252-726-1501 for more information.

From: Sat, March 02 2013 - Sat, March 02 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: themoreheadcenter@live.com

Coastal Home & Garden Show

This annual trade show in March assembles the services, wares and expertise of local businesses that focus on aspects of building, landscaping and decorating. With more than 65 exhibitors you can gather ideas, good advice and the right products for do-it-yourself projects. Or you can shop for professional services during the show. This is a mutually beneficial opportunity for businesses and the community, too. Hours are Friday 4 to 8 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM, Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM. Entrance fee is $3.  252-247-3883.

From: Sat, March 02 2013 - Sun, March 03 2013

Categories: Local

Toast to the Coast

The Toast to the Coast…Celebrating Seven Days of fine Dining

This new exciting Bi annual event takes place all over beautiful Carteret County at over 16 fine dining establishments in seven days. The inaugural week last October was claimed a huge success with hundreds visiting the fine dining establishments on the Crystal Coast with a pre fixed menu of only $25. Various events intertwined with your fine dining excursions include Culinary Tours various days of the week with Culinary Diva and Eastern NC Food Blogger Liz Biro, Designer Nights with a twist on the normal fare, A Ladies Only Dining Day and much more!

Mark your calendars to come and stay awhile and Feast All Week and Toast to the Coast! For more information, call Stephanie McIntyre, 252-726-6273 or visit www.toasttothecoast.org

From: Sun, March 03 2013 - Sat, March 09 2013

Categories: Food/Wine

Improvisational Pianist Clay Whittington at The Morehead Center

Hope Mission and Cape Lookout High School invite you to join them for a benefit concert presented by talented musician Clay Whittington on Sunday March 3 at 7pm at The Morehead Center, 1311 Arendell St., Morehead City.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased by calling 252-726-1501 or online at www.themoreheadcenter.com. Mr. Whittington is well-known in Carteret County for his work with the Carteret Community Theater as the pianist for their 2011 show Broadway at Its Best. He returns to the county with his spring tour show that will thrill his fans and win new admirers.

From: Sun, March 03 2013 - Sun, March 03 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Hannah's Haus Oyster Roast

Location: Hannah's Haus (back of Gaskill's Hardware Store, 900 Live Oak Street, Beaufort)  Time: 5-7:00 pm.  Support the N.C. Coastal Federation with local oysters and great beer, both provided at Hannah's Haus in Beaufort.  There is no cost for this event, but donations for beer and oysters will go directly to the federation.  A special federation membership will be offered during the event, so bring your friends.

Volunteers are needed at the federation's membership table and at the oyster tables.  Contact Sarah Phillips at sarahp@nccoast.org to help.

From: Thu, March 07 2013 - Thu, March 07 2013

Categories: Food/Wine

Friday Free Flicks

Location: Emerald Isle Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Time: 7:00 pm.  Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, March 08 2013 - Fri, March 08 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Scrapbooking Workshop

10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Scrapbooking Workshops with Linda Phelps will take place at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Pre-registration is required, ages 12 and up. Fee is $5 with additional packages available. Use of tools and snack included. Fees payable at workshop. You may call Linda Phelps at 910.326.6164 or email rphelps@ec.rr.com.

From: Sat, March 09 2013 - Sat, March 09 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local

Contact

Email: rphelps@ec.rr.com

Down East Folk Arts Society Concerts

Join Down East FolkArts as we launch our twentieth season, clapping to the music and enjoying the intimate venues at Trent River Coffee Company in New Bern and the upper room at Clawson's 1905 Restaurant in Beaufort! Membership is encouraged, volunteers are welcomed, and all are invited to enjoy the live music! Check our website at www.downeastfolkarts.org for details on activities, or call 252-633-6444 for more information.

All shows begin at 8:00 p.m. Location: Clawson's Restaurant, Beaufort. Admission is $15 general, $12 members, $8 students. 

 

From: Sat, March 09 2013 - Sat, March 09 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: eimcgowen@gmail.com

Get Hooked Fishing School

A comprehensive, one-day overview of various aspects of angling in local waters. Registration includes lunch, drawings for fishing gear and giveaways. $60; members $54. Advance registration is required. Call 252-247-4003 for more information and to register or visit the website, www.ncaquarims.com.

From: Sat, March 09 2013 - Sat, March 09 2013

Categories: Fishing

Beaufort Historical Association's Volunteer Training

9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Attendees are invited for an orientation for those interested in volunteering at the Beaufort Historic Site. Anyone interested in historic preservation and research, student educational programs, driving a double-decker bus, leading tours, retail sales in the gift shop or helping with the many committees that are the backbone of the Association are welcome to attend.  252-728-5225 or lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org. 

 

From: Thu, March 14 2013 - Thu, March 14 2013

Categories: History/Heritage Local

Contact

Email: lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Festival

Sponsored by Emerald Isle Business Association on Saturday, March 16th from 9am-5pm at the Emerald Plantation shopping center. Admission and parking are free for the festival.

The festival features over 75 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, clowns and static displays along with amusement rides, a climbing wall, face painters, and many other fun, family-oriented activities. As always, the festival will feature delicious foods such as corned beef and cabbage, shrimp burgers, hamburgers and hot dogs, Mediterranean cuisine, BBQ, funnel cakes, fried peanuts, cotton candy and much, much more. Festival goers can also enjoy a beer garden.

The Little Ms. & Mr. Leprechaun Contest will take place on the main stage at 11am. The contest is for boys and girls ages 2-3 and 4-5 with each participant being judged on the originality and creativity of their costume and overall stage presentation.

Call 252-354-6350 for more information, or visit www.emeraldislestpatricksfestival.com

From: Sat, March 16 2013 - Sat, March 16 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Contact

Email: asanderson@emeraldisle-nc.org

2013 Escoffier Chef's Dinner Series

Carteret Community College presents the 2013 Escoffier Chefs Dinner Series. Advance tickets only. The cost for the full series of three dinners and one luncheon is $150 per person. Three dinners are $125 per person. Luncheon only is $30 per person. Dinner dates are January 22, February 18 and March 19. The luncheon is April 17.

From: Tue, March 19 2013 - Tue, March 19 2013

Categories: Food/Wine

Contact

Name: Brenda Reash

Phone: (252) 222-6141

Email: reashb@email.carteret.edu

Emerald Isle Easter Egg Hunt

1:00 pm.  Easter Egg Hunt & Festivities will take place on Saturday, March 23rd at Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation beginning at 12pm (noon). Join the EI Bunny at noon for festivities including sidewalk chalking, face painting, music and more. Sharply at 1pm the egg hunting whistle will be blown. Egg hunters should bring their own basket and arrive prior to 12:45. There is no fee to participate in the egg hunt. Three age categories: Ages 3 & Under • Ages 4 to 7 • Ages 8 to 13. Prizes will be awarded in each age group for the person(s) finding the EI bunny's prize eggs. The EI bunny himself will be on hand for photographs and to award the prizes. Everyone is invited! No registration is required. Call 252-354-6350 for more information.

From: Sat, March 23 2013 - Sat, March 23 2013

Categories: Holiday Outdoors/Nature

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Newport Pig Cookin' Contest

Newport Community Park (Howard Blvd across from Town Hall).  The USA's Largest Whole Hog B-B-Q Pig Cookin invites you to join us for two days of food, fun and springtime celebration
 
Concession Stands, rides, bake sales, funnel cakes, live music, souvenirs and much more!

Free admission & Free parking.
Barbecue Plates only $6.00.
Bulk Pork when available sold for $6.00 per pound.
Serving begins Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

Contact Jim Bristle for more information, fleetman@eastnc.twcbc.com

From: Fri, April 05 2013 - Sat, April 06 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Contact

Email: fleetman@eastnc.twcbc.com

Friday Free Flicks

Location: Emerald Isle Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Time: 7:00 pm.  Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, April 12 2013 - Fri, April 12 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Down East Folk Arts Society Concerts

Join Down East FolkArts as we launch our twentieth season, clapping to the music and enjoying the intimate venues at Trent River Coffee Company in New Bern and the upper room at Clawson's 1905 Restaurant in Beaufort! Membership is encouraged, volunteers are welcomed, and all are invited to enjoy the live music! Check our website at www.downeastfolkarts.org for details on activities, or call 252-633-6444 for more information.

All shows begin at 8:00 p.m. Location: Clawson's Restaurant, Beaufort. Admission is $15 general, $12 members, $8 students. 

 

From: Sat, April 13 2013 - Sat, April 13 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: eimcgowen@gmail.com

"A Night in Tortuga"

The Dockhouse & the Pyrates of Onslow Bay invite you to join us for a fun filled evening at the Dockhouse Restaurant on Front street, Beaufort NC.  Time: 6-11:00 pm.

Starting at 6:00 p.m. Food and entertainment will set the stage for an evening of piratical fun...The Dockhouse is providing a pig picking dinner complete with all the fixings. BBQ pig, chicken, and fish with sides will accompany our feast this year. Live musical entertainment will be provided by our own Vicki Fox! At 7:15 the real fun begins with the Wench Auction with guest emcee Big Mama D, voted "Charlotte's Best Singer" for the past five years and owner of the longest running burlesque and vaudeville show in north and south Carolina!

Local wenches will put their collected bounties up for auction, each treasure donated by our local businesses. A few of the items up for bid include:Half day charter with Seavisions Charters Pirate and wench costumes Trips aboard local boat tours Various artwork And much more!

So come join us: April 19, 2013 from 6:00-11:00 Tickets for this event will be sold in advance at the Dockhouse &Beaufort Trading Co. for $15. Tickets will be $20 at the door. Ticket price includes a plate of food, drink token and entry to the auction. This is a 21 & up event only. IDs required upon entry.

All proceeds from this event benefit the Beaufort Pirate Invasion 2013 Contact Information: Heather Watkins  (704) 877-1820 **Requests for Interviews with performers will be granted by appointment only or at the conclusion of the event.

 

From: Fri, April 19 2013 - Fri, April 19 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Scrapbooking Workshop

10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Scrapbooking Workshops with Linda Phelps will take place at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Pre-registration is required, ages 12 and up. Fee is $5 with additional packages available. Use of tools and snack included. Fees payable at workshop. You may call Linda Phelps at 910.326.6164 or email rphelps@ec.rr.com.

From: Sat, April 20 2013 - Sat, April 20 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local

Contact

Email: rphelps@ec.rr.com

Friends of the Western Carteret Library Homes Tour & Art Show

More details to follow.  Contact Diane Schools for more information, 252-354-2916.

From: Sat, April 20 2013 - Sat, April 20 2013

Categories: History/Heritage

Contact

Email: maripatw1@yahoo.com

American Music Festival Series

All concerts are at 8:00 pm.  Check website for locations and featured musicians: www.americanmusicfestival.org

From: Sat, April 20 2013 - Sat, April 20 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: info@americanmusicfestival.org

Publick Day

Location: Beaufort Historic Site- 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  An old-fashioned flea market on the Beaufort Historic Site with vendors selling antiques and collectibles, art, crafts, handmade jewelry, books, food and much more. No admission charge. Vendor information is available for this fun spring event.  Call 252-728-5225 for more information or emaillindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

From: Sat, April 20 2013 - Sat, April 20 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Contact

Email: lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

Civil War Reenactment

Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Events will be performed throughout the day by the 1st NC Volunteers. Flag talks, uniform talks, women’s dress talks, and musket firings and drills are a few of the programs being performed. 252-726-3775.

From: Sat, April 20 2013 - Sun, April 21 2013

Categories: History/Heritage

9th Annual Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend

Various locations in historic Beaufort. Great wines plus the food of coastal Carolina's finest restaurants are a perfect pairing. Visit the quaint seaport town of Beaufort in grand style while attending tastings, seminars, dinners, wine and cheese pairings and much more. Each year this event gets better and better, confirming the increasing appreciation of fine wines in North Carolina and around the country. A not-to-be-missed culinary experience.  Visit www.beaufortwineandfood.com, call 252-728-5225 or emailFrom: Wed, April 24 2013 - Sun, April 28 2013

Categories: Food/Wine

Contact

Email: info@beaufortwineandfood.com

Crystal Coast Earth Day Festival

Join Cape Lookout National Seashore and more than 20 other environmental educators in an Earth Day Celebration for the whole family.

Get close to marine invertebrates (like whelks and sea stars) with a touch tank, meet rescued wildlife, make coastal crafts, and discover ways you can help protect our environment. This FREE event is held at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach, NC from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For more information, visit the Crystal Coast Earth Day Festival's Facebook page.

From: Sat, April 27 2013 - Sat, April 27 2013

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Alive at Five

Alive at Five Concert Series, free to public. 5pm-8pm, Katherine Davis Park, Downtown Morehead City between 6th and 7th Streets.  No coolers allowed.  252-808-0440

From: Fri, May 03 2013 - Fri, May 03 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

39th Annual Wooden Boat Show

NC Maritme Museum, Beaufort. The 39th annual Wooden Boat Show will take place on Saturday, May 4, in downtown Beaufort. Enjoy activities and exhibits on display at the Museum and the Museum’s Watercraft Center. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 252-728-7317 for more information.

From: Sat, May 04 2013 - Sat, May 04 2013

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Bus Trip to DPAC to see "Priscilla: Queen of the Desert"

Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation, Saturday, May 4th 2013, Bus Departs Emerald Isle at 8am, Show is at 2pm

Lunch is “On Your Own” at any of the restaurants close by. Price includes ticket price, processing and transportation to and from the performance. A $40 non-refundable deposit (per ticket) is due by January 31st, balance due by March 1st. Ticket prices are $105 per ticket. From the DPAC website: This spectacular show tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. An international hit with over 500 dazzling, 2011 Tony® Award-winning costumes, PRISCILLA features a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including “It's Raining Men,” “Finally” and “I Will Survive.” The Hollywood Reporter calls PRISCILLA “funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!”

Parental discretion advised. Call Sarah McNally at (252) 354-6350 or email at smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org to reserve your seats. Seating is limited to 45, so call today! Call (252) 354-6350 for more information or visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd

From: Sat, May 04 2013 - Sat, May 04 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beaufort National Boatbuilding Challenge

Teams of two get four hours and enough materials to build a Carolina Bateau. Boats will be judged on speed of construction, finish quality and a rowing race.  Come and watch or come to build!  Entry fee: $100 (you get $500 worth of good materials and you keep the boat!)  Free plan set and two award reception tickets. Free practice demonstration at the Maritime Museum Watercraft Center on March 30, 9:15-noon. Free and open to anyone.  For information or questions to register, please contact Vic Fasolino, 252-648-0944 or beaufortchallenge@gmail.com.  Also see www.beaufortchallenge.com.

From: Sat, May 04 2013 - Sat, May 04 2013

Categories: Sports/Athletics

"Down and Derby" Fundraiser

Presented by Emerald Isle Friends of the Path and Emerald Isle Beach & Pool Club.  All proceeds will benefit Emerald Isle's Bike and Pedestrian Path.

Location: Emerald Isle Beach & Pool Club in Dolphin Ridge.   Time: 4-8:00 pm.  Live entertainment, cash bar, silent auction and heavy hors d'oeuvres.  Tickets: $30 per person.  Contacts for tickets- Carla Abee, 252-342-8248,cabee@transportationimpact.com, Joe Eckard, 252-241-0590, joe@spinnakersreach.com, Diane Schools- 252-354-2916,dschools@ec.rr.com.  You may also stop by the Emerald Isle Community Center to purchase tickets (7500 Emerald Drive)

From: Sat, May 04 2013 - Sat, May 04 2013

Categories: Local Outdoors/Nature

Friday Free Flicks

Location: Emerald Isle Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Time: 7:00 pm.  Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, May 10 2013 - Fri, May 10 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Beaufort Music Festival

Free multi-day multi-genre music festival in historic down town Beaufort, NC on the waterfront.  Contact Brett Harrison for more information, info@beaufortmusicfestival.com or 252-269-0488.

From: Fri, May 10 2013 - Sat, May 11 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: info@beaufortmusicfestival.com

Family Fitness Fun Day

Bringing families together for a day of fun, fitness, and healthy choices! Celebrate a healthy future by spending time with the family learning about healthy foods and fun exercises! Hula hooping, yoga, karate, relay races and games, just to name a few! Family Fitness Fun Day will be held Saturday, May 11th 2013  from 10am to 2pm at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center, 7500 Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle.  Rain or Shine.  Call for details 252.354.6350 or email Sarah McNally at smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org.  Interested vendors and sponsors should contact Sarah McNally, Event Director.  Vendors are NOT allowed to sell items, giveaways only.  There is no vendor fee.  However, vendors are responsible for giveaway items (approved by event director) for the first 100 children to visit their booth.  Sponsor a meaningful event for the health of the children of our community by supplying the funds necessary to provide this free day of family fun.  The vendor application/agreement and sponsorship forms are available at www.emeraldisle-nc.org.

 

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From: Sat, May 11 2013 - Sat, May 11 2013

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Youth Fishing Derby

This is a FREE event open to kids, ages 5-12. Pre registration (limited to 100 youth) is required and will run April 15th - May 15th, or until all spots are filled. Bring your own rod. Bait will be provided or bring your own. To register, stop by or call the Emerald Isle Community Center, 252-354-6350.

From: Sat, May 18 2013 - Sat, May 18 2013

Categories: Fishing Sports/Athletics

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Scrapbooking Workshop

10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Scrapbooking Workshops with Linda Phelps will take place at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Pre-registration is required, ages 12 and up. Fee is $5 with additional packages available. Use of tools and snack included. Fees payable at workshop. You may call Linda Phelps at 910.326.6164 or email rphelps@ec.rr.com.

From: Sat, May 18 2013 - Sat, May 18 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local

Contact

Email: rphelps@ec.rr.com

Down East Folk Arts Society Concerts

Join Down East FolkArts as we launch our twentieth season, clapping to the music and enjoying the intimate venues at Trent River Coffee Company in New Bern and the upper room at Clawson's 1905 Restaurant in Beaufort! Membership is encouraged, volunteers are welcomed, and all are invited to enjoy the live music! Check our website at www.downeastfolkarts.org for details on activities, or call 252-633-6444 for more information.

All shows begin at 8:00 p.m. Location: Clawson's Restaurant, Beaufort. Admission is $15 general, $12 members, $8 students. 

 

From: Sat, May 18 2013 - Sat, May 18 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: eimcgowen@gmail.com

Crystal Coast Boat Show

Sponsored by the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association

Location: Morehead City Waterfront between S 7th & 11th Streets

THE BOAT SHOW IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! For more information on the boat show, call Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association at 252-808-0440, email Lisa at dmcra2@embarqmail.com or visit www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.

From: Sat, May 18 2013 - Sun, May 19 2013

Categories: Outdoors/Nature

Location: Morehead City Waterfront between S 7th & 11th Streets

Contact

Phone: (252) 808-0440

Email: dmcra2@embarqmail.com

Atlantic Beach Memorial Day Fireworks

Location: "The Circle" Main Public Beach Access. Time: 9 pm

From: Sat, May 25 2013 - Sat, May 25 2013

Categories: Holiday

Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Spring Show

Juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends a year. Held at the Beaufort Historic Site on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, and at another venue for a three-week show between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is the perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsmen.  Call 252-728-5225 or emaillindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org.

From: Sat, May 25 2013 - Sun, May 26 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

EmeraldFest

6:30-8:00 pm. Enjoy live music and the tranquil ocean breeze. Bring chairs, blankets, even dinner! Access also features volleyball courts, picnic tables and restrooms. Alcoholic beverages prohibited. Western Ocean Regional Access (WORA) in Emerald Isle. No admission fee, sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. 252-354-6350.

From: Thu, June 06 2013 - Thu, June 06 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament

Morehead City waterfront

From: Fri, June 07 2013 - Fri, June 07 2013

Categories: Fishing

Contact

Email: director@thebigrock.com

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

The Big Rock tournament is one of the oldest and largest sport fishing tournaments in the country with over 200 competitors.  There are daily weigh-ins on the Morehead City waterfront and ticketed events open to the public.  The tournament benefits charities and non-profit organizations.  www.thebigrock.com

From: Fri, June 07 2013 - Sat, June 15 2013

Categories: Fishing

Contact

Email: director@thebigrock.com

Alive at Five

Alive at Five Concert Series, free to public. 5pm-8pm, Katherine Davis Park, Downtown Morehead City between 6th and 7th Streets.  No coolers allowed.  252-808-0440

From: Fri, June 07 2013 - Fri, June 07 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Friday Free Flicks

Location: Emerald Isle Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Time: 7:00 pm.  Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, June 14 2013 - Fri, June 14 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Scrapbooking Workshop

10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Scrapbooking Workshops with Linda Phelps will take place at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Pre-registration is required, ages 12 and up. Fee is $5 with additional packages available. Use of tools and snack included. Fees payable at workshop. You may call Linda Phelps at 910.326.6164 or email rphelps@ec.rr.com.

From: Sat, June 15 2013 - Sat, June 15 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local

Contact

Email: rphelps@ec.rr.com

6th Annual Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Family Fishing Tournament

Sponsored by Carteret Community College Foundation.  Location:  The Boathouse at Front Street Village, Beaufort.  The event has become a favorite with families and anglers who want to fish a little closer to shore. Contact Morgan Smith at 222-6240 or via smithm@email.carteret.edu.

From: Sat, June 22 2013 - Sat, June 22 2013

Categories: Fishing

Antique Show & Sale

Held in conjunction with the Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour in June at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, this event features more than 40 booths of antiques and collectibles, as well as a gourmet Tea Room. Times vary. Call 252-728-5225 or email lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org for more information.

From: Fri, June 28 2013 - Sun, June 30 2013

Categories: History/Heritage

Contact

Email: lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

53rd Annual Beaufort Old Homes & Gardens Tour

10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  This 53rd annual walking tour of private historic homes, gardens, churches and meeting halls is the last full weekend in June. Private homes, Beaufort Historic Site buildings, the Old Burying Ground, narrated bus tours of the historic district, music concerts and an antique car show are all highlights of this signature event. Call 252-728-5225, send email tolindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org.

From: Fri, June 28 2013 - Sat, June 29 2013

Categories: History/Heritage

Contact

Email: lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

EmeraldFest

6:30-8:00 pm. Enjoy live music and the tranquil ocean breeze. Bring chairs, blankets, even dinner! Access also features volleyball courts, picnic tables and restrooms. Alcoholic beverages prohibited. Western Ocean Regional Access (WORA) in Emerald Isle. No admission fee, sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. 252-354-6350.

From: Thu, July 04 2013 - Thu, July 04 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Summer Show

Juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends a year. Held at the Beaufort Historic Site on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, and at another venue for a three-week show between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is the perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsmen.  Call 252-728-5225 or emaillindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org for more information.

From: Thu, July 04 2013 - Thu, July 04 2013

Categories:

Contact

Email: lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

Atlantic Beach July 4th Fireworks

Location: "The Circle" Main Public Beach Access. Time: 9 pm

From: Thu, July 04 2013 - Thu, July 04 2013

Categories: Holiday

Alive at Five

Alive at Five Concert Series, free to public. 5pm-8pm, Katherine Davis Park, Downtown Morehead City between 6th and 7th Streets.  No coolers allowed.  252-808-0440

From: Fri, July 05 2013 - Fri, July 05 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Friday Free Flicks

Location: Emerald Isle Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Time: 7:00 pm.  Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, July 12 2013 - Fri, July 12 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

BHA Summer Party

7-11:00 pm on the Beaufort Historic Site grounds.  Come celebrate Beaufort Summers with a fabulous summer party at the Beaufort Historic Site. Wonderful food, open bar, live music, live auction and silent auction with the proceeds benefiting the Beaufort Historical Association. Tickets, $100 per person.  Call 252-728-5225 or email lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

From: Sat, July 13 2013 - Sat, July 13 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Contact

Email: lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

Crystal Coast Music Festival

The official 50th Anniversary for Carteret Community College be July 13, when the college will host the one-day Crystal Coast Music Festival on the campus near the Bogue Sound shoreline. The observance recognizes the date in 1963 when the college received its original charter from the state as an adult education training facility.  The festival will bring national Americana and contemporary folk music greats to our area.  For more information contact Morgan Smith at 222-6240 or via smithm@email.carteret.edu.

From: Sat, July 13 2013 - Sat, July 13 2013

Categories: Local

EmeraldFest

6:30-8:00 pm. Enjoy live music and the tranquil ocean breeze. Bring chairs, blankets, even dinner! Access also features volleyball courts, picnic tables and restrooms. Alcoholic beverages prohibited. Western Ocean Regional Access (WORA) in Emerald Isle. No admission fee, sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. 252-354-6350.

From: Thu, July 18 2013 - Thu, July 18 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Scrapbooking Workshop

10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Scrapbooking Workshops with Linda Phelps will take place at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Pre-registration is required, ages 12 and up. Fee is $5 with additional packages available. Use of tools and snack included. Fees payable at workshop. You may call Linda Phelps at 910.326.6164 or email rphelps@ec.rr.com.

From: Sat, July 20 2013 - Sat, July 20 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local

Contact

Email: rphelps@ec.rr.com

Historic Beaufort Road Race

Location: First Citizens Banks (411 Front Street), Beaufort waterfront  Time: Noon.  Contact Bedford Smith for more information,bsmith2@ec.rr.com

From: Sat, July 20 2013 - Sat, July 20 2013

Categories:

Contact

Email: bsmith2@ec.rr.com

Civil War Reenactment

Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Events will be performed throughout the day by the 1st NC Volunteers. Flag talks, uniform talks, women’s dress talks, and musket firings and drills are a few of the programs being performed. 252-726-3775.

From: Sat, July 20 2013 - Sun, July 21 2013

Categories: History/Heritage

Ducks Unlimted Band the Billfish Tournament

Big Rock Landing, Morehead City Waterfront
Contact: Mark Shouse (252) 240-9221
www.bandthebillfish.com

From: Thu, July 25 2013 - Sat, July 27 2013

Categories: Fishing

Contact

Email: wshouse@bbandt.com

EmeraldFest

6:30-8:00 pm. Enjoy live music and the tranquil ocean breeze. Bring chairs, blankets, even dinner! Access also features volleyball courts, picnic tables and restrooms. Alcoholic beverages prohibited. Western Ocean Regional Access (WORA) in Emerald Isle. No admission fee, sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. 252-354-6350.

From: Thu, August 01 2013 - Thu, August 01 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Alive at Five

Alive at Five Concert Series, free to public. 5pm-8pm, Katherine Davis Park, Downtown Morehead City between 6th and 7th Streets.  No coolers allowed.  252-808-0440

From: Fri, August 02 2013 - Fri, August 02 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Friday Free Flicks

Location: Emerald Isle Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Time: 7:00 pm.  Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, August 09 2013 - Fri, August 09 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

EmeraldFest

6:30-8:00 pm. Enjoy live music and the tranquil ocean breeze. Bring chairs, blankets, even dinner! Access also features volleyball courts, picnic tables and restrooms. Alcoholic beverages prohibited. Western Ocean Regional Access (WORA) in Emerald Isle. No admission fee, sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. 252-354-6350.

From: Thu, August 15 2013 - Thu, August 15 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Scrapbooking Workshop

10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Scrapbooking Workshops with Linda Phelps will take place at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Pre-registration is required, ages 12 and up. Fee is $5 with additional packages available. Use of tools and snack included. Fees payable at workshop. You may call Linda Phelps at 910.326.6164 or email rphelps@ec.rr.com.

From: Sat, August 17 2013 - Sat, August 17 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local

Contact

Email: rphelps@ec.rr.com

Alive at Five

Alive at Five Concert Series, free to public. 5pm-8pm, Katherine Davis Park, Downtown Morehead City between 6th and 7th Streets.  No coolers allowed.  252-808-0440

From: Fri, August 30 2013 - Fri, August 30 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Friday Free Flicks

Location: Emerald Isle Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Time: 7:00 pm.  Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, September 13 2013 - Fri, September 13 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Emerald Isle's Eighth Annual Day4Kids

10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Bringing adults and children of all ages together for a fun-filled day of vendors, activities, games, face painting and more! Celebrate our children by spending meaningful time with them. Day4Kids will be held Saturday, September 21st from 10am to 2pm at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center, 7500 Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle. Rain or Shine. Call for details 252.354.6350 or email Sarah McNally at smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org. Interested vendors and sponsors should contact Sarah McNally, Event Director. Vendors are NOT allowed to sell items, giveaways only.

There is no vendor fee. However, vendors are responsible for giveaway items (approved by event director) for the first 400 children to visit their booth. Sponsor a meaningful event for the children of our community by supplying the funds necessary to provide this free day of family fun. The vendor application/agreement and sponsorship forms are available at www.emeraldisle-nc.org.

From: Sat, September 21 2013 - Sat, September 21 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Civil War Reenactment

Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Events will be performed throughout the day by the 1st NC Volunteers. Flag talks, uniform talks, women’s dress talks, and musket firings and drills are a few of the programs being performed. 252-726-3775.

From: Sat, September 21 2013 - Sun, September 22 2013

Categories: History/Heritage

Membership Meeting/Volulnteer Picnic

6:00 pm. The Semi-Annual Membership Meeting will be held on the grounds of The Beaufort Historic Site. A picnic with all the trimmings to honor is featured for all those who volunteer for the Beaufort Historical Association and its many events and activities. There will be a very brief business meeting, which includes the election of new Board of Governors members.  Call 252-728-5225 or email lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org for more information.

From: Thu, September 26 2013 - Thu, September 26 2013

Categories: History/Heritage Local

Contact

Email: lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

6th Annual Flounder Surf Fishing Tournament

Free registration (August 26-September 27) and excellent prizes! All flounder must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors. Contact 252-354-6350 for more information.

From: Sat, September 28 2013 - Sat, October 05 2013

Categories: Fishing

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Scrapbooking Workshop

10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Scrapbooking Workshops with Linda Phelps will take place at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Pre-registration is required, ages 12 and up. Fee is $5 with additional packages available. Use of tools and snack included. Fees payable at workshop. You may call Linda Phelps at 910.326.6164 or email rphelps@ec.rr.com.

From: Sat, September 28 2013 - Sat, September 28 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local

Contact

Email: rphelps@ec.rr.com

Numismatic Coin Show

Location: Crystal Coast Civic Center (3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City) 

This event is usually held the last weekend in September and attracts dealers and the public alike. Coins collectors from near and far travel to this annual event to view, sell, swap and trade coins of all types. You'll find everything from currency to ancient coins including medals, tokens, U.S. and world coins, and more. There are books, educational supplies and other publications on hand, too. Hosted by the local Numismatic Coin Club, this event draws a crowd of an estimated 500 visitors over the weekend. Admission is a $1 raffle ticket with hourly drawings and the chance to win a gold coin and mint set.  

Call 252-247-3883 for more information.

From: Sat, September 28 2013 - Sun, September 29 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: tina.purifoy@carteretcountygov.org

NC Seafood Festival

The NC Seafood Festival is the largest festival East of Raleigh drawing approximately 200,000 people to the Morehead City waterfront. The Festival is a time of Celebration and Thanksgiving for our state's greatest Natural Resource ~ SEAFOOD. There's something for everyone including fireworks, live music on several stages, cooking competitions, art & crafts, sporting events, boat show & outdoor expo, not to mention seafood prepared in every imaginable way! Also, new this year the festival will be fully open to the public on Friday at Noon.

For more information about the Seafood Festival, visit www.ncseafoodfestival.org or call 252-726-6273.

From: Fri, October 04 2013 - Sun, October 06 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Contact

Email: stephanie@ncseafoodfestival.org

Dr. Bogus Free Surf Fishing Seminar

6:00 pm.  In conjunction with the Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament, Dr. Bogus will be offering a free seminar. Learn about speckled trout surf fishing from one of the area's most renowned experts. At the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department Community Center. For more information, contact 252.354.6350.

From: Mon, October 07 2013 - Mon, October 07 2013

Categories: Fishing Sports/Athletics

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Toast to the Coast

The Toast to the Coast…Celebrating Seven Days of fine Dining

This new exciting Bi annual event takes place all over beautiful Carteret County at over 16 fine dining establishments in seven days. The inaugural week last October was claimed a huge success with hundreds visiting the fine dining establishments on the Crystal Coast with a pre fixed menu of only $25. Various events intertwined with your fine dining excursions include Culinary Tours various days of the week with Culinary Diva and Eastern NC Food Blogger Liz Biro, Designer Nights with a twist on the normal fare, A Ladies Only Dining Day and much more!

Mark your calendars to come and stay awhile and Feast All Week and Toast to the Coast! For more information, call Stephanie McIntyre, 252-726-6273 or visit www.toasttothecoast.org

From: Mon, October 07 2013 - Sun, October 13 2013

Categories: Food/Wine

National Night Out

Location: Town Park at Atlantic Beach ( 915 W. Fort Macon Road) Time: 6-8 pm

National Night Out is an annual program designed to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation.

Thank you for joining us for a night of fun while meeting police officers and other emergency responders, playing on the waterslide and bounce houses, enjoying free food and prize giveaways. For more information, call the Town of Atlantic Beach, 252-726-2121

From: Tue, October 08 2013 - Tue, October 08 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature

Friday Free Flicks

Location: Emerald Isle Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Time: 7:00 pm.  Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, October 11 2013 - Fri, October 11 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

11th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament

Free registration (September 3-October 19) and excellent prizes! All trout must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors. Contact 252-354-6350 for more information.

From: Sat, October 19 2013 - Sat, November 02 2013

Categories:

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

10th Annual Emerald Isle Triathlon

8:00 am.  Presented by Emerald Isle Business Association and Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. The race includes a 750 meter swim in the Atlantic Ocean, 19.3k bike and a 5k run. To register, please visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd. For more information, contact 252-354-6350.

From: Sat, October 19 2013 - Sat, October 19 2013

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Scrapbooking Workshop

10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Scrapbooking Workshops with Linda Phelps will take place at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Pre-registration is required, ages 12 and up. Fee is $5 with additional packages available. Use of tools and snack included. Fees payable at workshop. You may call Linda Phelps at 910.326.6164 or email rphelps@ec.rr.com.

From: Sat, October 19 2013 - Sat, October 19 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local

Contact

Email: rphelps@ec.rr.com

BHA Fall Fundraising Party

6:30 pm.  Gala fundraising party held in a beautiful Beaufort home featuring the works of a selected artist. Artwork is available for purchase. Admission charge.  Call 252-728-5225 or email lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

From: Sat, October 19 2013 - Sat, October 19 2013

Categories: History/Heritage

Contact

Email: lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

Trick or Treat Under the Sea

An aquatic twist makes this Halloween event a treat for all ages. Kids trick-or-treat among the exhibits, show off their costumes and enjoy other fun and games. Special admission price: $8 per person, $6 for members; ages 2 and under free. Daily admission tickets do not apply for this special event. Buy advance tickets online.

Contact Julie Powers for more information, julie.powers@ncaquariums.com or 252-247-4003.  You may also visit the website,www.ncaquariums.com.

From: Wed, October 23 2013 - Fri, October 25 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Contact

Email: julie.powers@ncaquariums.com

Emerald Isle's Halloween Carnival

6-8:00 pm.  Fun for the whole family includes creating a glow in the dark mural, face painting, liver toss, hanging donut eating contest, ID kits by the EI Police Dept., and more! Admission fee is two bags of candy per child. Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department at 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle. Please call 252-354-6350.

From: Fri, October 25 2013 - Fri, October 25 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

26th Annual Carolina Kite Fest

Location: Public Beach Access "The Circle", Atlantic Beach. 10-4 Saturday and Sunday. Saturday 6 pm night fly. Events include fun fly, games, team flying, Indian Fighter kites, Big kites, Sled Kite Building for children

Sponsored by Kites Unlimited, Atlantic Station Shopping Center, Atlantic Beach. 252-247-7011 or don@kitesandbirds.com

From: Sat, October 26 2013 - Sun, October 27 2013

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Town of Emerald Isle Trick or Treat

The Town of Emerald Isle will officially observe Halloween Trick or Treat on Thursday, October 31st from 6-8:30pm. Please think SAFETY at all times when taking children Trick-or-Treating! For Halloween safety tips, information on the Town's annual Halloween carnival and fun Halloween ideas, please visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org

From: Thu, October 31 2013 - Thu, October 31 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Friday Free Flicks

Location: Emerald Isle Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Time: 7:00 pm.  Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, November 08 2013 - Fri, November 08 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Scrapbooking Workshop

10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Scrapbooking Workshops with Linda Phelps will take place at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Pre-registration is required, ages 12 and up. Fee is $5 with additional packages available. Use of tools and snack included. Fees payable at workshop. You may call Linda Phelps at 910.326.6164 or email rphelps@ec.rr.com.

From: Sat, November 16 2013 - Sat, November 16 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local

Contact

Email: rphelps@ec.rr.com

Jumble Sale

9:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Beaufort Historic Site turns into a community market with art, handmade crafts, holiday gifts, pre-loved treasures, antiques, clothing, food and much more. No admission fee. Vendor information is available.  Call 252-728-5225 or email lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

From: Sat, November 23 2013 - Sat, November 23 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

Community Thanksgiving Feast

11:30 am- 1:00 pm.  A traditional turkey dinner is provided by some of the area's finest restaurants. Served at the Beaufort Historic Site, dinners are available for take-out or to enjoy under our tent. Admission fee.  Call 252-728-5225 or emaillindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

From: Sun, November 24 2013 - Sun, November 24 2013

Categories: Holiday

Contact

Email: lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

Emerald Isle Christmas Parade

Emerald Isle Christmas Parade sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association and the Town of Emerald Isle will take place on Saturday, November 30th beginning at 3pm on Hwy 58, Emerald Drive. Important note to all entrants: There will be only ONE Santa Claus in the parade and he will be riding in a float at the end. All other Santa's will be sent back to the North Pole! Also, please join us after the parade for the official Christmas Tree Lighting at Merchant's Park! Enjoy free refreshments, as well as a holiday caroling sing-a-long as Santa Claus visits with the children. To enter, contact Diane Schools at 252.354.2916.

From: Sat, November 30 2013 - Sat, November 30 2013

Categories: Holiday

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Friday Free Flicks

Location: Emerald Isle Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Time: 7:00 pm.  Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, December 13 2013 - Fri, December 13 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Breakfast with Santa

10:00 am. Children of all ages join Santa for a Christmas story and enjoy breakfast before his arrival. Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation, 7500 Emerald Drive. Admission fee is one unwrapped gift per child or 5 canned goods per child. You MUST pre-register by Friday, December 13th at 5pm to attend. Reservations will be accepted beginning November 1st. Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Contact Sarah McNally at 252-354-6350 or smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org.

From: Sat, December 14 2013 - Sat, December 14 2013

Categories: Holiday

Contact

Email: smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org

Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour

5-8:00 pm. Tour private homes in Beaufort and ride on the double-decker bus with carolers from local churches. Homeowners will open their doors so that the public can delight in their festive décor and decorations. Admission fee. Call 252-728-5225 or email lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

From: Sat, December 14 2013 - Sat, December 14 2013

Categories: Holiday

Contact

Email: lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

1-5:00 pm.  Enjoy a festive day in Historic Downtown Beaufort, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and celebrate the season with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations. A wide variety of art from regional artists will be showcased throughout many of the downtown shops, galleries and restaurants. The Art Walk will begin at The Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St. Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations. Call 252-728-5225 or email lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

From: Sat, December 14 2013 - Sat, December 14 2013

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Contact

Email: lindsay@beauforthistoricsite.org

Scrapbooking Workshop

10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Scrapbooking Workshops with Linda Phelps will take place at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Pre-registration is required, ages 12 and up. Fee is $5 with additional packages available. Use of tools and snack included. Fees payable at workshop. You may call Linda Phelps at 910.326.6164 or email rphelps@ec.rr.com.

From: Sat, December 21 2013 - Sat, December 21 2013

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local

Contact

Email: rphelps@ec.rr.com