Newport Pickin’ & Grinnin’ in the Park will begin again starting May 30 at 6:30 pm. String musician are welcome to pull up a chair and join in on a front porch kind of jam session. This event will run every Friday night through Labor Day. Pickers will meet under the large pavilion located at 260 Howard Blvd., in the Newport Community Park. For more information, please call the Town Hall 252-223-3733.
Cape Lookout Shootout King Mackerel tournament series to benefit Military Appreciation Day.
Three tournaments and a no entry fee championship make up the series. There will only be 50 boats competing in each tournament and 25 in the championship, but make no mistake they will be the best of the best. We will host all 3 events and the championship out of Morehead City. Please check out all the information on this website. We hope that you will fish with us and maybe your team will be the inaugural champion of the Cape Lookout Shootout!
Fish days will be Saturday only with Sunday being an alternate fish day due to weather.
Bring your own flashlight and experience the lighthouse, and island as the keepers did, in the dark of night. Hear stories of the light keepers and watch the moon as it rises over the Atlantic Ocean and reflects off the waters of Core Sound.
Four 30-minute tours will be offered on each date. There is a limit of 10 tickets for each tour group. Tours begin at 7:30 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:00 PM, and 8:15 PM on each date. There will be one ferry trip on each date for all the climbs on that night; the ferry will depart Harkers Island at 7:00 PM and return at about 9:30 PM. Visitors should arrive for the tour no later than 6:4o PM. During the climb, the Keepers Quarters Museum will be open.
Tickets for the Moonrise Tours must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable unless the trip is cancelled due to safety concerns (such as high wind and lightning). Otherwise, the tour will be held rain or shine. The cost for the program is $23 for adults, $12 for children (11 and under), $19 for seniors (62 and older), and $19 for Access Pass holders (for the Moonrise Tours the ferry cost is included in the price of the program.)
Reservations for the Moonrise Tours can be made Monday through Friday, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, beginning Monday, August 18, 2014. To make a reservation, call 252-728-2250, extension 3020.
Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and must climb the steps on their own—they cannot be lifted or carried. Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older). Footwear is required as well. For more information about climbing the lighthouse go to: http://www.nps.gov/calo/planyourvisit/lighthouse-climbs.htm.
Carteret Community Theaterâ€™s Play â€œDividing the Estateâ€
09/04/2014 to 09/07/2014
Carteret Community Theater presents "Dividing The Estate", a Pulitzer Prize Winner by Horton Foote, directed by Bob Malone. Location: Carteret Community Thea-tre (1311 Arendell Street Morehead City). Tickets can be purchased on line at http://www.carteretcommunitytheatre.org, Alex and Brett Bakery & at the door one hour prior to each show.
September 4-6 and 11-13 @ 8:00 pm and September 7 and 14 @ 4:00 pm. Adults are $17.00 and students are $8.00, this includes the NC state tax. For more information call 252-497-8919, 252-728-7550.
Canoes for a Cause
09/06/2014 to 09/06/2014
Canoes for a Cause is the brain child of Leinkugel's brothers from Chicago of the Leinkugle's beer family. They are partnering up with 3 local NC counties (Carteret of course!) and Coastal Beverage Company to clean up Sugarloaf Island with an after party. We are looking for people who want to help keep Carteret County clean. This is a boating event, we are looking for people that have access to canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards that would like to help clean Sugarloaf Island in Morehead City. Registration begins at 8:00am, event begins at 9:00, volunteer appreciation party from 12:00-2:00. Meet at 10th street ramp access with boats for registration signups. For more information call Dee Smith with Carteret Cooperative Extension & Big Sweep Coordinator at 252-222-6359.
Hand Tool Boatbuilding Demonstration
09/06/2014 to 09/06/2014
Wooden boats have been built by hand in Carteret County since time began. But over the years, more and more power tools have been employed in the trade. As a result, three local boat builders have decided to bring that hand-built tradition back to Beaufort. They plan to demonstrate how to build a boat with-out the use of power tools.
John Coffman of Atlantic, and Tom Russell of Sea Level, plan to build a 12’ Carolina Bateau along with Bob Bailey of Harkers Island, on Saturday September 6 at the North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. The demonstration takes place on Saturday, September 6. It will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude by 12 Noon.
Health & Safety Day at Olde Beaufort Farmerâ€™s Market
09/06/2014 to 09/06/2014
Location: Grounds of the Carteret County Courthouse (300 Courthouse Square)
Time: 8:30 am—1 pm.
Featuring Beaufort police and fire, rescue squad and sheriff. Children can meet Smokey Bear, learn basic safety skills from Beaufort police and fire, learn about the “Stranger Danger” program and get bike safety information from EJW. The Sheriff department will collect and dispose of old prescriptions. Dr. Susan Lloyd of Live Oak Veterinary Hospital will do animal tracking with low-cost chip implants to keep pets safe too. For details, visit http://www.beaufortfarmersmarket.com.
Monster Truck Jam
09/12/2014 to 09/13/2014
September 12th & 13th, 2014
196 Carl Garner Rd, Newport, NC 28570
Gates open at 6 pm - Show starts at 7:30 pm
Advance Adult tickets are $18 @ the Gate $20, Children 6 to 12 are $8, Children 5 and UNDER are FREE. Advance Ticket sales will end @ 3pm on Sept. 12th
Tickets can be purchased at the following Locations:
Newport Flea Mall, Garner's Construction, & Country Aire Rentals in Beaufort, Morehead City, Swansboro & New Bern
The N.C. Coastal Federation has scheduled its fourth annual Cycling for the Coast bike ride to take place along beautiful Bogue Banks on Saturday, Sept. 13. The ride will include 20K, 40K and 80K options, which offers choices for all biking levels from novice to enthusiast.
The goal of the ride is to raise awareness for North Carolina's coastal estuaries and ocean beaches and to raise money for the federation's coastal habitat restoration and protection projects along the central coast. As in the past, the ride will begin and end at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. The riders will leave in waves, beginning at 8 a.m. with the 80K group riding to Emerald Isle and back. The 40K and then the 20K riders will bike towards Emerald Isle, turning around at specified points on the island. Volunteers along the way will help with mechanical issues and safety. There will also be food and water stops along the routes.
Members of the federation can pre-register for $35; non-members can register for $50, which includes a federation membership. Family registration for members is $65; family registration for non-members is $80 and includes a membership. Registration fees include a Cycling for the Coast t-shirt.
To ensure the correct t-shirt size, people are encouraged to register before the event. More information will be emailed to registered riders closer to the date.
Join a Park Ranger for a glimpse into the world of the wild horses of Shackleford Banks. Reservations & information: Cape Lookout National Seashore at 252-728-2250 ext 0.
Civil War Reenactment
09/20/2014 to 09/20/2014
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. For more information call 252-726-3775.
7th Annual Flounder Surf Fishing Tournament
09/20/2014 to 09/27/2014
Contact Lainey Gottuso at 252-354-6350
Event Dates: September 20th-27th, 2014
Free registration (August 23 - September 19) 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 Lainey Gottuso at 252-354-6350 for more information.
Steep Canyon Rangers in Concert
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014
Steep Canyon Rangers in Concert!
Location: The Morehead Center, 1311 Arendell St. Morehead City, NC 28557
Time: 8 pm
Tickets are $30-40 each and can be purchased at the box office (open Thursday-Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm), by phone at 252-726-1501, or online at http://www.themoreheadcenter.com/.
The NC Seafood Festival is the largest festival in Eastern NC. Taking place the first weekend in October, the festival offers free local & regional entertainment, 8k road race, sailing events, surf & pier fishing contest, Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, SasSea's Island playgound for children, FREE Southern Outer Banks Boat Show, vendors of all kinds, fireworks, amusement rides and seafood, seafood, seafood! Festival takes place on the Morehead City Waterfront.