It’s been a month since Hurricane Florence decided to show her face in the area, but Atlantic Beach is back in business. While there were many events that were cancelled at the beginning of the month, there are several that are still happening. If you are staying in one of our Atlantic Beach vacation rentals, then you will be close to the fun and action. Let’s look at what events you and your family can enjoy while you vacation to our beautiful town.
31st Annual Carolina Kite Festival
The 31st Annual Carolina Kite Festival is going to be held on October 27th & 28th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This fun event is a free event open to the public for you and your family to enjoy. It will be held on the beach in front of Sands Villas Resort in Atlantic Beach, NC. This kite festival was designed as a big “Thank You” to their customers who purchase kites for their vacation. There will be a Night fly on Saturday night at 6 pm, so don’t miss out on the fun!
If you and your family would like to enjoy another fun event in the area, then head to Emerald Isle for the night. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation is hosting their very own Halloween Carnival this year for all those who want to join in. This event is open to the public and is fun for the whole family. The admission fee into the carnival is two bags of individually wrapped candy per child. Your family will be able to enjoy games, a cake walk, murals that glow, receive child ID kits and much more. Don’t miss out on this fun Friday night with the family!
Spooky Seas Trunk or Treat
The Atlantic Beach Police Department is hosting their very own “Spooky Seas Trunk or Treat” this year. On Tuesday, October 30th bring your family to the Atlantic Beach Town Park at 6:00 pm for some fun. Admission into the event is free of charge. You will get to experience a photo booth, candy, music, games and more. If you attend we encourage you to wear costumes and bring a bag for candy. Make this Halloween vacation the one your kids will be talking about for years to come.
Preschool Pumpkin Patch
The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is hosting a Preschool Pumpkin Patch for kids 5 and under. Attend this event for $4 in addition to the daily admission to the aquarium. There will be games, stories, crafts and more for your child to enjoy. The event will happen on Wednesday, October 31st from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
There are other events happening in the area, these are just a few that we thought we’d share with you. Atlantic Beach Realty looks forward to seeing you on your next vacation. We hope that you and your family will have the best vacation this year.
Summer Vacations are soon going to be coming to an end because kids will be heading back into the classrooms. Coming in the month of August, you and your family will be able to enjoy a few of the Atlantic Beach local events. Come stay in an Atlantic Beach vacation rental with your family before the school year begins. Let’s look at what is happening in the area this month!
Atlantic Beach National Night Out
If you are looking to have fun with the locals then head over to the Town Park on August 7th from 6 – 8 pm. Held by the Atlantic Beach Police Department you will be able to enjoy bouncy houses, music, free food and prize giveaways! What a great way to get to meet the Mayor, Town Council and Town Manager of Atlantic Beach while you are on vacation! We hope to see you there!
Shackleford Banks Hike: Did Blackbeard See Horses?
Do you think that Blackbeard saw the horses of Shackleford Banks? Join in on a hike to the underdeveloped barrier island like Blackbeard may have seen while he was still alive. Happening August 9, 2018 from 8:30 am – 12 pm at the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort, NC. Please note that children under the age of 12 will not be able to attend this. Cost of the hike is $30 per person and they ask for you to register before you head to the museum that day for the hike. And be sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will be in different terrain.
Beaufort Pirate Invasion
Ahoy, Maties! If you are looking for a little fun with pirates then you should head over to Downtown Beaufort on August 10th & 11th for some fun! Come watch as the town comes to life with all the sights and sounds of pirates for the annual Beaufort Pirate Invasion. This is a 2 day pirate festival that offers your family fun and entertainment everyone will love. Get to visit the Living History demonstrations, check out the Blackbeard Exhibit and more. If you visit along the waterfront you will see multiple activities such as musical entertainment, magic shows, and so much more. Admission is free and it’s one way to enjoy learning about the history of Blackbeard. After all it is the year of Blackbeard!
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Run 5K
If you like to run then maybe participating in the Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Run 5K. This is a fundraiser hosted by and to benefit the Beaufort Pirate Invasion. Registration opens up at 7:00 am on the day of the race, August 11, 2018. Around 8 am a cannon fire will resonate through the Beaufort area marking the beginning of the race. You will be able to see pirates along the course to encourage and cheer the participants on. It is $30 per person or $100 for a “crew” of 4. Don’t let this event pass you by. All are welcome to join in on the fun!
There are many other events happening during the month of August so you will have plenty to do and experience while you vacation. We at Atlantic Beach Realty hope that you will be able to join in on one of these events. We hope you end the summer with a bang!
Are you taking a family vacation to Atlantic Beach, NC this summer and aren’t sure what there is to do? We at Atlantic Beach Vacation Rentals know some of the fun activities to do in the area.
Let’s Escape Together
Sometimes as a family finding things to do that everyone can agree on can be more challenging than anything we may know. For those families who like to do something fun and something that might have you all work together, why not try the Great Escape Room in Morehead City, NC. This can be fun for the older children and for the parents to work together at getting out of the room you are placed it. Working together as a family can bring you all fun and something that you may not have tried any other time.
It’s Time To Explore Nature & More
Fort Macon State Park has been known as a favorite for many families who come every year to the area. While many locals like to come visit for the reenactments, there are many other activities to do. Some of the other things you can do is hike, fish which is allowed throughout the year, take a picnic lunch to share with your family and friends or you can even go swimming from June to Labor Day. There is a boathouse with showers for you to enjoy and a refreshment stand that are open.
And for those who love wildlife, the Shackleford Banks Wild Horses located in the Beaufort Area will be the best part of your trip! These wild horses are located on the crystal coast for you to be able to go and see. This will be a highlight of your vacation to see them.
Spend Some Quality Time with Family
If you are looking for some good family competition, then head on over to a few places for miniature golf where every family member can have some fun. There are several different miniature golf places locally that you can give a try, but we have just a few fun places for you to check out. Not sure as to which one to give a try, then maybe you can give Lost Treasure Golf & Raceway a try which is in Salter Path, NC.
And if it happens to be raining on a day that you wanted to go spend some quality time with your family, then you should head to Pine Knoll Shores where you will find the North Carolina Aquarium that has been recently remodeled. This can be fun for all ages and know that on the days it does rain, it can get crowded.
Ready to Come Visit?
These are just a few of the things that you can do in the area but there are so much more! No matter how long you are visiting the Crystal Coast Area there is always something to look forward to. And if you still haven’t booked your summer vacation, check out what specials we have so you can take a nice relaxing trip. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the fun!
Summer has to be the season favored by more individuals than any other and understandably so. Kids are off school, families are taking vacations, and the weather is simply gorgeous. That explains why so many of you are on the edge of your beach chairs waiting for the summer festivities to begin. If you’re thinking about a visit to Atlantic Beach and trying to decide when to come, keep the following events in mind. At Atlantic Beach Realty we can provide you with comfortable accommodations that will round out your vacation perfectly!
On Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. don’t miss the 4th Annual Atlantic Beach Music Festival on the boardwalk at the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC. Featured entertainment includes Coastline, Band of Oz, Fantastic Shakers, and Mighty Saints of Soul. Admission is free, but pets and glass containers are prohibited.
The Summer Kickoff Festival begins at 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 at 115 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach. This is the official celebration of Memorial Day. Sponsored by the Town of Atlantic Beach come out and enjoy the fireworks display on Saturday, May 27 at 9 p.m. along the boardwalk at the Circle beach access. Bring your chairs, but please no pets or glass containers.
The Crystal Coast Music Festival will take place Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Show starts at 1:30 p.m. Curtain at 10 p.m. Performers include NEEDTOBREATHE, Dr. Dog, Shovels & Ropes, Bombadil, Los Colognes, and Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey. Food trucks will be on the festival grounds for easy access to unique food for purchase throughout the event. This is a family friendly event. Children under 3 enter free. Location: 101 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach. Tickets can be purchased online through TicketMaster.
Hope to see you at one, if not all, of these events!