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  • Feb 28

    Winter Taste of Core Sound

    Location: 701 Evans St, Morehead City
    Start Date: 02/28/2020 | End Date: 02/28/2020
    Start Time: 6 pm | End Time:

    Come discover the inherently coastal flavors of the Crystal Coast by attending the always delicious Taste of Core Sound event. Held in the cooler month of February to cater to winter visitors, this exceptional event is always brimming with fresh flavors, local seafood, downhome hospitality, and plenty of reasons to dig in and enjoy.

     

    The home base of the Taste of Core Sound is the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, which is a locally beloved and acclaimed museum that’s situated in the small town of Harkers Island. Celebrating centuries of maritime heritage, the museum as well as the event pays homage to these coastal roots through a delicious taste of all the staples and more creative seafood dishes that the region is known for. A variety of dishes are served to the delight of patrons, and the event always sells out quickly, due to limited seating, so advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. Offering a complete evening that focuses on the rich local flavors of the region, and which combines local history with truly sumptuous cuisine, the Taste of Core Sound is a delicious way for food fans to explore the Harkers Island and Down East region in depth.


    For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.coresound.com/program-event-info/2020-winter-taste-of-core-sound

     

  • Feb 29

    Fisherman’s Post “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing School 2019

    Location: 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 02/29/2020 | End Date: 02/29/2020
    Start Time: 7:30 am | End Time: 5 pm

    Fisherman’s Post Newspaper, the free publication that covers all the saltwater fishing action along the Carolina coast, will be hosting its twelth annual full-day “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing School (its eighth year in Morehead City) on Saturday, February 29/2020, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center on Arendell Street from 7:30 am-5:00 pm.

  • Mar 07

    American Music Festival Series presents Caroline Stinson & Barbara McKenzie

    Location: First Presbyterian (1604 Arendell Street, Morehead City)
    Start Date: 03/07/2020 | End Date: 03/07/2020
    Start Time: 7:30 pm | End Time: 9:00 pm

    Two dynamic artists — pianist Barbara McKenzie and Canadian cellist Caroline Stinson — both international performers of critical acclaim and no strangers to AMF audiences, have created one impressive voice to bring you an inspirational program of reflection..

     

    Program: Reflections — music of Debussy, Tower and Brahms

     

    Ticketed event. Tickets may be reserved by calling (252) 342-5034, and are available at the door on the evening of the concert. Tickets may also be obtained through Event bright at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/american-music-festival-3124978792.

  • Mar 07

    32nd Annual Coastal Home & Garden Show

    Location: 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 03/07/2020 | End Date: 03/08/2020
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    Turn all your home and garden dreams into reality at the Coastal Home & Garden Show. Being the area’s largest consumer show, there promises to be many unique exhibits, products and services represented.

    Whether you’re a full time resident, second home owner, or a weekend warrior everyone will find something of interest. For the remodeling homeowner or if you’re just looking to spruce things up; professionals will be on hand to share the latest trends in color and style designs for everything from windows to doors and counter tops to floors. Redesign your bathroom, kitchen or turn your backyard into a tropical oasis.

    The show offers a full spectrum of exhibitors offering ideas for outdoor living, gardening and landscaping, sunrooms and yard décor, even new ways to eliminate the pests from your garden and under your house. We have something for everyone even those with an interest in home décor, beautiful new fabric samples and taking care of your swimming pool or hot tub. For homeowners looking to break a sweat, check out the latest in yard tools and equipment, hardscape and landscape ideas with custom built outdoor kitchens and grills and the newest in renovation ideas and supplies.

    Admission - $5 per person / under 12 years old - free!

  • Mar 07

    Crystal Coast Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

    Location: 807 Shepard Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 03/07/2020 | End Date: 03/07/2020
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    The event is hosted from the water’s edge in charming Morehead City, the largest town in Carteret County, located on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina.

    The climate in March is perfect running weather-an average high temperature of 64 and low of 44. Combine this with our picturesque almost entirely flat course (your one climb is the stunning bridge run to Atlantic beach and back) and you have a great race experience waiting for you.

    Every participant receives a one of a kind race shirt, custom finishers medal, post-race craft beer (21+), great food, overall and age group awards in all 3 races AND one big celebration.

    For more information or to register, please visit http://runcrystalcoast.com/

  • Mar 14

    29th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Festival

    Location: 8700 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC
    Start Date: 03/14/2020 | End Date: 03/14/2020
    Start Time: 9 am | End Time: 6 pm

    The 29th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival is proudly presented by Transportation Impact on Saturday, March 14th from 9am-6pm at the Emerald Plantation shopping center. Admission and parking are free. This year’s festival will feature over 75 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, amusement rides, face painters, and many other fun, family-oriented activities.

  • Mar 14

    Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents

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    Start Date: 03/14/2020 | End Date: 03/14/2020
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    Put on some wings, a dash of glitter and let your imagination fly during the Aquarium’s annual Fairy Day. Fairy Day is full of fun and learning, where imagination and education come together. Build fairy and gnome houses on the nature trail, search for fairy and mermaid doors around the Aquarium, and make your own magic wand. Add to the fun and come dressed as a fairy, gnome, sea serpent or other mythical characters. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Free with admission or membership.

  • Mar 21

    4th Annual Spring Family Festival

    Location: 156 Albemarle Dr, Newport
    Start Date: 03/21/2020 | End Date: 03/21/2020
    Start Time: 10 am | End Time: 2 pm

    Join us for our 4th Annual Spring Family Festival on March 21st from 10am to 2pm. This event is a fundraiser for Nature School at Camp Albemarle. 

     

    **Toddler Egg Hunt for children 2 years and under will be at 11am.

    **Catapult Launches will be at: 11:30am for ages 3 to 4, 12:00pm for ages 5-7, and 12:30pm for ages 8 & up. 

     

    1) Please leave your pets at home. Only service animals permitted at the event.

     

    2) ***Armbands will be $5 and are required this year for Egg Hunt/Launch and all activities *** Pre-armband purchases can be made two weeks prior to the event. Check back then for the link. 

     

    3) Activities: Bounce Houses | Carnival Games | Face Painting | Sweet Treat Walk | Foam Party (Participants will get wet. We recommend bringing a towel and change of clothes.) | Visit with the Easter Bunny | Explore fire trucks, tractors and construction vehicles | Play in the outdoor classroom | Music and more! 

     

    4) Cash is recommended for armband sales, food sales, and raffles. A limited quantity of card readers will be available. 

     

    5) Food: Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, fries, baked goods and drinks will be available for sale. Kona Ice of the Crystal Coast will also have treats available for purchase. 

     

    6) Parking Info: Carpooling is recommended for this event. Parking will begin at Camp Albemarle. If the lot becomes full, we will have a shuttle running between Camp Albemarle and Broad Creek Middle School. It is recommended to drop off passengers, especially children that require car seats, at Camp Albemarle and then take the shuttle from BCMS back to Camp Albemarle. A limited quantity of car seats and booster seats will be in the shuttles. We will have a traffic patrol officer at the entrance to Hwy 24 and Camp Albemarle. There will also be parking attendants. Please be patient and respectful as we get everyone parked.

  • Mar 21

    14th Annual Get Hooked Fishing School

    Location: 1 Roosevelt Blvd Drive, Pine Knoll Shores
    Start Date: 03/21/2020 | End Date: 03/21/2020
    Start Time: 8:00 am | End Time: 4:30 pm

    Fish on! Sign up now for the annual Get Hooked Fishing School hosted by the Aquarium. The popular one-day course on Saturday, March 21st, features in-depth presentations by experienced anglers on many aspects of the sport, including topics such as inshore fishing for striper, drum, trout, mackerel and flounder, fly fishing, and offshore fishing. Additional demonstrations will feature fly-tying or instructions on helpful knots.

    The school offers an opportunity to gather a lot of information in one day at one place. The action-packed event includes participation in up to six sessions of instruction, a catered lunch, giveaways and drawings for some great fishing gear. Agencies and businesses of interest to fishermen and boaters will be on hand.

    Get Hooked is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and all sessions are at the Aquarium. Advance registration is required and space is limited. The fee is $60 per person; $54 for Aquarium members. See the website for more information or to sign up online. Registration also is accepted by phone and at visitor services at the Aquarium. Get Hooked is sponsored by the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

  • Mar 21

    The Infusion Cafe’s 10th Annual Irish Evening

    Location: 1012 Arendell Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 03/21/2020 | End Date: 03/21/2020
    Start Time: 7 pm | End Time: 10 pm

    The Infusion Cafe is pleased to present its 10th annual Irish Evening, with special guest Melody McKay, singing, playing Celtic alto & soprano recorder, bowed psaltry and guitar... accompanied by piper Victor Ansle & our own Kurt Petersen.

    Guests will enjoy three courses of hearty, traditional Irish fare; and two courses of stout Irish infusions- served with a heaping helping of Irish music.

    Surely more than a wee bit o' fun!

     

    Saturday, March 21, 2020

    Tickets Required. Seating is limited.

    Call 252-240-2800 to guarantee your seats.

     

    "May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand." 

  • Mar 28

    Shuck Rattle & Roll

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    Start Date: 03/28/2020 | End Date: 03/28/2020
    Start Time: 4 pm | End Time: 7 pm

    All seafood served at this event will be produced by current and former CarteretCC Aquaculture Students. Talk to local growers about their growing techniques and taste the freshest shellfish (straight from the growers themselves). Menu prepared by CarteretCC Culinary Students. Local restaurants will also be serving menu items. Enjoy craft beer, wine & live music.

     

    Proceeds from this event supports students and programs at Carteret Community College.

  • Apr 02

    8th Annual Bites & Blues

    Location: 412-D Evans Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 04/02/2020 | End Date: 04/02/2020
    Start Time: 5:00 pm | End Time: 8:30 pm

    Bite through the night on the Morehead City Waterfront at Bites & Blues!

    Tempt your palate with twenty two bites from locally owned restaurants as live blues music fills the waterfront. Use your ticket as your guide as you walk the Morehead City Waterfront, stopping at each waterfront restaurant or host business to taste a delicious “bite” from each locally-owned participating restaurant. Blues music will fill the air as bands and solo performers entertain attendees along the Waterfront route. At the end of the night, attendees will choose their favorite “Bite Of The Nite”. The winning restaurant will receive honors along with the prestigious White Plate and a monetary prize. Second and third place restaurants will also receive a monetary prize.

    This sell-out event has become a Carteret County favorite among locals and visitors alike so don’t miss out on the chance to “Bite Through The Night” on the beautiful Morehead City Waterfront!

    Stay connected to the North Carolina Seafood Festival social media pages for more information and announcements or visit the website here: http://ncseafoodfestival.org/.

  • Apr 03

    42nd Annual Newport Pig Cooking Contest

    Location: 200 Howard Blvd, Newport
    Start Date: 04/03/2020 | End Date: 04/03/2020
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    The USA's largest whole hog BBQ Pig Cookin' invites you to join us for two days of food, fun and springtime celebrations!!

    Free admission and free parking, Barbecue Plates only $7, Bulk Pork when available sold for $7 per pound!  Serving begins Saturday at 11 am and there will be concession stands, rides, bake sales, funnel cakes, live music, souvenirs, and so much more!! 

    For more information, visit http://www.newportpigcooking.com/

  • Apr 04

    6th Annual Core Sound Run

    Location: 1785 Island Road, Harkers Island
    Start Date: 04/04/2020 | End Date: 04/04/2020
    Start Time: 7:00 am | End Time: 1:00 pm

    A family-friendly 10K, 5K and Fun Run on one of North Carolina's most beautiful islands -- Harkers Island. The Core Sound Run begins and ends "at the end of the road" - at the edge of Core Sound.  For more information, visit www.coresound.com.

  • Apr 11

    Beaufort Historic Association's Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    Location: 130 Turner Street, Beaufort
    Start Date: 04/11/2020 | End Date: 04/11/2020
    Start Time: 11 am | End Time: 12 pm

    Children ages seven and younger are welcome to join the fun. This annual event features prizes, refreshments and over 2,000 eggs.  It’s all free – just bring a basket! For more information visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225, or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St. For more details, please call 252-728-5225 or visit http://beauforthistoricsite.org/

  • Apr 18

    Publick Day

    Location: 100 Turner Street, Beaufort
    Start Date: 04/18/2020 | End Date: 04/18/2020
    Start Time: 9 am | End Time: 4 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 and more information here: http://beauforthistoricsite.org/

  • Apr 22

    Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend

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    Start Date: 04/22/2020 | End Date: 04/26/2020
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    Whether you are looking for intimate wine dinners with friends, educational pairing seminars or a lively event like the crowd-favorite Vin de Mer, we’ve got something you’re sure to enjoy! Get your taste buds ready and get your tickets to one of North Carolina’s most anticipated wine and culinary events today! Don’t delay, many of these events will sell out!

    For more information, list of events, or to purchase tickets, please visit http://beaufortwineandfood.org/ 

  • Apr 25

    31st Annual Lookout Rotary Road Race

    Location: 1001 Arendell Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 04/25/2020 | End Date: 04/25/2020
    Start Time: 6:30 am | End Time:

    The 31st Annual Lookout Rotary Road race!

    USATF certified courses (all 3), USATF sanctioned event.

    A health oriented family fitness event organized by Lookout Rotary, Morehead City, NC. Race proceeds will be given as donations to Rotary-sponsored charitable groups with emphasis on local county programs. Flat and fast certified neighborhood course. An event for every age and skill level.

     

  • May 02

    Reelin' for Research Tournament

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    Start Date: 05/02/2020 | End Date: 05/02/2020
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    Reelin’ for Research is a year-round fundraising effort benefiting the UNC Children’s Hospital and childhood cancer research. It culminates each year with a one-day, offshore fishing tournament in Morehead City, NC. Make plans to join us for the best party of the year and help “land a cure” for childhood cancer! For more information, visit http://reelinforresearch.org/

  • May 02

    44th Annual Wooden Boat Show

    Location: 315 Front Street, Beaufort
    Start Date: 05/02/2020 | End Date: 05/02/2020
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    Whether you’re a boating enthusiast or prefer to keep your feet on dry land, the 46th Annual Wooden Boat Show has activities for you.

     

    The show takes place at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Annual Wooden Boat Show is the longest ongoing wooden boat show in the Southeast.

     

    This free event celebrates the art of wooden boat building, the sport of boat racing, and the culture and history that surrounds these boats. Dozens of handcrafted wooden boats, full size and model, will be on display with many coming from outside North Carolina.

     

     

  • May 09

    2020 Carteret County Parks & Rec - Beach Run Series

    Location: 105 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach
    Start Date: 05/09/2020 | End Date: 08/20/2020
    Start Time: 5:15 pm | End Time: 8:15 pm

    Mark your calendars for the Summer Beach Run Series.  Join in the fun with a run on the sand. Offering 1 Mile, 5K or 10K. Fun for the entire family. No running experience needed. All ages and skill levels welcome!!

    Takes place on the beach at the Atlantic Beach Circle (near bath house).

    REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN ~ 5:15-6:15Pm 

    All Races start promptly at 6:30pm. Individual races $7 per person or $50 for the series (includes a 2019 T-shirt).  Save time and pre-register online. 

     

    Race Dates:

    Thursday May 9

    Thursday May 23

    Thursday June 6

    Thursday June 20

    Tuesday July 23

    Tuesday Aug 6

    Tuesday Aug 20* (1M and 5K only - followed by award ceremony)

     

    For more details and to register and pay online, visit:https://ccpr.recdesk.com/Community/Program?category=1

     

  • May 09

    Crystal Coast Full and Half Booty Triathlon

    Location: Maritime Museum, Beaufort
    Start Date: 05/09/2020 | End Date: 05/09/2020
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    We are excited to introduce the inaugural Crystal Coast Full and Half Booty Triathlon. This not-for-profit race has two events. The Full Booty triathlon - a 2.4-mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run; as well as the Half Booty triathlon - 1.2-mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run. Both races are on Sunday, May 09, 2019 and start at 7 a.m., ending at midnight. Relay and aquabike options are also available. The Crystal Coast Triathlon is 100% non-profit race, all profits will go to local charities such as the Friends of the NC Maritime Museum and the Beaufort Boys & Girls Club.  This event could generate an estimated $8,100,000 from participants and guests with direct impact to the economy in surrounding areas. We are interested in finding sponsors from within the community. If you are interested please find our sponsorship kit at https://crystalcoasttri.com/ or contact Kazem Yahyapour via email at yahyapour5@aol.com.

  • May 10

    Camp Crystal Kai 2020

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    Start Date: 05/10/2020 | End Date: 05/17/2020
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    The camp dates are May 10th-17th.  The days and activities are subject to change based on wind, weather and water conditions and you can do as much or as little as you desire. Details of activities and different areas that will be explored are listed below.

     

    SUP 101 - Whether you’re new to SUP or have some experience, we believe that a strong skills foundation is key to confidence and fun on the water. We’ll learn/refine stroke technique, moving around the board and self-rescue in the Pine Knolls Waterway system.  This three-mile canal weaves in out of the Pine Knoll neighborhoods, offering protective passage for watercraft. This calm flatwater is the perfect setting for skills building and refining. Beautiful homes and boats provide a great vista and the nooks and carnies of the meandering canal created a stage perfect for stroke clinics along the way.

     

    Carrot Island - Departing from the protective waters of Beaufort Paddle,  we head out for a three mile paddle exploring around Carrot Island, the home of the Rachel Carson Wild Horse Reserve.  Carrot Island sits directly across from the quaint coastal town of Beaufort, the third oldest town in the state where southern charm can be found not only in the homes but the people too. The island is home to 30 or more wild horses linking back to the Colonial Spanish Mustangs.  Not only will you paddle by them but there will be plenty of opportunity to explore on the island as well. Rod, owner of Beaufort Paddle and a Crystal Coast guide expert will be providing our boat support for the week and for this trip. Participants will have the option to hitch a ride or bow out early at any time.

     

    Cape Lookout - No paved roads, no concession stands, no boathouse or bridges to surrounding islands, this is how a day at the beach should be. A three mile ferry ride to the clear blue green waters and white sand beaches of Cape Lookout and Shackleford is on the docket today!  Leatherback turtles, pods of stingrays, dolphins and fish galore can be found in the “hook” guarded by the Cape Lookout lighthouse. The protected nook of the hook makes for a perfect first time downwind run for our group. Starting at the end of the hook and ending in front of the lighthouse for a picnic lunch and swim is the first half of the day.  After lunch there is a quick shuttle to Shackleford Island for some estuary paddling and wild horse sanctuary gazing.. Rod from Beaufort Paddle will provide boat support so there is no pressure – paddle as much or as little as you want!

     

    Fishing - Fishing gear is exciting and paddling with it on your board does make you seem badass, even if you don’t know how to use it.   But we have experts with us for the day to show us how. Our fishing location is in a grassy estuary entrance on the Taylor’s Creek side of Carrot Island. Here we anchor and beach a few boards for our lesson on fishing, patience and giggles as we learn how to catch and release.

     

    Surf - Sunrise or sunset surf session may be possible depending on wave and wind forecast.

     

    Fun Race - At the end of Camp Crystal Kai, there will be a fun, social race for all who want to participate. This will put your skills to the test, paddling down Taylor’s Creek in a fun competition with your fellow campers!

     

    Taylor’s Creek Tour/Historic Beaufort Tour - Leaving Beaufort Paddle we’ll paddle down Taylor’s Creek with the scenery of historic Beaufort to our left and the Rachel Carson Reserve to our right. We’ll meander through anchored boats, including some interesting private pirate ships! Our paddle takes us down to the Marina where the Crystal Kai SUP Cup starts and ends. After our paddle we’ll choose a place with a view in town to sit and have a snack/drink and relax.

     

    Sunrise Paddle - If the ocean is calm and there is no wind we’ll take advantage of the conditions and head out our back door for a sunrise paddle from the beach. This is a magical time of day to be on the water and start the day off with some movement and the five elements of nature!

     

    SUP Yoga - Enjoy a challenging and rejuvenating yoga class on the water. Balance and play with the sky as the ceiling and the water as the floor of our yoga classroom. Find peace and let go in a floating relaxation pose. By the end of class your balance on the board will have improved and you’ll have smiled a lot

     

    Daily Yoga Class on the Beach - Stretch, strengthen and balance your body from all of the paddling throughout the week. Keep your body supple and your mind relaxed with a daily hour-long yoga class with Anna, author of Yoga for Paddling!


    For more information, please visit: https://campcrystalkai.com/

  • May 15

    Annual Beaufort Music Festival

    Location: Downtown Beaufort @ Front Street
    Start Date: 05/15/2020 | End Date: 05/16/2020
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    Beaufort Music Festival (BMF) is a community-supported, volunteer-run event put on by Beaufort Arts and Music, Incorporated, a 501c3 non-profit organization. For over 30 years, the free festival has taken place each May in historic Beaufort, and the town is packed on Friday and Saturday with locals and tourists alike enjoying the beautiful weather and some pretty great music.

     

    This year’s festival will take place on the waterfront at Gallant’s Channel in Beaufort. There will be food trucks, vendors, beer tent and a kid’s area.

     

    In an effort to eliminate single use plastics, the festival will not be serving drinks in plastic cups. In order to consume alcohol at the festival each patron will need to purchase a BMF Steel Pint. Please be sure to visit their website for more information: https://beaufortmusicfestival.com/

     

  • May 16

    7th Annual Atlantic Beach Music Festival!

    Location: 115 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach
    Start Date: 05/16/2020 | End Date: 05/16/2020
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    You don’t want to miss the 7th Annual AB Beach Music Festival along the Boardwalk at the Circle, Atlantic Beach, NC!

     

    11:00 A.M. – 12:10 P.M. STEVE OWENS & SUMMERTIME BAND

    12:30 P.M. – 1:40 P.M. THE BAND OF OZ

    2:00 P.M. – 3:10 P.M. THE EMBERS

    3:30 P.M. – 4:40 P.M. NORTH TOWER

    5:00 P.M. – 6:10 P.M. THE MIGHTY SAINTS OF SOUL

     

    *Band schedule is tentative & subject to change Admission is free, but pets and glass containers are prohibited.

     

    While coolers are welcome, products will be sold with all beer proceeds benefiting the Atlantic Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Food Trucks will be serving at the Festival.

     

    SHUTTLE SERVICE INFORMATION: Shuttles will be running from 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM. Locations for the shuttles are Carteret Community College, DoubleTree, and Crow’s Nest Shopping Center.

     

  • May 16

    12th Annual Crystal Coast Boat Show

    Location: 701 Evans Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 05/16/2020 | End Date: 05/17/2020
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    Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is excited to host the Crystal Coast Boat Show. The 2020 Boat Show features new and used boats, a variety of marine products and services, outdoor gear, fishing tackle, brokers and resource conservation groups. The weekend is also home to the 47th Annual Morehead City Chapter Antique Automobile Club of America car show on Saturday and the Carteret County Home Builders Association Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, both hosted at Katherine Davis Park in downtown Morehead City. We will also host kid’s activities.  For more information, call 252-808-0440 or visit http://www.crystalcoastboatshow.com/

  • May 29

    Alive at Five - Bounce

    Location: 807 Shepard Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 05/29/2020 | End Date: 05/29/2020
    Start Time: 5:00 pm | End Time: 8:00 pm

    This FREE, family-friendly event showcases some of your favorite bands from May to October.

     

    Alive at Five is held in Jaycee Park on the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for music and dancing. Beer, wine, and sodas are available for purchase at the event. Jaycee Docks are available for boats to dock for free throughout the concert on most Alive at Five days.

     

    Friday, May 29 – Bounce

     

  • May 30

    10th Annual Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism

    Location: 1001 Arendell Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 05/30/2020 | End Date: 05/30/2020
    Start Time: 7 am | End Time: 10 am

    In North Carolina, 1 in 59 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can make a difference in the lives of children with autism and their families by registering for the Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism.

     

    Proceeds from the Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism will fund local programs of the Autism Society of North Carolina, the leading statewide resource organization serving the over 65,000 people in NC across the spectrum throughout their lifespans.

     

    The Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism will include a competitive 5K, an awareness walk, and a kids’ dash.

     

    Register today! www.crystalcoastrunwalkforautism.com

     

  • Jun 05

    62nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

    Location: 710 Evans Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 06/05/2020 | End Date: 06/13/2020
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    Come join the fun at the 62nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament which is one of the country's largest and oldest sport fishing tournaments!  Daily weigh-ins on the Morehead City Waterfront or keep up with the details here at their website, http://www.thebigrock.com/

  • Jun 06

    13th Annual Kayak for the Warriors

    Location: McNeill Park, Pine Knoll Shores
    Start Date: 06/06/2020 | End Date: 06/06/2020
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    Join the fun and help us give something back to our injured service men, women and families that sacrifice so much for us. 

    Proceeds donated to Hope for the Warriors.

    For more information or to register for the events, please visit the website at http://k4tw.org/blog/

  • Jun 19

    Alive at Five - Liquid Pleasure

    Location: 807 Shepard Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 06/19/2020 | End Date: 06/19/2020
    Start Time: 5 pm | End Time: 8 pm

    This FREE, family-friendly event showcases some of your favorite bands from May to October.

     

    Alive at Five is held in Jaycee Park on the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for music and dancing. Beer, wine, and sodas are available for purchase at the event. Jaycee Docks are available for boats to dock for free throughout the concert on most Alive at Five days.

     

    Friday, June 19 – Liquid Pleasure

     

  • Jun 27

    60th Annual Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour

    Location: 150 Turner Street, Beaufort
    Start Date: 06/27/2020 | End Date: 06/28/2020
    Start Time: 10 am | End Time: 5 pm

    The 60th annual walking tour of private homes, gardens, churches and historic places is the last full weekend in June.  Houses of all sizes and ages, the Beaufort Historic Site buildings, the Old Burying Ground, narrated bus tours of the historic district; a music concert and an antique car show are all highlights of this signature event. Tickets are $25. For more information or to purchase your tickets visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225 or stop at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St.

  • Jul 10

    13th Annual CCCF Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Tournament

    Location: Jaycee Park, South 9th Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 07/10/2020 | End Date: 07/10/2020
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    Join us for our 13th Annual Carteret Community College Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament taking place at Jaycee Park in Morehead City. This is a family-friendly tournament with prizes for children as well as adults. Don’t miss out on our Friday night Captains’ Social! For more information please visit: www.CarteretSMT.com.

     

  • Jul 11

    Great 4th Race

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    Start Date: 07/11/2020 | End Date: 07/11/2020
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    Celebrate Independence Day with this unique sailing competition that incorporates a little bit of local history into the festivities. The Great 4th Race is a fast-paced race among traditionally-rigged sailing craft that takes place in the heart of Beaufort, and which is sure to be a thrilling activity for participants, and a thrilling sight for visitors.

     

    The Great 4th Race pays homage to the roots of America’s independence, but on a much smaller and close-to-home scale. The traditional sailing vessels will rally to mark the historic voyages of boats to the Outer Banks that carried the news of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and as such, a patriotic theme abounds throughout the lightly competitive event. The fleet of competing boats will be visible along the waters of Taylor’ Creek – on the edge of Downtown Beaufort – and spectators are welcome to find a perch or a sunny bench along the waterfront to watch the fast-paced procession, and / or cheer on their favorites. (Potential participants are also welcome, and interested competitors can contact the North Carolina Maritime Museum for more info.) With plenty of fun and patriotic spirit, the Great 4th Race is a fine way to celebrate America’s independence in the small town of Beaufort, NC.

  • Jul 17

    Alive at Five - Night Years

    Location: 807 Shepard Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 07/17/2020 | End Date: 07/17/2020
    Start Time: 5 pm | End Time: 8 pm

    This FREE, family-friendly event showcases some of your favorite bands from May to October.

     

    Alive at Five is held in Jaycee Park on the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for music and dancing. Beer, wine, and sodas are available for purchase at the event. Jaycee Docks are available for boats to dock for free throughout the concert on most Alive at Five days.

     

    Friday, July 17 – Night Years

  • Aug 21

    Alive at Five - Soul Psychedelic

    Location: 807 Shepard Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 08/21/2020 | End Date: 08/21/2020
    Start Time: 5 pm | End Time: 8 pm

    This FREE, family-friendly event showcases some of your favorite bands from May to October.

     

    Alive at Five is held in Jaycee Park on the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for music and dancing. Beer, wine, and sodas are available for purchase at the event. Jaycee Docks are available for boats to dock for free throughout the concert on most Alive at Five days.

     

    Friday, Aug 21 – Soul Psychedelic

     

  • Sep 17

    Alive at Five - Band of Oz

    Location: 807 Shepard Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 09/17/2020 | End Date: 09/17/2020
    Start Time: 5 pm | End Time: 8 pm

    This FREE, family-friendly event showcases some of your favorite bands from May to October.

     

    Alive at Five is held in Jaycee Park on the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for music and dancing. Beer, wine, and sodas are available for purchase at the event. Jaycee Docks are available for boats to dock for free throughout the concert on most Alive at Five days.

     

    Thursday, September 17 – Band Of Oz

     

  • Oct 02

    34th Annual NC Seafood Festival

    Location: Morehead City Waterfront
    Start Date: 10/02/2020 | End Date: 10/02/2020
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    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.

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

  • Oct 15

    Alive at Five - The Embers

    Location: 807 Shepard Street, Morehead City
    Start Date: 10/15/2020 | End Date: 10/15/2020
    Start Time: 5 pm | End Time: 8 pm

     

    This FREE, family-friendly event showcases some of your favorite bands from May to October.

     

    Alive at Five is held in Jaycee Park on the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for music and dancing. Beer, wine, and sodas are available for purchase at the event. Jaycee Docks are available for boats to dock for free throughout the concert on most Alive at Five days.

     

    Thursday, October 15 – The Embers

  • Oct 23

    Tuna Relay

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    Start Date: 10/23/2020 | End Date: 10/24/2020
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    Grab your friends and join this year’s Tuna Relay 200, an exciting overnight 200-mile relay through eastern North Carolina to the beach.

     

    Tuna Relay 200

     

    Teams for the Tuna Relay 200 begin departing early Friday morning from just outside of Raleigh, NC at Lake Benson Park in Garner. The race finishes on Saturday in Atlantic Beach, NC on the Crystal Coast, where teams typically begin arriving around noon.

     

    Tuna Relay 70

     

    The Tuna Relay 70 is a one-day relay beginning on Saturday in Trenton, NC. Runners will join the Tuna Relay 200 for the remaining 12 legs of the race through the outer banks of the Crystal Coast, from Emerald Isle to Atlantic Beach.

     

  • Dec 05

    Christmas in Downtown Morehead City 2020

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    Start Date: 12/05/2020 | End Date: 12/12/2020
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    Mark your calendars for Christmas in Downtown! Saturday, December 5 is a full line-up of holiday events in downtown Morehead City, including:

     

    8:30-11:30 am – Breakfast with Santa, hosted by Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering

    1:00-5:00 pm – Chowder and Cheer (Ticketed event with downtown establishments. Participating businesses and ticket sale information coming soon)

    5:00-6:00 pm – Santa and Mrs. Claus with hot chocolate and Christmas music at Jaycee Park (807 Shepard Street)

    5:30 pm – Flotilla on the downtown MHC waterfront

    6:00 pm – Morehead City Community Tree Lighting at Katherine Davis Park (601 Arendell Street)

     

    On Saturday, December 12, the Town of Morehead City will host the annual Morehead Christmas Parade, beginning at 11:00 am.

  • Dec 05

    11th Annual Chowder & Cheer

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    Start Date: 12/05/2020 | End Date: 12/05/2020
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    The 11th Annual Chowder and Cheer takes place with over 20 different restaurants participating from 1pm until 5pm. Guests are asked to vote for their favorite chowder, soup, chili or gumbo as they travel to each restaurant that’s participating. In addition to the downtown restaurants competing in Chowder and Cheer, restaurants that aren’t located within the downtown district will serve samples at participating shops and art galleries.

  • Dec 12

    Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour

    Location: Historic Beaufort
    Start Date: 12/12/2020 | End Date: 12/12/2020
    Start Time: 5:00 pm | End Time: 8:00 pm

    The Beaufort Historical Association will host the annual Christmas Candlelight Tour. The tour showcases Beaufort’s holiday hospitality and provides a rare glimpse into private historic homes. Ride on the double-decker bus with carolers from local churches.Tickets for this event are $16.

    For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (252) 728-5225, (800) 575-7483, stop by the Beaufort Historical Association Visitors Center at 130 Turner Street, or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org

  • Dec 12

    Morehead City Christmas Parade

    Location: 1700 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557
    Start Date: 12/12/2020 | End Date: 12/12/2020
    Start Time: 11 am | End Time:

    Come join the fun! Parade starts at 11 a.m. along Arendell Street in downtown Morehead City. Parade begins at 1700 Arendell Street and ends at 8th and Arendell Streets. Floats, community groups, bands, entertainment and, of course, Santa and his sleigh will be featured. 

    http://www.downtownmoreheadcity.com/

  • Dec 12

    10th Annual Beaufort Holiday Artwalk

    Location: 130 Turner St, Beaufort, NC 28516
    Start Date: 12/12/2020 | End Date: 12/12/2020
    Start Time: 1:00 pm | End Time: 5:00 pm

    The Beaufort Art Walk celebrates the season for its tenth year with a festive day in Historic Downtown Beaufort, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Art Walk will begin at the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery located on the Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St. and Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations.  

    For more information, please call (252) 728-5225, (800) 575-7483, stop by the Beaufort Historical Association Visitors Center at 130 Turner Street, or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

  • Dec 31

    Downtown Countdown

    Location: Downtown Morehead
    Start Date: 12/31/2020 | End Date: 12/31/2020
    Start Time: 5:00 pm | End Time: 1:00 am

    Ring in the new year in downtown Morehead. Children;s activities from 5-6 pm. Local businesses and restaurants will have activities and bands. Join us at midnight for the annual Crab Pot drop and fireworks show shot from Sugarloaf Island. 

    www.downtownmoreheadcity.com

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