Week of November 18, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Jumble Sale at Beaufort Historic Site

  • Saturday, November 23rd 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Beaufort

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping while enjoying an inviting and relaxed atmosphere that is miles away from ordinary at the Jumble Sale at the Beaufort Historic Site. This annual sale that takes place around Thanksgiving is the perfect cure to the Black Friday blues, and offers a wealth of locally made, handcrafted, and wholly unique goodies and presents that can’t be found anywhere else, and which will truly add a dose of local flavor to your holiday gift giving.

Community Thanksgiving Feast at the Beaufort Historic Site

  • Sunday, November 24th 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Beaufort

Forget about the cooking and cleaning this Thanksgiving holiday, and instead indulge into a truly coastal feast that is brimming with history, local flavor, and plenty of fun. The Community Thanksgiving Feast at the Beaufort Historic Site is an anticipated local event that features a wealth of local and seasonal favorites, and is a great way to get into the spirit of this historic and friendly small southern town.

Week of November 25, 2019 - December 1, 2019

Pine Knoll Shores Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

  • Thursday, November 28th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pine Knoll Shores

Get a jump start on burning off all those excess Thanksgiving Day calories with this scenic run, jog, or walk that takes place along some of the prettiest regions of Pine Knoll Shores. The annual Pine Knoll Shores Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is a fun and free celebration that is open to vacationers and locals alike, and which features plenty of ways to enjoy the local scenery while enjoying a little community spirit.

Swansboro Christmas Flotilla

  • Friday, November 29th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Swansboro

Celebrate the holidays Crystal Coast style with this annual event that entices locals and visitors alike to get into the holiday spirit. The Swansboro Christmas Flotilla is a time-honored tradition that combines Swansboro’s love of life on the water with a truly festive atmosphere, and the event is sure to become an annual celebration that Crystal Coast visitors will want to return to again and again.

Emerald Isle Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

  • Saturday, November 30th 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerald Isle

Celebrating more than 15 years, the Emerald Isle Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting is a favorite wintertime event for visitors and locals alike that provides a fun and unforgettable way to ring in the season. Held in the heart of town, and featuring a line of floats that capture both the holiday and the coastal spirit, this annual parade and celebration will make everyone want to celebrate the holidays, Emerald Isle style.

Week of December 9, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

  • Saturday, December 14th 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Beaufort

Celebrate the spirit of the season and a big dose of local color with this annual event that will appeal to art lovers, holiday shoppers, and coastal visitors alike. The Beaufort Holiday Art Walk is a fine opportunity to discover all the talented artisans and craftsmen who call this corner of Carteret County home, and to pick up a far-reaching range of treasures and holiday gifts that can’t be found anywhere else.

Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

  • Saturday, December 14th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Beaufort

Get into the spirit of the season while enjoying a picturesque taste of life on the water in a small North Carolina town with this event that offers plenty of spectacular views and festivities for spectators and participants alike. The Annual Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla is a local tradition that’s been going strong for more than 25 years, and is an opportunity for both visitors and locals to enjoy a festive display unlike any other along the Crystal Coast.

Christmas Candlelight Tour

  • Saturday, December 14th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Beaufort

Celebrating its 12th year in 2019, the Christmas Candlelight Tour is a celebration of Beaufort’s centuries of history and community spirit, and will be a festive event for locals and visitors alike. Hosted by the Beaufort Historical Association, the Christmas Candlelight Tour provides a rare look into some of Beaufort’s most prestigious and history-rich homes, businesses, and landmarks, and is a fun way to discover more about this popular vacation destination while enjoying the spirit of the season.

Week of December 16, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Old Fashioned Holiday Farmer’s Market

  • Saturday, December 21st 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Beaufort

The summertime Beaufort Farmer’s Market is revitalized for the holidays at this special annual event that combines Christmas shopping, local fare, kids’ activities, and plenty of community spirit. The Old Fashioned Holiday Farmer’s Market is celebrating its 5th year in 2019, and is a delightful opportunity to connect with local fishermen, bakers, craftsmen, artists, and vendors of all varieties to load up on unique holiday presents, or to take home some goodies of your own.

Week of January 27, 2020 - February 2, 2020

Carolina Chocolate Festival

  • Saturday, February 1st - Sunday, February 2nd 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Morehead City

A favorite celebration for more than 15 years, the annual Carolina Chocolate Festival is a welcome event for food lovers who want to indulge a sweet tooth in seemingly endless ways in the heart of the Crystal Coast. Held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, and overflowing with activities that can range from tastings to spa trips, the Carolina Chocolate Festival is a decadent celebration that shows how sweet life can be along the beach.

Week of February 17, 2020 - February 23, 2020

Mardi Gras on Middle Lane

  • Saturday, February 22nd 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Beaufort

No need to travel to New Orleans for a taste of Mardi Gras – a celebration is waiting close to home in the town of Beaufort, North Carolina! Mardi Gras on Middle Lane is an enticing afternoon event that pays homage to the grand annual party with an array of ways to have fun for visitors of all ages. From activities for the kids, to live Cajun music and jazz, there will be a fun party atmosphere throughout at the Mardi Gras on Middle Lane event.

Week of February 24, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Taste of Core Sound

  • Friday, February 28th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Harkers Island

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

Week of March 2, 2020 - March 8, 2020

Run Crystal Coast Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

  • Saturday, March 7th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morehead City

Embark on an exploration of the Crystal Coast that includes plenty of incredible views along the way with the annual Run Crystal Coast Half Marathon, 10k & 5k. Held in the month of March, which is one of the most picturesque and temperate times to explore the area, this unique course that follows the water features a few challenges, tons of scenery, and ample opportunities to get out and get active with fellow Crystal Coast racing fans.

Week of March 9, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival

  • Saturday, March 14th 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Emerald Isle

Visitors of all ages will have a ball at the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival, which is an annual celebration that has become one of the most anticipated events of the springtime season. Going strong for more than 25 years, the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival features a wealth of food, arts and craft vendors, rides, and activities for kids, which will all combine to get attendees into a festive holiday spirit.

Week of March 23, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Emerald Isle Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K Races

  • Saturday, March 28th 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Emerald Isle

Rapidly becoming a favorite tradition for active Crystal Coast visitors and locals alike, the Emerald Isle Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K Races are a great opportunity for folks to discover the gorgeous communities and shorelines of Emerald Isle and beyond, while supporting a worthy local cause and enjoying a little competitive spirit in the heart of the Outer Banks.

Shuck, Rattle & Roll

  • Saturday, March 28th 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Morehead City

Eat, drink, and be merry while supporting a host of talented students from all across the Carteret County region and beyond at this fun event that will appeal to anyone who loves food, music, education, and all of the above. The Shuck, Rattle & Roll celebration features live music by The Embers, as well as local beers, southern cuisine, and even educational sessions and talks with area growers, making it an event that everyone will adore from start to finish.

Week of April 20, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Publick Day

  • Wednesday, April 22nd 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Beaufort

The small town of Beaufort is well known for its collection of unique boutiques, gift shops, and other stores that can’t be found anywhere else, and visitors can take an area-wide shopping excursion to the next level by attending the annual Publick Day at the Beaufort Historic Site. During this special day-long event, the Beaufort Historic Site will be crowded with vendors of all varieties, selling unique goodies that can range from homemade jewelry to locally crafted artworks, and patrons are free to attend, explore, and discover new treasures to take home as a truly unique souvenir.

Week of April 27, 2020 - May 3, 2020

Annual Wooden Boat Show

  • Saturday, May 2nd 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Beaufort

The annual Wooden Boat Show is a tradition in the town of Beaufort, and its 46th celebration in 2020 promises to be bigger and more engaging than ever before. With a long roster of activities that are slated for the weekend-long event, visitors will be treated to a wealth of activities, displays, exhibits, and interactive ways to join in the fun.

Annual Boatbuilding Challenge

  • Saturday, May 2nd 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Beaufort

Come and marvel as a fleet of wooden boats are constructed from start to finish before your eyes at this competition that pits boat-builders against each other in one of the most anticipated events of the Annual Wooden Boat Show. The BoatBuilding Challenge is an event that's been going strong for 12 years as of 2019, and the competition features 18 teams who will battle it out to craft the best wooden boat in just four hours’ time.

Week of May 11, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Beaufort Music Festival

  • Friday, May 15th - Saturday, May 16th
Beaufort

Now in its 32nd year, the Beaufort Music Festival has become a beloved event for music lovers everywhere, thanks to its amazing line-up of talented artists, and its home base in the charming coastal town of Beaufort. Featuring two full days of music that are stocked with local, regional, and even nationally recognized artists and performers, the Beaufort Music Festival is an enchanting way for newcomers to discover a range of new sounds and talents without ever leaving the heart of the Crystal Coast.

Week of June 1, 2020 - June 7, 2020

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

  • Friday, June 5th - Saturday, June 13th
Morehead City

Known as one of the biggest and best fishing tournaments along the Eastern Seaboard, the annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is a Crystal Coast-wide celebration that extends from the open and offshore Atlantic waters to the local docks of the Beaufort, Morehead City, and the Atlantic Beach waterfront.

Week of June 8, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

  • Friday, June 5th - Saturday, June 13th
Morehead City

Known as one of the biggest and best fishing tournaments along the Eastern Seaboard, the annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is a Crystal Coast-wide celebration that extends from the open and offshore Atlantic waters to the local docks of the Beaufort, Morehead City, and the Atlantic Beach waterfront.

Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival

  • Saturday, June 13th
Swansboro

There’s a host of reasons to explore a creative side, as well as the picturesque Swansboro waterfront, at the Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival. This unique and day-long festival has a wealth of activities, entertainment and enticements for everyone in the family, and with plenty of food, crafts, children’s activities, shopping opportunities and more, the festival is sure to be a highlight of any Crystal Coast vacation.

Week of June 29, 2020 - July 5, 2020

Emerald Isle 4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Saturday, July 4th 9:00 PM
Emerald Isle

Grab a beach chair, towel, or blanket, and head to the sand to catch one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year along the Crystal Coast. The Emerald Isle 4th of July Fireworks Show is one of the most popular events annually, and visitors throughout the town will be treated to an incredible display over the ocean waters as the Town of Emerald Isle rings in the holiday with a little coastal style and flair.

Pine Knoll Shores Independence Day Parade

  • Saturday, July 4th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pine Knoll Shores

Take a break from the sunny Crystal Coast beaches and celebrate the 4th of July holiday with a little local style at the annual Pine Knoll Shores Independence Day Parade. This popular small town celebration features plenty of ways to join in the fun, from donning your best red, white and blue attire, to decorating a bike or cart and marching in the procession, and the high spirits and entertainment is sure to start any Independence Day celebration off with a bang.

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