This Week

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

  • Sunday, May 19th - Monday, May 20th
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Beaufort

If you’ve ever wanted to test your mettle when it comes to construction, while enjoying an activity that will result in something special, then you’ll want to sign up for the Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course. This unique event that is held in the heart of Beaufort is an intricate course of how to build a boat from the ground up, and best of all, will result with a newfound intricate knowledge of how to craft a boat or two of your own.

Week of May 27, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Military Appreciation Day

  • Saturday, June 1st
Morehead City,Morehead City

 

The largest “Take the Troops Fishing” event in the world! Over 100 volunteer boats, with all time, fuel, gear and everything needed for a fishing trip donated by our event Captains. We charter the Carolina Princess, an 80 person party fishing boat located along the Morehead City Waterfront as well as The Crickett II, the boat that inspired the book and movie "JAWS"

Several Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament participant boats are in our event each year. We take approximately 350 Soldiers out on the water fishing, and entertain hundreds of family members back on land. We have boat rides, Carrot Island Pony Tours, Sugarloaf Island tours, kids dockside fishing derby, we also charter the Beaufort Pirates Adventure who come pickup at Jaycee Docks on event day making four trips. Crafts, coloring, face painting, all kinds of snacks, Live DJ and live bands, dunk tank, we also have a full blown cooking crew that prepares ALOT of food for our May 31st 5 pm Friday night Captain meeting, and also serves lunch and a big BBQ cookout on Saturday June 1st (event day) Event day is in two places, 1001 Arendell Street at Depot Park, and 807 Shepard Street aka Jaycee Park.

Week of June 3, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival

  • Saturday, June 8th
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.

North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Museum Day

  • Saturday, June 8th 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Beaufort

Visitors who have always wanted to explore the acclaimed North Carolina Maritime Museum can enjoy everything this landmark has to offer and miles more at the annual Museum Day. Held in early June, this event features a wealth of activities, games, music, and unique displays from opening to closing time, and is a fantastic opportunity to explore this museum, and the charming town of Beaufort, North Carolina, in depth.

Week of June 10, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

  • Monday, June 10th - Saturday, June 15th
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.

Junior Sailing Program

  • Monday, June 10th - Friday, June 21st
Beaufort

Young residents and visitors who have always dreamed of charting their own course on their water can learn all about the basics of sailing and beyond at the summertime Junior Sailing Program. This day camp that is open to all children ages 8 and over will cover everything that young mariners need to know about two classes of sailboats, and is an immersive and fun way to discover a new skill while enjoying the open waters of Beaufort, N.C.

Week of June 17, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Junior Sailing Program

  • Monday, June 10th - Friday, June 21st
Beaufort

Young residents and visitors who have always dreamed of charting their own course on their water can learn all about the basics of sailing and beyond at the summertime Junior Sailing Program. This day camp that is open to all children ages 8 and over will cover everything that young mariners need to know about two classes of sailboats, and is an immersive and fun way to discover a new skill while enjoying the open waters of Beaufort, N.C.

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

  • Saturday, June 22nd - Sunday, June 23rd
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Beaufort

If you’ve ever wanted to test your mettle when it comes to construction, while enjoying an activity that will result in something special, then you’ll want to sign up for the Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course. This unique event that is held in the heart of Beaufort is an intricate course of how to build a boat from the ground up, and best of all, will result with a newfound intricate knowledge of how to craft a boat or two of your own.

Week of June 24, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour

  • Friday, June 28th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Beaufort

Visitors can explore the best aspects of downtown Beaufort inside and out with the annual Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour. Held throughout this coastal community, and featuring a number of popular sites including the buildings within the Beaufort Historic Site, area gardens, local churches, the Old Burying Ground and much more, this event provides an in-depth look into what makes Beaufort both historic and continually charming.

Week of July 1, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Emerald Isle 4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Thursday, 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

  • Thursday, 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.

Great 4th Race

  • Saturday, July 6th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaufort

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.

Week of July 8, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

  • Saturday, July 13th - Sunday, July 14th
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Beaufort

If you’ve ever wanted to test your mettle when it comes to construction, while enjoying an activity that will result in something special, then you’ll want to sign up for the Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course. This unique event that is held in the heart of Beaufort is an intricate course of how to build a boat from the ground up, and best of all, will result with a newfound intricate knowledge of how to craft a boat or two of your own.

Beaufort Historic Association's Summer Party

  • Saturday, July 13th 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Beaufort

Head to one of Beaufort’s favorite local landmarks for one of the most festive and anticipated parties of the year. The Beaufort Historic Association's Summer Party is an annual celebration that features an enchanting atmosphere complete with delicious food, an open bar, ample live music and dancing, auctions, and a host of ways to toast the summer while supporting a beloved local cause.

Week of August 19, 2019 - August 25, 2019

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

  • Sunday, August 25th - Monday, August 26th
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Beaufort

If you’ve ever wanted to test your mettle when it comes to construction, while enjoying an activity that will result in something special, then you’ll want to sign up for the Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course. This unique event that is held in the heart of Beaufort is an intricate course of how to build a boat from the ground up, and best of all, will result with a newfound intricate knowledge of how to craft a boat or two of your own.

Week of August 26, 2019 - September 1, 2019

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

  • Sunday, August 25th - Monday, August 26th
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Beaufort

If you’ve ever wanted to test your mettle when it comes to construction, while enjoying an activity that will result in something special, then you’ll want to sign up for the Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course. This unique event that is held in the heart of Beaufort is an intricate course of how to build a boat from the ground up, and best of all, will result with a newfound intricate knowledge of how to craft a boat or two of your own.

Week of September 9, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

  • Saturday, September 14th - Sunday, September 15th
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Beaufort

If you’ve ever wanted to test your mettle when it comes to construction, while enjoying an activity that will result in something special, then you’ll want to sign up for the Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course. This unique event that is held in the heart of Beaufort is an intricate course of how to build a boat from the ground up, and best of all, will result with a newfound intricate knowledge of how to craft a boat or two of your own.

Week of September 16, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Emerald Isle Day4Kids

  • Saturday, September 21st 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Emerald Isle

The youngest members of your vacationing party will have a ball at this special event that’s designed just for them, and which features a wealth of free activities that everyone in the family can enjoy. Emerald Isle Day4Kids is a special celebration that features plenty of fair-style games, food, and other activities that showcase how fun Emerald Isle can be.

Week of October 7, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Mullet Festival of Swansboro

  • Saturday, October 12th - Sunday, October 13th
Swansboro

If you’re a southern seafood fan, then you’re going to love the annual Mullet Festival of Swansboro. This two-day affair features a wealth of ways to enjoy this local crystal coast staple, as well as plenty of games and activities that celebrate the food, flavor, and all around fun of the heart of Swansboro and the North Carolina coastline.

Fall In-The-Water Meet

  • Saturday, October 12th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaufort

Set sail to the small town of Beaufort, NC for this engaging event where mariners can meet and mingle with their water loving colleagues. The Fall In-The-Water Meet is a fun gathering that’s wide open to experienced mariners and newcomers alike, and which features a host of fun activities including free boat rides a pig pickin’, and plenty of opportunities to learn all about life on the water in this small and charming town.

Week of October 14, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Swansboro Five-0 King Mackerel Tournament

  • Wednesday, October 16th - Saturday, October 19th
Swansboro

Head to the Crystal Coast to enjoy some of the best fishing conditions all year long by participating in October’s annual Swansboro Five-0 King Mackerel Tournament. This popular fishing tournament features up to $180,000 in prizes for participants, and is a great way to enjoy the down home culture, hospitality, and great coastal waters of Swansboro and the greater Crystal Coast region.

Kayak Fishing Class

  • Thursday, October 17th 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Beaufort

If you’ve ever wanted to join the kayak fishing craze while exploring the stunning waters that surround downtown Beaufort, N.C., then this fully immersive and engaging day-long class may be an exceptional fit. The Kayak Fishing Class is a prime opportunity to learn everything you need to know about this popular sport that can be enjoyed just about anywhere in the Crystal Coast area, and is a fine opportunity to uncover a wealth of info as well as incredible on-the-water views in the heart of Beaufort.

Week of October 21, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Tuna Run 200 Relay

  • Friday, October 25th - Saturday, October 26th
Atlantic Beach

Have a lot of stamina and want to explore the coastal North Carolina region in its entirety? Then you’ll want to grab your friends and family and sign up for the massive but all-around fun Tuna Run 200 Relay. This relay race that extends more than 200 miles from start to finish takes participants on a fascinating tour of eastern North Carolina, and eventually lands in the heart of the Crystal Coast in the sunny town of Atlantic Beach.

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 2, 2019 - December 8, 2019

Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

  • Saturday, December 7th 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.

AB Watersport Adventures
The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores
Island Express Ferry Service