Crystal Coast Calendar of Events
2017 On-Going Events
Escoffier Chef Dinner Series
1901 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
The popular dinner series is back! Enjoy a four-course meal prepared by Culinary Students and top local chefs. Get a ticket for an individual dinner, or the whole series but act fast because they always sell out! This is an annual event that occurs once a month during January, February, March and April. This year we are offering four dinners (no luncheon) in the series. All four dinners will feature the best French Cuisine (four course-meal). This event sells out every year! This amazingly unique event supports the CCC Culinary Program. The Culinary Program is vibrantly training tomorrow’s chefs. Carteret Community College is very proud that we send 3-4 students annually to France for a month internship. During this month-long trip the students train under the best French Escoffier Chefs in the world!
• January 24 – Chef Floyd Olmstead
• February 28 – Chef Charles Park
• March 23 – Chef Anthony Garnett
• April 25 – C.C.C. Culinary Students
Four dinner package – $200/person
Individual dinners – $60/person
All dinners will take place at the Coral Bay Club, Atlantic Beach.
NC Whales & Whaling Symposium
April 7, 2017
315 Front St. Beaufort, NC
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
This day-long event will include presentations focusing on whales and historic hunting practices. Participants will learn about species of whales that can be found in our coastal waters, how some of these whales were hunted throughout the Atlantic and elsewhere and where some of their skeletal remains have ended up. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com
Candy, Chicks and Rock ‘N Roll
April 7-8. 2017
Carteret Community Theatre
In this Event, the theatre turns into a giant candy factory for the showing of “Hop”. There will be a complimentary snack and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $10 a seat. For Tickets, visit www.carteretcommunitytheatre.com
April 8, 2017
1411 Highway 101 North Beaufort
9:00 AM -3:00 PM
There will be vendors and food. For more information, call 252-241-6036.
King Mackerel & The Blues Are Running — Saturday Evening Show
April 8, 2017
Join us at Joslyn Hall at Carteret Community College for a special anniversary celebration as the North Carolina Coastal Federation turns 35 and the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum turns 25 and present The Coastal Cohorts and their one-of-a-kind show King Mackerel & The Blues Are Running. The Cohorts bring their love of the seashore to the stage with a musical blend of folk, soul and rock music. The Cohorts’ original music celebrates life on the Carolina coast with a combination of ballads and upbeat tunes, flavored by humor and poetry.
Be the first to get your Saturday evening general admission tickets on sale for $50 for federation or museum members and $60 for non-members. Saturday night tickets include the lively Cast Party with the Cohorts after the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the Sunday matinee are also on sale.
With an impressive performance history from their first run at Rhythm Alley in Chapel Hill in 1985, The Cohorts have performed King Mackerel and the Blues Are Running at the West Bank Theatre (New York City), Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.) and at venues up and down the coast from Virginia to Georgia.
Emerald Isle Easter Egg Hunt
203 Leisure Lane
Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation
April 9, 2017
Easter Egg Hunt & Festivities will take place on Sunday, April 9th 2017 at Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation beginning at 12pm (noon). Join the EI Bunny at noon for festivities including sidewalk chalking, face painting, music and more. Sharply at 1pm the egg hunting whistle will be blown. Egg hunters should bring their own basket and arrive prior to 12:45. There is no fee to participate in the egg hunt. Three age categories: Ages 4 & Under • Ages 5 to 8 • Ages 9 to 12. Prizes will be awarded in each age group for the person(s) finding the EI bunny’s prize eggs. The EI bunny himself will be on hand for photographs and to award the prizes. Everyone is invited! No registration is required.
Shackleford Banks: Horse, Hiking and History
April 13, 2017
NC Maritime Museum
Experience Outer Banks Heritage and wildlife with a guided hike on Shackleford Banks, part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Not Suitable for children under 12. Advance reservations required. Fee: $25 per person. For more details, 252-728-7317 or www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com
Salty Air Open Market Easter Egg Glow Hunt
April 14, 2017
307 Cedar Point Blvd Cedar Point, NC
Come on out enjoy this awesome glow in the dark Easter egg hunt.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT (DONATION WELCOME) proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House.
Will have vendors, live music, food trucks and a bouncy house out at the market all day. Will be serving one free hot dog per child during the Easter egg hunt.The hunt starts at 7:30 pm. Kids will be split up into three groups 0 – 3 4 – 6 7-12.
Beaufort Historic Association’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 15, 2017
Beaufort Historic Site
Hop over to the Beaufort Historic Site and join the fun . Children ages seven and younger are invited to search for hidden eggs filled with candy and enjoy light refreshments. This is a free event; all you need to bring is your Easter basket and arrive early to position yourself for the start of the Hunt! The gates to the grounds will open at 11 AM for all age groups. For more details 252-728-5225 or www.beauforthistoricdistrict.org
Beaufort Wine & Food
April 26- April 30
Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend showcases great wineries and winemakers from around the world and pairs them with food prepared by local, regional and visiting chefs in a beautiful and intimate coastal setting along the Crystal Coast.