Memorial Day Weekend On the Crystal Coast!

Ready to spend your extended weekend on the Crystal Coast? We have a list of the best things to do this weekend.

First things first, we would like to give a BIG thanks to all those who served and all of those who currently serve. We are forever grateful for your sacrifices. With The Crystal Coast being next to two Marine Corp bases, we give and extra thanks to those military members that call the Crystal Coast home.

This is a busy weekend in our amazing beach town. We have complied a list of the best events this weekend!

Olde Beaufort Farmer’s Market Farm to Table Dinner 

Date: May 23, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 8 PM

Join the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market for their annual fundraising Farm to Table Dinner on the Harborside Park deck overlooking Taylor’s Creek on the waterfront in downtown Beaufort. This fine dining experience features a menu prepared by the chefs at Clawson’s Restaurant from the freshest meats and vegetables raised by the market farmers and delicious breads and desserts from the market bakers. Live entertainment will be provided by the Beaufort Blues Project and wine and beer are included. Tickets may be purchased online at: oldebeaufortfarmersmarket.org or at the market on Saturday mornings thru the 18th. Don’t miss this event that is sure to please! For more details, 252-564-8822 or www.oldebeaufortfarmersmarket.org.

Into the Fog @ Cru Wine Bar

Date: May 24, 2019

Time: 8 PM – 11 PM

Into The Fog is a string band out of Wilmington, NC that encompasses a wide array of genres from bluegrass to country to folk to rock n’ roll. The band is made up of Brian Stephenson on Vocals and Guitar, Winston Mitchell on Vocals and Dobro/Mandolin, and Derek Lane on Vocals and Bass. After competing in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition, Into the Fog is quickly making a name for themselves throughout North Carolina and catching audience’s attention with their high energy blend of traditional bluegrass and modern folk. With two lead singers and a lot of instrumentation the band has a way of grabbing people’s attention, no matter what their musical preference. For more details, 252-728-3066 or www.beaufortcru.com.

Jonathan Bryan Williams @ Promise’ Land Market

Date: May 24, 2019

Time: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Jonathan Bryan Williams of the Pat McGee Band will be here. Super talented. Come on out! For more details, 252-222-0422 or www.promiselandmarket.com.

Mikele Buck Band @ Salt 

Date: May 24, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12 AM

The Voice 2018 contestant Mikele Buck was born in the Hills of West Virginia, where his family was steeped in the traditional music of the Appalachians. Playing drums in rock bands for most of his high school days, after graduation Mikele bought his first guitar. He started writing songs and playing local taverns, bars, and bonfire parties, testing his own songs out on friends and family. His original songs are a blend of all his musical influences, including Steve Earle, Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt and Red-Dirt artists like Randy Rodgers Band and Reckless Kelly. After returning from the Iraq war in 2005, Mikele went to Nashville to record his first CD and established his first band near Greenville NC. This band’s popularity grew and soon they were opening up for major acts such as Jason Aldean and Joe Nichols. From NC night clubs and fairs, the Mikele Buck Band began drawing record crowds of their own. His latest iTunes release has been pouring through car speakers all over the east…

Kayak for the Warriors 5K and 10K Beach Run 2019

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 8 AM – 10:30 AM

Kayak for the Warriors™ is an annual fundraising event for HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS® to benefit our brave, combat injured and fallen service men and women and their families, sponsored by the Town of Pine Knoll Shores, NC.

We kick off our Kayak for the Warrior activities by hosting 5K and 10K Beach Runs on Saturday, May 25, at 8:00 a.m. The event fee for the 5K is $25 and the 10K is $30. Both include a t-shirt. Runners will begin at the The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores and run east and return on the beach. Additional information and registration can be found at www.k4tw.org or at www.runtheeast.com.

Cannon Day @ Fort Macon 

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Come down to Fort Macon and learn how different Civil War era cannons were loaded, aimed, and fired.  Cannon demonstrations will be at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30.

Caviar Farm Tour & Tasting 

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 11 AM – 12:30 PM

That’s right, there’s a caviar farm right here in Carteret County!

Marshallberg Farm is the largest producer of Russian Sturgeon caviar in the U.S.A., with capacity to produce up to 3 tons of caviar per year. Due to popular demand, the Down East facility will be holding a series of farm tours and caviar tastings.

The tour includes a guided walk amongst 40 indoor recirculating aquaculture tanks that teem with sturgeon and span some 54,000 square feet of building space. Following the tour, there will be a caviar and smoked sturgeon tasting and a chance to purchase products.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.marshallbergfarm.com/tours. Spaces are limited.

Big Drink Music @ The Trading Post 

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Big Drink Music will be bringing the boogie to the Trading Post!

A Great Gatsby Party (with The Raynor Brothers Band) 

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 9:30 PM

The Roaring Twenties… The Jazz Age…
GREAT GATSBY! The party of the season…
Destination The Infusion Cafe… Copacetic! (And how!)
On the evening of May 25, 2019, our joint will be jumpin in the jazz.
On the square! The cat’s meow… featuring the smooth jake sounds of ‘The Raynor Brothers Band!
(That’s the Raynor Brothers… They got the goods! See.)
This jazz ensemble is the bee’s knees!

Timmie Raynor III and
Gabriel Raynor will be leading the band.
The event’s gonna be a lollapalooza- and like Gatsby himself said,
“A little party never killed nobody!”
All you cats and dames hip to the jive, grab your glad rags and get ready to start “putting on the Ritz!”
Our kitchen artists are dreaming up a swanky 3-4 course meal that hit on all sixes and take you straight back to the 1920s like nobody’s business. Dinner will be served up with our famous ‘noodle juice’ and ‘joe’ (that’s twenties speak for tea and coffee- savvy?)… all this, our live-wire staff in the get up and The Raynor Brothers too!
This is sure to be the party of the season… and a night you wont want to miss.

Tickets Required. Seating is limited.
Call 252-240-2800 for event information and to guarantee your seats!

Irish Robinson @ Promise’ Land Market 

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 1 AM

Join us for music by Irish Robinson. We have live music EVERY weekend. For more details, 252-222-0422 or www.promiselandmarket.com.

Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin’ Stones @ Salt 

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 1 AM

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin’ Stones are fronted by a 21-year-old powerhouse guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. The South Carolina-born artist, who formed the band as an eight-year-old, has developed a powerful and sublime synthesis of skills and makes it clear that the future is hers to conquer.
See her live @ https://youtu.be/PxWTf46X7qE
On their new self-titled album, Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones (available everywhere now) the band — who’ve played over 2,000 shows — digs to their core and leaves it all on the floor. The album is an aural kaleidoscope of blazing guitars and searing vocals, all of which establish Wicklund as a triple-threat player, singer and writer.
Hannah credits her father with instilling the lesson of never losing the intensity that music requires. Her first guitar was a present from him, as a kind of atonement for getting rid of her backyard trampoline. That very night, he taught her to play “Rockin’ In The Free World” and Tom Petty’s “It’s Good To Be King.” (Creativity runs through the family: her mother, a talented artist, painted the latest Steppin Stones album cover.) She grew up knowing that her life would be consumed by music. And somehow it feels as though it is only the beginning…
Past appearances including major events such as the Peach Music Festival, Firefly Music Festival and Kaaboo Del Mar.

Selah Dubb @ Off The Hook 

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

Come check out Selah Dubb at Off The Hook. Come on out for great food, drink specials and LIVE entertainment!

Memorial Day Pig Pickin and Hawaiian Shirt Contest

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

Fishtowne is throwing a Memorial Day Pig Pickin Luau and want to celebrate with their craft beer Ohana! Sunday, May 26th from 12pm – 5pm they will be cooking up a pig along with a Hawaiian shirt contest. Games, music and door prizes all day with the best Hawaiian shirt winner announced at 3pm. Winner receives a special edition Fishtowne Hawaiian Shirt. So join them at Fishtowne for a hella good BBQ and a hella good time! For more details, 252-838-1102 or www.fishtownebrewhouse.com.

Sea Stars and Stripes Event Salutes Active Military @ the Aquarium

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

 There is a significant United States military presence in North Carolina. All four branches are represented in some way; from Seymore Johnson Airforce Base in Goldsboro and Fort Bragg near Fayetteville, to Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point closer to Carteret County. On Memorial Day, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores will host Sea Stars and Stripes as a way to salute active military and their families. The event is specifically designed for currently serving military who have young children. Join us for an evening after hours for dinner, live animal presentations, and take-home crafts that children of all ages can enjoy. For more details, 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.