April 2022 Events on the Crystal Coast

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Spotlight: April 2022 Events on the Crystal Coast

Whether you’re vacationing with us or you’re a local, There’s always something to look forward to and always fun to be had. Don’t miss any of these April 2022 Events on the Crystal Coast.

TRIVIA NIGHT AT PROMISE LAND MARKET

Reoccurring Weekly on Wednesday until December 28, 2022 – Time: 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Promise Land Market | 909-B Arendell Street | Morehead City

Join Promise Land Market and Quiz Master Schnibbs each Wednesday for Trivia, food, and cocktails! Bring a good team and win PLM “cash” and the winning team at the end of the quarter will get $500 to a charity of their choosing. 


ALL YOU CAN PLAY ARCADE

Reoccurring every Thursday – Time: 5:00 PM – 9 PM

Mac Daddy’s Entertainment Center | 130 Golfin Dolphin Drive | Cape Carteret

Enjoy game time every Thursday night from 5 PM -9 PM. $20 a person.


30 SECOND ROCKS MUSIC TRIVIA AT BOGUE DISTILLERY

Reoccurring every Wednesday – Time: 6:30 PM – 11 PM

Bogue Sound Distillery | 108 Bogue Commercial Drive | Newport

Stop by for a chance to win one of three gift certificates in addition to the cash jackpot! 


ARTRAGEOUS WEDNESDAYS

Recurring weekly on Wednesday. Time: 6 PM – 8PM

Promise Land Market | 909-B Arendell Street | Morehead City

Every Wednesday local artists bring their work to show and sell. Join us for art and 1/2 price bottles of wine!


MULLET BAR MUSINGO AT PROMISE LAND MARKET

Recurring every Thursday – Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Promise Land Market | 909-B Arendell Street | Morehead City

Musingo is a game where songs replace the numbers on a bingo card. DJ  Schnibbs will play music and if you have the song listed on your card, you mark it off!


42nd ANNUAL NEWPORT PIG COOKING CONTEST

April 1 & 2, 2022 – Time: 9 AM – 6 PM

Newport Community Park | 200 Howard Blvd | Newport

Mayor Garner was one of the first to help get the Newport Pig Cookin Contest going. It started as a fundraiser for the Newport Developmental Center to raise money for needs they had at the time.  41 years later the Pig Cookin has grown into the Largest all Volunteer  Non-Profit  Pig Cookin in the USA.  In 2019 we will have given over one million dollars back to different charities.

  • Free Admission and Free Parking
  • Barbecue Plates are only $9.00 and they include BBQ, slaw, baked beans, and roll
  • Bulk Pork when available sold for $9.00 per pound
  • Serving begins Saturday at 11:00 am
  • Concession Stands
  • Rides
  • Bake Sales
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Live Music
  • Souvenirs and so much more!

ANGELA HARKER ART SHOW

April 1 , 2022 – Time: 4:30 PM – 6 PM

Mattie King Davis Art Gallery  | 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery is excited to welcome artist Angela Harker this coming April. A free show will be held at the gallery on Friday, April 1 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. All events are subject to change. Harker will be the featured artist for the months of April and May.


MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE-RED RIDING HOOD

April 1 & 2, 2022 – Time: 7 PM – 9 PM

Price: $10-Adults. $5-Students

Carteret Community Theatre | 1604 Arendell St | Morehead City


6TH ANNUAL CORE SOUND RUN

April 2, 2022 – Time: 9 AM-Noon

 

1785 Island Rd | Harkers Island

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.


INTRODUCTION TO WOODEN BOAT BUILDING

April 2 & 3, 2022 – Time: 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Boat Building Course In October Events on the Crystal Coast

North Carolina Maritime Museum  | 315 Front Street | Beaufort

Join us on March 19th starting at 9 am at the Crystal Coast Civic Center for PickleFest Pickleball Tournament v.2! Format: Match is best 2 out of 3 games, first to 11 wins. Championship matches will be best 2 of 3 games, play to 11, win by 2. Guaranteed minimum of two matches.
 
To register today, visit our website at ccpr.recdesk.com
 
If the ages of partners fall into different divisions, the team must play in the younger division. Skill Level is self-rated; if uncertain of your skill level, refer to USAPA Player Skill Rating Definitions chart (https://www.ifpickleball.org/skill-rating-definitions).
 
All USAPA rules apply.
This is a non-sanctioned event.
For more information contact:
Darlene Austin or Paul Stanley at 252-222-5858
 

CARNIVAL TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE

April 2, 2002- Time: 11 AM – 4 PM

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shore | 1 Roosevelt Drive | Pine Knoll Shores

The Carnival to Combat Climate Change on April 2 will combine conservation, science, and fun during the first-ever event at N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Youth leaders at the Aquarium are hoping the carnival will provide a space for all ages to discuss environmental issues.  This free event will be held outside in the Aquarium parking lot 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Leaders in science and conservation from across the state will be stationed at booths, ready to talk about climate change and how individuals can help lessen its effects on coastal communities. Enjoy hands-on activities and carnival games throughout the day. Brant Island Strings of Arapahoe will play live music from noon to 2 p.m.
 

A TOAST TO THE WEDDING VIEL WITH KRISTY WOODSON HARVEY

April 7, 2002- Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Crystal Coast Civic Center | 3505 Arendell Street | Morehead City

Price: $75

The Wedding Veil brings to vivid life a group of remarkable women forging their own paths—and explores the mystery of a national heirloom lost to time. Enjoy an evening with Kristy Woodson Harvey as she discusses the why and reads a selection from the book. After which there will also be time for a Q&A session and book signing.
The ticket will include a copy of The Wedding Veil, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, wine, and beverages. Culinary selections will be created by the Carteret CC Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Programs. Purchase your ticket here.


EASTER BUNNY AND A MOVIE

April 8, 2002- Time: 5:30 PM – 8 PM

Emerald Isle Community Center | 203 Leisure Lane | Emerald Isle

Join Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation for our special Easter Bunny & A Movie event on Friday, April 8, starting at 5:30 p.m.Join us for a free family-friendly movie night and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny and popcorn to enjoy. This event is open to children of all ages, but space is limited to 75 children. For more information or to pre-register, please call 252-354-6350.


AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL SERIES

April 9, 2002- Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

First Presbyterian | 1604 Arendell Street | Morehead City

Price: $32 Adult, $16 Student/Military- Call (252) -342-5034 to reserve

Praised by the New York Times for its vibrancy and “panache,” the Harlem Quartet has thrilled audiences in 47 states and toured extensively in Europe, South America, Asia and South Africa.

“Bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.”  — Cincinnati Enquirer

Program: Modern American favorites from Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Strayhorn, and Grant Still, among others.


MERRY TIME FOR TOTS

April 13, 2002- Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

North Carolina Maritime Museum | 315 Front Street | Beaufort

Price: $10 per participating child (Friends of the Museum members $5). Register online or by phone at 252-504-7758.

Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their caregivers participate in a maritime-themed hands-on experience, craft, and activity during this program, which is offered every second Wednesday. Topics rotate between pirates, sharks, whales, and fish with a focus on both experience and exposure. Each program is 45-60 minutes long. Caregivers are asked to stay for the entire program.


OCEAN INFANTS

April 14, 2002- Time: 9 AM – 9:30 AM

North Carolina Maritime Museum | 315 Front Street | Beaufort

Price: $10 per participating child (Friends of the Museum members $5). Register online or by phone at 252-504-7758

Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their caregivers participate in a maritime-themed hands-on experience, craft, and activity during this program, which is offered every second Wednesday. Topics rotate between pirates, sharks, whales, and fish with a focus on both experience and exposure. Each program is 45-60 minutes long. Caregivers are asked to stay for the entire program.


ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

April 16, 2002- Time: 11 AM – 12 PM

 

Beaufort Historic Site | 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

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. All events are subject to change.


ADULTS ONLY TOUR

April 22, 2002- Time: 6 PM – 7 PM

North Carolina Maritime Museum | 315 Front Street | Beaufort

Price: $30 – Register here or call (252) 504-7758 for more information.

Join Associate Education Curator for a selection of maritime stories she’d never tell before 5 p.m.

This program is rated R due to language, alcohol, and explicit content. Participants must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Laugh, drink, and learn during this hour-long alternative museum tour designed for adults only (ages 21+). Enjoy your beverage as you learn about some lesser told stories related to maritime history ranging from topics of love, maritime art subjects, and love diseases.

Select flavored moonshines (depending on availability) and soft drinks will be served.

Complimentary souvenir cup included. Discussion topics will include nudity in maritime art, alcohol and drug smuggling on the ocean, STDs among sailors, and more.

This event is designed to be a fun and different look at both the NC Maritime Museum and the history it interprets, documents, and promotes.

Cost includes tour, moonshine, and souvenir cup.


PUBLICK DAY

April 23, 2022 – Time: 9 AM – 4 PM

Beaufort Historic Site | 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

An old-fashioned flea market on the Beaufort Historic Site with vendors selling antiques and collectibles, art, crafts, handmade jewelry, books, food, and more. No admission charge. Vendor information is available for this fun spring event by visiting the website at www.beauforthistoricsite.org or emailing pr@beauforthistoricsite.org. This event is FREE to the general public. For more information, visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225, or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St. All events are subject to change.


16TH ANNUAL BEAUFORT WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

April 27, 2022 – May 1, 2022

5-Day Wine and Food Festival ready to take over Beaufort and beyond.

Join Beaufort Wine and Food as it showcases award-winning talent from across the globe with over 20 culinary events – all in the name of charity.

Guests enjoy a variety of events over the five-day festival, including dinners in area Restaurants, seminars, a Grand Reserve Tasting and Auction, Vin de Mer Epicurean Village, the Champagne Celebration Brunch, and more.

Mingle with chefs, winemakers, sommeliers, winery owners, and wine aficionados from across the USA and beyond. Tantalize your taste buds with savory samplings from renowned chefs, specially paired with select wines from notable vineyards.
 
Expand your awareness at a seminar featuring exceptional wine educators. Sip, taste, learn, and enjoy!

CAVIAR FARM TOUR AT MARSHALLBERG FARM

April 29, 2022- Time: 2 PM – 4 PM

Marshallberg Farm | 811 Straits Road | Smyrna

Tour the sturgeon farm, taste the caviar, and enjoy friendly conversation with the staff. Products will be available for purchase.

The event will include:
• An in-depth tour of the indoor R.A.S. sturgeon farm
• Caviar tasting with Social House Vodka
• Sampling of smoked sturgeon products & more
• Opportunity to speak to staff and purchase Marshallberg Farm products.
 
To maximize your experience, each tour is limited to 20 guests.

14TH ANNUAL REELIN FOR RESEARCH FISHING TOURNAMENT

April 30, 2022- Time: 7 AM – 8 PM

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 fishing tournament in Morehead City, NC. To date, over 4.4 million dollars have been raised to help LAND A CURE for childhood cancer! For more info, email info@reelinforresearch or call 919-971-4600

Calendar of Events

Looking for more fun along the Crystal Coast? Check out our 2022 Crystal Coast Calendar of Events page! 

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