Crystal Coast Events for May 2022

Crystal Coast Events for May 2022

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 May 2022 Events on the Crystal Coast.

BAKED AND BREWED ART EXPO

May 1- Time: 11 AM – 4 PM

The Market at Cedar Point | 1046 Cedar Point Blvd | Cedar Point

Come by for locally baked goods, pies, specialty treats, cupcakes, fresh bread, Coffee Trucks, Bakery Food Trucks, local art, and more!


MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: EARLY TOURISM: OUTERBANKS

May 4- Time: 11 AM – 9 PM

North Carolina Maritime Museum| 315 Front Street | Beaufort

The Outer Banks is one of North Carolina’s most popular destinations for summer tourism. It is also one of North Carolina’s oldest summer destinations. Join Curator of Maritime History David Bennett to explore what tourism looked like along the Outer Banks from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Free, no registration is required for the in-person program, held in the museum auditorium.


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!


2022 ANNUAL WOODEN BOAT SHOW

May 5-8 Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

North Carolina Maritime Museum | 315 Front Street | Beaufort 

Whether you’re a boating enthusiast or prefer to keep your feet on dry land, the Annual Wooden Boat Show has activities for all ages. This event, held each year on the first Saturday in May, celebrates the art of North Carolina traditional wooden boatbuilding and the sport of boat racing. Dozens of handcrafted wooden boats will be on display, along with nautical demonstrations, and activities for children. The annual Wooden Boat Show has received top honors from the Southeast Tourism Society as a “Top 20 Event for the Southeast” four consecutive years. Throughout the show, please feel free to tag your photos with #BeaufortBoatShow.


2022 BEACH RUN SERIES

May 5 & 19, 2022 – Time: 5:15 PM – 8 PM

Carteret County Parks & Recreation | 207 W Atlantic Blvd | Atlantic Beach

Price: $8 per person, per race

All ages and skill levels are welcome! Beach run options include 1 mile, 5k, and 10k. All runs will take place on the beach. Registration is from 5:15 – 6:15 pm and the race starts at 6:30 pm.


NORTH CAROLINA SHELL CLUB SHELL SHOW

May 6 – May 8 , 2022 – Time: 9 AM – 5 PM

Crystal Coast Civic Center | 3505 Arendell Street | Morehead City

Price: $5 Adults | $3 Seniors/Students | Children Free

It’s a Shell-abration! Please come help us celebrate the end of the Covid pandemic and the return of the North Carolina Shell Club shell show. We welcome everyone- beginners, crafters, collectors, naturalists, and scientists. The show will feature educational exhibits, shell craft and artwork, and a huge selection of shells for sale from some of the best vendors in the country. The show is meant for beginners and experienced collectors, young and old, those who like collecting on the beach, and lifelong collectors who would like to grow their collection. F & S 9-5 pm, Sun till 3 pm.


PINE NEEDLE WORKSHOP

May 6, 2022 – Time: 9:30 AM – 2 PM

Beaufort Historic Site | 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

Price: $50 

Learn how to make your own Pine Needle Basket with Ms. Penny Holland! The class will be held three different times: May 6, July 22 (advanced session), and September 16. Pine needle basket-making dates back to almost 9,000 years ago and the baskets served as a vessel for grain, crops, and other essentials. The price for materials is $50 for each class. All supplies provided. Bring bag lunch. Must sign up by calling 252-728-5225 or visiting the Beaufort Historic Site at 130 Turner Street. Sign-up ends a week before each class. Max for each class is 10. All Beaufort Historic Site Events are subject to cancellation and or change.


7TH ANNUAL BIKE THE BANKS

May 7, 2022 – Time: 8 AM-Noon

Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation | 203 Leisure Lane | Emerald Isle

Ride 1-8:30 am Emerald Isle-~10 mile fun ride on the multi-use path. Out and back from 203 Leisure Lane to the Eastern Regional Access ( 2701 Emerald Drive).

Ride 2-8:00 am Fort Macon-50 miles out and back along Highway 58 from 203 Leisure Lane to Fort Macon.

Ride 3- 8:00am-Cape Lookout-100 miles out and back from 203 Leisure Lane to Harker’s Island.


DOWNTOWN DERBY DARTY

May 7, 2022 – Time: 3 PM – 7 PM

Portside Marina | 209 Arendell Street | Morehead City

Price: $20

DMC, Inc. is excited to host a Kentucky Derby pub crawl sponsored by, Adams Beverages, Cirila Cothran Real Estate, Portside Marina Ship Store, and Tow Boat US. Stops include:

Arendell Room, Catch 109, Floyd’s 1921, Jack’s, Off the Hook, Portside Marina, Promise Land Market, Red Fish Grill, Taps & Tackle, Tight Lines, & Yellowfin Pub

Enjoy Derby drink specials, appetizers, and photo opportunities while walking around beautiful downtown MHC. Get dressed up to enter our best hat and outfit competitions – judged by local celebrities from 2:00 – 3:30 pm at Portside Marina!

Participants will receive a complimentary drink voucher, raffle ticket, and some unique Derby swag. Additional drinks and appetizers will be available for purchase at participating locations.

 


MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH WITH LIVE MUSIC

May 8, 2002- Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

Jacks Waterfront Bar | 513 Evans Street | Morehead City

Price: $40 Adults | $20 Children

Come out and enjoy live music with Lauren Nicole and a delicious buffet to celebrate mom!

BEAUFORT PAINT OUT

May 12, 2002- Time: 8 AM – 6 PM

Beaufort Historic Site | 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

The Beaufort Historical Association has partnered with Plein Air New Bern to host a “Paint Out” all around the town of Beaufort during the day on May 12th. Over 30 juried Plein air painters will set up their easels around Beaufort during the day to capture the city’s charm on their canvases. All are welcome to watch these talented artists in action (and purchase work all throughout the day)! Artists will meet back at the Beaufort Historic Site from 4 – 6 pm for a meet & greet and will display their work in a pop-up art show and sale. Free for all to attend!

Several demos will also be scheduled throughout the day.

Download the En Plein Air App to find painters’ locations around Beaufort throughout the day.


CELEBRATION ON THE SOUND

May 12 – May 15, 2002- Reoccurring Daily

3505 Arendell Street | 3409 Arendell Street | Morehead City

Price: Varies

Join us at Celebration on the Sound, an inaugural weekend festival hosting a carnival, fireworks, and live performances from Parmalee, Avery Anna, Randy Houser, and Shy Carter


BEATEN BISCUITS WITH SARAH SMITH

May 13,  2002- Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Beaufort Historic Site | 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

Learn the lost art of how to make biscuits without yeast! Join Sarah Smith for this special workshop in the Old Jail on the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site. This event is free and open to the public. The Old Beaufort Shop will also feature a wide range of Historic Teas that are perfectly paired with your biscuits!


MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: MARITIME SUPERSTITIONS

May 13, 2002- Time: 11 AM-Noon

North Carolina Maritime Museum | 315 Front Street | Beaufort

Cats, women, and banana peels were all considered bad luck if found on the deck of a ship, but why? Join Associate Museum Curator Christine Brin in the museum auditorium as she explores some of the more common maritime superstitions and why they may not have been as ridiculous as they appear at first glance. Free, no registration is required for the in-person program, held in the museum auditorium.


CROATAN SPRING JAM ENDURO

May 14, 2002- Time: 6 PM – 11 PM

Carteret County Speedway | 501 Whitehouse Fork Rd | Swansboro

Price: $15

Spring is in the air and excitement is on the track! The fan-favorite Enduro hits the track for the first time this season. This is a race like no other: You can expect obstacles on the track and much much more! In action: Chargers, Mini-Stock, Street Stock, Super Trucks, Jr Mini Cup, Enduro


SECOND SATURDAY CONCERT- RED & THE ROCKERS

May 14, 2002- Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. City Park | Between 9th & 10th Street | Morehead City

Come join us for the first “Second Saturday” concert of the year! This week, we will feature Red and the Rockers, a classic rock band. Bring the whole family for a night of live music and fun in Downtown Morehead City!


BRUSHES AND BREWS DATE NIGHT

May 18, 2002- Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Crystal Coast Brewing | 219 West Fort Macon Road | Atlantic Beach

Price: $60 – Per Couple 

We are very excited that you will be coming to paint with us! Our goal is to provide you with an experience that encourages creativity, conversation, and FUN!! Wine & Design is not your typical art class. Be prepared to listen to music, laugh and let go of stress. Grab a friend or loved one and we promise you will have a good time. Our local artists will guide you step by step to create your very own masterpiece. This class is open to the public and perfect for all experience levels. Your ticket includes all art supplies.


32ND ANNUAL BEAUFORT MUSIC FESTIVAL

May 20 – May 21, 2022 – Time: 4:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Gallants Channel Event Space | 293 W Beaufort Road Ext | Beaufort

Beaufort Music Festival (BMF) is a community-supported, volunteer-run event put on by Beaufort Arts and Music, Incorporated, a 501c3 non-profit organization. For over 30 years, the festival has taken place each May in historic Beaufort, and the town is packed on Friday and Saturday with locals and tourists alike enjoying the beautiful weather and plenty of great music. As of 2019, the festival has moved to a new location in Beaufort called Gallants Channel, an annex owned by the NC Maritime Museum and is situated on that water at Gallants Point.  

This year’s lineup is the biggest and best yet!
Old Crow Medicine Show
Big Something
Susto
The Collection
Empire Strikes Brass
Blue Footed Boobies
L Shape Lot
Signal Fire
Isaac Hadden Project
49 Winchester
Harvey Street Co.
Shamarr Allen
and more to come!

There will be food trucks, vendors, beer tent, and a kid’s area. In an effort to eliminate single-use plastics, the festival will not be serving drinks in plastic cups. In order to consume alcohol at the festival, each patron will need to purchase a BMF Steel Pint. Please be sure to visit their website for more information.


KAYAK FOR THE WARRIORS 3RD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

May 2o, 2022 – Time: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Crystal Coast Country Club | 152 Oakleaf Drive | Pine Knoll Shores

Price: $85

Join us for out third annual Kayak for the Warriors Golf Tournament at the Country Club of the Crystal Coast. Registration fee of $85 includes 18 holes, a cart, and lunch. The shotgun start will begin at 8:30 a.m. A barbecue lunch is included, prizes for first and second and last place, mulligans, contests for longest tee, closest to the pin, a putting game, and other surprises. We are requesting that individuals and teams sign up online by May 14, 2022. Registration forms will also be available online at k4tw.org, at town hall, and in the golf shop. 

2022 ATLANTIC BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL

May 21, 2022- Time: 11 AM – 6 PM

Atlantic Beach Circle | 115 Atlantic Boulevard | Atlantic Beach

Save the date for the 8th Annual AB Beach Music Festival on the boardwalk at the Circle on Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

This year’s festival will feature:

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.       The Embers
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.         North Tower
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.         The Mighty Saints of Soul
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.         I-42 Band

2022 CRYSTAL COAST RUN/WALK FOR AUTISUM

May 21, 2022- Time: 7 AM – NOON

Historic Downtown Beaufort| 500 Front Street | Beaufort

Price: $30 for 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk; $10 for Children 6 & Under

Join us for the 12th Annual Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism! We’re excited to announce that the Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism will be in-person this year! Join us for an amazing day of community that will improve the lives of children and adults with autism. Proceeds from the Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism will fund local programs of the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC), the leading statewide resource organization serving people in NC across the spectrum throughout their lifespans.


2022 NC OFFSHORE CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT

May 21- May 22, 2022- Time: 6 AM – 5 PM

Tipsy Turtle Tavern | 407- B Atlantic Beach Causeway | Atlantic Beach

Price: $500 per day for boats

The Hillsborough Sportfishing Club proudly presents the 18th Annual North Carolina Offshore Challenge. The purpose of this tournament is to raise funds to sponsor disabled veterans, sons, and daughters of fallen soldiers on family-friendly fishing trips. To meet our goals, support of the community and businesses across the state is greatly appreciated


EMERALD ISLE PARROTHEAD BEACH BIKE POKER RUN 2022

May 21, 2022- Time: 2 PM – 5 PM

Emerald Club | 8102 Emerald Drive | Emerald Isle

Price: $20 

Join the Emerald Isle Parrothead Club for the 18th Annual Beach Bike Poker Run! This adults-only event for a cause supports kid camps for the children of wounded, ill and injured Marines and Sailors of Eastern North Carolina. Enjoy a game of poker, drink specials, live music, and prizes. Make the event even more spectacular by dressing yourself and/or your bike in a PHUN theme. PHOLKS will be acknowledged and celebrated throughout the event for their innovative ideas!


PAINT AND RELAX AT THE HOLISTIC CO. OF MOREHEAD CITY

May 27, 2022- Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wine & Design | 4737 Arendell Street | Morehead City

Price: $25

We are very excited that you will be coming to paint with us! Our goal is to provide you with an experience that encourages creativity, conversation, and FUN!! Wine & Design is not your typical art class. Be prepared to listen to music, laugh and let go of stress. Grab a friend or loved one and we promise you will have a good time. Our local artists will guide you step by step to create your very own masterpiece. This class is open to the public and perfect for all experience levels. Your ticket includes all art supplies.


NEVER FORGOTTEN MEMORIAL DAY 5K

May 28, 2022- Time: 7:30 AM – 11 AM

The Gym | 300 Taylor Notion Road | Cape Carteret

Price: $30

Transition Together is hosting a 5K to honor this nation’s heroes with a “Never Forgotten” Memorial Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Registration allowed until 7:45 a.m. on race day. Family fun activities will be on site! 

Award Classes: U18 / 18-34 / 35-49 / Masters (Male and Female)
5K: $30 – T-Shirt and Awards are being presented.

Crystal Coast 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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