Crystal Coast Calendar of Events

We’re sharing a Crystal Coast calendar of events so you can plan ahead for fun, sun, and everything in between all while you enjoy our coast!

North Carolina’s Crystal Coast has family-friendly events and plenty of things to do in the Spring and Summer leading into the Fall and early Winter. Using our Crystal Coast calendar of events you can keep up to date with local activities, events, and happenings for one and all – from Swansboro, NC., Emerald Isle, NC., Atlantic Beach, NC and Beaufort, NC which was voted “Coolest Small Town.”

Here you’ll find a list of festivals, concerts, tours, historic events, museums, and attractions including the Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores (if any are scheduled) – all centered around what our coast is known for – its beautiful beaches, history, fishing, food, and family fun.

2021 Calendar of Events on the Crystal Coast

The Crystal Coast of North Carolina is enchanting and rich in coastal culture. Looking for a low-key getaway or an action-packed adventure during your visit? Check out our monthly Crystal Coast calendar of events for a list of activities to keep you entertained while you’re here.

June 2021 Crystal Coast Events, June Crystal Coast Events

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July 2021 Crystal Coast Calendar of Events, July 2021 Calendar Events, Crystal Coast Events

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Crystal Coast Annual Events and Festivals

WINTER

Candlelight Homes Tour (2nd weekend in December)
Beaufort Historic Site – 252-728-5225
www.beauforthistoricsite.org

Carolina Chocolate Festival (1st weekend in February)
Crystal Coast Civic Center – 252-393-2011
www.carolinachocolatefestival.com

Core Sound Decoy Festival  (December)
Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild, Harkers Island – 252-838-8818
www.decoyguild.com

Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla  (December)
Morehead City & Beaufort Waterfronts – 252-728-7317

SPRING

Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival (March)
Emerald Plantation Shopping Center, Emerald Isle – 252-354-6350
emeraldislestpatricksfestival.com

Newport Pig Cooking Contest (April)
Newport Community Park – 252-241-3488
www.newportpigcooking.com

Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K (March)
Emerald Isle – 252-354-3424
www.emeraldislerun.com

Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend (April)
Beaufort – 252-515-0708
www.beaufortwineandfood.com

Beaufort Music Festival (3rd weekend in May)
Beaufort – john@beaufortmusicfestival.com
www.beaufortmusicfestival.com

Atlantic Beach Music Festival (May)
Atlantic Beach – 252-726-2121
atlanticbeach-nc.com/events/beach-music-festival

Crystal Coast Boat Show (3rd weekend in May)
Morehead City Waterfront – 252-808-0440
www.crystalcoastboatshow.com

Wooden Boat Show (1st weekend in May)
Beaufort – 252-728-7317
www.ncmaritimemuseums.com

Crystal Kai SUP Cup (May)
Beaufort
crystalkaisupcup.com

SUMMER

Bogue Banks Kiteboarding Festival (June)
Bogue Banks
kiteboardfest.com

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament (June)
Morehead City Waterfront – 252-247-3575
www.thebigrock.com

Beaufort Old Homes & Gardens Tour (June)
Beaufort Historic Site – 252-728-5225
www.beauforthistoricsite.org

NC Ducks Unlimited Billfish Tournament (July)
Morehead City Waterfront – 252-241-9680
www.ncdubillfish.com

The Beaufort Pirate Invasion (August)
Beaufort Waterfront – 252-504-3209
www.beaufortpirateinvasion.com

FALL

Beaufort’s Brewin’ Craft Beer Festival (September)
Beaufort – 252-515-0708
www.beaufortwineandfood.com

N.C. Seafood Festival (First weekend in October)
Morehead City Waterfront – 252-726-6273
www.ncseafoodfestival.org

Carolina Kite Fest (October)
The Circle Atlantic Beach – 252-247-7011
www.kitesandbirds.com