Crystal Coast Calendar of Events

The North Carolina’s Crystal Coast has family friendly events and lots of things to do in the Spring and Summer leading into the Fall and early Winter. Here you can keep up to date with local activities, events and socials for one and all from Swansboro, NC to Emerald Isle, NC to Atlantic Beach, NC to the Coolest Small Town Beaufort, NC. Find a list of festivals, concerts, tours, historic events, museums, attractions at the Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores – all centered around what our coast is know for – the beautiful beaches, history, fishing, food and family fun.

2019 calendar of events

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 calendar of events for a list of activities to keep you entertained while you’re here.

Taste the World 

Date: March 1, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 8 PM

Let your taste buds travel the world as you savor internationally inspired bites from area restaurants, sip wine or beer and listen to music. Benefits the Culinary Arts Program at Carteret Community College and other local charities. Event takes place at the NC Maritime Museum. Tickets $35. You may purchase tickets at Beaufort Home Store -113 Turner Street, Fabricate – 413 Front Street, or online at www.beaufortwomansclub.com.

Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag 

Date: March 1, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM – 9 PM

Teens! Come out for this free event. Love the classic outdoor game Capture the Flag? Imagine playing it with glow in the dark lights. Bring a friend or two and join in on the fun. This is an event for ages 12-16. This is a free event, but waiver by guardian is required.

AIM for North Carolina Dart Tournament 

Date: March 1, 2019 – March 3, 2019

Time: 8 PM – 11:30 PM

AIM for North Carolina Dart Tournament at the Beach Tavern in Atlantic Beach.

Rubich and Cain @ Cru Wine Bar 

Date: March 1. 2019

Time: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

“Ryan Rubich stringer and singer, hailing from Houston TX and calling North Carolina home, he comes to us with nearly 20 years music education and experience in his wake that has kept him busy from coast to coast. It was at an open mic night here along The Crystal Coast where he met percussionist Jared Cain in the late Summer of 2018. Just before fall fell upon them, a Hurricane blew through the area and upset more than a few things. But the one thing Florence did not interrupt is the mission of these music-making friends.

Though Cain has been banging out the beats around the area for a couple of years, his roots were nourished in Cleveland, Ohio. He came to our coast in 2004 by way of the military and started taking music more seriously in 2012 and has been playing professionally since.

The combination of these two players brings a fresh burst of funky, folk, blues, rock music for fans to enjoy. With Rubich’s rich knowledge of jazz, blues and folk style and Cain’s comfort zone resting on all styles of rock and reggae, the duo plays off each other well.”

Bryan Mayer @ Promise Land Market

Date: March 1, 2019

Time: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Bryan Mayer will be back in the mullet bar! Free live music. Country music and rock and roll.

Try Colloway Band @ Salt 

Date: March 1, 2019 – March 2, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

The boys are back! Ask anyone who has heard them and they will tell you they are one of the best country bands the Carolina’s have to offer!

Yo Heave Ho! Booty Practice Day 1 

Date: March 2, 2019

Time: 7 AM – 2 PM

Join us for a day exploring the bike and run courses for the First Annual Crystal Coast Full and Half Booty Triathlon! Booty Practice Day 1 will include a no-drop group ride of the 56-mile bike course and run on a 6.5-mile portion of the run course. Weekend will also include options to drive the remainder of the run course and view the swim course and transition area. The event includes FREE lunch and a FREE beer/beverage at Mill Whistle Brewing in Beaufort, NC. Event information at https://event.racereach.com/yo-heave-ho-1/

Hat’s Off to Dr. Seuss 

Date: March 2, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

Teacher’s Pet welcomes back The Cat in The Hat on Saturday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM!

Dress up like your favorite Seuss character, and come say “How do you do?” to Thing 1 and Thing 2! Join us for a fun morning of reading, singing, pictures, games, and autographs with our favorite cat…The Cat in The Hat!

This event is FREE and open to the public! We can’t wait to see you there!

31st Crystal Coast Home and Garden Show 

Date: March 2, 2019 – March 3, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 3 PM

Turn all your home and garden dreams into reality at the Coastal Home & Garden Show. Being the area’s largest consumer show, there promises to be many unique exhibits, products and services represented.

Whether you’re a full time resident, second home owner, or a weekend warrior everyone will find something of interest. For the remodeling homeowner or if you’re just looking to spruce things up; professionals will be on hand to share the latest trends in color and style designs for everything from windows to doors and counter tops to floors. Redesign your bathroom, kitchen or turn your backyard into a tropical oasis.

The show offers a full spectrum of exhibitors offering ideas for outdoor living, gardening and landscaping, sunrooms and yard décor, even new ways to eliminate the pests from your garden and under your house. We have something for everyone even those with an interest in home décor, beautiful new fabric samples and taking care of your swimming pool or hot tub. For homeowners looking to break a sweat, check out the latest in yard tools and equipment, hardscape and landscape ideas with custom built outdoor kitchens and grills and the newest in renovation ideas and supplies.

Admission – $5 per person / under 12 years old – free

Mardi Gras on Middle Lane 2019

Date: March 2, 2019

Time: 2 PM – 6 PM

If you’ve never been to a Mardi Gras Celebration for Fat Tuesday, the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the fasting of the Lenten season; try out an entertaining afternoon in Beaufort. Enjoy an afternoon street carnival filled with Cajun music & jazz! There will even be a parade of “krewes” in costume tossing jewelry and charms for everyone. Bring the kids along for the face painting and mask making experience under the tents. Challenge your “krewe” to a round of boules or cornhole in the gaming area. Gather your friends in a costumed “krewe” and parade Middle Lane in competition for prizes at 3 p.m. Mardi Gras on Middle Lane is a free event and is presented by Beaufort Development Association, in conjunction with Middle Lane businesses. For more information about this event contact Liz Kopf at lizkopf@gmail.com or 252-728-7108 for more details or to participate with your “krewe.” The cost to enter your “krewe’ is $50. Visit the official website for Beaufort Development Association at www.beaufortnc.com.

Blind Hog @ Promise Land Market 

Date: March 2, 2019

Time: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Enjoy live sounds from Blind Hog, a local favorite!

Groove Fetish @ Off the Hook 

Date: March 2, 2019 – March 3, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 1 AM

We are having a great evening of music here at Off  The Hook with Groove Fetish! Great food and drinks specials.

Sunday Fund-Day with The Spread and Nishfutz! @ Backstreet Pub 

Date: March 3, 2019

Time: 2 PM – 6 PM

The Spread is excited to announce that they are coming out with their first Album!! After a few years of light performances, The Spread is getting back into the scene full time! On top of it all, they plan to hit the road to SPREAD their sound to new regions! Lights, Marketing, Sound, Merch, and Travel funds are all needed to take them to the next level. With that said, they need YOUR help to make it happen! How can you help? Come out with your friends and family to a fun-filled Sunday Fund-Day. Donations are accepted at the door (min of $10). This will include some great Food, Live Jams, and Local DJ Alex Fisher bringing the heat!! Help us Spread the word and support the love for local music!

Celestial Navigation Along the Graveyard of the Atlantic 

Date: March 7, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Lisa Pelletier-Harman for an evening of celestial discovery. Learn about celestial navigation, how it was used before modern technology and ways it can still be relevant. A Night Sky Viewing Session will be offered by the Crystal Coast Stargazers Astronomy Club at Harborside Park after the presentation. The program is free, and registration is not required.

Beaufort Blues Project @ Backstreet Pub 

Date: March 8, 2019

Time: 5 PM – 8 PM

They will try to play outside in the beer garden if it’s nice outside, if it is not nice they will start up at 8:30 upstairs. Going to be a fun night!

Bobby Webb & Co @ Cru Wine Bar 

Date: March 8, 2019

Time: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Join us for live music by one of our favorite local, down-home acts, Bobby Webb & Co! They play contemporary Americana and country. There is no cover charge, but please tip the band for their talent!

Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents 

Date: March 9, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 5 PM

Put on some wings, a dash of glitter and let your imagination fly during the Aquarium’s annual Fairy Day. Build fairy and gnome houses on the nature trail, search for mermaid and fairy doors around the Aquarium and make your own magic wand. Add to the fun and come dressed as a fairy, gnome, sea serpent or other mythical character. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Free with admission or membership.

Kid’s Club Rockin’ Game Truck Event 

Date: March 9, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

The Rockin’ Video Game Truck will be in the Beaufort Piggly Wiggly parking lot. Come on out and have a blast playing FREE video games in the game truck! We can’t wait to see you there!

Jim Quick & Coastline at the VFW 

Date: March 9, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 11:30 PM

As part of the 2019 Farewell Tour, JQ & Coastline will be playing at the VFW in Cedar Point, NC on VFW Road.

See the CBMA Group of the Year on March 9th, 2019

A Very Limited Number of tickets are available.

Tickets include a Shrimp Dinner

Host DJ is Justin Rouse from the Beach Boogie and Blues Network.

Heads Up Penny @ Salt 

Date: March 9, 2019 – March 10, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

Heads Up Penny is a five-piece band based out of Raleigh, NC with a dual mission – To rock out any event with songs we all know and love, & writing/performing original music. With influences rooted in blues, rock, country, funk, Americana, and soul, their sound is as wide-spanning as it is refined. Each song is carefully crafted with tasteful simplicity, captivating storytelling, and an organic, authentic texture. Heads Up Penny wants to help re-position thoughtful songwriting as an essential part of popular music.

SideTrac @ Off the Hook 

Date: March 9, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

SideTrac Band live at off The Hook!

Merry Time for Tots

Date: March 13, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to the Merry Time for Tots program, which takes a unique look at a different nautical topic each month. Topics include Pirate Hooks and Peg Legs, Hatteras Jack, Boats that Float, Whale of a Time and Shark Tales. The program is free and includes lessons, activities and a make-and-take craft. Register at 252-504-7758.

Now or Never @ The Ordinary 

Date: March 14, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 9:30 PM

NOW OR NEVER, the band, grew from the creative vision of Tiffany Elaine. It’s a continuing evolution as their styles continue to melt together and new songs are written.They found their groove by combining alt-country, folk, hip hop, rock and roll and a touch of the blues. Hard to describe, but easy to listen to.

Becky Warren @ History Museum of Carteret County 

Date: March 14, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Come listen to acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Becky Warren singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Nashville, Tennessee. She has won both the Merlefest Songwriting Contest and the Kerrville New Folk Competition. She formerly performed with the Boston-based alternative country band the Great Unknowns as their frontwoman, beginning in 2003. In 2016, she released her solo debut album, War Surplus, a concept album that follows a fictional couple, Scott, and his girlfriend-turned-wife, June. Warren performs all of the album’s songs from either Scott’s or June’s perspective. The album is based on Warren’s own life, as she married a soldier in 2005 who was deployed to fight in the Iraq War soon afterward. When he returned, he had developed posttraumatic stress disorder. Four years after they married, Warren and her husband divorced. Warren spent four year writing the songs on War Surplus. The music will be from 7:00-8:30 pm. Admission is free, though we’ll “pass the hat” for Becky. All are welcome as we build community through music!

Open Mic @ Sweet Beans Coffee and Cafe 

Date: March 15, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM

It’s the Carteret Writers monthly “Open Mic!” We’re on a new day: now the first THURSDAY of the month. And, we’re at a new-ish location: SWEET BEANS COFFEE & CAFE! And Paloma Capanna, is the new emcee.

Please grab a fistfull of your poems and other scribbles and come on out and share. It’s a supportive group in a welcoming atmosphere. Some poets are published in chapbooks, literary magazines, e-zines, and on-line. Other poets and writers show up who are newcomers to the open mic scene. No experience is necessary!

Also, you do not need to be a member of the non-profit writing organization the “Carteret Writers.” Would I recommend it? Absolutely! For $30/year in membership dues, there is a monthly newsletter filled with upcoming activities, publication opportunities, and relevant contests. We also have a monthly luncheon with guest speaker that is held at Clawson’s in Beaufort, NC.

So come one, come all, but do come out to the Carteret Writers Open Mic. First Thursday of every month. Held at Sweet Beans Coffee & Cafe (Morehead City). Free and open to the public. Kid friendly.

Don’t overthink it!

The MHC Rotary Club presents Balsam Range 2019

Date: March 15, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 10 PM

Balsam Range, the #1 bluegrass band in the nation, whose album Aeonic currently tops the bluegrass charts, will appear in concert on Friday March 15th at 7pm at Glad Tidings Church, Country Club Rd, Morehead City. Presented by the Rotary Club of Morehead City, all proceeds from this concert will go to support Alzheimer’s Research through the Rotary Coins for Alzheimer;s Research Trust (CART). Tickets are $30 to $45 and may be purchased online at https://www.attendstar.com/events/.

The Infusion Cafe’s 9th Annual Irish Evening 

Date: March 15, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 9:30 PM

The Infusion Café is pleased to announce it’s NINTH ANNUAL IRISH EVENING and St Patrick’s Day Celebration!

Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 7:00 PM we will host a celebration of Ireland’s own St. Patrick with our customary rowdy and rollicking, live Irish pub music and Irish feasting in three courses.

Kurt Petersen, Delancy Loftus and Dylan Renfrow will take the floor playing and singing traditional Irish pub tunes- these guys will surely sing and play us into that happy Irish place!

Enjoy three courses of hearty, traditional Irish fare; and two courses of stout Irish infusions. (Our St. Patrick’s Day menu includes home-made Irish Soda Bread and an Irish Cheddar & Guinness Stout Soup, Irish-American Corned Beef & Cabbage served with traditional Colcannon and as our grand finale- Irish Trifle… all prepared from scratch in our café kitchen.)

An evening for the wee bit of Irish in us all…

Sure to be more than a wee bit o’ fun!

“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His Hand.”

Seating is Limited. Tickets Required.

Call 252-240-2800 for more information & ticket sales.

Mike Corrado @ Emerald Club 

Date: March 15, 2019 – March 16, 2019

Time: 9 PM – 1 AM

Back at the “E-Club” in Emerald Isle, NC. Always a great time. Come spend Columbus Day Weekend with us as Tommy Brothers and I play some tunes on the back Tiki Bar for the E-Club fish fry. Going to be a great time.

Band of Oz @ Salt 

Date: March 15, 2019 – March 16, 2019

Time: 9 PM – 12 AM

We are kicking off St Patrick’s Day Weekend festivities with The Band Of Oz! For a table reservation call Betsy @ 617.750.9005.

13th Annual Get Hooked Fishing School 

Date: March 16, 2019

Get Hooked Fishing School features experts in a variety of sustainable fishing techniques. Each will present workshops throughout the day. There are four sessions of instruction plus, drawings, giveaways, and a catered lunch are all included. Advance registration is required. Registration now open. Please call to register: 252-247-4003 ext 257 or ext 225 $60 per ticket and $54 for members. Event takes place at the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium.

Go for the Gold 5K 

Date: March 16, 2019

Time: 8:45 AM – 10 AM

St Patrick’s Day themed 5K fun run or run/walk to benefit Croatan High School’s Project Graduation. The route is Croatan’s cross-country course that follows 2 laps around school grounds. The kids’ fun run is 1 lap of the course.

Cost for the 5K is $20 for adults, $15 for students. The kids’ fun run is $10 per child – parents accompanying their kids on the fun run are free. Registration is available online at runsignup.com/Race/NC/Ocean/GofortheGold5KandKidsFunRun or by dropping a completed form with payment at Croatan High School. Registration includes a T-shirt if signed up before March 4. On-site same-day registration will also be available for an additional $5.

Packet pick-up will be at Croatan High Friday March 15 from 4-6 PM and the morning of the race from 8-8:45.

28th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival 

Date: March 16, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 6 PM

The 28th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival proudly presented by Transportation Impact will take place on Saturday, March 16 from 9am-6pm at the Emerald Plantation shopping center. Admission to the festival and parking is free. This year’s festival will feature over 75 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, amusement rides, face painters, and many other fun, family-oriented activities. No pets on festival grounds. Main tent is open to 21 years and up, no strollers allowed in beer tent.  Questions regarding the festival should be directed to Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation at 252-354-6350.

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course 

Date: March 16, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Explore the art of boatbuilding in this two-day, hands-on course. Students age 16 and up begin with lofting, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the backbone of small boats. They also learn planking methods, both carvel and lapstrake, and use of appropriate fasteners. After two days, students will have the knowledge, skill, and confidence to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own. Cost is $135 ($121.50 for members of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum). Advance registration is required. Register by calling 252-504-7758.

Caviar Farm Tour & Tasting 

Date: March 16, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 12 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.

Luck of the Irish Dinner 

Date: March 16, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 9 PM

Luck o’ the Irish Dinner at Celebration Cottage in Atlantic Beach. Traditional Irish Festa of corned beef and cabbage. Grub, grog and games!

The Infusion Cafe’s 9th Annual Irish Evening 

Date: March 16, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 9:30 PM

The Infusion Café is pleased to announce it’s NINTH ANNUAL IRISH EVENING and St Patrick’s Day Celebration!

Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 7:00 PM we will host a celebration of Ireland’s own St. Patrick with our customary rowdy and rollicking, live Irish pub music and Irish feasting in three courses.

Kurt Petersen, Delancy Loftus and Dylan Renfrow will take the floor playing and singing traditional Irish pub tunes- these guys will surely sing and play us into that happy Irish place!

Enjoy three courses of hearty, traditional Irish fare; and two courses of stout Irish infusions. (Our St. Patrick’s Day menu includes home-made Irish Soda Bread and an Irish Cheddar & Guinness Stout Soup, Irish-American Corned Beef & Cabbage served with traditional Colcannon and as our grand finale- Irish Trifle… all prepared from scratch in our café kitchen.)

An evening for the wee bit of Irish in us all…

Sure to be more than a wee bit o’ fun!

“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His Hand.”

Seating is Limited. Tickets Required.

Call 252-240-2800 for more information & ticket sales.

Mikele Buck Band @ Salt 

Date: March 16, 2019 – March 17, 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…

8Ball Splash Board @ Beach Tavern 

Date: March 17, 2019

Time: 1 PM – 8 PM

Open to all current members with at least 10 (ten) 8-ball matches played in the last two years. All Skill Levels welcome. 16 person field, $40 entry fee, double elimination. 5 players will qualify for Regionals. Come earn your spot!

Contact your Div. Rep or the League Office for more info.

International Film Series 2019

Date: March 21, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

We are back at it this year with three new films from four new countries. Join us for a wonderful catered dinner and inspired by the featured movie’s country. After dinner stroll over to Joslyn Hall for popcorn and the movie!

January 24 – Waterboys – Netherlands (Bonus Showing – January 25 at 1:30 p.m.)

February 21 – The Concert – Russia (Bonus Showing – February 22 at 1:30 p.m.)

March 21 – My Afternoons with Margueritte – France (Bonus Showing – March 22 at 1:30 p.m.)

Doors open at 5:30pm; Dinner is from 6:00pm to 7:00pm; Movie starts at 7:30pm

This is an annual event that occurs once a month during January, February and March that includes dinner with each movie one night.  The series includes three movies, one per month January – March. Menu for each dinner will reflect the country in which the movie is from.

10th Annual Trivia Bee 

Date: March 22, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 8:30 PM

A fun filled event designed to promote awareness about Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain and to raise funds in support of the Sunshine Lady Club and Beaufort Units. Funds will be used to provide programming, resources and a safe place to go after school each day and in the summer. Please join us for great food and good cheer – all surrounding some fierce but friendly trivia competition!

$150 for a team of 3, table seating, dinner and a chance at raffle prizes!

Please contact Taylor Shannon at tshannon@bgccp.com or 252- 355-2345 ext. 233 for sponsorship and team details.

Dinner provided by Thetinytornado

Judges TBA

Gaming at Ft. Benjamin

Date: March 22, 2019

Time: 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM

The Rockin’ Game Truck will be at Ft. Benjamin for a fun-filled Friday night for local teens. Come and check it out, you won’t be disappointed!

Villa’Nova @ Salt 

Date: March 22, 2019 – March 23, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

Villa*Nova turns rock ‘n’ roll upside down. Hailing from Columbia, SC, the band distills elements of funky pop and rock into a hypnotic hybrid. They have shared the stage with everyone from Korn, Shinedown, Evanescence, Slash, AWOLNATION, Staind, Chevelle, Filter, Crossfade, Dirty Heads, Nappy Roots, REHAB, and the list goes on. Their singles “Str8 to the Bottom” and “Rack City” charted nationwide and were featured on such prominent stations as Sirius XM Octane and KROCK LA, among many others.

Telescope and Astrophotography Workshop 

Date: March 23, 2019

Time: 1 PM – 5 PM

Maks, reflectors, refractors, Newtonians, Dobsonians, equatorials, astrographs, Cassegrains, CCDs, CMOS, DSLR, LRGB, monochrome, PHEW!!! It’s a lot of information to take in and can get confusing. Do you have a telescope and aren’t quite sure how to use it? Do you have questions about how to improve your astrophotography? Do you just have questions about telescopes, other equipment, or astronomy in general? Come to our workshop! If you’re having difficulty choosing equipment or getting something you already own setup, our club members be there to answer your questions as best we can. If you just have a general interest or are curious, some of our members will have their own gear setup and will be happy to discuss it with you and answer your questions. This event is free and open to the public. There are no tickets or registration required. The event itself will be held in the auditorium of the Fort Macon Educational Center.

Freeway Live @ Emerald Club 

Date: March 23, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 11 PM

Come party with Freeway at the Emerald Club. Freeway takes the stage at 10 PM. Ain’t no party like a Freeway party. See you at the beach!

Caffeinated Soul Boogie Live @ Treehouse Beer Company 

Date: March 23, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 10 PM

New Bern based band featuring acoustic electric folk rock with a slight bit of funk jazz Americana blues.

The Spread @ Off the Hook 

Date: March 23, 2019 – March 24, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

Don’t miss The Spread at Off The Hook!

Escoffier Chef Dinner Series 

Date: March 26, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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!

Doors open at 5:30pm, Hors d’Oeuvres until 6:30pm

This is an annual event that occurs once a month during January, February, March and April. All four dinners will feature the best French Cuisine (four course-meal). 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!

This event sells out every year!

  • January 29 -Chef Charles Park
  • February 26 – Chef Anthony Garnett
  • March 26 – Chef Floyd Olmstead
  • April 16 -Michelin Star Chef Pascal Coulon

Four dinner package – $200/person

Individual dinners – $60/person

All four dinners will take place at the Crystal Coast Civic Center on the campus of Carteret Community College.

The Dusty Trio Live @ The Ordinary 

Date: March 28, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 9 PM

Hank Barbee live with special guests Jim Durham and Matt Henderson from The Dust Parade.

Dick Knight @ Cru Wine Bar 

Date: March 29, 2019

Time: 8 PM – 11 PM

Join us for a performance by Captain Dick Knight, former member of the James Brown Band! He’s also played with Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, Roberta Flak, Maceo Parker and more. Mr. Knight sings, dances, plays keyboard, trumpet, saxophone, guitar, harmonica etc while he warms hearts with his presence!

Bryan Mayer Band @ Salt 

Date: March 29, 2019 – March 30, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

With his towering height and powerful voice, Bryan Mayer, is making a BIG impact on the country music scene. A North Carolina native, the six foot seven singer/songwriter began his journey in music when he was 13. The son of a US Marine Corp Colonel and a Navy nurse, while stationed in Quantico, VA, Bryan was tapped by his middle school teacher, Dr. Drake, to play upright bass in the school band, for his already impressive height of 6’1” in the seventh grade. Although Bryan enjoyed playing the bass, the lore of the front man aspect and realizing he could sing led him to pick up the guitar. After some impromptu performances at keg parties at his house in college at ECU, Bryan ended up on the Carolina sands of Oak Island, NC. It was there that he started crafting his style and gutting it out in any bar, restaurant, or private party that would hire him. “Everyone would always tell me that I was going to make it someday. Some wondered why I hadn’t already,” says Mayer. “I knew this was what I was put on earth to do.”

http://bryanmayermusic.com/

Property Damage Relief Roundtable Workshop- Atlantic Beach

Date: March 30, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 11 AM

If you missed our first Hurricane Relief Roundtable or are still looking for help fixing your home from storm damage…
We are very excited to be hosting a hassle-free round table session in Atlantic Beach. This event is open to the public, and anyone still suffering from the lasting impacts of storm related property damage is highly encouraged to attend.

The presentation will be held Saturday, March 30th from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the Atlantic Beach Town Hall (125 W Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512)
We look forward to hearing the latest news from an insurance agent, a public adjuster, and other consultants, who will also answer questions you may still have lingering. Linda Rice of Stearns Home Lending will talk about a few options for home loans that can be used to cover rebuilding expenses, as well as options for anyone interested in selling their home “as is”.

Some of the speakers will include:
Linda Rice – Stearns Lending
Jonathan Hughes – East Coast Restruction
Ron Hicks – Public Adjuster
Mike Hancock, Insurance agent, Farm Bureau in Beaufort
Infinity Roofing and Siding

A handful of Bluewater REALTORS® will also be on-hand to provide insight into today’s Real Estate Market, and provide informational assistance to those in need. We will also be passing out a list of reputable companies including roofers.

We’re hoping that this event will help provide some additional resources to anyone still struggling with financing, or finding local service professionals to finish up their jobs and get back into their homes.

We had a great turnout the first time we hosted a similar session in Emerald Isle, and know there’s still families in similar situations in the Atlantic Beach area that could benefit from these resources. Refreshments will be served and attendees can register to win a door prize.

6th Annual Emerald Isle Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K Races 2019

Date: March 30, 2019

Time: 7 AM – 10 AM

The 6th Annual Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K is set for March 30, 2019. This great annual event has attracted approximately 1,500 runners each year, and has raised more than $200,000 for bicycle path improvements and health-related charities over the past 5 years.

This year’s event will benefit the Emerald Isle bicycle path and and SECU Family House, at UNC Hospitals, an organization that provides lodging and support services to patients receiving medical treatment far from their home communities.

To learn more, and to sign up for the marathon (26.2 miles), half-marathon (13.1 miles), and 5k (3.1 miles) races, please visit http://www.emeraldislerun.com/ .  There’s no better place to achieve your running goals than in Emerald Isle – bring your friends and family and make it a great spring weekend at the beach!

3rd Annual Spring Family Festival 

Date: March 30, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 2 PM

Join us for our 3rd Annual Spring Family Festival on March 30th from 10am to 2pm. This event is a fundraiser for Nature School at Camp Albemarle.

Toddler Egg Hunt at 11am and Helicopter Egg Drop sponsored by Dong’s Martial Arts – Morehead City, NC at 12:30pm.

Thank you to our sponsors!

EGGcellent Sponsors: Dong’s Martial Arts – Morehead City, NC

Springtacular Sponsors: Medical Park Pharmacy & Home Medical

Please leave your pets at home. Only service animals permitted at event.

Parking Info: Parking will begin at Camp Albemarle. If the lot becomes full, we will have a shuttle running between Camp Albemarle and a business nearby. Details coming soon.

Activities: Egg hunts | explore a firetruck and construction vehicles | visit with the Easter Bunny | music and games by Emerald Owl Productions, Inc. | play in our outdoor classroom | Bounce Houses | Carnival Games | Face Painting | Cupcake Walk | Foam Party by Emerald Owl Productions, Inc. (Participants will get wet. We recommend bringing a towel and change of clothes.)

**Pre-sale ticket/armband sales will be available online March 17th through March 28th. On-site sales will happen day of the event**

Food: Hamburgers, hotdogs, fries and drinks will be available for sale. Kona Ice of the Crystal Coast and Jitterzz Coffee Co. will have delicious treats and drinks for purchase.

Shake, Rattle & Roll 2019

Date: March 30, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 10 PM

All seafood served at this event will be produced by current and former CCC Aquaculture Students.  Talk to local growers about their growing techniques and taste the freshest shellfish (straight from the growers themselves).

Don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes; 4EverAll will be playing music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the Embers will be playing from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.!  Additional catering will be provided by Roland’s BBQ of Beaufort, NC.  Enjoy craft beer provided by Fishtowne Brew House of Beaufort, NC. Tickets will be $30 in advance (until March 22, 2018) and $40 after March 22, 2019.  Children 10 and under eat free.

This event supports the Carteret Community College Aquaculture Program

Location: Howard Building, Carteret Community College Campus.

Menu Prepared by CCC Culinary Students:

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE JANUARY 2019.

Carteret County Friends of Aging 3rd Annual Dance 

Date: March 30, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 10 PM

The “Friends of aging” is hosting the 3rd annual Golden Oldies “salute to the troops event” on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. This event is to raise awareness of the needs of our aging citizens in the community. The friends of aging ein#46-3774491, is a 501©(3) non-profit charitable organization founded by the directors and members of the Carteret county aging services located at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center Morehead City, NC. This non-profit was established to relieve the distress of seniors in need by supporting in-home services, wellness programs, ad community connectivity. We champion specialized activities and counseling on primary needs such as nutrition, healthcare, housing, financial security, education and employment. These services are free of charge to Carteret county residents aged 50+.

Music will be provided by Dick Knight, “Slyde” Band and DJ Travis Thompson. Food will be provided by Fat Fellas BBQ & Catering.

Beaufort Blues Project @ Cru Wine Bar 

Date: March 30, 2019

Time: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

BBP back at Cru Wine Bar, come on out for some great live music and dancing fun!

Jukebox Revolver @ Jack’s Waterfront Bar 

Date: March 30, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 1:30 AM

DO YOU LIKE TO DANCE ? NOMINATED FOR BEST ENTERTAINMENT BAND OF THE CAROLINA’s

Jukebox Revolver is a performance-oriented, five-piece dance band with one goal in mind…..to make sure that you have a great time. They are based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, and each member, with their diverse musical and geographical background, has come together to form a truly entertaining and mesmerizing show. From the full, in your face light show to their crowd engaging and energetic stage presence, to their vocally led and brilliant harmonies. With a diverse song list, covering every genre from the 50’s to today, and you are guaranteed to dance. Simply put they play your music.

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Open Mic @ Sweet Beans Coffee & Cafe

Date: April 4, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM  – 8 PM

It’s the Carteret Writers monthly “Open Mic!” We’re on a new day: now the first THURSDAY of the month. And, we’re at a new-ish location: SWEET BEANS COFFEE & CAFE! And Paloma Capanna, is the new emcee.

Please grab a fistfull of your poems and other scribbles and come on out and share. It’s a supportive group in a welcoming atmosphere. Some poets are published in chapbooks, literary magazines, e-zines, and on-line. Other poets and writers show up who are newcomers to the open mic scene. No experience is necessary!

Also, you do not need to be a member of the non-profit writing organization the “Carteret Writers.” Would I recommend it? Absolutely! For $30/year in membership dues, there is a monthly newsletter filled with upcoming activities, publication opportunities, and relevant contests. We also have a monthly luncheon with guest speaker that is held at Clawson’s in Beaufort, NC.

So come one, come all, but do come out to the Carteret Writers Open Mic. First Thursday of every month. Held at Sweet Beans Coffee & Cafe (Morehead City). Free and open to the public. Kid friendly.

Don’t overthink it!

41st Annual Newport Pig Cooking Contest 

Date: April 5, 2019 – April 6, 2019

Time: Serving begins Saturday (4/5) at 11 AM

Location: 200 Howard Blvd., Newport NC

The USA’s largest whole hog BBQ Pig Cookin’ invites you to join us for two days of food, fun and springtime celebrations!

  • Free Admission and Free Parking
  • Barbecue Plates only $7.00
  • Bulk Pork when available sold for $7.00 per pound
  • Serving begins Saturday at 11:00 am
  • Concession Stands
  • Rides
  • Bake Sales
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Live Music 
  • Souvenirs and so much more!

Now or Never @ Riptidez 

Date: April 5, 2019

Time: 9 PM – 12 AM

NOW OR NEVER, the band, grew from the creative vision of Tiffany Elaine. It’s a continuing evolution as their styles continue to melt together and new songs are written. They found their groove by combining alt-country, folk, hip hop, rock and roll and a touch of the blues. Hard to describe, but easy to listen to.

Matt Parker and the Deacons @ Salt 

Date: April 5, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

Matt Parker and the Deacons (MPD) is a dynamic trio whose name represents the leader and the band’s musical authenticity. As church deacons hold the mystery of faith in pure conscience, similarly, MPD hold the mystery of music. They are true ministers of music whose style is an eclectic mix of bluesy alternative, funk, and melodic rock with hints of soul. They are also extremely unique in that MPD do not use tracks, loopers or any other audible fabrications to back them up. All of their sound is 100% authentic and live.

5th Annual Core Sound Run 

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 12 PM

Core Sound’s 5th Annual CORE SOUND RUN with 10K, 5K and One Mile Fun Run. Prizes, gifts and a beautiful place to run, walk and enjoy the first full day of spring! For more information, go to www.coresoundrun.com.

Spring Flounder Hook & Cook Round Up 

Date: April 6, 2019 -April 7, 2019

Time: 10 AM (4/6) – 1 PM (4/7)

Spring Flounder Hook & Cook Round Up Special Event live off the point at Fort Macon National Park, featuring Angler Andy Couch may attend Demonstrating his Flounder Fanatic Rigs, Ed Mullins with his sling shot surf caster, Gaff Fishing Products inc. Formally Secret 8 Bait with the quick drop surf rod holders and Good as Fresh Fishing bait. Other Anglers competing with Penn Spinfisher V 6500 Surf Rod and Reel Combo. Okuma Solaris Penn Battalion Surf Spinning Rod. Shakespeare Ugly Stik Bigwater Surf Spinning Rod. Okuma Longitude Surf Graphite Rods. Daiwa Beefstick Surf Casting Rod Mid day cook out at the park.

If you are interested in joining this event or to be a spectator or Product sponsor please contact wbcbtv@gmail.com for more info.

3rd Annual Mill Fest Homebrew Competition 

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 12 PM – 9 PM

This competition will be held during Mill Fest 2019. Registration starts at 12:00 noon. Homebrewer’s set up will be from 12 to 3. Serving and judging is from 3:00-4:00. Awards will be announced at 6:00pm. Crystal Coast will be co-hosting this event and the winner of the competition will have the opportunity to brew with Crystal Coast! Mill Whistle will be open 12-9, providing 16 taps, food truck cuisine and live music!

Jamison Ipock Art Opening 

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 5 PM – 7 PM

Beaufort native Jamison Ipock will return to the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery with her gorgeous acrylic paintings that capture the coastal landscape of our area.

For more information contact the Beaufort Historical Association at 252-728-5225 or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

Roots of a Rebellion @ Salt

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

Roots of A Rebellion are a jam band from Nashville, TN playing heavy Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. The band is known for their dynamic live performances showing their progressive sound and energy. Having shared the stage with The Wailers, Rebelution, 311, Slightly Stoopid, moe., North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, Nahko and Medicine for the People, and more, Roots of A Rebellion proudly represents another side of Music City.

Their first Live Album and Blu-ray disc, “Live at Exit/In”, was released August 2018. In 2017 they released the Summer Sampler Vol. II, a collection of dub remixes and alternate takes of fan favorites, featuring the single, No Crime (feat. Foundation). In 2016, Roots of A Rebellion released their last studio album, A Brother’s Instinct, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. This release marked their first time being included in Billboard. Look for their next studio album in 2019!

See all tour dates at http://www.rootsofarebellion.com/

MMX @ Emerald Club 

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 1 AM

MikeMickXer plays a unique mix of reggae, rockabilly, R&B, country, Americana and old-time rock & roll.

Selah Dubb @ Off the Hook 

Date: April 6, 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!

Bunco Beach Brunch 

Date: April 7, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Join for the 4th Annual Bunco Beach Brunch held at the Coral Bay Club! There will be fabulous prizes, raffles, silent auction and cash bar.

All proceeds support the Sally Smith Memorial Scholarship (benefits students of CCC by providing tuition assistance) and the Sally Smith Professional Development Fund (benefits employees of CCC by providing education assistance).

Merry Time for Tots 

Date: April 10, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to the Merry Time for Tots program, which takes a unique look at a different nautical topic each month. Topics include Pirate Hooks and Peg Legs, Hatteras Jack, Boats that Float, Whale of a Time and Shark Tales. The program is free and includes lessons, activities and a make-and-take craft. Register at 252-504-7758.

Ballyhoo! @ Salt 

Date: April 12, 2019

Time: 8 PM – 12 AM

A rock band with punk energy and pop reggae grooves, Baltimore’s BALLYHOO! are a fun, fan-loving powerhouse. These road dogs have tirelessly toured coast-to-coast taking their music to the people. Between the road and the studio, BALLYHOO! have crafted a sound distinctly their own; fresh, fun, and embodied by the soul of the party lifestyle. Lead singer and guitarist, Howi Spangler, has a reputation for mixing slick lyrics with his smooth but powerful voice. Drummer Donald Spangler lays out the hard-hitting beats. Scott Vandrey layers in the finishing touches to the band’s signature sound on keys. The guys recently welcomed Nick Lucera as their new bass player.

BALLYHOO! released their 5th studio album Pineapple Grenade on June 25th 2013. It broke through the Billboard Top 200 at #189 as well as reaching #4 Billboard Heatseekers and #5 at iTunes Alternative charts.

The album features “No Good,” produced by Rome Ramirez (Sublime with Rome) and mixed by Paul Leary (U2, Sublime); while the first single “Run” saw an early radio add from KRAB Bakersfield and early radio spins by KROQ Los Angeles, WHFS Baltimore, KTCL Denver, and KCXX Riverside among others. Alongside the album release, BALLYHOO! co-headlined the 2013 Summer Sickness Tour with Authority Zero and special guests Versus The World. Pineapple Grenade is the band’s follow-up to the 2011 LAW Records release of “Daydreams,” which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and #4 on Amazon.

BALLYHOO!’s unique yet melodic blend of genres, along with their hardcore devotion to the road and their fans have pitched them into snowballing success. The band has performed with a myriad of national touring acts; 311, Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, The Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, and more. Tour highlights include the 2011 311 Pow Wow Festival, the 2012 and 2013 311 Caribbean Cruise, Bamboozle 2012, 2012 Charm City Music Festival, 2013 Cali Roots Festival & the entire 2012 Vans Warped Tour. In 2011, after concluding the Last Calls and Liabilities tour with respected contemporaries, Pepper, they were honored with being included on the ever-popular Hollister Holiday Playlist. They were listed on MTV’s Top 100 Bands to Watch and even featured 2 downloadable songs on the popular video game ROCK BAND.

Steel Shot @ Salt 

Date: April 12, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

Formed in 2009, the Acoustic band Steel Shot consists of Jeremy Lowery and Shawn Mitchell. Both born and raised in eastern North Carolina with a love for music and entertaining crowds everywhere. With their wide variety of music, Steel Shot will be playing everybody’s favorites !

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/steelshot306

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sam3ppu4ijm

Southern Trouble @ Jack’s Waterfront Bar 

Date: April 12, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 1:45 AM

Enjoy live music with Southern Trouble at Jacks Waterfront Bar! Band booked by Dana Dixon VIA Big Chill Books.

Publick Day 2019

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 4 PM

An old-fashioned flea market on the Beaufort Historic Site with vendors selling antiques and collectibles, art, crafts, handmade jewelry, books, food and much more. No admission charge. Vendor information is available for this fun spring event.

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course 

Date: April 13, 2019 – April 14, 2019

Time: 9 AM (4/13) – 4:30 PM (4/14)

Explore the art of boatbuilding in this two-day, hands-on course. Students age 16 and up begin with lofting, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the backbone of small boats. They also learn planking methods, both carvel and lapstrake, and use of appropriate fasteners. After two days, students will have the knowledge, skill, and confidence to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own. Cost is $135 ($121.50 for members of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum). Advance registration is required. Register by calling 252-504-7758.

Bi Polar Express @ Off the Hook 

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

Come hear some great sounds with Bi Polar Express. Great drink prices and food.

Caviar Farm Tour and Tasting 

Date: April 13, 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.

Nicole’s Bluegrass Bikes & BBQ 

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 12 PM – 8 PM

This event will include a motorcycle ride from New Bern to Morehead City on the Crystal Coast. Bike show and judging, awesome BBQ plates and a bluegrass concert featuring Volume Five are all great reasons to come join us! Brooke McBride opens up the show! All proceeds go to support Brain Cancer research and trials in hopes for a cure.

7th Annual Bites & Blues 

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 5 PM – 8:30 PM

Bite through the night on the Morehead City Waterfront at Bites & Blues!

Tempt your palate with twenty two bites from locally owned restaurants as live blues music fills the waterfront. Use your ticket as your guide as you walk the Morehead City Waterfront, stopping at each waterfront restaurant or host business to taste a delicious “bite” from each locally-owned participating restaurant. Blues music will fill the air as bands and solo performers entertain attendees along the Waterfront route. At the end of the night, attendees will choose their favorite “Bite Of The Nite”. The winning restaurant will receive honors along with the prestigious White Plate and a monetary prize. Second and third place restaurants will also receive a monetary prize.

This sell-out event has become a Carteret County favorite among locals and visitors alike so don’t miss out on the chance to “Bite Through The Night” on the beautiful Morehead City Waterfront!

FAB @ The Trading Post 

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Great time always had at Trading Post in Emerald Isle. FAB is looking forward to seeing everyone!

American Music Festival Series presents Vera Quartet 

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 8 PM – 10 PM

Location: First Presbyterian (1604 Arendell Street, Morehead City)

Performed by Pedro Rodríguez Rodríguez (Violin), Rebecca Anderson (Violin), Inés Picado Molares (Viola), Justin Goldsmith (Cello).

These young artists from Spain and Cuba were united as protégés of the Pacifica and Juilliard Quartets to win the Plowman and Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competitions. One of the youngest quartets to play on our series, Vera is currently in residence at Indiana University.

“…lovely, soaring…beautifully played.” — Yellow Springs Concert Report

Their program offers vivacious performances of Hayden, Ravel and Piazzolla.

Tickets to individual concerts are $32 each. Tickets for students are $15 each and are available at the door. Tickets may be reserved by calling (252) 342-5034, and are available at the door on the evening of the concert. Tickets may also be obtained through Event bright at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/american-music-festival-3124978792.

The Dust Parade @ Cru Wine Bar 

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

The Dust Parade returns to Cru!!

Escoffier Chef Dinner Series 2019

Date: April 16, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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!

Doors open at 5:30pm, Hors d’Oeuvres until 6:30pm

This is an annual event that occurs once a month during January, February, March and April. All four dinners will feature the best French Cuisine (four course-meal). 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!

This event sells out every year!

    • January 29 -Chef Charles Park
    • February 26 – Chef Anthony Garnett
    • March 26 – Chef Floyd Olmstead
    • April 16 -Michelin Star Chef Pascal Coulon

Four dinner package – $200/person
Individual dinners – $60/person

All four dinners will take place at the Crystal Coast Civic Center on the campus of Carteret Community College.

Pistol Hill @ Salt 

Date: April 18, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12 AM

Pistol Hill was born and raised in Western North Carolina. Since 2012 Pistol has played over 700 shows throughout the area. Pistol Joined forces with 3 Suns Record label in early 2017 and has been building to a full time touring career since.

Party for the Planet 2019

Date: April 19, 2019 – April 21, 2019

Time: 9 AM (4/19) – 5 PM (4/21)

Join the Party for the Planet April 19-21 at the Aquarium.

This year Spring Into Action and learn how to do your part to reduce single-use plastic! Enjoy displays and activities all about our connection to the natural world and learn about some of the conservation success stories and conservation projects happening right here at the Aquarium.

Learn how you can make an impact for good to help environments and animals around us. Learn how to have your own sustainable party and take a walk around the Aquarium to visit “conservation stations.”

Enjoy these special crafts and activities throughout the weekend. Party for the Planet activities are free with admission or Aquarium membership.

The Embers featuring Craig Woolord @ Salt 

Date: April 19, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

There are many bands or groups today yet few that are considered a musical institution. The Embers have solidified their position as a thriving musical entity leaving their mark on listeners for decades.

The Embers boast numerous albums and single releases that span decades and all the crazes continuing to exhibit top quality showmanship, musicianship and professionalism. Having been inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and most recently the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, The Embers are honored to carry the moniker of North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music. This group has traveled the country and the world and have performed for every event imaginable from the highest dignitaries to the hottest back yard frat parties. The Embers were also honored to travel throughout South Korea to perform their Christmas special ‘Christmas with the Embers’ on American Military bases for America’s troops in December of 2007 and 2008. The Embers were awarded Military Coins of Excellence for their distinguished service.

http://theembersband.net/

Beaufort Historic Site’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Date: April 20, 2019

Time: 11 AM – 12 PM

Children ages seven and younger are welcome to join the fun. Prizes, refreshments and lots of eggs – it’s all free – just bring a basket!

Werewolves @ Full Moon Oyster Bar and Restaurant 

Date: April 20, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Join the Werewolves for a great time at Full Moon on Atlantic. Beach. We are looking forward to playing the Blues with a little bit of Classic Rock. See everyone there!

Taylor Dean and the Dean’s List @ Salt 

Date: April 20, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

Taylor Dean And The Dean’s List has been called “the best live band in Charlotte” by Music Scene Monthly.
Taylor and his incredibly talent band perform a dynamic array of styles and genres. Pop, Soul, R&B, Blues, Country and some classic tunes you won’t hear anywhere else.
Come check out the band everyone is talking about. You’ll be so glad you did!

Joe Brown Band @ Off the Hook 

Date: April 20, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

Come check out Joe Brown Band at Off The Hook. Come on out for great food, drink specials and LIVE entertainment!

Open Mic @ Sweet Beans Coffee & Cafe 

Date: April 22, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM

It’s the Carteret Writers monthly “Open Mic!” We’re on a new day: now the first THURSDAY of the month. And, we’re at a new-ish location: SWEET BEANS COFFEE & CAFE! And Paloma Capanna, is the new emcee.

Please grab a fistfull of your poems and other scribbles and come on out and share. It’s a supportive group in a welcoming atmosphere. Some poets are published in chapbooks, literary magazines, e-zines, and on-line. Other poets and writers show up who are newcomers to the open mic scene. No experience is necessary!

Also, you do not need to be a member of the non-profit writing organization the “Carteret Writers.” Would I recommend it? Absolutely! For $30/year in membership dues, there is a monthly newsletter filled with upcoming activities, publication opportunities, and relevant contests. We also have a monthly luncheon with guest speaker that is held at Clawson’s in Beaufort, NC.

So come one, come all, but do come out to the Carteret Writers Open Mic. First Thursday of every month. Held at Sweet Beans Coffee & Cafe (Morehead City). Free and open to the public. Kid friendly.

Don’t overthink it!

30th Annual Lookout Rotary Road Race 

Date: April 26, 2019

Time: 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM

The 30th Annual Lookout Rotary Road race!

USATF certified courses (all 3), USATF sanctioned event.

A health oriented family fitness event organized by Lookout Rotary, Morehead City, NC. Race proceeds will be given as donations to Rotary-sponsored charitable groups with emphasis on local county programs. Flat and fast certified neighborhood course. An event for every age and skill level.

Packet Pickup:

Early packet pickup will be held on Friday, April 25 from 5 pm- 6:30 pm at the Sports Center in Morehead City.

Race day packet pickup & registration will be held on-site beginning at 6:30 am at the Train Depot in Morehead City.

Mark Shore Band @ The Salty Bee 

Date: April 26, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 9 PM

MSB will once again be bringing our 80s party to Salty Bee! This place is great for the whole family! Great food, great people and great FUN!

Sabin Sharpe @ Salt 

Date: April 26, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 1 AM

Enjoy live music with Sabin Sharpe at Salt Bar!

6th Annual Play the K Golf Tournament 

Date: April 27, 2019

Time: 11 AM – 4:30 PM

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the 6th Annual Kirsten McDonald Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, also known as Play the K, will be held at the Beaufort Club Golf Course. The goal of this tournament is to create a sustainable memorial to honor Kirsten’s life and to support deserving youth in Carteret County.

100% of the net proceeds raised will be donated to local nonprofit organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain.

As many of you may know, Kirsten lost her life in a tragic automobile accident on March 6, 2012, exactly one month shy of her 21st birthday. Kirsten always had a beautiful, bright smile on her face. Her strong, loving personality and her passion for others – regardless of their background, education or color of their skin – radiated from within her heart and soul. Kirsten had the capacity to see beyond others’ social and economic circumstances. Instead, she chose to focus on their inherent goodness.

Alice In Wonderland. The Tea Event 

Date: April 27, 2019

Time: 11 AM – 12:30 PM AND 2:30 PM – 4 PM

Ladies & gentlemen, friends, fellow hatters & tea party enthusiasts, it is our great honor and privilege to invite you back into a world of dreams. Join us on a journey into illogical logic and magic. We invite you to the Underland of Wonderland…
Step with us ‘down the rabbit hole”.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND…THE TEA EVENT
Saturday. April 27, 2019, The Infusion Cafe will once again visit Alice and all the zany personalities that people her adventures…. and we invite you to come with us!
It will be a grand and enchanting afternoon, full of nonsense and whimsy- the ninth annual Formal Tea Event in our “Alice in Wonderland” series…
A Mad Tea Party & Literary Event based on the beloved classic
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND,
by Lewis Carroll

Set in Wonderland… with two courses of themed tea & three courses of themed tea fare; including an appetizer, our formal two tiered server (stacked with savories and sweets) and our famous grand finale dessert… (tea fare created for you by our kitchen artists inspired by Carroll’s trip into this land of imagination).
This afternoon of whimsy will find our friends and guests attended by non other than the Mad Hatter, Alice, the White Rabbit, the Doormouse, the Queen of Hearts and her Card Guard.
Music, story-telling and fantasy come to life in a theatrical tea-time- this is sure to be an afternoon to remember!

8th Annual Bark for Art 

Date: April 27, 2019

Time: 4 PM – 8 PM

Protectors of Homeless Pets of Carteret County Bark for Art will feature art works from several Artists and the art students from area schools that will be displayed for voting and sale. Place your final bids on Silent Auction items from 4:00pm – 8pm while enjoying a glass of wine and some light hors d’oeuvres.

100% of the proceeds go to Protectors of Homeless Pets of Carteret County to provide medicines and the spaying – neutering of the animals in need in Carteret County.

For more information, please contact Mary Metzler, 252-723-0319

Werewolves @ Treehouse Beer Company 

Date: April 27, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 10 PM

Join the Werewolves at the Treehouse Beer Company in Cedar Point. We’re looking forward to playing the Blues with a little bit of Classic Rock. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Mac & Juice @ Off the Hook 

Date: April 27, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

Come check out Mac & Juice at Off The Hook. Come on out for great food, drink specials and LIVE entertainment!