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.

EmeraldFest Series 2019

Date: June 13, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM

The Town’s popular EmeraldFest outdoor concert series is back again this summer, with concerts every Thursday evening at 6:30 pm on the oceanfront at the Western Ocean Regional Access (located off Islander Drive). Please bring your friends, lawn chairs or a blanket, and enjoy some great music from several different genres!

June 13 – Paul Coleman
June 20 – The Will & Tony Show
June 27 – Pamlico Joe & Clean Water Flow
July 4 – The Mad Fiddler
July 11 – Wild Honey
July 18 – Justin Castellano
July 25 – 4EverAll & Friends
August 1 – Big Drink
August 8 – Pure T Mommicked
August 15 – Naked Knees

Groove Fetish @ Off The Hook 

Date: June 14, 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.

Free Summer Kids Shows – Emerald Plantation – The Secret Life of Pets 

Date: June 20, 2019

Time: 10:30AM – 12PM

Emerald Plantation Cinemas is offering FREE summer kids movies all summer long! Movies start at 10:30 am. Snack bar will be open for refreshments. For more details, 252-354-5012 or www.emeraldplantationcinema.com.

Carteret County Parks & Rec – Beach Run Series | 5:15pm – 8pm

Date: June 20, 2019

Time: 5:15PM -8PM

Mark your calendars for the Carteret County Parks and Recreation – Beach Run Series. Join in the fun with a run on the sand. Offering 1 Mile, 5K or 10K. Fun for the entire family. No running experience needed. All ages and skill levels welcome!! All runs take place on the beach at the Atlantic Beach Circle. All Races start promptly at 6:30pm. For more details, 252-808-3301or www.ccpr.recdesk.com/recdeskportal.

Sounds Like Summer at the Park – Joey & Mason | 7pm – 9pm

Date: June 20, 2019

Time: 7PM -9PM

Join us on Thursdays this Summer at the Atlantic Beach Town Park for free Live Music! Plan to bring a pop-up chair or blanket. The concession stand will be open and selling fresh kettle corn, drinks, candy & ice cream! All music is weather dependent. For more details, 252-726-2121 or www.www.atlanticbeach-nc.com.
Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with hands-on instruction. Equipment, bait and licensing requirements are covered. Ages 10 and up. For more details, 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.

For Goodness Snakes! @ Fort Macon 

Date: June 21, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM- 11:30AM

2019 is the Year of the Snake in NC State Parks. Join a ranger to take a look at some of the common snakes of our area and learn what a vital role these misunderstood creatures play in our environment. Meet at the Bathhouse. For more details, 252-726-3775 or www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts – Liquid Pleasure Band 

Date: June 21, 2019

Time: 5 PM- 8 PM

Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is excited to once again host Alive at Five in 2019! This FREE, family-friendly event showcases some of your favorite bands from June to October. Special thanks to the Alive at Five concert series sponsors Sound Bank and West Town Bank and Trust and our beverage sponsor R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Company. Alive at Five is held in Jaycee Park on the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for music and dancing. Beer, wine, and sodas are available for purchase at the event. Jaycee Docks are available for boats to dock for free throughout the concert on most Alive at Five days. For more details, 252-808-0440 or www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.

Golden Pirates of the Silver Screen – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 

Date: June 21, 2019

Time: 6PM- 8PM

Golden Pirates on the Silver Screen is a new monthly movie series. The museum will show five different movies, all starting at 6 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium. Admission is free, and everyone who attends all five showings will receive a free pirate hat. For more details, 252-504-7740 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

Summer Glow Down Party @ The Carolina Strut

Date: June 21, 2019

Time: 6:30PM- 11PM

Kick off your summer at The Carolina Strut for our 1st annual Summer GLOW DOWN party with Emeralds Owl Productions! Wear your best GLOW IN THE DARK shirts, paints, and other items! We have created 3 sessions for kids and families of all ages to enjoy! We ask you to please attend the session that fits your age bracket. Tickets can be purchased at the front door of the event! All parents will need to sign a waiver when paying — NO DROP OFFS! For more details, 252-726-0431.

Championship Double Figure 8 & Demolition Derby 

Date: June 21, 2019

Time: 8PM- 10PM

JM Motorsport Productions will invade the Newport Flea Mall & Event Grounds for TWO nights Friday June 21 and Saturday June 22. The show on Friday, June 21st features “Championship Double Figure 8 Racing” plus Kids Power Wheels Demo Derby features the “Demolition Derby Championship” Food concessions are available including hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, nachos, ice cream and popcorn. For more details, 252-223-2085 or www.newportfleamall.com.

Of Good Nature @ Salt | 8pm – 11pm

Date: June 21, 2019

Time: 8PM- 11PM

Charlotte NC alt-rockers, Of Good Nature, have built quick attention to their newly released music along with a steady wave of tour dates. Their fusion-friendly approach and openness to explore a range of styles has lead to a highly accessible sound which has recently spread like wildfire across festivals, cruises, blogs, and radio stations. The band’s high-energy live show has caught on across the United States. OGN was invited for a second appearance aboard Train’s Sail Across The Sun Cruise and has supported headliners Sublime with Rome, Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, George Clinton, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Arrested Development, Gym Class Heroes, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Blues Traveler, Common Kings, Steel Pulse, and many more. For more details, 252-241-7603 or  www.saltei.com.

Summer Queen Vacation Pride Party & Drag Show @ Cru Wine Bar | 9pm – 1am

Date: June 21, 2019

Time: 9PM- 1AM

Join us for a Summer PRIDE PARTY & Drag show, hosted by the Current Miss Gay North Carolina Pride, Veruca Salt! She will be entertaining us alongside her friends, Amaya, Bang Bang Ladesh and Amazing Grace! Dance music will be provided by Dj Tristan Berrini!! (For those who are locals, it is also our coffee shop manager, Taylor’s Bday!) For more details, 252-728-3066 or www.beaufortcru.com.

Selah Dubb @ Off The Hook | 10pm – 2:00am

Date: June 21, 2019

Time: 10PM- 2AM

Come check out Selah Dubb at Off The Hook. Come on out for great food, drink specials and LIVE entertainment! For more details, 252-499-9150 or www.offthehookmoreheadcity.com.

Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market – You say “Tomato,” I say “Yummy!” 

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: 8:30AM – 1 PM

Make the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market part of your weekend plans!  Located on the courthouse square in Beaufort under the shade of the old live oaks, the market will be humming with vendors offering fresh veggies and flowers, fresh baked delights, fresh seafood, and quality, unique handmade art and craft work. The market theme will be, “You say “Tomato,” I say “Yummy!”  Come enjoy sing along live music, delicious food prepared for your lunch, and the fun of this community event every Saturday morning from 8:30 – 1:00. Bring the kids, bring your dog, and find something for everyone! For more details, 252-564-8822 or www.oldebeaufortfarmersmarket.org.

Black History Bus Tour @ Beaufort Historic Association

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: 11 AM – 12 PM

Learn more about the history of Beaufort on the Black History Bus Tour aboard the vintage English double-decker bus with guide Curtis Oden. Admission charge. For more details, 252-728-5225.

Summer Concerts In The Fort – Caffeinated Soul Boogie 

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: 1 PM – 2 AM

All concerts are free although donations are most welcomed. Doors open early for picnickers and all who want to take in the beautiful setting. Just in case it rains the concerts will be held inside the Visitor Center at the Fort. For more details, 252-726-3775 or www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

Summer Concert Series @ Crystal Coast Brewing Company – Ryan Rubich 

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: 2 PM – 5 PM

We are super excited to announce our Music On Tap Summer Concert Series! We will be welcoming some of the best musical talent from the area as well as from across the country. All shows are free so stop by, grab a pint, and celebrate the summer with us! For more details, 252-296-2841 or www.ccbrewnc.com.

Jaycee Park Summer Concert Series – Seaside Band

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: 7PM –  8:30PM

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a summer concert series from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend on the beautiful Morehead City Waterfront. The concerts are scheduled each Saturday evening from 7-8:30pm at Jaycee Park in Morehead City. These performances are free and open to the public.

The Mad Fiddler @ The Sand Bar 

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 10 PM

Jason Addams aka The Mad Fiddler will return to The Sand Bar in Harkers Island! For more details, www.the-sand-bar-harkers-island.business.site.

Now Or Never featuring Tiffany Elaine @ The Carolina Wine Mixer 

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 10 PM

Tiffany Elaine has teamed up with local musicians and songwriters Steve Mehan and Fernando Rivera for a sound no one has heard before forming the band every one is talking about, Now Or Never. This blend of folk, rock, modern alternative, classic rock, and pop is a sound for the ages you don’t want to miss! Elaine is an BMI songwriter and CMA member. Tiffany Elaine performs both acoustically and with her band in NC and Nashville. For more details, 252-354-3333 or  www.carolinawinemixer.com.

Big Drink Music @ The Trading Post 

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: 8 PM – 11 PM

Big Drink Music will be bringing the boogie to the Trading Post! For more details, 252-424-8284 or www.thetradingpostei.com.

Little Stranger @ Salt 

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: 9 PM – 12 AM

Born and raised in Philly and crash-landed in Charleston, John and Kevin Shields are the minds behind the quirky indie hip-hop group Little Stranger. Performing as a duo, Little Stranger is a fresh hybrid of John’s singer-songwriter magnetism and Kevin’s hard hitting, in-your-face delivery. Stylistically reminiscent of Gorillaz and Twenty One Pilots, Little Stranger inhabits a relatively unexplored niche at this point in time. They’re all about originality, every song is a separate work unto itself with all the strangeness that their name implies. For more details, 252-241-7603 or www.saltei.com.

The Oblations @ Cru Wine Bar | 9pm – 1am

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: 9 PM – 1 AM

The Oblations are a two-man Blues/Funk/Rock band from the triangle area of North Carolina. Joe MacPhail’s setup is comprised of drums and keyboard, which he performs on simultaneously with all four limbs. Daniel Fields plays slide and electric guitars with a host of a effects pedals, including customized pickups that allow him to perform bass and guitar at the same time. They both sing.  Their live shows are a unique mix of song-craft, groove, and deft improvisations. The Oblations pride themselves on meeting the needs of any environment, and for any audience. For more details, 252-728-3066 or www.beaufortcru.com.

The Spread @ Off The Hook 

Date: June 22, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

Don’t miss The Spread at Off The Hook!

Bird Hike at Fort Macon

Date: June 24, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 10 AM

Meet at the Fort Macon Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area. For more details, 252-726-3775 or www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

Stand up Paddleboarding for Kids @ NC Aquarium

Date: June 24, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 11 AM

Designed especially for youth, they explore Bogue Sound on a stand up paddle board with an instructor to guide. During this adventure you will learn about the plants and animals that call the Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 6 and up. Takes place on Mondays and Fridays. For more details, 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.

Kids Night Out @ NC Aquarium

Date: June 24, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 10 PM

Drop your kids at the Aquarium for a fun night filled with animal interactions while you enjoy a night out on the town. Snacks and pizza dinner are included. Ages 4-12. For more details, 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.

Caviar Farm Tour and Tasting

Date: June 26, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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. For more details, www.marshallbergfarm.com.

Big Drink @ Rucker Johns

Date: June 26, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 9 PM

Big Drink Music Company will be rocking the deck at Rucker Johns, join us a great night of Music & Fun! For more details, 252-354-2413.

William Seymour @ CruWine Bar

Date: June 26, 2019

Time: 8 PM – 11 PM

Don’t miss William Seymour at Cru Bar in Beaufort! No cover charge. For more details, 252-728-3066 or www.beaufortcru.com.

Literary Luncheon with Patti Callahan Henry

Date: June 27, 2019

Time: 12 PM – 2 PM

Meet best-selling author Patti Callahan Henry on Thursday, June 27 from 12:00 – 2:00pm as she discusses her newest novel, The Favorite Daughter, and enjoy a delicious three-course lunch at the Coral Bay Club in Atlantic Beach. Admission charge. For more details, 252-728-5225 or www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

Sounds Seafood: Catching Crabs and Clams

Date: June 27, 2019

Time: 1 PM – 3 PM

59th Annual Old Homes & Gardens Tour 

Date: June 28, 2019 – June 29, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

This 59th annual walking tour of private homes, gardens, churches and historic places is the last full weekend in June.  Other highlights of the weekend include tours of the Beaufort Historic Site buildings, the Old Burying Ground, narrated bus tours of the historic district, and an antique car show.  Tickets are good for both June 28th and 29th.  The tour is self-paced with time to visit all the shops and restaurants in downtown Beaufort. For more information visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org or call 252-728-5225.

Mom and Me Treasure Hunt Under the Sea

Date: June 28, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Moms and daughters (elementary and middle school age) are invited to a fun evening of crafts, games, activities, door prizes, and valuable discovery. Get to know each other at a deeper level and also discover more about the beauty, love, and purpose behind God choosing to create you. For more details, 252-222-4779.

Adam Hill @ Off The Hook 

Date: June 28, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

Rockn’ out to Adam Hill with great drinks and food at Off The Hook!!

July

Downtown Morehead City Independence Day Celebration 

Date: July 4, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 10 PM

The Main Event Band will perform from 7pm-10pm with a free concert in Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard Street. The Main Event Band is the ultimate party band performing R&B, Soul, Beach, Country, and Funk and their performances also include music styles from the 80’s and 90’s as well as your favorite songs of today. At 9 pm, the music fades and the sky explodes with the Morehead City Fireworks display. Every year, this spectacular show is shot off from across the water on Sugarloaf Island bringing the audience so close to the action, it is almost like being underneath the bursts of light and noise. The fireworks display is sponsored by the Town of Morehead City and hosted by Downtown Morehead City, Inc. For more details, 252-726-5083 or www.moreheadcitync.org/home-parks-recreation.

4th of July Fireworks Cruise 

Date: July 4, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Skip the crowds on shore and bring your friends and family aboard for an unforgettable fireworks display with incredible water views. Take a beautiful scenic cruise aboard one of our 49-passenger catamarans and enjoy a spectacular water view fireworks display on the Morehead City Waterfront. For more details, 252-504-2488 or www.moreheadcityferryservice.com.

Kick off Independence Day with Fireworks at the Beach 

Date: July 4, 2019

Time: 9 PM – 10 PM

Join us at the Circle in Atlantic Beach on July 4th for Fireworks. Robert McDuffy will be performing before the fireworks. For more details, 252-726-2121 or www.atlanticbeach-nc.com.

4th of July Fireworks off Bogue Inlet Pier

Date: July 4, 2019

Time: 9 PM – 10 PM

The Town will again present July 4th beginning at 9 pm on Thursday, July 4th. Parking will be available at Bogue Inlet Pier as well as along NC 58. The fireworks will also be visible from Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. For more details, 252-354-3424 or www.emeraldisle-nc.org.

Turtle Talk @ Fort Macon

Date: July 5, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Join a Ranger for a look at one of our local treasures, the sea turtle. We will talk about all species of turtles and how common they are on our beaches. We may be able to hike to an actual nest depending on the location of any nests we have this summer.  Meet at the Fort Macon Bathhouse.

The Tan & Sober Gentlemen @ Cru Wine Bar

Date: July 5, 2019

Time: 9 PM – 1 AM

Tan and Sober Gentlemen, Fri July 5th, 9pm-1 am, $5 cover
http://tanandsober.com/index.html

Born and raised in the North Carolina backcountry, The Tan and Sober Gentlemen began taking in the songs, stories, and tunes that make up their beloved state’s heritage before they could talk. Despite having played music together in some form or another for most of their lives, the current lineup was formed in the summer of 2016.
They aim to explore the Celtic roots of North Carolinian music, and to play it with a fire and intensity they feel is lacking in much of today’s folk music. The result is an avalanche of Scotch-Irish hillbilly insanity they dub “Celtic punk-grass.” As far as folk music goes, they’re about the best drinking and dancing band you’ll find.

Night Shift @ Off The Hook 

Date: July 5, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 2 AM

Come check out Night Shift at Off The Hook. Come on out for great food and drink specials and LIVE entertainment!

Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market – Red, White, and Blue celebration! 

Date: July 6, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM – 1 PM

Join the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market on July 6th for their Red, White, and Blue celebration!  The market will be festooned in patriotic colors and the Cannon Crew will encamp on the courthouse grounds to present the Declaration of Independence and cannon fire in commemoration of our country’s beginnings. Of course, farmers, foodies, artists and craftspeople will be on hand gathered under their tents to offer the finest handmade, homegrown, and homemade products to shoppers. Be sure to include the OBFM in your plans this and every Saturday morning! There is always something for everyone! For more details, 252-564-8822 or  www.oldebeaufortfarmersmarket.org.

The Great 4th Race

Date: July 6, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 10 AM

Traditionally-rigged sailing craft will rally July 6 to celebrate the historic voyages that carried the news of the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the Outer Banks.  It’s all part of the annual Great 4th Race sponsored by the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum. The start and finish line for the race is in Taylor’s Creek, just off the dock of the museum’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center.  The best viewing for race spectators will be at the waterfront between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. when the boats gather to await the start. Boaters interested in participation must register in advance by calling 252-728-2762. For more details, 252-504-7744 or www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.

Open Mic hosted by Tiffany Elaine @ Cru Wine Bar 

Date: July 9, 2019

Time: 8 PM- 11 PM

Share your talents at Cru Wine Bar and Coffee shop! Join us for open mic hosted by Tiffany Elaine! There is a sign up sheet and 3 song limit during your turn. For more details, 252-728-3066 or www.beaufortcru.com.

Reindl Brothers @ the Trading Post 

Date: July 10, 2019

Time: 6 PM- 9 PM

You don’t want to miss this duo at the Trading Post in Emerald Isle! For more details, 252-424-8284 or www.thetradingpostei.com.

Hank Barbee @ Pescara

Date: July 10, 2019

Time: 6 PM- 9 PM

Don’t miss the soothing sounds of Hank Barbee overlooking Atlantic Beach! For more details, 252-499-9300.

16th Annual Storytelling Festival 

Date: July 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

We are so pleased to offer you the line-up for our 16th Annual Storytelling Festival. We will again have performances on four Wednesday mornings in July at 10:00am at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City, and also four afternoon shows at 2:00pm at the Bethlehem Methodist Church, corner of Bogue Loop Rd. and Rt. 24 in Bogue.

We are generously supported by the Friends of the Bogue Banks Public Library, the Friends of the Carteret County Public Library and the Friends of the Western Carteret Public Library, without which these programs would not be possible. We deeply appreciate their considerations for our Storytelling Festival.

Our list of excellent performers is:
Wednesday July 10th: Donna Tillman from Greenville, SC.
Donna seeks to thrill audiences with her dynamic style and share the love of stories and literature with audiences across the globe. Educating, Enriching and Entertaining.
Wednesday July 17th: Jess Willis from Florence, SC.
A storyteller at heart, she loves to tell anything from Folk and Fractured Fairy Tales to Family stories and Personal Foibles. She believes no matter our age, we all need stories.
Wednesday July 24th: Science Tellers from Hillsborough, NJ.
Science and storytelling were accidentally mixed. Here is what happened. Storytelling and Exciting science experiments come together into an unprecedented theatrical experience.
Wednesday July 31st: No Sleeves Magic from Wilmington, NC.
Voted best family entertainer 8 years in a row by the Wilmington Parent Magazine, Michael Rosander and his group inspire children, not only in magic and theater but also in life.

Please keep us in mind for your summer plans.

Emerald Fest – Wild Honey

Date: July 11, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM

The Town’s popular EmeraldFest outdoor concert series is back again this summer, with concerts every Thursday evening at 6:30 pm on the oceanfront at the Western Ocean Regional Access (located off Islander Drive). Please bring your friends, lawn chairs or a blanket, and enjoy some great music from several different genres! For more details, 252-354-3424 or www.emeraldisle-nc.org/emeraldfest-1.

Sounds like summer at the Park – The Spread

Date: July 11, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 9 PM

Plan to bring a pop-up chair or blanket. This concert will take place at the circle and will end just before the fireworks. All music is weather dependent. For more details, 252-726-2121 or www.www.atlanticbeach-nc.com.

12th Annual CCCF Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Tournament 

Date: July 12-13, 2019

Time: 5 PM – 3 PM

Join us for our 12th Annual Carteret Community College Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament taking place at Jaycee Park in Morehead City. This is a family-friendly tournament with prizes for children as well as adults. Don’t miss out on our Friday night Captains’ Social! For more information please visit: www.CarteretSMT.com.

Big Jim Kohler Clues Night @ Cru Wine Bar 

Date: July 12, 2019

Time: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Big Jim Kohler has been north and south, east and west playing his music his way. From Rockland Maine to Seattle Washington leaving his mark wherever he goes. Kohler spent five years as guitarist/road manager/band leader for blues hall of famer Son Seals Spending time with Byther Smith, Lindsay Alexander and others. The JKB is Tom Parker on drums. Formerly with blues legend Carey Bell. On bass, Chris Buttitta Of Hot Buttered Grits renown. The secret weapon is ENCs Queen of The Blues Kathy Kohler. From barrooms to theaters Kathy has graced many,many stages and never disappoints.

Jim Kohler Band music is available on iTunes, google play and many other online outlets.

Olde Beaufort Farmers Market 

Date: July 13, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM- 1 PM

Start your Saturday with a visit to the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market for a market focused on “Sweet Corn…It’s A-Maize-ing!”  From 8:30 – 1:00 the market will be humming with busy vendors selling everything from the farm, the kitchen, the sea, and the studio!  Whatever you are looking for along with unexpected treasures will be offered by friendly local vendors in a charming environment where life slows down so neighbors can catch up.  Hand scooped ice cream, food prepared by Purvis Chapel, music by the Mad Fiddler, and other attractions will add their own special touch to this weekly event. For more details, 252-564-8822 or www.oldebeaufortfarmersmarket.org.

Beaufort Historic Association’s Summer Party 2019

Date: July 13, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 11 PM

Come celebrate Beaufort Summers with a fabulous summer party at the Beaufort Historic Site. Enjoy wonderful food by Scarborough Fare Catering, open bar, live music by the band Night Years, live auction and silent auction with the proceeds benefiting the Beaufort Historical Association. Admission fee.

MMX @ Emerald Club 

Date: July 13, 2019

Time: 9 PM – 1 AM

MikeMickXer plays a unique mix of reggae, rockabilly, R&B, country, Americana and old-time rock & roll. For more details, 252-354-2929.

Free Summer Kids Shows Atlantic Station Cinemas-How to Train Your Dragon 3

Date: July 16-17, 2019

Time: 10:30AM – 12 PM

Atlantic Station Cinemas is offering FREE summer kids movies all summer long! Movies start at 10:30 am. Snack bar will be open for refreshments. For more details, 252-247-7016 or www.atlanticstationcinema.com.

16th Annual Storytelling Festival with Jess Willis 

Date: July 18-20, 2019

Time: 10 AM -2 PM

We are so pleased to offer you the line-up for our 16th Annual Storytelling Festival. We will again have performances on four Wednesday mornings in July at 10am at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City, and also four afternoon shows at 2pm at the Bethlehem Methodist Church, corner of Bogue Loop Rd. and Rt. 24 in Bogue. Jess is a storyteller at heart, she loves to tell anything from Folk and Fractured Fairy Tales to Family stories and Personal Foibles. She believes no matter our age, we all need stories. Educating, Enriching and Entertaining. We are generously supported by the Friends of the Bogue Banks Public Library, the Friends of the Carteret County Public Library and the Friends of the Western Carteret Public Library, without which these programs would not be possible. We deeply appreciate their considerations for our Storytelling Festival. Stories are for school aged kids. For more details, 252-247-4660.

Boys and Girls Club Billfish Classic 2019

Date: July 18-20, 2019

Time: 5 AM – 10 PM

We are a non-profit organization based in Beaufort, NC. Our proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Plain, which encompasses 17 clubs in 7 counties. We are a 3 day fishing tournament with 3 divisions, Inshore, Billfish and Dolphin. We are a NC Gov Cup Event. Held on the historic Beaufort waterfront at the Beaufort Town Docks. We serve dinner nightly and have a Pirate/Family Night also a Silent Auction and an Awards Night.

Inshore Entry $500
Billfish Entry $1,000
Dolphin Entry $1,000
Participant Sponsor Entry $500
Beaufort Town Docks “Under the Tent”

Bi Polar Express @ Off The Hook 

Date: July 20, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 2 AM

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

31st Annual Ducks Unlimited Band the Billfish Tournament 

Date: July 24-27, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 10 PM

The 2019 North Carolina Ducks Unlimited Billfish tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24 (Captains’ Party) with July 25-27 fish 2 out of 3 days. Mark you calendars, reserve your boats and get ready for this year’s tournament!

Dr. Bacon @ Off The Hook 

Date: July 26. 2019

Time: 10 PM – 2 AM

Come check out Dr Bacon at Off The Hook. Come on out for great food and drink specials and LIVE entertainment!

On-Going Events

Musket Firing Demonstration @ Fort Macon 

June 1 – June 29, Every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
June 30, 2019 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
July 6, 2019 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
July 6, 2019 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
July 7, 2019 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
July 13 – September 1, Every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
September 11, 2019 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
September 18, 2019 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
September 25, 2019 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sea Turtle Trek @ NC Aquarium at PKS

June 2 – September 3, Every Sunday and Tuesday from 7 PM – 9 PM

Stand-up Paddleboarding for Kids @ NC Aquarium at PKS

June 3 – September 2, Every Monday and Friday from 9 AM – 11 AM

Behind the Scenes: The Aquarium at a Glance

June 3 – September 4, Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 12 PM – 12:45 PM

Kids Night Out @ NC Aquarium at PKS

June 3 – September 2, Every Monday from 6 PM – 10 PM

Roosevelt Natural Area Paddle Trip @ NC Aquarium at PKS

June 4 – September 3, Every Tuesday and Saturday from 9 AM – 11 AM

Behind the Scenes: Birds 

June 4 – September 3, Every Tuesday from 1 PM – 2 PM

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack 

June 4 – September 3, Every Tuesday and Friday from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Evening Gun @ Fort Macon 

June 4 – July 31, Every Wednesday from 4 PM – 4:30
August 7, 2019 | 12:00 am – 4:30 pm
August 14, 2019 | 12:00 am – 4:30 pm
August 21, 2019 | 12:00 am – 4:30 pm
August 28, 2019 | 12:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sleep with the Fishes @ NC Aquarium at PKS

June 5 – September 5, Every Wednesday into Thursday from 6 PM – 9 AM

Fishing Fanatics @ NC Aquarium at PKS 

June 6 – August 29, Every Thursday from 8 AM – 11 AM

Natural Side of Fort Macon 

June 6 – September 26, Every Thursday from 10 AM – 11 AM
*Not taking place on July 4

Sound Seafood: Catching Crabs and Clams

*At the NC Aquarium
June 6 – August 29, Every Thursday from 1 PM – 3 PM

Jr. Ranger Day 

June 6, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
June 12, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
June 17, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
June 26, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
July 11, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
July 17, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
July 25, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
July 31, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
August 8, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
August 14, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

2019 Carteret County Parks & Rec – Beach Run Series 

June 6, 2019 | 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm
June 20, 2019 | 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm
July 23, 2019 | 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm
August 6, 2019 | 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm
August 20, 2019 | 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Bird Hike @ Fort Macon 

June 10, 2019 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
June 24, 2019 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
July 22, 2019 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
August 12, 2019 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
August 26, 2019 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
September 9, 2019 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
September 23, 2019 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Summer Movies at AB Town Park 

June 12 – August 14, Every Wednesday from 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

EmeraldFest Series 2019

June 13 – August 15, Every Thursday from 6:30 PM – 8 PM

2019 Free Summer Kids Shows @ Atlantic Station Cinemas 

June 18 – August 14, Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:30 AM – 12 PM

2019 Free Summer Kids Shows @ Emerald Plantation Cinemas

June 20 – August 15, Every Thursday from 10:30 AM – 12 PM

Sounds Like Summer at the Park 

June 20, 2019 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
June 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July 4, 2019 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July 11, 2019 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August 1, 2019 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course 

June 22, 2019 | 9:00 am – June 23, 2019 | 4:30 pm
July 13, 2019 | 9:00 am – July 14, 2019 | 4:30 pm
August 24, 2019 | 9:00 am – August 25, 2019 | 4:30 pm
September 14, 2019 | 9:00 am – September 15, 2019 | 4:30 pm
October 12, 2019 | 9:00 am – October 13, 2019 | 4:30 pm

Behind the Scenes: Feeding Frenzy @ NC Aquarium at PKS

June 3 – September 4, Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Behind the Scenes: Otter Antics @ NC Aquarium at PKS

June 3 – September 2, Every Monday from 1 PM – 2 PM

Jaycee Park Summer Concert Series 2019

June 1 – August 31, Every Saturday from 7 PM – 8:30 PM
July 4, 2019 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters

June 2 – September 1, Every Sunday from 2 PM – 3:30 PM

Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts 2019

June 7, 2019 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
June 21, 2019 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 19, 2019 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
August 16, 2019 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
September 19, 2019 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
October 17, 2019 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Summer Concert Series @ Crystal Coast Brewing Company 

June 8, 2019 | 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
June 22, 2019 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
July 5, 2019 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
July 20, 2019 | 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
August 3, 2019 | 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
August 17, 2019 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
August 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Live On Thursdays (LOTs) Summer Concert Series 2019

June 6 – August 1, Every Thursday from 6 PM – 8 PM

Aquarist Apprentice @ NC Aquarium at PKS

June 7 – August 30, Every Friday from 1:30 PM – 4 PM