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.

2018 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.

2018 On-Going Events

RECURRING WEEKLY EVENTS 

Battleworks

Days: DAILY

Location: Atlantic Beach, NC

Military, law enforcement, and firefighters present your ID for 10% off admission

Island Grille

Days: MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS

Location: Atlantic Beach, NC

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entrees

Tackle Box Tavern 

Days: WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS

Location: Atlantic Beach, NC

WEDNESDAY – DJ 10 PM – 2 AM | FRIDAY – DJ 9 PM – 1 AM | SATURDAY – DJ/Karaoke 9 PM – 1 AM

Crystal Coast Brewery

Days: WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, SATURDAYS

Location: Atlantic Beach, NC

WEDNESDAY – Team Trivia @ 7:30 PM | THURSDAY – 30 Second Rocks Music Trivia @ 7:30 PM | SATURDAY – Bend and Brew @ 10:30 AM

Amos Mosquitos

Days: THURSDAYS

Location: Atlantic Beach, NC

Fresh rolled sushi with karaoke starting @ 9 PM in the bar

Beach Yoga  

Days: SUNDAYS

Location: Fort Macon Bathhouse Beach, Atlantic Beach, NC

From 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. For information – call/text (252) 368-YOGA. $10 admission (pay at class)

Yoga on the Beach 

Days: TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS

Location: Circle Beach, Atlantic Beach, NC

$10 admission per person @ 7:30 AM

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Dr. Bogus Free Surf Fishing Seminar 2018

Date: October 2, 2018

Time: 6 PM – 7 PM

Location: 7500 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle, NC

In conjunction with the Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament, Dr. Bogus will be offering a free seminar. Learn about speckled trout surf fishing from one of the area’s most renowned experts. At the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department Community Center.

32nd Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival (POSTPONED for Hurricane Recovery Efforts. Working on the 1st Weekend in Nov. as Potential New Date. STAY TUNED)

Date: October 5-7, 2018

Location: 412-D Evans St., Morehead City, NC

The North Carolina Seafood Festival, celebrating its 32nd year in 2018, will take place on October 5-7, 2018 on the Morehead City Waterfront. The largest three-day festival in North Carolina, its highlights are an endless variety of seafood prepared in a multitude of ways, street dances, concerts, arts and crafts (about 200 vendors), Flounder Fling and an International Award Winning Chef’s Tent, Southern Outer Banks Boat Show, educational exhibits, hands-on programs for kids and rides and games. Saturday night fireworks are enjoyed by festival goers and neighbors alike. The festivities are spread from the North Carolina State Port to 11th Street on the beautiful Morehead City Waterfront. Free parking is available at the port on Saturday and Sunday with shuttles transporting festival-goers to the fun. Admission is always free, but bring cash for all the extras that will tempt your wallet!

AB Surf Fishing Tournament

Date: October 5-7, 2018

Location: Atlantic Beach, NC

Sponsored by Freeman’s Bait and Tackle

Mill Creeks Haunted Woods

Date: October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 30 & 31, 2018

Time: 7 PM – 10:30 PM

Location: 2365 Mill Creek Rd., Newport, NC

15-20 minute walk through haunted woods. Ghosts, ghouls and night creatures will be out and about.

Pine Knoll Shores Annual Community Yard Sale

Date: October 6, 2018

Time: 8 AM – 4 PM

Location: 314 Salter Path Rd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Event will take place at the Public Safety building in Pine Knoll Shores.

2nd Annual Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Saltwater Slam

Date & Time: October 6, 2018 | 9 AM – October 27, 2018 | 1 PM

Location: 709 Atlantic Beach Cswy., Atlantic Beach, NC

From the fishing family to the experienced King Mackerel Fisherman, this tournament will again be a fun and exciting event for everyone. So bring your family and fishing buddies, and join us for this historic tournament. We welcome you. We hope you enjoy all the fun and excitement Atlantic Beach, Carteret County and the Crystal Coast has to offer.

3rd Annual Malt Mayo Cornhole Tournament

Date: October 6, 2018

Time: 10 AM – 4 PM

Location: Ocean Front Sound Playground, Indian Beach, NC

It’s that time again! Please join us to celebrate the life of Matt Mayo through a great day of fun and fellowship, playing corn hole, eating good food, enjoying music, and participating in a silent and live auction – all to raise funds for the Matt Mayo Scholarship given to deserving, graduating high school seniors. Our goal is to use our loving memory of Matt to help others who aspire to pursue a college education.

Caviar Farm Tour & Tasting

Date: October 6, 2018

Time: 10:30 AM – 12 PM

Location: 811 Straits Rd., Smyrna, NC

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.

Healthy Kids Running Fall 2018

Date: October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2018

Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: Fort Benjamin Park, McQueen Ave., Newport, NC

Please arrive at 2:45 PM if you have not pre-registered or if you have not picked up your race bag at Race bag Pick-up Night. We will do our best to start on-time and walk-up registrations need to be wrapped up by 3:30 pm for that to happen. On-site registrations are welcome each week, checks are preferred. Wear your sneakers! Thank you! (Please note: Registration is non-refundable)

28th Annual Surf Fishing Workshop

Date: October 12, 13, 14, 2018

Time: 4 PM – 6 PM

Location: 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC

This hands-on workshop weekend is designed for novice fishermen, but it’s a great refresher course for all skill levels. Instruction covers rods, reels, weights, line, tackle, knots, bait, fish identification, catch and release, cast netting, reading the surf, locating fish from the beach and caring for your catch. The weekend culminates with a fishing expedition to Cape Lookout National Seashore. Ages 12 and up. $150 for non-members and $135 for members. Must cancel 7 days prior to program to receive a refund.

Exploring the Heavens

Date: October 13, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: 2303 East Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, NC

Join us in the Visitor Center’s large auditorium as special guest NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Lisa Pelletier-Harman shares an overview of the first non-terrestrial telescope, NASA’s Hubble. Learn how it has changed our understanding of the Universe around us, some of the Mission’s highlights and an introduction to the next step in Observing’s evolution, The James Webb Telescope.

Astronomy Night “Howling Hayride”

Date: October 13, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: 2303 East Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, NC

The Crystal Coast Stargazers will be setup in the bathhouse parking lot the night of our “Howling Hayride” event, inviting the public to get a closer look at the night sky through telescopes and binoculars.  Feel free to stop by at your convenience before or after your ride and hike, or if hayrides aren’t your thing, you are more than welcome to come out just for the stars.  This is a weather dependent event and may be canceled due to rain or heavy cloud cover.  No pets please.

16th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament

Date: October 13, 2018 – November 24, 2018

Location: 7802 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle, NC

Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors are sponsoring the 16th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament. The tournament will run from 8am Saturday, October 13th – November 24th, 2018. Registration is FREE and the Reel Outdoors will be providing prizes for the top 3 anglers! Registration is September 11th – October 11th, 2018. The Reel Outdoors is the official weigh-in station. All trout must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle; no boats. See complete rules on the back of the registration form, which will be available on September 11th at The Reel Outdoors or the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center. Registration forms and rules may also be downloaded at http://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd. Contact Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation for further information or questions at: (252) 354-6350.

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

Date: October 13, 2018 | 9 AM – October 14, 2018 | 4 PM

Location: 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC

A two-day hands-on course, students will explore the art of boat building from start to finish. They begin with the design and lofting of boats, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. In addition, they will learn how to make planking systems, both carvel and lap strake and all the appropriate fastening systems. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skill to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own and the confidence to take on the job. Course Fee: $135. Friends of the Museum: $121.50. Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. Course size limited. Advance registration required. Call the Program Registrar at 252-504-7758. The Watercraft Center offers more intensive longer classes on an on-demand basis: Build you own stand-up paddleboard or surfboard; Stitch-and-glue kayaks and skiffs; Skin-on-frame boat building; Building and shaping masts, spars, and oars or paddles; and Half-model making.www.thewatercraftcenter.com. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. 252-504-7740. www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.

8th Annual Crystal Coast Con

Date: October 13, 2018

Time: 10 AM – 6 PM

Location: Mac Daddy’s, 130 Golphin Dolphin Dr., Cape Carteret, NC

This thrilling event will once again be hosted by Mac Daddy’s Family Entertainment Center in Cape Carteret, NC. We are Eastern North Carolina’s premier Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention.
The Sci-Fi, fantasy and gaming experience will be a one day wondrous event held on October 13, 2018. Door prizes, fanboy flair, costume contests, very special sci-fi vendors and give-aways galore will prove a good time for all!
From celebrity guests, to great Sci-Fi food and drinks, to special secret side shows, the Crystal Coast Con is getting better every year, so the Seventh Annual Con should blow you out of your socks! You are NOT going to want to miss this.

Annual Lobster Festival

Date: October 13, 2018

Time: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Location: 920 Salter Path Rd., Salter Path, NC

Saint Francis by the Sea is holding its annual lobster festival on Saturday October 13th. Live lobsters are $19 and cooked are $21 and are to be picked up at the church grounds. Complete meals are $25. Either eat at church or take out. If you are interested call Ted Goetzinger at 422-9879 or email him atteddync1@gmail.com.

8th Annual NC Troopers Association Offshore Inshore Saltwater Challenge

Date: October 19, 2018 – October 21, 2018

Location: Morehead City, NC

A non-profit fishing tournament donating to the North Carolina Troopers Association, Caisson Unit. Morehead City, NC.
In addition to the SKA Sanctioned Division 1 Kingfish Tournament there will be the following tournament fun:

    • Captain’s Choice Trout and Flounder Tournament
    • Prize for biggest Lizard Fish
    • ​TWT for King, Trout and Flounder
    • ​Ladies King TWT
    • 2 Fish Aggregate – Reel Bad Boyz TWT

Sound to Sea Paint Out and Art Show/Sale

Date: October 19, 2018 | 4 PM – October 21, 2018 | 5 PM

Location: Emerald Isle, NC

The 4th annual Sound to Sea Paint Out and Art Show/Sale will be held from October 19 – 21 at various locations in Emerald Isle! The weekend event culminates with an art show and sale at The Trading Post restaurant on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm.

Reef Runners Saltwater Fishing Tournament

Date: October 20, 2018

Time: 5 AM – 8 PM

Location: 604 Evans St., Morehead City, NC

Reef Runners is an all-day, off shore, saltwater, bottom fishing tournament that is being held in partnership between Dream Factory of North Carolina and Carolina Princess, a well known head boat on the Morehead City waterfront. All proceeds from the tournament will help Dream Factory accomplish its mission to grant dreams for chronically and critically ill children in eastern North Carolina.

Wheel to Surf | An Adaptive Surf Event

Date: October 20, 2018

Time: 9 AM – 3 PM

Location: 2303 E. Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, NC

Wheel To Surf is an adaptive surfing event for wheelchair athletes and those with physical challenges. Please join us on October 20 from 9am–3pm at the Bath House beach access at Fort Macon State Park. It’s going to be a great day to enjoy the beach, the ocean and great people. For more details, please contact Christine Chadwick at cchadwick.aspnc@gmail.com.

Flavorfest 2018

Date: October 20, 2018

Time: 12 PM – 4 PM

Location: 102 Islander Dr., Emerald Isle, NC

Save the date, October 20th, 2018 to join us in Emerald Isle, NC for the 6th Annual Flavorfest at the Islander Resort & Hotel. We will be updating the status of Flavor throughout the year so stay tuned.

Bogue Sound Full Moon Paddle

Date: October 24, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: 9404 Coast Guard Rd., Emerald Isle, NC

Nothing can be more beautiful than a full moon rising above a Bogue Sound. There is just something magical about moonbeams and water — and sharing the experience of looking at the moon with someone special, even if that someone special is just you.
Participants arrive early enough in the evening to practice paddling, enjoy a beautiful sunset and adjust their eyes to the night sky. As the moonlight gets brighter, we will paddle around to enjoy the night sounds. Eventually, we will “raft-up”, and lay back to fully take in our surroundings.
Arrive 6:30pm and depart at 7:00pm. The paddle will last about 1.5 hours and kayaks are provided. Couples can each have individual kayaks or a tandem kayak. (Please note when checking out if you prefer tandem.) We look forward to seeing you!
Paddle will launch from the sound side boat ramp around the 18 mile marker in Emerald Isle.

Halloween Carnival and Trunk-or-Treat in Emerald Isle 

Date: October 26, 2018

Time: 6 PM – 8 PM

Location: 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC

Come in your costumes for an evening full of fun for the whole family! Admission fee to carnival is two bags of candy per child. Sponsored be Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department.

Love, Loss and What I Wore at Carteret Community Theatre

Date: October 26, 27, & 28, 2018

Time: 26th and 27th | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM —– 28th | 2 PM – 4 PM

Location: 1311 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC

Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora and Delia Ephron (Sleepless In Seattle and When Harry Met Sally) is a love story for every woman, every woman who remembers what she was wearing when she got her first kiss, when she got her first A+, when she took her first airplane trip alone, what she was wearing for first job or when she got fired! What she was wearing when she got engaged or divorced. These small remembrances help build a woman’s history. This play tells the stories of 7 women as they pass from childhood to womanhood and what they wore and how their journeys were made more memorable by that certain blue dress, that that wonderful fur collared coat, those bad-girl cowboy boots, the jangling bracelets. The women let you into their hearts through their closets.

1 Year Anniversary Celebration @ Shortway Brewing Company 

Date: October 27, 2018

Time: 12:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Location: Shortway Brewing Company, 203 Chatham St., Newport, NC

Come out and celebrate ONE YEAR of Shortway! We will be serving up our signature beers inside and in the beer garden including out all new LIMITED RELEASE, Newport Strong (an imperial red). We are even bringing back a few favorites! Check out a whole new line of merch and our commemorative glassware. Grab some BBQ from the grill master, smothered in Backwoods Bonfire sauce. LIVE MUSIC from local jam band The Spread. Prizes and more!

Trunk or Treat @ White Oak Church of God

Date: October 27, 2018

Time: 5 PM – 7 PM

Location: White Oak Church of God, 5054 Highway 24, Newport, NC

You don’t have to worry about going from house to house, just go trunk to trunk! We will have our trunks decorated and ready to go, all you have to do is put your favorite costume on, bring a bag or bucket and collect all the goodies!

Community Trunk or Treat in Emerald Isle 

Date: October 27, 2018

Time: 5 PM – 8 PM

Location: Emerald Isle Baptist Church, 304 Emerald Plantation Road, Emerald Isle, NC

Hotdogs, games, lots of candy! All welcome to the Emerald Isle Baptist Church!

2nd Annual Glow in the Dark Trick or Treat 

Date: October 27, 2018

Time: 5 PM – 8 PM

Location: 307 Cedar Point Blvd., Cedar Point, NC

2nd Annual Glow in the Dark TRICK OR TREAT event at the Salty Air Market! Bring your goody bags, and dress in your costumes. Visit each vendor for a trick or a treat. Vendors, food truck, and music!

Monster Ball: Salt’s Annual Halloween Bash 

Date: October 27, 2018

Time: 8 PM – 2 AM

Location: SALT Ultra Lounge, 325 Mangrove Dr., Emerald Isle, NC

It’s that time of year again. Whether or not you want to dress scary, funny or a lil trashy, SALT BAR is the place to be for Halloween. This years theme will be “Monster Ball.” We think you get the drift. Work hard, build something cool, and take crack to win a piece of this $1000 prize. If you’d like a VIP section, please text Betsy @ (617) 750-9005.

Spooktacular Halloween Party @ Island Time Tavern

Date: October 27, 2018

Time: 8 PM – 2 AM

Location: Island Time Tavern, 8700 Emerald Dr. #24B, Emerald Isle, NC

Our Halloween Party with Costume Contest and prizes with Gravitation! This is a fantastic group you won’t want to miss!

Cru Wine Bar presents the Beaufort Horror Show

Date: October 27, 2018

Time: 9 PM – 1 AM

Location: Cru Wine Bar, 120 Turner St., Beaufort, NC

Cru Wine Bar will be hosting a Drag and Variety Show with the theme of “Beaufort Horror Show” – a tribute to Rocky Horror and all things Halloween. Join us for some high energy fun, dancing, Queens, Kings, and Pole Ariel Performers!

Halloween Costume Bash @ Emerald Club 

Date: October 27, 2018

Time: 9 PM – 2 AM

Location: Emerald Club, 8102 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle, NC

It’s time for our annual Halloween Costume Party! We will be open at 9 PM. No Cover all night. DJ Kdash spinning the tunes. Cash prizes for sexiest and best costume. So start planning to come see us at the beach for Halloween and you know we will have some amazing specials!

31st Annual Carolina Kite Fest

Date: October 27 & 28, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Night Fly will be held on Saturday evening at 6:00 PM

Location: 1400 East Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, NC – Sands Villa Resorts

This annual event is designed as a Thank You for our customers and is a place to gather and fly with other kite fliers. Visitors are welcome to join in or watch the ever changing display of kites and people. There is no vending at this event. Food is available at the onsite restaurant or at near by locations. Kites and supplies are available at Kites Unlimited in Atlantic Station. Patronize your year round food and service providers. Please help us keep this event safe by observing the show from the dune side of the field. Keep the ocean side clear for vehicle traffic to avoid the run down feeling. Our wonderful volunteers are the reason we at Kites Unlimited have been able to maintain this free event and new volunteers are welcomed and encouraged.

Carteret Big Sweep Beach Sweep

Date: October 28, 2018

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

Location: New Bern St. in Atlantic Beach, NC

Let’s clean up Flo’s mess! Bring gloves if you have them. Sweep will start at New Bern Street in Atlantic Beach.

Costume Party and Fundraiser @ Emerald Club

Date: October 28, 2018

Time: 2 PM – 7 PM

Location: Emerald Club, 8102 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle, NC

Carteret County Humane Society sustained major damage due to Hurricane Florence. Come support the community animal shelter with a night of Halloween fun! 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Carteret Humane Society to help them rebuild. Held at E-Club Emerald Isle, there will be food provided by Black Dog Provisions, music by 4EverAll, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, pet costume contest, pet portraits, and more! Tickets will be available at the door for $10.

Trunk or Treat Chili and Chowder Cook Off 

Date: October 28, 2018

Time: 3 PM – 6 PM

Location: Chapel by the Sea, 6712 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle, NC

The first ever, inaugural, 2018 Chapel by the Sea Trunk or Treat Chili and Choweder Cook Off! We’ve got FREE chili, we’ve got FREE chowder, we’ve got FREE trunk or treat, fun carnival games and a bounce house. Bring the kids and their costumes for this fun, free event!

Trunk-Or-Treat Under The Sea

Date: October 29 & 30, 2018

Time: 4:30 – 7:30 PM

Location: 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC

The annual Trick-or-Treat Under the Sea event brings a splash of Halloween fun to the Aquarium. Trick-or-treat at booths provided by local businesses and organizations, while checking out specially decorated exhibits. Look for great photo opportunities and a chance to show off costumes. Underwater pumpkin carving demonstrations, otters playing with jack o’ lanterns and other Halloween hi-jinks promise amusement for all. Explore the Haunted Marsh Walk if you dare! Tickets are sold at the door the night of each event for that event. No online tickets  sold. Tickets are sold from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 (plus tax) per person. NC Aquarium members receive a 10 percent discount. Ages 2 and under are admitted free of charge.

Preschool Pumpkin Patch

Date: October 31, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – Noon

Location: 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Join us for a Halloween event specially made for youngsters. Enjoy games, stories, crafts, costumed characters, and photo ops. Tickets are $4 per person in addition to daily admission or NC Aquarium membership. No advance tickets. Event is geared toward ages 5 and under. Costumes encouraged!

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Core Sound Christmas Store Opening in Morehead City

Date: November 2 & 3, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00  PM

Location: 3000 Arendell Street Morehead City, NC

Thanks to the owners and mangers of Morehead Plaza Shopping Center, Core Sound Museum & Heritage Center brings you the Core Sound Christmas Store.
Open every Friday & Saturday from November 2nd to mid December.
We’ll be celebrating the opening on November 2nd.

2018 Front Street Gallop and Salty Dog Walk

Date: November 3, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: 411 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

Presented by the Beaufort NC Lions Club, Strides for Diabetes Awareness

Fees
Adult- $25
Under 12- Free
Active military (with ID)- $20
Race day- $30

Free t-shirts to the first 250 entrants and size preferences will be available for those registering by October 5, 2018.

Registration & Packet Pickup:
Registration available online at RunTheEast.com.

Packets available 7:00 AM- 8:00 AM at Beaufort Realty.

Course:
Easy, flat, fast, straight course along waterside Front Street with water stations.

Fall Bazaar

Date: October 5-7, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: 1411 NC-101, Beaufort, NC

Fall Bazaar @ Carteret County Shrine Club! Lots of craft & direct sales vendors will be in attendance! We will also have Surf Shak food truck serving up some good food!

Denim and Diamonds 2018

Date: November 3, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC

Denim and Diamonds is an annual event that benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain. Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Friday Free Flicks in Emerald Isle 2018

Date: November 9, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC

Movies are family oriented.  Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Popcorn and drink for $1.00.  Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks.  Call the Emerald Isle Parks and Rec at (252) 354-6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show

Date: November 10, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC

This year’s Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show is shaping up to be the BEST SHOW EVER!! With almost 90 vendors expected, the Crystal Coast Civic Center is THE place to be on Saturday Nov. 10th. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse the aisles for decorations, entertainment ideas for holiday gatherings, children’s gifts and clothing, jewelry, wood art, pottery, holiday crafts and many more unique, one-of-a-kind items. Check out the special showcase of the popular LulaRoe fashion. Admission is just $4 per person and children 12 and under are free. The concession stand will be open all day selling fresh, homemade goodies.

Caviar Farm Tour & Tasting

Date: November 10, 2018

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: 811 Straits Rd. Smyrna, NC

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.

Morehead City Veteran’s Day Parade

Date: November 10, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: 1700 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC

11:00 am in downtown Morehead City.

9th Annual Holiday Extravaganza Show!

Date: November 10, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 3500 Arendell Street Morehead City, NC

This year’s very popular Christmas Show by ‘Gaylon Pope & SweetWater’ will come early this year! Due to a heavy demand in scheduling and a scheduling conflict with Joslyn Hall, the group will have to do their annual Christmas show at Joslyn Hall (located on the campus of Carteret Community College) this year on Saturday, November 10th at 7:00pm. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1st and can be purchased at The Kountry Kitchen located in the Brandywine Shopping Center located on Hwy. 70-W (across from the Chevrolet dealership) or by calling: 919-915-1422Ticket prices are: $20-adult in advance / $15 for Child (12 & under) in advance. You are encouraged to get your tickets early, as this show typically sales-out way in advance. Tickets will be available at the door only upon availability and will cost $3.00 more. TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE TO ANY OTHER SHOW OR SHOW DATE. Show time is: 7:00pm / Doors open at 6:00pm / Seating is first come first serve and you must have a ticket to enter.

Core Sound Christmas Open House

Date: November 17, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 1785 Island Rd, Harkers Island, NC

Kids —  Are You Ready for Some Christmas Fun? Ages 4-11 WELCOME! Special Christmas Activities! We will have crafts to make, Letters to write to Santa, and Christmas goodies to eat! We will also have Elf Mart set up for kids to get a gift for Mom or Dad in exchange for a non-perishable food item. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be with us starting at 11 am for pictures! Come Join Us!

Beaufort Historic Association’s Community Thanksgiving Feast

Date: November 18, 2018

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: 150 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC

A traditional turkey dinner is provided by some of the area’s finest restaurants. Served at the Beaufort Historic Site – 130 Turner Street, dinners are available for take-out or to enjoy under our tent. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 the day of the event.

Thanksgiving Day Walkout

Date: November 22, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Location: 400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

Enjoy a Historic Beaufort Walking Tour from 9 – 10:15 a.m. $20 per person, with two large non-perishable items for Martha’s Mission Cupboard. November 22.

Pine Knoll Shores Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Date: November 22, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: 198 Oakleaf Drive, Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Pine Knoll Shores Parks and Recreation committee is excited to host its Annual Turkey Trot for the Carteret County community. The Thanksgiving Day celebration is free and open to all community members, out of town visitors and their families and will be hosted along the Bogue Sound waterfront in Pine Knoll Shores.

The 3.1-mile walk/run begins at McNeill Park, located off of Oakleaf Drive on the Bogue Sound. The PKS Turkey Trot begins at approximately 9:00AM when Pine Knoll Shores Mayor Ken Jones signals his bugle. Walkers and runners will travel down Oakleaf Drive and will turn left at the Crystal Coast Country Club where they will continue running along the Sound. Participants then cross over Oakleaf Drive and will travel down Cypress Drive and up Cedar Road before heading to the finish line at McNeill Park. Coffee, donuts and hot chocolate will be provided at the end of the Turkey Trot to celebrate. The event will occur rain or shine.

Small Business Saturday/ Art Walk

Date: November 24, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Downtown Morehead City, NC

Support local businesses and artists for Small Business Saturday and the Art Walk, sponsored by the Carteret County Arts Council. Check off items on your holiday shopping list while you view artwork at various downtown locations.

3rd Annual Crystal Coast Oyster Festival

Date: November 24, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 705 Shepard St, Morehead City, NC

Come out on this holiday weekend for the 3rd Annual Crystal Coast Oyster Festival provided by Pints for a Purpose, Inc.! This fundraiser festival will benefit the NC Shellfish Growers Association, as well as a commercial fishing organization. The mission is to make the Festival a family-friendly, fun event that raises awareness for Wild Caught, as well as, farmed oysters. There will be live music, local vendors with arts, crafts, jewelry and more. Oyster farmers will talk about the preparation, selling and serving of oysters. The festival will take place at the Big Rock “Jib” Landing site in downtown Morehead City.

Morehead City Christmas ArtWalk

Date: November 24, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: 1001 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC

Art lovers can start their holiday festivities from 2-5 p.m. Saturday with the annual Morehead City Christmas Artwalk featuring downtown Morehead City galleries, as well as several participating downtown businesses and restaurants. There will be several “Pop-up’ galleries, one located at the Train Depot, 1001 Arendell Street featuring art from the Arts Council of Carteret County. Each downtown location will offer special demonstrations, promotions and refreshments. The ArtWalk map can be picked up at any of the participating galleries or at the Morehead City Train Depot. After completing the gallery tour, walkers are encouraged to stay in the emerging art district to enjoy dining and shopping. ArtWalk is sponsored by the Arts Council of Carteret County. Also on Saturday, November 24th, make plans to celebrate Small Business Saturday.  Shop and Dine in the downtown area shops and restaurants.  Many downtown establishments will have specials lined up for the kickoff of the holiday season.  Small Business Saturday is a national campaign sponsored by American Express to generate a Shop Local campaign .  Small Business Saturday in downtown Morehead City is hosted by Downtown Morehead City, Inc.

Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend

Date: November 30, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: 1785 Island Road, Harkers Island, NC

Waterfowl Weekend is one of Core Sound’s most highly anticipated events! A entire weekend dedicated to celebrating Down East history, traditions, and community spirit. The weekend will kickoff Friday night with a ticket preview party, followed by two days of wildlife artists, decoys carvers and collectors, model boatbuilding and other crafters selling their wares, plus boat building, oar making, & retriever demonstrations, plus local seafood ,children’s activities, and much more. Event Highlights: Weekend-long Silent Auction, Core Sound Quilt Raffle, Local Music, Special Gallery Exhibitions, Book signings, Special offerings from the Core Sound Museum Store, Boatbuilding, Children Activities, Local Seafood Tent, Desserts, & More. To purchase tickets to the the Friday night preview please call the museum store 252-728-1500