Crystal Coast Calendar of Events

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

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

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

2021 Calendar of Events on the Crystal Coast

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

June 2021 Crystal Coast Events, June Crystal Coast Events

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

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Crystal Coast Annual Events and Festivals


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

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

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

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


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

Newport Pig Cooking Contest (April)
Newport Community Park – 252-241-3488

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

Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend (April)
Beaufort – 252-515-0708

Beaufort Music Festival (3rd weekend in May)
Beaufort –

Atlantic Beach Music Festival (May)
Atlantic Beach – 252-726-2121

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

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

Crystal Kai SUP Cup (May)


Bogue Banks Kiteboarding Festival (June)
Bogue Banks

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

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

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

The Beaufort Pirate Invasion (August)
Beaufort Waterfront – 252-504-3209


Beaufort’s Brewin’ Craft Beer Festival (September)
Beaufort – 252-515-0708

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

Carolina Kite Fest (October)
The Circle Atlantic Beach – 252-247-7011