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.

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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.

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Beaufort National Night Out

October 1, 2019 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. For more details, 252-728-4561.

Open Mic hosted by Tiffany Elaine @ Cru Wine Bar 

October 1, 2019 | 8 PM – 12 AM

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.

Harvest Time @ Beaufort Historic Site

October 1-4, 2019 | 9 AM – 12 PM

Demonstrations of Beaufort family life in the 1700s and 1800s will be featured in this Living History program designed specifically for fourth grade classes. Children learn through hands-on activities about food preservation, candle dipping, woodworking, and corn harvesting techniques demonstrated by volunteers in period dress. Admission charge. For more details, 252-728-5225 or www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

Shackleford Banks: Horses, Hiking & History

October 3, 2019 | 8:30 AM – 12 PM

Experience Outer Banks history and wildlife with a guided hike on Shackleford Banks, an undeveloped barrier island. This field trip requires hiking through sandy terrain for long distances and is not suitable for children under 12. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $35, and participation is limited. Preregistration is required. For information or to register, call 252-504-7758.

33rd Annual NC Seafood Festival Kick-Off Event

October 3, 2019 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Join the North Carolina Seafood Festival as we celebrate the 33rd Annual Festival. We will be serving up loads of delicious boiled potatoes, corn, garlic, and of course, shrimp, all prepared by  Carteret Community College Culinary School students at The Cove in Katherine Davis Park (601 Arendell Street). Event guests receive a sneak peak of the NEW NCSF layout and hear live music by Bryan McCoury while enjoying this outdoor event. Admission fee. For more details, 252-726-6273 or  www.ncseafoodfestival.org.

Rubich & Cain @ The Trading Post 

October 3, 2019 | 6 PM – 9 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. 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. For more details, 252-424-8284 or www.thetradingpostei.com.

Kasey Tyndall @ 33rd Annual NC Seafood Festival 

October 4, 2019 | 5 PM – 7:30 PM

Kasey Tyndall will perform at the 33rd Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival. On the sound at Jaycee Park. “A hard rock-country badass… with enough arena-friendly flourishes to satisfy fans of both hard rock and Nashville pop.” – Rolling Stone For more details, 252-726-6273 or www.ncseafoodfestival.org.

The North Carolina Seafood Festival

October 4 – 6, 2019 | 12 PM – 5 PM

The North Carolina Seafood Festival takes place 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!

Distillery Tastings @ 33rd Annual NC Seafood Festival

October 4 – 6, 2019 | Time Varies

We’re excited to announce that we will host TWO, North Carolina-based distilleries for spirit sampling all Festival weekend long. Join Emerald Isle-based Bogue Sound Distillery and Southern Distilling Company from Statesville for sampling at “The Cove” in Katherine Davis Park. Samples of Bogue Sound’s bourbon, gin, vodka, and signature JAPC Salted Caramel Spirit will be available along with Southern’s award-winning Southern Star Bourbon, Rye Whiskey and Double Shot Cream Liqueur. Admission fee. For more details, 252-726-6273 or www.ncseafoodfestival.org.

Cooking with the Chefs @ 33rd Annual NC Seafood Festival 

October 4 – 6, 2019 | Time Varies

Learn it, love it, taste it! Experience the best of North Carolina cooking at The North Carolina Seafood Festival’s Cooking with the Chefs Tent. Located in the parking lot of the Cove area (Katherine Davis Park between 6th and 7th Streets), the Cooking with the Chefs tent brings together the finest names in the culinary world for cooking demonstrations and tastings. For more details, 252-726-6273 or www.ncseafoodfestival.org.

6th Annual Atlantic Beach Surf Fishing Challenge

October 4, 2019 | 12 PM – October 6, 2019 | 12 PM

Entry fee, fishing time starts NOON Friday and ends at NOON Sunday. Maximum prizes will be calculated based on entry numbers. A minimum is guaranteed in each division: 1st $300, 2nd $150, 3rd $50. Four wheel beach pass included. Then join us at noon on Sunday for awards, door prizes, good food and fellowship at Freeman’s Bait & Tackle. For more details, 252-726-2607 or www.freemanstackle.com.

Triple Bridge Road Race

October 5, 2019 | 7 AM – 11 AM

Here’s your chance to take in beautiful Crystal Coast views from not one, not two, but THREE bridges, during our Triple Bridge Road Race, Saturday, October 5, 2019. #NCSeafoodFestival is partnering with Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department and Run The East to host a 5K, 10K, and a Half Marathon. The starting line for the 10K and half marathon begins at 7:00 am in Beaufort and runners travel over the new Beaufort Bridge, the Morehead City Bridge past the Port and across the Atlantic Beach Bridge to finish on the ocean side of the Atlantic Beach Causeway. The 5K begins at 7:30 am near the Festival grounds. The registration site will be available soon, so stay tuned! Be a part of this one-of-a-kind, inaugural event!

Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market – Locals Appreciation Day

October 5, 2019 | 8:30 AM – 1 PM

Join the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market for a “Locals Appreciation Day” on Saturday from 8:30 – 1:00 under the giant live oaks on the courthouse grounds in Beaufort. In the golden fall sunshine experience bustling, friendly shopping and entertainment for all members of the family, including your well-behaved canine companions. Fresh fall veggies, fresh homegrown meats, fresh homemade breads and desserts, and unique, quality art and craftwork combine to create abundant diversity for a wholesome whole life shopping event. Also, join the community at the market’s delicious Sea to Table Dinner at the Harborside Park deck at sunset on the evening of October 10th. For more details, 252-564-8822 or  www.oldebeaufortfarmersmarket.org.

Scarecrow Festival

October 5, 2019 | 10 AM – 4 PM

A fun-filled day at the market. Scarecrows, pumpkins, pies, apples, cider, donuts, and more! Join us in the celebration of fall. We will have vendors, food, drinks and family fun.

*pet friendly
*games
*kid corner with activities including paint your own pumpkin
*enter a Jack-o-latern contest(more details to come)
*live music
*beer and wine garden
and MORE!

Oyster Shucking Contest @ 33rd Annual NC Seafood Festival 

October 5, 2019 | 12 PM – 4 PM

Join us to celebrate the WORLD’S BEST OYSTERS at the 33rd Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival! This year we have expanded our seafood celebration to include an Oyster Shucking Contest. We invite all amateur and professional oyster shucking contestants to join us for this special event. We especially encourage contestants from the seafood industry, shucking houses, restaurants, and oyster farms to come out and show your talents. We will host several contests throughout the day for men and women. The competition will be spectacular to witness and there will never be a dull moment! The best oyster shuckers will go head-to-head in a final competition! For more details, 252-726-6273 or www.ncseafoodfestival.org.

Mountains to Coast Ride – Finish Line Celebration 

October 5, 2019 | 12 PM – 5 PM

The Cycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast Ride is a 7 day, fully supported bicycle tour that allows you to explore the state in a unique way by traveling along the scenic back roads as you make your way from the mountains to the coast. This ride showcases many of the sites, sounds and smells that North Carolina has to offer while showing you some true southern hospitality and of course, providing you with the opportunity to experience some great North Carolina food. Each overnight stop will keep you entertained with unique downtown shopping, delicious restaurant options, live entertainment, beverage gardens and more. Check out our 2019 Daily Schedule which gives you a great look at what all we have going on for this year’s Mountains to Coast Tour! This year’s ride will finish at The Circle in Atlantic Beach! For more details, 919-361-1133 or  www.ncsports.org/event/cyclenc_mountainstocoast_ride.

Port of Pours @ 33rd Annual NC Seafood Festival

October 5, 2019 | 12 PM – 6 PM

Sip and sample 60 craft beers from 20 renowned craft breweries, and join us for the second Annual Port of Pours during the 33rd Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival. Noon-2:00 pm we will host Captain ticket holders for exclusive early access to the event and complimentary appetizers. 2:00-6:00 pm we will welcome First Mate ticket holders to sample unlimited craft beer. The 2017 event SOLD OUT. Admission fee. For more details, 252-726-6273 or www.ncseafoodfestival.org.

Justin Castellano @ 34º North Restaurant

October 5, 2019 | 12 PM – 3 PM

Justin Castellano will perform live at 34° North Restaurant as part of the restaurant’s Fall Live Music Series. Enjoy classical music by Justin with our weekend brunch on Saturday from Noon to 3 pm. Brunch reservations are strongly encouraged. Complimentary valet parking available for restaurant and bar patrons. Boaters welcome! Complimentary dockage is available for patrons of 34° North Restaurant & Bar. Dockage and boat slips have limited availability. Please contact The BoatHouse at Front Street Village to make your boating arrangements and advance reservations. For more details, 252-838-7250 or  www.34degreesnorthrestaurant.com.

The Band of Oz is here for Fishin’ For A Cure

October 5, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Fishing for a Cure Gala – Dinner, Live Music by The Band of Oz: Celebration of Survivors, Silent Auction, Big Raffle and FUN!! For more details, 919-369-326 or www.fishinforacure.com.

Brooke & Nick @ Cru Wine Bar 

October 5, 2019 | 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Brooke & Nick are a American-Folk duo based in Asheville, North Carolina. Brooke plays cello and sings harmonies alongside front man, Nick, who sings, plays baritone ukelele, and foot percussion. For more details, 252-728-3066 or  www.beaufortcru.com.

Pirate Invasion Weekend @ Garner’s Corn Maze 

October 5 – 6, 2019 | 10 AM – 7 PM

Join us Saturday & Sunday for PIRATE INVASION WEEKEND brought to you by Riverside Pizza & Subs! The Cannon Crew will be out here both days decked out in costume with cannon demonstrations & more! For more details, 252-241-1184.

Fishin’ For A Cure

October 5 – 13, 2019 | 12 PM – 3 PM

Join us for our annual event for Fishin’ for a Cure. All information regarding the events can be found on our website www.fishinforacure.com. You can join us for the entire week or one night. It’s going to be a great year of fishing, fun, and fellowship. For more details, 919-69-3226 or  www.fishinforacure.com.

Blessing of the Fleet @ 33rd Annual NC Seafood Festival

October 6, 2019 | 10 AM – 12 PM

All are welcome to join us for the Blessing of the Fleet on the Morehead City waterfront, Sunday of the 33rd Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival. Without the fleet of commercial fishing vessels that come from Carteret County, the availability of fresh seafood in the state and even the nation would be greatly impacted. But the sea is sometimes not so forgiving. This is why we recognize the many who have given their lives in their occupation and thank those who do it today. Join us for the emotional Blessing of the Fleet as we pray, remember, and honor the men and women of our fishing and seafood industry. The service begins at the Port along the waterfront. Free parking is available. For more details, 252-726-6273 or  www.ncseafoodfestival.org.

Babes and Bubbles @ 33rd Annual NC Seafood Festival 

October 6, 2019 | 10 AM – 1 PM

Gather your best girlfriends and join us in Jaycee Park at The Sound for an afternoon of celebrating and empowering women during our FIRST BABES & Bubbles event at  #NCSeafoodFestival. BABES & Bubbles begins with yoga practice on the Sound from 10:00-11:00 am (Open to the public. Bring your own yoga mat, please) and is followed by a Sunday morning Brunch spread from our Girls Raised in the South (GRITS) bar from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. The BABE menu includes shrimp & grits, cucumber sandwiches, Chic Salad mini croissants, fruit, petit fours, mini muffins, tea, and lemonade. Enjoy our signature BABE cocktails, vodka tastings from Bogue Sound Distillery, entertainment by Gal Friday Band, prizes and giveaways. Admission fee. A limited quantity (150) of tickets are available. All are invited to attend, but you must be 21 or older to enter! For more details, 252-726-6273 or  www.ncseafoodfestival.org.

Healthy Kids Running Series 

October 6, 2019 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five (5) week national nonprofit running program in the spring and fall for kids from Pre-K (age 2) to 8th grade. It is designed to introduce children to a love of running and a healthy lifestyle. Each HKRS Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 & 75 yard dashes, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run. Kids compete each week for a chance to earn points. At the end of the Series, boys and girls, who accumulate the most points in their respective distances are awarded trophies. All participants receive a medal on Week 5! The registration fee covers the entire five (5) weeks of the series and is non-refundable. For more details, 252-646-2976 or  https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Newport/HealthyKidsRunningSeriesMoreheadCityNC.

Harvest Time @ Beaufort Historic Site

October 8, 2019 | 9 AM – October 11, 2019 | 12 PM

Demonstrations of Beaufort family life in the 1700s and 1800s will be featured in this Living History program designed specifically for fourth grade classes. Children learn through hands-on activities about food preservation, candle dipping, woodworking, and corn harvesting techniques demonstrated by volunteers in period dress. Admission charge.

Merry Time for Tots

October 9, 2019 | 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.

24th Annual Transportation Impact & Carteret Community College Golf Tournament

October 10, 2019 | 12:30 PM – 5 PM

Join us for the 24th Annual Transportation Impact & Carteret Community College Golf Tournament at Star Hill Golf Club in Cape Carteret. There will be a Dinner and Silent Auction the evening before. An awards ceremony will follow golfing.

Pink Pint Night with Steve Owens and the Summertime Band 

October 10, 2019

Join us in October for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Fishin’ for a Cure is hosting pink pint night. For a $10 donation, get a pink pint koozie to keep your beverage cold. Steve Owens and the Summertime Band will be playing all night, cool raffle items and giveaways and fun time is always guaranteed. For more details, 919-369-3226 or www.fishinforacure.com.

Ca’e Bank Lighthouses & Shipwrecks with Rodney Kemp

October 11, 2019 | 11:30 AM – 1 PM

Lighthouses and shipwrecks – without the first one, you will always get the second. In providing us with two very different, but interconnected aspects of Carteret County’s history, Rodney will first shine his Fresnel lens on two of our most famous lighthouses – one being part of “Uncle Billy’s” life. On disaster’s end of the spectrum, he will completely submerge us in the loss of the Chrissie Wright and the Booshot, two of our more infamous shipwrecks. Life preservers will not be provided! Lunch is served at 11:30 – There is an admission fee. Program only starts 12:00 noon – FREE for CCHS members and a small admission fee for non-members. Takes place at the history museum. For more details, 252-247-7533 or www.carterethistory.org.

Beaufort Picture Show – The Post

October 11, 2019 | 5 PM & 8 PM

Beaufort Picture Show is a non-profit organization formed to showcase a broad range of notable films that enrich lives, engage minds, and build community. Beaufort Picture Show is the premier destination for cinema and cultural events on the Crystal Coast. The movie for this showing will be The Post: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events. Early show is at 5pm and the late who is at 8pm. For more details, 252-528-7395 (text only).

Will & Tony @ Carolina Home & Garden

October 11, 2019 | 6 PM – 9 PM

We will be playing at one of the most beautiful venues on the east coast! Join us for some great music & Fun! For more details, 252-393-9004.

Fishin’ for a Cure Party with Jim Quick and the Coastline

October 11, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Join us for live music and a silent auction as we celebrate a week of fishing, fun, and fellowship. A private dinner and celebration for participants will start the night. At 8:00, doors open to the public for a small admission. For more details, 919-369-3226 or  www.fishinforacure.com.

Friday Free Flicks – Mary Poppins Returns

October 11, 2019 | 7 PM – 9 PM

You are invited to join us in the gymnasium at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation on the second Friday of each month for our Friday Free Flick series. Admission is free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Unless otherwise stated, movies are appropriate for all ages. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. For more details, 252-354-6350 or  www.emeraldisle-nc.org.

Bobby Webb & Co @ Cru Wine Bar 

October 11, 2019 | 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! For more details, 252-728-3066 or  www.beaufortcru.com.

I Do I Do The Musical @ Joslyn Hall

October 11 – 13, 2019 | Time Varies

The musical, I Do I Do, follows the marriage of Michael and Agnes through the first half of the 20th Century. Portrayed by three talented couples, they take you from the honeymoon years, to the stressful years and finally to the settled years. With them we experience wedding night jitters, raising children, midlife crisis, quarrels and reconciliations while growing ever more settled and comfortable. Presented with minimal script and set, this concert version of I Do, I Do will provide maximum entertainment regardless of marital status. We promise you the “fun” in this fundraiser supporting the rebuilding of the Carteret Community Theatre. For more details, 252-726-1501 or www.carteretcommunitytheatre.tix.com.

29th Annual Surf Fishing Workshop Weekend 

October 11 – 13, 2019 | 9 AM – 5 PM

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. Admission fee. Must cancel 7 days prior to program to receive a refund. For more details, 252-247-4003 or  www.reservations.ncaquariums.com/pineknollshores.

Older Beaufort Farmers’ Market – Locals Appreciation Day 

October 12, 2019 | 8:30 AM – 1 PM

Join the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market for a “Locals Appreciation Day” on Saturday from 8:30 – 1:00 under the giant live oaks on the courthouse grounds in Beaufort. In the golden fall sunshine experience bustling, friendly shopping and entertainment for all members of the family, including your well-behaved canine companions. Fresh fall veggies, fresh homegrown meats, fresh homemade breads and desserts, and unique, quality art and craftwork combine to create abundant diversity for a wholesome whole life shopping event. Also, join the community at the market’s delicious Sea to Table Dinner at the Harborside Park deck at sunset on the evening of October 10th. For more details, 252-564-8822 or  www.oldebeaufortfarmersmarket.org.

2nd Annual Newport Fireman’s Day 

October 12, 2019 | 10 AM – 11 PM

Please join us for our second annual Newport Fireman’s Day. Fireman’s Day will be filled with all sorts of fun for all ages! There will be food, games for children, fire prevention activities, fire department demonstrations, and much more. We will be drawing tickets for the winners of the 2019 Newport Fireman’s Day Raffle. We will also be hosting three extremely talented and well-known bands. At 3pm, Bryan Mayer will be kicking off an evening full of music. At 5pm, The Green Room will be continuing the fun. At 7:30pm, The Tim Clark Band will be finishing off the night! NEW THIS YEAR!! Shortway Brewing and BrÜtopia will be sponsoring a Beer Garden during the concert series! The Beer Garden will open at 3pm and will remain open until the end of the concert series. Admission into Fireman’s Day is free so invite all your friends and family. We look forward to seeing you there! For more details, 252-223-4749 or www.townofnewport.com.

Fall in the Water Meet

October 12, 2019 | 1 PM – 5 PM

The Friends of the Museum’s local chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association hosts a gathering with small boat sailing and a BBQ picnic. Gallants Channel provides a great venue and there is loads of room for boats. All small boats are welcome. The Museum’s fleet of Spritsail Skiffs will be there with volunteers offering free boat rides from 1-4 p.m. Dinner will be a pig pickin’, served from 4:00 to 5:00. The public is welcome so mark your calendars and come do some sailing! For more details, 252-728-1638.

Sherlock Holmes @ the Great Tea Mystery

October 12, 2019 | 2:30 PM – 4 PM

“The game is afoot.” … and you are formally invited! The Infusion Cafe will transform into the ‘Baker Street Tea Room’ of Victorian London as we set the stage for a tea-time mystery… with special guests Sherlock Holmes, and his trusted friend Dr. John H. Watson. Step with us into a time when taking tea was at its height, in a place where every table is a different local in London, and one of the most illustrious crime solving duos in literary history walks about in the flesh. Enjoy three courses of proper English, Victorian Era tea fare and two courses of our famous infusions served by our friendly costumed staff… and help unravel the clues to solve the crime. Seating is limited. Tickets are required. For more details, 252-240-2800 or www.facebook.com/TheInfusionCafe.

Sea & Play Festival 

October 12, 2019 | 4 PM – 7 PM

Come celebrate the new season at the first annual SEA and PLAY FALL FESTIVAL! Enjoy food and drinks, face painting, games, DIY Trick-or-Treat buckets, a silent auction, and a DUNK TANK! Come join us for some serious FALL FUN! Tickets are on sale. For more details, 252-240-2515 or  www.teacherspetmhc.com.

17th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament

October 12, 2019 – November 23, 2019

Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors are sponsoring the 17th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament. The tournament will run from 8am Saturday, October 12th – November 23th, 2019. Registration is FREE and the Reel Outdoors will be providing prizes for the top 3 anglers!  Registration is September 10th– October 10th. 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 10th 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

October 12, 2019 | 9 AM – October 13, 2019 | 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.

Big Drink @ The Trading Post 

October 12, 2019 | 6 PM – 10 PM

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

Duck The Band @ Off The Hook 

October 12, 2019 | 10 PM – 12 AM

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

BHA Fall Fundraising Party 2019

October 12, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 11 PM

Gala fundraising party held in a beautiful Beaufort home featuring the works of a selected artist. Artwork is available for purchase. Admission fee.

Ed Prophet @ Off The Hook 

October 13, 2019 | 11 AM – 4 PM

Live music on the deck. Great food, drinks and music. For more details, 252-499-9150 or www.offthehookmoreheadcity.com.

Healthy Kids Running Series 

October 13, 2019 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five (5) week national nonprofit running program in the spring and fall for kids from Pre-K (age 2) to 8th grade. It is designed to introduce children to a love of running and a healthy lifestyle. Each HKRS Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 & 75 yard dashes, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run. Kids compete each week for a chance to earn points. At the end of the Series, boys and girls, who accumulate the most points in their respective distances are awarded trophies. All participants receive a medal on Week 5! The registration fee covers the entire five (5) weeks of the series and is non-refundable. For more details, 252-646-2976 or  https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Newport/HealthyKidsRunningSeriesMoreheadCityNC.

Open Mic Night @ Shortway Brewing Company

October 14, 2019 | 6 PM – 9 PM

Calling all artists! Do you have an original you’ve been working on, can you play a killer cover, enjoy mashing current hits into something to call your own? Then come to Shortway Brewing Co. the first and third Thursdays and share your passion for performing with others. Open mic is not limited to musicians, feel free to share the stand up act you’ve been working on or some poetry you’ve finally perfected. Everyone is welcome!

Harvest Time @ BHA

October 15, 2019 | 9 AM – October 19, 2019 | 12 PM

Demonstrations of Beaufort family life in the 1700s and 1800s will be featured in this Living History program designed specifically for fourth grade classes. Children learn through hands-on activities about food preservation, candle dipping, woodworking, and corn harvesting techniques demonstrated by volunteers in period dress. Admission charge.

Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts 2019

October 17, 2019 | 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 our Alive at Five concert series sponsors Sound Bank and West Town Bank and Trust and our beverage sponsor R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Company.

Thursday, October 17….. The Embers

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. Stay tuned to the Downtown Morehead City, Inc. Facebook page as we continue to announce this year’s lineup. Questions? Contact Downtown Morehead City, Inc. at 252-808-0440 or info@downtownmoreheadcity.com. See y’all downtown!

9th Annual NC Troopers Association Offshore Inshore Saltwater Challenge

October 18, 2019 | 12 PM – October 20, 2019 | 8 PM

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

40th Annual Treasure Hunt

October 19, 2019 | 9 AM – 8 PM

On October 19, 2019, Discovery Diving will be hosting its 40th Annual Underwater Treasure Hunt which helps raise money for the Diver’s Alert Network (DAN) and the Mile of Hope Children’s Cancer Event. This event is a true ‘treasure hunt’ where divers get to scuba dive off the rock jetty at Radio Island in Beaufort, NC. They seek treasure in the form of numbered oyster shells. After numbered oyster shells have been found and collected, we then return to the dive shop for a pig pickin’ feast and the drawing for prizes. It’s all very exciting and makes for a really fun day! This event is one of the largest single day gathering of divers and like- minded people in North Carolina.

Sign ups have already begun and will continue until the day of the event, so call the shop to get on the list! Happy Hunting!

Caviar Farm Tour & Tasting

October 19, 2019 | 11 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. Spaces are limited.

Diamond City Gala Art and Music Festival

October 19, 2019 | 12 PM – 6 PM

Diamond City Gala is a non-profit organization annually celebrating local history, art and music while raising money to support our local community. This year’s Gala aims to help rebuild Carteret County’s Community Theatre, damaged from Hurricane Florence in the Fall of 2018. Diamond City Gala is named after the historic village called Diamond City which was a fishing and whaling village on Shackleford Banks. It was called Diamond City in reference to the diamonds on the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Across the sound is nearby Morehead City. The Diamond City Gala is held in Morehead City, and its name reflects the heritage of the region. The Diamond City Gala will be held October 19, 2019 for the first time. The event takes place in Morehead City from 12-6 pm at MLK, Jr. Park which is located at the intersection of 10th and Arendell Street (behind the historic train depot).

Evolutionary Sound Concert

October 23, 2019 | 7 PM – 9 PM

Don’t miss this transformative celestial sound-field! The didjeridoo, singing bowls and voice-work create powerful, musical soundscapes. Carnegie Hall didjeridoo artist Paradiso and singing bowl master alchemist Rasamayi bring concerts that are doorways to multidimensional journeys and experience regular reports of transformative experiences. Experience “Ezra” the Kundalini serpent didjeridoo crystal singing bowls infused with crystals including citrine, platinum, morganite, azeztulite, diamond and more. Paradiso and Rasamayi have collaborated in projects and events with Michael Bernard Beckwith, Neal Donald Walsch, Dr. Masaru Emoto and Steven Halpern. For more details, 408-316-4133 or www.eventbrite.com/e/atlantic-beach-nc-evolutionary-sound-concert-registration.

Ghouls Night Out-  Ladies Networking Social @Mill Whistle Brewing

October 24, 2019 | 5 PM – 8 PM

Join us at Mill Whistle Brewing for a “Ghouls Night Out” Halloween Social. This Scary Happy Hour + Networking Social is FREE to attend! Enjoy a fun night out of networking, shopping, and sipping on witches brew while supporting local businesses and meeting new friends. Costume contest and we promise a “Haunting” good time. Our vendors will be doing giveaways and raffles all night! For more details, 252-342-6929.

2019 Tuna Run 200

October 26, 2019 | 6 AM – 7 PM

The Tuna Run 200 is an amazing, overnight relay adventure in which you and your friends Run 200 Scenic Miles to finish at the beach and enjoy tuna and your beverage of choice after a job well done. The Tuna Run 200 begins just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina in Lake Benson Park in Garner and will finish at the beach in Atlantic Beach on the Crystal Coast.

1st Annual Dog Walk – Wag This Way

October 26, 2019 | 9 AM – 11 AM

Mitchell Village Animal Hospital is going to host their 1st Annual “Wag this Way” dog walk this fall. 100% of proceeds to benefit a different local charity each year. This year’s proceeds go to the Carteret Community Theatre. Event will take place at Jaycee Park in Morehead City. Entry fee $20 per person. Children walk free. Sponsorships are available.

Early Bird Holiday Bazaar

October 26, 2019 | 9 AM – 3 PM

Art, homemade items, and food will be offered by local artists. The Bazaar will be held at the Peer Recovery Center.  There is no entry fee.  The Otway Burns Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring the Festival and proceeds will be used to assist the military and provide scholarships for college.

1st Annual Dog Walk- Way this Way

October 26, 2019 | 9 AM – 11 AM

Mitchell Village Animal Hospital is going to host their 1st Annual “Wag this Way” dog walk this fall. 100% of proceeds to benefit a different local charity each year. This year’s proceeds go to the Carteret Community Theatre. Event will take place at Jaycee Park in Morehead City. Entry fee $20 per person. Children walk free. For more details, 252-726-4033.

Craftsman Style Architecture Tour

October 26, 2019 | 10 AM – 5 PM

The Beaufort Woman’s Club will host the first Craftsman Style Architecture Tour on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour goers can visit homes in the Beaufort historic district and the nearby Highland Park subdivision. They can also stop by the Beaufort Train Depot to hear Dr. Dan Krautheim, Craftsman homeowner and enthusiast, present the history and features of Beaufort’s Craftsman style architecture. Proceeds will benefit the Beaufort Boys and Girls Club, Carteret Community Theatre, The MirIAM and other charities. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.beaufortwomansclub.com or go to Beaufort Ace Hardware or The MirIAM Treasures in Morehead City.

32nd Annual Carolina Kite Festival

October 26, 2019 |October 27, 2019 | 10 AM – 4 PM

Kites Unlimited presents the 32nd Annual Carolina Kite Festival at Sands Villas Resorts in Atlantic Beach. Bring a kite and a camera and enjoy the day. We will be on the beach around 10:00 and plan to have lunch at Tight Lines, Morehead City around 1:00 p.m. If you are interested in being included in the group lunch, please inform June or Steve that day, so you may be included in the reservation. Most of the kite action takes place during the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. There will be a night fly on Saturday 6pm -until. Spectators are welcome but all are encouraged to participate. Admission is free – just the wind, sand, and colorful kites. Bring your kites and join us for a fun event for the entire family.

3rd Annual Glow in the Dark Trick or Treat

October 26, 2019 | 6 PM – 8 PM

Glow-in-the-dark Halloween fun at the market! Bring your goblins, princesses, witches, and superheroes to the market. We love to see costumes! This event is our way to give back to our community. Bring your treat bags! There will be vendors, music, food, and drinks.

Spooktacular Halloween Party @ Island Time Tavern 

October 26, 2019 | 8 PM – 12 AM

Halloween fun with food, drink and DJ DeafEars! 21 & up only. No Cover. For more details, 252-354-2593.

Trunk or Treat Chili  & Chowder Cook Off @Chapel by the Sea

October 27, 2019 | 3 PM – 5 PM

Four suppers per year featuring our county’s freshest from our local farmers crafted into a delicious meal by a local chef. What could be better? Pair this up with 50 other foodie friends and you have a sweet memorable evening! We host these dinners at local farms so you can enjoy a different outdoor experience, meet the farmers and ask questions of our chefs. Try new vegetables, fruits and proteins local to Carteret County. We have fun and we eat really well!

Farms, Food, and Friends Supper Club – The Barnyard

October 27, 2019 | 6 PM – 8:30 PM

Four suppers per year featuring our county’s freshest from our local farmers crafted into a delicious meal by a local chef. What could be better? Pair this up with 50 other foodie friends and you have a sweet memorable evening! We host these dinners at local farms so you can enjoy a different outdoor experience, meet the farmers and ask questions of our chefs. Try new vegetables, fruits and proteins local to Carteret County. We have fun and we eat really well!

Open Mic Night @ Shortway Brewing Company

October 28, 2019 | 6 PM – 9 PM

Calling all artists! Do you have an original you’ve been working on, can you play a killer cover, enjoy mashing current hits into something to call your own? Then come to Shortway Brewing Co. the first and third Thursdays and share your passion for performing with others. Open mic is not limited to musicians, feel free to share the stand up act you’ve been working on or some poetry you’ve finally perfected. Everyone is welcome!

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Beaufort Bridge Rub 5K & 1 + Mile Dog Strut

November 2, 2019 | 7 AM – 11 AM

The Beaufort Lions Club is pleased to announce our 1st Annual Beaufort Bridge Run 5K Race and 1+ Mile Dog Strut on November 2, 2019, with the course going on and over the two new bridges in Beaufort. These events will be the first to feature Beaufort’s new bridges – the high-rise Gallants Channel Bridge and the Turner Street Bridge. The Beaufort Bridge Run is held in historic Beaufort NC, offering magnificent views of the town, Gallants Channel and Taylor’s Creek. All courses are USATF certified and runners are chip-timed.

An added touch to this year’s event will be a post-race party at Backstreet Pub, where participants will ‘cool down’ after their run or walk, mingle and receive their awards.

American Music Festival Series presents Quartetto di Cremona

November 2, 2019 | 7:30 PM – 9 PM

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

Recipient (2019) of the “Franco Buitoni Award” and the true heir of the great Quartetto Italiano, they perform on major world stages from Milan, Berlin and Amsterdam to New York and Hong Kong. They are the first Italian string quartet to perform on Paganini’s famous matched set of Stradivarius instruments.

Program: Romantic Italia — works of Respighi, Verdi and Puccini

Ticketed event. 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.

Kindergarten Thanksgiving 2019

November 4, 2019 | 9 AM – November 8, 2019 | 12 PM

Similar to our Harvest Time, Kindergarten Thanksgiving is open for kindergarten classes. Students will see open hearth cooking, butter churning, weaving and spinning and visit the colonial gardens! Reservations required.

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert – Jane Kramer

November 7, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 8 PM & November 8, 2019 | 7 PM – 8:40 PM

In keeping with our mission “To Build Community Through Music”, the Down East Folk Arts Society will once again be bringing World Class Singers/Songwriters to Craven County and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina this Fall. We are pleased to announce our 2019 Fall Concert Series which will  begin on September 11, 2019 and run each subsequent month through November 8, 2019.

Lauded by UK music reviewer Three Chords and the Truth as sounding like she was “…born to gypsy poets and raised by Emmylou Harris,” Asheville, North Carolina songstress Jane Kramer has garnered international recognition for the sultry, heartrending originality of her vocals and for the heavy-hitting lyrical eloquence of her songwriting. With deep roots in the musical traditions, culture and lore of her beloved Appalachia, Kramer’s songs are introspective, gracefully gritty and fiercely memorable. They elegantly sweep listeners down the gravel roads and southern coastal highways, midnight truck stops and lonely motel rooms of “hard learning” and lead home to the wooded Blue Ridge Mountains with moving acceptance of our flawed human experience. Kramer’s live performances are equally as poignant and engaging; rich with accessible, warm, often hilarious storytelling and gracefully lifting the veil between audience and performer.

Down East Folk Arts Society presents Jane at St. Claires Coffee house at St. Francis by the Sea Church. Drinks available before the show.

All shows are free but, donations are suggested.

Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show 2019

November 9, 2019 | 9 AM – 4 PM

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. 9th. 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.

Morehead City Veteran’s Day Parade

November 9, 2019 | 11 AM – 1 PM

On behalf of the Carteret County Veterans Council and over 8,000 veterans in Carteret County, the public is invited to participate in the 2019 Carteret County Veterans Day Parade. The parade will be held in Morehead City on November 9, 2019, starting at 11:00 AM. The parade will start at 17th Street and proceed down Arendell Street in the east-bound lane to 5th Street. The Reviewing Stand will be located between 10th Street and 11th Street at the Train Depot. We now have convenient online registration for the parade at https://www.americanlegionmhc.org/veterans-day-parade/.

The Veterans Day Parade was established to allow veterans, veterans’ service organizations, individuals, and any other group/organization the opportunity to remember and to honor our nation’s veterans who have proudly served this country. The Carteret County Veterans Day Parade has grown from only a handful of participants to over 2,000 participants honoring our veterans and is now the largest Veterans Day Parade in North Carolina. If you are not participating and would like to see this great parade, please come to downtown Morehead City on Saturday, November 9th to join us in this time-honored event.

The American Legion Morehead City Post 46 is sponsoring the parade for the Carteret County Veterans Council. This year the American Legion is celebrating 100years of veterans serving other veterans and the community.

Jeanne Jolly @ Joslyn Hall

November 9, 2019 | 7 PM – 9 PM

The Broad Street Clinic, a non-profit organization, is planning a fundraising event on November 9, 2019 at Joslyn Hall, on the Carteret Community College campus. The event will begin at 7:00 pm with a social hour of wine and hors d’oeuvres followed by a concert featuring the beautiful and talented Jeanne Jolly! She will be singing selections from her three albums, “Falling in Carolina”, “Angels” and “A Place to Run” plus a few popular covers. We are thrilled to have Jeanne perform for us once again. This will be her 5th event supporting fundraising efforts for the Clinic! Jeanne Jolly is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Raleigh, NC. After graduating from the New England Conservatory with a Masters in Vocal Performance, she was the featured vocalist for Grammy Award winning jazz trumpet player, Chris Botti. She has played such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Monterey Jazz Festival, just to name a few. She has also been a performing artist with the NC Symphony, Pops Concert. This should prove to be a night to remember! We hope you will join us to make this one of our best fundraisers to date! This is a ticketed event can be purchased on-line at www.broadstreetclinic.org or call 252-726-4562. The Broad Street Clinic provides health care services, for certain chronic diseases, to low-income adults in Carteret County and surrounding areas. The clinic is presently serving over 800 patients. This is our 26th year in operation.

Tickets will be available for purchase after October 1st.

Open Mic Night @ Shortway Brewing Company

November 11, 2019 | 6 PM – 9 PM

Calling all artists! Do you have an original you’ve been working on, can you play a killer cover, enjoy mashing current hits into something to call your own? Then come to Shortway Brewing Co. the first and third Thursdays and share your passion for performing with others. Open mic is not limited to musicians, feel free to share the stand up act you’ve been working on or some poetry you’ve finally perfected. Everyone is welcome!

Kindergarten Thanksgiving 2019

November 12, 2019 | 9 AM – November 15, 2019 | 12 PM

Similar to our Harvest Time, Kindergarten Thanksgiving is open for kindergarten classes. Students will see open hearth cooking, butter churning, weaving and spinning and visit the colonial gardens! Reservations required.

Merry Time for Tots

November 13, 2019 | 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.

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

November 16, 2019 | 9:30 AM – November 17, 2019 | 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

November 16, 2019 | 11 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. Spaces are limited.

9th Annual Holiday Extravaganza Show!

November 16, 2019 | 6 PM – 9 PM

Gaylon Pope & SweetWater Presents ‘Morehead City’s 9th Annual Holiday Spectacular’ An Annual Holiday Show that will celebrate both Thanksgiving and their NEW Christmas. SEATING IS LIMITED, GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY BEFORE IT SALES-OUT! Event will take place at Joslyn Hall on the Carteret Community College Campus. This is a ticketed event and tickets can be purchased at The Kountry Kitchen in Morehead City.

Newport Community 5K Run 2019

November 23, 2019 | 9 AM – 12 PM

The race starts on Hill St. Enjoy a quiet, low traffic course with views of the Lake and beautiful houses. The race finishes at the north edge of Verdun St. in the Town Hall parking lot.

Awards/Categories:
Adults and kids(13 to17) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, overall
1st, 2nd, 3rd top male
1st, 2nd, 3rd, top female

Jumble Sale 2019

November 23, 2019 | 9 AM – 4 PM

The Beaufort Historic Site turns into a community market with art, handmade crafts, holiday gifts, pre-loved treasures, antiques, clothing, food and much more. No admission fee. Vendor information is available.

5K After Party @ Shortway Brewing Company

November 23, 2019 | 10 AM – 12 PM

Get signed up for the Newport Community 5K Run & join us after the race!! Early entry to the brewery starts at 10 am & includes a brewery tour with owner & head brewer, Matt Shortway as well as a pint of an upcoming release not yet available on tap!! **Must have Newport 5K race medal present to enter this private event**

Sign up for the race here >> https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Newport/Newport5k

Beaufort Historic Association’s Community Thanksgiving Feast 2019

November 24, 2019 | 11:30 AM – 1 PM

Enjoy a festive day in Historic Downtown Beaufort, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and celebrate the season with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations. A wide variety of art from regional artists will be showcased throughout many of the downtown shops, galleries and restaurants. The Art Walk will begin at The Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St. Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations.

Open Mic Night @ Shortway Brewing Company

November 25, 2019 | 6 PM – 9 PM

Calling all artists! Do you have an original you’ve been working on, can you play a killer cover, enjoy mashing current hits into something to call your own? Then come to Shortway Brewing Co. the first and third Thursdays and share your passion for performing with others. Open mic is not limited to musicians, feel free to share the stand up act you’ve been working on or some poetry you’ve finally perfected. Everyone is welcome!

Gary Dudley Unplugged @ Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar

November 27, 2019 | 6 PM – 10 PM

Come out for some laid back blues and classic rock!

Pine Knoll Shores Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 2019

November 28, 2019 | 9 AM – 11 AM

Get a jump start on burning off all those excess Thanksgiving Day calories with this scenic run, jog, or walk that takes place along some of the prettiest regions of Pine Knoll Shores. The annual Pine Knoll Shores Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is a fun and free celebration that is open to vacationers and locals alike, and which features plenty of ways to enjoy the local scenery while enjoying a little community spirit.

The 3.1 mile walk, run, or jog begins at the McNeill Park, which is situated off of Oakleaf Drive, on the edge of the Bogue Sound. The trot officially begins at around 9 a.m., and folks are welcome to go at their own pace through the ensuing winding and pretty course.

This year we will also have a dog walking course that does not go through the country club. The dog course will be 2 miles long and traverse the streets of PKS.  At the finish enjoy coffee, donuts, hot chocolate and waters.

Occurring rain or shine, this fun and family-friendly event is a great way for visitors and locals to get out and enjoy a little active fun before the big Thanksgiving feast.

You may register on race day beginning at 8:15 am.

Thanksgiving Dinner @ 34° North Restaurant

November 28, 2019 | 11 AM – 6 PM

Start your Thanksgiving tradition by joining ours! Executive Chef Stephen Jordan and his culinary team have created a Thanksgiving à la carte dinner menu with a twist. Guests can choose from Roast Turkey, Prime Rib, and Lobster-wrapped Crab Cake. From delicious side dishes and appetizers to main courses and desserts, make your Thanksgiving holiday a family affair.

The public is always welcome. Complimentary valet parking available for restaurant patrons. Book your room with a special rate at the Beaufort Hotel so you can enjoy all the holiday events in Beaufort over Thanksgiving weekend. 34° North Restaurant is open daily, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Dining reservations are strongly encouraged.

Santa Arrives By Boat on the Beaufort Waterfront

November 29, 2019 | 11 AM – 11:30 AM

The holidays are almost here and one sure way to kick start this special time of year is to bring your family down to the Beaufort waterfront on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 11 a.m. sharp to welcome the arrival of Santa Claus. In keeping with the maritime tradition of Beaufort, Santa is going to be cruising to his workshop located by the Dockhouse in a boat and not just any boat. The crew of the Beaufort Oars, all decked out in their Santa hats, will be rowing their 34 ft. Cornish gig with their special passenger on the bow of the boat. He’ll be escorted to his workshop by his favorite elves. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be listening to your special holiday wishes until 3 p.m. Hosted by the Beaufort Development Association.

25th Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show

November 29, 2019 | 4 PM- 8 PM

The 25th Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show offers a glimpse into the past with antique working model trains and model trains of all sizes. The model train layouts will include a variety of items of interest to railroad enthusiasts of all ages, ranging from simple circles, traditionally found around the Christmas tree, to more elaborate systems. Each display has been carefully designed by the owner or operator to appeal to those just beginning this hobby and others who have had a lifetime interest in model railroading. Any donations go to the Beaufort Lions Club who are assisting with this year’s show. Children ages 12 and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult. Any questions call Doug Doubleday at 252-728-2259.

On-Going Events

Musket Firing Demonstration @ Fort Macon 

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

Natural Side of Fort Macon 

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

Bird Hike @ Fort Macon 

September 23, 2019 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course 

September 14, 2019 | 9:00 am – September 15, 2019 | 4:30 pm
October 12, 2019 | 9:00 am – October 13, 2019 | 4:30 pm

Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts 2019

September 19, 2019 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
October 17, 2019 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm