Crystal Coast Calendar of Events

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

2019 calendar of events

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

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Flags of Fort Macon

Date: April 1, 2019

Time:  10am – 11am
Meet at the Fort Visitor Center to learn about the wide range of flags used by the confederacy during the War Between the States. For more details, 252-726-3775 orwww.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

Musket Firing Demonstration @ Fort Macon

Date: April 3, 2019

Time: 10 AM- 11 AM

Meet in Fort Macon to learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. For more details, 252-726-3775 orwww.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

Open Mic @ Sweet Beans Coffee & Cafe

Date: April 4, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM  – 8 PM

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

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

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

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

Don’t overthink it!

Beaufort Music Festival Kick-Off Party with Laura Blackley @ Black Sheep 

Date: April 4, 2019

Time: 6 PM-8 PM

Please come out and support Beaufort Music Festival on the patio at Black Sheep Beaufortfor our annual kick-off party! We will unveil this year’s poster created by local artist Jimmy Craig Womble, and Laura Blackley will be cranking out the jams! Each year, the Festival gives back to the local community with outreach activities. This year the festival has arranged for Laura Blackley, a teaching artist from Asheville, and past festival performer, to put on a week-long educational program for the students of two Beaufort based schools. This is a free educational opportunity for the students, directed at teaching North Carolina music history. This program is funded by Beaufort Arts and Music, Inc. and in part by a grant from the Hover Foundation. As a result of Laura being in town for this wonderful educational program, she has also agreed to play for our kick-off party! $20 for a pizza buffet and door prizes, along with drink specials at a cash bar. 100% of ticket proceeds go to the 2019 BMF. Tickets are available at the door.

“The Devil We Know” Showing 

Date: April 4, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM- 8 PM

“THE DEVIL WE KNOW” is the story of how one synthetic chemical, used to make Teflon products, contaminated a West Virginia community. But new research hints at a much broader problem: nearly all Americans are affected by exposure to non-stick chemicals in food, drinking water, and consumer products. With very little oversight on the chemical industry in this country, we invite you to learn more about the problem and how you can protect yourself and your family.” Following the film, there will be a short discussion about synthetic chemical pollution in Eastern NC and actions you can take on this issue. Showing will take place at Carteret Community College. For more details, 252-222-6000.

First Thursday with DJ Jerm @ Promise’ Land Market 

Date: April 4, 2019

Time: 8 PM- 11 PM

Enjoy first Thursdays with Promise’ Land Market’s favorite DJ! For more details, 252-222-0422 or www.promiselandmarket.com.

41st Annual Newport Pig Cooking Contest 

Date: April 5, 2019 – April 6, 2019

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

Location: 200 Howard Blvd., Newport NC

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

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

Now or Never @ Riptidez 

Date: April 5, 2019

Time: 9 PM – 12 AM

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

Matt Parker and the Deacons @ Salt 

Date: April 5, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

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

5th Annual Core Sound Run 

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 12 PM

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

Spring Flounder Hook & Cook Round Up 

Date: April 6, 2019 -April 7, 2019

Time: 10 AM (4/6) – 1 PM (4/7)

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

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

3rd Annual Mill Fest Homebrew Competition 

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 12 PM – 9 PM

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

Jamison Ipock Art Opening 

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 5 PM – 7 PM

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

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

Roots of a Rebellion @ Salt

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

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

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

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

MMX @ Emerald Club 

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 1 AM

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

Selah Dubb @ Off the Hook 

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

Come check out Selah Dubb at Off The Hook. Come on out for great food, drink specials and LIVE entertainment!

Bunco Beach Brunch 

Date: April 7, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

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

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

Merry Time for Tots 

Date: April 10, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

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

Ballyhoo! @ Salt 

Date: April 12, 2019

Time: 8 PM – 12 AM

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

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

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

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

Steel Shot @ Salt 

Date: April 12, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

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

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/steelshot306

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

Southern Trouble @ Jack’s Waterfront Bar 

Date: April 12, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 1:45 AM

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

Publick Day 2019

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 4 PM

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

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course 

Date: April 13, 2019 – April 14, 2019

Time: 9 AM (4/13) – 4:30 PM (4/14)

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

Bi Polar Express @ Off the Hook 

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

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

Caviar Farm Tour and Tasting 

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 11 AM – 12:30 PM

That’s right, there’s a caviar farm right here in Carteret County!

Marshallberg Farm is the largest producer of Russian Sturgeon caviar in the U.S.A., with capacity to produce up to 3 tons of caviar per year. Due to popular demand, the Down East facility will be holding a series of farm tours and caviar tastings.

The tour includes a guided walk amongst 40 indoor recirculating aquaculture tanks that teem with sturgeon and span some 54,000 square feet of building space. Following the tour, there will be a caviar and smoked sturgeon tasting and a chance to purchase products.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.marshallbergfarm.com/tours. Spaces are limited.

Nicole’s Bluegrass Bikes & BBQ 

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 12 PM – 8 PM

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

7th Annual Bites & Blues 

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 5 PM – 8:30 PM

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

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

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

FAB @ The Trading Post 

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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

American Music Festival Series presents Vera Quartet 

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 8 PM – 10 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Dust Parade @ Cru Wine Bar 

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

The Dust Parade returns to Cru!!

Escoffier Chef Dinner Series 2019

Date: April 16, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The popular dinner series is back! Enjoy a four-course meal prepared by Culinary Students and top local chefs. Get a ticket for an individual dinner, or the whole series but act fast because they always sell out!

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

This is an annual event that occurs once a month during January, February, March and April. All four dinners will feature the best French Cuisine (four course-meal). This amazingly unique event supports the CCC Culinary Program. The Culinary Program is vibrantly training tomorrow’s chefs. Carteret Community College is very proud that we send 3-4 students annually to France for a month internship. During this month-long trip the students train under the best French Escoffier Chefs in the world!

This event sells out every year!

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

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

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

Pistol Hill @ Salt 

Date: April 18, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12 AM

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

Party for the Planet 2019

Date: April 19, 2019 – April 21, 2019

Time: 9 AM (4/19) – 5 PM (4/21)

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

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

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

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

The Embers featuring Craig Woolord @ Salt 

Date: April 19, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

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

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

http://theembersband.net/

Beaufort Historic Site’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Date: April 20, 2019

Time: 11 AM – 12 PM

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

Werewolves @ Full Moon Oyster Bar and Restaurant 

Date: April 20, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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

Taylor Dean and the Dean’s List @ Salt 

Date: April 20, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

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

Joe Brown Band @ Off the Hook 

Date: April 20, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

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

Open Mic @ Sweet Beans Coffee & Cafe 

Date: April 22, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM

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

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

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

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

Don’t overthink it!

30th Annual Lookout Rotary Road Race 

Date: April 26, 2019

Time: 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM

The 30th Annual Lookout Rotary Road race!

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

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

Packet Pickup:

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

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

Mark Shore Band @ The Salty Bee 

Date: April 26, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 9 PM

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

Sabin Sharpe @ Salt 

Date: April 26, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 1 AM

Enjoy live music with Sabin Sharpe at Salt Bar!

6th Annual Play the K Golf Tournament 

Date: April 27, 2019

Time: 11 AM – 4:30 PM

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

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

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

Alice In Wonderland. The Tea Event 

Date: April 27, 2019

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

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

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

8th Annual Bark for Art 

Date: April 27, 2019

Time: 4 PM – 8 PM

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

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

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

Werewolves @ Treehouse Beer Company 

Date: April 27, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 10 PM

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

Mac & Juice @ Off the Hook 

Date: April 27, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

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

may beach

Musket Firing Demonstration 

Date: May 1, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

Meet in Fort Macon to learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing.

Open Mic @ Sweet Beans Coffee & Cafe 

Date: May 2, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM

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

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

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

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

Don’t overthink it!

Reelin’ for Research Tournament 2019

Date: May 3, 2019 – May 4, 2019

Time: 6 AM – 5 PM

Save the date! The Reelin’ For Research Tournament will be held May 3rd and 4th this year. Let’s keep up the effort to “land a cure” for childhood cancer. Visit http://reelinforresearch.org/ for information and registration details.

The Guns & Roses Tribute – Nightrain @ Salt 

Date: May 3, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

Nightrain, The Guns N’ Roses Experience pays tribute to one of the most iconic bands in history. This act gives a night of high energy rock ‘n roll that never lets up. Nightrain plays each song from the Appetite For Destruction album with stunning accuracy in regards to both attitude and Music. But it doesn’t stop there. they play all the hits and most requested songs from the entire Guns N’ Roses discography.

Mosquito Run 2019

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 6:30 AM – 10 AM

This 5K & 10K run/hike, held at Fort Macon State Park will benefit the Friends of Fort Macon. The 10K & 5K course at Fort Macon State Park is not only one of the newest courses in the State, but already proven to be one of the most challenging courses in eastern North Carolina. The natural beauty of this course is unmatched. The course boardwalks cross natural wetlands and continues through an early growth maritime forest and thickets. It also wanders across pristine sand dunes. The 10K has the added challenge of running on the beach beside the Atlantic Ocean.

Awards will be given to the top 3 M/F overall, plus the top 1 M/F in the following age groups: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.

Packet pickup/late registration will be held on Friday, May 3rd from 1:00- 5:30 PM and on race day from 6:30- 7:45 AM.

You are encouraged to signup early on “runtheeast.com.” Registration prices will increase after April 30th.

45th Annual Wooden Boat Show 

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 4 PM

Whether you’re a boating enthusiast or prefer to keep your feet on dry land, the 45th Annual Wooden Boat Show has activities for all ages. This free event celebrates the art of North Carolina traditional wooden boatbuilding and the sport of boat racing. Dozens of handcrafted wooden boats will be on display, along with nautical demonstrations, and activities for children.

The annual Wooden Boat Show has received top honors from the Southeast Tourism Society as a “Top 20 Event for the Southeast” four consecutive years.

Throughout the show, please feel free to tag your photos with #BeaufortBoatShow.

45th Annual Wooden Boat Show Awards Reception 

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 5 PM – 6:30 PM

The awards ceremony for the 45th Annual Wooden Boat Show will be held at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. Ticketed event. $10 per person. Tickets available at the Museum store.

On Set Cinema – The Mutilator 

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 10 PM

The Myers House NC presents
ON SET CINEMA – THE MUTILATOR
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina at The Mutilator Beach House!

By Sword? By Pick? By Axe? …find out exactly how you’re going to die on May 4th 2019 at a very special ON SET CINEMA screening of the 1984 horror flick The Mutilator! …one of only a few 80s slasher films shot in North Carolina. We will be screening the film directly in front of The Mutilator beach house – right where they park the car in the movie. And as fans know, a ton of the film takes place in that very spot! You guys will have the opportunity to go inside the infamous garage and check out the inside of the beach house …and a few fans will even be able to spend the night!! There will also be original props and other rare Mutilator memorabilia to check out, including the hook!

Make a weekend vacation out of it and stay at the Oceanana Family Resort Motel, which is located right by the beach house. Several scenes from the film were shot at the motel, including the pool scene. Ask for the ON SET CINEMA Mutilator rate – 10% off when you stay both Friday & Saturday night ($140). You’re also guaranteed to get a room where the cast & crew stayed during filming! Offer is limited – call 252-726-4111 for room reservations.

We are also offering overnight stays at the beach house on Friday, May 3rd & Saturday, May 4th! There are 2 rooms available with a single queen size bed. And yes, we will absolutely be playing Monopoly and blind man’s bluff at night!

ALL EVENT INFO AT www.myershousenc.com/onsetcinema

Space Coast Ghosts @ Salt 

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

SPACE COAST GHOSTS are just your Intergalactic Reggae, Hip Hop and Punk Rock crossover Band from another world…
100% Original Music. You dont want to miss these very talented, high energy performers!

Adam Hill @ Off The Hook 

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

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

Freeway Live @ Emerald Club 

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 1 AM

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

Tiffany Elaine & Now Or Never @ Royal James 

Date: May 5, 2019

Time: 8 PM – 10 PM

Tiffany Elaine is a recording Artist based out of Nashville and the Carolina’s. Elaine shows off her vocal range with her Debut single “Couldn’t You See” which was produced by Stokes Nielson of the Billboard acclaimed “The Lost Trailers. “The Lost Trailers issued a self-titled effort, which produced the singles “Call Me Crazy” and “Why Me”, both of which entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Elaine has teamed up with local musicians and songwriters Steve Mehan and Fernando Rivera for a sound no one has heard before forming the band every one is talking about, Now Or Never. Elaine is an BMI songwriter and CMA member. Tiffany Elaine performs both acoustically and with her band in NC and Nashville.

Flags of Fort Macon & the Confederacy 

Date: May 6, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

Meet at the Fort Visitor Center to learn about the wide range of flags used by the confederacy during the War Between the States.

Musket Firing Demonstration 

Date: May 8, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

Meet in Fort Macon to learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing.

Merry Time for Tots 

Date: May 8, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

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

2019 Carteret County Parks & Rec – Beach Run Series 

Date: May 9, 2019

Time: 5:15 PM – 8 PM

Mark your calendars for the Carteret County Parks and Recreation – Beach Run Series. Join in the fun with a run on the sand. Offering 1 Mile, 5K or 10K. Fun for the entire family. No running experience needed. All ages and skill levels welcome!! All runs take place on the beach at the Atlantic Beach Circle.

REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN ~ 5:15-6:15pm
All Races start promptly at 6:30pm. Cost for the entire 7 run series is $50 per person, includes a Beach Run T-shirt OR Individual races $7 per person per race.

2019 DATES:
Race 1 – Thursday May 9th
Race 2 – Thursday May 23rd
Race 3 -Thursday June 6th
Race 4 -Thursday June 20th
Race 5 – Tuesday July 23rd
Race 6 – Tuesday August 6th
Final Race – Tuesday August 20th (1 mile fun run & awards)

For more details and to register and pay online, visit: ccpr.recdesk.com or call 252.808.3301.

Villa*Nova @ Salt 

Date: May 10, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

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

Migratory Bird Day 

Date: May 11, 2019

Time: 9:45 AM – 3:30 PM

Take a guided hike through the trails of Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area and learn about the different migratory birds found within the old growth maritime forest, May 11. You’ll then kayak along the shoreline of Bogue Sound to view natures aeronautical beauties. Participants will also have a chance to get up close and personal with the avian animal ambassadors that call the aquarium home during a special behind-the-scenes tour.  The day begins at 9:45 a.m. and ends at 3:30, with a catered lunch included; the cost is $60 per participant and $54 for members. Space is limited. Book your ticket today.

Jim Quick & Coastline @ Salt 

DateL May 11, 2019

Time: 9 PM – 12 AM

For Reserved Seating and VIP Call Betsy@ 617-750-9005 or just shoot us a message.

Mark Twain once said, “A Southerner talks music.” If this is true, Coastline speaks in volumes. An eclectic blend of soul, blues, and rock has produced the sound known as Coastline. From hard driving Carolina back beats, to Georgia southern rock, from Cajun inspired grooves, to Texas and Delta blues; Coastline truly defines the sound of historical Southern music. With finesse, the pure forms of southern music are transformed into a modern contemporary art form.

https://jimquick.com/

Bi Polar Express @ Off The Hook 

Date: May 11, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

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

Crystal Coast Full and Half Booty Triathlon

Date: May 12, 2019

Time: 7 AM (Start)

We are excited to introduce the inaugural Crystal Coast Full and Half Booty Triathlon. This not-for-profit race has two events. The Full Booty triathlon – a 2.4-mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run; as well as the Half Booty triathlon – 1.2-mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run. Both races are on Sunday, May 12, 2019 and start at 7 a.m., ending at midnight. Relay and aquabike options are also available. The Crystal Coast Triathlon is 100% non-profit race, all profits will go to local charities such as the Friends of the NC Maritime Museum and the Beaufort Boys & Girls Club.  This event could generate an estimated $8,100,000 from participants and guests with direct impact to the economy in surrounding areas. We are interested in finding sponsors from within the community. If you are interested please find our sponsorship kit at https://crystalcoasttri.com/ or contact Kazem Yahyapour via email at yahyapour5@aol.com.

Bird Hike @ Fort Macon 

Date: May 13, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 10 AM

Meet at the Fort Macon Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area.

Musket Firing Demonstration 

Date: May 15, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

Meet in Fort Macon to learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing.

Natural Side of Fort Macon 

Date: May 16, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon. Hike will cover both trail and beach.

34th Annual Crystal Coast Quilt Show 

Date: May 17, 2019 – May 18, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 5 PM

The 34th judged Quilt Show, “Crystal Coast Quilt Show,” will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 17th and 18th, 2019 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, 3505 Arendell Street, Highway 70, Morehead City, NC.  Hours for the quilt show will be: Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Admission to the Quilt Show is $8.00, with children under 12 years of age admitted free.

Quilts of all kinds are welcome to be entered and judged, you do not need to be a member of the Crystal Coast Guild.  There will be vendors, displays, our Silent Auction booth, Made in the U.S.A. booth, the Guild Boutique, and of course, lots of great quilts.

5th Annual Playing Through for Epilepsy Golf Classic 

Date: May 17, 2019

Time: 11 AM – 10:30 PM

Hard to believe we are getting ready for the 5th annual event! This year along with the golf tournament, we will have TWO bands! Local band, The Green Room will be playing reggae by the pool for happy hour and Liquid Pleasure will follow that evening. This is always a popular event so reserve your spot early. Sponsorships and dinner/band tickets are available.

31st Annual Beaufort Music Festival 

Date: May 17, 2019 – May 18, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 11 PM

Beaufort Music Festival (BMF) is a community-supported, volunteer-run event put on by Beaufort Arts and Music, Incorporated, a 501c3 non-profit organization. For over 30 years, the free festival has taken place each May in historic Beaufort, and the town is packed on Friday and Saturday with locals and tourists alike enjoying the beautiful weather and some pretty great music.

This year’s festival will take place on the waterfront at Gallant’s Channel in Beaufort. There will be several shuttle locations in downtown Beaufort taking people back and forth to the site, as well as a water taxi option too. There is limited paid parking on site for $10. There will be food trucks, vendors, beer tent and a kid’s area.

In an effort to eliminate single use plastics, the festival will not be serving drinks in plastic cups. In order to consume alcohol at the festival each patron will need to purchase a BMF Steel Pint. Please be sure to visit their website for more information.

Friday Evening Performances:

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm :: Chatham Rabbits
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm :: Driskill
7:15 pm – 8:15 pm :: The Tan & Sober Gentlemen
8:15 pm – 9:30 pm :: Stop Light Observations
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm :: No BS! Brass 

Saturday Performances:

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm :: Qualian
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm :: Strung Together
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm :: Hot Buttered Grits
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm :: Durty Dub’s Tribute to Charley Pride
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm :: Pie Face Girls
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm :: The Artisanals
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm :: Kamara Thomas
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm :: Aaron Lee Tasjan
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm :: Lilly Hiatt
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm :: Hiss Golden Messenger

Astronomy @ Fort Macon 

Date: May 17, 2019

Time: 8 PM – 10 PM

Come out to the Beach Access (bathhouse) parking lot at Fort Macon and join us for a night of astronomy. Ranger Paul Terry will discuss the night sky and we will have telescopes set up for viewing the heavens. This is a clear weather event. If you have a telescope feel free to bring it. No pets please.

Rural Route Romance @ Jack’s Waterfront Bar 

Date: May 17, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

Don’t miss the Rural Route Romance @ Jack’s Waterfront Bar on the Morehead City waterfront!

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course 

Date: May 18, 2019 – May 19, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 4:30 PM

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

12th Annual Crystal Coast Boat Show 

Date: May 18, 2019 – May 19, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 12 PM

Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is excited to host the Crystal Coast Boat Show. The 2019 Boat Show features new and used boats, a variety of marine products and services, outdoor gear, fishing tackle, brokers and resource conservation groups. The weekend is also home to the 46th Annual Morehead City Chapter Antique Automobile Club of America car show on Saturday and the Carteret County Home Builder’s Association Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, both hosted at Katherine Davis Park in downtown Morehead City. We invite you to experience our beautiful beaches and waterfront first-hand by enjoying free sailboat rides from Sail Carteret at the 10th Street Beach downtown, steps away from the boat show. We will also host kid’s activities. Stay tuned to this page for more details.

3rd Annual Dive Against Debris 

Date: May 18, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 5 PM

Join us as we clean up our favorite training dive site, Radio Island Rock Jetty for our pre-season clean-up/beach sweep. Clean with us then come back for prizes and a bbq.

6th Annual Atlantic Beach Beach Music Festival 

Date: May 18, 2019

Time: 11 AM – 6 PM

You don’t want to miss the 6th Annual AB Beach Music Festival along the Boardwalk at the Circle, Atlantic Beach, NC!

Featuring:
The Embers
Jim Quick & Coastline
The Mighty Saints of Soul
Blackwater Rhythm & Blues
Steve Owens and Summertime Band

Admission is free, but pets and glass containers are prohibited.

The following Food Trucks will be serving at the Festival:
Sub Tropics– Hand Crafted Subs & Pizzas
Roland’s Barbecue– Pulled Prok BBQ
Captain’s Kitchen– Fresh Seafood
Pop-elato– Artisan Ice and Gelato Pops

While coolers are welcome, Anheuser-Busch products will be sold with all beer proceeds benefiting the Atlantic Beach Volunteer Fire Department.

Shuttle Service Information:
Shuttles will be running from 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM.
Locations for the shuttles are Carteret Community College, DoubleTree, and Crow’s Nest Shopping Center.

If you plan to ride in one of the shuttles please be mindful of the bus rules. Cooler limited to 32 quarts or smaller and may be inspected by the driver, please no glass. Large carry-on knapsacks or bags will be inspected by drivers. Limit of one folding chair per person. No open containers of any type of beverage will be allowed on the shuttle. Lastly, the drivers reserve the right to refuse to transport anyone who refuses or fails to follow the rules.

Blazin’ Keys Dueling Pianos @ Jack’s Waterfront Bar

Date: May 18, 2019

Time: 8 PM – 12 AM

Ladies and Gentleman its time to rock and roll with one of the most interactive and fun shows coming to town. Live Dueling Pianos. An all request improv comedy night with high energy singing and crazy songs selections to keep the night interesting. Jacks WaterFront Bar. Feb 16,2019. from 8-12 that evening. Spread the word. Tickets will be sold. Please inquire for more info at the venue directly.

Core Sound @ Southern Salt 

Date: May 18, 2019

Time: 9 PM – 12 AM

Come Country & Rock on the beautiful Morehead City waterfront!

Heads Up Penny @ Salt 

Date: May 18, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM

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

Joe Brown Band @ Off The Hook 

Date: May 18, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

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

Tiffany Elaine & Now Or Never @ Royal James 

Date: May 19, 2019

Time: 8 PM – 10 PM

Tiffany Elaine is a recording Artist based out of Nashville and the Carolina’s. Elaine shows off her vocal range with her Debut single “Couldn’t You See” which was produced by Stokes Nielson of the Billboard acclaimed “The Lost Trailers. “The Lost Trailers issued a self-titled effort, which produced the singles “Call Me Crazy” and “Why Me”, both of which entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Elaine has teamed up with local musicians and songwriters Steve Mehan and Fernando Rivera for a sound no one has heard before forming the band every one is talking about, Now Or Never. Elaine is an BMI songwriter and CMA member. Tiffany Elaine performs both acoustically and with her band in NC and Nashville.

Open Mic Hosted by Tiffany Elaine @ Cru Wine Bar 

Date: May 21, 2019

Time: 8 PM – 11 PM

Share your talents at Cru Wine Bar and Coffee shop! Join us for open mic hosted by Tiffany Elaine! There is a sign up sheet and 3 song limit during your turn.

Musket Firing Demonstration 

Date: May 22, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

Meet in Fort Macon to learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing.

2019 Carteret County Parks & Rec – Beach Run Series 

Date: May 23, 2019

Time: 5:15 PM – 8 PM

Mark your calendars for the Carteret County Parks and Recreation – Beach Run Series. Join in the fun with a run on the sand. Offering 1 Mile, 5K or 10K. Fun for the entire family. No running experience needed. All ages and skill levels welcome!! All runs take place on the beach at the Atlantic Beach Circle.

REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN ~ 5:15-6:15pm
All Races start promptly at 6:30pm. Cost for the entire 7 run series is $50 per person, includes a Beach Run T-shirt OR Individual races $7 per person per race.

2019 DATES:
Race 1 – Thursday May 9th
Race 2 – Thursday May 23rd
Race 3 -Thursday June 6th
Race 4 -Thursday June 20th
Race 5 – Tuesday July 23rd
Race 6 – Tuesday August 6th
Final Race – Tuesday August 20th (1 mile fun run & awards)

For more details and to register and pay online, visit: ccpr.recdesk.com or call 252.808.3301.

Mikele Buck Band @ Salt 

Date: May 24, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 12 AM

The Voice 2018 contestant Mikele Buck was born in the Hills of West Virginia, where his family was steeped in the traditional music of the Appalachians. Playing drums in rock bands for most of his high school days, after graduation Mikele bought his first guitar. He started writing songs and playing local taverns, bars, and bonfire parties, testing his own songs out on friends and family. His original songs are a blend of all his musical influences, including Steve Earle, Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt and Red-Dirt artists like Randy Rodgers Band and Reckless Kelly. After returning from the Iraq war in 2005, Mikele went to Nashville to record his first CD and established his first band near Greenville NC. This band’s popularity grew and soon they were opening up for major acts such as Jason Aldean and Joe Nichols. From NC night clubs and fairs, the Mikele Buck Band began drawing record crowds of their own. His latest iTunes release has been pouring through car speakers all over the east…

Kayak for the Warriors 5K and 10K Beach Run 2019

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 8 AM – 10:30 AM

Kayak for the Warriors™ is an annual fundraising event for HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS® to benefit our brave, combat injured and fallen service men and women and their families, sponsored by the Town of Pine Knoll Shores, NC.

We kick off our Kayak for the Warrior activities by hosting 5K and 10K Beach Runs on Saturday, May 25, at 8:00 a.m. The event fee for the 5K is $25 and the 10K is $30. Both include a t-shirt. Runners will begin at the The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores and run east and return on the beach. Additional information and registration can be found at www.k4tw.org or at www.runtheeast.com.

Cannon Day @ Fort Macon 

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Come down to Fort Macon and learn how different Civil War era cannons were loaded, aimed, and fired.  Cannon demonstrations will be at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30.

Caviar Farm Tour & Tasting 

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 11 AM – 12:30 PM

That’s right, there’s a caviar farm right here in Carteret County!

Marshallberg Farm is the largest producer of Russian Sturgeon caviar in the U.S.A., with capacity to produce up to 3 tons of caviar per year. Due to popular demand, the Down East facility will be holding a series of farm tours and caviar tastings.

The tour includes a guided walk amongst 40 indoor recirculating aquaculture tanks that teem with sturgeon and span some 54,000 square feet of building space. Following the tour, there will be a caviar and smoked sturgeon tasting and a chance to purchase products.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.marshallbergfarm.com/tours. Spaces are limited.

Big Drink Music @ The Trading Post 

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Big Drink Music will be bringing the boogie to the Trading Post!

A Great Gatsby Party (with The Raynor Brothers Band) 

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 9:30 PM

The Roaring Twenties… The Jazz Age…
GREAT GATSBY! The party of the season…
Destination The Infusion Cafe… Copacetic! (And how!)
On the evening of May 25, 2019, our joint will be jumpin in the jazz.
On the square! The cat’s meow… featuring the smooth jake sounds of ‘The Raynor Brothers Band!
(That’s the Raynor Brothers… They got the goods! See.)
This jazz ensemble is the bee’s knees!

Timmie Raynor III and
Gabriel Raynor will be leading the band.
The event’s gonna be a lollapalooza- and like Gatsby himself said,
“A little party never killed nobody!”
All you cats and dames hip to the jive, grab your glad rags and get ready to start “putting on the Ritz!”
Our kitchen artists are dreaming up a swanky 3-4 course meal that hit on all sixes and take you straight back to the 1920s like nobody’s business. Dinner will be served up with our famous ‘noodle juice’ and ‘joe’ (that’s twenties speak for tea and coffee- savvy?)… all this, our live-wire staff in the get up and The Raynor Brothers too!
This is sure to be the party of the season… and a night you wont want to miss.

Tickets Required. Seating is limited.
Call 252-240-2800 for event information and to guarantee your seats!

Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin’ Stones @ Salt 

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 1 AM

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin’ Stones are fronted by a 21-year-old powerhouse guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. The South Carolina-born artist, who formed the band as an eight-year-old, has developed a powerful and sublime synthesis of skills and makes it clear that the future is hers to conquer.
See her live @ https://youtu.be/PxWTf46X7qE
On their new self-titled album, Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones (available everywhere now) the band — who’ve played over 2,000 shows — digs to their core and leaves it all on the floor. The album is an aural kaleidoscope of blazing guitars and searing vocals, all of which establish Wicklund as a triple-threat player, singer and writer.
Hannah credits her father with instilling the lesson of never losing the intensity that music requires. Her first guitar was a present from him, as a kind of atonement for getting rid of her backyard trampoline. That very night, he taught her to play “Rockin’ In The Free World” and Tom Petty’s “It’s Good To Be King.” (Creativity runs through the family: her mother, a talented artist, painted the latest Steppin Stones album cover.) She grew up knowing that her life would be consumed by music. And somehow it feels as though it is only the beginning…
Past appearances including major events such as the Peach Music Festival, Firefly Music Festival and Kaaboo Del Mar.

Selah Dubb @ Off The Hook 

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 10 PM – 12 AM

Come check out Selah Dubb at Off The Hook. Come on out for great food, drink specials and LIVE entertainment!

Musket Firing Demonstration 

Date: May 26, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

Meet in Fort Macon to learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing.

Carteret Community Theatre presents “Let’s Hang On” 

Date: May 26, 2019

Time: 7 PM – 9 PM

Carteret Community Theatre presents “Let’s Hang On”, a Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons tribute band, on Sunday May 26th at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Arendell St., Morehead City. Doors open at 7:00PM and the show begins at 8:00PM. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, and a table of 10 is $425.00. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.carteretcommunitytheatre.com or by calling 252-726-1501.

BigTime @ Jack’s Waterfront Bar 

Date: May 26, 2019

Time: 9:30 PM – 1:30 AM

BigTime returns to Jack’s Waterfront Bar to bring in the Summer 0f 2019 as we can only do it–stylin and profilin’!!!

Evening Gun @ Fort Macon 

Date: May 29, 2019

Time: 4 PM – 4:30 PM

Meet in the fort to watch a 19th century cannon be loaded and fired in the military tradition of the “Evening Gun.”  US Coast Guard Base Fort Macon will provide the cannon crew.

Kayak for the Warriors | Warrior Reception and Auctions 2019

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 9 PM

On Thursday evening May 30, 2019, at 6:00 PM, the annual Warrior Reception with its two auctions (Live and Silent) will be held at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.This event, which especially honors our combat wounded, is also intended to recognize all of our veterans.

This is a delightfully entertaining evening for everyone. The auction is $10 for preregistration and $15 at the door and gains you admittance to the aquarium and all its exhibits and are invited to enjoy some of the finest food our local restaurants provide. One serving of beer or wine is included, as is unlimited water or soda. Additional wine/beer can be purchased for $3 per serving.

Please stroll through the galleries and take a few minutes to place a bid on one of the silent auction items.The Silent Auction will feature 100 items by local artists and craftsmen as well as items donated by local merchants. We will also have raffle tickets for sale, for a chance at some unique items.

Additionally, there will be a Live Auction featuring the antics of “Auctioneers on Deck” in the Aquarium Auditorium. There will be another 25 or so large ticket items in the Live Auction.
Last year these items included football tickets, hotels and vacation, golf outings, hang gliding, professional services, a beautiful hand-made quilt, fabulous stained glass, wooden art pieces and more. This year will feature the same caliber of items. Please plan to take your items home on the night of the auction as we will be charging a $20 holding fee per item to transport & hold the items at Town Hall.

We look forward to a fun evening, with entertainment, great auction items, good food and friends. We hope you participate generously for the benefit of our combat wounded.

Natural Side of Fort Macon 

Date: May 31, 2019

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon. Hike will cover both trail and beach.

Cruisin’ to the Cape Festival 2019

Date: May 31, 2019 – June 1, 2019

Time: 4 PM – 10 PM

Come out for MacDaddy’s “Cruisin’ To The Cape” Festival!

Annual Car Show, Crafts, food, live music, beer and more!

Vendors needed – contact tracy@macdaddys.com for more information.