Calendar of Events on the Crystal Coast

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Our Calendar of Events on the Crystal Coast

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

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

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

Which Crystal Coast Events Will You Choose? 

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

Crystal Coast Annual Events and Festivals



Art From the Heart
Morehead City
(252) 726-9156

Candlelight Homes Tour
Beaufort Historic Site
(252) 728-5225

Carolina Chocolate Festival
Crystal Coast Civic Center
Morehead City
(252) 393-2011

Chowder & Cheer
Downtown Morehead City
(252) 8080-0440

Coastal Home & Garden Show
Crystal Coast Civic Center
Morehead City
(252) 247-3883

Core Sound Decoy Festival
Harkers Island
(252) 838-8818

Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
Harkers Island
(252) 728-1500

Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla
Morehead City & Beaufort Waterfronts
(252) 728-1638

Crystal Coast Bridal Fair
Crystal Coast Civic Center
Morehead City
(252) 240-3256


Atlantic Beach Beach Music Festival
The Circle in Atlantic Beach
(252) 726-2121

Beaufort Music Festival
Gallants Channel

Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend
(252) 515-0708

Bites & Blues
Downtown Morehead City
(252) 726-6273

Crystal Coast Boat Show
Morehead City Waterfront
(252) 808-0440

Crystal Coast Half Booty Triathlon
(346) 327-6139

Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K
Emerald Isle
(252) 354-3424

Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Emerald Plantation Shopping Center
Emerald Isle
(252) 354-3424

Newport Pig Cookin’ Contest
Newport Community Park
(252) 223-3112

Shuck, Rattle & Roll
Carteret Community College
Morehead City
(252) 222-6262

Wooden Boat Show
NC Maritime Museum
(252) 504-7740


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

Beaufort Pirate Invasion
Gallants Channel
(252) 241-9049

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

Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament
Downtown Morehead City
(919) 801-8346

Fourth of July Fireworks Celebrations
Atlantic Beach, Morehead City & Beaufort

Beaufort Historic Road Race
(252) 902-9712

Kayak for the Warriors Kayak & SUP Race
Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4353

NC Ducks Unlimited Band the Billfish Tournament
Morehead City
(910) 358-5080


Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Tournament

Carolina Kite Festival
Atlantic Beach
(252) 247-7011

Community Thanksgiving Feast
Beaufort Historic Site
(252) 728-5225

Crystal Coast Grand Prix
Downtown Morehead City
(252) 515-8131

Crystal Coast Highland Games
(603) 496-4546

Emerald Isle Fall Fishing Tournament
Emerald Isle 

Mullet Festival
Swansboro Waterfront
(910) 326-2600
Swansboro Festivals

North Carolina Seafood Festival
Morehead City Waterfront
(252) 726-6273


Did we miss any of your favorite events? Let us know! Be sure to search our Crystal Coast vacation rentals for the properties closest to your event, and enjoy!

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