June 2023 Events on the Crystal Coast

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June 2023 Events on the Crystal Coast

Looking for events on the NC Coast for June 2023? We’ve got you covered!

The North Carolina coast is gearing up for an exciting lineup of events in June 2023. With the warmer weather and longer days, visitors and locals alike can look forward to a range of activities. The NC Coast is bustling with live music, historic tours, sporting events and cultural celebrations. Whether you’re seeking relaxation on the beach or an action-packed adventure, the NC coast has something for everyone this June. So mark your calendars and get ready to make unforgettable memories on the shores of North Carolina.

You can click the event title links below to learn more about each event. You can also head over to our Event Calendar to see all published event calendars. Enjoy! 

June 1, 2023

Corey Smith Live On Tour June 1st at 6pm — Get ready for an electrifying experience as Corey Smith takes the stage. This is a LIVE performance on Thursday, June 1, 2023. Join us on The Cottage’s magnificent oceanfront deck and immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of Corey Smith. Sing along to beloved hits such as “If I Could Do It Again,” “Drinkin’ Again,” and “Twenty-One”. Secure your tickets online now and prepare to be captivated by this unforgettable musical event.

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Alex Williams at The Trading Post June 1st 6pm-9pm — Prepare for an incredible performance by Alex Williams, former member of the legendary Kool & the Gang, at the Trading Post in Emerald Isle. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to witness his talent live. However, if you’re unable to attend on June 1st, fear not! Alex Williams will be returning on July 20th, giving you a second chance to experience his captivating performance. Mark your calendars and get ready for a night of unforgettable music.

Other Fun Events June 1 on the NC Coast

DJ Bingo at The Growler Atlantic Beach June 1st at 7pm — Get ready for an exciting round of DJ Bingo! Join us for a thrilling, free-to-play experience where you have the chance to win fantastic prizes. Don’t miss out on the fun! Plus, there’s an exciting weekly progressive jackpot up for grabs. Mark your calendars as DJ Bingo takes place every Thursday, providing thrilling recurring events on the NC coast this June.

Exploring Coastal Habitats on the Rachel Carson Reserve June 1st 9am-12:30pm — Embark on a remarkable journey led by Associate Education Curator Benjamin Wunderly. He will unveil the fascinating flora and fauna residing within the salt marsh. This guided hike will take you on an exploration of the diverse habitats present in Town Marsh and Bird Shoal. Be prepared for an adventure through sandy, muddy, and wet terrain, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of these environments. Discover the intricate wonders of the reserve’s plants and animals as you delve into this captivating expedition.

Yoga Events In June on the NC Coast

Yoga For All: Fort Benjamin Recreation Center June 1st at 9am — Discover the inclusive world of yoga, where everybody and every body is welcome! Join us for an all-levels yoga session that accommodates beginners as well as seasoned practitioners. This class is open to all adults, embracing diversity and fostering a supportive environment. With a fee of $10 per participant, you can experience the benefits of yoga. Don’t miss out on this rejuvenating opportunity! The class is held every Thursday in Newport, allowing you to make it a regular part of your weekly routine.

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Beach Yoga at Emerald Isle Daily at 8am — Get ready to embrace the rejuvenating practice of Beach Yoga as it returns to Emerald Isle on a daily basis. These classes cater to individuals of all levels, including beginners, adults, and kids. Whether you prefer to bring your family, or friends, or come alone, you’ll have the opportunity to connect. Like-minded individuals in a serene beach setting attend these sessions. The classes operate on a donation basis, allowing you to pay at the class itself using cash or Venmo.

To ensure your comfort during the practice, we recommend bringing a towel, sheet, or blanket. You may also use a mat on the sandy surface. Additionally, don’t forget to bring water to stay hydrated and fully enjoy the experience. Beach Yoga is one of the popular events on the NC Coast during June. Come discover the blissful union of mind, body, and nature.

June 2, 2023

Living Shipwreck Shark Feed : NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores June 2nd at 3:15pm — Don’t miss out on this thrilling experience! The program takes place weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, allowing you multiple opportunities to attend. Due to its popularity, we highly recommend making reservations in advance to secure your spot and ensure a seamless visit. Prepare to be amazed by the wonders of the Living Shipwreck and its captivating inhabitants. If you are looking for some unique events on the NC Coast this June, add this to the list!

2023 Morehead City Marlins Baseball Season June 2nd at 7pm — Experience a delightful outing with your family and show your support for the Morehead City Marlins. It’s time for the thrilling 2023 baseball season! Join us in cheering on the Marlins as they showcase their skills and dedication. Games will be held throughout the months of June, July, and early August, ensuring an action-packed season of baseball excitement. For a complete schedule of games, visit the Marlins’ official website. Let’s rally behind the team and make unforgettable memories together. Go Marlins!

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June 3, 2023

Kayak for the Warriors Kayak/Paddleboard Race June 3rd 9am-1pm — Prepare for an exhilarating adventure as you participate in the WARRIORS RACE, a thrilling 3.2-mile kayak and paddle board race through the scenic canals of Pine Knoll Shores. The race kicks off on Saturday, June 3, at 10 a.m. To secure your spot, a registration fee of $50 is required. This is for a single kayak or paddle board, while a tandem kayak registration costs $100. Rest assured, each registered participant will receive a Warrior T-shirt and a delicious lunch. The registration deadline is June 2, so don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity. By participating, you’ll not only experience a thrilling race but also contribute to a worthy cause. This event benefits Hope For the Warriors.

Youth Fishing Derby June 3rd at 9am — This event takes place at the Bogue Inlet Pier. It is specifically designed for kids aged 5-12. Best of all, it’s completely free! Get ready for a memorable day filled with excitement. It’s a fishing competition with fabulous prizes up for grabs. Categories will include awards for the most unique fish caught as well as the largest catch. While supplies last, bait will be provided to enhance your fishing experience. Please remember to bring your own rods and reels, as they will not be provided at the event. This is a wonderful opportunity for the entire family to enjoy a day of fun and bonding. Don’t miss out on this amazing fishing event that promises unforgettable memories for everyone involved!

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June 9, 2023

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament 2023 June 9-19th — Welcome to The Big Rock, one of the nation’s most prominent and long-standing sport fishing tournaments. This extraordinary event beckons passionate deep-sea fishermen to North Carolina’s picturesque Crystal Coast. It’s a thrilling week of angling and vibrant community festivities. Over the past fifty years, countless boats have graced our docks. Tourists have flocked here, and Morehead City locals have experienced the ebb and flow of life. Throughout it all, the Big Rock mission has remained unchanged. The mission is to embody the spirit of the sport fishing community in the exceptional manner that only Morehead City can deliver.

KWLA 2023 June 9-10th — Prepare to be part of history at the 26th Annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler (KWLA) Tournament. This tournament is an extraordinary ladies-only event. It has earned its place as one of the largest of its kind worldwide. Witness the exhilarating one-day billfish release tournament that set an incredible milestone in 2022. The event boasted an astonishing 215 boats and an impressive purse of $318,750. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this prestigious event. Join us for another unforgettable year of angling excellence.

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Image credit: Swansboro Arts By The Sea

June 10, 2023

Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival June 10th — Immerse yourself in the vibrant heart of the waterfront downtown area as you join us for the captivating Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival. This eagerly anticipated event is free and welcomes everyone with open arms, inviting them to explore a world of artistic wonders. Prepare to be enchanted by the talent of local artists and craftsmen who will showcase their creations. This festival provides a perfect opportunity for visitors to acquire truly unique and one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

Delight in a stunning variety of art forms, including pottery, jewelry, paintings, carvings, photography, sculpture, stained glass, and much more. The festival is a treasure trove of artistic expression. In addition to the artistic showcases, the festival will offer delectable food and drink tastings, providing a treat for your taste buds. Engaging activities tailored for young visitors will keep the little ones entertained and enthralled. This is one fo the most exciting events on the NC Coast in June 2023.

Bicentennial Jamboree NC Division of Marine Fisheries June 10th 10am-4pm — We are thrilled to invite you to the Bicentennial Jamboree, taking place at the Division of Marine Fisheries Headquarters in Morehead City. This event offers a unique opportunity for the public to gain insights into the remarkable evolution of fisheries management over our extensive history. Discover the invaluable services we provide to the citizens of North Carolina and deepen your understanding of our commitment to preserving and safeguarding our marine resources. The Bicentennial Jamboree promises to be a day filled with education, entertainment, and celebration. Join us as we reflect on our achievements, showcase our progress, and look toward an even brighter future for marine fisheries management.

June 14, 2023

Merry Time for Tots June 14th 10am-11am — Join the Beaufort Maritime Museum for our engaging maritime-themed program designed specifically for preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their caregivers. Every second Wednesday, participants will enjoy a hands-on experience, craft, and activity centered around captivating topics like pirates, sharks, whales, and fish. The program aims to provide both an enriching experience and exposure to these fascinating subjects. Each session lasts between 45 to 60 minutes. Caregivers are asked to stay for the entire program. Pre-registration is required to secure your spot.

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June 16, 2023

Unknown Tongues Concert at Fort Macon June 16th at 6:30pm — Join us at the Fort for an unforgettable Summer Concert Series, showcasing the incredible talents of Unknown Tongues! The series is one of the “must attend” events on the NC Coast in June 2023. Since 1990, Unknown Tongues has been igniting North Carolina and beyond with their vibrant blend of Cajun and Zydeco music. Don’t forget to bring your chair, stay hydrated with water, and protect yourself with sunscreen if necessary. Please note that the consumption of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited at the event.

Tim Hatcher Book Launch: Time and Tide: The Vanishing Culture of the North Carolina Coast June 16th at 2pm — Don’t miss the opportunity to join Tim Hatcher, the esteemed author of “Time and Tide: The Vanishing Culture of the North Carolina Coast,” as he presents an engaging discussion and Q&A session at the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Delve into the captivating world of North Carolina’s breathtaking and ever-evolving coastline, exploring its vibrant history and the cultural tapestry that defines it today. Residing on a beloved North Carolina beach, Tim holds a deep fondness for its unchanging beauty, wishing for its preservation amidst the challenges faced by commercial fishing and unrestricted shoreline access. Motivated by the multitude of controversies and conflicts that have shaped the state’s coastal regions, both past and present, Tim embarked on a journey of discovery and documentation.

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Image credit: Beaufort Historic Site, featured artist, Larry Dean

June 17, 2023

Summer Kick-off Party at Village West – June 17th 11am-6pm — Join us at Village West for our sizzling Summer Kick-off Party! It will be from 11am-6pm. Get ready to groove to the tunes of Brian Felton, a beloved local artist, while enjoying delicious food, refreshing drinks, and a fantastic shopping experience! Don’t miss out on this hot Emerald Isle event!

June 21, 2023

62nd Annual Old Homes Tour & More – Literary Luncheon June 21st at noon — Indulge in an extraordinary literary luncheon experience as you join acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey and author/historic preservationist Deborah Goodrich Royce at the picturesque Coral Bay Club in Atlantic Beach. Delight in a delectable meal while immersing yourself in an engaging discussion with these best-selling authors, centered around Goodrich-Royce’s captivating new novel, “Reef Road”. This intimate gathering provides a unique opportunity to connect with the authors, gain deeper insights into their creative processes, and explore the inspirations behind their works. As a cherished bonus, attendees will have the chance to have their books signed by the authors, ensuring a cherished keepsake of this unforgettable event.

June 23, 2023

Alive at Five – Bounce Party Band June 23rd 5-8pm — Join us in welcoming the 2023 Alive at Five Series, presented by Downtown Morehead City, Inc., as we kick off with the incredible Bounce Party Band! Make your way to Jaycee Park on Friday, June 23rd at 5:00 pm, and get ready to groove with your loved ones at this free waterfront concert. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair and put on your dancing shoes for an unforgettable evening of live music!

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62nd Annual Old Homes Tour & More- June 23-24th — Experience the timeless charm of Beaufort with the highly anticipated Old Homes Tour, an annual event that showcases the stunning private residences, exquisite gardens, local churches, and artists’ studios scattered throughout the town. Explore the rich history and architectural beauty as you wander through the authentically-restored buildings and picturesque grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site.

June 28, 2023

Brushes and Brews at Crystal Coast Brewing June 28th 6pm — We invite the public to join us at Crystal Coast Brewing Company located in Atlantic Beach. This event is aimed at sparking creativity, encouraging conversations, and ensuring a great time for everyone! Wine & Design offers a unique art class experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Get ready to enjoy music and laughter, and release any stress you may have. Whether you bring a friend or a loved one, we guarantee a fantastic time. The talented local artists will guide you step by step, ensuring that you create your own masterpiece. This class is open to the public and welcomes participants of all skill levels. Your ticket covers all the necessary art supplies.

Did You Find Your Next Adventure on the NC Coast for June?

Stay tuned for more June events as we add to our monthly calendar!

We trust that you found our overview of the June 2023 events on the NC Coast informative and inspiring. For those who are hungry for more adventure and excitement along the Crystal Coast, we highly recommend checking out our comprehensive 2023 Crystal Coast Calendar of Events page. There, you’ll find a plethora of upcoming events and happenings that will keep you engaged and entertained throughout the year. So why wait? Start planning your next unforgettable experience on the stunning Crystal Coast today!

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