Crystal Coast Calendar of Events

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

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

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

2021 Calendar of Events on the Crystal Coast

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

June 2021 Crystal Coast Events, June Crystal Coast Events

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

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Crystal Coast Annual Events and Festivals

WINTER

Art From the Heart
Morehead City
(252) 726-9156
artscouncilcarteret.org/art-from-the-heart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPRING

Atlantic Beach Beach Music Festival
The Circle in Atlantic Beach
(252) 726-2121
atlanticbeach-nc.com/events/abbmf

Beaufort Music Festival
Gallants Channel
beaufortmusicfestival.com

Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend
(252) 515-0708
beaufortwineandfood.org

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

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

Crystal Coast Half Booty Triathlon
Beaufort
(346) 327-6139
crystalcoasttri.com

Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
(252) 354-3424
emeraldislerun.com

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

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

Shuck, Rattle & Roll
Carteret Community College
Morehead City
(252) 222-6262
carteret.edu/foundation

Wooden Boat Show
NC Maritime Museum Beaufort
(252) 504-7740
beaufortwoodenboatshow.com

SUMMER

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

Beaufort Pirate Invasion
Gallants Channel
(252) 241-9049
beaufortpirateinvasion.com

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

Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament
Downtown Morehead City

(919) 801-8346
thebigrock.com/kids

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

Beaufort Historic Road Race
(252) 902-9712
runtheeast.com

Kayak for the Warriors Kayak & SUP Race
Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4353
k4tw.org

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

FALL

Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Tournament
abkingmack.com

Carolina Kite Festival
Atlantic Beach
(252) 247-7011
kitesbirds.com

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

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

Crystal Coast Highland Games
Beaufort
(603) 496-4546
crystalcoasthighlandgames.com

Emerald Isle Fall Fishing Tournament
emeraldislefishingtournament.com

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