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Spotlight: July 2022 Events on the Crystal Coast

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Spotlight: July 2022 Events on the Crystal Coast

Whether you’re vacationing with us or you’re a local, there’s always something to look forward to and always fun to be had. Don’t miss any of these July 2022 events on the Crystal Coast.

 

SATURDAY FARMER’S MARKET

July 2, 2022 – 9 AM until 2 PM

Enjoy a  variety of local artists and crafters at The Market at Cedar Point! This is a great opportunity to shop local handmade items for your home, and gifts for friends and family. Find local baked goods, CBD products, seasonal produce, fresh bread, Alpaca products, baked goods, cookies, pies, Lion’s Mane mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, pasture-raised beef, chicken, and pork, goat milk products, and fresh eggs. Dog friendly – just make sure your pup is leashed.


MOREHEAD CITY MARLINS VS. FLORENCE FLAMINGOS

July 3, 2022 – 7 PM

Bring your gloves to catch the next foul ball at the Big Rock Stadium! Click here for Marlins Baseball tickets and plan for a  great night of baseball and fun!


WESTERN CARTERET FIREWORKS CELEBRATION

July 3, 2022 – 6 PM until 10 PM

fireworks

The towns of Bogue, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Emerald Isle, and Peletier are pleased to present the inaugural Western Carteret Fireworks Celebration on Sunday, July 3, 2022.


4th OF JULY FIREWORKS

July 4, 2022 – 9 PM until 10 PM

Gallants Channel Event Space

There is a paid observation area ($10 per car) at the Maritime Museum’s Gallants Channel location – this is to benefit programs. There are lots of other free areas to observe the fireworks display. This 4th of July event is sponsored by the Beaufort Businesses Association. 


4TH OF JULY PARADE IN BEAUFORT

July 4, 2022 – 11 AM until 12:30 PM

412-498 Front St Beaufort, NC 28516

A Beaufort tradition and crowd favorite, the Fourth of July Parade steps off at Gordon Street at 11 a.m. The parade continues downtown along the beautiful Beaufort waterfront. The parade always draws some of the most creative minds in town, including Beaufort’s very own Sweet Potato Queens decked out in their crazy costumes. Kids, pets, wagons, and so much more make up this annual Beaufort event. Co-sponsored by the Beaufort Development Association and the Town of Beaufort, the parade always attracts many floats.


CANNON DAY AT FORT MACON

July 4, 2022 – 10:30 AM until 4 PM

Fort Macon

Fort Macon State Park

Meet at the Fort to learn about some of the different cannons used in Ft. Macon and how they function. Programs will conclude with a blank firing demonstration. Cannon firing demonstrations will be held at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30, and a different cannon will be fired for almost every session.


JULY 4TH FIREWORKS IN ATLANTIC BEACH

July 4, 2022 – 7 PM until 10 PM

Fireworks

201 W. Atlantic Beach Blvd. 

Join us for live music by Robert McDuffy from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Circle on Monday, July 4, 2022. Firepits will be stationed on the beach and smores’ kits will be for sale. Afterward, fireworks will begin promptly at 9 p.m. The Atlantic Beach Fireworks are set off from the beachfront and can be seen all throughout the Town.


2ND ANNUAL CRYSTAL COAST WATERMELON FESTIVAL

July 9, 2022 – 3 PM until 7 PM

Watermelon

Join us on July 9th for the 2nd Annual Crystal Coast Watermelon Festival. The festival will feature live music, a watermelon judging contest, sidewalk chalk art, locally grown watermelons for sale, craft and artisan vendors, food trucks, and fun for the whole family! Free-Town of Cape Carteret. 


HORSE SENSE AND SURVIVAL TOUR

July 11, 2022 -7:45 AM until 12:30 PM

Lighthouse

1800 Island Road, Harkers Island, NC

Join a Park Ranger on a trip to Shackleford Banks to get an in-depth look at wild horse behaviors and the management practices needed to maintain a wild horse herd.


SUMMER THUNDER AT CARTERET COUNTY SPEEDWAY

July 30, 2022 – 4 PM until 11 PM

Carteret Speedway Race car for the July 2022 events

Carteret County Speedway

It’s Bring a Friend to the Races Night: We challenge everyone to bring a friend that’s never been to a race! In action: Chargers, Mini-Stock, Street Stock, Bomber, Legends, Jr Mini Cup.

Calendar of Events

Looking for more fun along the Crystal Coast? Check out our 2022 Crystal Coast Calendar of Events page! 

June 2022 Calendar of Events

Spotlight: June 2022 Events on the Crystal Coast

June 2022 Crystal Coast Events

Spotlight: June 2022 Events on the Crystal Coast

Whether you’re vacationing with us or you’re a local, there’s always something to look forward to and always fun to be had. Don’t miss any of these June 2022 events on the Crystal Coast.

 

ASTRONOMY NIGHT AT FORT MACON

June 10, 2022 – 9 PM until 10:30 PM

Fort Macon’s Night of Astronomy meets at the beach access parking lot. Ranger Paul Terry will discuss the night sky and will have telescopes set up for viewing the heavens. This is a clear weather event and may be canceled due to rain or heavy cloud cover. If you have a telescope, bring it.


BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT

Recurring daily from June 10, 2022 – June 19,  2022

Known as one of the biggest and best fishing tournaments along the Eastern Seaboard, the annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is a Crystal Coast-wide celebration that extends from the open and offshore Atlantic waters to the local docks of Beaufort, Morehead City, and the Atlantic Beach waterfront.


SWANSBORO ARTS BY THE SEA FESTIVAL

June 11, 2022 – 9 AM until 5 PM

The second Saturday of June finds Downtown Swansboro in its Arts by the Sea celebration, an arts extravaganza with photography, home decor, paintings, jewelry, and pottery. The festival draws art lovers from around the state each year, eager to spy on their next artistic find.


BEAUFORT HISTORIC ROAD RACE

June 11, 2022 – 7 AM until 1 PM

411 Front Street Beaufort, NC

43 years and still going strong… join a local tradition, the Beaufort Rotary Historic Road Race, 10K/5K/1M race.


OLDE BEAUFORT FARMERS MARKET

June 18, 2022 – 9 AM until 1 PM

Beaufort Farmers Market

Carteret County Historic Courthouse 

Shop and support our hard-working local small business vendors. Enjoy fresh produce, meats, coffee, arts, and more.


FATHER’S DAY FISHING PALOOZA

June 18, 2022 – 9 AM until 11 AM

Newport River Fishing Pier: 301 Highway 70

The Father’s Day Fishing Palooza event is for kids ages 3-15 years old. Prizes will be awarded for first fish caught, most creative fishing hat, largest fish by weight, and smallest fish by weight.  Bring your own bait and pole or borrow ours. 


TOAST TO THE COAST

June 18, 2022 – 5 PM until 9 PM

201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC

Price: $50

Head to the beach and join us for beer samples from local breweries while enjoying music from DJ Phunc Mila! Toast to the Coast is a rain or shine event, this is the perfect way to get outside and enjoy Atlantic Beach with friends while learning about our wonderful local breweries! 


MOREHEAD CITY MARLINS VS. FLORENCE FLAMINGOS

June 19, 2022 – 6:05 PM 

Baseball

Big Rock Stadium

Bring your gloves to catch the next foul ball at the Big Rock Stadium! Click here for Marlins Baseball tickets and plan for a  great night of baseball and fun!


FAMILY PAINT NIGHT

June 22, 2022 – 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM

N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Price: $45

Splash into an underwater world of art during Family Paint Night Under the Sea at N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Instructors from Wine and Design on Wheels from Morehead City will provide all painting supplies and guide you every step of the way!


SUMMER FEST: FOOD TRUCK JAMBOREE

June 22, 2022 – 11 AM until 2 PM

4915 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC

Join the first annual Summer Fest Food Truck Jamboree! There will be a plethora of food truck options, enough for everyone to find a food they enjoy!


EMERALD FEST: THE MAD FIDDLER

June 23, 2022 – 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM

Guitar

Emerald Fest returns for another great series in 2022. Join us on Thursdays throughout the summer for free live music at the Western Ocean Regional Access from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. No alcohol, please.

On Thursday, June 23, The Mad Fiddler will be performing.


61st ANNUAL OLD HOMES TOUR & MORE

June 24, 2022 -June 25, 2022 – 11 AM until 5 PM

130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC

This annual tour features some of Beaufort’s beautiful private homes, glorious gardens, multiple local churches, and artists’ studios throughout the town, as well as the authentically-restored buildings and grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site. Purchase tickets online at www.beauforthistoricsite.org or by calling 252-728-5225.


KAYAK ECO TOUR

June 29, 2022 – 8 AM until 11 AM

Hammocks Beach State Park

Enjoy this ranger-guided Kayak Eco Tour through the adjacent marsh water to explore some of the ecosystems which make this part of North Carolina so special.  Kayaks, paddles, and lifejackets will be provided.  Must be 13 years and older to participate.

Calendar of Events

Looking for more fun along the Crystal Coast? Check out our 2022 Crystal Coast Calendar of Events page! 

May events on the crystal coast

Crystal Coast Events for May 2022

Crystal Coast Events for May 2022

Whether you’re vacationing with us or you’re a local, There’s always something to look forward to and always fun to be had. Don’t miss any of these May 2022 Events on the Crystal Coast.

BAKED AND BREWED ART EXPO

May 1- Time: 11 AM – 4 PM

The Market at Cedar Point | 1046 Cedar Point Blvd | Cedar Point

Come by for locally baked goods, pies, specialty treats, cupcakes, fresh bread, Coffee Trucks, Bakery Food Trucks, local art, and more!


MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: EARLY TOURISM: OUTERBANKS

May 4- Time: 11 AM – 9 PM

North Carolina Maritime Museum| 315 Front Street | Beaufort

The Outer Banks is one of North Carolina’s most popular destinations for summer tourism. It is also one of North Carolina’s oldest summer destinations. Join Curator of Maritime History David Bennett to explore what tourism looked like along the Outer Banks from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Free, no registration is required for the in-person program, held in the museum auditorium.


30 SECOND ROCKS MUSIC TRIVIA AT BOGUE DISTILLERY

Reoccurring every Wednesday – Time: 6:30 PM – 11 PM

Bogue Sound Distillery | 108 Bogue Commercial Drive | Newport

Stop by for a chance to win one of three gift certificates in addition to the cash jackpot! 


ARTRAGEOUS WEDNESDAYS

Recurring weekly on Wednesday. Time: 6 PM – 8PM

Promise Land Market | 909-B Arendell Street | Morehead City

Every Wednesday local artists bring their work to show and sell. Join us for art and 1/2 price bottles of wine!


2022 ANNUAL WOODEN BOAT SHOW

May 5-8 Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

North Carolina Maritime Museum | 315 Front Street | Beaufort 

Whether you’re a boating enthusiast or prefer to keep your feet on dry land, the Annual Wooden Boat Show has activities for all ages. This event, held each year on the first Saturday in May, 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.


2022 BEACH RUN SERIES

May 5 & 19, 2022 – Time: 5:15 PM – 8 PM

Carteret County Parks & Recreation | 207 W Atlantic Blvd | Atlantic Beach

Price: $8 per person, per race

All ages and skill levels are welcome! Beach run options include 1 mile, 5k, and 10k. All runs will take place on the beach. Registration is from 5:15 – 6:15 pm and the race starts at 6:30 pm.


NORTH CAROLINA SHELL CLUB SHELL SHOW

May 6 – May 8 , 2022 – Time: 9 AM – 5 PM

Crystal Coast Civic Center | 3505 Arendell Street | Morehead City

Price: $5 Adults | $3 Seniors/Students | Children Free

It’s a Shell-abration! Please come help us celebrate the end of the Covid pandemic and the return of the North Carolina Shell Club shell show. We welcome everyone- beginners, crafters, collectors, naturalists, and scientists. The show will feature educational exhibits, shell craft and artwork, and a huge selection of shells for sale from some of the best vendors in the country. The show is meant for beginners and experienced collectors, young and old, those who like collecting on the beach, and lifelong collectors who would like to grow their collection. F & S 9-5 pm, Sun till 3 pm.


PINE NEEDLE WORKSHOP

May 6, 2022 – Time: 9:30 AM – 2 PM

Beaufort Historic Site | 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

Price: $50 

Learn how to make your own Pine Needle Basket with Ms. Penny Holland! The class will be held three different times: May 6, July 22 (advanced session), and September 16. Pine needle basket-making dates back to almost 9,000 years ago and the baskets served as a vessel for grain, crops, and other essentials. The price for materials is $50 for each class. All supplies provided. Bring bag lunch. Must sign up by calling 252-728-5225 or visiting the Beaufort Historic Site at 130 Turner Street. Sign-up ends a week before each class. Max for each class is 10. All Beaufort Historic Site Events are subject to cancellation and or change.


7TH ANNUAL BIKE THE BANKS

May 7, 2022 – Time: 8 AM-Noon

Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation | 203 Leisure Lane | Emerald Isle

Ride 1-8:30 am Emerald Isle-~10 mile fun ride on the multi-use path. Out and back from 203 Leisure Lane to the Eastern Regional Access ( 2701 Emerald Drive).

Ride 2-8:00 am Fort Macon-50 miles out and back along Highway 58 from 203 Leisure Lane to Fort Macon.

Ride 3- 8:00am-Cape Lookout-100 miles out and back from 203 Leisure Lane to Harker’s Island.


DOWNTOWN DERBY DARTY

May 7, 2022 – Time: 3 PM – 7 PM

Portside Marina | 209 Arendell Street | Morehead City

Price: $20

DMC, Inc. is excited to host a Kentucky Derby pub crawl sponsored by, Adams Beverages, Cirila Cothran Real Estate, Portside Marina Ship Store, and Tow Boat US. Stops include:

Arendell Room, Catch 109, Floyd’s 1921, Jack’s, Off the Hook, Portside Marina, Promise Land Market, Red Fish Grill, Taps & Tackle, Tight Lines, & Yellowfin Pub

Enjoy Derby drink specials, appetizers, and photo opportunities while walking around beautiful downtown MHC. Get dressed up to enter our best hat and outfit competitions – judged by local celebrities from 2:00 – 3:30 pm at Portside Marina!

Participants will receive a complimentary drink voucher, raffle ticket, and some unique Derby swag. Additional drinks and appetizers will be available for purchase at participating locations.

 


MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH WITH LIVE MUSIC

May 8, 2002- Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

Jacks Waterfront Bar | 513 Evans Street | Morehead City

Price: $40 Adults | $20 Children

Come out and enjoy live music with Lauren Nicole and a delicious buffet to celebrate mom!

BEAUFORT PAINT OUT

May 12, 2002- Time: 8 AM – 6 PM

Beaufort Historic Site | 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

The Beaufort Historical Association has partnered with Plein Air New Bern to host a “Paint Out” all around the town of Beaufort during the day on May 12th. Over 30 juried Plein air painters will set up their easels around Beaufort during the day to capture the city’s charm on their canvases. All are welcome to watch these talented artists in action (and purchase work all throughout the day)! Artists will meet back at the Beaufort Historic Site from 4 – 6 pm for a meet & greet and will display their work in a pop-up art show and sale. Free for all to attend!

Several demos will also be scheduled throughout the day.

Download the En Plein Air App to find painters’ locations around Beaufort throughout the day.


CELEBRATION ON THE SOUND

May 12 – May 15, 2002- Reoccurring Daily

3505 Arendell Street | 3409 Arendell Street | Morehead City

Price: Varies

Join us at Celebration on the Sound, an inaugural weekend festival hosting a carnival, fireworks, and live performances from Parmalee, Avery Anna, Randy Houser, and Shy Carter


BEATEN BISCUITS WITH SARAH SMITH

May 13,  2002- Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Beaufort Historic Site | 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

Learn the lost art of how to make biscuits without yeast! Join Sarah Smith for this special workshop in the Old Jail on the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site. This event is free and open to the public. The Old Beaufort Shop will also feature a wide range of Historic Teas that are perfectly paired with your biscuits!


MARITIME HERITAGE SERIES: MARITIME SUPERSTITIONS

May 13, 2002- Time: 11 AM-Noon

North Carolina Maritime Museum | 315 Front Street | Beaufort

Cats, women, and banana peels were all considered bad luck if found on the deck of a ship, but why? Join Associate Museum Curator Christine Brin in the museum auditorium as she explores some of the more common maritime superstitions and why they may not have been as ridiculous as they appear at first glance. Free, no registration is required for the in-person program, held in the museum auditorium.


CROATAN SPRING JAM ENDURO

May 14, 2002- Time: 6 PM – 11 PM

Carteret County Speedway | 501 Whitehouse Fork Rd | Swansboro

Price: $15

Spring is in the air and excitement is on the track! The fan-favorite Enduro hits the track for the first time this season. This is a race like no other: You can expect obstacles on the track and much much more! In action: Chargers, Mini-Stock, Street Stock, Super Trucks, Jr Mini Cup, Enduro


SECOND SATURDAY CONCERT- RED & THE ROCKERS

May 14, 2002- Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. City Park | Between 9th & 10th Street | Morehead City

Come join us for the first “Second Saturday” concert of the year! This week, we will feature Red and the Rockers, a classic rock band. Bring the whole family for a night of live music and fun in Downtown Morehead City!


BRUSHES AND BREWS DATE NIGHT

May 18, 2002- Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Crystal Coast Brewing | 219 West Fort Macon Road | Atlantic Beach

Price: $60 – Per Couple 

We are very excited that you will be coming to paint with us! Our goal is to provide you with an experience that encourages creativity, conversation, and FUN!! Wine & Design is not your typical art class. Be prepared to listen to music, laugh and let go of stress. Grab a friend or loved one and we promise you will have a good time. Our local artists will guide you step by step to create your very own masterpiece. This class is open to the public and perfect for all experience levels. Your ticket includes all art supplies.


32ND ANNUAL BEAUFORT MUSIC FESTIVAL

May 20 – May 21, 2022 – Time: 4:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Gallants Channel Event Space | 293 W Beaufort Road Ext | Beaufort

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 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 plenty of great music. As of 2019, the festival has moved to a new location in Beaufort called Gallants Channel, an annex owned by the NC Maritime Museum and is situated on that water at Gallants Point.  

This year’s lineup is the biggest and best yet!
Old Crow Medicine Show
Big Something
Susto
The Collection
Empire Strikes Brass
Blue Footed Boobies
L Shape Lot
Signal Fire
Isaac Hadden Project
49 Winchester
Harvey Street Co.
Shamarr Allen
and more to come!

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.


KAYAK FOR THE WARRIORS 3RD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

May 2o, 2022 – Time: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Crystal Coast Country Club | 152 Oakleaf Drive | Pine Knoll Shores

Price: $85

Join us for out third annual Kayak for the Warriors Golf Tournament at the Country Club of the Crystal Coast. Registration fee of $85 includes 18 holes, a cart, and lunch. The shotgun start will begin at 8:30 a.m. A barbecue lunch is included, prizes for first and second and last place, mulligans, contests for longest tee, closest to the pin, a putting game, and other surprises. We are requesting that individuals and teams sign up online by May 14, 2022. Registration forms will also be available online at k4tw.org, at town hall, and in the golf shop. 

2022 ATLANTIC BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL

May 21, 2022- Time: 11 AM – 6 PM

Atlantic Beach Circle | 115 Atlantic Boulevard | Atlantic Beach

Save the date for the 8th Annual AB Beach Music Festival on the boardwalk at the Circle on Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

This year’s festival will feature:

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.       The Embers
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.         North Tower
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.         The Mighty Saints of Soul
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.         I-42 Band

2022 CRYSTAL COAST RUN/WALK FOR AUTISUM

May 21, 2022- Time: 7 AM – NOON

Historic Downtown Beaufort| 500 Front Street | Beaufort

Price: $30 for 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk; $10 for Children 6 & Under

Join us for the 12th Annual Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism! We’re excited to announce that the Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism will be in-person this year! Join us for an amazing day of community that will improve the lives of children and adults with autism. Proceeds from the Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism will fund local programs of the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC), the leading statewide resource organization serving people in NC across the spectrum throughout their lifespans.


2022 NC OFFSHORE CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT

May 21- May 22, 2022- Time: 6 AM – 5 PM

Tipsy Turtle Tavern | 407- B Atlantic Beach Causeway | Atlantic Beach

Price: $500 per day for boats

The Hillsborough Sportfishing Club proudly presents the 18th Annual North Carolina Offshore Challenge. The purpose of this tournament is to raise funds to sponsor disabled veterans, sons, and daughters of fallen soldiers on family-friendly fishing trips. To meet our goals, support of the community and businesses across the state is greatly appreciated


EMERALD ISLE PARROTHEAD BEACH BIKE POKER RUN 2022

May 21, 2022- Time: 2 PM – 5 PM

Emerald Club | 8102 Emerald Drive | Emerald Isle

Price: $20 

Join the Emerald Isle Parrothead Club for the 18th Annual Beach Bike Poker Run! This adults-only event for a cause supports kid camps for the children of wounded, ill and injured Marines and Sailors of Eastern North Carolina. Enjoy a game of poker, drink specials, live music, and prizes. Make the event even more spectacular by dressing yourself and/or your bike in a PHUN theme. PHOLKS will be acknowledged and celebrated throughout the event for their innovative ideas!


PAINT AND RELAX AT THE HOLISTIC CO. OF MOREHEAD CITY

May 27, 2022- Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wine & Design | 4737 Arendell Street | Morehead City

Price: $25

We are very excited that you will be coming to paint with us! Our goal is to provide you with an experience that encourages creativity, conversation, and FUN!! Wine & Design is not your typical art class. Be prepared to listen to music, laugh and let go of stress. Grab a friend or loved one and we promise you will have a good time. Our local artists will guide you step by step to create your very own masterpiece. This class is open to the public and perfect for all experience levels. Your ticket includes all art supplies.


NEVER FORGOTTEN MEMORIAL DAY 5K

May 28, 2022- Time: 7:30 AM – 11 AM

The Gym | 300 Taylor Notion Road | Cape Carteret

Price: $30

Transition Together is hosting a 5K to honor this nation’s heroes with a “Never Forgotten” Memorial Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Registration allowed until 7:45 a.m. on race day. Family fun activities will be on site! 

Award Classes: U18 / 18-34 / 35-49 / Masters (Male and Female)
5K: $30 – T-Shirt and Awards are being presented.

Crystal Coast Calendar of Events

Looking for more fun along the Crystal Coast? Check out our 2022 Crystal Coast Calendar of Events page! 

Spring Break April Events

April 2022 Events on the Crystal Coast

Spring Break April Events

Spotlight: April 2022 Events on the Crystal Coast

Whether you’re vacationing with us or you’re a local, There’s always something to look forward to and always fun to be had. Don’t miss any of these April 2022 Events on the Crystal Coast.

TRIVIA NIGHT AT PROMISE LAND MARKET

Reoccurring Weekly on Wednesday until December 28, 2022 – Time: 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Promise Land Market | 909-B Arendell Street | Morehead City

Join Promise Land Market and Quiz Master Schnibbs each Wednesday for Trivia, food, and cocktails! Bring a good team and win PLM “cash” and the winning team at the end of the quarter will get $500 to a charity of their choosing. 


ALL YOU CAN PLAY ARCADE

Reoccurring every Thursday – Time: 5:00 PM – 9 PM

Mac Daddy’s Entertainment Center | 130 Golfin Dolphin Drive | Cape Carteret

Enjoy game time every Thursday night from 5 PM -9 PM. $20 a person.


30 SECOND ROCKS MUSIC TRIVIA AT BOGUE DISTILLERY

Reoccurring every Wednesday – Time: 6:30 PM – 11 PM

Bogue Sound Distillery | 108 Bogue Commercial Drive | Newport

Stop by for a chance to win one of three gift certificates in addition to the cash jackpot! 


ARTRAGEOUS WEDNESDAYS

Recurring weekly on Wednesday. Time: 6 PM – 8PM

Promise Land Market | 909-B Arendell Street | Morehead City

Every Wednesday local artists bring their work to show and sell. Join us for art and 1/2 price bottles of wine!


MULLET BAR MUSINGO AT PROMISE LAND MARKET

Recurring every Thursday – Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Promise Land Market | 909-B Arendell Street | Morehead City

Musingo is a game where songs replace the numbers on a bingo card. DJ  Schnibbs will play music and if you have the song listed on your card, you mark it off!


42nd ANNUAL NEWPORT PIG COOKING CONTEST

April 1 & 2, 2022 – Time: 9 AM – 6 PM

Newport Community Park | 200 Howard Blvd | Newport

Mayor Garner was one of the first to help get the Newport Pig Cookin Contest going. It started as a fundraiser for the Newport Developmental Center to raise money for needs they had at the time.  41 years later the Pig Cookin has grown into the Largest all Volunteer  Non-Profit  Pig Cookin in the USA.  In 2019 we will have given over one million dollars back to different charities.

  • Free Admission and Free Parking
  • Barbecue Plates only $9.00 includes BBQ, slaw, baked beans, and roll
  • Bulk Pork when available sold for $9.00 per pound
  • Serving begins Saturday at 11:00 am
  • Concession Stands
  • Rides
  • Bake Sales
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Live Music
  • Souvenirs and so much more!

ANGELA HARKER ART SHOW

April 1 , 2022 – Time: 4:30 PM – 6 PM

Mattie King Davis Art Gallery  | 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery is excited to welcome artist Angela Harker this coming April. A free show will be held at the gallery on Friday, April 1 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. All events are subject to change. Harker will be the featured artist for the months of April and May.


MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE-RED RIDING HOOD

April 1 & 2, 2022 – Time: 7 PM – 9 PM

Price: $10-Adults. $5-Students

Carteret Community Theatre | 1604 Arendell St | Morehead City


6TH ANNUAL CORE SOUND RUN

April 2, 2022 – Time: 9 AM-Noon

 

1785 Island Rd | Harkers Island

A family-friendly 10K, 5K, and Fun Run on one of North Carolina’s most beautiful islands — Harkers Island. The Core Sound Run begins and ends “at the end of the road” – at the edge of Core Sound.


INTRODUCTION TO WOODEN BOAT BUILDING

April 2 & 3, 2022 – Time: 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Boat Building Course In October Events on the Crystal Coast

North Carolina Maritime Museum  | 315 Front Street | Beaufort

Join us on March 19th starting at 9 am at the Crystal Coast Civic Center for PickleFest Pickleball Tournament v.2! Format: Match is best 2 out of 3 games, first to 11 wins. Championship matches will be best 2 of 3 games, play to 11, win by 2. Guaranteed minimum of two matches.
To register today, visit our website at ccpr.recdesk.com
If the ages of partners fall into different divisions, the team must play in the younger division. Skill Level is self-rated; if uncertain of your skill level, refer to USAPA Player Skill Rating Definitions chart (https://www.ifpickleball.org/skill-rating-definitions).
All USAPA rules apply.
This is a non-sanctioned event.
For more information contact:
Darlene Austin or Paul Stanley at 252-222-5858

CARNIVAL TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE

April 2, 2002- Time: 11 AM – 4 PM

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shore | 1 Roosevelt Drive | Pine Knoll Shores

The Carnival to Combat Climate Change on April 2 will combine conservation, science, and fun during the first-ever event at N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Youth leaders at the Aquarium are hoping the carnival will provide a space for all ages to discuss environmental issues.  This free event will be held outside in the Aquarium parking lot 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Leaders in science and conservation from across the state will be stationed at booths, ready to talk about climate change and how individuals can help lessen its effects on coastal communities. Enjoy hands-on activities and carnival games throughout the day. Brant Island Strings of Arapahoe will play live music from noon to 2 p.m.

A TOAST TO THE WEDDING VIEL WITH KRISTY WOODSON HARVEY

April 7, 2002- Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Crystal Coast Civic Center | 3505 Arendell Street | Morehead City

Price: $75

The Wedding Veil brings to vivid life a group of remarkable women forging their own paths—and explores the mystery of a national heirloom lost to time. Enjoy an evening with Kristy Woodson Harvey as she discusses the why and reads a selection from the book. After which there will also be time for a Q&A session and book signing.
The ticket will include a copy of The Wedding Veil, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, wine, and beverages. Culinary selections will be created by the Carteret CC Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Programs. Purchase your ticket here.


EASTER BUNNY AND A MOVIE

April 8, 2002- Time: 5:30 PM – 8 PM

Emerald Isle Community Center | 203 Leisure Lane | Emerald Isle

Join Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation for our special Easter Bunny & A Movie event on Friday, April 8, starting at 5:30 p.m.Join us for a free family-friendly movie night and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny and popcorn to enjoy. This event is open to children of all ages, but space is limited to 75 children. For more information or to pre-register, please call 252-354-6350.


AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL SERIES

April 9, 2002- Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

First Presbyterian | 1604 Arendell Street | Morehead City

Price: $32 Adult, $16 Student/Military- Call (252) -342-5034 to reserve

Praised by the New York Times for its vibrancy and “panache,” the Harlem Quartet has thrilled audiences in 47 states and toured extensively in Europe, South America, Asia and South Africa.

“Bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.”  — Cincinnati Enquirer

Program: Modern American favorites from Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Strayhorn, and Grant Still, among others.


MERRY TIME FOR TOTS

April 13, 2002- Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

North Carolina Maritime Museum | 315 Front Street | Beaufort

Price: $10 per participating child (Friends of the Museum members $5). Register online or by phone at 252-504-7758.

Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their caregivers participate in a maritime-themed hands-on experience, craft, and activity during this program, which is offered every second Wednesday. Topics rotate between pirates, sharks, whales, and fish with a focus on both experience and exposure. Each program is 45-60 minutes long. Caregivers are asked to stay for the entire program.


OCEAN INFANTS

April 14, 2002- Time: 9 AM – 9:30 AM

North Carolina Maritime Museum | 315 Front Street | Beaufort

Price: $10 per participating child (Friends of the Museum members $5). Register online or by phone at 252-504-7758

Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their caregivers participate in a maritime-themed hands-on experience, craft, and activity during this program, which is offered every second Wednesday. Topics rotate between pirates, sharks, whales, and fish with a focus on both experience and exposure. Each program is 45-60 minutes long. Caregivers are asked to stay for the entire program.


ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

April 16, 2002- Time: 11 AM – 12 PM

 

Beaufort Historic Site | 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

Children ages seven and younger are welcome to join the fun. This annual event features prizes, refreshments, and over 2,000 eggs. It’s all free – just bring a basket! For more information, visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225, or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St. All events are subject to change.


ADULTS ONLY TOUR

April 22, 2002- Time: 6 PM – 7 PM

North Carolina Maritime Museum | 315 Front Street | Beaufort

Price: $30 – Register here or call (252) 504-7758 for more information.

Join Associate Education Curator for a selection of maritime stories she’d never tell before 5 p.m.

This program is rated R due to language, alcohol, and explicit content. Participants must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Laugh, drink, and learn during this hour-long alternative museum tour designed for adults only (ages 21+). Enjoy your beverage as you learn about some lesser told stories related to maritime history ranging from topics of love, maritime art subjects, and love diseases.

Select flavored moonshines (depending on availability) and soft drinks will be served.

Complimentary souvenir cup included. Discussion topics will include nudity in maritime art, alcohol and drug smuggling on the ocean, STDs among sailors, and more.

This event is designed to be a fun and different look at both the NC Maritime Museum and the history it interprets, documents, and promotes.

Cost includes tour, moonshine, and souvenir cup.


PUBLICK DAY

April 23, 2022 – Time: 9 AM – 4 PM

Beaufort Historic Site | 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

An old-fashioned flea market on the Beaufort Historic Site with vendors selling antiques and collectibles, art, crafts, handmade jewelry, books, food, and more. No admission charge. Vendor information is available for this fun spring event by visiting the website at www.beauforthistoricsite.org or emailing pr@beauforthistoricsite.org. This event is FREE to the general public. For more information, visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225, or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St. All events are subject to change.


16TH ANNUAL BEAUFORT WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

April 27, 2022 – May 1, 2022

5-Day Wine and Food Festival ready to take over Beaufort and beyond.

Join Beaufort Wine and Food as it showcases award-winning talent from across the globe with over 20 culinary events – all in the name of charity.

Guests enjoy a variety of events over the five-day festival, including dinners in area Restaurants, seminars, a Grand Reserve Tasting and Auction, Vin de Mer Epicurean Village, the Champagne Celebration Brunch, and more.

Mingle with chefs, winemakers, sommeliers, winery owners, and wine aficionados from across the USA and beyond. Tantalize your taste buds with savory samplings from renowned chefs, specially paired with select wines from notable vineyards.
Expand your awareness at a seminar featuring exceptional wine educators. Sip, taste, learn, and enjoy!

CAVIAR FARM TOUR AT MARSHALLBERG FARM

April 29, 2022- Time: 2 PM – 4 PM

Marshallberg Farm | 811 Straits Road | Smyrna

Tour the sturgeon farm, taste the caviar, and enjoy friendly conversation with the staff. Products will be available for purchase.

The event will include:
• An in-depth tour of the indoor R.A.S. sturgeon farm
• Caviar tasting with Social House Vodka
• Sampling of smoked sturgeon products & more
• Opportunity to speak to staff and purchase Marshallberg Farm products.
To maximize your experience, each tour is limited to 20 guests.

14TH ANNUAL REELIN FOR RESEARCH FISHING TOURNAMENT

April 30, 2022- Time: 7 AM – 8 PM

Reelin’ for Research is a year-round fundraising effort benefiting the UNC Children’s Hospital and childhood cancer research. It culminates each year with a one-day fishing tournament in Morehead City, NC. To date, over 4.4 million dollars have been raised to help LAND A CURE for childhood cancer! For more info email info@reelinforresearch or call 919-971-4600

Calendar of Events

Looking for more fun along the Crystal Coast? Check out our 2022 Crystal Coast Calendar of Events page! 

March 2022 Events on the Crystal Coast

March 2022 Events on the Crystal Coast

Don’t miss any of these March 2022 Events on the Crystal Coast. Whether you’re vacationing with us or you’re a local, There’s always something to look forward to and always fun to be had.

TRIVIA NIGHT AT PROMISE LAND MARKET

Reoccurring weekly on Wednesday until December 28, 2022 – Time: 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Promise Land Market | 909-B Arendell Street | Morehead City

Join Promise Land Market and Quiz Master Schnibbs each Wednesday for Trivia, food, and cocktails! Bring a good team and win PLM “cash” and the winning team at the end of the quarter will get $500 to a charity of their choosing. 


ALL YOU CAN PLAY ARCADE

Reoccurring every Thursday – Time: 5:00 PM – 9 PM

Mac Daddy’s Entertainment Center | 130 Golfin Dolphin Drive | Cape Carteret

Enjoy game time every Thursday night from 5 PM -9 PM. $20 a person.


30 SECOND ROCKS MUSIC TRIVIA AT BOGUE DISTILLERY

Reoccurring every Wednesday – Time: 6:30 PM – 11 PM

Bogue Sound Distillery | 108 Bogue Commercial Drive | Newport

Stop by for a chance to win one of three gift certificates in addition to the cash jackpot! 


ARTRAGEOUS WEDNESDAYS

Recurring weekly on Wednesday. Time: 6 PM – 8PM

Promise Land Market | 909-B Arendell Street | Morehead City

Every Wednesday local artists bring their work to show and sell. Join us for art and 1/2 price bottles of wine!


MULLET BAR MUSINGO AT PROMISE LAND MARKET

Recurring every Thursday – Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Promise Land Market | 909-B Arendell Street | Morehead City

Musingo is a game where songs replace the numbers on a bingo card. DJ  Schnibbs will play music and if you have the song listed on your card, you mark it off!


70S DANCE PARTY WITH 8-TRACK MINDS AT JACKS WATERFRONT BAR

March 12, 2022 – Time: 8PM – 11PM

Jacks Waterfront Bar | 513 Evans Street | Morehead City

8-Track Minds makes its debut at Jack’s Waterfront Bar in Morehead City to make you shake your booty, your body, your groove thing, and whatever else needs shaking! C’mon get happy with all your singalong and dancing favorites from the era of polyester suits, muscle cars, deep pile carpets, and rich Corinthian leather! Dig the classic gems from KC & the Sunshine Band, Abba, Bee Gees, Jackson 5, Commodores, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Carpenters, Olivia Newton-John, and many more. This is a high-energy, visually exciting show that will make you move. Alright alright alright!


CROATAN BUCK FIFTY

March 19, 2022 – Time: 9 AM – 3 PM

Carteret County Speedway | 501 Whitehouse Fork Rd | Swansboro

The Fifty, the Buck & the Buck Fifty. Starting at Carteret County Speedway, the races will cover a 46 mile Out & Back lap that returns to the Speedway Pits each time. Aid Station at Mile 23.

The FIFTY is one lap, 46 Miles.

The BUCK is two laps, 92 miles.

The BUCK FIFTY is three laps, 138 miles.

95% of the lap is on gravel roads through Croatan National Forest.


PICKLEFEST TOURNAMENT V.2

March 19, 2022 – Time: 9 AM – 5 PM

Carteret County Parks & Recreation Department | 3505 Arendell Street | Morehead City

Join us on March 19th starting at 9 am at the Crystal Coast Civic Center for PickleFest Pickleball Tournament v.2! Format: Match is best 2 out of 3 games, first to 11 wins. Championship matches will be best 2 of 3 games, play to 11, win by 2. Guaranteed a minimum of two matches.
To register today, visit our website at ccpr.recdesk.com
If ages of partners fall into different divisions, the team must play in the younger division. Skill Level is self-rated; if uncertain of your skill level, refer to USAPA Player Skill Rating Definitions chart (https://www.ifpickleball.org/skill-rating-definitions).
All USAPA rules apply.
This is a non-sanctioned event.
For more information contact:
Darlene Austin or Paul Stanley at 252-222-5858

BURN YOUR SOCKS ON THE EQUINOX

March 20,2022 – Time: 4 PM – 7 PM

2361 Lennoxville Rd | Beaufort

Price: $30

In the mid-1980s at a boatyard in Annapolis, MD., Captain Bob Turner wore socks all during the long, cold winter months while working on OPB’s (Other People’s Boats). By winter’s end, his socks were stand-up stiff with sawdust, caulk, and bottom paint. ON the first day of spring, Capt. Bob placed his leavings-laden socks in a paint tray, doused them with lighter fluid, set them on fire, and then drank beer to celebrate. And so the spring tradition of sock burning began and it has grown to coastal communities across the country. Come join us and celebrate the age-old maritime tradition of burning your socks on the spring solstice. Enjoy food, brew, and music. Tickets are $30. Bring a pair of old socks to burn. Bring a pair of new socks to donate


THE 35TH ANNUAL SENIOR GAMES

March 22, 2022 – April 29, 2022 

Carteret County

In 1983 N.C. Senior Games began with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and education program for North Carolina residents 50 years of age and better.

Today, there are over 60,000 participants in 52 Local Games programs that serve all 100 counties across the state.

Locally Carteret County Senior Games offers a variety of sports events along with a SilverArts and Performing Arts program. Our events run through the month of April with registration beginning in late January. Carteret County Senior Games are open games.

These games take place all over Carteret County. Please see the entry packet for details.


6TH ANNUAL SPRING FAMILY FESTIVAL

March 26, 2022 – Time: 10 AM – 2 PM

Camp Albemarle 156 Albemarle Drive, Newport

Join us for our 6th Annual Spring Family Festival on March 26th from 10 am to 2 pm. This event is a fundraiser for Nature School at Camp Albemarle. E-mail questions about this event to heather@campalbemarle.org.

There will NOT be an egg hunt this year.

1. Please leave your pets at home. Only service animals are permitted at the event.

2. The event fee for the i6th Annual Spring Family Festival is $20 per car day of the event. Bring cash for the event fee. Pre-purchase passes are $15 and can be purchased at https://campalbemarle.regfox.com/6th-annual-spring-family-festival Pre-purchased pass sales will end at 12 pm on Friday, March 25th. No refunds will be issued.

3. Activities: Toddler Bounce Houses and Bounce House Obstacle Course | Carnival Games | Cookie Walk sponsored by Chick-fil-A Morehead City | Foam Party (Participants may get wet. We recommend bringing a towel and change of clothes.) | Crystal Coast Gem Mining (this is an additional fee) | Explore fire trucks and antique tractors | Music by Amayzing Entertainment and more!

4. Cash is recommended for the event entrance. A limited quantity of credit card readers will be available.

5. Food Trucks on Site: Franks Franks, Jasmine Tasty Thai, McGrady’s Grill, Kona Ice of the Crystal Coast, Two Crazy Donuts. Food costs are not included in the entry fee.

6. Parking Info: Carpooling is recommended for this event. If needed, overflow parking will be at Broad Creek Middle School and shuttles will transport people to and from Camp Albemarle.

Calendar of Events

Looking for more fun along the Crystal Coast besides the March 2022 Events? Check out our 2022 Crystal Coast Calendar of Events page! 

February Calendar of Events

February 2022 Events

Looking for some fun to do along the Crystal Coast? Don’t miss any of these February 2022 events!

 

Trivia Night at Promise Land Market

Reoccurring weekly on Wednesday until December 28, 2022 – Time: 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Promise Land Market | 909-B Arendell Street | Morehead City

Join Promise Land Market and Quiz Master Schnibbs each Wednesday for Trivia, food, and cocktails! Bring a good team and win PLM “cash” and the winning team at the end of the quarter will get $500 to a charity of their choosing. 


All  You Can Play Arcade

Reoccurring every Thursday – Time: 5:00 PM – 9 PM

Mac Daddy’s Entertainment Center | 130 Golfin Dolphin Drive | Cape Carteret

Enjoy game time every Thursday night from 5 PM -9 PM. $20 a person.


30 Second Rocks Music Trivia at Bogue Sound Distillery

Reoccurring every Wednesday – Time: 6:30 PM – 11 PM

Bogue Sound Distillery | 108 Bogue Commercial Drive | Newport

Stop by for a chance to win one of three gift certificates in addition to the cash jackpot! 


Artrageous Wednesdays

Recurring weekly on Wednesday. Time: 6 PM – 8PM

Promise Land Market | 909-B Arendell Street | Morehead City

Every Wednesday local artists bring their work to show and sell. Join us for art and 1/2 price bottles of wine!


Mullet Bar Musingo at Promise Land Market

Recurring every Thursday – Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Promise Land Market | 909-B Arendell Street | Morehead City

Musingo is a game where songs replace the numbers on a bingo card. DJ  Schnibbs will play music and if you have the song listed on your card, you mark it off!


DJ Fridays at Jacks

Recurring every Friday-Time: 8 PM – Midnight

Jack’s Waterfront Bar | 513 Evans Street | Morehead City


Ryan Rubich at Cru Bar

February 4, 2022 – Time: 8 PM – 11 PM

Cru Wine Bar & The Wine Store | 120 Turner Street | Beaufort

Join Ryan Rubich, a rock singer and songwriter with over 20 years of music experience and a decade of touring, for a night of music. 


Stephen Poole at E-Club

February 4, 2022 – Time: 8 PM – 11 PM

Emerald Club | 8102 Emerald Drive | Emerald Isle

Come out with friends for cold drinks and enjoy live music by Stephen Poole!


18th Annual Carolina Chocolate Festival

February 5th & 6th, 2022 – Time: 9 AM – 3 PM

Crystal Coast Civic Center | 3505 Arendell Street | Morehead City

Chocolate for Charity! Chocolate Vendors, Bake-off, Pudding Eating Contest & more! Fun for the whole family! Sunday- active military FREE & come see new baking competition… Jr. Cupcake Wars !!! Don’t forget to join in or watch the famous Chocolate Eating Contest that goes on each day throughout the festival.


Thorn at Off The Hook

February 5, 2022 – Time: 9:45 PM-1:45 AM

Off The Hook | 105 S 7th Street | Morehead City

Don’t miss Thorn coming to you live at Off The Hook!


Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

February 5, 2022 – Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

North Carolina Maritime Museum  | 315 Front Street | Beaufort

Students explore the art of boatbuilding in this two-day hands-on course, beginning with lofting, and moving on to the setup, steam bending, and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. They also learn planking methods, both carvel and lapstrake, and the 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. (12 hours). 


Caviar Farm Tour at Marshallberg Farm

February 11, 2022 – Time: 2 PM – 4:00 PM

Marshallberg Farm | 811 Straits Road| Smyrna

Tour the sturgeon farm, taste the caviar, and enjoy friendly conversation with the staff. Products will be available for purchase.

The event will include:
• An in-depth tour of the indoor R.A.S. sturgeon farm
• Caviar tasting with Social House Vodka
• Sampling of smoked sturgeon products & more
• Opportunity to speak to staff and purchase Marshallberg Farm products.

Smoke on the Water Annual Bonfire

February 11, 2022 – Time: 6 PM – 8 PM

Atlantic Beach Circle | 125 W Fort Macon Road | Atlantic Beach

Enjoy live music and a roaring bonfire on the beach at the Circle! The event is free! Plan to bring your own chair or blanket to sit and enjoy the fire.


Super Bowl Part at Jacks Waterfront Bar

February 11, 2022 – Time: 5 PM – 1 AM

Jack’s Waterfront Bar | 513 Evans Street | Morehead City

Join us for our annual Super Bowl Party! No cover! BBQ Dinner at 6 pm. Large inflatable viewing screen. Raffle prizes, VIP PASS Give-a-ways, Buy a Board Square and more!!!!


Valentines Weekend Pub Crawl

February 12, 2022 – Time: 2 PM – 6 PM

Atlantic Beach Circle | 125 W Fort Macon Road | Atlantic Beach

Price: $10 Per Ticket

Invite your special someone and make plans to spend Valentine’s Day in Atlantic Beach! The Valentine’s Weekend Pub Crawl, sponsored by Diamond Bus Company, will be Saturday, February 12 with drink specials at 9 different Atlantic Beach locations:

-AB Bottle Co
-Beach Tavern Bar & Grill
-Crystal Coast Brewing Company
-Idle Hour Biergarten
-MF Chappell Wine Merchant
-On The Rocks
-Tackle Box Tavern
-Tipsy Turtle Tavern
-The Growler Bar

Beginning at the Circle, your pub crawl ticket includes valentine’s swag, drink specials at each location & access to shuttle service from 2-6 p.m.

Purchase your ticket here!


Sweethearts Food Truck Jamboree

February 14, 2022 – Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

Katherine Davis Park  | 601 Arendell Street | Morehead City

Treat your sweetie to something yummy this Valentine’s Day! Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a special Valentine’s Day Food Truck Jamboree on February 14th, 2022. The event will be held at Katherine Davis Park in downtown Morehead City, NC (601 Arendell Street). Food trucks and vendors will be set up selling some of the best food around! Featuring Jasmine Tasty Thai, Meraki Mediterranean Kafe, Franks Franks, SunKorn Kettlecorn, 2 Crazy Donuts, and more!


Drag Show at Jacks Waterfront Bar

February 19, 2022 – Time: 8:30 PM -1 AM

Jack’s Waterfront Bar | 513 Evans Street | Morehead City


Mardi Gras on Middle Lane 2022

February 26, 2022 – Time: 2 PM – 6 PM

Downtown Historic Beaufort

The sounds of New Orleans and succulent Creole cuisine will be coming to Beaufort as part of “Mardi Gras on Middle Lane.” It’s the celebration of food, drink, music, and, of course, the parade. Beaufort’s annual Mardi Gras celebration is set for Saturday, February 26, 2022. The event starts at 2 pm and runs until 6 pm but you’ll want to get there early.

The Mardi Gras highlight, of which, is arguably the shortest parade in North Carolina. It’s a true display of Beaufort’s quirkiness. The parade of “krewes” in costume tossing jewelry and charms is not to be missed.

The Sweet Potato Queens always seem to steal the show! The group of women, aged 40-70, all dress in elaborate costumes and perform choreographed routines.

The parade starts at 3 pm sharp and may be finished by 3:15 pm.

January's events on the crystal coast

January Calendar of Events

January's events on the crystal coastJanuary 2022 Events

Whether you’re vacationing with us or you’re a local, There’s always something to look forward to and always fun to be had. Don’t miss any of these January 2022 events on the Crystal Coast.

Karaoke Sunday Nights at Cru

Every Sunday in January – Time: 9 PM – Midnight

Cru Wine Bar & Wine Store | 120 Turner Street, Beaufort

Bring your vocal talents to Cru Wine Bar every Sunday night this month and sing your heart out!


All  You Can Play Arcade

Every Thursday in January – Time: 5:00 PM – 9 PM

Mac Daddy’s Entertainment Center | 130 Golfin Dolphin Drive, Cape Carteret

Enjoy game time every Thursday night from 5 PM -9 PM. $20 a person.


30 Second Rocks Music Trivia at Bogue Sound Distillery

January 5, 2022 -Reoccurring every Wednesday – Time: 6:30 PM – 11 PM

Bogue Sound Distillery | 108 Bogue Commercial Drive | Newport

Stop by for a chance to win one of three gift certificates in addition to the cash jackpot! 


Retriever Round-Up

January 8, 2022 – Time: Noon – 2 PM

Muttigans | 8101 Emerald Dr | Emerald Isle

Calling all Retrievers! Join us for our Retriever Round-Up! Whether you have a Golden, Labrador, Flat-Coated, Curly Coated, Chesapeake Bay, or even Nova Scotia Duck Trolling Retriever this is your day! Meet other Retrievers and the owners who love them. Enter to win a gift basket!


Karaoke Sunday Nights at Cru

January 9, 2022- Occurring every Sunday night until the end of January – Time: 9 PM – Midnight 

Cru Wine Bar & The Wine Store | 120 Turner Street | Beaufort

Join us on Sundays and sing your heart out!


Front Street at The Growler

January 14, 2022 – Time: 7:30 PM – 11 PM

The Growler Bar | 200 Mallard Drive | Emerald Isle

Join Front Street (formerly Signature Blend) for their first time performing as their new band!


70s Dance Party with 8-Track Minds at Jack’s Waterfront Bar

January 15, 2022 – Time: 8 PM – 11 PM

Jack’s Waterfront Bar | 513 Evans Street | Morehead City

8-Track Minds makes its debut at Jack’s Waterfront Bar in Morehead City to make you shake your booty, your body, your groove thing, and whatever else needs shaking! C’mon get happy with all your singalong and dancing favorites from the era of polyester suits, muscle cars, deep pile carpets, and rich Corinthian leather! Dig the classic gems from KC & the Sunshine Band, Abba, Bee Gees, Jackson 5, Commodores, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Carpenters, Olivia Newton-John, and many more. This is a high-energy, visually exciting show that will make you move.


Lookout at Taps & Tackle

January 15, 2022 – Time: 9:30 PM – 11 PM

Taps and Tackle| 704 Evans Street | Morehead City

Join Lookout for their first time performing at Taps & Tackle.


Chihuahua Meet-Up

January 16, 2022 – Time: Noon – 2 PM

Muttigans| 8101 Emerald Drive | Emerald Isle

Join us to celebrate these devoted, lively, alert and courageous, creatures! Meet other chihuahuas and the owners who love them.

Come with or without your dog and enter to win a gift basket.


Will & Tony Show at Taps & Tackle

January 20, 2022 – Time: 8:30 PM – 11 PM

Taps & Tackle | 704 Evans Street | Morehead City

This is our first time at Taps & Tackle so come help us celebrate!


Songs By The Sound

January 22, 2022 – Time: 12:30 PM – 6 PM

Price: $30 Advance/ $35 Day Of

Crystal Coast Civic Center | 3505 Arendell Street | Morehead City

There is certainly no shortage of Americana or Bluegrass music fans in the Carteret County area. Presenting two North Carolina bands in the beautiful facility at Crystal Coast Civic Center will be a unique offering for visitors and tourists.

An Americana & Bluegrass Show on The Bogue Sound Indoor Winter Concert

  • 12:30 pm Doors Open
  • 1:30 pm Diamond Creek
  • 3 pm Chatham Rabbits
  • 4-6 pm Open Bluegrass Jam for Ticket holders

You can find “Songs By The Sound” on Facebook, email songsbythesound@gmail.com, or call 919-612-0006 for more information.


American Music Festival Series

January 29, 2022 – Time: 7:30 PM – 9 PM

First Presbyterian | 1604 Arendell Street, Morehead City

The Verona Quart is one of the most distinguished ensembles on the chamber music scene today.

Program: Beethoven’s Op. 131 and Schubert’s Quartettsatz

Tickets to individual concerts are $32 each. Tickets for students and active-duty military are $16 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.


10th Annual Winter Festival

January 29, 2022 – Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

Mac Daddy’s Entertainment Center | 130 Golfin Dolphin Drive | Cape Carteret

Join Mac Daddy’s for their 10th Annual Winter Festival! There will be vendors with home decor, clothes, arts and crafts, jewelry and more. Buy one game of bowling per person and get 2nd game free!


German Shepherd Meet-Up

January 29, 2022 – Time: 12 PM – 2 PM

Muttigans | 8101 Emerald Drive | Emerald Isle

Calling all German Shepherd Lovers!! Join us for our German Shepherd Meet Up! This courageous and loyal dog is one of the top most popular breeds and a treasured family pet. Stop in and get a chance to meet other German Shepherds and the owners who love them. Come with or without your dog and enter to win a gift basket.

Looking for more fun along the Crystal Coast? Check out our 2021 Crystal Coast Calendar of Events page!

Bluewater's Calendar of Events Banner for December

December Calendar of Events

Bluewater's Calendar of Events Banner for December

December 2021 Events

Whether you’re vacationing with us or you’re a local, There’s always something to look forward to and always fun to be had. Don’t miss any of these December 2022 events on the Crystal Coast.

9th Annual Gingerbread Festival

December 3rd – 5th, 2021

Time: 7 AM-5 PM

Crystal Coast Civic Center: 3505 Arendell Street | Morehead

The 9th Annual Gingerbread Festival includes something for everyone. Those who attend will be in awe of the winter wonderland and holiday-themed crab pot Christmas trees as well as the sweet aroma of gingerbread creations. All gingerbread creations are created by local designers, artists, businesses, individuals, schools, and community groups. Additional attractions will include a visit from Santa, crafts, games, and holiday entertainment. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.


Morehead City Christmas Tree Lighting

December 3, 2021

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Morehead City Parks & Recreation: 601 Arendell Street | Morehead

Join Morehead City in the lighting of the Christmas tree in the center of Downtown Morehead. Calico Creek Bluegrass Band will be playing and there will be food and fun!


Breakfast with Santa

December 4, 2021

Time: 8:30 AM -11 AM

Floyd’s 1921: 400 Bridges Street | Morehead

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa! Seating is limited so please call 252.727.1921 to make your reservation!


Chowder & Cheer

December 4, 2021

Time: Noon-5:20 PM

Downtown Morehead: 1001 Arendell Street

Stroll through Downtown Morehead and enjoy samples of Chowder and Cheer from local participating establishments. Chowder and Cheer is part of Morehead City’s Annual Christmas in Downtown Celebration. This is a ticketed event.


Crystal Coast Christmas Floatilla

December 4, 2021

Time: 5:30 PM – 8 PM

Morehead City Waterfont & Beaufort Waterfront

The Crystal Coast Christmas Floatilla will feature yachts, boats, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season. 

FREE


Literary Luncheon: Christmas in Peachtree Bluffs with Kristy Woodson Harvey

December 8, 2021

Time: 12 PM-2 PM

Price: $45

Coral Bay Club: 1901 W Fort Macon Rd | Atlantic Beach

Join author Kristy Woodson Harvey and the Beaufort Historical Association for a delicious meal at the Coral Bay Club while Harvey speaks about her new book “Christmas in Peachtree Bluffs.”

Tickets are on sale at www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

Masks are required. 


Christmas in Peachtree Bluffs Double-Decker Bus Tour

December 10-11, 2021

Time: 1:20 PM-2:30 PM

Price: $15

Beaufort Historic Site: 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

Hop on Beaufort Historic Sites English Double-Decker bus for a special bus tour of Historic Beaufort led by author Kristy Woodson Harvey. Harvey will point out all prominent locations in Beaufort that are portrayed in her Peachtree Bluffs Series.

Tickets are on sale at www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

Masks are required.


Christmas Candlelight Tour

December 11, 2021

Time: 5 PM- 8 PM

Price: $20

Beaufort Historic Site: 130 Turner Street | Beaufort

Historic Beaufort homeowners, churches, and inns will open their doors so that the public can delight in their festive decor!

Tickets are on sale at www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

Masks are required.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 @ Beaufort Drive-In

December 11, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Price: Free

Gallant’s Channel Event Space: 293 W Beaufort Road | Beaufort

For more information visit the Beaufort Picture Show website.


Morehead City Christmas Parade

December 11, 2021

Time: 11 AM-Noon

Price: Free

Downtown Morehead City

Join in on the fun! The parade will start at 11 AM along Arendell Street in the 1700 block and ends at 8th and Arendell. There will be decorated floats, community groups, bands, entertainment, and of course Santa himself! For additional information visit DowntownMoreheadCity.com.


Introduction to Wooden Boat Building

December 11-12, 2021

Time: 9:30 AM-4:30 PM

Price: Varies

North Carolina Maritime Museum: 315 Front Street | Beaufort

Students will explore the art of boatbuilding in this two-day course. The class will begin with lofting and moving on to set up steam bending, and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. After two days of the course, students will have the knowledge, skill, and confidence to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own.

To reserve your spot click here!


Wine Down Wednesday

December 22, 2021 ( Reoccuring every Wednesday in the month of December)

Time: 5 PM- 9PM

Price: Free, Dance Lessons $15

Carolina Home and Garden: 4778 HWY 24 | Newport

Come grab a half-priced bottle of wine and dance the night away with dance lessons and live music. 


Downtown Countdown

December 31, 2021

Time: 5 PM- 8 PM

Price: Free

Downtown Morehead City: 1001 Arendell Street

Join in on the fun beginning at 5 PM for activities of all ages. Enjoy watching the Fire Department drop the kids’ crab pot drop and kid’s activities from 5 PM – 6:30 PM. Also, local downtown businesses and restaurants will provide activities and bands throughout the evening, so please check individual websites for schedules.

 

Looking for more fun along the Crystal Coast? Check out our 2021 Crystal Coast Calendar of Events page!

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Spotlight: October Events on the Crystal Coast

Banner Image 2021 October Events on the Crystal Coast

Spotlight: October Events on the Crystal Coast

Whether you’re vacationing with us or you’re a local, There’s always something to look forward to and always fun to be had. Don’t miss any of these October events on the Crystal Coast.

MILL CREEK’S HAUNTED WOOD

Every Friday and Saturday in October – Dusk until 10:30 PM

Eerie looking bird in a leafless tree at night during a full moon during spooky October Events on the Crystal Coast

2365 Miller Creek Road, Newport, NC 28570

Take a walk through Mill Creek’s Haunted Woods that features a blood cemetery, Noose Creek Bridge, Johnny’s Maze, The Butcher Shop Open Air Meat Market, Mill Creek Chemical Corp, smoke-filled tunnels, lots of monsters, ghouls, and candy for the kids.


5th ANNUAL ATLANTIC BEACH KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT

Recurring daily from October 2, 2021 – October 23,  2021

Man surrounded by deep sea fishing poles on a boat

Out of all the October events on the Crystal Coast, this is an annual favorite! The Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Fishing Tournament is a non-profit fundraiser supported entirely by volunteers with the mission of purchasing lifesaving equipment for the AB Fire department.  All money donated is tax-deductible due to the 501(c)(3) status of the Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Fishing Tournament, Inc.


SIP AND SEA BEAUFORT WINE AND FOOD 2021

champagne flutes on a table with appetizers

October 7, 2021 – October 10, 2021 

beaufortwineandfood@gmail.com – (252) 515-0708

A wine and food weekend experience that pays homage to our rich maritime roots by pairing fine wine and spirits with the culinary talents of Carteret County.

10/7 | 5:30 – 9:30 pm: Featuring six talented chefs, craft cocktails, fine wine pairings, and an unforgettable setting. Join us for a five-course dinner and cocktail hour on Beaufort’s scenic waterfront.

10/8 | 3 – 6 pm: The fashion event of the season featuring the latest trends, signature cocktails, delicious appetizers, and an exciting shopping experience!

10/9 | 2 – 5 pm: Shucking Good Time – Experience a one-of-a-kind seafood event, featuring local oysters, shrimp, and clam farmers paired with the best Chefs in town! Spirit tastings, local artisans, and live music will set the scene while overlooking the views of a down east waterfront oasis. The event will take place at Beau Coast Development

10/10 | 11 am – 2 pm: Blues, Bubble and Brunch – Featuring the talented Michael Lee behind acclaimed M Sushi, M Kokko, and M Tempura. Chef Lee will bring his big city taste to the town of Beaufort. Don’t miss this event that will bring local seafood to a new level. The event will take place at Beaufort Hotel.


2ND ANNUAL VFW POST 9960 OPEN CAR SHOW

October 9, 2021 – 9 AM – 3 PM

Beautiful classic cars lined up

Mac Daddy’s Entertainment Center – 130 Golfin Dolphin Drive, Cape Carteret, NC 28584 – Call: 252.393.6565

FREE – Registration will begin at 9 AM. Contact Dolly Witt at 919.922.9409 for details.

You could be one of these lucky winners: 

  • Best in Show 2021-1988
  • Best in Show 1987 – Older
  • Best in Bike
  • Sponsor’s Choice
  • Best Ford, General Motors, Mopar, Import, Engine, Interior, or Paint
  • Children’s Hot Wheels Race
  • 50/50 Raffle

Fun for the whole family! 


INTRODUCTION TO WOODEN BOAT BUILDING COURSE

October 9, 2021 – October 10, 2021 – 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Boat Building Course In October Events on the Crystal Coast

North Carolina Maritime Museum – 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516 – Call: 252.504.7758

Intro to Wooden Boat Building – Students explore the art of boatbuilding in this two-day hands-on course, beginning with lofting, and moving 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 the 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. (12 hours).


OLYMPUS DOUBLE INSHORE DIVE

October 10, 2021 – 8:00 AM – 3PM

2 scuba divers in the water with the light above them

Olympus Dive Center – 713 Shepard Street, Morehead City, NC 28557 – Call: 252.726.9432

Price: $145

Take a 2-tank trip with Olympus Dive Center. This is an Inshore trip with a short boat ride and a max depth of 65 feet. There are several excellent wrecks to explore. This is a great way to get your first NC ocean dive under your belt. Meet at the dock at 8 am. Tanks are not included.

Minimum Requirements for In-shore dive trip:

  • A minimum of 10 logged dives.
  • At least 1 logged boat ocean dive.
  • At least 2 dives in the last 12 months.
  • The minimum age for an In-Shore dive charter is 12 years of age.
  • Minimum safety equipment-recommendation is a surface marker buoy suitable for diving in the ocean. Neon yellow is best for our area.
  • In addition to the basic scuba equipment, our Off-Shore charters require that each diver dive with a computer. Please be aware of how the computer functions as well as how to set the computer for the appropriate mix. In addition, having the computer manual with you on the dive boat is always advised.
  • For divers who are close to but do not meet all of the requirements to dive on the In-Shore dive, charter arrangements for a guide can be made through the shop.  Please contact us for more information at info@olympusdiving.com.

ALIVE AT 5 OUTDOOR CONCERT- THE EMBERS

October 14, 2021 – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Embers musical group standing together

Jaycee Park- 807 Shepard Street, Morehead City, NC 28557 – Call: 252.808.0440

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join them 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. RSVP Here


BEAUFORT FILM FESTIVAL

October 21, 2021 – October 31, 2021 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

A festival crowd of people in the street

The Beaufort Picture Show is pleased to present the first annual Beaufort Film Festival! We’re looking to treat and inspire an otherwise under-served (festival-wise) and appreciative audience of movie-lovers all along the so-called Crystal Coast — it’s beautiful here at the beach, and we’ve got our boats and our books and our beers all lined up, but what we’re looking for now is “boffo box-office, bay-bee.” 

We sought submissions of all stripes: student films, experimental films, shorts, feature-length, you name it. And now we’re selecting the “coolest” flicks to screen at one of our (honestly) cool movie venues — we’ve got a retro-hip Drive-In (made out of shipping containers!) at Gallant’s Channel, plus we’ve got a more intimate indoor venue (right next door to a micro-brewery!) – Mill Whistle Brewing, and there’s all manner of “great lawns” about town where we can celebrate both the art of film and the practice of maintaining social distance (if need be).


CRYSTAL COAST HIGHLAND GAMES

October 23, 2021 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

men in kilts walking on grass

Gallant’s Channel Event Space- 293 W. Beaufort Road Extension, Beaufort, NC 28516 – Call: 603.496.4546

Price: $12 in advance and $20 at the gate.

Don’t miss the Crystal Coast Highland Games! This will be a day of family fun for all ages, there will be demonstration Scottish dancing, Heavy Athletics, Scottish vendors, kids area, clan tents and of course the sound of bagpipes. Bring the family for a look at Scottish heritage. There is no refund rain or shine. Questions? Email: NCHighlandgames@gmail.com 

Calendar of Events

Looking for more fun along the Crystal Coast? Check out our 2021 Crystal Coast Calendar of Events page!