This Week

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

  • Friday, June 11th - Sunday, June 20th
Morehead City

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 the Beaufort, Morehead City, and the Atlantic Beach waterfront.

Week of June 28, 2021 - July 4, 2021

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle O' Run 5k and Fun Run

  • Saturday, July 3rd 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
7am to 10am downtown Beaufort NC
Cost is $35 per event. T-shirt included
Preregistration July 2 at Historic Site 3pm to Dusk or day of the event at 7am
Paid parking suspended till 10am the day of the race. or or 336-707-8276


Week of July 5, 2021 - July 11, 2021

Carteret Community College Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament

  • Friday, July 9th - Sunday, July 11th
Morehead City

Celebrating its 14th year in 2021, the Carteret Community College Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament is a great opportunity for anglers of all ages and abilities to test their skills in the plentiful waters of the Crystal Coast. Launching from the heart of Morehead City, this fun fishing tournament features a world of prizes for kids and adults, and is a great way to celebrate the summer fishing season along the North Carolina coastline.

Week of August 9, 2021 - August 15, 2021

Beaufort Pirate Invasion

  • Friday, August 13th - Sunday, August 15th
We have secured an alternate site for the 2021 Beaufort Pirate Invasion to be held on August 13-15, 2021. This year’s event will be at the Gallants Channel Complex at the foot of the Beaufort Bridge on Highway 70 as you come into Beaufort from Morehead City. We are also planning to Invade Beaufort with our Annual Pirate Flotilla as we did last year and we invite you to sign up to join us. The Gallants Channel Complex is a large open area that is gated and visitors can purchase a wristband or ticket to enter. The admission fee is reasonable $10 for everyone but children that can “walk under the Plank” will enter free. Without cheating of course! Only a true Pirate scoundrel would do such! LOL!!  200 professional performers are slated for this year to include, Professional Magicians, Sword-fighters, Pirate Musicians, Bullwhip demos, Black Powder demos with CANNONS, CANNONS, CANNONS!, Family friendly comedy show, Living history displays and reenactments, Stilt walkers, Mermaids, Peg-legged pirates, Blacksmithing, Axe/ knife throwing and so much more…, and that is a show to see mates.
Cost $10 for all 3 days ($3.33 per day) or 252-241-9049


Week of August 23, 2021 - August 29, 2021

Taste of Core Sound

  • Friday, August 27th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Harkers Island

Come discover the inherently coastal flavors of the Crystal Coast by attending the always delicious Taste of Core Sound event. Held in the late summer to cater to seasonal visitors, this exceptional event is always brimming with fresh flavors, local seafood, downhome hospitality, and plenty of reasons to dig in and enjoy.

Week of October 4, 2021 - October 10, 2021

Mullet Festival of Swansboro

  • Saturday, October 9th

If you’re a southern seafood fan, then you’re going to love the annual Mullet Festival of Swansboro. This two-day affair features a wealth of ways to enjoy this local crystal coast staple, as well as plenty of games and activities that celebrate the food, flavor, and all around fun of the heart of Swansboro and the North Carolina coastline.

Week of October 18, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Swansboro Five-0 King Mackerel Tournament

  • Tuesday, October 19th - Saturday, October 23rd

Head to the Crystal Coast to enjoy some of the best fishing conditions all year long by participating in October’s annual Swansboro Five-0 King Mackerel Tournament. This popular fishing tournament features up to $180,000 in prizes for participants, and is a great way to enjoy the down home culture, hospitality, and great coastal waters of Swansboro and the greater Crystal Coast region.

Tuna Run 200 Relay

  • Friday, October 22nd - Saturday, October 23rd
Atlantic Beach

Have a lot of stamina and want to explore the coastal North Carolina region in its entirety? Then you’ll want to grab your friends and family and sign up for the massive but all-around fun Tuna Run 200 Relay. This relay race that extends more than 200 miles from start to finish takes participants on a fascinating tour of eastern North Carolina, and eventually lands in the heart of the Crystal Coast in the sunny town of Atlantic Beach.

Week of March 7, 2022 - March 13, 2022

Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival

  • Saturday, March 12th 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Emerald Isle

Visitors of all ages will have a ball at the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival, which is an annual celebration that has become one of the most anticipated events of the springtime season. Going strong for more than 25 years, the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival features a wealth of food, arts and craft vendors, rides, and activities for kids, which will all combine to get attendees into a festive holiday spirit.

J R Dunn Jewelers
Island Express Ferry Service