Week of June 1, 2020 - June 7, 2020

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

  • Friday, June 5th - Saturday, June 13th
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 8, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

  • Friday, June 5th - Saturday, June 13th
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.

Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival

  • Saturday, June 13th
Swansboro

There’s a host of reasons to explore a creative side, as well as the picturesque Swansboro waterfront, at the Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival. This unique and day-long festival has a wealth of activities, entertainment and enticements for everyone in the family, and with plenty of food, crafts, children’s activities, shopping opportunities and more, the festival is sure to be a highlight of any Crystal Coast vacation.

Week of June 22, 2020 - June 28, 2020

Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour

  • Friday, June 26th - Saturday, June 27th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Beaufort

Visitors can explore the best aspects of downtown Beaufort inside and out with the annual Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour. Held throughout this coastal community, and featuring a number of popular sites including the buildings within the Beaufort Historic Site, area gardens, local churches, the Old Burying Ground and much more, this event provides an in-depth look into what makes Beaufort both historic and continually charming.

Week of June 29, 2020 - July 5, 2020

Emerald Isle 4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Saturday, July 4th 9:00 PM
Emerald Isle

Grab a beach chair, towel, or blanket, and head to the sand to catch one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year along the Crystal Coast. The Emerald Isle 4th of July Fireworks Show is one of the most popular events annually, and visitors throughout the town will be treated to an incredible display over the ocean waters as the Town of Emerald Isle rings in the holiday with a little coastal style and flair.

Pine Knoll Shores Independence Day Parade

  • Saturday, July 4th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pine Knoll Shores

Take a break from the sunny Crystal Coast beaches and celebrate the 4th of July holiday with a little local style at the annual Pine Knoll Shores Independence Day Parade. This popular small town celebration features plenty of ways to join in the fun, from donning your best red, white and blue attire, to decorating a bike or cart and marching in the procession, and the high spirits and entertainment is sure to start any Independence Day celebration off with a bang.

Week of July 6, 2020 - July 12, 2020

Carteret Community College Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament

  • Friday, July 10th - Sunday, July 12th
Morehead City

Celebrating its 13th year in 2020, 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.

Great 4th Race

  • Saturday, July 11th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaufort

Celebrate Independence Day with this unique sailing competition that incorporates a little bit of local history into the festivities. The Great 4th Race is a fast-paced race among traditionally-rigged sailing craft that takes place in the heart of Beaufort, and which is sure to be a thrilling activity for participants, and a thrilling sight for visitors.

Beaufort Historic Association's Summer Party

  • Saturday, July 11th 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Beaufort

Head to one of Beaufort’s favorite local landmarks for one of the most festive and anticipated parties of the year. The Beaufort Historic Association's Summer Party is an annual celebration that features an enchanting atmosphere complete with delicious food, an open bar, ample live music and dancing, auctions, and a host of ways to toast the summer while supporting a beloved local cause.

Week of July 13, 2020 - July 19, 2020

Annual Crab Cake Cook-off

  • Friday, July 17th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Beaufort

Dive into an Outer Banks staple that has been making appearances on local menus and dinner tables for generations with this annual event that is celebrating its 13th year in 2020. The Annual Crab Cake Cook-off is a competition of acclaimed and volunteer local chefs, who serve their best crab cakes to the delight of the hungry crowd. With lots of fresh fare to go around, this fundraiser is a delicious way to sample the heart of the Beaufort cuisine scene.

Week of October 12, 2020 - October 18, 2020

Swansboro Five-0 King Mackerel Tournament

  • Wednesday, October 14th - Saturday, October 17th
Swansboro

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.

Week of October 26, 2020 - November 1, 2020

Swansboro Christmas Flotilla

  • Sunday, November 1st
Swansboro

Celebrate the holidays Crystal Coast style with this annual event that entices locals and visitors alike to get into the holiday spirit. The Swansboro Christmas Flotilla is a time-honored tradition that combines Swansboro’s love of life on the water with a truly festive atmosphere, and the event is sure to become an annual celebration that Crystal Coast visitors will want to return to again and again.

Week of November 16, 2020 - November 22, 2020

Jumble Sale at Beaufort Historic Site

  • Saturday, November 21st 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Beaufort

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping while enjoying an inviting and relaxed atmosphere that is miles away from ordinary at the Jumble Sale at the Beaufort Historic Site. This annual sale that takes place around Thanksgiving is the perfect cure to the Black Friday blues, and offers a wealth of locally made, handcrafted, and wholly unique goodies and presents that can’t be found anywhere else, and which will truly add a dose of local flavor to your holiday gift giving.

Community Thanksgiving Feast at the Beaufort Historic Site

  • Sunday, November 22nd 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Beaufort

Forget about the cooking and cleaning this Thanksgiving holiday, and instead indulge into a truly coastal feast that is brimming with history, local flavor, and plenty of fun. The Community Thanksgiving Feast at the Beaufort Historic Site is an anticipated local event that features a wealth of local and seasonal favorites, and is a great way to get into the spirit of this historic and friendly small southern town.

Week of November 23, 2020 - November 29, 2020

Pine Knoll Shores Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

  • Thursday, November 26th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pine Knoll Shores

Get a jump start on burning off all those excess Thanksgiving Day calories with this scenic run, jog, or walk that takes place along some of the prettiest regions of Pine Knoll Shores. The annual Pine Knoll Shores Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is a fun and free celebration that is open to vacationers and locals alike, and which features plenty of ways to enjoy the local scenery while enjoying a little community spirit.

Week of December 7, 2020 - December 13, 2020

Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

  • Saturday, December 12th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Beaufort

Get into the spirit of the season while enjoying a picturesque taste of life on the water in a small North Carolina town with this event that offers plenty of spectacular views and festivities for spectators and participants alike. The Annual Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla is a local tradition that’s been going strong for more than 25 years, and is an opportunity for both visitors and locals to enjoy a festive display unlike any other along the Crystal Coast.

Snapperz Grill & Steam Bar
The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores