This Week

Alice in Wonderland Tea Event

  • Saturday, April 27th 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Morehead City

If you ever daydreamed about joining Alice, the Mad Hatter, and other colorful characters at their famed afternoon tea in the book “Alice in Wonderland,” this is your chance. The Alice in Wonderland Tea Event is a fun and lively afternoon that will feature a grand afternoon tea, plenty of nonsense and whimsy, and a group of mad hatters who can meet and mingle while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere that the Crystal Coast is known for.

Week of April 29, 2019 - May 5, 2019

45th Annual Wooden Boat Show

  • Friday, May 3rd - Saturday, May 4th
Beaufort

The annual Wooden Boat Show is a tradition in the town of Beaufort, and its 45th celebration in 2019 promises to be bigger and more engaging than ever before. With a long roster of activities that are slated for the weekend-long event, visitors will be treated to a wealth of activities, displays, exhibits, and interactive ways to join in the fun.

Wooden Boat Kids

  • Saturday, May 4th 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Beaufort

The Annual Wooden Boat Show isn’t just for master craftsmen and adults, as kids will find a wealth of activities designed with them in mind at the corresponding Wooden Boat Kids event. Held throughout the two-day festival at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, this event allows kids to join in the fun through an array of hands-on activities, demonstrations, arts and crafts, competitions, and more.

Week of June 3, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival

  • Saturday, June 8th
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.

North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Museum Day

  • Saturday, June 8th 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Beaufort

Visitors who have always wanted to explore the acclaimed North Carolina Maritime Museum can enjoy everything this landmark has to offer and miles more at the annual Museum Day. Held in early June, this event features a wealth of activities, games, music, and unique displays from opening to closing time, and is a fantastic opportunity to explore this museum, and the charming town of Beaufort, North Carolina, in depth.

Week of June 10, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Junior Sailing Program

  • Monday, June 10th - Friday, June 21st
Beaufort

Young residents and visitors who have always dreamed of charting their own course on their water can learn all about the basics of sailing and beyond at the summertime Junior Sailing Program. This day camp that is open to all children ages 8 and over will cover everything that young mariners need to know about two classes of sailboats, and is an immersive and fun way to discover a new skill while enjoying the open waters of Beaufort, N.C.

Week of June 17, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Junior Sailing Program

  • Monday, June 10th - Friday, June 21st
Beaufort

Young residents and visitors who have always dreamed of charting their own course on their water can learn all about the basics of sailing and beyond at the summertime Junior Sailing Program. This day camp that is open to all children ages 8 and over will cover everything that young mariners need to know about two classes of sailboats, and is an immersive and fun way to discover a new skill while enjoying the open waters of Beaufort, N.C.

Week of July 1, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Emerald Isle 4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Thursday, 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

  • Thursday, 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 September 16, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Emerald Isle Day4Kids

  • Saturday, September 21st 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Emerald Isle

The youngest members of your vacationing party will have a ball at this special event that’s designed just for them, and which features a wealth of free activities that everyone in the family can enjoy. Emerald Isle Day4Kids is a special celebration that features plenty of fair-style games, food, and other activities that showcase how fun Emerald Isle can be.

Week of October 7, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Mullet Festival of Swansboro

  • Saturday, October 12th - Sunday, October 13th
Swansboro

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.

Fall In-The-Water Meet

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

Set sail to the small town of Beaufort, NC for this engaging event where mariners can meet and mingle with their water loving colleagues. The Fall In-The-Water Meet is a fun gathering that’s wide open to experienced mariners and newcomers alike, and which features a host of fun activities including free boat rides a pig pickin’, and plenty of opportunities to learn all about life on the water in this small and charming town.

Week of October 14, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Kayak Fishing Class

  • Thursday, October 17th 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Beaufort

If you’ve ever wanted to join the kayak fishing craze while exploring the stunning waters that surround downtown Beaufort, N.C., then this fully immersive and engaging day-long class may be an exceptional fit. The Kayak Fishing Class is a prime opportunity to learn everything you need to know about this popular sport that can be enjoyed just about anywhere in the Crystal Coast area, and is a fine opportunity to uncover a wealth of info as well as incredible on-the-water views in the heart of Beaufort.

Week of November 18, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Jumble Sale at Beaufort Historic Site

  • Saturday, November 23rd 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.

Week of November 25, 2019 - December 1, 2019

Emerald Isle Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

  • Saturday, November 30th 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerald Isle

Celebrating more than 15 years, the Emerald Isle Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting is a favorite wintertime event for visitors and locals alike that provides a fun and unforgettable way to ring in the season. Held in the heart of town, and featuring a line of floats that capture both the holiday and the coastal spirit, this annual parade and celebration will make everyone want to celebrate the holidays, Emerald Isle style.

Week of December 2, 2019 - December 8, 2019

Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

  • Saturday, December 7th 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.

Week of December 16, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Old Fashioned Holiday Farmer’s Market

  • Saturday, December 21st 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Beaufort

The summertime Beaufort Farmer’s Market is revitalized for the holidays at this special annual event that combines Christmas shopping, local fare, kids’ activities, and plenty of community spirit. The Old Fashioned Holiday Farmer’s Market is celebrating its 5th year in 2019, and is a delightful opportunity to connect with local fishermen, bakers, craftsmen, artists, and vendors of all varieties to load up on unique holiday presents, or to take home some goodies of your own.

AB Watersport Adventures
J R Dunn Jewelers
Island Express Ferry Service