Week of March 9, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival

  • Saturday, March 14th 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.

Week of March 23, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Shuck, Rattle & Roll

  • Saturday, March 28th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Morehead City

All seafood served at this event will be produced by current and former CarteretCC Aquaculture Students. Talk to local growers about their growing techniques and taste the freshest shellfish (straight from the growers themselves). Menu prepared by CarteretCC Culinary Students. Local restaurants will also be serving menu items. Enjoy craft beer, wine & live music.

Proceeds from this event supports students and programs at Carteret Community College.

Week of March 30, 2020 - April 5, 2020

Newport Pig Cooking Contest

  • Friday, April 3rd - Saturday, April 4th
Newport

Initially started more than 40 years ago as a fundraiser for the Newport development center, the annual Newport Pig Cooking Contest has grown into one of the largest whole hog BBQ contests in the country, with plenty of ways for barbecue pros and everyday visitors alike to join in the fun. Held in the heart of Newport, and attracting visitors from all over the state and beyond year after year, this event is a great opportunity for BBQ fans of all ages to appease an appetite with plenty of great food and fun to go around.

Annual Bites & Blues

  • Saturday, April 4th 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Morehead City

Enjoy a taste of the Crystal Coast while enjoying one of the prettiest spots along the waterfront with a ticket to the Annual Bites & Blues. This popular event combines great bites, great music, and a stunning setting to create an evening that local and visiting food fans alike won’t soon forget.

Week of May 11, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Beaufort Music Festival

  • Friday, May 15th - Saturday, May 16th
Beaufort

Now in its 32nd year, the Beaufort Music Festival has become a beloved event for music lovers everywhere, thanks to its amazing line-up of talented artists, and its home base in the charming coastal town of Beaufort. Featuring two full days of music that are stocked with local, regional, and even nationally recognized artists and performers, the Beaufort Music Festival is an enchanting way for newcomers to discover a range of new sounds and talents without ever leaving the heart of the Crystal Coast.

Week of July 6, 2020 - July 12, 2020

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 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.

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