This Week's Highlights

Week of March 4, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Caroline Shaw and the Jasper String Quartet

  • Saturday, March 9th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Morehead City

Take advantage of an opportunity to hear world class classical music without ever leaving the heart of Morehead City and the Crystal Coast at this special one-night-only concert that will enchant music lovers of all ages and tastes. The Caroline Shaw and the Jasper String Quartet is part of the American Music Festival Series, and is a highly anticipated concert that will add a touch of beautiful music to any Crystal Coast getaway.

Week of March 11, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Irish Evening and St Patrick's Day Celebration

  • Friday, March 15th 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Morehead City

The Irish Evening and St Patrick's Day Celebration is a popular event in Morehead City that is hosted by the Infusion Café, and which has been going strong for roughly 10 years. A combination of food, music, and a lively pub atmosphere, this event is a great way to celebrate the holiday with friends in the heart of the Crystal Coast.

Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival

  • Saturday, March 16th 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 25, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Shuck, Rattle & Roll

  • Saturday, March 30th 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Morehead City

Eat, drink, and be merry while supporting a host of talented students from all across the Carteret County region and beyond at this fun event that will appeal to anyone who loves food, music, education, and all of the above. The Shuck, Rattle & Roll celebration features live music by The Embers, as well as local beers, southern cuisine, and even educational sessions and talks with area growers, making it an event that everyone will adore from start to finish.

Friends of Aging Dance

  • Saturday, March 30th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Morehead City

Support a worthy cause while enjoying an enchanting evening of good food and great music at the annual Friends of Aging Dance. Held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in the heart of Morehead City, this 3rd annual Golden Oldies “salute to the troops event” will be a toast-worthy evening that’s filled with dancing, music, and plenty of reasons to go out on the town and have a ball.

Week of April 1, 2019 - April 7, 2019

Newport Pig Cooking Contest

  • Friday, April 5th - Saturday, April 6th

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.

Week of April 8, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Annual Bites & Blues

  • Saturday, April 13th 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.

Bluegrass, Bikes and BBQ

  • Saturday, April 13th 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Morehead City

The springtime on the Crystal Coast is a fine time to break out the motorcycle and enjoy a ride, and bike fans of all tastes and ages can celebrate the warm weather in style at this fundraising event that supports a very worthy cause. The Bluegrass, Bikes and BBQ combines music, food, and a fun bike ride through the heart of Morehead City in a full-day event that will appeal to anyone who loves a lively celebration along the Crystal Coast.

American Music Series Presents Vera Quartet

  • Saturday, April 13th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Morehead City

Acclaimed classical music comes to the Crystal Coast courtesy of this special performance that will delight both visiting and resident music lovers alike. The American Music Series is a series of special concerts that are held throughout the year, and during this special one-night-only concert, music fans have an opportunity to enjoy a globally acclaimed group that is making their debut in Morehead City.

Week of May 13, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Beaufort Music Festival

  • Friday, May 17th - Saturday, May 18th

Now in its 30th 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.

Atlantic Beach Music Festival

  • Saturday, May 18th 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Atlantic Beach

Kick off the flip flops and get ready to dance the day and night away at this annual festival that entices everyone to have some fun in the sand. The Atlantic Beach Music Festival is a community-wide celebration that takes place just steps away from the oceanfront, and which always features a talented line-up of local, regional, and even national musicians that pay a visit to the sunny Crystal Coast shoreline.

Week of June 3, 2019 - June 9, 2019

North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Museum Day

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

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 July 8, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Beaufort Historic Association's Summer Party

  • Saturday, July 13th 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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 7, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Mullet Festival of Swansboro

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

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 November 25, 2019 - December 1, 2019

Swansboro Christmas Flotilla

  • Friday, November 29th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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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