Week of October 17, 2022 - October 23, 2022

Go Sailing on a Traditional Wooden Boat

  • Saturday, October 22nd 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come and celebrate an ancient tradition in a familiar location with this unique event that is celebrating its second year in 2022. The Crystal Coast Highland Games is a full day of fun for fall visitors, with activities that range from demonstrations and games, to live music, to unique and Scottish-themed activities that every member of the family will enjoy.

Week of October 31, 2022 - November 6, 2022

Town of Cape Carteret Fall Festival

  • Saturday, November 5th 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cape Carteret

Come explore a unique and picturesque corner of the Crystal Coast with this grand event that celebrates all the activities and fun of the fall season. The Town of Cape Carteret Fall Festival features a myriad of food, activities, and entertainment for visitors of all ages, and the free festival is a great opportunity to uncover this scenic town that’s located just a shell’s throw away from the Emerald Isle coastline.

Week of November 14, 2022 - November 20, 2022

Jumble Sale at Beaufort Historic Site

  • Saturday, November 19th 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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 21, 2022 - November 27, 2022

Christmas Market

  • Saturday, November 26th 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Morehead City

Brand new in 2022, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum Store’s Christmas Market presents a unique opportunity for Crystal Coast visitors to get a jump start on their holiday shopping while exploring the wealth of talented artists and craftsmen who call the eastern North Carolina region home. Free to the public and featuring a myriad of local vendors, this event is a must for anyone who wants to enjoy a little local holiday shopping in style.

Week of December 12, 2022 - December 18, 2022

Old Fashioned Holiday Farmer's Market

  • Saturday, December 17th 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 8th year in 2022, 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.

Week of June 5, 2023 - June 11, 2023

Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival

  • Saturday, June 10th

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.

Shackleford Wild Horse & Shelling Safari
J R Dunn Jewelers