• Saturday, June 11th

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.

The event takes place in the heart of the waterfront downtown area, and the festival is free and open to anyone who wants to discover a wealth of artistic attractions. The Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival features a variety of local artists and craftsmen, and is a perfect opportunity for visitors to pick up a myriad of truly unique and one-of-a-kind souvenirs. Expect to see a beautiful array of pottery, jewelry, paintings, carvings, photography, sculpture, stained glass and much more, and the festival will also feature food and drink tastings, activities designed for young visitors, and many other enticements. With so much to do, see and explore in a single afternoon, the Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival is a fantastic way for locals and newcomers alike to explore the inherent creative side of the Crystal Coast.