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Events Calendar

There’s always something fun happening on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. To find out what’s going on check out our events calendar below.

For a list of on-going activities and events offered at our major attractions, please contact them directly.

 

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Sunday Brunch with the Dolphins Cruise

Climb aboard the Crystal Coast Lady departing from the Beaufort waterfront for a fully narrated tour cruise along the calm inland waters, Includes a complimentary mimosa (for passengers over 21). Time: 11 am - 12: 30 pm.

The brunch buffet is a tantalizing feast including: fresh breads, muffins, brunch sweets, bagels & croissants with a medley of assorted Cream Cheese spreads, butters and jams.
Fluffy scrambled eggs with sausage, cheese, bacon and tomatoes
Cheese platter
Variety of deli meats: ham, turkey and roast beef
Variety of breads and rolls
Crisp tossed salad with plum tomatoes and house dressing
Homemade cole slaw
Assorted cookies
Coffee & tea

Adults- $30, Children 3-11- $20 & children 2 and under- free.  Call 252-728-8687 for more information.

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From: Sun, April 20 2014 - Sun, April 20 2014

Categories: Food/Wine Holiday Local Outdoors/Nature

Kayaking for Kids (Children's Program)

1-4 pm- What a great time of year to be on the water! Sign up your child for a kayak trip with the Maritime Museum on April 21st. Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly will teach the safe and smart way to kayak in this class for 8-12 year olds. After in depth instructions the group will be led on a short paddle trip through the salt marshes and sandbars around Beaufort. Participants should know how to swim and feel comfortable with being on the water.  Reservations: $45, $25 with own kayak.  Advance registration.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

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From: Mon, April 21 2014 - Mon, April 21 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Spring Break Holiday Camp

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a Spring Break Holiday Camp for students in grades K-6. This childcare program will be offered during the following dates: Mon. 4/21 – Fri., 4/25. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The camp fee for the week is $60 (residents) or $75 (non-residents).

Campers need to provide their lunches daily.  Camp staff supervises recreational activities in the classroom, game room, gymnasium, and playground.  For more information call 252-726-5083 or http://moreheadcity.nc.gov/home-parks-recreation/.

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From: Mon, April 21 2014 - Fri, April 25 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local

Beginner Tennis Camp

Sponsored by Morehead City Parks & Recreation. The camp will offer an exciting tennis experience with an emphasis on fun.  Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skill development and focus on eye-hand coordination, footwork, fundamentals of all the basic strokes and etiquette of the game of tennis.

Camp Staff: MCPRD staff
Contact Jerry Riggs at 252-726-5083, ext. 4 or Email at [email protected]

Equipment: Morehead City Parks and Recreation will have tennis racquets available for participants to use.  All participants should wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes and bring water, sunscreen and a hat.         

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.     Ages 5 – 9 year olds       $25.00

From: Mon, April 21 2014 - Wed, April 23 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Spring Break Tennis Camp

Sponsored by the Morehead City Parks & Recreation. The camp will offer an exciting tennis experience with an emphasis on fun, skill development, tactics and competition. Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skills through staff demonstration and instruction.

The camp will emphasize technique tactics in an intense training environment. The camp will be divided to age and skill level, so the content of the camp as well as the intensity will be structured to meet the varying needs of the different participants.

Camp Staff: Randy Bailey – USPTR Certified Tennis Professional
Contact Jerry Riggs at 252-726-5083, ext. 4 or Email at [email protected]

Equipment: All participants should wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes and bring a tennis racquet, water, sunscreen and a hat.           

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.     Ages 10 – 18 year olds      $90.00 or $40.00 per day

From: Mon, April 21 2014 - Wed, April 23 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

“A Fairy & Gnome Garden Tea Party”

J & S Nursery, 8115 US 70, Newport, presents “A Fairy & Gnome Garden Tea Party” for boys and girls of all ages from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, April 21, and on Saturday, April 26.  The cost is $19.95 per child.  Includes choice of child wings or gnome hat, fairy garden kit, tea and crumpets.  Reservations are required.  A parent, guardian or responsible adult is required to attend and participate with his/her child.  Call 252-223-2766.

From: Mon, April 21 2014 - Mon, April 21 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature

NC Aquarium Cake Competition

The Cakes for Conservation competition April 22 adds a sweet touch to the annual Earth Day Party for the Planet at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Bakers ages 5 and up are invited to express their philosophies in frosting and compete for cash prizes with confections that depict “Backyard Buddies” – amphibians, birds, snakes, turtles, insects and plants you might see from your deck or in your garden. There is no entry fee. Judges will be looking for creativity, taste, portrayal of the theme and use of local, organic and sustainable ingredients.Cash prizes to be awarded include $100 to the winner in the professional category; $50 for the top confection in the amateur division; and $25 for the best effort in the junior amateur category for ages 5-17.

Completed cakes should be delivered to the Aquarium between 3 – 5 p.m. April 21 or between 8 – 10 a.m. on April 22. All cakes will be on display from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on April 22. Winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. After the awards, visitors are invited to partake in a taste test of all the entries. 252-247-4003.

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From: Tue, April 22 2014 - Tue, April 22 2014

Categories: Food/Wine Outdoors/Nature

10th Annual Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend

Great wines plus the food of coastal Carolina's finest restaurants are a perfect pairing. Visit this quaint seaport town of Beaufort in grand style while attending tastings, seminars, dinners, wine and cheese pairings and much more. Each year this event gets better and better, confirming the increasing appreciation of fine wines in North Carolina and around the country. A not-to-be-missed culinary experience. 252-515-0708 or www.beaufortwineandfood.com

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From: Wed, April 23 2014 - Sun, April 27 2014

Categories: Food/Wine History/Heritage

Shackleford Banks: Horses, Hiking & History

9:30 am- 1:30 pm- Come find out what makes Shackleford Banks such a unique barrier island, from the early settlers and whaling villages to tales of Blackbeard the pirate and wild horses that roam the sandy beaches. Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly will guide participants on a hike in this designated wilderness area managed by the National Park Service as part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore.  Not suitable for children under 6.  Fee: $25.  Advance registration required.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

 

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From: Wed, April 23 2014 - Wed, April 23 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Opening Reception for Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend

Location: The Coral Bay Club, Atlantic Beach. Sponsored by: Trinchero Family Estates. Time: 7-9:00 pm
Tickets: $50
Local Chefs: Tony Garnett, Special Guest Winery: Trinchero Family Estates. Hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Tony Garnett paired with wines by Trinchero Family Estates. 252-728-5225 or visit www.beaufortwineandfood.com
 

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From: Wed, April 23 2014 - Wed, April 23 2014

Categories: Food/Wine History/Heritage

8th Annual Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass music at its finest!  Over 20 shows in 2 days!  Location: White Oak Shores Camping & RV Resort (400 Wetherington Landing Road, Stella, NC, 252-393-3244) Bring a friend and a lounge chair . Food and beverages available. Tickets: $30 per person at the gate, $25 in advance or $50 for the two days.

From: Fri, April 25 2014 - Sat, April 26 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Please give!

From: Fri, April 25 2014 - Fri, April 25 2014

Categories: Local

Merry Time for Tots: Boats & Boaters

10-11 am- Which will float, a rock or a feather?  Why?  Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their caregivers will get the chance to look at different items and discuss if and why some items float and others sink.  Following some experimenting with different items and the water the children will get to make their very own blow boats.  Free Admission.  Advance registration preferred. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Fri, April 25 2014 - Fri, April 25 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

International Film Series

The Carteret Community College Foundation’s International Film Series are held at Joslyn Hall in the McGee Building at Carteret Community College in Morehead City.  Live music at 6:45 p.m.  Film begins at 8 p.m.  Suggested donation is $5 per person.  Enjoy pastries of the culture of each film.  Call Tiffany Taylor at 222-6056 or visit www.carteret.edu/foundation.  Upcoming films are:

Friday, February 21:  “A Hijacking” (Denmark – Rated R)
Friday, March 21:  “The Attack” (Israel – Rated R)
Friday, April 25:  “The Sapphires” (Australia – Rated PG-13)

 

From: Fri, April 25 2014 - Fri, April 25 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Wine, Bread, Cheese & MORE!

$40 per person | 3:00- 5:00 pm
Location: NC Maritime Museum Watercraft Center
Guest Winemaker: - J. Lohr with Steve Peck
Special guest baker: Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery
252-515-0708 or www.beaufortwineandfood.com
 

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From: Fri, April 25 2014 - Fri, April 25 2014

Categories: Food/Wine

Wine Seminar- Around the World with Wine

$30 per person | 1:00 pm
Location: Beaufort Historic  Site - Courthouse
Featuring our national and international winemakers
Wine –DFV Chateau Ste. Michelle and others
252-515-0708 or www.beaufortwineandfood.com


 

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From: Fri, April 25 2014 - Fri, April 25 2014

Categories: Food/Wine

American Red Cross Blood Drive

The Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center on Friday, April 25th, 2014 from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Please give!

From: Fri, April 25 2014 - Fri, April 25 2014

Categories: Local

Columbus Ships Pinta and Nina to Land in Morehead City

         On Friday April 25th,  the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Morehead City. The ships will be docked on the Morehead City Waterfront at the Sanitary Fish Restaurant, 501 Evans St., until their departure early Monday morning May 5th. 

      Admission charges are $8.00 for adults, $ 7.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students 5 - 16. Children 4 and under are Free. The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No reservations necessary. 

     Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1 787 672 2152 or email [email protected]. Minimum of 15.  $5.00 per person.  No Maximum. Visit our website at www.thenina.com

     The ships arrive on Thursday April 24th, and there will be a private viewing of the ships for the media after docking.  

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From: Fri, April 25 2014 - Mon, May 05 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Portsmouth Village Homecoming

100th Anniversary of the Portsmouth United Methodist Church (All are Welcome!).Saturday, April 26, 2014; from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Program & Pot-luck dinner on the grounds. Call 252-728-2250 for more information.

From: Sat, April 26 2014 - Sat, April 26 2014

Categories: History/Heritage

Carolina Maritime Model Society

2 pm- The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the active participation in building ship models, a craft as old as shipbuilding itself.  The group is the only such organization in the entire state and has become a major vehicle for widening public interest in North Carolina's maritime history and culture.  Membership is open to all members of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

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From: Sat, April 26 2014 - Sat, April 26 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Beer, Bubbles & BBQ

A main event associated with the Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend!
$65 per person | 7:30 - 10:30 pm (252-515-0708)
Location: NC Maritime Museum, Gallant's Channel
Music: TBA
Food: Carolina BBQ at it’s best!
Beer: Featuring great beer portfolios by the area’s best Distributors
Champagne: Moet and Chandon and other sparkling wines.

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From: Sat, April 26 2014 - Sat, April 26 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Vin de Mer Epicurean Village

$65 per person | 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Beaufort Wine and Food Member Early Entrance 12:30pm
Location: NC Maritime Museum, Gallant's Channel

Considered the main event of the Beaufort Wine and Weekend, guests can taste over 300 wines while sampling hors d’oeuvres prepared by dozens of local restaurants. Guests can also watch cooking demos while learning more about the wines they are enjoying.Participating restaurants include Amos Mosquito's, Aqua, Beaufort Grocery Co., The Boathouse at Front Street Village,  The Cedars Inn and Restaurant, The Channel Marker, Chefs 105, Circa 81, Clawson's, The Coral Bay Club, McCurdys, Island Grille, Front Street Grill at Stillwater, and Queen Anne's Revenge,  to name just a few. Guests can also stop by the education tents to see cooking demonstrations and learn more about the wines they are enjoying. 252-728-5225 or visit the website, www.beaufortwineandfood.com
 

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From: Sat, April 26 2014 - Sat, April 26 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Seaside Arts Council Concert

7 pm. Location: Assembly Room of Swansboro Town Hall, Church Street. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Visit the website for more information at: www.SeasideArtsCouncil.com 

From: Sat, April 26 2014 - Sat, April 26 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Lookout Rotary Road Race

This race kicks off the local race season and takes place on Saturday morning at 8:00 with a flat 10K, 5K and 1-mile run/walk beginning and ending at the Sports Center on N. 35th Street in Morehead City. The race is sponsored by the Lookout Rotary Club of Morehead City and is an event for every age and skill level. For more information, call the Sports Center at 252-726-7070 or visit www.runnersworld.com/race/1949316/lookout-rotary-road-race

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From: Sat, April 26 2014 - Sat, April 26 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Run Whatcha Brung Boat Poker Run

Location: Jack's Waterfront Bar (513 Evans Street, Morehead City Waterfront). Registration Friday and Poker Run Saturday. Call for details- 252-515-0301.

From: Sat, April 26 2014 - Sat, April 26 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Native Plant Festival & Sale

Presented by the NC Coastal Federation. Location: 3609 Hwy 24, Ocean, NC (located about halfway between Morehead City and Swansboro). Time: 8 am - 4 pm.  Enjoy thousands of native plants! Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rose Rundell- 252-393-8185 or [email protected]. www.nccoast.org 

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From: Sat, April 26 2014 - Sat, April 26 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature

Family Fun Day at Ft. Benjamin Park

Location: Fort Benjamin Park (100 McQueen Ave., Newport) 3pm-10pm.  Rock Climbing Wall, Surf Simulator, Yard Games, Arts & Crafts.  In the evening kick back on blanket and enjoy a Movie in the Park (Monsters University) and S’mores by the Camp Fire sponsored by Girls Scouts of NC Coastal Pines & their “Thanks-A-Lot” cookies.  Concession Stand will be open all day and evening.  Unlimited Play armbands $8 each.  For more information call 252.222.5858  100 McQueen Ave. Newport.

From: Sat, April 26 2014 - Sat, April 26 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local Outdoors/Nature

Kayak Through History

9 am - Noon- Before bridges and railway, travel by water was the best way to get around the coast.  Experience the waterways of the past. Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly will lead you through the salt marshes and sandbars around Beaufort. The sights and sounds of nature will be worth the paddle, the stories about early colonial settlers, local boat builders and old fishing fleets will be an added bonus.  Ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Some kayak experience is recommended. Reservations: $45, $25 with own kayak.  Advance registration.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

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From: Wed, April 30 2014 - Wed, April 30 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts

Sponsored by Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA). The concerts take place at the Jaycee Park on the Morehead City Waterfront (807 Shepard Street) from 5-8 pm and are free to the public. Call 252-808-0440 for more information.

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From: Fri, May 02 2014 - Fri, May 02 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

"Lunch with a Dash of History"

Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City) May 2nd Lunchtime Lecture: The Crissie Wright Time. Presented by local historian and storyteller Rodney Kemp, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Rodney will take us back over 100 years to the wreck of the Crissie Wright on Shackleford Bank’s shoals. He’ll speak to the story of the shipwreck and its historical significance. Related topics on the heritage of the “Banks” will also be explored. Sou’wester and raincoat not included. Reservations/Admission: lunch - $15 / $12 for members; lecture only - $8 / $5 for members

From: Fri, May 02 2014 - Fri, May 02 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Wooden Boat Show

North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort. Time: 10 am - 4 pm.  Wooden boats display, radio-controlled model boaats, wooden boat kids, maritime crafts demonstrations & traditional sailboat rides. Call 252-728-7317 for more information or visit the website, www.ncmaritimemuseums.com

From: Sat, May 03 2014 - Sat, May 03 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Friends of the Western Carteret Library Homes Tour and Juried Art Show

The Friends of the Western Carteret Library will host their annual Homes Tour and Art Show on Sat., May 3, 2014 from 10 am - 4 pm. Each property  on this year's Tour is quite unique, and hostesses will welcome visitors at each site. A Juried Art Show and Sale at Emerald Isle Town Hall Meeting Room. Distinguished works of art by local artists. Browse and Buy!                                                                            

 The Visitor Center is at the foot of the bridge near Emerald Isle on the mainland side. Advance tickets  $15.00. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the event for $18.00

Other ticket locations- Western Carteret Public Library, Visitor's Center (Hwy 58), Emerald Isle Reality, Bogue Watch, Sweet Dreams, Swan Feathers,Through the Looking Glass, Bogue Banks Public Library, Carteret County Public Library. Additional Ticket information available (252)354-2916 or (252) 393-6500. http://carteret.cpclib.org/western/friends/homestour/homestour.htm

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From: Sat, May 03 2014 - Sat, May 03 2014

Categories: History/Heritage

Free Wine/Beer Tastings at Front Street Village

The Boathouse at Front Street Village (2400 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort) offers FREE wine and/or beer tastings every Saturday from 1-3:00 pm. Call for details, 252-838-1524. www.frontstreetvillage.com.

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From: Sat, May 03 2014 - Sat, May 03 2014

Categories: Food/Wine

Ultimate Family Fun Quest

10AM to 2 PM at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City.  Admission is one children's book per family.  There will be games, demonstrations, food, prizes and more.  This is a great family event! Contact Elizabeth Lewis for more information, 252-222-0819 or [email protected]

 

From: Sat, May 03 2014 - Sat, May 03 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Reelin' For Research Tournament

BRING ON THE FISHING! The 6th annual Reelin’ for Research tournament will take place on May 3, 2014 at Jack's Waterfront Bar on the Morehead City Waterfront. We will again be “fighting” to “land” a cure for the kids! Thinking about helping? Donate, register a boat, volunteer, or simply spread the word! Visit http://reelinforresearch.org/ for details

From: Sat, May 03 2014 - Sat, May 03 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Veteran's Healthcare & Benefits Expo

Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City. 10 am - 7 pm. Hosted by American Legion, Morehead City Post 46, Carteret County Veterans Couoncil & Carteret County Veterans Services Office.  The event is FREE to all former service members, their family members & their care givers. For more information call 252-728-8440.

From: Mon, May 05 2014 - Mon, May 05 2014

Categories: Local

Beach Fun Run Series

Sponsored by the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Dept. Join the fun this summer with our Beach Run Series. All ages and skill levels welcome 1Mile, 5K, or 10K. Takes place on the Atlantic Beach Circle. Save money and time by registering one time for all 7 races for $25.00 (includes the t-shirt) ... or register individually $5 / race + $6 for the t-shirt. Registration opens at 5:30pm - race begins at 6:30pm. Download the forms from our website, http://ccpr.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/ or register onsite.

Fun Run Series Dates:

Tuesday May 6
Tuesday May 20
Tuesday June 3
Tuesday June 17
Thursday July 17
Thursday July 31
Thursday August 14

From: Tue, May 06 2014 - Tue, May 06 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

"Paint with Help" Class

PAINT WITH HELP CLASS at The Artestry Hideaway in downtown Beaufort starts April 10th, 10-1pm or April 17th  or May 8th.... are you working on a painting at home and need some guidance? Do you need advice on how to shade, how to add depth, how to add motion or add texture?  Whatever you need we have an expert artist that will help you fix it, and guide you through it. Bring what you are working on along with your paints & brushes and our expert artist Gwen Jordan will help you along the way. To register call 919-244-7354.

 

From: Thu, May 08 2014 - Thu, May 08 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Friday Free Flick

Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive), 7:00 pm. Movies are family oriented.  Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Popcorn and drink for $1.00.  Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks.  Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, May 09 2014 - Fri, May 09 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beaufort Music Festival


It’s free, it’s fun and it’s super energetic. What else do you need? There'll be bluegrass, country rock, folk, swing, surf rock, reggae, roots, indie and lots of other types of music. The event kicked off in 1988 and now attracts thousands of people to this beautiful coastal town. There will be multiple stages as well as many live performances in local pubs and restaurants. The ‘Family Fun Zone’ will engage your children with fun activities, such as games, arts and crafts, musical entertainment, face painting and storytelling. www.beaufortmusicfestival.com
 

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From: Fri, May 09 2014 - Sat, May 10 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Loon Day

Loon Day is an annual one day event in May hosted by the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild.  This event boasts a decoy competition, lunch, and a live auction. Loon Day activities begin about 10:00 am on Saturday, May 10th, with everyone assembling at the H. Curt Salter Building (Guild Headquarters), located at 1574 Harkers Island Road.  Decoys that are to be entered into the decoy compeition are hidden before the judging so they cannot be prejudged from a closer perspective.

For the Loon Day decoy competition, the judging will take place at the Harkers Island Bridge area with the decoys out in the water and the judges making their evaluations from the shore.  Everyone is invited to come to the bridge area to see the decoys out in the water.  Entries have the chance of winning a $200 first prize cash award, a $100 cash award for second place, a $50 cash award for third, or a $25 cash award for fourth place.  Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of skill, as this event is to benefit the Guild.  Please contact Brother Gaskill for competition rules and regulations at (252) 504-3520.

After the judging takes place, and everyone returns to the H. Curt Salter Building, lunch is served (for a donation) and the winners of the decoy competiton are announced.  Finally, there will be a live auction of the competition decoys, including all the ribbon winners, as well as other decoys and items.Loon Day is an event that recognizes and honors a time-old tradition, and also provides a fund raising opportunity in the form of the live auction.

For more information about any of these events, or how to become a member of the Guild, please visit www.decoyguild.com.  Also, the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild is now on Facebook!


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From: Sat, May 10 2014 - Sat, May 10 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Beaufort Sister Cities Mural Competition

Calling all Artists! It's time to gear up for Beaufort’s MURAL PAINTING COMPETITION.
Location:   Parking lot of First Citizens Bank, Beaufort
This year Beaufort Sister Cities is announcing an exciting new prize option.  The winner may choose a TRIP TO FRANCE  with a value of up to $1500 or opt for $1000 CASH.   The competition is limited to 20 artists, so first come first serve.   To reserve your place and receive an application call or e-mail
Susan Smith     252-838-1097    [email protected]

From: Sat, May 10 2014 - Sat, May 10 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Read and Relax: A Mother's Day Program at the Library

Kids! Bring your mom to the library on May 10th to celebrate Mother's Day.  Your mom will enjoy an hour of relaxation; you'll give her a manicure, read her a book, and make her a card.This program, which runs from 2-3 p.m., is for kids in grades K-5 and their moms. Preregistration preferred: please sign-up at the library circulation desk (728-2050) or by email ([email protected]). Location: Carteret County Public Library, 1702 Live Oak Street, Beaufort

From: Sat, May 10 2014 - Sat, May 10 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

"A Game to Remember" Memorial Lacrosse Event

Local youth lacrosse organizations from Carteret and Onslow counties will gather to pay tribute to fallen military heroes during the “A Game to Remember”
memorial event. The event will be hosted at the Croatan High School Stadium located at 3355 Hwy 24, Newport, N.C., on May 10, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m. This day of lacrosse games and festivities will honor military members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and celebrate
the fast-growing game of lacrosse and its Native American heritage. For more information contact Jon Bradley, 606-541-2775 or [email protected]

From: Sat, May 10 2014 - Sat, May 10 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Airport Appreciation Day

MIchael J. Smith Field, Beaufort.  10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Enjoy a 20 minute airplane ride for just $25 per person. Event sponsored by EAA Chapter 1523. Proceeds go to aviation scholarships. Southern Air services the Michael J. Smith airport. Visit the website at FlySouthernAir.com or call 610-212-5836

From: Sat, May 10 2014 - Sat, May 10 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

North Carolina Offshore Challenge

This is a family oriented dolphin tournament held at the sanitary restaurant on the Morehead City waterfront, May 16-18.  The same weekend as the boatshow, it has been around for ten years. Originally the JWR gaffer dolphin tournament, we became the North Carolina offshore challenge four years ago and added tuna and wahoo catagories. This tournament is a non profit tournament benefitting the wounded warrior project. [email protected]

From: Fri, May 16 2014 - Sun, May 18 2014

Categories: Fishing

"Lunch with a Dash of History"

Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City)  May 16th Lunchtime Lecture: The Prose & Poetry of Carteret County. Presented by Rodney Kemp (local historian and storyteller) 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. “Fish-house Liar” Rodney Kemp will take a look in his “bag of tricks” and pull out a few stories, poems and songs that reflect the exciting history of the county. Audience participation will be most welcomed. Reservations/Admission: lunch - $15 / $12 for members; lecture only - $8 / $5 for members

 

 

From: Fri, May 16 2014 - Fri, May 16 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

Make plans now for you and your family to enjoy the best seats on the flight line for North Carolina's largest and only nationally recognized air show for 2014, the MCAS Cherry Point "Inspiration to Innovation" Air Show scheduled for May 16-18. Admission and parking for the air show are free. For more information, please visit our official web site at http://www.cherrypointairshow.com/ or call our information hotline at 1-866-WINGS-NC

 

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From: Fri, May 16 2014 - Sun, May 18 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

Make plans now for you and your family to enjoy the best seats on the flight line for North Carolina's largest and only nationally recognized air show for 2014, the MCAS Cherry Point "Inspiration to Innovation" Air Show scheduled for May 16-18. Admission and parking for the air show are free. For more information, please visit our official web site at http://www.cherrypointairshow.com/ or call our information hotline at 1-866-WINGS-NC

 

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From: Fri, May 16 2014 - Sun, May 18 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Down East Folk Arts Concert

Show begins at 8:00 pm upstairs at Clawson's Restaurant in Beaufort. See www.downeastfolkarts.org or call 252-646-4657 for more information.
 

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From: Sat, May 17 2014 - Sat, May 17 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beach Music Festival

Location: Atlantic Beach Boardwalk. Time: Noon till 6 pm.  Hosted by the Town of Atlantic Beach.  Featuring The Holiday Band, Band of Oz, Fantastik Shakers and the Mighty Saints of Soul.  Call 919-750-4191 for more information.

From: Sat, May 17 2014 - Sat, May 17 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature

ARTrageous!

A juried fine art show and sale on the Morehead City Waterfront.  Artist booth space for ACCC members is $50; $75 for non-members. Contact the Arts Council of Carteret County at www.artscouncilcarteret.org or for more information.

From: Sat, May 17 2014 - Sun, May 18 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Crystal Coast Boat Show

The 7th Annual Crystal Coast Boat Show takes place on the Morehead City waterfront and features both new and used boats, as well as showcasing a variety of marine products and services, outdoor gear, fishing tackle, outfitters, brokers, fishing clubs and resource conservation groups.  There is also a vintage car show and ARTrageous public art event taking place during the show. The boat show is free and open to the public on Saturday, May 17, 10am to 5pm and on Sunday, May 18, 11am to 4pm.  Food and beverages will be available.

Live entertainment will be provided during the Boat Show weekend at Jaycee Park.  The bands performing will be the Carteret Community Sunshine Band (10:30am), Loose Cannons Band (noon) and Six Pack of Gentlemen (3pm) on Saturday and the All Night Long Jazz Band is featured at noon on Sunday. www.crystalcoastboatshow.com or 252-808-0440.

 

From: Sat, May 17 2014 - Sun, May 18 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Fishing Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Kids Decoy Carving and Painting

Throughout the year, the third Saturday of most months you will find Decoy Guild members working with budding decoy carvers and painters at the Guild workshop. Youngsters from ages 7 to 15 gather to learn how to carve and paint ducks and shorebirds.

Pre-registration is required. call Bob Sebecke at 252-269-2088.  You may also call the Guild building (1574 Harkers Island Road) on the Thursday prior to the third Saturday between 9am and 1pm at 252-838-8818.

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From: Sat, May 17 2014 - Sat, May 17 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

The Georgia Satellites in Concert

8pm at The Morehead Center, 1311 Arendell St. Morehead City.  THE GEORGIA SATELLITES in concert. Tickets are $30 and $25. For tickets visit http://www.themoreheadcenter.com or at the box office Thur – Sat 11-6 for walk-in or phone 252-726-1501.

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From: Sat, May 17 2014 - Sat, May 17 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Antique Car Show

Held during the Crystal Coast Boat Show at Katherine Davis Park, the Morehead City Chapter, Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its 41st annual car show featuring vintage vehicles that are no less than 25 years old. All day event. 252-808-0440.

From: Sat, May 17 2014 - Sat, May 17 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Sports/Athletics

Morehead Marlin Pub Run

Sponsored by the Town of Morehead City and Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association, the Pub Run will begin on the Morehead City waterfront and finish at the Marlin Fountain on Jib Plaza on Evans Street. Call 252-726-6848 or 252-808-0440 for details.

From: Sat, May 17 2014 - Sat, May 17 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Cornhole Tournament

Held in conjunction with the Crystal Coast Boat Show at Katherine Davis Park, the Morehead City After Hours Rotary Club will host a regional Cornhole Tournament starting at noon.  Burgers, hot dogs and cold beer will be available for sale.  There will be free entertainment.  Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams, including a special prize to the 1st place winner: a Key to the City presented by the Mayor of Morehead City. To register email [email protected]

From: Sun, May 18 2014 - Sun, May 18 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Beach Fun Run Series

Sponsored by the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Dept. Join the fun this summer with our Beach Run Series. All ages and skill levels welcome 1Mile, 5K, or 10K. Takes place on the Atlantic Beach Circle. Save money and time by registering one time for all 7 races for $25.00 (includes the t-shirt) ... or register individually $5 / race + $6 for the t-shirt. Registration opens at 5:30pm - race begins at 6:30pm. Download the forms from our website, http://ccpr.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/ or register onsite.

Fun Run Series Dates:

Tuesday May 6
Tuesday May 20
Tuesday June 3
Tuesday June 17
Thursday July 17
Thursday July 31
Thursday August 14

From: Tue, May 20 2014 - Tue, May 20 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Spring Show

Juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends a year. Held at the Beaufort Historic Site on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, and at another venue for a three-week show between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is the perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsmen. 252-247-6366 or [email protected]

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From: Sat, May 24 2014 - Sun, May 25 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Atlantic Beach Memorial Weekend Fireworks

Celebrate Memorial weekend in Atlantic Beach with fun, sun-filled days and our annual Saturday night fireworks display at 9pm at "The Circle", main public beach access.

From: Sat, May 24 2014 - Sat, May 24 2014

Categories: Holiday

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, May 25 2014 - Sun, May 25 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Relay for Life Carteret County

Relay for Life for Carteret County will take place May 30 & 31 at the West Carteret High School track in Morehead City. The event begins Friday at 6:00 pm and ends on Saturday at noon.  TEAMS ARE NEEDED! If you are interested in being a part of a team, please contact Gale Swann, [email protected]  or 252-247-7446.

Relay for Life is a great opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=61170

From: Fri, May 30 2014 - Sat, May 31 2014

Categories: Local Sports/Athletics

"Lunch with a Dash of History"

Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City) May 30th Lunchtime Lecture: The Emerald Isle Story. Presented by Rodney Kemp (local historian and storyteller) 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. If one were to drive to the western tip of Bogue Banks they would encounter the upscale community of Emerald Isle. What you don’t know is that this fairly new development (historically speaking) is something that benefits us all. Come and find out why. Reservations/Admission: lunch - $15 / $12 for members; lecture only - $8 / $5 for members

From: Fri, May 30 2014 - Fri, May 30 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Military Appreciate Day

Military Appreciation Day, Inc., a private non-profit corporation in NC, will host a “Take the Troops Fishing” event in Morehead City on May 30 and 31 to promote appreciation of our military heroes and to promote downtown Morehead City waters as a boating and fishing destination. The event is open to all Active Duty Military, Guard & Reservists.

Fishing trips and various family oriented activities in and around the Morehead City waterfront at Jaycee Park, Morehead City Park at 10th and Arendell Streets and the Morehead City Train Depot beginning on Friday, May 30, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. through Saturday, May 31, 2014, from 4:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m

From: Fri, May 30 2014 - Sat, May 31 2014

Categories: Fishing Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Summer Concert Series- Donald Thompson Band

7-8:30 pm at Jaycee Park (803 Shepard Street, Morehead City Waterfront). Free and open to the public! For more information, call 252-726-5083 X 3.

From: Sat, May 31 2014 - Sat, May 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

4th Annual Beaufort Kayak & Paddleboard Race

4th  Annual Beaufort Kayak and Paddleboard Race on Taylors Creek.  Saturday, May 31st  10am.  Registration $30 and includes T-Shirt, Race Book and Race Number.  This event supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina.  To register or for more information go to www.bgccc.net/events or call 252-222-3007.

From: Sat, May 31 2014 - Sat, May 31 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, June 01 2014 - Sun, June 01 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beach Fun Run Series

Sponsored by the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Dept. Join the fun this summer with our Beach Run Series. All ages and skill levels welcome 1Mile, 5K, or 10K. Takes place on the Atlantic Beach Circle. Save money and time by registering one time for all 7 races for $25.00 (includes the t-shirt) ... or register individually $5 / race + $6 for the t-shirt. Registration opens at 5:30pm - race begins at 6:30pm. Download the forms from our website, http://ccpr.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/ or register onsite.

Fun Run Series Dates:

Tuesday May 6
Tuesday May 20
Tuesday June 3
Tuesday June 17
Thursday July 17
Thursday July 31
Thursday August 14

From: Tue, June 03 2014 - Tue, June 03 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Summer Public Field Trips on the Rachel Carson Reserve

Public field trips on the Rachel Carson component of the N.C. National Estuarine Research Reserve occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-10:30am during June, July and August. All programs are open and free to the public but reservations are required as boat space is limited. Call (252) 220-0779 to make reservations or for more information.  You can also check out our website at www.nccoastalreserve.net

The Reserve offers three types of field trips:

Nature hikes occur during low tides, when the most amount of land is exposed on the island. Be prepared to get your shoes wet and muddy. We require close-toed shoes because of the abundance of oysters on the island. You may also have the opportunity to swim on the nature hike, so dress accordingly.
Boardwalk trips occur at high tide, when the water is high enough in the estuary for our 24’ skiff to easily navigate around the island to our boardwalk located on Carrot Island.
Circumnavigation cruise on our 24’ skiff around the Reserve allows visitors a chance to view Middle Marsh after a brief stop at the boardwalk.

On all three trips, we encourage you to bring sunglasses, hats, binoculars, water and sunscreen. All field trips are free; however, we do accept donations for our nonprofit organization, FOR (Friends of the Reserve)

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From: Tue, June 03 2014 - Tue, June 03 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Pine Knoll Shores Home Tour

Mark your calendars for a great new event to benefit Hope for the Warriors™. On Thursday, June 5, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., 13 beautiful and unique homes located on canals, the ocean, or sound will be open for public viewing. The tickets are $30 each, adults only. The ticket not only affords you the opportunity to see these beautiful homes, but also gives you admission to the silent and live auctions at the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium beginning at 7 p.m. Food and drink are provided. Remember that all proceeds go to Hope for the Warriors™. The homes are pictured on the web sites http://www.kayakforthewarriors.org or http://www.k4tw.org. Tickets are limited and are now available at Town Hall or through our website http://www.k4tw.org.
 

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From: Thu, June 05 2014 - Thu, June 05 2014

Categories: History/Heritage

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

One of the oldest and largest sport fishing tournaments in the country with over 200 competitors. Daily public weigh-ins on the Morehead City waterfront. Ticketed events surrounding the tournament open to the public. For details, visit www.thebigrock.com

From: Fri, June 06 2014 - Sat, June 14 2014

Categories: Fishing

Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts

Sponsored by Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA). The concerts take place at the Jaycee Park on the Morehead City Waterfront (807 Shepard Street) from 5-8 pm and are free to the public. Call 252-808-0440 for more information.

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From: Fri, June 06 2014 - Fri, June 06 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Youth Fishing Derby

9-11 am. This is a FREE event open to kids, ages 5-12.  Pre-registration (limited to 100 youth) is required and will run May 1st – June 4th, or until all spots are filled.  Bring your own rod.  Bait will be provided (while supplies last) or bring your own.  To register, stop by the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center or call (252) 354-6350.

From: Sat, June 07 2014 - Sat, June 07 2014

Categories: Fishing

Free Wine/Beer Tastings at Front Street Village

The Boathouse at Front Street Village (2400 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort) offers FREE wine and/or beer tastings every Saturday from 1-3:00 pm. Call for details, 252-838-1524. www.frontstreetvillage.com.

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From: Sat, June 07 2014 - Sat, June 07 2014

Categories: Food/Wine

7th Annual Kayak for the Warriors Kayak Race

Collection of family events beginning at 8 AM at McNeill Park and Garner Park on Oakleaf Dr.,  Pine Knoll Shores.  Culminating at 10 AM in the "signature race," a 3.2 mile kayak race on Bogue Sound and thru the PKS canals.  All funds raised benefit Hope for the Warriors.  For more information visit www.kayakforthewarriors.org.  Registration online after 2/28/2014 or by calling PKS Town Hall (ask for Sarah) (252)247-4353.

 

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From: Sat, June 07 2014 - Sat, June 07 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, June 08 2014 - Sun, June 08 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Soccer Camp

Sponsored by the Morehead City Parks & Recreation Department, the camp will offer an exciting soccer experience with an emphasis on fun, skill development, tactics and competition for youth ages 4-15. Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skills such as shooting, trapping, dribbling and building upon these skills through staff demonstration and instruction.

The camp will emphasize technique tactics in an intense training environment. The camp will be divided to age and skill level, so the content of the camp as well as the intensity will be structured to meet the varying needs of the different participants. For more information contact Jerry Riggs 252-726-5083 Ext. 4,  [email protected] or Kirk Peterson at 252-726-5083 Ext. 3,  [email protected]

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                 Ages: 4 – 6 year olds               Fee:$50.00
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                Ages: 7 – 15 year olds              Fee:$65.00

From: Mon, June 09 2014 - Thu, June 12 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Outdoor Movies at "The Circle"

Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd.

From: Wed, June 11 2014 - Wed, June 11 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Friday Free Flick

Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive), 7:00 pm. Movies are family oriented.  Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Popcorn and drink for $1.00.  Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks.  Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, June 13 2014 - Fri, June 13 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

"Lunch with a Dash of History"

Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City) June 13th Lunchtime Lecture: Characters of Carteret County History. Presented by Rodney Kemp, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.Mr. Kemp will  bring his often colorful vocabulary to the table and bring it fully to bear on the unusual people who inhabit the heritage  and lore of the county’s past. If attentive, you may catch snippets  on “Trottin’ Jim,” extracts on “Cap’m Fred,” and morsels on “Den & Davis,” and who knows? So, keep your ears on! Reservations/Admission: lunch - $15 / $12 for members; lecture only - $8 / $5 for members

From: Fri, June 13 2014 - Fri, June 13 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, June 15 2014 - Sun, June 15 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

BluSail Gallery's "Around the World" Art Camp

BluSail Gallery's "Around the World" Art Camp is so much fun! So imagine the fun your children will have as they travel around the world for a creative, international experience! We’ll craft. We’ll create. We’ll celebrate! And, with a different country every week, your child can learn all summer long! Monday-Friday from 9:00am-11:30 am. We provide all materials! Only $95 per student. Visit www.blu-sail.com for details and registration. (BluSail Gallery, 903 Arendell Street, Morehead City, 252-723-9516)

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From: Mon, June 16 2014 - Fri, August 22 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Morehead City Parks & Rec Summer Day Camp

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an eight-week Summer Camp Program for children ages 3-12. Over 100 children participate in the Monday-Friday Day Camp Program. Camp staff supervises daily activities and field trips.The department promotes fun recreational and educational activities in the daily program of games, sports, arts and crafts and field trips. For more information call 252-726-5083.

Cost: Full Summer Registration (Eight Week Program)

Morehead City Residents: $300.00 per child   ($250.00 each additional child)
Non-City Residents: $450.00 per child ($400.00 each additional child)

Weekly Summer Registration (Weekly Sessions 1–8)
Morehead City Residents: $60.00 per child      Non - City Residents: $75.00 per child

*** The Pre/Post Summer Camp Program provides childcare for children ages 6-12. The program operates from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., June 9th – 13th and August 11th – 22nd, at a cost of $60.00 per week for Morehead City residents and $75.00 per week for non-city residents.

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From: Mon, June 16 2014 - Fri, August 08 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Beach Fun Run Series

Sponsored by the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Dept. Join the fun this summer with our Beach Run Series. All ages and skill levels welcome 1Mile, 5K, or 10K. Takes place on the Atlantic Beach Circle. Save money and time by registering one time for all 7 races for $25.00 (includes the t-shirt) ... or register individually $5 / race + $6 for the t-shirt. Registration opens at 5:30pm - race begins at 6:30pm. Download the forms from our website, http://ccpr.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/ or register onsite.

Fun Run Series Dates:

Tuesday May 6
Tuesday May 20
Tuesday June 3
Tuesday June 17
Thursday July 17
Thursday July 31
Thursday August 14

From: Tue, June 17 2014 - Tue, June 17 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Outdoor Movies at "The Circle"

Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd.

From: Wed, June 18 2014 - Wed, June 18 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts

Sponsored by Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA). The concerts take place at the Jaycee Park on the Morehead City Waterfront (807 Shepard Street) from 5-8 pm and are free to the public. Call 252-808-0440 for more information.

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From: Thu, June 19 2014 - Thu, June 19 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

EmeraldFest

EmeraldFest is back again this summer with weekly free outdoor music concerts from 6:30-8 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection). Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun! 252-354-6350.

June 19 - Pure T Mommicked (Rock / Alternative)
June 26 - My Three Kilts (Irish)
July 3 - 4EverAll (Pop / Variety)
July 10 - Justin Castellano (Eclectic)
July 17 - Conch Stew ( Pop / Beach)
July 24 - Redneck Juliets (Country / Originals)
July 31 - Dependable Taxi (Pop / Alternative)
August 7 - Wild Honey (Blues / Country / Rock)
August 14 - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Pirate Rock)
August 21 - Big Drink (Acoustic / Rock)

 

From: Thu, June 19 2014 - Thu, June 19 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, June 22 2014 - Sun, June 22 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Wine Cruise Wednesdays

Delight all of your senses as you sit back, sip our wine tasting offerings, and savor the sunset and beautiful scenery of the Crystal Coast.  Join us for our new wine-tasting and Italian Buffet Cruises on June 25, July 23, and August 20.  Once the Crystal Coast Lady departs the dock, we will offer you tastes of different wines and you will have the option to purchase by the glass or bottle to enhance your dining experience. Our cruise is great for first time wine drinkers AND wine connoisseurs.  7-9pm.  Visit www.crystalcoastlady.com or call 252-728-8687 for reservations.

From: Wed, June 25 2014 - Wed, June 25 2014

Categories: Food/Wine Outdoors/Nature

Outdoor Movies at "The Circle"

Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd.

From: Wed, June 25 2014 - Wed, June 25 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

EmeraldFest

EmeraldFest is back again this summer with weekly free outdoor music concerts from 6:30-8 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection). Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun! 252-354-6350.

June 19 - Pure T Mommicked (Rock / Alternative)
June 26 - My Three Kilts (Irish)
July 3 - 4EverAll (Pop / Variety)
July 10 - Justin Castellano (Eclectic)
July 17 - Conch Stew ( Pop / Beach)
July 24 - Redneck Juliets (Country / Originals)
July 31 - Dependable Taxi (Pop / Alternative)
August 7 - Wild Honey (Blues / Country / Rock)
August 14 - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Pirate Rock)
August 21 - Big Drink (Acoustic / Rock)

 

From: Thu, June 26 2014 - Thu, June 26 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

"Summer Jam"

6th Annual “Summer Jam” with Liquid Pleasure at the Coral Bay Club, Atlantic Beach Friday June 27th 7pm - midnight.  Tickets are $50 and include heavy Hors d'oeuvre, Beer and wine.  For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.bgccc.net/events or call 252-222-3007.  This event is a fund raiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina.

From: Fri, June 27 2014 - Fri, June 27 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

53rd Annual Beaufort Old Homes & Gardens Tour

10am - 5pm. This 53rd annual walking tour of Beaufort's private historic homes, gardens, churches and meeting halls is the last full weekend in June. Private homes, Beaufort Historic Site buildings, the Old Burying Ground, narrated bus tours of the historic district, music concerts and an antique car show are all highlights of this signature event. 252-728-5225

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From: Fri, June 27 2014 - Sat, June 28 2014

Categories: Local

Antique Show & Sale

Held in conjunction with the Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour in June at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, this event features more than 40 booths of antiques and collectibles, as well as a gourmet Tea Room. Times- Fri: Noon-6, Sat: 10-6 & Sun: 11-4. 252-728-5225 or 252-247-3883.

From: Fri, June 27 2014 - Sun, June 29 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

"Lunch with a Dash of History"

Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City) June 27th Lunchtime Lecture: The Spy Game. Presented by Rodney Kemp (local historian & storyteller) 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. During the “War Between the States”  a 19th century form of “black ops” was conducted by spies for both the northern and southern forces.  Come hear Rodney’s recollections—stories that cover local Confederate spies Emeline Pigott and Mary Frances Chadwick—both of whom were from and operated under cover in Carteret County. Reservations/Admission: lunch - $15 / $12 for members; lecture only - $8 / $5 for members

 

From: Fri, June 27 2014 - Fri, June 27 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Tiny Tots Triathlon

Race takes place at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation, 7500 Emerald Drive at 10 am.  Ages 2 -5 years. The race includes a 7 meter “swim” across the slip ’n slide, .026k trike (or big wheel) and a .062k run.  To register, please contact Lainey Gottuso at [email protected] or  252-354-6350.

From: Sat, June 28 2014 - Sat, June 28 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, June 29 2014 - Sun, June 29 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Summer Public Field Trips on the Rachel Carson Reserve

Public field trips on the Rachel Carson component of the N.C. National Estuarine Research Reserve occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-10:30am during June, July and August. All programs are open and free to the public but reservations are required as boat space is limited. Call (252) 220-0779 to make reservations or for more information.  You can also check out our website at www.nccoastalreserve.net

The Reserve offers three types of field trips:

Nature hikes occur during low tides, when the most amount of land is exposed on the island. Be prepared to get your shoes wet and muddy. We require close-toed shoes because of the abundance of oysters on the island. You may also have the opportunity to swim on the nature hike, so dress accordingly.
Boardwalk trips occur at high tide, when the water is high enough in the estuary for our 24’ skiff to easily navigate around the island to our boardwalk located on Carrot Island.
Circumnavigation cruise on our 24’ skiff around the Reserve allows visitors a chance to view Middle Marsh after a brief stop at the boardwalk.

On all three trips, we encourage you to bring sunglasses, hats, binoculars, water and sunscreen. All field trips are free; however, we do accept donations for our nonprofit organization, FOR (Friends of the Reserve)

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From: Tue, July 01 2014 - Tue, July 01 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Outdoor Movies at "The Circle"

Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd.

From: Wed, July 02 2014 - Wed, July 02 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts

Sponsored by Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA). The concerts take place at the Jaycee Park on the Morehead City Waterfront (807 Shepard Street) from 5-8 pm and are free to the public. Call 252-808-0440 for more information.

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From: Thu, July 03 2014 - Thu, July 03 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

EmeraldFest

EmeraldFest is back again this summer with weekly free outdoor music concerts from 6:30-8 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection). Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun! 252-354-6350.

June 19 - Pure T Mommicked (Rock / Alternative)
June 26 - My Three Kilts (Irish)
July 3 - 4EverAll (Pop / Variety)
July 10 - Justin Castellano (Eclectic)
July 17 - Conch Stew ( Pop / Beach)
July 24 - Redneck Juliets (Country / Originals)
July 31 - Dependable Taxi (Pop / Alternative)
August 7 - Wild Honey (Blues / Country / Rock)
August 14 - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Pirate Rock)
August 21 - Big Drink (Acoustic / Rock)

 

From: Thu, July 03 2014 - Thu, July 03 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

4th of July Fireworks off Bogue Inlet Pier

The Town will again present July 4th beginning at 9 pm on Friday, July 4th.  Parking will be available at Bogue Inlet Pier as well as along NC 58.  The fireworks will also be visible from Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

 

From: Fri, July 04 2014 - Fri, July 04 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Beaufort July 4th Parade

A favorite old-fashioned Beaufort tradition is the Fourth of July Parade taking place along the waterfront at 11:00am. The parade begins on the corner of Gordon and Front Streets.

The parade gets better every year and includes kids, pets, wagons, flags, & music. Free ice cream provided by Holland-Shepard Group follows at the Carteret County Courthouse at Turner & Broad streets. Contact Parade Organizer Martha Barnes, 252-728-3917 or [email protected] for more information.

From: Fri, July 04 2014 - Fri, July 04 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Crystal Coast Lady July 4th Cruises

On Thursday, July 4th, from 7:30pm we will embark on a spectacular water view fireworks display on the Morehead City Waterfront. You won't want to miss the areas longest and most elaborate display from the best seat on the water, on the only boat with an enclosed top deck. Enjoy a beautiful scenic and narrated tour on the cruise from Beaufort to Morehead City while seeing Radio Island, Fort Macon, Carrot Island Wild Horses, NC State Port and even possible dolphin sightings. We have a full snack bar available, with all ABC Permits, so sit back and enjoy the show Crystal Coast Lady style...

CRYSTAL COAST LADY: $21.00 adults and $15.00 children 11 & under
SHACKLEFORD LADY, SHACKLEFORD LADY II:Same trip aboard our 49 passenger Catamarans- $21.00 adults and $15.00 children 11 and under
THE RENEGADE– NC’s Largest Pirate Ship!- Same trip aboard our 77 passenger Pirate Ship- $21.00 adults and $15.00 children 11 and under

Please visit our website for full listings, prices, schedule, and gallery- www.CrystalCoastLady.com or call us at 252-728-8687 or 252-728-7827, [email protected]

From: Fri, July 04 2014 - Fri, July 04 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday Outdoors/Nature

July 4th Fireworks Cruise Aboard the Captain Stacy

Fireworks cruise departing at 7 pm and returning after the fireworks. Will cruise the beaufort waterfront and then anchor in the turning basin to watch the fireworks.The cost 15.00 adult and 10.00 child 12 & under. Reservations by calling 800.533.9417

From: Fri, July 04 2014 - Fri, July 04 2014

Categories: Holiday Outdoors/Nature

Morehead City July 4th Celebration

The waterfront in Downtown Morehead City comes alive on the 4th of July with live music and fireworks. The entire family will enjoy sounds of The Main Event Band as they perform from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Jaycee Park on the Morehead City Waterfront. Celebrate the 4th by dancing to the music and viewing a spectacular fireworks display on the waterfront. The fireworks display will be launched from Sugarloaf Island across from Jaycee Park at 9:00 p.m. For more information call 252-726-5083.

 

From: Fri, July 04 2014 - Fri, July 04 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Free Wine/Beer Tastings at Front Street Village

The Boathouse at Front Street Village (2400 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort) offers FREE wine and/or beer tastings every Saturday from 1-3:00 pm. Call for details, 252-838-1524. www.frontstreetvillage.com.

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From: Sat, July 05 2014 - Sat, July 05 2014

Categories: Food/Wine

Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Summer Show

Juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends a year. Held at the Beaufort Historic Site on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, and at another venue for a three-week show between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is the perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsmen. 252-247-6366 or [email protected]

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From: Sat, July 05 2014 - Sun, July 06 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

4th of July Fish Fry

Location: Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, 1785 Island Road, Harkers Island. Time: 11 am - 5 pm. Fresh local fish with all the trimmings! Bake Sale and Live Music! Eat-in or carry-out for just $8.00 a plate. Call 252-728-1500 for more information.

From: Sat, July 05 2014 - Sat, July 05 2014

Categories: Food/Wine History/Heritage Holiday

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, July 06 2014 - Sun, July 06 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

11th Annual Storytelling Festival

Performances on four Wednesday mornings in July at 10:00am., at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City, and also four afternoon shows at 2:00pm., at the Bethlehem Methodist Church, corner of Bogue Loop Rd. and Rt. 24 in Bogue. We are generously supported by the Friends of the Bogue Banks Public Library, the Friends of the Carteret County Public Library and the Friends of the Western Carteret Public Library.

July 9th: Anna Pridgen from Greenville- Anna Pridgen is a talented puppeteer, entertainer and educator. Her shows are engaging and packed full of learning. Her enthusiasm is contagious!
July 16th: Gary Shelton from New Bern- Gary uses his unique combination of comedy, magic and storytelling to engage his audience in a first rate family experience.
July 23: The Story Squad from Chapel Hill- Story Squad is a literacy outreach program at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill, telling folktales from around the world. Growing literacy. Sowing enchantment.
July 30: Flow Circus from Wake Forest- Paul Miller of Flow Circus has traveled all around the world perfecting his juggling skills, mystifying magic and comic timing.

For more information call the Bogue Banks Library, 252-247-4660

From: Wed, July 09 2014 - Wed, July 09 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Outdoor Movies at "The Circle"

Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd.

From: Wed, July 09 2014 - Wed, July 09 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

EmeraldFest

EmeraldFest is back again this summer with weekly free outdoor music concerts from 6:30-8 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection). Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun! 252-354-6350.

June 19 - Pure T Mommicked (Rock / Alternative)
June 26 - My Three Kilts (Irish)
July 3 - 4EverAll (Pop / Variety)
July 10 - Justin Castellano (Eclectic)
July 17 - Conch Stew ( Pop / Beach)
July 24 - Redneck Juliets (Country / Originals)
July 31 - Dependable Taxi (Pop / Alternative)
August 7 - Wild Honey (Blues / Country / Rock)
August 14 - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Pirate Rock)
August 21 - Big Drink (Acoustic / Rock)

 

From: Thu, July 10 2014 - Thu, July 10 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Friday Free Flick

Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive), 7:00 pm. Movies are family oriented.  Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Popcorn and drink for $1.00.  Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks.  Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, July 11 2014 - Fri, July 11 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

On The Border in Concert

8pm at The Morehead Center,1311 Arendell St. Morehead City. ON THE BORDER Tickets are $25 and $20. For tickets visit http://www.themoreheadcenter.com or at the box office Thur – Sat 11-6 for walk-in or phone 252-726-1501.

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From: Fri, July 11 2014 - Fri, July 11 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

BHA Summer Party

7-11 pm. Come celebrate Beaufort Summers with a fabulous summer party at the Beaufort Historic Site. Wonderful food, open bar, live music, live auction and silent auction with the proceeds benefiting the Beaufort Historical Association. Admission fee. 252-728-5225

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From: Sat, July 12 2014 - Sat, July 12 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, July 13 2014 - Sun, July 13 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

11th Annual Barta Boys & Girls Club Billfish and Inshore Tournament

Location: Beaufort Town Docks.  This family fishing tournament boat entry fee for offshore is $800 and Inshore $350.  This three day event (fish 2 out of 3 days your choice) includes all of your meals, beverages, a family night of fun for everyone, over 220 awards and great fun.  For more information or to register you boat go to www.bartabillfish.com or call 252-808-2286.

From: Wed, July 16 2014 - Sat, July 19 2014

Categories: Fishing

11th Annual Storytelling Festival

Performances on four Wednesday mornings in July at 10:00am., at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City, and also four afternoon shows at 2:00pm., at the Bethlehem Methodist Church, corner of Bogue Loop Rd. and Rt. 24 in Bogue. We are generously supported by the Friends of the Bogue Banks Public Library, the Friends of the Carteret County Public Library and the Friends of the Western Carteret Public Library.

July 9th: Anna Pridgen from Greenville- Anna Pridgen is a talented puppeteer, entertainer and educator. Her shows are engaging and packed full of learning. Her enthusiasm is contagious!
July 16th: Gary Shelton from New Bern- Gary uses his unique combination of comedy, magic and storytelling to engage his audience in a first rate family experience.
July 23: The Story Squad from Chapel Hill- Story Squad is a literacy outreach program at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill, telling folktales from around the world. Growing literacy. Sowing enchantment.
July 30: Flow Circus from Wake Forest- Paul Miller of Flow Circus has traveled all around the world perfecting his juggling skills, mystifying magic and comic timing.

For more information call the Bogue Banks Library, 252-247-4660

From: Wed, July 16 2014 - Wed, July 16 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Outdoor Movies at "The Circle"

Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd.

From: Wed, July 16 2014 - Wed, July 16 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts

Sponsored by Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA). The concerts take place at the Jaycee Park on the Morehead City Waterfront (807 Shepard Street) from 5-8 pm and are free to the public. Call 252-808-0440 for more information.

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From: Thu, July 17 2014 - Thu, July 17 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

EmeraldFest

EmeraldFest is back again this summer with weekly free outdoor music concerts from 6:30-8 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection). Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun! 252-354-6350.

June 19 - Pure T Mommicked (Rock / Alternative)
June 26 - My Three Kilts (Irish)
July 3 - 4EverAll (Pop / Variety)
July 10 - Justin Castellano (Eclectic)
July 17 - Conch Stew ( Pop / Beach)
July 24 - Redneck Juliets (Country / Originals)
July 31 - Dependable Taxi (Pop / Alternative)
August 7 - Wild Honey (Blues / Country / Rock)
August 14 - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Pirate Rock)
August 21 - Big Drink (Acoustic / Rock)

 

From: Thu, July 17 2014 - Thu, July 17 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beach Fun Run Series

Sponsored by the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Dept. Join the fun this summer with our Beach Run Series. All ages and skill levels welcome 1Mile, 5K, or 10K. Takes place on the Atlantic Beach Circle. Save money and time by registering one time for all 7 races for $25.00 (includes the t-shirt) ... or register individually $5 / race + $6 for the t-shirt. Registration opens at 5:30pm - race begins at 6:30pm. Download the forms from our website, http://ccpr.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/ or register onsite.

Fun Run Series Dates:

Tuesday May 6
Tuesday May 20
Tuesday June 3
Tuesday June 17
Thursday July 17
Thursday July 31
Thursday August 14

From: Thu, July 17 2014 - Thu, July 17 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Bob Marley’s THE ORIGINAL WAILERS Reggae Band

8pm at The Morehead Center, 1311 Arendell St. Morehead City. Tickets are $25 for all seats. For tickets visit http://www.themoreheadcenter.com or at the box office Thur – Sat 11-6 for walk-in or phone 252-726-1501.

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From: Fri, July 18 2014 - Fri, July 18 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Civil War Reenactments

Location: Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach. Events will be performed throughout the day from 10 - 4 by the 1st NC Volunteers. Flag talks, womens dress talks and musket firings and drills are a few of the programs being performed. Call 252-726-3775 for more information.
 

From: Sat, July 19 2014 - Sun, July 20 2014

Categories: History/Heritage

Historic Beaufort Road Race

34 Years and still going strong... Join us for a local tradition, the Historic Beaufort 10K/5K/1M race. Race begins at 8 am on the historic Beaufort waterfront (411 Front Street). www.beaufortroadrace.com

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From: Sat, July 19 2014 - Sat, July 19 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, July 20 2014 - Sun, July 20 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Wine Cruise Wednesdays

Delight all of your senses as you sit back, sip our wine tasting offerings, and savor the sunset and beautiful scenery of the Crystal Coast.  Join us for our new wine-tasting and Italian Buffet Cruises on June 25, July 23, and August 20.  Once the Crystal Coast Lady departs the dock, we will offer you tastes of different wines and you will have the option to purchase by the glass or bottle to enhance your dining experience. Our cruise is great for first time wine drinkers AND wine connoisseurs.  7-9pm.  Visit www.crystalcoastlady.com or call 252-728-8687 for reservations.

From: Wed, July 23 2014 - Wed, July 23 2014

Categories: Food/Wine Outdoors/Nature

11th Annual Storytelling Festival

Performances on four Wednesday mornings in July at 10:00am., at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City, and also four afternoon shows at 2:00pm., at the Bethlehem Methodist Church, corner of Bogue Loop Rd. and Rt. 24 in Bogue. We are generously supported by the Friends of the Bogue Banks Public Library, the Friends of the Carteret County Public Library and the Friends of the Western Carteret Public Library.

July 9th: Anna Pridgen from Greenville- Anna Pridgen is a talented puppeteer, entertainer and educator. Her shows are engaging and packed full of learning. Her enthusiasm is contagious!
July 16th: Gary Shelton from New Bern- Gary uses his unique combination of comedy, magic and storytelling to engage his audience in a first rate family experience.
July 23: The Story Squad from Chapel Hill- Story Squad is a literacy outreach program at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill, telling folktales from around the world. Growing literacy. Sowing enchantment.
July 30: Flow Circus from Wake Forest- Paul Miller of Flow Circus has traveled all around the world perfecting his juggling skills, mystifying magic and comic timing.

For more information call the Bogue Banks Library, 252-247-4660

From: Wed, July 23 2014 - Wed, July 23 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Outdoor Movies at "The Circle"

Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd.

From: Wed, July 23 2014 - Wed, July 23 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

EmeraldFest

EmeraldFest is back again this summer with weekly free outdoor music concerts from 6:30-8 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection). Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun! 252-354-6350.

June 19 - Pure T Mommicked (Rock / Alternative)
June 26 - My Three Kilts (Irish)
July 3 - 4EverAll (Pop / Variety)
July 10 - Justin Castellano (Eclectic)
July 17 - Conch Stew ( Pop / Beach)
July 24 - Redneck Juliets (Country / Originals)
July 31 - Dependable Taxi (Pop / Alternative)
August 7 - Wild Honey (Blues / Country / Rock)
August 14 - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Pirate Rock)
August 21 - Big Drink (Acoustic / Rock)

 

From: Thu, July 24 2014 - Thu, July 24 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Ducks Unlimited "Band the Billfish" Tournament

Big Rock Landing, Morehead City Waterfront, NC
Contact: Mark Shouse (252) 240-9221
www.ncdubillfish.com

From: Thu, July 24 2014 - Sat, July 26 2014

Categories: Fishing

7th Annual Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament

The 7th Annual Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament takes place July 25 - 26 at The Boathouse at Front Street Village in Beaufort. This tournament includes multiple categories for adults and kids to enjoy a fun day of fishing and supporting Carteret Community College students and programs. Visit www.CarteretSMT.com for online registration, entry forms, and other information. All proceeds go to support CCC students and programs.


From: Fri, July 25 2014 - Sat, July 26 2014

Categories: Fishing

Raleigh Saltwater Sportfishing Club King Mackerel Tournament

Sea Water Marina, Atlantic Beach, NC
Contact: Bruce Andrews (919) 833-2800
www.rswsc.org 

From: Fri, July 25 2014 - Sun, July 27 2014

Categories: Fishing

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, July 27 2014 - Sun, July 27 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

11th Annual Storytelling Festival

Performances on four Wednesday mornings in July at 10:00am., at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City, and also four afternoon shows at 2:00pm., at the Bethlehem Methodist Church, corner of Bogue Loop Rd. and Rt. 24 in Bogue. We are generously supported by the Friends of the Bogue Banks Public Library, the Friends of the Carteret County Public Library and the Friends of the Western Carteret Public Library.

July 9th: Anna Pridgen from Greenville- Anna Pridgen is a talented puppeteer, entertainer and educator. Her shows are engaging and packed full of learning. Her enthusiasm is contagious!
July 16th: Gary Shelton from New Bern- Gary uses his unique combination of comedy, magic and storytelling to engage his audience in a first rate family experience.
July 23: The Story Squad from Chapel Hill- Story Squad is a literacy outreach program at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill, telling folktales from around the world. Growing literacy. Sowing enchantment.
July 30: Flow Circus from Wake Forest- Paul Miller of Flow Circus has traveled all around the world perfecting his juggling skills, mystifying magic and comic timing.

For more information call the Bogue Banks Library, 252-247-4660

From: Wed, July 30 2014 - Wed, July 30 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Outdoor Movies at "The Circle"

Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd.

From: Wed, July 30 2014 - Wed, July 30 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

EmeraldFest

EmeraldFest is back again this summer with weekly free outdoor music concerts from 6:30-8 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection). Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun! 252-354-6350.

June 19 - Pure T Mommicked (Rock / Alternative)
June 26 - My Three Kilts (Irish)
July 3 - 4EverAll (Pop / Variety)
July 10 - Justin Castellano (Eclectic)
July 17 - Conch Stew ( Pop / Beach)
July 24 - Redneck Juliets (Country / Originals)
July 31 - Dependable Taxi (Pop / Alternative)
August 7 - Wild Honey (Blues / Country / Rock)
August 14 - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Pirate Rock)
August 21 - Big Drink (Acoustic / Rock)

 

From: Thu, July 31 2014 - Thu, July 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beach Fun Run Series

Sponsored by the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Dept. Join the fun this summer with our Beach Run Series. All ages and skill levels welcome 1Mile, 5K, or 10K. Takes place on the Atlantic Beach Circle. Save money and time by registering one time for all 7 races for $25.00 (includes the t-shirt) ... or register individually $5 / race + $6 for the t-shirt. Registration opens at 5:30pm - race begins at 6:30pm. Download the forms from our website, http://ccpr.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/ or register onsite.

Fun Run Series Dates:

Tuesday May 6
Tuesday May 20
Tuesday June 3
Tuesday June 17
Thursday July 17
Thursday July 31
Thursday August 14

From: Thu, July 31 2014 - Thu, July 31 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts

Sponsored by Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA). The concerts take place at the Jaycee Park on the Morehead City Waterfront (807 Shepard Street) from 5-8 pm and are free to the public. Call 252-808-0440 for more information.

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From: Fri, August 01 2014 - Fri, August 01 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Free Wine/Beer Tastings at Front Street Village

The Boathouse at Front Street Village (2400 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort) offers FREE wine and/or beer tastings every Saturday from 1-3:00 pm. Call for details, 252-838-1524. www.frontstreetvillage.com.

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From: Sat, August 02 2014 - Sat, August 02 2014

Categories: Food/Wine

Summer Craft Fair at The History Place

Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City)  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by The Carteret County Historical Society featuring hand-made, one of a kind items, desserts, pastries, and wonderful things to buy. Come early, stay late! 252-247-7533.

 

From: Sat, August 02 2014 - Sat, August 02 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, August 03 2014 - Sun, August 03 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Summer Public Field Trips on the Rachel Carson Reserve

Public field trips on the Rachel Carson component of the N.C. National Estuarine Research Reserve occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-10:30am during June, July and August. All programs are open and free to the public but reservations are required as boat space is limited. Call (252) 220-0779 to make reservations or for more information.  You can also check out our website at www.nccoastalreserve.net

The Reserve offers three types of field trips:

Nature hikes occur during low tides, when the most amount of land is exposed on the island. Be prepared to get your shoes wet and muddy. We require close-toed shoes because of the abundance of oysters on the island. You may also have the opportunity to swim on the nature hike, so dress accordingly.
Boardwalk trips occur at high tide, when the water is high enough in the estuary for our 24’ skiff to easily navigate around the island to our boardwalk located on Carrot Island.
Circumnavigation cruise on our 24’ skiff around the Reserve allows visitors a chance to view Middle Marsh after a brief stop at the boardwalk.

On all three trips, we encourage you to bring sunglasses, hats, binoculars, water and sunscreen. All field trips are free; however, we do accept donations for our nonprofit organization, FOR (Friends of the Reserve)

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From: Tue, August 05 2014 - Tue, August 05 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Outdoor Movies at "The Circle"

Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd.

From: Wed, August 06 2014 - Wed, August 06 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

EmeraldFest

EmeraldFest is back again this summer with weekly free outdoor music concerts from 6:30-8 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection). Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun! 252-354-6350.

June 19 - Pure T Mommicked (Rock / Alternative)
June 26 - My Three Kilts (Irish)
July 3 - 4EverAll (Pop / Variety)
July 10 - Justin Castellano (Eclectic)
July 17 - Conch Stew ( Pop / Beach)
July 24 - Redneck Juliets (Country / Originals)
July 31 - Dependable Taxi (Pop / Alternative)
August 7 - Wild Honey (Blues / Country / Rock)
August 14 - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Pirate Rock)
August 21 - Big Drink (Acoustic / Rock)

 

From: Thu, August 07 2014 - Thu, August 07 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Friday Free Flick

Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive), 7:00 pm. Movies are family oriented.  Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Popcorn and drink for $1.00.  Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks.  Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, August 08 2014 - Fri, August 08 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Come and get in touch with your inner pirate for two full days of piratical fun as pirates invade the town of Beaufort by land and by sea! 

Enjoy our famous pirate invasion battle along the Beaufort waterfront with the Meka II and Ada Mae, the pirate encampment at the Beaufort historical grounds along with historical demonstrations, vendors and more.Pirates, wenches and other nefarious characters roam the streets engaging in sword fighting, impromptu street battles, and whip demonstrations. Enjoy authentic Sea Shanties, Pirate songs and more by The Rusty Cutlass, Motley Tones, and Thunder and Spice. Enjoy the children’s costume contest, scallywag school, and storytelling and capture the autographs of Beaufort’s Most Wanted Pirates. www.beaufortpirateinvasion.com 

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From: Fri, August 08 2014 - Sat, August 09 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, August 10 2014 - Sun, August 10 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Outdoor Movies at "The Circle"

Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd.

From: Wed, August 13 2014 - Wed, August 13 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

EmeraldFest

EmeraldFest is back again this summer with weekly free outdoor music concerts from 6:30-8 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection). Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun! 252-354-6350.

June 19 - Pure T Mommicked (Rock / Alternative)
June 26 - My Three Kilts (Irish)
July 3 - 4EverAll (Pop / Variety)
July 10 - Justin Castellano (Eclectic)
July 17 - Conch Stew ( Pop / Beach)
July 24 - Redneck Juliets (Country / Originals)
July 31 - Dependable Taxi (Pop / Alternative)
August 7 - Wild Honey (Blues / Country / Rock)
August 14 - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Pirate Rock)
August 21 - Big Drink (Acoustic / Rock)

 

From: Thu, August 14 2014 - Thu, August 14 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beach Fun Run Series

Sponsored by the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Dept. Join the fun this summer with our Beach Run Series. All ages and skill levels welcome 1Mile, 5K, or 10K. Takes place on the Atlantic Beach Circle. Save money and time by registering one time for all 7 races for $25.00 (includes the t-shirt) ... or register individually $5 / race + $6 for the t-shirt. Registration opens at 5:30pm - race begins at 6:30pm. Download the forms from our website, http://ccpr.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/ or register onsite.

Fun Run Series Dates:

Tuesday May 6
Tuesday May 20
Tuesday June 3
Tuesday June 17
Thursday July 17
Thursday July 31
Thursday August 14

From: Thu, August 14 2014 - Thu, August 14 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Please give!

From: Fri, August 15 2014 - Fri, August 15 2014

Categories: Local

Lorrie Morgan in Concert

8pm at The Morehead Center, 1311 Arendell St. Morehead City. Tickets $40 and $35.  For tickets visit http://www.themoreheadcenter.com or at the box office Thur – Sat 11-6 for walk-in or phone 252-726-1501.

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From: Fri, August 15 2014 - Fri, August 15 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, August 17 2014 - Sun, August 17 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Wine Cruise Wednesdays

Delight all of your senses as you sit back, sip our wine tasting offerings, and savor the sunset and beautiful scenery of the Crystal Coast.  Join us for our new wine-tasting and Italian Buffet Cruises on June 25, July 23, and August 20.  Once the Crystal Coast Lady departs the dock, we will offer you tastes of different wines and you will have the option to purchase by the glass or bottle to enhance your dining experience. Our cruise is great for first time wine drinkers AND wine connoisseurs.  7-9pm.  Visit www.crystalcoastlady.com or call 252-728-8687 for reservations.

From: Wed, August 20 2014 - Wed, August 20 2014

Categories: Food/Wine Outdoors/Nature

Outdoor Movies at "The Circle"

Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd.

From: Wed, August 20 2014 - Wed, August 20 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

EmeraldFest

EmeraldFest is back again this summer with weekly free outdoor music concerts from 6:30-8 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection). Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun! 252-354-6350.

June 19 - Pure T Mommicked (Rock / Alternative)
June 26 - My Three Kilts (Irish)
July 3 - 4EverAll (Pop / Variety)
July 10 - Justin Castellano (Eclectic)
July 17 - Conch Stew ( Pop / Beach)
July 24 - Redneck Juliets (Country / Originals)
July 31 - Dependable Taxi (Pop / Alternative)
August 7 - Wild Honey (Blues / Country / Rock)
August 14 - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Pirate Rock)
August 21 - Big Drink (Acoustic / Rock)

 

From: Thu, August 21 2014 - Thu, August 21 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, August 24 2014 - Sun, August 24 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts

Sponsored by Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA). The concerts take place at the Jaycee Park on the Morehead City Waterfront (807 Shepard Street) from 5-8 pm and are free to the public. Call 252-808-0440 for more information.

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From: Fri, August 29 2014 - Fri, August 29 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Fall Show

Juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends a year. Held at the Beaufort Historic Site on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, and at another venue for a three week show between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is the perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsmen. 252-247-6366 or [email protected]

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From: Sat, August 30 2014 - Sun, August 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, August 31 2014 - Sun, August 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, September 07 2014 - Sun, September 07 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Friday Free Flick

Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive), 7:00 pm. Movies are family oriented.  Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Popcorn and drink for $1.00.  Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks.  Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, September 12 2014 - Fri, September 12 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, September 14 2014 - Sun, September 14 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Atlantic Beach Saltwater Classic

Atlantic Station Shopping Center, Atlantic Beach, NC
Contact: Terry Adkins (800) 546-4622
www.bluewaterpromo.com

From: Tue, September 16 2014 - Thu, September 18 2014

Categories: Fishing

Civil War Reenactments

Location: Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach. Events will be performed throughout the day from 10 - 4 by the 1st NC Volunteers. Flag talks, womens dress talks and musket firings and drills are a few of the programs being performed. Call 252-726-3775 for more information.
 

From: Sat, September 20 2014 - Sun, September 21 2014

Categories: History/Heritage

Emerald Isle's Ninth Annual Day4Kids

Bringing adults and children of all ages together for a fun-filled day of vendors, activities, games, face painting and more!  Celebrate our children by spending meaningful time with them.  Day4Kids will be held Saturday, September 20th from 10am to 2pm at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center, 7500 Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle.  Rain or Shine.  Call for details 252.354.6350 or email Sarah McNally at [email protected]  Interested vendors and sponsors should contact Sarah McNally, Event Director.  Vendors are NOT allowed to sell items, giveaways only.  There is no vendor fee.  However, vendors are responsible for giveaway items (approved by event director) for the first 400 children to visit their booth.  Sponsor a meaningful event for the children of our community by supplying the funds necessary to provide this free day of family fun.  The vendor application/agreement and sponsorship forms are available at www.emeraldisle-nc.org

From: Sat, September 20 2014 - Sat, September 20 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local

7th Annual Flounder Surf Fishing Tournament

Free registration (August 23-September 19) and excellent prizes!  All flounder must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle.  Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors.  Contact Lainey Gottuso at [email protected] or (252) 354-6350 for more information.

From: Sat, September 20 2014 - Sat, September 27 2014

Categories: Fishing

Steep Canyon Rangers in Concert

8pm at The Morehead Center, 1311 Arendell St. Morehead City Tickets are $40 and $30.  For tickets visit http://www.themoreheadcenter.com  or at the box office Thur – Sat 11-6 for walk-in or phone 252-726-1501.

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From: Sat, September 27 2014 - Sat, September 27 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Carolina Redfish Series Event #1

Sponsored by Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, Atlantic Beach, NC
Contact: Matt Lamb (252) 240-3474
www.chasintailsoutdoors.com

From: Sat, September 27 2014 - Sat, September 27 2014

Categories: Fishing

NC Seafood Festival

The NC Seafood Festival is the largest festival in Eastern NC. Taking place the first weekend in October, the festival offers free local & regional entertainment, 8k road race, sailing events, surf & pier fishing contest, Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, SasSea's Island playgound for children, FREE Southern Outer Banks Boat Show, vendors of all kinds, fireworks, amusement rides and seafood, seafood, seafood! Festival takes place on the Morehead City Waterfront. 252-726-6273 or www.ncseafoodfestival.org.

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From: Fri, October 03 2014 - Sun, October 05 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

12th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament

Free registration (September 20-October 3) and excellent prizes!  All trout must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle.  Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors.  Contact Lainey Gottuso at [email protected] or (252) 354-6350 for more information.

 

From: Sat, October 04 2014 - Sat, November 29 2014

Categories: Fishing

Dr. Bogus Free Surf Fishing Seminar

6:00 pm. In conjunction with the Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament, Dr. Bogus will be offering a free seminar.  Learn about speckled trout surf fishing from one of the area’s most renowned experts.  At the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department Community Center.  For more information, contact 252.354.6350.

 

From: Mon, October 06 2014 - Mon, October 06 2014

Categories: Fishing

Friday Free Flick

Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive), 7:00 pm. Movies are family oriented.  Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Popcorn and drink for $1.00.  Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks.  Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, October 10 2014 - Fri, October 10 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Please give!

From: Fri, October 17 2014 - Fri, October 17 2014

Categories: Local

11th Annual Emerald Isle Triathlon

8 am. Presented by Emerald Isle Business Association and Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation.  The race includes a 750 meter swim in the Atlantic Ocean, 19.3k bike and a 5k run.  To register, please visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd.  For more information, contact 252-354-6350.

From: Sat, October 18 2014 - Sat, October 18 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Halloween Carnival

6-8 pm. Fun for the whole family includes creating a glow in the dark mural, face painting, liver toss, hanging donut eating contest, ID kits by the EI Police Dept., and more!  Admission fee is two bags of candy per child.  Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department at 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle.  Please call 252-354-6350.

From: Fri, October 24 2014 - Fri, October 24 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

"Run Your BOOTY Off"

3rd Annual “Run Your BOOTY Off” road race Saturday, October 25th in downtown Morehead City at the Katherine Davis Park.  This 5K and 1 mile optional “costume” race is fun for the entire family.  Following the race there will be a Trunk or Treat, bouncy houses and games for the kids.  To register go to www.runtheeast.com or call 252-222-3007.  This fundraiser supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina.

From: Sat, October 25 2014 - Sat, October 25 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Carolina Kite Festival

Location: Atlantic Beach Public Beach Access,"The Circle". See Colorful Kites from Around the World,Candy Drops for the Children,Kite Building for Kids,Team Flying. 10:00am - 4:00pm Both Days, Saturday - 6:00pm Night Fly. 252-247-7011.

From: Sat, October 25 2014 - Sun, October 26 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Kindergarten Thanksgiving

9-11:30 am on November 4-7 & 11-14 on the Beaufort Historic Site. Similar to our Harvest Time, Kindergarten Thanksgiving is open for kindergarten classes. Children will visit the quaint Leffers Cottage to learn from Mr. Leffers and his family how they prepared for the winter months. Students will see open hearth cooking, butter churning, weaving and spinning and will have a lively conversation with Mr. Leffers himself! Reservations required. 252-728-5225

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From: Tue, November 04 2014 - Fri, November 14 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Friday Free Flick

Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive), 7:00 pm. Movies are family oriented.  Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Popcorn and drink for $1.00.  Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks.  Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, November 14 2014 - Fri, November 14 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Jumble Sale

9 am - 3 pm at the Beaufort Historic Site turns into a community market with art, handmade crafts, holiday gifts, pre-loved treasures, antiques, clothing, food and much more. No admission fee. Vendor information is available. 252-728-5225

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From: Sat, November 22 2014 - Sat, November 22 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Community Thanksgiving Feast

A traditional turkey dinner is provided by some of the area's finest restaurants. Served at the Beaufort Historic Site from 11: 30 am - 1 pm, dinners are available for take-out or to enjoy under our tent. Admission fee. 252-728-5225

From: Sun, November 23 2014 - Sun, November 23 2014

Categories: Food/Wine History/Heritage Holiday

11th Annual Emerald Isle Christmas Parade

Emerald Isle Christmas Parade sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association and the Town of Emerald Isle will take place on Saturday, November 29th beginning at 3pm on Hwy 58, Emerald Drive.  Important note to all entrants: There will be only ONE Santa Claus in the parade and he will be riding in a float at the end.  All other Santa’s will be sent back to the North Pole!  Also, please join us after the parade for the official Christmas Tree Lighting at Merchant’s Park!  Enjoy free refreshments, as well as a holiday caroling sing-a-long as Santa Claus visits with the children.  To enter, contact Diane Schools at 252.354.2916.

 

From: Sat, November 29 2014 - Sat, November 29 2014

Categories: Holiday

3rd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation will host our 3rd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in the Gymnasium from 8 am - 6 pm. The Fair will feature all handmade or hand-authenticated items from local artisans and crafters. This is also the weekend of our annual Christmas Parade which is the kick-off to the holiday season here in Emerald Isle. For more information or to become a vendor, contact Lainey Gottuso at (252) 354-6350 or [email protected] There is no application deadline but space is limited and expected to fill up quickly.

From: Sat, November 29 2014 - Sat, November 29 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Photos with Santa

2-9 pm. Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation will host a very special visitor; jolly Ol’ St. Nicholas at his “authentic beach shack”.  Professional photographer Jeff Pennell of Pennell’s Photography, Inc. will capture the smiles of your child or grandchild.  One day will be dedicated to photographs of your four legged, fur-children with the charming man in red.  The sitting fee for each of your pint-sized loved ones is just 5 cans of non-perishable food or a 5lb. bag of dog or cat food, additional donations are welcome.  Your professional photographs will be available for purchase online at www.jeffpennell.com.  The basic package starts at $29.95.  Santa Claus will be at his beach shack from 12-7 each day, but is available by appointment only.

Preregistration and a $10 non- refundable deposit is due at registration. Sitting times can be reserved by contacting Sarah McNally at Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society and Wounded Warriors. What a great time of year to give! Not only do you get a beautiful photographed memory of your children or fur-children, but you also support our wounded heros and animals in need. Please call Sarah at 252.354.6350 or email at [email protected] to schedule your child or fur-child’s professional photographs with Santa.  Visit Santa’s website at www.cliffkringle.com  

From: Tue, December 02 2014 - Thu, December 04 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend

This celebration held the first weekend in December boasts local waterfowl art, music, seafood, museum exhibits and more. It also includes educational displays, competitions, arts & crafts, community boat building and a fellowship service on Sunday morning. It’s the perfect way to experience the holiday season “Down East.” 252-728-1500 or www.coresound.com

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From: Fri, December 05 2014 - Sun, December 07 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine History/Heritage Holiday

Breakfast with Santa

10 am. Children of all ages join Santa for a Christmas story and enjoy breakfast before his arrival. Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Admission fee is one unwrapped gift per child or 5 canned goods per child.  You MUST pre-register by Friday, December 12th at 5pm to attend.  Reservations will be accepted beginning November 1st.  Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation.  Contact Sarah McNally at 252-354-6350 or [email protected]

 

From: Sat, December 13 2014 - Sat, December 13 2014

Categories: Holiday

Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

Enjoy a festive day in Historic Downtown Beaufort, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and celebrate the season with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations. A wide variety of art from regional artists will be showcased throughout many of the downtown shops, galleries and restaurants. The Art Walk will begin at The Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St. Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations. 252-728-5225

From: Sat, December 13 2014 - Sat, December 13 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Christmas Candlelight Tour

Tour private homes in Historic Beaufort and ride on the double-decker bus with carolers from local churches. Homeowners will open their doors so that the public can delight in their festive décor and decorations. Admission fee. 252-728-5225

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From: Sat, December 13 2014 - Sat, December 13 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Holiday

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Please give!

From: Fri, December 19 2014 - Fri, December 19 2014

Categories: Local