Visitor Travel Advisory


Earth Day on the Crystal Coast


Each April, businesses, organizations and government agencies throughout Carteret County come together to celebrate Earth Day on the Crystal Coast. As a tourism-driven area, our stewardship of the environment is extremely important to minimize the impact of our footprint on the nature and wildlife around us. Join us this year on Saturday, April 25, at… Read More

Wooden Boat Show Celebration


The North Carolina maritime industry and its inherent craftsmanship are deeply ingrained in the seacoast culture of the Crystal Coast. In addition to the active boats you see up and down our marinas and waterfronts, their history is celebrated year-round at various events, exhibitions and sites, such as the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Each year,… Read More

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at the Carolina Chocolate Festival


For one weekend each year, the Crystal Coast Civic Center is filled to the brim with chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! The annual Carolina Chocolate Festival encompasses everything cocoa-related, and it’s even sweeter since it’s all for a great cause. John Green, founder of the Festival, had a vision of non-profit groups collaborating to bring the community together. Chocolate seemed like the… Read More

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