Annual Events & Festivals

WINTER

Art From the Heart
Morehead City
(252) 726-9156
artscouncilcarteret.org/art-from-the-heart

Candlelight Homes Tour
Beaufort Historic Site
(252) 728-5225
beauforthistoricsite.org

Carolina Chocolate Festival
Crystal Coast Civic Center
Morehead City
(252) 393-2011
carolinachocolatefestival.com

Chowder & Cheer
Downtown Morehead City
(252) 8080-0440
downtownmoreheadcity.com

Coastal Home & Garden Show
Crystal Coast Civic Center
Morehead City
(252) 247-3883

Core Sound Decoy Festival
Harkers Island
(252) 838-8818
decoyguild.com

Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
Harkers Island
(252) 728-1500
coresound.com

Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla
Morehead City & Beaufort Waterfronts
(252) 728-1638
maritimefriends.org

Crystal Coast Bridal Fair
Crystal Coast Civic Center
Morehead City
(252) 240-3256
crystalcoastbridalfair.com

SPRING

Atlantic Beach Beach Music Festival
The Circle in Atlantic Beach
(252) 726-2121
atlanticbeach-nc.com/events/abbmf

Beaufort Music Festival
Gallants Channel
beaufortmusicfestival.com

Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend
(252) 515-0708
beaufortwineandfood.org

Bites & Blues
Downtown Morehead City
(252) 726-6273
ncseafoodfestival.org

Crystal Coast Boat Show
Morehead City Waterfront
(252) 808-0440
crystalcoastboatshow.com

Crystal Coast Half Booty Triathlon
Beaufort
(346) 327-6139
crystalcoasttri.com

Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
(252) 354-3424
emeraldislerun.com

Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Emerald Plantation Shopping Center
(252) 354-3424
emeraldisle-nc.org

Newport Pig Cookin’ Contest
Newport Community Park
(252) 223-3112
newportpigcooking.com

Shuck, Rattle & Roll
Carteret Community College
Morehead City
(252) 222-6262
carteret.edu/foundation

Wooden Boat Show
NC Maritime Museum Beaufort
(252) 504-7740
beaufortwoodenboatshow.com

SUMMER

Beaufort Old Homes & Gardens Tour
Beaufort Historic Site
(252) 728-5225
beauforthistoricsite.org

Beaufort Pirate Invasion
Gallants Channel
(252) 241-9049
beaufortpirateinvasion.com

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Morehead City Waterfront
(252) 247-3575
thebigrock.com

Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament
Downtown Morehead City

(919) 801-8346
thebigrock.com/kids

Fourth of July Fireworks Celebrations
Atlantic Beach, Morehead City & Beaufort

Beaufort Historic Road Race
(252) 902-9712
runtheeast.com

Kayak for the Warriors Kayak & SUP Race
Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4353
k4tw.org

NC Ducks Unlimited Band the Billfish Tournament
Morehead City
(910) 358-5080
ncdubillfish.com

FALL

Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Tournament
abkingmack.com

Carolina Kite Festival
Atlantic Beach
(252) 247-7011
kitesbirds.com

Community Thanksgiving Feast
Beaufort Historic Site
(252) 728-5225
beauforthistoricsite.org

Crystal Coast Grand Prix
Downtown Morehead City
(252) 515-8131
lookoutshootout.com

Crystal Coast Highland Games
Beaufort
(603) 496-4546
crystalcoasthighlandgames.com

Emerald Isle Fall Fishing Tournament
emeraldislefishingtournament.com

North Carolina Seafood Festival
Morehead City Waterfront
(252) 726-6273
ncseafoodfestival.org

 

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