Annual Events & Festivals

WINTER

Candlelight Homes Tour (2nd weekend in December)
Beaufort Historic Site – 252-728-5225
www.beauforthistoricsite.org

Carolina Chocolate Festival (1st weekend in February)
Crystal Coast Civic Center – 252-393-2011
www.carolinachocolatefestival.com

Core Sound Decoy Festival  (December)
Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild, Harkers Island – 252-838-8818
www.decoyguild.com

Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla  (December)
Morehead City & Beaufort Waterfronts – 252-728-7317
 

SPRING

Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival (March)
Emerald Plantation Shopping Center, Emerald Isle – 252-354-6350
emeraldislestpatricksfestival.com

Newport Pig Cooking Contest (April)
Newport Community Park – 252-241-3488
www.newportpigcooking.com

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

Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend (April)
Beaufort – 252-515-0708
www.beaufortwineandfood.com

Beaufort Music Festival (3rd weekend in May)
Beaufort – john@beaufortmusicfestival.com
www.beaufortmusicfestival.com

Atlantic Beach Music Festival (May)
Atlantic Beach – 252-726-2121
atlanticbeach-nc.com/events/beach-music-festival

Crystal Coast Boat Show (3rd weekend in May)
Morehead City Waterfront – 252-808-0440
www.crystalcoastboatshow.com

Wooden Boat Show (1st weekend in May)
Beaufort – 252-728-7317
www.ncmaritimemuseums.com

Crystal Kai SUP Cup (May)
Beaufort
crystalkaisupcup.com
 

SUMMER

Bogue Banks Kiteboarding Festival (June)
Bogue Banks
kiteboardfest.com

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

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

NC Ducks Unlimited Billfish Tournament (July)
Morehead City Waterfront – 252-241-9680
www.ncdubillfish.com

The Beaufort Pirate Invasion (August)
Beaufort Waterfront – 252-504-3209
www.beaufortpirateinvasion.com
 

FALL

Beaufort’s Brewin’ Craft Beer Festival (September)
Beaufort – 252-515-0708
www.beaufortwineandfood.com

N.C. Seafood Festival (First weekend in October)
Morehead City Waterfront – 252-726-6273
www.ncseafoodfestival.org

Carolina Kite Fest (October)
The Circle Atlantic Beach – 252-247-7011
www.kitesandbirds.com

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