Annual Events & Festivals


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

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

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

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


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

Newport Pig Cooking Contest (April)
Newport Community Park – 252-241-3488

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

Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend (April)
Beaufort – 252-515-0708

Beaufort Music Festival (3rd weekend in May)
Beaufort –

Atlantic Beach Music Festival (May)
Atlantic Beach – 252-726-2121

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

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

Crystal Kai SUP Cup (May)


Bogue Banks Kiteboarding Festival (June)
Bogue Banks

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

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

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

The Beaufort Pirate Invasion (August)
Beaufort Waterfront – 252-504-3209


Beaufort’s Brewin’ Craft Beer Festival (September)
Beaufort – 252-515-0708

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

Carolina Kite Fest (October)
The Circle Atlantic Beach – 252-247-7011

North Carolina Seafood Festival

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Beaufort Pirate Invasion

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Beaufort Wine and Food Festival

One of coastal North Carolina’s most anticipated spring events, the Beaufort Wine and Food...

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Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Day Festival

The Emerald Island St. Patrick’s Day Festival is an annual event that can’t be...

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