Events on the Crystal Coast

The Crystal Coast is home and host to a variety of events throughout the year. From fishing tournaments to seasonal festivals; from children’s celebrations to athletic events, each month holds something different to delight everyone in your family. Find out what’s going on during your stay, or learn when to plan your next trip. We look forward to seeing you!

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Sail Carteret | Free Sailboat Rides

May 19, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Your invited to experience our beautiful beaches and waterfront first-hand by enjoying free sailboat rides from Sail Carteret at the 10th Street Beach downtown, steps away from the boat show. This event is in conjunction with the Crystal Coast Boat Show.

1001 Shepard St, Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 808-0440

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Tiffany Elaine & Now Or Never @ Royal James

May 19, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tiffany Elaine is a recording Artist based out of Nashville and the Carolina’s. Elaine shows off her vocal range with her Debut single “Couldn’t You See” which was produced by Stokes Nielson of the Billboard acclaimed “The Lost Trailers. “The Lost Trailers issued a self-titled effort, which produced the singles “Call Me Crazy” and “Why Me”, both of which entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Elaine has teamed up with local musicians and songwriters Steve Mehan and Fernando Rivera for a sound no one has heard before forming the band every one is talking about, Now Or Never. Elaine is an BMI songwriter and CMA member. Tiffany Elaine performs both acoustically and with her band in NC and Nashville.

117 Turner Street Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-4573

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Open mic hosted by Tiffany Elaine @ Cru Wine Bar

May 21, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Share your talents at Cru Wine Bar and Coffee shop! Join us for open mic hosted by Tiffany Elaine! There is a sign up sheet and 3 song limit during your turn.

120 Turner St, Beaufort, North Carolina 28516

(252) 728-3066

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Kayak the Salt Marsh

May 21, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 19, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
August 2, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
August 16, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
September 17, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about local history while on the water. Basic instruction and safety lessons are followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh. Participants must know how to swim and some kayak experience is recommended. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; not suitable for children under 12. Cost is $35 ($20 with own kayak). Pre-Registration required; register at 252-504-7758.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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Musket Firing Demonstration

May 22, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
May 26, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Meet in Fort Macon to learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing.

2303 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 726-3775

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Surfreeks @ Rucker John’s

May 22, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come get freeky with Dylan, Dead, Hendrix, Marley, and original jams at Rucker John’s in Emerald Isle.

8700 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, North Carolina 28594

(252) 354-2413

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2019 Carteret County Parks & Rec – Beach Run Series

May 23, 2019 | 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
June 6, 2019 | 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
June 20, 2019 | 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
July 23, 2019 | 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
August 6, 2019 | 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
August 20, 2019 | 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the Carteret County Parks and Recreation – Beach Run Series. Join in the fun with a run on the sand. Offering 1 Mile, 5K or 10K. Fun for the entire family. No running experience needed. All ages and skill levels welcome!! All runs take place on the beach at the Atlantic Beach Circle.

REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN ~ 5:15-6:15pm
All Races start promptly at 6:30pm. Cost for the entire 7 run series is $50 per person, includes a Beach Run T-shirt OR Individual races $7 per person per race.

2019 DATES:
Race 1 – Thursday May 9th
Race 2 – Thursday May 23rd
Race 3 -Thursday June 6th
Race 4 -Thursday June 20th
Race 5 – Tuesday July 23rd
Race 6 – Tuesday August 6th
Final Race – Tuesday August 20th (1 mile fun run & awards)

For more details and to register and pay online, visit: ccpr.recdesk.com or call 252.808.3301.

105 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, USA

(252) 808-3301

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Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market Farm to Table Dinner

May 23, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market for their annual fundraising Farm to Table Dinner hosted on the evening of Thursday, May 23rd at 6:00 PM on the Harborside Park deck overlooking Taylor’s Creek on the waterfront in downtown Beaufort.  This fine dining experience features a menu prepared by the chefs at Clawson’s Restaurant from the freshest meats and vegetables raised by the market farmers and delicious breads and desserts from the market bakers.  Live entertainment will be provided by the Beaufort Blues Project and wine and beer are included.  Tickets may be purchased online at: oldebeaufortfarmersmarket.org or at the market on Saturday mornings thru the 18th.  Don’t miss this event that is sure to please!

 

320 Front Street Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 564-8822

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Jonathan Bryan Williams @ Promise’ Land Market

May 24, 2019 | 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Jonathan Bryan Williams of the Pat McGee Band will be here. Super talented. Come on out!

909B Arendell Street, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 222-0422

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Mikele Buck Band @ Salt

May 24, 2019 | 9:30 pm - May 25, 2019 | 12:00 am

The Voice 2018 contestant Mikele Buck was born in the Hills of West Virginia, where his family was steeped in the traditional music of the Appalachians. Playing drums in rock bands for most of his high school days, after graduation Mikele bought his first guitar. He started writing songs and playing local taverns, bars, and bonfire parties, testing his own songs out on friends and family. His original songs are a blend of all his musical influences, including Steve Earle, Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt and Red-Dirt artists like Randy Rodgers Band and Reckless Kelly. After returning from the Iraq war in 2005, Mikele went to Nashville to record his first CD and established his first band near Greenville NC. This band’s popularity grew and soon they were opening up for major acts such as Jason Aldean and Joe Nichols. From NC night clubs and fairs, the Mikele Buck Band began drawing record crowds of their own. His latest iTunes release has been pouring through car speakers all over the east…

325 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, NC, USA

(252) 241-7603

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Into the Fog @ Cru Wine Bar

May 24, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Into The Fog is a string band out of Wilmington, NC that encompasses a wide array of genres from bluegrass to country to folk to rock n’ roll. The band is made up of Brian Stephenson on Vocals and Guitar, Winston Mitchell on Vocals and Dobro/Mandolin, and Derek Lane on Vocals and Bass. After competing in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition, Into the Fog is quickly making a name for themselves throughout North Carolina and catching audience’s attention with their high energy blend of traditional bluegrass and modern folk. With two lead singers and a lot of instrumentation the band has a way of grabbing people’s attention, no matter what their musical preference.

120 Turner St, Beaufort, North Carolina 28516

(252) 728-3066

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Big Drink Music @ The Trading Post

May 25, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Big Drink Music will be bringing the boogie to the Trading Post!

8302 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, North Carolina 28594

(252) 424-8284

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Cannon Day @ Fort Macon

May 25, 2019 | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Come down to Fort Macon and learn how different Civil War era cannons were loaded, aimed, and fired.  Cannon demonstrations will be at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30.

2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

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A Great Gatsby Party (with The Raynor Brothers Band)

May 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Roaring Twenties… The Jazz Age…
GREAT GATSBY! The party of the season…
Destination The Infusion Cafe… Copacetic! (And how!)
On the evening of May 25, 2019, our joint will be jumpin in the jazz.
On the square! The cat’s meow… featuring the smooth jake sounds of ‘The Raynor Brothers Band!
(That’s the Raynor Brothers… They got the goods! See.)
This jazz ensemble is the bee’s knees!

Timmie Raynor III and
Gabriel Raynor will be leading the band.
The event’s gonna be a lollapalooza- and like Gatsby himself said,
“A little party never killed nobody!”
All you cats and dames hip to the jive, grab your glad rags and get ready to start “putting on the Ritz!”
Our kitchen artists are dreaming up a swanky 3-4 course meal that hit on all sixes and take you straight back to the 1920s like nobody’s business. Dinner will be served up with our famous ‘noodle juice’ and ‘joe’ (that’s twenties speak for tea and coffee- savvy?)… all this, our live-wire staff in the get up and The Raynor Brothers too!
This is sure to be the party of the season… and a night you wont want to miss.

Tickets Required. Seating is limited.
Call 252-240-2800 for event information and to guarantee your seats!

1012 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 240-2800

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Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin’ Stones @ Salt

May 25, 2019 | 10:00 pm - May 26, 2019 | 1:00 am

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin’ Stones are fronted by a 21-year-old powerhouse guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. The South Carolina-born artist, who formed the band as an eight-year-old, has developed a powerful and sublime synthesis of skills and makes it clear that the future is hers to conquer.
See her live @ https://youtu.be/PxWTf46X7qE
On their new self-titled album, Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones (available everywhere now) the band — who’ve played over 2,000 shows — digs to their core and leaves it all on the floor. The album is an aural kaleidoscope of blazing guitars and searing vocals, all of which establish Wicklund as a triple-threat player, singer and writer.
Hannah credits her father with instilling the lesson of never losing the intensity that music requires. Her first guitar was a present from him, as a kind of atonement for getting rid of her backyard trampoline. That very night, he taught her to play “Rockin’ In The Free World” and Tom Petty’s “It’s Good To Be King.” (Creativity runs through the family: her mother, a talented artist, painted the latest Steppin Stones album cover.) She grew up knowing that her life would be consumed by music. And somehow it feels as though it is only the beginning…
Past appearances including major events such as the Peach Music Festival, Firefly Music Festival and Kaaboo Del Mar.

325 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, NC, USA

(252) 241-7603

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Selah Dubb @ Off The Hook

May 25, 2019 | 10:00 pm - May 26, 2019 | 12:00 am
June 21, 2019 | 10:00 pm - June 22, 2019 | 12:00 am
July 13, 2019 | 10:00 pm - July 14, 2019 | 12:00 am

Come check out Selah Dubb at Off The Hook. Come on out for great food, drink specials and LIVE entertainment!

105 S 7th St, Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 499-9150

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Kayak for the Warriors 5K and 10K Beach Run 2019

May 25, 2019 | 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Kayak for the Warriors™ is an annual fundraising event for HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS® to benefit our brave, combat injured and fallen service men and women and their families, sponsored by the Town of Pine Knoll Shores, NC.

We kick off our Kayak for the Warrior activities by hosting 5K and 10K Beach Runs on Saturday, May 25, at 8:00 a.m. The event fee for the 5K is $25 and the 10K is $30. Both include a t-shirt. Runners will begin at the The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores and run east and return on the beach. Additional information and registration can be found at www.k4tw.org or at www.runtheeast.com.

McNeill Park Pine Knoll Shores, NC

(252) 247-4353

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Jaycee Park Summer Concert Series 2019

May 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
June 1, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
June 8, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
June 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
June 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
June 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 4, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 6, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 20, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
August 3, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
August 10, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
August 17, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
August 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
August 31, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a summer concert series from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend on the beautiful Morehead City Waterfront. The concerts are scheduled each Saturday evening from 7-8:30pm at Jaycee Park in Morehead City. These performances are free and open to the public.

May 25 – WCHS Jazz Band
June 1 – Likwid Pickle
June 8 – Built For Comfort
June 15 – The Backbeat
June 22 – Seaside Band
June 29 – The Central Park Band
July 4 – The Main Event Band – Fireworks at 9
July 6 – Thrillbillies
July 13 – Jan Michael Fields
July 20 – Donald Thompson Band
July 27 – Freeway
August 3 – Expressions
August 10 – Calico Creek Bluegrass band
August 17 – Naked Knees
August 24 – Kudubai
August 31 – 4EverAll

807 Shepard Street, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

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Beaufort Blues Project @ Mill Space

May 25, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come on our for a great night of music and fun with Beaufort Blues Project.  Presented by Mill Whistle Brewing. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

1354 Lennoxville Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 342-6929

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Irish Robinson @ Promise’ Land Market

May 25, 2019 | 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us for music by Irish Robinson. We have live music EVERY weekend.

909B Arendell Street, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 222-0422

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Caviar Farm Tour & Tasting

May 25, 2019 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
June 26, 2019 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
July 3, 2019 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
July 10, 2019 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
July 17, 2019 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

That’s right, there’s a caviar farm right here in Carteret County!

Marshallberg Farm is the largest producer of Russian Sturgeon caviar in the U.S.A., with capacity to produce up to 3 tons of caviar per year. Due to popular demand, the Down East facility will be holding a series of farm tours and caviar tastings.

The tour includes a guided walk amongst 40 indoor recirculating aquaculture tanks that teem with sturgeon and span some 54,000 square feet of building space. Following the tour, there will be a caviar and smoked sturgeon tasting and a chance to purchase products.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.marshallbergfarm.com/tours. Spaces are limited.

 

811 Straits Rd. Smyrna, NC 28579

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The Embers featuring Craig Woolard @ Salt

May 26, 2019 | 9:30 pm - May 27, 2019 | 12:00 am

There are many bands or groups today yet few that are considered a musical institution. The Embers have solidified their position as a thriving musical entity leaving their mark on listeners for decades.

The Embers boast numerous albums and single releases that span decades and all the crazes continuing to exhibit top quality showmanship, musicianship and professionalism. Having been inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and most recently the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, The Embers are honored to carry the moniker of North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music. This group has traveled the country and the world and have performed for every event imaginable from the highest dignitaries to the hottest back yard frat parties. The Embers were also honored to travel throughout South Korea to perform their Christmas special ‘Christmas with the Embers’ on American Military bases for America’s troops in December of 2007 and 2008. The Embers were awarded Military Coins of Excellence for their distinguished service.

http://theembersband.net/

325 Mangrove Drive EmeraldIsle, NC 28594

(252) 354-2740

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BigTime @ Jack’s Waterfront Bar

May 26, 2019 | 9:30 pm - May 27, 2019 | 1:30 am

BigTime returns to Jack’s Waterfront Bar to bring in the Summer 0f 2019 as we can only do it–stylin and profilin’!!!

513 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC, USA

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Carteret Community Theatre presents “Let’s Hang On”

May 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Carteret Community Theatre presents “Let’s Hang On”, a Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons tribute band, on Sunday May 26th at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Arendell St., Morehead City. Doors open at 7:00PM and the show begins at 8:00PM. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, and a table of 10 is $425.00. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.carteretcommunitytheatre.com or by calling 252-726-1501.

3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 726-1501

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Sea Stars and Stripes Event Salutes Active Military @ the Aquarium

May 26, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There is a significant United States military presence in North Carolina. All four branches are represented in some way; from Seymore Johnson Airforce Base in Goldsboro and Fort Bragg near Fayetteville, to Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point closer to Carteret County. On Memorial Day, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores will host Sea Stars and Stripes as a way to salute active military and their families.

The event, held 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, May 26, is specifically designed for currently serving military who have young children. Join us for an evening after hours for dinner, live animal presentations, and take-home crafts that children of all ages can enjoy

1 Roosevelt Blvd, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, United States

(252) 247-4003

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Memorial Day Pig Pickin and Hawaiian Shirt Contest

May 26, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fishtowne is throwing a Memorial Day Pig Pickin Luau and want to celebrate with their craft beer Ohana! Sunday, May 26th from 12pm – 5pm they will be cooking up a pig along with a Hawaiian shirt contest. Games, music and door prizes all day with the best Hawaiian shirt winner announced at 3pm. Winner receives a special edition Fishtowne Hawaiian Shirt. So join them at Fishtowne for a hella good BBQ and a hella good time!

133 B Turner Street Beaufort, North Carolina 28516

(252) 838-1102

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Summer Concert Series @ Crystal Coast Brewing Company

May 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
June 8, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
June 22, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
July 5, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
July 20, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
August 3, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
August 17, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
August 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We are super excited to announce our Music On Tap Summer Concert Series! We will be welcoming some of the best musical talent from the area as well as from across the country. All shows are free so stop by, grab a pint, and celebrate the summer with us!

Live Music Schedule:
May 11th – 7-10pm: Ryan Cain at Crystal Coast Brewing
May 26th – 7-10pm: The Dust Parade Trio at Crystal Coast Brewing
June 8th – 8-11pm: Sully at Crystal Coast Brewing
June 22nd – 2-5pm: Ryan Rubich at Crystal Coast Brewing
July 5th – 7-10pm: Live Music – Brooke McBride at Crystal Coast Brewing
July 20th – 8-11pm: Steel Shot at Crystal Coast Brewing
August 3rd – 8-11pm: Brian Burke at Crystal Coast Brewing
August 17th – 7-10-pm: Scott Shelby at Crystal Coast Brewing
August 30th – 7-10pm: Ryan Cain at Crystal Coast Brewing

219 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina 28512

(252) 296-2841

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Evening Gun @ Fort Macon

May 29, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Meet in the fort to watch a 19th century cannon be loaded and fired in the military tradition of the “Evening Gun.”  US Coast Guard Base Fort Macon will provide the cannon crew.

2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

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Kayak for the Warriors | Warrior Reception and Auctions 2019

May 30, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Thursday evening May 30, 2019, at 6:00 PM, the annual Warrior Reception with its two auctions (Live and Silent) will be held at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.This event, which especially honors our combat wounded, is also intended to recognize all of our veterans.

This is a delightfully entertaining evening for everyone. The auction is $10 for preregistration and $15 at the door and gains you admittance to the aquarium and all its exhibits and are invited to enjoy some of the finest food our local restaurants provide. One serving of beer or wine is included, as is unlimited water or soda. Additional wine/beer can be purchased for $3 per serving.

Please stroll through the galleries and take a few minutes to place a bid on one of the silent auction items.The Silent Auction will feature 100 items by local artists and craftsmen as well as items donated by local merchants. We will also have raffle tickets for sale, for a chance at some unique items.

Additionally, there will be a Live Auction featuring the antics of “Auctioneers on Deck” in the Aquarium Auditorium. There will be another 25 or so large ticket items in the Live Auction.
Last year these items included football tickets, hotels and vacation, golf outings, hang gliding, professional services, a beautiful hand-made quilt, fabulous stained glass, wooden art pieces and more. This year will feature the same caliber of items. Please plan to take your items home on the night of the auction as we will be charging a $20 holding fee per item to transport & hold the items at Town Hall.

We look forward to a fun evening, with entertainment, great auction items, good food and friends. We hope you participate generously for the benefit of our combat wounded.

1 Roosevelt Blvd, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

(252) 247-4353

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Live On Thursdays (LOTs) Summer Concert Series 2019

May 30, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
June 6, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
June 13, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
June 20, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 4, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 11, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 18, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 25, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
August 1, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grab a lawn chair and head to Dockhouse Park in Beaufort for free, family friendly fun.

May 30 – Robert McDuffy
June 6 – Phantom Playboys
June 13 – Beaufort Blues Project
June 20 – Barefoot Wade
July 4 – Dick Knight
July 11 – Red & the Rockers
July 18 – Phantom Playboys
July 25 – Blind Hog
August 1 – Damn Yankees

500 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 241-4485

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Cruisin’ To The Cape Festival 2019

May 31, 2019 | 4:00 pm - June 1, 2019 | 10:00 pm

Come out for MacDaddy’s “Cruisin’ To The Cape” Festival!

Annual Car Show, Crafts, food, live music, beer and more!

Vendors needed – contact tracy@macdaddys.com for more information.

130 Golfin Dolphin Drive, Cape Carteret, NC, United States

(252) 393-6565

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Natural Side of Fort Macon

May 31, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon. Hike will cover both trail and beach.

2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

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Summer Concerts In The Fort 2019

May 31, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
June 8, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
June 14, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
June 22, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
June 28, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
July 12, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
July 26, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
August 2, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
August 10, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

All concerts are free although donations are most welcomed. Doors open early for picnickers and all who want to take in the beautiful setting. Just in case it rains the concerts will be held inside the Visitor Center at the Fort.

May 31, 6:30 pm: The Sunshine Band – Contemporary mix of Show and Pop Tunes
June 8, 1:00 pm: Caffeinated Soul Boogie – Folk, Rock and Eclectic Funk Blues
June 14, 6:30 pm: Unknown Tongues – Cajun/Zydeco
June 22, 1:00 pm: The Mad Fiddler – Fiddle favorites at their Best
June 28, 6:30 pm: Telluride – Beach, Bluegrass and Country Music
July 12, 6:30 pm: Saltwater Gold – Something for Everyone
July 26, 6:30 pm: FAB-The Band – Classic Motown and Beach Music
August 2, 6:30 pm: Wild Honey – Country Rock and Blues
August 10, 1:00 pm: Morehead Brass Consortium – Pop and Classic Tunes

2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

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3rd Annual Tri for Fun Kids Triathlon

June 1, 2019 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Tri for Fun is open to kids ages 5-15, and the second year of offering a Special needs division, this event is not to be missed. The event is fun, empowering and supports a great cause. Sponsorships are still welcomed, as are volunteers.  All  proceeds go to  the Carteret County Schools PE Programs and we encourage everyone to join us as we encourage the children to the finish line!  You can find more information here.

701N. 35th Street Morehead City, NC

(252) 726-7070

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Kayak for the Warriors Kayak / Paddleboard Race

June 1, 2019 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A 3.2-mile kayak and paddle board race through the Pine Knoll Shores canals begins Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m. A $50 registration fee for a single kayak/paddle board and $100 for a tandem kayak includes a Warrior T-shirt and lunch for each paddler. The WARRIORS RACE will be based on the registrant who brings in the most donations in his or her name. We are asking each participant to create their own team of sponsors. Each racer is encouraged to raise at least $100 in additional donations from their sponsors. Sponsor dollars must be submitted 24 hours before the race including the electronic cut off if submitting online. There will be award categories for kayakers, tandem and paddle boarders. Register on line at www.k4tw.org.

ON SHORE

After all racers return to shore, an awards ceremony and Barbecue Feast will begin at 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Garner Park. For those not racing in any other events, the cost to participate in the lunch is $10 per person or $15 per family. Our raffle will take place during the race, and kayak t-shirts will be available for sale. Residents are encouraged to display the American flag. Although most of the action takes place at Garner Park, there are many great viewing areas along the route including McNeill Park, Brock Basin and Ramsey Park.

Garner Park, Oakleaf Drive, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, United States

(252) 247-4353

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9th Annual Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism

June 1, 2019 | 7:00 am - 10:00 am

RUN | WALK | DONATE | SPONSOR | CREATE A TEAM

In North Carolina, 1 in 59 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can make a difference in the lives of children with autism and their families by registering for the Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism. Registration is $25 for the competitive 5K or $25 for the walk, but you can make an even bigger impact by recruiting family members, friends, and co-workers to form a team and raise donations – now is the time to start!

Proceeds from the Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism will fund local programs of the Autism Society of North Carolina, the leading statewide resource organization serving the over 65,000 people in NC across the spectrum throughout their lifespans.

The Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism will include a competitive 5K, an awareness walk, and a kids’ dash.

Register today! www.crystalcoastrunwalkforautism.com

First Citizens Bank 411 Front St, Beaufort, North Carolina 28516

(252) 367-0679

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Kristy Harvey’s Town Takeover

June 1, 2019 | 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

Save the date for the weekend of May 31, 2019 when Peachtree Bluff, the fictional town in Kristy Woodson Harvey’s internationally bestselling Peachtree Bluff series, will be taking over Beaufort! The stories will come to life through bus tours, luncheons, and a beautiful farm-to-table dinner at the Historic Site and an exclusive VIP cocktail party at the home of Front Street resident, Jerri Sutton. Kristy is not only taking over the town, but she’s taking over the English Double Decker Bus to point out the people and the locations in her book.

11am – Beaufort Historic Site Tour – $12 per person
12pm – Combination Double Decker Bus/Peachtree Bluff Tour with Kristy Woodson Harvey – $12 per person
1pm – Lunch and Book Talk at Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant – $35 per person
3pm – Beaufort Historic Site Tour – $12 per person
4pm – Combination Double Decker Bus/Peachtree Bluff Tour with Kristy Woodson Harvey – $12 per person
6pm – VIP Cocktail Party at the home of Jerri Sutton – $100 per person
7:30pm – Dinner Under the Stars at Beaufort Historic Site, with Scarborough Fare Catering and Blue Moon Jazz – $125 per person

Purchase tickets here.

150 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

252-728-5225

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Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts 2019

June 7, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
June 21, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 19, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
August 16, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
September 19, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October 17, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is excited to once again host Alive at Five in 2019! This FREE, family-friendly event showcases some of your favorite bands from June to October. Special thanks to our Alive at Five concert series sponsors Sound Bank and West Town Bank and Trust and our beverage sponsor R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Company.

Friday, June 7….. The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra
Friday, June 21…..Liquid Pleasure Band
Friday, July 19….. North Tower Band
Friday, August 16….. Bounce – Party Band
Thursday, Sept 19….. Jim Quick & Coastline
Thursday, October 17….. The Embers

Alive at Five is held in Jaycee Park on the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for music and dancing. Beer, wine, and sodas are available for purchase at the event. Jaycee Docks are available for boats to dock for free throughout the concert on most Alive at Five days. Stay tuned to the Downtown Morehead City, Inc. Facebook page as we continue to announce this year’s lineup. Questions? Contact Downtown Morehead City, Inc. at 252-808-0440 or info@downtownmoreheadcity.com. See y’all downtown!

807 Shepard Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 808-0440

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61st Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

June 7, 2019 | 12:00 am - June 15, 2019 | 12:00 am

The 2019 Big Rock Tournament will take place June 7-15, 2019 in Morehead City. Among the largest and oldest sport fishing tournaments in the country, The Big Rock calls avid deep-sea fishermen to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast for a full week of angling and community celebration. Over the course of the last half-century, many boats have docked here, many tourists have gathered here, and many Morehead City natives have come and gone. Our mission has always stayed the same: to represent the sport fishing community as superbly as only Morehead City can!

710 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

252-247-3575

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Mac & Juice @ Off The Hook

June 8, 2019 | 10:00 pm - June 9, 2019 | 12:00 am

Come check out Mac & Juice at Off The Hook. Come on out for great food, drink specials and LIVE entertainment!

105 S 7th St, Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 499-9150

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Maritime Day

June 8, 2019 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy an old-fashioned, family oriented picnic at our expansion site at Gallants Channel in Beaufort. Come and sail in the museum’s fleet of traditional wooden boats, cast a line with a cane pole, join in games or just relax and enjoy the live music and the spectacular waterway views. All Maritime Day activities are free, and registration is not required. Food trucks will be on site.

172 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 728-2762

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Beaufort Old Homes Tour Kick-off Party 2019

June 8, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Old Homes Tour kick-off party and art opening for 2019 Old Homes and Gardens Tour will showcase featured artist, Jim Carson.

150 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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EmeraldFest Series 2019

June 13, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
June 20, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
June 27, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
July 4, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
July 11, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
July 18, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
July 25, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
August 1, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
August 8, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
August 15, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Town’s popular EmeraldFest outdoor concert series is back again this summer, with concerts every Thursday evening at 6:30 pm on the oceanfront at the Western Ocean Regional Access (located off Islander Drive). Please bring your friends, lawn chairs or a blanket, and enjoy some great music from several different genres!

June 13 – Paul Coleman
June 20 – The Will & Tony Show
June 27 – Pamlico Joe & Clean Water Flow
July 4 – The Mad Fiddler
July 11 – Wild Honey
July 18 – Justin Castellano
July 25 – 4EverAll & Friends
August 1 – Big Drink
August 8 – Pure T Mommicked
August 15 – Naked Knees

Western Ocean Regional Access Emerald Isle, NC

(252) 354-3424

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Groove Fetish @ Off The Hook

June 14, 2019 | 10:00 pm - June 15, 2019 | 1:00 am

We are having a great evening of music here at Off  The Hook with Groove Fetish! Great food and drinks specials.

105 S 7th Street, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 499-9150

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The Spread @ Off The Hook

June 22, 2019 | 10:00 pm - June 23, 2019 | 12:00 am
July 27, 2019 | 10:00 pm - July 28, 2019 | 12:00 am

Don’t miss The Spread at Off The Hook!

105 S 7th Street, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 499-9150

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Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

June 22, 2019 | 9:00 am - June 23, 2019 | 4:30 pm
July 13, 2019 | 9:00 am - July 14, 2019 | 4:30 pm
August 24, 2019 | 9:00 am - August 25, 2019 | 4:30 pm
September 14, 2019 | 9:00 am - September 15, 2019 | 4:30 pm
October 12, 2019 | 9:00 am - October 13, 2019 | 4:30 pm

Explore the art of boatbuilding in this two-day, hands-on course. Students age 16 and up begin with lofting, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the backbone of small boats. They also learn planking methods, both carvel and lapstrake, and use of appropriate fasteners. After two days, students will have the knowledge, skill, and confidence to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own. Cost is $135 ($121.50 for members of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum). Advance registration is required. Register by calling 252-504-7758.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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Adam Hill @ Off The Hook

June 28, 2019 | 10:00 pm - June 29, 2019 | 12:00 am

Rockn’ out to Adam Hill with great drinks and food at Off The Hook!!

105 S 7th Street, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 499-9150

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59th Annual Old Homes & Gardens Tour

June 28, 2019 | 10:00 am - June 29, 2019 | 5:00 pm

This 59th annual walking tour of private homes, gardens, churches and historic places is the last full weekend in June.  Other highlights of the weekend include tours of the Beaufort Historic Site buildings, the Old Burying Ground, narrated bus tours of the historic district, and an antique car show.  Tickets are good for both June 28th and 29th.  The tour is self-paced with time to visit all the shops and restaurants in downtown Beaufort. For more information visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org or call 252-728-5225.

150 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Joe Brown Band @ Off The Hook

June 29, 2019 | 10:00 pm - June 30, 2019 | 12:00 am
July 19, 2019 | 10:00 am - July 20, 2019 | 12:00 am

Come check out Joe Brown Band at Off The Hook. Come on out for great food, drink specials and LIVE entertainment!

105 S 7th St, Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 499-9150

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12th Annual CCCF Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Tournament

July 12, 2019 | 5:00 pm - July 13, 2019 | 3:00 pm

Join us for our 12th Annual Carteret Community College Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament taking place at Jaycee Park in Morehead City. This is a family-friendly tournament with prizes for children as well as adults. Don’t miss out on our Friday night Captains’ Social! For more information please visit: www.CarteretSMT.com.

Jaycee Park, South 9th Street, Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 222-6262

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12th Annual CCCF Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Tournament

July 12, 2019 | 5:00 pm - July 13, 2019 | 3:00 pm

Join us for our 12th Annual Carteret Community College Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament taking place at Jaycee Park in Morehead City. This is a family-friendly tournament with prizes for children as well as adults. Don’t miss out on our Friday night Captains’ Social! For more information please visit: www.CarteretSMT.com.

Jaycee Park, South 9th Street, Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 222-6262

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Beaufort Historic Association’s Summer Party 2019

July 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Come celebrate Beaufort Summers with a fabulous summer party at the Beaufort Historic Site. Enjoy wonderful food by Scarborough Fare Catering, open bar, live music by the band Night Years, live auction and silent auction with the proceeds benefiting the Beaufort Historical Association. $100 per person.

150 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

252-728-5225

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Boys & Girls Club Billfish Classic

July 18, 2019 | 5:00 am - July 20, 2019 | 10:00 pm

We are a non-profit organization based in Beaufort, NC. Our proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Plain, which encompasses 17 clubs in 7 counties. We are a 3 day fishing tournament with 3 divisions, Inshore, Billfish and Dolphin. We are a NC Gov Cup Event. Held on the historic Beaufort waterfront at the Beaufort Town Docks. We serve dinner nightly and have a Pirate/Family Night also a Silent Auction and an Awards Night.

Inshore Entry $500
Billfish Entry $1,000
Dolphin Entry $1,000
Participant Sponsor Entry $500
Beaufort Town Docks “Under the Tent”

500 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 639-1093

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Bi Polar Express @ Off The Hook

July 20, 2019 | 10:00 pm - July 21, 2019 | 12:00 am
June 15, 2019 | 10:00 pm - June 16, 2019 | 12:00 am

Come hear some great sounds with Bi Polar Express. Great drink prices and food.

105 S 7th Street, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 499-9150

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Art Gallery Opening for Monica Linares

August 3, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Born and raised in Venezuela, Mónica now lives in Apex. Monica has a graphic style. Characterized by simplicity, interesting design and strong brushwork. She recently was featured at the North Carolina Museum of Art Gift Shop during the Georgia O’Keefe exhibit.

130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 728-5225

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Beaufort Pirate Invasion 2019

August 9, 2019 | 10:00 am - August 11, 2019 | 1:00 pm

The Beaufort Pirate Invasion is a reenactment of an event that happened in Beaufort, North Carolina, in 1747, when the town was caught up in a battle to defend itself from Spanish privateers. Blackbeard is also part of our local history and the wreck of QAR is here to prove it. Along with many other tales and legends of the Notorious Pirate and his alleged shenanigans in our area. This annual event was created in 1960 to highlight this unique and historical event of victory. The story unfolds on the waterfront at Taylor’s Creek, throughout town and around pirate encampments. Professional pirate re-enactors, villagers and merchants roam throughout town creating a historical and piratical presence for pirate enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy. Join us in celebrating our towns history and unique culture throughout the year by visiting Beaufort during one of our many local events and don’t miss the N.C. Maritime Museum and the Queen Anne’s Revenge exhibit which opened last spring and many other interesting things to see and do in NC’s Coolest Small Town.

Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 241-9049

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Merry Time for Tots

September 11, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
October 9, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
November 13, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
December 11, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to the Merry Time for Tots program, which takes a unique look at a different nautical topic each month. Topics include Pirate Hooks and Peg Legs, Hatteras Jack, Boats that Float, Whale of a Time and Shark Tales. The program is free and includes lessons, activities and a make-and-take craft. Register at 252-504-7758.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 504-7758

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BHA Membership Meeting and Volunteer Picnic 2019

September 17, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Semi-Annual Membership Meeting will be held on the grounds of The Beaufort Historic Site. A picnic with all the trimmings to honor is featured for all those who volunteer for the Beaufort Historical Association and its many events and activities.  There will be a very brief business meeting, which includes the election of new Board of Governors members.

100 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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1st Annual Emerald Isle Fall Fishing Tournament

September 21, 2019 | 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 1st Annual Emerald Isle Fishing Tournament will be a family friendly King Mackerel tournament where elite and sport fishermen alike can compete and provide a positive environment for young anglers. 100% of the entry fees are paid directly to the participants in the forms of prizes and other awards.

7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC, USA

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North Carolina Seafood Festival

October 4, 2019 | 12:00 am - October 6, 2019 | 12:00 am

We have jump started planning for the 2019 North Carolina Seafood Festival! Stay tuned for updates on what you can expect for next year.

412 D Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

252-726-6273

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Harvest Time @ BHA

October 8, 2019 | 9:00 am - October 11, 2019 | 12:00 pm
October 15, 2019 | 9:00 am - October 19, 2019 | 12:00 pm

Demonstrations of Beaufort family life in the 1700s and 1800s will be featured in this Living History program designed specifically for fourth grade classes. Children learn through hands-on activities about food preservation, candle dipping, woodworking, and corn harvesting techniques demonstrated by volunteers in period dress. Admission charge.

100 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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BHA Fall Fundraising Party 2019

October 12, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Gala fundraising party held in a beautiful Beaufort home featuring the works of a selected artist. Artwork is available for purchase. Admission fee.

150 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Kindergarten Thanksgiving 2019

November 4, 2019 | 9:00 am - November 8, 2019 | 12:00 pm
November 12, 2019 | 9:00 am - November 15, 2019 | 12:00 pm

Similar to our Harvest Time, Kindergarten Thanksgiving is open for kindergarten classes. Students will see open hearth cooking, butter churning, weaving and spinning and visit the colonial gardens! Reservations required.  

100 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Jumble Sale 2019

November 23, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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.

100 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

252-728-5225

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Beaufort Historic Association’s Community Thanksgiving Feast 2019

November 24, 2019 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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.

 

150 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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9th Annual Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

December 14, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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.

 

 

130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour 2019

December 14, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tour private homes in 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. Tickets $16.

130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Blackbeard – Raider of the Carolina Seas

March 9, 2020 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
March 10, 2020 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
March 11, 2020 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am

2018 marks the 300th anniversary of the capture and execution of Blackbeard. We are proud to present this work written and produced by local historian, Ruth Peeling Barbour in 1964. It was first performed by Carteret Community Theatre at the Beaufort School Auditorium in July of 1964.

This historical drama features maritime music, sword fights, fair maids in peril and of course, pirates!

March 9,& 10 at 7:30 and March 11 at 2:00pm.

Tickets in advance are $19 for adults and $10 for students through high school. At the door, $22.00 for adults and $12.00 for students.

1311 Arendell St Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 497-8919

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