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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Beaufort Picture Show - The Florida Project

November 22, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Beaufort Picture Show is a non-profit organization formed to showcase a broad range of notable films that enrich lives, engage minds, and build community. Beaufort Picture Show is the premier destination for cinema and cultural events on the Crystal Coast.

The movie for this showing will be The Florida Project:

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinai, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer as they struggle to make ends meet while living in a cheap Florida motel.

Early show is at 5pm and the late who is at 8pm.

1354 Lennoxville Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 528-7395 text only

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Beaufort Picture Show - The Florida Project

November 22, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Beaufort Picture Show is a non-profit organization formed to showcase a broad range of notable films that enrich lives, engage minds, and build community. Beaufort Picture Show is the premier destination for cinema and cultural events on the Crystal Coast.

The movie for this showing will be The Florida Project:

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinai, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer as they struggle to make ends meet while living in a cheap Florida motel.

Early show is at 5pm and the late who is at 8pm.

1354 Lennoxville Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 528-7395 text only

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Newport Community 5K Turkey Trot

November 23, 2019 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Race begins at 9AM. Liability Waiver must be signed in order to participate. Contact Recreation Department at Newport Town Hall, 252-223-4749 or email recreation@townofnewport.com for more information. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes Overall Male and Female. No age group awards.

During the run, bring your child to the tent and encourage them to create Christmas cards to send to the troops. All supplies will be provided and free to all who want to participate. Newport had a legend named “Trottin’ Jim” who worked for the Postal Service. Take a moment and read about him during this activity.

606 Verdun St, Newport NC

(252) 223-4749

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Kids Fishing Palooza

November 23, 2019 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for a Kids Fishing Palooza!This event is for kids ages 3-15 years-old. Prizes will be awarded for first fish caught, most creative fishing hat, largest fish by weight and smallest fish by weight. Bring your own pole or borrow one of ours (Limited Availability). Bait provided or bring your own. Registration at 8:30 AM • Registration Fee: $2.00. The event will take place on Saturday, November 23rd • 9:00 AM-11:00 AM at Newport River Fishing Pier • 301 Highway 70. For more information, please contact Garrett Carpenter • garrett.carpenter@moreheadcitync.org •Kirk Peterson • kirk.peterson@moreheadcitync.org • (252) 726-5083.

301 Hwy 70, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 726-5083

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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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5K After Party @ Shortway Brewing Company

November 23, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get signed up for the Newport Community 5K Run & join us after the race!! Early entry to the brewery starts at 10 am & includes a brewery tour with owner & head brewer, Matt Shortway as well as a pint of an upcoming release not yet available on tap!! **Must have Newport 5K race medal present to enter this private event**

Sign up for the race here >> https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Newport/Newport5k

230 Chatham St, Newport, NC 28570

(252) 777-3065

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Afternoon Tea & Fashion Show Shopping

November 23, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Carteret County Domestic Violence Program is celebrating our 30th year. Please Join us for our Annual Afternoon Tea, Fashion Show and Shopping event. Its an amazing event for an important Cause. This year’s event will take place on Saturday afternoon rather than Sunday as in the past. Please call 252-726-2336 or 252-240-9026 and ask for Glenda, or email us at ccdvp.ed@gmail.com for further information or details about the event and how you can help by becoming a sponsor or to promote your business by purchasing vendor space. Event will take place at the Crystal Coast Civic Center.

3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 726-2336

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CODA Woodwind Quintet & Student Art Exhibition

November 23, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us November 23rd for the second installment of the Carteret CC Fine Art Series. This month features the CODA Woodwind Quintet and Carteret CC Student Art Exhibition.

Admission is FREE. The event will be held in Joslyn Hall of the McGee Building.

Saturday, November 23rd
1-3 p.m. Student Art Exhibition
3-4 p.m. CODA Woodwind Quintet

3505 Arendell St, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 222-6000

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Caviar & Oyster Soiree @ Marshallberg Farm

November 23, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Enjoy an array of small locally sourced dishes highlighting Marshallberg Farm Osetra Caviar & Sturgeon, Siren’s Cove Oysters and drinks from Bogue Sound Distillery. Tickets must be purchased online before the event. Limited spaces. Please visit our website for more info

 

811 Straits Rd. Smyrna, NC 28579

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The Children and the Winter Whirlwinds

November 23, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

An evil witch, a powerful fairy, and two brave little girls take center stage in our winter performance, The Children and the Winter Whirlwinds. When a spiteful witch summons terrible whirlwinds to prevent Christmas from coming to the village she loathes, one brave child must make the perilous journey to Yon Mountain to save her best friend and the people of her village by seeking the help of a remote and powerful fairy. Will she succeed? Join us for an enchanting evening of song, dance, and drama!

4950 Arendell Street Suite G, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 773-4241

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Mad Hatter Casino Night

November 23, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Carteret County Domestic Violence Program would like to invite you to our 1st annual Casino Night. Please join us for food, fun, music and a little gambling for a cause. This event will be our first of its kind and will generate income to support the various services available to survivors of domestic violence and their children in our community. Not only will you have an opportunity to gamble and enjoy delicious food catered by Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant, but there will also be a cash bar, live auction, and shopping at some of the areas most exclusive shops just in time for the holidays. So dress up in your finest and get ready to join us for a fun filled evening for a great cause! Event will take place at the Crystal Coast Civic Center.

3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 726-2336

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Barefoot Wade @ Cru Wine Bar

November 23, 2019 | 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The barefoot musician has best been described as a “One-Man-Caribbean-Jam-Band”. On stage, Wade employs the use of Acoustic and Electric guitars, Bass guitars, Steel Drum, lots of various Percussion, Keyboards, and Kazoos. He is able to play these instruments simultaneously through a process known as “Loop Sampling”. This gives the aural illusion that there is more than one musician jamming on stage. His musical style combines elements of Reggae, Rock, Americana and Comedic Country blended into his own original sound.

Staying Busy!
Wade spends most of his time on the road promoting himself and doing the job of a manager, booking agent, and performer. He enjoys traveling and is always looking to play any city, state or country that he has never played in before. He has a strong sense of adventure, a good work ethic, and a laidback attitude that makes him a pleasure to work with. He regularly plays festivals, beach bars, college parties, fun restaurants and occasionally country bars and parties for motorcycle clubs.

Please come early for the best seats and appetizers
No cover charge!

120 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 728-3066

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Sunday Funday, Barry Charlton @ Off The Hook

November 24, 2019 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday Funday with live music on the deck. Great food, drinks and music.

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

(252) 499-9150

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Beaufort Historic Association's Community Thanksgiving Feast 2019

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

Join the Beaufort Historical Association for the annual Community Thanksgiving Feast on November 24 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. A traditional turkey dinner is provided by some of the area’s finest restaurants as well as Scarborough Faire Catering. Served at the Beaufort Historic Site, dinners are available for take-out or to enjoy under our tent. Admission fee.

 

150 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Open Mic Night @ Shortway Brewing Company

November 25, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Calling all artists! Do you have an original you’ve been working on, can you play a killer cover, enjoy mashing current hits into something to call your own? Then come to Shortway Brewing Co. the first and third Thursdays and share your passion for performing with others. Open mic is not limited to musicians, feel free to share the stand up act you’ve been working on or some poetry you’ve finally perfected. Everyone is welcome!

230 Chatham St, Newport, NC 28570

(252) 777-3065

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Ryan Cain Acoustic @ Riptidez

November 26, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ryan is a Country Music Singer, but plays a verity of styles of music.

105 Hill Street, Cedar Point, NC, USA

(252) 354-8433

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Open mic hosted by Tiffany Elaine @ Cru Wine Bar

November 26, 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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Musket Firing Demonstration

November 27, 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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Pirate's Table @ NC Maritime Museum

November 27, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn more about the lives of the sailors and pirates during what is commonly called “The Golden Age of Piracy,” which stretched from roughly 1650 to about 1730, during A Pirate’s Table. Museum educator Christine Brin will be looking at the remains of ships such as Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge and the British warship Mary Rose for clues to what pirates were eating, how they were preparing and storing their food and what materials they were using to cook and consume it. The free presentation is part of our Brown Bag Gam series; so grab a lunch and join us at noon.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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Drinksgiving @ Shortway Brewing Company

November 27, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us as we enjoy a great night of friends, music, food & charity!! Anita’s Taqueria Food Truck rolls up at 5, music trivia kicks off at 7, & taps will be pouring until 10! Please help us fill our Toys for Tots box, by donating a new, unwrapped toy for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. And last but not least, bring your growlers for those Thanksgiving Day fills… we will be closed Thanksgiving day.

230 Chatham St, Newport, NC 28570

(252) 777-3065

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Gary Dudley Unplugged @ Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar

November 27, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come out for some laid back blues and classic rock!

707 Arendell St Morehead City, North Carolina

(252) 222-3811

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Turkey Trot

November 28, 2019 | 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Thanksgiving Day Family Fun Run. Trot The Cape Carteret Trail Fundraiser. Costume Race, Pilgrims, Turkeys, Indians all are welcome!

300 Taylor Notion Rd, Cape Carteret, NC 28584

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3rd Annual Turkey Burn

November 28, 2019 | 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Join us for this annual 3 mile run and workout on Thanksgiving morning.

701 N 35th St Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 726-7070

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Pine Knoll Shores Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 2019

November 28, 2019 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Get a jump start on burning off all those excess Thanksgiving Day calories with this scenic run, jog, or walk that takes place along some of the prettiest regions of Pine Knoll Shores. The annual Pine Knoll Shores Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is a fun and free celebration that is open to vacationers and locals alike, and which features plenty of ways to enjoy the local scenery while enjoying a little community spirit.

The 3.1 mile walk, run, or jog begins at the McNeill Park, which is situated off of Oakleaf Drive, on the edge of the Bogue Sound. The trot officially begins at around 9 a.m., and folks are welcome to go at their own pace through the ensuing winding and pretty course.

This year we will also have a dog walking course that does not go through the country club. The dog course will be 2 miles long and traverse the streets of PKS.  At the finish enjoy coffee, donuts, hot chocolate and waters.

Occurring rain or shine, this fun and family-friendly event is a great way for visitors and locals to get out and enjoy a little active fun before the big Thanksgiving feast.

You may register on race day beginning at 8:15 am.

 

Pine Knoll Shores McNeill Park, 198 Oakleaf Drive, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, United States

(252) 622-2338

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Thanksgiving Dinner @ 34° North Restaurant

November 28, 2019 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Start your Thanksgiving tradition by joining ours! Executive Chef Stephen Jordan and his culinary team have created a Thanksgiving à la carte dinner menu with a twist. Guests can choose from Roast Turkey, Prime Rib, and Lobster-wrapped Crab Cake. From delicious side dishes and appetizers to main courses and desserts, make your Thanksgiving holiday a family affair.

The public is always welcome. Complimentary valet parking available for restaurant patrons. Book your room with a special rate at the Beaufort Hotel so you can enjoy all the holiday events in Beaufort over Thanksgiving weekend. 34° North Restaurant is open daily, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Dining reservations are strongly encouraged.

2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 838-7250

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Holiday Art & Craft Fair @ History Museum of Carteret County

November 29, 2019 | 9:00 am - November 30, 2019 | 4:00 pm

This is our annual craft fair – 50+ vendors, gifts, art, you name it – it’ll be there – 2 days! $1 per person – book sale and food as well.

1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 247-7533

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Santa Arrives By Boat on the Beaufort Waterfront

November 29, 2019 | 11:00 am - 11:30 am

The holidays are almost here and one sure way to kick start this special time of year is to bring your family down to the Beaufort waterfront on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 11 a.m. sharp to welcome the arrival of Santa Claus. In keeping with the maritime tradition of Beaufort, Santa is going to be cruising to his workshop located by the Dockhouse in a boat and not just any boat. The crew of the Beaufort Oars, all decked out in their Santa hats, will be rowing their 34 ft. Cornish gig with their special passenger on the bow of the boat. He’ll be escorted to his workshop by his favorite elves. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be listening to your special holiday wishes until 3 p.m. Hosted by the Beaufort Development Association.

John Newton Park, 500 Front Street, Beaufort, North Carolina

(252) 241-4485

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Christmas at The Barnyard 2019

November 29, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come visit The Barnyard with a Christmas twist! See all the petting zoo animals underneath hundreds of Christmas lights. Sit by the fire and drink some hot chocolate while the kiddos visit with Santa in his big red sleigh! Admission fee. Hot chocolate and live wreaths will be for sale, extra cost. Take as many pictures with Santa on your own as you’d like!

**CASH ONLY**
**no pets allowed at any Barnyard events**

844 Roberts Road, Newport, NC, United States

(252) 223-2950

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Pure T Mommicked @ Treehouse Beer Company

November 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm - November 30, 2019 | 1:00 am

Pure T Mommicked is a straight ahead rock band that was born in Emerald Isle. The band writes their own music as well as plays a long list of covers.

911 Cedar Point Blvd. Cedar Point, North Carolina

(252) 354-7911

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4th Annual Crystal Coast Oyster Festival

November 30, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Crystal Coast Oyster Festival is hosted by Pints for Purpose, a non-profit 501(c)3 on the afternoon and evening of November 30, 2019 from 12pm to 6pm on the “Jaycee Park” in Downtown Morehead City. The Oyster Festival will be a community, family-friendly event, and will feature live music, vendors, beer and wine sales, and most importantly—fresh local North Carolina oysters! Don’t miss incredible live performances starting at 2pm by “The Chairmen of the Board ” on November 30th at “Jaycee Park” in downtown Morehead City.

807 Shepard Street, Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 773-0641

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Morehead City Christmas ArtWalk 2019

November 30, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Art lovers can start their holiday festivities from 2-5 p.m. Saturday with the annual Morehead City Christmas Artwalk featuring downtown Morehead City galleries, as well as several participating downtown businesses and restaurants. There will be several “Pop-up’ galleries, one located at the Train Depot, 1001 Arendell Street featuring art from the Arts Council of Carteret County.

Each downtown location will offer special demonstrations, promotions and refreshments. The ArtWalk map can be picked up at any of the participating galleries or at the Morehead City Train Depot. After completing the gallery tour, walkers are encouraged to stay in the emerging art district to enjoy dining and shopping. ArtWalk is sponsored by the Arts Council of Carteret County.

Also on Saturday, November 30th from 10am – 7pm, make plans to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Shop and Dine in the downtown area shops and restaurants. Many downtown establishments will have specials lined up for the kickoff of the holiday season. Small Business Saturday is a national campaign sponsored by American Express to generate a Shop Local campaign . Small Business Saturday in downtown Morehead City is hosted by Downtown Morehead City, Inc.

1001 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 808-0440

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Free Pig Picking for Holiday Parade! @ Emerald Club

November 30, 2019 | 2:00 pm - December 1, 2019 | 2:00 am

It’s time for our annual free pig pickin for the Emerald Isle holiday parade! Come watch the parade with us and grab some free pig cooked by Eddie P! then Stick around for some great entertainment! We open at 12pm. Dj Robbie Jones all afternoon. Pig ready at 2pm. Parade is at 3pm. Pure T Mommicked at 5pm. Train Wreck live at 9pm. No Cover all day and night!! Please feel free share!

8102 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC, USA

(252) 354-2929

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16th Annual Emerald Isle Christmas Parade

November 30, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Emerald Isle Christmas Parade sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association and the Town of Emerald Isle will take place on Saturday, November 30th beginning at 3pm on Hwy 58, Emerald Drive.  Important note to all entrants: There will be only ONE Santa Claus in the parade and he will be riding in a float at the end.  All other Santa’s will be sent back to the North Pole!  Also, please join us after the parade for the official Christmas Tree Lighting at Merchant’s Park!  Enjoy free refreshments, as well as a holiday caroling sing-a-long as Santa Claus visits with the children.  To enter, contact Don Wells at donaldjwells@gmail.com.

Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC, United States

(252) 354-3424

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Fall Beach Bash with Band Of Oz @ Whiskey Bravos

November 30, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mark your calendars for our next big event. Food, Friends and THE BAND OF OZ!!

202 Clubhouse Drive Cape Carteret, North Carolina 28584

(252) 764-9333

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Pine Knoll Shores Flotilla 2019

November 30, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The McNeill viewing area will likely have the Mayor on hand to announce the boats as they come by, so if we have your name, boat name, and names on board, he can announce your boat name and party as you pass. A few messages have been sent to Santa and hopefully, he has us down on his list to visit too.

101 W Olive Ct, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

(252) 247-4353

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Christmas at The Barnyard 2019

November 30, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come visit The Barnyard with a Christmas twist! See all the petting zoo animals underneath hundreds of Christmas lights. Sit by the fire and drink some hot chocolate while the kiddos visit with Santa in his big red sleigh! Admission fee. Hot chocolate and live wreaths will be for sale, extra cost. Take as many pictures with Santa on your own as you’d like!

**CASH ONLY**
**no pets allowed at any Barnyard events**

844 Roberts Road, Newport, NC, United States

(252) 223-2950

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LITZ @ Backstreet Pub

November 30, 2019 | 9:00 pm - December 1, 2019 | 1:00 am

LITZ brings together a wide array of musical influences ranging from funk, jam, go-go, soul, electronica and just about everywhere in between to amalgamate a new sound for the ears of the world. Their sound strides to sonically transport it’s listeners to another planet free of the stress, struggles, and tribulations of modern day life through the use of funky horn riffs, wah-wah keys, pounding bass, driving/progressive rhythms and melt your face guitar.

124 Middle Lane, Beaufort, North Carolina

(252) 728-7108

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Spare Change @ Salt

November 30, 2019 | 10:00 pm - December 1, 2019 | 2:00 am

Space Change started in 2002 as a 4 piece band. Known for their party crowd, attributes much of their success from La Grange and Kinston.

325 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, NC, USA

(252) 241-7603

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Sunday Brunch Holiday Walkabout

December 1, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

A Sunday Brunch holiday walkabout through Beaufort, North Carolina – “America’s Favorite Town”

Stroll through Beaufort’s Historic District with your guide to see some of the beautiful homes with festive holiday decorations. Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Beaufort Grocery Company, one of the region’s most renowned dining establishments. Choose your entrée from several breakfast or lunch culinary features on their restaurant menu.

Tour includes guided tour, brunch, mimosa, Bloody Mary, or a holiday drink, and non-alcoholic beverages, taxes, and restaurant gratuity. Take home a handcrafted traditional gingerbread man. Other alcoholic beverages additional.

Departs Sunday at 10 a.m. Rain, or shine. $69 per person. Duration 2 ½ hours. Ages: 21 yrs. old & up. Two-person minimum. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families with younger children. Schedules are subject to change.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

406 Live Oak Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA

(252) 648-1011

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Santa @ Shortway Brewing Co. 2019

December 1, 2019 | 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Meet us at Shortway Brewing Company on Sunday, December 1st at 11:30 for FREE pictures with Santa!

230 Chatham St, Newport, NC 28570

(252) 777-3065

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45th Annual Newport Christmas Parade

December 1, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Don’t miss the 45th Newport Christmas Parade!! This year’s parade is Sunday, December 1, 2019, beginning at 3 pm. This year’s theme: Christmas past and present

Newport, NC, United States

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Beaufort Remembers Film Screening @ 34° North Restaurant

December 1, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A documentary film of daily life in Beaufort from the 1920s to the 1960s, told through the voices of those who lived it, will be shown for the first time at Beaufort Hotel at 2440 Lennoxville Road on Sunday, December 1, at 4:00 p.m. The film was conceived and produced by the Beaufort Documentary Group with Scrapbook Video Productions, Inc., as an independent project relying mainly on contributions of the citizens of Beaufort—their memories, stories, photos and finances. Tickets may be purchased at the Beaufort Historical Association, 130 Turner Street.

2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 838-7250

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Newport Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities

December 1, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bring the family and socialize with your neighbors. Santa and his sleigh will be available for you to take pictures with. Enjoy some hot chocolate, cookies and caroling! Then at 5:30pm we will light the Town Christmas Tree! This is a free event and all are welcome to attend!

Newport Community Park, Newport, NC, USA

(252) 223-4749

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Holiday Stroll & Food Tour

December 3, 2019 | 11:30 am - December 28, 2019 | 2:30 pm

Enjoy a Holiday Stroll & Food Tour as you nosh, sip, and stroll your way through 300 years of Beaufort’s history.

We’ll make five culinary stops including three restaurants, holiday wine tasting, and olive oil pairings at a chef-inspired kitchen store. Then, we’ll stroll through the Beaufort Historic District to look at some of the beautiful homes with festive holiday decorations.

Tour includes local guide, food samples, holiday wine tasting, non-alcoholic beverages, taxes, and restaurant gratuity. Take home a handcrafted traditional gingerbread man. Alcoholic beverages additional.

Departs Tuesday thru Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Rain, or shine. $69 per person. Duration 3 -3 ¼ hours. Ages: 21 yrs. old & up. Two-person minimum. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families with younger children. Schedules are subject to change.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

406 Live Oak Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA

(252) 648-1011

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Musket Firing Demonstration

December 4, 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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Christmas at The Barnyard 2019

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

Come visit The Barnyard with a Christmas twist! See all the petting zoo animals underneath hundreds of Christmas lights. Sit by the fire and drink some hot chocolate while the kiddos visit with Santa in his big red sleigh! Admission fee. Hot chocolate and live wreaths will be for sale, extra cost. Take as many pictures with Santa on your own as you’d like!

**CASH ONLY**
**no pets allowed at any Barnyard events**

844 Roberts Road, Newport, NC, United States

(252) 223-2950

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Beaufort Hotel Illumination Celebration & Open House @ Beaufort Hotel

December 5, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Beaufort Hotel for our inaugural Illumination Celebration. You’re invited to our Holiday Open House to enjoy hot chocolate, hot cider, and holiday cookies as we light up the Beaufort Hotel. From the Down East crab pot Christmas trees to the traditional outdoor holiday decorations, the Beaufort Hotel is the perfect venue for Santa’s arrival.

Bring the kids to meet Santa in the hotel lobby. Parents don’t forget to bring your camera! Donations of non-perishable food will be accepted to benefit Beaufort’s Loaves & Fishes. Complimentary event parking will be available.

2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 838-7250

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25th Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show

December 6, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 25th Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show offers a glimpse into the past with antique working model trains and model trains of all sizes. The model train layouts will include a variety of items of interest to railroad enthusiasts of all ages, ranging from simple circles, traditionally found around the Christmas tree, to more elaborate systems. Each display has been carefully designed by the owner or operator to appeal to those just beginning this hobby and others who have had a lifetime interest in model railroading. Any donations go to the Beaufort Lions Club who are assisting with this year’s show. Children ages 12 and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult. Any questions call Doug Doubleday at 252-728-2259.

2015 Pollock Street, Beaufort, NC.28516

(252) 728-2259

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28th Annual Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend 2019

December 6, 2019 | 5:00 pm - December 8, 2019 | 5:00 pm

Waterfowl Weekend is one of Core Sound’s most highly anticipated events!

A entire weekend dedicated to celebrating Down East history, traditions, and community spirit. The weekend will kickoff Friday night with a ticket preview party, followed by two days of wildlife artists, decoys carvers and collectors, model boatbuilding and other crafters selling their wares, plus boat building, oar making, & retriever demonstrations, plus local seafood ,children’s activities, and much more.

Event Highlights:

  • Weekend-long Silent Auction
  • Core Sound Quilt Raffle
  • Local Music
  • Special Gallery Exhibitions
  • Book signings
  • Special offerings from the Core Sound Museum Store
  • Boatbuilding
  • Children Activities
  • Local Seafood Tent, Desserts, & More
  • Sunday Morning Core Sound Community Church

To purchase tickets to the the Friday night preview please call the museum store 252-728-1500

1785 Island Road, Harkers Island, NC, United States

(252) 728-1500

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Christmas at The Barnyard 2019

December 6, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come visit The Barnyard with a Christmas twist! See all the petting zoo animals underneath hundreds of Christmas lights. Sit by the fire and drink some hot chocolate while the kiddos visit with Santa in his big red sleigh! Admission fee. Hot chocolate and live wreaths will be for sale, extra cost. Take as many pictures with Santa on your own as you’d like!

**CASH ONLY**
**no pets allowed at any Barnyard events**

844 Roberts Road, Newport, NC, United States

(252) 223-2950

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Astronomy @ Fort Macon

December 6, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come out to the Beach Access (bathhouse) parking lot at Fort Macon and join us for a night of astronomy. Ranger Paul Terry will discuss the night sky and we will have telescopes set up for viewing the heavens. This is a clear weather event. If you have a telescope feel free to bring it. No pets please.

2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 726-3775

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7th Annual Gingerbread Festival

December 6, 2019 | 7:00 pm - December 8, 2019 | 5:00 pm

Come join the fun at the Seventh Annual Crystal Coast Hospice House Gingerbread Festival at the Crystal Coast Civic Center! The Annual Gingerbread Festival has become a part of Holiday Magic as many hands come together to create a winter wonderland for the entire community to enjoy. The 2019 Gingerbread Festival begins with a ticketed preview party Friday December 6, 2019, 7:00-11:00pm. North Tower band will be playing, and Seaside Sensations will be catering! At the heart of the Festival is a Gingerbread Village, created by local artists, individuals, schools and community groups, spectacular Crab Pot Christmas Trees designed and decorated by individuals and corporate sponsors, fun activities for kids of all ages, and holiday entertainment. For Christmas lovers, gingerbread enthusiasts, master sculptors, kids, amateurs, professionals and candy connoisseurs of all ages! Enter your edible masterpiece in our competition to benefit SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House and, of course, for a chance to win great prizes and revel in that “gingerbread feeling”.

3505 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 808-2244

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Christmas in Downtown Morehead City 2019

December 7, 2019 | 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Mark your calendars for Christmas in Downtown! Saturday, December 7 is a full line-up of holiday events in downtown Morehead City, including:

8:30-11:30 am – Breakfast with Santa, hosted by Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering
1:00-5:00 pm – Chowder and Cheer (Ticketed event with downtown establishments. Participating businesses and ticket sale information coming soon)
5:00-6:00 pm – Santa and Mrs. Claus with hot chocolate and Christmas music at Jaycee Park (807 Shepard Street)
5:30 pm – Flotilla on the downtown MHC waterfront
6:00 pm – Morehead City Community Tree Lighting at Katherine Davis Park (601 Arendell Street)

On Saturday, December 14, the Town of Morehead City will host the annual Morehead Christmas Parade, beginning at 11:00 am.

Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 808-0440

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25th Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show

December 7, 2019 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The 25th Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show offers a glimpse into the past with antique working model trains and model trains of all sizes. The model train layouts will include a variety of items of interest to railroad enthusiasts of all ages, ranging from simple circles, traditionally found around the Christmas tree, to more elaborate systems. Each display has been carefully designed by the owner or operator to appeal to those just beginning this hobby and others who have had a lifetime interest in model railroading. Any donations go to the Beaufort Lions Club who are assisting with this year’s show. Children ages 12 and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult. Any questions call Doug Doubleday at 252-728-2259.

2015 Pollock Street, Beaufort, NC.28516

(252) 728-2259

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8th Annual Holiday Arts & Craft Fair

December 7, 2019 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Fair will feature handmade and hand-authenticated items by local artisans and crafters. This is a great way to support local businesses and crafters. Find that unique, one-of-a-kind item for the person who has everything, or treat yourself to something special! Event takes place from 9am-3pm in the Emerald Isle Community Center gymnasium located at 203 Leisure Lane.

7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC, USA

(252) 354-6350

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32nd Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival

December 7, 2019 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Core Sound Decoy Festival has been a coastal tradition since 1988. Held the first full weekend in December on Harkers Island, this two-day festival includes antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, a head whittling contest, and decoy competitions with categories for every kind of carver. There are fun activities for children and educational exhibits, as well as live and silent auctions. Harkers Island Elementary School staff and volunteers dish out scrumptious food, and vendors spread their wares for shoppers who flock to the Festival. This event benefits the Core Sound Decoy Carver’s Guild and Harkers Island Elementary School and is the area’s largest off-season event. Admission is $8 daily, children under 12 are free. Wonderful event full of decoys, great food, and friends! For more event information, call 252-728-3755 Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild, 1574 Harkers Island Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516.

1163 Harkers Island Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA

(252) 728-3755

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Holiday Brunch with Santa @ 34° North Restaurant

December 7, 2019 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy Holiday Brunch and pictures with Santa at 34° North Restaurant from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Choose from the full brunch menu and the children’s menu. Santa will be at the restaurant to meet the kids. Parents don’t forget to bring your camera! Donations of non-perishable food will be accepted for to benefit Beaufort’s Loaves & Fishes.

The public is always welcome. Complimentary valet parking available for restaurant patrons. 34° North Restaurant is open daily, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Dining reservations are strongly encouraged. Call or visit our website and book through OpenTable.com.

2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 838-7250

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Caviar Farm Tour & Tasting

December 7, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 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. Spaces are limited.

 

811 Straits Rd. Smyrna, NC 28579

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10th Annual Chowder & Cheer

December 7, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The 10th Annual Chowder and Cheer takes place with over 20 different restaurants participating from 1pm until 5pm. Guests are asked to vote for their favorite chowder, soup, chili or gumbo as they travel to each restaurant that’s participating. In addition to the downtown restaurants competing in Chowder and Cheer, restaurants that aren’t located within the downtown district will serve samples at participating shops and art galleries.

1001 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 808-0440

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Beaufort Christmas Parade 2019

December 7, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Small town parade brings big time fun for families with the annual Beaufort Christmas Parade along Front Street. Hosted by the Downtown Beaufort Development Association. www.beaufortnc.com. To sign-up to participate in the parade, contact Martha Barnes at 252-728-3917 to sign up. Event hosted by the Beaufort Development Association.

 

Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 838-0059

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Island Santa Bar Crawl 2019

December 7, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Island Santa Bar Crawl will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019. This event benefits Make a Wish Eastern NC. Online registration will be up and running soon. Early registration will be $15 and event T-shirts will also be available. This year’s event will feature a new “crawl game”, costume contests, raffle items and LOTS OF FUN!! Stay tuned for future updates and SAVE THE DATE!!

8102 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC, USA

(252) 354-2929

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Elf Jr. The Musical @ Joslyn Hall

December 7, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 726-1501

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The Carolina East Singers

December 7, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Carolina East Singers, under the choral direction of Susan Gillis Bailey, will perform their Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 2019. The concert will begin at 4:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Morehead City.

The 60+ voice choir will be performing Dan Forrest’s Lux: The Dawn from On High and many classic Christmas favorites such as The First Nowell, Silent Night and Sleigh Ride. The choir will be accompanied by an orchestra.

1604 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557, USA

(252) 247-2202

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Christmas at The Barnyard 2019

December 7, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come visit The Barnyard with a Christmas twist! See all the petting zoo animals underneath hundreds of Christmas lights. Sit by the fire and drink some hot chocolate while the kiddos visit with Santa in his big red sleigh! Admission fee. Hot chocolate and live wreaths will be for sale, extra cost. Take as many pictures with Santa on your own as you’d like!

**CASH ONLY**
**no pets allowed at any Barnyard events**

844 Roberts Road, Newport, NC, United States

(252) 223-2950

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Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla 2019

December 7, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla features boats, yachts, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season. The decorated boats can be seen at 5:30 p.m. on the Morehead City waterfront and at 6:15 p.m. on the Beaufort waterfront. Boats may register to participate in the Flotilla by phone or mail, and until noon on Saturday, December 7, at the North Carolina Maritime Museum Store. All decorated boats are judged and prizes for excellence and creativity are awarded at the Awards Party after the Flotilla in the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center located across the street from the museum. Cash prizes will be awarded! Entry fee to participate. 252.504.7763. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-0763

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Elf Jr. The Musical @ Joslyn Hall

December 7, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 726-1501

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32nd Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival

December 8, 2019 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Core Sound Decoy Festival has been a coastal tradition since 1988. Held the first full weekend in December on Harkers Island, this two-day festival includes antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, a head whittling contest, and decoy competitions with categories for every kind of carver. There are fun activities for children and educational exhibits, as well as live and silent auctions. Harkers Island Elementary School staff and volunteers dish out scrumptious food, and vendors spread their wares for shoppers who flock to the Festival. This event benefits the Core Sound Decoy Carver’s Guild and Harkers Island Elementary School and is the area’s largest off-season event. Admission is $8 daily, children under 12 are free. Wonderful event full of decoys, great food, and friends! For more event information, call 252-728-3755 Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild, 1574 Harkers Island Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516.

1163 Harkers Island Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA

(252) 728-3755

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Sunday Brunch Holiday Walkabout

December 8, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

A Sunday Brunch holiday walkabout through Beaufort, North Carolina – “America’s Favorite Town”

Stroll through Beaufort’s Historic District with your guide to see some of the beautiful homes with festive holiday decorations. Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Beaufort Grocery Company, one of the region’s most renowned dining establishments. Choose your entrée from several breakfast or lunch culinary features on their restaurant menu.

Tour includes guided tour, brunch, mimosa, Bloody Mary, or a holiday drink, and non-alcoholic beverages, taxes, and restaurant gratuity. Take home a handcrafted traditional gingerbread man. Other alcoholic beverages additional.

Departs Sunday at 10 a.m. Rain, or shine. $69 per person. Duration 2 ½ hours. Ages: 21 yrs. old & up. Two-person minimum. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families with younger children. Schedules are subject to change.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

406 Live Oak Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA

(252) 648-1011

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25th Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show

December 8, 2019 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 25th Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show offers a glimpse into the past with antique working model trains and model trains of all sizes. The model train layouts will include a variety of items of interest to railroad enthusiasts of all ages, ranging from simple circles, traditionally found around the Christmas tree, to more elaborate systems. Each display has been carefully designed by the owner or operator to appeal to those just beginning this hobby and others who have had a lifetime interest in model railroading. Any donations go to the Beaufort Lions Club who are assisting with this year’s show. Children ages 12 and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult. Any questions call Doug Doubleday at 252-728-2259.

2015 Pollock Street, Beaufort, NC.28516

(252) 728-2259

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Elf Jr. The Musical @ Joslyn Hall

December 8, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 726-1501

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The Carolina East Singers

December 8, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Carolina East Singers, under the choral direction of Susan Gillis Bailey, will perform their Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 2019. The concert will begin at 4:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Morehead City.

The 60+ voice choir will be performing Dan Forrest’s Lux: The Dawn from On High and many classic Christmas favorites such as The First Nowell, Silent Night and Sleigh Ride. The choir will be accompanied by an orchestra.

1604 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557, USA

(252) 247-2202

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Bird Hike @ Fort Macon

December 9, 2019 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Meet at the Fort Macon Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area.

2303 E. Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

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Open Mic Night @ Shortway Brewing Company

December 9, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Calling all artists! Do you have an original you’ve been working on, can you play a killer cover, enjoy mashing current hits into something to call your own? Then come to Shortway Brewing Co. the first and third Thursdays and share your passion for performing with others. Open mic is not limited to musicians, feel free to share the stand up act you’ve been working on or some poetry you’ve finally perfected. Everyone is welcome!

230 Chatham St, Newport, NC 28570

(252) 777-3065

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Merry Time for Tots

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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Musket Firing Demonstration

December 11, 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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Christmas at The Barnyard 2019

December 12, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come visit The Barnyard with a Christmas twist! See all the petting zoo animals underneath hundreds of Christmas lights. Sit by the fire and drink some hot chocolate while the kiddos visit with Santa in his big red sleigh! Admission fee. Hot chocolate and live wreaths will be for sale, extra cost. Take as many pictures with Santa on your own as you’d like!

**CASH ONLY**
**no pets allowed at any Barnyard events**

844 Roberts Road, Newport, NC, United States

(252) 223-2950

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Christmas at The Barnyard 2019

December 13, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come visit The Barnyard with a Christmas twist! See all the petting zoo animals underneath hundreds of Christmas lights. Sit by the fire and drink some hot chocolate while the kiddos visit with Santa in his big red sleigh! Admission fee. Hot chocolate and live wreaths will be for sale, extra cost. Take as many pictures with Santa on your own as you’d like!

**CASH ONLY**
**no pets allowed at any Barnyard events**

844 Roberts Road, Newport, NC, United States

(252) 223-2950

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6th Annual “Santa and a Movie”

December 13, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Santa and a Movie will take place on Friday, December 13th at 6pm • Children of all ages join Santa for a Christmas story after enjoying milk and cookies and watching a short Christmas movie classic! Santa’s helper, Isabel the Elf will be joining us this year for some clown-like fun!  Kids are encouraged to wear their most comfy Christmas pajamas! Please bring a blanket for your family to sit on during the movie! Event takes place at Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation, 203 Leisure Lane, Emerald Isle.  Admission fee is one unwrapped gift per child.  Registration is open. You MUST pre-register by Thursday, December 5th at 5pm to attend but only 75 children spaces are available and are expected to fill up quickly. Contact Whitney Smith at 252-354-6350 or wsmith@emeraldisle-nc.org to register.

7500 Emerald Drive Emerald Isle 28594

(252) 354-6350

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Elf Jr. The Musical @ Joslyn Hall

December 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 726-1501

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Holiday Brunch with Santa @ 34° North Restaurant

December 14, 2019 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy Holiday Brunch and pictures with Santa at 34° North Restaurant from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Choose from the full brunch menu and the children’s menu. Santa will be at the restaurant to meet the kids. Parents don’t forget to bring your camera! Donations of non-perishable food will be accepted for to benefit Beaufort’s Loaves & Fishes.

The public is always welcome. Complimentary valet parking available for restaurant patrons. 34° North Restaurant is open daily, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Dining reservations are strongly encouraged. Call or visit our website and book through OpenTable.com.

2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 838-7250

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2019 Morehead City Christmas Parade

December 14, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come join the fun! Parade starts at 11 a.m. along Arendell Street in downtown Morehead City. Parade begins at 1700 Arendell Street and ends at 8th and Arendell Streets. Floats, community groups, bands, entertainment and, of course, Santa and his sleigh will be featured.

For more information or an entry form, go to www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.

1700 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 808-0440

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Caviar Farm Tour & Tasting

December 14, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 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. Spaces are limited.

 

811 Straits Rd. Smyrna, NC 28579

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9th Annual Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

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

The Beaufort Art Walk, held in conjunction with the Christmas Candlelight Tour, will begin at the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery located at the Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner Street where art walk maps will be available. The gallery will feature artist Ken Moore, a local North Carolina artist. His pieces feature seascapes, landscapes, still life, and flowers. His art is inspired by his time living in Southern New England and the Crystal Coast. Join us in Beaufort to welcome artist Ken Moore, take a walk around our historic town, and find those perfect holiday gifts at this year’s Beaufort Art Walk.

 

 

130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Christmas at The Barnyard 2019

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

Come visit The Barnyard with a Christmas twist! See all the petting zoo animals underneath hundreds of Christmas lights. Sit by the fire and drink some hot chocolate while the kiddos visit with Santa in his big red sleigh! Admission fee. Hot chocolate and live wreaths will be for sale, extra cost. Take as many pictures with Santa on your own as you’d like!

**CASH ONLY**
**no pets allowed at any Barnyard events**

844 Roberts Road, Newport, NC, United States

(252) 223-2950

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12th Annual Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour

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

The annual Christmas Candlelight Tour showcases Beaufort’s southern hospitality and provides a rare glimpse into several private historic homes, inns, bed & breakfasts, and churches that are decorated for the holiday season. Tickets can be purchased at www.beauforthistoricsite.org or at The Old Beaufort Gift Shop, 130 Turner St.

130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Elf Jr. The Musical @ Joslyn Hall

December 14, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 726-1501

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Sunday Brunch Holiday Walkabout

December 15, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

A Sunday Brunch holiday walkabout through Beaufort, North Carolina – “America’s Favorite Town”

Stroll through Beaufort’s Historic District with your guide to see some of the beautiful homes with festive holiday decorations. Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Beaufort Grocery Company, one of the region’s most renowned dining establishments. Choose your entrée from several breakfast or lunch culinary features on their restaurant menu.

Tour includes guided tour, brunch, mimosa, Bloody Mary, or a holiday drink, and non-alcoholic beverages, taxes, and restaurant gratuity. Take home a handcrafted traditional gingerbread man. Other alcoholic beverages additional.

Departs Sunday at 10 a.m. Rain, or shine. $69 per person. Duration 2 ½ hours. Ages: 21 yrs. old & up. Two-person minimum. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families with younger children. Schedules are subject to change.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

406 Live Oak Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA

(252) 648-1011

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Elf Jr. The Musical @ Joslyn Hall

December 15, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 726-1501

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Down East Christmas Parade 2019

December 15, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Christmas time is just around the corner!! Harkers Island will be hosting the Down East Parade this year! The theme is “Down East Heritage.“ The route will start at Stewart Rd and run East to Davis St. Entries may proceed past Davis St to The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum for Santa and refreshments. There will be one Santa in the parade provided by the Fire Department.

Stewart Rd, Harkers Island, NC, USA

(252) 656-4035

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Musket Firing Demonstration

December 18, 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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Natural Side of Fort Macon

December 19, 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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Christmas at The Barnyard 2019

December 19, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come visit The Barnyard with a Christmas twist! See all the petting zoo animals underneath hundreds of Christmas lights. Sit by the fire and drink some hot chocolate while the kiddos visit with Santa in his big red sleigh! Admission fee. Hot chocolate and live wreaths will be for sale, extra cost. Take as many pictures with Santa on your own as you’d like!

**CASH ONLY**
**no pets allowed at any Barnyard events**

844 Roberts Road, Newport, NC, United States

(252) 223-2950

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Christmas at The Barnyard 2019

December 20, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come visit The Barnyard with a Christmas twist! See all the petting zoo animals underneath hundreds of Christmas lights. Sit by the fire and drink some hot chocolate while the kiddos visit with Santa in his big red sleigh! Admission fee. Hot chocolate and live wreaths will be for sale, extra cost. Take as many pictures with Santa on your own as you’d like!

**CASH ONLY**
**no pets allowed at any Barnyard events**

844 Roberts Road, Newport, NC, United States

(252) 223-2950

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Holiday Brunch with Santa @ 34° North Restaurant

December 21, 2019 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy Holiday Brunch and pictures with Santa at 34° North Restaurant from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Choose from the full brunch menu and the children’s menu. Santa will be at the restaurant to meet the kids. Parents don’t forget to bring your camera! Donations of non-perishable food will be accepted for to benefit Beaufort’s Loaves & Fishes.

The public is always welcome. Complimentary valet parking available for restaurant patrons. 34° North Restaurant is open daily, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Dining reservations are strongly encouraged. Call or visit our website and book through OpenTable.com.

2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 838-7250

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Claus Crawl 2019

December 21, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

‘Tis the season for the 2019 Beaufort Claus Crawl presented by Connect Carteret – A Young Professionals Network. The Claus Crawl is a local pub crawl in downtown Beaufort featuring your best holiday costumes and plenty of cheer! Come tour Beaufort’s historic waterfront and taste the special holiday creations from Beafuort’s best bars and restaurants.

Event participants get access to exclusive food and drink specials at each of our participating establishments, free admission to the after party at The Backstreet Pub, an event gift bag, and entry for raffle prizes. In addition you get the opportunity to vote for the best Claus Crawl restaurant/bar of the year!

Get your tickets now at https://nccoastchamber.com/news-events/calendar/#id=10900&cid=134&wid=201. Tickets will be available for pickup on Friday, December 20th, from 2:00 to 6:00PM at the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce or on the day of the event at Backstreet Pub from 1:30 – 2:30PM.

Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 259-6562

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5th Annual Olde Fashioned Holiday Market

December 21, 2019 | 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

You are warmly invited to the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market end-ofseason OldeFashioned Holiday Market housed under the sheltering live oaks on the courthouse grounds on Saturday, December 21st from 4:30 – 8:30 PM.  This evening gathering has become a tradition in the beautiful coastal town of Beaufort.  This year it will draw over 80 vendors occupying festively-lit tents filled with a diverse array of vegetables, prepared food and baked goods, seafood, and beautiful, unique, well-made creations of every kind from local artisansall just in time for your holiday dining table and Christmas gift buying.  Come and fill your heart with the joy of an olde-fashioned outdoor holiday market adorned with the colors, sights, sounds, and fragrances of the season.  In addition you will find Santa & Ms. Claus in the gazebo, delicious food prepared for your supper on the grounds, free gift wrapping, live music, and the hustle, bustle, and excitement of this eagerly anticipated yearly event.  Be a part of this market and be transformed by the magic!   Find us at oldebeaufortfarmersmarket.org. and on FB and IG. 

300 Court House Square, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 564-8822

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Christmas at The Barnyard 2019

December 21, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come visit The Barnyard with a Christmas twist! See all the petting zoo animals underneath hundreds of Christmas lights. Sit by the fire and drink some hot chocolate while the kiddos visit with Santa in his big red sleigh! Admission fee. Hot chocolate and live wreaths will be for sale, extra cost. Take as many pictures with Santa on your own as you’d like!

**CASH ONLY**
**no pets allowed at any Barnyard events**

844 Roberts Road, Newport, NC, United States

(252) 223-2950

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Sunday Brunch Holiday Walkabout

December 22, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Sunday Brunch holiday walkabout through Beaufort, North Carolina – “America’s Favorite Town”

Stroll through Beaufort’s Historic District with your guide to see some of the beautiful homes with festive holiday decorations. Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Beaufort Grocery Company, one of the region’s most renowned dining establishments. Choose your entrée from several breakfast or lunch culinary features on their restaurant menu.

Tour includes guided tour, brunch, mimosa, Bloody Mary, or a holiday drink, and non-alcoholic beverages, taxes, and restaurant gratuity. Take home a handcrafted traditional gingerbread man. Other alcoholic beverages additional.

Departs Sunday at 10 a.m. Rain, or shine. $69 per person. Duration 2 ½ hours. Ages: 21 yrs. old & up. Two-person minimum. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families with younger children. Schedules are subject to change.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

406 Live Oak Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA

(252) 648-1011

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Candlelight Christmas @ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

December 22, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Brierwood Ensemble presents Candlelight Christmas at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Beaufort, NC. The concert features festive works by French Baroque composers Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, and Jean-Marie LeClair, along with Caroline Lizotte’s contemplative harp lullaby La Madone and traditional carols. The Brierwood Ensemble was co-founded in 2016 by Wilmington-based musicians Linda Estep (violin), Clark Spencer (viola/violin), Helena Kopchick Spencer (bassoon), and Christina Brier (harp). Committed to sharing both familiar and lesser known works of classical music with a wide range of audiences, members of the Brierwood Ensemble introduce each musical selection with brief notes on its historical background and cultural context.

All are welcome! The concert is free.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 215 Ann Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-3324

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Open Mic Night @ Shortway Brewing Company

December 23, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Calling all artists! Do you have an original you’ve been working on, can you play a killer cover, enjoy mashing current hits into something to call your own? Then come to Shortway Brewing Co. the first and third Thursdays and share your passion for performing with others. Open mic is not limited to musicians, feel free to share the stand up act you’ve been working on or some poetry you’ve finally perfected. Everyone is welcome!

230 Chatham St, Newport, NC 28570

(252) 777-3065

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A Charles Dickens’ Christmas Eve Dinner @ 34° North Restaurant

December 24, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Executive Chef Stephen Jordan and his culinary team have created a special Christmas Eve menu that would even make Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig dance. Guests can select from traditional English fare such as Prime Rib with Yorkshire Pudding and 19th century inspired cocktails. This Dickens’ Christmas Eve Dinner will be no Scrooge-like affair. With great food and a fantastic selection of wine pairings, there is nothing humbug about this special evening. The true holiday spirit and merriment comes alive with our serving staff dressed in Victorian-era garb.

The public is always welcome. Complimentary valet parking available for restaurant patrons. 34° North Restaurant is open daily, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Dining reservations are strongly encouraged. Call or visit our website and book through OpenTable.com.

2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 838-7250

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Christmas Dinner @ 34° North Restaurant

December 25, 2019 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Executive Chef Stephen Jordan and his culinary team have created a Christmas Day à la carte dinner menu. From delicious side dishes and appetizers to main meals and desserts, 34° North Restaurant welcomes you to our house for a family Christmas dinner.

The public is always welcome. Complimentary valet parking available for restaurant patrons. 34° North Restaurant is open daily, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Dining reservations are strongly encouraged. Call or visit our website and book through OpenTable.com.

2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 838-7250

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Sunday Brunch Holiday Walkabout

December 29, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

A Sunday Brunch holiday walkabout through Beaufort, North Carolina – “America’s Favorite Town”

Stroll through Beaufort’s Historic District with your guide to see some of the beautiful homes with festive holiday decorations. Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Beaufort Grocery Company, one of the region’s most renowned dining establishments. Choose your entrée from several breakfast or lunch culinary features on their restaurant menu.

Tour includes guided tour, brunch, mimosa, Bloody Mary, or a holiday drink, and non-alcoholic beverages, taxes, and restaurant gratuity. Take home a handcrafted traditional gingerbread man. Other alcoholic beverages additional.

Departs Sunday at 10 a.m. Rain, or shine. $69 per person. Duration 2 ½ hours. Ages: 21 yrs. old & up. Two-person minimum. Limited availability. Private tours can be arranged for groups or families with younger children. Schedules are subject to change.

Call for advanced reservations at 252-648-1011 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Hungry Town Tours, visit www.hungrytowntours.com.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several unique award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

406 Live Oak Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA

(252) 648-1011

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2019 Downtown Countdown

December 31, 2019 | 5:00 pm - January 1, 2020 | 1:00 am

Downtown Countdown will bring family fun to the waterfront on New Year’s Eve. Join in the fun beginning at 5pm for activities for all ages. Enjoy watching the fire department drop the kid’s crab pot drop and children’s activities from 5pm- 6pm at Big Rock Landing. Local businesses and restaurants will provide activities and bands throughout the evening, please check individual websites for schedules. End the night at midnight with the big crab pot drop downtown and a fireworks show for all downtown to enjoy shot from Sugarloaf Island. For more information, visit www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.

Downtown Morehead City, NC

(252) 808-0440

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New Year's Eve Pig Drop 2020

December 31, 2019 | 5:00 pm - January 1, 2020 | 1:00 am

Come join us at the Newport Community Park beginning at 5pm for s’more’s (weather permitting), hot chocolate, and cookies. Welcome in the New Year Newport Style!

200 Howard Blvd, Newport, NC 28570, USA

(252) 223-4749

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Ring in New Year’s Eve @ The Beaufort Hotel

December 31, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ring in the 2020 New Year at the Beaufort Hotel. Along with the regular dinner menu, a special prix fixe menu, carefully crafted by our Executive Chef Stephen Jordan and his culinary team, will be available at 34° North Restaurant. At 9 p.m., we’ll say “farewell” to 2019 and welcome the New Year in style with an exclusive ballroom party—available to restaurant patrons and hotel guests only. Enjoy DJ music, dancing, a cash bar, and a complimentary champagne toast.

The public is always welcome. Complimentary valet parking available for restaurant patrons. Book your room at the Beaufort Hotel so you can “take the elevator home” after the celebration. Enjoy a late check-out and be sure to make dining reservations for our New Year’s Event and Brunch the following day. Dining reservations are strongly encouraged. Call or visit our website and book through OpenTable.com.

2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 838-7250

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New Year's Eve Cannon Blast 2019

December 31, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Celebrate the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 with a blast. Fort Macon will once again be firing off its big guns in celebration of the new year. There will be live entertainment starting at 6 pm, and the cannons will go off at 7:00 sharp. Feel free to bring a folding chair and picnic meal similar to the summer concerts. Come early, parking is limited.

Fort Macon State Park, East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 726-3775

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New Year's Eve Party @ The Islander Hotel & Resort

December 31, 2019 | 8:00 pm - January 1, 2020 | 2:00 am

We are hosting a New Year’s Eve party in the Grand Ballroom at the Islander Hotel & Resort! Packages include admittance to the party, a dinner for 2 people including appetizers, dinner, and dessert, a champagne toast at midnight, New Year’s Eve party favors, a 1 night stay in one of our guest room! Package pricing starts at $199 for 2 people!

102 Islander Drive, Emerald Isle, NC, USA

(252) 354-3464

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New Year’s Day Brunch @ 34° North Restaurant

January 1, 2020 | 7:00 am - 2:30 pm

According to Southern traditions, you’ll have good luck for the entire year if you have the traditional New Year’s Day dinner. Executive Chef Stephen Jordan and his culinary team have created a meal of greens, black-eyed peas, and cornbread. They guarantee it’ll taste great—but the luck is up to you.

The public is always welcome. Complimentary valet parking available for restaurant patrons. 34° North Restaurant is open daily, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Dining reservations are strongly encouraged. Call or visit our website and book through OpenTable.com.

2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 838-7250

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First Day Hike 2020

January 1, 2020 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Start the new year off right with a hike in your favorite state park.  Fort Macon will be offering two ranger led hikes this year, both starting from the Visitor Center at 2pm. One will be a short nature hike on the Yarrow’s Loop Trail and inlet beach covering about 3/4 of a mile. The second hike will be along the 3.2 mile Elliot Coues Trail.

2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 726-3775

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Penguin Plunge 2020

January 1, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ring in the New Year taking a dip in the Ocean and help raise money for local charity. Takes place at the circle in Atlantic Beach.

Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 726-2121

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17th Annual Carolina Chocolate Festival

February 1, 2020 | 8:00 am - February 2, 2020 | 3:00 pm

Chocolate for Charity! Chocolate Vendors, Bake off, Pudding Eating Contes & more! Fun for the whole family! Sunday- active military FREE & come see new baking competition… Jr. Cupcake Wars !!! Don’t forget to join in or watch for the famous Chocolate Eating Contest that goes on each day throughout the festival.

3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 393-2011

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American Music Festival Series presents Volante Winds

February 1, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: First Presbyterian (1604 Arendell Street, Morehead City)

Personality, personality, personality! With their intoxicating stage presence and joyful music making, this vivacious ensemble from Indiana University’s famous Jacobs School of Music has already secured international residencies in South Korea, Japan, and Spain and won national awards.

Program: Wind Energy — works of Ibert, Ligeti, Barber and Françaix

Ticketed event. Tickets may be reserved by calling (252) 342-5034, and are available at the door on the evening of the concert. Tickets may also be obtained through Event bright at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/american-music-festival-3124978792.

1604 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 342-5034

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The Beaufort Game Faire

February 20, 2020 | 3:00 pm - February 23, 2020 | 3:00 pm

This will be a weekend of training dogs, learn to cast, shoot skeet, from the hunting and fishing experts and so much more all at the new Beaufort Hotel and 34° North in Beaufort.

2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, North Carolina 28516

(252) 732-4097

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American Music Festival Series presents Caroline Stinson & Barbara McKenzie

March 7, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: First Presbyterian (1604 Arendell Street, Morehead City)

Two dynamic artists — pianist Barbara McKenzie and Canadian cellist Caroline Stinson — both international performers of critical acclaim and no strangers to AMF audiences, have created one impressive voice to bring you an inspirational program of reflection..

Program: Reflections — music of Debussy, Tower and Brahms

Ticketed event. Tickets may be reserved by calling (252) 342-5034, and are available at the door on the evening of the concert. Tickets may also be obtained through Event bright at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/american-music-festival-3124978792.

1604 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 342-5034

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Blackbeard - Raider of the Carolina Seas

March 9, 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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Blackbeard - Raider of the Carolina Seas

March 10, 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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Blackbeard - Raider of the Carolina Seas

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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American Music Festival Series presents Mix Tape -- Anniversary Celebration

April 25, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: First Presbyterian (1604 Arendell Street, Morehead City)

A delightful mix of classical favorites: both artists and compositions. AMF invited its members to tell us their favorite chamber music selections. This “surprise” program is the result of that survey, featuring music for strings, piano, and winds with special guest artists you have loved to hear.

Ticketed event. Tickets may be reserved by calling (252) 342-5034, and are available at the door on the evening of the concert. Tickets may also be obtained through Event bright at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/american-music-festival-3124978792.

1604 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 342-5034

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32nd Annual Beaufort Music Festival

May 15, 2020 | 5:00 pm - May 16, 2020 | 11:00 pm

Beaufort Music Festival (BMF) is a community-supported, volunteer-run event put on by Beaufort Arts and Music, Incorporated, a 501c3 non-profit organization. For over 30 years, the free festival has taken place each May in historic Beaufort, and the town is packed on Friday and Saturday with locals and tourists alike enjoying the beautiful weather and some pretty great music.

This year’s festival will take place on the waterfront at Gallant’s Channel in Beaufort. There will be food trucks, vendors, beer tent and a kid’s area.

In an effort to eliminate single use plastics, the festival will not be serving drinks in plastic cups. In order to consume alcohol at the festival each patron will need to purchase a BMF Steel Pint. Please be sure to visit their website for more information.

172 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort, NC, USA

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62nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

June 5, 2020 | 12:00 am - June 13, 2020 | 12:00 am

The 2020 Big Rock Tournament will take place June 5-13, 2020 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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