Events on the Crystal Coast

Fishing Tournaments

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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13th Annual CCCF Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Tournament

July 10, 2020 | 5:00 pm - July 12, 2020 | 3:00 pm

Join us for our 13th 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:

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

(252) 222-6262


Boys & Girls Club Billfish Classic 2020

July 15, 2020 | 6:00 pm - July 19, 2020 | 12:00 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.

Beaufort Town Docks “Under the Tent”

500 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 639-1093


32nd Annual Ducks Unlimited Band the Billfish Tournament

July 22, 2020 | 12:00 am - July 25, 2020 | 12:00 am

The 2020 North Carolina Ducks Unlimited Billfish tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22 (Captains’ Party) with July 23-25 fish 2 out of 3 days. Mark you calendars, reserve your boats and get ready for this year’s tournament!

Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 241-9680


2nd Annual Emerald Isle Fall Fishing Tournament

September 19, 2020 | 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

The 2nd 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.

Captain’s Meeting will take place on Friday, September 18 @ 7pm.

7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC, USA


63rd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

June 11, 2021 | 12:00 am - June 19, 2021 | 12:00 am

The 2021 Big Rock Tournament will take place June 11-19, 2021 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