Events in beaufort

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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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

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Beginning Rug Hooking

August 14, 2020 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Rug hooking has been around for centuries.  It started out for those that could not afford machine-made carpets.  They would use scraps of materials that were available at the time.  It is still a time-honored craft, and we would like to invite you to come to learn how to hook a small piece to take home! Please sign up by calling 252-728-5225 or in the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St. Please be advised the Beaufort Historic Site is following state and federal mandated guidelines regarding COVID19, events are also subject to change.

150 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Janet Jaworski Art Opening

August 15, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery in welcoming Janet Jaworski for an art opening. Jaworksi paints many coastal scenes such as wildlife, boats, and vibrant landscapes. Light refreshments will be served during the opening. This event is FREE to the general public. For more information visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225, or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St.

130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 728-5225

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Barn Quilt Workshop

August 20, 2020 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

A barn quilt is a large piece of painted wood that looks like a single quilt block and decorates the side of a barn or building.  Our barn quilts will be 24”x 24” and you will be able to take your quilt home with you! Please sign up by calling 252-728-5225 or in the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St. Please be advised the Beaufort Historic Site is following state and federal mandated guidelines regarding COVID19, events are also subject to change.

130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 728-5225

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Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

August 22, 2020 | 9:30 am - August 23, 2020 | 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. Admission fee. Advance registration is required. Register by calling 252-504-7758.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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The Spread @ Backstreet Pub

August 28, 2020 | 9:00 pm - August 29, 2020 | 1:00 am

Grooves for the Soul at The Backstreet Pub!

124 Middle Lane, Beaufort, North Carolina

(252) 728-7108

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BHA Volunteer Picnic 2020

September 15, 2020 | 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 is featured for all those who volunteer or those who want to know more about volunteering for the Beaufort Historical Association and its many events and activities. The event is FREE to the general public. For more information visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225, or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St.

100 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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30th Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival Rally

October 4, 2020 | 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Traditional skiffs sail prior to the Blessing of the Fleet. Launch/rig from the Watercraft Center, sail from Beaufort to the Morehead City waterfront and enjoy shrimp burgers at 11 a.m. Sail/race to Beaufort starts at noon. Organized by the Traditional Small Craft Association, FoM Chapter.

315 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 504-7740

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Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

October 10, 2020 | 9:30 am - October 11, 2020 | 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. Admission fee. Advance registration is required. Register by calling 252-504-7758.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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Brown Bag Gam Series 2020

October 15, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come learn about North Carolina’s rich coastal environment and culture at these informal lectures. Bring your own lunch. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. The lectures start at noon, and registration is not required. So bring your lunch and join us for the free program. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort.

October 15 – The Story Behind “Echo,” the Museum’s Whale Skeleton
October 22 – William Cushing & the Destruction of the CSS Albemarle
October 30 – Maritime Myths and Legends
November 12 – Whales in North Carolina Waters
November 19 – North Carolina Boats, Past and Present
November 24 – A Pirate’s Table
December 3 – Early Ferry Crossings in North Carolina
December 9 – Beaufort’s Dolphins, Getting to Know Them

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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46th Annual Wooden Boat Show

October 17, 2020 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Whether you’re a boating enthusiast or prefer to keep your feet on dry land, the 45th Annual Wooden Boat Show has activities for all ages. This free event celebrates the art of North Carolina traditional wooden boatbuilding and the sport of boat racing. Dozens of handcrafted wooden boats will be on display, along with nautical demonstrations, and activities for children.

The annual Wooden Boat Show has received top honors from the Southeast Tourism Society as a “Top 20 Event for the Southeast” four consecutive years.

Throughout the show, please feel free to tag your photos with #BeaufortBoatShow.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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Fall in the Water Meet

October 17, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Friends of the Museum’s local chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association hosts a gathering with small boat sailing and a BBQ picnic. Gallants Channel provides a great venue and there is loads of room for boats. All small boats are welcome. The Museum’s fleet of Spritsail Skiffs will be there with volunteers offering free boat rides from 1-4 p.m. Dinner will be a pig pickin’, served from 4:00 to 5:00. The public is welcome so mark your calendars and come do some sailing!

N.C. Maritime Museum Gallants Channel Annex

(252) 504-7740

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46th Annual Wooden Boat Show Awards Reception

October 17, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The awards ceremony for the 46th Annual Wooden Boat Show will be held at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. Ticketed event. Tickets available at the Museum store.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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Brown Bag Gam Series 2020

October 22, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come learn about North Carolina’s rich coastal environment and culture at these informal lectures. Bring your own lunch. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. The lectures start at noon, and registration is not required. So bring your lunch and join us for the free program. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort.

October 15 – The Story Behind “Echo,” the Museum’s Whale Skeleton
October 22 – William Cushing & the Destruction of the CSS Albemarle
October 30 – Maritime Myths and Legends
November 12 – Whales in North Carolina Waters
November 19 – North Carolina Boats, Past and Present
November 24 – A Pirate’s Table
December 3 – Early Ferry Crossings in North Carolina
December 9 – Beaufort’s Dolphins, Getting to Know Them

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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Brown Bag Gam Series 2020

October 30, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come learn about North Carolina’s rich coastal environment and culture at these informal lectures. Bring your own lunch. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. The lectures start at noon, and registration is not required. So bring your lunch and join us for the free program. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort.

October 15 – The Story Behind “Echo,” the Museum’s Whale Skeleton
October 22 – William Cushing & the Destruction of the CSS Albemarle
October 30 – Maritime Myths and Legends
November 12 – Whales in North Carolina Waters
November 19 – North Carolina Boats, Past and Present
November 24 – A Pirate’s Table
December 3 – Early Ferry Crossings in North Carolina
December 9 – Beaufort’s Dolphins, Getting to Know Them

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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Crystal Coast Highland Games

October 31, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Eastern North Carolina has had many influences that have shaped the culture that we all enjoy. Among those is immigration of people from the island and Highlands of Scotland, with many of the current inhabitants and place names being of that Scottish heritage.  The gathering of groups of families in Scotland have been an important feature of Scottish culture, in the past as well as today. With the inclusion of competitions in dance, athletics and music these gatherings became known as Highland Games. Gathering of people of all origins is encouraged at Highland games that occur in North Carolina and across North America , with millions of people attending each year.  The skirl of bagpipes and the wearing of tartan and kilts along with the excitement of tossing the caber draw people back again and again. Admission fee. For more details, find us on Facebook.

172 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort, NC, USA

(603) 496-4546

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Brown Bag Gam Series 2020

November 12, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come learn about North Carolina’s rich coastal environment and culture at these informal lectures. Bring your own lunch. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. The lectures start at noon, and registration is not required. So bring your lunch and join us for the free program. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort.

October 15 – The Story Behind “Echo,” the Museum’s Whale Skeleton
October 22 – William Cushing & the Destruction of the CSS Albemarle
October 30 – Maritime Myths and Legends
November 12 – Whales in North Carolina Waters
November 19 – North Carolina Boats, Past and Present
November 24 – A Pirate’s Table
December 3 – Early Ferry Crossings in North Carolina
December 9 – Beaufort’s Dolphins, Getting to Know Them

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

November 14, 2020 | 9:30 am - November 15, 2020 | 11:30 am

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. Admission fee. Advance registration is required. Register by calling 252-504-7758.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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Brown Bag Gam Series 2020

November 19, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come learn about North Carolina’s rich coastal environment and culture at these informal lectures. Bring your own lunch. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. The lectures start at noon, and registration is not required. So bring your lunch and join us for the free program. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort.

October 15 – The Story Behind “Echo,” the Museum’s Whale Skeleton
October 22 – William Cushing & the Destruction of the CSS Albemarle
October 30 – Maritime Myths and Legends
November 12 – Whales in North Carolina Waters
November 19 – North Carolina Boats, Past and Present
November 24 – A Pirate’s Table
December 3 – Early Ferry Crossings in North Carolina
December 9 – Beaufort’s Dolphins, Getting to Know Them

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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Jumble Sale 2020

November 21, 2020 | 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. The event is FREE to the general public. Vendor information is available by emailing [email protected] or visiting www.beauforthistoricsite.org. For more information visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225, or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St.

100 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

252-728-5225

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Beaufort Historic Association's Community Thanksgiving Feast 2020

November 22, 2020 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

A traditional turkey dinner is provided by some of the area’s finest restaurants as well as Scarborough Fare Catering. Served at the Beaufort Historic Site, dinners are available for take-out or to enjoy under our tent. Ticketed event.

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. For more information or to purchase your tickets visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225, or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St.

 

150 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Brown Bag Gam Series 2020

November 24, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come learn about North Carolina’s rich coastal environment and culture at these informal lectures. Bring your own lunch. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. The lectures start at noon, and registration is not required. So bring your lunch and join us for the free program. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort.

October 15 – The Story Behind “Echo,” the Museum’s Whale Skeleton
October 22 – William Cushing & the Destruction of the CSS Albemarle
October 30 – Maritime Myths and Legends
November 12 – Whales in North Carolina Waters
November 19 – North Carolina Boats, Past and Present
November 24 – A Pirate’s Table
December 3 – Early Ferry Crossings in North Carolina
December 9 – Beaufort’s Dolphins, Getting to Know Them

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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Brown Bag Gam Series 2020

December 3, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come learn about North Carolina’s rich coastal environment and culture at these informal lectures. Bring your own lunch. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. The lectures start at noon, and registration is not required. So bring your lunch and join us for the free program. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort.

October 15 – The Story Behind “Echo,” the Museum’s Whale Skeleton
October 22 – William Cushing & the Destruction of the CSS Albemarle
October 30 – Maritime Myths and Legends
November 12 – Whales in North Carolina Waters
November 19 – North Carolina Boats, Past and Present
November 24 – A Pirate’s Table
December 3 – Early Ferry Crossings in North Carolina
December 9 – Beaufort’s Dolphins, Getting to Know Them

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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Brown Bag Gam Series 2020

December 9, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come learn about North Carolina’s rich coastal environment and culture at these informal lectures. Bring your own lunch. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. The lectures start at noon, and registration is not required. So bring your lunch and join us for the free program. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort.

October 15 – The Story Behind “Echo,” the Museum’s Whale Skeleton
October 22 – William Cushing & the Destruction of the CSS Albemarle
October 30 – Maritime Myths and Legends
November 12 – Whales in North Carolina Waters
November 19 – North Carolina Boats, Past and Present
November 24 – A Pirate’s Table
December 3 – Early Ferry Crossings in North Carolina
December 9 – Beaufort’s Dolphins, Getting to Know Them

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

December 12, 2020 | 9:30 am - December 13, 2020 | 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. Admission fee. Advance registration is required. Register by calling 252-504-7758.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 504-7740

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10th Annual Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

December 12, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy a festive day in Historic Downtown Beaufort, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Come celebrate the season and enjoy viewing a wide variety of art from regional artists throughout many of the downtown shops, galleries and restaurants. The Art Walk will begin at The Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St. The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery will be featuring local and regional artists.  Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations. This event is FREE to the general public. For more information visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225, or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St.

 

 

130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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13th Annual Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour

December 12, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tour private homes in Beaufort and ride on the double-decker bus with carolers from local churches.  Homeowners, churches, and inns will open their doors so that the public can delight in their festive décor and decorations. The Beaufort Historic Site buildings will also be open. Ticketed event. For more information or to purchase your tickets visit www.beauforthistoriciste.org, call 252-728-5225, or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St.

130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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