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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Stray Local @ Cru Wine Bar

February 1, 2020 | 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Stray Local is the husband-and-wife songwriting duo of Hannah and Jamie Rowen based in Wilmington, North Carolina. The pair performs a bouquet of indie sounds punctuated by rich vocal harmonies, catchy guitar riffs, and well crafted melodies all woven together by their folk beginnings and new pop sensibilities.

The duo has completed three international tours performing in England, Wales, Scotland, Spain, France and Germany and have recently completed their first coast-to-coast national tour.

When the couple is not writing or performing as Stray Local they are running the roads and trails along their tour route, competing in 5ks through marathons and even obstacle course races. In 2019, they launched the Stray Local “Run Wild” campaign inspiring healthy living and an active lifestyle partnering with local run clubs throughout the country and rolling out their Run Wild activewear line.

120 Turner St, Beaufort, North Carolina 28516

(252) 728-3066

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Open mic hosted by Tiffany Elaine @ Cru Wine Bar

February 4, 2020 | 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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Kevin Siebold @ Clawson's 1905

February 7, 2020 | 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come catch Kevin of Krappy Guitars live on guitar & his own 14 string tapper.

425 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 728-2133

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Beaufort Picture Show - Paterson

February 8, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 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 Paterson:

A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. In this thoughtful and deeply moving film, Adam Driver gives one of his finest performances.

Rated R | 1hr 58min

Early show is at 4pm and the late who is at 7pm.

1354 Lennoxville Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 528-7395 text only

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Beaufort Picture Show - Paterson

February 8, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 Paterson:

A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. In this thoughtful and deeply moving film, Adam Driver gives one of his finest performances.

Rated R | 1hr 58min

Early show is at 4pm and the late who is at 7pm.

1354 Lennoxville Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 528-7395 text only

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Caffeinated Soul Boogie @ Cru Wine Bar

February 8, 2020 | 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Caffeinated Soul Boogie, from New Bern, NC, makes their debut in Beaufort at Cru Wine Bar! It is going to be a big night! Come join us Feb 2nd at 8:30!

Described as “acoustic electric folk rock with a slight bit of funk jazz Americana blues” CSB bring a mix of covers and originals, all having the signature Soul Boogie sound. Vocalist Darria Yeager is a powerhouse of soulful vocals while the band provides a variety of eclectic jams. Powerful and upbeat, Caffeinated Soul Boogie has what you need. For more info, visit www.caffsoulboogie.com.

120 Turner St, Beaufort, North Carolina 28516

(252) 728-3066

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BHA Valentine Membership Party 2020

February 9, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Beaufort Historic Site is open with a variety of food and drink in every building for current and prospective members to explore, and celebrate Valentine’s Day (a little early).  Guests can learn more about how the BHA uses membership dollars to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of Beaufort and Carteret County. All are encouraged to visit the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery during this time for Heather Sink’s art show. 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.

100 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Beaufort Picture Show - The Audience

February 9, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 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 Audience:

Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren, plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award®-winning production of The Audience, captured live from London’s West End. For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private weekly meeting.

Not Rated | 2hrs 30min (including intermission)

1354 Lennoxville Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 528-7395 text only

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Down East Folk Arts Society Concert - Aaron Burdette

February 13, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In keeping with our mission “To Build Community Through Music”, the Down East Folk Arts Society will once again be bringing World Class Singers/Songwriters to Craven County and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina this Winter. We are pleased to announce our 2020 Winter Concert Series which will  begin on January 15, 2020 and run each subsequent month through March 13, 2020.

Aaron grew up in Saluda, NC. He attended the renowned Governor’s School of North Carolina for Choral Music. Influenced by the music of Cat Stevens, the Grateful Dead, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Norman Blake, Led Zeppelin, and David Grier, he performed extensively in Boone, NC. He owned a music store there which sold instruments and offered lessons. His life travels took him across the country where he worked as a hand on various farms and ranches. His music has grown out of those blue-collar working experiences. He has released 7 albums to critical acclaim. WNC Magazine has listed him as one of western NC’s most important musicians alongside such greats as Doc Watson, the Steep Canyon Rangers, and The Avett Brothers. He has won Our State Magazine’s Carolina Songs competition, the Hank Williams Songwriting Contest, and placed in the MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, among others.

425 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 646-4657

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Down East Folk Arts Society Concert - Aaron Burdette

February 14, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In keeping with our mission “To Build Community Through Music”, the Down East Folk Arts Society will once again be bringing World Class Singers/Songwriters to Craven County and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina this Winter. We are pleased to announce our 2020 Winter Concert Series which will  begin on January 15, 2020 and run each subsequent month through March 13, 2020.

Aaron grew up in Saluda, NC. He attended the renowned Governor’s School of North Carolina for Choral Music. Influenced by the music of Cat Stevens, the Grateful Dead, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Norman Blake, Led Zeppelin, and David Grier, he performed extensively in Boone, NC. He owned a music store there which sold instruments and offered lessons. His life travels took him across the country where he worked as a hand on various farms and ranches. His music has grown out of those blue-collar working experiences. He has released 7 albums to critical acclaim. WNC Magazine has listed him as one of western NC’s most important musicians alongside such greats as Doc Watson, the Steep Canyon Rangers, and The Avett Brothers. He has won Our State Magazine’s Carolina Songs competition, the Hank Williams Songwriting Contest, and placed in the MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, among others.

425 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 646-4657

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Beaufort Picture Show - The Last Suit

February 15, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 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 Last Suit:

To avoid a nursing home where his daughters plan to place him, an 88- year- old Holocaust survivor embarks on an adventure from Buenos Aires to Lodz to fulfill a promise he made some 70 years earlier; to find the man who saved him from certain death. His adventure is both poignant and humorous. Variety describes this international film as a feel-good drama. It has received numerous audience awards on the festival circuit.

Rated PG-13 | 1hr 31min
*This screening features subtitles.

1354 Lennoxville Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 528-7395 text only

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The Beaufort Game Faire

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

The Beaufort Game Faire is a 501(c)3. This event was created to raise awareness and friends, for conservation projects that will enhance enjoyment for today and future generations. There is a long tradition; woman/man and her/his best friend, and the great outdoors!

The Beaufort Game Faire Board of Directors, invite you to a weekend experience like none other! All proceeds, will be awarded by the Board approved organizations that have conservation or the outdoor experience and heritage that we are showcasing in the three day Game Faire!

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 North Carolina.

2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, North Carolina 28516

(252) 732-4097

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Mardi Gras on Middle Lane 2020

February 22, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

If you’ve never been to a Mardi Gras Celebration for Fat Tuesday, the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the fasting of the Lenten season; try out an entertaining afternoon in Beaufort. Enjoy an afternoon street carnival filled with Cajun music & jazz! There will even be a parade of “krewes” in costume tossing jewelry and charms for everyone. Bring the kids along for the face painting and mask making experience under the tents. Challenge your “krewe” to a round of boules or cornhole in the gaming area. Gather your friends in a costumed “krewe” and parade Middle Lane in competition for prizes at 3 p.m. Mardi Gras on Middle Lane is a free event and is presented by Beaufort Development Association, in conjunction with Middle Lane businesses. For more information about this event contact Liz Kopf at lizkopf@gmail.com or 252-728-7108 for more details or to participate with your “krewe.” Visit the official website for Beaufort Development Association at www.beaufortnc.com.

Middle Lane, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States

(252) 728-7108

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Down East Folk Arts Society Concert - Wes Collins

March 12, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In keeping with our mission “To Build Community Through Music”, the Down East Folk Arts Society will once again be bringing World Class Singers/Songwriters to Craven County and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina this Winter. We are pleased to announce our 2020 Winter Concert Series which will  begin on January 15, 2020 and run each subsequent month through March 13, 2020.

Wes Collins hails from Chapel Hill, NC. He is a husband, dad, and a librarian. He’s a late-bloomer in the songwriting world. He won the North Carolina Songwriter’s Co-Op Song Contest, and was a finalist in the 2013 Kerrville TX New Folk Competition. In 2015, he was one of the six winners in the Kerrville competition. He has played Nashville TN’s Bluebird Cafe, The Threadgill Stage in Kerrville, TX, Blue Rock Studio Stage in Wimberely, TX, and more. In 2013,  he released his first CD, One Layer Down. In 2017, the NC Arts Council awarded Wes a Songwriting Fellowship which helped to fund his most recent CD project, Welcome to the Ether.

425 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 646-4657

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Down East Folk Arts Society Concert - Wes Collins

March 13, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In keeping with our mission “To Build Community Through Music”, the Down East Folk Arts Society will once again be bringing World Class Singers/Songwriters to Craven County and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina this Winter. We are pleased to announce our 2020 Winter Concert Series which will  begin on January 15, 2020 and run each subsequent month through March 13, 2020.

Wes Collins hails from Chapel Hill, NC. He is a husband, dad, and a librarian. He’s a late-bloomer in the songwriting world. He won the North Carolina Songwriter’s Co-Op Song Contest, and was a finalist in the 2013 Kerrville TX New Folk Competition. In 2015, he was one of the six winners in the Kerrville competition. He has played Nashville TN’s Bluebird Cafe, The Threadgill Stage in Kerrville, TX, Blue Rock Studio Stage in Wimberely, TX, and more. In 2013,  he released his first CD, One Layer Down. In 2017, the NC Arts Council awarded Wes a Songwriting Fellowship which helped to fund his most recent CD project, Welcome to the Ether.

425 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 646-4657

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BHA Lunch And Learn with Susan Zurenda @ Clawson’s

March 25, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join the BHA for a literary luncheon with author Susan Zurenda. Zurenda will be singing books, meeting with attendees, and speak about her new book, Bells for Eli. The luncheon will take place at Clawson’s Restaurant at 425 Front Street, Beaufort NC. Ticketed event. 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.

Clawson's 1905 Restaurant, Front Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Susan Zurenda Writers Workshop @ Beaufort Historic Site

March 26, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Susan Zurenda, author of Bells of Eli, will be hosting a writing workshop at the Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner Street. The workshop is a great way for writers to exchange ideas and learn from a published author. The workshop is limited to 12, so reserve your spot ASAP. Tickets will include a copy of Zurendas’ book, Bells of Eli. 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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Karen Vaughn Art Opening

April 4, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery in welcoming artist Karen Vaughn. Vaughn paints primarily with acrylics. Her works include landscapes, florals, or animals. Light refreshments will be served. 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.

130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 728-5225

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Beaufort Historic Site's Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2020

April 11, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children ages seven and younger are welcome to join the fun. This annual event features prizes, refreshments and over 2,000 eggs.  It’s all free – just bring a basket! For more information 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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Publick Day 2020

April 18, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

An old-fashioned flea market on the Beaufort Historic Site with vendors selling antiques and collectibles, art, crafts, handmade jewelry, books, food and much more. No admission charge. Vendor information is available for this fun spring event.

100 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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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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Beaufort Old Homes Tour Kick-off Party 2020

June 6, 2020 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Old Homes Tour Kickoff Party features the popular Bartenders’ Challenge. During the party, Lynda Harris will be featured in the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery as this year’s Old Homes Tour Featured Artist, Lynda Harris. Ticketed event. For more information or to purchase your tickets visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225 or stop at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St.

150 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Purvis Chapel Choir Concert 2020

June 25, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Uplifting concert by the Purvis Chapel Choir held at one of the oldest AME Zion churches in the state.  A reception immediately follows to recognize the Honorary Old Homes Tour Chairperson. 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.

215 Craven St, Beaufort, NC 2851

(252) 728-5225

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60th Annual Old Homes & Gardens Tour

June 26, 2020 | 10:00 am - June 27, 2020 | 4:00 pm

The 60th annual walking tour of private homes, gardens, churches and historic places is the last full weekend in June.  Houses of all sizes and ages, the Beaufort Historic Site buildings, the Old Burying Ground, narrated bus tours of the historic district; a music concert and an antique car show are all highlights of this signature event. Tickets are $25. For more information or to purchase your tickets visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225 or stop at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St.

150 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC, United States

(252) 728-5225

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Southern Brunch

June 28, 2020 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a Southern Brunch at the home of Charles and Deborah Llewelyn. Scarborough Fare Catering will be serving delicious food, there will be music by Blue Moon Jazz, and Mary Kay Andrews will be speaking about her book The Beach House Cookbook. Tickets are $100. 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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Beaufort Historic Association's Summer Party 2020

July 11, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Come celebrate Beaufort Summers with a fabulous summer party at the Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St. Enjoy wonderful food by Scarborough Fare Catering, an open bar, live music, and a silent auction with the proceeds benefiting the Beaufort Historical Association. Ticketed event. 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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Janet Jaworski Art Opening

July 31, 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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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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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 pr@beauforthistoricsite.org 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 2019

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. 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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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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