Events in western 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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2 Year Anniversary Celebration @ Shortway Brewing Company

October 26, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE for our biggest party of the year as we celebrate TWO YEARS! We’ve got beer releases, throwback beers, indoor & outdoor bars, new merch, raffle prizes & more!! Captain’s Kitchen food truck will be here serving up delicious local seafood! LIVE MUSIC all day from WireGrass, Musician Mark Hibbs & The Spread!!! This will be a day to remember so be sure to stop by the Oh Snap Mobile Photo Booth for your souvenir photo!!

230 Chatham St, Newport, NC 28570

(252) 777-3065

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Crystal Coast Con Halloween Edition @ Mac Daddy's

October 26, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Indoor Trick or Treat with Booths Providing Games and Candy for the Kids. Game Tournaments too.

130 Golfin Dolphin Drive, Cape Carteret, NC 28584, USA

(252) 393-6565

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3rd Annual Glow in the Dark Trick or Treat

October 26, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Glow-in-the-dark Halloween fun at the market! Bring your goblins, princesses, witches, and superheroes to the market. We love to see costumes! This event is our way to give back to our community. Bring your treat bags! There will be vendors, music, food, and drinks.

307 Cedar Point Boulevard, Cedar Point, NC, USA

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Norris Tavern 1st Halloween Ball

October 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - October 27, 2019 | 12:00 am

Costume Contest, Food, Music, a lot of tricks and treats.

727 North Chatham Street, Newport, North Carolina 28570

(252) 777-4182

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Healthy Kids Running Series

October 27, 2019 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five (5) week national nonprofit running program in the spring and fall for kids from Pre-K (age 2) to 8th grade. It is designed to introduce children to a love of running and a healthy lifestyle. Each HKRS Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 & 75 yard dashes, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run. Kids compete each week for a chance to earn points. At the end of the Series, boys and girls, who accumulate the most points in their respective distances are awarded trophies. All participants receive a medal on Week 5!

The registration fee covers the entire five (5) weeks of the series and is non-refundable.

Fort Benjamin Park, McQueen Avenue, Newport, NC, USA

(252) 646-2976

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Farms, Food, and Friends Supper Club - The Barnyard

October 27, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Four suppers per year featuring our county’s freshest from our local farmers crafted into a delicious meal by a local chef. What could be better? Pair this up with 50 other foodie friends and you have a sweet memorable evening! We host these dinners at local farms so you can enjoy a different outdoor experience, meet the farmers and ask questions of our chefs. Try new vegetables, fruits and proteins local to Carteret County. We have fun and we eat really well!

844 Roberts Rd, Newport, NC 28570

(252) 515-4799

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Open Mic Night @ Shortway Brewing Company

October 28, 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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Boos and Brews @ Shortway Brewing Company

November 2, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Grab your ghoulfriends & boos and head to Shortway for a spooktacular costume party! Get creative with your costume for a chance to win some sweet prizes. Challenge friends to a game of pong or cornhole in the beer garden and grab a bite to eat from NEST CAFE on Wheels!!

230 Chatham St, Newport, NC 28570

(252) 777-3065

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Will & Tony @ Carolina Home & Garden

November 7, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We will be playing at one of the most beautiful venues on the east coast! Join us for some great music & Fun!

4778 Highway 24, Newport, North Carolina 28570

(252) 393-9004

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Full Moon Paddle Trip

November 10, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Does a kayak trip on Bogue Sound at sunset with the full Hunter’s Moon rising from the horizon sound like fun? How about if it is followed up with roasting s’mores around a campfire? How amazing does that sound?! We want you to join us on Sunday, October 13 and/or Sunday, November 10 from 6-9 PM! Beginners are welcome! We provide the kayak, life jacket, paddle, glow stick, campfire, and s’mores fixin’s. You bring water shoes, water wear, and a change of shoes and clothes. Also bring bug spray. Visit https://campalbemarle.campbrainregistration.com to register. E-mail heather@campalbemarle.org for registration questions and melisa@campalbemarle.org with trip specific questions.

156 Albemarle Dr, Newport, North Carolina 28570

(252) 726-4848

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Open Mic Night @ Shortway Brewing Company

November 11, 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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Now Or Never @ Carolina Home & Garden

November 14, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Come check out the Original Music of Now Or Never!

4778 Highway 24, Newport, North Carolina 28570

(252) 393-9004

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Holiday Sip & Shop @ Shortway Brewing Co. 2019

November 16, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Shop local this holiday season!! Come enjoy a day of shopping at the brewery while enjoying a beverage & some holiday treats! We will have local artisans & vendors set up and ready to help you find the perfect gift for the loved ones on your list! This is also a Toys for Tots toy drive! If you would like to bless a child in our community, please bring a new, unwrapped toy and drop it in the box!

230 Chatham St, Newport, NC 28570

(252) 777-3065

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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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Newport Community 5K Run 2019

November 23, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The race starts on Hill St. Enjoy a quiet, low traffic course with views of the Lake and beautiful houses. The race finishes at the north edge of Verdun St. in the Town Hall parking lot.

Awards/Categories:
Adults and kids(13 to17) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, overall
1st, 2nd, 3rd top male
1st, 2nd, 3rd, top female

460 Howard Blvd, Newport, North Carolina 28570, USA

(252) 223-4749

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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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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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Newport Christmas Parade 2019

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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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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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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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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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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