Western Ocean Regional Access Facility
Islander Drive
Emerald Isle, NC

The EmeraldFest Outdoor Concert Series adds lively music to the salty sunsets on Emerald Isle.  Held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Western Ocean Regional Access Facility, these live concerts include a variety of music - from Pop/Alternative to Blues/Country Rock.  Bring your lawn chairs, family,...more about EmeraldFest Outdoor Concert Series

Held on the first Saturday in August, in Emerald Isle, NC, this popular event helps support the efforts of the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter. The sand-sculpture competition brings out the best and the brightest in Carteret County and beyond. What began as one energetic family's pastime at a reunion now draws...more about Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter Sand-Sculpting Contest (Sculpt for Wildlife)


TBA October - November 2017 This annual contest is for speckled trout only and the fish must be caught only from the shores of Bogue Banks (Fort Macon to Emerald Isle) - surf, pier, inlet, or sound. Weigh in of one speckled trout per day per person is at The Reel...more about Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament

Western Ocean Regional Access
Emerald Isle, NC
(252) 354-3424

September 30, 2017 The fun begins at 11:00 AM for this Beach Music festival and the best part is it's free! Bring your beach chair and plan to buy lunch, snacks and dinner at the food vendors who will be ready on the spot. For those 21 years old and older, beer...more about Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival

from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle
Atlantic Beach, NC
(252) 726-6350

September 17, 2016, through October 1, 2016 First register, then reel in your whomping big flounder. Registration is between August 15 and September 15. This annual contest is for flounders only and the fish must be caught only from the shores on Bogue Banks (Fort Macon to Emerald Isle) - surf, pier, inlet,...more about Flounder Surf Fishing Tournament

Morehead City Country Club
Morehead City, NC
(252) 808-0440

Sunday, September 2017 Swing your golf club and benefit the local community in this annual fundraising event. Dual tee times are at 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM for four-person teams.The proceeds from this team event go to scholarships and equipment for both the men's and women's golf teams at the Carteret County...more about Tee It Up for High School Golf Tournament


1 Roosevelt Dr.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC
(252) 247-4003

TBA October 2017 The NC Aquarium hosts a bewitching event of family-oriented Halloween fun Wednesday and Thursday with an aquatic twist. Children trick-or-treat at booths set up among the galleries and exhibits. The display of carved pumpkins are stunning, visitors of all ages enjoy "spooky" fun and games, and the Halloween hi-jinks...more about Trick or Treat Under the Sea


Parade Begins on the Corner of Mangrove (at CVS)
and Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC

November 26, 2016 Join in the holiday spirit the Saturday after Thanksgiving with the Emerald Isle Christmas Parade beginning at 3:00 PM and Tree Lighting. The fun begins on the corner of Mangrove Street (at CVS) and Emerald Drive, where children and adults alike can view the variety of home-grown floats. Santa Claus appears...more about Emerald Isle Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting


the Circle
Atlantic Beach, NC

December 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Join the fun at the Smoke on the Water annual Atlantic Beach Bonfire. Bring your own blanket and chairs and enjoy the live music....more about Atlantic Beach Bonfire

Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Gymnasium
203 Leisure Lane
Emerald Isle, NC
(252) 354-6350

December 2017 Come to the Emerald Isle Community Center Gymn to stop the array of handmade or hand-authenticated gifts crafted by local artisans. This is a wonderful way to support local businesses and crafters while finishing your Christmas shopping....more about Emerald Isle Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

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