Attractions in Emerald Isle, NC

If you are looking for something to do on Emerald Isle, NC, this section will guide you to festivals, a nearby aquarium and state parks. There's enough sun, sand, and surf for swimmers, boaters, cyclists, tourists and locals, alike. After a swim in the ocean take a walk or ride your bike on the four mile walking and biking path which is well-kept and popular.

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North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
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North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Emerald Isle Attractions
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1 Roosevelt Dr.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-0580
(252) 247-4003

Experience the thrill of exploring sunken ships — without getting wet — at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Three shipwreck exhibits re-create the adventure of recreational diving off the North Carolina coast. Visitors also can feel the spray from a mountain waterfall, hold a crab, touch a stingray,...more about North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Katherine Davis Park on Arendell St. between 6th
Morehead City, NC
(252) 808-0440

July 1: Punch, July 3: Mikele Buck Band,  (See the 2016 upcoming dates below) The free "Alive at Five" concerts are held May through October, presenting popular crowd-pleasing bands at Jaycee Park on the Downtown Morehead City Waterfront from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. This family-friendly series is promoted by the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association. Coolers and...more about Alive at Five Concert Series

Fort Macon State Park
Atlantic Beach, NC
(252) 726-3775

July 15: Wild Honey (See full list below.) The Concert in the Park Series from May through August includes pop classics, orchestral band, Cajun, bluegrass and Civil war era music. This is one of the many outreach projects of the Friends of Fort Macon, and admission is free. Choose one concert or...more about Concert Series at Fort Macon

Western Ocean Regional Access Facility
Islander Drive
Emerald Isle, NC

June 30: Now & Then (Classic Country, Bluegrass, Mix),  (See complete list below.)  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 -...more about EmeraldFest Outdoor Concert Series

  
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Pavilion at Olde Town Square
Swansboro, NC
(910) 326-4428

July 3: Liverpool (A Tribute to the Beatles) (See complete list below.) Bring your lawn chairs and your family and friends to SwanFest at the Pavilion in Olde Town Square for live music. Enjoy seventeen free concerts every Sunday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. With tunes from Country/Rock, Contemporary/Folk, to Reggae...more about SwanFest

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

This little gem of woods surrounds the North Carolina Aquarium on Roosevelt Drive in Pine Knoll Shores and borders N.C. Highway 58 as it winds through Bogue Banks. Maintained by the aquarium staff and North Carolina State Parks, the 300 acres have extensive maritime forests ponds. The forest attracts naturalists, birders...more about Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area

The Boathouse at Front Street Village
Belle of Topsail
 
 
 
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