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 AttractionsNorth Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll ShoresPLAY VIDEO1 Roosevelt Dr.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-0580 • map(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

Alive at Five Concert SeriesKatherine Davis Park on Arendell St. between 6th
Morehead City, NC • map(252) 808-0440

The free "Alive at Five" concert series with popular crowd pleasing bands in the Katherine Davis Park on Arendell St. between 6th and 7th from 5 PM until 8 PM. The dates and bands are May 2: Dependable Taxi, June 6: Emily Minor, June 19,  Liquid Pleasure, July 17: Mikele Buck, more about Alive at Five Concert Series

Concert Series at Fort MaconFort Macon State Park
Atlantic Beach, NC • map(252) 726-3775

The Concert in the Park Series from May through August, 2014, 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 attend all of these outstnding performances:  May...more about Concert Series at Fort Macon

EmeraldFest Outdoor Concert SeriesWestern Ocean Regional Access Facility
Islander Drive
Emerald Isle, NC • map

The EmeraldFest Outdoor Concert Series adds a bit of 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...more about EmeraldFest Outdoor Concert Series

SwanFestPavilion at Olde Town Square
Swansboro, NC • map(910) 326-4428

Bring your lawn chairs, and bring your family and friends to SwanFest at the Pavilion in Olde Town Square for live music. Enjoy these seventeen free concerts every Sunday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM mid-May to mid-September.  With tunes from Country/Rock, Contemporary/Folk, to Reggae and more, SwanFest gathers for...more about SwanFest

Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area1 Roosevelt Dr.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC • map(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

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