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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General Attractions

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Emerald Isle Attractions
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

2015 July 3: Mikele Buck Band; July 17: Spare Change. 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. This family-friendly series is promoted by the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association. Coolers...more about Alive at Five Concert Series

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

June 26: Scearce and Ketner, July 10: Wild Honey, July 17: The Morehead Brass, July 31: 4EverAll, August 7: Samantha Casey and the Bluegrass Jam. 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...more about Concert Series at Fort Macon

Western Ocean Regional Access Facility
Islander Drive
Emerald Isle, NC

June 25: Selah Dubb (Reggae) July 4: EverAll (Pop/Variety), July 16: Wild Honey (Blues/Country/Rock), July 30: Now and Then (Classic Country, Bluegrass, Mix)  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...more about EmeraldFest Outdoor Concert Series

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

June 28: Notorious Clamslammers (Fun Stuff) July 3: Band of the South (572nd Air Force Band), July 4: Fireworks and Band of Oz; July 5 (Marine Corps Band Camp Lejeune); For a full listing see below. Bring your lawn chairs and your family and friends to SwanFest at the Pavilion in Olde...more about SwanFest

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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