Bogue Inlet Pier
Emerald Isle, NC
(252) 723-1658

July 30 - 31, 2016 Held annually during the last full weekend in July, this event attracts amateur and professional surfers from the East Coast and various countries, including former and current East Coast, ESA and world champions. The entry fees are $25 for regular and $100 for pro-status. The contest is held...more about Buddy Pelletier Memorial Longboard Classic

Western Ocean Regional Access Facility
Islander Drive
Emerald Isle, NC

August 17: Naked Knees (What a Party Sounds Like) See all the 2017 dates below. The EmeraldFest Outdoor Concert Series adds live music to the salty sunsets on Emerald Isle.  Held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 at the Western Ocean Regional Access Facility, these live concerts include a variety of music...more about EmeraldFest Outdoor Concert Series

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

July 2017  This event features Civil War–period activities performed by members of the 1st N.C. Volunteers. Similar events take place in September. Talks on flags, uniforms, and Civil War dress are held, as well as musket firings and drills. Admission is free. ...more about Fort Macon Civil War Reenactment

Various locations
(252) 726-8148

July 4, 2017  Fourth of July fireworks and festivities take place throughout the Crystal Coast. Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Swansboro and Emerald Isle regularly have evening fireworks, and Beaufort has a great "small-town" morning parade that is followed by a community picnic on the courthouse lawn with free ice cream and...more about Independence Day Celebrations

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