American Music Festival Emerald Isle Events
P.O. Box 1099
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-7876

November 2020 - April 2021  The American Music Festival is a non-profit chamber music series featuring concerts performed from September through April. The series is supported by subscription ticket purchase, grants, donations and donor sponsorships and is managed by a volunteer board of directors. Donations to the fund further promote music with...more about American Music Festival

Beaufort Historic Site Publick Day Emerald Isle Events
100 Block Turner St.
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-5225

April 24, 2021 Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM This annual event features a Colonial-style flea market with the outdoor sale of varied merchandise and crafts, along with entertainment and exhibits. The day recalls Colonial excitement generated by the arrival of the circuit court judge to Beaufort. Proceeds benefit the restoration efforts...more about Beaufort Historic Site Publick Day

Easter Egg Hunt Emerald Isle Events
Beaufort Historic Site, 100 Block Turner St.
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-5225

April 2021 - Cancelled due to covid  On the Saturday before Easter, the Beaufort Historic Site is the perfect setting for a traditional Easter egg hunt for the younger members of the family up to age 7. It's a BYOB event (bring-your-own basket, that is) steeped in small-town warmth and charm. The hunt...more about Easter Egg Hunt

Various locations

The dawning of Easter morning is celebrated in services at several locations across the county, many on the waterfront or beach. The Carteret County News-Times lists service locations and times the week before Easter. ...more about Easter Sunrise Services

Train Depot
1001 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC
(252) 241-0372

April 24 - May 1, 2021  This annual race kicks off the local race season. The race this year will be a virtual event, taking place between Saturday the 24th morning beginning at 8:00 AM and continuing through May 1st at 5 PM. Half Marathon, 5K and 1-mile run/walk. You can run at...more about Lookout Rotary Spring Road Race


Coastal Home and Garden Show Emerald Isle Events
Crystal Coast Civic Center
3505 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 247-3883

May 22-23, 2021 The 33rd annual trade show (normally held in March) assembles the services, wares, and expertise of local businesses that focus on aspects of building, landscaping and decorating. With more than 65 exhibitors, you can gather ideas, good advice, and the right products for do-it-yourself projects. Or you can shop...more about Coastal Home and Garden Show

Swansboro Rotary Bluewater Tournament Emerald Isle Events
Various locations
Swansboro, NC 28584
(252) 241-0669

May 29 - 31, 2020 Swansboro Rotary Club's Bluewater Tournament is held on Memorial Day weekend. Formerly combined with the King Mackerel tournament, the tournaments were split into two separate weekends. The new name for the tournament series is The Swansboro Rotary Fishing Tournament Series. The King Mackerel and Inshore Trout and LizardFish tournaments take place in October. 

The May...more about Swansboro Rotary Bluewater Tournament

4024 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC
(252) 726-9156

May 2021  Usually held in February-March, the 31st annual event was been postponed this year and will take place in May. This weeks-long exhibition and sale of original, innovative and traditional works by area artists will take place Thursday, 5/13 - Sunday, 5/16 and Wednesday 5/19 - Saturday 5/22. The hours each...more about Art from the Heart

115 Atlantic Boulevard
Boardwalk at the Circle
Atlantic Beach, NC
(252) 726-2121

May 16, 2020  Gather in the salty air for the annual Atlantic Beach Music Festival and enjoy the tunes of popular bands. Admission is free for this family-friendly event from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Bring your family, friends, blanket and lounge chairs, but leave your furry friends and glass containers at...more about Atlantic Beach Music Festival

7500 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC

May 2020 - Cancelled  This annual event which promotes the coast as one of the top bicycle-riding destinations includes three rides. Ride 1:  Emerald Isle Ride (10 miles along Multi-Use Path) $25 entry fee, Ride 2:  Fort Macon Ride (50 miles) $40 entry fee, Ride 3:  Cape Lookout (100 miles) $40 entry...more about Bike the Banks

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