Week of May 10, 2021 - May 16, 2021

Beaufort Music Festival

  • Friday, May 14th - Saturday, May 15th
Beaufort

Now in its 32nd year, the Beaufort Music Festival has become a beloved event for music lovers everywhere, thanks to its amazing line-up of talented artists, and its home base in the charming coastal town of Beaufort. Featuring two full days of music that are stocked with local, regional, and even nationally recognized artists and performers, the Beaufort Music Festival is an enchanting way for newcomers to discover a range of new sounds and talents without ever leaving the heart of the Crystal Coast.

Crystal Coast Boat Show

  • Saturday, May 15th - Sunday, May 16th
Morehead City

Life on the Crystal Coast revolves around the water, as it has for centuries, and locals and visitors alike can celebrate this heritage with the annual Crystal Coast Boat Show. Going strong for more than a decade, this waterfront festival features a range of vendors, exhibitors, and other enticements to attract water fans from all over the region and beyond, and to provide an exceptional time for mariners of all tastes and ages.

Week of June 7, 2021 - June 13, 2021

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

  • Friday, June 11th - Sunday, June 20th
Morehead City

Known as one of the biggest and best fishing tournaments along the Eastern Seaboard, the annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is a Crystal Coast-wide celebration that extends from the open and offshore Atlantic waters to the local docks of the Beaufort, Morehead City, and the Atlantic Beach waterfront.

Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival

  • Saturday, June 12th
Swansboro

There’s a host of reasons to explore a creative side, as well as the picturesque Swansboro waterfront, at the Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival. This unique and day-long festival has a wealth of activities, entertainment and enticements for everyone in the family, and with plenty of food, crafts, children’s activities, shopping opportunities and more, the festival is sure to be a highlight of any Crystal Coast vacation.

Week of June 14, 2021 - June 20, 2021

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

  • Friday, June 11th - Sunday, June 20th
Morehead City

Known as one of the biggest and best fishing tournaments along the Eastern Seaboard, the annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is a Crystal Coast-wide celebration that extends from the open and offshore Atlantic waters to the local docks of the Beaufort, Morehead City, and the Atlantic Beach waterfront.

Week of June 28, 2021 - July 4, 2021

Emerald Isle 4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Sunday, July 4th 9:00 PM
Emerald Isle

Grab a beach chair, towel, or blanket, and head to the sand to catch one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year along the Crystal Coast. The Emerald Isle 4th of July Fireworks Show is one of the most popular events annually, and visitors throughout the town will be treated to an incredible display over the ocean waters as the Town of Emerald Isle rings in the holiday with a little coastal style and flair.

Week of July 5, 2021 - July 11, 2021

Carteret Community College Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament

  • Friday, July 9th - Sunday, July 11th
Morehead City

Celebrating its 14th year in 2021, the Carteret Community College Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament is a great opportunity for anglers of all ages and abilities to test their skills in the plentiful waters of the Crystal Coast. Launching from the heart of Morehead City, this fun fishing tournament features a world of prizes for kids and adults, and is a great way to celebrate the summer fishing season along the North Carolina coastline.

Week of August 23, 2021 - August 29, 2021

Taste of Core Sound

  • Friday, August 27th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Harkers Island

Come discover the inherently coastal flavors of the Crystal Coast by attending the always delicious Taste of Core Sound event. Held in the late summer to cater to seasonal visitors, this exceptional event is always brimming with fresh flavors, local seafood, downhome hospitality, and plenty of reasons to dig in and enjoy.

Week of October 4, 2021 - October 10, 2021

Mullet Festival of Swansboro

  • Saturday, October 9th
Swansboro

If you’re a southern seafood fan, then you’re going to love the annual Mullet Festival of Swansboro. This two-day affair features a wealth of ways to enjoy this local crystal coast staple, as well as plenty of games and activities that celebrate the food, flavor, and all around fun of the heart of Swansboro and the North Carolina coastline.

Week of October 18, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Swansboro Five-0 King Mackerel Tournament

  • Tuesday, October 19th - Saturday, October 23rd
Swansboro

Head to the Crystal Coast to enjoy some of the best fishing conditions all year long by participating in October’s annual Swansboro Five-0 King Mackerel Tournament. This popular fishing tournament features up to $180,000 in prizes for participants, and is a great way to enjoy the down home culture, hospitality, and great coastal waters of Swansboro and the greater Crystal Coast region.

Tuna Run 200 Relay

  • Friday, October 22nd - Saturday, October 23rd
Atlantic Beach

Have a lot of stamina and want to explore the coastal North Carolina region in its entirety? Then you’ll want to grab your friends and family and sign up for the massive but all-around fun Tuna Run 200 Relay. This relay race that extends more than 200 miles from start to finish takes participants on a fascinating tour of eastern North Carolina, and eventually lands in the heart of the Crystal Coast in the sunny town of Atlantic Beach.

Week of March 7, 2022 - March 13, 2022

Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival

  • Saturday, March 12th 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Emerald Isle

Visitors of all ages will have a ball at the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival, which is an annual celebration that has become one of the most anticipated events of the springtime season. Going strong for more than 25 years, the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival features a wealth of food, arts and craft vendors, rides, and activities for kids, which will all combine to get attendees into a festive holiday spirit.

Miss Crystal Coast Cruises
Morehead City Ferry Service
Smithfield's Chicken N Bar-B-Q