Week of January 27, 2020 - February 2, 2020

Carolina Chocolate Festival

  • Saturday, February 1st - Sunday, February 2nd 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Morehead City

A favorite celebration for more than 15 years, the annual Carolina Chocolate Festival is a welcome event for food lovers who want to indulge a sweet tooth in seemingly endless ways in the heart of the Crystal Coast. Held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, and overflowing with activities that can range from tastings to spa trips, the Carolina Chocolate Festival is a decadent celebration that shows how sweet life can be along the beach.

Week of February 17, 2020 - February 23, 2020

Mardi Gras on Middle Lane

  • Saturday, February 22nd 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Beaufort

No need to travel to New Orleans for a taste of Mardi Gras – a celebration is waiting close to home in the town of Beaufort, North Carolina! Mardi Gras on Middle Lane is an enticing afternoon event that pays homage to the grand annual party with an array of ways to have fun for visitors of all ages. From activities for the kids, to live Cajun music and jazz, there will be a fun party atmosphere throughout at the Mardi Gras on Middle Lane event.

Week of February 24, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Taste of Core Sound

  • Friday, February 28th 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 twice throughout the year to cater to summertime visitors and winter 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 March 9, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival

  • Saturday, March 14th 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.

Week of March 23, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Shuck, Rattle & Roll

  • Saturday, March 28th 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Morehead City

Eat, drink, and be merry while supporting a host of talented students from all across the Carteret County region and beyond at this fun event that will appeal to anyone who loves food, music, education, and all of the above. The Shuck, Rattle & Roll celebration features live music by The Embers, as well as local beers, southern cuisine, and even educational sessions and talks with area growers, making it an event that everyone will adore from start to finish.

Week of March 30, 2020 - April 5, 2020

Annual Bites & Blues

  • Saturday, April 4th 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Morehead City

Enjoy a taste of the Crystal Coast while enjoying one of the prettiest spots along the waterfront with a ticket to the Annual Bites & Blues. This popular event combines great bites, great music, and a stunning setting to create an evening that local and visiting food fans alike won’t soon forget.

Week of April 20, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Beaufort Wine & Food Festival

  • Wednesday, April 22nd - Sunday, April 26th
Beaufort

Treat your taste buds and your senses to a delightfully inviting and engaging experience by attending the Beaufort Wine & Food Festival. This multiple day festival shines a spotlight on the cuisine scene of the Crystal Coast, and offers a wealth of ways for chefs and food fans alike to dive in and satisfy an appetite for delicious coastal flavors and fare.

Week of June 8, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival

  • Saturday, June 13th
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 July 6, 2020 - July 12, 2020

Beaufort Historic Association's Summer Party

  • Saturday, July 11th 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Beaufort

Head to one of Beaufort’s favorite local landmarks for one of the most festive and anticipated parties of the year. The Beaufort Historic Association's Summer Party is an annual celebration that features an enchanting atmosphere complete with delicious food, an open bar, ample live music and dancing, auctions, and a host of ways to toast the summer while supporting a beloved local cause.

Week of July 13, 2020 - July 19, 2020

Annual Crab Cake Cook-off

  • Friday, July 17th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Beaufort

Dive into an Outer Banks staple that has been making appearances on local menus and dinner tables for generations with this annual event that is celebrating its 13th year in 2020. The Annual Crab Cake Cook-off is a competition of acclaimed and volunteer local chefs, who serve their best crab cakes to the delight of the hungry crowd. With lots of fresh fare to go around, this fundraiser is a delicious way to sample the heart of the Beaufort cuisine scene.

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