This Week's Highlights

Week of October 1, 2018 - October 7, 2018

Pine Knoll Shores Annual Community Yard Sale

  • Saturday, October 6th 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pine Knoll Shores

Enjoy a little bargain hunting and shopping while exploring the heart of one of the prettiest small town communities along the Crystal Coats by stopping by the Pine Knoll Shores Annual Community Yard Sale. This yearly event that has grown in popularity brings together locals and visitors alike with an array of second-hand or locally crafted goodies that can’t be found anywhere else, and which presents an undeniably unique shopping experience in this enticing little beach town.

Pine Knoll Shores Craft Fair

  • Saturday, October 6th 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pine Knoll Shores

Get an early jump start on your holiday shopping, or enjoy an opportunity to discover a wealth of talented local artists and craftsmen with a visit to the Pine Knoll Shores Craft Fair. This annual event which is traditionally held in the fall showcases a wide array of talents from all across the Crystal Coast area, and is a prime opportunity for shoppers of all tastes to pick up a few wholly unique and one-of-a-kind souvenirs in the heart of the Crystal Coast shoreline.

Week of October 8, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Mullet Festival of Swansboro

  • Saturday, October 13th - Sunday, October 14th

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 15, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Swansboro Five-0 King Mackerel Tournament

  • Wednesday, October 17th - Saturday, October 20th

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 19th - Saturday, October 20th
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.


  • Saturday, October 20th 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Emerald Isle

Visitors who crave great tastes and plenty of coastal atmosphere will want to make a date to attend the annual Flavorfest, which is quickly becoming one of the most popular local festivals on the Crystal Coast foodies’ scene. Held in mid to late October every year, this afternoon festival is a delicious combination of food, drink, and fellowship that will appease any appetite for plenty of food-oriented fun.

Week of October 29, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Denim and Diamonds

  • Saturday, November 3rd 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Morehead City

Spend a fashionable night decked out in your best jewels and most well-loved jeans at this annual fundraiser that has become a staple on the Crystal Coast social scene. The annual Denim and Diamonds gala is a fabulous opportunity to meet and greet with fellow coastal residents, enjoy plenty of dancing and live music, and eat and drink the night away in a sparkling and undeniably fun atmosphere.

Week of November 19, 2018 - November 25, 2018

Pine Knoll Shores Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

  • Thursday, November 22nd 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pine Knoll Shores

Get a jump start on burning off all those excess Thanksgiving Day calories with this scenic run, jog, or walk that takes place along some of the prettiest regions of Pine Knoll Shores. The annual Pine Knoll Shores Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is a fun and free celebration that is open to vacationers and locals alike, and which features plenty of ways to enjoy the local scenery while enjoying a little community spirit.

Swansboro Christmas Flotilla

  • Friday, November 23rd 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Celebrate the holidays Crystal Coast style with this annual event that entices locals and visitors alike to get into the holiday spirit. The Swansboro Christmas Flotilla is a time-honored tradition that combines Swansboro’s love of life on the water with a truly festive atmosphere, and the event is sure to become an annual celebration that Crystal Coast visitors will want to return to again and again.

Emerald Isle Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

  • Saturday, November 24th 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerald Isle

Celebrating its 15th year in 2018, the Emerald Isle Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting is a favorite wintertime event for visitors and locals alike that provides a fun and unforgettable way to ring in the season. Held in the heart of town, and featuring a line of floats that capture both the holiday and the coastal spirit, this annual parade and celebration will make everyone want to celebrate the holidays, Emerald Isle style.

Week of December 3, 2018 - December 9, 2018

Pine Knoll Shores Flotilla

  • Saturday, December 8th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pine Knoll Shores

Get into the holiday spirit with a little coastal flair with this annual boat parade that will have participants and spectators alike grinning from ear to ear. The Pine Knoll Shores Flotilla is an annual event that longtime residents and frequent vacationers look forward to, as it presents a wonderful way to enjoy the holiday spirit in the heart of the Crystal Coast.

Week of December 10, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Pine Knoll Shores Christmas Parade

  • Saturday, December 15th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pine Knoll Shores

Visitors of all ages can ring in the holiday season with a big dose of local and coastal charm by heading to the annual Pine Knoll Shores Christmas Parade in the heart of Pine Knoll Shores. This coastal celebration is an annual tradition that longtime residents and vacationers have grown to adore, and it serves as the perfect vehicle for gearing up for the bright and cheery spirit of the holiday season.

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