This Week

Mullet Festival of Swansboro

  • Saturday, October 8th - Sunday, October 9th

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.

Barktober Fest

  • Saturday, October 8th 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Morehead City

Come celebrate the Halloween holiday with this fun event that is strictly for the dogs. The Barktober Fest celebration is a great way for Crystal Coast pet lovers to meet and great with their furry friends and have some spooky fun in the heart of Morehead City.

Week of October 24, 2022 - October 30, 2022

Morehead City Trunk or Treat

  • Thursday, October 27th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Morehead City

The Crystal Coast’s youngest visitors will love this annual event that provides a safe and entertaining destination to celebrate the Halloween holiday. The Morehead City Trunk or Treat event features plenty of games, activities, and – of course – candy for residents and visitors who want a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit.

Fall Festival at Camp Albemarle

  • Saturday, October 29th 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Crystal Coast visitors of all ages will want to take a break from the sand and head inland to the small town of Newport for this unique annual festival that puts the flavors of the fall season in the spotlight. The Fall Festival at Camp Albemarle is a family-friendly event that features a wealth of activities that visitors of all ages can enjoy. From outdoor adventures to food trucks and s’mores, everyone can celebrate the cooler and breezy fall season at this event that has tons to offer around every corner.

Go Sailing on a Traditional Wooden Boat

  • Saturday, October 29th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Crystal Coast visitors who are looking for a safe and enjoyable way to celebrate the Halloween holiday will want to drop by this special event that is wide open to the public, and which is held in the central and historic town of Beaufort. Boo-fort Trunk or Treat is an ideal event for kids of all ages who want to pick up plenty of candy in an entertaining setting that is perfectly safe and fun throughout.

Week of October 31, 2022 - November 6, 2022

Town of Cape Carteret Fall Festival

  • Saturday, November 5th 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cape Carteret

Come explore a unique and picturesque corner of the Crystal Coast with this grand event that celebrates all the activities and fun of the fall season. The Town of Cape Carteret Fall Festival features a myriad of food, activities, and entertainment for visitors of all ages, and the free festival is a great opportunity to uncover this scenic town that’s located just a shell’s throw away from the Emerald Isle coastline.

Week of November 7, 2022 - November 13, 2022

Dirt Nap Fest

  • Saturday, November 12th 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Held just after Halloween, the annual Dirt Nap Fest at Mill Whistle Brewing has become a favorite event for Beaufort locals and visitors alike, thanks to its spooky and surprising atmosphere, wholly unique car show, cool vendors, and plenty of delicious Mill Whistle beer to go around.

Week of November 21, 2022 - November 27, 2022

Swansboro Christmas Flotilla

  • Friday, November 25th - Saturday, November 26th

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.

Christmas Market

  • Saturday, November 26th 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Morehead City

Brand new in 2022, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum Store’s Christmas Market presents a unique opportunity for Crystal Coast visitors to get a jump start on their holiday shopping while exploring the wealth of talented artists and craftsmen who call the eastern North Carolina region home. Free to the public and featuring a myriad of local vendors, this event is a must for anyone who wants to enjoy a little local holiday shopping in style.

Week of December 12, 2022 - December 18, 2022

Old Fashioned Holiday Farmer's Market

  • Saturday, December 17th 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The summertime Beaufort Farmer’s Market is revitalized for the holidays at this special annual event that combines Christmas shopping, local fare, kids’ activities, and plenty of community spirit. The Old Fashioned Holiday Farmer’s Market is celebrating its 8th year in 2022, and is a delightful opportunity to connect with local fishermen, bakers, craftsmen, artists, and vendors of all varieties to load up on unique holiday presents, or to take home some goodies of your own.

Week of January 30, 2023 - February 5, 2023

Carolina Chocolate Festival

  • Saturday, February 4th - Sunday, February 5th
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 June 5, 2023 - June 11, 2023

Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival

  • Saturday, June 10th

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.

J R Dunn Jewelers
Shackleford Wild Horse & Shelling Safari
Island Express Ferry Service