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NORTH CAROLINA’S CRYSTAL COAST 

2017

June  |  July

Spring 2017

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

2017, 9am - 4:30pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

In this two-day hands-on course, students will explore the art of boat building from start to finish. They begin with the design and lofting of boats, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. In addition, they will learn how to make planking systems, both carvel and lap strake and all the appropriate fastening systems. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skill to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own and the confidence to take on the job. Course fee: $135. Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. All courses are limited in size. Advance registration required.

All Event Dates:

    •    06-24-17, 9:00 am to 06-24-17, 4:30 pm

    •    07-29-17, 9:00 am to 07-30-17, 4:30 pm

    •    08-19-17, 9:00 am to 08-20-17, 4:30 pm

    •    09-16-17, 9:00 am to 09-17-17, 4:30 pm

    •    10-14-17, 9:00 am to 10-15-17, 4:30 pm

    •    11-18-17, 9:00 am to 11-19-17, 4:30 pm

    •    12-09-17, 9:00 am to 12-09-17, 4:30 pm

ncmaritimemuseums.com

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June

Kayak for the Warriors | Warrior Reception and Auctions

June 1, 6pm–9pm

1 Roosevelt Blvd, Pine Knoll Shores

(252) 247-4353

On Thursday evening June 1, 2017, at 6:00 PM, the annual Warrior Reception with it’s two auctions (Live and Silent) will be held at the North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores.

This event, which especially honors our combat wounded, is also intended to recognize all of our veterans.

A delightfully entertaining evening for anyone and everyone. For your admission fee of only $10 you not only gain admittance to the aquarium and all its exhibits, but you are also entitled to enjoy some of the finest food our local restaurants can present. And, if that isn’t enough, two beverages of your choice (wine, beer & soda) are also included. And if that still isn’t enough, as you stroll through the galleries take a few minutes to place a bid on one of the silent auction items up for bid.

k4tw.org

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Tom and Dahlin’ of Tom’s Tunes | Crystal Coast Lady

June 1, 7pm–9pm

430 West Beaufort Rd. Beaufort

(252) 728-8687

Crystal Coast Lady Cruises will also be offering live entertainment on her Thursday Tropical Island Sunset Dinner Cruises. Tom and Dahlin' of Tom's Tunes will be performing live.

Cost - $42.00 for Adults, $21.00 for children ages 3 - 11. Children ages 0 - 2 are free. Reservations are recommended.

crystalcoastlady.com

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Explore Rachel Carson Reserve

June 2, 9am–11:30am

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Discover the various plants and animals of the Rachel Carson Reserve. A guided hike will take you through the different habitats found on Town Marsh and Bird Shoal. Not suitable for children under 12.  Advance reservations required.  Fee: $20 per person.  North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC  28516.

www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.

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Summer Concerts In The Fort

June 2, 6:30pm–8:30pm

2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach

(252) 726-3775

Bring a folding chair and enjoy an hour long concert by local bands and artists inside historic Fort Macon - The Carteret Sunshine Band (Orchestra).

ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

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Build a Boat-in-a-Day Course

June 3, 9:00am–4:30pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Each participating team assembles a prepared kit for a small flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for paddling. The boat is 12 ft. long, 32’ wide, and weighs about 40 pounds. By the end of the class each boat will be completed to a watertight condition. Detail finishing and painting is the responsibility of team members and may not be undertaken in the Watercraft Center. Teams are limited to a maximum of 4 persons, at least one of whom must be an adult. (6 hours). Course Fee: $600. Minimum age: 8 yrs. old. All courses are limited in size. Advance registration is required for all courses by calling 252-728-7317 ext. 31.

thewatercraftcenter.com.

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10th Annual Kayak for the Warriors

June 3, 10:00am–1:00pm

McNeill Park Pine Knoll Shores

Kayak for the Warriors™ is an annual fundraising event for HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS® to benefit our brave, combat injured and fallen service men and women and their families, sponsored by the Town of Pine Knoll Shores, NC.

The tenth annual kayak and paddle board race will be run on Saturday, June 3, 2017, traversing a 3.2-mile route along the town’s beautiful canals and Bogue sound.  In the 2015 event, more than 140 participants raced or just paddled at a leisurely pace while enjoying the scenery. Kayakers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. In 2015 we raised $75,000 for Hope For The Warriors®, a civilian non-profit organization supporting those who have sacrificed in the name of freedom.

Activities begin at McNeill Park earlier in the morning with bike rides beginning at 8:30. Kayak race begins at 10 a.m. with on-site registration available. Cost if $50 which includes a t-shirt. Raffle and hot dog lunch follows the race. Contact Sam Scudder (sascudder@centurylink.cnet) or register on our website, www.k4tw.org. Open to the public.

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2nd Annual Crystal Coast Music Festival!

June 3, 12:30pm–10:00pm

101 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach

1-800-745-3000

The Crystal Coast TDA, along with AC Entertainment – co-producers of Bonnaroo, are proud to present the 2nd Annual Crystal Coast Music Festival Saturday, June 3, 2017. This year’s lineup is led by Grammy-nominated rock outfit NEEDTOBREATHE, with additional acts including Dr. DogShovels & RopeBombadilLos Colognes and Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey.

Tickets are on sale now!!

$40 advance

$50 day and week of

$125 VIP

VIP tickets will be available for sale boasting preferred entry, a dedicated front-of-stage viewing area, exclusive lounge area, specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, private bar and restrooms and more.

Gates will open at 12:30pm, with the show starting at 1:30pm. With re-entry permitted, festivalgoers can enjoy craft beer, food truck vendors, free shuttle services, and beach games in-between acts.

For more information on the Crystal Coast Music Festival, visit CrystalCoastMusicFest.org. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster and at the following North Carolina locations: Gravity Records in Wilmington, South Swell Surf Shop in Emerald Isle and Promise’ Land Market in Morehead City. The Crystal Coast Music Festival takes place in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, with entry at 101 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC, 28512.

To experience North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, call (252) 726-8148 or visit CrystalCoastNC.org, and engage with the destination socially with #MyCrystalCoast, the festival socially with #CCMusicFest, via Facebook.com/CrystalCoast, @CrystalCoast_NC on Twitter and @TheCrystalCoast on Instagram.

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Beaufort Old Homes Tour Kick-off Party

June 3, 5:30pm–7:30pm

150 Turner Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-5225

Celebrate the official kickoff of the 2017 Old Homes Tour & Antiques Show Weekend from 4:30 to 6:30 pm! There will be fresh food from the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market and local seafood from Fishtowne, using recipes from the “Beaufort Cooks” cookbook series.  An Art Reception for Old Homes Tour featured artist will take place and guests can enjoy good wine, good food, and  great art. Tickets $30.

beauforthistorichomes.com

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Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge

June 7, 9am–3pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

252-728-7317

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revenge conservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament 2017

June 9–17

710 Evans Street, Morehead City

(252) 247-3575

Location: Big Rock Landing (710 Evans Street, Morehead City) One of the country's largest and oldest sport fishing tournaments with daily weigh-ins on the Morehead City Waterfront.

thebigrock.com

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Kayak the Salt Marsh

June 9, 9am–12pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Learn about local history and the importance of salt marshes while on the water. Basic instruction and safety lessons followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh. Ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must know how to swim and some kayak experience is recommended. Advance reservations required.  Fee: $25 per person, $15 with own kayak.  North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC  28516.

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Tri for Fun Junior Triathlon

June 10, 8:30am–1pm

701N. 35th Street Morehead City

(252) 726-7070

Don't miss the Inaugural "Tri for Fun" Junior's Triathlon & Family Fun Day Saturday June 10th at Sports Center of Morehead City.

Sports Center of Morehead is hosting the 1st Annual Tri for Fun Junior Triathlon and Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 10. Youth ages 5-15 get an opportunity to have fun, feel confident, and enjoy being active. Participants swim in the olympic outdoor pool, bike a neighborhood loop, and run to the finish.

Post-race festivities include:  Food, Raffle Prizes, Interactive Demos, Awards, a Mermaid Pool Party, and more!

Tri for Fun is a non-profit celebration of health and fitness to benefit Health & P.E. programs in Carteret County Public Schools. Registration includes Training Clinics.

Join in the fun! Space is limited.

For more info and to Register go to SportsCenterMorehead.com.

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Tri for Fun Junior Triathlon

June 10, 8:30am–1pm

701N. 35th Street Morehead City

(252) 726-7070

Don't miss the Inaugural "Tri for Fun" Junior's Triathlon & Family Fun Day Saturday June 10th at Sports Center of Morehead City.

Sports Center of Morehead is hosting the 1st Annual Tri for Fun Junior Triathlon and Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 10. Youth ages 5-15 get an opportunity to have fun, feel confident, and enjoy being active. Participants swim in the olympic outdoor pool, bike a neighborhood loop, and run to the finish.

Post-race festivities include:  Food, Raffle Prizes, Interactive Demos, Awards, a Mermaid Pool Party, and more!

Tri for Fun is a non-profit celebration of health and fitness to benefit Health & P.E. programs in Carteret County Public Schools. Registration includes Training Clinics.

Join in the fun! Space is limited.

For more info and to Register go to SportsCenterMorehead.com.

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Youth Fishing Derby

June 10, 9am–11am

Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier, Bogue Inlet Drive, Emerald Isle

(252) 354-6350

Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation presents the 2017 Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 10th from 9:00-11:00am at the Bogue Inlet Pier.  The event is FREE and open to kids ages 5-12.  Great prizes will be awarded in categories ranging from Most Unique Fish Caught to Largest Fish Caught.  Rods and reels will not be provided.  Bait will be provided (while supplies last) or bring your own.  Pre-registration is required (limited to 100 youth) and runs from May 8th- June 8th.  To register stop by the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center, call (252) 354-6350 or email slowe@emeraldisle-nc.org.

emeraldisle-nc.org

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Cruisin’ To The Cape Festival 2017

June 9 & 10, 4pm

130 Golfin Dolphin Drive, Cape Carteret

(252) 393-6565

Come out for MacDaddy's "Cruisin' To The Cape" Festival! Annual Car Show, Crafts, food, live music, beer and more! Vendors needed - contact tracy@macdaddys.com for more information.

mymacdaddys.com

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Build Your Own Stand Up Paddle Board Course

June 10, 9am–June 13, 4:30pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317 ext. 31

Participants have the opportunity to build their own Stand-up Paddle Board constructed from cedar and Plywood. These boards will be custom fit to your size, and be a source of pride and enjoyment. These are fun to build and fun to paddle. Once the course is over, the builder will be responsible for varnishing or painting their new boards at home. This four-day course runs for four straight days. Students also have the option to take the course on two consecutive weekends October 8 & 9 and October 15 & 16. Course fee: $1,000. Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. All courses are limited in size. Advance registration required. 252-728-7317. The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort.

ncmaritimemuseums.com

thewatercraftcenter.com

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NC Maritime Museum’s Maritime Day

June 10, 11am–2pm

172 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Sail in the Museum's fleet of traditional wooden boats, cast a line with a cane pole, join in games or just relax and enjoy the music and spectacular view of Gallant's Channel. Activities are free and open to the public. Lunch is free from members of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum. There is a small fee for non-members for lunch. The event takes place at Gallants Channel, an extension of the NC Maritime Museum, located at 172 West Beaufort Road.

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Shackleford Banks: Horses, Hiking and History

June 15, 9am–1pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

252-728-7317

Experience Outer Banks heritage and wildlife with a guided hike on Shackleford Banks, part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Not suitable for children under 12. Advance reservations required.  Fee: $25 per person.  North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC  28516.

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Carteret County Parks & Rec – Beach Run Series

June 15, 5:15pm–8pm

105 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach

(252) 808-3301

Dust off those running shoes and join in for one of the most popular Parks & Rec events of the season.  Open to all ages and experience levels…fun for the entire family.  1 Mile, 5k or 10K. Runs are on the beach at the Atlantic Beach Circle. $50 for series (includes t-shirt) or $7 per race - Pre-registration suggested but not required. Registration begins 5:15pm / all races begin at 6:30pm.

Dates:

May 16
May 30

June 15

June 29

July 13

July 27

August 15

For more information call (252) 808-3301

beachrunseries.com

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Tom and Dahlin’ of Tom’s Tunes | Crystal Coast Lady

June 15, 7pm–9pm

430 West Beaufort Rd. Beaufort

(252) 728-8687

Crystal Coast Lady Cruises will also be offering live entertainment on her Thursday Tropical Island Sunset Dinner Cruises. Tom and Dahlin' of Tom's Tunes will be performing live.

Cost - $42.00 for Adults, $21.00 for children ages 3 - 11. Children ages 0 - 2 are free. Reservations are recommended.

crystalcoastlady.com

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Summer Concerts In The Fort

June 17, 1pm–3:30pm

2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach

(252) 726-3775

Bring a folding chair and enjoy an hour long concert by local bands and artists inside historic Fort Macon - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Beach Seagrass).

ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

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Friends of the NC Maritime Casino Night Fundraiser

June 17, 5:30pm–10pm

172 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a Casino Night, an annual fundraising party for members and the public, at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort. The event will be held in the Museum's auditorium, lobby and patio. Tickets include gaming with $5,000 in scrip money, music, food, open bar and beer, wine and champagne. Games include blackjack, roulette, craps and poker. Space is limited. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Museum Store at the NC Maritime Museum or online. Casino Night is a Friends of the NC Maritime Museum fundraiser for entertainment purposes only; wagering of any kind is not permitted. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516.

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge

June 21, 9am–3pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

252-728-7317

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revenge conservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Antique Show & Sale

June 23–25

3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City

(252) 728-5225

Held in conjunction with the Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour in June at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, this event features more than 40 booths of antiques and collectibles, as well as a gourmet Tea Room.

beauforthistoricsite.org

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57th Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour

June 23–24, 10am–5pm

150 Turner Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-5225

This 57th annual walking tour of private historic homes, gardens, churches and historic places is the last full weekend in June. Private homes, Beaufort Historic Site buildings, the Old Burying Ground, narrated bus tours of the historic district, music concerts and an antique car show are all highlights of this signature event.

Opening the Old Homes Tour weekend is the Purvis Chapel Choir Concert  7 p.m. Thursday, June 22 at the Purvis Chapel AME Zion Church.  The concert is free and open to the public with a reception following in the Parish Hall in honor of this year’s Honorary Chair, Mamre Wilson. This event is sponsored by Public Radio East. For more information, please call (252) 728-5225, stop by the Visitors Center at 130 Turner Street, or visit beauforthistoricsite.org

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Award Winning National Truck & Tractor Pull

June 23, 6:30pm–8:30pm

Newport Flea Mall, Carl Garner Road, Newport

(252) 223-4019

Gates open at 6:30 on Friday and show begins at 7:30.

Gates open at 6 on Sat. and show begins at 7.

Advance Adult tickets are $16 at the Gate they are $18

Children 6 to 12 are $8 and children 5 and under are Free

Tickets can be bought at all the Country Aire Rentals, Newport Flea Mall, Garner Construction, Garner Farm, Willis Farm and Kountry Kitchen.

Tickets can also be purchased online at our website:  newportfleamall.com

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Rumours | Fleetwood Mac Tribute

June 23, 8pm–10pm

1311 Arendell St, Morehead City

(252) 497-8919

Rumours is the southeast's premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Based in Atlanta, GA, Rumours captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging stage show.

The six members of Rumours are professional musicians spanning the spectrum of genre -- folk, blues, country, rock, and everything in between -- in a variety of cover bands and original projects.

 

carteretcommunitytheatre.com

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Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

June 24, 9am–4;30pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

In this two-day hands-on course, students will explore the art of boat building from start to finish. They begin with the design and lofting of boats, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. In addition, they will learn how to make planking systems, both carvel and lap strake and all the appropriate fastening systems. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skill to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own and the confidence to take on the job. Course fee: $135. Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. All courses are limited in size. Advance registration required.

 

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Kayak the Salt Marsh

June 27, 9am–12pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Learn about local history and the importance of salt marshes while on the water. Basic instruction and safety lessons followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh. Ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must know how to swim and some kayak experience is recommended. Advance reservations required.  Fee: $25 per person, $15 with own kayak.  North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC  28516.

 

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge

June 28, 9am–3pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

252-728-7317

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revenge conservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Carteret County Parks & Rec – Beach Run Series

June 29, 5:15pm–8pm

105 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach

(252) 808-3301

Dust off those running shoes and join in for one of the most popular Parks & Rec events of the season.  Open to all ages and experience levels…fun for the entire family.  1 Mile, 5k or 10K. Runs are on the beach at the Atlantic Beach Circle. $50 for series (includes t-shirt) or $7 per race - Pre-registration suggested but not required. Registration begins 5:15pm / all races begin at 6:30pm.

Dates:

June 29

July 13

July 27

August 15

For more information call (252) 808-3301

beachrunseries.com

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Tom and Dahlin’ of Tom’s Tunes | Crystal Coast Lady

June 29, 7pm–9pm

430 West Beaufort Rd. Beaufort

(252) 728-8687

Crystal Coast Lady Cruises will also be offering live entertainment on her Thursday Tropical Island Sunset Dinner Cruises. Tom and Dahlin' of Tom's Tunes will be performing live.

Cost - $42.00 for Adults, $21.00 for children ages 3 - 11. Children ages 0 - 2 are free. Reservations are recommended.

crystalcoastlady.com

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Summer Concerts In The Fort

June 30, 1pm–3:30pm

2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach

(252) 726-3775

Bring a folding chair and enjoy an hour long concert by local bands and artists inside historic Fort Macon - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Beach Seagrass).

ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

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July

Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Summer Show

July 1–2

100 Turner Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-5225

Juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends a year. Held at the Beaufort Historic Site on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, and at another venue for a three-week show between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is the perfect occasion to browse and buy work of coastal artists and craftsmen.

ccartsandcrafts.com

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Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge

July 5, 9am–3pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

252-728-7317

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revenge conservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Explore Rachel Carson Reserve

July 5, 9am–11:30am

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Discover the various plants and animals of the Rachel Carson Reserve. A guided hike will take you through the different habitats found on Town Marsh and Bird Shoal. Not suitable for children under 12. Advance reservations required. Fee: $20 per person. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC  28516.

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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14th Annual Storytelling Festival

July 5, 10am–12pm

Crystal Coast Civic Center, Arendell Street, Morehead City

(252) 247-4660

We are so pleased to offer you the line-up for our 14th Annual Storytelling Festival.

We will again have performances on four Wednesday mornings in July at 10:00am at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City, and also four afternoon shows at 2:00pm at the Bethlehem Methodist Church, corner of Bogue Loop Rd. and Rt. 24 in Bogue.

We are generously supported by the Friends of the Bogue Banks Public Library, the Friends of the Carteret County Public Library and the Friends of the Western Carteret Public Library, without which these programs would not be possible. We deeply appreciate their considerations for our Storytelling Festival.

Our list of excellent performers is:

Wednesday July 5th: Lona Bartlett from Charlotte, NC.

A performance artist, storyteller, puppeteer and educator, she has performed internationally and been involved with multimedia productionsIn Lona’s opinion, we are traveling a journey therefore; life is all about the story. “Have fun or go home”. 

Wednesday July 12th: Ron Jones from Durham, NC

He strives to take audiences on an animated and high energy ride! His series of family stories are meant to make you laugh with joy or tug at your heart strings, and everything between.

Wednesday July 19th: No Sleeves Magic from Wilmington, NC.

Voted best family entertainer 8 years in a row by the Wilmington Parent Magazine, Michael Rosander and his group inspire children, not only in magic and theater but also in life.

Wednesday July 26th: Bright Star Touring Theater from Asheville, NC.

The theater company has earned a national reputation for high quality performances that play to a young audience’s intelligence and meet National Standards of learning. Their programs are as educational as they are entertaining.

Please keep us in mind for your summer plans. Call or e-mail Brita at Bogue Banks Public Library for further information or questions.

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Maritime Movie: Rescue Men – The Pea Island Lifesavers

July 6, 3pm–5pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Beat the heat and catch an afternoon movie! This documentary, inspired by the book Fire on the Beach, Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers, chronicles the true story of Station 17 the only African-American crew serving in the U.S. Lifesaving Service, the predecessor to the U.S. Coast Guard. Pea Island is located at the north end of Hatteras Island in Dare County. Maritime Movies take place every Tuesday and Thursday in July at 3 p.m. These informal programs engage visitors on topics of maritime history, culture and the natural environment of coastal North Carolina. Free. No advance registration.

 

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Summer Concerts In The Fort

July 7, 6:30pm–8:30pm

2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach

(252) 726-3775

Bring a folding chair and enjoy an hour long concert by local bands and artists inside historic Fort Macon - Wild Honey (Folk/Country).

ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

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Great 4th Race

July 8, 10am–2pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Traditionally-rigged sailing craft rally to celebrate the historic voyages that carried the news of the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the Outer Banks. Boat registration required for participation. Free. The fleet of boats will be in Taylor's Creek between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Beaufort Historic Association’s Summer Party

July 8, 7pm–11pm

100 Turner Street, Beaufort

252-728-5225

The Beaufort Historical Association invites you to come to the Summer Party featuring a specialty cocktail by Doug Brady along with an open bar, live music and great food! View over 100 silent and live auction items and start bidding today at beauforthistoricsite.org!

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Maritime Movie: The Cape Lookout Lighthouse

July 11, 3pm–5pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Beat the heat and catch an afternoon movie! This film by the Cape Lookout National Seashore covers everything you would ever want to know about the Cape Lookout Lighthouse on Core Banks. From the earlier 1812 structure to the present day 1859 tower. Join National Park staff and historians as they tell the story about the biggest landmark in Carteret County. Maritime Movies take place every Tuesday and Thursday in July at 3 p.m. These informal programs engage visitors on topics of maritime history, culture and the natural environment of coastal North Carolina. Free. No advance registration.

 

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge

July 12, 9am–3pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

252-728-7317

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revenge conservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Maritime Movie: The Carolina Brogue

July 13, 3pm–5pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Beat the heat and catch an afternoon movie! Although the coast of North Carolina has become a popular tourist destination, some towns are still somewhat isolated. Retaining their English and Scots-Irish roots, the language of these towns have evolved into a dialect all of its own. Listen in on interviews and stories of those connected to this one-of-a-kind dialect. The film includes North Carolina residents from Carteret, Dare and Hyde Counties. Maritime Movies take place every Tuesday and Thursday in July at 3 p.m. These informal programs engage visitors on topics of maritime history, culture and the natural environment of coastal North Carolina. Free. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street.

 

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Carteret County Parks & Rec – Beach Run Series

July 13, 5:15pm–8pm

105 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach

(252) 808-3301

Dust off those running shoes and join in for one of the most popular Parks & Rec events of the season.  Open to all ages and experience levels…fun for the entire family.  1 Mile, 5k or 10K. Runs are on the beach at the Atlantic Beach Circle. $50 for series (includes t-shirt) or $7 per race - Pre-registration suggested but not required. Registration begins 5:15pm / all races begin at 6:30pm.

Dates:

July 13

July 27

August 15

For more information call (252) 808-3301

beachrunseries.com

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Tom and Dahlin’ of Tom’s Tunes | Crystal Coast Lady

July 13, 7pm–9pm

430 West Beaufort Rd. Beaufort

(252) 728-8687

Crystal Coast Lady Cruises will also be offering live entertainment on her Thursday Tropical Island Sunset Dinner Cruises. Tom and Dahlin' of Tom's Tunes will be performing live.

Cost - $42.00 for Adults, $21.00 for children ages 3 - 11. Children ages 0 - 2 are free. Reservations are recommended.

crystalcoastlady.com

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38th Annual Historic Beaufort Road Race

July 15

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-4583 Ext. 137

Hundreds of runners will run through the historical downtown of Beaufort to benefit Crystal Coast charities.  The divisions include: 10K Run, 5K Run, 1 Mile Run, 10K & 5K Wheelchair, 5K Baby Jogger (all children must be safety strapped in and pushed by individual over age of 18), 5K & 1 Mile Timed Walk and Masters.

The race course has been certified as accurate by USA Track and Field.  Sponsored by The Beaufort Ole Towne Rotary Club.  All races start on Front Street between the NC Maritime Museum and Orange Street. For more information, call 252-728-4583 Ext. 137 or visit the website, beaufortroadrace.com

 

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Build a Boat-in-a-Day Course

July 15, 9am–4:30pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Each participating team assembles a prepared kit for a small flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for paddling. The boat is 12 ft. long, 32’ wide, and weighs about 40 pounds. By the end of the class each boat will be completed to a watertight condition. Detail finishing and painting is the responsibility of team members and may not be undertaken in the Watercraft Center. Teams are limited to a maximum of 4 persons, at least one of whom must be an adult. (6 hours). Course Fee: $600. Minimum age: 8 yrs. old. All courses are limited in size. Advance registration is required for all courses by calling 252-728-7317 ext. 31.

 

thewatercraftcenter.com

 

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Maritime Movie: Hitler’s Secret Attack on America

July 18, 3pm–5pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Beat the heat and catch an afternoon movie! Everyone knows that on December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. But what most don’t know is just days later, Hitler sent his own force to devastate the East Coast. Maritime Movies take place every Tuesday and Thursday in July at 3 p.m. These informal programs engage visitors on topics of maritime history, culture and the natural environment of coastal North Carolina. Free. No advance registration.

 

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge

July 19, 9am–3pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

252-728-7317

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revenge conservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Maritime Movie: Storm Warriors

July 20, 3pm–5pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Beat the heat and catch an afternoon movie! Through interviews, historic footage, and re-enactments, this documentary provides an in-depth look at the United States Life-Saving Service. Follow the story of the U.S.L.S.S.—from why it was created to the many rescues the service provided over the years.  Tuesday and Thursday in July at 3 p.m.  These informal programs engage visitors on topics of maritime history, culture and the natural environment of coastal North Carolina. Free Admission. No advance registration.

 

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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On the Border “The Ultimate Eagles Tribute”

July 21, 8pm–1opm

1311 Arendell Street, Morehead City

(252) 497-8919

Some of the most sought after musicians on the East Coast, Boston, MA down to Charlotte, NC. with years and years of experience in other musical projects from formerly signed National Acts to heralded Regional Groups they have performed with over their careers.  What sets this EAGLES Tribute apart from ANY other, is they were each hand selected to play the respected member.  Not only to recreate the music of that Eagles member, but just as importantly, emulate their sound as well.  On the Border does just that, and exceptionally well.  Prepare to be amazed!

 

carteretcommunitytheatre.com

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Kayak the Salt Marsh

July 25, 9am–12pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Learn about local history and the importance of salt marshes while on the water. Basic instruction and safety lessons followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh. Ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must know how to swim and some kayak experience is recommended. Advance reservations required.  Fee: $25 per person, $15 with own kayak.  North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC  28516.

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Maritime Movie: Lincoln’s Secret Weapon – USS Monitor

July 25, 3pm–5pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Beat the heat and catch an afternoon movie! The film chronicles an expedition to study and retrieve parts of the USS Monitor, the famous Civil War ironclad, which sank off North Carolina only months after its famous battle with the CSS Virginia. Maritime Movies take place every Tuesday and Thursday in July at 3 p.m. These informal programs engage visitors on topics of maritime history, culture and the natural environment of coastal North Carolina. Free. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome.

 

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge

July 26, 9am–3pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

252-728-7317

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revenge conservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Maritime Movie: Wild Caught – The Life and Struggles of an American Fishing Town

July 27, 3pm–5pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Beat the heat and catch an afternoon movie! Follow the story of families connected with the commercial fishing in Snead’s Ferry over a span of several years. Watch as their livelihood and culture are continually threatened on various fronts and the family businesses question the future. Snead’s Ferry is located at the mouth of the New River in Onslow County. Maritime Movies take place every Tuesday and Thursday in July at 3 p.m. These informal programs engage visitors on topics of maritime history, culture and the natural environment of coastal North Carolina. Free. No advance registration.

 

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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Carteret County Parks & Rec – Beach Run Series

July 27, 5:15pm–8pm

105 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach

(252) 808-3301

Dust off those running shoes and join in for one of the most popular Parks & Rec events of the season.  Open to all ages and experience levels…fun for the entire family. 1 Mile, 5k or 10K. Runs are on the beach at the Atlantic Beach Circle. $50 for series (includes t-shirt) or $7 per race - Pre-registration suggested but not required. Registration begins 5:15pm / all races begin at 6:30pm.

Dates:

July 27

August 15

For more information call (252) 808-3301

beachrunseries.com

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Tom and Dahlin’ of Tom’s Tunes | Crystal Coast Lady

July 27, 7pm–9pm

430 West Beaufort Rd. Beaufort

(252) 728-8687

Crystal Coast Lady Cruises will also be offering live entertainment on her Thursday Tropical Island Sunset Dinner Cruises. Tom and Dahlin' of Tom's Tunes will be performing live.

Cost - $42.00 for Adults, $21.00 for children ages 3 - 11. Children ages 0 - 2 are free. Reservations are recommended.

crystalcoastlady.com

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29th Annual Ducks Unlimited Billfish Tournament

July 28–29, 12am

Morehead City

252-814-4896

For a yearly look at the tournament’s results, view the NCDU Billfish Tournament history.

ncdubillfish.com

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Summer Concerts In The Fort

July 28, 6:30pm–8:30pm

2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach

(252) 726-3775

Bring a folding chair and enjoy an hour long concert by local bands and artists inside historic Fort Macon - 4EverAll (Contemporary Mix).

ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

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Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

July 29–30, 9am - 4:30pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

In this two-day hands-on course, students will explore the art of boat building from start to finish. They begin with the design and lofting of boats, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. In addition, they will learn how to make planking systems, both carvel and lap strake and all the appropriate fastening systems. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skill to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own and the confidence to take on the job. Course fee: $135. Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. All courses are limited in size. Advance registration required.

ncmaritimemuseums.com

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Shackleford Banks: Horses, Hiking and History

July 30, 9am–1pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort

(252) 728-7317

Experience Outer Banks heritage and wildlife with a guided hike on Shackleford Banks, part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Not suitable for children under 12. Advance reservations required.  Fee: $25 per person.  North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC  28516.

ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com

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For all programs and events offered at our major attractions, please visit individual websites: 

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: www.ncaquariums.com (252-247-4003)

North Carolina Maritime Museum: www.ncmaritimemuseum.org (252-728-7317)

Beaufort Historic Site: www.beauforthistoricsite.org (252-728-5225)

Fort Macon State Park: http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/foma/main.php (252-726-3775)

The History Place: www.thehistoryplace.org (252-247-7533)

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum: www.coresound.com (252-728-1500)

Cape Lookout National Seashore: www.nps.gov/calo (252-728-2250)

 

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