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Calendar of Events

NORTH CAROLINA’S CRYSTAL COAST
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2018

July
 

ALL SUMMER

Climb the Cape Lookout Lighthouse
May 16, 2018 | 10:15 am - September 16, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Cape Lookout, NC
​(252) 728-7433

The Cape Lookout Lighthouse is open for climbing May 16 to September 16, 2018. Self-guided tours of up to 10 people* will begin every 15 minutes during the hours of operation. First climb starts at 10:15 a.m. and the last climb starts at 4 p.m.

Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Closed: Monday & Tuesday

Children must be at least 44 inches tall. Regular Admission $8, Children (12 and under; at least 44 inches tall) $4, Senior Pass (62 and over) $4. Ticket prices do not include cost of ferry transportation. Warning: Climbing the 207 steps to the gallery is roughly equal to climbing a 12-story building. The stairs are narrow and groups going up will share the stairs with groups returning to the bottom. The lighthouse may close at any time if conditions (temperature/humidity, lightning, or high winds) are determined unsafe.

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2018 Carteret County Parks & Rec – Beach Run Series
5:15 pm-8:00 pm
105 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach
​(252) 808-3301

Mark your calendars for the Carteret County Parks and Recreation - Beach Run Series. Join in the fun with a run on the sand. Offering 1 Mile, 5K or 10K. Fun for the entire family. No running experience needed. All ages and skill levels welcome!! All runs take place on the beach at the Atlantic Beach Circle.

REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN ~ 5:15-6:15pm
All Races start promptly at 6:30pm. Cost for the entire 7 run series is $50 per person, includes a Beach Run T-shirt OR Individual races $7 per person per race.

2018 DATES:
Race 1 - Tuesday May 8th
Race 2 - Tuesday May 22nd
Race 3 - Tuesday June 5th
Race 4 - Tuesday June 19th
Race 5 - Tuesday July 17th
Race 6- Thursday August 2nd
Final Race - Thursday August 16th (1 mile fun run & awards)

For more details and to register and pay online, visit: ccpr.recdesk.com or call 252.808.3301.

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Live On Thursdays (LOTs) Summer Concert Series 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
500 Front St, Beaufort
​(252) 241-4485

Grab a lawn chair and head to Dockhouse Park for free, family friendly fun.

May 31 - Robert McDuffy
June 7 - The Vegabonds
June 14 - 4EverAll
June 21 - Damn Yankees

June 28 - Dick Knight
July 5 - US Marine Corp Band
July 12 - Dicky Scearce
July 19 - Phantom Playboys
July 26 - The Bears
August 2 - Barefoot Wade

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Alive at Five Outdoor Concert 2018
5:00 pm-8:00 pm
807 Shepard Street, Morehead City
​(252) 808-0440

Hosted by Downtown Morehead City, Inc., Alive at Five is a free summer concert series the first and third Fridays of each month during the summer in Downtown Morehead City. Concerts take place at Jaycee Park (807 Shepard St) from 5:00-8:00PM. The park is located between the Bask Hotel and the waterfront. Free public restrooms are available on site with handicap ramp access. Bring your blankets and chairs! Beverage concessions are available. Limited boat parking is available during the concerts at the Jaycee Docks. No coolers or outside beverages permitted.

June 1 - The Bounce Party
June 15 - Liquid Pleasure
July 6 - Night Years
July 20 - The Embers
August 3 - Mikele Buck Band
August 17 - North Band

Special Thanks to Sound Bank for sponsoring this wonderful Downtown Morehead City event!

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Movie Night at Atlantic Beach
8:30 pm-10:30 pm
115 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach
​(252) 726-2121

Come out for FREE Wednesday movie nights at the Circle along the Boardwalk in Atlantic Beach. Bring chairs or blankets. Movies start at 8:30.

Rain date: Thursday nights

June 13 - Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle
June 20 - Wonder
June 27 - Deep

July 5 - Double Feature: Beauty & The Beast (2017)/Jaws
July 11 - The Emoji Movie
July 18 - Coco
July 25 - Grease
August 1 - Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No Tales
August 8 - Despicable Me 3
August 15 - A Wrinkle In Time (2018)
 
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Sounds Like Summer At The Park 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
915 W Fort Macon Rd Atlantic Beach
​(252) 726-2121

Come out to Atlantic Beach this summer for free concerts in the park on Thursday nights.

June 21 - Bryan McCoury
June 28 - Steel Shot
July 5 - Monjah
July 12 - The S.P.A.
July 19 - Carolina Sky
July 26 - Robert McDuffy

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July

 

July 2

Flags of Fort Macon & the Confederacy | 10am - 11am

Meet at the Fort Visitor Center to learn about the wide range of flags used by the confederacy during the War Between the States. For more details, 252-726-3775 or www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.


July 3

Marlins Home Game - Proud to be an American Night | 7:05pm - 10pm

Come out and enjoy a baseball game, and a hot dog or two, in the amazing atmosphere that can be found at Big Rock Stadium. The Morehead City Marlins is part of the Coastal Plains League, which is the nation’s hottest collegiate baseball league. For more details, 252-269-9767 or www.mhcmarlins.com.


July 3 & July 4

Summer Kids Shows - Atlantic Station Cinemas - Storks | 10:30am - 12pm

Atlantic Station Cinemas is offering FREE summer kids movies all summer long! Snack bar will be open for refreshments. For more details, 252-247-7016 or www.atlanticstationcinema.com

 

Happy 4th of July!

 

Pine Knoll Shores Independence Day Parade | 10am - 11am

Parade will take place at Garner Park in Pine Knoll Shores. For more details, 252-247-4353.

 

Cannon Day @ Fort Macon | 10:30am - 3:30pm

Come down to Fort Macon and learn how different Civil War era cannons were loaded, aimed, and fired. Cannon demonstrations will be at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30. For more details, 252-726-3775 or www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

 

Beaufort Independence Day Parade | 11am - 12:30pm

Parade will take place along Front Street. For more details, 252-728-3917.

 

Beaufort July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza | 6pm - 10pm

Beaufort's annual Fireworks Extravaganza will take place at Gallants Channel. The grounds open at 6 p.m. with plenty of free parking. Fireworks start at 9 pm. Bring the family and enjoy hotdogs & soda with net profits going to benefit the Beaufort Fire Department. Beaufort By the Sea Magazine will be providing free watermelons & S'mores, Beaufort Shaved Ice will be at the event as well. Beaufort Development Association will be selling beer & wine (proceeds go to supporting other Beaufort events). There will be games for kids including corn hole and face painting. Enjoy the sounds of DJ music. For more details, 252-728-2141. 

 

Downtown Morehead City Independence Day Celebration | 7pm - 10pm

The Main Event Band will perform from 7pm-10pm with a free concert in Jaycee Park. The Main Event Band is the ultimate party band performing R&B, Soul, Beach, Country, and Funk and their performances also include music styles from the 80's and 90's as well as your favorite songs of today. At 9 pm, the music fades and the sky explodes with the Morehead City Fireworks  display.  Every year, this spectacular show is shot off from across the water on Sugarloaf Island bringing the audience so close to the action, it is almost like being underneath the bursts of light and noise. For more details, 252-808-0440 or www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.

 

Solid Rock Carriers Firecracker Clash @ Carteret County Speedway | 7pm - 10pm

Bring the family and come on out for action packed racing at the most "pristine racing arena" ever !! Kids 10 & under FREE. Enjoy pizza, hamburgers, beverages and much more! For more details, 252-436-7223 or www.carteretspeedway.com.

 

Fireworks Cruise on the Crystal Coast Lady | 7pm - 10pm

We will embark on a spectacular water view fireworks display on the Morehead City Waterfront. You won't want to miss the areas longest and most elaborate display from the best seat on the water. Full snack bar available and full ABC permits. Reservations required. For more details, 252-728-8687 or www.crystalcoastlady.com.

 

Emerald Isle Fireworks Display | 9pm - 10pm

A fireworks display will take place at the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier starting at 9pm. Parking will be available at Bogue Inlet Pier as well as along NC 58. The fireworks will also be visible from Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. For more details, 252-354-3424 or www.emeraldisle-nc.org.

 

Atlantic Beach Fireworks Display | 9pm - 10pm

Join us at the Circle in Atlantic Beach for 4th of July Fireworks! For more details, 252-726-2121 or  www.atlanticbeach-nc.com.

 

Keith Sweet Sounds @ Off The Hook | 10pm - 12am

Come hear some great sounds with Keith Sweet Sounds. Great drink prices and food. For more details, 252-499-9150 or www.offthehookmoreheadcity.com


July 5

Natural Side of Fort Macon | 10am - 11am

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon.  Hike will cover both trail and beach. For more details, 252-726-3775 or www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park

 

Summer Kids Shows - Ferdinand | 10:30am - 12pm

Emerald Plantation Cinemas is offering FREE summer kids movies all summer long! Snack bar will be open for refreshments. For more details, 252-354-5012 or www.atlanticstationcinema.com

 

Sounds Like Summer at the Park - Monjah | 5pm - 7pm

Come out to Atlantic Beach Town Park this summer for free concerts on Thursday nights. For more details, 252-726-2121 or www.atlanticbeach-nc.com/departments/parks-recreation

 

Live On Thursdays - US Marine Corp Band | 6pm - 8pm

Grab a lawn chair and head to Dockhouse Park in Beaufort for free, family friendly fun. For more details, 252-241-4485. 

 

EmeraldFest - Justin Castellano | 6:30pm - 8pm

The Town's popular EmeraldFest outdoor concert series is back again this summer, with concerts every Thursday evening at 6:30 pm on the oceanfront at the Western Ocean Regional Access (located off Islander Drive). For more details, 252-354-3424 or  www.emeraldisle-nc.org/emeraldfest-1.

 

Live Music with Wild Honey @ Mac Daddy's | 7pm - 10pm

Thursday Night Live Music: Bring your family and friends for a great night of entertainment and fun. For more details, 252-393-6565 or www.mymacdaddys.com.

 

Dick Knight onboard the Crystal Coast Lady | 7pm - 9pm

Dick Knight is a former Otis Redding band member and was first trumpeter for Godfather of Soul James Brown Band. He also was backup for Roberta Flack, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Jackie Wilson, Major Lance, Rufus Thomas, Ray Charles and many others. He currently is the Recipient of the prestigious 2018 North Carolina Heritage Award. For more details, 252-728-8687 or www.crystalcoastlady.com.

 

Marlins Home Game - Thirsty Thursday $1 Beer | 7:05pm - 10pm

Come out and enjoy a baseball game, and a hot dog or two, in the amazing atmosphere that can be found at Big Rock Stadium. The Morehead City Marlins is part of the Coastal Plains League, which is the nation’s hottest collegiate baseball league. For more details, 252-269-9767 or www.mhcmarlins.com.

 

Movie Night in AB - Dbl Feature: Beauty & the Beast/Jaws | 10am - 6pm

Come out for FREE Wednesday movie nights at the Circle along the Boardwalk in Atlantic Beach. Bring chairs or blankets. Movies start at 8:30. Rain dates are on Thursday night. For more details, 252-726-2121 or www.atlanticbeach-nc.com.


July 5 - July 7

Wreck Diving in NC | 6am - 6pm

Join Blue Planet for a long weekend of world-class wreck diving off the coast of North Carolina. Swirling schools of silvery fish and docile sand tiger sharks await you. We’ll be diving from Morehead City, which is conveniently located and has access to wrecks famous for sand tiger sightings. For more details, 252-726-9432 or www.olympusdiving.com.


July 6

Turtle Talk @ Fort Macon | 10:30am - 11:30am

Join a Ranger for a look at one of our local treasures, the sea turtle. We will talk about all species of turtles and how common they are on our beaches. We may be able to hike to an actual nest depending on the location of any nests we have this summer.  Meet at the Fort Macon Bathhouse. For more details, 252-726-3775 or www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

 

Alive at Five - Night Years | 5pm - 8pm

Hosted by Downtown Morehead City, Inc., Alive at Five is a free summer concert series the first and third Fridays of each month during the summer in Downtown Morehead City. Concerts take place at Jaycee Park. Bring your blankets and chairs! Beverage concessions are available. Limited boat parking is available during the concerts at the Jaycee Docks. No coolers or outside beverages permitted. For more details, 252-808-0440 or www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.

 

Marlins Home Game - Freedom Fry Friday $1 Fry Baskets | 7:05pm - 10pm

Come out and enjoy a baseball game, and a hot dog or two, in the amazing atmosphere that can be found at Big Rock Stadium. The Morehead City Marlins is part of the Coastal Plains League, which is the nation’s hottest collegiate baseball league. For more details, 252-269-9767 or www.mhcmarlins.com.

 

Limited Engagement @ Off The Hook | 10pm - 12am

Great music with awesome drinks!!! For more details, 252-499-9150 or www.offthehookmoreheadcity.com.


July 7

Morehead City Curb Market | 8am - 1pm

We are a quaint old market welcoming vendors of handmade and hand grown products since 1931. We are open every Saturday morning from May to October. For more details, 978-621-5436.

 

Olde Beaufort Farmers' Market | 8:30am - 1pm

It is our mission each week to bring you fresh local produce, baked goods, seafood, arts and crafts, and much more including community organizations, musicians, and food trucks. You can be sure that each vendor who participates in our market is carefully screened to ensure they meet our high standards. Come enjoy a memorable experience for you and your family each Saturday morning on the courthouse square. For more details, 252-564-8822 or www.oldebeaufortfarmersmarket.org.

 

Musket Firing Demonstration @ Fort Macon | 10am - 11am & 2:30 - 3:30pm

Learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. Meet in the fort. For more details, 252-726-3775 or www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

 

Tea in Sherwood Forest @ Infusion Cafe | 11am - 12:30pm

Tales of Robin Hood have been told for centuries, he is after all one of times most enduring heroes….and we feel it is about time that The Infusion Cafe throws its hat onto the stage of time, and joins in the telling! Enjoy two courses of themed tea & three courses of themed tea fare; including an appetizer, our formal two tiered server (stacked with savories and sweets) and our famous grand finale dessert... as you sit in the middle of the show. For more details, 252-240-2800.

 

Summer Concerts in the Fort - The Mad Fiddler | 1pm - 2pm

All concerts are free although donations are most welcomed. Doors open early for picnickers and all who want to take in the beautiful setting. Just in case it rains the concerts will be held inside the Education Center at the Fort. For more details, 252-726-3775 or www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

 

Free Wine Tasting at The Chandlery | 1pm - 3pm

Free wine tastings every Saturday at The Chandlery, located in The Boathouse at Front Street Village in Beaufort. For more details, 252-838-1524 or www.frontstreetvillage.com.  

 

Beaufort Historic Association's Summer Party | 7pm - 11pm

Come celebrate the summer in Beaufort at our fabulous summer party held at the Beaufort Historic Site. Featuring catered food from Scarborough Fare, an open bar, live music by the band Light Years, online bidding for live and silent auction with the proceeds benefiting the Beaufort Historical Association. Tickets are $100 per person. For more details, 252-728-5225 or  www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

 

DJ Jerm @ Promise' Land Market | 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Our favorite DJ will be back in the Promise Land. Jeremy aka DJ Jerm will be here with his intuitive mix of Nu-Disco, Funk, Hip-Hop, Edits & House music. You have gotta hear his cool, retro sounds with modern beats! For more details, 252-222-0422 or www.promiselandmarket.com.

 

The Green Room @ Off The Hook | 10pm - 12am

Don't miss this local favorite at Off The Hook! For more details, 252-499-9150 or  www.offthehookmoreheadcity.com.  


July 8

Musket Firing Demonstration @ Fort Macon | 10am - 11am & 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. Meet in the fort. For more details, 252-726-3775 or www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

 

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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