Emerald Isle Festivals

There's always something going on in and around Emerald Isle. From arts and craft shows, seafood festivals, music festivals and outdoor concerts, you can almost always find an interesting diversion. There are several big events that are worth scheduling your vacation to coincide with.

Besides the Beaufort Music Festival, the NC Seafood Festival, and the Swansboro Mullet Fesitval there are plenty more annual events.

In June Swansboro is home to the Swansboro Arts By The Sea & Storytelling Festival, a weekend of arts and crafts blended with a slice of storytelling on the streets in the charming village of Swansboro.

Throughout the year is the American Music Festival series in and around Beaufort. This festival highlights a variety of chamber music performances.

Fort Macon hosts a summer long series of Friday night open air concerts in the Park.

July brings around the Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition's Summer Show in downtown Beaufort. Area artists come together for a juried show of arts & crafts in the historic district of Beaufort. They also offer a fall showing in September.

If you've ever had the desire to learn how to surf, all summer long there's the Hot Wax Surf Camp sponsored by the Hot Wax Surf Shop right in Emerald Isle.

Late September bring a couple of intersting events. The first one is the Crystal Coast Super Boat Grand Prix along the waterfront of Morehead City. The second one is the White Oak Shores Bluegrass Festival in a beautiful campground in nearby Stella, just a short drive from Emerald Isle.

For a detailed breakdown of all the Events and Fesivals throughout the Crystal Coast, check the event calendar on the official Crystal Coast website.


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