Selected Community Events
9th Annual Crystal Coast Boat Show
Downtown Morehead City Waterfront
The 2016 Crystal Coast Boat Show, at the Downtown Morehead City waterfront, on May 21st and 22nd is shaping up to have more boats, vendors, artists, vintage automobiles and entertainment than ever before. Captain Steve Miller, chairman of the Boat Show Committee, said, “We’re becoming one of the biggest boat shows in this part of the state. Before the end of last year’s show, dealers and vendors were signing up for 2016. We already have more boats in the water than we’ve ever had before and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see the same with the boats on land.”
The Crystal Coast Boat Show features both new and used boats, in-water and on land, as well as showcasing a variety of marine products and services, outdoor gear, fishing tackle, outfitters, brokers, fishing clubs and resource conservation groups. The boat show is free and open to the public on Saturday, May 21, 9 am to 5pm and on Sunday, May 22, 9 am to 4pm. Food and beverages will be available.
Something new this year are the fishing seminars being given by Coastal Carolina Fisherman E-Magazine. Topics should include: Trout and Redfishing, Flounder Fishing, Tying Various Fishing Knots, King Fishing, Balloon Fishing, Choosing the Right Lure and Saltwater Fly Fishing. These seminars are free and open to the public.
Plans are underway for a bigger and better ARTrageous art event held all weekend on the waterfront in conjunction with the Arts Council of Carteret County. At the art event, children’s activities are planned throughout the weekend.
On Saturday, May 21st, at Katherine Davis Park, the Morehead City Chapter, Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its 43rd annual car show featuring vintage vehicles that are no less than 25 years old.
Then, on Sunday, May 22nd at Katherine Davis Park, the Morehead City After Hours Rotary Club will host a regional Cornhole Tournament starting at 12:30 pm. Burgers, hot dogs and cold beer will be available for sale. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. To register, email email@example.com.
On both Saturday and Sunday, at the 10th Street beach, Sail Carteret, a new non-profit organization, will be holding sailing races and offering free rides. They’ll also have demonstrations and displays.
Sponsors for the Crystal Coast Boat Show include Bud Light, The Boathouse at Front Street Village, WRNS, Crystal Coast Boats, EZ Docks, the Town of Morehead City, Chalk and Gibbs, Portside Marina, Potash Corp of Aurora, Intercoastal Finance, Starling Marine, Jack Martin and Associates and Coastal Press.
The DMCRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring Morehead City to a vibrant economic, cultural, historic, social and recreational center. In addition to the Crystal Coast Boat Show, the DMCRA hosts the Alive at Five concert series, the 4th of July fireworks display, and the Christmas Parade.
For more information, go to www.crystalcoastboatshow.com or www.downtownmoreheadcity.com or call 252-808-0440.