Selected Community Events
Oriental, NC Croaker Festival
Annual 4th of July celebration. Fun for the whole family, food music, games and contests. Fire works evening of the 4th.
Pickin' on the Pamlico
Festival Park, Washington, NC
Pickin’ on the Pamlico
August 15, 2015
5:30 to 10:00 PM
Festival Park, 119 East Water Street, Washington, NC
Pickin’ on the Pamlico celebrates our famous and delicious Blue Crab and summertime in beautiful eastern North Carolina. Collect your friends and family and meet on the banks of the Pamlico River at Festival Park in the Washington Harbor District. Enjoy all the fresh NC steamed crabs and shrimp you can eat, dance to the music of the Ginger Thompson Band, drink a couple of cold ones and enjoy a beautiful sunset. All to support the Washington Harbor District Alliance.
$45.00 per person until August 7th. Get your first beer free.
$50.00 per person after August 7th. Get your first beer free.
Reserve a table for you and your friends for an additional $100.00 then enter into the table decoration contest.
Tickets available online at www.whda.org and at the Washington Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce at 102 Stewart Parkway, Washington, NC and Little Shoppes of Washington at 127 West Main Street, Washington, NC
Catering by Leon Nixon
102 East 2nd Street, Suite 311A
Bernaroo Music & Arts Festival
to be held at Isaac Taylor Garden
On July 24th and 25th, downtown New Bern will be buzzing with the sights and sounds of local art as the Bernaroo Music & Arts Festival showcases some of the state’s finest creative minds for a two-day marathon of local love. Combining live music, visual art, fine crafts, food, beer and much more, BMAF serves as an opportunity for local creators to make their voices heard and enrich an already blossoming community of artists.
From 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Friday July 24 and Saturday July 25, the Isaac Taylor Garden will be home to three excellent North Carolina acts each night, ranging from rockabilly and dance-pop to Southern-tinged garage rock and nasty funk. Friday’s acts include New Bern’s own rockabilly duo, The Take Kindlies, Carrboro’s soulful R&B/folk quartet, Matt Phillips & The Philharmonic, and Raleigh’s solo dance pop wunderkind T0W3RS. Saturday night brings the garage rock of Raleigh’s Thick Modine along with Wilmington’s 7-piece hip-hop/jazz crew Temple5 and Raleigh’s funky Chit Nasty Band closing out the evening. Single-day passes for the event are $15 while a 2-day weekend pass is $25. The Isaac Taylor Garden will also house live visual art from Greenville’s Rodrigo Pacheco, local beers on tap and excellent eats from local chefs.
However, these locally focused events aren’t the only things to soak in on Bernaroo weekend. From 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Saturday, BMAF is hosting a free block party where folks of all ages can see local music at various venues about town, visit festival curated art galleries, roam through the vendor’s circle to help thriving local creators, and much more. Theater troupes, dancers, yoga and more helps to bring festivalgoers into an immersive experience that showcases some of the city’s most vibrant pockets.
Leading up the event, the festival will be showcasing several North Carolina acts at venues all about town for Bernaroo Presents shows. The first Bernaroo Presents event takes place this Friday, May 29th with a solo set from Matt Phillips at Aperitivo at Lawson’s Landing. Matt Phillips will showcase his delicate yet dynamic folk songs amidst one of New Bern’s finest Italian eateries, making for a gorgeous summer evening. Then, on July 10th, Carrboro’s The Color Exchange will be bringing their expansive indie rock to Mickey Milligan’s. The Color Exchange is a swiftly rising act that’s found themselves performing at TED Conferences in Chapel Hill and being showcased on NPR for their infectious melodies and careening pop songs.
For more information on the festival: http://www.bernaroomusicfest.com
To purchase tickets in advance: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1662475
To get involved with Bernaroo as a sponsor or a venue to host artists contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Celebration at Raised In A Barn Farm
Apr 19, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
2106 NC Hwy 33 East, Chocowinity, NC 27817
Antique Tractor Show * Hayride to Easter Egg Hunt * Pig Pickin * Baked Goods Egg Decorating Contest * LIVE MUSIC * Handmade Crafts * Vendors
Farm Animals * Goat Cheese Blends * 4H Club Enrollment … and MORE!
Jane Boahn 252-945-6153
Apr 5, 2014 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Beaufort County Community College, Washington, N.C.
A spring festival to raise money for Student Government Association activities featuring bands, children's games, over 40 arts and crafts vendors, a car show and food and fun for the entire family
Theresa Edwards, Student Activities Coordinator, at email@example.com or 252-940-6217
NORTH CAROLINA’S CRYSTAL COAST Weekly Calendar of Events
Feb 24, 2014 - Mar 2, 2014 --
NORTH CAROLINA’S CRYSTAL COAST
Feb 24: Succulent Seafood Series- The Aquarium once again teams up with top restaurants to dish up recipes and tips on selecting and preparing fresh, seasonal, local seafood. Succulent Seafood sessions are scheduled for selected Mondays and occasionally other days of the week at 2 p.m. Aquarium staff members share information on the life cycles and habitats of featured seafood species.
Chefs provide favorite recipes and insights on preparing finfish, shellfish and crustaceans. A taste test of the featured dish tops off each gathering. Succulent Seafood is for ages 12 and up; $15 per person, per session. Advance registration is required. Feb. 2: Clawson's Restaurant- Beaufort, Feb. 24: Island Grille- Atlantic Beach, Mar. 3: Amos Mosquitos- Atlantic Beach & Mar. 17: Island Grille- Atlantic Beach. Call 252-247-4003 for more information
Feb 24-Mar 1: Art from the Heart- Sponsored by the Arts Council of Carteret County, this three-week exhibition and sale of original, innovative and traditional works by area artists occurs each year in mid-February, with an opening reception on Friday, Feb.14 from 5:30-7:30. The reception is free and open to the public. Combined with an annual exhibit of work by area school children, this exhibition is a great opportunity for art lovers to view and buy original oils and acrylics; water media; photography and computer generated art; glass, stone, fiber arts and other three-dimensional artwork; pastels and drawings; and mixed media. Proceeds benefit the artists and the Arts Council. The show is open 7 days a week through March 1.
Location: Morehead Plaza, 3000 Arendell Street, Morehead City, just west of Lowes Food Store. Gallery Hours: Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 6 pm, Thus - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm For more information go to the ACCC's website at www.artscouncilcarteret.org or call 252-726-9156
Feb 27: Book Fair- 7 am to 4 pm at Carteret General Hospital (1st floor, birthing center) 3500 Arendell Street, Morehead City. Event sponsored by the gift gallery and benefits patient care.
Feb 28: Taste of Core Sound- Every winter the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center in Harkers Island gathers to celebrate the a wonderful winter menu of stewed oysters, duck and rutabaga, scallop fritters, stewed beef and taters, collards and sweet potatoes, light rolls, homemade pie ... the list goes on ...
Wine & cheese begins at 6, dinner at 7, program at 8 ... There will be music, and good friends, a silent auction, a live auction, and a great time "at the end of the road." Guest speaker is Joe Smith (an avid waterman and fishery biologist and is employed by the NOAA Beaufort Laboratory. He maintains the annual fishery-dependent databases for the Atlantic and Gulf menhaden fisheries. Joe's perspective of fisheries spans nearly 30 years and is one that has been honed from the water and working alongside fishermen). For more information call 252-728-1500 or visit www.coresound.com
Feb 28: Merry Time for Tots- 10 am at the NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort. Admission to the program, designed for ages 2-5 is free, but advance registration is preferred as space is limited. The program theme for Feb. 28th is "Ahoy, Pirates!". To register, call 252-728-7317 or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
Mar 1: Coastal Home & Garden Show- This annual trade show in March assembles the services, wares and expertise of local businesses that focus on aspects of building, landscaping and decorating. With more than 65 exhibitors you can gath-er ideas, good advice and the right products for do-it-yourself projects. Or you can shop for professional services during the show. This is a mutually beneficial opportunity for businesses and the community, too. Hours are Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM & Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Entrance fee is $3. Call 252-247-3883 for more information.
Mar 1: Spring Craft Fair- Location: The History Place Museum, 1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City. Three times a year we bring talented crafters in ceramics, alpaca products, shell ornaments, jewelry and gemstones, etched glass, and a changing variety of artwork to our History Place. We also feature a bake sale that has some of the best homemade cakes, cookies, scones, breads, Greek pastries and candies. All proceeds go directly to the Carteret County Historical Society. Bring your appetites and be ready to indulge yourself. Hosted by the CCHS/History Place, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free, refreshments will be available. 252-247-7533 or www.thehistoryplace.org
Mar 1: Crystal Coast Half Marathon & 5K- 8 am in downtown Morehead City. The race starts and finishes on the More-head City Waterfront and makes a loop past the neighborhoods and businesses of Downtown Morehead City. After passing the gift shops and charter fishing boats, runners cross the bridge to Atlantic Beach. This part of the race offers a beautiful view of the sound and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. For information on the marathon and how to register, visit http://ncraces.com/events/crystal-coast-half-marathon-and-5k/
Mar 1: Seafood “Shellabration:- Join the N.C. Coastal Federation and Swansboro Parks and Recreation in Historic Down-town Swansboro for a celebration of North Carolina oysters and seafood and the healthy coastal habitats and waters that provide them. Time: 11 am - 5 pm. For all details, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event;jsessionid=59CBEB878CC0F86B84F24D1F72B7CF17.worker_registrant?llr=zt44nadab&oeidk=a07e8sspkql9171956b or contact Lexia Weaver, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 1: Fishtowne 5K Race Series- 9 am beginning on the corner of Turner and Front Street along the Beaufort waterfront. Registration at 8 am. Fee is $15 per runner per race. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Coastal Carolina. Register online at www.beaufortnc.org. For more information, contact Lauren Hermley at email@example.com or call Beaufort Town Hall at 252-728-2141.
Mar 1: About Boating Safety- Location: Carteret Community College, Morehead City. This one-day seminar will be taught by certified instructors of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The seminar will meet all requirements to satisfy NC laws for recrea-tional boating certification. The course is suitable for beginning boaters or for the more experienced boater who may wish to remain current on boating requirements and regulations. Cost is $25 with a family discount available. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For information or to enroll, contact Ben Crabtree at 252-808-3091 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 1: Mardi Gras on Middle Lane- 2-6 pm on Middle Lane in Beaufort. Parade begins at 3 pm. Cajun and New Orleans delicacies, jazz and zydeco music, games, street dance, "krewes" competition and crowning of Mardi Gras king and queen. Hosted by Beaufort Sister Cities.
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)
ShamRock! For Local Music Festival
Mar 16, 2014 beginning at 3 p.m.
Why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day along with the Beaufort Music Festival? On Sunday, March 16, beginning at 3 p.m., come to downtown Beaufort and enjoy food, beer and wine specials and great live music on Middle Lane.
This is a special celebration – the 26th annual Beaufort Music Festival line-up will be unveiled, local favorite The Spread will play their first live show in months and some new, exciting changes to the festival will be made public. Tickets include music and food and all proceeds from beer and wine specials will benefit the festival. If you look forward to the Beaufort Music Festival each May, as a local homeowner, business owner or purely a music lover, please come to show your support.
Interested sponsors are invited to a special lunch to be held on the same day before the fundraiser. Local band Kudubai will be playing for this invitation-only affair. If interested in learning about festival sponsorship levels and packages or participation in the sponsors’ lunch, please contact John Hackney at email@example.com.
Tickets for the three-hour event are $10 and all proceeds benefit the Beaufort Music Festival, which will be held during the weekend of May 10, 2014. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.beaufortmusicfestival.com from the Backstreet Pub, Clawson’s Restaurant and Hannah’s Haus in Beaufort.
Dare Day Festival
Jun 7, 2014 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Waterfront, Manteo, NC
In its 39th year, Dare Day Festival is a free, fun-filled family event, presented by the County of Dare and the Town of Manteo. Dare Day is considered by locals as the official kick-off of summer. Over 100 vendors will open booths on the Manteo Waterfront and surrounding downtown areas to display a variety of beautiful items, delicious foods and drinks. Children will be able to ride a kiddie train, play games and enjoy an inflatable slide and moonwalk.
There will be plenty of local musical entertainment on two stages for the enjoyment of all ages.
The smell of seafood, polish sausages, hotdogs/ hamburgers, funnel cakes and kettle corn will fill the air. There will be homemade and soft serve ice cream as well as a variety of cold drinks to quench your thirst.
Come to the Dare Day Festival and make some memories.
Melva Garrison, Jackie Tillett, or Cara Daniels
Dare Day Office - 252.475.5629
4th Annual Carolina Strawberry Festival
May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014 --
Downtown Wallace, NC
Friday, May 9- 7-10 pm
Saturday, May 10- 11am-9 pm
Friday- Strawberry Jam Street Festival- Midway rides, food, beer & wine garden, music by the Band of Oz. Saturday- Food & Craft Vendors, Midway rides & games- entertainment, music by Ken Knox & Company, beer & wine garden.
Lou Powell, Executive Director- Greater Wallace Chamber of Commerce- 910-285-4044
Mardi Gras on Middle Lane
Mar 1, 2014 2-6PM
Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC
A free family event with parade of "krewes", New Orleans food and drink, jazz, dancing and games for the kids. Dust off your beads, put on your mask and get ready to "let the good times roll" on Saturday afternoon in Beaufort.
Ann Goellner, 252 504-2988
Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival
Aug 14, 2010 - Aug 15, 2010 See Summary of Event
Sneads Ferry Community Center Fairgrounds
40th Annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival will be held on August 14 & 15, 2010. SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Parade 10:00am Saturday
Grounds Open 11:00am Saturday and 12:00Noon Sunday
$3.00 Adults & a 2-Day Pass is $5.00
FIREWORKS SATURDAY NIGHT 9:00 P.M.'ISH
STREET DANCE 9:30 P.M.
Rides and Activities for the kids
Arts & Crafts Booths
Beer and Wine Garden, featuring our very own annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Wine!
Enjoy a fine Shrimp Dinner in our air-conditioned Community Center.
Live Music and Entertainment on both stages Saturday and Sunday
Shrimp Heading and Peeling Contests
Shrimp Cooking Contests
Get your annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival shrimp beads, t-shirts and posters to add to your collection.
Karioke and so much more!
Hillary Boutwell 910-327-3335