Selected Community Events
Exciting Changes Coming to 26th Beaufort Music Festival
Waterfront in downtown Beaufort
Exciting Changes Coming to 26th Beaufort Music Festival
What started 25 years ago as a group of local musicians coming together to pick out some tunes has turned into a unique, first-class festival. Through the years, locals and visitors alike have seen locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally-acclaimed artists playing along the waterfront in downtown Beaufort. The 26th Beaufort Music Festival, which takes place on Friday May 9 and Saturday May 10, hopes to build on the success of last year’s festival through a new partnership with the Beaufort Business Association and a new location at the North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Gallants Channel site.
“We’re really looking forward to collaborating with the Friends of the Maritime Museum and local businesses to help the Music Festival grow and bring more music lovers to the area,” said Jack Taylor, co-chair of the 2014 music festival committee. All of Saturday’s music will take place at the Gallants Channel site. “The new site will offer more of a festival-type atmosphere, with food trucks, a kids’ area, and other amenities, including transportation to and from downtown,” Mr. Taylor said. Tickets for Saturday will be $20 advance/$25 day-of for an all-day event.
Continuing with the long-time tradition of the Music Festival as a free event, the Beaufort Business Association, along with the Beaufort Music Festival, is presenting music in downtown Beaufort on Friday May 9. “This free evening of music is a great new partnership between the BBA, the BMF, and the town of Beaufort,” said Liz Kopf, BBA member. “We’re excited to help keep part of the Music Festival downtown and host some cool bands for everyone to enjoy.”
For more information about March fundraisers for the Beaufort Music Festival, about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, or about the BMF itself, visit the website at ww.beaufortmusicfestival.com, or email John Hackney at email@example.com.
10th Annual Youth Arts Festival at East Carolina University
The ECU "mall" located in the center of campus. Greenville, NC
The festival will bring over 100 visual and performing artists to campus who will share their creative talents with the children of our community. Varied and talented musical, dance and theatrical groups will also be featured at the festival.
Children will have the opportunity to visit with artists demonstrating activities such as wheel thrown ceramics, traditional watercolor painting, weaving, felting, papermaking, printmaking, portraiture and a myriad of other visual art media. Featured visual artists will come from surrounding states, North Carolina, Greenville, and from the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University.
Children will also have the opportunity to create their own artwork with the help of professional artists and art students. There will be lots of other fun and exciting interactive activities for children of all ages during the day.
All events are free and open to the public. Free parking on campus for this event.
Dindy Reich- Youth Arts Festival Coordinator
Youth Arts Festival E-mail:
Website on ECU website: More information
Facebook page: "ECU Youth Arts Festival" Check out our updates!
Join our event on facebook!
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
Apr 11, 2014 11th @5-8PM; 12th @10AM-7PM
Apr 12, 2014 11th @5-8PM; 12th @10AM-7PM
Uptown District; Greenville, NC
A large outdoor celebration of Eastern North Carolina's rich pirate history, offering fun, food, music, art and entertainment for all ages!
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