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6th Annual Crystal Coast Boat Show Is Biggest Yet

May 18, 2013 n/a

May 19, 2013 n/a

Morehead City

6th Annual Crystal Coast Boat Show Is Biggest Yet.

The 2013 Crystal Coast Boat Show taking place on the Downtown Morehead City waterfront on May 18th and 19th promises to have more boats, vendors, artists, vintage automobiles and entertainment than ever before. “We have so many boats this year, we’re trying to figure out where to put them,” said Captain Steve Miller, the chairman of the Boat Show Committee. “That’s a good problem to have!”

The Crystal Coast Boat Show features both new and used boats in-water and on shore. The show also showcases 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 18, 10am to 5pm and on Sunday, May 19, 11am to 4pm. Food and beverages will be available.

Live entertainment will be provided during the Boat Show weekend at Jaycee Park. The bands performing will be the Carteret Community Sunshine Band (10:30am), Loose Cannons Band (noon) and Six Pack of Gentlemen (3pm) on Saturday and the All Night Long Jazz Band is featured at noon on Sunday.

For the first time ever, a Paddleboard Race will take place on Saturday at 2 pm in honor of Armed Forces Day and benefiting ‘Heroes on the Water’, Camp LeJeune Chapter. And over the course of the entire weekend, Flatwaters Paddling will present free demonstrations that will include SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Yoga, and kayak fishing. For more information or to register for the race, go to or call 252-269-3975.

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, including the “Hysterically Correct Pirate Show” taking place at 6th Street at 2pm and 3:30pm on Saturday and at noon and 1:30pm on Sunday.

On Saturday, May 18th, at Katherine Davis Park, the Morehead City Chapter, Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its 40th annual car show featuring vintage vehicles that are no less than 25 years old.

Then, on Sunday, May 19th at Katherine Davis Park, the Morehead City After Hours Rotary Club will host a regional Cornhole Tournament starting at noon. The cost is $40 per team and burgers, hot dogs and cold beer will be available for sale. Music will be performed by Stretch. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams, including a special prize to the 1st place winner: a Key to the City presented by the Mayor of Morehead City. To register by email

The After Hours Rotary Club is also hosting the first ever Inshore Classic Flounder Tournament being held on Saturday, May 18th from 6am to 4pm. Weigh-in takes place from 2pm to 4pm at the Radio Island Marina Fuel dock. Contact the club for more information about rules and registration at

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 or or call 252-8080440.