The Crystal Coast is famous for its beautiful beaches but the fun doesn’t end there. This community makes it a point to provide events for all ages throughout the year for both locals and tourists alike. So if you think the season of fun is over, think again and add these events to your calendar today!


Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Tournament 

“We Fish For Life” is the tagline of this 3 week tournament that we are proud to sponsor. Beginning the first day of October, novice to experienced fishermen can enjoy competing until the 22nd to allow for safety from rough weather or even potential hurricane interruptions. This annual event is a fundraising event to provide life-saving equipment for the Atlantic Beach Fire Department. 

A captains meeting will be held on September 30th at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, which is the deadline for registration. After 3 weeks of fishing for the beautiful King Mackerel, an awards banquet will be held on October 22nd in the Crows Nest Parking Lot with food provided by Smithfield’s Chicken and BBQ. 

Take your friends and family on the boat throughout the month of October to enjoy the still beautiful Crystal Coast, have some fun fishing, and help out an amazing cause that will benefit so many in Atlantic Beach.


Allen Stone Karaoke Extravaganza 

Come out to the Cottage in Atlantic Beach on October 15th from 7 – 10 pm to enjoy this sing-a-long karaoke party! Allen Stone and hype man Julian bring the enthusiasm for a great evening of singing, dancing, and laughing.

Whether you want to get up on stage or just come for the laughs, it will be a great time for all! 


2022 Tuna Relay

Want an adventurous event for you and your friends? Make a team and join the Tuna Relay for an overnight run across North Carolina. From serious marathon runners to casual joggers, this event is for everyone. The 200-mile relay begins just outside of Raleigh, NC and will travel across 200 miles of the state and end in Atlantic Beach.

Teams of 4 to 12 people will split their race up into 36 legs with support vans dropping off and picking up at designated exchange points. 

If 200 miles seems like too much of a commitment, try the 70-mile option. This begins in Trenton, NC with teams of 2 to 6 people. Your team will join the last 12 legs of the 200-mile racers to finish with them in Atlantic Beach. 

No matter which race you choose to do, it will be an adventure of seeing all of North Carolina’s beautiful landscape and memories that will surely last a lifetime. 


Carolina Kite Fest

On October 29th and 30th, bring the family out to Sands Villa Resort in Atlantic Beach to enjoy the fun and festive kites flying above the coastline. Presented by Kites Unlimited, this free event will surely bring a smile to your face.


Spooky Seas Trunk or Treat 

Join the Atlantic Beach Police Department for their Spooky Seas Trunk or Treat on October 30th. From 6 to 8 pm, kids can enjoy candy, music, games, a photo booth, and even $1 mini golf at the Atlantic Beach Town Park. This fun event is a safe and easy way to celebrate Halloween with the family! 

Throughout the fall, Atlantic Beach has plenty of events to put a smile on your face. Mark these on your calendar and don’t miss a single one.


If you have to visit the Crystal Coast every year and miss out on most of these events, consider relocating to the beautiful Atlantic Beach or investing in a vacation home to make those retreats even easier. Al Williams Properties can help make that dream a reality so give us a call today! 

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