While fall may be approaching, the Crystal Coast is continuing a celebration of summer, with events indoors and out that are sure to keep you entertained and active.

Your friends at Al Williams Properties have hand-selected just a few.


September 2

Crystal Coast Record Show

History Museum of Carteret County • 1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Browse through 1,000s of LPs, CDs, cassettes, DVDs, memorabilia and more offered by music vendors from across the state. Presented by the History Museum of Carteret County and Phil’s Music Exchange.


September 3

Small Arms Demonstration

Fort Macon State Park • 2303 East Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach

10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Come out to the fort’s parade ground to learn about one of the small arms (musket, flintlock, or rifle) that a soldier stationed at Fort Macon would have carried and used. This includes a blank firing demonstration of the weapons.

Check here to learn more about Fort Macon and other activities.


September 9

Emerald Isle Day4Kids

Emerald Isle Community Center • 203 Leisure Lane, Emerald Isle

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Day4Kids brings adults and children together for a fun-filled day of vendors, activities, games, music, dancing and more brought to you by Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation.

Get ready for a day of non-stop entertainment with music, games, bounce houses, an inflatable slide, vendor booths, a temporary tattoo station, photo booth, and mouthwatering concessions.

The first 100 kids in attendance will receive a FREE bag filled with goodies!


Summer Concert Series at Jaycee Park

Red and the Rockers

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park • 1001 Arendell Street, Morehead City

6:30 to 8 p.m.

You don’t want to miss the last summer concert with local sensation, Red and the Rockers. The free concert is sponsored by Morehead City Parks & Recreation. A food concession will be on site.


September 19

Kayak the Salt Marsh

NC Maritime Museum • Gallants Channel Site

293 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort, NC

9 a.m. to noon

Join Associate NC Maritime Museum Curator Benjamin Wunderly for basic kayak instruction and safety lessons on shore followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh.

Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must know how to swim; some kayak experience is recommended.

Cost is $27-35. Learn more here.


September 22-24

Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Gallants Channel Event Space  • 293 W Beaufort Road Extension, Beaufort, NC

Friday, Sept. 22: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 23: 8 a.m. to 7:30pm

Sunday, Sept. 24: 11a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nearly 200 professionals are slated to perform at this year’s Beaufort Pirate Invasion, including magicians, swordfighters, pirate musicians, and more! There will bullwhip and black powder demos, and, of course, cannons!

The event opens Friday evening with pirate attacks on the Beaufort Hotel, on the Beaufort Waterfront and finally at the Gallants Channel site.

Other activities include a family friendly comedy show, living history displays and reenactments, stilt walkers, mermaids, peg-legged pirates, blacksmithing, axe and knife throwing.

Tickets are available now. Tickets can also be purchased at the Gallants Channel gate.



Behind the Scenes Tours

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores • 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC

The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores has special tours monthly. Reservations are required, and children 5-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Cost: $20 for nonmembers • $18 for members

At a Glance: Visit labs, food preparation and animal holding areas to see the overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Offered every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 1 p.m.

Shark Snack: Watch the aquarist feed the sharks. Includes a visit to animal holding areas and labs and an opportunity to help feed the fish in the Living Shipwreck. 

Feeding Frenzy: Explore the behind-the-scenes area with one of our excellent educators! Visit animal holding areas, labs, and help feed the fish in the Living Shipwreck.


Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • 300 Courthouse Square, Beaufort, NC

Experience a lively gathering of the finest farmers, bakers, and artisans the Crystal Coast has to offer at the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the shade of the old live oak trees along the drive at the historic County Courthouse in downtown Beaufort.

The venue is bicycle-friendly, dog-friendly, and kid-friendly. There will be live music, kid’s activities, community non-profit organizations and other weekly activities and themes

Late summer and early fall are also great times to shop around for real estate on the Crystal Coast, and the experienced team at Al Williams Properties is ready to help. Just give us a call!

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