As the winter chill gives way to the gentle warmth of spring, the Crystal Coast comes alive with a variety of events that are perfect for getting out and enjoying the best of what our coastal community has to offer.


From family-friendly Easter celebrations to endurance challenges and cultural festivals, there’s something for everyone this March. Here’s a roundup of events you won’t want to miss:


For the Active and the Adventurous


Crystal Coast Cancer Rehab Center 5K & 1 Mile Survivor Walk (March 30th, 8-10 AM, Beaufort): Start your day with a heart-pumping race that not only challenges your limits but also supports an incredible cause. Whether you sprint, jog, or walk, every step you take makes a difference.


Mosquito Endurance Run (March 23rd, 7 PM, Atlantic Beach): As the sun sets, take on a unique nighttime running experience along the stunning Atlantic Beach. It’s an endurance event that promises both thrill and gorgeous night-time ocean views.


Cultural and Seasonal Highlights


Crystal Coast Restaurant Week (March 1st – 10th, Crystal Coast): Foodies, rejoice! Explore the diverse culinary landscape of the Crystal Coast with special menus and offerings from our local restaurants.


Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival (March 16th, 9 AM – 6 PM, Emerald Isle): Get into the spirit of St. Patty’s with a day-long festival featuring music, food, and crafts. Don’t forget to wear green!


Carolina Wedding Fair (March 23rd, 12 – 4 PM, Newport): Planning a wedding? Get inspired and meet a variety of vendors ready to help make your dream wedding a reality.


Family Fun and Local Favorites


Beachfront Egg Hunt (March 23rd, 2 PM, Atlantic Beach): An Easter Egg Hunt with a twist! Enjoy the start of spring with a family-friendly egg hunt on the beach.


Corner Collab Night Market (March 12th, 4 – 7 PM, Beaufort): Experience the charm of Beaufort at night with a market that showcases local artisans, crafters, and food vendors.


Egg Hunt & Cookout (March 23rd, 11 AM, Newport): Combine the fun of an egg hunt with the savory pleasure of a cookout. This event is a perfect way to welcome spring and spend time with neighbors and friends.


BHA Easter Egg Hunt (March 30th, 11 AM, Beaufort): Join the Beaufort Historical Association for an Easter Egg hunt that’s sure to delight the little ones. A traditional spring event that brings the community together in the spirit of joy and celebration.


Family Fun Day (March 30th, 11 AM – 1 PM, Beaufort): Spend quality time with the family at this event packed with fun activities, games, and delicious food. It’s a wonderful way to create new memories with your loved ones.


Community Easter Egg Hunt (March 23rd, 9:30 AM, Morehead City): Gather the kids and hop over to Morehead City for an Easter Egg Hunt that promises lots of eggs and even more fun!


Whether you’re looking to engage in some healthy competition, enjoy time with family, or indulge in the local culture and cuisine, the March events on the Crystal Coast offer a little bit of magic for everyone. So mark your calendars, invite your friends, and make the most of these coastal celebrations!

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