It’s no doubt that summer on the Crystal Coast is packed with beach days, boat trips and people vacationing here for weeks on end. With the increase in warm days also comes an increase in fun events to take part in. Here summer happenings on the Crystal Coast that you need to add to your calendar today!


Water War Dance Party

June 12th at the Atlantic Beach Town Park
What sounds more fun than a water war dance party? This free event runs from 2-4 pm and is for all ages. Emerald Owl Productions will be providing buckets and pools of water with water blasters and playing your favorite dance hits while you battle your friends around the splash pad. Come ready to be drenched and have a ton of fun! 

Big Rock Fishing Tournament

June 10-19th at downtown Morehead City
If you are visiting the Crystal Coast during the month of June, you are bound to hear about the Big Rock Tournament. The tournament starts on June 10-11th with the Keli Wagner Lady Angler (KWLA) Tournament which is one of the largest lady-only events in the world.
Then on June 13th the race begins with 6 days of fishing and weigh-ins at Big Rock Landing. Keep tabs on the boats coming in to weigh on their facebook page and head on down to check out the action when they arrive. 

Toast to the Coast

June 18th at the Atlantic Beach Circle  
This event is hosted by the NC Seafood Festival to get everyone in the summer spirit with all the spirits from our own local breweries. From 5-9 pm, you can enjoy tastings from plenty of local breweries along with music by DJ Phunc Mila. There will also be food tastings by Passanante’s Home Food Services and S.O.B. BBQ food truck on site. Grab a friend, bring a beach chair and don’t forget your ID! 

The Joy Of Living Floral

June 22nd at the Coral Bay Club
The Beaufort Historic Site is hosting the Editor-in-Chief of Flower Magazine, Margot Shaw, at the Coral Bay Club to give you a chance to discover new inspiration for floral designs for your home. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and a great time!  

Old Homes Tour

June 24-25th in Beaufort
The 61st Old Homes Tour takes you to see some of Beauforts beautiful and historic private homes, gardens, churches and even artist studios. From 10am to 5pm, get an inside look at some of these old homes dating back to the 1700’s as well as the restored homes on the Beaufort Historic Grounds.

Fourth of July Celebrations

July 4th 
Beaufort, Atlantic Beach (The Circle), Downtown Morehead City and Emerald Isle are all hosting a fireworks celebration for the 4th of July. All firework shows are set to take place at 9pm and can be seen throughout each town. Grab a friend and find your perfect spot to watch! 

Summer Party

July 9th at the Beaufort Historic Site
Kick off Summer with some Beaufort flare while enjoying Scarborough Fare Catering, live music by The Shakedown out of Raleigh, and an open bar. You can also take part in the silent auction that will have some amazing items from local businesses and donors. 

Big Rock Kids

July 13-16th at downtown Morehead City
This annual tournament is a 3 day, total release tournament to help promote the love of fishing in the youth. After a long day of fishing, there will be fun events for the whole family to enjoy such as food trucks and a pig pickin. The best part is that this tournament also serves to benefit children’s charities in Eastern North Carolina. 

Summer Series Events

Sounds like Summer at the Park

Atlantic Beach Town Park
Come out to Atlantic Beach Town Park with your beach chair and friends on these Thursday nights from 7-9 pm to enjoy live music and concession stands. 
June 20       Joey & Mason
June 27       Ed Prophet
July 4          Robert McDuffy at the Circle
July 11        The Spread
July 18        Beaufort Blues Project
July 25        Carolina Sky
August 1     Steel Shot

Summer Movie Series

Atlantic Beach Town Park 
Bring the family at 7:30 pm to enjoy bounce houses and crafts at the town park with the feature film beginning at 8:30 pm. The concessions will be open selling Dippin’ Dots ice cream, popcorn, slushies, candy and more. 
Friday, June 17- The Goonies
Friday, July 1- Luca
Friday, July 15 – “Christmas in July” theme showing The Grinch (2018 version)
Friday, July 29- Encanto
Friday, August 12- Cruella

Emerald Fest

Western Regional Access
This free event takes place on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm with some fun music by bands all summer long. Bring your chair or blanket and grab some friends! 
June 23: The Mad Fiddler
June 30: Big Sam & Co.
July 14: Captain Dick and the Lost Seamen
July 21: 4EverAll
July 28: The Feltons
August 4: Pamlico Joe & Clean Water Flow
August 11: Justin Castellano
August 18: Naked Knees 

Morehead City Marlins

This summer collegiate baseball league competes all summer long and is a great time for the whole family. Grab some hot dogs and soda and root on our home team. Click the link for the complete summer schedule. 

At Al Williams Properties, we want to help make sure everyone enjoys our beautiful coastal community, whether you are local or visiting. This list of local events is just the beginning of all that our area has to offer during the summer time, so mark your calendars and make plans to meet your friends for some great times and memories. So there are the summer happenings on the Crystal Coast you don’t want to miss!

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