Monthly Calendar of Events!


May 26th-30th

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall

Our wall is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., standing 6 feet tall at the center and covers almost 300 feet from end to end. This Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It was made for the purpose of helping heal and rekindle friendships, and to allow people the opportunity to visit loved ones in their hometown who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington. Glad Tidings Church, 4621 Country Club Rd., Morehead City, NC 28557  910-326-614

May 30th ~ 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Carteret County Parks and Rec - Beach Run Series

Dust off those running shoes and join in for one of the most Parks and Rec events of the season. Open to all ages and experience for the entire family. 1 mile, 5k or 10k. Runs are on the beach at the Atlantic Beach Circle. $50 for series (includes t-shirt) or $7 per race - Pre-registration suggested but not required. Registration begins 5:15 pm / all races begin at 6:30 pm. Dates are as follows:

May 16

May 30

June 15

June 29

July 13

July 27

August 15

For more information call 252-808-3301   105 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512


June 1 ~ 6 pm - 9 pm

Kayak for the Warriors / Warrior Reception and Auctions

On Thursday evening June 1, 2017, at 6:00 pm, the annual Warrior Reception with it's two auctions (Live and Silent) will be held at the North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores. This event, which especially honors our combat wounded, is also intended to recognize all of our veterans. A delightfully entertaining evening for anyone and everyone. For your admission fee of only $10 you not only gain admittance to the aquarium and all its exhibits, but you are also entitled to enjoy some of the finest food our local restaurants can present. And, if that isn't enough, 2 beverages of your choice (wine, beer, and soda) are also included. And if that still isn't enough, as you stroll through the galleries take a few minutes to place a bid on one of the silent auction items up for bid. 252-247-4353 1 Roosevelt Blvd, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

June 2 ~ 9 am - 11:30 am

Explore the Rachel Carson Reserve

Discover the various plants and animals of the Rachel Carson Reserve. A guided hike will take you through the different habitats found on Town Marsh and Bird Shoal. Not suitable for children under 12. Advance reservations required. Fee: $20 per person. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516  252-728-7317

June 2 ~ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Summer Concerts in The Fort

Bring a folding chair and enjoy an hour long concert by local bands and artists inside historic Fort Macon - The Carteret Sunshine Band (Orchestra). 252-726-3775   2303 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

June 3 ~ 9 am - 4:30 pm

Build a Boat-in-a-Day Course

Each participating team assembles a prepared kit for a small flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for paddling. The boat is 12 ft. long, 32" wide, and weighs about 40 pounds. By the end of the class each boat will be completed to a watertight condition. Detail finishing and painting is the responsibility of team members and may not be undertaken in the Watercraft Center. Teams are limited to a maximum of 4 persons, at least one of whom must be an adult. (6 hours). Course Fee: $600. Minimum age: 8 years old. All courses are limited in size. Advance registration is required for all courses by calling 252-728-7371 ext. 31.   315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

June 3 ~ 10 am - 1 pm

10th Annual Kayak for the Warriors

Kayak for the Warriors™ is an annual fundraising event for HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS® to benefit our brave, combat injured and fallen service men and women and their families, sponsored by the Town of Pine Knoll Shores, NC. The tenth annual kayak and paddle board race will be run on Saturday, June 3, 2017, traversing a 3.2-mile route along the town's beautiful canals and Bogue sound. In the 2015 event, more than 140 participants raced or just paddled at a leisurely pace while enjoying the scenery. Kayakers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. In 2015 we raised $75,000 for Hope for The Warriors®, a civilian non-profit organization supporting those who have sacrificed in the name of freedom. A 3.2-mile kayak and paddle board race through the Pine Knoll Shores canals and Bogue Sound begins Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 10 am. A $50 registration fee includes a Warrior T-shirt and lunch. We will again have the WARRIORS RACE, a "race within a race." FOR EVER DOLLAR RAISED BY EACH RACER, 1 SECOND WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THEIR RAW RACE TIME. There is NO limit to the number of seconds that can be deducted. The WARRIOR winner will be the racer with the fastest WARRIOR time by calculating their (raw time)-(dollars raised/seconds)=WARRIOR time. All sponsor dollars must be submitted 24 hours before the race including the electronic cut off submitting on line. An awards ceremony, barbecue, and raffle will begin at 11:30 am until 1 pm at Garner Park. See to register and to get more information. McNeill Park, Pine Knoll Shores, NC

June 3 ~ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

NOAA Beaufort Lab Open House

Join us on Pivers Island for the 2nd annual NOAA Beaufort Lab open house! People of all ages are invited to this FREE event where visitors will have the opportunity to tour the lab's facilities, learn about climate and weather from local National Weather Service meteorologists, use marine science equipment, and check out research conducted right here, in Carteret County. Please join us for a great day of family fun!! 101 Pivers Island Road, Beaufort, NC 28516

June 3 ~ 12:30 pm - 10 pm

2nd Annual Crystal Coast Music Festival

The Crystal Coast TDA, along with AC Entertainment - co-producers of Bonnaroo, are proud to present the 2nd Annual Crystal Coast Music Festival Saturday, June 3, 2017. This year's lineup is led by Grammy-nominated rock outfit NEEDTOBREATHE, with additional acts including Dr. Dog, Shovels &Rope, Bombadil, Los Colognes and Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey. Tickets are on sale now!!

$40 advance

$50 day and week of

$125 VIP

VIP tickets will be available for sale boasting preferred entry, a dedicated front-of-stage viewing area, exclusive lounge area, specialty cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, private bar and restrooms and more. Gates will open at 12:30 pm, with the show starting at 1:30 pm. With re-entry permitted, festival-goers can enjoy craft beer, food truck vendors, free shuttle services, and beach games in-between acts. For more information on the Crystal Coast Music Festival, visit tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster and at the following North Carolina locations: Gravity Records in Wilmington, South Swell Surf Shop in Emerald Isle and Promise' Land Market in Morehead City. The Crystal Coast Music Festival takes place in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, with entry at 101 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC, 28512. 252-726-8148

June 3 ~ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

57th Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour Kickoff Party

Join us in kicking off the Beaufort Old Homes Tour & Antique Show with a party featuring great food, fun and the 2nd Annual Bartenders Challenge all at the Beafort Historic Site on June 3 from 5:30-7:30 pm. The party will be held in conjunction with the art opening for featured artist, Stephen Moore and his colorful paintings. His artwork will be showcased on all the publicity for the Tour and Antique Show Weekend, For more information please call 252-728-5225, stop by the Visitors Center at 130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516.

June 9 - June 17

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament 2017

Location: Big Rock Landing (710 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557) One of the country's largest and oldest sport fishing tournaments with daily weigh-ins on the Morehead City Waterfront! 252-247-3575

June 9 ~ 9 am - 12 pm

Kayak the Salt Marsh

Learn about local history and the importance of salt marshes while on the water. Basic instruction and safety lessons followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh. Ages 12 and up, under 18 mush be accompanied by and adult. Participants must know how to swim and some kayak experience is recommended. Advance reservations required. Fee: $15 per person, $15 with own kayak. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 3158 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516  252-728-7317

June 9 ~ 4 pm

Cruisin' To The Cape Festival

Come out for MacDaddy's "Cruisin' To The Cape" Festival! Annual Car Show, Crafts, fod, live music, beer and more! Vendors needed- contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. 130 Golfin Dolphin Drive, Cape Carteret, NC 252-393-6565

June 10 ~ 8:30 am - 1 pm

Tri for Fun Junior Triathlon

Don't miss the Inaugural "Tri for Fun" Junior's Triathlon & Family Fun Day Saturday Jun 10th at Sports Center of Morehead City. Youth ages 5-15 get an opportunity to have fun, feel confident, and enjoy being active. Participants swim in the Olympic outdoor pool, bike a neighborhood loop, and run to the finish. Post-race festivities include: Food, Raffle Prizes, Interactive Demos, Awards, a Mermaid Pool Party, and more! Tri for Fun is a non-profit celebration of health and fitness to benefit Health & P.E. programs in Carteret County Public Schools. Registration includes Training Clinics. Join in the fun! Space is limited. For more info and to Register go to  701 N. 35th Street, Morehead City, NC 28557  252-726-7070



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