5 Festivals and Events in Emerald Isle You Can’t Miss this Spring


Springtime in Emerald Isle is really something special to see. The weather is gorgeous, the beaches are pristine, and the town is in full swing with activities, events and festivals to commemorate the new season and warmer weather.

With spring approaching, now is a great time to plan and book your next vacation! Oceanfront and soundfront homes, condominiums, middle-row cottages and other great rental properties are available to accommodate your family or group.

Whether you’ve already booked your vacation to Emerald Isle or need help finding the perfect time to visit, we’ve highlighted a few key events taking place in the area this spring that have been fan-favorites year after year.

St. Patrick’s Day Festival

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival on March 16 is definitely a must for anyone visiting Emerald Isle during this time. The festival is in its 28th year and has more than 75 different arts and crafts vendors, a petting zoo, amusement rides, a climbing wall and face painting. Do you love festival foods? Funnel cakes, hamburgers, BBQ and more will be served up and there will even be a beer garden for the age appropriate guests.



BONUS: We are providing a St. Patrick’s Day Special for those who book a new reservation arriving during March 14-17th, 2019. When you mention the promo code PADDY19 you will receive one free night and will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card! Oh, and don’t forget to pack something green!


Emerald Isle Marathon

Not only is springtime in Emerald Isle a great time to relax, but it’s also the perfect time to get outside and be active. The Emerald Isle Marathon is set for March 30th and will consist of three different races, a full marathon, a half marathon and a 5K course. Runners of all skill levels are invited.

The race benefits the community and local charities and is also a great way to truly immerse yourself in the beauty of the Crystal Coast. The marathon course is USATF certified and will span half the length of the island while taking you through a variety of scenic spots.


Easter Eggstreme

As we move into April and the flowers begin to bloom, Easter egg hunts begin popping up around the country. We hear from kids far and wide that this hunt is one of the best! The 2019 Easter Eggstreme is a free event set for April 13th and is great for kids aged 10 and younger who are looking to score the most Easter eggs they can.

Along with the hunt, the festival will include a bounce house for the kids, cake walks and competitive egg and spoon races. There will also be an appearance of the Easter Bunny himself and the children will have a chance to get their picture taken.


Beaufort Wine and Food Festival

If you love food, wine and having a good time, then this is the festival for you! A Crystal Coast favorite, the Beaufort Wine and Food Festival, takes place April 24-28 and features more eats and drinks than your inner-foodie can handle. The festival features celebrity chefs and some of the best wine from around the world. There will be wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, unique recipes and much more.

You’re not going to want to miss this event if you’re visiting the area during this time. Tickets go on sale this month, so make plans today!


Beaufort Wooden Boat Show

Boating along the Crystal Coast is a treasured pastime but boating in a wooden craft is a timeless tradition. The Beaufort Wooden Boat Show is celebrating its 45th year and is perfect for boating enthusiasts and beginners alike. Dozens of beautifully handcrafted wooden boats will be on display, as well as demonstrations of wooden boat building and the sport of boat racing!

Bring the whole family for fun-filled activities, free exhibits and children’s arts & crafts. You can even take a free sailboat ride and watch the boat races. It’s fun for the whole family!


Springtime Splendor

With so much to do on the Crystal Coast during the spring season, you’ll be sure to have an exciting and memorable time that you, your family and friends will enjoy during your visit to Emerald Isle. Don’t forget to check out our available properties that are ready to be reserved for your springtime getaway!


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