Fall is the perfect time to immerse yourself in the culture of the Crystal Coast. The weather begins to cool off and the calendar heats up. From live music to seafood and more, the coast comes to life with fun times for the whole family to enjoy. Here are some of the must-see fall events in Emerald Isle, North Carolina you won’t want to miss.
Raise your glass at the annual Beaufort’s Brewin’ Beer Festival! This three-day festival features a variety of events held in Beaufort, North Carolina ranging from beer dinners and luncheons to the grand finale Beer, Bubbles and BBQ tasting event which features craft beer from 25 of the top craft breweries and brew pubs in North Carolina.
When: September 26-28, 2019
Where: Various locations throughout Beaufort
Make plans to attend the Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival this fall for a day filled with great music, food and fun! Performers at this year’s music festival include Band of Oz, Too Much Sylvia, Chairmen of the Board, Embers and Tams. You’ll find plenty of food trucks and vendors offering drinks and snacks in the parking area. Grab the family and head for the beach to enjoy this fabulous fall music festival in Emerald Isle!
When: September 28, 2019
Where: Western Ocean Regional Access in Emerald Isle
Representing NC as one of the Top 20 Festivals & Events in the Southeast is the NC Seafood Festival. Drawing in more than 200,000 people, attendees get to experience live cooking demonstrations from local chefs and an array of seafood options to enjoy. There’s plenty of other food options, amusement rides, concerts, races, fishing tournaments, a sailing regatta and boat show to provide entertainment for the day.
When: October 4-6, 2019
Where: Morehead City Waterfront
Get a glimpse into history combined with a celebration of all thing’s mullet at the annual Mullet Festival. The festival kicks off on Saturday in downtown Swansboro with a parade down Highway 24. Explore craft and food vendors lining the downtown streets while listening to the sounds of beach music from live bands performing at the pavilion. And there’s plenty for the kids to do too. The children’s area features games, a climbing wall, inflatables and the ever popular “Mullet Toss!”
When: October 12-13, 2019
Where: Downtown Swansboro
Get a group together and head off on an East Coast adventure in the Tuna Relay 200, a 200-mile overnight relay race. The race is a scenic run from Raleigh to Atlantic Beach, typically made up of 4 to 12 people. There’s also an option for the Tuna Relay 70, a one-day race which joins the 200-mile runners for the last 70 miles of the trip. At the end of the race, both participants and friends can enjoy some freshly cooked tuna, drinks and music at the post-race party.
When: October 25-26, 2019
Where: Main Public Beach Access in Atlantic Beach
Bring the whole family for a fun-filled weekend of kite flying in Atlantic Beach at the Carolina Kite Festival. The festival will be two days of beautifully colored kites, exciting demonstrations, kite building with local artists and candy drops for the kids. Be sure to attend the night fly on Saturday night for an especially luminous show.
When: October 26-27, 2019
Where: Sands Villa Resort in Atlantic Beach
Join us the Saturday after Thanksgiving for the Emerald Isle Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting featuring holiday-themed floats from local groups, businesses and organizations. After the parade in Merchant’s Park, enjoy snacks and cider while watching the Christmas tree light up for the first time of the season. Make sure to bring the whole family because rumor has it that there will be a special visit from Santa Claus himself!
When: November 30, 2019
Where: Hwy 58, Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle
With an exciting fall events lineup like this, you won’t want to miss out. Plan your trip to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast with Emerald Isle Realty and choose from hundreds of amazing vacation rentals. You’re sure to find that perfect home-away-from-home for your family vacation or weekend getaway. If you need assistance, just give us a call at (855) 891-1962, and we’ll help you find the perfect rental to suit your needs.