Mmm, mmm, mullet! Whether you prefer fried, broiled, grilled, smoked or stewed, you can get mullet any way you like it at the annual Mullet Festival of Swansboro. The festival began in 1954 and is the oldest festival in the Crystal Coast.
Mullet Festival Schedule
The Swansboro Mullet Festival offers a glimpse into history that is combined with a celebration of all things mullet. This family-friendly festival kicks off on Saturday in downtown Swansboro with a parade down Highway 24.
Enjoy the sounds of beach music and live bands coming from the Harry C. Pugliese Pavilion. And the kiddos will love the children’s area that includes games, a climbing wall, inflatables and the always popular “Mullet Toss!”
More beach music favorites will be featured from the pavilion while craft and food vendors line the downtown Swansboro streets for the famous Rotary fish fry.