Events in Atlantic Beach, NC

Besides the everyday sand and surf, Atantic Beach, NC, and the surrounding towns have many annual events to offer.  From kite flying to dashing in and out of the ocean on New Year's morning, there are activities for the whole family. Also check out events in nearby Morehead City, NC, and Beaufort, NC, for even more fun. 

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various locations
Carteret County, NC
(252) 764-018

2017 Series information below. The Carteret Arts Forum Series offers an enriching cultural experience to Carteret County and surrounding areas. This non-profit organization founded in 1999 seeks to promote education in the arts and encourages like-minded folks to join this effort through volunteering and gifts. Tickets may be bought online at the Carteret...more about Carteret Arts Forum

The Circle
Atlantic Beach, NC
(252) 247-7011

January 1, 2018 Go fly a kite — or just come and watch as kite fliers kick off the New Year. The high-flying action begins around noon at The Circle area in Atlantic Beach. If you don't bring a kite, at least bring a camera and capture a fun way to bring...more about New Year's Day Kite Fly

The Circle
111 Atlantic Blvd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
(252) 808-7485

January 1, 2018   A plunge into the icy Atlantic offers fun seekers a way to get a fresh — a real fresh — start to the new year. Preregistration begins July 1, 2016 or you can register on site at 10:30 AM on the day of the event. This year's event will benefit the Veteran...more about Penguin Plunge


Western Ocean Regional Access
Emerald Isle, NC

March 10, 2018 Be a winner by joining Emerald Isle Half-Marathon or 5K with the multitude expected for this spring race. Organizers endorse a healthy, active lifestyle and are hosting this event to benefit the Emerald Isle bike path, which is enjoyed by runners, cyclists, children, and walkers all year round. There are...more about Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
1 Roosevelt Blvd.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC
(252) 247-4003

March 17, 2018 Want to learn some new tricks for catching fish? Come to the Get Hooked Fishing School offered by the N.C. Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores to learn fishing techniques from the experts. Registration, which is required, begins in January. Call for fees and other details....more about Get Hooked Fishing School


North Carolina Seafood Festival Atlantic Beach Events
412-D Evans Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 726-6273

Buy your tickets early for this annual sell-out event put on by the North Carolina Seafood Festival. Purchase a $35 ticket per person and take a stroll along the Morehead City waterfront stopping at restaurants and host businesses to taste a "bite" from each participating restaurant. A portion of the proceeds...more about North Carolina Seafood Festival

Various locations

Sunday, April 1, 2018 The dawning of Easter morning is celebrated in services at several locations across the county, many on the waterfront or beach. The Carteret County News-Times lists service locations and times the week before Easter. ...more about Easter Sunrise Services

Evans Street
Morehead City, NC
(252) 726-7070

Saturday, April 2018 This race kicks off the local race season and takes place on Saturday morning at 8:00 with a flat half marathon, 5K and 1-mile run/walk beginning and ending on Evans Street in Morehead City, NC. The race is sponsored by the Lookout Rotary Club of Morehead City and is...more about Lookout Rotary Port to Fort Half Marathon and 5K

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