Explore Local Events on the Crystal Coast

Excitement Awaits on the Crystal Coast

There's nowhere quite like North Carolina's Crystal Coast—here, we have everything from pristine white-sand beaches to annual festivals that draw visitors from across the globe. If you want a taste of the Crystal Coast's amazing lifestyles and activities, head to one of these amazing events—our area truly offers something for everyone!

Want to call the Crystal Coast home all year-round? We'd love to match you with a property that checks all your boxes.


Carolina Chocolate Festival

Enjoy a sweet weekend at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City! This unique event celebrates chocolate and charity with a 5K, chocolate spa, and tons of free samples.

Where: Crystal Coast Civic Center
When: February


Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Festival

As its name suggests, Emerald Isle turns into an Irish paradise for this one-of-a-kind festival every St. Patrick's Day. Festivities include everything from delicious food to local craft vendors.

Where: Emerald Plantation Shopping Center
When: Every March


Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Since 1957, Morehead City has hosted the Big Rock, a fishing competition that draws thousands of visitors to the Crystal Coast. Linda Rike Real Estate has served as a sponsor of this event for more than 30 years.

Where: Morehead City
When: June


Emerald Isle Fireworks

Celebrate your next July 4th with fireworks on the beach! Each year, Emerald Isle hosts a dazzling display of lights that sparkle across the water—and it's totally free!

Where: Bogue Inlet Pier
When: July 4th


Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Arr! Mark yer calendars for a Blackbeard-inspired experience this summer! Pirates are coming to Beaufort, and this festival celebrates the more infamous side of this historic port city.

Where: Downtown Beaufort
When: August


Crystal Coast Grand Prix

This fishing and boating championship brings a weekend of fun to Morehead City! Watch as boats race by the docks, or get lucky by catching the biggest fish!

Where: Jack's Bar
When: September


Carolina Kite Fest

Hit the beach and bring your kite for this highly anticipated get-together, which colors the skies with fabulous and eccentric kites. Be sure to stick around for the night kite flight, too!

Where: Sands Villa Resort
When: October


Beaufort Wine & Food Festival

Get a taste of the Crystal Coast's culinary scene at the Beaufort Wine & Food Festival, which hosts dozens of local restaurants, wineries, and chefs every October. Don't forget to sign up for a special dinner and Sip & Sea!

Where: Beaufort
When: October


Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

Celebrate the fine artisans who call Beaufort home at this spirited art walk, which takes place each year in Downtown Beaufort. Explore holiday lights, shop for any last-minute gifts, and mingle with neighbors on Front Street!

Where: Downtown Beaufort
When: December

Find Your Crystal Coast Oasis

There's nothing quite like kicking back and relaxing on the Crystal Coast, and our area has some amazing homes for sale. If you're ready to live every day like you're on vacation, get in touch with Linda Rike Real Estate to add a little water to your lifestyle. We'd be honored to put our decades of experience to work for you!