Friday Free Flicks. 7pm. At Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation on the second Friday of each month. Movies are family oriented. Popcorn and a drink are $1. Bring chairs or blankets. No outside beverages or snacks are allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 252-354-6350 one week prior for movie title.
Concert at the Fort Macon. 7pm. The Unknown Tongues perform their Cajun zydeco music on the parade deck at Fort Macon. Sit up on the ramparts or down in the main fort area, watch the sunset, see the boats coming into Beaufort Inle, and listen to great music. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic (no alcohol or pets) and a blanket or lawn chair. 252-726-3775.
Kids Fishing Day. 8am-Noon. Kids 15 and under can try their hand at fishing at Cedar Swamp Pond, off of Hibbs Road in Newport. Bring tackle and bait, if you can. Limited tackle and cane poles will be available. Free lunch for all participants. Sponsored by Croatan National Forest and North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Details: 252-638-5628.
Olde Beaufort Farmer’s Market. 8:30am-1pm. This weekly market is held at Courthouse Square in Beaufort. Visitors can expect local foods, arts, crafts and more. Details: www.beaufortfarmersmarket.com.
Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival. 9am-6pm. This festival in historic downtown Swansboro brings together regional artists featuring an array of work, from jewelry and stained glass to sculpture and photography. A wine tasting tent sponsored by the Emerald Isle Wine Market will open from 5-8pm. Details: www.swansborofestivals.com.
Maritime Day. 11am-2pm. Celebrate Maritime Day with the NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort. Sail in the museum’s fleet of traditional wooden boats, cast a line with a cane pole, join in on the games or simply relax and enjoy the music and the view of Gallants Channel. Free. Details: 282-728-7317 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
Paddle the Roosevelt Natural Area. 4-6pm. Explore tidal flats and quiet backwaters as you become aware of the intricate web of life thriving in this pristine natural environment through this NC Aquarium program. Site provides kayaks and canoes. Age 8 and up, $25. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com.
Concert in the Park. 7-8:30pm. Join the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Dept. for a free summer concert at Jaycee Park on the Morehead City waterfront. Lawn chairs and blankets are suggested. This month performances include The Backbeat (6th), Seaside Band (13th), 4EverAll (20th) and Calico Creek Bluegrass Band (27th). Details: 252-726-5083.
Big Rock Awards Banquet. 7pm. The annual fishing tournament rolls to a close with the final party of the season at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Tickets are $30. Details: thebigrock.com.
Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters. 2-3:30pm. Visit labs and holding areas, and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes adventure that includes an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Age 8 and up, $20. Details: 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com.
Night Trek. 7-9pm Stroll the nighttime beach as you explore the fascinating lives of sea turtles and look for loggerheads nesting in the sand. Age 5 and up, $10. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com