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.
Paddle the Roosevelt Natural Area. 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. Runs from 4-6pm on Thursday and 9-11am on Saturday. Age 8 and up, $25. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.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.
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 Thrillbillies (1st), Big Drink Music Co. (8th ), Pure T Mommicked (15th), Wild Honey (22nd) and Freeway (29th). Details: 252-726-5083.
Evening Climb – Cape Lookout Lighthouse. 7:30pm. Join rangers from Cape Lookout National Seashore for an evening climb of the lighthouse. Hear stories of the light keepers and watch the stars come out from the beach. Tickets are $23 per person and include ferry service to the Cape. Reservations are accepted one week prior to the event date by calling 252-725-9373. Details: go.nps.gov/lighthouse.
Civil War Musket Firing Demonstration. 10:30am & 2:30pm. Learn about the history of the Civil War era musket, along with loading procedures and firing at Fort Macon State Park. Details: 252-726-3775.
SwanFest. 6:30-8pm. Enjoy live music at Olde Town Square in downtown Swansboro. Bring chairs, blankets, even dinner if you’d like. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Free. This month’s performers include Selah Dubb (2nd), Spare Change (9th), Samantha Casey (16th), Wild Honey (23rd) and Pure T Mommicked (30th).