BHA Antiques Show and Sale. Held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City, this annual event is part of the Beaufort Historical Association’s Old Homes and Gardens Tour. The show features more than 40 vendors from up and down the east coast with a variety of antique wares. Tickets are $7 and are good for all three days. Details: 252-728-5225 or beauforthistoricsite.org.
Carteret Community Theatre Presents “The Dining Room.” Tickets are $17 for adults, $8 for students. Shows begin at 8pm on Friday and Satuday, 2pm on Sunday. Details: 252-726-1501, www.carteretcommunitytheatre.org
History of Surfing in North Carolina. 7pm. Join the NC Maritime Museum for glimpse at North Carolina’s role in surfing history. Free. Details: 252-728-7317 or ncmaritimemuseums.com.
Concert at the Fort. 7pm. Friends of Fort Macon annually bring visitors to the site with its popular concert program. This month’s performances include the Unknown Tongues (12th) and Scearce & Ketner (26th). The concerts are free and open to the public. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Details: 252-726-3775.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
55th Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour. 10am-5pm. The popular annual undertaking features private homes, bed and breakfasts, churches and other public buildings. A choral concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church kicks off the festivities on Friday evening. All buildings on the Beaufort Historic Site and the Old Burying Ground are also open for visitors. Bus tours on the group’s vintage double-decker bus are available at an additional fee. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 on the day of the event. Details: 252-728-5225 or www.beauforthistoricsite.org.
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. 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.
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.
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 Liverpool (7th), Orion (14th), Old Man Whickutt (21st) and the Notorious Clamslammers (28th).
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.