The 2015 Crystal Coast Boat Show along the downtown Morehead City waterfront sets sail May 16-17 with boats, vendors, artists, vintage automobiles and even more entertainment than ever before.
“We’re shaping up to be one of the biggest boat shows in this part of the state. Before the end of last year’s show, dealers and vendors were signing up for 2015,” said Capt. Steve Miller, chairman of the Boat Show Committee.
The annual event, sponsored by the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA) features both new and used boats, in-water and on land, as well as showcasing a variety of marine products and services, outdoor gear, fishing tackle, outfitters, brokers, fishing clubs and resource conservation groups. Sailing races are on tap, and guests will have the opportunity to take a sail themselves thanks to a band of local enthusiasts. The show is free to attend and open to the public from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, May 16, and 10am-4pm on Sunday, May 17.
On Saturday, May 16, the Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its 42nd annual car show featuring vintage vehicles no less than 25 years old at Katherine Davis Park. Then, on Sunday, May 17, the Morehead City After Hours Rotary Club will host a regional Cornhole Tournament starting at 12:30 pm at the park. Burgers, hot dogs and cold beer will be available for sale. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also in the works – a bigger and better ARTrageous art event held all weekend on the waterfront in conjunction with the Arts Council of Carteret County. This special spring shows features children’s activities throughout the weekend, giving mom and dad plenty of time to pick their favorite boat in time for summer.
The DMCRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring Morehead City to a vibrant economic, cultural, historic, social and recreational center. In addition to the Crystal Coast Boat Show, the DMCRA hosts the Alive at Five concert series, the 4th of July fireworks display and the Christmas Parade. For more information, go to www.crystalcoastboatshow.com or call 252-808-0440.