As the campus looks forward to a new year, Tryon Palace swings back the doors to the NC History Center for a deep winter fundraiser. WinterFeast celebrates some of those things we love most about the season, comfort foods and oyster roasts.

Each year confectioners from around the region come together for a weekend dedicated to chocolate. The annual Carolina Chocolate Festival takes over the Crystal Coast Civic Center Feb. 2-3 with vendors offering all things chocolate. Expect goodies in all varieties, including a chocolate foun…

The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores will offer free admission on Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Traditionally, the aquarium offers free admission twice a year.

   The Beaufort Historical Association is hosting a pair of events Nov. 17-18 sure to set the holiday tone for area residents. On Saturday, Nov. 17, the BHA hosts its annual Jumble Sale, which transforms the historic site into an old-fashioned community market filled with vendors selling a w…

Beaufort Wine and Food celebrates its fifth annual Oyster Roast at Beau Coast, off of Lennoxville Road, from 2-5pm on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Are you ready to get amped! After Hurricane Florence devastated the area the always-popular NC Seafood Festival made the difficult decision to cancel this year's event. But the board of directors felt strongly about doing something to bring the community together.

Prepare to raise a glass Sept. 28-29 to mark Beaufort Wine and Food’s third annual craft beer festival, Beaufort’s Brewin. Due to the recovery effort following Hurricane Florence, the two-day festival, which normally features a variety of events, has been streamlined into two - a Pub Crawl o…

The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is helping vultures and spreading the word about the dangers threatening these big birds worldwide.

Music and seafood combine tonight and tomorrow in Gloucester at the 7th annual Wild Caught Local Seafood and Music Festival. Organized by Accidental Productions, the festival celebrates local seafood and produce, homegrown music and the maritime heritage of Down East Carteret County.

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It's been some 300 years since the infamous Blackbeard roamed the waters along the Crystal Coast, but Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 & 11 visitors will be whisked back to the golden age of piracy along the streets of historic Beaufort.

See history come to life with a reenactment at Fort Macon on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16 at Fort Macon State Park. Step back in time to the Civil War and see how people lived on the Crystal Coast.

Take a run or walk down the Beaufort waterfront for a good cause this month. For more than 35 years, runners, walkers and baby joggers have helped raise money for scholarships for high school seniors throughout Carteret County with the Historic Beaufort Road Race. Sponsored annually by the B…

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One of Bogue Banks most beloved events returns to the Oceana Pier in Atlantic Beach this summer. The Buddy Pelletier Memorial Longboard Classic takes over the seashore July 28-29, luring amateurs and professionals alike for a little friendly competition in a variety of categories. Annually, …

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Sun, sand, music – the magical recipe for a perfect day along the Crystal Coast. And thankfully to an array of outdoor music series, there are plenty of opportunities to put those ingredients into the blender. Few things are as ideal as sitting next to the water, a warm breeze rippling up of…

With so many different places to catch the fireworks along the Crystal Coast, it’s best to plan ahead. From concerts to parades, there’s plenty to do leading up to the main event, spectacular fireworks.

Celebrate the maritime industry with Maritime Day from noon to 2pm on Saturday, June 9. Guests can sail in the NC Maritime Museum's fleet of traditional wooden boats, cast a line with a cane pole, visit a pirate encampment, join in games or just relax and enjoy the music and spectacular view…

For 60 years, the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament has drawn droves of spectators and media to the Morehead City waterfront. Visitors and residents visit shops and restaurants downtown while waiting for an angler to catch the top prize, a blue marlin. While prizes are still awarded for game f…

Everyone is welcome to do some stargazing in Atlantic Beach this summer during the family-friendly outdoor movie series at the Circle. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and other comfort items.

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Beaufort is the place to be each June as homeowners swing wide their doors in support of the Beaufort Historical Association and its preservation efforts. From small coastal cottages to historic homes loaded with charm, the annual Old Homes Tour, in its 58th year, is a great opportunity to g…

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Whether you’re a boating enthusiast or prefer to keep your feet on dry land, the 44th annual Wooden Boat Show has activities for you. The show, organized by the NC Maritime Museum, takes over Front Street in downtown Beaufort from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, May 5 and is the longest ongoing woo…

White Oak Shores Camping and RV Resort is hosting the spring White Oak Shores Bluegrass Festival on Friday and Saturday April 28-29. The campground, located at 400 Wetherington Landing Road in Stella on the White Oak River.