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Take in a family-friendly film while enjoying the sea breeze at Atlantic Beach Town Park, 915 W. Fort Macon Road. Each summer the town offers a weekly movie on a large outdoor screen. Movies begin at dusk – about 8:30pm. Lawn chairs, blankets and other comfort items are welcome. This year's …

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The Swansboro Festival Committee along with the Town of Swansboro will host the annual Arts by the Sea festival on Saturday, June 8 in historic downtown Swansboro. Festival hours are 9am-5pm.

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It’s that time of year again – the sun starts to shine, the temperature slowly begins to climb and music can heard wafting on the breeze. A variety of free summer music series brings live entertainment to just about every reach of Carteret County. Genres vary, but all are family friendly.

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The ever-growing Ocean City Jazz Festival in North Topsail Beach celebrates a milestone in 2019. The annual fest, which turns 10, celebrates a decade of bringing cool jazz to the historic Ocean City Community Center with an expanded four-day event featuring musicians at the top of their art …

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Each May, locals and visitors alike anxiously await the Beaufort Music Festival, a free two-day celebration of great music, family fun, local eats and vendors, all staged on the waterfront in Beaufort. The Beaufort Music Festival, now in its 31st year, is organized and presented by the recen…

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Imagine you’re curling, you know, the oft maligned Olympic sport, but in this case the ice is Kool-Aid, and the curling stone is SpongeBob SquarePants. How would you react to that scenario? It sounds like a funny dream, but for the players in the Walk-In Bathtub improv group, it could be the…

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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.

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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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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…

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Cellist Rebecca Gilmore and pianist Dan Lau will perform at St. Francis by the Sea at 6:30pm on Friday, June 1. The one-hour concert features Beethoven’s "Sonata for Cello" and "Piano, No. 5 in D major," "Op. 102, No. 2" and Rachmaninoff’s "Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 19."

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We're always excited that the first round of big events along the Crystal Coast each year brings the opportunity to take in great some live music. From much loved traditional beach music to something little more funky, it's time to dust off those dancing shoes in preparation for the upcoming…

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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.

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From 9am to 4pm on Saturday, April 21 the Beaufort Historic Site will kick off the spring season with its annual Publick Day sale on the grounds at 130 Turner St. The site will transform into an open-air marketplace, welcoming visitors to explore the vast array of goods and items for sale fr…

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Barbecue is a serious topic in North Carolina and that’s certainly true in the Town with Old-Fashioned Courtesy. It is barbecue, after all, that put the small rural town of Newport on the map. As the home to what many claim is the largest whole hog cooking contest in the country, the friendl…

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Join Beaufort Wine and Food as it unveils the signature 2018 painting by artist Libby Smart during an evening celebrating the organization’s upcoming festival.

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Everything is coming up chocolate in Morehead City this February – and no, it's not just for Valentine's Day. Vendors will converge on the Crystal Coast Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3-4 for the annual Carolina Chocolate Festival – a wonderful reason to indulge in a little sweete…

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The Gloucester Mardi Gras has been giving Down East Carteret County the chance to celebrate rural Louisiana traditions. Planned from 11am-6pm on Saturday, Feb. 10, the annual event at the Gloucester Community Center includes turkey, red beans and rice, hot gumbo, live music, a parade and loa…

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"Hey, Ruthie! When you going to learn how to play the blues?"

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The sound of Old Man Kelly comes broadly from the early days of American roots music – when bluesmen sang from front porches on hot afternoons, when swing bands played dances in speakeasies late into the night, when being an American troubadour was a trade. Since the 2013 release of "Songs, …

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After a successful rebirth in 2016, the Town of Emerald Isle is planning for its second Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival. Slated for Saturday, Sept. 30, organizers are hoping to double the more than 9,000 music lovers who flocked to the Western Ocean Regional Access point for last year's event.

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Carteret Community Theatre presents the first production of "Rent" in Morehead City. This iconic rock musical, based on Puccini’s beloved opera "La Bohéme" recounts a year in the life of struggling artists living in Manhattan’s East Village at the height of the AIDS crisis. Twenty years ago,…

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Everyone is welcome to do some stargazing in Atlantic Beach each Wednesday night 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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We are always amazed each summer by the varied opportunities to take in a little live music will enjoying the great outdoors. It's almost too much to ask for really – the scenic beauty of the waterfront as a backdrop, the warm salt air and the sounds of live music wafting along on the breeze…

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“This is the one where Abigail jumps on the couch,” said George Oliver, a New Bern lawyer, proud father of three and, most interestingly, head banjo player in his family’s folk band — Strung Together.