The Crystal Coast Weekly Calendar of Events May 20, 2019 – May 26, 2019

Below are the Events for May 20-26, 2019 given to us from the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority:

May 21st (Tuesday)

Kayak the Salt Marsh | 9am – 12pm

Learn about local history while on the water. Basic instruction and safety lessons are followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh. Participants must know how to swim and some kayak experience is recommended. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; not suitable for children under 12. Cost is $35 ($20 with own kayak). Pre-Registration required. For more details, 252-504-7758 or

Open Mic hosted by Tiffany Elaine @ Cru Wine Bar | 8pm – 11pm

Share your talents at Cru Wine Bar and Coffee shop! Join us for open mic hosted by Tiffany Elaine! There is a sign up sheet and 3 song limit during your turn. For more details, 252-728-3066 or


May 22nd (Wednesday)

Musket Firing Demonstration @ Fort Macon | 10am – 11am

Meet in Fort Macon to learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. For more details, 252-726-3775 or fort-macon-state-park.

Surfreeks @ Rucker John’s | 6pm – 9pm

Come get freeky with Dylan, Dead, Hendrix, Marley, and original jams at Rucker John’s in Emerald Isle. For more details, 252-354-2413.


May 23rd (Thursday)

Carteret County Parks & Rec – Beach Run Series | 5:15pm – 8pm

Mark your calendars for the Carteret County Parks and Recreation – Beach Run Series. Join in the fun with a run on the sand. Offering 1 Mile, 5K or 10K. Fun for the entire family. No running experience needed. All ages and skill levels welcome!! All runs take place on the beach at the Atlantic Beach Circle. For more details, 252-808-3301 or recdeskportal.

Olde Beaufort Farmer’s Market Farm to Table Dinner | 6pm – 8pm

Join the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market for their annual fundraising Farm to Table Dinner on the Harborside Park deck overlooking Taylor’s Creek on the waterfront in downtown Beaufort. This fine dining experience features a menu prepared by the chefs at Clawson’s Restaurant from the freshest meats and vegetables raised by the market farmers and delicious breads and desserts from the market bakers. Live entertainment will be provided by the Beaufort Blues Project and wine and beer are included. Tickets may be purchased online at: or at the market on Saturday mornings thru the 18th. Don’t miss this event that is sure to please! For more details, 252-564-8822 or


May 24th (Friday)

Into the Fog @ Cru Wine Bar | 8pm – 11pm

Into The Fog is a string band out of Wilmington, NC that encompasses a wide array of genres from bluegrass to country to folk to rock n’ roll. The band is made up of Brian Stephenson on Vocals and Guitar, Winston Mitchell on Vocals and Dobro/Mandolin, and Derek Lane on Vocals and Bass. After competing in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition, Into the Fog is quickly making a name for themselves throughout North Carolina and catching audience’s attention with their high energy blend of traditional bluegrass and modern folk. With two lead singers and a lot of instrumentation the band has a way of grabbing people’s attention, no matter what their musical preference. For more details, 252-728-3066 or

Jonathan Bryan Williams @ Promise’ Land Market | 8:30pm – 11:30pm Jonathan Bryan Williams of the Pat McGee Band will be here. Super talented. Come on out! For more details, 252-222-0422 or

Mikele Buck Band @ Salt | 9:30pm – 12am

The Voice 2018 contestant Mikele Buck was born in the Hills of West Virginia, where his family was steeped in the traditional music of the Appalachians.

Playing drums in rock bands for most of his high school days, after graduation

Mikele bought his first guitar. He started writing songs and playing local taverns, bars, and bonfire parties, testing his own songs out on friends and family. From NC night clubs and fairs, the Mikele Buck Band began drawing record crowds of their own. His latest iTunes release has been pouring through car speakers all over the east. For more details, 252-241-7603 or


May 25th (Saturday)

Kayak for the Warriors 5K and 10K Beach Run | 8am – 10:30am

Kayak for the Warriors™ is an annual fundraising event for HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS® to benefit our brave, combat injured and fallen service men and women and their families, sponsored by the Town of Pine Knoll Shores. We kick off our Kayak for the Warrior activities by hosting 5K and 10K Beach Runs. Runners will begin at the The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores and run east and return on the beach. For more details, 252-247-4353 or

Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market | 8:30am – 1pm

Head to the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market on Saturday from 8:30 – 1:00 to discover a community gathering under white tents housing eager vendors offerning quality products to the public. You will find fresh, locally farm-grown veggies, scrumptious baked goods, farm-raised meats and locally caught seafood, and unique art and craft creations in an atmosphere of warmth and friendliness. The theme for the day is “Remembering and Honoring our Fallen” as a contribution to Memorial Day. See you there! For more details, 252-564-8822 or

Caviar Farm Tour & Tasting | 10:30am – 12:30pm

Marshallberg Farm is the largest producer of Russian Sturgeon caviar in the U.S.A., with capacity to produce up to 3 tons of caviar per year. Due to popular demand, the Down East facility will be holding a series of farm tours and caviar tastings. The tour includes a guided walk amongst 40 indoor recirculating aquaculture tanks that teem with sturgeon and span some 54,000 square feet of building space. Following the tour, there will be a caviar and smoked sturgeon tasting and a chance to purchase products. For more details,

Cannon Day @ Fort Macon | 10:30am – 3:30pm

Come down to Fort Macon and learn how different Civil War era cannons were loaded, aimed, and fired.  Cannon demonstrations will be at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30. For more details, 252-726-3775 or macon-state-park.

Beaufort Blues Project @ Mill Space | 5:30pm – 9pm

Come on our for a great night of music and fun with Beaufort Blues Project. Presented by Mill Whistle Brewing. For more details, 252-342-6929.

Big Drink @ The Trading Post | 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Big Drink Music will be bringing the boogie to the Trading Post! For more details, 252-424-8284 or

Jaycee Park Summer Concert Series – WCHS Jazz Band | 7pm – 8:30pm The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a summer concert series from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend on the beautiful Morehead City Waterfront. The concerts are scheduled each Saturday evening from 7-8:30pm at Jaycee Park in Morehead City. These performances are free and open to the public.

A Great Gatsby Party with The Raynor Brothers Band | 7pm – 9:30pm

The Roaring Twenties…The Jazz Age…GREAT GATSBY! Destination The Infusion Cafe… Copacetic! (And how!) The joint will be jumpin in the jazz. The cat’s meow…featuring the smooth jake sounds of ‘The Raynor Brothers Band! Our kitchen artists are dreaming up a swanky 3-4 course meal that hit on all sixes and take you straight back to the 1920s like nobody’s business. For more details, 252-240-2800.

Irish Robinson @ Promise’ Land Market | 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Join us for music by Irish Robinson. We have live music EVERY weekend. For more details, 252-222-0422 or

Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin’ Stones @ Salt | 10pm – 1am

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin’ Stones are fronted by a 21-year-old powerhouse guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. The South Carolina-born artist, who formed the band as an eight-year-old, has developed a powerful and sublime synthesis of skills and makes it clear that the future is hers to conquer. Past appearances including major events such as the Peach Music Festival, Firefly Music Festival and Kaaboo Del Mar. For more details, 252-241-7603 or

Selah Dubb @ Off The Hook | 10pm – 12am

Come check out Selah Dubb at Off The Hook. Come on out for great food, drink specials and LIVE entertainment! For more details, 252-499-9150 or


May 26th (Sunday)

Memorial Day Pig Pickin and Hawaiian Shirt Contest | 12pm  – 5pm Fishtowne is throwing a Memorial Day Pig Pickin Luau and want to celebrate with their craft beer Ohana! Sunday, May 26th from 12pm – 5pm they will be cooking up a pig along with a Hawaiian shirt contest. Games, music and door prizes all day with the best Hawaiian shirt winner announced at 3pm. Winner receives a special edition Fishtowne Hawaiian Shirt. So join them at Fishtowne for a hella good BBQ and a hella good time! For more details, 252-838-1102 or

Sea Stars & Stripes – Salutes Active Military @ PKS Aquarium | 4pm – 8pm There is a significant United States military presence in North Carolina. All four branches are represented in some way; from Seymore Johnson Airforce Base in Goldsboro and Fort Bragg near Fayetteville, to Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point closer to Carteret County. On Memorial Day, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores will host Sea Stars and Stripes as a way to salute active military and their families. The event is specifically designed for currently serving military who have young children. Join us for an evening after hours for dinner, live animal presentations, and take-home crafts that children of all ages can enjoy. For more details, 252-247-4003 or

Carteret Community Theatre presents “Let’s Hang On” | 7pm – 9pm Carteret Community Theatre presents “Let’s Hang On”, a Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons tribute band, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Doors open at 7:00PM and the show begins at 8:00PM. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, and a table of 10 is $425.00. For more details, 252-726-1501 or

The Dust Parade @ Crystal Coast Brewing Co. | 7pm – 10pm

It’s gonna be a great night of music as The Dust Parade trio will be here for a special Memorial Day weekend performance! An original music group from the coastal regions of Eastern North Carolina, they bring a unique style of surfy/ swing, bluesy/alt-rock, and jazzy/folk expressed through, and expanded over, catchy songwriting. For more details, 252-296-2841 or

BigTime @ Jack’s Waterfront Bar | 8pm – 12am

BigTime returns to Jack’s Waterfront Bar to bring in the Summer 0f 2019 as we can only do it–stylin and profilin’!!! For more details, 252-515-0301 or

The Embers featuring Craig Woolard @ Salt | 9:30pm – 12am

There are many bands or groups today yet few that are considered a musical institution. The Embers have solidified their position as a thriving musical entity leaving their mark on listeners for decades. For more details, 252-241-7603 or
















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