The Crystal Coast Weekly Calendar of Events May 27, 2019-June 2, 2019

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

May 28 (Tuesday)

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 29 (Wednesday)

Evening Gun @ Fort Macon | 4pm – 4:30pm

Meet in the fort to watch a 19th century cannon be loaded and fired in the military tradition of the “Evening Gun.” US Coast Guard Base Fort Macon will provide the cannon crew. For more details, 252-726-3775 or

May 30 (Thursday)

Natural Side of Fort Macon | 10am – 11am

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon. Hike will cover both trail and beach. For more details, 252-726-3775 or

Live On Thursdays (LOTs) – Robert McDuffy | 6pm – 8pm

Grab a lawn chair and head to Dockhouse Park in Beaufort for free, family friendly fun. For more details, 252-241-4485.

Kayak for the Warriors Reception | 6pm – 9pm

The annual Warrior Reception with its two auctions (Live and Silent) will be held at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. This event, which especially honors our combat wounded, is also intended to recognize all of our veterans. This is a delightfully entertaining evening for everyone. The auction is $10 for preregistration and $15 at the door and gains you admittance to the aquarium and all its exhibits and are invited to enjoy some of the finest food our local restaurants provide. One serving of beer or wine is included, as is unlimited water or soda. Additional wine/beer can be purchased for $3 per serving. Additionally, there will be a Live Auction featuring the antics of “Auctioneers on Deck” in the Aquarium Auditorium. There will be another 25 or so large ticket items in the Live Auction. For more details, 252-247-4353 or

May 31 (Friday)

Summer Concerts In The FortThe Sunshine Band | 6:30pm – 7:30pm

All concerts are free although donations are most welcomed. Doors open early for picnickers and all who want to take in the beautiful setting. Just in case it rains the concerts will be held inside the Visitor Center at the Fort. For more details, 252-726-3775 or

Disco Dance Summer Kick Off Party | 7pm – 10pm

We are kicking off summer by busting out our best disco dance moves. We are going all out with lights, music, and our brand new giant disco ball. Of course we want to see your best disco outfits so dress up to win cool prizes. So come take it to the MAX with us and dance your way into summer. For more details, 252-838-1102 or

Steel Shot @ Promise’ Land Market | 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Steel Shot will be back with great tunes! Free Live Music at the PLM. For more details, 252-222-0422 or

May 31 (Friday)-June 1 (Saturday)

Cruisin’ To The Cape Festival | 4pm – 10pm

Come out for MacDaddy’s “Cruisin’ To The Cape” Festival! Annual Car Show, Crafts, food, live music, beer and more! The first 100 cars that register get a FREE t-shirt and dash plaque! If we pre-register 100 or more cars online, that means NONE will be available day of show! Shirt sizes may vary depending on availability. FREE for spectators, bring the family! 106.5 WSFL will be broadcasting live! For more details, 252-393-6565 or

Cross Trail Outfitters Crystal Coast Youth Fishing Tournament | 4pm – 3pm

Join us for the 3rd Annual 2019 Star Rods Carolina Redfish Elite Youth Fishing Tournament. The Youth Tournament is held Friday May 31st and Saturday June 1st. The Youth Anglers can pickup their tournament wrist bands at Big Rock Landing Friday May 31st from 4:00pm – 6:00pm or Saturday June 1st from 5:00am – 7:00am. Come enjoy snow cones compliments of Coastal Carolina Orthodontics Friday May 31st at 4:00pm to watch the Carolina Redfish Elite day 1 weigh-in. The Youth Angler can start fishing once they have their wrist band. All fishing must be done from shore, dock or pier with no fishing taking place from a boat, kayak or any vessel. Fish must be caught using hook and line, no gigging, netting or trapping of fish. The youth angler must reel the fish in with limited help from an adult. Friends and families are encouraged to join us for the Youth Tournament weigh-in on Saturday June 1st at 1:00pm at Big Rock Landing Downtown Morehead City and stay for the Carolina Redfish Elite weigh-in at 3:00pm. Pizza, drinks and cookies will be provided for all that attend. For more details, 866-543-4868 or

June 1 (Saturday)

9th Annual Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism | 7am – 10am

In North Carolina, 1 in 59 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can make a difference in the lives of children with autism and their families by registering for the Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism. Registration is $25 for the competitive 5K or $25 for the walk, but you can make an even bigger impact by recruiting family members, friends, and co- workers to form a team and raise donations – now is the time to start! The Crystal Coast Run/Walk for Autism will include a competitive 5K, an awareness walk, and a kids’ dash. For more details, 252-367-0679 or

3rd Annual Tri for Fun Kids Triathlon | 8:30am – 11am

Tri for Fun is open to kids ages 5-15, and the second year of offering a Special needs division, this event is not to be missed. The event is fun, empowering and supports a great cause. Sponsorships are still welcomed, as are volunteers. All proceeds go to the Carteret County Schools PE Programs and we encourage everyone to join us as we encourage the children to the finish line! For more details, 252-726-7070 or

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

The Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market begins June with a celebration of our furry family members! Bring your well-behaved pet to the market where you will find a focus on their health and wellness along with the usual fresh, locally grown veggies, meats, eggs, seafood and baked goods, as well as beautiful art and craftwork. Topped off with live music by Caroline & Keira, delicious food prepared for your lunch, kids activities, and much more which you will find under the majestic live oaks on the courthouse square in Beaufort from 8:30 – 1:00. Come enjoy! For more details, 252-564-8822 or

Kayak for the Warriors Kayak/Paddleboard Race | 10am – 1pm

A 3.2-mile kayak and paddle board race through the Pine Knoll Shores canals. A $50 registration fee for a single kayak/paddle board and $100 for a tandem kayak includes a Warrior T-shirt and lunch for each paddler. The WARRIORS RACE will be based on the registrant who brings in the most donations in his or her name. We are asking each participant to create their own team of sponsors. Each racer is encouraged to raise at least $100 in additional donations from their sponsors. Sponsor dollars must be submitted 24 hours before the race including the electronic cut off if submitting online. There will be award categories for kayakers, tandem and paddle boarders. For more details, 252-247-4353 or

Motoring For Mongrels | 10am – 5pm

Benefit Poker Run; Proceeds go to Canines for Service, Providing service dogs for veterans in need. For more details, 252-504-2097.

Musket Firing Demonstration @ Fort Macon | 10:30am – 11:30am

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.

A Colonial Tea: Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Fashion | 11am  – 12:30pm

The Infusion Cafe is pleased to announce its 3rd Colonial Tea. Each journey into our American tea-time past has been a wonderfully memorable tea experience, and this historic adventure is no exception. Special guest, Kayla Collins, Historic Edenton State Historic Sight Costume Coordinator & Creator, will dress our dining room in 1700s finery. She will share stitches and stories, and entertains us with artful handiwork, lavish layers and colorful fabrics -a veritable show and tell of sixteenth century clothing… spinning, stitching and weaving the tales of a colonial seamstress into a tea-time celebrating Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Fashion! You are invited to join us for this most fashionable tea event. Enjoy two courses of colonial teas, three courses of colonial tea fare (including an appetizer, our formal two tiered server stacked with sweets and savories, and our famous “grand finale” dessert) served by our friendly, costumed cast; as Kayla dresses the tea-time in colonial finery! For more details, 252-240-2800.

Kristy Harvey’s Town Takeover | 11am – 9:30pm

Save the date for the weekend of May 31 when Peachtree Bluff, the fictional town in Kristy Woodson Harvey’s internationally bestselling Peachtree Bluff series, will be taking over Beaufort! The stories will come to life through bus tours, luncheons, and a beautiful farm-to-table dinner at the Historic Site and an exclusive VIP cocktail party at the home of Front Street resident, Jerri Sutton. Kristy is not only taking over the town, but she’s taking over the English Double Decker Bus to point out the people and the locations in her book. There are various events scheduled throughout the day. For more details, 252-728-5225 or

Jaycee Park Summer Concert Series – Likwid Pickle | 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.

Island Time @ Southern Salt | 7pm – 10pm

Island Time Band Live on the Intercoastal Waterway at Southern Salt Seafood Company! For more details, 252-499-9528 or

Gene Gregory @ Promise’ Land Market | 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Gene Gregory will be here! Live music every weekend! For more details, 252-222-0422 or

Nantucket @ Salt | 9:30pm – 12:30am

Charlotte Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award and North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Inductees! Nantucket has enjoyed a phenomenal live career as a headline act as well as an opening act for many notable names in rock n’ roll. The following are some of the artists they have had the pleasure of sharing the stage: AC/DC, The Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Beck, Boston, The Charlie Daniels Band, Cheap Trick, The Doobie Brothers and the list goes on! For more details, 252-241-7603 or

June 2 (Sunday)

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters | 2pm – 3:30pm

Visit labs and holding areas and feed the animals in this through behind-the- scenes adventure that includes an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Ages 5 and up. $25. For more details, 252-247-4003 or

Sea Turtle Trek @ NC Aquarium at PKS | 7pm – 9pm

Visit the Aquarium “after hours” to learn about our sea turtle conservation efforts. Explore behind the scenes areas while getting up close and personal with our sea turtle ambassadors before you stroll the nighttime beach looking for sea turtle nests in the sand. Ages 5 and up. $20. For more details, 252-247-4003 or

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