Six of the Most Fun Beaufort, NC, Events You Won’t Want to Miss!

Among the many incredible things to do on The Crystal Coast, attending an annual event is a must! Whether it’s a cool winter weekend or a warm summer day, there is always something fun and exciting going on in our coastal destination. You’ll find a wide variety of fantastic Beaufort, NC, events throughout the year from food festivals to music festivals. If you’re planning a trip to The Crystal Coast soon, here are just some of our favorite Beaufort events that you won’t want to miss! 

Interested in even more Crystal Coast events? Then be sure to check out our Things To Do Page! This handy planning tool is filled with recommendations for local activities, attractions, dining, and more to enjoy during your stay with us. 

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Six of our Favorite Beaufort, NC, Events

Beaufort Food & Wine Festival

One of our favorite annual events will turn even the least skilled cook into a foodie! The Beaufort Wine & Food Festival is a five-day event, widely known as one of the top culinary events on the Crystal Coast. Each year, it draws chefs and winemakers from all over the world to Beaufort, NC. It’s an exciting celebration of fine wine and delicate cuisineAttendees can sample a little bit of everything and indulge in food prepared by celebrity chefs. The best part? When you attend any of the cooking sessions, you’ll probably learn a few new tricks that will elevate your cooking!  

Beaufort Wooden Boat Show

Year after year, the North Carolina Maritime Museum puts on the Southeast's longest-running boat show! Boat lovers from all over the country take advantage of this free event to celebrate the art of wooden boat building and the incredible sport of boat racingThe Annual Wooden Boat Show is a family-friendly event that includes dozens of handcrafted wooden boats, free sailboat rides, boat races, a children's show, and an excellent program of educational seminars.  

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Every year, anglers from all around the region visit Beaufort for the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. With enormous awards and plenty of amazing parties, this is one of the most anticipated fishing events along the Crystal Coast. The competition's entry fees normally run from $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the category. One of the best things about the tournament is that even if you don’t participate in the competition there is still plenty to enjoy! The week of the tournament there is usually an exciting array of entertaining activities including the Captain’s Party, and the Sunday pig Pickin’!   

Beaufort Music Festival

This remarkable celebration features a variety of artists every year. Locals and tourists alike, venture into Beaufort to sway to the music and enjoy gorgeous coastal weather. The festival features performances that span over two days and it offers the perfect opportunity to encounter new artists and remarkable musical actsOne of our favorite things about the Beaufort Music Festival is that it is family-friendly! People of all ages are encouraged to attend and enjoy every from delicious food trucks to fun kids' activities to local craft brews!  

Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Originally created to commemorate Beaufort’s incredible victory against Spanish privateers in 1747, the Beaufort Pirate Invasion is a celebration like no other. Since 1960 professional pirate re-enactors, villagers, and merchants take over the town to reenact the battle and enthuse spectators of all ages. During three days pirate enthusiasts can participate in the invasion’s many events including, breakfast with Blackbeard, an attack on the Beaufort Hotel, and much more!  

Beaufort Christmas Parade

For more than 15 years the Beaufort Christmas Parade has been a highly-anticipated wintertime event for visitors and locals alike! At the start of every holiday season, the parade offers a fun and festive way to get into the holiday spirit. The parade is held in the center of town and features a line of unique floats that perfectly capture the essence of the season!  

Stay Close to All the Fun at Spinnaker’s Reach

Now that you’ve found the best events in Western North Carolina, it’s time to plan your trip! Spinnaker’s Reach is the best place to plan your getaway and enjoy the local events. Our beautiful and spacious vacation homes near Beaufort, NC, will wow you and fill you with a sense of comfort and relaxation. So, come, stay awhile, and take in all the wonders of Emerald Isle!  

When you’re ready to plan your next getaway, browse our available properties and book your stay. We can’t wait to host you on The Crystal Coast!