If there’s one thing we know how to do on the Crystal Coast, it’s how to throw a big party! When you live among such gorgeous surroundings and with such wonderful people, it’s no wonder we take any excuse to celebrate. Why not plan your next trip to Emerald Isle around one of these festivals and join the fun? Preview three of our favorite Crystal Coast, NC, events below!
The Best Crystal Coast, NC, Events
Crystal Coast Countdown
Start the new year with a bang! The Crystal Coast Countdown is one of the most popular events of the year and has been drawing visitors to the region since 2010. What started as a Crab Pot Drop in Morehead City has grown to a multi-jurisdictional event. Today, you’ll find parties in Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Pine Knoll Shores, and Emerald Isle. There are plenty of kid-friendly activities that the whole family can enjoy. For instance, the North Carolina Maritime Museum hosts a fun crafting party where kids and adults can design their own hats and glasses. When it’s time to watch the fireworks, head to Bogue Inlet Pier for a gorgeous display that’s just a short distance from your rental home!
North Carolina Seafood Festival
We’ll take any opportunity to throw a party in North Carolina! We especially love a celebration with plenty of locally caught delicious food. That’s probably why the North Carolina Seafood Festival showcases the incredible array of seafood found off of our shores. In previous years, the event has included cooking demonstrations, a fishing tournament, a boat show, fireworks, and fun performances on the festival’s three stages. It’s in early October and admission to the event is completely free!
Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival
Every year, the Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival marks the end of summer. Visitors and locals alike flock to the beach to say goodbye to the season with music, food trucks, and good times. Beer and wine are not sold on the beach. However, guests 21 or older are welcome to bring their own drinks to the party. It’s the perfect way to say goodbye to summer before the kids go back to school and you get back to the grind.
Beaufort Food & Wine Festival
If you’d prefer to visit in the spring, consider planning your trip around the Beaufort Food & Wine Festival! This event is regarded as one of the top culinary events along the Crystal Coast, drawing chefs and winemakers from all over the world to Beaufort. It’s a week-long celebration of fine wine and elegant cuisine.
Book a Home With Spinnaker’s Reach
These Crystal Coast, NC, events are popular among locals and visitors alike, so be sure to book your favorite rental home from Spinnaker’s Reach well in advance! You won’t find a better selection of properties anywhere else. Each of our houses is located in a gorgeous neighborhood in Emerald Isle, just minutes from the beaches along Coast Guard Road. Our homes are the perfect place to spend your next family vacation.
Browse the full list of homes and book today! We look forward to having you.