Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Saltwater Slam

October 1, 2017 - October 21, 2017

The Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Tournament is back! The tournament will be following a new format with fishing dates October 1-21 with an Appreciation and Awards Banquet on the 21st. Registration period is open now and runs until September 24th. The registration form can be found on the tournament’s website https://abkmsaltwaterslam.com/ and can be mailed in to: Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Tournament, Inc. PO Box 1074 Atlantic Beach, NC 28512. The first fifty entrants in the tournament will be entered in a drawing for a $500 cash prize.

709 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 240-3474

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

October 1, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Flags of Fort Macon & the Confederacy

October 2, 2017 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Meet at the Fort Visitor Center to learn about the wide range of flags used by the confederacy during the War Between the States.

2303 Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

Succulent Seafood Series

October 2, 2017 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. Sessions include a taste test! Schedule is based on restaurant participation. Ages 12 and up. $18. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Stand Up Paddleboarding

October 3, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Explore Bogue Sound on a stand-up paddle board with an instructor to guide you. Discover the plants and animals that call the Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 8 and up. $50. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

October 3, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge

October 4, 2017 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revengeconservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

252-728-7317

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

October 4, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Roosevelt Natural Area Paddle Trip

October 5, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Grab a paddle and join the Aquarium for an adventure your family will never forget. Load up canoes or kayaks provided by the Aquarium and enjoy a leisurely ride through quiet backwaters to explore the diversity of the salt marsh. Ages 10 and up. $25. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Natural Side of Fort Macon

October 5, 2017 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon.  Hike will cover both trail and beach.

2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

October 5, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

4th Annual Atlantic Beach Surf Fishing Challenge

October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Hosted by Freeman's Bait & Tackle.

Fish categories:
Puppy Drum
Black Drum
Sea Mullet
Flounder
Bluefish

Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 726-2607

31st Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival

October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017

The North Carolina Seafood Festival, celebrating its 31st year in 2017, will take place on October 6-8, 2017 on the Morehead City Waterfront. The largest three-day festival in North Carolina, its highlights are an endless variety of seafood prepared in a multitude of ways, street dances, concerts, arts and crafts (about 200 vendors), Flounder Fling and an International Award Winning Chef's Tent, Southern Outer Banks Boat Show, educational exhibits, hands-on programs for kids and rides and games. Saturday night fireworks are enjoyed by festival goers and neighbors alike. The festivities are spread from the North Carolina State Port to 11th Street on the beautiful Morehead City Waterfront. Free parking is available at the port on Saturday and Sunday with shuttles transporting festival-goers to the fun. Admission is always free, but bring cash for all the extras that will tempt your wallet!

412-D Evans Street, Morehead City

(252) 726-6273

Surf Fishing

October 6, 2017 | 8:00 am-11:00 am

Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with expert instruction and hands-on experience. License requirement is covered; equipment and bait are provided. Ages 10 and up, $25. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

October 6, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Evening at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse

October 6, 2017 | 7:15 pm-10:00 pm

This special program is offered on select dates near the full moon during the months of June, July, August, September and October. Bring your own flashlight and experience the island and the lighthouse as the keepers did: in the dark of night. Hear stories of the light keepers, watch the sunset and moon and stars come out on the unlit beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Discover a different side to your favorite beach!
The cost of the program is $28 per person (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). Reservations are required. There will be only one ferry trip on each date for Evening at the Cape. The ferry will depart Harkers Island at 7:30 pm and return at about 10:00 pm for the May through August programs. Departure and return times will be adjusted for the fall programs as the sunset will occur earlier.

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own. Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older). Footwear is required as well.

Reservations for the evening programs will be accepted on Monday of the week prior to each month's dates. All reservations must be made online through Recreation.gov. You will need to create a profile (or account) on this website before you can complete your reservation.

For more information, go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm

Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Harkers Island, NC

(252) 728-2250

Paddle/Oar Making Course

October 7, 2017 | 9:00 am - October 8, 2017 | 4:30 pm

Participants can choose to make a canoe paddle, stand-up paddleboard paddle, kayak paddle, or pair of oars in this two-day class. All paddles and oars will be made from spruce, cedar, western red cedar or ash depending on student’s requirements and type of paddle. By the end of the class, each participant will take home a paddle or pair of oars ready for paint or varnish. (12 hours).  Course Fee: $275 or $325 for a pair of oars. Friends of the NC Maritime Museum: $247.50 - $292.50.  Minimum age: 16 yrs. old.  Course size limited.  Advance registration required by phone at 252-728-7317, Ext. 31 or online at www.thewatercraftcenter.com

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 728-7317 ext. 31

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters

October 7, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats as well as salt water habitats and a look at theLiving Shipwreck habitat. Ages 8 and up, $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Fishin for a Cure Gala ‚Äď 5th Year Celebration

October 7, 2017 | 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Join us for a night of fellowship and fun as we celebrate our 5th year of Fishin' for a Cure. We will celebrate survivors. We will have opportunities to fundraise while we enjoy delicious food and listen to the sounds of Jim Quick and the Coastline Band. Gala tickets must be purchased in advance for $50.00. Fancy attire is not required...feel free to look pretty in pink! Dress for fun!

You can also purchase a raffle ticket for $50 for a chance to win a six-seater golf cart, Emerald Isle oceanfront accommodations for a week, an off-shore fishing tournament, or a gas grill. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Winners will be announced at the gala. Please visit www.fishinforacure.com to sign up.

325 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, North Carolina 28594

(252) 241-7603

Evening at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse

October 7, 2017 | 7:15 pm-10:00 pm

This special program is offered on select dates near the full moon during the months of June, July, August, September and October. Bring your own flashlight and experience the island and the lighthouse as the keepers did: in the dark of night. Hear stories of the light keepers, watch the sunset and moon and stars come out on the unlit beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Discover a different side to your favorite beach!
The cost of the program is $28 per person (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). Reservations are required. There will be only one ferry trip on each date for Evening at the Cape. The ferry will depart Harkers Island at 7:30 pm and return at about 10:00 pm for the May through August programs. Departure and return times will be adjusted for the fall programs as the sunset will occur earlier.

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own. Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older). Footwear is required as well.

Reservations for the evening programs will be accepted on Monday of the week prior to each month's dates. All reservations must be made online through Recreation.gov. You will need to create a profile (or account) on this website before you can complete your reservation.

For more information, go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm

Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Harkers Island, NC

(252) 728-2250

Jim Quick & Coastline @ Salt

October 7, 2017 | 9:00 pm - October 8, 2017 | 12:00 am

For Reserved Seating and VIP Call Betsy@ 617-750-9005 or just shoot us a message.

Mark Twain once said, "A Southerner talks music." If this is true, Coastline speaks in volumes. An eclectic blend of soul, blues, and rock has produced the sound known as Coastline. From hard driving Carolina back beats, to Georgia southern rock, from Cajun inspired grooves, to Texas and Delta blues; Coastline truly defines the sound of historical Southern music. With finesse, the pure forms of southern music are transformed into a modern contemporary art form.

https://jimquick.com/

325 Mangrove Drive EmeraldIsle, NC 28594

(252) 354-2740

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

October 8, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Adam Hill Band Live for Seafood Festival @ Off The Hook

October 8, 2017 | 2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Come spend the final afternoon of Seafood Festival weekend on the Deck at Off The Hook and enjoy the great food and good vibe found here. Check out the hottest guitar driven band found on the NC circuit today! www.adamhillmusic.net

105 S 7th Street, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 499-9150

Bird Hike

October 9, 2017 | 9:00 am-10:00 am

Meet at the Fort Macon Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area.

2303 E. Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

Succulent Seafood Series

October 9, 2017 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. Sessions include a taste test! Schedule is based on restaurant participation. Ages 12 and up. $18. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Kayak Fishing Class

October 10, 2017 | 8:00 am-2:00 pm

Learn the basics of saltwater fishing from a kayak. Kayaks, tackle and rods provided; NC Saltwater Fishing license required. For intermediate or advanced paddlers ages 12 and up.  Under the age of 18, must be accompanied by an adult. Advance reservations required.  Fee: $60 per person.  North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC  28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 728-7317

Stand Up Paddleboarding

October 10, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Explore Bogue Sound on a stand-up paddle board with an instructor to guide you. Discover the plants and animals that call the Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 8 and up. $50. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

October 10, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge

October 11, 2017 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revengeconservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

252-728-7317

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

October 11, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Roosevelt Natural Area Paddle Trip

October 12, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Grab a paddle and join the Aquarium for an adventure your family will never forget. Load up canoes or kayaks provided by the Aquarium and enjoy a leisurely ride through quiet backwaters to explore the diversity of the salt marsh. Ages 10 and up. $25. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Natural Side of Fort Macon

October 12, 2017 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon.  Hike will cover both trail and beach.

2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

October 12, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Olde Beaufort Farmers‚Äô Market ‚Äď Sea to Table Dinner

October 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

The Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market is excited to invite you to our first annual Sea to Table Dinner on Thursday, October 12th.  Join us at 6:00 in the evening on the new deck overlooking Taylor’s Creek at Harborside Park in downtown Beaufort, across from the Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street.  The menu will feature a delicious Down East seafood boil including the freshest local crabs, shrimp, and clams along with corn on the cob, potatoes, onions and Down East lemon pies  and fig cakes for dessert!  The evening promises great food, live music, community fellowship, and a gorgeous sunset over the water.  Tickets are $65 per person and may be purchased online at:  oldebeaufortfarmersmarket.org at the Store, or at the market tent on Saturday mornings.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 564-8822

Bryan Mayer Acoustic Performance @ Salt

October 12, 2017 | 9:00 pm-12:00 am

Come on by and enjoy Emerald Isle's favorite Country Artist performing his live acoustic show!

325 Mangrove Drive EmeraldIsle, NC 28594

(252) 354-2740

7th Annual NC Troopers Association Offshore Inshore Saltwater Challenge

October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017

A non-profit fishing tournament donating to the North Carolina Troopers Association, Caisson Unit. Morehead City, NC.

In addition to the SKA Sanctioned Division 1 Kingfish Tournament there will be the following tournament fun:


  • Captain's Choice Trout and Flounder Tournament
  • Prize for biggest Lizard Fish
  • ‚ÄčTWT for King, Trout and Flounder
  • ‚ÄčLadies King TWT
  • 2 Fish Aggregate - Reel Bad Boyz TWT

Carteret County, NC

Surf Fishing

October 13, 2017 | 8:00 am-11:00 am

Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with expert instruction and hands-on experience. License requirement is covered; equipment and bait are provided. Ages 10 and up, $25. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

October 13, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Astronomy/Star Gazing

October 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Meet at the Fort Macon bathhouse to view space through a telescope and learn more about our Universe.

2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 726-3775

Hip Pocket @ Salt

October 13, 2017 | 9:00 pm - October 14, 2017 | 12:00 am

If you are looking for fun, entertainment and all the songs you love, Hip Pocket is it! When Hip Pocket shows up a party is sure to break out and the fun begins. Just ask anyone who has been to a Hip Pocket show and you will know what we are talking about. Come on out to Salt and get the party started!

325 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, North Carolina 28594

(252) 241-7603

15th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament

October 14, 2017 - November 25, 2017

Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors are sponsoring the 15th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament.¬†¬†The tournament will run from 8am Saturday, October 14th ‚Äď November 25th, 2017.¬† Registration is¬†FREEand the Reel Outdoors will be providing prizes for the top 3 anglers! ¬†Registration is September 12th - October 12th. The Reel Outdoors is the official weigh-in station.¬† All trout must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle; no boats.¬†See complete rules on the back of the registration form, which will be available on September 12that The Reel Outdoors or the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center.¬† Registration forms and rules may also be downloaded at¬†http://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd.¬† Contact Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation for further information or questions at: (252) 354-6350.

7802 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-6692

Fore Paws Golf Tournament

October 14, 2017 | 8:00 am-2:00 pm

Come join us for a fun day of golf while supporting Austin Veterinary Rescue and Outreach. Hosted by Beaufort Pet Provisions.

$65 Golf Registration Fee includes golf, cart, box lunch, goody bag and prizes. Closest to pin, closest to line, longest drive men/women. Captains Choice Format.

Register at BEAUFORT PET PROVISIONS or message/email us for a registration form.
Opportunites for sponsorship available.

177 Brandywine Blvd, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557

(252) 247-2541

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

October 14, 2017 | 9:00 am - October 15, 2017 | 4:30 pm

In this two-day hands-on course, students will explore the art of boat building from start to finish. They begin with the design and lofting of boats, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. In addition, they will learn how to make planking systems, both carvel and lap strake and all the appropriate fastening systems. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skill to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own and the confidence to take on the job. Course fee: $135. Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. All courses are limited in size. Advance registration required.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 728-7317

Fall In-The-Water Meet

October 14, 2017 | 1:00 pm-5:30 pm

Traditional Small Craft Association hosts this gathering at the Gallants Channel docks. All small boats are welcome. Free boat rides for the public. Pig pickin'. Ticketed event. For more information, call 252.728.2762. Proceeds from this event help support the operations of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the North Carolina Maritime Museum. The event takes place at Gallants Channel, an extension of the NC Maritime Museum, located at 172 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

172 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort, NC

(252) 728-7317

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters

October 14, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats as well as salt water habitats and a look at theLiving Shipwreck habitat. Ages 8 and up, $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Howling Hayride at Fort Macon

October 14, 2017 | 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Join us for a special hayride and night hike at Fort Macon State Park.  Meet at the bathhouse for the hayride, then hike back 1 mile along the Elliott Coues Nature Trail. Participants should bring a flashlight.  Suggested donation $5 per adult to support the Friends of Ft. Macon’s ongoing trail improvement efforts.

2303 Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

Carteret County Speedway

October 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Bring the family and come on out for action packed racing at the most "pristine racing arena" ever !! . Kids 10 & under FREE. Enjoy pizza, hamburgers, beverages and much more!

501 Whitehouse Fork Rd Swansboro, North Carolina

(252) 436-7223

WEBSITEDIRECTIONS

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert ‚Äď Old Man Kelly

October 14, 2017 | 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

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, Stories, Shanties and Shenanigans, Old Man Kelly has gigged relentlessly, bringing his vintage sound to over 300 swing dances, festivals and honky-tonks throughout the central Appalachian mountains.

The 2016 release of Off My Lawn is the recorded product of brazenly original and yet familiar-sounding tunes. Check out ‚ÄúExitville‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúMilk Cow Blues‚ÄĚ to get the feel of OLD MAN KELLY. As a one-man-band, expect a couple of guitars, a banjo or two and an arsenal of harmonicas and a whole lotta sound.

3505 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 646-4657

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

October 15, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Succulent Seafood Series

October 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. Sessions include a taste test! Schedule is based on restaurant participation. Ages 12 and up. $18. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Stand Up Paddleboarding

October 17, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Explore Bogue Sound on a stand-up paddle board with an instructor to guide you. Discover the plants and animals that call the Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 8 and up. $50. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Spy Sensibilities

October 17, 2017 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Come out to Ft. Macon and learn about the contributions women spies made during the mid-1800’s.

2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

October 17, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge

October 18, 2017 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revengeconservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

 

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

252-728-7317

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

October 18, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Cape Lookout Albacore and Redfish Festival

October 19, 2017 - October 21, 2017

Make plans to join us at this year’s Cape Lookout Albacore and Redfish Festival, the Crystal Coast’s premiere fly fishing and light tackle tournament/event. The CLARF is a three day event scheduled for October 19-21st, 2017 aimed to raise money for Project Healing Waters.   The first day is a private Healing Waters Day for Disabled Veterans followed by the Public Festival and Tournament on the second and third days.  This year’s festival is full of prizes, auction items, music, food, and most importantly great fellowship. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to try your hand at some of the area’s finest fishing while helping to raise awareness and funds for an amazing cause.

Atlantic Beach, NC

Roosevelt Natural Area Paddle Trip

October 19, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Grab a paddle and join the Aquarium for an adventure your family will never forget. Load up canoes or kayaks provided by the Aquarium and enjoy a leisurely ride through quiet backwaters to explore the diversity of the salt marsh. Ages 10 and up. $25. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Natural Side of Fort Macon

October 19, 2017 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon.  Hike will cover both trail and beach.

2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

Brown Bag Gam: U.S. Life-Saving Service Operations in North Carolina

October 19, 2017 | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Pack a lunch for the Brown Bag Gam during your lunch hour and join Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly to learn about the United States Life-Saving Service Operations in North Carolina.  Learn about the different stations that existed along the coast and what daily life was like for those in the service. The responding crews of United States Life-Saving Service were often the only hope of survival for shipwrecked victims along the North Carolina coast. The rescues performed by these men were some of the most heroic in our Nation’s history. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome.  North Carolina Maritime Museum.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

252-728-7317

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

October 19, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Surf Fishing

October 20, 2017 | 8:00 am-11:00 am

Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with expert instruction and hands-on experience. License requirement is covered; equipment and bait are provided. Ages 10 and up, $25. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

October 20, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

10th Year Anniversary Party @ Harrika’s Brew Haus

October 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm-11:00 pm

Our 10th Year Anniversary Party - Cheers to 10 years of Stellar Beers - 5 Breweries making great beer in NC for 10 years

Highland, Foothills, Big Boss, Duck Rabbit, OBX brewing

A Food Truck will also be on sight

Harrika's Brew Haus, Cedar Point Boulevard, Cedar Point, NC

(252) 354-7911

Jim Quick & Coastline @ Salt

October 20, 2017 | 9:00 pm - October 21, 2017 | 12:00 am

For Reserved Seating and VIP Call Betsy@ 617-750-9005 or just shoot us a message.

Mark Twain once said, "A Southerner talks music." If this is true, Coastline speaks in volumes. An eclectic blend of soul, blues, and rock has produced the sound known as Coastline. From hard driving Carolina back beats, to Georgia southern rock, from Cajun inspired grooves, to Texas and Delta blues; Coastline truly defines the sound of historical Southern music. With finesse, the pure forms of southern music are transformed into a modern contemporary art form.

https://jimquick.com/

325 Mangrove Drive EmeraldIsle, NC 28594

(252) 354-2740

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters

October 21, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats as well as salt water habitats and a look at theLiving Shipwreck habitat. Ages 8 and up, $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Beaufort Historic Association’s Fall Fundraising Party

October 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm-11:00 pm

Gala fundraising party held in a beautiful Beaufort home featuring the works of a selected artist. Artwork is available for purchase. Admission charge.

100 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 728-5225

Steampunk Alice in Wonderland

October 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

An Infusion Cafe Third Saturday Destination Dinner Theatre! October 21st, 2017 The Infusion Cafe is pleased to present… STEAMPUNK ALICE IN WONDERLAND!
Enter the Underland of Wonderland. Come "down the rabbit hole", and join us in a world created by Lewis Carrol (one of the pet authors of the steampunk sub-culture). The Infusion Cafe will once again visit Alice and all the zany personalities that people her adventures... this time in a punked- alter reality.
The Mad Hatter, The March Hare, The White Rabbit, The Queen of Hearts, The Caterpilar, The Jabberwocky, The Walrus, The Door Mouse... and Alice... will all be there. Enjoy three courses of fabulous fare and two courses of unlimited infusions served by this unforgettable cast- as these characters entertain and astound you- this time in a Victorian alter-world.
A little forboding, a little twisted... this will be an epically artistic, musical dinner adventure perfect for a dark, October evening.
So grab your goggles, your twisted Victorian garb, your retro-futuristic rags and geared steampunk gizmos… Imagine yourself traveling with us in this time warp journey on a night of altered time lines and Victorian fantasy… Destination: A STEAMPUNK REALITY (and the party of the season!)

Seating is Limited. Tickets Required.
Call 252-240-2800 to guarantee your seats.

1012 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 240-2800

Do It For Drew Foundation Fall Gala

October 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - October 22, 2017 | 12:00 am

Make sure and help spread the word!! October 21st from 7-midnight at The Doubletree Hotel in Atlantic Beach, NC! Tickets are $55 and are on sale now! We had such an awesome response to last year's event, as soon as last years party was over we set the date for this year! We have a block of rooms at the hotel so whether local or coming in from out of town, you can make a fun weekend out of it.

To make reservations click here and when booking make sure and set your arrival and departure dates: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/O/OAJDTDT-DID-20171018/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
October on the Crystal Coast is beautiful! Go ahead and mark your calendars for October 21st! We think this year will be even better than last year!

Crocodile Rocks of Myrtle Beach Dueling Pianos will be back, we'll have magicians Billy Collins Hardy and Bryan Case Sanders on the floor before the music starts, TapSnap 1143photo booth will be back with lots of cool new stuff and we're just getting started with planning! ** We'll also be drawing the winner of an awesome new Parker Boats boat package from Starling Marine with so many items donated by some amazing people!!** More details will be coming soon. For sponsorship information go here: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/d77a25_26143d0981174dd9975af0335371fdac.pdf

2717 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina 28512

(252) 240-1155

Carteret County Speedway

October 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Bring the family and come on out for action packed racing at the most "pristine racing arena" ever !! . Kids 10 & under FREE. Enjoy pizza, hamburgers, beverages and much more!

501 Whitehouse Fork Rd Swansboro, North Carolina

(252) 436-7223

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

October 22, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Succulent Seafood Series

October 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. Sessions include a taste test! Schedule is based on restaurant participation. Ages 12 and up. $18. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Lona Bartlett | Storyteller & Puppeteer

October 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Beaufort Inn welcomes special guest Lona Bartlett.

Lona engages audiences both large and small with a wide range of stories that entertain and delight!

Stories for Elementary School age children and parents. Limited seating - please call to register prior to show. No charge for children show. Refreshments to be served. Bring your favorite blanket to sit on.

101 Ann Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 728-2600

Kayak Fishing Class

October 24, 2017 | 8:00 am-2:00 pm

Learn the basics of saltwater fishing from a kayak. Kayaks, tackle and rods provided; NC Saltwater Fishing license required. For intermediate or advanced paddlers ages 12 and up.  Under the age of 18, must be accompanied by an adult. Advance reservations required.  Fee: $60 per person.  North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC  28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 728-7317

Stand Up Paddleboarding

October 24, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Explore Bogue Sound on a stand-up paddle board with an instructor to guide you. Discover the plants and animals that call the Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 8 and up. $50. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

October 24, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Lona Bartlett | Storyteller & Puppeteer

October 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Beaufort Inn welcomes special guest Lona Bartlett. Lona engages audiences both large and small with a wide range of stories that entertain and delight! Spooky Stories for adults. Make it a date night. Limited seating - please call to register prior to show. Beaufort Inn guests are free. Individuals $10, Couples $15. Adult refreshments to be served.

101 Ann Street, Beaufort, NC

(252) 728-2600

Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge

October 25, 2017 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revengeconservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

252-728-7317

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

October 25, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Roosevelt Natural Area Paddle Trip

October 26, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Grab a paddle and join the Aquarium for an adventure your family will never forget. Load up canoes or kayaks provided by the Aquarium and enjoy a leisurely ride through quiet backwaters to explore the diversity of the salt marsh. Ages 10 and up. $25. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

October 26, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Surf Fishing

October 27, 2017 | 8:00 am-11:00 am

Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with expert instruction and hands-on experience. License requirement is covered; equipment and bait are provided. Ages 10 and up, $25. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Seashell Hike

October 27, 2017 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Join a ranger at Fort Macon's swim beach looking for and talking about some of the shells that can be found along our coast.

2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

October 27, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Shuck, Rattle & Roll

October 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm-11:00 pm

This is an exciting partnership with the North Carolina Shellfish Grower's Associate and C.C.C.'s Aquaculture and Culinary Programs. Talk to local growers about their growing techniques and taste the freshest shellfish (straight from the growers themselves) with hors d'oeuvres prepared by C.C.C. Chefs!

3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC

252-222-6262

30th Annual Carolina Kite Festival

October 28, 2017 | 10:00 am - October 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm

Kites Unlimited presents the 30th Annual Carolina Kite Festival at Sands Villas Resorts in Atlantic Beach.

Special Guests to be announced
See Colorful Kites from Around the World
Candy Drops for the Children
Kite Building for Kids
Team Flying

Mass Ascensions of:
Dragons
Soft Kites
Facets/Boxes
Deltas
Flat and Bowed
Sky Skimmers
Retro Kites
Art Kites
Dual & Quad Line Kites
Sky Ribbons

This annual event is designed as a THANK YOU to our customer and is a place to gather and fly with other kiters. Visitors are welcome to join us or watch the ever changing display of kites and people. Our wonderful volunteers are the reason we have been able to maintain this free event and new volunteers are welcome to join us in making this a fun event.

1400 E FT. Macon Rd.

(252) 247-7011

Promise Land Festival

October 28, 2017 | 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Festival will take place at the Morehead City train station on the corner of Arendell & 10th Streets.
Free admission, tour of the Promise Land with Rodney, storytellers, & music. Cakes, subs & clam chowder will be for sale.

1001 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC

(252) 241-4767

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters

October 28, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats as well as salt water habitats and a look at theLiving Shipwreck habitat. Ages 8 and up, $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Carteret County Speedway

October 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Bring the family and come on out for action packed racing at the most "pristine racing arena" ever !! . Kids 10 & under FREE. Enjoy pizza, hamburgers, beverages and much more!

501 Whitehouse Fork Rd Swansboro, North Carolina

(252) 436-7223

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance

October 29, 2017 | 12:00 pm-12:45 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Succulent Seafood Series

October 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. Sessions include a taste test! Schedule is based on restaurant participation. Ages 12 and up. $18. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Stand Up Paddleboarding

October 31, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Explore Bogue Sound on a stand-up paddle board with an instructor to guide you. Discover the plants and animals that call the Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 8 and up. $50. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

Brown Bag Gam: Sea Monsters

October 31, 2017 | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Mermaid or Manatee? Leviathan or Sperm Whale? Dragon or Humpback whale?¬† This program will explore some of the best known ‚Äúsea monsters‚ÄĚ and their possible origins in today‚Äôs known world.¬† At the center of every fish story, myth, or legend is a grain of truth and we will work together to see if we can find that grain.¬† Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome.¬† North Carolina Maritime Museum.

315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

252-728-7317

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack

October 31, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

401 Money Island Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 247-4003

2017 Town of Emerald Isle Trick or Treat!

October 31, 2017 | 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

The Town of Emerald Isle will officially observe Halloween Trick or Treat on Tuesday, October 31st from 6-8:30pm.  Please think SAFETY at all times when taking children Trick-or-Treating!

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