This Weekend Along the Crystal Coast

Wondering what’s hot and happening along the Crystal Coast this weekend? We’ve got it all listed right here. Pick something fun to do with the family and friends and come on out for a good time.



Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In is Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21, at Michael J. Smith Field in Beaufort.  Go to AOPA Fly Ins for more information.

Super Family Fun Day Weekend

Carteret County Parks and Recreation offers Super Family Fun Day Saturday, May 21, at Fort Benjamin Park, 100 McQueen Ave., Newport.   Call 252-222-5858 or register online at Carteret County Parks and Recreation.  Register at 8:30 a.m. for the Superhero Scramble (1 Mile run at 9 a.m.; 5K run at 9:15 a.m.)  Entry is $15 per person (includes free admission to Family Fun Day event below).  Costume contest for best dressed Superhero. The Family Fun Day Event is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Inflatables, games, toys, food, music… and Superheroes.  Admission is $7 per person (for those not participating in Scramble).  Children 3 and under are free.

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© Crystal Coast Boat Show

The Crystal Coast Boat Show

The Crystal Coast Boat Show is Saturday and  Sunday, May 21 and 22, on the Morehead City waterfront.  Open Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free admission.  Food and beverages available for purchase.  Sponsored by Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association.  For information, call 252-808-0440 or go to  An Antique Auto Show is from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday May 21, at Katherine Davis Park in Morehead City.  The Arts Council of Carteret County presents ARTrageous Art Event Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina Kayak and Paddleboard Race

Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina present a Kayak and Paddleboard Race Saturday, May 21, at Taylors Creek in Beaufort.  3-mile course.  $30 per person entry.  Race meeting at the Beaufort town dock is at 9:15 a.m.  Call 252-726-6584 or go to

Hands Across the Sand

“Hands Across the Sand” is Saturday, May 21.  Two locations:  Fort Macon State Park public beach area off NC 58 just beyond Atlantic Beach, and at Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier area, 100 Bogue Inlet Drive, Emerald Isle.  Meet at 11:30 a.m.  Hold hands for 15 minutes on the shoreline beginning at 12 noon as an expression of opposition to offshore drilling and seismic blasting.  Bring your own picnic to enjoy after the event.

Down-East-Folk-Arts, Art, Crystal-Coast-Art-FestivalDown East Folks Arts Concert This Weekend

A Down East Folks Arts Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant, 425 Front St., Beaufort.  Performing are Shari Kane and Dave Steele.   Visit for tickets or call 252-646-4657.

The Bogue Banks Kiteboarding Festival Continues this Weekend

The Bogue Banks Kiteboarding Festival continues through May 22.  For information, go to

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About Trish Forant

Trish is the co-founder of East Coast NC. A former Miami native, she now enjoys living life to the fullest along North Carolina's Crystal Coast. As East Coast NC's resident lifestyle writer, Trish shares all the fun things to do, places to go and things to see, here in Eastern Carolina. When she's not off on an adventure, she heads up the professional digital marketing, advertising and design boutique, DayngrZone Media, as well as running NC's premier blogging community the NC Blogger Network.