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Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast offer so much year-round, it’s always a great time to visit!

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Carolina Chocolate Festival

Saturday February 1st, 2020 - Sunday February 2nd, 2020 | Morehead City

While enjoying your stay with us, make the short drive Morehead City to experience all things chocolate at the annual Carolina Chocolate Festival located at the Crystal Coast Civic Center! From truffles to chocolate wine, there is something for everyone at this event, all while supporting local charities! The Bake Off competition will take place on February 1st. The Cocoa 5k fun Run & Walk along with JR Cupcake Wars will take place on February 2nd.

General Admission $2 - $9
February 2nd-3rd
9am-6pm; 10am-3pm

Please visit for more information.

29th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Festival

March 14, 2020 | 9 am - 6 pm

The 29th Annual St. Patrick's Festival is proudly presented by Transportation Impact. This event will take place at the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center - admission and parking are free. The festival offers over 75 arts and crafts vendors, a wide range of food vendors, amusement rides and other family-oriented activities.

The Beer Garden will open at 10 am and will stop services at 5:30 pm. The garden offers live music and adult beverages. You must be 21 or older to enter the Beer Garden.

75th Annual Emerald Isle Marathon

March 28th, 2019 | 7:00 AM

This is our 7th annual race in Emerald Isle! Join us for a beautiful run with beach views and one of the flattest and fastest courses! We are a Boston Qualifier and are sanctioned and certified.

Race start will be at the Western Regional Access located on Islander Drive. Please follow the link to sign-up and for more information.