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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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North Carolina Seafood Festival

Morehead City | October 4 - 6, 2019 | Times Vary by Date

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!

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Mullet Festival of Swansboro

Historic Downtown Swansboro | October 12 & 13, 2019 | 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Swansboro Mullet Festival has expanded into a two-day festival that offers locals and visitors a glimpse into history combined with a modern celebration of all things mullet. The festival is free and visitors may enjoy a parade, entertainment featuring beach music and live bands, children’s activities and a lot of food, especially fried mullet.

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Town of Emerald Isle Trick or Treat

October 31, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Town of Emerald Isle will officially observe Halloween Trick or Treat on Wednesday, October 31st from 6-8:30pm. Please think SAFETY at all times when taking children Trick-or-Treating and make sure to stop by our Front Desk for an extra treat (or two)!