Emerald Isle Festivities: Carolina Chocolate Festival and More

A display of treats at the Carolina Chocolate Festival.

When you visit the Crystal Coast, there is always something to do and see. This is especially true for those vacationing in Emerald Isle. This coastal town is filled with countless adventures, most of which are just a short distance from your Sun-Surf Realty vacation rental. From riding around on bike rentals to checking things off your bucket list, the possibilities are endless. Another huge thing that draws visitors to this North Carolina town is the yearly events and festivals, like the Carolina Chocolate Festival.

Carolina Chocolate Festival

Celebrate all things chocolate at the Carolina Chocolate Festival. This annual event takes place at the beginning of February at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in nearby Morehead City. You can purchase tickets online ahead of time or at the door. In addition to a Cocoa 5K, this event includes bake-offs, tastings, demonstrations, and more. 

Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day

One of the year’s most anticipated events in Emerald Isle is the St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Festivities run all day at the Emerald Plantation from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stop by this one-day event to enjoy live music, traditional cuisine, a 21+ beer garden, and memorable demonstrations.

North Carolina Seafood Festival

Another can’t-miss event is the North Carolina Seafood Festival. Taking place the first weekend in October, this event was started over 30 years ago to promote the social and economic impact of the seafood industry. The calendar of events is filled with countless activities like races, an oyster shucking contest, and cooking demonstrations.

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Start Planning Your Memorable Crystal Coast Escape

A bedroom of bunk beds at an Emerald Isle rental to stay at when visiting the Carolina Chocolate Festival.

From the Carolina Chocolate Festival in February to the marlin tournament in the summer, there is always something going on along the Crystal Coast. Time your stay with Sun-Surf Realty to line up with one of these events to make your North Carolina getaway even more memorable.

After a day spent taking in the local sights and festivities, kick back and relax in your cozy Emerald Isle vacation rental. Our collection of condos and homes throughout Emerald Isle has something for groups of all sizes. No matter which rental you reserve, you’ll have all the comforts of home. For help choosing your home base, call 800-553-7873. Our experienced team can also answer any questions you have about ways to save on your stay.

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