February is a great month to be on the beach in Emerald Isle, North Carolina! Sure, the weather is a little bit cooler but the shoreline feels bigger when there are fewer people to share all of this coastal beauty with this time of year. This translates into more beach for you to enjoy including the refreshing salty ocean air, the pristine soft sand under your feet, and the rhythmic sounds of the Atlantic Ocean as it ebbs and flows beside you. There are also some annual Crystal Coast events and other local favorite things to do that you won’t want to miss this month, so go ahead and plan a February beach getaway today. Your Emerald Isle beach rental is ready and waiting for you!
🍫 CAROLINA CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 1-2, 2020: The first weekend in February is associated with one thing here on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast—CHOCOLATE! The Carolina Chocolate Festival, held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, is a local favorite event where you can celebrate all things chocolate. Sample some of the most indulgent treats while supporting local charities all at the same time. Along with the Chocolate Festival itself, there is a Chocolate Spa, Cocoa 5K Run, and Pro/Am bake off, too. Charity and chocolate, what could be better? Get your tickets today.
🏈 SUPER BOWL PARTY IN EMERALD ISLE
FEBRUARY 2, 2020: Are you ready for some football? Join in the Super Bowl Sunday fun at the Emerald Club starting at 1p.m. and continuing into the wee hours of Monday morning. A cornhole tournament starts out the day with trophy and cash prizes along with plenty of food for the game and some cool giveaways throughout the Super Bowl party. Feel free to bring a dish, a friend, and enjoy some cheap drink specials at this no-cover event. It’s right down the road from your Emerald Isle rental, so there’s no excuse not to be there. Event details here.
🐠 NC AQUARIUM SENSORY DAY
FEBRUARY 9, 2020: Join in the 3rd annual Seaside Sensory Fun Day! This is a day of discovery designed for children and adults living with autism and their families. Explore the aquarium using your senses. Activities include nature walks (weather permitting), live animal programs, a sensory exploration room, a “quiet” dive program, calm space for families, guest guide passports, and local autism support organizations. Space is limited for the nature walk and live animal programs (families can register on the day of the event)—free with aquarium admission. Fun Fact: The 36-foot tall smoky mountain waterfall is turned off during this special day. Event details here.
❤️ VALENTINE’S DAY BEACH GETAWAY
FEBRUARY 14, 2020: Love is in the air! Make extra special memories this Valentine’s Day with a romantic beach escape to Emerald Isle. We have everything you need for a couple’s getaway to the coast of somewhere beautiful—right here! Stunning coastal sunsets ✓, romantic beach strolls ✓, and serenading shorelines ✓. All that’s missing is you! Let us help you plan your beach getaway today. You can start by reading our previous blog post on all you need to know about planning a romantic escape to Emerald Isle beach. Do you need assistance finding the best Emerald Isle beach rental for you and your sweetheart? We can help!
🎬 FRIDAY FREE FLICKS FOR THE FAMILY
FEBRUARY 14, 2020: Enjoy a fun night out with the family with a free movie at the Emerald Isle Community Center. Cozy up together on a blanket or in your favorite comfy chair and enjoy the Friday Free Flick every 2nd Friday of the month. February’s feature film is A Charlie Brown Valentine, which is a classic favorite for Peanuts cartoon lovers young and old. Popcorn and drinks are available for $1, so it’s a really affordable night out for everyone. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Event details here.
🎭 MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION
FEBRUARY 22, 2020: If you’ve never been to a Mardi Gras Celebration for Fat Tuesday, this one’s for you! This family-friendly event offers an entertaining afternoon in Beaufort for all ages. Enjoy an afternoon street carnival filled with Cajun music and jazz with a parade of “krewes” in costume tossing jewelry and charms for everyone. Bring the kids along for the face painting and mask making. Challenge your “krewe” to a round of boules or cornhole in the gaming area. Gather your friends in a costumed “krewe” and parade down Middle Lane in competition for prizes at 3p.m. Mardi Gras on Middle Lane is a free event, so don’t miss it. Event details here.
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Which February events on the Crystal Coast will you be attending this month? We want to know!