3 of the Most Popular July 2018 Events in Emerald Isle

Every time we do our monthly event posts for Emerald Isle, it's hard to believe how fast 2018 is flying by. Can't you just see the calendar pages being torn off in what seems to be fast forward? Yet here we are, halfway through the year, with the summer beach season already upon us—and all of the best Emerald Isle beach fun for you to enjoy this July.

Along with all of the sun, sand and sea to fill your days, you also want to mark down these dates and experience some of our favorite family-friendly July events on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Try one or try them all! You can find the more Emerald Isle NC events here

1. 4th of July Fireworks Off of Bogue Inlet Pier

The Fourth of July is best spent on the beach. Don't you agree? You won't be disappointed with the Independence Day fireworks right off of Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle. The Town of Emerald Isle once again presents its awesome fireworks show right over the Atlantic Ocean beginning at 9p.m. on Wednesday, July 4th. Parking is available at Bogue Inlet Pier as well as all along Highway NC 58. Whether you view the fireworks from your spot on the sand, from your boat on the water, or from your oceanfront Emerald Isle rental—it always promises to be a great show. Finish your Fourth with a real bang!

2. EmeraldFest at the Western Ocean Regional Access (WORA)

Nothing says summer like a free outdoor concert set against a backdrop of coastal sights and sounds. EmeraldFest is an annual event in Emerald Isle that happens each Thursday evening throughout the summer months. Bring your blanket or chair, and come on out and enjoy some beautiful music under the evening sky with your friends and family. Free concerts are also offered in nearby Swansboro each Sunday evening throughout the summer. Check out the 2018 EmeraldFest and SwanFest lineups right here

In the meantime, here's the EmeraldFest performance lineup for July 2018. Concerts run from 6:30-8p.m. at the Western Regional Ocean Access. Hope to see you there!

  • Thursday, July 5: Justin Castellano (Eclectic)
  • Thursday, July 12: Pamlico Joe & Clean Water Flow (The Sound of Coastal Carolina)
  • Thursday, July 19: The Mad Fiddler (Heartbeat of Music)                        
  • Thursday, July 26: Big Drink (Pop/Rock/Variety) 

3. Friday Free Flicks at the Emerald Isle Community Center

If you're looking for another free family night out opportunity in air-conditioned bliss, check out the Friday Free Flicks every second Friday of every month at the Emerald Isle Community Center Gymnasium. Movies are family-friendly, free and open to everyone. Popcorn and a drink are available for $1. What a deal! Don't forget to bring your chair or blanket, but please no outside food or drink. 

July's Friday Free Flick is the movie Coco (rated PG). Movie time is 7p.m. sharp on Friday, July 13. Enjoy the show!

...Oh, and one more thing! If you're looking for some summer safety tips, make plans to attend Emerald Isle's Water Safety Splash classes. They're free and family-oriented. The Water Safety Splash classes are presented by the local Fire Department's Ocean Lifeguards. Classes take place from 11-11:30a.m. at the WORA Pavilion. 

  • Saturday, July 7 Topic: Sun Protection
  • Saturday, July 14 Topic: Local Marine Life

Have a happy, fun and safe July in Emerald Isle, North Carolina! 

What are you doing this month and does it include an Emerald Isle NC beach vacation?

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