April 2018 Events You Need to Know on the Crystal Coast


April Events on the Crystal Coast

Happy Spring 2018! Have you made your Emerald Isle beach vacation plans yet? If not, now's the time. Come warm up on our sunny shorelines, sit back and relax on the pristine sands, and gaze out upon the sparkling blue-green Atlantic Ocean waters. A North Carolina beach vacation is just what the doctor ordered to kick off the spring season. Your Emerald Isle vacation rental awaits you!

In the meantime, mark down these dates and join us for some fun in the sun on the Crystal Coast of NC. Here's the best of what's happening this month around town and on the beach. Hope to see you at a few of these favorite local events in Emerald Isle and beyond. Happy April!


Emerald Isle Events in April 2018

We're starting with the local events and things to do right near your Emerald Isle rental.

Whether you're coming to spend Easter in Emerald Isle or taking a family spring break while the kids have off from school, there's plenty of family fun and excitement this month.

Here's what's happening around town in Emerald Isle. Save these dates! Go ahead and gather up your family and friends—the more the merrier. Enjoy!

Easter in Emerald Isle

Easter in Emerald Isle

April 1, 2018


Spend Easter at the beach and you'll never want to spend it any other way ever again. Make the coastal colors part of your Easter celebration this year. You won't regret it! Enjoy Easter brunch at one of our fabulous Crystal Coast restaurants, explore a coastal town, or just sleep in and spend the day on the sand. It's Easter your way! Won't you join us? Let us know if you'll be here.

Friday Free Flicks

April 13, 2018

April's featured Friday Free Flick is Nut Job 2 at the Emerald Isle Community Center. Movies begin at 7p.m. and are family oriented, free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink are available for $1. Don't forget to bring your chairs and/or blankets so you have a comfy place to watch the show.

Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol Volunteer Meeting

April 14, 2018

The Sea Turtle Protection Program Coordinators hold their annual informational meeting where experienced volunteers and new volunteers come together to listen to speakers on various topics from 10a.m. to 1p.m. in the Emerald Isle Community Center gym. Please plan to attend if you have an interest in participation in the Sea Turtle Patrol this season.

Local Author Tom Gill

Signs Newest Book

April 14, 2018

Local author Tom Gill stops by Emerald Isle Books & Toys at 2p.m. for a discussion on his latest work: Randy's Way, A Marine's Faith-Based Journey with ALS. Tom and the subjects of his book, USMC (retired) Major and Mrs. Randy Hebert (long time Emerald Isle residents) are available to discuss the book and Randy’s incredible twenty-five years of living with ALS. Visit from 2-5p.m. to get signed copies and discuss Tom’s current projects.


American Red Cross Blood Drive in EI

April 20, 2018

Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to others this month? We have the perfect way to do it! The Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center located on 203 Leisure Lane. Stop by from 2-7p.m. and donate if you can. Tell your family, tell your friends. Every person counts and we appreciate your willingness to give.

Coffee with a Cop

at Ben & Jerry's in EI

April 26, 2018

Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation at 9a.m. sharp at one of our favorite places: Ben & Jerry's located at 8204 Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle. There's no agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. For more information contact Community Resource Officer Sandra DeLorme @ 252-354-2021.

Find more about these and other local Emerald Isle events and things to do on the Town of Emerald Isle's event calendar.



Crystal Coast Events in April 2018

Beyond the borders of Emerald Isle and its beaches lie plenty of other nearby Crystal Coast towns, waterfronts and places to explore.

April heats up with some of our favorite things to do around these local towns that we're highlighting for you right here, right now.

Visit a few of these Crystal Coast events this month or visit them all!

Bites and Blues Poster

40th Annual Newport

Pig Cookin’ Contest

April 6-7, 2018

The USA's largest whole hog BBQ Pig Cookin' invites you to join in for two days of food, fun and springtime celebrations. You can expect free admission and free parking along with all of the Newport Pig Pickin' annual favorites that come along with this event such as $7 barbecue plates, bulk pork (when available) sold for $7 per pound, concession stands, rides, bake sales, funnel cakes, live music, souvenirs and so much more. Serving begins on Saturday, April 7 at 11a.m. Get some!

6th Annual Bites & Blues in Morehead City

April 14, 2018

Bite through the night at the sixth annual Bites & Blues from 5-8:30p.m. Your ticket is your guide as you walk the Morehead City Waterfront to taste a delicious “bite” from each locally-owned participating restaurant. Blues music fills the air as bands and solo performers entertain you along the picturesque waterfront route. At the end of the night, choose your favorite “Bite of the Nite”. This sell-out event has become a Carteret County favorite among locals and visitors. Join us!

Beaufort Food & Wine Weekend

April 25-29, 2018

The Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend showcases great wineries and winemakers from around the world and pairs them with food prepared by local, regional and visiting chefs in a beautiful and intimate coastal setting along the Crystal Coast. There is so much happening in the food-and-wine-packed festival that you won't want to miss it—all set on the beautiful Beaufort waterfront. Visit beaufortfoodandwine.com for the full schedule of events or visit their Facebook page.


Find a full listing of Crystal Coast of North Carolina events this month and every month on the CrystalCoast.org website.



April Events on the Crystal Coast

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