August 2019 Events and Things To Do on the NC Coast
Wow, where did the summer go? August is here and summer is winding down, but it's not too late to enjoy all of the summer fun in the sun on the NC coast. We're putting the spotlight on some of the best family-friendly events and things to do all month long in Emerald Isle and beyond. There's plenty to do and you don't have to go far from your Emerald Isle rental to experience the best of the beach season and everything that comes along with it. Happy August!
AUGUST 2019 EMERALD ISLE EVENTS
AUGUST 1,8,15, 2019
WESTERN OCEAN REGIONAL ACCESS
What's better than live music at the beach? Not much! Come and enjoy what remains of the EmeraldFest with its live performances featuring local and regional musicians that promise to entertain. Concerts happen from 6:30-8p.m. on Thursday evenings. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy the show. Here's the 2019 EmeraldFest schedule.
FRIDAY FREE FLICK
AUGUST 9, 2019
EMERALD ISLE COMMUNITY CENTER
Come and enjoy a free, family-friendly movie courtesy of Emerald Isle Parks and Rec. Drinks and popcorn are available for $1 and all you need to bring is a chair or blanket. The August featured movie is AXL (Rated PG). Movie starts at 7p.m. You can read more about this month's Friday Free Flick at the Emerald Isle Community Center here.
DO IT FOR DREW 5K COLOR RUN
AUGUST 15, 2019
THE EMERALD CLUB
It's the 5th Annual Do It For Drew 5K Color Run in Emerald Isle. Registration is $28 and helps to support a great cause. Not familiar with Drew's story? You can read more about him and the event that's held every year in his honor here. Hope to see you there!
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
AUGUST 16, 2019
EMERALD ISLE COMMUNITY CENTER
The Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 2-7p.m. at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center located at 203 Leisure Lane. Please consider stopping by to give, even if you're on vacation. Details here.
Read more about these local events and find more family fun during your beach vacation any month of the year by clicking on the Town of Emerald Isle event calendar link below.
AUGUST 2019 CRYSTAL COAST EVENTS
NC AQUARIUM ADVENTURES
NC AQUARIUM AT PINE KNOLL SHORES
So many aquarium adventures and so little time! There are plenty of activities, events and more happening this month and every month at the NC Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores. See what's going on during your Emerald Isle NC beach vacation and plan your visit.
FREE MOVIES FOR KIDS
AUGUST 1, 8, 15, 2019
EMERALD PLANTATION CINEMA
Are you looking for a break from the beach? Want a cool indoor activity that the kids will love? Bring them down to Emerald Plantation Cinema for a free movie. Kids' shows start at 10:30a.m. and the snack bar is open for business. Summer movie schedule is here.
CHILDREN'S COLONIAL DAY
AUGUST 2, 2019
BEAUFORT HISTORIC SITE
Children’s Colonial Day is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beaufort Historic Site. For just $10, children from ages 6 through 10 can dress up in colonial clothing, play colonial games, and enjoy a colonial meal. Parents are admitted free. Stay after for the Flag Retirement Ceremony. Details and registration here.
JUNIOR RANGER DAY
AUGUST 8, 14, 2019
FORT MACON STATE PARK
Sign your kids up to work with a Park Ranger at Fort Macon to earn their Jr. Ranger Patch from 1-4:30p.m. This event is for children age 6-12 (must be accompanied by an adult). Space is limited so call the park office in advance to register at (252) 726-3775 or click here for more information.
Read more about these local events and find more family fun during your NC beach vacation any month of the year by clicking on the Crystal Coast event calendar link below.