Beers, Cheers & Chocolate on the Crystal Coast


As January wraps up and February is ushered in this weekend, you'll find some fun (and delicious) events occurring on the Crystal Coast. Grab some friends and get ready to enjoy a little beer, a lot of chocolate, and so much more!

Beers and Cheers in Beaufort
On Thursday, January 31 celebrate the end of the month and help plan ahead for the Beaufort Music Festival in May. The 6th annual Beers and Cheers fundraiser happens at Beaufort's Cru Wine Bar beginning at 7p.m. that evening. The event helps to raise money for the Beaufort Music Festival and also brings awareness to this popular, free event held in Beaufort each year.

In addition to supporting a community event, the evening is filled with fun and winter cheer which includes live music by Barefoot Wade, hors d'oeuvres served up by local restaurants, and lots of beer and wine. Bring a little extra cash to bid on silent auction items donated by local artists and be ready to win raffle prizes.

Don't wait too long to purchase tickets because they usually sell-out quickly. Ticket prices are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event (if there are any left). Tickets can be purchased locally at the Cru Wine Bar and Coffee Shop, Backstreet Pub, or online at the Beaufort Music Festival's website.

Carolina Chocolate Festival at the Crystal Coast Civic Center
This is the weekend to indulge in all things chocolate. This decadent event takes place on Saturday, February 2 from 9a.m. to 6p.m. and Sunday, February 3 from 10a.m. to 3p.m.

In its eleventh year, the Carolina Chocolate Festival offers chocolate in all its forms. Whether you prefer creative tortes and cakes, pure chocolate bars, luxurious liquid chocolate flowing from a fountain, or rich ice cream treats?you'll find it here at the festival.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $2 for kids ages 5-12, and free for those under the age of five. Tickets can be purchased online at the Carolina Chocolate Festival's website. Be sure to check out the other events surrounding the festival such as the Evening Wrapped in Chocolate at the Beaufort Grocery, the Cocoa 5K Fun Run, the Chocolate Spa, the Chocolate Pro/Am Baking Challenge, and the Chocolate Drop Bingo. There's a little something for everyone, so be sure to bring your family and friends.

Plan to Stay on the Crystal Coast
Whether you're coming in for a long weekend or planning ahead for your summer vacation on the Crystal Coast, there is a wonderful selection of beach vacation rentals ready and waiting for you. Choose the location that's perfect for you and find all of the amenities you need to make your vacation complete. There is nothing that compares to a relaxing beach vacation. Nothing!

We can't wait to see you! If you're making travel plans, let us know when you'll be here on the Crystal Coast by dropping us a line in our comment section. Until next time!



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