Don't Miss These Great Summer Activities: July Events Calendar

































































There are so many great events this month as everyone on the beautiful Crystal Coast is getting hyped up for summer!

Growing up along the coast, the summer meant summer camp, reading programs, ferry rides, and of course the beach! Now that I’m older, I’ve found that it has changed only slightly to include some summer jobs, but it has basically stayed the same. That’s because you can’t go wrong with a summer on the beach and we have nothing but fun along the coast as we host the best summer events around.

Listen in on the songs of the south at a summer concert series such as EmeraldFest, the Fort Macon Summer concert series, the Alive at Five Concerts, or Live on Thursdays in Beaufort. Enroll the kiddos in summer camps on the Rachel Carson Reserve, or take them to the Maritime Museum for Discovery Time or for Pirates! day as they learn a little more about the local history and have fun doing it! (A parent’s dream: both fun and educational!) Entertain the little ones at the Storytelling Festival at the Morehead City Civic Center, or through the two-day summer camp Seashore Life. For those in search of a little adventure, head over to Cape Lookout for a special evening under the stars as you experience Cape Lookout just as the keepers once did! History comes alive, and you won’t want to miss out!

And of course, we can’t forget the 4th of July! Cookouts, watermelon, homemade ice cream, and of course fireworks! There are plenty of ways that you can enjoy Independence Day in and around Emerald Isle. Watch the fireworks off of Bogue Inlet Pier, at the Atlantic Beach Circle, or in downtown Beaufort. Enjoy a parade, or enjoy a quiet afternoon on a romantic cruise on the Crystal Coast Lady. No matter what you decide, you’ll be sure to make memories with your family this special summer holiday!

If you are a sports fan, the 4th Annual Cross Country Golf Tournament is this month along with stand-up paddle boarding sessions at the Aquarium! You can also get your groove on in Emerald Isle at the Laser Light Show and Dance Party this July!

Have a fun day at the BHA (Beaufort Historic Association) Summer Party at the Beaufort Historic Site for food, live auction, silent auction, and more! You can also head over to the Maritime Museum to commemorate when news of the Declaration of Independence made it to the Outer Banks with the Great 4th Race. Watch as the traditionally-rigged sailing ships gather to celebrate the historic event!

Take a day for fishing and maybe enter one (or more—no one’s stopping you!) of the fishing tournaments this month! Billfish Tournaments for the kids and Spanish mackerel and King mackerel Tournaments for the adults will be taking place this month! What better way to enjoy the summer than fishing the day away?

For all the foodies out there (okay, guilty as charged) don’t miss out on the 9th Annual Crab Cake Cook-off! Seriously, you do NOT want to miss out on this one! Crab cakes are a specialty around here, and the contestants will not be pulling their punches on these delicacies!

As an art lover myself—especially when it comes to local art—I can’t forget to mention the Plein Air Art Show or the CCACC Show and Sale where local artists will display their art for enjoyment and for sale. From paintings to jewelry to candles and more, we are always Keepin’ it Creative on the Crystal Coast.

We hope this guide to the activities this month will help kick start your summer the right way! For more information on local events, you can visit this website. And of course, from everyone at Sun-Surf Realty: Happy Independence Day and Happy Summer!

Share with us: What are your plans this 4th of July?