Emerald Isle Events You Need to Know About This Month
Wow, it's hard to believe that May is here already. Here comes summertime in full force! Long lazy days on the beach, splashing around in the cool Atlantic, and all that the start of beach season brings are on deck this month. From the start of sea turtle nesting season to the symbolic start of summer with the Memorial Day holiday and everything in between—there's a lot going on in Emerald Isle this month.
Here are the May highlights on the beach and around town. Mark down these dates!
Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins in Emerald Isle
May 1-October 31
May 1st kicks off sea turtle nesting season on Emerald Isle. As female sea turtles come ashore to lay their clutches of eggs, it's crucial to be mindful and respectful of the coastal environment by keeping the beaches free of litter, all lights turned off at night, beach equipment removed after use, and holes filled in the sand before leaving the beach for the day. These are all ways you can help remove additional obstacles that sea turtles may face during nesting and hatching season, which runs through October 31st. Don't forget to report any and all sea turtle activity to the Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Program. Thank you in advance for helping preserve and protect our Emerald Isle sea turtle population!
You can read more about Sea Turtle Nesting and Hatching Season in Emerald Isle, NC here.
Bike the Banks
Saturday, May 6, 2017 @8a.m.
Pedal the Crystal Coast and see the sights while you're at it with three rides to choose from! Ride 1 is the Emerald Isle Ride, which is 10 miles along the Multi Use Path and a $25 entry fee. Ride 2 is the Fort Macon Ride, which is 50 miles and a $40 entry fee. Ride 3 is the Cape Lookout Ride, which is 100 miles $40 entry fee. Choose your ride and register for Bike the Banks here.
Storytime & Pre-K Play
Monday, May 8 & 15, 2017 @9a.m.
Bring the little ones for a story followed by free play at the Emerald Isle Community Center gym. It's designed for infants through age 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult as supervision is not provided. It's a wonderful opportunity for kids and parents to socialize with their peers. May 15th is the last session for the season, so don't miss it!
Friday Free Flicks: The Secret Life of Pets (PG)
Friday, May 12, 2017 @7p.m.
The second Friday of each month is the Friday Free Flick series at the Emerald Isle Community Center. Movies 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 chairs or blankets, then sit back and enjoy the show. No outside beverages or snacks, please.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Give mom the gift of the beach this year! Bring her to Emerald Isle for days filled with fun in the sun where she can enjoy sinking her toes in the sand with a drink in her hand. Sounds perfect, right? Reserve your Emerald Isle vacation rental now and pamper mom in true island style.
You can read more about The Most Powerful Ways to Show Mom Love and Appreciation this Mother's Day. Make it the best one yet!
Emerald Isle EMS Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, May 27, 2017 @7a.m. to 11a.m.
Join us at the Emerald Isle EMS for a delicious and hearty breakfast for a good cause. The annual Emerald Isle EMS Pancake Breakfast is a local favorite. For only $5 you get three pancakes, two pieces of sausage and a drink of your choice all in support of our local services. Come hungry!
Memorial Day in Emerald Isle
Monday, May 29, 2017
The unofficial start of summer happens this month with Memorial Day. Not only is the perfect time to schedule a little beach time in over the Memorial holiday weekend, but it's also the ideal opportunity to learn more about the military history of the Crystal Coast and make the true meaning of Memorial Day come to life. Stay tuned next week for our blog post on How to Make the Most of Your Memorial Day on the Crystal Coast. We have some excellent ideas for you!
You can find additional information on these events and more on the Town of Emerald Isle Calendar of Events page. Happy May!
What's on your May calendar? We hope to see you on our Emerald Isle beaches and around town. Enjoy your May days!