January 2019 Events and Things To Do on the Crystal Coast
Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean the fun and festivities have to end. There's always plenty of local events and things to do on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina this month and every month of the year. Check out what's happening and make plans to join in these family-friendly events and activities. They're not far from your Emerald Isle vacation rental so you can get your fill of sun, sand and sea, and still have time to enjoy these special events. Happy January!
January 2019 Events
January 1, 2019 | 9:30am-12:00pm
The New Year's Day Cape Lookout Lighthouse Climb on Tuesday, January 1st is a local favorite. Ferry departs at 9:30am and returns to Harkers Island at approximately 12:00pm noon. Cost is $28 flat fee per person. Reservation required.
January 1, 2019 | 1:00pm-2:00pm
Ring in the New Year taking a dip in the ocean and help raise money for local charity. Registration for the 16th Annual Penguin Plunge begins at 10am on Jan. 1 in front of The Crabs Claw Restaurant. Minimum Donation: $10 ($5 for kids under 12).
January 1, 2019 | 2:00pm-4:00pm
Start the new year off on the right foot with a hike in your favorite state park. Fort Macon is offering two ranger led hikes this year, both starting from the Visitor Center at 2pm. One will be a short nature hike on the Yarrow's Loop Trail and inlet beach covering about 3/4 of a mile. The second hike will be along the 3.2 mile Elliot Coues Trail.
Friday Nights | 9:30pm-12:30am
Come out to Salt Bar for live entertainment, cocktails, beer and wine where you can enjoy the large outdoor patio with corn hole. They have a full list of events including Free Music Fridays where some of the best local and regional NC talent performs. It's right near your Emerald Isle vacation rental, so you're never far from a night out and a good time.
January 12, 2019 | 10:00am-3:00pm
Calling all soon-to-be brides and grooms! You're invited to the largest and longest running bridal event on the coast of North Carolina. Visit with over 50 of the areas top wedding professionals and talk with vendors intimately about services and products they offer without the pressure of purchasing. The Crystal Coast Bridal Fair is held annually at the Civic Center in Morehead City. Enjoy fashion shows featuring the latest in styles and trends. Sample the fare of great caterers. See work of the top wedding photographers and florists. Enjoy live music. prizes, samples and discounts. You and your guests will have a ball!
January 24, 2019 | 7:30pm-9:30pm
The International Film Series is back this year with four new films from four new countries. Join in for a wonderful catered dinner inspired by the featured movie's country. After dinner stroll over to Joslyn Hall for popcorn and the movie! January 24 features Waterboys from the Netherlands (Bonus Showing - January 25 at 1:30p.m.) Film showings are at 5:20 p.m. and 7:30p.m. Admission is free but donations support the series. Dinners is at 6p.m. where you can enjoy cuisine that reflects the culture of the evening's movie for $35/person (dinner and one drink ticket) Cash bar is also available.
January 26, 2019 | 7:00pm-9:00pm
You've enjoyed his fiddle for years, now come out to see his original, complex depictions of coastal life and music. Peruse the art while tasting the latest offerings at Bogue Sound Distillery. Complimentary appetizers and music by Robert Gasperson are also part of this evening presented by the Seaside Arts Council. Admission is free.
January 29, 2019 | 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
The popular dinner series is back! Enjoy a four-course meal prepared by Culinary Students and top local chefs. Get a ticket for an individual dinner, or the whole series but act fast because they always sell out! All four dinners take place at the Crystal Coast Civic Center on the campus of Carteret Community College.
Learn more about these and other local happenings on the Crystal Coast event calendar this month and every month you're visiting. Happy January, Happy New Year!
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