March 2019 Events and Things To Do on the NC Coast
Spring is coming! Are you ready? We really hope you're planning to spend your spring break here on Emerald Isle beach. The days are getting longer and warmer and the North Carolina coast is coming alive with all of the beauty of the season. March is the month Emerald Isle hosts its famous St. Patrick's Festival where family fun abounds and you're guaranteed to have a good time. Here's more of what you can expect this month on our beaches and around town. Happy Spring! P.S. Have you booked your Emerald Isle rental yet?
EMERALD ISLE EVENTS
FRIDAY FREE FLICK
March 8, 2019
Emerald Isle Community Center
This month's free family film feature is Christopher Robin (PG). Bring your family and friends, and don't forget a few blankets or chairs to make yourself comfortable. Popcorn and drink available for only $1. Enjoy the show!
SEA TURTLE PATROL BEACH CLEANUP
March 9, 2019
Emerald Isle Beaches
The beach clean-up is at two different locations, so choose the location that is convenient for you: Eastern Regional Beach Access and Inlet & Channel Drive Beach Access at the Point. Thanks in advance for helping!
🍀ST. PATRICK'S FESTIVAL🍀
March 16, 2019
Emerald Plantation Shopping Center
9a.m. to 6p.m.
The 28th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival is as good as gold! Admission to the festival and parking are free. This year’s event features over 75 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, amusement rides, face painters, and many other fun, family-oriented activities you're sure to love. Tell your friends!
EI MARATHON/HALF MARATHON/5K
March 30, 2019
Emerald Isle Western Ocean Regional Access
Hey runners, this event is for you! We hope that you join in for the sixth annual Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K where each year a new local charity is chosen to benefit from the race proceeds. Visit www.emeraldislerun.com for full details and to register for the race.
To learn more about these and other March 2019 events, or anytime you want to see what's on the calendar in Emerald Isle during your beach vacation, click on the link below.
CRYSTAL COAST EVENTS
CRYSTAL COAST MARATHON/10K/5K
March 2, 2019
Jacyee Park, Morehead City
9a.m. to 12 noon
The Crystal Coast is the perfect spot for your next race or adventure. The climate in March boasts an average high temperature of 64 and low of 44. Combine this with this picturesque flat course and you have a great race experience waiting for you. All 3 events start and finish at the same location on the waterfront at Jaycee Park. Post-race festivities include a great celebration with awards, food, music and craft brews.
CRYSTAL COAST HOME & GARDEN SHOW
March 2-3, 2019
Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City
Saturday 9a.m. to 4p.m.; Sunday 11a.m. to 3p.m.
Turn all your home and garden dreams into reality at the area’s largest consumer show, offering unique exhibits, products and services all in one place. Whether you’re a full time resident, second home owner, or a weekend warrior you'll find something of interest. The show offers a full spectrum of exhibitors for both indoors and out. Home decor, design and redesign, outdoor living, gardening, landscaping, and more! Admission is $5.
GET HOOKED FISHING SCHOOL
March 16, 2019
NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
8a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Get Hooked Fishing School features experts in a variety of sustainable fishing techniques, each presenting workshops throughout the day. There are four sessions of instruction plus, drawings, giveaways, and a catered lunch are all included. Advance registration is required. Please call to register: 252-247-4003 ext 257 or ext 225. $60 per ticket and $54 for Aquarium members.
SHUCK, RATTLE & ROLL
March 30, 2019
Carteret Community College
5:30 to 10p.m.
Support the Aquaculture program at CCC! Talk to local growers about their growing techniques and taste the freshest shellfish (straight from the growers themselves). Additional catering provided by Roland's BBQ. Enjoy craft beer and live music, too. Tickets $30 in advance (until March 22, 2018) and $40 after March 22, 2019. Children 10 and under eat free.
what's on your march 2019 calendar?
We sure hope it includes sun, sand and sea—and a few of these fun, family-friendly events!