May 2019 Events and Things To Do on the NC Coast
So many May events on the coast of North Carolina, so little time! We think that means you'll probably need a longer beach vacation! May in Emerald Isle and all along the Crystal Coast is full of fun events, family-friendly activities, and some of the best annual festivals you're sure to enjoy. Pencil in these dates and we look forward to seeing you on the beach and around town this month. These local favorites are located right near your Emerald Isle, NC rental, so you're never far from the action. Enjoy!
EMERALD ISLE EVENTS
NC SEA TURTLE NESTING SEASON
May 1- October 31
Emerald Isle Beaches
Sea turtle nesting and hatching season begins this month and continues until the end of October on the North Carolina beaches. Watch for sea turtle nests on Emerald Isle beach! You can read more Emerald Isle sea turtle nesting season here.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER RALLY
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Carteret County Speedway
A National Day of Prayer Rally takes place at the Carteret County Speedway this month. The theme for this year is: #Love1Another (John 13:34). Thousands of individuals, churches, and communities are working to rally millions to once again heed this call. Details here.
BIKE THE BANKS
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Emerald Isle and Beyond
Three rides to choose from! Ride 1: Emerald Isle Ride (10 miles along Multi Use Path) $25 entry fee, Ride 2: Fort Macon Ride (50 miles) $40 entry fee, Ride 3: Cape Lookout (100 miles) $40 entry fee. Register at Active.com. Questions? Contact [email protected]
BIKES AND BLOOMS
Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 5, 2019
Emerald Isle Welcome Center
The Emerald Isle Garden Club presents "Bikes and Blooms" in conjunction with Bike the Banks. Participating Emerald Isle businesses are decorating storefronts with bicycle-themed flower displays. Vote for your favorite on May 4 & 5! Details here.
FRIDAY FREE FLICKS
Friday, May 10, 2019
Emerald Isle Community Center
May's featured movie is Hotel Transylvania 3 (PG) at 7p.m. Movies are family oriented, free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink available for $1. Don't forget to bring chairs or blankets. No outside beverages or snacks.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Whisk mom away to the beach this year! She deserves it. A little sun, sand and surf is just what she needs. Book your Emerald Isle, NC rental today. A Mother's Day vacation is the gift that keeps on giving for years to come as you're making memories that last a lifetime.
KAYAK FOR THE WARRIORS BEACH RUN
Saturday, May 25, 2019
The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores
The annual Kayak For The Warriors Beach Run 5K & 10K happens this month. Start time is 8a.m. at The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores, 511 Salter Path Road, Atlantic Beach, NC. Mark your calendars for this great event and stay tuned for more info! Details here.
MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
Monday, May 27, 2019
Spend your Memorial Day holiday weekend in Emerald Isle this year. The coast of North Carolina is steeped in history (military and otherwise), so get out there and learn a little more about the past on a local level. You can also fit in some beach time with your favorites.
CRYSTAL COAST EVENTS
REELIN' FOR RESEARCH TOURNAMENT
Friday, May 3-4, 2019
Morehead City Waterfront
Save the date! The Reelin' For Research Tournament is slated for May 3rd and 4th this year right on the Morehead City waterfront. Let's keep up the effort to "land a cure" for childhood cancer. Visit www.reelinforresearch.org for information and registration details or visit their Facebook page. Hope to see you there fishing for a cure! It's most definitely a worthy event for a very worthy cause.
WOODEN BOAT SHOW
Saturday, May 4, 2019
NC Maritime Museum Beaufort
Whether you’re a boating enthusiast or prefer to keep your feet on dry land, this award-winning event has activities for all ages—and it's free! Celebrate the art of NC traditional wooden boatbuilding and the sport of boat racing. Dozens of handcrafted wooden boats are on display, along with nautical demonstrations, and activities for children. Throughout the show, please feel free to tag your photos with #BeaufortBoatShow.
BEAUFORT MUSIC FESTIVAL
Wed. May 8 to Thurs. May 9, 2019
Gallants Channel, Beaufort Waterfront
The Beaufort Music Festival is a community-supported, volunteer-run event. For over 30 years, the free festival has taken place each May in historic Beaufort, and the town is packed on Friday and Saturday with locals and tourists alike enjoying the beautiful weather and some pretty great music. This year's festival takes place on the waterfront at Gallant's Channel in Beaufort. Enjoy food trucks, vendors, beer tent and a kid's area. Details here.
CRYSTAL COAST BOAT SHOW
Saturday, May 18 to Sunday, May 19, 2019
Downtown Morehead City
Downtown Morehead City is excited to host the Crystal Coast Boat Show. The 2019 Boat Show features new and used boats, a variety of marine products and services, outdoor gear, fishing tackle, brokers and resource conservation groups, plus antique car show and cornhole. Enjoy free sailboat rides from Sail Carteret at the 10th Street Beach downtown, steps away from the boat show. There are kid's activities, too. Details here.
ATLANTIC BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 18, 2019
The Circle & Boardwalk, Atlantic Beach
You don’t want to miss the 6th Annual AB Beach Music Festival along the Boardwalk at the Circle, Atlantic Beach, NC! Admission is free, but pets and glass containers are prohibited. Food trucks are on-hand at the festival. While coolers are welcome, Anheuser-Busch products will be sold with all beer proceeds benefiting the Atlantic Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Shuttle service also available. Details here.
CRUISIN' TO THE CAPE FESTIVAL
Fri. May 31, 2019 to Sat, June 1, 2019
MacDaddy's, Cape Carteret
Come on out on for MacDaddy's annual "Cruisin' To The Cape" Festival. Enjoy the annual car show, crafts, food, live music, beer and more. There's fun for everyone so bring your family and your friends. Like and follow MacDaddy's Facebook page for the latest updates and information on this event, as well as more entertainment and activities that MacDaddy's is serving up in the upcoming months (beyond bowling and arcade play).
WHAT'S ON YOUR MAY CALENDAR?
We hope it includes plenty of North Carolina beach fun in the sun! Happy May!