The Best February 2018 Events on the Crystal Coast

Best February 2018 Events

Welcome to February at the beach in Emerald Isle, North Carolina with some amazing, fun and family-friendly events and things to do. There is an incredibly full calendar of events this month, so you'll want to mark down your favorites. There are a lot of options for celebrating Valentine's Day from Daddy-Daughter nights to date nights to pet-friendly outings—and it's all happening this month on the Crystal Coast. Make some special plans right now for the loved ones in your life.

We've chosen the best things to do in February on the Crystal Coast that are a quick and easy drive from your Emerald Isle rental. These are only the highlights, but you can find the full February 2018 Crystal Coast event calendar here. Get out your calendar and save these dates.

Live Bands at the Emerald Club Beach and Tiki Bar

February 2018
Emerald Isle

The E-Club offers up some of the most talented local bands around at the night club which features an outdoor patio and tiki bar. There's live music every weekend! It's an adults-only venue and you must be 21 and up to enter. The E-Club is the perfect place for a date night out or fun times with friends. You can text 910.554.1633 for E-club shuttle service and skip the driving.

At the North Carolina AquariumAquarium

February 2018
NC Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores

The NC Aquarium is open every day in February from 9a.m. to 5p.m. plus it offers special behind-the-scenes programs and activities for kids and kids-at-heart. See what the aquarium has to offer and plan your underwater adventure this month. 

At Fort Macon State Park

February 2018
Atlantic Beach

Check out all of this month's special programs happening at the Fort. From musket firings to flags and hikes to other outdoor adventures, there's a lot to see and do at historic Fort Macon. Put it on your February to-do list.

Carolina Chocolate FestivalChocolate

February 3-4, 2018
Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City

Chocolate lovers indulge! The annual Carolina Chocolate Festival takes place at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City the first weekend in February and is packed with activities from tastings, demonstrations and bake-offs to golfing and relaxing at the spa. Check their website for details about each activity and to purchase tickets for any one of the ten main events. All the proceeds from the Carolina Chocolate Festival benefit local charities. This festival has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Carteret County charities. We've been celebrating chocolate and charity for a long time here on the Crystal Coast. Come join us.

Free Wine Tastings at K9s and Coffee

February 10 and February 24, 2018Wine Tasting
Emerald Isle

Paws and enjoy life, that's the motto at K9s and Coffee in Emerald Isle. You can do just that at the free wine tasting from 6-8p.m. on select evenings. Donations are accepted and all proceeds benefit Misplaced Mutts. Come and check out one of the best pet-friendly places in town during the free wine tastings or anytime. 

Crystal Coast Fur Ball

February 10, 2018
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Atlantic Beach

Love is in the hair from 6-9p.m. at the 2nd Annual Fur Ball of the Crystal Coast in support of Austin Veterinary Outreach and Rescue. It's a great opportunity to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your pet! Be there for great music by the Will Baker Band, food, and a silent auction for items to support the Austin Veterinary Outreach and Rescue. With your support we can help save more dogs and cats in 2018. We look forward to seeing your paws on the dance floor! 

Daddy Daughter Date Night at Chick-fil-ADaddy Daughter Date

February 13, 2018
Morehead City
Attention all Dads: Daddy Daughter Date Night is back at Chik-fil-A with seating times at 5:30p.m., 6:30p.m. and 7:30p.m. Please go to for more information and to register! You won’t want to miss this! (IMG Source: Chick-fil-A Morehead City Facebook)

Dancing with Our Stars

February 17, 2018
Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City

Save the Date! Please mark your calendars for a gala evening of food, games, silent auction, local celebrities, and fancy footwork from 5:30 to 11:30p.m. Our Community. Our Stars. Our Children. For more information on the event, to purchase tickets, become a sponsor, or to make a donation, please call Tina Purifoy at 252.247.3883.


Masquerade Dinner Theatre

February 17, 2018
The Infusion Cafe, Morehead City

Are you looking for something uniquely fun and exciting to do with your sweetheart on Valentine's weekend? You are invited to join the cast of performers with characters and vocalists extraordinaire who are ready to astound and entertain you. The night features live musical performances from some of today's best loved musicals. The show surrounds with your table at the stage. The music is big and bold, the food elegant and tasty, the costuming a swirl of formal, epic color that spans three centuries and the evening. It will be simply magical! So find your mask, dress for your part, and join the festivities. The doors open at 6:30p.m. The show begins at 7p.m. Seating is limited and tickets are required. Call 252.240.2800 for seating and ticket information.

International Film Series 2018

February 22-23, 2018
Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City

The International Film Series is back at it this year with four new films from four new countries. Join the fun for a wonderful dinner catered by Floyd's 1921 and inspired by the featured movie's country. After dinner stroll over to Joslyn Hall for popcorn and the movie. Admission to the movie is free, but donations support the series. Dinner is at 6p.m. where you can enjoy cuisine that reflects the culture of the evening's movie, which costs $30 per person (dinner and one drink ticket) and a cash bar is available. Visit the website for show times and future features throughout the winter/spring season.



You'll love February on the Crystal Coast. Make your plans now to be on the beach this Valentine's holiday or anytime you need a beach escape. 


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