Top 3 Events This August on the Crystal Coast


Top 3 Events This August on the Crystal Coast

Wow, August is here. Are you celebrating the summer beach season with us this year? There's still time! Book your Emerald Isle vacation rental and join us in savoring the sweet summer days on the beach and around town on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Are you curious to know what's happening here in August? We can help. Here are our top 3 events you won't want to miss this month. Hope to see you there!


Emerlad Isle Glow Party

Emerald Isle Glow in the Dark Beach Party

Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 7-11p.m.

Emerald Isle Beach

Get ready for an 80s-themed dance party on the beach. Wear your glow-in-the-dark dance gear and party the night away at this family-friendly event. Admission is free but suggested donations include:

  • $10 donation per person or $25 per family for the Do It for Drew foundation
  • 4 canned good items for Hope Mission in Morehead City
  • 50/50 raffle tickets benefitting Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation

The exact location is yet to be determined but it could be at the Bogue Inlet Pier or Western Ocean Regional Access. Stay tuned and check-in on the Emerald Isle Glow in the Dark Beach Party Event page on Facebook for the latest details, updates, and to let us know if you'll be there. Wear your brightest neon and best glow-in-the-dark paint!


Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Friday & Saturday, August 11-12, 2017

Downtown Beaufort and Waterfront

Arrr, Mateys! It's that time of year again. For two full days, you can step back in time with the sights and sounds of the 17th century as Beaufort comes alive with over a hundred pirate and militia re-enactors as they overrun the town. Enjoy historical demonstrations such as sword fighting, cannon firing and see blackpowder weapons displays, a mock trial and hanging, and so much more.

There are activities for everyone to enjoy throughout town, such as musical entertainment, magic shows, costume contest, storytelling, period encampments and vendors. With wide eyes and amazement, aspiring young pirates enjoy the spontaneous shenanigans as the nefarious characters roam the streets and shops, engaging in mock battles, bursting into song, posing for pictures. Landlubbers, beware!


Solar Eclipse Scenic Cruise

Solar Eclipse Scenic Cruise on the Crystal Coast Lady

Monday, August 21, 2017 from 1:30-3:30pm

Beaufort Waterfront

Enjoy this rare 2017 eclipse from the serenity of calm waters without the obstruction of buildings. The moon will cover part of the sun's disc during this astrological phenomena. You don't want to miss this! Special solar eclipse viewing glasses are provided and you can't beat the views. Adult tickets cost $22, children aged 3-11 cost $13, infants through age 2 are admitted for free. Senior and military discounts also available. Make your reservations now before it's fully booked and cruise the local waters for this special solar event.


So, what are you waiting for? Isn't it time for another beautiful beach vacation on the North Carolina shoreline of the Crystal Coast? Labor Day is coming quickly, so go ahead and make your plans to celebrate the end of summer with us. We'd love to have you!


It's never too early or too late to plan your next Emerald Isle beach vacation. You can start right now!

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Where will you be this August? We hope to see you on Emerald Isle beach and around town. Let us know if you'll be here!

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