The Crystal Coast is a great place to visit no matter when you come. But something special happens if you come in July. The rich history and culture of this region come alive with patriotic events happening up and down the coast. If you’re planning a July vacation to these shores, here’s your list of what to expect.
Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Summer Show
Looking to find some beautiful coastal artwork for your home? This is the perfect opportunity! Browse the work of artists and craftsmen to find original pieces you can’t find anywhere else.
Annual July 4th Celebration
121 East Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, NC • 252-726-2121 • Website
A magnificent presentation by the 572nd Air Force Band. Then the main event, FIREWORKS!
The Glorious Fourth
Get into the spirit of Independence Day with a day of historical presentations and performances. Arts, crafts and games for all ages. And a live reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Parade & Community Picnic
Beaufort, NC • Call 252-726-8148 for more information
A small-town, morning parade kicks the day off. Then a community picnic on the lawn of the courthouse. Live music as well as free ice cream!
4th of July Fireworks and Concerts
Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Morehead City & Swansboro • Call 252-726-8148 for more information
Fireworks and celebrations are happening all over the Crystal Coasts. Get more information by calling the Crystal Coast Visitor Center, 252-726-8148.
Beaufort Historic Site Summer Party
What better way to celebrate summer than a fabulous summer party? Delicious food, live music and an open bar. There will also be a silent auction benefiting the Beaufort Historical Association.
A week of shark-themed programs and activities comes to the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium! With live shark feedings.
Barta Boys & Girls Club Billfish Tournament
Beaufort Waterfront • Beaufort, NC • 252-808-2286 • Website
A great event for junior anglers to try out their skills. Learn from the best and see what happening in the fishing community at the Beaufort Waterfront.
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