Mmm, mmm, mullet! Eat it fried, broiled, grilled, smoked, stewed and more! Here at the Annual Mullet Festival of Swansboro, you can get mullet any way you like it.
The Swansboro Mullet Festival kicks off on Saturday in Swansboro with a parade down Highway 24. This family-friendly festival also features a street carnival, arts & crafts, games, music and more. The kiddos will love the children’s area that includes games, a climbing wall, inflatables and the always popular “Mullet Toss!”
Come out to the Carolina Kite Festival in Atlantic Beach where you’ll experience two days of high-flying fun! See more than 100 kites soaring through the air, watch kite-flying demonstrations and take beautiful pictures of the kites dotting the sky. Kids’ activities include candy drops and kite building.
Carolina Kite Festival Schedule:
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Night Fly will be held on Saturday evening at 6:00 pm
Carolina Kite Festival Admission: Admission is FREE
Carolina Kite Festival Location: The event is hosted by Kites Unlimited & BirdStuff, etc. and takes place at:
Sands Villa Resort
1400 E Ft. Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC
Carolina Kite Festival Contact Information: Website: birdsandkites.com
Phone: (252) 247-7011
Make plans to visit Emerald Isle this September for the Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival and enjoy a day filled with great music, food and fun!
Food trucks and vendors will be set up in the parking area of the Western Ocean Regional Access, so grab some lunch, snacks, and/or dinner at the festival. And make sure to purchase your very own Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival t-shirt at the gazebo.
The Beach Music Festival was an area favorite nearly twenty years ago and is returning for music lovers throughout the Crystal Coast.
Music Festival Admission:
Admission is FREE
Music Festival Hours:
Start time: 11:00 am
End time: 5:30 pm
Music Festival Location:
Parking will be permitted along the grassy NC 58 right of way. Only handicapped parking will be available at the Western Ocean Regional Access.
The North Carolina Seafood Festival was selected as one of the Top 20 Festivals & Events in the Southeast!
This FREE festival is one of the area’s most popular, drawing in more than 200,000 people to Morehead City. For more than 25 years, the festival has provided residents and visitors alike with world-class entertainment, family fun, and most importantly, the best seafood you’ve ever tasted.
Food lovers have the chance to sample just about every piece of seafood imaginable or learn how to prepare their own with chef cooking demonstrations.
The NC Seafood Festival also features amusement rides, music concert, road race, pier fishing tournament, sailing regatta and the annual Southern Outer Banks Boat Show.
MumFest is a combination of family fun, entertainment, attractions, exhibitors and great food in the beautifully restored setting of historic downtown New Bern and its waterfront. About 100,000 festival-goers enjoyed Mumfestivities in 2017. And, MumFest 2018 promises to be another fabulous fun-filled fall weekend! So be sure to mark your calendar for October 12-14, 2018!
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport, operated by the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport Authority, hereby publishes a proposed overall goal for its DBE Program for FY 2019 to FY 2021. The proposed overall goal is 7.9% for all Federal Aviation Administration-Airport Improvement Program funded projects in FY 2019 to FY 2021. The methodology used in developing this goal is available for review and comment during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) until August 15, 2018, at the office of the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport, 200 Terminal Drive, New Bern, NC 28562.
For additional information and/or questions, please contact Leigh Ann Cook, Business Manager at (252) 772-9530 x222.
Tickets on sale now! Purchase your Taste tickets HERE.
The 15th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina in New Bern is scheduled for March 13, 2018. The Taste of Coastal Carolina is New Bern’s major annual fundraiser supporting the work of the three Riverkeepers for the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers, including the Lower Neuse RIVERKEEPER®.
Last year 20 local restaurants, caterers and bakeries participated in The Taste of Coastal Carolina providing a great selection of mouthwatering tastes ranging from savory to sweet.
Tickets are $100 each which includes a $60 tax deductible donation to Sound Rivers – purchase tickets HERE. All patrons enjoy reserved seating, a bar with complimentary wine and beer, additional wine and beer tastings, and some of your favorite restaurants serving up great food. Doors open at 5:30pm. The relaxed atmosphere allows patrons time to enjoy friends, sample great variety of food from local restaurants, and a chance to vote for their favorite dishes. Every effort is made to accommodate requests to seat friends together, and the purchase of 10 tickets reserves a complete table for friends or business associates.
Tickets will go on sale by mid-January, so check back for updates!
2018 Participating Restaurants – More to come!
Circa 1810 at the Harvey Mansion (new!)
Kitchen on Trent
Live @ The City Laundry
Moe’s of New Bern
Posh Palate Caterers and Events
Sea Glass Cafe
Skylight Inn BBQ (new!)
TaTa’s Takeout Cafe
The Tiny Tornado
The Village Butcher
NEW for our 15th Year!
Wine Tastings with Mutual Distributing Company
Beer Tastings with Uptown Brewery
This event would not be possible without the support of sponsors who share Sound Rivers mission to protect and preserve the rivers we love. Please take note of the sponsors listed below. (Updated January 11, 2018)
ABOUT: Bluegrass and folk bands from around North Carolina and across the country will come together for a celebration of food and music this September during the inaugural Piggin’ and Grinnin’ festival at Tryon Palace, North Carolina’s first capitol. Held on the picturesque Tryon Palace South Lawn, Piggin’ and Grinnin’ offers a full lineup of bands, including the Steep Canyon Rangers, Sierra Hull, Chatham County Line, Mountain Faith, Balsam Range, Blind Boy Paxton, Merchant’s Road, and Strung Together. Enjoy the tunes and the views with cold drinks, craft vendors, and a food truck rodeo with plenty of piggin’ going on.
Tickets offered as General Admission on the lawn or VIP, which includes two complimentary drink tickets, seating near the main stage, meet and greet opportunities, and VIP parking.
Admission: GA $30, VIP $50 (5/1-8/5); GA $35, VIP $55 (8/6-9/2); Tryon Palace Foundation Members: GA $30, TPF VIP $50
MumFest is a combination of family fun, entertainment, attractions, exhibitors and great food in the beautifully restored setting of historic downtown New Bern and its waterfront. More than 100,000 festival-goers enjoyed Mumfestivities in 2016. And, MumFest 2017 promises to be another fabulous fun-filled fall weekend! So be sure to mark your calendar for October 13-15!
MumFest is one of the finest award-winning festivals in the state of North Carolina. It is recognized statewide as a major eastern North Carolina family festival, and has received numerous awards over the years to include Best NC Main Street Downtown Event, Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 October events, and the Sun Journal Reader’s Choice winner as Best Festival for many years running. MumFest is a great weekend for visitors of all ages!
MumFest is a city sponsored event produced by Swiss Bear
Downtown Development Corp.
PO Box 597, New Bern, NC 28563 | Tel: 252-638-5781 | www.downtownnewbern.com
MumFest Coordinator: email@example.com