Emerald Isle Flavor Festival- October 20, 2018- Emerald Isle, NC

Emerald Isle Flavor Festival- October 20, 2018- Emerald Isle, NC

Coastal Cuisine, Craft Beer & Wine Festival

Join us for Emerald Isle Flavor 2018, the premier NC Brew and Food Festival event on the Crystal Coast.

Sample a variety of craft beers including IPA, Pale Ales, Pilsners, Stouts, Lagers and more made by local North Carolina craft breweries or some of the great wine from local vineyards. And tempt your taste buds with delectable seafood dishes created by chefs from the finest Southern Outer Banks area restaurants.

Entertainment for the weekend includes performances from a variety of artists. So come relax and enjoy a fabulous oceanside weekend of food and fun in Emerald Isle!

2018 Autumn Festival- September 22, 2018- New Bern, NC

2018 Autumn Festival- September 22, 2018- New Bern, NC

September 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Taylor Shannon
(330) 858-3430

Experience fundraising a different way in New Bern with live music, silent auctions and everyone dancing the night away in the heart of downtown.

Autumn Affair will have the popular band, Limited Engagement for you to dance the night away! You can also bid on dozens of items including overnight getaways, gift certificates, paintings, boat rides and so much more!

Autumn Affair brings our community together for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those that need us most, to reach their full potential as responsible, productive and caring citizens.

100% of proceeds go directly to New Bern and Havelock Clubs.

Swansboro Mullet Festival- October 13-14, 2018

Swansboro Mullet Festival- October 13-14, 2018

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!”


Festival Admission:
Admission is FREE


Swansboro Mullet Festival Contact Information:
Website: www.swansborofestivals.com
Phone: (910) 326-2600

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

Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival- September 29, 2018

Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival- September 29, 2018

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.

North Carolina Seafood Festival- October 5-7, 2018- Morehead City NC

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.

The Seafood Festival in Morehead City, NC, is a don’t-miss event!

MumFest October 12-14, 2018- New Bern, NC

MumFest October 12-14, 2018- New Bern, NC

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!


Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!




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.

15th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina

15th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina

15th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina

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

Kreative Cakez

La Casetta

Live @ The City Laundry

Moe’s of New Bern

Posh Palate Caterers and Events

Sea Glass Cafe

Skylight Inn BBQ (new!)

Soo’s Chocolate

TaTa’s Takeout Cafe

The Flame

The Tiny Tornado

The Village Butcher

and more!

NEW for our 15th Year!

Wine Tastings with Mutual Distributing Company

Beer Tastings with Uptown Brewery

Silent Auction

2018 Sponsors

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)

Northwest Creek Marina

Coastal Carolina Health Care (CCHC)

Fisher Fuel Markets

Great Outdoor Provision Company