July 25th- July 26th - PolyFest
Onslow County Parks and Recreation presents the 1st Annual Polyfest! A 2 day festival with Asian Drums, Samoan Dancers, Fire Dancers, Hula Dancers, and Tahitian Dancers! Get into the Island spirit with games, food, entertainment, crafts and more! Admission is free! Get more details at onlyinonslow.com.
August 8th-9th - The Beaufort Pirate Invasion
Experience history at the Beaufort Pirate Invasion. Enjoy the famous pirate invasion battle along the Beaufort Waterfront with the Meka II and Ada Mae, the pirate encampment at the Beaufort historical grounds along with historical demonstrations, vendors, and more! Pirates, wenches, and other nefarious characters roam the streets engaging in sword fighting, impromptu street battles, and whip demonstrations. Enjoy authentic Sea Shanties, Pirate songs, and more by the Rusty Cutlass, Motley Tones, and Thunder and Spice. More info at www.beaufortpirateinvasion.com .
August 10th - Picnic at the Park
There will be a Military Appreciation Concert and Family Day at Grainger Stadium in Kinston on August 10th from 1PM-7PM. This is a free closed event for Active Duty Military, Retired Military, Veterans, and their families. There will be an acoustic concert, kid zone with interactive inflatables, games, face painting, food, and door prizes.
September 20th - 9th Annual Day4Kids
Bringing adults and children of all ages together for a fun-filled day of vendors, activities, games, face painting and more! Celebrate our children by spending meaningful time with them. Day4Kids will be held Saturday, September 20th from 10am to 2pm at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center, 7500 Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle. Rain or Shine.
October 3rd-5th - Morehead City Seafood Festival
October 11th-12th - New Bern's MumFest
New Bern's MumFest is the combination of family fun, entertainment, attractions, exhibitors and savory foods in the beautifully restored setting of downtown New Bern and its waterfront, is enjoyed by more than 90,000 festival-goers every fall. Get more details at mumfest.com.
October 25th - Jacksonville OktoberFest
A day of family fun including live music, children activities, amusement rides and games, food and beverage court, beer garden and mouthwatering bratwurst, arts and crafts, vendors, exhibits and a veterans services area. Attendance over 8,000 and more than 120 vendors.