Destination Spotlight | Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Greetings, Festiva travelers. Are you going to Atlantic Beach soon? Let’s take a look at all the wonderful festivals in store for this month and beyond at this relaxing beach destination.

CARTERET COUNTY ARTS & CRAFTS COALITION SUMMER SHOW: June 30- July 1
This is a juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends in a year. Held at the Beaufort Historic Site, this is the perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsman.

GREAT 4TH RACE: July 7
Traditionally-rigged sailing craft rally to celebrate the historic voyages that carried the news of the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the Outer Banks will be in Taylor’s Creek.

34TH ANNUAL RSWSC KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT: July 27-28
Join the Raleigh Saltwater Sport Fishing Club in kicking off the 2018 Division 1 SKA Season in beautiful Morehead City, North Carolina. As always, there will be huge payouts and plenty of family friendly competition for anglers and teams of all levels.

18TH ANNUAL BUDDY PELLETIER MEMORIAL LONGBOARD CLASSIC: July 28 and 29
Selah Dubb returns for the Saturday night Beach Party from 7:30-10. Kids Beach Clean-up Contest Saturday with Surfrider Foundation Bogue Banks Chapter.

Marlins Home Baseball Games
Enjoy a baseball game, and a hot dog or two, in the amazing atmosphere that can be found at Big Rock Stadium. The Morehead City Marlins is part of the Coastal Plains League, which is the nation’s hottest collegiate league.

Bike, Brunch & Bubbles
Take a leisurely bicycle ride through the historic tree-lined streets historic as a guide tells you about Beaufort’s past. Then, relax and enjoy Sunday Brunch at Beaufort Grocery Company, one of the region’s most renowned dining establishments.

FORT MACON GUIDED TOUR
Meet in the Fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Monday through Friday at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Movie Night at Atlantic Beach
Come out for FREE Wednesday movie nights at the Circle along the Boardwalk in Atlantic Beach. Bring chairs or blankets. Movies start at 8:30. Rain date: Thursday nights.

Summer Concerts at Fort Macon
Bring a folding chair and enjoy an hour long concert by local bands and artists inside historic Fort Macon. All concerts are free although donations are most welcomed. Doors open early for picnickers and all who want to take in the beautiful setting. Just in case it rains the concerts will be held inside the Education Center at the Fort.

Pat Barcas

Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for Festiva, based in Asheville, NC. In his spare time he enjoys photography, astronomy, hiking, hanging out with his family and dog, and of course, traveling!

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