Please be aware that all events at the Beaufort Historic Site are open to change in light of COVID19 and will follow all of the guidelines corresponding to it. For more information please call 252-728-5225. Thank you. PLEASE NOTE: In light of COVID10 restrictions, there will be no inside tours of homes.
As with many of our events this year, our beloved Christmas Candlelight Tour will see change. However, while we are unable to tour our friends’ beautiful private historic homes, we have planned something that we are confident will still truly bring the Christmas spirit to our sweet seaport village.
On Saturday, December 12 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. the grounds and buildings of the Beaufort Historic Site will come to life and transport you back in time to an 18th century Christmas. For $20, you will be able to tour the Victorian Josiah Bell House c.1825, primitive Leffers Cottage c.1778, and the federal John C. Manson House c.1825. You will also have the chance to tour the Old Burying Ground and learn about Beaufort’s historic past.
As an added bonus, the English Double-Decker bus will be decked out in Christmas lights and will travel the streets of Beaufort for all to delight in holiday décor at historic private homes, inns, and more. So if you live in Beaufort, be sure to decorate early this year!
The bus will stop at a variety of inns, churches, and businesses. Some of the establishments will even be offering extra holiday cheer with fire pits, s’mores kits, music, and magically lit gardens that are perfect for a photo-op.
Don’t forget to stop in at the Old Beaufort Shop to grab holiday gifts. The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery will also be open and featuring the work of Jimmy Craig Womble, Lisa Tuchek, and Mandy Johnson.
We will be following all Covid-19 protocol. Masks and social distancing will be required, and we will have hand sanitizer handy, so all we need is you!
For more information about the tour or to purchase your ticket, visit beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225, or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center at 130 Turner Street. We cannot wait to celebrate the holiday season with you.
Celebrate the 4th of July with Fireworks at Gallants Channel!
Saturday, February 22nd,
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
No need to travel to New Orleans for a taste of Mardi Gras – a celebration is waiting close to home in the town of Beaufort, North Carolina! Mardi Gras on Middle Lane is an enticing afternoon event that pays homage to the grand annual party with an array of ways to have fun for visitors of all ages. From activities for the kids, to live Cajun music and jazz, there will be a fun party atmosphere throughout the Mardi Gras on Middle Lane event.
Cocoa 5k Fun Run & Walk
8:45am – 2:45pm
Chocolate Festival General Admission
Downtown Morehead City Waterfront|412 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC | Map
Held in Morehead City, the North Carolina Seafood Festival celebrates the history and significance of the local fishing industry. The festival features a wide range of delicious eats, a variety of live performances by musicians and street artists, vendors and artisans selling handmade items and educational opportunities for guests of all ages.
Prepare to raise a glass September 27th and 28th to mark Beaufort Wine and Food’s fourth annual craft beer festival, Beaufort’s Brewin’. The two day festival will feature a variety of events held in Beaufort and will range in size from beer dinners, luncheons and seminars to the headline event; Beer, Bubbles and BBQ held in downtown Beaufort. Partnering with regional distributors and over two dozen breweries from across the state and beyond, BWF has crafted a stellar line up of events to generate great exposure for the organization and the Crystal Coast. Over the course of two days, guests are immersed in a number of beer focused events. Friday, 9/27 there will be a beer seminar, beer dinners and the crowd favorite Pub Crawl. Saturday leads up to the headline event for the festival – Beer, Bubbles and BBQ, which will be held in the West Parking lot (400 block of Front Street) in downtown Beaufort from 3 – 7 p.m. and feature over 25 craft breweries and brew pubs, with a sampling from across the state and beyond. Guests will have the chance to vote for their favorite brewery during the event and the winner will be announced at the event. In addition to tasting dozens of beers at Beer Bubbles and BBQ, guests will be treated to a variety of BBQ and sides, as a number of regional pitmasters put their best dish forward in a People’s Choice BBQ competition. Live music will round out the entertainment for the afternoon event. Proceeds from ticket sales go towards BWF’s mission to support local charities and non-profits that strive to improve life in Carteret County. Tickets to Beer Bubbles and BBQ will be available at the door the day of the event. Tickets to all other events vary and must be purchased in advanced as some events are expected to sell out. Tickets go on sale in early August. A full schedule will be published online closer to the ticket sales date.More information is available online at beaufortwineandfood.com, by calling 252-515-0708 or stopping by the BWF office at 129 Middle Lane, Beaufort.
August 9, 2019 | 10:00 am – August 11, 2019 | 1:00 pm
The Beaufort Pirate Invasion is a reenactment of an event that happened in Beaufort, North Carolina, in 1747, when the town was caught up in a battle to defend itself from Spanish privateers. Blackbeard is also part of our local history and the wreck of QAR is here to prove it. Along with many other tales and legends of the Notorious Pirate and his alleged shenanigans in our area. This annual event was created in 1960 to highlight this unique and historical event of victory. The story unfolds on the waterfront at Taylor’s Creek, throughout town and around pirate encampments. Professional pirate re-enactors, villagers and merchants roam throughout town creating a historical and piratical presence for pirate enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy. Join us in celebrating our towns history and unique culture throughout the year by visiting Beaufort during one of our many local events and don’t miss the N.C. Maritime Museum and the Queen Anne’s Revenge exhibit which opened last spring and many other interesting things to see and do in NC’s Coolest Small Town.
40 Years and still going strong… Join us for a local tradition, the Historic Beaufort 10K/5K/1M race.
7:30 am- 1 Mile Run/Walk
7:55 am- 5K/10K Wheelchair & Baby Jogger participants
8:00 am- 5K Run/10K Run
1-Mile: $25 by 6/30/19; $30 thereafter
5K: $30 by 6/30/19; $35 thereafter
10K: $35 by 6/30/19; $40 thereafter
FAMILY/GROUP PRICING: Groups of 4 or more signing up at the same time receive $5 off per person (any of the 3 events)!
Wheelchair and Baby Jogger participants are welcome in any of the 3 events.
Pre-registered participants may pick up packets on Friday, July 19th from 4-6:30p.m. in Beaufort at the Beaufort Train Station at 614 Broad Street (corner of Broad and Pollock St). Race Day packet pick-up and registration will be from 6:30- 7:45 a.m. at First Citizens.
This year’s race will be timed by Run the East using disposable BibTags. Runners must pick up and wear their race bibs during the race. Make sure you do not bend the timing chip on the bib.
Medallions are given to the:
Top 3 overall male & female finishers in the 10K & 5K
Top 3 male & female masters finishers in the 10K & 5K
Top 2 male & female age group finishers in the 10K & 5K
Top 1 male & female wheelchair finishers in the 10K & 5K
Top 1 male & female baby joggers in the 5K
Oldest & youngest finishers in all 3 races
10K- 12 & under, 13-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over
5K- 12 & under, 13-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over
1 Mile- 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over
Runners must register at least 45 minutes before the race to be eligible for awards!
Join Bestselling Author Kristy Woodson Harvey in Travel + Leisure’s Best Small Town, Beaufort, NC (the real Peachtree Bluff) for a day of fun tours, delicious food and all the southern charm you can handle!
Harvey’s newest novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, will be released in May. To celebrate, the Beaufort Historic Site has teamed up with Kristy for several fun events – take a ride on the vintage double-decker bus, get literary at Kristy’s book talk, explore the authentically preserved Historic Site, sip on cocktails, or eat dinner accompanied by live jazz!
Mark your calendar and
Purchase Tickets HERE
Sailing a Spritsail Skiff on a summer day – What can top that?
A father-daughter sail enjoying the freedom of the winds
and the fair breeze.
This painting is quintessentially Beaufort.
Sailing past fishing boats and the old draw bridge these sailors are taking advantage of all Beaufort has to offer.
Hence the title “Wish You Were Here”.
Add a beer and a fine meal and you can have the complete Beaufort experience in your own home.
“Wish You Were Here” is an oil painting by local artist, Donna Lee Nyzio, ASMA (American Society of Marine Artists)
12×24 unframed, (18×30 framed)
This slice of summer can be yours for $2,550.
The original painting will be on display at the NC Maritime Museum.
Celebrate this year’s Wooden Boat Show and support the
Friends of the Museum with a poster
of “Wish You Were Here”.
Purchase a 12×18 poster of “Wish You Were Here” for $20, or with a custom remarque for $50.
An old-fashioned flea market on the Beaufort Historic Site with vendors selling antiques and collectibles, art, crafts, handmade jewelry, books, food and much more. No admission charge. Vendor information is available for this fun spring event.
Bites and Blues
Tempt your palate with twenty-two bites from locally owned restaurants as live blues music fills the waterfront.
Use your ticket as your guide as you walk the Morehead City Waterfront, stopping at each waterfront restaurant or host business to taste a delicious “bite” from each locally-owned participating restaurant. Blues music will fill the air as bands and solo performers entertain attendees along the Waterfront route. At the end of the night, attendees will choose their favorite “Bite Of The Nite”. The winning restaurant will receive honors along with the prestigious White Plate and a monetary prize. Second and third place restaurants will also receive a monetary prize.
This sell-out event has become a Carteret County favorite among locals and visitors alike so don’t miss out on the chance to “Bite Through The Night” on the beautiful Morehead City Waterfront!
March 20, 2019 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
In the mid-1980s at a boatyard in Annapolis, MD., Captain Bob Turner wore socks all during the long, cold winter months while working on OPB’s (Other People’s Boats). By winter’s end, his socks were stand-up stiff with sawdust, caulk and bottom paint. ON the first day of spring, Capt. Bob placed his leavings laden socks in a paint tray, doused them with lighter fluid, set them on fire, and then drank beer to celebrate. And so the spring tradition of sock burning began and it has grown to coastal communities across the country.
Come join us and celebrate the age-old maritime tradition of burning your socks on the spring solstice. Enjoy oysters, food, brew, and music. Tickets are $25 and available online at www.beaufortnc.com or at Backstreet Pub in Beaufort.
Bring a pair of old socks to burn. Bring a pair of new socks to donate.
Valentine BUNKO Fundraiser for The Bridge Down East | 2pm – 5:30pm
The Beaufort Woman’s Club invites you to a fun-filled afternoon of Bunko at the lovely Moonrakers Restaurant on the Beaufort waterfront. The event benefits The Bridge Downeast – Ramsey Centert who not only provide after-school activities and tutoring but also teen and senior events for the community. Bunko is a very easy game of luck, no skill needed! If you can count to 21 you can play bunko! Limited to 60 players so buy tickets early! Refreshments will be available and a cash wine bar. Many raffle prizes will be given out during the event and prizes awarded for a winner, loser, most bunkos, and most baby bunkos. For more details, 252-838-0083 or www.beaufortwomansclub.com
February 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A luncheon will be held at Clawson’s 3rd-floor dining area for our guest author, Kristina McMorris. Kristin is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author with five historical novels to her credit that have won 10 prestigious awards. Her latest book, Sold on a Monday, has already received rave reviews. She will be joined by Beaufort resident and well-known author, Kristy Harvey, for a delightful lunch and discussion.
February 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In an effort to increase membership, the BHA opens the buildings of the Beaufort Historic Site for current and prospective members to explore, which allows them to see how the BHA uses membership dollars to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of Beaufort and Carteret County. The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery will feature artists Vicki Mann and Brook Penick.
Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour
December 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tour private homes in Beaufort and ride on the double-decker bus with carolers from local churches. Homeowners will open their doors so that the public can delight in their festive décor and decorations.
December 1, 2018 | 5:30 pm-7:45 pm
The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla features boats, yachts, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season. The decorated boats can be seen at 5:30 p.m. on the Morehead City waterfront and at 6:15 p.m. on the Beaufort waterfront. Boats may register to participate in the Flotilla by phone or mail, and until noon on Saturday, December 1, at the North Carolina Maritime Museum Store. All decorated boats are judged and prizes for excellence and creativity are awarded at the Awards Party after the Flotilla in the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center located across the street from the museum. Cash prizes will be awarded! Entry fee to participate. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.
Please join us for the Fall Fundraising Party held in the beautiful, Beaufort home of Robin and Katherine Team. Featuring the works of Jaquelin Perry, one of our favorite artists. Artwork is available for purchase. Admission $100.