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.
Bite through the night on the Morehead City Waterfront at Bites & 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!
A Beaufort native, Mrs. Ipock often creates paintings from moments or memories she has cherished. Many of those are the coastal scenes that surround her. As she puts it, “Carteret County is such a beautiful place. I just want to capture that beauty on canvas and save the moment.”
She does just that, bringing
her paintings to life with her use of color and light. Not afraid to experiment in different techniques and paints, she uses a variety of methods to express her views on canvas.
The gallery will feature the beautiful works of Jamison from April through May.
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.
Beaufort Historic Bus
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.
Beaufort Yacht Harbor
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.
Beaufort Wine and Food is celebrating its fifth annual Oyster Roast, taking place at Beau Coast, off Lennoxville Road from 2 – 5 p.m. Saturday, November 3rd.
The gathering celebrates the bounty of Eastern NC cuisine and will feature local steamed oysters, shrimp and other seafood selections along with North Carolina pork and poultry.
Proceeds from the event benefit organizations that serve Carteret County.
Hello Everyone, post-Hurricane Florance, we are OPEN and so is the TOWN of Beaufort! Come to visit and support our community shops, ferry services, cruises, tours, and restaurants! https://beaufortncevents.com/events-calendar/ https://beaufortrestaurantguide.com/
See you soon! #beaufortnc #mycrystalcoast #pecantreeinnnc
See you soon!
OCTOBER 12-14, 2018
As you know, Beaufort and most of Eastern NC is just starting to heal from the devastation brought on by Hurricane Florence. Beaufort Wine and Food is moving forward with its third annual craft beer festival – BEAUFORT’S BREWIN’ in an effort to raise much-needed funds for Hurricane Relief in our beloved community.
Please consider supporting this worthy cause. Many in our community did not fare as well as some, and there is still much work that needs to be done. Purchase tickets, sponsor, or volunteer today! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-515-0708 for details on how to help. It has been amazing to see communities come together and help each other during this time of need.
Just a note to let everyone know we thank you for all your prayers, phone call, text message, and well wishes. The Inn survived Hurricane Florence with minimal damages and we are preparing to re-open our doors on Monday, September 24th.
We are excited that the Beaufort Wine and Food will hold the second annual Beer Festival this coming weekend and proceeds will assist with the Hurrican Relief, so many were affected here in Beaufort and Carteret County. #Beaufortstrong #CararetCountyStrong
Please feel free to donate or shop online at one of the businesses that are donating 10if you can to our little community as we rebuild.
“JOIN THE 300-YEAR LEGEND!”
It has been three hundred years since the notorious pirate Blackbeard lost his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge in Beaufort waters. Since that time, many legends have emerged, some based on facts, some born of imagination. Either way, Blackbeard has become an inseparable part of our story!
August 10-11 of this year, The Beaufort Pirate Invasion will acknowledge this part of our history by adopting the theme,
“The Year of Blackbeard”, coinciding with other events in the community.
Every August, The Beaufort Pirate Invasion attracts thousands of people to our community to be entertained by pirate-themed activities and historical re-enactments while enjoying spending time in the nation’s “Coolest Small Town.”
The Beaufort Pirate Invasion, Inc., is a community-based organization comprised of dedicated volunteers, historical re-enactors and history enthusiasts. Our mission is to celebrate the rich history of our town by bringing to life our interpretation of the Spanish attack of 1747 and the history of piracy along our coast.
This year, The Beaufort Pirate Invasion, Inc., will donate a portion of the event proceeds to the Bonehenge Whale Center, a project of the Carolina City Maritime Foundation. Learn more at www.bonehenge.org. @beaufortpirateinvasion
Beaufort Wine and Food Festival
12pm – 1:30pm
As they gear up for this year’s Living History Series at the Beaufort Historic
Site you are invited to join them at Clawson’s for this year’s Lunch and Learn!
Thriller Fiction Author and Brigadier General (U.S. Army, Retired) Anthony J.
Tata will be joining in for this year’s luncheon to discuss his bestselling novels,
including his newest novel Direct Fire, released December 2017. Tickets for
this event include the price of lunch and are $30. Tickets are limited so please
call ahead to reserve your spot. For more details, 252-728-5225 or
At first, if you don’t succeed reopen the old bridge! CDOT is keeping the old bridge open for now!
January 13, 2018 This annual Bridal Fair hosted by Pam’s Specialized Catering takes place each year in January at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. It is an event the Crystal Coast bride-to-be must attend. Bring the groom, the mother, the future mother-in-law and any others involved in the planning. There is even a “Grooms’ Room” for the husband-to-be to relax with video games, big screen TVs and more. Booths are set up by planners, DJs, photographers, officiants, honeymoon travel agents and more. You can sample creations by catering companies and wedding cake bakers and more. Tickets are $8 (cash, check, or credit card) and are available at the door or in advance. This event which is held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center is hosted by Pam’s Specialized Catering. For more information call Pam Kaiser at (252) 240-3256.
The North Carolina Seafood Festival is in its 31st year.
The North Carolina Seafood Festival is a not-for-profit organization of Carteret county citizens and business people, in conjunction with the town of Morehead City, N.C. Recognizing the importance of seafood to eastern North Carolina, Seafood Festival, Inc., organized to develop and conduct a festival every year, the first weekend in October, to: promote the positive social and economic impact of the seafood industry on the citizens of North Carolina; educate the public about seafood and its importance to the state economy; publicize the wide variety of seafood indigenous to North Carolina and provide the opportunity for people to enjoy it; boost tourism and recreation in eastern North Carolina in the non-summer months; establish a scholarship program for educational pursuits related to the seafood industry; provide the opportunity for North Carolina non-profit, civic, church and educational organizations to raise funds through participation in the festival.
Festival proceeds are shared with community organizations who donate their efforts to the event. Since 1987, over $1.8 million has been dispersed among participating Carteret County non-profit groups.