The Pirates are Coming!

Bolt your doors and shiver your timbers or face the fearless swashbuckling invaders of the Beaufort, North Carolina, waterfront on August 7th and 8th, 2015! These 17th Century bearded and bejeweled pirates begin swaggering the streets at high noon on Friday and will cause mayhem until the cannon fires at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday night. Bring…

The Seafood Festival

The Seafood Festival, which is always held the first weekend in October in Morehead City, NC, is much more than seafood. Ask the locals and the hundreds of visitors who make the annual trip back here and they’ll tell you it’s about tradition, about family, about being a part of the community. From the Blessing…

Ahoy Pirates!

Don’t let the smiling pirate deceive you – not all the salty characters are friendly!  See a boat load of pirates at the Pirate Fest on Saturday, May 3, 2014, and watch the swashbuckling ocean-goers wield their swords, captivate the crowd with their black powder weapons, and sing their sea shanties at the Hammocks Beach…

Sights, Smells, and Smiles at the Mullet Festival

While mullet sizzled in the deep frier and crab cakes were flipped on the griddle, crowds of festival lovers strolled downtown Swansboro to lively tunes and chatter at the vendor booths.  The 2013 Mullet Festival t-shirt sold like hot cakes and the line of children waiting face painting was long.  Heavy gray clouds parked over…