Crystal Coast Fall Events & Activities

North Carolina’s Crystal Coast is an incredibly diverse and intriguing vacation destination. There’s something for everyone in the comfort of the coast, and you’ll spend your days among locals and tourists that love the same things you do. Though this area is exciting all year long, there’s a special charm to it in the fall.

Autumn brings cooler weather and fun holidays, so you can be sure there are tons of fun events just minutes from our Crystal Coast vacation rentals in North Carolina. Read on to discover some of our favorites. 

Alive at Five

Alive at Five is a wildly popular concert series that draws visitors from far and wide. For 2019, enjoy acts like The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra, North Tower Band, The Embers, and more. This free event takes place right on the water, so you can enjoy a drink and watch the waves roll in as you listen to some of the best local music with your loved ones. 

Alive at Five takes place at Jaycee Park, located at 807 Shepard Street in Morehead City. Concerts are from 5-8 p.m. and take place once a month through October. You can purchase beverages on-site, but no outside drinks are permitted. Guests are also encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

Beaufort’s Brewin’ Craft Beer Festival

If you’re a fan of good food and drinks, you have to check out Beaufort’s Brewin’ Craft Beer Festival. 2019 marks the fourth year of this event, where you will find seminars, dinners, a Pub Crawl, and moreover two days of brew-filled fun. Saturday night culminates with Beer, Bubbles, and BBQ, allowing guests to sample local food and drinks and experience live music. This weekend is not one to be missed!

Beaufort’s Brewin’ Craft Beer Festival will take place September 27th and 28th, 2019. Tickets will be available for purchase in early August. All events are held in downtown Beaufort, and a full schedule will be available on the city’s website.

North Carolina Seafood Festival

Come get a taste of the freshest seafood around at the North Carolina Seafood Festival held in Morehead City. This fun-filled weekend is sure to bring delicious food, great local music, and exciting events. You’ll also get to experience Port of Pours, where you can sample unique brews from local brewmasters. 2019 marks the 32nd year of the festival, and the proceeds are dispersed between local organizations and non-profits. Locals and visitors alike have worked to make this festival a mainstay in Morehead City.

The North Carolina Seafood Festival takes place October 4-6, 2019. Visit their website for a full list of events and locations.

Carolina Kite Fest

Atlantic Beach is home to Carolina Kite Fest, now in its 32nd year. This free family-friendly event lets visitors watch a colorful sky full of the most unique kites, as well as get in on the action with a kite of their own! Local vendor Kites Unlimited hosts the event and provides kites for guests, so you don’t need to worry about bringing your own. There is also a candy drop and kite building workshops for kids to get in on. This is a great way to get the family outside for the day and will bring unforgettable memories.

Carolina Kite Fest will be held October 28th and 29th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. There will be a Night Fly on Saturday at 6 p.m. The event takes place at Sands Villa Resort, 1400 E. Fort Macon Road in Atlantic Beach.

Book Your Vacation Rental

All of these fun events are just moments away from your Atlantic Beach rental, so you can be out the door and in the action in no time! Our rental properties are designed to give you the best vacation experience possible, so you can enjoy the fun fall events throughout the area. For more information on local festivals and our vacation homes, contact us today!