Memorial Day Events & Things to Do in Atlantic Beach, NC

Possibly one of the best times to stay in one of our oceanfront rentals in Atlantic Beach is during a holiday season, specifically Memorial Day weekend! If the promise of blue water and white sandy beaches isn’t enough to draw you in, then the numerous events and activities occurring will do the trick. The best part is that there is something for everyone to do. Whether you are looking to go shopping at a farmers’ market, enjoy a festive day on the beach, or sit back and enjoy a fireworks spectacle like no other, then Atlantic Beach is the place to be!

american flags in a field

What to Do

If you’re looking for things to do in Atlantic Beach near our lodgings, you won’t need to look far. There are things that every member of the family will enjoy. You can take a visit to the aquarium, go for a hike in one of the amazing nature reserves, or be adventurous and enjoy some water sports! There is no limit to the amount of fun that you can have. If you don’t believe us, then just see for yourself!

If you’re looking for something completely unique, then a must-see is Fort Macon State Park. This fort, built as a defense for the coast after the War of 1812, is located along the Beaufort inlet and harbor. The Fort has over 1.5 miles of open beach for hiking, and plenty to discover within its walls. Whether you’re looking for a historic adventure or some quality fishing, the Fort has everything you need. You can also enjoy some great picnic and outdoor grilling areas with spectacular views!

Fort Macon State Park

Nature lovers will also enjoy this time as many of the local hiking trails will be in full bloom at this point, with plenty of flora and fauna to photograph and discover. The beginning of May also marks the beginning of sea turtle nesting season in NC and will continue until October. So, while out exploring the beaches, you may even catch a glimpse of some of these little beauties making their way to the sea!


While staying in our Harkers Island vacation rentals, you can also indulge in some amazing activities during the holiday weekend. Whether you’re hoping to attend some amazing craft shows, take in some live music, or pay your respects at a veterans’ Memorial Day service, you will be able to find plenty of things to take part in. In the evenings, you can also sit back along the beach and enjoy some spectacular fireworks displays that you simply can’t find anywhere else. 

The best part about visiting Atlantic Beach is that Memorial Day sparks the beginning of many of these various festivals and events. Many of these events start over this specific weekend but stretch over much of the summer. Even if you won’t have a chance to get to Atlantic Beach for the Memorial Day weekend, you will still have plenty of opportunities over the summer months to enjoy many of the events and activities mentioned above. We guarantee that your visit will be unforgettable, and you will return to our shores every year!

lobsters on ice

Where to Eat

There is also plenty of amazing food to be had while you enjoy your stay in Atlantic Beach. With all of the festivities going on, you will be sure to find different varieties of food around every corner. NC boasts an amazing selection of fresh seafood but also has a large amount of Farm to Table restaurants and events that you can take part in. 

Where to Stay

No matter what Memorial Day weekend brings you, you can enjoy it all just minutes from our Atlantic Beach vacation rentals! You can rest assured knowing you have a comfortable and affordable place to call home during your stay.