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Check Out 5 of the Best Emerald Isle Events!


Sometimes you just want to get away, shut down your phone, and avoid human contact for a week (or until properly rejuvenated). It’s understandable. But, what about those times when you’ve been buried under mountains of work, snowed in for the winter, or otherwise barred from the rest of the world? In those cases, a little fun and fellowship may be exactly what you need in a vacation. Emerald Isle has plenty of fun reasons for you to re-emerge from seclusion during your Paradise Coast getaway. These five Emerald Isle events are a few examples of the best ways to step from behind your computer screen, indulge a hobby, and connect with people on your next break.

Mark your calendar for these five amazing Emerald Isle events. While you’re at it, don’t forget to download our complimentary Vacation Guide! It’s full of ideas about fun things to experience while you’re here. We have some amazing restaurants, interesting attractions, and stimulating outdoor activities, in addition to other ways to enjoy the beauty and culture of the North Carolina coast. When you have the Vacation Guide, you’ll have access to information about all these things in one place! Keep it handy to ensure a great time during your next trip to the beautiful Emerald Isle!

5 Great Emerald Isle Events

1. The Crystal Coast Countdown

Start the year off right with the epic Crystal Coast Countdown. Larger than any single event, the Countdown is a collection of New Year’s celebrations occurring throughout our beautiful coastal region. Emerald Isle hosts a number of family-friendly events, so everyone can have a great time as they ring in the New Year.

2. St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Pull out your green shirts, four leaf clovers and assorted leprechaun paraphernalia for the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival. This all-day event is fun for the whole family, and includes art and crafts, a petting zoo, face painting, and more! There are over 75 vendors who attend the event, so prepare for a little Irish-themed souvenir shopping. Bring your appetite as well, as the smells of barbecue, hamburgers, funnel cakes, and other fun fare are sure to grab your attention. For those attending the festival without the kids, check out the 21 and up tent, and don’t forget to visit the beer garden!

3. Emerald Isle Marathon

Everyone - from the quintessential fitness buff to the person just trying to lose a few pounds before summer - has a great reason to attend the Emerald Isle Marathon. In addition to being a great way to get in shape, the annual run serves wonderful community causes. Get in the best shape of your life while you do something great for the world!

4. Beaufort Wine & Food

Nearby Beaufort has an amazing annual event that will excite the undercover foodie in you. Attend the Beaufort Wine & Food Festival to sample some of the best wine from around the world. Indulge in food prepared by celebrity chefs, and take home a few tips when you attend one of the many cooking demonstrations.

5. Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival

There are few things more enjoyable than listening to live music by the ocean. This amazing free event lasts all day and is a great way to mark the end of summer. Grab some grub from a local food truck, and don’t forget to buy your commemorative t-shirt to remember the occasion!

Come Relax at a Luxurious Spinnaker’s Reach Vacation Home

When you’re in town for one of these great Emerald Isle events, stay at a beautiful Spinnaker’s Reach vacation home. Our homes give you access to all the amenities and special features you need to have a trip you’ll never forget. Located conveniently on Emerald Isle, you’ll have an easy time getting around town to participate in the festivities. With so many beautiful rentals to choose from, you can be sure that we have one that’s perfect for your trip. Contact us today! We’ll be happy to assist you in planning an amazing vacation to Emerald Isle, NC!


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