The Town of Emerald Isle, North Carolina

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An Emerald Isle Travel Guide"

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Upcoming Event


May 30, 2015
9-11:00am
Youth Fishing Derby

This is a FREE event open to kids, ages 5-12. Pre-registration (limited to 100 youth) is required and will run April 27th – May 27th, or until all spots are filled. Bring your own rod. Bait will be provided (while supplies last) or bring your own. To register, stop by the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center or call (252) 354-6350.


June 12, 2015
Second Friday at 7pm
Friday Free Flicks

Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. This month’s title is “Big Hero 6".  Read more! 


June 15 – 19, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9-10:30am
Youth Tennis Camp

$70 for the week-long session • Ages 7-13 * All levels *
Registration limited to 6 students
Must register by June 9, 2015


June 18, 2015
6:30-8:00pm
EmeraldFest 2015 - Pure T Mommicked (Rock/Alternative)


Emerald Isle’s outdoor concert series, EmeraldFest, is back again this summer with weekly acts at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection. Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Every Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun!


June 25, 2015
6:30-8:00pm
EmeraldFest 2015 - Selah Dubb (Reggae)


Emerald Isle’s outdoor concert series, EmeraldFest, is back again this summer with weekly acts at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection. Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Every Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun!


June 26, 2015
2-7pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive

Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive. Please give!


July 2, 2015
6:30-8:00pm
EmeraldFest 2015 - 4EverAll (Pop/Variety)


Emerald Isle’s outdoor concert series, EmeraldFest, is back again this summer with weekly acts at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection. Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Every Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun!


July 4, 2015
9pm
4th of July Fireworks off Bogue Inlet Pier

The Town will again present July 4th beginning at 9 pm on Saturday, July 4th. Parking will be available at Bogue Inlet Pier as well as along NC 58. The fireworks will also be visible from Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.


July 9, 2015
6:30-8:00pm
EmeraldFest 2015 - Justin Castallano (Eclectic)


Emerald Isle’s outdoor concert series, EmeraldFest, is back again this summer with weekly acts at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection. Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Every Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun!


July 10, 2015
Second Friday at 7pm
Friday Free Flicks

Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. This month’s title is “Penguins Madagascar".  Read more! 


July 16, 2015
6:30-8:00pm
EmeraldFest 2015 - Wild Honey (Blues/Country/Rock)


Emerald Isle’s outdoor concert series, EmeraldFest, is back again this summer with weekly acts at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection. Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Every Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun!


July 23, 2015
6:30-8:00pm
EmeraldFest 2015 - Outer Banks Philharmonic (Rock/Alternative)


Emerald Isle’s outdoor concert series, EmeraldFest, is back again this summer with weekly acts at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection. Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Every Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun!


July 30, 2015
6:30-8:00pm
EmeraldFest 2015 - Now and Then (Classic Country, Bluegrass, Mix)


Emerald Isle’s outdoor concert series, EmeraldFest, is back again this summer with weekly acts at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection. Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Every Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun!
 


September 19 – October 3, 2015 - Registration Begins August 22
9th Annual Flounder Surf Fishing Tournament

Free registration (August 22-September 18) and excellent prizes! All flounder must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet or sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors. Contact (252) 354-6350 for more information.


August 1 – October 31, 2015
Crystal Coast Girls Youth Volleyball

Girls Youth Volleyball registration will begin August 1st and end August 31st. Registration Fee is $30 for the following age divisions: Girls 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. Player's age is determined as of Oct. 1st. The league is sponsored by Carteret County Parks & Recreation, Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation and Morehead City Parks & Recreation Departments. Practice begins September 1st. Games begin October 1st.


August 6, 2015
6:30-8:00pm
EmeraldFest 2015 - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Pirate Rock)


Emerald Isle’s outdoor concert series, EmeraldFest, is back again this summer with weekly acts at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection. Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Every Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun!


August 13, 2015
6:30-8:00pm
EmeraldFest 2015 - Naked Knees (WHAT A PARTY SOUNDS LIKE)


Emerald Isle’s outdoor concert series, EmeraldFest, is back again this summer with weekly acts at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection. Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Every Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun!


August 14, 2015
Second Friday at 7pm
Friday Free Flicks

Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. This month’s title is “Paddington".  Read more! 


August 20, 2015
6:30-8:00pm
EmeraldFest 2015 - Big Drink (Acoustic/Rock)


Emerald Isle’s outdoor concert series, EmeraldFest, is back again this summer with weekly acts at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection. Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Every Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun!


August 28, 2015
2-7pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive

Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive. Please give!


September 2015
Date TBD
5:30pm-9pm
CPR and First Aid for Adults, Children & Infants

American Heart Association CPR Certification provides training on how to correctly perform CPR on adults, children and infants as well as basic first aid. All students must pre-register. Certification class fee is $34! No text book is needed! You must pre-register and prepay for this class. Total class size is 9 participants, so call 252.354.6350 to register today!


September 4 – October 23, 2015
9am
Fridays
Walking Club

Come out and join fellow neighbors and friends in an attempt to create a healthier lifestyle. Each walk will begin and end at the Emerald Isle Community Center with different routes walked each week; most walks will be 2-3 miles. Rain location will be the Emerald Isle Community Center gymnasium. This program is open to participants of all ages. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. For more information, contact Lainey Gottuso at lgottuso@emeraldisle-nc.org  or (252) 354-6350.


September 11, 2015
Second Friday at 7pm
Friday Free Flicks

Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.


September 19, 2015
10:00am – 2:00pm
Emerald Isle’s Tenth Annual Day4Kids

Bringing adults and children of all ages together for a fun-filled day of vendors, activities, games, face painting and more! Celebrate our children by spending meaningful time with them. Day4Kids will be held Saturday, September 19th from 10am to 2pm at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center, 7500 Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle. Rain or Shine. Call for details 252.354.6350 or email Sarah McNally at smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org . Interested vendors and sponsors should contact Sarah McNally, Event Director. Vendors are NOT allowed to sell items, giveaways only. There is no vendor fee. However, vendors are responsible for giveaway items (approved by event director) for the first 400 children to visit their booth. Sponsor a meaningful event for the children of our community by supplying the funds necessary to provide this free day of family fun. The vendor application/agreement and sponsorship forms are available at www.emeraldisle-nc.org .


October 5 – November 9, 2015
Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm (six-week session)
Youth Tennis “How to Play Tennis” with Tony Pereira

$70 for the six-week session • Ages 11-13
*Only those who have taken beginners clinic*
Registration limited to 6 students
Must register by September 30, 2015


October 17 – November 28, 2015  - Registration Begins October 2
12th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament

Free registration (October 2-October 16) and excellent prizes! All trout must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors.  Contact (252) 354-6350 for more information.


October 5, 2015
6pm
Dr. Bogus Free Surf Fishing Seminar

In conjunction with the Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament, Dr. Bogus will be offering a free seminar. Learn about speckled trout surf fishing from one of the area’s most renowned experts. At the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department Community Center. For more information, contact (252) 354-6350.


October 9, 2015
Second Friday at 7pm
Friday Free Flicks

Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call (252) 354-6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.


October 23, 2015
2-7pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive

Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive. Please give!


October 30, 2015
6:00-8:00 pm
Halloween Carnival

Fun for the whole family includes creating a glow in the dark mural, face painting, photo booth, cake walk, ID kits by the EI Police Dept., Trunk or Treat and more! Businesses interested in entering our Trunk or Treat contest should contact Sarah McNally at smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org  for details. Admission fee to carnival is two bags of candy per child. Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department at 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle. Please call 252-354-6350.


October 31, 2015
6-8:30pm
Town of Emerald Isle Trick or Treat

The Town of Emerald Isle will officially observe Halloween Trick or Treat on Saturday, October 31st from 6-8:30pm. Please think SAFETY at all times when taking children Trick-or-Treating! For Halloween safety tips, information on the Town’s annual Halloween carnival and fun Halloween ideas, please visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org .


November 13, 2015
Second Friday at 7pm
Friday Free Flicks

Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing


November 28, 2015
3pm
12th Annual Emerald Isle Christmas Parade

Emerald Isle Christmas Parade sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association and the Town of Emerald Isle will take place on Saturday, November 28th beginning at 3pm on Hwy 58, Emerald Drive. Important note to all entrants: There will be only ONE Santa Claus in the parade and he will be riding in a float at the end. All other Santa’s will be sent back to the North Pole! Also, please join us after the parade for the official Christmas Tree Lighting at Merchant’s Park! Enjoy free refreshments, as well as a holiday caroling sing-a-long as Santa Claus visits with the children. 


November 28, 2015
8am-6pm
4th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair
Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Gymnasium

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation will host our 3rd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in the Gymnasium. The Fair will feature all handmade or hand-authenticated items from local artisans and crafters. This is also the weekend of our annual Christmas Parade which is the kick-off to the holiday season here in Emerald Isle. For more information or to become a vendor, contact Lainey Gottuso at (252) 354-6350 or lgottuso@emeraldisle-nc.org . There is no application deadline but space is limited and expected to fill up quickly.
 


December 11, 2015
6pm
Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation’s 2nd Annual “Santa and a Movie”

Santa and a Movie will take place on Friday, December 11th at 6pm • Children of
all ages join Santa for a Christmas story after enjoying milk and cookies and watching a short Christmas movie classic! Kids are encouraged to wear their most comfy Christmas pajamas! Please bring a blanket for your family to sit on during the movie! Event takes place at Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation, 7500 Emerald Drive. Admission fee is one unwrapped gift per child. You MUST pre-register by Thursday, December 10th at 5pm to attend. Reservations will be accepted beginning November 2nd. Only 75 (children) spaces available! Contact Sarah McNally at 252-354-6350 or
smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org  .
 


December 18, 2015
2-7pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive

Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive. Please give

 

 

 

 
 

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina ~ Incorporated July 1957
7500 Emerald Drive. Emerald Isle, NC 28594
Phone (252) 354-3424, Fax (252) 354-5068