Front Street
Historic District
Swansboro, NC 28584
(910) 347-5332

April 27, 2019, Pull on your boots and wear your patch to the family-friendly annual Pirate Fest in downtown Swansboro sponsored by Swansboro and Onslow County Parks and Recreation Departments. There will be live music, swashbuckling sword fights, and black powder weapons demonstrations. All the activities are free and include games...more about Pirate Fest

Downtown Historic District
Swansboro, NC 28584
(910) 326-6771

Held every other year, the Swansboro Historical Association will conduct a tour of historic homes from the late 1800s. The next event will be in 2019. For a $20 ticket, purchased at the Swansboro Visitor's Center or online, enjoy the walking tour of historic downtown Swansboro and stories of the local past. The tour...more about Swansboro Historic Homes Tour


Swansboro Rotary Bluewater Tournament Swansboro/Cape Carteret Events
Various locations
Swansboro, NC 28584
(252) 241-0669

May 23-26, 2019 Swansboro Rotary Club's Bluewater Tournament is held on Memorial Day weekend. Formerly combined with the King Mackerel tournament, the tournaments were split into two separate weekends. The new name for the tournament series is The Swansboro Rotary Fishing Tournament Series. The King Mackerel and Inshore Trout and LizardFish tournaments take place in October. 

The May Swansboro Rotary...more about Swansboro Rotary Bluewater Tournament

99 W Church Street
Swansboro, NC 28584
(910) 330-8750

May 4, 2019, 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Buy your tickets early, pick out your big brimmed hat and get ready for a fun-filled evening watching the Kentucky Derby with friends at this event that feels like an upscale cocktail party. The tickets, which are $65 per person, go on sale March 16, 2019. Each year...more about Swansboro Derby Day


Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Swansboro/Cape Carteret Events
Various locations
Morehead City, NC
(252) 247-3575

June 7-15, 2019  Big Rock — one hardly needs to say more. The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament celebrates its 62nd anniversary in 2019 and is one of the oldest and largest sport-fishing tournaments of its kind in the country. The nine-day event includes a one-day lady angler tournament boasting 60-plus...more about Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28516
(252) 728-2265

2019 TBA The Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association (ECARA) will be holding its annual fundraising dinner. There will be exhibits, silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle, entertainment, and shows by the aquarium staff. ECARA is a non-profit organization that seeks to raise money to promote the understanding of the economic and ecological benefits...more about Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association Annual Fundraiser

Pavilion at Olde Town Square
Swansboro, NC
(910) 326-4428

June-August, 2019  Bring your lawn chairs and your family and friends to SwanFest at the Pavilion in Olde Town Square for live music. Enjoy seventeen free concerts every Sunday evening from June until September from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. With tunes from Country/Rock, Contemporary/Folk, to Reggae and more, SwanFest gathers for...more about SwanFest

Waterfront Streets of Swansboro
Swansboro, NC 28584
(910) 326-7370

June 8, 2019  Arts, crafts, and entertainment abound at the Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival. This family-friendly event is held on the waterfront streets of downtown Swansboro annually the second Saturday in June. Visitors enjoy refreshing homemade lemonade as they stroll the area....more about Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival

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