Meet in the fort to watch a 19th century cannon be loaded and fired in the military tradition of the “Evening Gun.” US Coast Guard Base Fort Macon will provide the cannon crew.
Sleep with the Fishes @ NC Aquarium at PKS | 6pm – 9am
Roll out your sleeping bag by the Living Shipwreck as sharks, eels and fishes swim just inches away. Snacks, pizza dinner, breakfast, programs and Aquarium tour are included. For more details, 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
Fishing Fanatics @ NC Aquarium at PKS | 8am – 11am
Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with hands-on instruction. Equipment, bait and licensing requirements are covered. Ages 10 and up. For more details, 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
Meet at the Visitors Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon. The hike will cover both the walking trail and the beach.
Sounds Seafood: Catching Crabs and Clams | 1pm – 3pm
Learn the art of harvesting crabs and clams, and the importance of conserving coastal habitats. Ages 8 and up. For more details, 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
Aquarist Apprentice @ NC Aquarium at PKS | 1:30pm – 4pm
Join Aquarium staff on a behind-the-scenes tour, help prepare animal meals and then participate in some daily care and maintenance tasks. Learn about the animals as you assist our Aquarists with their care-taking responsibilities. Ages 13 and up. For more details, 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
– In case you missed them the first time, grab your friends and come on down to hear Liquid Pleasure as they take the stage live Friday, August 3rd. The family-friendly, free concert starts at 5pm and goes until 8pm at Jaycee Park (807 Shepard Street) on the waterfront in downtown Morehead City. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy our beautiful waterfront, but we have a feeling you will be on your feet dancing the night away with the band. Outside beverages and coolers are not allowed but beverages will be available for purchase. So, come join us for the sweet sounds of Liquid Pleasure.
No coolers or outside beverages allowed.
Summer Glow Down Party @ The Carolina Strut | 6:30pm – 11pm
Kick off your summer at The Carolina Strut for our 1st annual Summer GLOW DOWN party with Emeralds Owl Productions! Wear your best GLOW IN THE DARK shirts, paints, and other items! We have created 3 sessions for kids and families of all ages to enjoy! We ask you to please attend the session that fits your age bracket. Tickets can be purchased at the front door of the event! All parents will need to sign a waiver when paying — NO DROP OFFS! For more details, 252-726-0431.
Championship Double Figure 8 & Demolition Derby | 8pm – 10pm
JM Motorsport Productions will invade the Newport Flea Mall & Event Grounds for TWO nights Friday June 21 and Saturday June 22. The show on Friday, June 21st features “Championship Double Figure 8 Racing” plus Kids Power Wheels Demo Derby features the “Demolition Derby Championship” Food concessions are available including hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, nachos, ice cream and popcorn. For more details, 252-223-2085 or www.newportfleamall.com.
Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course | 9am – 4:30pm
Explore the art of boatbuilding in this two-day, hands-on course. Students age 16 and up begin with lofting, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the backbone of small boats. They also learn planking methods, both carvel and lapstrake, and use of appropriate fasteners. After two days, students will have the knowledge, skill, and confidence to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own. For more details, 252-504-7740 or www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.