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Crossroads: Change in Rural America – Smithsonian Exhibit

Onslow County Museum 301 Wilmington Street, Richlands, NC, United States

Crossroads: Change in Rural America is a traveling Smithsonian Exhibit that will be featured on the Onslow County Museum in Richlands from May 1 - June 10. Many Americans assume that rural communities are endangered and hanging on by a thread—suffering from outmigration, ailing schools, and overused land. But that perception is far from true in […]

$1 – $2.50

Swansboro Arts by the Sea

Downtown Swansboro 102 West Church Street, Swansboro, NC, United States

The much-anticipated Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival is held annually on the second Saturday of June on the waterfront in Downtown Swansboro, North Carolina. From fabulous art and fine crafts to delicious food and wine tasting, this coastal arts and crafts festival has something for everyone. Browse the historic downtown streets of Swansboro as […]

North Carolina Pacific Arts Festival

American Legion 146 Broadhurst Road, Jacksonville, NC, United States

The 2023 North Carolina Pacific Arts Festival will take place at the American Legion 146 in Jacksonville, NC. This free two day event will feature three competitions, authentic food, entertainment and craft vendors. The Mission Statement of the NCPAF states that “we will preserve and portray the cultures, arts and crafts of our Islands.” Accordingly, […]

Ocean City Jazz Festival

Ocean City Jazz Festival 100 Carver Street, North Topsail Beach, NC, United States

The festival will celebrate its 12th year of existence, which was created to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the Ocean City Community in 1949, which was the first area developed for African-Americans to purchase and own coastal property in North Carolina, 15 years before the Civil Rights Act. The Ocean City Jazz Festival […]

Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival

Sneads Ferry Community Center 126 Park Lane, Sneads Ferry, NC, United States

The 2023 Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival is celebrating its 52nd Anniversary!   Enjoy the annual parade, live music, craft vendors, games, children’s activities, fireworks and NC Shrimp fresh off the boat! Visit the website for complete details. Event Facebook Page URL:


Mike’s Farm Pumpkin Patch Hayride

Mike's Farm 1600 Haw Branch Rd, Beulaville, NC, United States

One of the most popular year-round events is our fun-filled hayrides. During these rides, both kids and adults can enjoy a relaxing ride on the farm. Many of the rides seem to beak out in a “singing jubilee” that can be heard all over Onslow County! During the month of October, the hayride takes a […]


FTM Fashion Week

Jacksonville Commons 100 Recreation Lane, Jacksonville, NC, United States

FTM Fashion Week Season 11 is coming to Jacksonville, North Carolina on October 14th at 6pm. The theme is "Hollywood" and will have celebrities, fashion bloggers, press, and more!


Beirut Memorial Observance

Beirut Memorial, Lejeune Memorial Gardens Montford Landing Road, Jacksonville, NC, United States

October 23, 2023 marks 40 years since the Peace Mission to Beirut Lebanon The Beirut Memorial was a gift from the citizens of Onslow County to honor those men that lived among us and gave so much. A solemn tribute to 273 Marines who gave the last full measure of devotion in Lebanon and Grenada […]

ElJ Farm’s Christmas Town

ELJ Farms 133 Batting Cage Trail, Jacksonville

Get an early start on good cheer with EJI Farms’ Christmas Town starting November 3 in Jacksonville. Purchase tickets at Santa's workshop to drive through a myriad of animated Christmas lights, giant toy soldiers, photo ops, and more from either the comfort of your own car/truck or by tractor ride. Open every Thursday – Saturday […]


Swansboro by Candlelight

Downtown Swansboro 102 West Church Street, Swansboro, NC, United States

Historic Downtown Swansboro becomes a magical winter wonderland on November 11th, from 5pm to 9pm as the Historic Downtown Merchants host their Annual Swansboro by Candlelight. Luminaries line the streets, shop windows display whimsical scenes, and ribbons & bows put the finishing touches on a journey back to the days of yesteryear. Enjoy live entertainment […]

Mike’s Farm Festival of Lights Hayride

Mike's Farm 1600 Haw Branch Rd, Beulaville, NC, United States

Christmas time is absolutely stunning at Mike’s Farm…lights, lights and more lights.  Lights adorn the farm entry way, barns, restaurant and gift shop…they even light up owner Mike Lowe’s family tractor.  The 30-minute hayride begins its nostalgic journey entering a magical archway of lights with whimsical scenes of farm life, present and past.  Covered bridges […]


Christmas Holiday Parade

Western Blvd. 375 Western Blvd., Jacksonville, NC, United States

Come join the Chamber for this kick off event to the holidays on Western Blvd. in Jacksonville, NC from 9:45 am - 12 pm.  The Christmas Holiday Parade will be Saturday November 18th at 9:45am. The Parade will travel from Coastal Carolina Community College to Brynn Marr Dr. Get there before 9:00am to get a […]