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Onslow County, NC – National Travel & Tourism Week

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The 41st Annual National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) 2024 (May 19-25) spotlights the collective strength of the U.S. travel industry as well as right here in our local communities, #OnlyinOnslow!

NTTW, the annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight the essential role that travel will play in driving economic growth and innovation through the theme #TravelForward. In 2022, travel to Onslow County generated $33.49 million in economic output, supported over 2,000 American jobs and provided state/local tax savings per resident of $131. Plus, in 2022 Onslow County collected over $4 million in occupancy tax which is a 5% increase from the previous year. 

Take a look at all of the fun events we have coming up during the week of Travel and Tourism Week throughout our communities. We invite you to join in the fun and celebrate with us! Whether you are an #OnslowLocal or a visitor to our area, we appreciate your participation!

“Fun in the Sun” Exhibit at Onslow County Museum

Onslow County Museum
Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10 am – 4 pm
📍301 S Wilmington Street, Richlands, NC

It’s totally rad dude!🏄‍♀️ The newest exhibit “Fun in the Sun: Beach Life in Onslow County” is open. Come check it out! Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm and Saturdays, 10am – 4pm. 



Beach Clean-Up with Hampton Inn & Suites – Sneads Ferry/North Topsail Beach

North Topsail Beach
Details to come
📍Onslow County Beach Access #4

Help us keep our beaches and parks beautiful. Share your photos and tag #BeachClean, #OnlyinOnslow, #NTTW24


Jones Island Eco-Tour

Hammocks Beach State Park
Monday, May 23, 2024, 8:30 to 10:30 am
📍1572 State Road 1511, Swansboro, NC

Enjoy this ranger-guided trip over to Jones Island, a coastal island located in the White Oak River overlooking Swansboro. You will discover some of the ecosystems that can be found on the island and learn about some of the ways the park is trying to help protect these natural resources. Space is limited; REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by contacting the park office: (910) 326-4881.

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Ride for Freedom with Rolling Thunder Chapter 5

American Legion Post 265
Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26
📍Multiple Locations: See below

This Memorial Day Weekend event will take place at American Legion Post 265 Fairgrounds in Jacksonville. Multiple law enforcement agency escort the ride through Onslow County and Jacksonville to continue the tradition which began in 1988 in Washington, DC to raise awareness 0f the POW/MIA issue.


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➡️ Are you ready? Plan your spring getaway to the southern coast of North Carolina #OnlyinOnslow! Create your own adventure, from the country to the coast!  For more trip-planning information – Get a copy of our Free Visitor Guide!


Get the inside scoop on some of our favorite local coffee hangouts!  Check out “12 Great Spots to Grab a Coffee.” Don’t miss checking out our “5 Favorite Restaurants” #OnlyinOnslow!”