March Events Calendar

NC Coastal

Events are subject to changes and cancellations.

March 2011

March   > Elizabeth City
Arts of the Albemarle Exhibits & Gallery
Visit the Gallery where you will find exhibitions, original artwork, unique handcrafted items and photography. The resident Encore Theatre Company produces three shows per year with about twenty performance nights. Arts of the Albemarle

March   > Camden County
Hiking, biking, birding, boating, fishing the Great Dismal Swamp
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Trails are open everyday from sunrise to sunset. The refuge headquarters is located at 3100 Desert Road in Suffolk, Virginia. The headquarters is closed on federal holidays; the hiking and biking trails remain open. Fishing and boating are permitted year-round on Lake Drummond. A Virginia fishing license is required. Access is via the Feeder Ditch, which connects Lake Drummond with the Dismal Swamp Canal. A public boat ramp is located north of the Feeder Ditch on the Dismal Swamp Canal. Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
March   > Wilmington
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Thalian Hall
March   > Wilmington
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
There are permanent and featured exhibits along with special programs too numerous to list in this calendar. Be sure to check out their exhibits and events calendar when planning your to-do list. Admission charged. Cape Fear Museum
March   > Wilmington
Cameron Art Museum
The Cameron Art Museum presents 6-8 special exhibitions annually; monthly family and children's programs (Kids @ CAM); weekly interdisciplinary, public programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); and ongoing workshops and classes in ceramics... more info: Cameron Art Museum
March   > Beaufort
Down East FolkArts Society Contra Dance
The Down East FolkArts Society sponsors contra dances once a month at Duke Marine Lab. Dances include live music (jigs, reels and old time tunes) and a caller who teaches and prompts every dance.
March   > Beaufort and Morehead City
American Music Festival
This multi-concert chamber music series is performed at the NC Maritime Museum and other venues around the Crystal Coast.
March   > Hatteras Island
Guided Bird Walks on Pea Island NWR Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
March   > Kill Devil Hills
KDH Cooperative Gallery & Studios
KDH Cooperative is an artist operated gallery featuring local works of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, ceramics, jewelry, fibers, furniture, candles, pottery, photography, mosaic, glass and metal. There are over 45 juried artists, many of whom assist in running the gallery. The gallery's specialty is art made by local artists on the Outer Banks and nearby areas. Several artists work on site in their studios and our blacksmith can be seen working at his forge outside most days. We offer art classes and workshops for all ages. Check our website for current schedules and to see some of the artists featured at the co-op!
March   > Nags Head
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Jockey's Ridge State Park. Learn more about the natural, cultural and historical history of Jockey's Ridge State Park and the Outer Banks at the park's exhibit hall. Find out what dunes are made of, how they are created and how they are shaped. Contact the park office or check online: Jockey's Ridge State Park
March   > Roanoke Island
The Art Gallery at Roanoke Island
Roanoke Island Festival Park. Hosts monthly changing exhibits featuring renowned artists. Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm.
March   > Roanoke Island
North Carolina Maritime Museum on Roanoke Island
The NC Maritime Museum on Roanoke Island will offer a variety of maritime skills, boatbuilding, sailing programs and workshops throughout the year in the Creef Boathouse. Junior Sailing will be offered mid-June through early August ( each is a five-day session). Visit the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse and learn the history of the screw-pile lights.
mid-February thru late Dec  > Manteo
History, Arts and Fun - All Rolled Into One!
Enjoy daily programs about the Elizabeth II, in the Settlement Site and in the interactive Roanoke Adventure Museum. A docudrama in The Film Theatre entitled The Legend of Two-Path, art shows monthly in The Art Gallery, gifts at The Museum Store, picnic areas, marsh-side boardwalks, a fossil pit, and more. Roanoke Island Festival Park
February 27 - March 29 > Manteo
Annual Priceless Pieces Past & Present Quilt Extravaganza
Organized by the Teacup Quilters, this popular show features old and new quilts made by or belonging to local residents. Various quilt-related demonstrations and activities are scheduled throughout the month. Roanoke Island Festival Park
March > Hyde County
Mattamuskeet Lake open to fishing and boating.
Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge
March   > Harkers Island
Cape Lookout Lighthouse Open House
The Cape Lookout Lighthouse will open for one day by reservation, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Reserve by date specified on their web page. Space is limited, five people only per group, all climbers must be over 8 years, under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
March 05-07 > Morehead City
Annual Coastal Home Show
Located at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City. Suppliers offer the newest ideas and services for home building, remodeling and maintenance. Admission charged. Crystal Coast Civic Center
March 06-07 > New Bern
Train Show in New Bern
There will be all different kinds of trains and equipment to see and buy! Do you have an old train you want to sell or get a price quote on, bring it in! We will have food and door prizes! Admission charge. Craven County CVB
March 11-14 > Kill Devil Hills
First Flight Cruisers Shamrock Show and Poker Run
4 day charitable event featuring a sock hop, poker run, car show and parade. Proceeds to benefit the Children and Youth Partnership of Dare County.
March 12-13 > Carolina Beach
Sun Coast Cruisers Car Show
The Sun Coast Cruisers, Wilmington's largest car club, will host this special event. If you are looking for an exciting week-end join us.
March 13 > Emerald Isle
Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Festival
A celebration of all things green on the Emerald Isle. Festival stages feature music, dancing, green beverages, corned beef and cabbage along with contests and fun for kids that is continuous on Saturday. Town Of Emerald Isle
March 13-14 > New Bern
Home and Garden Show
Anything and everything you need for your home and garden. New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. New Bern Convention Center
March 14 > Nags Head
Annual Kelly's Restaurant and Tavern's St. Patrick's Day Parade
North Carolina's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade. Held on the Beach Road.
March 20-21 > Wilmington
Coastal Living Show
Over 100 booths with diverse items for home, garden and general interest. Our exhibitors are local and throughout North & South Carolina. Nominal admission charge, children 12 and under free.
March 20 > Swansboro
Swansboro Annual Oyster Roast & Pig Out
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March 21-23 > Wilmington
Easter Bunny Drawn Trolley or Carriage
Experience the picturesque beauty of Spring in historic downtown Wilmington. Free surprises for children. Fee. Wilmington Carriage Tours
March 27-28 > Wilmington
Herb & Garden Fair
Chosen as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society! Herbs, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, shrubs, garden accessories, tools, herbal products, nature crafts & much more! On the front lawn of the plantation, no charge to the public. There's something for everyone. Poplar Grove Plantation
March   > Nags Head
Theatre of Dare Show Season
Your Community Theatre of the Outer Banks! Founded in 1991, the Theatre of Dare is a non-profit, volunteer group of your friends, family, neighbors & co-workers who share a love of theatre, and a dedication to volunteer and benefit our community. We're so proud of the shows that we put on, and we have a lot of great stuff coming up! Come out and join us, won't you?



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