Harkers Island Community Night
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

Harkers Island Community Night

Eleventh and final in the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series featuring Harkers Island. A cover dish dinner begins at 6pm followed by the program by Carteret County historian Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Free event.

Harkers Island shell middens, Shell Point 1915

Harkers Island shell middens, Shell Point 1915

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Waterfowl Weekend
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Waterfowl Weekend

One of Core Sound's most highly anticipated events! A entire weekend dedicated to celebrating Down East history, traditions, and community spirit. The weekend will kickoff Friday night with a ticket preview party, followed by two days of wildlife artists, decoys carvers and collectors, model boatbuilding and other crafters selling their wares, plus boat building , oar making, & retriever demonstrations, plus local seafood, children's activities, and much more. 

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Santa's Workshop For Kids
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Santa's Workshop For Kids

Ho! Ho! Ho!  It's that time of year!  We are having our annual Santa's Workshop for kids ages 4- 10.  We will have holiday crafts as well as snacks at Mrs. Kringle's Kitchen!  You can write a letter to Santa too!  And.....Elf Mart will be returning!     In exchange for a canned good, CHILDREN may choose ONE gift for their parents and get it wrapped to keep it a surprise!  Come join us!

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Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Cedar Island Community Night

This rescheduled program is part of the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series. This program highlights Cedar Island, located at the furthest end of Down East Carteret County. A covered-dish dinner begins at 6pm followed by the program given by Carteret County historian Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Free event.

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Promise Land Community Night
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Promise Land Community Night

Tenth in the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series featuring the Promise Land, located in Morehead City. A cover dish dinner begins at 6pm followed by the program by Carteret County historian Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Free event.

Congregation of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church, circa 1950s

Congregation of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church, circa 1950s

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Oct
14
7:30 PM19:30

Harkers Island Fall Festival

Join us for the infamous Haunted Woods event to finish the Fall Festival on Harkers Island.  Plan to wait your ghoulish turn as this is a very popular event!  And for the young children who may be frightened to go on the trail, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center will have the William E.Smith Children's Area open for them to play, read Halloween books and watch fun Halloween cartoons!

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Oct
7
7:15 PM19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

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Oct
6
7:15 PM19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

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Sep
9
7:15 PM19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

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Sep
8
7:15 PM19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

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Diamond City Community Night
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Diamond City Community Night

Eighth in the 2017 25th Anniversary Celebration Core Sound Community Night series featuring Diamond City. A cover dish dinner begins at 6pm followed by the program by Carteret County historian Rodney Kemp at 7pm. Free event.

Devine Guthrie, Diamond City whaler, boatbuilder & preacher

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Aug
21
1:00 PM13:00

Solar Eclipse Experience: A Seaside Celebration

Join us along with the Cape Lookout National Seashore staff as we experience the solar eclipse - Monday, August 21st.  In addition to safe viewing of the eclipse, you can learn about UV radiation, make a UV bead bracelet, test how Solar savvy you are and more.  While eastern NC will not have a "total" eclipse, about 92% will be covered by the moon's shadow!  Join the museum and Park staff at the Cape Lookout Visitors Center on Harkers Island from 1 pm until 4 pm for this "out of this world" experience while at the seaside!! Sea Ya!

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Aug
8
7:15 PM19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

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Evening At The Cape - Full Moon
Aug
7
7:15 PM19:15

Evening At The Cape - Full Moon

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

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Aug
6
7:15 PM19:15

Evening At The Cape

Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs and will be taken the Monday of the week before the program dates at www.recreation.gov, starting at 10 a.m.  For instance, the June programs will begin taking reservations on May 29th, at 10 a.m. Each tour will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.  Please allow enough time ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the Ranger.  All participants will travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island at approximately 10:00 p.m. 

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Closed-toe footwear is required as well.  For more information go to:  http://go.nps.gov/eveningatcape.htm.

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All-American Fish Fry
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

All-American Fish Fry

ALL – AMERICAN Fish & Shrimp Dinner (Includes Drink and Dessert)

Down East Bake Sale too!
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

Celebrating our Independence
and Thanking those Who Make Our Freedom Possible

First Call – First Reserve
Active Military and Veterans Eat Free
(Special thanks to our Friends for making this possible!)

Reservations for Military & Veteran Tickets Requested
252.728.1500 for Reservations & Ticket Information

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Aug
2
3:30 PM15:30

Workboat Wednesday

3:30pm – 6:30pm
Would you like to learn about Boat Building?  Come watch master boat builders as they restore locally sourced boats to their former glory! Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe lend a hand!

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Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

What Floats Your Boat? Kids Camp

                                              For Kids 1st grade- 8th Grade
     Two Sessions Available:  10am – 12Noon               12:30pm – 2:30pm
Learn about the principles behind floatation through fun exploration activities!  Then if you like, you can take part in a timed competition to create a "boat" that will keep the most weight afloat!!  Join us for water fun!

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Jul
26
3:30 PM15:30

Workboat Wednesday

3:30pm – 6:30pm
Would you like to learn about Boat Building?  Come watch master boat builders as they restore locally sourced boats to their former glory! Learn the history behind the craft, ask questions, and maybe lend a hand!

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