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Whether you're admiring the architecture of the many homes that are more than a century old in the tree-canopied historic district, enjoying the culinary scene of the third-oldest town in the state, or catching a glimpse of the wild ponies on Carrot Island while kayaking along Taylor's Creek, Beaufort's small-town charm offers experiences to remember for a lifetime.

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One of the best parts about staying in Beaufort is playing in Beaufort. You’ll find kayak rentals, fishing charters, biking and walking tours with Hungry Town Tours as ways to fill your days. If relaxing is more your style of play, there are cruises and eco-tours that will help you get an up-close and personal view of the Crystal Coast. Not to mention, the bevy of nonprofit organizations that host events throughout the year.

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Beaufort Art Market

129 Middle Lane
Tel: (252) 838-1896
Type: Art Studio and Gallery

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Beaufort Bicycle Tours

Hungry Town Tours
400 Front Street
Tel: (252) 648-1011

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Beaufort Culinary Tours

Hungry Town Tours
400 Front Street
Tel: (252) 648-1011

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Beaufort Historic Site

130 Turner Street
Tel: (252) 728-5225
Type: Historic Site

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Beaufort Pirates Revenge

600 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-7827
Type: Pirate Cruises

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Birding

Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve
Tel: (252) 838-0883

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Bus Tours


Type: Historic and Scenic Tours

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Cape Lookout Tours

Front Street

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Coastal Ecology Sails

600 Front Street
Tel: (252) 241-6866
Type: Sailing trips

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Coastal Kayak and Paddle Board Outfitters

600 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-7607

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Craving Arts Studio

121 Craven Street
Tel: (252) 728-0243
Type: Art Studio/Gallery

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Crystal Coast Lady Cruises

600 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-8687
Type: Cruise boat

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Discovery Diving Co.

414 Orange Street
Tel: (252) 728-2265
Type: SCUBA

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Dolphin Watch Tours

Front St

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Ghost Tours

Turner St and Middle Lane
Type: Ghost Tour

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Golf Cart Rental

2400 Lennoxville Road
Tel: (252) 838-1524

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History Tours

Front St, Turner St, and Middle Lane
Type: History Tours

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Hungry Town Tours

400 Front Street
Tel: 252-648-1011
Type: Walking, Bike, Culinary Tours

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Island Express Ferry Service

600 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-RIDE
Type: Ferry to Cape Lookout or Shackleford

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Island Ferry Adventures

610 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-4129
Type: Ferry service to Carrot Island

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Junior Ranger

701 Front Street

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Kayak Tours

Front St.

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Lookout Cruises

P.O. 329
Tel: (252) 504-SAIL
Type: Catamaran Cruises

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North Carolina Maritime Museum

415 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-7317
Type: Museum

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Old Burying Ground

400 Ann Street
Tel: (252) 728-5225
Type: Cemetery

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Pirate Tours

Front St, Turner St, and Middle Lane
Type: Pirate tours

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Port City Tour Co.

108 Middle Lane
Tel: (252) 772-9925
Type: Tours, Old Timey Photographs, Pirate goods

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Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve (Carrot Island) Tours

Front St

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Sailing Tours

Front St.

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SCUBA Diving

414 Orange Street
Tel: (252) 728-2265

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Shackleford Banks Tours

Front Street and Middle Lane

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Spa Services


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Walking Tours

Front St, Turner St, and Middle Lane
Type: Walking Tours

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Water Bug Tours

610 Front Street
Tel: (252) 342-3577
Type: Tour boat

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Weddings and Events


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Eat & Drink Here

What’ll ya have? On the menu in Beaufort you can find just about anything from fresh-caught seafood as the star of carefully prepared entrees to handcrafted sandwiches and burgers pattied in house, most served with a view of the waterfront.  You can even sample several restaurants on the Beaufort Culinary Tour. And don’t forget, there’s plenty of places to pop in and have a cold drink … you might even catch one of our local musicians performing live music if you time it right. 

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Aqua

114 Middle Lane
Tel: (252) 728-7777

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Beaufort Café

817 Cedar Street
Tel: (252) 728-4400
Type: Breakfast and brunch

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Beaufort Culinary Tours

Hungry Town Tours
400 Front Street
Tel: (252) 648-1011

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Beaufort Grocery Company

117 Queen Street
Tel: (252) 728-3899

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Blackbeard’s Grill & Grog

1644 Live Oak Street
Tel: (252) 728-3335

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Blue Moon Bistro

119 Queen Street
Tel: (252) 728-5800

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Boardwalk Café

510 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-0933

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Burger King

1507 Live Oak Street
Tel: (919) 728-6556
Type: Fast Food

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City Kitchen

232 West Beaufort Road
Tel: (252) 648-8141

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Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant & Pub

425 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-2133

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Cru Wine Bar & The Beaufort Coffee Shop

120 Turner Street
Tel: (252) 728-3066

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Dock House Restaurant

500 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-4506

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Dominos

98 Cresent Drive
Tel: (252) 728-5002
Type: Pizza, Subs, Wings, Pasta

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Dragon King

1728 Live Oak Street
Tel: (252) 728-2121

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Dunkin' Donuts

1748 Live Oak Street
Tel: (252) 838-1149
Type: Donuts, coffee, bagels, muffins

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Finz Grill & Eatery

330 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-7459

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Front Street Grill

300 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-4956

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Hannah’s House

900 Live Oak Street
Tel: (252) 728-3757

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McDonalds

1600 Live Oak Street
Tel: (252) 728-6147
Type: Fast Food

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No Name Pizza & Subs

408 Live Oak Street
Tel: (252) 728-4978

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Old Salt Restaurant

133 Turner Street
Tel: (252) 728-2002

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Plaza México Bar & Grill

521 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-3702

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Queen Anne’s Revenge

510 Front Street
Tel: (252) 504-7272

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Ribeye’s Steakhouse

509 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-6105

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Roland’s Barbecue

1507 Live Oak Street
Tel: (252) 728-1953

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Royal James Café

117 Turner Street
Tel: (252) 728-4573

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Spouter Inn

218 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-5190

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Subway

1706 Live Oak Street
Tel: (252) 728-5727
Type: Subs

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Taste of China

1506 Live Oak Street
Tel: (252) 728-7733

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Taylor’s Creek Grocery & Deli

525 Front Street
Tel: (252) 838-1495

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The Backstreet Pub

4 Middle Lane
Tel: (252) 728-7108

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The Cedars Inn & Restaurant

305 Front Street
Tel: (252) 838-1463

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The Spot Grill

202 Wellons Drive
Tel: (252) 728-4020

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Shop Here

If you’re planning to spend a full day shopping  - with a lunch break at one of downtown’s premium restaurants - or just need to run in to find a last-minute present, you’ll be overwhelmed with the possibilities filling the unique downtown boutiques and gift shops.

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Beaufort Antiques

121 Turner Street
Tel: (252) 504-2140
Type: Antiques

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Beaufort Art Market

129 Middle Lane
Tel: (252) 838-1896
Type: Art Gallery and Studio

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Beaufort Linen Company

331 Front Street
Tel: (252) 838-1091
Type: Home Decor, Clothing, Accessories

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Beaufort Olive Oil Company

300 Front Srteet
Tel: (252) 504-2474
Type: Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

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Beaufort Pet Provisions

129 Turner Street
Tel: (252) 838-9286
Type: Pet food, supplies and information

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Beaufort Trading Company

400 Front Street
Tel: (252) 504-3209
Type: Clothing

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Calypso Cottage

324 Orange Street
Tel: (252) 728-4299
Type: Gifts, Clothing, Jewelry, Homeware

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Canvastic

421 1/2 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-7384
Type: Made to order canvas goods

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Chinaberry Gifts

400 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-2977
Type: Gifts

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Coastal Community Market

606 Broad Street
Tel: (252) 728-2844
Type: Fresh produce, health foods

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Craving Art Studio

121 Craven Street
Tel: (252) 728-0243
Type: Art Gallery

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Cru Wine Bar and The Wine Store

120 Turner Street
Tel: (252) 728-3066
Type: Wine, chocolate, cheese

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Enchanted on the Lane

110 Middle Lane
Tel: (252) 528-0425
Type: Spa, Beauty and Personal Care

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Fabricate Inc.

431 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-7950
Type: Women's Clothing, Scarves

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Fish Bouffant

416 Pine Street
Tel: (252) 504-1589
Type: Vintage and recycled surfboards

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Handscapes Gallery

410 Front Street, #1
Tel: (252) 728-6805
Type: Fine Arts and Crafts

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Harbor Specialties

437 Front Street
Tel: (252) 838-0059
Type: Embroidery, Clothing, Accessories, and Home Decor

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Hungry Town Tours

400 Front Street
Tel: (252) 648-1011
Type: Local art, history, books

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Island Outfitters

431 Front Street
Tel: (252) 838-1576
Type: Apparel & Accessories

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Island Proper

431 Front Street
Tel: (252) 838-1576
Type: Apparel & Accesories

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Island Traders

421 Front Street
Tel: (252) 504-3000
Type: Apparel & Accessories

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Jarrett Bay

507 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-6363
Type: Clothing, Accessories, Home Decor

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Josephine's

300 Front Street
Tel: (252) 504-7000
Type: Handmade Jewelry

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Kitty Hawk Kites

419 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-6670
Type: Clothing, Accessories, & Sporting Goods

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Krystal's Treasures

300 Front Street
Tel: (252) 504-2155
Type: Clothing, Accessories, Home Decor

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Marketplace Antiques

131 Turner Street
Tel: (252) 728-2325
Type: Antiques, collectibles

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Mattie King Art Gallery

130 Turner Street
Tel: (252) 728-5225
Type: Art Gallery

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NC Maritime Museum Shop

315 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-7317
Type: Nautical theme toys, card, books, T-shirts

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Olde Beaufort Farmers' Market

300 Courthouse Square
Tel: (252) 515-4799
Type: Local foods and crafts

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Patches of Gold

523 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-7676
Type: Jewelry & Apparel

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Periwinkles

510 Front Street
Tel: (252) 504-2002
Type: Apparel, Accessories, & Gifts

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Port City Tour Co/ Old Timey Photos

108 Middle Lane
Tel: (252) 772-9925
Type: Pirate goods, Old Timey Photos

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Satan's Breath

Cousins B & B
305 Turner Street
Tel: (252) 728-3917
Type: Spice Mixtures

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Scuttlebutt

433 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-7765
Type: Books

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Seagrass Whimsical Gifts

519 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-2775
Type: Gifts, T-shirts, Jewelry, Flip Flops

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Shack Shoppe

113 Turner Street
Tel: (252) 728-7422
Type: Nautical and pirate theme toys, gifts, clothing

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Southern Frock

517 Front Street
Tel: (252) 838-9316
Type: Clothing

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Spouter Inn Bakery

218 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-5190
Type: Pastries, Cakes, Bread

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Stampers Jewelers

435 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-4967
Type: Jewelry and Watches

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Taylor's Creek Antiques

513 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-2275
Type: True antiques, restored paintings

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The Chandlery

2400 Lennoxville Road
Tel: (252) 838-1524
Type: Wine, bait and tackle, tee shirts

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The Fudge Factory

400 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-6202
Type: Fudge and Ice Cream

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The General Store

505 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-7707
Type: Ice Cream, Fudge, Souvenirs, t-shirts

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The Giving Tree

220 Front Street
Tel: (252) 504-2005
Type: Handmade Gifts

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The Old Beaufort Shop

130 Turner Street
Tel: (252) 728-5225
Type: Gifts, books, handmade items

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Tidal Treasures

222 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-5361
Type: Gifts and Decor

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Tierra Fina

415 Front Street
Tel: (252) 504-2789
Type: Ceramics, kitchen gear, greeting cards, hats

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WIld Horses

126 Turner Street
Tel: (252) 342-7323
Type: Ladies apparel and accessories

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Wind Tide

400 Front Street Ste 3
Tel: (252) 504-7100
Type: Apparel, hats, bags, flip flops

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Womble Studio

901 Ann Street
Tel: (252) 904-1500
Type: Art Gallery

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Events

What has boatbuilding, banjos, and buccaneers all in one place? The events calendar for the Town of Beaufort. Throughout the year, organizations plan a range of events held downtown, including the Wooden Boat Show and Boatbuilding Challenge the first weekend in May, Beaufort Music Festival the second weekend in May, the Beaufort Old Homes & Gardens Tour in June, the Pirate Invasion the second weekend in August and the host of art shows, wine tastings, live music and more scheduled throughout the year.

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Barta Fishing Tournament- 3rd Weekend in July


Tel: (252) 808-2286

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Beaufort Music Festival - 2nd Weekend in May


Tel: Various

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Beaufort Wine and Food Chef's Competition- Sept/Oct


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Beaufort Wine and Food Festival - April

400 Front Street, Ste #8
Tel: (252) 515-0708

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Beaufort Wine and Food Oyster Roast- November

Beaufort East Village
2201 Front Street

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Blind Pig Collaboration Charity Dinner- October 10th


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Christmas Flotilla - Early December


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Christmas Parade - Early December

Live Oak and Front Street

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Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour- December 12th


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Holiday Art Walk - 2nd weekend in December


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July 4th Extravaganza

172 West Beaufort Road
Tel: (252) 728-2141
Price: Free admission

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July 4th Parade

Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-3917
Price: Free event

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Jumble Sale-November


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National Boatbuilding Challenge - First Saturday in May

Front Street
Tel: (252) 648-0944

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NC Maritime Museum Friends Crab Cake Cookoff- July


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Old Homes Tour- 4th weekend in June


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Pirate Invasion - 2nd weekend in August


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Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament- July

2400 Lennoxville Road
Type: Fishing Tournament

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The BHA Summer Party- July

130 Turner Street
Tel: (252) 728-5225
Type: Fundraiser

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Underwater Bicycle Race- July 4th Weekend


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Wooden Boat Show - 1st Saturday in May

415 Front Street
Tel: (252) 728-7317

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