June will be an exciting month in Emerald Isle and on the Crystal Coast. June signals the beginning of summer vacations and the tourist season. I would like to lift up several events in the month of June.
The 2017 Emerald isle Youth Fishing Derby will be held at the Bogue inlet pier. The derby will be held on Saturday, June 10 beginning at 9:00 am and will run through 11:00 am. This event is sponsored by the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. The event is FREE and open to all kids from ages 5-12. Great prizes will be awarded in categories ranging from Most Unique Fish Caught to the Largest Fish Caught. Rods and reels will NOT be furnished. Bait will be provided (while supplies last) or bring your own. Pre-registration is required and limited to 100 youth and runs until June 8. To register stop by the Emerald isle Parks and Recreation Community Center or call (252) 354-6350.
Pine Knoll Shores will host the annual “Kayak for the Warriors: on Saturday, June 3 at 10 am. This wonderful event is a fundraiser for the Hope for the Warriors Foundation. This tenth annual kayak and paddleboard race will traverse a 3.2 mile route along the canals and Bogue Sound. Please support this outstanding fundraiser event.
The EmeraldFest Concert Series kicks off on June 15 at 6:30 pm. Free outdoor concerts will be held each Thursday evening throughout the summer months. Bring your blanket or chair, and come out and enjoy some great music with us. This is a wonderful way to spend your Thursday evening. We have lined up some outstanding entertainment and I hope to see each of you Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Beach Access. Free concerts are also offered each Sunday evening in downtown Swansboro. View concert schedule here - https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/emeraldfest
June is also the official start of the hurricane season. Each year our residents and homeowners need to make preparations in the event we may be threatened by a hurricane. Please check to make certain you have your permanent re-entry permit on hand. The cost for permanent re-entry permit is $25.00. To purchase new or additional permits please visit the Town Administration Building located at 7509 Emerald isle during our office hours, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. I encourage everyone to just be prepared and pay attention to the town website www.emeraldisle-nc.org and the local media in case we are threatened by a hurricane this year. It is best to be prepared. Let’s hope and pray that we are not threatened by a hurricane this year.
June will be a fun month in Emerald Isle. Enjoy the beautiful weather and I will see you around the beach.