When you visit Atlantic Beach in eastern North Carolina, it is more than just a regular beach vacation spot. It is a community who loves getting together in the name of good fun! There is never a dull moment in Atlantic Beach, conveniently located on the beautiful Crystal Coast. Aside from the crystal blue waters, the long stretches of warm sand, and the happy families enjoying each other’s company, Atlantic Beach has a bustling atmosphere, with beach shops, sumptuous restaurants, and a true vacation spirit. Summer is the time our town comes alive, with weekly events scheduled such as concerts, movies and sports. So at Atlantis Lodge, we have decided to make your beach vacation planning a little simpler and list some of the local events held here on our beautiful North Carolina coast to make your stay that much more memorable.
If you’re familiar with the area, you may have heard of Fort Macon State Park. An ode to North Carolina’s involvement in the Civil War, Fort Macon is far from a stuffy museum. With stretches of golden beaches, Fort Macon hosts several summer events for both children and adults. One event you don’t want to miss is the State Park Concert Series. They run from May through August and the lineup includes pop classics, orchestral bands, Cajun, bluegrass and even Civil-War era music. Concert-goers are welcome to bring a picnic and don’t forget a lawn chair or blanket. They are held Saturday evenings from 7pm-8pm. The best part? Admission is free!
Another family-friendly and classic Atlantic Beach treat are the outside, ocean-front movies screened each Wednesday evening at 8:30pm. With fun classics like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Annie, and Paddington, this is sure to be a hit with not just with the kids, but parents as well! Bring a picnic, lawn chair and some friends and settle down for a night under the North Carolina stars.
For longtime visitors, you may be well acquainted with the bustling and lively circle of Atlantic Beach. If it’s your first time heading down to our beautiful coast, be sure to take advantage of the Atlantic Beach Circle’s activities. Looking to add a little workout into your vacation? The Circle has what you’re looking for with three volleyball courts, a soccer court, and a swing set for the kids or grandkids. If you are an active family who prefers sports and running to lying on the beach there’s something here for you too. Join the locals in the fun beach run series Atlantic Beach holds each summer with 1 mile, 5K or 10K races across the sandy shores of Atlantic Beach. All ages and expW eriences are welcome.
To finish off the list, it wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the 4th of July fireworks. Enjoy the lights and community spirit on this eventful evening, with our glittering fireworks overhead, paired with the noise of the crashing waves in the background, there is no place quite like Atlantic Beach – home to our beloved hotel.
Atlantis Lodge is a family-owned and pet-friendly boutique hotel nestled along the Crystal Coast in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Hosting guests since 1963, the Atlantis Lodge is conveniently located just minutes from Morehead City and historic Beaufort offering guests a relaxing oasis where each room faces the ocean and the beach is just steps away from your room.