Things to do in Emerald Isle

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
1 Roosevelt Blvd. Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
Visit one, two, or all three of the beautiful aquariums located on the coast of North Carolina – each offers something new and exciting. The Roanoke Island Aquarium, located on the Outer Banks, hosts 68,000 square feet of sharks, sea turtles, eels, and other native aquatic life. Children are invited to visit exhibits such as the marine-life “touch tank” housing live crabs and sea starts. The Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium will allow you to feel the spray of a mountain waterfall while touching... read more
St. Patrick's Festival
Emerald Plantation Shopping Center 8700 N.C. Hwy. 58 Emerald Isle, NC
Celebrate the beginning of spring with this festive March event. It is held on the Saturday prior to St. Patrick's Day at Emerald Plantation Shopping Center. It is a fun day filled with activities for the entire family! There is no admission fee - come join the fun! 9am - 5pm - see you there!
Ballyhoo's Island Sports Grill
140 Fairview Dr. Emerald Isle, NC 28594
Ballyhoo’s is a local favorite on the Isle, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner year round, always with a side of good times. Late night starts at 10 pm for those 21 or older, and provides the largest selection of Ales and specialty brews. Stop by during the winter to catch your favorite team play or just hang out with friends. Catering is available for large events.
Emerald Isle - Insider Info
Plan your entire vacation on the gorgeous Emerald Isle using all insider information and tips from locals. Find advice from moving to the area to fun-filled family activities to planning your perfect wedding. Visitors just staying the day can also find assistance in planning the perfect activities and outings. If you’re feeling brave, venture outside of the island and discover the many other destinations along North Carolina’s Southern and Central coasts.