Back to school also means back to business for many adults, but there’s still a lot of fun to be had this time of year.  Jacksonville and Onslow County host many fun fall events.  The area is centrally located with several regional festivals nearby, too.  It’s the season for harvests, festivals and there’s plenty to enjoy to keep your hearts warm as the weather cools.

  1. Movies in the Park “Beauty and the Beast” – Sept 8
    Bring your blankets or chairs and enjoy a movie outdoors. Free family friendly event with concessions available for purchase. More Details


  1. Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition – Sept 8-10
    OBSKC is a regional kite competition bringing some of the nation’s best kite fliers right here to our back yard. Join us for 3 days of kite flying fun for the whole family. More Details
  1. Arts Council “Cre8” Art Gala – Sept 14th
    An elegant evening of gourmet hors d’oeuvres, drinks (cash bars), music and 100 original pieces of art! Every dollar supports the ARTS in Jacksonville and Onslow County. More Details & Tickets


  1. Muscadine Festival – Sep 29-30
    Celebrate North Carolina’s State Fruit at Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville, NC.  Amateur wine making contest, cooking contest., live music, food, arts, crafts, fun and over 30 local wineries.  Held at the fairgrounds. More Details


  1. North Carolina Seafood Festival – Oct 6-8
    Family fishing tournament, boat show, flounder fling, sailing regatta, road race and fireworks in Morehead City, NC.  Music from blues to jazz geared for the whole family.  Enjoy Cooking with the Chefs.  More Details.


  1. Mumfest – Oct 13-16
    Enjoy the 36th annual Mumfest event in New Bern, NC – attended by more than 90,000 every fall to enjoy the family fun, entertainment, foods and attractions.  Country music artists perform at Tryon Palace. More Details


  1. Autumn with Topsail – Oct 21-22
    Visit Topsail Beach, NC to enjoy arts, crafts, food, and beach music.  Children’s activities will including sand art, inflatable rides and more.  Over 100 regional artists plus live music, amazing food, beer, wine and games. More Details.


  1. Onslow Oktoberfest – Oct 26-28
    This community fundraiser for Onslow Community Outreach includes live music and 5K run. Children’s area offers entertainment, amusement rides, games, micro racing, animal park and kids’ workbench projects. At Riverwalk Crossing Park, 421 Court Street, Jacksonville, NC More Details.