NC Paddle Festival

Onslow County Summer Event Season Kicks Off

Mark your calendars: May 7th is a busy day for Onslow County. Join us as we kick off the 2016 summer event season with three fun events.

Jacksonville Jamboree

A celebration of spring, sports, and family, the Jacksonville Jamboree is a two-day event at the Jacksonville Commons. Come for musical entertainment, the annual ‘Jacksonville’s Got Talent’ Competition, car displays, as well as food and marketplace vendors. The Jacksonville Jamboree is a perfect event for the entire family to enjoy. For questions or more information, see the Jacksonville website.

Jacksonville Jamboree

North Carolina Paddle Fest

During the week of May 3rd-7th, head over to Hammocks Beach State Park and check out new products from some of the top kayak and paddle board manufacturers at NC Paddle Festival. Classes and workshops will be held throughout the day and a display of ancient Indian Canoes with interactive lessons will be available as well. Visit NCPaddle.org for more information.

NC Paddle Festival

Swansboro Derby Day

From 3pm-10pm come together on the historic Swansboro waterfront for a time of food, fashion, and fun. Derby Day will consist of a few events including a red carpet, the Derby Tasting, and live music! Don’t miss a minute of the action when you watch the Kentucky Derby live on the big screen. Click here to purchase tickets and start planning your Derby Day outfit.

Swansboro Derby Day

It’s important to spend time with family and friends and luckily Onslow County offers plenty of opportunities to do just that. Whether you’re looking for an active vacation filled with adventure, or a relaxing getaway with the ones you love, visit our event calendar on www.onlyinonslow.com for a complete listing of area happenings.

Only in Onslow

Only in Onslow

As one of North Carolina’s oldest counties, Onslow County reflects a rich and varied history.  It’s also the proud home of the Marines of Camp Lejeune, New River Air Station, Camp Johnson and Camp Geiger.

The county has been graced with an extraordinary natural beauty: over 30 miles of wide, unspoiled beaches, waters teeming with an abundance of marine life, forests filled with wildlife, and rich farmland to harvest.

Today, you can explore everything from military and historic monuments to beautiful waterways and beaches to friendly spots to eat and play.