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August Local Events 2023

Jacksonville, NC (Onslow County) and Surrounding Areas

**Events are added throughout the month so be sure to come back and see if anything’s been added!**

Jacksonville’s National Night Out

This public safety festival will have demos, bike raffle, vendors, and so much more!

When? August 1st, from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Riverwalk Park

421 Court St, Jacksonville, NC 28540

Jr Ranger Day at Fort Macon State Park

For ages 5-13 *with an adult* can do a series of activities and answer questions with park ranger to receive an official Junior Ranger patch and Certificate! Space can be limited, please call the park office at 252-726-3775 if you have questions.

When? Thursday, August 3rd, 2023 from 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: Fort Macon State Park

2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

Havelock Summer Concert Series

Enjoy some family fun and watch the Blackwater Band perform!

When? Thursday, August 3rd 2023 starting at 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Havelock City Park

198 Cunningham Blvd, Havelock, NC 28532

Mall Backpack Event

At the Jacksonville Mall you can stop by their station and get some good supplies for the school year!

When? Friday, August 4th, 2023 starting at 12:00 PM

Location: Jacksonville Mall

375 Western Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28546

Movie in the Park: DC League of Super Pets

Family time can be spent under the starts with concessions available for purchase!

When? Friday, August 4th, 2023 starting at 7:00 PM and the movie will begin at sunset!

Location: Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center

100 Recreation Lane Jacksonville, NC 28546

SRCA Ranch Rodeo

When? Friday August 4th & 5th – CASH ONLY

Gates open at 5:00 PM and the show starts at 7:00 PM

Location: Lazy H Ranch & Arena

105 Quaker Bridge Road, Jacksonville, NC 28546

Sea Turtles

Join and learn about the natural and cultural history of sea turtles that call our NC summer waters home. You will learn so much about sea turtles and how they live and survive. As well as how they manage the safety of these sea turtles.

When? Tuesday August 8th from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Hammocks Beach State Park

1572 Hammocks Beach Road, Swansboro, NC 28584

Discover the Seashore Hike

Family fun hike to discover the seashore!

When? Wednesday, August 9th 2023 starting at 9:00 AM

Location: Topsail Beach Access #9

Arts at the Amphitheatre: Barefoot Wade

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and come out and enjoy the music! Concessions will be available for purchase.

When? Friday, August 11th, starting at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Jacksonville Commons Amphitheatre

1300 Commons Drive South, Jacksonville, NC 28546

Watermelon Tractor Day

This eventful day is jammed packed, from the watermelon eating contest to imploding watermelons! You can also see tractors on display while you enjoy some live music!

When? Saturday, August 12th started at 8:00 am – 1:00 PM

Location: Nash County Farmers Market in Rocky Mount

1006 Peachtree St, Rocky Mount, NC

Move Night with Navy Federal Credit Union

Bring chairs or blankets and your friend and family to enjoy this outdoor movie night!

When? Saturday, August 19th started at 6:00 PM

Location: Jacksonville Commons Recreational Park

1006 Peachtree St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

End of Summer Paddler’s Party

This party is having half priced rentals all day! Redeem at the counter and see what they have planned for this fun filled day!

When? Saturday, August 20th started at 9:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: Swansboro Paddle Boarding and Kayaking

108 W Corbett Ave, Swansboro, NC 28584

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