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November Local Events

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!**

Red, White, and Salute

Come to the Jacksonville Commons and enjoy live music with “20 RODE” Zach Brown Tribute Band, a beer garden, a performance by the Pow Wow, and family games and Laser Light Show,

When? Friday, November 3rd, 2023 from 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Jacksonville Commons

100 Recreation Ln, Jacksonville, NC 28546

Swansboro by Candlelight

Come see Historic Downtown Swansboro become a winter wonderland this Saturday. Enjoy live music brought to you by Seaside Arts Council, scenes from the nutcracker performed by the Swansboro Dance Studio, and the Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:00 PM!

When? Saturday, November 11th, from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Swansboro Historic District

Brewery 99’s 2nd Annual Friendsgiving Chili Cook-Off

Join the fun at Brewery 99’s chili cook-off. The first 10 individuals to sign up will secure a spot in the competition, but you can still participate in the “Supplementary Category” and show off your culinary skills. Winners will be announced when the Chili runs out or by 6:15PM

When? Saturday, November 11th, 2023 from at 4:00 PM

Location: Brewery 99

1014 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28562

Coffee & Kindness Fest

Celebrate World Kindness day with Coffee Haven’s Coffee & Kindness Fest. Additional local coffee shops and vendors will also be present.

When? Saturday, November 18th 2023 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Coffee Haven

156 Bradshaw Rd, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

Holiday Parade

This annual holiday parade showcases flats, bands, music, and more. The parade will travel from Coastal Carolina Community College to Brynn Marr Road.

When? Saturday, November 18th, 2023 starting at 10:00 AM

Location: Western Blvd

Surf City Tree Lighting

Enjoy live music, food, kids activities and a visit from Santa. Then at 6PM ring in the Christmas season with the lighting of a 42ft tall Christmas tree!

When? Saturday, November 18th, from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: Soundside Park

517 Roland Ave, Surf City, NC 284456

Kid’s DIY-U Workshop: Thanksgiving Turkey Photo Holder

Join Lowe’s for a Kids Workshop where your little DIYer can create a festive decoration for your Thanksgiving table! All supplies needed will be provided.

When? Saturday, November 18th, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Lowe’s

1255 Western Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28546


Join Splatter N’ Rage for an epic Friendsgiving celebration. Enjoy all the classics: turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, gravy, and of course desserts!

When? Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 starting at 5:00 PM

Location: Splatter N’ Rage

113 Branchwood Dr. Unit 300, Jacksonville, NC 28546

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