Nothing could be finer than a Summer in Eastern Carolina… and we have a variety of summer events just for you!
If you’re looking for a good fishing hole, check out our ponds and water access points. We can’t guarantee any record setting catches, but you’ll have plenty of options and there’s a good chance you’ll spot some of our resident gators. Outdoor Connection Rentals has canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and other gear needed for a great day on the water. Ordnance Point is a good place for paddling and viewing our beautiful Slocum Creek. Hancock Marina is a good boat launch if you’d like to venture further out into the Neuse River. Our Take a Kid Fishing event is on June 6 at Catfish pond. It’s a fun way to spend some quality time with your family and the pond will be freshly stocked with bass and brim for your youngsters to catch!
If you’d like to plan a summer get-a-way, Crystal Coast Travel & Leisure offers discounted tickets and travel to all the summer hotspots including amusement parks, shopping destinations, vineyard events and more. A sweet trip to beautiful Savannah, GA is planned for mid-June and the awesome 8th and I Evening Parade is coming up in August. Call them for booking details now at 252-466-2172 or 252-466-2197.
For our health and fitness fans, we have a Kid’s Health and Fitness Fair on June 16. This is a great way to encourage your kids to practice healthy habits. There’s also a Sprint Tri Relay and Kids Tri on August 15. Get your team together and register now! Our swimming pools are open now through Labor Day. Come splash around and cool off with your family. If you enjoy competitive team sports, our Adult Sports Program has some upcoming seasons scheduled including flag football and fall softball. Your children can stay active through our Youth Sports Program, offering a little something for everyone all year long.
Our library is bustling with activities for your children all summer long. Check out our Weekly Storytime events that feature different themes and activities. Your children can also participate in the annual Summer Reading Program that runs from June through August.
Finally, the Sound of Freedom Golf Course plays host to several golf tournaments throughout the year. We have various coaching sessions for both adults and children of every level. Our PGA Rated course sits off the beautiful Neuse River and offers breathtaking views and challenging pars. Visit the Sound of Freedom Golf Course today!