Glamour and Grace Boutique

Women's and men's fashion and clothing items, jewelry, handbags, shoes, and many other accessories!

105 Front St., Swansboro, NC 28584

(910) 325-8197

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Mullet Festival of North Carolina

October 14th & 15th, 2023

🐟 Join us for the 69th annual Mullet Festival of North Carolina in Historic Downtown Swansboro. It's so much fun, we bet you'll become a "Mulleteer Forever" and Feelin' Fine!

Admission is Free!

What began as a small event to celebrate the completion of the bridge over the White Oak River has become a highly anticipated part of Eastern North Carolina culture. The first Swansboro Mullet Festival took place in 1954 and is now known as the oldest festival on North Carolina's Crystal Coast. The occasion celebrates the mullet, a species of fish found in Eastern North Carolina waters. Swansboro natives remember days long ago when mullets were hauled to shore in nets hooked to tractors along the beach.

Plan Your Mullet Festival Getaway to Swansboro!

🛏️ It's a perfect fall weekend to discover the charm of our quaint and historic coastal town. Book your stay for Mullet Festival Weekend at our award-winning Hampton Inn & Suites Swansboro!  Enjoy the convenience of transportation from the hotel to Historic Downtown Swansboro via the Mullet Festival free parking shuttle running throughout the weekend from Ward Farm behind the Hampton Inn!

🚤 The weekend festivities kick off on Friday, October 13th, with the traditional Blessing of the Fleet at Casper's Marina at 6 pm. This is a very festive occasion, for both spectators and boat owners. All are welcome to participate. As the tradition continues, a wreath will be dropped in memory of the boat owners who have passed on.

🎶 The Mullet Festival is jam-packed with fun! The weekend features two stages for live entertainment, a community parade on Saturday morning, food and shopping vendors, a fish fry, a military display, and more!

👕 For more information including a special hotel rate specifically for vendors, and the weekend's music lineup, go to and find out how to purchase a 2023 Swansboro Mullet Festival T-Shirt!

We look forward to seeing you in Swansboro!

Mullet Festival Week Events

Mullet Festival 5k Run/Walk

Hosted by The Town of Swansboro Parks & Recreation with the Jacksonville / Onslow Sports Commission
Saturday, October 7th @ 8 am
Register Here

Mullet Festival "Gnome" Door Hanger Painting Workshop

Swansboro Recreation Center
Friday, October 13, 2023
6 pm to 8 pm
Register Here

Swansboro Mullet Mash Metric / 12 Mile, 50k, 100k

Sunday, October 15, 2023 @ 8 am
Register Here

Fall Fishing & Boating

Find out more about fishing and boating in Swansboro. Let our expert local fishing charters and outfitters provide you with some of the most amazing experiences on North Carolina's Coast.

We look forward to seeing you in Swansboro!


Arts By The Sea

June 8th 2024

Join us for The Town of Swansboro's Arts by the Sea Festival in Historic Downtown Swansboro. The festival draws art lovers from around the state, eager to spy their next artistic find!

Admission is Free!

Come for the day or a Weekend Getaway and see the best artists and crafters as they line our historic streets with beautiful fine art and handmade crafts.  The juried craft show represents some of the finest crafters in the Southeast.

🎨 You'll find pottery, jewelry, paintings, stained glass, fiber, carvings, photography, sculpture and metalwork are just a few of the crafts represented at this annual event.  The festival features live, local entertainment throughout the day at the Harry C. Pugliese “Pug” Pavilion.

Plan Your Arts by the Sea Getaway to Swansboro!

🛏️ It's a perfect spring weekend to discover the charm of our quaint and historic coastal town. Book your stay for your Arts by the Sea Weekend at our award-winning Hampton Inn & Suites Swansboro!

🚎 Enjoy the convenience of transportation from the hotel to Historic Downtown Swansboro via the Arts by the Sea free parking shuttle running throughout the weekend from Ward Farm behind the Hampton Inn!

🚫 To keep things safe, we ask that eventgoers abide by the following: no pets, bicycles or skateboards.  Streets are closed to vehicular traffic. As an extra treat, leave the parking to us!

🚎 Remember, there will be an Arts by the Sea Festival park-and-ride shuttle from Ward Farm, located behind the Hampton Inn.

🍧 Are you interested in vendor information? The Swansboro Festivals Team is seeking fine arts and crafts vendors along with food vendors! Please visit and find all of the applications and about how to get involved!

We look forward to seeing you in Swansboro!


2023 Arts by the Sea Vendors - as of 5.01.23

231 MAD Designs
4 Pelicans Woodworking
Adore Ya Door
Agua Stone
Alpaca Bella Fina Ranch
Alpine Sleds
Artifactual Adornments
Berks Works Soap Shop
Black Cat Barn Quilts & Wood Crafts
Capone's – A Taste of Philly
Coastal Carolina Pottery
Creations by Judi
Crystal Coast Originals
Custom Designs by Carol Anne
Custom Designs by PWD
Decker-Smith Pottery
Dharma Crafts
DP Fine Art
Duplin Winery
DVD Books
Easy Street Leather, etc.
Emily's Treasures
Five Star Grilled Chicken
Glass Act
Grown Up Gummies
Handpainted by Eve
Hawaiian Dave's Island Treats
Hawaiian Slushies
Hotshots Photography
Janet Place Glass Designs
Jems of the Sea
Jones Ventures
Kathy Whitley Pottery
Kenn Moore Fine Art
Kona Ice of the Crystal Coast
Ladona Julia Pottery
Laura's Beaded Creations
Live Oak Rock & Silver
LOV Designs
MaJo Bead Designs
Mosaics Unleashed
Neanderthal Pottery
Odom Woodworks
Panda Wood Working
Pawsitive Vibe Prints
Perfect Imperfections
Pop-Nana's Old Fashioned Ice Cream
S Jones Ceramics
Salt Soothers
Saltwater Cowboy/Bounty Hunter Hats
Sea Glass Creations
Seaweed Designs
Sherry Eden
Stitch Works Sewing Studio
Stone and Hide Hand-Crafted Jewelry
Sunshine Girls Lemonade
The Beach Hive
The Green Outdoors
Topsail Island Glass Works
Tropical Paradise Woodworking
Veronica's Doggie Delights
Vintage Swell Designs
Wags to Riches
Your Island Treasure

The Red Elephant

Shabby Chic Coastal Farmhouse Home Décor, Accessories, Candles, Gifts & More!

129 Front St., Swansboro, NC 28584

(252) 503-9827

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Gigi Nails

Full-service nail salon offering manicures and pedicures.

205 Main St., Swansboro, NC 28584

(336) 915-6448

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Boro Girl Boutique

Boutique with locally made art, custom furnishings, home decor, boutique clothing, jewelry and gifts. Located in the iconic Russell’s building.

116 N. Front St., Swansboro, NC 28584

(910) 650-0056

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Sound Side Outfitters

The Crystal Coast's premier fly shop for all your fly fishing needs.  Rods, reels, materials, flies, charters and more.

128 E. Corbett Ave., Swansboro, NC 28584

(910) 708-1033

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Med Spa / Reverse by Lisa

As a Cosmetic Injector and a Laser Specialist, Lisa Pecha, a Registered Nurse and Founder of Reverse by Lisa, offers a professional and safe environment providing Botox, Filler and Kybella injectables / Laser Skin Treatments / PDO Threads / Radio Frequency Microneedling / Medical Grade Skin Care Products, and much more.   Please call for more information and your complimentary one-hour consultation.  Stay beautiful.

105 West Church St. Suite #4, Swansboro, NC 28584

(252) 764-1662

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Swansboro Independence Day Celebration

July 3, 2023 6pm to 10pm

🎆 Join us for the Town of Swansboro's 2023 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show along Swansboro's Historic Downtown Waterfront!

Admission is Free!

💃🏼 Enjoy live music starting with the 🇺🇲 National Anthem at 6 pm performed by 🤠 Velvet Rodeo, followed by 🎷 the TAMS jamming until 10 pm at the Harry C. Pugliese “Pug” Pavilion! 🥤 There will be a couple of food snack vendors and we encourage patrons to visit our 🥘 downtown restaurants. 🛣️ Street closures will begin at 3 pm until approximately 11 pm.

🚎 Hop on the golf cart shuttle that will be running from Swansboro Town Hall to the Visitor Center in Downtown Swansboro.

♿ Handicap parking at Town Hall.

Street closures are from 3 pm to 11 pm - as follows:
  • Front Street – from Main Street to Church Street
  • Church Street – from Front Street to Water Street
  • Water Street – from Church Street to Main Street
  • Main Street will be closed at Water Street for eastbound traffic

Plan Your Summer Getaway to Swansboro!

🛏️ It's a perfect time to plan your adventure and discover the charm of our quaint and historic coastal town. Book your stay at our award-winning Hampton Inn & Suites Swansboro or at one of our Airbnbs, VRBOs or Vacation Rentals!

For more information on the Swansboro Festivals please visit or call 910-326-2600.  Like Swansboro Festivals on Facebook for up-to-date festival information or visit