Swansboro by Candlelight

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023  5 pm to 9 pm

🎄 Historic Downtown Swansboro becomes a magical winter wonderland on November 11th, 2023 from 5 pm - 9 pm as the Swansboro Downtown Merchants host their Annual Swansboro by Candlelight. Luminaries line the streets, shop windows display whimsical scenes, and ribbons & bows put the finishing touches on a journey back to the days of yesteryear.

🎶 Live entertainment in the Olde Towne Square, Wine Tasting at Bake Bottle & Brew, and The Gray Dolphin. The downtown merchants will be offering refreshments to all of their guests and they will be open until 9 pm.

🩰 Don't miss the Swansboro Dance Studio as they perform scenes from their Nutcracker Ballet at 5 pm!


🛌🏾 We invite you to stay for a long weekend in Swansboro! Visit our website at www.visitswansboro.org for information on where to stay, including Swansboro's award-winning Hampton Inn & Suites!

Live music on the Pug Pavillion Stage in Olde Towne Square is brought to you
by the Seaside Arts Council


Enjoy the original acoustic sounds of 4Everall and their blend of Americana, folk, with a hint of grainy bluegrass as well as covers of Simon & Garfunkel and the Beatles, The Dave Matthews Band, Zack Brown & The Allman Brothers,  as well as Alison Krauss, KT Tunstall & The Pretenders!

Enter the Win the Swansboro by Candlelight Winter Getaway Contest

If you haven't already been to our quaint and historic coastal town, we invite you to discover the charm of Swansboro, North Carolina at this year's Swansboro by Candlelight!
Come out to enjoy this year's event,  tell us which Swanboro shop or restaurant is your favorite, and be automatically entered to win a chance for a Getaway to Swansboro!


2 Nights Stay for Two at Hampton Inn & Suites - Swansboro*
1 $50 Gift Card from Bake, Bottle & Brew
1 $50 Gift Card from The Boro Restaurant & Bar

It's easy to Enter! Just send us an email to visitswansboro@gmail.com or add a comment to our contest post on the Visit Swansboro NC Facebook Page.

This year's winner will be randomly selected and announced on the evening of Sunday, November 13th, 2022 on our Facebook Page.

*One room for two individuals for two nights at the Hampton Inn & Suites - Swansboro. Valid through November 30, 2023. Certain exclusions and black-out dates apply. Reservations must be made 7 days prior to arrival. Total value is a maximum of $250.



Mullet Festival of North Carolina

October 14th & 15th, 2023

🐟 Join us for the 2023 Mullet Festival of North Carolina in Historic Downtown Swansboro. It's so much fun, we bet you'll become a "Mulleteer Forever!"

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 has now become 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 that will run throughout the weekend from Ward Farm located 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 5:30 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 memoriam of the boat owners who have passed on.

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

👕 For more information including the weekend music lineup, go to www.swansborofestivals.com and find out how to purchase a 2022 Swansboro Mullet Festival T-Shirt!

We look forward to seeing you in Swansboro!


Jess’ Boutique

Jess' Boutique is located in the old Downtown Chapel on Main Street in Historic Downtown Swansboro offering women's apparel, accessories, purses, shoes, and more!

116 Main St, Swansboro, NC 28584

(910) 325-8340


Sailing Through Time Antiques

Antique Store, Auction, Estate Sales, Coins, Quilts, Furniture, Toys, Tools, Jewelry, Model Cars, Dishes and more!

Taylor Auction Company  NCAL 7537

624 W. Corbett Ave, Unit 1
Swansboro, NC 28584

(910) 708-3999


Paddle NC

Paddle NC is the premier paddling company in North Carolina. With 3 locations from Carolina Beach State Park to Hammocks Beach State Park, all on the water! We strive to make your paddling experience an excellent one.

(910) 612-3297

1572 Hammock Beach Rd,
Swansboro, NC 28584

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Dini’s Martinis & Desserts

Dini's Martinis and Desserts is a craft cocktail and dessert bar that specializes in crafted cocktails, delicious desserts, savory small bites and so much more!

118 Front St, Swansboro, NC 28584

(910) 325-8140


Nuova Luna Caffè

Nuova Luna Caffe is a mom and pops coffee shop located in Swansboro, NC. You will love our coffee, made any way you like and we also have treats for a quick snack!

686 W Corbett Ave STE 13
Swansboro, NC 28584

(910) 708-1043

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Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack & Coffee Bar

Locally owned ice cream shop & coffee bar. Offering HERSHEYS hand dipped ice cream, shakes, floats, sundaes & a wide variety of Artesian Gourmet Blends from lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, americanos, espressos along w/ teas, hot chocolates & Blenjavas.

923-2 W Corbett Ave, Swansboro, NC 28584

(910) 325-8701

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Brin & Co. Boutique

Amazing Prices. Great Quality. & Oh so great Apparel. Woman’s to 3X and children’s clothes 0-3 months.

108 West Corbett Avenue, Unit 3
Swansboro, NC 28584

(910) 330-3806

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