September is a wonderful month on the island. In fact it may be my favorite month. The weather is usually great and the water is still warm. It is hard to believe that it is September already. Where did June, July and August go? I hope you enjoyed summer and now we are getting ready for a busy month in Emerald Isle. Let me share a few events that are happening in September.
The Town is excited to continue the iconic Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival. The Festival will be held on Saturday, September 29 beginning at 10:30 am at the Western Regional Beach Access. I would like to extend an invitation to everyone to attend this FREE FESTIVAL. There will be great music, food trucks and Beach Music Tee Shirts will be on sale. No tents or umbrellas will be permitted within 100 feet of the stage. Parking will be permitted along the grassy NC 58 right away. Only handicapped parking will be available at the Western Ocean Regional Access. Our great entertainment line-up.
Sammy O’Banion – MC
The Band of Oz
Chairmen of the Board
What an outstanding line-up. See you at the Festival on September 29, beginning at 10:30 am
Emerald Isle’s 13th annual DAY4KIDS will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm at the Emerald Isle Community Center. This event brings adults and children of all ages together for a fun filled day of games, face painting, vendors, activities and much, much more. Celebrate our children by spending meaningful time with them. This is always a fun day at Emerald Isle. The event will take place rain or shine.
Also, on the 15th of September the American Heart Association will sponsor a HEARTSAVER CPR CLASS. This class will be held at the Emerald isle EMS Department and it will be held from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. The cost for the class is $20.00 and pre-registration is mandatory by calling 252-354-2249. The maximum of 8 students per class. The book will be available on the day of the class.
Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and the Reel Outdoors are sponsoring the 2018 Flounder Fishing Tournament to kick-off the surf-fishing and beach driving season that starts on September 15. The tournament will run from 8:00 am Saturday September 15 to 5:00 pm September 29. Registration is FREE and the Reel Outdoors will be providing prizes for the top anglers. The Reel Outdoors will be the official weigh in station. All flounder must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet or sound. Registration forms and rules may be downloaded at https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/fishing-events
The Town of Emerald Isle will sponsor two Flood Risk Evaluation Outreach sessions. The meetings will be held at the Town Board Meeting Room. You are invited to join us at one of the following FREE sessions. Friday, September 21 from 2-4 pm or Saturday September 22 from 10 am- 12 noon. Learn how to reduce your flood risk. You can register by phone (866) 599-7065 or online https://emeraldisleoutreach.eventbrite.com . This will be a most informative session and please attend if you wish to learn more.
In closing, I would like to thank our entire town staff for all of their hard work during the busy summer season. We have such a wonderful and dedicated town staff. They work so hard for our town. Thanks for a job well done.
I hope you enjoy the month of September. It promises to be a great month. See you around our town. Enjoy the beach,