This week’s N.C. Playlist

Pirates and the PGA mark the spot in N.C. this week

Aug 7, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; A view of the eighth tee box and the seventh green during a practice round for the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club. Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

August 10-13
Championship Rounds of the PGA Championship

One of the four “majors” of Golf, the PGA Championship marks the first major championship staged in the Queen City at the Quail Hollow Club. Grayson Murray of Raleigh is in the first group to tee off at 7:20 a.m. on Thursday. The entire event spans from Monday through Sunday. Tickets are available through


August 11-12
Beaufort Pirate Invasion 2017

Step back in time with the sights and sounds of the 17th century as Beaufort comes alive with more than 100 pirate and militia re-enactors. Enjoy historical demonstrations such as sword fighting, cannon firing, weapons displays, along with musical entertainment, magic shows, costume contest, storytelling, and vendors.


August 12
30th Annual Crepe Myrtle Festival
Scotland Neck

Join the celebration with good food, good folks, & good times at the 30th Annual Crepe Myrtle Festival. There will be games, children amusement rides, face painting, a petting zoo, arts & crafts, jewelry, toys, pottery, music, entertainment, and a variety of food.


August 12-13
Fayetteville Summer Musicfest

Fayetteville Summer Musicfest, is a two day, live music festival and fundraiser designed to promote the tremendous music and arts related resources in the Fayetteville region. With performances on multiple stages the event features plenty of food, give-a-ways, contests, and special guests.


August 15-20
O’Neill / Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest
Wrightsville Beach

The O’Neill/ Sweetwater Pro-Am held on Wrightsville Beach has grown into one of the largest surfing contests on the East Coast and attracts surfers from around the world. Dozens of amateur surfers and over 90 professional surfers from around the world participate in this exciting three-day event.

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