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Visit Jacksonville NC Receive a hero's welcome when you visit Jacksonville, NC, home to US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Experience sporting and running events, fishing, biking, boating and water activities in addition to events built around honoring our military heritage.

Jacksonville NC is open for business and welcoming visitors. Please check the Visit North Carolina update below for details on the current travel advisories in effect. https://www.visitnc.com/advisory/snRb/coronavirus-travel-advisory
We advise that you call your destination hotel, lodging, restaurant or tourism partner to get the latest update on their Covid safety practices. For a list of all Jacksonville NC businesses following the #CountOnMeNC safety guidelines, visit https://countonmenc.org/participating-businesses/

#EarthDay2021 is April 22. You won't want to miss this Saturday event at Sturgeon City.
04/14/2021
Sturgeon City

#EarthDay2021 is April 22. You won't want to miss this Saturday event at Sturgeon City.

Join the Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 24th from 10AM-3PM at Sturgeon City. 🌎 This is a FREE event and includes food and craft vendors, interactive activities, games for the kids and more! RSVP to reserve your time slot for the family and come celebrate our Planet. ♻️

Feeling Beachy and ready to explore the possibilities? We’ve got you... Let your day of water, sun, sand and adventure b...
04/13/2021

Feeling Beachy and ready to explore the possibilities? We’ve got you...
Let your day of water, sun, sand and adventure begin with one of these three options for water taxi service to Bear Island and Hammocks Beach State Park

🚤 Pogie’s Fishing Center / (910)325-7876
🚤 Lady Swan Boat Tours / (910)325-1200
🚤 Hammocks Beach State Park Ferry Service - most recent update indicates that their ferry service will begin on May 12!

Here’s some Monday Morning Motivation on where to go for breakfast or brunch in Jacksonville, NC . Hard to beat a fried ...
04/12/2021

Here’s some Monday Morning Motivation on where to go for breakfast or brunch in Jacksonville, NC . Hard to beat a fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich from Biagio's

How does your garden grow? Give it a boost this weekend Sat April 10, 8:30am - 1:30 pm - Early Bird gets the worm, at th...
04/09/2021

How does your garden grow? Give it a boost this weekend Sat April 10, 8:30am - 1:30 pm - Early Bird gets the worm, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center

Get a spring in your step and come out for N.C. Cooperative Extension - Onslow County Center's Spring Garden Festival Sale this Saturday, April 10th from 8:30am to 1:30pm. The treasures for sale includes garden and home-related items donated by the local #MasterGardener volunteers and the Extension staff! #Handmade bird feeders and houses will also be available for purchase!

📍 4024 Richlands Hwy
🌱 Find out more👇🏽
🔗 https://onslow.ces.ncsu.edu/2021/02/master-gardener%e2%84%a0-spring-garden-festival-2021/

Thanks to our friends at NC Tripping for recommending Jacksonville to see the Lejeune Memorial Gardens,  with shopping i...
04/06/2021
21 Great Things to Do in Jacksonville NC (Restaurants, Outdoor Fun, and More!)

Thanks to our friends at NC Tripping for recommending Jacksonville to see the Lejeune Memorial Gardens, with shopping in Swansboro; and outdoor adventure at Hammocks Beach as hidden gem #springbreak destinations. Listen: https://apple.co/3rYZnYu and then read more about in this post https://www.nctripping.com/weekend-things-to-do-in-jacksonville-nc/ Onslow County Tourism

We quickly learned that there are plenty of weekend things to do in Jacksonville, after exploring the food scene, the outdoor fun, and more.

Lots of family fun in Onslow County this weekend with safe, socially distanced egg hunts and April outdoor on the farm a...
04/01/2021

Lots of family fun in Onslow County this weekend with safe, socially distanced egg hunts and April outdoor on the farm adventures, all on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Wear a mask, keep safe and enjoy all of these great area events. 👌🏽

At ELJ Farms in Half Moon, NC enjoy an Easter Egg-Stravaganza with a fun egg hunt adventure, craft fair, coffee drinks from Milk Road Coffee food truck, baked goodies from American Dream Cakes, Bakery and delicious mega teas from CRUSH nutrition and The Spot Nutrition all from 10am-2pm.

Then, on to the 2021 Spring Fest at the Farm at Humphrey Farm in Hubert, NC. An all day celebration with Easter Bunny photo opps, a farmers market, a cupcake, bake-off, craft and vendors fair and horse rides courtesy of Triple J Horses.

At Zing Zumm, Children's Museum of Jacksonville, NC kids will be divided into age groups (5 and under; 6 and older) to enjoy the fun of an egg hunt included in the regular cost of admission at 10am and again at 2 pm. Who will find the golden eggs stuffed with a special prize from 6th Dimension of Jacksonville

At 10am the Fishstrong Foundation in Hubert, NC will host a unique drive-thru family Egg Hunt as well as a raffle from local businesses and there will be to-go BBQ plates for sale, too.

The 25th annual Easter On The Farm at Mike's Farm is sold out, but you can call the farm to see if there have been cancellations.

The Lejeune Memorial Gardens are certainly a must see stop when you come to visit Jacksonville, NC.
03/29/2021

The Lejeune Memorial Gardens are certainly a must see stop when you come to visit Jacksonville, NC.

A solemn feeling of peace is how many describe their experience at #JacksonvilleNC's Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Lejeune Memorial Gardens. Second in size only to the national Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, it is also one of only a few that lists all the names of the fallen in recognition of the nearly ten million Veterans of the five branches of the Armed Forces who served active duty during the Vietnam era. #OnlyinOnslow #JacksonvilleNC #VietnamWarVeteransDay

📸: Visit Jacksonville NC
Learn more about Lejeune Memorial Gardens:
onlyinonslow.com/lejeune-memorial-gardens/

Fresh roasted coffee and tea direct to you to start your day from Milk Road Coffee . New subscription box service starts...
03/27/2021

Fresh roasted coffee and tea direct to you to start your day from Milk Road Coffee . New subscription box service starts April 1. The small box comes with a half pound of coffee, while the large has two half pounds of different origins. Both April boxes come with 4 oz of loose leaf tea, a tea infuser, local honey, and stickers!
Learn more at milkroadcoffee.com/shop

03/26/2021
Antique 2 Chic Vendor Market

What might you buy? Saturday morning Sign Auction at Antique 2 Chic Vendor Market

‼️‼️Don’t Miss This Next Auction‼️‼️
Lifetime Collection of Advertising Signs & Pieces, Vintage Toys, Peddle Cars, Gas Pump & More
Brought to you by Brown & Thigpen LLC!
This Saturday, March 27th doors open at 9am!
We gladly accept absentee and phone bids, please call 910-289-0532 or 910-290-1461. Phone Bids must be made by Friday, March 26th at 6pm.
A complete list of Auction Inventory can be viewed at: https://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/3535895.html?kwd=&zip=28540&category=0

If you love antiques and collectables, you've got to stop in at Antique 2 Chic Vendor Market. Don't miss the March 27 au...
03/26/2021

If you love antiques and collectables, you've got to stop in at Antique 2 Chic Vendor Market. Don't miss the March 27 auction of a lifetime collection of advertising signs & pieces, vintage toys, peddle cars, gas pumps & more
Doors open at 9am

03/25/2021

Nothing like fresh baked homemade Mexican pastries. Not too sweet but perfect with a morning or afternoon cup of coffee. You'll find all of this in Jacksonville at El Cerro PanaderiaBakery . Go and see Victor Gonzalez and his team there soon.

Lots of reasons to plan a visit to Mike's Farm this Spring season...
03/22/2021

Lots of reasons to plan a visit to Mike's Farm this Spring season...

📣We’ve been busy the last few weeks and have a few spring announcements! 📣

🌼We have launched our NEW website so check us out at www.mikesfarmnc.com.

🐣We will be holding our 25th annual Easter on the Farm this year! It will be held April 3rd from 10-3 with egg hunt times on each hour. Pre registration and event details are available now on our NEW website, www.mikesfarmnc.com.

Admission will include:
- Hayrides, Egg Hunts, Prize Eggs, Goody Bags, Hotdog Lunch, Easter Bunny, Magic Show with Rockstar Magic of Chris & Neal & more!

🌸We have finally 🙌🏻 launched our online store on our new website with some of our most requested items from our NC Products Barn! We will continuously be adding more products so be sure to keep an eye out 👀

Here’s a great way to safely gather with friends, get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors this weekend. Register now fo...
03/15/2021

Here’s a great way to safely gather with friends, get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors this weekend. Register now for the March 20, annual Fabulous 5K Fun Run sponsored by the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission

ONE WEEK until our Fabulous 5k Fun Run!
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Run with us for an in-person event and earn points for the JOSC RACE SERIES ⭐️

www.racejosc.com

Time to plan your next Jacksonville NC visit. Be sure to include a sunset Spring or Summer dinner cruise on Bayonet Ente...
03/14/2021

Time to plan your next Jacksonville NC visit. Be sure to include a sunset Spring or Summer dinner cruise on Bayonet Enterprises Cruises. The season starts March 20.

Look who is featured in this Onslow County post on women entrepreneurs, it’s our own Theresa Lowe of Mike's Farm and the...
03/13/2021

Look who is featured in this Onslow County post on women entrepreneurs, it’s our own Theresa Lowe of Mike's Farm and the farm’s NC Products Barn. Women making history #nationalwomenshistorymonth

Onslow County is home to many interesting and inspired local women entrepreneurs and business owners that help make our communities a great place to live and visit. Their love and passion is woven into what they do, and it's what brings people back to Onslow County, time and time again. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3sZ8Ujd #onlyinonslow

Saying cheers to the weekend at Biagio's in Jacksonville, NC
03/13/2021

Saying cheers to the weekend at Biagio's in Jacksonville, NC

Nightcaps at Biagio's, everyday from 9 am to 9 pm, with Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, in Downtown Jacksonville, NC.

We salute the gutsy women who helped the U. S. Air Force train for #WorldWarII here in Onslow County. Story via Our Stat...
03/08/2021
The Women Pilots of WWII | Our State

We salute the gutsy women who helped the U. S. Air Force train for #WorldWarII here in Onslow County. Story via Our State Magazine
#internationalwomensday2021

At Camp Davis in Onslow County, members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots played an integral role during World War II, and proved that women belong in the cockpit.

We were so happy to play a role in landing this coverage. Make plans to visit us—and see Swansboro soon. 👌🏼
02/25/2021
Swansboro One of Coolest Towns in America | Only In Onslow

We were so happy to play a role in landing this coverage. Make plans to visit us—and see Swansboro soon. 👌🏼

The quaint and historic waterfront town of Swansboro has been long thought of as one of the central coast of North Carolina's best-kept secrets. And with so much to do and see, our little gem of a town is getting some attention and word is getting out! Travel planning publisher, Matador N ...

02/24/2021

Because sometimes you just need a burger. Jacksonville NC’s own The Angry Ginger Irish Pub brings you the Mac Attack.

02/21/2021

Beach Vibes at North Topsail Beach, North Carolina .

Sharing this wonderful PBS video on the history of Hammocks Beach State Park, and Bear Island with details on the long s...
02/16/2021
North Carolina Weekend | Hammocks Beach State Park | Season 1800

Sharing this wonderful PBS video on the history of Hammocks Beach State Park, and Bear Island with details on the long standing sea turtle nest monitoring project there, all in recognition of #BlackHistoryMonth

Hammocks Beach State Park offers visitors a rich history and quiet, secluded beaches.

Feeling the Love? Thinking Destination Wedding? We have just the place. In fact, we have a lot of beautiful venues, perf...
02/14/2021
Wedding Venues | Only In Onslow

Feeling the Love? Thinking Destination Wedding? We have just the place. In fact, we have a lot of beautiful venues, perfect any romantic occasion.

Onslow County has many beautiful wedding venues...from the rural coastal plains town of Richlands... to Jacksonville... and all the way to the coastal communities of Swansboro, Sneads Ferry, and North Topsail Beach. Whether it be a barn theme, a beach wedding, a reception at a historic home, along t...

Happy Valentine's Day hearts, flowers and love from all of us in Jacksonville, NC. With a little help from the talented ...
02/14/2021

Happy Valentine's Day hearts, flowers and love from all of us in Jacksonville, NC. With a little help from the talented bakers at our own American Dream Cakes, Bakery

On your next visit to Jacksonville, we recommend spending time outdoors, on a peaceful walk though the beautiful Lejeune...
02/11/2021
Visit North Carolina

On your next visit to Jacksonville, we recommend spending time outdoors, on a peaceful walk though the beautiful Lejeune Memorial Gardens.

Do you know about Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Visit Jacksonville NC?

If you've been looking to get outdoors, enjoy a socially distant stroll through the beautifully landscaped grounds that honor service members and Jacksonville's military heritage. 🇺🇸

☝️ Pro tip: if you get hungry, #CountOnMeNC certified dining options such as Abruzzo's Pizza and Muddy's Coffee House are waiting for you nearby.

When the season calls for Romance, it's time to make reservations for  Bayonet Enterprises Cruises . Book a sunset cruis...
02/09/2021

When the season calls for Romance, it's time to make reservations for Bayonet Enterprises Cruises . Book a sunset cruise now at Bayonet-Enterprises.com/ The Season starts March 20

02/06/2021
Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission

The story behind today’s Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission Sledgehammer Race at North Topsail Beach, North Carolina

The story behind our Sledgehammer Beach

02/04/2021

Still time to catch the excitement of the first of the 2021 Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission race series.
It’s the Sledgehammer Beach Run on North Topsail Beach this weekend Feb 6, 2021.

Details and registration : runsignup.com/Race/NC/NTopsailBeach/SledgehammerBeachRun

Score Big on Superbowl Sunday. Order Online now for easy pick up this weekend at our locally owned The Honey Baked Ham C...
02/02/2021

Score Big on Superbowl Sunday. Order Online now for easy pick up this weekend at our locally owned The Honey Baked Ham Company

Huddle around something delicious for game day with a Honey Baked Ham! Find your nearest #HBHCo location and place an order for pick up at https://pickup.honeybaked.com/stores

Welcome to Jacksonville, NC! We are welcoming travelers. To keep everyone safe, masks are mandated in public, and most b...
02/02/2021

Welcome to Jacksonville, NC! We are welcoming travelers. To keep everyone safe, masks are mandated in public, and most businesses close at 10 pm. For NC safety guidelines, visit: http://bit.ly/JVL-NC-Covid

Excited to see Hammocks Beach State Park listed as one of the best state parks on the NC coast by TravelAwaits. Thanks s...
01/27/2021
7 Best State Parks Along North Carolina’s Coast

Excited to see Hammocks Beach State Park listed as one of the best state parks on the NC coast by TravelAwaits. Thanks so much for the wonderful feature, Travel Eat Drink Write.

Coastal North Carolina's best state parks offer opportunities for hiking, camping, picnicking, nature study, and environmental education.

When you’re ready to travel, we’re here for you. Visit our #CountOnMeNC-certified safe businesses here: https://countonm...
01/25/2021

When you’re ready to travel, we’re here for you. Visit our #CountOnMeNC-certified safe businesses here: https://countonmenc.org/ #NationalPlanForVacationDay

Weekends on the water at the New River: Come join us for tons of outdoor family fun!
01/22/2021

Weekends on the water at the New River: Come join us for tons of outdoor family fun!

Nothing like a winter stroll on one of our beautiful beaches along the North Carolina Coast!
01/21/2021
Reconnect to Nature at NC's Central Coast | Only In Onslow

Nothing like a winter stroll on one of our beautiful beaches along the North Carolina Coast!

Winter's crisp air at North Carolina's central coast offers a quieter and relaxing alternative to the busier spring and summer tourist months and could be the perfect time for a getaway. Being out on the water is both refreshing and soul-soothing, whether for a specialty cruise out o ...

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Welcome to Jacksonville, NC, home to the largest U.S. Marine Corps base on the eastern seaboard. Located halfway between Wilmington NC and New Bern, NC on the Carolina coast, our team’s goal is to welcome you and make your visit here the best it can be. Whether you’re traveling for work or coming for fun, we are here to provide information and highlight the ways you can make every stay memorable. In Jacksonville, we celebrate and serve the heroes of the world—everyday and extraordinary—including you.

Fish, paddle, cruise or play in our coastal community. Guests come from all over for sporting events and our Grand Prix running challenges. Others come to remember and touch our memorials. Dine at an extraordinary selection of restaurants and sample some of the coast’s best ethnic cuisine. Our brand-name hotels offer great value, usually booking well below $150/night--and they’re only 30 minutes from the beach and just minutes from the New River. For more information, we invite you to explore at www.VisitJacksonvilleNC.com. On our website, you’ll also be able to download our visitors guide. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Does anyone know what's going in the new building under construction where Captain Dee's Fish used to be ?
we are looking for relocation info to Jacksonville, NC - could you please direct me who to contact. Thank you.
We are visiting our son at the base Camp Lejeune for Thanksgiving. Any places to get a good Thanksgiving day meal??? Do we need reservations???
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🏁❤️🇺🇸 Next Saturday, November 16th, the Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge Nationals return to Carteret County Speedway. Tickets are just $5 for active-duty military and veterans. Make plans to join us for the Carolina Mini-Stock Nationals. We will be honoring all our active military and veterans. Please share for our Heroes 🇺🇸
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I jus moved here from akron ohio. Never been here before so lookin to meet ppl and find things to do. Im lookin for work as well roofing landscape or factory cnc.