Arts & Music

Interested in the Arts? You've come to the right place! There's always something to do in Swansboro! Swansboro is the home to a number of artisans who display their works in area galleries, shops and boutiques.

Sponsored by the Swansboro Festival Committee, the annual "Arts By the Sea" festival has become a favorite with visitors and locals alike, highlighting a wide variety of artisans the second Saturday in June. The streets are packed with wood carvers, painters, photographers, jewelry designers, basket weavers… and the list goes on! It's a festival you won't want to miss, so mark your calendar!

With the help of the Seaside Arts Council's "Swan Fest" summer concert series, and the addition of the Pavilion in Olde Town Square, concerts have become a weekly family tradition in Swansboro. The concerts are held every Sunday night, May through September, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Concerts are free to the public…just no alcohol or pets please! For more details and a list of weekly artists, go to

Swansboro Annual Festivals & Events