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Head out to Camp Lejeune this weekend for the Annual Maynia Carnival! Maynia will be held May 18th-20th at the W.P.T. Field aboard Camp Lejeune. Hours are 5-11pm on Friday, Saturday from 10am-11pm and Sunday from noon until 6pm. Carnival is open to the public. Admission is free with unlimited rides for $5. Children 2 and under ride for FREE! Don’t forget to stop by the Maynia main stage for the “Show us What Ya Got” singing competition presented by Onslow County Tourism. Showtime begins at 7pm. Guests without base privileges will need to stop by the welcome center for a pass. For more information visit www.mccslejeune.com/maynia.
The Jacksonville Parks and Recreation begins its Movie in the Park Series on Friday May 18th, with a FREE showing of Puss and Boots! Riverwalk Park is located at 421 Court Street. Event starts at 7pm with the movie starting at sunset. Come out and enjoy this hilarious family movie and don’t forget the blankets and lawn chairs! For more information contact 910-938-5312. Caro-Vettes Corvette Club will celebrate their 30th year by sponsoring an American Muscle Car Show at 12pm on May 19th. Car show will be held at Marine Chevrolet located at 1408 Western Blvd. Registration is $15 and begins at 8am with judging from 1-2:30pm. For more information please call 910-455-8511 or 910-526-4580. Head out to Coastal Plains Raceway this weekend for 2 speedy events. Saturday May 19th, Coastal Plains Raceway will continue its IHRA drag competition. Gates open at 3pm and racing starts at 5pm. General admission is $5. The Sunoco Super Series will continue over at the grandstand on May 19th beginning at 7:30pm. Gates open at 3:00pm. Tickets for adults are $10 and for ages 13-17 only $5. Children 12 and under are free for both events! Coastal Pains Raceway is located at 4744 Richlands Hwy. For more information call 910-455-3555 or visit http://www.coastalplainsraceway.com/. The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring the kids golf competiton “Punt Pass and Kick of Golf” on May 20th at Bear Trail Golf Course. Registration begins at 3pm and contest begins at 3:30pm. Individual competitions are open to all junior golfers up to age 17, and graduating high school seniors. There are 4 age divisions for both boys and girls and a unique handicap system that allows kids to compete against one another. The contest is FREE! Please call 910-347-5332 or visit www.onslowcountnc.gov/parks for more information. Join us at Swanfest 2012! Sunday, May 20th at Olde Town Square in Downtown Swansboro from 6:30pm to 8pm with Big Drink! The concerts are FREE so bring your lawn chair and come out, relax and enjoy! No pets and no alcohol please. In the event of inclement weather, a concert may be rescheduled. Mark your calendars for Drew Questall on Sunday, May 27th! Stop by Mike’s Farm & Country Store! Located at 1600 Haw Branch Road in Beaulaville. Have a family style dinner and stop by their petting zoo! You will find gift items in their Gift Shop and Bakery. Mike’s is open Thursday -Saturday from 12- 8pm with the restaurant opening at 4:30pm. Visit them at www.mikesfarm.com or call 910324-3422 for more information. Gem Panning every Saturday and Sunday at 30 Acres and a Mule Farm. Located at 125 McGowan Rd. in Jacksonville, you will have a great time panning for gems! Visit them at www.30acremule.com for more information or call (910) 3244499. A “Gem Cutter” is on the premises on the weekends! 8800. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter!
Check out the Onslow County Tourism attractions page for lots of fun things to do right here in Onslow County! 1-800-932-2144 or (910) 455-1113 Fax (910) 347-4705.