Annual Swansboro Mullet Festival www.swansborofestivals.com Sat., Oct. 11Starting at 9:00 am - Ending at 11:00 pmAdditional DatesOct. 129:00 am - 11:00 pmOnlineWebsite - www.swansborofestivals.comAddressDowntown Swansboro Swansboro NC 28584This is one of the oldest festivals in North Carolina. Started in 1954 to celebrate the opening of the new bridge in town, local mullet fishermen held a fish fry. The tradition has grown to rides, amusements, a weekend of music with live bands, crafters and a down- home parade to kick things off. The celebration begins on Saturday, October 11th with the parade marching down Hwy. 24 to downtown Swansboro. Then the streets open to the public to enjoy locally made crafts, foods, and childrens activities along with great bands offering live music all weekend long. Of course local shops and restaurants will open their doors to the thousands of visitors. Please, no bicycles, pets or skateboards.