Special Events

Easter Hunt Flyer 2019
Piratefest flyer

Egg Hunts

Flashlight Hunt, Ages 9-12

April 12, 8 p.m.

Onslow Pines Park


April 13, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Onslow Pines Park, 11 a.m. 

Stump Sound Park, 2 p.m.

Hubert By-pass Park, 4:30 p.m.

Join Onslow County Parks and Recreation for three hunts around the county.  Age categories: 2 & under, 3-5 years old, 6-8 years old, and 9-12 years old. Bring a camera for photos with the Easter Bunny and don’t forget your basket for egg gathering. Event is FREE and is open to the public.   Call 910-347-5332 for more information check us out on Facebook for hunt schedules. 

Pirate Fest

April 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Downtown Swansboro

Avast ye! Onslow County and Swansboro Parks and Recreation Departments proudly present Pirate Fest coming to Downtown Swansboro, NC. Watch as swashbucklers engage in sword fights, witness black powder weapons demonstrations, and listen to musicians sing sea shanties at this all-day event that brings coastal North Carolina's rich pirate history to life. This free family friendly event also includes games and activities for the little buccaneers. Visitors can enjoy a pirate meet and greet, pirate shows, live music, and much more! Join us on Friday, April 26 for the pirate pre-party; marauder meet and greet, photos with the pirates, and stay for the outdoor movie, “Pirates of the Caribbean”.


July 4, 2019, 2-9 p.m. @ Onslow Pines Park 

Onslow County Parks and Recreation will celebrate its 36th Annual Freedom Festival on July 4th, 2019. Come out for a day of fun activities for children, listen to music on two stages, browse and shop vendor booths, and enjoy tasty treats from a variety of food vendors. The event will culminate with the much-anticipated fireworks at 9 p.m.

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Battle at the Pines Car and Bike Show 2019

Battle at The Pines Car & Bike Show

July 26-27, 2019

Onslow County Parks & Recreation Department and Jacksonville Sports Commission present Battle at the Pines Car and Bike Show. 

Come out to Onslow Pines Park for a day of the baddest cars, bikes, and trucks in NC on July 26-27.  This show is like no other and is open to all car, bike, and truck enthusiasts. Opportunities for the whole family include a variety of vendors to eat and shop arts and crafts.  Children can enjoy the FREE kid's zone with face painting, activities, games, and inflatables. Door prizes are given throughout the day.  Local radio personality, Big Mike from 101.9 Kiss FM, will MC Battle at the Pines Car and Bike Show.  “Baddest in show (car)” will take home a cash prize of $500. “Best is show (bike)” will receive $200.