Located near Pantego Creek and the Pungo River, Belhaven, which means “beautiful harbor,” is home to some of the most beautiful and historic homes in the state of North Carolina. Boasting a history of forestry and paper mills as well as being the largest blue crab producer in the state, Belhaven is also the birthplace of the Intracoastal Waterway. The English explored the region as early as 1585, when a native American tribe called the Machapungo was living there. Today, you’ll find that Belhaven is a treasure of a town that still welcomes you with open arms, just like it did more than 400 years ago.
- Independence Glow Run – April 27
The freedom to run at your own pace! 5K race supporting the Miss Independence Pageant.
- Pirates on the Pungo – May 15-17
Attracted by this beautiful waterfront community, participants from Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, DC and Maryland come to enjoy shoreside activities, sailboat and dinghy racing, and the Buccaneer Bash dinner and dance. But the best part is that the event supports nonprofit organizations in Belhaven and surrounding communities.
- 4th of July Celebration – July 4
Belhaven’s 4th of July Celebration is like a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting! Come see for yourself as this small town on the Intracoastal Waterway celebrates in big fashion.
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