Harborfest 2018


Harborfest for HeartWorks 2018 will be held September 21 through 23 with great food and good music hosted by River Dunes outside of Oriental, North Carolina. 
River Dunes logo

This two-day event benefits over 400 at-risk children and their families in Pamlico and the surrounding counties that are served annually by HeartWorks‘ counseling, developmental day care, afterschool and summer programs. The party begins with a casual party on Friday, September 21 starting at 5:30pm featuring Roland’s Barbecue, music by Saltwater Gold, and a 50/50 raffle.  Beer and wine will be available for sale.

Roland's BarbecueSaltwater Gold





On Saturday, September 22, the evening’s festive gala will include an open bar, a delicious buffet catered by The Chelsea of New Bern, both a live and a silent auctions, and, playing beach music, R&B, Top 40, Classic Rock and even a little Country, The Entertainers.  The auction items can be viewed here closer to the event.


We will again offer our Boater’s Special to sailors and cruisers alike who would like to bring their boats to the award-winning 28-acre, 400-slip inland basin River Dunes Marina in Grace Harbor and take advantage of all the amenities they have to offer while docked there for up to three nights.  All arrangements are handled through this Harborfest registration. No need for you to book a slip yourself.

A Boater's Special Morning

To register online for the Boater’s Special or for either night’s event, click here.

Harborfest is held each year to benefit HeartWorks, a 501(c)(3) not for profit, whose mission is to address the underserved mental and physical health needs of children and their families in Pamlico and the surrounding counties.