Bike MS Rest Stop at River Dunes

September 9 - 11, 2016

Once again, River Dunes will support the great effort made by the Multiple Sclerosis Society and their annual fund-raiser, Bike MS, held on September 10 and 11, 2016.  This year, River Dunes provide the Rest Stop location for the 75 and 100 mile riders from 7:15 am to 1:30 pm.  This event draws over 2500 riders and 500 volunteers to eastern North Carolina and raises more than $1.8 million for MS research.

Volunteers are needed to help man the rest stop during the day and assist with clean up following the event.  Please email if you are able to volunteer some time.



Harborfest & The Oriental Cup Regatta

September 16 - 18, 2016

This year, the the Oriental Dinghy Club and Heartworks have joined together to create a weekend full of fun and excitement on land and water for all ages!  Hosted and sponsored by River Dunes, Harborfest for Heartworks will feature some wonderful events on Friday evening and during the day on Saturday, highlighted by a Gala Dinner Dance on Saturday evening.  In conjunction with the Harborfest activities, the Oriental Cup Regatta will be happening on the great sailing waters just off River Dunes Marina.  It is a great opportunity to join the sailing community and support a local non-profit that provides services to the children and families of Pamlico County while enjoying two of our favorite things to do in coastal NC – getting on the water and having fun!

Information, registration and tickets are available at the Harborfest-Oriental Cup website.

Friday, September 16th

5:00 pm – Oriental Cup Regatta Registration

5:30 pm – Harborfest for Heartworks Kick-Off catered by Roland’s Barbecue with live performance by Saltwater Gold – $25 per person

Saturday , September 17th

 8:00  am – Skipper’s Meeting & Continental Breakfast for Regatta Participants

11:00 am – Corvette Car Show and Live Music at the Pavilion – Free Admission

 5:30  pm – Harborfest for Heartworks Gala Dinner Dance –  Buffet dinner prepared by The Chelsea with Entertainment and Music for Dancing provided by Punch – $75 per person

Sunday, September 18th

8:00  am – Breakfast & Bloody Marys under the Tent for Regatta Participants

Regatta Awards will be announced on Sunday after the second series of around-the-can races

Boater’s Special Package

For $350, boaters have access to three nights’ dockage at River Dunes Harbor Club Marina, two tickets to Friday night’s food/music/dance, two tickets to Saturday night’s Gala dinner, two tickets to Sunday morning’s Bloody Mary breakfast, use of the River Dunes’ facilities, and easy access to all the Harborfest activities.

Beat the Fleet

This year, racers can test their fundraising skills against one another in a Beat the Fleet campaign by recruiting friends and family to donate funds in their boat’s name, hoping to win first place on the Oriental Cup Fundraising Leaderboard.  Donations made online will be tallied continuously with the top three grossing skippers recognized at the Gala.  It’s for the kids of Pamlico County that everyone works and plays this weekend.  Please come out and support the efforts of Heartworks!

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Ideal Living Expo in Washington DC

September 24 - 25, 2016

River Dunes will be participating in the Resort and Retirement Expo hosted by Ideal Living at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1700 Tysons Boulevard in McLean, VA on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25.  Saturday hours are 10:00 to 5:00, and Sunday hours are 11:00 to 3:00.  This past year, River Dunes was chosen by the editors and readers of Ideal Living magazine as “Best of the Best” Boating Community.  Visit us at the Expo and find out why River Dunes is proud to be the best of the best among boating lifestyle communities in the Southeast!


The Kitchens of New Bern Tour

September 24, 2016

The Kitchens of New Bern Tour, benefiting the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at New Bern, is a unique opportunity to explore the heart of some of historic New Bern’s most outstanding residences. Various homes throughout New Bern’s Downtown Historic District will open their doors to the public from 10am-4pm on Saturday, September 24. Admission is $25 per person which will include a BBQ lunch at the beautiful Isaac Taylor House & Garden. Tickets can be purchased at Mitchell Hardware, Carolina Creations, Creekside Cabinets and the Village Butcher. For additional information, please call The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at (252) 364-0111.