Homecoming Weekend

October 20 - 22, 2017

Every year, River Dunes hosts a very special POA Homecoming Weekend for property owners and their guests to come down and enjoy some great events. Oyster roasts, porch parties, trout tournaments, clay shooting, and time on the water. All the best of life on the coast.

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Coastal Discovery Weekend

November 10 - 12, 2017

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Coastal Discovery Weekend

October 27 - 29, 2017

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Cycle NC Coastal Ride

April 29, 2017

From Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30, 2017, cyclists will converge in Oriental for the 14th annual CycleNC Coastal Ride.

“This ride features 3 full days of great routes perfect for any level of cycling experience. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned veteran, the Coastal Ride routes are a perfect match. Each day will feature a variety of routes with varying mileages. It’s up to you whether you want to ride a little or ride a lot. All routes are loop rides that start and end in Oriental so there’s no moving camp each day. Over the three days, you’ll travel along back roads with little traffic, experience unique coastal fishing communities and stroll along the waterfront with views of the Neuse River. Let’s not forget about the small-town charm and hospitality that our host town of Oriental will be providing from the minute you roll into town.”  (More on the CycleNC website…)

River Dunes will host a rest stop on Saturday, April 29. Rest stop volunteers are needed!

Oriental Boat Show

April 21 - 23, 2017

Springtime, an historic boating village, a great array of exhibitors, and visitors from ten states all make for a great Oriental In-Water Boat Show.

Oriental’s annual In-water Boat Show has grown exponentially since its beginnings in 2009. The 2016 show drew 100 exhibitors from as far away Hampton, Virginia, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Bryson City, NC. In addition to nautical goods and services, dealers and brokers brought in boats on land and in the slips at Oriental Harbor Marina, many of which were available for in-water sea trials.

Based on the combination of number of vendors, number of boats, sales attributed and number of attendees, the Oriental show has become one of the largest and most successful in-water shows between Annapolis and Savannah. The 2017 show is scheduled for April 21-23.

River Dunes is the Flagship Sponsor for the Oriental Boat Show.

– Learn more at: http://www.orientalboatshow.com/


Memorial Day Discovery Weekend

May 26 - 29, 2017

Celebrate the best of boating on the coast of North Carolina. Our May Discovery Weekend will be held over Memorial Day Weekend. Sample the boating lifestyle with a raft-up rendezvous, clam pots, guitar picking by the pool and North Carolina beach music at The Pavilion.


Boat Dock

For our real estate guests, we’ll kick off the long weekend on Friday Evening with a Sunset Wine and Cheese Cruise aboard Miss Grace, our restored 1948 Brady Lewis. Following the cruise, dinner will be at the Harbor Club, with outstanding Sea-to-Shore specials like fresh ceviche, clam pots and local seafood.


Homes Sketch  Moored Boats

You can enjoy a continental breakfast and coffee before the casual information session held on Boathouse Row to learn more about the neighborhoods in River Dunes. Your sales agent will schedule your private community tour and boat ride for Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

We’ll kick off the summer season with one of our favorite activities, a Raft-Up.  River Dunes owners and club members will be “rafting up” their boats in nearby Broad Creek.  There will be great food, cold beverages, and lots of fun on the water.  You don’t need a boat to join in the fun – we’ll have a “ferry” running back and forth to the dock all afternoon. On land, the pool grill will be serving up sunshine and poolside specials.

Saturday evening, there will be a Cabana Casual dinner with fresh mahi, steaks and chicken on the grill. Served poolside with live music and an open mic session.
Pool Aerial  Group at Table


You won’t want to miss a live performance by The Entertainers, one of North Carolina’s best beach music bands down at the Pavilion. Club members and real estate guests will enjoy a festive atmosphere on the Harbor with cold drinks, a seafood taco bar, ribs, grilled corn and great dancing music.

For reservations and Information please call 252-249-0253 or email frontdesk@riverdunes.com

A more detailed Memorial Day Weekend Agenda will be coming out soon for our property owners and members.






Coastal Discovery Weekend

April 21 - 23, 2017
You’re invited to celebrate all the best of boating on the coast of North Carolina. There’s a great weekend coming up just around the corner Sample the boating lifestyle with a sunset cruise, Sea-to-Shore dining overlooking Grace Harbor and in town, the Oriental In-Water Boat Show.
For our real estate guests, we’ll kick off the weekend with a Sunset Wine and Cheese Cruise aboard Miss Grace, our restored 1948 Brady Lewis. Following the cruise, dinner will be at the Harbor Club, featuring locally sourced coastal cuisine.

On Saturday, continental breakfast and coffee will be served at the Provision Company from 8:00 – 10:00.

At 10am, there will be a casual information session, held in the comfortable surroundings of a home in Boathouse Row, to learn more about the neighborhoods in River Dunes. Your sales agent will schedule your private community tour and boat ride in the afternoon.

On Saturday at 6pm, there will be a Sea-to-Shore Dinner overlooking Grace Harbor.

RSVP@Riverdunes.com for cottage pricing and availability.

In addition to the festivities at River Dunes, the Oriental In-Water Boat Show will be going on in town with lots of great boats, exhibitors and on-shore displays.  River Dunes is a flagship sponsor of the Oriental Boat Show, which raises funds for Rotary Club Scholarships.


Bluegrass, Clays and ‘Que

March 24 - 26, 2017

The Discovery Weekend for March 24 – 26 will be a celebration of the coastal lifestyle we enjoy here at River Dunes.

For our real estate guests, we’ll kick things off on Friday evening with a private Porch Party at the waterfront home of one of our owners.  Friday’s dinner, featuring locally sourced items, will be at the Harbor Club.

On Saturday morning, our property owners, club members, and real estate guests are welcome to shoot clays on the Riverside.  No matter your skill level or experience in shooting clays, you are invited to join in the fun.  We’ll have experienced instructors to teach you the ropes and make sure that everyone has a great time while enjoying beautiful Neuse River views.

There will be two community overview sessions on Saturday to learn more about River Dunes and real estate opportunities. Your sales agent will schedule your private community tour so that you have time to participate in the Clay Shooting and afternoon festivities.

On Saturday evening, the nationally recognized restaurant, PICNIC of Durham, NC, will be providing us with an award-winning barbecue with all the trimmings at our Pavilion, located right on the Harbor.  The fun will begin at 4:00 with live bluegrass music, local craft breweries, and some delicious traditional North Carolina food (yummmm…banana pudding, anyone??).

The cost of the weekend is $299 per couple, including 2 nights in a Guest Cottage at River Dunes, plus tickets to all the events. For Club Members, Slip Leasees and Property Owners, call for tickets. Call 252-249-0253 to reserve a spot!

Adopt-a-Road Sponsorship

April 4, 2016

The Residents of River Dunes have officially adopted Orchard Creek Road. The 4.3 mile stretch starts at Straight Road and continues to Mills Road along the borders of River Dunes.

Official signs designating the Adopt-a-Road Sponsorship will be put up by NCDOT soon!

The Residents are hosting the first of four annual roadside sweeps on Saturday, April 2nd Sunday and Monday, April 3rd and 4th (rain dates) and are looking for volunteers. The plan is to meet at the Grace Harbor Provision Co. at 8:00 am and form teams to cover the four mile stretch. Please RSVP if you’d like to join a crew. Deli sandwiches will be waiting for hungry clean-up volunteers on Monday afternoon!

This year’s Neuse River Day is on April 9th, during the Oriental Boat Show, so lots of local folks have pledged to complete a clean-up in advance of the official Neuse River Day. If you’re interested in participating in Neuse River Day on the 9th, please contact riverkeeper Bill Hines at 252-571-0264.

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Parade of Homes

April 30 - May 1, 2016

During the weekends of April 23 – 24 and April 30 – May 1, four River Dunes homes will be open to the public as part of the Annual Parade of Homes in Craven and Pamlico Counties.  ARK Development will have 55 Boathouse Road and 449 Ballast Point, and Watermark Custom Homes of NC will have 48 Boathouse Road and 608 Homestead Road on the tour.

We will have information and maps at the Front Entrance and directional signage out to assist our visitors in finding these beautiful homes.  Please feel free to stop by and visit any or all of these homes from 12:00 to 5:00!