WELCOME TO DOWNTOWN!

Enjoy events including the Crystal Coast Boat Show, year-round live music and entertainment, a plethora of fine dining options and art galleries, endless maritime activities for the whole family and more!

DO MORE, SEE MORE IN DOWNTOWN 

Downtown Morehead City is bustling year-round with a mix of fishing charters, dive and tour boats, art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, antiques and a rich seafaring history.

Stroll and discover quaint shops to find that perfect gift, painting, jewelry, clothing, local art, books, home accessories or antiques.  In the late afternoon, watch as the fishermen bring in their catches of the day on docks overlooking Sugarloaf Island. In the evenings enjoy a cold drink outdoors or a diverse selection of restaurants in Downtown Morehead City, from an elegant dinner to appetizers.

Whether you are a resident or are visiting during the tropical summer, fall fishing season or the winter, we want you to experience Downtown Morehead City year-round and enjoy the many opportunities to live, work and play.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT DOWNTOWN MOREHEAD CITY

Visitors Per Year
975873
Retail Businesses
26
Fine Dining Restaurants
24
Charter Fishing Fleet
23

UPCOMING EVENTS

Alive at Five

Alive at Five Concert Series Presented by Sound Bank

Join Downtown Morehead City, Inc. as we host the 2018 Alive at Five Concert Series presented by Sound Bank. Alive at Five is a FREE concert series the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month during the summer.

Concerts take place at Jaycee Park at 807 Shepard Street, 5-8 pm. The park is located between the Bask Hotel and the waterfront. Free public restrooms are available on site, with handicap ramp access. Bring your own blankets and chairs. Beverage concessions are available. No coolers or outside beverages permitted.

This event is hosted by Downtown Morehead City, Inc. and sponsored by Sound Bank,  R.A. Jeffrey’s and Bud Light.  Special thanks to Twice the Ice the Town of Morehead City and all of our downtown business partners.

 

 

Downtown Happenings

Downtown Means Business

Downtown means business! Downtown Morehead City is fortunate to have wonderful businesses and business owners who believe and invest in our area. This has a direct impact on our community and our economy. We’ve pulled together some numbers that show just how important these Main Street businesses are.

Facade Improvement Grant

Have you noticed the facade improvements downtown Morehead City?  Downtown Morehead City, Inc. offers a grant which helps businesses improve the exteriors of their property.  Qualifying projects are eligible for a grant up to $1,250.  The most recent recipient is located at 910 Arendell Street, the soon to be new home for Tranquility.  As you […]

Alive at Five 2018

Join us again this summer for another fun Alive at Five Concert Series!  Concerts will be held the 1st and 3rd Fridays in June, July and August from 5pm-8pm at Jaycee Park located at 807 Shepard Street.  Mark your calendar’s for this summer’s line up: June 1 – BOUNCE! Party Band June 15 – Liquid […]

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As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.  All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

Downtown Morehead City is a North Carolina Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center. Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is charged with administering the program at the local level and building a public-private partnership to spur economic development in partnership with the state agency.

MOREHEAD CITY'S EVANS STREET NAMED A "GREAT MAIN STREET"

Morehead City offers the best dining, music, art, festivals and views year-round, and now we have an official award to prove it! Evans Street has officially been recognized as a “Great Main Street” in the 2017 Great Places in North Carolina awards program, sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association. Click here to read why APA chose downtown Morehead City and plan to stop by soon and experience the best of Morehead City soon! Read more...