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

CHRISTMAS IN DOWNTOWN 2017

Alive at Five

November 25     Small Business Saturday * ArtWalk

December 2       Breakfast with Santa * Chowder and Cheer * Flotilla *                                              Community Tree Lighting

December 9       Christmas Parade

December 31     Downtown Countdown

FULL SCHEDULE

Downtown Happenings

EXISTING BUILDING CODE SEMINAR – NOVEMBER 27

Come listen to and ask questions of Melanie Butler, Chief Existing Building Code Consultant for the State of North Carolina, on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11am at the Morehead City Train Depot located at 1001 Arendell Street.  She is an extremely knowledgeable resource from the NC Office of State Fire Marshall.  She will be […]

NEW YEAR’S EVE DOWNTOWN COUNTDOWN

Ring in the 2018 New Year in Downtown Morehead City!  This year’s Downtown Countdown will include a variety of family friendly events and community celebrations for kids, teens and adults.  The festivities begin at 5pm along the waterfront including an early crab pot drop at 6pm.  Entertainment continues to include a laser show, music, glow […]

NOVEMBER 25 – SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY & ARTWALK

Come Downtown Morehead City on Saturday November 25, 2017 to support your local businesses and the local art community.  Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local and we have a variety of them in downtown Morehead City, which also includes our restaurants.  Arts Council of Carteret […]

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As a Main Street America Affiliate™, Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is part of a 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.

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...