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

Kid’s Events - 4:00-6:00 pm
Face painting, magic show and Kids’ crab pot drop with the Morehead City Fire Department

Teen Events - 6:00-8:00 pm
Light show, DJ and music, games, contests

Adult Events - 8:00 pm-Midnight
Light show party, stilt walkers, music

Traditional Crab Pot Drop & Fireworks Show presented by the Bask Hotel at Big Rock Landing

DOWNTOWN COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY
Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is partnering with The Crystal Coast for a special New Year's Eve giveaway! Visit The Crystal Coast Facebook Page for a chance to win a one-night stay at the Bask Hotel, a dinner reservation for four to The Full Circle Cafe along with a $100 gift card and a bask full of New Year's Eve goodies and bubbly. 

 

 

 

 

HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE 
Looking for last minute gift ideas? Downtown Morehead City has all the shopping you need to complete your list. We’ve put together some gift giving ideas from some of our local galleries and shops. Click here for a complete list of our downtown Morehead City shops and our Facebook page for more photos. Happy holidays! More...

Downtown Happenings

12 DAYS – DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE

Looking for last minute gift ideas? Downtown Morehead City has all the shopping you need to complete your list. We’ve put together some gift giving ideas from some of our local galleries and shops. Click here for a complete list of our downtown Morehead City shops and our Facebook page for more photos. Happy holidays!  

LET’S GET LIT LIGHT CAMPAIGN

You may have noticed that downtown Morehead City looks extra festive this year! From 4th-14th Streets, 154 trees lining Arendell Street have been decorated with lights. These are all compliments of downtown Morehead City businesses, who donated to fund these lights. Drive down in the evening for dinner or stroll into a few stores to […]

CHRISTMAS IN DOWNTOWN MOREHEAD CITY

The past several weeks in downtown Morehead City were busy and a huge hit! Small Business Saturday and the Art Walk were a success on November 25. Several of our downtown businesses said it was their busiest one yet! We then celebrated Christmas in Downtown on December 2 with a series of events, including Breakfast […]

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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...