WELCOME TO DOWNTOWN MOREHEAD CITY!

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!

 59th Annual
Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

 

June 9-17, 2017 in Downtown Morehead City

The exciting and famous Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is here!

Become a permanent part of the tournament by adding your unique paver to the walkway around the perimeter of the fountain.

The fountain serves as a perpetual trophy for the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament and the Big Rock Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament.

All of the past and future winners of both tournaments are memorialized with a permanent etching on the base of the fountain.

Now you can add your name to show your support, and memorialize yourself or a loved one.

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DO MORE, SEE MORE IN DOWNTOWN MOREHEAD CITY 

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

Stroll Downtown Morehead City 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 and ice down their catches of the day on the docks overlooking Sugarloaf Island. In the evenings enjoy the diverse selection of restaurants in Downtown Morehead City, from an elegant dinner to appetizers and a cold drink while enjoying the outdoors. 

Whether you are visiting during the tropical summer, fall fishing season or the quiet winter or are a resident of the area, 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

FEATURED EVENTS

Alive at Five

ALIVE AT FIVE

Fridays, Memorial Day to Labor Day 2017

The free concert series kicks off on May 26 and is held the first and third Friday of the month from 5:00-8:00 pm at Jaycee Park! Alive at Five features a variety of regional bands showcasing an assortment of music genres. Park your boat at the docks and bring your lawn chairs, friends and dancing shoes for fun-filled summer Friday evenings!

Downtown Happenings

Evans Street in Morehead City Named Great Main Street

North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association announces Great Places Award Winners. Anyone who has enjoyed the classic charm of a Main Street knows intuitively when it’s a “great” place to be. It’s often the “heart of the downtown” and the place where people go to gather and enjoy an evening out. The people […]

10th Annual Crystal Coast Boat Show is May 19, 20 and 21, 2017

Preparing for the Crystal Coast Boat Show We are gearing up for the 10th annual Crystal Coast Boat Show, and we hope you are your family are too! As we approach this staple event in the Downtown Morehead City lineup, our Boat Show committee and Downtown Morehead City, Inc. team is hard at work, planning […]

Downtown Morehead City Announces 2017 Alive at Five Schedule

Downtown Morehead City is excited to announce its 2017 Alive at Five concert series schedule. The free concert series, which kicks off on May 26 and is held the first and third Friday of the month from 5:00-8:00 pm and features a variety of regional bands showcasing an assortment of music genres. This is the […]

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MOREHEAD CITY IS MAIN STREET AMERICA ACCREDITED

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.

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...