EVENTS IN DOWNTOWN MOREHEAD CITY
YEAR ROUND DOWNTOWN MOREHEAD CITY EVENTS
* Bites & Blues * Crystal Coast Boat Show * Alive at Five * Parks & Rec Summer Concert Series * Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament * NC Seafood Festival * Veterans Day Parade * Small Business Saturday * Art Walk * Breakfast with Santa * Christmas Tree Lighting * Chowder & Cheer * Flotilla * Christmas Parade * NYE Downtown Countdown *
ALIVE AT FIVE 2019
ALIVE AT FIVE is a free concert series during summer in Downtown Morehead City!
Concerts take place at Jaycee Park at 807 Shepard Street, 5-8 pm. The park is located between the Bask Hotel and the waterfront. Public restrooms are available on site, with handicap ramp access.
Bring your own blankets and chairs. Beverage concession available. No coolers or outside beverages permitted.
12th ANNUAL CRYSTAL COAST BOAT SHOW
The 12th Annual 2019 Crystal Coast Boat Show, will be held on the Downtown Morehead City waterfront May 18 and 19, 2019. It features both new and used boats, in-water and on land. The Crystal Coast Boat Show showcases a variety of marine products and services, outdoor gear, fishing tackle, outfitters, brokers and resource conservation groups. The boat show is free and open to the public.
For more information about the show, visit our website at www.crystalcoastboatshow.com
CHRISTMAS IN DOWNTOWN
Downtown Morehead City lights up for the holiday season! Join us for scheduled events or just a magical time in our area as our stores and local establishments decorate their windows and welcome visitors and locals alike. From Small Business Saturday where you can shop local to the crab pot drop on New Year's Eve to everything in between, you and your family can enjoy all that downtown has to offer.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY & ARTWALK
Saturday after Thanksgiving
Support local businesses and artists for Small Business Saturday and the Art Walk, sponsored by the Carteret County Arts Council. Check off items on your holiday shopping list while you view artwork at various downtown locations. Art Walk maps available at participating locations. The Arts Council of Carteret County will be selling original painted mini canvases at Arts & Things for $10 each. A great gift for all! SHOP LOCAL!
CHOWDER & CHEER
First Saturday in December - Ticketed Event
Stroll downtown Morehead City and enjoy samples of Chowder or Cheer from participating establishments. Chowder & Cheer is organized by Dowtown Morehead City, Inc. as part of our annual Christmas in Downtown Celebration.
Akai Hana * Amos Mosquitos * Arts Council * The Banks Grill * Beach Bumz * Carolina Artist Gallery * Casa San Carlo * Circa 81 * Côte Boutique * Crab's Claw * Crystal Coast Brewing Co. * Dee Gee's * Floyd's 1921 * Full Circle Café * Gigi & Company * Inkspiration Studio * Jack's Waterfront Bar * Jake's on Arendell * Off the Hook * Parrott's on 11th * Parsons General Store * Pop-elato * Promise Land Market * Red Fish Grill * Sanitary Restaurant * Shuckin' Shack * Soundside Steak and Seafood * Southern Salt * Sweet Beans * The Island Grille * The Ordinary * Tight Lines Pub & Brewery * Tildy Floral Designs * Yellowfin Pub
Ticket sales are held at the Morehead City Train Depot, 1001 Arendell Street. Sale date to be announced in October on this website and social media. Tickets are $35 each. No phone orders.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
First Saturday in December
Breakfast with Santa is a popular annual event hosted by Floyd's 1921. Three seatings available, 8:30am, 9:30am and 10:30am. Contact Floyd's for reservations.
First Saturday in December - 5:30 pm
The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla features boats, yachts, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season. The decorated boats can be seen at 5:30 p.m. on the Morehead City waterfront. All decorated boats are judged and prizes for excellence and creativity are awarded. Entry fee to participate. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum.
COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING
First Saturday in December - 6 pm
Celebrate the holidays with the lighting of the downtown Morehead City Christmas Tree, located in Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard Street. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting with the children and Salvation Army will be selling hot chocolate.
Following the tree lighting, we encourage you to stay downtown to enjoy music and dinner at our many downtown Morehead City restaurants and establishments.
MOREHEAD CITY CHRISTMAS PARADE
Second Saturday in December - 11am
Come join the fun! Parade starts at 11 a.m. along Arendell Street in downtown Morehead City. Parade begins at 17th and ends at 4th Street . Floats, community groups, bands, entertainment and, of course, Santa and his sleigh will be featured.
All groups are welcome to enter the parade! Call Downtown Morehead City, Inc. with questions.
December 31 - 6 pm & Midnight
Join Downtown Morehead City, Inc. at "Downtown Countdown" for fireworks and fun as we ring in the New Year in downtown Morehead City!
Enjoy a kids’ crab pot drop with the Morehead City Fire Department at Big Rock Landing at 6pm. At midnight we will be counting down and dropping the traditional crab pot drop, which celebrates the area’s notable seafood industry and culture. The evening will culminate with a midnight crab pot drop and vibrant firework display from Sugarloaf Island, located just off of the downtown Morehead City docks.
Downtown Countdown is FREE and open to the public. In addition to “Downtown Countdown” scheduled events, downtown Morehead City bars, restaurants and attractions will host specials and live entertainment.
Downtown Morehead City, Inc. supports and promotes local business events in downtown Morehead City. Be sure to visit our Facebook page and Instagram account (@downtownmhc) for updates and for more information from our downtown Morehead City businesses.
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