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EVENTS

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SPRING

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DOWNTOWN DERBY DARTY

A day of fun galloping around Downtown Morehead City!  Participants enjoy Derby themed drink specials, appetizers, and lots of photo opportunities while walking around beautiful Downtown Morehead City. Wear your Churchill Downs finest and enter our best dressed and hat contests, judged by local celebrities!

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SUMMER

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ALIVE AT FIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Enjoy free, family-friendly concerts in Jaycee Park from 5-8pm during the summer and fall.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and kids to listen to great music! 

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KELI WAGNER LADY ANGLER TOURNAMENT

The ladies tournament always kicks off the start of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament festivities.  Lady anglers go bill to bill in the release-only tournament, all for the sake of charity!

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BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT

The second week of every June, the Morehead City waterfront is full of spectators and fisherman in search of the "big one."  This annual event is fun for all!

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BIG ROCK KIDS TOURNAMENT

This 3-day full release tournament is for the kids!  Beginning in 2021, this 16 & under tournament is a great time for kids of all ages!

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FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS

The waterfront is a spectacular place to celebrate Independence Day with a beautiful display of fireworks!  Sugarloaf Island provides a panoramic view for all to see in Downtown Morehead City.

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FALL

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NORTH CAROLINA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

The first weekend of every October brings together all the best seafood in the state - right here in Downtown Morehead City!  Mark your calendars for this annual event that's sure to delight your taste buds.

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

The Saturday after Thanksgiving marks the official day to shop at your local small businesses. Throughout the pandemic, we have encouraged everyone to support local businesses every day!

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HOLIDAYS

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CHRISTMAS IN DOWNTOWN WEEKEND

Downtown Morehead City is a great place to spend the Holidays!  We kick off the season the first weekend of December with numerous festivities for all to enjoy.

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TREE LIGHTING

The Town of Morehead City hosts a downtown Christmas Tree Lighting in Katherine Davis Park (between 7th and 6th Streets) the first Friday of December. Live music and games for the children and donuts and hot chocolate available.

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CHOWDER & CHEER

The first Saturday afternoon each December brings those who want to explore downtown while tasting samples of Chowder or "Cheer" throughout the afternoon. The event wraps up as the annual Flotilla kicks off after nightfall. Tickets are sold in advance and sell out quickly!

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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Held at Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant, this annual event allows kids to place their Christmas requests, as well as fill their bellies. Reservations are required for any of the 3 seatings.

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CHRISTMAS PARADE

The Christmas Parade is a longstanding tradition in downtown Morehead City. Featuring creative floats from local businesses and community groups, as well as performances from nearby school marching bands and dance teams, the parade is a fun and festive event for the whole family! Even Santa makes an appearance -  so you won’t want to miss it!

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DOWNTOWN COUNTDOWN

Ring in the New Year in Downtown Morehead City!  The fun begins in the afternoon with lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Our famous "Crab Pot Drop" happens early for the kids, and again at midnight for the adults (plus fireworks!).  Make plans now to attend!

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