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Sun, Dec 31


Big Rock Landing

Downtown Countdown

Ring in the New Year in Downtown Morehead City! Join us for music, games, and our annual Crab Pot Drop.

Downtown Countdown
Downtown Countdown

Time & Location

Dec 31, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Big Rock Landing, Morehead City, NC 28557, USA

About the event

Time to make those New Year's Eve plans and Downtown Morehead City is the place to be! Kids of all ages will enjoy family friendly activities on December 31st to welcome the start of 2024.

Join the Town of Morehead City and Downtown Morehead City, Inc. for our "Downtown Countdown," and NYE festivities. Activities will begin at 5:00pm at Big Rock Landing, in front of the Big Rock Fountain, with games, music, face painting, coloring, and a 6:00pm crab pot drop! This event is family-friendly, and all are welcome!

The evening continues with shopping and dining throughout the downtown district, and closes with a grand finale of fireworks and the large crabpot drop at midnight. Find a spot along the waterfront to enjoy a fireworks show over Sugarloaf Island, and countdown to the New Year with us as we lower the big, brightly lit crab pot!

For questions or more information, please contact Amanda Beaman with Parks & Recreation,, or Kathryn Metts with Downtown Morehead City, Inc.,

Hope to see you there!

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