Events in morehead city

The Crystal Coast is home and host to a variety of events throughout the year. From fishing tournaments to seasonal festivals; from children’s celebrations to athletic events, each month holds something different to delight everyone in your family. Find out what’s going on during your stay, or learn when to plan your next trip. We look forward to seeing you!

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Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts 2020

May 29, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is excited to once again host Alive at Five in 2020! This FREE, family-friendly event showcases some of your favorite bands from May to October. Special thanks to our Alive at Five concert series sponsors and our beverage sponsor, Adams Beverage.

Friday, May 29 – Bounce
Friday, June 19 – Liquid Pleasure
Friday, July 17 – Night Years
Friday, Aug 21 – Soul Psychedelic
Thursday, September 17 – Band Of Oz
Thursday, October 15 – The Embers

Alive at Five is held in Jaycee Park on the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for music and dancing. Beer, wine, and sodas are available for purchase at the event. Jaycee Docks are available for boats to dock for free throughout the concert on most Alive at Five days. Stay tuned to the Downtown Morehead City, Inc. Facebook page as we continue to announce this year’s lineup. Questions? Contact Downtown Morehead City, Inc. at 252-808-0440 or info@downtownmoreheadcity.com. See y’all downtown!

807 Shepard Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 808-0440

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62nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

June 5, 2020 | 12:00 am - June 13, 2020 | 12:00 am

The 2020 Big Rock Tournament will take place June 5-13, 2020 in Morehead City. Among the largest and oldest sport fishing tournaments in the country, The Big Rock calls avid deep-sea fishermen to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast for a full week of angling and community celebration. Over the course of the last half-century, many boats have docked here, many tourists have gathered here, and many Morehead City natives have come and gone. Our mission has always stayed the same: to represent the sport fishing community as superbly as only Morehead City can!

710 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

252-247-3575

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Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts 2020

June 19, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is excited to once again host Alive at Five in 2020! This FREE, family-friendly event showcases some of your favorite bands from May to October. Special thanks to our Alive at Five concert series sponsors and our beverage sponsor, Adams Beverage.

Friday, May 29 – Bounce
Friday, June 19 – Liquid Pleasure
Friday, July 17 – Night Years
Friday, Aug 21 – Soul Psychedelic
Thursday, September 17 – Band Of Oz
Thursday, October 15 – The Embers

Alive at Five is held in Jaycee Park on the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for music and dancing. Beer, wine, and sodas are available for purchase at the event. Jaycee Docks are available for boats to dock for free throughout the concert on most Alive at Five days. Stay tuned to the Downtown Morehead City, Inc. Facebook page as we continue to announce this year’s lineup. Questions? Contact Downtown Morehead City, Inc. at 252-808-0440 or info@downtownmoreheadcity.com. See y’all downtown!

807 Shepard Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 808-0440

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13th Annual CCCF Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Tournament

July 10, 2020 | 5:00 pm - July 12, 2020 | 3:00 pm

Join us for our 13th Annual Carteret Community College Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament taking place at Jaycee Park in Morehead City. This is a family-friendly tournament with prizes for children as well as adults. Don’t miss out on our Friday night Captains’ Social! For more information please visit: www.CarteretSMT.com.

Jaycee Park, South 9th Street, Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 222-6262

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Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts 2020

July 17, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is excited to once again host Alive at Five in 2020! This FREE, family-friendly event showcases some of your favorite bands from May to October. Special thanks to our Alive at Five concert series sponsors and our beverage sponsor, Adams Beverage.

Friday, May 29 – Bounce
Friday, June 19 – Liquid Pleasure
Friday, July 17 – Night Years
Friday, Aug 21 – Soul Psychedelic
Thursday, September 17 – Band Of Oz
Thursday, October 15 – The Embers

Alive at Five is held in Jaycee Park on the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for music and dancing. Beer, wine, and sodas are available for purchase at the event. Jaycee Docks are available for boats to dock for free throughout the concert on most Alive at Five days. Stay tuned to the Downtown Morehead City, Inc. Facebook page as we continue to announce this year’s lineup. Questions? Contact Downtown Morehead City, Inc. at 252-808-0440 or info@downtownmoreheadcity.com. See y’all downtown!

807 Shepard Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 808-0440

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Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts 2020

August 21, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is excited to once again host Alive at Five in 2020! This FREE, family-friendly event showcases some of your favorite bands from May to October. Special thanks to our Alive at Five concert series sponsors and our beverage sponsor, Adams Beverage.

Friday, May 29 – Bounce
Friday, June 19 – Liquid Pleasure
Friday, July 17 – Night Years
Friday, Aug 21 – Soul Psychedelic
Thursday, September 17 – Band Of Oz
Thursday, October 15 – The Embers

Alive at Five is held in Jaycee Park on the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for music and dancing. Beer, wine, and sodas are available for purchase at the event. Jaycee Docks are available for boats to dock for free throughout the concert on most Alive at Five days. Stay tuned to the Downtown Morehead City, Inc. Facebook page as we continue to announce this year’s lineup. Questions? Contact Downtown Morehead City, Inc. at 252-808-0440 or info@downtownmoreheadcity.com. See y’all downtown!

807 Shepard Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 808-0440

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Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts 2020

September 17, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is excited to once again host Alive at Five in 2020! This FREE, family-friendly event showcases some of your favorite bands from May to October. Special thanks to our Alive at Five concert series sponsors and our beverage sponsor, Adams Beverage.

Friday, May 29 – Bounce
Friday, June 19 – Liquid Pleasure
Friday, July 17 – Night Years
Friday, Aug 21 – Soul Psychedelic
Thursday, September 17 – Band Of Oz
Thursday, October 15 – The Embers

Alive at Five is held in Jaycee Park on the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for music and dancing. Beer, wine, and sodas are available for purchase at the event. Jaycee Docks are available for boats to dock for free throughout the concert on most Alive at Five days. Stay tuned to the Downtown Morehead City, Inc. Facebook page as we continue to announce this year’s lineup. Questions? Contact Downtown Morehead City, Inc. at 252-808-0440 or info@downtownmoreheadcity.com. See y’all downtown!

807 Shepard Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 808-0440

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34th Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival

October 2, 2020 | 12:00 am - October 4, 2020 | 12:00 am

The North Carolina Seafood Festival takes place on the Morehead City Waterfront. The largest three-day festival in North Carolina, its highlights are an endless variety of seafood prepared in a multitude of ways, street dances, concerts, arts and crafts (about 200 vendors), Flounder Fling and an International Award-Winning Chef’s Tent, Southern Outer Banks Boat Show, educational exhibits, hands-on programs for kids and rides and games. Saturday night fireworks are enjoyed by festival goers and neighbors alike. The festivities are spread from the North Carolina State Port to 11th Street on the beautiful Morehead City waterfront. Free parking is available at the port on Saturday and Sunday with shuttles transporting festival-goers to the fun. Admission is always free, but bring cash for all the extras that will tempt your wallet!

412 D Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

252-726-6273

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Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts 2020

October 15, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is excited to once again host Alive at Five in 2020! This FREE, family-friendly event showcases some of your favorite bands from May to October. Special thanks to our Alive at Five concert series sponsors and our beverage sponsor, Adams Beverage.

Friday, May 29 – Bounce
Friday, June 19 – Liquid Pleasure
Friday, July 17 – Night Years
Friday, Aug 21 – Soul Psychedelic
Thursday, September 17 – Band Of Oz
Thursday, October 15 – The Embers

Alive at Five is held in Jaycee Park on the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for music and dancing. Beer, wine, and sodas are available for purchase at the event. Jaycee Docks are available for boats to dock for free throughout the concert on most Alive at Five days. Stay tuned to the Downtown Morehead City, Inc. Facebook page as we continue to announce this year’s lineup. Questions? Contact Downtown Morehead City, Inc. at 252-808-0440 or info@downtownmoreheadcity.com. See y’all downtown!

807 Shepard Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 808-0440

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2nd Annual Diamond City Gala Art and Music Festival

October 17, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Diamond City Gala is a non-profit organization annually celebrating local history, art and music while raising money to support our local community. Diamond City Gala is named after the historic village called Diamond City which was a fishing and whaling village on Shackleford Banks. It was called Diamond City in reference to the diamonds on the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Across the sound is nearby Morehead City. The Diamond City Gala is held in Morehead City, and its name reflects the heritage of the region. The Diamond City Gala will be held October 17, 2020. The event takes place in Morehead City from 12-6 pm at MLK, Jr. Park which is located at the intersection of 10th and Arendell Street (behind the historic train depot).

South 10th Street & Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 222-0422

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Christmas in Downtown Morehead City 2020

December 5, 2020 | 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Mark your calendars for Christmas in Downtown! Saturday, December 5 is a full line-up of holiday events in downtown Morehead City, including:

8:30-11:30 am – Breakfast with Santa, hosted by Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering
1:00-5:00 pm – Chowder and Cheer (Ticketed event with downtown establishments. Participating businesses and ticket sale information coming soon)
5:00-6:00 pm – Santa and Mrs. Claus with hot chocolate and Christmas music at Jaycee Park (807 Shepard Street)
5:30 pm – Flotilla on the downtown MHC waterfront
6:00 pm – Morehead City Community Tree Lighting at Katherine Davis Park (601 Arendell Street)

On Saturday, December 12, the Town of Morehead City will host the annual Morehead Christmas Parade, beginning at 11:00 am.

Morehead City, NC, USA

(252) 808-0440

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11th Annual Chowder & Cheer

December 5, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The 11th Annual Chowder and Cheer takes place with over 20 different restaurants participating from 1pm until 5pm. Guests are asked to vote for their favorite chowder, soup, chili or gumbo as they travel to each restaurant that’s participating. In addition to the downtown restaurants competing in Chowder and Cheer, restaurants that aren’t located within the downtown district will serve samples at participating shops and art galleries.

1001 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 808-0440

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2020 Morehead City Christmas Parade

December 12, 2020 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come join the fun! Parade starts at 11 a.m. along Arendell Street in downtown Morehead City. Parade begins at 1700 Arendell Street and ends at 8th and Arendell Streets. Floats, community groups, bands, entertainment and, of course, Santa and his sleigh will be featured.

For more information or an entry form, go to www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.

1700 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 808-0440

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2020 Downtown Countdown

December 31, 2020 | 5:00 pm - January 1, 2021 | 1:00 am

Downtown Countdown will bring family fun to the waterfront on New Year’s Eve. Join in the fun beginning at 5pm for activities for all ages. Enjoy watching the fire department drop the kid’s crab pot drop and children’s activities from 5pm- 6pm at Big Rock Landing. Local businesses and restaurants will provide activities and bands throughout the evening, please check individual websites for schedules. End the night at midnight with the big crab pot drop downtown and a fireworks show for all downtown to enjoy shot from Sugarloaf Island. For more information, visit www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.

Downtown Morehead City, NC

(252) 808-0440

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