Programs | Special Events
July 4th Celebration (Monday, July 4, 2016)
The waterfront in Downtown Morehead City comes alive on the 4th of July with live music and fireworks. The entire family will enjoy sounds of The Main Event Band as they perform from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Jaycee Park on the Morehead City Waterfront. Celebrate the 4th by dancing to the music and viewing a spectacular fireworks display on the waterfront. The fireworks display will be launched from Sugarloaf Island across from Jaycee Park at 9:00 p.m. For more information call 252-726-5083.
Crystal Coast Countdown
Crystal Coast Countdown is a nonprofit organization led effort between Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Down East, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Newport and Pine Knoll Shores, which offer family friendly New Year’s events and activities at multiple venues throughout the county. Crystal Coast Countdown further supports local business and encourages visitation during the holiday season and brings our communities together to ring in the New Year. This year’s event is an exciting celebration for all ages beginning Wednesday, December 30, 2015 – Friday, January 1, 2016!
New Year’s Eve promises an exhilarating countdown to midnight complete with a “Crab Pot Drop”, live music from Beaufort Blues Project and fireworks!
Join your family and friends (and make some new friends too!) for “Crystal Coast Countdown 2016”, bringing the community together for the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration! For a schedule of events, please go to http://www.crystalcoastcountdown.com/ .
Easter Egg Hunt – Sat., March 26 (9:30 a.m. start)
Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Rotary Park located at 2200 Mayberry Loop Road in Morehead City. The egg hunt activity areas are divided into three sections by the following age groups: 4 & under, 5-8, and 9-12. NO PETS PLEASE!
Although thousands of eggs will be in each age section, kids tend to clean up these toy and candy-filled eggs much faster than they clean their rooms!! Plan to arrive early because the youth usually collect all the eggs in less than two minutes. DON’T BE LATE!! For more information call 252-726-5083.
Family 1 Mile Walk/Fun Run – Sat., March 26 (10:00 a.m. start)
Following the Egg Hunt, bring the whole family to walk and/or run on the Rotary Park-O’Neal Field exercise trail. The 1 Mile Walk/Fun Run will begin at 10:00 a.m. and MCPRD staff will direct participants on the 1 mile course. This non-competitive event promotes family wellness and pre-registration is not required for this event. NO PETS or BIKES PLEASE!
Site: Big Rock Stadium (2200 Mayberry Loop Road)
Time: 5:30 p.m. start
Ages: Boys and Girls 7-14
PITCH: Participant is tested throwing strikes to a designated Strike Zone target.
HIT: Participant hits a ball off a stationary tee for distance and accuracy.
RUN: Participant is timed, starting from second base, touching third then touching home plate.