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National Night Out

August 1st

Don't miss National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st! This free, family-friendly event runs from 6 - 8 p.m. at Rotary Park, 2200 Mayberry Loop Road.

Join the Morehead City Police Department, Fire-EMS and other area agencies for this annual community event. There will be games, food, great raffle prizes, vehicle extrication demonstrations by the Fire-EMS Department and more!

Upcoming Events

Take the month of August to enjoy great events throughout Morehead City!

Some notable events taking place in Morehead City include:

You can click here to find a list of area events through the

Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority's website.

View Morehead City's Online Calendar

Board of Elections Message for Voters

Candidate filing for the 2023 election has concluded, and the Carteret County Board of Elections would like to share updates with Morehead City voters on what they can expect at the polls this fall.

You can view a list of candidates who are vying for the three Morehead City Council seats that will be available.

Watch the video below by County Board of Elections Director Caitlin Sabadish for a message for details on the 2023 election and how it pertains to Morehead City voters.

Fourth of July a Success

The Fourth of July celebration in Morehead City was a great success this year. The Main Event Band played to a large crowd at Jaycee Park, and as night fell, fireworks bloomed over the waterfront. Enjoy the day all over again in this 60-second video!

Spend Your Days Enjoying Morehead City Parks

If you're spending time outdoors in this heat, make sure to stay hydrated and wear lightweight, loose clothing. 

If your children want to play outside, consider any of our Morehead City Parks, including the splash pad at Shevans Park, at 1501 Evans Street. The splash pad is for children ages 12 and under, and is open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily.

Parks and Recreation Classes and Events

Morehead City Parks and Recreation, at 1600 Fisher Street, offers a wide variety of programs and events for various ages. You can learn more about these classes and programs through our website, and register in advance.

One upcoming event is the Kid's Fishing Palooza, and registration opens August 1st! Children ages 3-15 can be registered for this event on Saturday, Sept. 9. The cost is $5 per child, and bait is included. Some rods are available, however you can also bring your own. There will be fun prizes for different categories.

You can register online for Kid's Fishing Palooza or sign up the day of at 8:30 a.m.

 For more information on this event contact Deylan Buntyn.

Are you a member of our Recreation Center yet? We offer daily and annual paid passes at low rates. You can find out more about Recreation Center membership on our website, and information on our fitness programs for all ages and levels.

Radar Speed Limit Signs

Have you noticed the Police Department's radar speed limit signs around the city? In this video, Capt. Tim Guthrie talks about the various uses for these signs and what data they help capture. 

If you are interested in having a speed limit sign placed in your neighborhood, please email Capt. Guthrie, send a private message to the Morehead City Police Department's Facebook page, or call 252-726-3131.

Now Hiring: Apply Today

The Town of Morehead City is accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Deputy Chief of Police
  • Police Officer
  • Code Enforcement Officer
  • Planning and Inspections Assistant
  • Utility Service Technicians
  • Fire Inspector (PT)
  • Public Works Seasonal Workers

You can find full job descriptions and

apply on our website.

Sign Ordinances Overview

Morehead City has sign ordinances in place to help businesses and individuals when they are marketing to the public. 

You can find details on our website regarding sign ordinances or call the Planning and Inspections Department at 252-726-6848, ext. 125, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Prepare For Tropical Systems in Advance

The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs through November 30th, but officials and the National Weather Service would like to remind you it only takes one storm to cause damage to the area, so you should be prepared

in advance.

Stay tuned throughout August as we release additional hurricane preparedness videos on our social media feeds and website.

Watch our video with the National Weather Service-Newport/Morehead City Office for an overview of the season's projections and important information to keep in mind throughout hurricane season.

Veterans Day Parade Organizers

Seeking Volunteers

The Veterans Coalition of the Crystal Coast is seeking committee volunteers to plan the Carteret County Veterans Day Parade that will be held on Saturday, November 4th. Learn more about volunteering with the Veterans Coalition of the Crystal Coast through our video.

In addition, you can read more about the parade, including how to get involved, at www.carteretcountyveteransdayparade.com.

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1100 Bridges Street

Morehead City, NC 28557


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