Special Events

*Cancelled* Annual Easter Egg Hunt; April 11, 2020 9:30am

The Annual Morehead City Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 11th at Rotary Park located at 2200 Mayberry Loop Road in Morehead City.  The egg hunt activity areas will be divided into three sections by age groups as follows; 2& under, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. NO PETS PLEASE!!

Plan to ARRIVE EARLY since the egg hunt will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.  We will be closing entry to the park at 9:25 for safety of the children.  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!!  Don’t be late so you won’t miss out on all the fun of this great family event.  See Flyer

For more information, call 726-5083.

GridKid Sweetheart Dance 2020

Sweetheart Dance February 7th

Morehead City Parks and Recreation, Grid Kid Parties, and Morehead City Police Department present our first Sweetheart Dance.  The dance will take place on February 7th from 5-7 PM at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  There will be a DJ, and refreshments available.  Cost is $5 in advance and $8 at the door.  Click here for advanced ticket purchase and more information. 

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On Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 8:30-1:30, Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a FREE fitness fiesta! This is a great time to try some of our class offerings for free as well as discover some other local health and wellness business that may be beneficial.  Some of the classes we will offer are listed in the schedule below; or click here for a printable one.

8:30 Restorative Yoga with Jake L.

9:15 SHiNE Dance Fitness with Kathy

10:00 Line Dancing with Kathy

10:45 Kids Hip-Hop with Amber

11:15 Adult Dance Fitness with Amber

11:45 Zumba with Jonathan

12:15 Barre Fitness with Victoria

12:45 Flexibility Mobility Flow with Sarah

We would love to have everyone come try out these classes to start the New Year off the right way! For more information, please contact Victoria Ward at 252-726-5083 ext. 6 or Victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org.

Trunk or Treat; Wednesday, October 30th, 2019


Join Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for our first annual Trunk or Treat! This event will take place on Wednesday, October 30th from 5:00-6:30 PM on the 1600 block of Fisher Street in Morehead City.  “Trunk or Treat” is an opportunity for families to safely trick or treat out of the decorated trunks of parked cars.  We invite participants to be as creative as possible when decorating their trunks, but keep in mind there will be some young children there, so please, nothing too gory!  Awards will be given for best costume, as well as best trunk.  We will also offer face painting and games!  Bring the whole family out for a fun and safe Halloween event.  We are still in need of trunk hosts!  Entry is free and highly encouraged.  Registration closes October 15th.  Sign up at the Morehead City Recreation Department at 1600 Fisher Street, register online by clicking the credit card registration link on our homepage (you won’t be charged) or mail entry form to Victoria Ward at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 706 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, 28557.   For more information, send Victoria a message or call 252-726-5083 ext 6. 

Youth Fishing Palooza; October 19, 2019

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Join Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for a Kids Fishing Palooza! This event is for kids ages 3 to 15 year olds. Prizes will be awarded for first fish caught, most creative fishing hat, largest fish by weight and smallest fish by weight. Bring your own pole or borrow one of ours (limited availability). Bait provided or bring your own.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 19, from 9 am to 11 am. Registration is at 8:30 am. The registration fee is $2. The event will be held at Newport River Fishing Pier 301 Highway 70.

For more information, please email Garrett Carpenter, Kirk Peterson, or call 252-726-5083. For more information, see our event flyer (PDF).