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December 31, 2021 - January 1, 2022
5:00 PM - 12:05 AM
Ottis Landing Deck, Weigh Station & Day Docks
707 Shepard Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
crab pot drop
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Downtown Countdown

Friday, December 31, 2021

On December 31st, come downtown to usher out 2021 and welcome 2022. The Downtown Countdown takes place at Big Rock Landing beginning at 5pm. There will be activities for families and children including music, crafts, and face painting while waiting for the crab pot to drop at 6pm. Help the Morehead City Fire Department countdown to drop the decorated crab pot from their ladder truck.  At Midnight, the large crab pot will be dropped, then immediately enjoy a celebration of fireworks that can be seen all along the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Visit Downtown Morehead City businesses during the day for various celebrations. More information available by contacting Victoria Ward at or Lisa Rueh at


Schedule of Events:

5:00-6:00pm: Children’s crafts, music, activities, and face painting

6:00pm:  Small Crab Pot Drop and Countdown.

12:00am:  Large Crab Pot Drop and Countdown to the New Year, Fireworks to follow. 


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