Programs | Special Events

Easter Egg Hunt – (Sat. 4/20 @ 9:30 a.m.)

The Annual Morehead City Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Rotary Park located at 2200 Mayberry Loop Road in Morehead City.  The egg hunt activity areas will be divided into sections by the following age groups: 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.  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.  For more information, email or call 726-5083 ext. 1

Easter 2019

Family 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk – (Sat. 4/20 @ 10:00 a.m.)

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!! For more information, email or call 726-5083 ext. 1 Easter 2019

Pitch, Hit, & Run Contest (Wed., April 24th, 2019)

  • 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.

For more information, please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083 ext 3.

Family Christmas Karaoke and Game Night 2018

Morehead City Parks and Recreation will be hosting a Family Christmas Karaoke and Game Night on Tuesday, December 18th from 7-8 PM.  There will be Christmas karaoke and games for the family.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Bring your friends and family for this fun Christmas outing.  We would love to see you in your favorite Christmas outfit!  This event will be held at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department located at 1600 Fisher Street, Morehead City, NC, 28557.  For more information contact Victoria Ward at 252-726-5083 ext. 1 or email For more information, Click Here.

Twin Bridges 8K Run (Cancelled)

The 32nd annual Seafood Festival Twin Bridges 8k Run has been cancelled in co-ordinance with the NC Seafood Festival. 

For more information call 252-726-5083.

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Boots vs. Badges Softball Game (Sun., April 22nd, 2018)

Bring the whole family and join us for a fun filled softball battle between Morehead City’s finest Firefighters and Police Officer’s. The game will be played on the Marlins field a Big Rock Stadium (2714 Mayberry Loop Road, MHC)! 100% of the proceeds will benefit the family of LJ Platt, a 7 year old pediatric stroke survivor and Alagille syndrome warrior. You can learn more about his fight on “Ljs Journey” Facebook page. So come out to help us welcome Spring around the diamond by helping others! Admission is $5, kids 5 and under are FREE.