Events

events iconThere is so much to do in Downtown Morganton! There are great places to eat and shop, live music and open mic nights, local brewery's serving craft beers, fundraisers and galas, yoga and trivia, and much more!

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Holiday Carriage Rides

November 17-December 22, 2018

Where: Carriage pick up will be located on the East Union Side of the Courthouse Square

When: Fridays and Saturdays November 17-December 22; 5:00-9:00pm

There is no better way to view downtown Morganton's Christmas lights than with a horse-drawn carriage ride through town. Whether is is a romantic evening for two or an evening out with the family, enjoy carriage rides in downtown Morganton throughout the holiday season. Tickets are $5 for Adults and $3 for Children 12 and under.

Carriage Rides may be reserved beginning at 5:00pm on the night of your preferred ride. Carolina Carriage Company staff will be on site (East Union ...Street adjacent to Courthouse) beginning at 5:00pm to take your reservation. Rides begin at 5:30pm and will depart from the Courthouse Square on East Union Street lasting approximately 20 minutes.

Santa Visits Morganton

November 17-December 22

Where: Downtown Morganton

When: November 17 5:00-8:00pm; November 23 - December 22 4:00-7:00pm

Morganton is VERY excited to announce that SANTA will be making special visits to our downtown during the Christmas season. Santa Claus will be touring downtown to visit children and families from 4:00-7:00pm. There is no charge to visit Santa.

FAB Crawl

Saturday, November 24th ALL DAY!

Crawl with us during the Small Business Saturday FAB Crawl (Food, Art & Brew) in downtown Morganton.
23 businesses have signed up to participate in the ALL DAY FAB Crawl on Saturday, November 24th. Each business will provide "crawlers" a punch card to get "punched" at each business visited. Visit any 10 out of the 23 businesses participating and enter for a chance to win some great prizes!! Once 10 businesses have "punched" your card, turn it in for a chance to win some amazing downtown bucks! Three lucky winners will receive $200 in downtown bucks, a gift certificate to spend downtown! There is no cost to participate.

Small Business Saturday

Saturday November 24, 2018

Support your locally owned businesses by shopping downtown Morganton on Small Business Saturday, November 24th!

Christmas Parade

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Where: Downtown Morganton

When: Tuesday, Dec. 4 @ 6pm

Theme: The LOVE of Christmas

Please join the Morganton Downtown Development Association as they present the Downtown Morganton Christmas Parade! Each year there are over 100 entries in the parade. This includes floats, marching bands as well as characters of all shapes and sizes to greet the younger viewers. The excitement of the parade and the Christmas season is contagious!

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 1, 2018

This event is SOLD OUT.

Where: Morganton Community House (120 N King St)

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018   8:30am and 10am

Tickets will go on sale, Thursday, November 1 at the UPS Store in downtown Morganton. Cash or Checks only. Checks should be made out to the City of Morganton.

Holiday Farmers Market

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Where: 111 North Green Street

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018   10:00am and 2:00pm

Just in time for your holiday events, stop by for fresh vegetables, baked goods & crafts! The special Holiday Market is located at 111 North Green Street, at the corner of Green Street and Avery Avenue. From I-40, take Exit 105, make a right turn and follow South Sterling Street approximately 2.5 miles under the railroad tracks and past the historic courthouse (to your left). The Mini-Market will be on the next corner on the left!

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 8, 2018

This event is SOLD OUT.

Where: Morganton Community House (120 N King St)

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018   8:30am and 10:00am

Tickets will go on sale, Thursday, November 1 at the UPS Store in downtown Morganton. Cash or Checks only. Checks should be made out to the City of Morganton.

Holiday Bucks Give Away

November 12 - December 14, 2018

Where: Downtown Morganton businesses

When: Discover a Holiday Rock and win! Holiday Rocks will be hidden each Friday

The Holiday Downtown Bucks Give Away is back, with a twist. Starting on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, Holiday Rocks will be hidden throughout businesses in downtown Morganton! Discover a Holiday Rock and turn it into the Morganton Main Street Office (112 B West Union Street) to win big!! Prizes range from $50 to $500 in Downtown Bucks, a gift certificate you can spend in downtown Morganton. A total of $3,000 will be given out over five weeks this Christmas. No purchase is required. Only one rock may be submitted per person each week.