City Events

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Check here to find out information about upcoming special events sponsored by the City of Morganton. Events are also added to the City Google Calendar and Facebook page.

City Calendar  www.downtownmorganton.com  www.commaonline.org 

Thursday, Feb. 23 • 9a -1:30p
@ City Hall

The City of Morganton is hosting a Blood Drive in the Council Chambers of Morganton City Hall Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. The event is open to the public. Call Kathy Anthony at 828-438-5298 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up. Donors should plan to eat nutritiously and drink lots of fluids before giving blood.

Saturday, Feb. 25 • 10a - 5p
@ Collett Street Recreation

Celebrate Black History Month at the Collett Street Recreation Center! The event is FREE to the public!

This is event is sponsored by the Burke County Branch of the NAACP, the Burke Arts Council and the City of Morganton Parks and Recreation Department.

Saturday, March 4 • 12 - 5p
@Collett Street Recreation

Several local vendors attending with Comics, Toys, Collectibles, Anime, and more. Lots of Cosplay and a Costume Contest for kids and adults starting at 2 pm. Ecto 1 from Ghostbusters will be there! The Carolina Tardis will also be there.

Admission to the show is $3.00 entry for adults and $2.00 for children 13 and under at the door. 3 and under are free. a fun filled day for all.

Morganton Comic Con March 2017

Saturday, April 8 • 10a
@ Catawba River Soccer Complex 

Egg Spoon Relay, Corn Hole Toss, Egg Hop Relay, Face Painting, Storytelling, Fresh Popcorn/Concessions. Candy and plastic eggs will be scattered in four respective age groups. Three grand prize eggs will be hidden in each age division!

Summit Community Church

Co-Sponsored by the City of Morganton Parks and Recreation Department and Summit Community Church.

Friday, May 5,  8a-6p
Saturday, May 6, 8a-6p
@ Catawba Meadows Park

Antique tractors, hit-and-miss engines, steam engines, restored trucks, vendors, crafts, food, and entertainment!

Valley Hills Antique Power Club

This event is sponsored by the Valley Hills Antique Power Club and City of Morganton Parks and Recreation Department.

Sat., July 1, - Sun., July 3 • 9a - 1p
@ Collett Street Recreation

The Bluegrass Camp for Kids is part of the City of Morganton Parks and Recreation Department's annual Red, White and Bluegrass Festival. The camp is open to children ages 5 to 18 years old, but they must bring their own instrument! Campers will learn new tunes and can participate in Jam Camp.

www.redwhiteandbluegrassfestival.org

Red, White, and Bluegrass Festival

For more information, call 828-438-5350 or 828-439-1866.

Tuesday, July 4, 5p until
@ Catawba Meadows Park

Morganton’s annual Independence Day Celebration will be held at Catawba Meadows Park. Games and activities will begin at 5:00 pm and conclude with a fireworks show at approximately 9:30 pm. FREE Admission! Come celebrate the Fourth of July with us!

Check out the schedule

Saturday, Aug. 19 • 11am-1pm
@ Mountain View Recreation Center

The Mountain View Recreation Center staff si hosting an open house and community day Saturday, Aug. 27, 2017The event is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, call Rakeem Rutherford, Mountain View Recreation Center Supervisor, at 828-438-5356, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday, Oct. 6,  8a-6p
Saturday, Oct. 7, 8a-6p
@ Catawba Meadows Park

Antique tractors, hit-and-miss engines, steam engines, restored trucks, vendors, crafts, food, and entertainment!

Valley Hills Antique Power Club

This event is sponsored by the Valley Hills Antique Power Club and City of Morganton Parks and Recreation Department.

Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30a - 12p
@ Martha's Park

The annual HOP (Help Our Project) Race is hosted by and benefits the projects of the Morganton Service League (MSL). In past years, race proceeds have contributed to the major renovation of Martha's Park, an innovative play set in Freedom Park and the "Adventure Playground" in Catawba Meadows Park. The latest addition completed in 2013 is located at the Catawba River Soccer Complex.

H.O.P. Race

Morganton Service League

www.hoprace.com

Friday, Oct. 27 • 7p-10p
Saturday, Oct. 28 • 7p-10p
@ Catawba Meadows Park

Come to Catawba Meadows Park and rediscover the thrills and chills of a Halloween Hayride! Be warned, you may get spooked! Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Popcorn available!

$5.00 GA • $3.00 12 and under • Toddlers get in free

For more information call 828-438-5350. This event is sponsored by the City of Morganton Parks and Recreation Department and the Antique Power Club. 

Tuesday, Oct. 31 • 3p - 5p
@ Downtown Morganton

Calling all goblins, vampires, super heroes, princesses and gypsies and everything in between! Come to Downtown Morganton Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2016, and enjoy the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Spooktacular! We'll have trick-or-treating at downtown businesses from 3-5pm.

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