Calendar & Events

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Thursday, July 27 • 9a -1:30p
@ City Hall

The City of Morganton is hosting a Blood Drive in the Council Chambers of Morganton City Hall Thursday, July 27, 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, or schedule an appointment directly at (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors should plan to eat nutritiously and drink lots of fluids before giving blood.

Thursday, Aug. 3 • 6p
@ Collett Street Recreation Center

The consultants creating the new Parks and Recreation Master Plan will present their findings and make preliminary recommendations. They plan to present a final report and Master Plan to the City Council in September or October this year. Stay up-to-date on the Parks and Recreation Master Plan at

Friday, Aug. 4 • 6p
@ Historic Courthouse Square

Taylor Hensley and Sweet Revenge will have you rockin’ Friday, Aug. 4 at the last TGIF of the year!.

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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 the Mountain View Recreation Center Supervisor at 828-438-5356. 

Friday, Sept. 8 • 12a - 12p
Saturday, Sept. 9 • 9am - 10p
@ Downtown Morganton

Come downtown for the 36th Annual Morganton Festival! Hundreds of vendors will fill the streets selling their crafts and other wares; the kid and teen zone will offer entertainment and activities for youngsters; and plenty of festival food will be available for visitors to enjoy, along with the beer garden located near the Coors Light Stage. More info at

Morganton Festival 

Wednesday Sept. 13, 8:30-9:45a
@ Pat's Snack Bar

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department's work in Morganton's neighborhoods.

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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

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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