Calendar & Events

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Thursday, May 25 • 5:30p

Come to CoMMA and help celebrate local musician Etta Baker as we dedicate a sculpture in her honor. Following the dedication, David Holt & The Lighting Bolts will perform. The Sculpture Dedication is free and open to the public. The concert is a ticketed event.

5:30 pm - Sculpture Dedication
6:00 pm - David Holt & The Lighting Bolts Concert*

*Concert is a ticketed event

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.

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

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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