Dare Days 2022: Fun family event returning to Manteo

Published 7:25 pm Sunday, April 10, 2022

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A favorite annual event is returning to the Town of Manteo after COVID-related cancelations the past two years.

Dare Days 2022 is a Town of Manteo-sponsored special event showcasing and celebrating the community, its culture and history over three days in three different locations.

Friday, June 3, 2022

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Dare Days 2022 will kick off at the brand-new College of The Albemarle (COA) Dare Campus on Friday, June 3 from 6-10 p.m. The doors to COA’s new campus will be open to showcase the various programs offered.

“Grab your lawn chair or fuzzy blanket and spread out on the lawn while enjoying yummy food from local food trucks, jamming out to local bands, and smiling as you watch kids of all ages having lots of BIG fun with all the lively activities throughout the evening,” stated event organizers. “Follow the sidewalk downtown to continue experiencing the vibrant and lovely Town of Manteo at the First Friday festivities too!”

Saturday, June 4, 2022

The celebration continues Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Roanoke Island Festival Park in downtown Manteo.

“Manteo is on the move with various construction projects, so we are spreading out on the beautiful and spacious grounds of one of our local historical attractions,” stated organizers. “It’s like an adventure within an adventure!”

All are invited to bring family and friends and check out the variety of craft and food vendors, music, live entertainment, lawn games and a great kids’ corner. High school bands, local dancers and performers, an obstacle course and hula hoops are also on the schedule.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Finish off a weekend of family, friends and community celebration on Sunday, June 5 from 2-4 p.m. at a gospel concert at the Pea Island Cookhouse on Sir Walter Raleigh Street. Look for the Keeper Richard Etheridge statue that stands tall at the roundabout. An old-fashioned lemonade stand and local sweets at bake sales will provide refreshment while relaxing and enjoying a wide array of music provided by local churches and other groups.

“Dare Days 2022 is all about celebrating and connecting communities at the grass roots level in order to share our wonderful and diverse culture and rich history through this very special event,” stated event organizers. “Also, don’t forget to shop and dine at the many local shops and restaurants throughout the weekend. Shop local, keep your receipts and exchange them during any part of the weekend’s festivities for fun gifts and prizes. Dare Days 2022 is sure to be an eventFULL weekend!”

Email info@manteonc.gov for questions or more information.