Dare Days: Full weekend of fun planned in Manteo

Published 9:30 am Saturday, June 3, 2023

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The Town of Manteo has a full weekend of fun planned, including music, games, food, unique vendors and more for the annual Dare Days celebration. Set for Saturday, June 3 in downtown Manteo and Sunday, June 4 at the Pea Island Cookhouse, events scheduled are:

Saturday, June 3

11-11:10 a.m. Welcome and Town Citizen of the Year Award (Main Stage at Dare Arts)

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11 a.m.-1 p.m. OBX Go Far Obstacle Course (Mt. Olivet Playground)

11:15-11:35 a.m. Manteo Elementary School Choir (Main Stage)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Manteo Elementary School Solar Powered Boat Race (George Washington Creef Park)

12:30-1:30 p.m. Dare County Youth Orchestra and OBX Community Orchestra (Main Stage)

12:30-1:30 p.m. Steel Drums (George Washington Creef Park)

1:30-3 p.m. Just Playing Dixieland Band (Main Stage)

1:30-2:30 p.m. National Park Service Demo (George Washington Creef Park)

2:30-3:30 p.m. Steel Drums (George Washington Creef Park)

3:30-5 p.m. Riggsbee Road Band (Main Stage)

5:30-7 p.m. The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra Band (Main Stage)

Sunday, June 4 

3-3:10 p.m. Welcome

3:15-3:30 p.m. Echoes of Heritage

3:35-4:05 p.m. Ascencion Music Academy and Friends

4:10-4:30 p.m. Liberty Christian Fellowship Flag Ministry

4:35-5 p.m. Recognition, Thank You and Community Gathering

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Courtesy Town of Manteo

For Saturday’s festivities, food trucks will be located in the Christmas tree parking lot on Queen Elizabeth Avenue and The Pioneer Theater parking lot on Budleigh Street. “There are lots of yummy options this year – Mr. Buddy (carnival food), the Lions Club, Garden Deli & Pizzeria, Mahi Mahis, Fork et’ Me Not, and all kinds of sweet treats spread throughout,” stated a Town of Manteo press release. “Don’t forget about the great restaurants located in downtown Manteo too. Dare County Cooperative Extension will be doing herbal drink demos along with other fun activities at the Magnolia Market if you need something to quench your thirst!”

Bathrooms are located at the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, boat ramp at the end of Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Magnolia Market and the Town Common.

The Town of Manteo will have two tents in the Davis Lot. The tent at the edge of the street will be a customer service tent for those who may have questions, want to share information, etc. The other tent in the lot is where people will be able to purchase Dare Days hats, stickers or town bags.