Dare Day Festival , a fun-filled family event is always held on the first Saturday in June. It is an outdoor festival and is held rain or shine. Started in 1976 - the only year it was a two-day event and was called Dare Days as part of the bicentennial celebration - the festival is considered by most locals as the unofficial kickoff of summer. Dare Day promises free fun and festivities for the whole family. The day will be a full day of music, food, crafts and entertainment. Children can hop aboard a kiddie train, take in a magic show, have their faces painted and play games. Adults can walk along the beautiful downtown waterfront and check out the wares of more than 100 vendors offering furniture, toys, carvings, clothing, jewelry, birdhouses, paintings, wind chimes and photography. The aroma of delicious food fills the air with the smells from seafood, polish sausages, hamburgers and hotdogs! Plenty of cold beverages include fresh squeezed lemonade, slushes and all kinds of soft drinks. The festival opens at 9:00 with a prayer by a local pastor for the "Blessing of the Season" and the music begins. The Dare Day festival is sponsored jointly with the County of Dare and the Town of Manteo. The Committee consists of Melva Garrison as the coordinator, Virginia Tillett as the DCBC Liaison and Richie Burke as the Town of Manteo Liaison and lots of volunteers.
Relay for Life Event
Franson & Young is a modern acoustic duo featuring Scott Franson on guitar and vocals and Christine Young on fiddle and vocals. Join Scott and Christine as they perform your favorite classic rock, country, folk, & alternative covers & original songs. 6-9 pm. About Awful Arthurs: "For over 25 years the Oyster has been our world. The Outer Banks only authentic oyster bar is the place to enjoy sensational fare from the sea washed down with your favorite brew. We serve by the peck, pound and dozen, raw or steamed to perfection. Kicked back casual, down to earth friendly staff, and reasonable prices make Awful’s the all-time favorite of locals and travelers alike. The restaurant features the beach’s only authentic copper-topped oyster bar and one of the Outer Banks’ only ocean-view lounges. The menu boasts oysters, shrimp, clams, crab cakes and crab legs. With lots of specials, appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, pasta, sandwiches, seafood platters and steaks everyone will find their favorites including the kids. Awful Arthur’s has received high accolades in the press — Coastal Living magazine named it “one of the top 10 oyster bars in the nation” and Esquire magazine recognized its steamed spiced shrimp. Stop by today and have some great food and lots of fun."
Enjoy tasting and voting for your favorite Outer Banks BBQ from several of the areas best BBQ eateries! From traditional pulled pork to beef and brisket to chicken and ribs. There is something for every carnivore at this 2nd annual event in it’s new location at the Sea Ranch Resort in KDH. There will be great live music too! Your ticket price gets you an all you can eat experience of bbq, ribs, chicken and brisket, and of course the right to cast your vote for the BEST OUTER BANKS BBQ of all! We will be serving beer, wine, water, and sodas and your ticket includes two of those selections. You can purchase additional drink tickets for $2 each at the door. If you prefer something stronger, the Beachside Bistro “cash” bar will be open inside the restaurant (not included and drink tickets do not transfer). Join us and enjoy the sounds of Jonny Waters and Company, playing a fun country sound with a strong influence of southern rock, blues, and trop-rock. Hot off the heels of their release of “Flip-Flop Cowboy”, Jonny Waters and Company will keep your feet tapping with lyrically driven original tunes that provide a perfect match for an afternoon filled with BBQ and friends. To find out more about the band, go to http://www.jonnywatersandcompany.com/# This is a kid-friendly event (kids love it!) We will also have a fun photo booth so you can dress up and take home a momento, FREE of charge! Special kids and “tween” prices too, so bring the whole family out for this back by popular demand event brought to you by Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates and the Outer Banks Restaurant Association. This will be an outdoor event. Please check the weather and dress for the temperature. Bring a folding chair, or blanket to sit on. Auxiliary parking will be available at three nearby (walkable distance) beach accesses. In case of extremely bad weather we have the resources to move the event indoors to the banquet room in the hotel but attendance will be limited and only advance ticket sales will be honored. As it stands this is a rain or shine event.
Sounds Like: Alison Krauss, Joan Baez, Linda Ronstadt, Natalie MacMaster, Sandy Denny
Bio: I am a violinist / fiddler and vocalist living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I am available for weddings, special events, studio sessions and house concerts and am available to travel and deputize for your band or ensemble as a fiddle player, violinist, or backing vocalist.