• Saturday, June 1st 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Enjoy one of the most scenic corners of the Outer Banks while joining in the fun of one of the longest running festivals in Manteo by attending the 44th annual Dare Day Festival. This full-day event is held along the downtown waterfront, and features a wide array of activities and attractions that shine a spotlight on the local Manteo culture. Live music will kick off at around 11:00 a.m., with the original Rhondels – a famed soul and beach music band - on the Downtown stage. Throughout the day, there will also be a number of events designed for water and OBX lovers of all ages, including the now famous Hogway Speedway Racing Pigs, the locally beloved “Anything that Floats but a Boat” Race, the Raingutter Regatta, a Kids Zone, and the annual competition for the best cake and pie in Dare County with a coveted blue ribbon prize.

The festival will also feature a number of kiddie rides, food and drinks, and evening entertainment courtesy of the North Tower Band at the Boathouse stage – which has a perfect setting along the waterfront boardwalk. With lots of arts, crafts, entertainment, and more throughout the day, the Annual Dare Day Festival is a celebration of everything that makes the Outer Banks outstanding.