Week of December 30, 2019 - January 5, 2020

New Year in The New World

  • Tuesday, December 31st 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Ring in the New Year in the spot where the New World began at this fun and family-friendly celebration that takes place in the heart of Downtown Manteo. The New Year in The New World is a perfect destination for a family-oriented New Year’s Eve that visitors won’t soon forget, and it features a wealth of activities, attractions, and other fun to start 2020 off with a bang.

Week of January 20, 2020 - January 26, 2020

Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra

  • Saturday, January 25th 7:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Take a step back in time at this unique show that features one of the most acclaimed ragtime ensembles in the country. The Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra will be heading to the Outer Banks for a special one-night-only show that is sure to surprise and delight audience members of all ages, and of all music tastes.

Week of February 24, 2020 - March 1, 2020

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra on the Outer Banks

  • Saturday, February 29th 7:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Spend an incredible evening listening to the spectacular music of The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by a nationally acclaimed conductor. Recognized as one of the leading regional orchestras, The Virginia Symphony presents classics, pops and family concerts around the East Coast, and they are landing on the Outer Banks for a special one-night-only performance in February.


Week of May 4, 2020 - May 10, 2020

Artrageous Kids Art Festival

  • Saturday, May 9th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Nags Head

At the annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza, everyone can enjoy a little hands-on creativity with lots of interactive displays, live demos, and fun artistic activities for the young and the young at heart. This full day affair which combines art, music, and the friendly spirit of the Outer Banks, is an annual tradition that began in 1989, and which has become a favorite event for visitors of all ages.

Married to Broadway

  • Saturday, May 9th 7:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Enjoy an evening listening to decades of Broadway hits by the stars who made them famous at this special performance that’s landing on the Outer Banks, courtesy of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts. Ron Sharpe and Barbra Russell met and married when they were playing the leads in Les Misérables, and their hit show, Married to Broadway, features favorite songs from their signature musical, as well as many more hits that will have audience members transported to the bright lights of New York City and beyond.

Week of May 11, 2020 - May 17, 2020

OBX Shred Fest

  • Saturday, May 16th 1:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Nags Head

Now celebrating its fourth year, this family-friendly event is a collection of music, sports, and OBX fun, and features a full roster of activities and entertainment to keep everyone in the party smiling. Special events within the Dare2Care OBX Shred Fest line-up include multiple bands and musicians throughout the day, live demos performed by professional skateboarders and BMX riders, a special appearance by roller derby women, appearances by Special Olympics athletes, and much, much more. In addition, the festivities will have a host of games for patrons of all ages, food, and local art vendors for unique and one-of-a-kind OBX treasures. 

Week of June 8, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Dare Day Festival

  • Wednesday, June 10th 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 45th 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.