• Monday, May 27th - Friday, June 14th

Celebrate the artistic community on Hatteras Island from May 27 through June 14 at Dare County Arts Council’s 7th Annual Rock The Cape Festival. This year’s Rock The Cape will begin with the Island Art Show on Monday, May 27 and conclude with a soundfront concert at REAL Watersports on Friday, June 14. In between, attendees can enjoy two weeks of art events, which are dotted throughout Hatteras Island.

Surf rock musicians The Chong Band from Virginia Beach will headline the concert at REAL Watersports with duo Matt Hoggard and Aaron Caswell from local Outer Banks rock band Formula opening. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the family-friendly concert, which will also feature a hooping/fire performance and a kids’ arts and crafts tent. Concert tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door.

The Island Art Show at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center will be happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Memorial Day (May 27). Admission to this indoor/outdoor art show is free and visitors will enjoy live music by Rory Kelleher while checking out local arts and crafts. For more information about Rock The Cape, and to see the wealth of activities during the two-week celebration, visit RockTheCapeOBX.com.