Dare Days

Downtown Manteo, Manteo
(252) 473-2133

Dare Days celebrates its 42nd year in 2017. The festival, always held in downtown Manteo on the first Saturday of June, is a mix of music, craft and food vendors, dance, magic shows, a petting zoo, a spacewalk and The Rain Gutter Regatta. The morning starts with a Blessing of the Day and ends with a big-name music group with people dancing in the streets. In between you can also watch — or join in — competitions for the best homemade jellies, breads, preserves, pickles, cakes and cookies. There are two stages set up, one at the old Courthouse and the other at the Maritime Museum, with various musical groups appearing all day. This is free family fun that will keep you entertained and happily involved in Roanoke Island's waterfront scene.