Coming Together to Celebrate the Spirit of Hatteras Village

By Heather Frese | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hatteras Village is a community that creates an amazing sensory experience. The promise of sandy beaches, salty air and warm ocean waves is one that is unbroken. 

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Pamlico Sound, there are always spectacular sunrises and brilliant sunsets. Hatteras Village is a place for beauty, serenity and rejuvenation in all seasons.  

December is the month where holiday spirit is evident in the village with businesses and houses decorated and the entire community anticipating the annual Hatteras Village Christmas Parade on December 12 this year. This event is one that visitors of all ages will enjoy as they participate with the community to celebrate the beginning of the magical holiday season.

Hatteras Village in February offers opportunities for time outdoors with beautiful beaches, magnificent shell finds, time to ponder and amazing night skies. Next year on February 24 and 25, the village will be having its annual Starry Nights event with astronomers from the Morehead Planetarium giving presentations during the day and an evening of star viewing the with little worry about light pollution.  

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The weather warms in May with the Pamlico Sound’s warm waters creating an air that invites visitors to enjoy two fun events in the village. The annual Storytelling Festival brings local talent and nationally recognized storytellers and musicians for a weekend of entertainment. The Hatteras Village Off Shore Open Fishing Tournament provides anglers with the opportunity to create their very own epic fish tales.  

The summer months of June, July and August offer all the water fun you could imagine. On the ocean side you can immerse yourself in water sports, and if you prefer the Pamlico Sound there’s clamming, crabbing, fishing and other fun family activities. Be sure to experience fresh North Carolina seafood, with most of it caught from the surrounding waters, dining at one of the local restaurants, or purchase some from a local market. You can also enjoy local, just-caught fish cooked by community members when you buy a dinner at the Hatteras Fish Fry at the Hatteras Village Volunteer Fire Department every Saturday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. starting Memorial Day and ending on Labor Day.

The fall is a most magnificent season in Hatteras Village, and there are memory making adventures awaiting those who visit. The humidity drops out of the air, but the temperatures are still warm and the ocean perfect for swimming during the fall months. There is an annual surf fishing tournament in early September. Later in the month, join the villages as they embrace their heritage at Day at the Docks, September 15-17, 2016. You’ll find lively competitions, entertainment, children’s activities and seafood cook-offs as you stroll down the village waterfront. The evening culminates with the Blessing of the Fleet and the placement of a wreath on the waters of the Pamlico Sound honoring watermen near and far.

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October, another magical month, brings visitors the opportunity to enjoy Hatterasity, a bluegrass block party featuring local food and talent with regional and national bands playing bluegrass and Roots music. This event, filled with food, fun, family and community, will be held October 8-11, 2016, at the Hatteras Civic Center.

Whether you’re looking for a bustling summer week on the water or a peaceful winter idyll, Hatteras can fulfill your vacation needs. Some of the most glorious times are spring and fall when the weather is beautiful but unpredictable, nature is creating new palettes and the stars are spectacular. Hatteras is a village like no other, its charms resonating any time of the year.

Hatteras Village is a village for all seasons. The beauty, serenity and spirit of the community create Hatteras Uninterrupted, a place to visit any time of the year.  

Day at the Docks: September 15-17, 2016

Hatterasity: October 6-8, 2016

Christmas Parade: December 12, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Starry Nights: February 24 & 25, 2017

Hatteras Village Storytelling Festival: May 6, 2017

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Photos By Nicholas Hamann