New Year in the New World

By Molly Harrison

What’s everybody doing for New Year’s Eve? They’re heading to downtown Manteo for the inaugural New Year in the New World celebration!

Two of Manteo’s most fun-loving business owners, Tod Clissold of Poor Richard’s and Cory Hemilright of Bluegrass Island, with the sponsorship of the Town of Manteo, Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Southern Bank, are putting together a New Year’s Eve street fair party the likes of which the Outer Banks has never seen. The town is closing the downtown streets so that everybody can gather for live music, family-friendly activities and an early ball drop for the kids. Local food vendors will be on site, and the downtown restaurants and bars will be open late. Topping it off is a full-on fireworks show, the largest in the state, choreographed to music. It’s all happening in downtown Manteo on December 31, 2017.

5 p.m. DJ and family-friendly events

7:30 p.m. Sassagrass (bluegrass/jam-fused music)

9 p.m. The Rhondels

12 a.m. Fireworks
 



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About the Author Molly Harrison
Molly Harrison is managing editor at OneBoat, publisher of OuterBanksThisWeek.com. She moved to Nags Head in 1994 and since then has made her living writing articles and creating publications about the people, places and culture of the Outer Banks. When not working she practices and teaches yoga and spends as much time as possible outside and in or on the water with her husband and two children.