First Friday

This Event has no scheduled dates at this time. It last occurred on Friday, December 7, 2018.
Town of Manteo, First Friday
Event Description: 

First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival held the first Friday of each month, April through December in Historic Downtown Manteo along the Waterfront. The sidewalks pulse with live music, magic, artisans, period-dressed actors, a rockclimbing wall and much more

Tantalizing aromas waft from the kitchens of the Waterfront’s diverse eateries. Many shops and restaurants do individual celebrations inside their establishments, offering their own live music, unique merchandise, special sales and light refreshments.

Make a day of it on Roanoke Island by visiting our attractions, shops, and art galleries. Enjoy diverse recreational activities for all ages. Then, join us downtown for our First Friday celebration and finish the day with a delicious food and drink experience.

Our First Friday celebrations are a great time to explore downtown Manteo. See you there!

For more information, contact Dare County Arts Council at, or 252 473 5558.


2018 First Friday Music Schedule
All performances 6 - 8 p.m.
April 6
Martin Terry at DCAC
May 4 
Tropical Mazter at DCAC
Cristy Garey and Randy Burton at Old Tom Street
COA Jewelry Fashion Show at Magnolia Pavilion
June 1
First Flight High School Jazz Band and Manteo High School Jazz Band at DCAC
Static Attitude student bands at Old Tom Street
First Flight Middle School Jazz Band at Magnolia Pavilion
Ascension Music Academy student performers upstairs at DCAC
July 6
The Jazzmen at DCAC
Eric Williams Quartet at Old Tom Street
Just Playing Dixieland at Magnolia Pavilion
August 3
Mojo Collins and Triple Vision at DCAC
Nature Out Loud at Old Tom Street
September 7
Sandbar Blues at DCAC
Graham Outten at Old Tom Street
October 5
Uphill at DCAC
Angelo Sonnesso at Old Tom Street
November 2
Southern English Band at DCAC
Age limit: 
Fun for the whole family!

Where is the event?

Town of Manteo (See address and directions on the rightbelow)

Town of Manteo

207 Queen Elizabeth Street