Town of Duck 2013 Season
Join us in Duck, North Carolina, for our seventh summer of fun-filled, family-friendly events. This year’s schedule offers yoga and basic fitness classes; evening concerts; a singer/songwriter series; edutainment in the amphitheater; children’s story time; family magic shows; and of course, the Town’s annual Fourth of July Parade! All events, except for the parade, will be held at the Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road, Duck, North Carolina and are free and open to the public.
Remember to bring a blanket or lawn chair for events on the Town Green; these items are not necessary for the amphitheater as it has built-in seating. Beach umbrellas and tents are not permitted with the Town Park. The Park and all facilities are smoke-free.
Events are subject to change, and may be canceled, based on weather conditions or site/performer availability. All events are free. Admission to amphitheater shows is either ticketed or on a first-come, first-serve basis and there is no guarantee of admittance if the venue is full due to seating capacity limits. For the most up-to-date events calendar, click here or call the Town’s events hotline at (252) 255-1286.
The following are the events that are scheduled for 2013:
BASIC FITNESS & YOGA
Start your day in Duck with exercise classes offered by Ashtanga Yoga Center and Duck Village Yoga. Classes are held on the Town Green Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. from June 5 through August 29. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and water.
Basic Fitness – Wednesdays, June 5 – August 28
Participants will be led through a variety of calisthenics from around the world instructed in a beautiful outdoor setting. Calisthenics are a series of body-weight only movements linked seamlessly to develop proficiency in dynamic situations.
Yoga – Thursdays, June 6 – August 29 (Class will not be held on Thursday, July 4)
Geared towards students of all levels. The students will be led through a sequence of basic yoga postures linked with breathing.
4TH OF JULY DAY PARADE
Duck’s eighth annual Fourth of July Parade will be held on Thursday, July 4 at 9:00 a.m., with a community social following at the Duck Town Park featuring live music, refreshments, and the awarding of parade trophies. The one-mile parade route is the same annually and begins at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane going eastward, continues down Ocean Way, and then turns onto Christopher Drive. No part of the parade is on Duck Road (SR 12). Please plan to come early to get the best parade viewing spot. For more information or to register an entry for the parade: visit the 4th of July page of this website.
“DUCK UNPLUGGED” – TUESDAY EVENINGS
“Duck Unplugged“, a five-week long singer/songwriter series, returns for the 2013 season. The concerts will be on Tuesday evenings from July 2 through July 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m., and will be held in the Duck Amphitheater. Gates are set to open at 6:00 p.m. The current schedule of performances is (subject to change):
SUMMER MUSIC SERIES – THURSDAY EVENINGS
This popular evening concert series features some of the area’s best known musical acts. Bands entertain concert-goers on the Duck Town Green Thursday evenings from June 27 through August 8 beginning at 6:30 p.m. (There will not be a show on Thursday, July 4). The current schedule of performances is (subject to change):
CHILDREN’S THEATER – TUESDAY MORNINGS
Tuesday mornings will feature a variety of family-oriented shows. Performances start at 10:00 a.m. at the Duck Amphitheater, with gates set to open at 9:45 a.m. All shows are free and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis and not guaranteed if the venue is full. The current schedule of performances is:
Tuesday, July 2 Snakes! – Presented by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Tuesday, July 9 Garden Tales – Presented by The Elizabethan Gardens
Tuesday, July 16 Garden Tales – Presented by The Elizabethan Gardens
Tuesday, July 23 Turtles! – Presented by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Tuesday, July 30 Sharks! – Presented by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
- Tuesday, August 6 Garden Tales – Presented by The Elizabethan Gardens
FAMILY MAGIC SHOW – WEDNESDAY MORNINGS
Witness incredible illusions, mind-bending magic, comedy, and audience participation the entire family will love — live on stage! OBXtreme Magic features some of the most incredible magic and illusions performed by world-renowned illusionists Clive Allen & Tracy.
Although this event is free, tickets will be required for entry as the performances are fully underwritten and seating in the amphitheater is limited. All attendees (of any age) must possess a ticket to gain entry to the performance. The show will start promptly at 10:00 a.m.; and any latecomers possessing tickets may be denied access, or may have to wait for a break in the show, as not to disturb the performers or fellow attendees.
Tickets will be available beginning the Monday the week of the show at Kellogg’s Supply/The Cottage Shop, 1201 Duck Road (directly across from the Town Park). There is a six ticket maximum for this event. Tickets will NOT be available at the Town Office or at the Town Park.
Please remember, that ticket holders will be granted entrance to the amphitheater first; and then non-ticket holders will be granted entrance, if space allows, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Non-ticket holders are NOT guaranteed entry to this event, so please take the time and visit Kellogg’s Supply/The Cottage Shop to pick up your tickets early in the week of the show that you want to attend as these tickets are in high demand.
CHILDREN’S STORY TIME – THURSDAY MORNINGS
Bring the children for story time sponsored by Duck’s two book stores: Duck’s Cottage and Island Bookstore. Story time will be held in the Duck Amphitheater at 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays beginning July 11 and continuing through August 8. Story time is geared to children between the ages of 3 and 7. Children attending must be accompanied by an adult.
7TH ANNUAL DUCK JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Seventh Annual Duck Jazz Festival is on Sunday, October 13, 2013 beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the Duck Town Green, with gates set to open at 10:00 a.m. Performers include: The Delfeayo Marsalis Octet presents “Sweet Thunder”; Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers and Peter Lamb and The Wolves. Bands and event details are being finalized and information is subject to change. For information on the Duck Jazz Festival and events throughout Duck that week available closer to the event, visit duckjazzfestival.com or follow the Duck Jazz Festival on Facebook and Twitter.