2012 Duck Events Season Announced

Join us in Duck, North Carolina, as we celebrate the Town’s 10-Year Anniversary with a host of fun-filled, family-friendly events.  This year’s schedule offers evening concerts; a singer/songwriter series; interactive theater and toy time; 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.

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 cancelled, 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 2012:


The Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band will be in Duck for a special performance on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. on the Duck Town Green. Rhythm in Blue features diverse talents of 15 professional musicians, including a vocalist, who perform a wide repertoire of jazz and fusion, from big band swing to cutting-edge contemporary music.


Duck’s eighth annual Fourth of July Parade will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., with a community social following at the Duck Town Park featuring music by Ruth Wyand, 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 townofduck.com.


Duck Unplugged“, a four-week long singer/songwriter series, will return for the 2012 season. The concerts will be on Tuesdays from July 10, 2012 through July 31, 2012 beginning at 6:00 p.m., and will be held in the Duck Amphitheater. Gates are set to open at 5:30 p.m. The current schedule of performances is (subject to change):



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 28, 2012 through August 9, 2012 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The current schedule of performances is (subject to change):

    • Thursday, June  28 – Aquarium (Jam & Classic Rock)
    • Thursday, July 5 – The Fantastic Shakers (Pop, Dance, Funk, Beach Music)
    • Thursday, July 12 – The Fuzz Band  (Pop, Funk, Dance, Jazz) – Celebrating the DVFD’s 30th Anniversary
    • Thursday, July 19 – The Crowd  (Pop, Dance, Rock)
    • Thursday, July 26 – Adrian Crutchfield (Jazz, Funk, Dance)
    • Thursday,   August 2 – The Kirsten Thien Band (Blues, Soul, Funk, Roots Rock)
    • Thursday,  August 9 – The Little Kings (Pop & Classic Rock)



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 9:30 a.m. All shows are free and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis and not guaranteed if the venue is full. Kitty Hawk Kites is helping to underwrite the July 3, 17, 24, and August 7 shows; while Dockside ‘n Duck Seafood Market is helping to underwrite the July 7 and July 31 Puppet Shows.

In conjunction with the performances, Kitty Hawk Kites will be conducting Toy Time which begins at 9:15 a.m. on the Town Green prior to the shows.  A variety of toys and games will be available for children and families who are attending the show to enjoy.  Please join us for the following (subject to change):

    • Tuesday, July 3  – Snakes Alive!  Presented by North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
    • Tuesday, July 10 – A Puppet Show and Puppet Band  Presented and Sponsored by Dockside ‘n Duck Seafood Market
    • Tuesday, July 17 – Plants, Critters, and Bugs – an Interactive Tale   Presented by The Elizabethan Gardens (Participants will also be able to seed a plant to take home.)
    • Tuesday, July 24 – Plants, Critters, and Bugs – an Interactive Tale  Presented by The Elizabethan Gardens (Participants will also be able to seed a plant to take home.)
    • Tuesday, July 31 – A Puppet Show and Puppet Band   Presented and Sponsored by Dockside ‘n Duck Seafood Market
    • Tuesday, August 7 – Totally Turtles  Presented by North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island



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.

The shows will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Town Amphitheater on the following Wednesdays: June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, and August 8. (There will be no show on Wednesday, July 4 since the Town will be holding its annual 4th of July Parade.) The event is underwritten by Kellogg’s Supply and The Cottage Shop. Gates are set to open at 9:30 a.m.

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.



Bring the children for story time sponsored by Duck’s two book stores: Duck’s Cottage and Island Book Store. Story time will be held in the Duck Amphitheater at 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays beginning July 5, 2012 and continuing through Thursday, August 9, 2012. Story time is geared to children between the ages of 3 and 7. Children attending must be accompanied by an adult.


The Sixth Annual Duck Jazz Festival will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the Duck Town Green, with gates set to open at 10:00 a.m.  Currently scheduled to perform are: The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, The Fuzz Band, Emme St.James & Her Jazz Gentlemen, and one other act to be announced.  For information on the Duck Jazz Festival and events throughout Duck that week, visit duckjazz.com or follow the Duck Jazz Festival on Facebook and Twitter.



For more information on these events and the Town of Duck, visit us on the Web at townofduck.com; Follow Duck on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest at Town of Duck or Twitter and YouTube at DuckPR; call us at (252) 255-1286; or email at info@townofduck.com.