Summer Events

Summer in the Town of Duck brings a host of events which provide families and friends a chance to gather at event sites throughout Duck Town Park.

Events are family friendly and FREE thanks to generous support by the Town Council and local businesses. If interested in event sponsorship contact Betsy Trimble.

All events, except for the 4th of July parade, are held at the Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road. All events are free and open to the public.


Concert on the Green with Twiddy Logo

Concert on the Green

6:30 p.m. on the Town Green
Thursdays June 13- September 19 (excluding July 4)

What better way to enjoy a beautiful evening in Duck than with some live music! Thursday evenings the Town Green comes alive with music. Whether you like covers, country, originals, or local you’re sure to enjoy the show.

Bring the family, chairs, blankets, picnics, and coolers out on Thursday evenings an enjoy some free live music. See the event calendar for the full 2024 Summer line-up.

Concert on the Green series sponsored by Twiddy.

Corolla Wild Horse with people and Carolina Designs Logo

Corolla Wild Horse Fund

10:00 a.m. on the Town Green
Tuesday July 9 & 23

Come meet a rescued, gentled Banker horse and learn more about the wild horses, the rescue farm, and what the Corolla Wild Horse Fund does to keep the horses safe and thriving. Arts and crafts will also be available.

Presented by: Carolina Designs Realty

Drumming Circle graphic

*NEW* Drumming Circle

10:00 a.m. location TBD
Wednesday, July 3 & Tuesday, August 13

We have a new event for 2024! The Drumming Circles will be family-friendly celebrations of rhythm using hand drums and more. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Instruments will be provided and event will be led by the Ascencion Music Academy.

Dynamic Flow fitness class with logos

Dynamic Flow on the Green

7:30 a.m. on the Town Green
Wednesdays May 22- September 11 at 7:30 a.m.

Dynamic Flow on the Green with the OBX Fitness Collective takes place in person as well as live streamed on Facebook. Dynamic Flow is a natural, practical, and playful calisthenics workout for the amateur and the athlete. Watch a short video to hear about the workout from local trainer DL Althoff. Sponsored by Duck’s Cottage, Coffee & Books and Downtown Books in Manteo

All classes will be posted on the Town Facebook page for 48 hours after the class.

*In the event of lightning, class will be live streamed only.


Family Music Time Instruments

*NEW* Family Music Time

9:30 a.m. in the Paul F. Keller Meeting Hall
Thursday June 27, July 25, and August 15

New for 2024 is Family Music Time! Come to the Paul F. Keller Meeting Hall on select Thursday mornings to enjoy this fun and interactive music class. The classes are toddler-centric general music explorations- singing, moving, listening, and playing instruments.

Classes will be led by the Ascencion Music Academy.

Movie screen and crowd

Movie on the Green

Select Tuesday evenings at Dusk on the Town Green

When the sun goes down the silver screen comes to life! Bring the family, lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and picnics for a free family movie night under the stars.

2024 Schedule:
May 4- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
May 25- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
June 11- Super Mario Bros.
July 9- Toy Story
July 23- Shrek
August 13- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
October 11- Back to the Future
October 19- Hook

Magician and child with sponsor logos

OBXtreme Magic Show

Select Wednesdays in the Duck Amphitheater

World renowned illusionist Clive Allen returns for another magical season in the Duck. Prepare to be amazed when you bring the whole family to enjoy mind bending illusions with a splash of comedy. A fan favorite for years, the OBXTreme Magic Show is sure to entertain!

This year we will see him all summer long with 6 weeks of 2 shows and 2 weeks of 1 show. Tickets are no longer required for this fan favorite show.

Presented by: Kellogg Supply Co. and the Cottage Shop

Children's concert

Nature Out Loud!

10:00 a.m. in the Duck Amphitheater
Wednesday, June 26 & July 17

Nature Out Loud! is a fun and interactive children’s concert that will not only have the whole family on their feet and dancing but will also educate about the wild world around us. Join us in the Duck Amphitheater this summer for this free children’s event.

Story Time & Chalk Art Fun

9:30 a.m. at the Town Hall
Thursdays June 13- August 29 (excluding June 27, July 25, & August 15)

Why do one event when you can do two! We start the day with Story Time and follow up with some Chalk Art Fun. We will provide the chalk, we just need you to provide the creativity. The event starts on the steps of the Paul F. Keller Meeting Hall with some stories provided by Island Bookstore or Ducks Cottage Coffee and Books. Then we will head over to the Town hall where you can show off your best chalk skills on the sidewalk squares around the building.

Be sure to bring some water with you as it does get hot!

Open Book

*NEW* Storytellers

10:00 a.m. in the Duck Amphitheater
Tuesday June 18, July 2, & August 6

We are excited to offer a brand new program to the Duck Amphitheater this year. For three mornings during the summer, we are bringing in Storytellers from the area and the region to regale you with stories from shipwrecks, to fairy tales, to origin stories.

Presented in part by Carolina Designs Realty

Percussion Duo

Variety Show

10:00 a.m. select Tuesdays in the Duck Amphitheater

Juggling, percussion, magic, and more! Our Variety Show series brings nationally recognized entertainers to the Duck Amphitheater. Each week of the series we bring in a different act. Never the same, but always entertaining!

June 25- Ivan Pecel: Making Juggling Tolerable
July 16- RePercussion
July 30- Jonathan Austin- Juggling and Magic
August 20- Bryson Lang- The Cure for the Common Show

Presented in part by Urban Cottage.

Yoga class on the lawn with Sponsor logo

Yoga on the Green

7:30 a.m. on the Town Green
Tuesdays May 21- September 24

Start your day in Duck with a yoga class led by Duck Village Yoga. This is an all levels gentle morning yoga practice where you will be guided through a foundational practice with guided breathwork and meditation. Classes take place in person and will be streamed live on Facebook. Sponsored by Village Realty.

All classes will be posted on the Town Facebook page for 48 hours after the class.

*In the event of rain, class will be live streamed only