Festival Information

The Town of Duck, who organizes the Duck Jazz Festival presented by PNC, announces the postponement of the event until October 8 & 9, 2022.

In consultation with health officials and our presenting sponsor in addition to new guidance by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) on events and festivals, organizers reviewed the health, safety, and logistical concerns related to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Under new guidance, the setup, flow, and reduced schedule able to be safely offered by the Duck Jazz Festival would not allow for the same interaction with community members and artists that are a hallmark of this event. Organizers have opted to postpone the festival in order to offer the best, and safest, event possible.

We understand how much those that live, work, and visit our community look forward to this annual event. Thank you to all of the sponsors and volunteers that have continued to support us over the years and the attendees that have brought so much excitement to the Duck Town Park. We urge everyone to follow the guidance of your health officials so that we can safely celebrate the return of jazz to Duck in 2022.

The Duck Jazz Festival Presented by PNC takes place in the Town of Duck annually on Columbus Day weekend.

The 2022 event will begin with a Concert on the Green style event, Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 4 – 6 p.m. Return to the park on Sunday, October 9, 2022, to enjoy a full day of music during this free, non-ticketed festival showcasing national, regional and local jazz musicians on two stages. Gates opened at 10:00 a.m. with live music starting at 11:00 a.m. and food and soft drinks available for purchase from Duck eateries.

  • Chairs are available for rent on-site from Ocean Atlantic Rentals.
  • The festival takes place rain or shine.
  • Attendees are invited to bring food, coolers, chairs, blankets, and well-behaved dogs.
  • The Duck Town Park is smoke-free.
  • Please no umbrellas or tents during the Duck Jazz Festival.
  • Videotaping of the performances is prohibited.
  • Plastic and aluminum recycling are available onsite. Please consider taking your glass home with you to recycle.

This year jazz-related events leading up to the main event include a jazz-themed Story Time & Rhythm Play and a can’t miss Sunset Movie on the Green. Live music and special activities will be taking place around town at Duck businesses.  For event updates, follow Duck Jazz Festival on Facebook and Twitter, and use #duckjazz on your posts and pictures.

Get involved!

This event is not possible without the amazing support of our volunteers and community members.  You don’t have to live in Duck to join the fun! Contact Betsy Trimble, volunteer coordinator, for more info at btrimble@townofduck.com or 252-255-1234.


The Venue

Duck Town Park
1200 Duck Road
Duck, NC  27949