By Outer Banks Voice on May 20, 2021
The Town of Manteo has announced that with Governor Roy Cooper’s May 14 lifting of many COVID restrictions, it will go ahead with its annual July 4 celebration. But there isn’t enough time to host this year’s Dare Day, which is traditionally held the first Saturday in June.
“As with many things in our world, the landscape of special events has been changing ever since the onset of COVID-19. In a surprise move, the latest Executive Order from Governor Cooper lifted the restrictions on crowd gathering, which will allow us to have large community events.
The Town of Manteo is over the moon excited to move forward with a bang with a Fourth of July celebration this year…Evening fireworks, complete with lots of twinkle and sparkle, will round out the day’s festivities illuminating the night sky with vibrant colors and explosive entertainment.
While the Governor’s Executive Order gave us sufficient time to plan the Fourth of July event, that does not hold true for Dare Day. Dare Day will be postponed until 2022 in order to provide the many vendors, musicians, and staff adequate time to prepare for this wonderful community event.”
As we look toward 2022, we want to expand this event and make it even more special… So, Dare DAYS 2022 will consist of multiple days bringing together all of Manteo, beginning with the main gateway into Manteo to the downtown waterfront to Cartwright Park.”