Hatteras Day at the Docks reschedules 3 events

By on September 18, 2023

The originally scheduled Day at The Docks celebration had to be canceled due to Hurricane Lee, three popular events are being resheduled for September 29-30, Seafood Under the Stars, the Youth Fishing Tournament and the Working Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet.

Seafood Under The Stars

Friday, September 29 begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • If you have reservations and didn’t cancel, you are set. Some folks understandably had to cancel so we do have openings. The reservation form has been opened back up for those wishing to join us on this evening.
  • Chef prepares six course dinner with optional wine pairing featuring locally sourced seafood.
  • To learn more and purchase your seat visit Day at the Docks/Seafood Under The Stars.


Youth Fishing Tournament

Saturday, September 30, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Oden’s Dock
  • Free to all! All skill levels
  • Sign up at Oden’s Dock from 1 to 2 p.m.
  • 3 age groups competing
  • Poles and bair provided or bring your own but 2 hook limit per line. No rigs with 5 hooks.


Working Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet

Saturday, September 39, begins at 6 p.m.
Village Harbor
  • Every Island family has current and/or historic ties to the industry and its supporting businesses and the island communities ggather once a year in solumn prayer for their safety at sea and their successful catches.

Day at the Docks was started to celebrate the “Spirit of Hatteras” when the village recovered from Hurricane Isabel in 2003.  This September event is a confirmation of the strength of community, heritage and living traditions of the watermen. There are competitions, demonstrations, entertainment, seafood, children’s activities and educational information. The concluding activity is the Blessing of the Fleet.  The communities from all over the island gather at the harbor in solemn prayer for the watermen’s safety at sea and their successful catches.

For updates visit Day at the Docks-Hatteras Village, NC Facebook page.




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