Annual Day at the Docks

If you will be in town the weekend of September 18th, come the Annual Day at the Docks– A Celebration of Hatteras Island Watermen. Festivities begin on the Hatteras village waterfront at 10am and run until 5pm, followed by a work boat parade, blessing of the fleet at 6:30, and live entertainment by the Summertime Blues Band.
This local event brings fishing families and tourists together where captains and crews demonstrate the tools and skills working watermen use at sea. Visitors are invited to compete in a net hanging contest, a concrete marlin competition and a survival suit race. Professional and home chefs will square off in a chowder cook-off and Outer Banks families share their special seafood secrets. Activities for children include a fishing contest, fish identification game, crab races and a mullet toss!
Exhibits on fishing regulations, boating safety, seafood recipes, and marine resource conservation are in the big tent, while the working waterfront stage features musicians and story-tellers throughout the day.

There is no admission charge.  Lunch featuring fresh local seafood is available at a modest charge.
When the day time activities slow down, come hang out with the locals on the lawn at the community center by the firehouse in the heart of Hatteras Village for one of the best bands on the Island. Summertime Blues Band plays an array of classics and is a great treat to the end of the day.


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