You can send your news of special events, workshops, meetings, etc. on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands to donna@islandfreepress.org.  Please send as a document or plain text in press release format.   Please do not send only PDFs of posters or other announcements.  You can send these for illustration, but we need text. We must receive your announcement at least one week before the event.

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April 2020

Save the Date: HICF 20th Anniversary Gala Set for April 4th

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Hatteras Village Civic Center, 57689 NC-12
Hatteras, NC 27943 United States
$50

Mark your calendars and come celebrate 20 years of neighbors helping neighbors, at the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation's 20th Anniversary Gala.   It will be held on April 4, 2020 at the Hatteras Village Civic Center from 7 - 11 pm. There will be live music by Train Wreck and heavy hor d’oeuvres.  Tickets will be $50 each.  More information coming soon. HICF is a non-profit 501(3) c organization that has been helping residents of Hatteras Island for 20 years with…

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Annual Easter Egg Event in Frisco set for April 11

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Frisco Mini Golf and Go Karts, 50212 Trent Lake Lane
Frisco, 27936

The Easter bunny will be at Frisco Mini Golf and Go Karts to visit with all the guest. There wil be over 3000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. Visit the petting zoo, ride the pony, jump in the jump house, and have lots of fun. Vendor tables have been added this year for crafters and artists. Please sign up for the craft tables or artist's booths by April 1, 2020.

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May 2020

Celebrating 150 Years of Dare County in 2020

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

This year marks Dare County’s Sesquicentennial—its 150th anniversary! Throughout 2020, the County will proudly celebrate its history, people, nature, businesses, culture, and services.  On February 3, 1870, the North Carolina General Assembly joined parts of Currituck, Hyde, and Tyrrell counties to form a new county in order to bring government functions closer to the people. Due to coastal North Carolina’s unique geography, it would take days for some to travel to their county’s administrative center. The new county was named Dare…

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Children & Youth Partnership’s 13th Annual KidsFest

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

The date is set for Children & Youth Partnership’s 13th Annual KidsFest event! This exciting festival for young children will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020, at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo from 9:30am – 12:30pm. Children, parents, grandparents and child care programs are invited to participate in a morning of music, games, crafts, exploration, and play activities, all for free! Attendance at last year’s event was incredible, with more than 1,700 young children and adults coming out…

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June 2020

Chamber to Hold Tiny Home Festival June 6-7, 2020

June 6 @ 8:00 am - June 7 @ 5:00 pm EDT

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2020 Outer Banks Tiny Home Festival. It will be held at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head for two days, June 6-7, 2020! Come out to the sun and the sea and tour some of the most beautiful tiny houses built today and meet with tiny house personalities. It is going to be so much fun. There will be local entertainment, a beer garden and food trucks offering…

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July 2020

Avon Pier’s Independence Day Fireworks set for July 7

July 7 @ 9:00 pm EDT

Per a recent update from the Koru Village & Avon Fishing Pier, due to circumstances outside of the pier’s control, the Independence Day fireworks on the Avon Fishing Pier will be rescheduled from Saturday, July 4, to Tuesday, July 7. “We foresee this only being an issue in 2020, and hope to return the fireworks to July 4th in 2021,” stated Koru Village & Avon Fishing Pier in a press release. “The Beach Klub at Koru Village is planning a…

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