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In the town of Manteo, North Carolina, the first Friday of each month from April to December is a cause for celebration. This event, aptly named “First Friday,” offers a vibrant showcase of Manteo’s tight-knit community and artistic flair.
Downtown Manteo transforms into a lively street fair. You’ll find an array of activities from live music performances and book signings to art openings and special sales. The streets buzz with locals and visitors perusing local shops and vendor stalls, sampling regional food specialties, and enjoying the festive atmosphere. Local shops and eateries extend their hours, inviting attendees to explore the unique offerings Manteo provides.
The event also showcases Manteo’s thriving arts scene. Art galleries and craft shops open their doors to feature new displays and artists. Often, you’ll find local artists on hand, discussing their work and demonstrating their craft. For children and families, there’s a variety of interactive activities and performances, ensuring that First Friday is an event for all ages.
The event begins around late afternoon, lasting into the evening. Attendance is free, making for a fun, budget-friendly opportunity to experience the local flavor of Manteo, and create unforgettable memories in this charming Outer Banks town. Whether you’re a long-time OBX resident or planning your first visit, Manteo’s First Friday is a must-do event for an authentic Outer Banks experience.