First Friday

A Downtown Manteo Tradition

First Friday

First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival held the first Friday of each month, April through December from 6pm to 8pm in Historic Downtown Manteo. The sidewalks pulse with live music, magic, artisans, and much more.  


Many shops and restaurants do individual celebrations inside their establishments, offering their own live music, unique merchandise, special sales and light refreshments. 

Make a day of it on Roanoke Island by visiting our attractions, shops, and art galleries. Then, join us downtown for our First Friday celebration and finish the day with a delicious food and drink experience. 


First Friday celebrations are a great time to explore downtown Manteo. See you there!