Dowdy Park Grand Opening Celebration Just Weeks Away


On May 13, the Town of Nags Head and Dare County Arts Council are celebrating the grand opening of Dowdy Park by creating a free, fun-filled day for families to enjoy. The park is now a public gathering space owned by the Town of Nags Head. The grand opening will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

During the grand opening, the 28th annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Artrageous is presented by PNC Bank.

This year’s Artrageous will offer more than 20 high quality, inclusive kids’ art activities including metalsmithing, painting, blacksmithing, stained glass making, a healing arts village and more. Artrageous will also feature performances by Nags Head Elementary percussion and chorus, Red In The Water, Paperhand Puppets brought to the Outer Banks by the Children and Youth Partnership, Atlantic Dance Studio, Mustang Music School, and Sensi Trails.

“Artrageous is one of the most fun, free educational events that PNC sponsors,” said Jim Hansen, PNC regional president for Eastern Carolinas. “Kids of all ages love to see craftsmen at work and enjoy a broad array of arts and cultural activities. We are pleased to be part of Dowdy Park’s grand opening.”

At 11 am, the Town of Nags Head, Dowdy Park Funders, and students from neighboring Nags Head Elementary School will officially open the park with a ribbon cutting.

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