Rock the cape

Celebrating the Arts on Hatteras Island 

2020 Rock the Cape Festival

The 8th Annual Rock The Cape Festival has been cancelled due to Covid-19.

Rock The Cape Art Events On Hatteras 

There will be multiple art-inspired happenings in Avon, Buxton and Hatteras Village between the two keystone events, including book signings, more live music, art workshops and more.


For more information about the event, click here.

Rock the Cape was started in 2012 as an initiative to celebrate the galleries, artists, and artistic community on Hatteras Island.


The annual event is held at the beginning of summer as a way to kick off the busy season on the island.


Rock the Cape brings a full slate of artistic activities from Rodanthe to Hatteras Village, including an art show, live art demonstrations, an oceanfront concert, and much more.


For more information, visit  

Rock the Cape Festival History

2020 Sponsors

Rock The Cape is sponsored by REAL Watersports

​and Surf or Sound Realty.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.


This project is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

(252) 473-5558

300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo, NC 27954

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Current Gallery Hours:

May 22 - Until Further Notice

Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 5pm

Sunday & Monday: Closed

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