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Rock the cape

Celebrating the Arts on Hatteras Island 

2024 Rock the Cape Festival

The 12th Annual Rock The Cape will celebrate the visual and performing arts on Hatteras Island June 6-7.


The free, family-friendly event will include an art show, concert and gallery tour. 

On Thursday, June 6 there will be a full afternoon of art and live music at Kitty Hawk Kites' Waves Village Watersports Resort at Milepost 40 in Rodanthe. 


On Friday, June 7 Rock The Cape will host Friday Arts on the Island, which is a First Friday tour of the galleries on Hatteras Island. 

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The Rock The Cape Island Art Show on the lawn at Kitty Hawk Kites in Rodanthe in 2021. Pho

Art Show + Concert Details

The Rock The Cape art show and concert will be held from 2pm to 7pm on the lawn at Kitty Hawk Kites' Waves Village in Rodanthe.


The Rock The Cape Art Show will feature over 20 local artists selling their original, handmade arts and crafts. To see the list of participating artists, click the button below. 

The free concert will take attendees on a musical genre tour with a Hatteras musician family jam, a unique blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic music by Nova Scotian duo Cassie and Maggie, and pop, funk and soul tunes by Night Routine. There will also be a special performance by students from Hatteras Island Community Strings.

Gallery Tour Details

On Friday, June 7 Rock The Cape will host Friday Arts on the Island, which is an all day self-guided tour of the galleries on Hatteras Island.

The galleries participating in Friday Arts on the Island will have demonstrations, classes, sales, raffles, music, food and drink, and more happening at their locations.

Details Coming Soon

Rock the Cape Festival History

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, a concert, and much more.

2024 Sponsors

This project is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

Rock The Cape is co-hosted by Kitty Hawk Kites

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


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