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Rock the cape

Celebrating the Arts on Hatteras Island 

2023 Rock the Cape Festival

Entering its 11th year, Rock The Cape will return to Hatteras Island in 2023 for some amazing family-friendly, free fun. There will be a full day of art and live music at Kitty Hawk Kites' Waves Village Watersports Resort at Milepost 40 in Rodanthe on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

More information coming soon!

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Art Show + Concert Details

Stay tuned for 2023 info!

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.

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2022 Sponsors

Rock The Cape is sponsored by Vacasa.

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.


This project is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

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