Dowdy Park Grand Opening and 28th Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival

Dowdy Park
3005 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
May 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

The Town of Nags Head is partnering with the Dare County Arts Council on the Grand Opening of Dowdy Park, which will be held Saturday, May 13 from 10 am - 8 pm. 

The Grand Opening, a free, family-friendly event, will celebrate the visual, performing and culinary arts. The event will feature the Dare County Arts Council’s 28th Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival from 10 am - 3 pm, followed by a free outdoor concert from 3 pm - 8 pm. The entire day will be complemented by local restaurants providing artistically inspired cuisine. 

The theme is, Art is the Heart of the Park, which focuses on the importance of art in the community. Artrageous is an annual community event that brings families together to paint, sculpt, dance, and be creative. 

Volunteers interested in being part of the event can contact Dare County Arts Council Programs Director Fay Davis Edwards at or call 252.473.5558. 

Purchased in 2013, with the plan to develop a fully accessible, inclusive gathering space for all ages, the five-acre Dowdy Park sits at the corner of South Croatan Highway and Bonnett Street. 

For more information about the grand opening, contact the Town of Nags Head at 252.441.5508. 

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  • Dowdy Park

    3005 S Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959

    Currently under construction. Grand opening May 13, 2017!