Day at the Docks was started to celebrate the "Spirit of Hatteras" when the village recovered from Hurricane Isabel in 2003 as an intact community, anchored by the commercial and charter fishermen.  The day long event is a confirmation of the strength of community, heritage and living traditions of the waterman.





2:00pm                             Hurricane Awareness Program @ Hatteras Community Building

                                         (Sponsors:  Island Free Press and Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum)







10:30am                          Opening - Welcome from Allen Burrus, Dare County Board of Commissioners.


                                         Education Tent - Open all day


                                         Skin cancer screenings in room 4 at village marina - Open all day


11:00am   Main Stage  -  Local Musicians - Clifford Swain, Herb Price and Kalman Gancos


                                         Marsh Explorations @ Oden's Dock  -  more info on Education Page


                                         Food Tent @ Willis Boat Landing - Sponsored by Hatteras UMC


                                         Coast Guard Boat and 'Wet Trainer' @ Hatteras Harbor Marina - all day


                                         Chowder Cook-Off 11-1 @ Village Marina - Sponsored by HICF


                                         Fish Print T-shirts @ Albatross Fleet


                                         Mullet Toss @ Oden’s Dock - all day


                                         Free homemade ice cream @ Hatteras Harbor Marina - Sponsored by Bill Clough Ford - all day


11:30am                           Cooking Demonstration @ Village Marina Pavilion w/ Dwight Callahan - Dinky's Restaurant


                                         Crab Races @ Oden’s Dock


11:45am Main Stage   -   Cooking Demo - Amy Huggins Gaw -


12:00                                Fish Cleaning Demo @ Oden's Dock with Steve Bailey


12:15pm Main Stage   -   Musician Bob Zentz -


12:30pm                           Cooking Demo @ Village Marina Pavilion  w/ Sharon Kennedy - Harbor Deli & “What’s for Supper”


1:00pm                             Concrete Marlin Competition @ Willis Boat Landing


1:30pm   Main Stage  -    Ladies of the Smith Island Crabmeat Co-op, Inc. - Facebook


                                         Cooking Demo @ Village Marina Pavilion w/ Dan and Don Oden - Breakwater Restaurant


2:00pm   Main Stage  -    Musician/Poet - Dave Densmore


                                         Marsh Explorations @ Oden's Dock  -  more info on Education Page


                                         START - Children's Fishing Tourney @ Hatteras Harbor Marina (sign up before 1:30PM)


                                         Fish Cleaning Demo @ Odens Dock with Steve Bailey


3:00pm   Main Stage -    Seafood Throwdown featuring local chefs -  Sea Grant -

                                                                                                              -  NW Atlantic Marine Alliance -


                                         Survival Suit Races @ Willis Boat Landing


4:30pm   Main Stage -     AWARDS CEREMONY - Chowder Cookoff, Fishing Tournament, Concrete Marlin, Seafood Throwdown,

                                                                                  Survival Suit Races


6:00pm                            *Parade of Boats into Harbor*


6:45pm                             Blessing of the Fleet @ Hatteras Harbor Marina


                                         (Followed by Memorial Wreath Ceremony in which a historic shad boat will place a wreath on the water

                                         to honor watermen who have "crossed the bar" for their final time.)


8-11pm         FREE          Lawn Dance w/ live music @ Hatteras Community Building featuring Lady J and the Jives





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Information about other events associated with Day At The Docks can be found under Sponsors in the menu above.

The next Day at the Docks event will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013

For information contact Jon Kelmer or call 252-986-9909