The Duck Jazz Festival is a celebration of of music held on the beautiful town green every year that features amazing Jazz musicians with local, regional, and national acclaim.
This is a free event designed to provide a excellent entertainment for residents and visitors on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and to encourage people to stay in the area and support local businesses. Businesses throughout Duck also participate by offering jazz events in conjunction with the festival. The "shoulder seasons" can make for some of the best Outer Banks vacations and many visitors have not tried them yet. Fall vacations are some of the most memorable as they are very different than in the middle of summer on the OBX.
The very first Duck Jazz Festival was held in 2007 and since then, extremely notable acts have performed on the town stage. The lineup is always impressive and proves to be a great time, year after year!
The jazz festival is a great activity for families and couples to get out and enjoy a day on the Outer Banks. The beautiful town park, boardwalks, and amphitheaters are sometimes overlooked if you're just driving through town. They were all part of a $1,000,000+ project to enhance the town with attractions that really give back to visitors and add value to vacationing in Duck, NC.
Below is a brief video of the Duck Jazz Festival from 2013. It has great background information about the event as well as insights from key town leaders and planners.
The town green is centrally located in Duck village. The main stage for the festival is easily accessible and there are parking lots open to the public use that day. It's recommended to bring a comfy lawn chair and a great attitude to get the maximum enjoyment from the day!
Click the map to the right for a bigger version plus driving directions.
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