Dowdy Park Events

Aerial View of Dowdy Park Farmers Market Taken 7.28.22

Dowdy Park offers inclusive playground equipment, an exercise trail, sport courts, fitness classes, farmer's markets, movie nights, and concerts. 

Click on the tabs below for the event schedules. Visit the park's Facebook page for the most current information.

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  1. Holiday Events
  2. Fitness Classes
  3. Farmer's Markets
  4. Music
  5. Movies
  6. Other Events

There's nothing better than Christmas in Nags Head! Check out the events we have scheduled below. We may not have snow, but we'll have fresh ocean breezes and a park lit up for the holidays. All events take place at Dowdy Park at 3005 South Croatan Highway. 

  • Farmer's Markets
    • Saturday, December 9 | 9 am - 12 pm
  • Candy Cane Hunt
    • Thursday, December 14 | 4:45 pm
      • Separate hunts for two different age groups
  • Decorating Contest
    • Open to all Nags Head residences and businesses.
      • Contest Categories
        • For the Joy of It (no specific theme, but WOW)
        • Best Beach Theme (hopefully obvious)
        • Griswold Award (a la the movie Christmas Vacation)
        • Anything But the House (boathouse, barn, toolshed, dog house, etc...)
      • Entries must be received by 5 pm Monday, December 18 
      • Judging will take place the evening of Tuesday, December 19, so have your lights on as soon as it gets dark. Winners will be contacted December 20.
      • Winners in each category will receive:
        • A special recognition yard sign
        • Mention on the Town's website, social media sites, and local newspaper
        • Recognition at the January 3, 2024 Nags Head Board of Commissioners meeting.

Dowdy Park Candy Cane Hunt December 14, 2023 2023 Holiday Decorating Contest