May is here and SUMMER is just within reach! The chilly weather of early Spring is gone and sunny and 75 are the new normal here in Manteo and on the Outer Banks. May is a wonderful time to visit and soak up the pre-summer fun! One of the most anticipated weekends of the year is Bluegrass weekend, May 15th-18th, 2019, when the sounds of violins, fiddles and bangos take center stage in Manteo. There are tons of great events and festivals on the Outer Banks throughout the year, but none have quite the following and fan-faire as the Bluegrass Island Festival at Roanoke Island Festival Park.
The weekend kicks off with a free concert outside Bluegrass Island Trading Co (107 Budleigh St) aka, Bluegrass Headquarters, as part of the ongoing 2019 Pickin’ on the Porch series. This free concert on the lawn outside Magnolia Market is the perfect start to a weekend filled with music and fun before the Bluegrass Island Festival kicks into high gear the following day. Thursday May 16th-Saturday May 18th, starting at 12:30pm each day, and going until about 10pm, you can hear some of the most popular and celebrated bluegrass bands in the world! It is truly an amazing weekend filled with incredible music, at one of the most scenic venues! The expansive green lawn of Roanoke Island Festival Park plays host to lawn chairs, blankets, and a VIP section, as well as food and merchandise vendors, while the sparkling waters of the Roanoke Sound provide a stunning and dramatic backdrop. For a full weekend line up, head over to www.bluegrassisland.com.
While most of our Bluegrass Island guests book a year or more in advance, we do have a couple rooms that have become available at the last minute for the 2019 festival weekend! Stay with us at The Roanoke Island Inn and enjoy the ease of walking to and from Festival Park, and not having to worry about packing up the car for the day and driving to Manteo or taking the shuttle. Need a break from the action? No problem! Take a quick walk back to The Roanoke to recharge in the cool comfort of your private room, or to rock on the breezeway porch while still enjoying the tunes floating through the air. It is also a great time to take advantage of our Spring Special before its gone! Stay three nights, get the fourth FREE! To check availability, head to our website www.roanokeislandinn.com, or call us at 252-473-5511.
We can’t wait to welcome new and return guests for a weekend filled with mountain music by the the sea! Come enjoy the Blue Skies…Blue Waters…and BLUEGRASS!