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Dragon Burn 2023

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dragon Burn 2023 flyer
Ignite the Arts Dragon Burn 2022 - The burning of the dragon.
Ignite the Arts Dragon Burn 2022 - Everyone enjoying the festivities at the Dragon Burn
Ignite the Arts Dragon Burn 2022 - Music by Southern Hellcats at the Dragon Burn
Ignite the Arts Dragon Burn 2022 - Great time at the dragon burn. The place is packed
Ignite the Arts Dragon Burn 2022 - PCAC Board all ready for the big event and to burn the dragon.

The Annual Dragon Burn, hosted by the Pamlico Arts Council, is Saturday, March 25.

What’s a Dragon Burn?

A dragon effigy is constructed behind the Red Rooster Bar (located behind the Silos Restaurant in Oriental). This is a fan favorite every year!

There’s food, a cash bar, and music – the Southern Hellcats play the Red Rooster Stage. The Chinese Dragon will make an appearance, dancing through the crowd. The dragon burns after sundown. Want to be the Official Fire Starter (the one who lights the dragon)? We got you covered with a live auction at 7pm – highest bidder snags the official title and will get to light the fire at 7:45pm.

Cost of Attending:

This is a ticketed event (free to current members of the Arts Council) and membership drive.

If you’re not currently a member, you can sign up at the door: $25 for individuals or $50 for families, and you become a member of the Pamlico County Arts Council.

What’s included in your membership?

In addition to being the first to know about our events and opportunities, you’ll also enjoy a nice discount for ticketed events as a member. And, our undying gratitude for joining with us to bring life to the arts in Pamlico County.

Purchase your tickets here.

All proceeds benefit the Pamlico County Arts Council and our annual programs.

Event Schedule:

5pm – Gates open

6pm – Southern Hellcats perform

7pm – Auction for Official Fire Starter

7:45pm – Light the Dragon

8:30pm – Southern Hellcats perform

A big shout out to Lily Parrish from Arapahoe Charter School whose artwork was chosen for this year’s media. It was a tough choice, but we think Lily nailed our theme this year.

Congrats Lily!

Brought to you by…

Many Thanks to Our Benefactor and Sponsors
for last year, we hope you will continue your support for 2023

Additional Sponsors: Creative Kitchen & Bath ♦ Diversified Auto and Tire


March 25
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Red Rooster Bar
1111 Broad Street Extension
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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