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Outer Banks Events

Outer Banks Events

 The Outer Banks has a variety of events going on throughout the year. No matter when you visit, something interesting will be happening. Listed below is a calendar of significant events taking place on the Outer Banks.

Guided Interpretive Programs
On-Going Event: 9/1/2017 - 9/30/2017
A variety of free?educational activities for all ages, ranging from Red Wolf Howlings to adventures for Preschool Young Naturalists.  Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Dare County Mainland. 252-216-9424  www.fws.gov/alligatorriver
Salty Dawg's Lecture Series
9/5/2017 - 9/26/2017
Tues. afternoons from 2-3pm, come hear experts tell tales from their vast and varied seaside experiences. Free.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
Maritime Crafts for Kids
9/6/2017 - 9/27/2017
Wed. from 10:30am-12pm, all ages are welcomed to learn history hands-on while creating their own nautical craft. Admission and supplies are free.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
The Civil War on Hatteras Island
9/6/2017 - 9/27/2017
Wed. at 2:30pm, join local experts for an hour-long lecture from this series, delving into Hatteras' rich Civil War history. Free.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  http://graveyardoftheatlantic.com
ESA Easterns Surfing Championship
9/17/2017 - 9/23/2017
This renowned amateur surfing competition lures some of the best athletes in their class. Registration $40.  Jennette's Pier, Nags Head.  252-255-1501  www.surfesa.org
Outer Banks Jeep Mutiny 4
9/21/2017 - 9/24/2017
Pack the family in a jeep and take part in this pirate-themed off-roading adventure, from Thurs.-Sat. Registration is $50 per jeep.  Outer Banks Events Site, Nags Head.    www.offroadingwithlukeandeddie.com
CRABDADDY Seafood & Wine Festival
All-you-can-eat crabs and BBQ, paired with the finest Currituck wines, live music and a variety of fun, family activities.  Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg. 252-491-2387  www.sanctuaryvineyards.com/events
Lost Colony Wine Festival
Enjoy delicious food, entertainment and top selections from the Virginia Dare Winery. 1-5pm. Tickets $50-75.  Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. 252-473-6000  www.lostcolony.org
Bluegrass Island Festival
10/4/2017 - 10/7/2017
For four days, the Waterside Theatre comes alive with the sound of mountain music, featuring over 20 bands, jamming against the backdrop of the Roanoke Sound. Single-day tickets $35-45, 4-day pass $145. VIP tickets available. Tues.-Fri. 1-9:15pm.  Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. 252-423-3039  www.bluegrassisland.com
The Civil War on Hatteras Island
10/4/2017 - 10/25/2017
Wed. at 2:30pm, join local experts for an hour-long lecture from this series, delving into Hatteras' rich Civil War history. Free.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
First Friday
On the first Friday of each month, join the merchants of downtown Manteo for an evening of music, shopping and special presentations. 6-8pm.  Downtown waterfront, Manteo. 252-473-2133  www.townofmanteo.com
11th Annual Duck Jazz Festival
10/7/2017 - 10/8/2017
Rain or shine, this free, annual event celebrates the love of jazz across two days and two stages. 4-6pm.   Duck Town Park, Duck. 252-255-1234  www.townofduck.com
16th Annual Oink & Oyster Roast
A ticket to this community benefit invites you to take in some fresh fall air while you get your fill of oysters, crabs and homemade BBQ with all the fixin's, including drink and dessert. 12-4pm.  Longboards Island Grill, Kitty Hawk.  252-489-9198  www.oinkandoyster.org
Island Farm Pumpkin Patch
10/7/2017 - 10/28/2017
Ride an ox-cart to the patch and pick your pumpkin during this fall-themed day, filled with 19th-century style fun. Admission $8. Children 5 and under free. 10am-4pm.   Island Farm, Manteo. 252-473-6500  www.theislandfarm.com
Wings Over Water
10/17/2017 - 10/22/2017
This six-day event guides nature lovers on various adventures, across six Outer Banks National Wildlife Refuges.  Various locations. 252-216-9464  www.wingsoverwater.com
Island Art Show
Charity event exhibiting the works of over 20 Outer Banks artists and artisans, with live local music, art demos, and a featured raffle prize. Admission is free, though booth and raffle sales benefit a worthy community cause. 10am-5pm.  Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center, Rodanthe. 252-243-5870  www.spinfinitedesigns.com
Outer Banks Seafood Festival
Honoring the community's seafood heritage, this popular event features live local music and the freshest Outer Banks seafood from an array of area restaurants.  Windmill Point, Nags Head.  252-732-0373  www.outerbanksseafoodfestival.org
Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree
10/27/2017 - 10/29/2017
Nearly 300 years after Blackbeard's defeat, see his last hours historically reenacted, with three ships firing realistic cannons.   Silver Lake Harbor, Ocracoke. 252-928-6711  www.ocracokevillage.com/Pirate-Jamboree.html
Harvest Hayday
A festive appreciation of autumnal joys, featuring themed amusements for all ages - like stuffing a scarecrow, getting lost in a hay bale maze, or enjoying pie and apple cider by a crackling bonfire. Adults $9, Children $6. Under age 5 Free.   Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
Outer Banks Brewtg
This free, family-friendly event brings on the food and games, including a lighthearted keg barrel launching competition ($25 to compete). 12-6pm.  The Soundside Event Site, Nags Head.  252-441-6800  www.kittyhawk.com
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