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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: 5/1/2017 - 5/31/2017
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
Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show
On-Going Event: 5/1/2017 - 5/31/2017
Honoring a beloved local arts advocate, this exhibit showcases regional artwork in a wide range of mediums. Opening reception, Sun. April 30 from 2-4pm. Free.  Dare County Arts Council, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.darearts.org
26th International Miniature Art Show
5/6/2017 - 5/31/2017
Art exhibition showcasing charming mini masterpieces, created on an impressively condensed scale. Continues until June 3. Gallery hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm.  Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head. 252-441-5418  www.seasideart.com
The Civil War on Hatteras Island
5/17/2017 - 5/31/2017
Wed. at 2:30pm, join local experts for an hour-long lecture from this series, delving into Hatteras' fascinating Civil War history. Free.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
The Lost Colony Performance
5/26/2017 - 5/30/2017
America's first outdoor drama, depicting the fate of colonists who vanished in 1587. Showtime is 7:45pm. Mon.-Sat. With a reservation, add a backstage tour and/or character dinner. Admission $20-35. Kids attend free on Mon..   Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. 252-473-6000  www.thelostcolony.org
Currituck Cornhole Tournaments
5/31/2017
Teams can pre-register for each week?s game as well as sign-up on the day. Games 3-7pm. $10 person/$20 team. This year will be double elimination with a limit of 32 teams. Each week winners and runners up will receive a prize from Currituck Travel & Tourism.   Whalehead in Historic Corolla 252-453-9040  www.visitcurrituck.com
Lighthouse 5K Series
5/31/2017
Summer morning walk/run through historic Corolla Village. Registration $28-38. Wed. 8am.  The Whalehead Club, Corolla. 252-489-8239  www.theobxrunningcompany.com
Whalehead Wednesdays
5/31/2017
Join Sanctuary Vineyards, Vineyards on the Scuppernong and the Weeping Radish Brewery as they present local wine & beer tastings, while relishing live music and fun activities for the whole famly. Wed. 3-6:45pm. Admission $15.  Currituck Heritage Park, Corolla. 252-453-9040  www.visitwhalehead.com
Family Nature Programs
On-Going Event: 6/1/2017 - 6/30/2017
Educational talks and hikes, exploring wild, coastal animals and their habitats. Schedule varies.  Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, Corolla. 252-453-0221  www.ncwildlife.org
Guided Interpretive Programs
On-Going Event: 6/1/2017 - 6/30/2017
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
The Lost Colony Performance
On-Going Event: 6/1/2017 - 6/30/2017
America's first outdoor drama, depicting the fate of colonists who vanished in 1587. Showtime is 7:45pm., Mon.-Sat. With a reservation, add a backstage tour and/or character dinner. Admission $20-35. Kids free on Mon.   Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. 252-473-6000  www.thelostcolony.org
18th Annual Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival
6/2/2017 - 6/4/2017
Celebrating music, art, and storytelling, this three-day family festival features local and regional bands, along with some of the area's best food and craft vendors. Admission: Adults $25, Children $15.  Various locations, Ocracoke. 252-921-0260  www.ocracokealive.org
First Friday
6/2/2017
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
42nd Dare Day
6/3/2017
A free community celebration, entertaining the whole family with live bands, tasty treats and a wide range of sales booths, showcasing novelties, knick-knacks and crafts. 9am-6pm.  Downtown waterfront, Manteo. 252-473-2133  www.dareday.org
Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational
6/3/2017 - 6/9/2017
The biggest annual kiteboarding competition in the world, with over 30 pros displaying their amazing skills. Spectators are welcomed to this free, family-friendly event.  25706 Hwy. 12, Waves. 252-987-6000  www.triplesinvitational.com
Salty Dawg's Lecture Series
6/6/2017 - 6/27/2017
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
Currituck Cornhole Tournaments
6/7/2017 - 6/28/2017
Teams can pre-register for each week?s game as well as sign-up on the day. Games 3-7pm. $10 person/$20 team. This year will be double elimination with a limit of 32 teams. Each week winners and runners up will receive a prize from Currituck Travel & Tourism.   Whalehead in Historic Corolla 252-453-9040  www.visitcurrituck.com
Maritime Crafts for Kids
6/7/2017 - 6/28/2017
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
6/7/2017 - 6/28/2017
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
Whalehead Wednesdays
6/7/2017 - 6/28/2017
Join Sanctuary Vineyards, Vineyards on the Scuppernong and the Weeping Radish Brewery as they present local wine & beer tastings, while relishing live music and fun activities for the whole famly. Wed. 3-6:45pm. Admission $15.  Currituck Heritage Park, Corolla. 252-453-9040  www.visitwhalehead.com
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