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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: 5/1/2018 - 5/31/2018
A range of free educational programs for all ages including Preschool Young Naturalists Fri. 10-11am, and a Pea Island Bird Walk Wed. 8-9:30am. See website for schedules.  Alligator River & Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges. 252-216-9424  www.fws.gov/alligatorriver
Salty Dawg's Lecture Series
On-Going Event: 5/1/2018 - 5/29/2018
Experts share their knowledge and experience on a variety of nautical topics. Tues. 2-3pm. Free.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-0723  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
Acoustic Sunset Series
On-Going Event: 5/3/2018 - 5/31/2018
Gather on the north lawn of the Cotton Gin to listen to live music and sample some of Sanctuary Vineyards' best wines. Thur. 5:30-8:30pm. Free.   Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg. 252-491-2387  www.sanctuaryvineyards.com/events
Cornelio Campos May Exhibit
5/4/2018 - 5/30/2018
The works of Mexican-American artist Cornelio Campos are presented. Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm. Sat. 10am-4pm. Free.  Dare County Arts Council, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.darearts.org
27th International Miniature Art Show
On-Going Event: 5/5/2018 - 6/2/2018
More than 500 original, tiny art pieces created by artists from 8 different countries. Ends June 2. Gallery hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm. Free.  Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head. 252-441-5418  www.seasideart.com
Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show
5/6/2018 - 5/30/2018
Annual exhibition honoring a celebrated local arts advocate, featuring a wide mix of artwork. Open to ages 18 and over, Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-4pm. Free.  Dare County Arts Council, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.DareArts.org
Maritime Crafts for Kids
5/16/2018 - 5/30/2018
Children of all ages can make a maritime craft while learning fascinating facts about local history. Wed. 10:30am-12pm. Free.   Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-0723  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
46th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show
5/17/2018 - 5/20/2018
The world's longest-running hang gliding competition is free for spectators and includes family activities and demonstrations.  Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head. 252-441-2426  www.hangglidingspectacular.com
Painting Canvas-Backed Decoys
5/18/2018 - 5/25/2018
Fri. 12-4pm. Watch local expert Sam Green demonstrate how he paints the canvas on traditional duck decoys.   Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
Coastal Gardening Festival
5/19/2018
Themed "Not Enough Thyme," this free, annual event highlights herbs. View a cooking demonstration, talk to a master gardener, or shop with one of more than 60 plant and craft vendors on-site. There'll be plenty of kids activities too! 9:30am-2:30pm.  300 Mustian St., Kill Devil Hills. 252-473-4290  www.dare.ces.ncsu.edu/events
Front Porch Music: Mercy Creek
5/19/2018
Spread a blanket on the lawn, in front of the old farmhouse porch for an evening of family fun starring Mercy Creek, a self-described "aggressive folk rock" band. Darrells 2 will bring the BBQ! Tickets $15, children 5 and under are free. 6-9pm.  Island Farm, Manteo. 252-473-6500  www.theislandfarm.com
OBX Shred Fest
5/19/2018
A family celebration of music and sports, with rockin' live performances and awesome BMX and skateboarding demonstrations. Also, kid zone, silent auction and plenty of food at this charity event. 2-8:30pm.  Soundside Event Site, Nags Head.   www.dare2careobx.com

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