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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.

Family Nature Programs
On-Going Event: 7/1/2018 - 7/31/2018
Wide variety of educational programs including hiking, fishing and other activities planned to educate the public about coastal animal and plant life and habitats. Call or view online calendar for dates.  Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, Corolla. 252-453-0221  www.ncwildlife.org
Family Summer Programs
On-Going Event: 7/1/2018 - 7/31/2018
Weekly rotating programs including front porch chats with local experts, book signings, music performances and a weekly reenactment drill. Call for times and schedule.  Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site, Rodanthe. 252-987-1552  www.chicamacomico.net
A Tale of Blackbeard: Musical
On-Going Event: 7/2/2018 - 7/30/2018
Produced by the community non-profit, Ocracoke Alive, this musical play was first produced in 1974, depicting an artistic version of Blackbeard's story. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Mon. 8pm.  Ocracoke School Gym Auditorium, Ocracoke. 252-921-0260  www.ocracokealive.org
Garden Discovery Programs: Backyard Birds
On-Going Event: 7/2/2018 - 7/30/2018
Mon. 11am-12pm. Learn about your winged neighbors while learning to draw a bird, and making a treat to bring home for feathered friends. Free with admission.  Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
The Lost Colony Performance
On-Going Event: 7/2/2018 - 7/31/2018
Mon.-Sat. 7:45pm. Presenting the tale of the famous lost colonists from 1587, this outdoor drama is the longest-running in the country. With a reservation, add a backstage tour and/or character dinner. Admission $20-$35, kids under five attend free.   Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. 252-473-6000  www.thelostcolony.org
Avon Farmers Market
On-Going Event: 7/3/2018 - 7/31/2018
Tues. 9am-1pm, find an assorted selection of local produce and baked goods, along with handcrafted items from regional artists.  Koru Beach Club, Avon. 252-480-1873  www.outerbankslocalfood.com
Children's Interactive Theater
On-Going Event: 7/3/2018 - 7/31/2018
This free family show series presented by the NC Aquarium and the Lost Colony, includes live animal interactions and character performances. Seating is limited so arrive early to get one! Tues. 10am.  Duck Amphitheater, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
Garden Discovery Programs: Fun with Frogs
On-Going Event: 7/3/2018 - 7/31/2018
Tues. 11am-12pm. Inquisitive minds will leap over the amazing lives of these wild, amphibious creatures. Free with admission.  Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
Salty Dawg's Lecture Series
On-Going Event: 7/3/2018 - 7/31/2018
Tues. 2-3pm. Experts share their knowledge and experience on a variety of nautical topics. Free.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-0723  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
Tuesday Craft Fair at the Magnolia Market Place
On-Going Event: 7/3/2018 - 7/31/2018
10am-4pm, waterfront visitors can browse a wide mix of unique, handcrafted items presented by North Carolina crafters.   Downtown Waterfront, Manteo. 252-473-2133  www.townofmanteo.com
Yoga on the Green
On-Going Event: 7/3/2018 - 7/31/2018
Tues. 7:30am. Lay a mat or towel down in the peacefulness of the park and get your "om" on with Duck Village Yoga.  Town Green, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
Garden Discovery Programs: Butterflies!
7/4/2018 - 7/25/2018
Wed. 11am-12pm. Learn about the fascinating lives of these beautiful, flittering creatures, with a hands-on activity designed to teach about the curious journey from caterpillar to butterfly. Free with admission.   Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
Maritime Crafts for Kids
7/4/2018 - 7/25/2018
Children of all ages can make a maritime craft while learning fascinating facts about local history. Wed. 10:30-12pm. Free.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-0723  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
Acoustic Sunset Series
7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
Gather on the north lawn of the Cotton Gin to listen to live music and sample some of Sanctuary Vinyards' best wines. Thur. 5:30-8:30pm. Free.  Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg. 252-491-2387  www.sanctuaryvineyards.com/events
Concert on the Green
7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
A variety of live music acts are presented to concert-goers who are welcome to picnic on the lawn. Coolers, chairs and pets are permitted. Thur. 6:30-8pm.  Duck Town Park, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
Garden Discovery Program: Helpful Bugs
7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
This hands-on education program invites families to discover how tiny critters help gardens grow. Free with admission. Thur. 11am-12pm.  Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
Hula Hoop & Play
7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
Thur. 10am. Kids and parents are welcome to play and learn some hula hoop tricks and games. Bring a hoop if you have one, to make sure there's enough to go 'round.  Town Green, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
Kid's Day in the Park
7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
Thur. 10am-5pm. Kids can enjoy a special tour of Whalehead, along with a bounce house and other fun activities.   Whalehead in Historic Corolla. 252-453-9040  www.visitwhalehead.com
Molasses Creek Band in Concert
7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
Thur. 8-10pm. For 25 years Molasses Creek has filled the island with their high-energy folk tunes. With 16 albums under their belts, this trio isn't slowing down yet! Join them in concert.  Deepwater Theater, Ocracoke. 252-921-0260  www.ocracokealive.org
Pirate Crafts for Kids
7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
Thur. 10:30am-12pm. Kids can make a pirate craft to take home. Supplies are provided free of charge.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
The Lost Colony's Children's Theatre - The Hunting of the Snark
7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
Join a crew of hilarious "snark" seekers in this musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's celebrated poem. Showtimes for this outdoor performance are Wed.-Thur. 2pm. Tickets $10.  Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. 252-473-6000  www.thelostcolony.org
Dawn Gray Moraga Art Exhibit
7/6/2018 - 7/31/2018
Featuring the bright, acrylic paintings of a talented local artist, inspired by coastal landscapes. Free admission. Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-4pm.  Dare County Arts Council, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.DareArts.org
Painting Canvas-Backed Decoys
7/6/2018 - 7/27/2018
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
Story Time in Duck
7/6/2018 - 7/27/2018
Bring the little ones to hear an imaginative tale, followed by an interactive adventure with special guest appearances. Fri. 10am.   Island Bookstore or Duck's Cottage, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
Manteo Farmers Market
7/7/2018 - 7/28/2018
Sat. 8am-12pm. Purchase homegrown and homemade foods, as well as handmade artisan crafts displayed by local vendors who gather on the waterfront.  Downtown Waterfront, Manteo. 252-473-2133  www.townofmanteo.com

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