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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.

Currituck Cornhole Tournament
On-Going Event: 8/1/2018 - 8/29/2018
Teams compete in a double elimination tournament, for which winners and runners-up receive prizes from Currituck Travel & Tourism. Games are Wed., from 4-7pm. $20 per team.   Whalehead in Historic Corolla. 252-435-2947  www.visitcurrituck.com
Dingbatter's Guide to Ocracoke
On-Going Event: 8/1/2018 - 8/29/2018
Now in its 2nd year, this "comedy-skit show" explains the ins and outs of life on Ocracoke Island. Tickets $15 for adults, $7 for children. Wed. 8-9:15pm.  Deepwater Theatre, Ocracoke. 252-921-0260  www.ocracokealive.org
Dynamic Flow on the Green
On-Going Event: 8/1/2018 - 8/29/2018
Local trainer DL Althoff leads this free, energizing calisthenics workout. Wed. 7:30am. Great for all levels!  Duck Town Park, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
Family Magic Show
8/1/2018 - 8/15/2018
These family magic acts are free to the public, but tickets are required (6 max) and available the week of show. Wed. 9:30 & 11am.  Duck Amphitheater, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
Family Nature Programs
On-Going Event: 8/1/2018 - 8/31/2018
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: 8/1/2018 - 8/31/2018
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
Garden Discovery Programs: Butterflies!
8/1/2018 - 8/15/2018
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
Lighthouse 5K Series
On-Going Event: 8/1/2018 - 8/29/2018
Wed. Summer morning walk/run through historic Corolla Village, presented by Brindley Beach Vacations. Race begins at 8am, and is walker, stroller and service dog friendly. Fees are $28-$38, and everyone receives a medal and a t-shirt.   The Whalehead Club, Corolla. 252-489-8239  www.theobxrunningcompany.com
Maritime Crafts for Kids
On-Going Event: 8/1/2018 - 8/29/2018
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
The Lost Colony Performance
8/1/2018 - 8/22/2018
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
The Lost Colony's Childrens Theatre - The Hunting of the Snark
8/1/2018 - 8/16/2018
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
Whalehead Wednesdays
On-Going Event: 8/1/2018 - 8/29/2018
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the park, sipping local wine and beer while listening to live music. Fun for the whole family. 3-7pm. Tickets $15.  Historic Corolla Park, Corolla. 252-453-9040  www.visitwhalehead.com
Acoustic Sunset Series
On-Going Event: 8/2/2018 - 8/30/2018
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
Concert on the Green
8/2/2018 - 8/23/2018
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
8/2/2018 - 8/16/2018
Thur. 11am-12pm. This hands-on education program invites families to discover how tiny critters help gardens grow. Free with admission.  Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
Hula Hoop & Play
8/2/2018 - 8/16/2018
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
8/2/2018 - 8/23/2018
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
On-Going Event: 8/2/2018 - 8/30/2018
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
Nags Head Beach 5k Race Series Presented by Villiage Realty
8/2/2018 - 8/16/2018
A refreshing summer morning walk/run on the beach. Race starts at 8am. Entry fee of $28-$38 comes with a T-shirt, medal, chip-timing, post-race breakfast and a special gift!   Jennette's Pier, Nags Head.  252-489-8239  www.theobxrunningcompany.com
Pirate Crafts for Kids
On-Going Event: 8/2/2018 - 8/30/2018
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
Run Swim Run "Splash & Dash" and 5k
8/2/2018 - 8/9/2018
Thur. Aug. 2 & 9. A run/swim/run event, alongside a walker-friendly 5k. Registration $30-$40, includes T-shirt, medal and a light, post-race breakfast. 8am.   Jennette's Pier, Nags Head.  252-489-8239  www.theobxrunningcompany.com
First Friday
6-8pm. Hosted by the merchants of downtown Manteo. An evening of music, shopping and more.  Downtown Waterfront, Manteo. 252-473-2133  www.townofmanteo.com
Jennifer Rose Hyde Textiles Exhibit
On-Going Event: 8/3/2018 - 8/31/2018
See this local artist's imaginative variety of embroidery pieces including wearable art. Free admission. Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm & Sat. 10am-4pm.   Dare County Arts Council, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.darearts.org
Painting Canvas-Backed Decoys
On-Going Event: 8/3/2018 - 8/31/2018
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
8/3/2018 - 8/24/2018
Bring the little ones to hear a 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
The Chicamacomico Shake Show
8/3/2018 - 8/25/2018
For the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Mirlo ocean rescue, local artists have repurposed original cedar shakes from the historic Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station. Free admission. Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm. Sat. 10am-4pm.   Dare County Arts Council, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.darearts.org

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