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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.

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Sandcastles: Maritime Crafts for Kids
On-Going Event: 6/3/2016 - 8/31/2016
Wed. 10:30am-12pm.Youth of all ages enjoy creating coastal crafts while discovering snippets of local history. Free.   Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com
Family Nature Programs
On-Going Event: 8/1/2016 - 8/31/2016
Programs change daily.  Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, Corolla. 252-453-0221  www.ncwildlife.org
Salty Dawg's Lecture Series
On-Going Event: 8/2/2016 - 8/30/2016
Every Tues. at 2pm, hear experts share fascinating history, local knowledge and other tidbits.   Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com
Bear Necessities
On-Going Event: 8/3/2016 - 8/31/2016
Wed. 5:30-7pm. Learn more about what makes the Refuge such a good home for black bears and join staff to look for bears.  Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Dare County Mainland. 252-216-9424  www.fws.gov/alligatorriver
Civil War on Hatteras Island
On-Going Event: 8/3/2016 - 8/31/2016
Wed. Author and local historian Drew Pullen presents the fascinating history of the Civil War on Hatteras Island. 2:30pm. Free.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com
Red Wolf Howlings
On-Going Event: 8/3/2016 - 8/31/2016
Wed. 7:30-9pm. Listen to the red wolves howl out on the refuge. Learn more about these amazing animals in the only place in the world they exist in the wild.  Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Dare County Mainland. 252-216-9424  www.fws.gov/alligatorriver
Whalehead Wednesdays
On-Going Event: 8/3/2016 - 8/31/2016
Join Sanctuary Vineyards and Vineyards on the Scuppernong as we present local wine tastings in the breathtaking and peaceful setting of Historic Corolla Park. Enjoy live music and family friendly activities every Wednesday from June 1st to September 14th . Whalehead Wednesdays are free for non-drinking adults and children.

A General Admission ticket gets you a souvenir wine glass and samples of 20+ featured wines (Please bring a photo ID if you are interested in purchasing a ticket). Bring your chair, blanket and, the entire family to enjoy local live music as you sip wine and watch the beautiful sunset over the Currituck Sound! Local food will be available for purchase; pets on a leash are also welcome!  Currituck Heritage Park, Corolla. 252-453-9040  www.visitwhalehead.com
Storybook Thursdays
8/4/2016 - 8/25/2016
On Thursday, it_s story time in the Gardens. Children are invited, accompanied by an adult, to gather in air-conditioned Odom Hall and enjoy a garden-inspired story, snack, and hands-on activity. 10am.   Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
Island Art Show
9/2/2016
More than 20 local Outer Banks artists and their wares. 10am-5pm. Admission is free.   Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center, Rodanthe. 443-243-5870  www.spinfinitedesigns.com
Salty Dawg's Lecture Series
9/6/2016 - 9/27/2016
Every Tues. at 2pm, hear experts share fascinating history, local knowledge and other tidbits.   Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com
Civil War on Hatteras Island
9/7/2016 - 9/28/2016
Wed. Author and local historian Drew Pullen presents the fascinating history of the Civil War on Hatteras Island. 2:30pm. Free.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com
OBX Arts and Crafts Festival
9/7/2016 - 9/8/2016
25 local artists show their wares. Featuring pottery, jewelry, photography, basketry, glasswork, fiber textile arts, collage, metalwork and more. 10am. Free.  Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk.  
Sandcastles: Maritime Crafts for Kids
9/7/2016 - 9/28/2016
Wed. 10:30am-12pm.Youth of all ages enjoy creating coastal crafts while discovering snippets of local history. Free.   Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com
Whalehead Wednesdays
9/7/2016 - 9/14/2016
Join Sanctuary Vineyards and Vineyards on the Scuppernong as we present local wine tastings in the breathtaking and peaceful setting of Historic Corolla Park. Enjoy live music and family friendly activities every Wednesday from June 1st to September 14th . Whalehead Wednesdays are free for non-drinking adults and children.

A General Admission ticket gets you a souvenir wine glass and samples of 20+ featured wines (Please bring a photo ID if you are interested in purchasing a ticket). Bring your chair, blanket and, the entire family to enjoy local live music as you sip wine and watch the beautiful sunset over the Currituck Sound! Local food will be available for purchase; pets on a leash are also welcome!  Currituck Heritage Park, Corolla. 252-453-9040  www.visitwhalehead.com
Day at the Docks
9/15/2016 - 9/17/2016
A celebration of Hatteras watermen with seafood cooking demonstrations, fishing boats and gear, live music and games for children.  Hatteras Village, Hatteras.    www.hatterasonmymind.com
ESA Easterns Surfing Championship
9/18/2016 - 9/24/2016
Watch the best surfers go head to head in this amateur contest.  Jennette's Pier, Nags Head.  252-255-1501  www.surfesa.org
Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival
9/21/2016 - 9/24/2016
Three days of down home cookin' and good 'ol Southern pickin'.   Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo. 252-475-1500  www.bluegrassisland.com
Outer Banks Jeep Mutiny
9/23/2016 - 9/24/2016
Outer Banks Jeep Mutiny mixes family-friendly festivities with wheels-in-the-sand action as Jeeps take to the beach for an entire weekend of food, drinks and island entertainment.   Outer Banks Events Site, Nags Head.    offroadingwithlukeandeeddie.com
Salty Dawg's Lecture Series
10/4/2016 - 10/25/2016
Every Tues. at 2pm, hear experts share fascinating history, local knowledge and other tidbits.   Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras.  
Civil War on Hatteras Island
10/5/2016 - 10/26/2016
Wed. Author and local historian Drew Pullen presents the fascinating history of the Civil War on Hatteras Island. 2:30pm. Free.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com
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