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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: 6/1/2018 - 6/30/2018
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: 6/1/2018 - 6/30/2018
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
Honors Students' Art Exhibit
On-Going Event: 6/1/2018 - 6/30/2018
"Highlighting the highest level of high school art," this show supports local student artists who have culminated their talents in preparation for this professional art show. Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm. Sat. 10am-4pm. Free.  Dare County Arts Council, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.DareArts.org
Painting Canvas-Backed Decoys
On-Going Event: 6/1/2018 - 6/29/2018
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
The Lost Colony Performance
On-Going Event: 6/1/2018 - 6/30/2018
Presenting the tale of the famous lost colonists from 1587, this outdoor drama is the longest-running in the country. Showtime is 7:45pm. Mon.-Sat. With a reservation, add a backstage tour and/or character dinner. Admission $20-$35. Kids under 5 attend free.   Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. 252-473-6000  www.thelostcolony.org
Manteo Farmers Market
6/2/2018 - 6/29/2018
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
Salty Dawg's Lecture Series
6/5/2018 - 6/26/2018
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
6/5/2018 - 6/26/2018
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
Currituck Cornhole Tournament
6/6/2018 - 6/27/2018
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
6/6/2018 - 6/27/2018
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 Theater, Ocracoke. 252-921-0260  www.ocracokealive.org
Maritime Crafts for Kids
6/6/2018 - 6/27/2018
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
Whalehead Wednesdays
6/6/2018 - 6/27/2018
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
6/7/2018 - 6/28/2018
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
Molasses Creek Band in Concert
6/7/2018 - 6/28/2018
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 Theatee, Ocracoke. 252-921-0260  www.ocracokealive.org
Pirate Crafts for Kids
6/7/2018 - 6/28/2018
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
A Tale of Blackbeard: Musical
6/11/2018 - 6/25/2018
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 Community Center, Ocracoke. 252-921-0260  www.ocracokealive.org
Avon Farmers' Market
6/12/2018 - 6/26/2018
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
6/12/2018 - 6/26/2018
A series of family shows presented by the NC Aquarium and the Lost Colony, including live animal interactions and character performances. Seating is limited, so arrive early! Tues., 10am. Free.   Duck Amphitheater, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
Yoga on the Green
6/12/2018 - 6/26/2018
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
Dynamic Flow on the Green
6/13/2018 - 6/27/2018
Wed. 7:30am. Local trainer DL Althoff leads this free, energizing calistenics workout. Great for all levels!   Duck Town Park, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
Family Magic Show
6/20/2018 - 6/27/2018
These family magic acts are free to the public, but tickets are required (6 max) and available the week of the show. Wed. 9:30 & 11am.   Duck Amphitheater, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
The Lost Colony's Childrens Theatre - The Hunting of the Snark
6/20/2018 - 6/28/2018
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
Concert on the Green
6/21/2018 - 6/28/2018
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
Hula Hoop & Play
6/21/2018 - 6/28/2018
Thur. 10am. Kids and parents are can 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
BIC SUP One Design Series - Manteo
6/23/2018
A 3-6 mile stand-up paddleboard course for all skill levels. Begins at 9am.  Downtown Waterfront, Manteo.  252-449-2210  www.kittyhawk.com
OBX SUP Race - Manteo
6/23/2018
Paddlers of all levels can cruise the 3-6 mile course along Shallowbag Bay, featuring both canals and open water. Registration $25-$35. First race 9am.   Downtown Waterfront, Manteo.  252-449-2210  www.kittyhawk.com

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