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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
Ocracoke's Independence Day Celebration
7/3/2018 - 7/4/2018
The fun starts with square dancing in the town square, followed by fireworks. On the fourth, check out the annual Classic Old-Time Parade in the afternoon, and join the community bonfire at night.  Community Square, Ocracoke. 252-928-6711  www.visitocracokenc.com
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
4th of July Celebration at Avon Pier
Corresponding with a local radio station, the fireworks will be launched with the backdrop of the ocean, starting at 9pm.  Avon Pier and Avon Beach Klub, Hatteras Island. 252-995-0285  www.koruvillage.com
7th Annual Freedom 5k, Veterans Mile and Kid's Fun Run
Presented by Sun Realty, this yearly community challenge features two races at 7:30am, with a $30-40 fee to enter. Fun Run follows at 8:15am, for $15.   102 Town Hall Dr., Kill Devil Hills. 252-489-8239  www.theobxrunningcompany.com
Corolla Festival of Fireworks
An afternoon of free family entertainment with live music, tasty food and a spectacular fireworks display. 12-9pm.  Historic Corolla Park. 252-453-2947  www.visitcurrituck.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
Independence Day, 1850
Celebrate the Fourth, 1850s style, with a picnic on a grassy lawn, musket fire, games and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Admission $8. Ages 5 and under, free. 10am-4pm.  Island Farm, Manteo. 252-473-6500  www.theislandfarm.com
July 4th Celebration
Gather at the waterfront for an all-day celebration with live music, tasty treats, arts and craft vendors, kids games and a firework finale after sunset.  Downtown Waterfront, Manteo. 252-473-2133  www.townofmanteo.com
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
Nags Head Fireworks
Just after dark, at 9:25pm, the town will present a spectacular light show over the Atlantic Ocean. Don't forget to stay off the dunes!  Milepost 11, Nags Head. 252-441-5508  www.nagsheadnc.gov
Town of Duck's 4th of July Parade
Cast your vote for the most patriotic float at this festive, annual community parade. Following the awards ceremony, enjoy free watermelon and dance to a live Dixieland band. 9am.  Duck Amphitheater, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com

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