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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 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
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
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
Manteo Farmers Market
8/4/2018 - 8/25/2018
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
Avon Farmers' Market
8/7/2018 - 8/28/2018
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
Salty Dawg's Lecture Series
8/7/2018 - 8/28/2018
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
8/7/2018 - 8/28/2018
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
8/7/2018 - 8/28/2018
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/
Pirate's Cove Tournament Week
8/13/2018 - 8/18/2018
This week-long angling event includes the Alice Kelly and Pirate's Cove Billfishing Tournaments.  Pirate's Cove, Manteo. 252-305-3610  www.pcbgt.com
New World Festival of the Arts
8/15/2018 - 8/16/2018
Now in its 37th year, this event is the largest art show on the Outer Banks, presenting wide-ranging, one-of-a-kind creations from local and regional visual artists. 10am-5pm. Free.  Downtown Waterfront, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.darearts.org
Outer Banks Pirate Festival
8/15/2018 - 8/16/2018
Little buccaneers can attend Scallywag School as part of this two-day festival, featuring photo-ops with mermaids, live cannon firings, and a wealth of information about pirates. 10am-4pm. Dinner with pirates at Pamlico Jacks is on Wed. 4-6pm.  Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head. 252-449-2210  www.kittyhawk.com

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