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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.

Children's Interactive Theater
8/1/2017 - 8/8/2017
Families welcome to take part in this series of free, interactive performances. Tues. 10am.   Duck Amphitheater, Duck. 252-255-1234  www.townofduck.com
Family Nature Programs
On-Going Event: 8/1/2017 - 8/31/2017
Educational talks and hikes, exploring coastal creatures and their habitats. Schedule varies.  Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, Corolla. 252-453-0221  www.ncwildlife.org
Family Summer Programs
On-Going Event: 8/1/2017 - 8/31/2017
Weekly rotating programs including front porch chats with a retired USCG Commander, and performances by the J.R. Shanty Co. Call for times and schedule.  Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site, Rodanthe. 252-987-1552  www.chicamacomico.net
Garden Discovery Programs: Fun with Frogs
8/1/2017 - 8/15/2017
Inquisitive minds can leap into discovery about the amazing life cycle of these wild, amphibious creatures. Free with admission, Tues. 11am-12pm.   Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
Guided Interpretive Programs
On-Going Event: 8/1/2017 - 8/31/2017
A variety of free?educational activities for all ages, ranging from Red Wolf Howlings to adventures for Preschool Young Naturalists.  Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Dare County Mainland. 252-216-9424  www.fws.gov/alligatorriver
Movies on the Green
8/1/2017 - 8/15/2017
Tues. evenings at dusk, bring a blanket and chairs to claim your spot on the lawn for a movie under the stars. Free admission, but donations are appreciated.  Duck Town Park, Duck. 252-255-1234  www.townofduck.com
Salty Dawg's Lecture Series
On-Going Event: 8/1/2017 - 8/29/2017
Tues. afternoons from 2-3pm, come hear experts tell tales from their vast and varied seaside experiences. Free.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
The Lost Colony Performance
8/1/2017 - 8/19/2017
America's first outdoor drama, depicting the fate of colonists who vanished in 1587. Showtime is 7:45pm., Mon.-Sat. With a reservation, add a backstage tour and/or character dinner. Admission $20-35. Kids free on Mon..   Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. 252-473-6000  www.thelostcolony.org
Yoga on the Green
On-Going Event: 8/1/2017 - 8/29/2017
Come Tuesday mornings, towel or mat in hand, for a free, multi-level yoga lesson in a beautiful park setting. 7:30am.  Town Green, Duck. 252-255-1234  www.townofduck.com
Currituck Cornhole Tournaments
8/2/2017 - 8/23/2017
Teams can pre-register for each week?s game as well as sign-up on the day. Games 3-7pm. $10 person/$20 team. This year will be double elimination with a limit of 32 teams. Each week winners and runners up will receive a prize from Currituck Travel & Tourism.   Whalehead in Historic Corolla 252-453-9040  www.visitcurrituck.com
Dynamic Flow on the Green
On-Going Event: 8/2/2017 - 8/30/2017
Grab a water bottle for a free calesthenics class, an energizing workout for all levels. Wed. 7:30am.  Duck Town Park, Duck. 252-255-1234  www.townofduck.com
Family Magic Show
8/2/2017 - 8/16/2017
Two illusion-packed shows on Wed. at 9:30 & 11am. Reservations required for these free, interactive performances. 6 tickets max.  Duck Amphitheater, Duck. 252-255-1234  www.townofduck.com
Garden Discovery Programs: Butterflies
8/2/2017 - 8/16/2017
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, Wed. 11am-12pm.  Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
Lighthouse 5K Series
On-Going Event: 8/2/2017 - 8/30/2017
Summer morning walk/run through historic Corolla Village. Registration $28-38. Wed. 8am.  The Whalehead Club, Corolla. 252-489-8239  www.theobxrunningcompany.com
Maritime Crafts for Kids
On-Going Event: 8/2/2017 - 8/30/2017
Wed. 10:30am-12pm, all ages are welcomed to learn history hands-on while creating their own nautical craft. Admission and supplies are free.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
The Civil War on Hatteras Island
On-Going Event: 8/2/2017 - 8/30/2017
Every Wed. at 2:30pm, join local experts for an hour-long lecture from this series, delving into Hatteras' rich Civil War history. Free.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
Whalehead Wednesdays
8/2/2017 - 8/23/2017
Join Sanctuary Vineyards, Vineyards on the Scuppernong and the Weeping Radish Brewery as they present local wine & beer tastings, while relishing live music and fun activities for the whole famly. Wed. 3-6:45pm. Admission $15.  Currituck Heritage Park, Corolla. 252-453-9040  www.visitwhalehead.com
Concert on the Green
8/3/2017 - 8/24/2017
Thurs. evenings, revel in live music from a mix of genres. Chairs, coolers and pets welcome. 6:30-8pm.  Duck Town Park, Duck. 252-255-1234  www.townofduck.com
Garden Discovery Program: Helpful Bugs
8/3/2017 - 8/17/2017
This hands-on education program invites families to discover how tiny critters help gardens grow. Free with admission, Thurs. 11am-12pm.  Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
Nags Head Beach 5k Race Series Presented by Villiage Realty
8/3/2017 - 8/17/2017
Race starts at 8am. Entry fee of $28-38 comes with a t-shirt, medal, chip-timing and a post-race breakfast.   Jennette's Pier, Nags Head.  252-489-8239  www.theobxrunningcompany.com
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