This Week

Nags Head Beach 5k Race

  • Thursday, June 29th 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Nags Head

Visitors who want to enjoy an active morning exploring the beach scene by the famed Jennette’s Pier while engaging in a little family-friendly competition will want to sign up for this annual summertime event that’s becoming a favorite race of the warm weather season. The Nags Head Beach 5k Race, which is sponsored by Village Realty, is a fun run through the sand that takes joggers, walkers and runners on a cool course through the heart of scenic Nags Head.

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – Andy Woodhull With Sam Evans And Mike Cronin

  • Tuesday, June 27th - Friday, June 30th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Visitors who love to laugh can enjoy the talents of not one but three acclaimed comedians - Andy Woodhull, Sam Evans and Mike Cronin – at this special limited run performance at The OBX Comedy Club. The OBX Comedy Club has long been heralded as one of the most entertaining destinations on the beach after hours, and during this special event, visitors can enjoy some of the best talents in the country with a single night on the town.

Run Swim Run And 5k

  • Thursday, June 29th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Nags Head

Start your upcoming vacation with a literal splash by taking part in this event that celebrates an active Outer Banks lifestyle. The Run Swim Run And 5k – as the name would appropriately suggest – is a combination of beach running and ocean swimming that highlights some of the best outdoor adventures on the OBX.

Big Bang Boom Children’s Concert

  • Wednesday, June 28th - Friday, June 30th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

Let the kids have their own adventure on the Outer Banks with this special limited-time performance that combines a colorful array of alternative, hip-hop, pop, country, and other genres of music that will have both parents and children grinning.

Tuesday's Gone – A Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Experience

  • Thursday, June 29th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Avon

Hatteras Island visitors can enjoy a lively night out that’s packed with great music and an incredible setting just steps away from the beach by attending the special one-night-only performance of Tuesday's Gone – A Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Experience.

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, June 29th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Buxton

Spend a day enjoying one of the island’s most popular pastimes with this special and free program that is hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and which shines a spotlight on the joys of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, June 29th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Salvo

Enjoy an evening of stargazing in a remote location on Hatteras Island with this special guided program that’s orchestrated by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island event allows visitors to head to a quiet corner of the island shoreline to watch as the sun sets, and the stars come out in a glittering show.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Thursday, June 29th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Concert on the Green – Urban Soil

  • Thursday, June 29th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Duck

Enjoy a lively evening of American music while taking in one of the most scenic corners of soundside Duck with this special concert that’s held at the Duck Town Park, and which is wide open to the public.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, June 28th - Friday, June 30th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, June 29th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Who Lives in that Shell?

  • Thursday, June 29th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Have you ever picked up a perfect shell and wondered about who lived in it before it washed up on the shore? Then this special program that is hosted by the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is for you. Held weekly in the summer months, the “Who Lives in that Shell?” presentation will be a favorite activity for beachcombers that will shine a spotlight on the many different organisms that create those natural treasures that wash ashore.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, June 28th - Friday, June 30th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Jr. Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp

  • Monday, June 26th - Friday, June 30th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

Young water lovers and nature fans will find ample opportunities to have fun in the sun at this summertime Jr. Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp. Hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, this multi-day adventure features fishing, swimming, and ample explorations that highlight just how fun the great outdoors of the Outer Banks can be.

Batik Workshop

  • Thursday, June 29th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Manteo

Creative Outer Banks visitors who’d like an afternoon of relaxing while discovering a new hands-on art form can sign up for this special Batik Workshop that is hosted by the Dare County Arts Council.

Printmaking Exhibit

  • Wednesday, June 21st - Friday, June 30th
Manteo

Stop by the Dare County Arts Council on a leisurely stroll through downtown Manteo to admire a month-long exhibit that shines a spotlight on the art of fish printmaking.

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, June 30th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Manteo

The Outer Banks has a rich sailing culture that seemingly begins and ends in Manteo, and young visitors who want to join in the fun, and who want to get their toes wet in a new sport, can sign up for the weekly Summer Youth Sailing Camp which is held every Friday all summer long.

Soundside Seining on Hatteras Island

  • Friday, June 30th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Hatteras

Discover a time honored fishing tradition while having a ball with the local wildlife of the Pamlico Sound at this special summertime program that’s hosted by the National Park Service, and which is sure to be a crowd pleaser for kids of all ages.

Forlorn Strangers - Summer Concert Series

  • Friday, June 30th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Head to the center of bluegrass on Roanoke Island for this free summertime concert that will have visitors tapping their toes and rocking on the porch in time to the music. The Pickin' on the Porch series is a weekly summertime concert that’s held at the Bluegrass Island Trading Co., and which is sure to make any newcomer to the bluegrass genre a fan of this southern style of music.

Week of July 3, 2017 - July 9, 2017

Ocracoke Independence Day Celebration

  • Monday, July 3rd - Tuesday, July 4th
Ocracoke

Head to the tiny coastal village of Ocracoke for a big Independence Day celebration that includes fireworks, a parade, and plenty of family fun.

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Monday, July 3rd 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Buxton

Spend a day enjoying one of the island’s most popular pastimes with this special and free program that is hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and which shines a spotlight on the joys of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Barrier Island Nature on Ocracoke Island

  • Monday, July 3rd 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to take a break from an Ocracoke Village expedition, and to learn a little bit more about what makes the island so unique, with this free talk on Barrier Island Nature that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Ocracoke Island After Dark

  • Monday, July 3rd 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island truly sparkles when the sun goes down and the stars come out, and visitors can enjoy an opportunity to take in this stunning landscape by attending the Ocracoke Island After Dark program – a special event that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Quarantine Tour

  • Monday, July 3rd 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Manteo

Visitors to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island can enjoy a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of the on-site animal hospital during this special tour that uncovers the first stop for animals who are arriving at the aquarium.

Roanoke Island Explorers – Nature Play

  • Monday, July 3rd - Friday, July 7th 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Manteo

Young explorers can follow in the footsteps of the original Roanoke Island adventurers who landed on the Outer Banks hundreds of years ago with this special day camp that combines learning with lots of outdoor play.

Backyard Birds

  • Monday, July 3rd 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Both kids and parents alike will have a ball learning all about the birds that are found in their Outer Banks backyards and beyond at this special program that will illuminate these species with a myriad of hands-on activities. Held at the stunning Elizabethan Gardens, which is a true haven for area birds, this kid-friendly activity is a great way for young visitors to enjoy an outdoor adventure off the beach.

Independence Day 1850 At Island Farm

  • Tuesday, July 4th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Manteo

Take a step back in time to the Outer Banks of the mid-1800s, and celebrate Independence Day in a historical fashion, with a visit to The Island Farm. Located in the heart of Manteo, The Island Farm is a unique attraction that takes visitors on a tour of what life was like for island residents more than 150 years ago. Featuring a wealth of historic homes with period artifacts, live farm animals, and costumed interpreters who explain what life was like for these original locals, The Island Farm is both an educational and utterly fascinating attraction for visitors of all ages.

Town Of Duck 4th Of July Parade

  • Tuesday, July 4th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duck

Take part in an annual Independence Day celebration that captures the local spirit of Duck and the Outer Banks with this fun and fantastic parade that caps off with plenty of good times by the waterfront.

208th Army Band Concert

  • Tuesday, July 4th 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Manteo

Enjoy the fireworks display with a rousing roster of patriotic music with a special performance by the 208th Army Band. The concert is free to the public, and visitors will enjoy fantastic music in addition to amazing fireworks over the water when the skies get dark.

Town of Manteo Independence Day Fireworks

  • Tuesday, July 4th 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Manteo

The Town of Manteo will host an incredible display of fireworks over the water on 4th of July that will make any Independence Day celebration truly memorable.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, July 4th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Avon

Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon’s Farmer’s Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.

4th of July Celebration at Avon Pier

  • Tuesday, July 4th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Avon

Celebrate your Independence Day with a bang at the Avon Pier and Avon Beach Klub on Hatteras Island. The 4th of July will feature a collection of events which includes fireworks being launched from the Avon Pier, fire dancers by the pool area of the Avon Beach Klub, and a special performance by Bryan Mayer, a singer / songwriter who has made a huge splash on the national Country Music scene.

Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island was once the home of infamous swashbucklers who pillaged the local shores, and visitors can learn all about these true and utterly fascinating stories by attending the Ocracoke Island: Pirates! Weekly talk in the heart of Ocracoke Village.

Night Sky Over Hatteras

  • Tuesday, July 4th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Buxton

See just how wild the local Hatteras Island environment can be with this unique event that highlights the beauty of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore after dark. The Night Sky Over Hatteras program is held every Tuesday throughout the summer season, and provides an opportunity for visitors to enjoy an evening of stargazing in one of the most scenic and isolated destinations along the East Coast.

25th Annual Festival of Fireworks

  • Tuesday, July 4th 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Corolla

Celebrate the birth of America with live music, a wealth of summertime foods and games, and an incredible fireworks display over the Currituck Sound at the 25th Annual Festival of Fireworks.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Tuesday, July 4th - Wednesday, July 5th 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Turtle Talk

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks serves as the temporary home to hundreds of sea turtles who head to the local beaches every year to lay their eggs, and during this special presentation that’s designed especially for kids, visitors will learn all about how sea turtles embark on this dangerous journey, and the efforts being made to conserve and protect these endangered species.

Paddling Around Roanoke Island

  • Tuesday, July 4th 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Manteo

Enjoy an amazing paddle along the sound waters that surround Roanoke Island under the guidance of a trained instructor during this special summertime event that is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island.

Town Of Nags Head Fireworks Spectacular

  • Tuesday, July 4th 9:25 PM - 10:00 PM
Nags Head

Head to the heart of Nags head for this special 4th of July fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean that will leave all beach-goers breathless. The Town Of Nags Head Fireworks Spectacular will be held on the evening of Independence Day, and is sure to be a show-stopping aspect of any Outer Banks vacation.

Fun with Frogs

  • Tuesday, July 4th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Kids who aren’t shy around slimy and jumpy critters will have a blast learning all about these backyard residents at this special program that is hosted by the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island. The “Fun with Frogs” program is designed for the gardens’ youngest visitors, and will feature a world of interactive activities that will make both learning and exploring the site miles of fun.

Outer Banks Beer Mile

  • Wednesday, July 5th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Join the Outer Banks Brewing Station in a fun Independence Day weekend run that presents plenty of reason to celebrate. This adult 21 and over celebration starts with a refreshing brew before an easy-going, mile-long jog, walk or run around the heart of the Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills.

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – Tim Young With Greg Smrdel

  • Wednesday, July 5th - Friday, July 7th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Enjoy a night out that’s centered on big laughs with a visit to The Comedy Club of the OBX for a special limited time performance by Tim Young. The Comedy Club has long been heralded as one of the best places to enjoy a little after-hours entertainment, and at this special show, visitors will be treated to a performance by one of the most talented comedians currently on the circuit

Makers Market on Silver Lake

  • Wednesday, July 5th 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Head to the busy waterfront of Silver Lake Harbor in the heart of Ocracoke Village for an opportunity to taste the wares of countless vendors from all across the island and the coastal region.

All About Sea Turtles on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, July 5th 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Ocracoke

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is famed for the hundreds of sea turtles that lay their eggs on the area beaches every year, and visiting kids can learn all about these cool creatures with this special presentation that’s designed just for them.

Banker Ponies on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, July 5th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

The Ocracoke Island Pony Pen is a top attraction for visitors exploring this isolated barrier island, and visitors can learn all about these wild horses while having their questions answered by a friendly ranger at this quick but engrossing program that’s free to the public.

Ocracoke History

  • Wednesday, July 5th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Take a pause from a tour through Ocracoke Village to soak up the centuries of stories and legendary figures that once called this island home with this special weekly presentation on Ocracoke History.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, July 5th - Friday, July 7th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Red Wolf Howling

  • Wednesday, July 5th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is renowned as a haven for the endangered red wolves, and during this special experience, visitors can get an insider’s perspective of these amazing species.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, July 5th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, July 5th - Friday, July 7th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Birds and Their Adaptations

  • Wednesday, July 5th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Take advantage of a special opportunity to learn about the hundreds of different species that flock to the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – and how they’ve adapted to this wild coastal environment – with this special presentation that’s held in the heart of the southern Outer Banks.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Wednesday, July 5th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

Breakfast with the Rays

  • Wednesday, July 5th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Manteo

Enjoy a little early morning education while mingling with some of the most famous residents of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island at the seasonal “Breakfast with the Rays” event.

Kids Art Party - Dolphin

  • Wednesday, July 5th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

Kids can create their own coastal masterpiece while enjoying a fun and enjoyable artistic tutorial at this summertime Art Party that is hosted by the Dare County Arts Council.

Yoga in the Elizabethan Gardens

  • Wednesday, July 5th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manteo

Enjoy a yoga class that has one of the most scenic and undeniably relaxing locales on the Outer Banks with the special summertime “Yoga in the Gardens” event that is hosted by the Elizabethan Gardens. Held at their sprawling site in the heart of Roanoke Island, this class is sure to rejuvenate attendees from the inside out, with a stunning setting that will take any visitor’s breath away.

Butterflies!

  • Wednesday, July 5th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Add an extra dose of fun and education for the youngest garden lovers in your party by attending this special summertime event that’s held at the exquisite Elizabethan Gardens. The “Butterflies” is a fun and interactive program that is designed for young visitors, and is free with admission for anyone who pays a visit to this enticing Roanoke Island landmark.

Island Art Show

  • Thursday, July 6th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Rodanthe

Discover a wealth of local talents from the southern Outer Banks region at the Island Art Show. Held at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center in the town of Rodanthe, this indoor / outdoor event that is held rain or shine features more than 20 artists on display who represent a wide variety of mediums. Visitors will find a collection of handmade and artful cutting boards, T-shirts, phone cases, puzzles, jewelry, recycled artworks, specialty crafted hula hoops, magnets, textiles, photography, and so much more.

BIC SUP One Design Series | Duck

  • Thursday, July 6th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duck

Come enjoy one of the fasting growing watersports on the Outer Banks while exploring a cool corner of waterfront Duck by joining in the fun of the BIC SUP One Design Series. This family friendly event shines a spotlight on stand-up paddle boarding, or “SUP,” and centers around a race through a scenic section of the Currituck Sound.

Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, July 6th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Salvo

Enjoy an evening of stargazing in a remote location on Hatteras Island with this special guided program that’s orchestrated by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island event allows visitors to head to a quiet corner of the island shoreline to watch as the sun sets, and the stars come out in a glittering show.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Thursday, July 6th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Concert on the Green – The Blue Aces

  • Thursday, July 6th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Duck

Enjoy an evening of dancing and singing along at this special concert that’s held on the grounds of the Duck Town Park along the Currituck Sound. The Blue Aces is a dynamic six-member band that plays a wealth of favorite songs from all eras, including modern hits by contemporary artists like Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons, and Tori Kelly, and classic favorites by artists like ZZ Top, Stevie Wonder, Allman Brothers, and The Beatles.

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, July 6th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Who Lives in that Shell?

  • Thursday, July 6th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Have you ever picked up a perfect shell and wondered about who lived in it before it washed up on the shore? Then this special program that is hosted by the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is for you. Held weekly in the summer months, the “Who Lives in that Shell?” presentation will be a favorite activity for beachcombers that will shine a spotlight on the many different organisms that create those natural treasures that wash ashore.

Otter Quarters Tour

  • Thursday, July 6th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

Visitors who’ve wondered where the otters go when they duck behind the large tank at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island can have all their questions answered and then some at this special tour that puts the aquarium’s otters in the spotlight.

Helpful Bugs

  • Thursday, July 6th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Visitors can enjoy a special educational outing that will complement any visit to the Elizabethan Gardens with this program that’s designed with young vacationers in mind. “Helpful Bugs” shines a spotlight on some of the most common residents at the gardens, and is an interactive, educational, and fun adventure that kids and parents alike will effortlessly enjoy.

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 7th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Manteo

The Outer Banks has a rich sailing culture that seemingly begins and ends in Manteo, and young visitors who want to join in the fun, and who want to get their toes wet in a new sport, can sign up for the weekly Summer Youth Sailing Camp which is held every Friday all summer long.

The Town Of Kill Devil Hills Fireworks Show

  • Friday, July 7th 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Visitors can keep the Independence Day celebration going with this special fireworks display in the heart of the central Outer Banks that’s sponsored by the Town of Kill Devil Hills, and which is held at the scenic Avalon Pier.

Soundside Seining on Hatteras Island

  • Friday, July 7th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Hatteras

Discover a time honored fishing tradition while having a ball with the local wildlife of the Pamlico Sound at this special summertime program that’s hosted by the National Park Service, and which is sure to be a crowd pleaser for kids of all ages.

Jenna Saunders' Mixed Media Exhibit

  • Friday, July 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Manteo

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to discover one of the Outer Banks’ up-and-coming stars of the regional art scene with this July exhibit that highlights the talents of local artist Jenna Saunders.

Week of July 10, 2017 - July 16, 2017

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Monday, July 10th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Buxton

Spend a day enjoying one of the island’s most popular pastimes with this special and free program that is hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and which shines a spotlight on the joys of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Barrier Island Nature on Ocracoke Island

  • Monday, July 10th 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to take a break from an Ocracoke Village expedition, and to learn a little bit more about what makes the island so unique, with this free talk on Barrier Island Nature that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Ocracoke Island After Dark

  • Monday, July 10th 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island truly sparkles when the sun goes down and the stars come out, and visitors can enjoy an opportunity to take in this stunning landscape by attending the Ocracoke Island After Dark program – a special event that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Jr. Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp

  • Monday, July 10th - Friday, July 14th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

Young water lovers and nature fans will find ample opportunities to have fun in the sun at this summertime Jr. Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp. Hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, this multi-day adventure features fishing, swimming, and ample explorations that highlight just how fun the great outdoors of the Outer Banks can be.

Aquarist Camp

  • Monday, July 10th - Friday, July 14th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

Young scientists who want to go behind the scenes and discover what it’s like to work at the local aquarium can sign up for this in-depth camp that shows marine biologists-to-be the science behind caring for coastal animals.

Kids Clay Workshop

  • Monday, July 10th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Manteo

Kids can get their hands dirty and explore their inherent creative side at this cool summertime art class that will teach students all about the unique things that can be accomplished with clay.

Jenna Saunders' Mixed Media Exhibit

  • Saturday, July 8th - Monday, July 31st
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Manteo

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to discover one of the Outer Banks’ up-and-coming stars of the regional art scene with this July exhibit that highlights the talents of local artist Jenna Saunders.

Backyard Birds

  • Monday, July 10th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Both kids and parents alike will have a ball learning all about the birds that are found in their Outer Banks backyards and beyond at this special program that will illuminate these species with a myriad of hands-on activities. Held at the stunning Elizabethan Gardens, which is a true haven for area birds, this kid-friendly activity is a great way for young visitors to enjoy an outdoor adventure off the beach.

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – Chris Monty With Dylan Vattelana

  • Tuesday, July 11th - Friday, July 14th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

A vacation isn’t complete without a little fun and a few big laughs, and this special performance by Chris Monty and Dylan Vattelana at the popular Comedy Club OBX will have folks grinning from ear to ear.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, July 11th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Avon

Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon’s Farmer’s Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.

Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

  • Tuesday, July 11th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island was once the home of infamous swashbucklers who pillaged the local shores, and visitors can learn all about these true and utterly fascinating stories by attending the Ocracoke Island: Pirates! Weekly talk in the heart of Ocracoke Village.

Night Sky Over Hatteras

  • Tuesday, July 11th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Buxton

See just how wild the local Hatteras Island environment can be with this unique event that highlights the beauty of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore after dark. The Night Sky Over Hatteras program is held every Tuesday throughout the summer season, and provides an opportunity for visitors to enjoy an evening of stargazing in one of the most scenic and isolated destinations along the East Coast.

Children’s Interactive Theater – The Mystery of the Lost Colony

  • Tuesday, July 11th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Duck

Grab a seat at the Duck Amphitheater in the heart of town for this special show that uncovers one of the most legendary and still lingering mysteries of the Outer Banks. This special morning performance is designed with kids in mind, and will tell the story of the first colonists to land on Roanoke Island more than 400 years ago.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Tuesday, July 11th - Wednesday, July 12th 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Turtle Talk

  • Tuesday, July 11th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks serves as the temporary home to hundreds of sea turtles who head to the local beaches every year to lay their eggs, and during this special presentation that’s designed especially for kids, visitors will learn all about how sea turtles embark on this dangerous journey, and the efforts being made to conserve and protect these endangered species.

Otter Quarters Tour

  • Tuesday, July 11th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

Visitors who’ve wondered where the otters go when they duck behind the large tank at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island can have all their questions answered and then some at this special tour that puts the aquarium’s otters in the spotlight.

Fun with Frogs

  • Tuesday, July 11th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Kids who aren’t shy around slimy and jumpy critters will have a blast learning all about these backyard residents at this special program that is hosted by the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island. The “Fun with Frogs” program is designed for the gardens’ youngest visitors, and will feature a world of interactive activities that will make both learning and exploring the site miles of fun.

Makers Market on Silver Lake

  • Wednesday, July 12th 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Head to the busy waterfront of Silver Lake Harbor in the heart of Ocracoke Village for an opportunity to taste the wares of countless vendors from all across the island and the coastal region.

All About Sea Turtles on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, July 12th 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Ocracoke

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is famed for the hundreds of sea turtles that lay their eggs on the area beaches every year, and visiting kids can learn all about these cool creatures with this special presentation that’s designed just for them.

Banker Ponies on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, July 12th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

The Ocracoke Island Pony Pen is a top attraction for visitors exploring this isolated barrier island, and visitors can learn all about these wild horses while having their questions answered by a friendly ranger at this quick but engrossing program that’s free to the public.

Ocracoke History

  • Wednesday, July 12th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Take a pause from a tour through Ocracoke Village to soak up the centuries of stories and legendary figures that once called this island home with this special weekly presentation on Ocracoke History.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, July 12th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Corolla

Enjoy a little active fun in the sun while exploring some of the coolest and most scenic corners of the northern Outer Banks with this special running event that’s held every Wednesday in the heart of Corolla.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, July 12th - Friday, July 14th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, July 12th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, July 12th - Friday, July 14th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Birds and Their Adaptations

  • Wednesday, July 12th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Take advantage of a special opportunity to learn about the hundreds of different species that flock to the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – and how they’ve adapted to this wild coastal environment – with this special presentation that’s held in the heart of the southern Outer Banks.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Wednesday, July 12th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

Breakfast with the Rays

  • Wednesday, July 12th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Manteo

Enjoy a little early morning education while mingling with some of the most famous residents of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island at the seasonal “Breakfast with the Rays” event.

Quarantine Tour

  • Wednesday, July 12th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Manteo

Visitors to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island can enjoy a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of the on-site animal hospital during this special tour that uncovers the first stop for animals who are arriving at the aquarium.

Kids Art Party – Sailboat

  • Wednesday, July 12th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

Create a masterpiece that pays homage to the Outer Banks’ love of life on the water with this special Art Party that’s designed for artistic kids of all ages. The Art Party – Sailboat session is hosted by the Dare County Arts Council, and is a special two-hour art class that will teach kids the joys of painting coastal scenes on the OBX.

Yoga in the Elizabethan Gardens

  • Wednesday, July 12th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manteo

Enjoy a yoga class that has one of the most scenic and undeniably relaxing locales on the Outer Banks with the special summertime “Yoga in the Gardens” event that is hosted by the Elizabethan Gardens. Held at their sprawling site in the heart of Roanoke Island, this class is sure to rejuvenate attendees from the inside out, with a stunning setting that will take any visitor’s breath away.

Butterflies!

  • Wednesday, July 12th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Add an extra dose of fun and education for the youngest garden lovers in your party by attending this special summertime event that’s held at the exquisite Elizabethan Gardens. The “Butterflies” is a fun and interactive program that is designed for young visitors, and is free with admission for anyone who pays a visit to this enticing Roanoke Island landmark.

The Band of Oz – A Beach Music Dance Party

  • Thursday, July 13th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Avon

Spend a night listening to incredible music that’s best enjoyed with an Atlantic Ocean backdrop by attending a special performance by The Band of Oz at the Beach Klub on Hatteras Island.

Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, July 13th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Salvo

Enjoy an evening of stargazing in a remote location on Hatteras Island with this special guided program that’s orchestrated by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island event allows visitors to head to a quiet corner of the island shoreline to watch as the sun sets, and the stars come out in a glittering show.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Thursday, July 13th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, July 13th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Who Lives in that Shell?

  • Thursday, July 13th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Have you ever picked up a perfect shell and wondered about who lived in it before it washed up on the shore? Then this special program that is hosted by the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is for you. Held weekly in the summer months, the “Who Lives in that Shell?” presentation will be a favorite activity for beachcombers that will shine a spotlight on the many different organisms that create those natural treasures that wash ashore.

Batik Workshop

  • Thursday, July 13th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Manteo

Creative Outer Banks visitors who’d like an afternoon of relaxing while discovering a new hands-on art form can sign up for this special Batik Workshop that is hosted by the Dare County Arts Council.

Helpful Bugs

  • Thursday, July 13th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Visitors can enjoy a special educational outing that will complement any visit to the Elizabethan Gardens with this program that’s designed with young vacationers in mind. “Helpful Bugs” shines a spotlight on some of the most common residents at the gardens, and is an interactive, educational, and fun adventure that kids and parents alike will effortlessly enjoy.

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 14th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Manteo

The Outer Banks has a rich sailing culture that seemingly begins and ends in Manteo, and young visitors who want to join in the fun, and who want to get their toes wet in a new sport, can sign up for the weekly Summer Youth Sailing Camp which is held every Friday all summer long.

A Deeper Shade Of Blue - Summer Concert Series

  • Friday, July 14th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Manteo

Take a break from the active fun in the sun, and relax on a shaded porch with a little live music at this special concert that’s part of the Summer Concert Series hosted by Bluegrass Island Trading Co.

Soundside Seining on Hatteras Island

  • Friday, July 14th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Hatteras

Discover a time honored fishing tradition while having a ball with the local wildlife of the Pamlico Sound at this special summertime program that’s hosted by the National Park Service, and which is sure to be a crowd pleaser for kids of all ages.

Wright Kite Festival

  • Saturday, July 15th - Sunday, July 16th
Kill Devil Hills

Walk through the museum and gain knowledge of the birthplace of aviation and then put this knowledge to the test outside with Kitty Hawk Kites. Large kites will be on display throughout the weekend, joining in the sky with the Wright Memorial!

Outer Banks Skim Jam

  • Saturday, July 15th - Sunday, July 16th 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Nags Head

Spectators and active watersports fans alike are welcome to head out to the beach near Jennette’s Pier to catch a spectacular on-the-water show by some of the best skimboarders on the East Coast.

Week of July 17, 2017 - July 23, 2017

Surf And Science Summer Camp - Marine Science

  • Monday, July 17th - Friday, July 21st 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wanchese

Budding scientists and young Outer Banks fans alike will have a ball uncovering the natural wonders of this barrier island coastline by signing up for the Surf And Science Summer Camp – a week-long day camp that will focus on Marine Science for its upcoming 7/17- 7/21 session.

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Monday, July 17th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Buxton

Spend a day enjoying one of the island’s most popular pastimes with this special and free program that is hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and which shines a spotlight on the joys of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Barrier Island Nature on Ocracoke Island

  • Monday, July 17th 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to take a break from an Ocracoke Village expedition, and to learn a little bit more about what makes the island so unique, with this free talk on Barrier Island Nature that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Ocracoke Island After Dark

  • Monday, July 17th 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island truly sparkles when the sun goes down and the stars come out, and visitors can enjoy an opportunity to take in this stunning landscape by attending the Ocracoke Island After Dark program – a special event that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Fisherman’s Camp

  • Monday, July 17th - Friday, July 21st 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Manteo

Young visitors can enjoy a full week of fishing at some of the hottest spots in the central Outer Banks at this day camp that’s designed for budding anglers. The Fisherman’s Camp, which is orchestrated by the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island, will feature a full week of fishing from local piers, the surf, and the sound waters, and will hopefully result in plenty of great “fish stories” for everyone involved.

Painting Workshop

  • Monday, July 17th - Tuesday, July 18th 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Manteo

Join acclaimed Outer Banks artist Catherine Hamill for this special two-day workshop that will highlight the techniques required for acrylic and oil painting. The Painting Workshop is hosted by the Dare County Arts Council, and serves as a fantastic opportunity for beginning and advanced artists alike to tap into their creative side, and to learn something new in the heart of artistically inclined and truly inspirational downtown Manteo.

Jenna Saunders' Mixed Media Exhibit

  • Saturday, July 8th - Monday, July 31st
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Manteo

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to discover one of the Outer Banks’ up-and-coming stars of the regional art scene with this July exhibit that highlights the talents of local artist Jenna Saunders.

Backyard Birds

  • Monday, July 17th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Both kids and parents alike will have a ball learning all about the birds that are found in their Outer Banks backyards and beyond at this special program that will illuminate these species with a myriad of hands-on activities. Held at the stunning Elizabethan Gardens, which is a true haven for area birds, this kid-friendly activity is a great way for young visitors to enjoy an outdoor adventure off the beach.

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – Reno Collier With Roger Keiss

  • Tuesday, July 18th - Friday, July 21st 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Spend an evening enjoying a great performance by one of the comedy world’s most talented stars with this special show at The Comedy Club OBX. This limited performance by Reno Collier with Roger Keiss will have audience members in stitches, and will be a favorite night out for any visitor who appreciates a good time, and a ton of grins.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, July 18th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Avon

Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon’s Farmer’s Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.

Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island was once the home of infamous swashbucklers who pillaged the local shores, and visitors can learn all about these true and utterly fascinating stories by attending the Ocracoke Island: Pirates! Weekly talk in the heart of Ocracoke Village.

Night Sky Over Hatteras

  • Tuesday, July 18th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Buxton

See just how wild the local Hatteras Island environment can be with this unique event that highlights the beauty of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore after dark. The Night Sky Over Hatteras program is held every Tuesday throughout the summer season, and provides an opportunity for visitors to enjoy an evening of stargazing in one of the most scenic and isolated destinations along the East Coast.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Tuesday, July 18th - Wednesday, July 19th 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Turtle Talk

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks serves as the temporary home to hundreds of sea turtles who head to the local beaches every year to lay their eggs, and during this special presentation that’s designed especially for kids, visitors will learn all about how sea turtles embark on this dangerous journey, and the efforts being made to conserve and protect these endangered species.

Paddling Around Roanoke Island

  • Tuesday, July 18th 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Manteo

Enjoy an amazing paddle along the sound waters that surround Roanoke Island under the guidance of a trained instructor during this special summertime event that is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island.

Happy Otter Hour

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

The river otters are well known as some of the most playful and show-stopping residents of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and during this special event, visitors can go behind the scenes to learn all about these beloved critters.

Fun with Frogs

  • Tuesday, July 18th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Kids who aren’t shy around slimy and jumpy critters will have a blast learning all about these backyard residents at this special program that is hosted by the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island. The “Fun with Frogs” program is designed for the gardens’ youngest visitors, and will feature a world of interactive activities that will make both learning and exploring the site miles of fun.

Makers Market on Silver Lake

  • Wednesday, July 19th 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Head to the busy waterfront of Silver Lake Harbor in the heart of Ocracoke Village for an opportunity to taste the wares of countless vendors from all across the island and the coastal region.

All About Sea Turtles on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, July 19th 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Ocracoke

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is famed for the hundreds of sea turtles that lay their eggs on the area beaches every year, and visiting kids can learn all about these cool creatures with this special presentation that’s designed just for them.

Banker Ponies on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, July 19th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

The Ocracoke Island Pony Pen is a top attraction for visitors exploring this isolated barrier island, and visitors can learn all about these wild horses while having their questions answered by a friendly ranger at this quick but engrossing program that’s free to the public.

Ocracoke History

  • Wednesday, July 19th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Take a pause from a tour through Ocracoke Village to soak up the centuries of stories and legendary figures that once called this island home with this special weekly presentation on Ocracoke History.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, July 19th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Corolla

Enjoy a little active fun in the sun while exploring some of the coolest and most scenic corners of the northern Outer Banks with this special running event that’s held every Wednesday in the heart of Corolla.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, July 19th - Friday, July 21st 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Red Wolf Howling

  • Wednesday, July 19th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is renowned as a haven for the endangered red wolves, and during this special experience, visitors can get an insider’s perspective of these amazing species.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, July 19th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, July 19th - Friday, July 21st 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Birds and Their Adaptations

  • Wednesday, July 19th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Take advantage of a special opportunity to learn about the hundreds of different species that flock to the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – and how they’ve adapted to this wild coastal environment – with this special presentation that’s held in the heart of the southern Outer Banks.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Wednesday, July 19th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

Breakfast with the Rays

  • Wednesday, July 19th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Manteo

Enjoy a little early morning education while mingling with some of the most famous residents of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island at the seasonal “Breakfast with the Rays” event.

Kids Art Party – Starfish

  • Wednesday, July 19th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

Let the kids’ creativity run wild while capturing one of the most beloved critters of the Outer Banks at this special Art Party with a fun and enticing starfish theme. Orchestrated by the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, this class is designed for kids of all ages, and will show students how to make their own starfish masterpiece to take home.

Yoga in the Elizabethan Gardens

  • Wednesday, July 19th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manteo

Enjoy a yoga class that has one of the most scenic and undeniably relaxing locales on the Outer Banks with the special summertime “Yoga in the Gardens” event that is hosted by the Elizabethan Gardens. Held at their sprawling site in the heart of Roanoke Island, this class is sure to rejuvenate attendees from the inside out, with a stunning setting that will take any visitor’s breath away.

Butterflies!

  • Wednesday, July 19th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Add an extra dose of fun and education for the youngest garden lovers in your party by attending this special summertime event that’s held at the exquisite Elizabethan Gardens. The “Butterflies” is a fun and interactive program that is designed for young visitors, and is free with admission for anyone who pays a visit to this enticing Roanoke Island landmark.

BIC SUP One Design Series - Sanderling Resort

  • Thursday, July 20th 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Duck

Spend a sunny July morning exploring the wide waters of the Currituck Sound, while embracing one of the most popular new watersports on the OBX, by attending the BIC SUP One Design Series - Sanderling Resort paddle.

On the Border - The Ultimate Eagles Tribute

  • Thursday, July 20th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Avon

Spend a night listening to some classic rock and roll while sipping a tequila sunrise or an ice cold beer with this special performance of On the Border - The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band at the Beach Klub on Hatteras Island.

Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, July 20th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Salvo

Enjoy an evening of stargazing in a remote location on Hatteras Island with this special guided program that’s orchestrated by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island event allows visitors to head to a quiet corner of the island shoreline to watch as the sun sets, and the stars come out in a glittering show.

Porch Talk With Fiddler Dave and Guests: Pirates!

  • Thursday, July 20th 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to take a breather from the Ocracoke sun while listening to a series of fascinating stories about this historic village’s roots with this special “Porch Talk” that’s held at the charming  Ocracoke Preservation Museum.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Thursday, July 20th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Concert on the Green – Seph Custer and the Papa Tom Band

  • Thursday, July 20th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Duck

Take a break from the oceanfront shorelines and enjoy the beauty of soundside Duck while listening to some amazing music at this special concert that’s held on the green of the Duck Town Park. This July 20th show will feature Seph Custer and the Papa Tom Band – a musical collective from Franklin County in Virginia that’s known for its wide array of music.

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, July 20th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Who Lives in that Shell?

  • Thursday, July 20th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Have you ever picked up a perfect shell and wondered about who lived in it before it washed up on the shore? Then this special program that is hosted by the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is for you. Held weekly in the summer months, the “Who Lives in that Shell?” presentation will be a favorite activity for beachcombers that will shine a spotlight on the many different organisms that create those natural treasures that wash ashore.

Otter Quarters Tour

  • Thursday, July 20th 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Manteo

Visitors who’ve wondered where the otters go when they duck behind the large tank at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island can have all their questions answered and then some at this special tour that puts the aquarium’s otters in the spotlight.

Batik Workshop

  • Thursday, July 20th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Manteo

Creative Outer Banks visitors who’d like an afternoon of relaxing while discovering a new hands-on art form can sign up for this special Batik Workshop that is hosted by the Dare County Arts Council.

Helpful Bugs

  • Thursday, July 20th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Visitors can enjoy a special educational outing that will complement any visit to the Elizabethan Gardens with this program that’s designed with young vacationers in mind. “Helpful Bugs” shines a spotlight on some of the most common residents at the gardens, and is an interactive, educational, and fun adventure that kids and parents alike will effortlessly enjoy.

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 21st 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Manteo

The Outer Banks has a rich sailing culture that seemingly begins and ends in Manteo, and young visitors who want to join in the fun, and who want to get their toes wet in a new sport, can sign up for the weekly Summer Youth Sailing Camp which is held every Friday all summer long.

Soundside Seining on Hatteras Island

  • Friday, July 21st 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Hatteras

Discover a time honored fishing tradition while having a ball with the local wildlife of the Pamlico Sound at this special summertime program that’s hosted by the National Park Service, and which is sure to be a crowd pleaser for kids of all ages.

Week of July 24, 2017 - July 30, 2017

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Monday, July 24th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Buxton

Spend a day enjoying one of the island’s most popular pastimes with this special and free program that is hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and which shines a spotlight on the joys of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Barrier Island Nature on Ocracoke Island

  • Monday, July 24th 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to take a break from an Ocracoke Village expedition, and to learn a little bit more about what makes the island so unique, with this free talk on Barrier Island Nature that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Ocracoke Island After Dark

  • Monday, July 24th 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island truly sparkles when the sun goes down and the stars come out, and visitors can enjoy an opportunity to take in this stunning landscape by attending the Ocracoke Island After Dark program – a special event that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Roanoke Island Explorers – Croatan Treasures

  • Monday, July 24th - Friday, July 28th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Manteo

Let the kids explore the roots of Roanoke Island on a multi-day adventure that combines learning, discovery, and miles of fun with this special day camp that focuses on the Lost Colony and the history of the Outer Banks.

Aquarist Camp

  • Monday, July 24th - Friday, July 28th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

Young scientists who want to go behind the scenes and discover what it’s like to work at the local aquarium can sign up for this in-depth camp that shows marine biologists-to-be the science behind caring for coastal animals.

Kids Clay Workshop

  • Monday, July 24th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Manteo

Kids can get their hands dirty and explore their inherent creative side at this cool summertime art class that will teach students all about the unique things that can be accomplished with clay.

Painting Workshop

  • Monday, July 24th - Tuesday, July 25th 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Manteo

Join acclaimed Outer Banks artist Catherine Hamill for this special two-day workshop that will highlight the techniques required for acrylic and oil painting. The Painting Workshop is hosted by the Dare County Arts Council, and serves as a fantastic opportunity for beginning and advanced artists alike to tap into their creative side, and to learn something new in the heart of artistically inclined and truly inspirational downtown Manteo.

Jenna Saunders' Mixed Media Exhibit

  • Saturday, July 8th - Monday, July 31st
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Manteo

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to discover one of the Outer Banks’ up-and-coming stars of the regional art scene with this July exhibit that highlights the talents of local artist Jenna Saunders.

Backyard Birds

  • Monday, July 24th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Both kids and parents alike will have a ball learning all about the birds that are found in their Outer Banks backyards and beyond at this special program that will illuminate these species with a myriad of hands-on activities. Held at the stunning Elizabethan Gardens, which is a true haven for area birds, this kid-friendly activity is a great way for young visitors to enjoy an outdoor adventure off the beach.

Light Up The Night

  • Tuesday, July 25th 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Rodanthe

Make a calm and quiet Hatteras Island evening a little brighter with this special event along the waterfront in Rodanthe. Light up the Night, which is hosted by the soundfront Kitty Hawk Kites Store, will feature a collection of activities, games, and even an outdoor movie under the stars, and will shine a spotlight on how cool Hatteras Island can be after hours.

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – Mitch Burrow With Cliff Cash

  • Tuesday, July 25th - Friday, July 28th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

An Outer Banks vacation is all about smiles, and audience members are sure to enjoy more than their fair share of grins and laughs at this special limited-run performance at the Comedy Club OBX.  

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, July 25th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Avon

Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon’s Farmer’s Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.

Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

  • Tuesday, July 25th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island was once the home of infamous swashbucklers who pillaged the local shores, and visitors can learn all about these true and utterly fascinating stories by attending the Ocracoke Island: Pirates! Weekly talk in the heart of Ocracoke Village.

Night Sky Over Hatteras

  • Tuesday, July 25th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Buxton

See just how wild the local Hatteras Island environment can be with this unique event that highlights the beauty of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore after dark. The Night Sky Over Hatteras program is held every Tuesday throughout the summer season, and provides an opportunity for visitors to enjoy an evening of stargazing in one of the most scenic and isolated destinations along the East Coast.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Tuesday, July 25th - Wednesday, July 26th 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Turtle Talk

  • Tuesday, July 25th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks serves as the temporary home to hundreds of sea turtles who head to the local beaches every year to lay their eggs, and during this special presentation that’s designed especially for kids, visitors will learn all about how sea turtles embark on this dangerous journey, and the efforts being made to conserve and protect these endangered species.

Happy Otter Hour

  • Tuesday, July 25th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

The river otters are well known as some of the most playful and show-stopping residents of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and during this special event, visitors can go behind the scenes to learn all about these beloved critters.

Fun with Frogs

  • Tuesday, July 25th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Kids who aren’t shy around slimy and jumpy critters will have a blast learning all about these backyard residents at this special program that is hosted by the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island. The “Fun with Frogs” program is designed for the gardens’ youngest visitors, and will feature a world of interactive activities that will make both learning and exploring the site miles of fun.

Makers Market on Silver Lake

  • Wednesday, July 26th 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Head to the busy waterfront of Silver Lake Harbor in the heart of Ocracoke Village for an opportunity to taste the wares of countless vendors from all across the island and the coastal region.

All About Sea Turtles on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, July 26th 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Ocracoke

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is famed for the hundreds of sea turtles that lay their eggs on the area beaches every year, and visiting kids can learn all about these cool creatures with this special presentation that’s designed just for them.

Banker Ponies on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

The Ocracoke Island Pony Pen is a top attraction for visitors exploring this isolated barrier island, and visitors can learn all about these wild horses while having their questions answered by a friendly ranger at this quick but engrossing program that’s free to the public.

Ocracoke History

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Take a pause from a tour through Ocracoke Village to soak up the centuries of stories and legendary figures that once called this island home with this special weekly presentation on Ocracoke History.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, July 26th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Corolla

Enjoy a little active fun in the sun while exploring some of the coolest and most scenic corners of the northern Outer Banks with this special running event that’s held every Wednesday in the heart of Corolla.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, July 26th - Friday, July 28th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Red Wolf Howling

  • Wednesday, July 26th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is renowned as a haven for the endangered red wolves, and during this special experience, visitors can get an insider’s perspective of these amazing species.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, July 26th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, July 26th - Friday, July 28th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Birds and Their Adaptations

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Take advantage of a special opportunity to learn about the hundreds of different species that flock to the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – and how they’ve adapted to this wild coastal environment – with this special presentation that’s held in the heart of the southern Outer Banks.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Wednesday, July 26th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

Kids Art Party – Sea Turtle

  • Wednesday, July 26th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

Young artists can pay homage to one of the most beloved critters to visit the Outer Banks coastline via this special class that focuses on creating a stunning sea turtle painting. The summertime Art Parties are hosted by the Dare County Arts Council, and during this late July session, students will learn how to create a sea turtle painting to take home as a beloved and treasured souvenir.

Yoga in the Elizabethan Gardens

  • Wednesday, July 26th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manteo

Enjoy a yoga class that has one of the most scenic and undeniably relaxing locales on the Outer Banks with the special summertime “Yoga in the Gardens” event that is hosted by the Elizabethan Gardens. Held at their sprawling site in the heart of Roanoke Island, this class is sure to rejuvenate attendees from the inside out, with a stunning setting that will take any visitor’s breath away.

Butterflies!

  • Wednesday, July 26th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Add an extra dose of fun and education for the youngest garden lovers in your party by attending this special summertime event that’s held at the exquisite Elizabethan Gardens. The “Butterflies” is a fun and interactive program that is designed for young visitors, and is free with admission for anyone who pays a visit to this enticing Roanoke Island landmark.

Bruce In The USA

  • Thursday, July 27th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Avon

Enjoy a pitch-perfect concert that will have fans of the Boss cheering with this special performance by Bruce In The USA at the Avon Beach Klub on Hatteras Island.

Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, July 27th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Salvo

Enjoy an evening of stargazing in a remote location on Hatteras Island with this special guided program that’s orchestrated by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island event allows visitors to head to a quiet corner of the island shoreline to watch as the sun sets, and the stars come out in a glittering show.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Thursday, July 27th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, July 27th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Who Lives in that Shell?

  • Thursday, July 27th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Have you ever picked up a perfect shell and wondered about who lived in it before it washed up on the shore? Then this special program that is hosted by the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is for you. Held weekly in the summer months, the “Who Lives in that Shell?” presentation will be a favorite activity for beachcombers that will shine a spotlight on the many different organisms that create those natural treasures that wash ashore.

What’s the Catch?

  • Thursday, July 27th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

Young visitors who want to launch a love of fishing can enjoy a fun afternoon along the water at the “What’s the Catch?” fishing event that is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

Breakfast with the Rays

  • Thursday, July 27th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Manteo

Enjoy a little early morning education while mingling with some of the most famous residents of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island at the seasonal “Breakfast with the Rays” event.

Otter Quarters Tour

  • Thursday, July 27th 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Manteo

Visitors who’ve wondered where the otters go when they duck behind the large tank at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island can have all their questions answered and then some at this special tour that puts the aquarium’s otters in the spotlight.

Helpful Bugs

  • Thursday, July 27th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Visitors can enjoy a special educational outing that will complement any visit to the Elizabethan Gardens with this program that’s designed with young vacationers in mind. “Helpful Bugs” shines a spotlight on some of the most common residents at the gardens, and is an interactive, educational, and fun adventure that kids and parents alike will effortlessly enjoy.

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 28th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

The Outer Banks has a rich sailing culture that seemingly begins and ends in Manteo, and young visitors who want to join in the fun, and who want to get their toes wet in a new sport, can sign up for the weekly Summer Youth Sailing Camp which is held every Friday all summer long.

Soundside Seining on Hatteras Island

  • Friday, July 28th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Hatteras

Discover a time honored fishing tradition while having a ball with the local wildlife of the Pamlico Sound at this special summertime program that’s hosted by the National Park Service, and which is sure to be a crowd pleaser for kids of all ages.

Annual One-Design Regatta

  • Saturday, July 29th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

The town of Manteo has a rich history that’s connected to sailing and life on the water, and competitive sailors and spectators alike can celebrate this heritage with the Annual One-Design Regatta.

ZoSo, The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

  • Saturday, July 29th 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Manteo

Head to one of the most scenic venues on the Outer Banks to catch one of the most anticipated shows of the summer season – a special one-night only performance by ZoSo, The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience.

Week of July 31, 2017 - August 6, 2017

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Monday, July 31st 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Buxton

Spend a day enjoying one of the island’s most popular pastimes with this special and free program that is hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and which shines a spotlight on the joys of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Barrier Island Nature on Ocracoke Island

  • Monday, July 31st 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to take a break from an Ocracoke Village expedition, and to learn a little bit more about what makes the island so unique, with this free talk on Barrier Island Nature that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Ocracoke Island After Dark

  • Monday, July 31st 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island truly sparkles when the sun goes down and the stars come out, and visitors can enjoy an opportunity to take in this stunning landscape by attending the Ocracoke Island After Dark program – a special event that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Let’s Go Crabbing!

  • Monday, July 31st 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Manteo

Crabbing is a tradition on the Outer Banks, and during this special activity, visitors will learn all about how to catch these tasty critters along the local sound waters. The “Let’s Go Crabbing!” event is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and is a cool session that will show anglers the ropes of landing a few tasty blue crabs while enjoying the sunny environment.

Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp

  • Monday, July 31st - Friday, August 4th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Manteo

Tweens and teens can embark on a host of Outer Banks adventures at this special summer camp that puts the waves and local waters in the spotlight. The Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp features a myriad of sports and activities that are best enjoyed by the local shoreline, and is sure to be an experience that young visitors and locals alike will never forget.

Jenna Saunders' Mixed Media Exhibit

  • Saturday, July 8th - Monday, July 31st
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Manteo

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to discover one of the Outer Banks’ up-and-coming stars of the regional art scene with this July exhibit that highlights the talents of local artist Jenna Saunders.

Backyard Birds

  • Monday, July 31st 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manteo

Both kids and parents alike will have a ball learning all about the birds that are found in their Outer Banks backyards and beyond at this special program that will illuminate these species with a myriad of hands-on activities. Held at the stunning Elizabethan Gardens, which is a true haven for area birds, this kid-friendly activity is a great way for young visitors to enjoy an outdoor adventure off the beach.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, August 1st 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Avon

Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon’s Farmer’s Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.

Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island was once the home of infamous swashbucklers who pillaged the local shores, and visitors can learn all about these true and utterly fascinating stories by attending the Ocracoke Island: Pirates! Weekly talk in the heart of Ocracoke Village.

Night Sky Over Hatteras

  • Tuesday, August 1st 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Buxton

See just how wild the local Hatteras Island environment can be with this unique event that highlights the beauty of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore after dark. The Night Sky Over Hatteras program is held every Tuesday throughout the summer season, and provides an opportunity for visitors to enjoy an evening of stargazing in one of the most scenic and isolated destinations along the East Coast.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Tuesday, August 1st - Wednesday, August 2nd 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Turtle Talk

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks serves as the temporary home to hundreds of sea turtles who head to the local beaches every year to lay their eggs, and during this special presentation that’s designed especially for kids, visitors will learn all about how sea turtles embark on this dangerous journey, and the efforts being made to conserve and protect these endangered species.

Paddling Around Roanoke Island

  • Tuesday, August 1st 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Manteo

Enjoy an amazing paddle along the sound waters that surround Roanoke Island under the guidance of a trained instructor during this special summertime event that is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island.

Happy Otter Hour

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

The river otters are well known as some of the most playful and show-stopping residents of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and during this special event, visitors can go behind the scenes to learn all about these beloved critters.

Fun with Frogs

  • Tuesday, August 1st 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Kids who aren’t shy around slimy and jumpy critters will have a blast learning all about these backyard residents at this special program that is hosted by the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island. The “Fun with Frogs” program is designed for the gardens’ youngest visitors, and will feature a world of interactive activities that will make both learning and exploring the site miles of fun.

Makers Market on Silver Lake

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Head to the busy waterfront of Silver Lake Harbor in the heart of Ocracoke Village for an opportunity to taste the wares of countless vendors from all across the island and the coastal region.

All About Sea Turtles on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Ocracoke

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is famed for the hundreds of sea turtles that lay their eggs on the area beaches every year, and visiting kids can learn all about these cool creatures with this special presentation that’s designed just for them.

Banker Ponies on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

The Ocracoke Island Pony Pen is a top attraction for visitors exploring this isolated barrier island, and visitors can learn all about these wild horses while having their questions answered by a friendly ranger at this quick but engrossing program that’s free to the public.

Ocracoke History

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Take a pause from a tour through Ocracoke Village to soak up the centuries of stories and legendary figures that once called this island home with this special weekly presentation on Ocracoke History.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Corolla

Enjoy a little active fun in the sun while exploring some of the coolest and most scenic corners of the northern Outer Banks with this special running event that’s held every Wednesday in the heart of Corolla.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, August 2nd - Friday, August 4th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Red Wolf Howling

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is renowned as a haven for the endangered red wolves, and during this special experience, visitors can get an insider’s perspective of these amazing species.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, August 2nd - Friday, August 4th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Birds and Their Adaptations

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Take advantage of a special opportunity to learn about the hundreds of different species that flock to the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – and how they’ve adapted to this wild coastal environment – with this special presentation that’s held in the heart of the southern Outer Banks.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

Breakfast with the Rays

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Manteo

Enjoy a little early morning education while mingling with some of the most famous residents of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island at the seasonal “Breakfast with the Rays” event.

Kids Art Party – Sandcastle

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

Kids who love building sandcastles on the beach will have even more fun creating their own sandcastle painting at this special Art Party that’s held in the heart of Manteo. Orchestrated by the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, this two hour class will show kids how to create their own masterpiece with a postcard-worthy sandcastle theme.

Yoga in the Elizabethan Gardens

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manteo

Enjoy a yoga class that has one of the most scenic and undeniably relaxing locales on the Outer Banks with the special summertime “Yoga in the Gardens” event that is hosted by the Elizabethan Gardens. Held at their sprawling site in the heart of Roanoke Island, this class is sure to rejuvenate attendees from the inside out, with a stunning setting that will take any visitor’s breath away.

Butterflies!

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Add an extra dose of fun and education for the youngest garden lovers in your party by attending this special summertime event that’s held at the exquisite Elizabethan Gardens. The “Butterflies” is a fun and interactive program that is designed for young visitors, and is free with admission for anyone who pays a visit to this enticing Roanoke Island landmark.

Outer Banks Watermelon Festival

  • Thursday, August 3rd
Nags Head

Celebrate summer with Kitty Hawk Kites and support the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition at the 10th Annual OBX Watermelon Festival on Thursday, August 4 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Nags Head.

Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, August 3rd 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Salvo

Enjoy an evening of stargazing in a remote location on Hatteras Island with this special guided program that’s orchestrated by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island event allows visitors to head to a quiet corner of the island shoreline to watch as the sun sets, and the stars come out in a glittering show.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Thursday, August 3rd 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, August 3rd 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Who Lives in that Shell?

  • Thursday, August 3rd 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Have you ever picked up a perfect shell and wondered about who lived in it before it washed up on the shore? Then this special program that is hosted by the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is for you. Held weekly in the summer months, the “Who Lives in that Shell?” presentation will be a favorite activity for beachcombers that will shine a spotlight on the many different organisms that create those natural treasures that wash ashore.

Otter Quarters Tour

  • Thursday, August 3rd 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Visitors who’ve wondered where the otters go when they duck behind the large tank at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island can have all their questions answered and then some at this special tour that puts the aquarium’s otters in the spotlight.

Helpful Bugs

  • Thursday, August 3rd 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Visitors can enjoy a special educational outing that will complement any visit to the Elizabethan Gardens with this program that’s designed with young vacationers in mind. “Helpful Bugs” shines a spotlight on some of the most common residents at the gardens, and is an interactive, educational, and fun adventure that kids and parents alike will effortlessly enjoy.

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, August 4th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

The Outer Banks has a rich sailing culture that seemingly begins and ends in Manteo, and young visitors who want to join in the fun, and who want to get their toes wet in a new sport, can sign up for the weekly Summer Youth Sailing Camp which is held every Friday all summer long.

Soundside Seining on Hatteras Island

  • Friday, August 4th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Hatteras

Discover a time honored fishing tradition while having a ball with the local wildlife of the Pamlico Sound at this special summertime program that’s hosted by the National Park Service, and which is sure to be a crowd pleaser for kids of all ages.

Ed Obermeyer Exhibit

  • Friday, August 4th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Manteo

Enjoy an evening of culture or a month-long peek into the talented works of a local artist with this special exhibit by artist Ed Obermeyer at the Dare County Arts Council headquarters in downtown Manteo.

Week of August 7, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Monday, August 7th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Buxton

Spend a day enjoying one of the island’s most popular pastimes with this special and free program that is hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and which shines a spotlight on the joys of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Barrier Island Nature on Ocracoke Island

  • Monday, August 7th 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to take a break from an Ocracoke Village expedition, and to learn a little bit more about what makes the island so unique, with this free talk on Barrier Island Nature that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Ocracoke Island After Dark

  • Monday, August 7th 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island truly sparkles when the sun goes down and the stars come out, and visitors can enjoy an opportunity to take in this stunning landscape by attending the Ocracoke Island After Dark program – a special event that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Let’s Go Crabbing!

  • Monday, August 7th 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
more dates....
Manteo

Crabbing is a tradition on the Outer Banks, and during this special activity, visitors will learn all about how to catch these tasty critters along the local sound waters. The “Let’s Go Crabbing!” event is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and is a cool session that will show anglers the ropes of landing a few tasty blue crabs while enjoying the sunny environment.

Sea Turtle “Hatchling” Summer Camp

  • Monday, August 7th - Friday, August 11th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Young explorers can enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with sea turtles at this special day camp that focuses on one of the Outer Banks’ most beloved summertime residents.

Ed Obermeyer Exhibit

  • Saturday, August 5th - Thursday, August 31st
more dates....
Manteo

Enjoy an evening of culture or a month-long peek into the talented works of a local artist with this special exhibit by artist Ed Obermeyer at the Dare County Arts Council headquarters in downtown Manteo.

Backyard Birds

  • Monday, August 7th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Both kids and parents alike will have a ball learning all about the birds that are found in their Outer Banks backyards and beyond at this special program that will illuminate these species with a myriad of hands-on activities. Held at the stunning Elizabethan Gardens, which is a true haven for area birds, this kid-friendly activity is a great way for young visitors to enjoy an outdoor adventure off the beach.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, August 8th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
more dates....
Avon

Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon’s Farmer’s Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.

Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

  • Tuesday, August 8th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
more dates....
Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island was once the home of infamous swashbucklers who pillaged the local shores, and visitors can learn all about these true and utterly fascinating stories by attending the Ocracoke Island: Pirates! Weekly talk in the heart of Ocracoke Village.

Night Sky Over Hatteras

  • Tuesday, August 8th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
more dates....
Buxton

See just how wild the local Hatteras Island environment can be with this unique event that highlights the beauty of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore after dark. The Night Sky Over Hatteras program is held every Tuesday throughout the summer season, and provides an opportunity for visitors to enjoy an evening of stargazing in one of the most scenic and isolated destinations along the East Coast.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Tuesday, August 8th - Wednesday, August 9th 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Turtle Talk

  • Tuesday, August 8th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks serves as the temporary home to hundreds of sea turtles who head to the local beaches every year to lay their eggs, and during this special presentation that’s designed especially for kids, visitors will learn all about how sea turtles embark on this dangerous journey, and the efforts being made to conserve and protect these endangered species.

Happy Otter Hour

  • Tuesday, August 8th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

The river otters are well known as some of the most playful and show-stopping residents of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and during this special event, visitors can go behind the scenes to learn all about these beloved critters.

Fun with Frogs

  • Tuesday, August 8th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Kids who aren’t shy around slimy and jumpy critters will have a blast learning all about these backyard residents at this special program that is hosted by the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island. The “Fun with Frogs” program is designed for the gardens’ youngest visitors, and will feature a world of interactive activities that will make both learning and exploring the site miles of fun.

Makers Market on Silver Lake

  • Wednesday, August 9th 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
more dates....
Ocracoke

Head to the busy waterfront of Silver Lake Harbor in the heart of Ocracoke Village for an opportunity to taste the wares of countless vendors from all across the island and the coastal region.

All About Sea Turtles on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, August 9th 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Ocracoke

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is famed for the hundreds of sea turtles that lay their eggs on the area beaches every year, and visiting kids can learn all about these cool creatures with this special presentation that’s designed just for them.

Banker Ponies on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
more dates....
Ocracoke

The Ocracoke Island Pony Pen is a top attraction for visitors exploring this isolated barrier island, and visitors can learn all about these wild horses while having their questions answered by a friendly ranger at this quick but engrossing program that’s free to the public.

Ocracoke History

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
more dates....
Ocracoke

Take a pause from a tour through Ocracoke Village to soak up the centuries of stories and legendary figures that once called this island home with this special weekly presentation on Ocracoke History.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, August 9th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Enjoy a little active fun in the sun while exploring some of the coolest and most scenic corners of the northern Outer Banks with this special running event that’s held every Wednesday in the heart of Corolla.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, August 9th - Friday, August 11th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Red Wolf Howling

  • Wednesday, August 9th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is renowned as a haven for the endangered red wolves, and during this special experience, visitors can get an insider’s perspective of these amazing species.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, August 9th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, August 9th - Friday, August 11th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Birds and Their Adaptations

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Take advantage of a special opportunity to learn about the hundreds of different species that flock to the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – and how they’ve adapted to this wild coastal environment – with this special presentation that’s held in the heart of the southern Outer Banks.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Wednesday, August 9th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

What’s the Catch?

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Young visitors who want to launch a love of fishing can enjoy a fun afternoon along the water at the “What’s the Catch?” fishing event that is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

Kids Art Party – Ocean Waves

  • Wednesday, August 9th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

After a few days of studying the coastline, creative kids can put their artistic talents and their Outer Banks inspiration to good use at this special two-hour class that focuses on the techniques of creating an eye-catching wave painting.

Yoga in the Elizabethan Gardens

  • Wednesday, August 9th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Manteo

Enjoy a yoga class that has one of the most scenic and undeniably relaxing locales on the Outer Banks with the special summertime “Yoga in the Gardens” event that is hosted by the Elizabethan Gardens. Held at their sprawling site in the heart of Roanoke Island, this class is sure to rejuvenate attendees from the inside out, with a stunning setting that will take any visitor’s breath away.

Butterflies!

  • Wednesday, August 9th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Add an extra dose of fun and education for the youngest garden lovers in your party by attending this special summertime event that’s held at the exquisite Elizabethan Gardens. The “Butterflies” is a fun and interactive program that is designed for young visitors, and is free with admission for anyone who pays a visit to this enticing Roanoke Island landmark.

Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, August 10th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
more dates....
Salvo

Enjoy an evening of stargazing in a remote location on Hatteras Island with this special guided program that’s orchestrated by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island event allows visitors to head to a quiet corner of the island shoreline to watch as the sun sets, and the stars come out in a glittering show.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Thursday, August 10th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, August 10th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Who Lives in that Shell?

  • Thursday, August 10th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Have you ever picked up a perfect shell and wondered about who lived in it before it washed up on the shore? Then this special program that is hosted by the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is for you. Held weekly in the summer months, the “Who Lives in that Shell?” presentation will be a favorite activity for beachcombers that will shine a spotlight on the many different organisms that create those natural treasures that wash ashore.

Paddling Around Roanoke Island

  • Thursday, August 10th 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Enjoy an amazing paddle along the sound waters that surround Roanoke Island under the guidance of a trained instructor during this special summertime event that is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island.

Otter Quarters Tour

  • Thursday, August 10th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Visitors who’ve wondered where the otters go when they duck behind the large tank at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island can have all their questions answered and then some at this special tour that puts the aquarium’s otters in the spotlight.

Quarantine Tour

  • Thursday, August 10th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Visitors to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island can enjoy a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of the on-site animal hospital during this special tour that uncovers the first stop for animals who are arriving at the aquarium.

Batik Workshop

  • Thursday, August 10th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Creative Outer Banks visitors who’d like an afternoon of relaxing while discovering a new hands-on art form can sign up for this special Batik Workshop that is hosted by the Dare County Arts Council.

Helpful Bugs

  • Thursday, August 10th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Visitors can enjoy a special educational outing that will complement any visit to the Elizabethan Gardens with this program that’s designed with young vacationers in mind. “Helpful Bugs” shines a spotlight on some of the most common residents at the gardens, and is an interactive, educational, and fun adventure that kids and parents alike will effortlessly enjoy.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road - Summer Concert Series

  • Friday, August 11th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Enjoy a little live music by some of the best bluegrass talents in the region with a special live concert that’s held on the casual front porch of the Bluegrass Island Trading Co.

Surfing For Autism

  • Friday, August 11th - Saturday, August 12th
Nags Head

Surfing For Autism is an Autism Spectrum Disorder awareness event that uses the beauty of the Outer Banks to provide children with an amazing experience and an opportunity to ride the waves.

Soundside Seining on Hatteras Island

  • Friday, August 11th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Hatteras

Discover a time honored fishing tradition while having a ball with the local wildlife of the Pamlico Sound at this special summertime program that’s hosted by the National Park Service, and which is sure to be a crowd pleaser for kids of all ages.

Youth Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, August 12th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

Let the young anglers in your family enjoy a day of fun and fishing on the water by taking part in the 4th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament in the heart of downtown Manteo.

Badfish - A Tribute To Sublime

  • Saturday, August 12th 5:00 PM - 9:00 AM
Manteo

Sit back and enjoy an evening of killer music while taking in one of the most scenic venues on the Outer Banks with a special performance by “Badfish - A Tribute To Sublime” at the Waterside Theater at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Week of August 14, 2017 - August 20, 2017

Alice Kelly Ladies Billfish Tournament

  • Monday, August 14th
Nags Head

The Alice Kelly Memorial Tournament has been a tradition on the Outer Banks for nearly 30 years, and is one of the most famous offshore fishing tournaments where only the ladies are allowed to compete.

Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament

  • Monday, August 14th - Friday, August 18th
Manteo

Head to the waterfront docks of Manteo to take part in one of the biggest offshore fishing tournaments of the year at the annual Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament.

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Monday, August 14th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Buxton

Spend a day enjoying one of the island’s most popular pastimes with this special and free program that is hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and which shines a spotlight on the joys of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Barrier Island Nature on Ocracoke Island

  • Monday, August 14th 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to take a break from an Ocracoke Village expedition, and to learn a little bit more about what makes the island so unique, with this free talk on Barrier Island Nature that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Ocracoke Island After Dark

  • Monday, August 14th 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island truly sparkles when the sun goes down and the stars come out, and visitors can enjoy an opportunity to take in this stunning landscape by attending the Ocracoke Island After Dark program – a special event that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Sea Turtle “Hatchling” Summer Camp

  • Monday, August 14th - Friday, August 18th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Young explorers can enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with sea turtles at this special day camp that focuses on one of the Outer Banks’ most beloved summertime residents.

Ed Obermeyer Exhibit

  • Saturday, August 5th - Thursday, August 31st
more dates....
Manteo

Enjoy an evening of culture or a month-long peek into the talented works of a local artist with this special exhibit by artist Ed Obermeyer at the Dare County Arts Council headquarters in downtown Manteo.

Backyard Birds

  • Monday, August 14th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Both kids and parents alike will have a ball learning all about the birds that are found in their Outer Banks backyards and beyond at this special program that will illuminate these species with a myriad of hands-on activities. Held at the stunning Elizabethan Gardens, which is a true haven for area birds, this kid-friendly activity is a great way for young visitors to enjoy an outdoor adventure off the beach.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, August 15th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
more dates....
Avon

Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon’s Farmer’s Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.

Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

  • Tuesday, August 15th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
more dates....
Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island was once the home of infamous swashbucklers who pillaged the local shores, and visitors can learn all about these true and utterly fascinating stories by attending the Ocracoke Island: Pirates! Weekly talk in the heart of Ocracoke Village.

Night Sky Over Hatteras

  • Tuesday, August 15th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
more dates....
Buxton

See just how wild the local Hatteras Island environment can be with this unique event that highlights the beauty of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore after dark. The Night Sky Over Hatteras program is held every Tuesday throughout the summer season, and provides an opportunity for visitors to enjoy an evening of stargazing in one of the most scenic and isolated destinations along the East Coast.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Tuesday, August 15th - Wednesday, August 16th 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Turtle Talk

  • Tuesday, August 15th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks serves as the temporary home to hundreds of sea turtles who head to the local beaches every year to lay their eggs, and during this special presentation that’s designed especially for kids, visitors will learn all about how sea turtles embark on this dangerous journey, and the efforts being made to conserve and protect these endangered species.

Let’s Go Crabbing!

  • Tuesday, August 15th 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
more dates....
Manteo

Crabbing is a tradition on the Outer Banks, and during this special activity, visitors will learn all about how to catch these tasty critters along the local sound waters. The “Let’s Go Crabbing!” event is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and is a cool session that will show anglers the ropes of landing a few tasty blue crabs while enjoying the sunny environment.

Happy Otter Hour

  • Tuesday, August 15th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

The river otters are well known as some of the most playful and show-stopping residents of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and during this special event, visitors can go behind the scenes to learn all about these beloved critters.

Fun with Frogs

  • Tuesday, August 15th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Kids who aren’t shy around slimy and jumpy critters will have a blast learning all about these backyard residents at this special program that is hosted by the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island. The “Fun with Frogs” program is designed for the gardens’ youngest visitors, and will feature a world of interactive activities that will make both learning and exploring the site miles of fun.

OBX Pirate Festival

  • Wednesday, August 16th - Thursday, August 17th
Nags Head

Get ready for a pirate invasion on the Outer Banks, courtesy of the two-day OBX Pirate Festival. This festival that will be held next to Jockey’s Ridge State Park in the central Outer Banks town of Nags Head promises plenty of swashbuckling good times and activities, and will be a memorable event for young and old salty visitors alike.

Makers Market on Silver Lake

  • Wednesday, August 16th 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
more dates....
Ocracoke

Head to the busy waterfront of Silver Lake Harbor in the heart of Ocracoke Village for an opportunity to taste the wares of countless vendors from all across the island and the coastal region.

All About Sea Turtles on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, August 16th 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Ocracoke

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is famed for the hundreds of sea turtles that lay their eggs on the area beaches every year, and visiting kids can learn all about these cool creatures with this special presentation that’s designed just for them.

Banker Ponies on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
more dates....
Ocracoke

The Ocracoke Island Pony Pen is a top attraction for visitors exploring this isolated barrier island, and visitors can learn all about these wild horses while having their questions answered by a friendly ranger at this quick but engrossing program that’s free to the public.

Ocracoke History

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
more dates....
Ocracoke

Take a pause from a tour through Ocracoke Village to soak up the centuries of stories and legendary figures that once called this island home with this special weekly presentation on Ocracoke History.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, August 16th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Enjoy a little active fun in the sun while exploring some of the coolest and most scenic corners of the northern Outer Banks with this special running event that’s held every Wednesday in the heart of Corolla.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, August 16th - Friday, August 18th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Red Wolf Howling

  • Wednesday, August 16th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is renowned as a haven for the endangered red wolves, and during this special experience, visitors can get an insider’s perspective of these amazing species.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, August 16th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, August 16th - Friday, August 18th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Birds and Their Adaptations

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Take advantage of a special opportunity to learn about the hundreds of different species that flock to the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – and how they’ve adapted to this wild coastal environment – with this special presentation that’s held in the heart of the southern Outer Banks.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Wednesday, August 16th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

What’s the Catch?

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Young visitors who want to launch a love of fishing can enjoy a fun afternoon along the water at the “What’s the Catch?” fishing event that is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

Breakfast with the Rays

  • Wednesday, August 16th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Manteo

Enjoy a little early morning education while mingling with some of the most famous residents of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island at the seasonal “Breakfast with the Rays” event.

Yoga in the Elizabethan Gardens

  • Wednesday, August 16th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Manteo

Enjoy a yoga class that has one of the most scenic and undeniably relaxing locales on the Outer Banks with the special summertime “Yoga in the Gardens” event that is hosted by the Elizabethan Gardens. Held at their sprawling site in the heart of Roanoke Island, this class is sure to rejuvenate attendees from the inside out, with a stunning setting that will take any visitor’s breath away.

Butterflies!

  • Wednesday, August 16th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Add an extra dose of fun and education for the youngest garden lovers in your party by attending this special summertime event that’s held at the exquisite Elizabethan Gardens. The “Butterflies” is a fun and interactive program that is designed for young visitors, and is free with admission for anyone who pays a visit to this enticing Roanoke Island landmark.

Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, August 17th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
more dates....
Salvo

Enjoy an evening of stargazing in a remote location on Hatteras Island with this special guided program that’s orchestrated by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island event allows visitors to head to a quiet corner of the island shoreline to watch as the sun sets, and the stars come out in a glittering show.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Thursday, August 17th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, August 17th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Who Lives in that Shell?

  • Thursday, August 17th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Have you ever picked up a perfect shell and wondered about who lived in it before it washed up on the shore? Then this special program that is hosted by the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is for you. Held weekly in the summer months, the “Who Lives in that Shell?” presentation will be a favorite activity for beachcombers that will shine a spotlight on the many different organisms that create those natural treasures that wash ashore.

Paddling Around Roanoke Island

  • Thursday, August 17th 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Enjoy an amazing paddle along the sound waters that surround Roanoke Island under the guidance of a trained instructor during this special summertime event that is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island.

Otter Quarters Tour

  • Thursday, August 17th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Visitors who’ve wondered where the otters go when they duck behind the large tank at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island can have all their questions answered and then some at this special tour that puts the aquarium’s otters in the spotlight.

Batik Workshop

  • Thursday, August 17th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Creative Outer Banks visitors who’d like an afternoon of relaxing while discovering a new hands-on art form can sign up for this special Batik Workshop that is hosted by the Dare County Arts Council.

Helpful Bugs

  • Thursday, August 17th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Visitors can enjoy a special educational outing that will complement any visit to the Elizabethan Gardens with this program that’s designed with young vacationers in mind. “Helpful Bugs” shines a spotlight on some of the most common residents at the gardens, and is an interactive, educational, and fun adventure that kids and parents alike will effortlessly enjoy.

Virginia Dare Faire

  • Friday, August 18th 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Manteo

Join The Lost Colony and the National Park Service for a family-friendly special event that celebrates the birthday of one of the most famous residents in the Outer Banks – Virginia Dare.

Virginia Dare Night

  • Friday, August 18th 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Manteo

Once a year, The Lost Colony holds a special performance that commemorates the birthday of the first English Child born in the New World, Virginia Dare, and over the years this unique event has come to be known locally as Virginia Dare Night.

Virginia Dare's Birthday

  • Friday, August 18th 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Manteo

The Elizabethan Gardens celebrates the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the New World, with special discounted rates on admission to the gardens, as well as a wealth of activities that will delight young and old visitors alike.

Soundside Seining on Hatteras Island

  • Friday, August 18th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Hatteras

Discover a time honored fishing tradition while having a ball with the local wildlife of the Pamlico Sound at this special summertime program that’s hosted by the National Park Service, and which is sure to be a crowd pleaser for kids of all ages.

SUPtastic WAVES

  • Saturday, August 19th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rodanthe

Stand-up paddle boarders can test their abilities against local and visiting SUP fans alike at this sunny August event that includes a challenging 8-mile open water race in one of the most famous watersports destinations on the Outer Banks.

Week of August 21, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Monday, August 21st 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Buxton

Spend a day enjoying one of the island’s most popular pastimes with this special and free program that is hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and which shines a spotlight on the joys of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Barrier Island Nature on Ocracoke Island

  • Monday, August 21st 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to take a break from an Ocracoke Village expedition, and to learn a little bit more about what makes the island so unique, with this free talk on Barrier Island Nature that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Ocracoke Island After Dark

  • Monday, August 21st 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island truly sparkles when the sun goes down and the stars come out, and visitors can enjoy an opportunity to take in this stunning landscape by attending the Ocracoke Island After Dark program – a special event that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Let’s Go Crabbing!

  • Monday, August 21st 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Manteo

Crabbing is a tradition on the Outer Banks, and during this special activity, visitors will learn all about how to catch these tasty critters along the local sound waters. The “Let’s Go Crabbing!” event is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and is a cool session that will show anglers the ropes of landing a few tasty blue crabs while enjoying the sunny environment.

Ed Obermeyer Exhibit

  • Saturday, August 5th - Thursday, August 31st
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Manteo

Enjoy an evening of culture or a month-long peek into the talented works of a local artist with this special exhibit by artist Ed Obermeyer at the Dare County Arts Council headquarters in downtown Manteo.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Avon

Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon’s Farmer’s Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.

Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island was once the home of infamous swashbucklers who pillaged the local shores, and visitors can learn all about these true and utterly fascinating stories by attending the Ocracoke Island: Pirates! Weekly talk in the heart of Ocracoke Village.

Night Sky Over Hatteras

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Buxton

See just how wild the local Hatteras Island environment can be with this unique event that highlights the beauty of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore after dark. The Night Sky Over Hatteras program is held every Tuesday throughout the summer season, and provides an opportunity for visitors to enjoy an evening of stargazing in one of the most scenic and isolated destinations along the East Coast.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Tuesday, August 22nd - Wednesday, August 23rd 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Turtle Talk

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks serves as the temporary home to hundreds of sea turtles who head to the local beaches every year to lay their eggs, and during this special presentation that’s designed especially for kids, visitors will learn all about how sea turtles embark on this dangerous journey, and the efforts being made to conserve and protect these endangered species.

Paddling Around Roanoke Island

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Manteo

Enjoy an amazing paddle along the sound waters that surround Roanoke Island under the guidance of a trained instructor during this special summertime event that is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island.

Happy Otter Hour

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

The river otters are well known as some of the most playful and show-stopping residents of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and during this special event, visitors can go behind the scenes to learn all about these beloved critters.

OBX Summer Send Off

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Manteo

Toast the traditional end of the summer season by attending this fun event that will combine music, food, arts, and plenty of fun in the heart of scenic Manteo. The inaugural OBX Summer Send Off will be a celebration of the last week of the summer vacation season, and will feature a wealth of activities that will delight visitors of all ages.

Makers Market on Silver Lake

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Head to the busy waterfront of Silver Lake Harbor in the heart of Ocracoke Village for an opportunity to taste the wares of countless vendors from all across the island and the coastal region.

All About Sea Turtles on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Ocracoke

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is famed for the hundreds of sea turtles that lay their eggs on the area beaches every year, and visiting kids can learn all about these cool creatures with this special presentation that’s designed just for them.

Banker Ponies on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

The Ocracoke Island Pony Pen is a top attraction for visitors exploring this isolated barrier island, and visitors can learn all about these wild horses while having their questions answered by a friendly ranger at this quick but engrossing program that’s free to the public.

Ocracoke History

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Take a pause from a tour through Ocracoke Village to soak up the centuries of stories and legendary figures that once called this island home with this special weekly presentation on Ocracoke History.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Corolla

Enjoy a little active fun in the sun while exploring some of the coolest and most scenic corners of the northern Outer Banks with this special running event that’s held every Wednesday in the heart of Corolla.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, August 23rd - Friday, August 25th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Red Wolf Howling

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is renowned as a haven for the endangered red wolves, and during this special experience, visitors can get an insider’s perspective of these amazing species.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, August 23rd - Friday, August 25th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Birds and Their Adaptations

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Take advantage of a special opportunity to learn about the hundreds of different species that flock to the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – and how they’ve adapted to this wild coastal environment – with this special presentation that’s held in the heart of the southern Outer Banks.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

What’s the Catch?

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

Young visitors who want to launch a love of fishing can enjoy a fun afternoon along the water at the “What’s the Catch?” fishing event that is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

Aquarist for the Day

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Manteo

Ever wonder what it might be like to work with the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island? This special event is your opportunity to find out. Go behind the scenes of the aquarium and help staff prepare for the day’s adventures at “Aquarist for the Day” – an activity that is ideal for budding marine biologists.

Breakfast with the Rays

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Manteo

Enjoy a little early morning education while mingling with some of the most famous residents of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island at the seasonal “Breakfast with the Rays” event.

Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, August 24th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Salvo

Enjoy an evening of stargazing in a remote location on Hatteras Island with this special guided program that’s orchestrated by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island event allows visitors to head to a quiet corner of the island shoreline to watch as the sun sets, and the stars come out in a glittering show.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Thursday, August 24th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, August 24th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Who Lives in that Shell?

  • Thursday, August 24th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Have you ever picked up a perfect shell and wondered about who lived in it before it washed up on the shore? Then this special program that is hosted by the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is for you. Held weekly in the summer months, the “Who Lives in that Shell?” presentation will be a favorite activity for beachcombers that will shine a spotlight on the many different organisms that create those natural treasures that wash ashore.

Otter Quarters Tour

  • Thursday, August 24th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

Visitors who’ve wondered where the otters go when they duck behind the large tank at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island can have all their questions answered and then some at this special tour that puts the aquarium’s otters in the spotlight.

Soundside Seining on Hatteras Island

  • Friday, August 25th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Hatteras

Discover a time honored fishing tradition while having a ball with the local wildlife of the Pamlico Sound at this special summertime program that’s hosted by the National Park Service, and which is sure to be a crowd pleaser for kids of all ages.

Wetlands Walk

  • Friday, August 25th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

Join a naturalist on a journey through the salty marshes and wetlands that border Roanoke Island on this special expedition that will thrill nature lovers of all ages. The Wetlands Walk is a special event that’s held alongside the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and which will highlight all the beautiful scenery and fascinating wildlife that the Outer Banks soundside has to offer.

OBX Wedding Fest

  • Sunday, August 27th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

Couples who are dreaming of a wedding on the Outer Banks will want to make the OBX Wedding Fest their first stop. This full-day wedding fair that’s hosted by the Outer Banks Wedding Association provides access to a wealth of wedding professionals to make planning a destination OBX event a breeze.

Week of August 28, 2017 - September 3, 2017

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Monday, August 28th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Buxton

Spend a day enjoying one of the island’s most popular pastimes with this special and free program that is hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and which shines a spotlight on the joys of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Barrier Island Nature on Ocracoke Island

  • Monday, August 28th 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to take a break from an Ocracoke Village expedition, and to learn a little bit more about what makes the island so unique, with this free talk on Barrier Island Nature that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Ocracoke Island After Dark

  • Monday, August 28th 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island truly sparkles when the sun goes down and the stars come out, and visitors can enjoy an opportunity to take in this stunning landscape by attending the Ocracoke Island After Dark program – a special event that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Let’s Go Crabbing!

  • Monday, August 28th 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Manteo

Crabbing is a tradition on the Outer Banks, and during this special activity, visitors will learn all about how to catch these tasty critters along the local sound waters. The “Let’s Go Crabbing!” event is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and is a cool session that will show anglers the ropes of landing a few tasty blue crabs while enjoying the sunny environment.

Ed Obermeyer Exhibit

  • Saturday, August 5th - Thursday, August 31st
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Manteo

Enjoy an evening of culture or a month-long peek into the talented works of a local artist with this special exhibit by artist Ed Obermeyer at the Dare County Arts Council headquarters in downtown Manteo.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, August 29th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Avon

Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon’s Farmer’s Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.

Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

  • Tuesday, August 29th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island was once the home of infamous swashbucklers who pillaged the local shores, and visitors can learn all about these true and utterly fascinating stories by attending the Ocracoke Island: Pirates! Weekly talk in the heart of Ocracoke Village.

Night Sky Over Hatteras

  • Tuesday, August 29th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Buxton

See just how wild the local Hatteras Island environment can be with this unique event that highlights the beauty of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore after dark. The Night Sky Over Hatteras program is held every Tuesday throughout the summer season, and provides an opportunity for visitors to enjoy an evening of stargazing in one of the most scenic and isolated destinations along the East Coast.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Tuesday, August 29th - Wednesday, August 30th 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Turtle Talk

  • Tuesday, August 29th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks serves as the temporary home to hundreds of sea turtles who head to the local beaches every year to lay their eggs, and during this special presentation that’s designed especially for kids, visitors will learn all about how sea turtles embark on this dangerous journey, and the efforts being made to conserve and protect these endangered species.

Paddling Around Roanoke Island

  • Tuesday, August 29th 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Manteo

Enjoy an amazing paddle along the sound waters that surround Roanoke Island under the guidance of a trained instructor during this special summertime event that is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island.

Happy Otter Hour

  • Tuesday, August 29th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

The river otters are well known as some of the most playful and show-stopping residents of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and during this special event, visitors can go behind the scenes to learn all about these beloved critters.

WRV Outer Banks Pro

  • Wednesday, August 30th - Wednesday, September 6th
Nags Head

Spectators are welcome to hit the sand and watch some of the top surfers in the region and the world compete in this late summer competition that promises to be one of the best live shows on the beach.

Makers Market on Silver Lake

  • Wednesday, August 30th 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Head to the busy waterfront of Silver Lake Harbor in the heart of Ocracoke Village for an opportunity to taste the wares of countless vendors from all across the island and the coastal region.

All About Sea Turtles on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, August 30th 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Ocracoke

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is famed for the hundreds of sea turtles that lay their eggs on the area beaches every year, and visiting kids can learn all about these cool creatures with this special presentation that’s designed just for them.

Banker Ponies on Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

The Ocracoke Island Pony Pen is a top attraction for visitors exploring this isolated barrier island, and visitors can learn all about these wild horses while having their questions answered by a friendly ranger at this quick but engrossing program that’s free to the public.

Ocracoke History

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Take a pause from a tour through Ocracoke Village to soak up the centuries of stories and legendary figures that once called this island home with this special weekly presentation on Ocracoke History.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, August 30th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Corolla

Enjoy a little active fun in the sun while exploring some of the coolest and most scenic corners of the northern Outer Banks with this special running event that’s held every Wednesday in the heart of Corolla.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, August 30th - Thursday, August 31st 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Red Wolf Howling

  • Wednesday, August 30th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is renowned as a haven for the endangered red wolves, and during this special experience, visitors can get an insider’s perspective of these amazing species.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, August 30th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, August 30th - Thursday, August 31st 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Birds and Their Adaptations

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Take advantage of a special opportunity to learn about the hundreds of different species that flock to the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – and how they’ve adapted to this wild coastal environment – with this special presentation that’s held in the heart of the southern Outer Banks.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Wednesday, August 30th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

What’s the Catch?

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Young visitors who want to launch a love of fishing can enjoy a fun afternoon along the water at the “What’s the Catch?” fishing event that is hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

Aquarist for the Day

  • Wednesday, August 30th 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Manteo

Ever wonder what it might be like to work with the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island? This special event is your opportunity to find out. Go behind the scenes of the aquarium and help staff prepare for the day’s adventures at “Aquarist for the Day” – an activity that is ideal for budding marine biologists.

Breakfast with the Rays

  • Wednesday, August 30th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Manteo

Enjoy a little early morning education while mingling with some of the most famous residents of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island at the seasonal “Breakfast with the Rays” event.

BIC SUP One Design Series in Manteo

  • Thursday, August 31st 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

Enjoy an opportunity to learn one of the fastest-growing watersports on the Outer Banks with this special family-friendly and free SUP competition in the heart of downtown Manteo.

Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, August 31st 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
more dates....
Salvo

Enjoy an evening of stargazing in a remote location on Hatteras Island with this special guided program that’s orchestrated by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island event allows visitors to head to a quiet corner of the island shoreline to watch as the sun sets, and the stars come out in a glittering show.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Thursday, August 31st 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, August 31st 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Who Lives in that Shell?

  • Thursday, August 31st 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Have you ever picked up a perfect shell and wondered about who lived in it before it washed up on the shore? Then this special program that is hosted by the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is for you. Held weekly in the summer months, the “Who Lives in that Shell?” presentation will be a favorite activity for beachcombers that will shine a spotlight on the many different organisms that create those natural treasures that wash ashore.

Quarantine Tour

  • Thursday, August 31st 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Manteo

Visitors to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island can enjoy a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of the on-site animal hospital during this special tour that uncovers the first stop for animals who are arriving at the aquarium.

Soundside Seining on Hatteras Island

  • Friday, September 1st 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Hatteras

Discover a time honored fishing tradition while having a ball with the local wildlife of the Pamlico Sound at this special summertime program that’s hosted by the National Park Service, and which is sure to be a crowd pleaser for kids of all ages.

OBX Tribute Rock Concert

  • Saturday, September 2nd 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Manteo

Enjoy one of the biggest concerts of the summer, with three live bands paying tribute to some of the greatest classic rock music of all time, with this special one-night-only show at the Outdoor Pavilion in Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Surf Art Exhibit

  • Saturday, September 2nd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Join the Dare County Arts Council in a celebration of surf art at this exhibit that kicks off with an opening night reception, and which continues with an intricate display of surf-inspired artworks all month long.

Week of September 4, 2017 - September 10, 2017

WRV Outer Banks Pro

  • Wednesday, August 30th - Wednesday, September 6th
Nags Head

Spectators are welcome to hit the sand and watch some of the top surfers in the region and the world compete in this late summer competition that promises to be one of the best live shows on the beach.

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Monday, September 4th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Buxton

Spend a day enjoying one of the island’s most popular pastimes with this special and free program that is hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and which shines a spotlight on the joys of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Barrier Island Nature on Ocracoke Island

  • Monday, September 4th 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to take a break from an Ocracoke Village expedition, and to learn a little bit more about what makes the island so unique, with this free talk on Barrier Island Nature that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Ocracoke Island After Dark

  • Monday, September 4th 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island truly sparkles when the sun goes down and the stars come out, and visitors can enjoy an opportunity to take in this stunning landscape by attending the Ocracoke Island After Dark program – a special event that’s hosted by the National Park Service.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, September 5th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
more dates....
Avon

Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon’s Farmer’s Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.

OBX Arts & Craft Festival

  • Wednesday, September 6th - Thursday, September 7th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Kitty Hawk

Discover a wealth of local talents in a wide array of artistic mediums while enjoying an opportunity to pick up a few one-of-a-kind gifts and souvenirs at the annual OBX Arts & Craft Festival. This festival showcases the amazing creations of more than 25 Outer Banks artists and craftsmen, and is a fine opportunity to find unique and stunning treasures that are homegrown and locally made.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, September 6th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Corolla

Enjoy a little active fun in the sun while exploring some of the coolest and most scenic corners of the northern Outer Banks with this special running event that’s held every Wednesday in the heart of Corolla.

Hatteras Village Invitational

  • Friday, September 8th - Saturday, September 9th
Hatteras

Surf fishing along the shoreline of Hatteras Island is truly unparalleled, and local and vacationing anglers alike can enjoy a full weekend of casting and reeling in the good coastal catches at this fishing tournament that attracts anglers from all around the country.

Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition

  • Saturday, September 9th - Sunday, September 10th
Nags Head

OBSKC is a regional kite competition bringing some of the nation’s best kite fliers right here to our back yard. Come out and join us for 3 days of kite flying fun for the whole family.

Kitty Hawk Kites and the Eastern League Stunt Kite Association will host demos and a competition on the field and a FREE family fun fly day. Enjoy massive display kites flying high, and participate in stunt and power kite lessons given by pros.

Come watch some of the nation’s most talented kite fliers put on world-class displays of artistry and skill with kite flying set to music, synchronized performances, and more.

Week of September 11, 2017 - September 17, 2017

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, September 13th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Corolla

Enjoy a little active fun in the sun while exploring some of the coolest and most scenic corners of the northern Outer Banks with this special running event that’s held every Wednesday in the heart of Corolla.

Outer Banks Triathlon

  • Saturday, September 16th - Sunday, September 17th
Manteo

Athletes and spectators alike are welcome at one of the most spectacular athletic events of the year, the Outer Banks Triathlon. This fast-paced swimming, running, and biking event is renowned for its stunning coastal backdrop, and is quickly becoming one of the most popular triathlons in the southern United States.

ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

  • Sunday, September 17th - Saturday, September 23rd
Nags Head

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the best surfers on the East Coast go head to head at this “grand finale” event that is renowned as one of the best surfing competitions on the Eastern Seaboard.

Week of September 18, 2017 - September 24, 2017

ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

  • Sunday, September 17th - Saturday, September 23rd
Nags Head

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the best surfers on the East Coast go head to head at this “grand finale” event that is renowned as one of the best surfing competitions on the Eastern Seaboard.

Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge

  • Friday, September 22nd - Sunday, September 24th
Waves

Bring your rods and reels and discover how incredible the fishing on the Outer Banks can be when the temps cool and the fall season rolls around by signing up for the Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge. This popular fishing tournament that’s now in its second year takes place all across the islands, and allows anglers to pick a favorite spot, cast a line, and hopefully reel in a few big catches, as well as a few hefty cash prizes, along the way.

Week of September 25, 2017 - October 1, 2017

Artrageous Art Extravaganza

  • Monday, September 25th
Kill Devil Hills

At the annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza, everyone can enjoy a little hands-on creativity with lots of interactive displays, live demos, and fun artistic activities for the young and the young at heart. The family-friendly environment features regionally acclaimed artists showing and selling their works, as well as plenty of food vendors and live music throughout the event. Proceeds from the day-long festival go to benefit the Artrageous Scholarship Fund, cultural arts programs in the Outer Banks community, and art education programs in the Dare County Schools. For a celebration that is sure to appeal to all the art lovers In the family, the Artrageous Art Extravaganza is not to be missed.

The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival

  • Friday, September 29th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Manteo

Food, drink, and history are all deliciously combined at The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival – a unique two-day event that features plenty of decadent tastes and fun for foodies of all varieties.

Week of October 2, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival

  • Wednesday, October 4th - Saturday, October 7th
Manteo

The music lasts from around 11:00 a.m. until midnight, with several dozen musicians sharing the stage. Attendees are encouraged to purchase both tickets and lodgings well in advance, as despite its off-season timing, this event tends to fill up fast. If your dream idea of a vacation involves laying back in your most comfortable beach chair and taking in the best bluegrass acts the region has to offer, then you'll definitely want to set an October weekend aside for a vacation for the Outer Banks newest, and potentially most popular local festivals, the Bluegrass Festival.

Duck Jazz Festival

  • Saturday, October 7th 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Duck

The Duck Jazz Festival is quickly becoming one of the most beloved music events in the northern Outer Banks, and this October’s event promises to be better than ever with a great line-up of talented jazz musicians from all across the region and beyond.

Week of October 16, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Wings Over Water

  • Tuesday, October 17th - Sunday, October 22nd
Rodanthe

The Outer Banks, and the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in particular, is known as one of the best bird watching destinations in the world, and the annual Wings Over Water celebrates this distinction like no other local festival. The weeklong event, which is being held each October, features a wide range of educational programs, lectures, and opportunities to meet and greet with fellow birders. During this year's festival, attendees will also have the opportunity to go on guided birding trips, attend art and photography workshops, take a tram or kayak tour of National Wildlife Refuge, visit an ancient maritime forest, and much, much more. A complete schedule can be found online at the organization's website, and attendees should note that some programs do cost a small fee of roughly $20 - $25 dollars.

Capital City Four Wheelers Surf Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, October 21st - Sunday, October 22nd
Hatteras

The group which hosts the tournament, Capitol City Four Wheelers, is based out of Virginia and is always looking for new members who love and promote safe 4WD accessible driving. For an October surf fishing tournament that revolves around driving along the incredible beaches of Hatteras Island, the Capitol City Surf Fishing Tournament is certainly one to watch.

Outer Banks Seafood Festival

  • Saturday, October 21st
Nags Head

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is rapidly becoming one of the highlights of the fall season, with plenty of fresh seafood, storytelling, and activities to keep everyone fully entertained. This all-day event takes place at the waterfront Event Site in Nags Head, and is free to the public. Highlights include a Kids' Zone, live music throughout the day, boat exhibits, cooking demonstrations, "Fish House" Olympic events, and much more. Vendors will be on hand offering plenty of local fare to sample and enjoy, from local arts and crafts to hot clam chowder and ice cold raw oysters. Celebrate the heritage of the Outer Banks seafood industry, and enjoy this educational and thoroughly entertaining event.

Week of October 23, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Manteo Wooden Boat Show

  • Monday, October 23rd
Manteo

Enjoy a day at the Manteo waterfront and see wooden boats displayed in the water and on the grounds of the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum. Registration is open to allowner built or restored and professionally built or restored wooden boats, including power, sail, and row or paddle. All proceeds help with our youth sailing program. Enjoy wooden boats displayed in the water and on the grounds of the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum.

NCBBA Red Drum Tournament

  • Wednesday, October 25th - Saturday, October 28th
Nags Head

Open to everyone, and historically one of the most popular and well-loved surf fishing tournaments on the beach, the original Red Drum Tournament may have a new name and a new organizer, but it is still one of the best reasons for anglers in-the-know to make an October visit to the Outer Banks.

Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree

  • Friday, October 27th - Sunday, October 29th
Ocracoke

Come to Ocracoke for a Pirate Halloween! The Ocracoke Pirate Jamboree is an annual, two-day event is highlighted by an all-day, family friendly, Pirate Encampment by Blackbeard's Pirate Crew on Ocracoke. Come see what Pirate Life was truly like in this true to life 17th and 18th encampment. Wear your costumes and enjoy activities such as: a Scallywag School for Kids, Strolling Minstrels, Sword Fights, Black Powder Demonstrations, The Pirate Bazaar, Beer Gardens, and lots of other Pirate activities. The Event culminates with a 3 Ship Pirate Battle on Silver Lake - watch the cannons roar as Black Beard meets his fate. Plus, many of other Halloween Activities to enjoy throughout the weekend.

Outer Banks Brewtag

  • Saturday, October 28th
Nags Head

Flying kegs, a beer garden featuring over 20 local and regional beers, kids zone featuring arts and crafts and a mechanical shark, live music, local food vendors … you can’t ask for much more! OBX Brewtag is presented by Kitty Hawk Kites, The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, and BrewThru with the proceeds benefitting The Rogallo Foundation. This third annual only-on-the-OBX celebration of flight and beer is not to be missed!

Week of November 6, 2017 - November 12, 2017

Week of November 20, 2017 - November 26, 2017

22nd Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot

  • Thursday, November 23rd 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duck

Start a Thanksgiving holiday by participating in one of the Northern Outer Banks’ favorite traditions – the Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot. This event which is now in its 22nd year attracts visitors and locals alike who want to run, walk or “trot” before diving into their afternoon Thanksgiving feast.

Week of November 27, 2017 - December 3, 2017

Duck Yuletide Celebration

  • Saturday, December 2nd
Duck

Back by popular demand, the Town of Duck invites visitors and locals alike to help them ring in the holiday season with this weekend-long celebration of all things festive. Local shops and merchants will keep their doors open late for holiday shoppers, and local restaurants will sponsor a Tapas crawl. The town green will be honored with a special visit by Santa, and visitors can enjoy a full afternoon and evening filled with live music, sing-alongs, and the lighting of the town's official "Crab Pot Tree." For a celebration that is miles wide and boosts the holiday spirit of everyone in the community, the Duck Yuletide Celebration is not to be missed.

Paradise Fun Park

Paradise Fun Park

Off the beach, one of the best activities for groups to enjoy in the Outer Banks is mini golf, bumper cars or Go-Karts. Thankfully, Paradise Fun Park offers all three activities! Paradise Fun Park offers exciting outdoor activities that kids and adults of all ages can enjoy together. Families flock to Paradise Fun Park for a fun-filled day of putting competition. Grab a scorecard, select a ball and putter and get to the green! Paradise Fun Park offers a challenging variety of putting greens for hours of entertainment. Be sure to keep score and crown your group champion.