This Week's Highlights

This Week

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.

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.

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, August 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.

Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, August 17th 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 17th 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. 

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, August 16th - Friday, August 18th 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, August 17th 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 17th 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, August 16th - Friday, August 18th 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.

Paddling Around Roanoke Island

  • Thursday, August 17th 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.

Otter Quarters Tour

  • Thursday, August 17th 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.

Sea Turtle “Hatchling” Summer Camp

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

Batik Workshop

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

Ed Obermeyer Exhibit

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

Helpful Bugs

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

Dixie’s World Exhibit

  • Thursday, June 29th - Saturday, September 30th
Hatteras

Discover a bygone era of Hatteras Island beauty with this stunning collection of watercolors, photographs, and more, that will be on display throughout the summer season and beyond at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

August Artifact of the Month: Silver Lifesaving Medal

  • Tuesday, August 1st - Thursday, August 31st
Hatteras

Every month, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum hosts a special artifact on display that’s not normally seen by public eyes. For the month of August, visitors can admire a silver lifesaving medal from the Museum’s collection, which is an ideal representation of the heroes that protected the coastline for centuries.

Paint A Mustang!

  • Thursday, August 17th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Corolla

Enjoy a day of crafting while supporting a wonderful cause that’s close to many northern Outer Banks visitors’ hearts at this special weekly summertime event that’s ideal for imaginative kids. The “Paint a Mustang” activity allows kids to pay a colorful tribute to these wild local residents, while enjoying a day of creating a unique memento that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Tea Tasting

  • Thursday, August 17th 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Duck

Take a tour of the world without ever leaving the picturesque Outer Banks town of Duck with this unique tea tasting that will appeal to brew lovers of all tastes. During this unique exploration, patrons will have the opportunity to try out a variety of different flavors to find the tea blend that’s perfect for their taste buds.

Molasses Creek at Deep Creek Theater

  • Thursday, August 17th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Visitors to Ocracoke will want to keep Thursday night open for this famous show that has been a tradition for regular Ocracoke vacationers for year. Molasses Creek is a famed folk band that is based in Ocracoke, and their weekly performance at the Deep Creek Theater is a must-see event for music lovers of all ages.

Hackensaw Boys

  • Thursday, August 17th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Avon

Make a date to head to one of the hottest venues on Hatteras Island for this toe-tapping performance by one of the bluegrass music scene’s favorite bands. The Hackensaw Boys have been pickin’ and jamming for nearly 20 years, and their amazing music that’s brimming with a myriad of roots influences is sure to have everyone on their feet and dancing the night away.

Tissue Paper Seascapes

  • Thursday, August 17th 4:00 PM
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Avon

Want to discover a unique new way to get crafty while enjoying a break from the beach, or a fun excursion on that rare Hatteras Island rainy day? Then you’ll want to sign up for the wholly unique and undeniably fun Tissue Paper Seascapes class at Studio 12.

Wine tasting at Zillie's Island Pantry

  • Thursday, August 17th 6:00 PM
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Ocracoke

End a long and busy day on the Ocracoke shoreline with a relaxing wine tasting that will have everyone in the party salivating for more. Held at Zillie's Island Pantry – a favorite destination for local and eclectic flavors – these Thursday and Friday evening

BUOY Bingo - Nautical Charts and Navigation

  • Thursday, August 17th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ocracoke

Budding sailors of all ages can learn the basics of how to navigate the endless waters that surround Ocracoke Island during this special educational talk that will delight visitors of all ages. The BUOY Bingo - Nautical Charts and Navigation program is a summertime event that combines facts, figures, games, and a little crafting to garner an education on what it takes to explore the local waters off of Ocracoke Inlet.

Porch Talk at the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum

  • Thursday, August 17th 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ocracoke

Sitting on a local island porch and engaging in a bit of conversation or storytelling is an Ocracoke Island tradition that has lasted throughout the centuries, and during this special summertime event at the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum, visitors can easily join in the fun. Hosted by a roster of famed locals, historians, musicians, and a myriad of area experts, these free “porch talks” that are wide open to public are a perfect opportunity to learn something new while enjoying the atmosphere of laid-back Ocracoke Village.

Blind Tastings Thursdays

  • Thursday, August 17th 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Duck

Relax after a long and busy beach at this unique weekly event that inspires a culinary imagination. Held at the Spice and Tea Exchange, Blind Tastings Thursdays serve as a delicious opportunity to sample a world of flavors without ever leaving the small town of Duck.

Kids Fishing Frenzy Tournament

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

Young Hatteras Island visitors who love heading to the Avon Fishing Pier to cast a line will want to sign up for the Kids Fishing Frenzy Tournament – a weekly summertime fishing tournament that will inspire visitors of all ages to foster a love of fishing on the Outer Banks.

The Trongone Band – Concert on the Green

  • Thursday, August 17th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Duck,

Head to the heart of Duck for this special one-night-only performance by one of the most talented bands on the regional Americana music scene. The Trongone Band is renowned for their classic rock and soul style, and their wide range of talents and roster of favorite songs will have everyone in the party on their feet, singing and dancing along.

Hula Hoop and Play

  • Thursday, August 17th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Duck

Get outside and get active with this special class that will engage family members of all ages. Designed around the hula hoop and all the things you can do with this classic toy, Hula Hoop and Play is a great way for kids to enjoy a jolt of energy in one of the prettiest locales in the town of Duck.

All About Turtles on Hatteras Island

  • Tuesday, August 15th - Friday, August 18th 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Buxton

Discover the story behind one of the Outer Banks’ most famous visitors at this special free talk that will engage nature fans of all ages. Sponsored by the National Park Service and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the “All About Turtles” session is a fun way to take a break from exploring the beach, and to learn something new about these summertime vacationers that flock to the Outer Banks year after year.

Barrier Island Dynamics on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, July 27th - Monday, September 4th 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Buxton

From the unique range of species that call the Outer Banks home, to the rows of beach houses perched along the shore, virtually everyone and everything abides by the changing nature of the barrier islands on the Outer Banks. Learn all about how different species adapt and survive – as well as how the islands continually change – via this short but engaging session that shines a spotlight on a unique and ever-present aspect of the Outer Banks.

War on Hatteras on Hatteras Island

  • Tuesday, August 15th - Friday, August 18th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Buxton

From the Civil War to World War II, Hatteras Island has had an unusual but undeniable role to play in a myriad of major American wars and conflicts. Visitors can learn all about this fascinating and unusual history at the War on Hatteras on Hatteras Island Talk – a special program that sheds new light on a few unique chapters of local and national history.

Light Station Talk on Hatteras Island

  • Wednesday, July 26th - Monday, September 4th 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Buxton

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is renowned as one of the most famous attractions on the Outer Banks, and during this brief but engaging talk, visitors can learn all about its significance and unique background before or after a climb to the top of this iconic local structure.

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – Andy Beningo With Kate Brindle

  • Tuesday, August 15th - Thursday, August 17th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Enjoy an evening of laughs at one of the Outer Banks’ favorite destinations for after-hours entertainment with this special three-day-only performance by the popular and widely acclaimed Andy Beningo. Named the “Best Comedian” by the Detroit Metro Times, this popular comedic talent will be bringing his unique style to the Outer Banks Comedy Club, which is renowned as the Outer Banks’ best local spot for laugh-out-loud entertainment.

Fairy Houses - Pottery Class

  • Thursday, August 17th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Avon

Take a break from the wide and sandy beaches and dive into a crafty morning with this unique and magical pottery class that will lead to imaginative creations across the board. The Fairy Houses - Pottery Class will show students how to create a stunning ceramic fairy house to take home as a treasured souvenir and a truly personal work of art.

BIC SUP One Design Series - Waves Village Watersports

  • Thursday, August 17th 9:00 AM
Rodanthe

Unleash a love of watersports while enjoying a lightly competitive race in one of the prettiest soundfront corners of northern Hatteras Island with this family-friendly event that puts the buzz-worthy sport of paddleboarding in the spotlight.

Water Aerobics at the Club Hatteras Pool

  • Thursday, August 17th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Avon

Enjoy a little light activity that will get your day off to a sunny start with this weekly water aerobics class that’s held in one of the largest outdoor pools on Hatteras Island. Held in the town of Avon, this fun and engaging class is a great way for visitors and locals alike to enjoy a little in-the-pool exercise that’s both refreshing and effortlessly easy to enjoy.

Yoga By The Beach

  • Thursday, August 17th 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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Avon

Start a sunny Hatteras Island day off right with a little energized workout that’s just steps away from the cool breezes of the Atlantic Ocean. The Yoga By The Beach event is a weekly event throughout the late summer months that will have everyone inhaling and exhaling that fresh salt air with ease.

NEST Training: Orientation & Natural History

  • Thursday, August 17th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Corolla

Visitors and locals alike who adore sea turtles and who want to help these beloved critters along the Outer Banks can learn all about the practices and steps required to become a NEST volunteer at the NEST Training: Orientation & Natural History session in the northern Outer Banks.

NEST Training: Nest Sitting

  • Thursday, August 17th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Corolla

Visitors and locals who are fascinated with the area’s seasonal sea turtles and who want an opportunity to help these part-time residences on their journey back to the Atlantic Ocean can learn all about the process for volunteers at the NEST Training: Nest Sitting 201 training course. Held at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in the northern Outer Banks town of Corolla, this session will give NEST volunteers the skills they need to play an active and unforgettable role in the 2017 sea turtle hatching season.

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
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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.

Meet a Mustang!

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

Make an unforgettable memory for the youngest visitors in your vacationing party with this unique opportunity to meet an actual “representative” of the famed wild horses of the Currituck Banks. This weekly summer event, which is hosted by the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, allows kids and adults alike to get “up close and personal” with a wild mustang, while learning all about a wonderful and worthy local cause.

Scott Sechman at Coastal Provisions

  • Friday, August 18th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Southern Shores

Unwind after a long and busy day at the beach with a little live music in one of the most inviting atmospheres in Southern Shores with this special performance by favorite local artist Scott Sechman.

Sea Glass Jewelry

  • Friday, August 18th - Friday, August 25th 10:00 AM
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Avon

Discover how to turn those delicate treasures found along the Hatteras Island shore into a veritable work of art with this uniquely cool class that will be an unforgettable activity during any Hatteras Island vacation. The Sea Glass Jewelry class is one of the most popular classes offered by Studio 12, and is sure to be an amazing experience that results in a gorgeous piece of jewelry that visitors will treasure for years to come.

Ocracoke Fig Festival

  • Friday, August 18th - Saturday, August 19th
Ocracoke

Take a stroll along any shaded street in Ocracoke village and you’ll naturally notice the town’s love of all-things fig. Fig trees are everywhere in this coastal town, and during this annual celebration, visitors and locals alike can celebrate the fig through a myriad of  music, dancing, history, activities, and of course, plenty of fig goodies.

What Floats Your Boat? - Skipjack Wilma Lee Dockside Talk

  • Friday, August 18th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ocracoke

Join the crew of the iconic Skipjack Wilma Lee for a fun and educational adventure in the heart of Ocracoke village. During this special morning session in the summertime, visitors will learn all about this ship from the inside out, as well as the mechanics that make the historic vessel – and other boats that flock to Silver Lake Harbor – stay afloat in rough and calm local waters.

Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum Tour

  • Friday, August 18th 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ocracoke

Visitors can delve deep into a historic home turned museum with this special tour that uncovers centuries of history in the heart of Ocracoke Village. The Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum, which is housed within a local landmark, features a wealth of materials and exhibits, and visitors can get “behind the displays” to learn the stories behind these incredible local artifacts.

Talking Sticks at the Frisco Native American Museum

  • Friday, August 18th
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Frisco

Head to one of the most beloved museums in the southern Outer Banks on a summertime Friday for an opportunity to dive deeper into Native American culture. The Frisco Native American Museum hosts a special program on “Talking Sticks” every week, which allows kids (and adults) of all ages to discover something new through a hands-on and educational event.

Hatteras Island Original Inhabitants: the Croatoans

  • Friday, August 18th
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Frisco

The Frisco Native American Museum and History Center is well known as a unique and fascinating destination for southern Outer Banks visitors, and on Fridays, explorers can make a visit to this destination even more special through an inside look into Hatteras island’s original inhabitants, the Croatan Native Americans.

Preschool Young Naturalist Program

  • Friday, August 18th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manteo

Let the kids enjoy a morning of fun and exploring at this special and free program that’s offered by the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuges. The Preschool Young Naturalist Program incited the youngest visitors and locals to discover something new about the local Outer Banks environment through hands-in activities, a light area walk, and a lot of fun and learning.

Story Time

  • Friday, August 18th 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Duck

Enjoy a relaxed activity in the heart of Duck that the youngest members of the vacationing party will adore with this special event that’s designed with little visitors in mind. The Story Time is a short but engaging story hour that’s held in the heart of Duck, and which combines a peaceful setting with a great book to effortlessly fun results.

Outer Banks Bird Walk on Ocracoke Island

  • Friday, August 18th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Ocracoke

Take a respite from the amazing shops, restaurants, and attractions of Ocracoke Island and enjoy an opportunity to discover the wild side of this southern Outer Banks destination with this special program that’s hosted by the National Park Service. The Outer Banks Bird Walk will introduce visitors to the hundreds of species that visit these shores on a regular basis, and will be an enlightening event that will engage nature fans of all ages.

Brewery Tour

  • Friday, August 18th 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Kill Devil Hills

Get a little beer education on the ins and outs of the brewing process while sampling a collection of homegrown brews that were created in the heart of the Outer Banks with this special brewery tour that will entice and engage beer lovers everywhere.

Ghost & Historic Walking Tour

  • Friday, August 18th 7:30 PM
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Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to learn all about the fascinating and centuries-long history of Ocracoke Island with this special tour that is led by lifelong locals who know all the secrets of this unique southern Outer Banks Island. The Ghost & Historic Walking Tour is a unique tour that is held throughout the summertime and early fall months, and which showcases the mysterious legends and stories that this island is famous for.

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.

Maker’s Market

  • Saturday, August 19th 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Jarvisburg,

Sample a cornucopia of local artisans and craftsmen, farmers, and other homegrown vendors at this local market that brings the best talents of Currituck County to a central location in the heart of the Inner Banks. Held weekly at the grounds of The Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg, this summertime market serves as an introduction to the wealth of goodies that are available just off the beaches of the Outer Banks.

Hurricane Alley on Hatteras Island

  • Saturday, August 19th - Monday, August 21st 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Buxton

Because of its location that is literally 30 miles in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Hatteras Island can be a magnet for the seasonal hurricanes that can pay the East Coast a late summer or fall visit. During this educational session that is hosted by the National Park Service, visitors will learn all about the threat of hurricanes while uncovering one of the most treacherous yet fascinating aspects of the local Outer Banks landscape.

National Aviation Day

  • Saturday, August 19th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Kill Devil Hills

First proclaimed on August 19, 1939, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, National Aviation Day is a celebration of Orville Wright’s birth date, and is a fun-filled event at the Wright Brothers National Memorial that visitors of all ages will enjoy.

 

Hatteras Fish Fry

  • Saturday, August 19th 5:00 PM
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Hatteras

Discover the coastal flavors of the southern Outer Banks with this local fish fry that puts fresh catches and plenty of tasty sides in the spotlight. The weekly Hatteras Fish Fry has become a tradition for long-time vacationers and locals alike, and is a delicious opportunity to sample the great coastal fare that this barrier island shoreline is renowned for.

Dragon Hunters

  • Saturday, August 19th 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Corolla

Young and old visitors alike will be fascinated with this special educational session that’s held at one of the most scenic destinations along the Outer Banks – the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in the heart of Corolla. Dragon Hunters will lead explorers on an expedition for the beloved dragonflies that frequent the wild landscape, and will be an unforgettable and fun event that visitors of all ages will adore.

Ghost Crab Quest

  • Sunday, August 20th 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Kill Devil Hills

Discover how beautiful the local beaches can be after hours with this special weekly event that puts the elusive resident ghost crabs in the spotlight. With the help of experienced guides, kids and adults will go on the “hunt” for these critters while enjoying a fun night out on the beach in the heart of 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
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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 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
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.

Dixie’s World Exhibit

  • Thursday, June 29th - Saturday, September 30th
Hatteras

Discover a bygone era of Hatteras Island beauty with this stunning collection of watercolors, photographs, and more, that will be on display throughout the summer season and beyond at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

August Artifact of the Month: Silver Lifesaving Medal

  • Tuesday, August 1st - Thursday, August 31st
Hatteras

Every month, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum hosts a special artifact on display that’s not normally seen by public eyes. For the month of August, visitors can admire a silver lifesaving medal from the Museum’s collection, which is an ideal representation of the heroes that protected the coastline for centuries.

Rip Current Hazards And Beach Safety Training

  • Monday, August 21st 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Buxton

Hatteras Island visitors can start their vacation with a dose of education and essential information on swimming along the sunny local beaches with this brief but informative session on rip current hazards and other beach safety considerations.

Sea Glass Jewelry

  • Friday, August 18th - Friday, August 25th 10:00 AM
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Avon

Discover how to turn those delicate treasures found along the Hatteras Island shore into a veritable work of art with this uniquely cool class that will be an unforgettable activity during any Hatteras Island vacation. The Sea Glass Jewelry class is one of the most popular classes offered by Studio 12, and is sure to be an amazing experience that results in a gorgeous piece of jewelry that visitors will treasure for years to come.

Kids Fishing Frenzy Tournament

  • Monday, August 21st - Friday, August 25th
Avon

Young Hatteras Island visitors who love heading to the Avon Fishing Pier to cast a line will want to sign up for the Kids Fishing Frenzy Tournament – a weekly summertime fishing tournament that will inspire visitors of all ages to foster a love of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Barrier Island Dynamics on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, July 27th - Monday, September 4th 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Buxton

From the unique range of species that call the Outer Banks home, to the rows of beach houses perched along the shore, virtually everyone and everything abides by the changing nature of the barrier islands on the Outer Banks. Learn all about how different species adapt and survive – as well as how the islands continually change – via this short but engaging session that shines a spotlight on a unique and ever-present aspect of the Outer Banks.

Light Station Talk on Hatteras Island

  • Wednesday, July 26th - Monday, September 4th 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Buxton

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is renowned as one of the most famous attractions on the Outer Banks, and during this brief but engaging talk, visitors can learn all about its significance and unique background before or after a climb to the top of this iconic local structure.

Crabbing with a Ranger on Ocracoke Island

  • Monday, August 21st 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Ocracoke

The local waters that border the Outer Banks are filled with tasty blue crabs that flock to the barrier island shorelines, and during this special program that’s offered by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, visitors will learn all about these critters and will try their hand at scooping them up out of the sound.

Hurricane Alley on Hatteras Island

  • Saturday, August 19th - Monday, August 21st 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Buxton

Because of its location that is literally 30 miles in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Hatteras Island can be a magnet for the seasonal hurricanes that can pay the East Coast a late summer or fall visit. During this educational session that is hosted by the National Park Service, visitors will learn all about the threat of hurricanes while uncovering one of the most treacherous yet fascinating aspects of the local Outer Banks landscape.

Sea Glass Wrapping Workshop

  • Monday, August 21st 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Manteo

Turn your collection of sea glass treasures found on recent beachcombing excursions into wearable works of art with this special class that is hosted by the Dare County Arts Council. Using small and colorful bits of sea glass, students will learn the basics of wrapping design to create stunning pendants and pieces of jewelry that will sparkle for years to come.

Brew and Arts

  • Monday, August 21st 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Kill Devil Hills

Discover just how tempting the combination of beer and arts can be with this special event at the Outer Banks Brewing Station that will entice brew lovers, shoppers, and art fans alike. The summertime Brew and Arts gathering features a myriad of unique works that can’t be found anywhere else, as well as plenty of refreshing drinks available on tap to keep the summer heat at bay.

Brewery Tour

  • Monday, August 21st 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Kill Devil Hills

Get a little beer education on the ins and outs of the brewing process while sampling a collection of homegrown brews that were created in the heart of the Outer Banks with this special brewery tour that will entice and engage beer lovers everywhere.

Solar Eclipse Party

  • Monday, August 21st 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Nags Head

On August 21, Outer Banks visitors and residents will be treated to one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer – the 2017 solar eclipse. Visitors who want to amp up their viewing fun can ring in the occasion by attending the Solar Eclipse Party, which will be held at one of the tallest vantage points in the central Outer Banks, Jockey’s Ridge State Park.

Kids Days at The Lost Colony

  • Monday, August 21st 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Manteo

Make a family evening out even more memorable with this special pre-show event that takes place in the heart of Manteo. Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days at The Lost Colony is a great opportunity for kids to expend a little energy and have a ball, before catching one of the most acclaimed outdoor dramas in the country.

Fly Tying Workshop

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

Whether you are an expert at casting in the shallow waters of the Currituck Sound, or want to learn a little introductory info to get your fishing expeditions started, you’re sure to enjoy this free class that’s held at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in the town of Corolla. The Fly Tying Workshop will show all anglers ages 14 and up the art of creating different types of flies, and will share a suite of information as well as a unique skill set that will make fishing expeditions even more enjoyable for years to come.

Citizen Science Series: Eclipse BioBlitz

  • Monday, August 21st 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Corolla

For generations, researchers, scientists and everyday observers have reported unusual behavior in plants and animals in the moments leading up to a solar eclipse, and on this August 21 event, visitors can record their own observations to see if these varying theories are indeed true. Held at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, the unique Citizen Science Series: Eclipse BioBlitz is an opportunity to explore the local wildlife in a truly once-in-a-lifetime environment and atmosphere.

Art of Fish Printing Workshop

  • Monday, August 21st 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Corolla

Artistically inclined visitors will have a ball learning about a unique art form that combines ancient techniques with a resource that’s common along the Northern Outer Banks – namely, fish. The Art of Fish Printing workshop gives crafty attendees an opportunity to discover a new talent, and to create a unique masterpiece to take home and enjoy well after a vacation is over.

NEST Training: Orientation & Natural History

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

Visitors and locals alike who adore sea turtles and who want to help these beloved critters along the Outer Banks can learn all about the practices and steps required to become a NEST volunteer at the NEST Training: Orientation & Natural History session in the northern Outer Banks.

NEST Training: Nest Sitting

  • Monday, August 21st 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Corolla

Visitors and locals who are fascinated with the area’s seasonal sea turtles and who want an opportunity to help these part-time residences on their journey back to the Atlantic Ocean can learn all about the process for volunteers at the NEST Training: Nest Sitting 201 training course. Held at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in the northern Outer Banks town of Corolla, this session will give NEST volunteers the skills they need to play an active and unforgettable role in the 2017 sea turtle hatching season.

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.

Salty Dawgs Lecture Series: Sand: Hold a Mountain in Your Hand

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

It’s everywhere on Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks, but it’s often something that we overlook and / or know very little about: It’s sand, and it’s the star of the show at this special lecture that’s hosted by the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Surf And Sounds Chamber Music Series - Southern Shores

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Southern Shores

Take a break from the bustling beach, and take advantage of an opportunity to hear a group of acclaimed musicians who will perform a series of famed classical music selections at this special concert that will thrill music lovers everywhere.

Tuesday Craft Fair at the Magnolia Market Place

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Manteo

Head to the heart of downtown Manteo for a shopping experience that highlights the talented artists and craftsmen of the region. The Tuesday Craft Fair at the Magnolia Market Place is a summertime event that is held every week, and which features an array of unique crafts and artworks that are a celebration of the coastal Outer Banks environment.

Kids Make Your Own Pizza

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 11:00 AM
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Corolla

Take a break from the kitchen and let the kids put their culinary skills to work at this special event that’s designed for young chefs and their families. Held at one of the area’s popular Pizzerias, this special activity will be a great family-oriented event that vacationers of all ages will adore.

Brews and Bags Cornhole Tournament

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Avon

Hatteras Island visitors on the hunt for a chill spot to enjoy a break from the beach can head to the centrally located Pangea Tavern in the heart of Avon village for a full afternoon and evening of good drinks and plenty of fun. The Brews and Bags Cornhole Tournament is a weekly event that’s held all summer long, and which will entice beer lovers and game fans alike to unwind in a sunny and nicely casual beach environment.

Paint A Beach Scene on Pottery

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 4:00 PM
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Avon

Relax with an afternoon of exploring your creative side with this special class that’s held at one of the best destinations on Hatteras Island for creatively inclined vacationers. The Paint A Beach Scene on Pottery class combines the stunning coastal environment with a cool and wholly unique project to allow everyone to create their own memento of a picturesque vacation on the beach.

Pint Night at Trio

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 5:00 PM
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Kitty Hawk

Unwind after a long and busy day on the beach with a stop at this cool central Outer Banks destination that’s known for its great drinks and relaxed atmosphere. On Tuesdays, Trio in Kitty Hawk features a new brew that’s tapped at 5:00 p.m., and all visitors who want to try the featured beer will treated to a free souvenir pint glass.

Taste It Tuesdays

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Duck

Whet an appetite for a variety of local and regional fare with this special weekly tasting that puts Outer Banks flavors in the spotlight. Taste It Tuesdays presents a wide array of wines, micro-brews, snacks, dips, accoutrements, and more, which will leave any food lover wanting more.

Yoga on the Green

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 7:30 AM
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Duck,

Greet another sunny day along the beach with a smile and a stretch with the weekly Yoga on the Green classes that are open to visitors of all skill levels. Held throughout the summer and early fall months, these weekly classes are a great way for newcomers and longtime visitors alike to discover the beauty of the heart of Duck while enjoying a morning Yoga session that is sure to leave all attendees feeling energized and ready to start the day.

All About Turtles on Hatteras Island

  • Tuesday, August 22nd - Friday, August 25th 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Buxton

Discover the story behind one of the Outer Banks’ most famous visitors at this special free talk that will engage nature fans of all ages. Sponsored by the National Park Service and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the “All About Turtles” session is a fun way to take a break from exploring the beach, and to learn something new about these summertime vacationers that flock to the Outer Banks year after year.

War on Hatteras on Hatteras Island

  • Tuesday, August 22nd - Friday, August 25th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Buxton

From the Civil War to World War II, Hatteras Island has had an unusual but undeniable role to play in a myriad of major American wars and conflicts. Visitors can learn all about this fascinating and unusual history at the War on Hatteras on Hatteras Island Talk – a special program that sheds new light on a few unique chapters of local and national history.

Mugs & Bowls – Pottery Class

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Avon

Head to one of the most charming galleries in Avon to expand your own creative talents with this fun and relaxed crafting class that’s ideal for both beginners and experts. The Mugs & Bowls – Pottery Class will teach students the art of creating functional pottery though clay, patterns, textures, and other methods to create a unique souvenir or two that visitors won’t soon forget.

Water Aerobics at the Club Hatteras Pool

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Avon

Enjoy a little light activity that will get your day off to a sunny start with this weekly water aerobics class that’s held in one of the largest outdoor pools on Hatteras Island. Held in the town of Avon, this fun and engaging class is a great way for visitors and locals alike to enjoy a little in-the-pool exercise that’s both refreshing and effortlessly easy to enjoy.

Cornhole Tournament

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 5:30 PM
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Hatteras

Test your cornhole skills in one of the prettiest spots on the southern edge of Hatteras Island with this weekly event that will provide hours of entertainment for visitors and locals alike. The Teach’s Lair Marina weekly Cornhole Tournament is an opportunity for visitors to enjoy a little fun off the beach, and has become a popular tradition for folks who want to get their game on with a pretty waterfront sunset in the background.

Ghost & Historic Walking Tour

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 7:30 PM
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Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to learn all about the fascinating and centuries-long history of Ocracoke Island with this special tour that is led by lifelong locals who know all the secrets of this unique southern Outer Banks Island. The Ghost & Historic Walking Tour is a unique tour that is held throughout the summertime and early fall months, and which showcases the mysterious legends and stories that this island is famous for.

Fishing the Sound

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
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Corolla

The Currituck Sound is a prime destination for fishing in the Outer Banks, and new anglers can learn all about the different catches that frequent these waters via this hands-on event that is hosted by the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Fishing the Sound is open to all visitors ages 7 and up, and is an engaging fishing session that will inspire inexperienced and seasoned visitors alike to discover just how fun fishing on the Outer Banks can be.

Fish Printing for Kids

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
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Corolla

Creative and curious kids alike will love attending this session that shines a spotlight on a unique art form that’s centuries old, but which fits in perfectly with the Outer Banks landscape. Fish Printing for Kids is a special class that is hosted by the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and which is sure to further a love of art, nature, and all-things-coastal for visiting and local creative kids alike.

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.

Maritime Crafts for Kids

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Hatteras

Spend a fun morning off the sand and getting creative with this unique weekly event that’s designed for crafty kids on Hatteras Island. Held at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the “Maritime Crafts for Kids” event features a special maritime-themed craft every week for a free session of getting creative at one of the most unique attractions on the Outer Banks.

The Civil War on Hatteras Island

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

Enjoy a little extra insight into one of the most tumultuous time periods in both local and national history with this special presentation on the Civil War on Hatteras Island that’s held at the inspiring Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Bingo Night

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Buxton

Visitors and locals can get their game on and test their luck at this popular weekly Bingo Night which is hosted by the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club. Featuring a regular bevy of cash prizes, with proceeds benefitting great local causes, this bingo night serves as a lightly competitive and engaging night out for anyone looking for a little fun on Hatteras Island.

Surf And Sounds Chamber Music Series - Duck

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Duck

Head to one of the most picturesque venues for outdoor shows in the northern Outer Banks for this very special concert that brings together talented musicians in a showcase of classical music. The Surf and Sounds Chamber Music Series is a multiple day event that will feature gorgeous chamber music selections, and which will impress both local and visiting music lovers of all tastes.

Cooking Demonstration

  • Wednesday, August 23rd
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Duck

Solve the mystery of what to make for dinner for your family and friends with this informative and fun cooking demonstration that will put spices in the spotlight. Held in the heart of Duck, this enlightening class and demo will impress chefs of all skill levels, and will provide plenty of fun and useful tips that can be enjoyed on vacation and beyond.

Dingbatter's Guide to Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ocracoke

First-time visitors and longtime locals alike can learn something new – or just laugh till their sides hurt – at this unique show at the Deep Creek Theater that is brand new for the 2017 season. The Dingbatter's Guide to Ocracoke Island is a comedy-skit show that will have audience members of all ages grinning from start to finish, and which may even shed a little light on this unique island vacation destination.

Glass Fusion Sun Catchers

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 10:00 AM
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Avon

Discover a new way to get creative while enjoying one of the best island destinations for a bit of rainy day or “out of the sun” fun with this special class that will inspire creative types of all skill levels. The Glass Fusion Sun Catchers class is a weekly activity that will show visitors the art of crafting stunning sun catchers that will serve as a one-of-a-kind souvenir to enjoy for years to come.

Currituck Cornhole Tournament

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Corolla

Head to one of the prettiest spots in Corolla for an engaging cornhole tournament that will engage competitive family members of all ages. This weekly summertime tournament is sponsored in part by the Currituck Travel & Tourism department, and with cool prizes for winners as well as a stunning venue on the grounds of the Whalehead Club, it’s sure to be an enjoyable addition to any Outer Banks vacation.

Dynamic Flow Fitness on the Green

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 7:30 AM
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Duck,

Start the morning with a fun workout and a boost of energy that will last all day long with this special weekly class that’s held at the scenic Duck Town Park. Dynamic Flow Fitness on the Green is a gentle and fun calisthenics class that will engage participants of all abilities and skill levels, and which will be an enjoyable activity that will make anyone appreciate all the fun and active things to do on and off the Outer Banks sand.

Cast Netting on Hatteras Island

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Buxton

Cast Netting is a time-honored tradition on the Outer Banks, and during this engaging session that’s hosted by the National Park Service, visitors will learn all about the tricks of mastering this form of fishing on the local soundside beaches. Fun for all ages, this special program teaches anglers a new skill while shedding a little light on the culture and heritage of the Southern Outer Banks.

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – Mike Albanese With Joy Julian

  • Wednesday, August 23rd - Friday, August 25th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Enjoy a night of laughs and entertainment with this special performance at the Comedy Club in Kill Devil Hills – a venue that’s known for its top performers, great shows, and ample reasons to grin. During this limited run performance, comedian Mike Albanese will be gracing the stage with his everyday life humor which will resonate with audience members everywhere.

Coastal Clay Art - Pottery Class

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Avon

Enjoy a quite late summer morning just off the beaten path with this fun and creative activity that will entice visitors of all ages to get their hands dirty. The Coastal Clay Art class focuses on hand-building unique and coastal creations at one of the most inspiring studios in Avon for creative minds, the Kinnakeet Clay Studio and Showroom.

OBX Ladies Night

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Kill Devil Hills

Take a breather from the sunny beaches and enjoy a night of fun by heading to one of the biggest dance parties of the summer. The OBX Ladies Night Dance Party has become a regular tradition for many fun-loving island vacationers, and the cool atmosphere, cool drinks, and ample room on the dance floor makes this a party that is not to be missed.

Kiteboarding Demo

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Rodanthe

Every year, a wave of new equipment arrives on the scene that takes the sport of kiteboarding to the next level, and watersports fans who want to see everything that’s cool and brand new can get a sneak peek via the Kitty Hawk Kites Demo Days. Held at the Kiteboarding Resort in Rodanthe, this unique event gives boarders an opportunity to try out the newest brands, styles and gear on the global kiteboarding scene.

Archery Basics for Kids

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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Corolla

Visitors and locals who have always wanted to learn a new sport and a new skill will enjoy this class which shines a spotlight on the fundamentals of archery. Open for kids ages 8-13, this short but thorough session on archery will teach all the basics of this healthy and fun exercise, and is sure to be a highlight of any vacation for young explorers who adore a little adventure.

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.

Paint A Mustang!

  • Thursday, August 24th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Corolla

Enjoy a day of crafting while supporting a wonderful cause that’s close to many northern Outer Banks visitors’ hearts at this special weekly summertime event that’s ideal for imaginative kids. The “Paint a Mustang” activity allows kids to pay a colorful tribute to these wild local residents, while enjoying a day of creating a unique memento that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Tea Tasting

  • Thursday, August 24th 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Duck

Take a tour of the world without ever leaving the picturesque Outer Banks town of Duck with this unique tea tasting that will appeal to brew lovers of all tastes. During this unique exploration, patrons will have the opportunity to try out a variety of different flavors to find the tea blend that’s perfect for their taste buds.

Squid Kids - Acoustic Sunset Concert Series

  • Thursday, August 24th 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Jarvisburg,

Relax with an evening of wine, great music, and plenty of family fun at this summertime event that brings in crowds and wine lovers from all across the Outer Banks as well as the Inner Banks. The Acoustic Sunset Concert Series is a popular venue for discovering regional talents, and this late August performance will feature a beloved local band, the Squid Kids, who will be taking to the outdoor “stage” of the North Lawn at the Cotton Gin.

Molasses Creek at Deep Creek Theater

  • Thursday, August 24th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Visitors to Ocracoke will want to keep Thursday night open for this famous show that has been a tradition for regular Ocracoke vacationers for year. Molasses Creek is a famed folk band that is based in Ocracoke, and their weekly performance at the Deep Creek Theater is a must-see event for music lovers of all ages.

Tissue Paper Seascapes

  • Thursday, August 24th 4:00 PM
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Avon

Want to discover a unique new way to get crafty while enjoying a break from the beach, or a fun excursion on that rare Hatteras Island rainy day? Then you’ll want to sign up for the wholly unique and undeniably fun Tissue Paper Seascapes class at Studio 12.

Wine tasting at Zillie's Island Pantry

  • Thursday, August 24th 6:00 PM
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Ocracoke

End a long and busy day on the Ocracoke shoreline with a relaxing wine tasting that will have everyone in the party salivating for more. Held at Zillie's Island Pantry – a favorite destination for local and eclectic flavors – these Thursday and Friday evening

Blind Tastings Thursdays

  • Thursday, August 24th 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Duck

Relax after a long and busy beach at this unique weekly event that inspires a culinary imagination. Held at the Spice and Tea Exchange, Blind Tastings Thursdays serve as a delicious opportunity to sample a world of flavors without ever leaving the small town of Duck.

Beach Clean-Up

  • Thursday, August 24th 6:00 PM
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Kill Devil Hills

Join in a community effort to keep the beaches looking clean and pristine for weeks and even months to come with this seasonal Beach Clean-up that is open to visitors and locals alike. Held in the heart of Kill Devil Hills, this town-wide clean up allows visitors to contribute to the local environment all while meeting some great folks and having a lot of fun along the way.

Doby – Concert on the Green

  • Thursday, August 24th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Duck,

Enjoy a night of high energy funk and plenty of dancing during this special concert on the Town Green with special guest band, Doby. Fronted by sensational vocalist Robin Easter, this talented North Carolina group is sure to enthrall music lovers of all tastes, and will have everyone up and moving all evening long.

Fairy Houses - Pottery Class

  • Thursday, August 24th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Avon

Take a break from the wide and sandy beaches and dive into a crafty morning with this unique and magical pottery class that will lead to imaginative creations across the board. The Fairy Houses - Pottery Class will show students how to create a stunning ceramic fairy house to take home as a treasured souvenir and a truly personal work of art.

Yoga By The Beach

  • Thursday, August 24th 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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Avon

Start a sunny Hatteras Island day off right with a little energized workout that’s just steps away from the cool breezes of the Atlantic Ocean. The Yoga By The Beach event is a weekly event throughout the late summer months that will have everyone inhaling and exhaling that fresh salt air with ease.

Fish Sticks

  • Thursday, August 24th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Corolla

Fishing has a long and ingrained heritage on the Outer Banks, and the region’s newest and youngest visitors can help pass down this tradition for future generations through this special class that will show young visitors just how fun fishing can be. Designed for ages 4-7, “Fish Sticks” is a free, hands-on event that will create plenty of memories for kids and parents alike, and which is sure to help foster a love of fishing for years to come.

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.

Meet a Mustang!

  • Friday, August 25th 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Corolla

Make an unforgettable memory for the youngest visitors in your vacationing party with this unique opportunity to meet an actual “representative” of the famed wild horses of the Currituck Banks. This weekly summer event, which is hosted by the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, allows kids and adults alike to get “up close and personal” with a wild mustang, while learning all about a wonderful and worthy local cause.

Hannah Buckley at Coastal Provisions

  • Friday, August 25th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Southern Shores

Enjoy an evening of live music with a cool atmosphere in the small town of Southern Shores with this live performance by one of the Outer Banks’ most beloved acoustic artists. Held at the Coastal Provisions Company – which is a great stop for gourmet tastes – this unique evening show is sure to be a delightful way for visitors to unwind after a long day on the local Outer Banks beaches.

Talking Sticks at the Frisco Native American Museum

  • Friday, August 25th
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Frisco

Head to one of the most beloved museums in the southern Outer Banks on a summertime Friday for an opportunity to dive deeper into Native American culture. The Frisco Native American Museum hosts a special program on “Talking Sticks” every week, which allows kids (and adults) of all ages to discover something new through a hands-on and educational event.

Hatteras Island Original Inhabitants: the Croatoans

  • Friday, August 25th
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Frisco

The Frisco Native American Museum and History Center is well known as a unique and fascinating destination for southern Outer Banks visitors, and on Fridays, explorers can make a visit to this destination even more special through an inside look into Hatteras island’s original inhabitants, the Croatan Native Americans.

Presley Barker - Summer Concert Series

  • Friday, August 25th 6:00 PM
Manteo

Head on down to one of the most relaxing spots on the Outer Banks for this outdoor concert that features one of the most talented up-and-coming musicians on the bluegrass scene. Presley Barker may look like a young kid, but his incredible roster of classic bluegrass standards and incredible guitar talents will leave any music lover impressed and ready to hear more.

Story Time

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

Enjoy a relaxed activity in the heart of Duck that the youngest members of the vacationing party will adore with this special event that’s designed with little visitors in mind. The Story Time is a short but engaging story hour that’s held in the heart of Duck, and which combines a peaceful setting with a great book to effortlessly fun results.

Outer Banks Bird Walk on Ocracoke Island

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

Take a respite from the amazing shops, restaurants, and attractions of Ocracoke Island and enjoy an opportunity to discover the wild side of this southern Outer Banks destination with this special program that’s hosted by the National Park Service. The Outer Banks Bird Walk will introduce visitors to the hundreds of species that visit these shores on a regular basis, and will be an enlightening event that will engage nature fans of all ages.

Crabbing in Corolla

  • Friday, August 25th 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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Corolla

Crabbing is a big part of life on the North Carolina coastline, and new explorers of all ages can learn all about the fundamentals, techniques, and tricks that are involved in this generations-old practice that’s alive and well on the Outer Banks. This Crabbing class is open to visitors of all ages, and is a great way to discover a unique aspect of the OBX fishing scene while enjoying a hands-on activity that will be a memorable part of any coastal vacation.

Nature Journaling

  • Friday, August 25th 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
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Corolla

Half the fun of discovering the diverse wildlife of the Outer Banks is capturing your memories for years to come, and this unique class will show visitors the joys of the traditional art of nature journaling. Utilized by explorers and adventurers of centuries ago, nature journaling is a fun and educational way to keep track of your wild explorations – both on the Outer Banks, and at home long after a vacation is over.

Fiesta Latina

  • Saturday, August 26th 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Ocracoke

Celebrate a coastal vacation in truly festive style at this unique event that puts Ocracoke’s Latino Community in the spotlight. This exceptional night of food, drinks, music, and dancing is a wonderfully fun way for visitors to discover a cool aspect of this community while enjoying all the worldly and tempting flavors of Ocracoke village.

Maker’s Market

  • Saturday, August 26th 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Jarvisburg,

Sample a cornucopia of local artisans and craftsmen, farmers, and other homegrown vendors at this local market that brings the best talents of Currituck County to a central location in the heart of the Inner Banks. Held weekly at the grounds of The Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg, this summertime market serves as an introduction to the wealth of goodies that are available just off the beaches of the Outer Banks.

Hatteras Fish Fry

  • Saturday, August 26th 5:00 PM
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Hatteras

Discover the coastal flavors of the southern Outer Banks with this local fish fry that puts fresh catches and plenty of tasty sides in the spotlight. The weekly Hatteras Fish Fry has become a tradition for long-time vacationers and locals alike, and is a delicious opportunity to sample the great coastal fare that this barrier island shoreline is renowned for.

Dragon Hunters

  • Saturday, August 26th 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Corolla

Young and old visitors alike will be fascinated with this special educational session that’s held at one of the most scenic destinations along the Outer Banks – the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in the heart of Corolla. Dragon Hunters will lead explorers on an expedition for the beloved dragonflies that frequent the wild landscape, and will be an unforgettable and fun event that visitors of all ages will adore.

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.

Ghost Crab Quest

  • Sunday, August 27th 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Kill Devil Hills

Discover how beautiful the local beaches can be after hours with this special weekly event that puts the elusive resident ghost crabs in the spotlight. With the help of experienced guides, kids and adults will go on the “hunt” for these critters while enjoying a fun night out on the beach in the heart of the Outer Banks.

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
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.

Dixie’s World Exhibit

  • Thursday, June 29th - Saturday, September 30th
Hatteras

Discover a bygone era of Hatteras Island beauty with this stunning collection of watercolors, photographs, and more, that will be on display throughout the summer season and beyond at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

August Artifact of the Month: Silver Lifesaving Medal

  • Tuesday, August 1st - Thursday, August 31st
Hatteras

Every month, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum hosts a special artifact on display that’s not normally seen by public eyes. For the month of August, visitors can admire a silver lifesaving medal from the Museum’s collection, which is an ideal representation of the heroes that protected the coastline for centuries.

Rip Current Hazards And Beach Safety Training

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

Hatteras Island visitors can start their vacation with a dose of education and essential information on swimming along the sunny local beaches with this brief but informative session on rip current hazards and other beach safety considerations.

Barrier Island Dynamics on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, July 27th - Monday, September 4th 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Buxton

From the unique range of species that call the Outer Banks home, to the rows of beach houses perched along the shore, virtually everyone and everything abides by the changing nature of the barrier islands on the Outer Banks. Learn all about how different species adapt and survive – as well as how the islands continually change – via this short but engaging session that shines a spotlight on a unique and ever-present aspect of the Outer Banks.

Light Station Talk on Hatteras Island

  • Wednesday, July 26th - Monday, September 4th 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Buxton

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is renowned as one of the most famous attractions on the Outer Banks, and during this brief but engaging talk, visitors can learn all about its significance and unique background before or after a climb to the top of this iconic local structure.

Crabbing with a Ranger on Ocracoke Island

  • Monday, August 28th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Ocracoke

The local waters that border the Outer Banks are filled with tasty blue crabs that flock to the barrier island shorelines, and during this special program that’s offered by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, visitors will learn all about these critters and will try their hand at scooping them up out of the sound.

Hurricane Alley on Hatteras Island

  • Saturday, August 26th - Monday, August 28th 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Buxton

Because of its location that is literally 30 miles in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Hatteras Island can be a magnet for the seasonal hurricanes that can pay the East Coast a late summer or fall visit. During this educational session that is hosted by the National Park Service, visitors will learn all about the threat of hurricanes while uncovering one of the most treacherous yet fascinating aspects of the local Outer Banks landscape.

Sea Glass Wrapping Workshop

  • Monday, August 28th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Manteo

Turn your collection of sea glass treasures found on recent beachcombing excursions into wearable works of art with this special class that is hosted by the Dare County Arts Council. Using small and colorful bits of sea glass, students will learn the basics of wrapping design to create stunning pendants and pieces of jewelry that will sparkle for years to come.

Brew and Arts

  • Monday, August 28th 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Kill Devil Hills

Discover just how tempting the combination of beer and arts can be with this special event at the Outer Banks Brewing Station that will entice brew lovers, shoppers, and art fans alike. The summertime Brew and Arts gathering features a myriad of unique works that can’t be found anywhere else, as well as plenty of refreshing drinks available on tap to keep the summer heat at bay.

Brewery Tour

  • Monday, August 28th 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Kill Devil Hills

Get a little beer education on the ins and outs of the brewing process while sampling a collection of homegrown brews that were created in the heart of the Outer Banks with this special brewery tour that will entice and engage beer lovers everywhere.

Art of Fish Printing Workshop

  • Monday, August 28th 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Corolla

Artistically inclined visitors will have a ball learning about a unique art form that combines ancient techniques with a resource that’s common along the Northern Outer Banks – namely, fish. The Art of Fish Printing workshop gives crafty attendees an opportunity to discover a new talent, and to create a unique masterpiece to take home and enjoy well after a vacation is over.

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
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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 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.

Salty Dawgs Lecture Series: Misidentified, Unidentified, and Undiscovered Wrecks of the Outer Banks

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

The Graveyard of the Atlantic off the shores of the Outer Banks is home to hundreds of ships that have found a final resting place in this tumultuous stretch of coastline. During this presentation, divers, history buffs, and everyday curious visitors will learn a treasure trove of info on the famous and hidden gem ships that are found just miles away from the Hatteras Island seashore.

Tuesday Craft Fair at the Magnolia Market Place

  • Tuesday, August 29th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Manteo

Head to the heart of downtown Manteo for a shopping experience that highlights the talented artists and craftsmen of the region. The Tuesday Craft Fair at the Magnolia Market Place is a summertime event that is held every week, and which features an array of unique crafts and artworks that are a celebration of the coastal Outer Banks environment.

Kids Make Your Own Pizza

  • Tuesday, August 29th 11:00 AM
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Corolla

Take a break from the kitchen and let the kids put their culinary skills to work at this special event that’s designed for young chefs and their families. Held at one of the area’s popular Pizzerias, this special activity will be a great family-oriented event that vacationers of all ages will adore.

Brews and Bags Cornhole Tournament

  • Tuesday, August 29th 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Avon

Hatteras Island visitors on the hunt for a chill spot to enjoy a break from the beach can head to the centrally located Pangea Tavern in the heart of Avon village for a full afternoon and evening of good drinks and plenty of fun. The Brews and Bags Cornhole Tournament is a weekly event that’s held all summer long, and which will entice beer lovers and game fans alike to unwind in a sunny and nicely casual beach environment.

Paint A Beach Scene on Pottery

  • Tuesday, August 29th 4:00 PM
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Avon

Relax with an afternoon of exploring your creative side with this special class that’s held at one of the best destinations on Hatteras Island for creatively inclined vacationers. The Paint A Beach Scene on Pottery class combines the stunning coastal environment with a cool and wholly unique project to allow everyone to create their own memento of a picturesque vacation on the beach.

Pint Night at Trio

  • Tuesday, August 29th 5:00 PM
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Kitty Hawk

Unwind after a long and busy day on the beach with a stop at this cool central Outer Banks destination that’s known for its great drinks and relaxed atmosphere. On Tuesdays, Trio in Kitty Hawk features a new brew that’s tapped at 5:00 p.m., and all visitors who want to try the featured beer will treated to a free souvenir pint glass.

Taste It Tuesdays

  • Tuesday, August 29th 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Duck

Whet an appetite for a variety of local and regional fare with this special weekly tasting that puts Outer Banks flavors in the spotlight. Taste It Tuesdays presents a wide array of wines, micro-brews, snacks, dips, accoutrements, and more, which will leave any food lover wanting more.

Yoga on the Green

  • Tuesday, August 29th 7:30 AM
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Duck,

Greet another sunny day along the beach with a smile and a stretch with the weekly Yoga on the Green classes that are open to visitors of all skill levels. Held throughout the summer and early fall months, these weekly classes are a great way for newcomers and longtime visitors alike to discover the beauty of the heart of Duck while enjoying a morning Yoga session that is sure to leave all attendees feeling energized and ready to start the day.

All About Turtles on Hatteras Island

  • Tuesday, August 29th - Friday, September 1st 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Buxton

Discover the story behind one of the Outer Banks’ most famous visitors at this special free talk that will engage nature fans of all ages. Sponsored by the National Park Service and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the “All About Turtles” session is a fun way to take a break from exploring the beach, and to learn something new about these summertime vacationers that flock to the Outer Banks year after year.

Mugs & Bowls – Pottery Class

  • Tuesday, August 29th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Avon

Head to one of the most charming galleries in Avon to expand your own creative talents with this fun and relaxed crafting class that’s ideal for both beginners and experts. The Mugs & Bowls – Pottery Class will teach students the art of creating functional pottery though clay, patterns, textures, and other methods to create a unique souvenir or two that visitors won’t soon forget.

Water Aerobics at the Club Hatteras Pool

  • Tuesday, August 29th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Avon

Enjoy a little light activity that will get your day off to a sunny start with this weekly water aerobics class that’s held in one of the largest outdoor pools on Hatteras Island. Held in the town of Avon, this fun and engaging class is a great way for visitors and locals alike to enjoy a little in-the-pool exercise that’s both refreshing and effortlessly easy to enjoy.

Cornhole Tournament

  • Tuesday, August 29th 5:30 PM
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Hatteras

Test your cornhole skills in one of the prettiest spots on the southern edge of Hatteras Island with this weekly event that will provide hours of entertainment for visitors and locals alike. The Teach’s Lair Marina weekly Cornhole Tournament is an opportunity for visitors to enjoy a little fun off the beach, and has become a popular tradition for folks who want to get their game on with a pretty waterfront sunset in the background.

Ghost & Historic Walking Tour

  • Tuesday, August 29th 7:30 PM
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Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to learn all about the fascinating and centuries-long history of Ocracoke Island with this special tour that is led by lifelong locals who know all the secrets of this unique southern Outer Banks Island. The Ghost & Historic Walking Tour is a unique tour that is held throughout the summertime and early fall months, and which showcases the mysterious legends and stories that this island is famous for.

Fishing the Sound

  • Tuesday, August 29th 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
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Corolla

The Currituck Sound is a prime destination for fishing in the Outer Banks, and new anglers can learn all about the different catches that frequent these waters via this hands-on event that is hosted by the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Fishing the Sound is open to all visitors ages 7 and up, and is an engaging fishing session that will inspire inexperienced and seasoned visitors alike to discover just how fun fishing on the Outer Banks can be.

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
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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 30th 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 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
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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 30th 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 30th 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 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.

Maritime Crafts for Kids

  • Wednesday, August 30th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Hatteras

Spend a fun morning off the sand and getting creative with this unique weekly event that’s designed for crafty kids on Hatteras Island. Held at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the “Maritime Crafts for Kids” event features a special maritime-themed craft every week for a free session of getting creative at one of the most unique attractions on the Outer Banks.

The Civil War on Hatteras Island

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Hatteras

Enjoy a little extra insight into one of the most tumultuous time periods in both local and national history with this special presentation on the Civil War on Hatteras Island that’s held at the inspiring Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Bingo Night

  • Wednesday, August 30th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Buxton

Visitors and locals can get their game on and test their luck at this popular weekly Bingo Night which is hosted by the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club. Featuring a regular bevy of cash prizes, with proceeds benefitting great local causes, this bingo night serves as a lightly competitive and engaging night out for anyone looking for a little fun on Hatteras Island.

Cooking Demonstration

  • Wednesday, August 30th
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Duck

Solve the mystery of what to make for dinner for your family and friends with this informative and fun cooking demonstration that will put spices in the spotlight. Held in the heart of Duck, this enlightening class and demo will impress chefs of all skill levels, and will provide plenty of fun and useful tips that can be enjoyed on vacation and beyond.

Dingbatter's Guide to Ocracoke Island

  • Wednesday, August 30th 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ocracoke

First-time visitors and longtime locals alike can learn something new – or just laugh till their sides hurt – at this unique show at the Deep Creek Theater that is brand new for the 2017 season. The Dingbatter's Guide to Ocracoke Island is a comedy-skit show that will have audience members of all ages grinning from start to finish, and which may even shed a little light on this unique island vacation destination.

Glass Fusion Sun Catchers

  • Wednesday, August 30th 10:00 AM
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Avon

Discover a new way to get creative while enjoying one of the best island destinations for a bit of rainy day or “out of the sun” fun with this special class that will inspire creative types of all skill levels. The Glass Fusion Sun Catchers class is a weekly activity that will show visitors the art of crafting stunning sun catchers that will serve as a one-of-a-kind souvenir to enjoy for years to come.

Currituck Cornhole Tournament

  • Wednesday, August 30th 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Corolla

Head to one of the prettiest spots in Corolla for an engaging cornhole tournament that will engage competitive family members of all ages. This weekly summertime tournament is sponsored in part by the Currituck Travel & Tourism department, and with cool prizes for winners as well as a stunning venue on the grounds of the Whalehead Club, it’s sure to be an enjoyable addition to any Outer Banks vacation.

Dynamic Flow Fitness on the Green

  • Wednesday, August 30th 7:30 AM
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Duck,

Start the morning with a fun workout and a boost of energy that will last all day long with this special weekly class that’s held at the scenic Duck Town Park. Dynamic Flow Fitness on the Green is a gentle and fun calisthenics class that will engage participants of all abilities and skill levels, and which will be an enjoyable activity that will make anyone appreciate all the fun and active things to do on and off the Outer Banks sand.

Cast Netting on Hatteras Island

  • Wednesday, August 30th 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Buxton

Cast Netting is a time-honored tradition on the Outer Banks, and during this engaging session that’s hosted by the National Park Service, visitors will learn all about the tricks of mastering this form of fishing on the local soundside beaches. Fun for all ages, this special program teaches anglers a new skill while shedding a little light on the culture and heritage of the Southern Outer Banks.

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – Chris Monty With Jim Seward

  • Wednesday, August 30th - Sunday, September 3rd 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Take a break from the long and lazy days at the beach and enjoy a night on the town with this special limited run performance by one of the Comedy Club’s favorite seasonal performers. Chris Monty is renowned as one of the busiest comedians in New York City, and he’s taking his unique style to the Comedy Club in Kill Devil Hills to give audience members a belly laugh that will really put them in a vacation state of mind.

Coastal Clay Art - Pottery Class

  • Wednesday, August 30th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Avon

Enjoy a quite late summer morning just off the beaten path with this fun and creative activity that will entice visitors of all ages to get their hands dirty. The Coastal Clay Art class focuses on hand-building unique and coastal creations at one of the most inspiring studios in Avon for creative minds, the Kinnakeet Clay Studio and Showroom.

Down Creek Gallery Opening with Artist Kitty Mitchell

  • Wednesday, August 30th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ocracoke

Enjoy a relaxed evening of art, food, and a little live entertainment with this special event that shines a spotlight on a treasured local artist on Ocracoke Island. Held at the esteemed Down Creek Gallery which is perched on the edge of Silver Lake Harbor, visitors can explore a unique new collection by artist Kitty Mitchell while enjoying a cool and starry late summer evening on the southern Outer Banks.

OBX Ladies Night

  • Wednesday, August 30th 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Kill Devil Hills

Take a breather from the sunny beaches and enjoy a night of fun by heading to one of the biggest dance parties of the summer. The OBX Ladies Night Dance Party has become a regular tradition for many fun-loving island vacationers, and the cool atmosphere, cool drinks, and ample room on the dance floor makes this a party that is not to be missed.

Kiteboarding Demo

  • Wednesday, August 30th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Rodanthe

Every year, a wave of new equipment arrives on the scene that takes the sport of kiteboarding to the next level, and watersports fans who want to see everything that’s cool and brand new can get a sneak peek via the Kitty Hawk Kites Demo Days. Held at the Kiteboarding Resort in Rodanthe, this unique event gives boarders an opportunity to try out the newest brands, styles and gear on the global kiteboarding scene.

Archery Basics for Kids

  • Wednesday, August 30th 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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Corolla

Visitors and locals who have always wanted to learn a new sport and a new skill will enjoy this class which shines a spotlight on the fundamentals of archery. Open for kids ages 8-13, this short but thorough session on archery will teach all the basics of this healthy and fun exercise, and is sure to be a highlight of any vacation for young explorers who adore a little adventure.

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
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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 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
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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 31st 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.

Quarantine Tour

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

Paint A Mustang!

  • Thursday, August 31st 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Corolla

Enjoy a day of crafting while supporting a wonderful cause that’s close to many northern Outer Banks visitors’ hearts at this special weekly summertime event that’s ideal for imaginative kids. The “Paint a Mustang” activity allows kids to pay a colorful tribute to these wild local residents, while enjoying a day of creating a unique memento that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Tea Tasting

  • Thursday, August 31st 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Duck

Take a tour of the world without ever leaving the picturesque Outer Banks town of Duck with this unique tea tasting that will appeal to brew lovers of all tastes. During this unique exploration, patrons will have the opportunity to try out a variety of different flavors to find the tea blend that’s perfect for their taste buds.

Scuppernongaree - Acoustic Sunset Concert Series

  • Thursday, August 31st 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Jarvisburg,

Indulge in an evening of wine, music, and a beautiful barely-coastal setting at this special outdoor concert that features Scuppernongaree - an aptly named local band that will impress music fans of all tastes. Serving as part of the Acoustic Sunset Concert Series, this outdoor concert will be a refreshing break from the beach for anyone who wants to settle in, lean back, and enjoy a sunset with a lot of great tunes and a scenic atmosphere providing the backdrop.

Molasses Creek at Deep Creek Theater

  • Thursday, August 31st 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ocracoke

Visitors to Ocracoke will want to keep Thursday night open for this famous show that has been a tradition for regular Ocracoke vacationers for year. Molasses Creek is a famed folk band that is based in Ocracoke, and their weekly performance at the Deep Creek Theater is a must-see event for music lovers of all ages.

Tissue Paper Seascapes

  • Thursday, August 31st 4:00 PM
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Avon

Want to discover a unique new way to get crafty while enjoying a break from the beach, or a fun excursion on that rare Hatteras Island rainy day? Then you’ll want to sign up for the wholly unique and undeniably fun Tissue Paper Seascapes class at Studio 12.

Sea Glass Jewelry

  • Thursday, August 31st 10:00 AM
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Avon

Discover how to turn those delicate treasures found along the Hatteras Island shore into a veritable work of art with this uniquely cool class that will be an unforgettable activity during any Hatteras Island vacation. The Sea Glass Jewelry class is one of the most popular classes offered by Studio 12, and is sure to be an amazing experience that results in a gorgeous piece of jewelry that visitors will treasure for years to come.

Wine tasting at Zillie's Island Pantry

  • Thursday, August 31st 6:00 PM
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Ocracoke

End a long and busy day on the Ocracoke shoreline with a relaxing wine tasting that will have everyone in the party salivating for more. Held at Zillie's Island Pantry – a favorite destination for local and eclectic flavors – these Thursday and Friday evening

Blind Tastings Thursdays

  • Thursday, August 31st 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Duck

Relax after a long and busy beach at this unique weekly event that inspires a culinary imagination. Held at the Spice and Tea Exchange, Blind Tastings Thursdays serve as a delicious opportunity to sample a world of flavors without ever leaving the small town of Duck.

Fairy Houses - Pottery Class

  • Thursday, August 31st 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Avon

Take a break from the wide and sandy beaches and dive into a crafty morning with this unique and magical pottery class that will lead to imaginative creations across the board. The Fairy Houses - Pottery Class will show students how to create a stunning ceramic fairy house to take home as a treasured souvenir and a truly personal work of art.

Rodanthe Island Art Show

  • Thursday, August 31st 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Rodanthe

Discover a far-reaching range of talented local artists and craftsmen without ever leaving the quiet and charming northern villages of Hatteras Island with this fun late summer event that will entice any art fan to get out and explore. The Island Art Show in Rodanthe features a collection of local exhibitors, as well as plenty of additional reasons to stop by and see what the local art scene is all about.

Yoga By The Beach

  • Thursday, August 31st 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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Avon

Start a sunny Hatteras Island day off right with a little energized workout that’s just steps away from the cool breezes of the Atlantic Ocean. The Yoga By The Beach event is a weekly event throughout the late summer months that will have everyone inhaling and exhaling that fresh salt air with ease.

Fish Sticks

  • Thursday, August 31st 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Corolla

Fishing has a long and ingrained heritage on the Outer Banks, and the region’s newest and youngest visitors can help pass down this tradition for future generations through this special class that will show young visitors just how fun fishing can be. Designed for ages 4-7, “Fish Sticks” is a free, hands-on event that will create plenty of memories for kids and parents alike, and which is sure to help foster a love of fishing for years to come.

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.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, September 1st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Manteo

Manteo’s vibrant downtown scene is on full display during this monthly event that highlights the area’s businesses, restaurants and galleries that makes this central Outer Banks community so unique. The First Friday in Manteo is held every month on the initial Friday of the month, and is a street festival that will make any new visitor fall in love with this charming coastal community.

Meet a Mustang!

  • Friday, September 1st 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Corolla

Make an unforgettable memory for the youngest visitors in your vacationing party with this unique opportunity to meet an actual “representative” of the famed wild horses of the Currituck Banks. This weekly summer event, which is hosted by the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, allows kids and adults alike to get “up close and personal” with a wild mustang, while learning all about a wonderful and worthy local cause.

Scott Sechman at Coastal Provisions

  • Friday, September 1st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Southern Shores

Unwind after a long and busy day at the beach with a little live music in one of the most inviting atmospheres in Southern Shores with this special performance by favorite local artist Scott Sechman.

Preschool Young Naturalist Program

  • Friday, September 1st 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manteo

Let the kids enjoy a morning of fun and exploring at this special and free program that’s offered by the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuges. The Preschool Young Naturalist Program incited the youngest visitors and locals to discover something new about the local Outer Banks environment through hands-in activities, a light area walk, and a lot of fun and learning.

Story Time

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

Enjoy a relaxed activity in the heart of Duck that the youngest members of the vacationing party will adore with this special event that’s designed with little visitors in mind. The Story Time is a short but engaging story hour that’s held in the heart of Duck, and which combines a peaceful setting with a great book to effortlessly fun results.

Outer Banks Bird Walk on Ocracoke Island

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

Take a respite from the amazing shops, restaurants, and attractions of Ocracoke Island and enjoy an opportunity to discover the wild side of this southern Outer Banks destination with this special program that’s hosted by the National Park Service. The Outer Banks Bird Walk will introduce visitors to the hundreds of species that visit these shores on a regular basis, and will be an enlightening event that will engage nature fans of all ages.

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – Dusty Slay With Andy Forrester

  • Friday, September 1st - Monday, September 4th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Enjoy a night of southern entertainment with this limited run performance at one of the hottest places for Outer Banks after-hours fun. Dusty Slay has traveled throughout the south bringing huge laughs to audiences along the way, and for just a few nights, he’ll be bringing his down home style to the heart of the Outer Banks for local and visiting comedy fans alike.

Crabbing in Corolla

  • Friday, September 1st 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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Corolla

Crabbing is a big part of life on the North Carolina coastline, and new explorers of all ages can learn all about the fundamentals, techniques, and tricks that are involved in this generations-old practice that’s alive and well on the Outer Banks. This Crabbing class is open to visitors of all ages, and is a great way to discover a unique aspect of the OBX fishing scene while enjoying a hands-on activity that will be a memorable part of any coastal vacation.

Nature Journaling

  • Friday, September 1st 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
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Corolla

Half the fun of discovering the diverse wildlife of the Outer Banks is capturing your memories for years to come, and this unique class will show visitors the joys of the traditional art of nature journaling. Utilized by explorers and adventurers of centuries ago, nature journaling is a fun and educational way to keep track of your wild explorations – both on the Outer Banks, and at home long after a vacation is over.

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.

Fall Container Gardening

  • Saturday, September 2nd 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

Spruce up your front porch landscape with a dose of fall color, courtesy of the skills you acquire at this special class that puts local and seasonal fall blooms in the spotlight. The Fall Container Gardening class is a great session for local and visiting garden fans alike, and will serve as a fantastic way to add a dose of color to your upcoming fall gatherings and landscaping endeavors.

Hatteras Fish Fry

  • Saturday, September 2nd 5:00 PM
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Hatteras

Discover the coastal flavors of the southern Outer Banks with this local fish fry that puts fresh catches and plenty of tasty sides in the spotlight. The weekly Hatteras Fish Fry has become a tradition for long-time vacationers and locals alike, and is a delicious opportunity to sample the great coastal fare that this barrier island shoreline is renowned for.

Dragon Hunters

  • Saturday, September 2nd 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Corolla

Young and old visitors alike will be fascinated with this special educational session that’s held at one of the most scenic destinations along the Outer Banks – the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in the heart of Corolla. Dragon Hunters will lead explorers on an expedition for the beloved dragonflies that frequent the wild landscape, and will be an unforgettable and fun event that visitors of all ages will adore.

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.

Dixie’s World Exhibit

  • Thursday, June 29th - Saturday, September 30th
Hatteras

Discover a bygone era of Hatteras Island beauty with this stunning collection of watercolors, photographs, and more, that will be on display throughout the summer season and beyond at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Rip Current Hazards And Beach Safety Training

  • Monday, September 4th 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Buxton

Hatteras Island visitors can start their vacation with a dose of education and essential information on swimming along the sunny local beaches with this brief but informative session on rip current hazards and other beach safety considerations.

Barrier Island Dynamics on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, July 27th - Monday, September 4th 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Buxton

From the unique range of species that call the Outer Banks home, to the rows of beach houses perched along the shore, virtually everyone and everything abides by the changing nature of the barrier islands on the Outer Banks. Learn all about how different species adapt and survive – as well as how the islands continually change – via this short but engaging session that shines a spotlight on a unique and ever-present aspect of the Outer Banks.

Light Station Talk on Hatteras Island

  • Wednesday, July 26th - Monday, September 4th 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Buxton

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is renowned as one of the most famous attractions on the Outer Banks, and during this brief but engaging talk, visitors can learn all about its significance and unique background before or after a climb to the top of this iconic local structure.

Crabbing with a Ranger on Ocracoke Island

  • Monday, September 4th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Ocracoke

The local waters that border the Outer Banks are filled with tasty blue crabs that flock to the barrier island shorelines, and during this special program that’s offered by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, visitors will learn all about these critters and will try their hand at scooping them up out of the sound.

Hurricane Alley on Hatteras Island

  • Saturday, September 2nd - Monday, September 4th 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Buxton

Because of its location that is literally 30 miles in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Hatteras Island can be a magnet for the seasonal hurricanes that can pay the East Coast a late summer or fall visit. During this educational session that is hosted by the National Park Service, visitors will learn all about the threat of hurricanes while uncovering one of the most treacherous yet fascinating aspects of the local Outer Banks landscape.

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – Dusty Slay With Andy Forrester

  • Friday, September 1st - Monday, September 4th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Enjoy a night of southern entertainment with this limited run performance at one of the hottest places for Outer Banks after-hours fun. Dusty Slay has traveled throughout the south bringing huge laughs to audiences along the way, and for just a few nights, he’ll be bringing his down home style to the heart of the Outer Banks for local and visiting comedy fans alike.

Full Moon Kayak Tour

  • Monday, September 4th - Wednesday, September 6th 6:30 PM
Ocracoke

The Ocracoke Village landscape takes on an entirely new glow when there’s a full moon out, and visitors can enjoy a front-row view to the show with this special kayaking adventure that only takes place a couple times a month. The Full Moon Kayak Tour is a great opportunity to explore the wild surroundings of the region while enjoying a relaxed tour where the full moon will illuminate just how beautiful Ocracoke can be after hours.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, September 5th 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.

Tuesday Craft Fair at the Magnolia Market Place

  • Tuesday, September 5th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Manteo

Head to the heart of downtown Manteo for a shopping experience that highlights the talented artists and craftsmen of the region. The Tuesday Craft Fair at the Magnolia Market Place is a summertime event that is held every week, and which features an array of unique crafts and artworks that are a celebration of the coastal Outer Banks environment.

Kids Make Your Own Pizza

  • Tuesday, September 5th 11:00 AM
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Corolla

Take a break from the kitchen and let the kids put their culinary skills to work at this special event that’s designed for young chefs and their families. Held at one of the area’s popular Pizzerias, this special activity will be a great family-oriented event that vacationers of all ages will adore.

Pint Night at Trio

  • Tuesday, September 5th 5:00 PM
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Kitty Hawk

Unwind after a long and busy day on the beach with a stop at this cool central Outer Banks destination that’s known for its great drinks and relaxed atmosphere. On Tuesdays, Trio in Kitty Hawk features a new brew that’s tapped at 5:00 p.m., and all visitors who want to try the featured beer will treated to a free souvenir pint glass.

Beach Clean-Up

  • Tuesday, September 5th 6:00 PM
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Kill Devil Hills

Join in a community effort to keep the beaches looking clean and pristine for weeks and even months to come with this seasonal Beach Clean-up that is open to visitors and locals alike. Held in the heart of Kill Devil Hills, this town-wide clean up allows visitors to contribute to the local environment all while meeting some great folks and having a lot of fun along the way.

Yoga on the Green

  • Tuesday, September 5th 7:30 AM
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Duck,

Greet another sunny day along the beach with a smile and a stretch with the weekly Yoga on the Green classes that are open to visitors of all skill levels. Held throughout the summer and early fall months, these weekly classes are a great way for newcomers and longtime visitors alike to discover the beauty of the heart of Duck while enjoying a morning Yoga session that is sure to leave all attendees feeling energized and ready to start the day.

Cornhole Tournament

  • Tuesday, September 5th 5:30 PM
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Hatteras

Test your cornhole skills in one of the prettiest spots on the southern edge of Hatteras Island with this weekly event that will provide hours of entertainment for visitors and locals alike. The Teach’s Lair Marina weekly Cornhole Tournament is an opportunity for visitors to enjoy a little fun off the beach, and has become a popular tradition for folks who want to get their game on with a pretty waterfront sunset in the background.

Ghost & Historic Walking Tour

  • Tuesday, September 5th 7:30 PM
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Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to learn all about the fascinating and centuries-long history of Ocracoke Island with this special tour that is led by lifelong locals who know all the secrets of this unique southern Outer Banks Island. The Ghost & Historic Walking Tour is a unique tour that is held throughout the summertime and early fall months, and which showcases the mysterious legends and stories that this island is famous for.

Fish Sticks

  • Tuesday, September 5th 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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Corolla

Fishing has a long and ingrained heritage on the Outer Banks, and the region’s newest and youngest visitors can help pass down this tradition for future generations through this special class that will show young visitors just how fun fishing can be. Designed for ages 4-7, “Fish Sticks” is a free, hands-on event that will create plenty of memories for kids and parents alike, and which is sure to help foster a love of fishing for years to come.

Fishing the Sound

  • Tuesday, September 5th 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
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Corolla

The Currituck Sound is a prime destination for fishing in the Outer Banks, and new anglers can learn all about the different catches that frequent these waters via this hands-on event that is hosted by the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Fishing the Sound is open to all visitors ages 7 and up, and is an engaging fishing session that will inspire inexperienced and seasoned visitors alike to discover just how fun fishing on the Outer Banks can be.

Fish Printing for Kids

  • Tuesday, September 5th 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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Corolla

Creative and curious kids alike will love attending this session that shines a spotlight on a unique art form that’s centuries old, but which fits in perfectly with the Outer Banks landscape. Fish Printing for Kids is a special class that is hosted by the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and which is sure to further a love of art, nature, and all-things-coastal for visiting and local creative kids alike.

Dragon Hunters

  • Tuesday, September 5th 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Corolla

Young and old visitors alike will be fascinated with this special educational session that’s held at one of the most scenic destinations along the Outer Banks – the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in the heart of Corolla. Dragon Hunters will lead explorers on an expedition for the beloved dragonflies that frequent the wild landscape, and will be an unforgettable and fun event that visitors of all ages will adore.

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.

Maritime Crafts for Kids

  • Wednesday, September 6th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Hatteras

Spend a fun morning off the sand and getting creative with this unique weekly event that’s designed for crafty kids on Hatteras Island. Held at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the “Maritime Crafts for Kids” event features a special maritime-themed craft every week for a free session of getting creative at one of the most unique attractions on the Outer Banks.

The Civil War on Hatteras Island

  • Wednesday, September 6th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Hatteras

Enjoy a little extra insight into one of the most tumultuous time periods in both local and national history with this special presentation on the Civil War on Hatteras Island that’s held at the inspiring Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Bingo Night

  • Wednesday, September 6th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Buxton

Visitors and locals can get their game on and test their luck at this popular weekly Bingo Night which is hosted by the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club. Featuring a regular bevy of cash prizes, with proceeds benefitting great local causes, this bingo night serves as a lightly competitive and engaging night out for anyone looking for a little fun on Hatteras Island.

Currituck Cornhole Tournament

  • Wednesday, September 6th 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Corolla

Head to one of the prettiest spots in Corolla for an engaging cornhole tournament that will engage competitive family members of all ages. This weekly summertime tournament is sponsored in part by the Currituck Travel & Tourism department, and with cool prizes for winners as well as a stunning venue on the grounds of the Whalehead Club, it’s sure to be an enjoyable addition to any Outer Banks vacation.

Dynamic Flow Fitness on the Green

  • Wednesday, September 6th 7:30 AM
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Duck,

Start the morning with a fun workout and a boost of energy that will last all day long with this special weekly class that’s held at the scenic Duck Town Park. Dynamic Flow Fitness on the Green is a gentle and fun calisthenics class that will engage participants of all abilities and skill levels, and which will be an enjoyable activity that will make anyone appreciate all the fun and active things to do on and off the Outer Banks sand.

Full Moon Lighthouse Tour

  • Wednesday, September 6th 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Buxton

Discover an incredible perspective of the Outer Banks with this special tour that illuminates the landscape of Hatteras Island from one of the best vantage points on the Outer Banks. The Full Moon Lighthouse Tour is a special fall event that provides an inside look into one of the most famous lighthouses in the country, as well as spellbinding views that will take any visitor’s breath away.

Archery Basics for Kids

  • Wednesday, September 6th 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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Corolla

Visitors and locals who have always wanted to learn a new sport and a new skill will enjoy this class which shines a spotlight on the fundamentals of archery. Open for kids ages 8-13, this short but thorough session on archery will teach all the basics of this healthy and fun exercise, and is sure to be a highlight of any vacation for young explorers who adore a little adventure.

Paint A Mustang!

  • Thursday, September 7th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Corolla

Enjoy a day of crafting while supporting a wonderful cause that’s close to many northern Outer Banks visitors’ hearts at this special weekly summertime event that’s ideal for imaginative kids. The “Paint a Mustang” activity allows kids to pay a colorful tribute to these wild local residents, while enjoying a day of creating a unique memento that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Natalie Wolfe & Friends - Acoustic Sunset Concert Series

  • Thursday, September 7th 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Jarvisburg,

Bring the family for a fun night of music with a special performance by one of the most beloved local bands around. Natalie Wolfe is known for her incredible vocals and her fantastic roster of acoustic classic rock and country songs, and during this event, music lovers can relax on the grassy lawn of the Cotton Gin while enjoying a down-home atmosphere in the heart of the Inner Banks.

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – Beatty Barns With Dylan Vattelana

  • Thursday, September 7th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Head to one of the most fun destinations on the Outer Banks for after-hours entertainment with this special show that will have audience members grinning from ear to ear. The talented comedian and storyteller Beatty Barns will be heading to the heart of the Outer Banks for a limited run performance that is sure to be an unforgettable night out for anyone who loves a lot of laughs with their evening entertainment.

Crabbing in Corolla

  • Thursday, September 7th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Corolla

Crabbing is a big part of life on the North Carolina coastline, and new explorers of all ages can learn all about the fundamentals, techniques, and tricks that are involved in this generations-old practice that’s alive and well on the Outer Banks. This Crabbing class is open to visitors of all ages, and is a great way to discover a unique aspect of the OBX fishing scene while enjoying a hands-on activity that will be a memorable part of any coastal vacation.

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.

Meet a Mustang!

  • Friday, September 8th 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Corolla

Make an unforgettable memory for the youngest visitors in your vacationing party with this unique opportunity to meet an actual “representative” of the famed wild horses of the Currituck Banks. This weekly summer event, which is hosted by the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, allows kids and adults alike to get “up close and personal” with a wild mustang, while learning all about a wonderful and worthy local cause.

Preschool Young Naturalist Program

  • Friday, September 8th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manteo

Let the kids enjoy a morning of fun and exploring at this special and free program that’s offered by the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuges. The Preschool Young Naturalist Program incited the youngest visitors and locals to discover something new about the local Outer Banks environment through hands-in activities, a light area walk, and a lot of fun and learning.

Nature Journaling

  • Friday, September 8th 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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Corolla

Half the fun of discovering the diverse wildlife of the Outer Banks is capturing your memories for years to come, and this unique class will show visitors the joys of the traditional art of nature journaling. Utilized by explorers and adventurers of centuries ago, nature journaling is a fun and educational way to keep track of your wild explorations – both on the Outer Banks, and at home long after a vacation is over.

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.

Currituck Wildlife Festival

  • Saturday, September 9th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Barco

Shoppers and explorers of all ages will have a ball discovering the incredible talents on display at the fun and fascinating Currituck Wildlife Festival. Now celebrating its 14th year, this festival features exhibitors from all across the Eastern Seaboard who show off their intricate works of art that include decoys, hand carvings, and other stunning pieces that pay homage to the local wildlife that thrives in Currituck County.

Week of September 11, 2017 - September 17, 2017

Dixie’s World Exhibit

  • Thursday, June 29th - Saturday, September 30th
Hatteras

Discover a bygone era of Hatteras Island beauty with this stunning collection of watercolors, photographs, and more, that will be on display throughout the summer season and beyond at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Tuesday Craft Fair at the Magnolia Market Place

  • Tuesday, September 12th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Manteo

Head to the heart of downtown Manteo for a shopping experience that highlights the talented artists and craftsmen of the region. The Tuesday Craft Fair at the Magnolia Market Place is a summertime event that is held every week, and which features an array of unique crafts and artworks that are a celebration of the coastal Outer Banks environment.

Pint Night at Trio

  • Tuesday, September 12th 5:00 PM
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Kitty Hawk

Unwind after a long and busy day on the beach with a stop at this cool central Outer Banks destination that’s known for its great drinks and relaxed atmosphere. On Tuesdays, Trio in Kitty Hawk features a new brew that’s tapped at 5:00 p.m., and all visitors who want to try the featured beer will treated to a free souvenir pint glass.

Ghost & Historic Walking Tour

  • Tuesday, September 12th 7:30 PM
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Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to learn all about the fascinating and centuries-long history of Ocracoke Island with this special tour that is led by lifelong locals who know all the secrets of this unique southern Outer Banks Island. The Ghost & Historic Walking Tour is a unique tour that is held throughout the summertime and early fall months, and which showcases the mysterious legends and stories that this island is famous for.

Fish Sticks

  • Tuesday, September 12th 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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Corolla

Fishing has a long and ingrained heritage on the Outer Banks, and the region’s newest and youngest visitors can help pass down this tradition for future generations through this special class that will show young visitors just how fun fishing can be. Designed for ages 4-7, “Fish Sticks” is a free, hands-on event that will create plenty of memories for kids and parents alike, and which is sure to help foster a love of fishing for years to come.

Fishing the Sound

  • Tuesday, September 12th 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
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Corolla

The Currituck Sound is a prime destination for fishing in the Outer Banks, and new anglers can learn all about the different catches that frequent these waters via this hands-on event that is hosted by the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Fishing the Sound is open to all visitors ages 7 and up, and is an engaging fishing session that will inspire inexperienced and seasoned visitors alike to discover just how fun fishing on the Outer Banks can be.

Fish Printing for Kids

  • Tuesday, September 12th 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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Corolla

Creative and curious kids alike will love attending this session that shines a spotlight on a unique art form that’s centuries old, but which fits in perfectly with the Outer Banks landscape. Fish Printing for Kids is a special class that is hosted by the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and which is sure to further a love of art, nature, and all-things-coastal for visiting and local creative kids alike.

Dragon Hunters

  • Tuesday, September 12th 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Corolla

Young and old visitors alike will be fascinated with this special educational session that’s held at one of the most scenic destinations along the Outer Banks – the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in the heart of Corolla. Dragon Hunters will lead explorers on an expedition for the beloved dragonflies that frequent the wild landscape, and will be an unforgettable and fun event that visitors of all ages will adore.

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.

Maritime Crafts for Kids

  • Wednesday, September 13th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Hatteras

Spend a fun morning off the sand and getting creative with this unique weekly event that’s designed for crafty kids on Hatteras Island. Held at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the “Maritime Crafts for Kids” event features a special maritime-themed craft every week for a free session of getting creative at one of the most unique attractions on the Outer Banks.

The Civil War on Hatteras Island

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Hatteras

Enjoy a little extra insight into one of the most tumultuous time periods in both local and national history with this special presentation on the Civil War on Hatteras Island that’s held at the inspiring Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Bingo Night

  • Wednesday, September 13th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Buxton

Visitors and locals can get their game on and test their luck at this popular weekly Bingo Night which is hosted by the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club. Featuring a regular bevy of cash prizes, with proceeds benefitting great local causes, this bingo night serves as a lightly competitive and engaging night out for anyone looking for a little fun on Hatteras Island.

Currituck Cornhole Tournament

  • Wednesday, September 13th 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Corolla

Head to one of the prettiest spots in Corolla for an engaging cornhole tournament that will engage competitive family members of all ages. This weekly summertime tournament is sponsored in part by the Currituck Travel & Tourism department, and with cool prizes for winners as well as a stunning venue on the grounds of the Whalehead Club, it’s sure to be an enjoyable addition to any Outer Banks vacation.

Archery Basics for Kids

  • Wednesday, September 13th 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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Corolla

Visitors and locals who have always wanted to learn a new sport and a new skill will enjoy this class which shines a spotlight on the fundamentals of archery. Open for kids ages 8-13, this short but thorough session on archery will teach all the basics of this healthy and fun exercise, and is sure to be a highlight of any vacation for young explorers who adore a little adventure.

Get in the Swing fore $50K

  • Thursday, September 14th 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Nags Head

Get your golf game on for one of the most highly anticipated tournaments of the year on the central Outer Banks. The Get in the Swing fore $50K tournament is held in the middle of September, when the weather is simply stunning, and is a Nags Head tournament that features a wealth of incredible prizes.

Comedy Club OBX Presents – Mike Stankeiwicz with John Kensil

  • Thursday, September 14th 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Enjoy an evening of laughs and decadently fun entertainment at one of the most popular venues on the Outer Banks for a good time in the summertime – the Outer Banks Comedy Club. During this special performance, comedian Mike Stankeiwicz with John Kensil will be taking the stage for a special one-night-only show that will be a highlight of any beach vacation.

Crabbing in Corolla

  • Thursday, September 14th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Corolla

Crabbing is a big part of life on the North Carolina coastline, and new explorers of all ages can learn all about the fundamentals, techniques, and tricks that are involved in this generations-old practice that’s alive and well on the Outer Banks. This Crabbing class is open to visitors of all ages, and is a great way to discover a unique aspect of the OBX fishing scene while enjoying a hands-on activity that will be a memorable part of any coastal vacation.

Wildlife & Wildlands Art Expo

  • Friday, September 15th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Discover the beauty of the natural landscapes and abundant wildlife of the Outer Banks with this special program that is hosted by the National Wildlife Refuge. Featuring the artwork of stunning wildlife photographers and artists, this opening reception is a great way to explore the area scenery, and the talents of the local art community – all in a single September event.

Preschool Young Naturalist Program

  • Friday, September 15th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manteo

Let the kids enjoy a morning of fun and exploring at this special and free program that’s offered by the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuges. The Preschool Young Naturalist Program incited the youngest visitors and locals to discover something new about the local Outer Banks environment through hands-in activities, a light area walk, and a lot of fun and learning.

Nature Journaling

  • Friday, September 15th 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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Corolla

Half the fun of discovering the diverse wildlife of the Outer Banks is capturing your memories for years to come, and this unique class will show visitors the joys of the traditional art of nature journaling. Utilized by explorers and adventurers of centuries ago, nature journaling is a fun and educational way to keep track of your wild explorations – both on the Outer Banks, and at home long after a vacation is over.

Kitty Hawk Surf Company Kayak Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, September 16th
Nags Head

Put your angling and paddling skills to the test with this unique Outer Banks fishing tournament that puts the rapidly growing sport of kayaking fishing in the spotlight.

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.

Currituck Heritage Festival

  • Saturday, September 16th 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Powells Point

Embark on an adventure off the Outer Banks shoreline for this fun annual event that’s held in the heart of the Currituck Mainland. The Currituck Heritage Festival is a veritable celebration of All Things Inner Banks, with a wealth of activities, fun and games for kids, and a famous BBQ competition that will have all attendees ready to dive into this North Carolina staple.

Plant a Tree, or Two

  • Saturday, September 16th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

Fall is the best time for southern gardeners to plant an array of trees and shrubs, and during this special workshop, students of all skill levels will learn all the ins and outs of ensuring that their fall plantings continue to grow in the years and decades to come. Held at one of the prettiest spots for seasonal landscapes, this special class has experts guiding the way towards a successful fall planting season.

HICF Chowder Cookoff

  • Saturday, September 16th
Hatteras

Bring an appetite and a love of fresh coastal fare to this event which corresponds with the annual Day at the Docks Festival, and which is a favorite celebration of the incredible flavors of Hatteras Island. The HICF Chowder Cook-off has been a highly anticipated contest for roughly 10 years that pits area chefs against each other for the title of “Best Chowder on the Island.” Best of all, the event also allows visitors to taste a variety of fresh samples that are sure to satisfy any craving for local flavor.

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.

Cape Hatteras Wave Classic

  • Sunday, September 17th - Saturday, September 23rd
Waves

Head to the waves of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore to catch this epic competition that combines powerful waves with incredible athletic ability. The Cape Hatteras Wave Classic is a waves-focused kiteboarding event that features some of the best conditions for incredible action along the Hatteras Island beaches.

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.

Dixie’s World Exhibit

  • Thursday, June 29th - Saturday, September 30th
Hatteras

Discover a bygone era of Hatteras Island beauty with this stunning collection of watercolors, photographs, and more, that will be on display throughout the summer season and beyond at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Cape Hatteras Wave Classic

  • Sunday, September 17th - Saturday, September 23rd
Waves

Head to the waves of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore to catch this epic competition that combines powerful waves with incredible athletic ability. The Cape Hatteras Wave Classic is a waves-focused kiteboarding event that features some of the best conditions for incredible action along the Hatteras Island beaches.

Salty Dawgs Lecture Series: Seafood Outer Banks Style

  • Tuesday, September 19th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hatteras

Learn how to make the most out of those fabulous Outer Banks catches the way the locals do at this special lecture and seafood preparation demonstration that will have anyone hungry for more. Hosted by Sharon Peele Kennedy, an Outer Banks seafood diva as well as the author of the popular local book “What’s for Supper?” this session will provide plenty of engaging insight on the best way to use fresh local ingredients to absolutely delicious results.

Tuesday Craft Fair at the Magnolia Market Place

  • Tuesday, September 19th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Manteo

Head to the heart of downtown Manteo for a shopping experience that highlights the talented artists and craftsmen of the region. The Tuesday Craft Fair at the Magnolia Market Place is a summertime event that is held every week, and which features an array of unique crafts and artworks that are a celebration of the coastal Outer Banks environment.

Ghost & Historic Walking Tour

  • Tuesday, September 19th 7:30 PM
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Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to learn all about the fascinating and centuries-long history of Ocracoke Island with this special tour that is led by lifelong locals who know all the secrets of this unique southern Outer Banks Island. The Ghost & Historic Walking Tour is a unique tour that is held throughout the summertime and early fall months, and which showcases the mysterious legends and stories that this island is famous for.

Fishing the Sound

  • Tuesday, September 19th 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
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Corolla

The Currituck Sound is a prime destination for fishing in the Outer Banks, and new anglers can learn all about the different catches that frequent these waters via this hands-on event that is hosted by the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Fishing the Sound is open to all visitors ages 7 and up, and is an engaging fishing session that will inspire inexperienced and seasoned visitors alike to discover just how fun fishing on the Outer Banks can be.

Fish Printing for Kids

  • Tuesday, September 19th 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Creative and curious kids alike will love attending this session that shines a spotlight on a unique art form that’s centuries old, but which fits in perfectly with the Outer Banks landscape. Fish Printing for Kids is a special class that is hosted by the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and which is sure to further a love of art, nature, and all-things-coastal for visiting and local creative kids alike.

Dragon Hunters

  • Tuesday, September 19th 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Corolla

Young and old visitors alike will be fascinated with this special educational session that’s held at one of the most scenic destinations along the Outer Banks – the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in the heart of Corolla. Dragon Hunters will lead explorers on an expedition for the beloved dragonflies that frequent the wild landscape, and will be an unforgettable and fun event that visitors of all ages will adore.

Maritime Crafts for Kids

  • Wednesday, September 20th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Hatteras

Spend a fun morning off the sand and getting creative with this unique weekly event that’s designed for crafty kids on Hatteras Island. Held at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the “Maritime Crafts for Kids” event features a special maritime-themed craft every week for a free session of getting creative at one of the most unique attractions on the Outer Banks.

The Civil War on Hatteras Island

  • Wednesday, September 20th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Hatteras

Enjoy a little extra insight into one of the most tumultuous time periods in both local and national history with this special presentation on the Civil War on Hatteras Island that’s held at the inspiring Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Bingo Night

  • Wednesday, September 20th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Buxton

Visitors and locals can get their game on and test their luck at this popular weekly Bingo Night which is hosted by the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club. Featuring a regular bevy of cash prizes, with proceeds benefitting great local causes, this bingo night serves as a lightly competitive and engaging night out for anyone looking for a little fun on Hatteras Island.

Raid the Cellar Vintage Beer Dinner

  • Wednesday, September 20th 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Kitty Hawk

Take advantage of an opportunity to delve into some of the gems of Trio’s extensive beer collection with this special dinner that pairs vintage brews with a multiple course dinner that will yield absolutely delicious results. The Raid the Cellar Vintage Beer Dinner is a fantastic opportunity to discover a host of beers that taste better after aging, and will be an unforgettable night on the Outer Banks that food lovers will simply adore.

Archery Basics for Kids

  • Wednesday, September 20th 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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Corolla

Visitors and locals who have always wanted to learn a new sport and a new skill will enjoy this class which shines a spotlight on the fundamentals of archery. Open for kids ages 8-13, this short but thorough session on archery will teach all the basics of this healthy and fun exercise, and is sure to be a highlight of any vacation for young explorers who adore a little adventure.

Outer Banks Jeep Mutiny

  • Thursday, September 21st - Sunday, September 24th
Nags Head

Bring your sense of adventure and head to the sand for this pirate-style mutiny where the Jeeps rule the scene. The Outer Banks Jeep Mutiny is a four-day event that combines plenty of food, drinks, and island entertainment, as well as lots of opportunities to hit the beach and enjoy a trek on one of the most picturesque destinations in the county for off-road expeditions.

Surfalorus Film Festival

  • Thursday, September 21st - Saturday, September 23rd
Manteo

Surfers, filmmakers, movie buffs, nature fans, and curious visitors alike can all come together for an incredible film festival that celebrates all things aquatic. Presented by Cucalorus and the Dare County Arts Council, this three-day celebration of coastal North Carolina marine culture is sure to impress movie fans of all varieties, with an array of local and regional films that highlight life by the coastal waters.

Crabbing in Corolla

  • Thursday, September 21st 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Corolla

Crabbing is a big part of life on the North Carolina coastline, and new explorers of all ages can learn all about the fundamentals, techniques, and tricks that are involved in this generations-old practice that’s alive and well on the Outer Banks. This Crabbing class is open to visitors of all ages, and is a great way to discover a unique aspect of the OBX fishing scene while enjoying a hands-on activity that will be a memorable part of any coastal vacation.

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.

Preschool Young Naturalist Program

  • Friday, September 22nd 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manteo

Let the kids enjoy a morning of fun and exploring at this special and free program that’s offered by the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuges. The Preschool Young Naturalist Program incited the youngest visitors and locals to discover something new about the local Outer Banks environment through hands-in activities, a light area walk, and a lot of fun and learning.

Pridefest

  • Friday, September 22nd - Sunday, September 24th
Nags Head

Head to the cool and relaxed Outer Banks in late September to join in the fun of one of the region’s most distinctive and popular area festivals. Pridefest is a three-day gay pride festival that is full of activities, food, music, and ample beach time, and which is open to all LGBTQ folks and their supporters and friends.

Nature Journaling

  • Friday, September 22nd 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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Corolla

Half the fun of discovering the diverse wildlife of the Outer Banks is capturing your memories for years to come, and this unique class will show visitors the joys of the traditional art of nature journaling. Utilized by explorers and adventurers of centuries ago, nature journaling is a fun and educational way to keep track of your wild explorations – both on the Outer Banks, and at home long after a vacation is over.

Crabdaddy Seafood Festival at Sanctuary Vineyards

  • Saturday, September 23rd 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jarvisburg,

Head to mainland Currituck for one of the most delicious festivals off the beach. The Crabdaddy Seafood Festival at Sanctuary Vineyards partners an abundance of locally caught crabs with wine, beer, vendors, hayrides, live music, and a wealth of other activities to make this a delicious event for seafood lovers of all ages.

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.

Dixie’s World Exhibit

  • Thursday, June 29th - Saturday, September 30th
Hatteras

Discover a bygone era of Hatteras Island beauty with this stunning collection of watercolors, photographs, and more, that will be on display throughout the summer season and beyond at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Salty Dawgs Lecture Series: The Civil Air Patrol

  • Tuesday, September 26th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hatteras

Take advantage of an opportunity to learn about a little-known group of heroes during World War II at this special presentation that’s part of the acclaimed Salty Dawg Lecture Series at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Tuesday Craft Fair at the Magnolia Market Place

  • Tuesday, September 26th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Manteo

Head to the heart of downtown Manteo for a shopping experience that highlights the talented artists and craftsmen of the region. The Tuesday Craft Fair at the Magnolia Market Place is a summertime event that is held every week, and which features an array of unique crafts and artworks that are a celebration of the coastal Outer Banks environment.

Ghost & Historic Walking Tour

  • Tuesday, September 26th 7:30 PM
more dates....
Ocracoke

Enjoy an opportunity to learn all about the fascinating and centuries-long history of Ocracoke Island with this special tour that is led by lifelong locals who know all the secrets of this unique southern Outer Banks Island. The Ghost & Historic Walking Tour is a unique tour that is held throughout the summertime and early fall months, and which showcases the mysterious legends and stories that this island is famous for.

Fish Sticks

  • Tuesday, September 26th 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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Corolla

Fishing has a long and ingrained heritage on the Outer Banks, and the region’s newest and youngest visitors can help pass down this tradition for future generations through this special class that will show young visitors just how fun fishing can be. Designed for ages 4-7, “Fish Sticks” is a free, hands-on event that will create plenty of memories for kids and parents alike, and which is sure to help foster a love of fishing for years to come.

Fishing the Sound

  • Tuesday, September 26th 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
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Corolla

The Currituck Sound is a prime destination for fishing in the Outer Banks, and new anglers can learn all about the different catches that frequent these waters via this hands-on event that is hosted by the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Fishing the Sound is open to all visitors ages 7 and up, and is an engaging fishing session that will inspire inexperienced and seasoned visitors alike to discover just how fun fishing on the Outer Banks can be.

Fish Printing for Kids

  • Tuesday, September 26th 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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Corolla

Creative and curious kids alike will love attending this session that shines a spotlight on a unique art form that’s centuries old, but which fits in perfectly with the Outer Banks landscape. Fish Printing for Kids is a special class that is hosted by the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and which is sure to further a love of art, nature, and all-things-coastal for visiting and local creative kids alike.

Dragon Hunters

  • Tuesday, September 26th 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Corolla

Young and old visitors alike will be fascinated with this special educational session that’s held at one of the most scenic destinations along the Outer Banks – the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in the heart of Corolla. Dragon Hunters will lead explorers on an expedition for the beloved dragonflies that frequent the wild landscape, and will be an unforgettable and fun event that visitors of all ages will adore.

Maritime Crafts for Kids

  • Wednesday, September 27th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Hatteras

Spend a fun morning off the sand and getting creative with this unique weekly event that’s designed for crafty kids on Hatteras Island. Held at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the “Maritime Crafts for Kids” event features a special maritime-themed craft every week for a free session of getting creative at one of the most unique attractions on the Outer Banks.

The Civil War on Hatteras Island

  • Wednesday, September 27th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Hatteras

Enjoy a little extra insight into one of the most tumultuous time periods in both local and national history with this special presentation on the Civil War on Hatteras Island that’s held at the inspiring Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Bingo Night

  • Wednesday, September 27th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Buxton

Visitors and locals can get their game on and test their luck at this popular weekly Bingo Night which is hosted by the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club. Featuring a regular bevy of cash prizes, with proceeds benefitting great local causes, this bingo night serves as a lightly competitive and engaging night out for anyone looking for a little fun on Hatteras Island.

Archery Basics for Kids

  • Wednesday, September 27th 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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Corolla

Visitors and locals who have always wanted to learn a new sport and a new skill will enjoy this class which shines a spotlight on the fundamentals of archery. Open for kids ages 8-13, this short but thorough session on archery will teach all the basics of this healthy and fun exercise, and is sure to be a highlight of any vacation for young explorers who adore a little adventure.

Comedy Club OBX Presents – Rob Brackenridge with Joy Julian

  • Thursday, September 28th 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Take a break from the beach and enjoy a ton of laughs and plenty of grins with this special performance by Rob Brackenridge with Joy Julian at the Comedy Club of the Outer Banks. This one-night-only show gives visitors and locals alike an opportunity to shake off the cares of the day, and enjoy an evening of amazing entertainment at one of the most fun nightlife destinations along the central OBX.

Crabbing in Corolla

  • Thursday, September 28th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Corolla

Crabbing is a big part of life on the North Carolina coastline, and new explorers of all ages can learn all about the fundamentals, techniques, and tricks that are involved in this generations-old practice that’s alive and well on the Outer Banks. This Crabbing class is open to visitors of all ages, and is a great way to discover a unique aspect of the OBX fishing scene while enjoying a hands-on activity that will be a memorable part of any coastal vacation.

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.

Preschool Young Naturalist Program

  • Friday, September 29th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manteo

Let the kids enjoy a morning of fun and exploring at this special and free program that’s offered by the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuges. The Preschool Young Naturalist Program incited the youngest visitors and locals to discover something new about the local Outer Banks environment through hands-in activities, a light area walk, and a lot of fun and learning.

Big Fall Plant Sale

  • Saturday, September 30th - Sunday, October 15th
Manteo

Fall is an ideal time to start plotting a sunny spring garden and a stunning overall landscape, and gardening enthusiasts can enjoy deep discounts on everything they need to get to get their hands dirty at this Big Fall Plant Sale that is held at one of the best places for local blooms, the Elizabethan Gardens.

8th Annual Get Pumped For Pink 5k/10k

  • Saturday, September 30th 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Kitty Hawk

Join this special run through a scenic section of the Outer Banks while promoting the awareness of breast cancer. Serving as an official event in the Outer Banks Hospital’s “Get Pinked!” campaign. This fall 5k / 10k run will appeal to runners, joggers, and anyone who wants to boost awareness of a very worthy cause.

Fish Like a Girl

  • Saturday, September 30th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Avon

Head to the Avon Pier to show the area anglers how it’s really done with this special fishing tournament that puts girls and women in the spotlight. The “Fish Like A Girl” event is an all-women’s charity fishing tournament that lets the ladies show off their stuff at one of the best destinations on Hatteras Island for fishing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Week of October 2, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Big Fall Plant Sale

  • Saturday, September 30th - Sunday, October 15th
Manteo

Fall is an ideal time to start plotting a sunny spring garden and a stunning overall landscape, and gardening enthusiasts can enjoy deep discounts on everything they need to get to get their hands dirty at this Big Fall Plant Sale that is held at one of the best places for local blooms, the Elizabethan Gardens.

Opening Reception of Adele Castillo's Portrait Exhibit

  • Monday, October 2nd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Enjoy an evening of music, conversation, and a few delicate refreshments at this opening reception for an acclaimed and talented artist who is landing on the Outer Banks. The Opening Reception of Adele Castillo's Portrait Exhibit is hosted by the Dare County Arts Council, and is an opportunity for art lovers to get a first peek at a new exhibit that will run all October long.

United States Navy Band - Summer Concert Series

  • Tuesday, October 3rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Head to the cool porch of the Bluegrass Island Trading Co for this special performance that will have Patriotic music fans everywhere grinning and tapping their toes along to the music. The United States Navy Band will take to the stage – or rather, the shaded porch – to provide the evening’s entertainment at this wholly unique and enjoyable concert in the heart of Downtown Manteo.

Bryan Cultural Series Invitational Art Show

  • Tuesday, October 3rd - Saturday, October 7th 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Nags Head

An introduction to a collection of some of the best and most acclaimed artists on the Outer Banks is waiting at this eclectic art show that puts a range of talents in the spotlight. Held at Glenn Eure's Ghost Fleet Gallery, this October art show serves as a fine opportunity to discover some new talents, while taking in the beauty and the inherently coastal influences of the Outer Banks art scene.

Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival

  • Wednesday, October 4th - Saturday, October 7th
Manteo

Music lovers everywhere have started to flock to the Outer Banks in the fall for this “New” tradition that adds a roster of acclaimed bands with one of the prettiest venues along the North Carolina coastline. The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, and this year’s event is no exception, with a number of regionally and nationally famous bands already signed up to perform in the multi-day event.

The Civil War on Hatteras Island

  • Wednesday, October 4th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Hatteras

Enjoy a little extra insight into one of the most tumultuous time periods in both local and national history with this special presentation on the Civil War on Hatteras Island that’s held at the inspiring Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Bingo Night

  • Wednesday, October 4th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Buxton

Visitors and locals can get their game on and test their luck at this popular weekly Bingo Night which is hosted by the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club. Featuring a regular bevy of cash prizes, with proceeds benefitting great local causes, this bingo night serves as a lightly competitive and engaging night out for anyone looking for a little fun on Hatteras Island.

Outer Banks Parade of Homes

  • Thursday, October 5th - Sunday, October 8th
Duck

Discover a veritable treasure trove of homes that are scattered along 60 miles of pristine barrier island coastline with this special annual event that attracts thousands of visitors from all across the region who want to see what’s new and amazing on the Outer Banks home front. The Outer Banks Parade of Homes is a four-day event that visitors can explore at their leisure to discover new structures, new builders, or just to be inspired for their own coastal residence by the sea.

Kill Devil Hills Historic Landmarks Open House

  • Friday, October 6th 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Discover a remarkable collection of historic residences throughout the Outer Banks with this special tour that highlights some of the town’s most eye-catching and historic beach homes. Orchestrated by the Historic Landmarks Commission, visitors can explore an array of unique homes that can be a century or more old during this fall tour that truly captures the history that’s alive and well around every corner of the Outer Banks.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, October 6th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Manteo

Manteo’s vibrant downtown scene is on full display during this monthly event that highlights the area’s businesses, restaurants and galleries that makes this central Outer Banks community so unique. The First Friday in Manteo is held every month on the initial Friday of the month, and is a street festival that will make any new visitor fall in love with this charming coastal community.

Scott Sechman at Coastal Provisions

  • Friday, October 6th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Southern Shores

Unwind after a long and busy day at the beach with a little live music in one of the most inviting atmospheres in Southern Shores with this special performance by favorite local artist Scott Sechman.

Preschool Young Naturalist Program

  • Friday, October 6th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manteo

Let the kids enjoy a morning of fun and exploring at this special and free program that’s offered by the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuges. The Preschool Young Naturalist Program incited the youngest visitors and locals to discover something new about the local Outer Banks environment through hands-in activities, a light area walk, and a lot of fun and learning.

Eggshells in the Outer Banks / Tearstock Rally

  • Friday, October 6th - Monday, October 9th
Rodanthe

Discover how beautiful the local beaches of Hatteras Island can be in the fall, while meeting and greeting with tons of other Teardrop owners who love life on the road as much as you do, by attending this special annual rally that’s held over the picturesque Columbus Day Weekend.

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.

Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

  • Saturday, October 7th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Manteo

Celebrate the fall season at one of the prettiest outdoor attractions in the heart of Roanoke Island with this special weekly event that has become a favorite activity for locals and fall visitors alike. Pumpkin Patch Saturdays are a fantastic opportunity for kids and adults to pick up their own Halloween pumpkins while exploring a myriad of activities and attractions found within the Island Farm.

Fall Transition Workshop

  • Saturday, October 7th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

As the summer winds down and the temperatures start to cool, it’s an ideal time to get out to the garden and to start planning your fall landscapes. During this special workshop that’s held at the Elizabethan Gardens, visitors will learn all about how to make the most out of the shoulder season weather, and to start planning a beautiful backyard, front porch, or other area that will stay pretty throughout the season.

HICF Positively Pink 5K

  • Saturday, October 7th
Avon

Enjoy a breezy fall outing that starts with a light run or jog and ends with plenty of food, fun, and live music at this annual event that goes to benefit a very worthy local cause, the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation. The HICF Positively Pink 5K is a great outing that’s open to visitors and locals of all ages, and which shows just how fun the Outer Banks can be in the fall when everyone comes together to help out a favorite community organization.

Week of October 9, 2017 - October 15, 2017

Big Fall Plant Sale

  • Saturday, September 30th - Sunday, October 15th
Manteo

Fall is an ideal time to start plotting a sunny spring garden and a stunning overall landscape, and gardening enthusiasts can enjoy deep discounts on everything they need to get to get their hands dirty at this Big Fall Plant Sale that is held at one of the best places for local blooms, the Elizabethan Gardens.

Eggshells in the Outer Banks / Tearstock Rally

  • Friday, October 6th - Monday, October 9th
Rodanthe

Discover how beautiful the local beaches of Hatteras Island can be in the fall, while meeting and greeting with tons of other Teardrop owners who love life on the road as much as you do, by attending this special annual rally that’s held over the picturesque Columbus Day Weekend.

Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

  • Saturday, October 14th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Manteo

Celebrate the fall season at one of the prettiest outdoor attractions in the heart of Roanoke Island with this special weekly event that has become a favorite activity for locals and fall visitors alike. Pumpkin Patch Saturdays are a fantastic opportunity for kids and adults to pick up their own Halloween pumpkins while exploring a myriad of activities and attractions found within the Island Farm.

Christmas Cactus

  • Saturday, October 14th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

Get your holiday season off to a jolly and naturally beautiful start with this workshop that focuses on one of the favorite plants of the season – the Christmas Cactus. Held on the grounds of the Elizabethan Gardens, this special class will highlight all there is to know about the Christmas Cactus, while providing invaluable instruction on how to grow – and maintain – this pretty staple of the season.

Dorothy Papadakos

  • Sunday, October 15th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Southern Shores

Enjoy an evening show that centers on a familiar tale with a new twist with this special performance by local favorite Dorothy Papadakos. During this event, Dorothy Papadakos will kick off her Halloween Horror Tour by offering a special screening of the "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Held in Southern Shores, this unique movie showing combines live music and entertainment to deliciously spooky results.

Week of October 16, 2017 - October 22, 2017

ABK Board Sports Windsurfing Fall Camp

  • Monday, October 16th - Friday, October 20th
Avon

Visitors and locals who have always wanted to master the sport of windsurfing can hone their skills at this special fall camp that’s designed to turn newcomers into water-riding pros. The ABK Board Sports Windsurfing Fall Camp takes place over the course of a few days, and is a great opportunity to learn windsurfing from the ground up, with instruction provided by some of the best boarders on the scene.

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.

Scott Sechman at Coastal Provisions

  • Friday, October 20th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Southern Shores

Unwind after a long and busy day at the beach with a little live music in one of the most inviting atmospheres in Southern Shores with this special performance by favorite local artist Scott Sechman.

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 a family-friendly outing that will make anyone fall in love with this staple of the Outer Banks’ culinary cuisine.

Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

  • Saturday, October 21st 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Manteo

Celebrate the fall season at one of the prettiest outdoor attractions in the heart of Roanoke Island with this special weekly event that has become a favorite activity for locals and fall visitors alike. Pumpkin Patch Saturdays are a fantastic opportunity for kids and adults to pick up their own Halloween pumpkins while exploring a myriad of activities and attractions found within the Island Farm.

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 at this special event that pays homage to the region’s deep ties to maritime history and culture.

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.

Halloween International Film Festival

  • Thursday, October 26th - Saturday, October 28th
Kill Devil Hills

Get your Halloween off to a deliciously spooky start with this unique film festival that’s celebrating its 2nd year on the Outer Banks. The Halloween International Film Festival is a multi-day event that features a wide array of independent movies from all over the region and the world, and which caps off each series of films with a wealth of spooky activities that will get everyone into the seasonal spirit.

Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree

  • Friday, October 27th - Sunday, October 29th
Ocracoke

Come to Ocracoke Island for a Pirate Halloween! The Ocracoke Pirate Jamboree is an annual, two-day event that is highlighted by a family friendly Pirate Encampment by Blackbeard's Pirate Crew on Ocracoke Island.

Volunteer Days at the Frisco Native American Museum

  • Friday, October 27th - Sunday, October 29th
Frisco

Visitors and locals of all talents and abilities are invited to come down to one of the southern Outer Banks most beloved attractions to help out on a project that will benefit everyone in the area community and beyond. Volunteer Days at the Frisco Native American Museum focuses on a special new outdoor project and exhibit at the museum, and is a great way for friends to come together for a worthy cause in the heart of the Outer Banks.

OBX History Weekend

  • Friday, October 27th - Sunday, October 29th
Manteo

Any local or visitor who has ever wondered what’s true and what’s legend when it comes to the Outer Banks’ First settlement will adore this unique weekend that brings a collection of experts together to help shape the story. The OBX History Weekend features a group of 13 distinguished British and US speakers at a free public symposium, which will connect the dots about the initial Roanoke colony of 1584 and the fate of the infamous 1587 Lost Colony.

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!

Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

  • Saturday, October 28th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Manteo

Celebrate the fall season at one of the prettiest outdoor attractions in the heart of Roanoke Island with this special weekly event that has become a favorite activity for locals and fall visitors alike. Pumpkin Patch Saturdays are a fantastic opportunity for kids and adults to pick up their own Halloween pumpkins while exploring a myriad of activities and attractions found within the Island Farm.

Black Opal Masquerade Ball

  • Saturday, October 28th 7:00 PM
Manteo

Join in the fun of the biggest art celebration of the year by attending the always magical and charming Black Opal Masquerade Ball. Held in October and renowned as one of the largest fundraising events for the Dare County Arts Council, this ball is a glittering evening of music, food, and miles of fun.

Outer Banks Halloween Parade Of Costumes

  • Sunday, October 29th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nags Head

Get into the spooky Halloween spirit with this event that is quickly becoming a favorite holiday celebration in the central Outer Banks and beyond. The 4th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes is a celebration of all things scary and fun, with a myriad of activities and corresponding events that will make anyone want to join in the seasonal fall fun.

Week of October 30, 2017 - November 5, 2017

Roanoke Island Maritime Museum Haunted Hous

  • Tuesday, October 31st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Enjoy an evening of history, mystery, and a few spooky surprises along the way at this Halloween-themed event that takes place at the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, and which will be a wonderfully scary and engaging event for “kids” of all ages.

Trunk or Treat

  • Tuesday, October 31st 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Avon

Discover just how spirited that Hatteras Island and the southern Outer Banks can be during the fall holidays with this special event that will delight local and vacationing kids and their families alike. Trunk or Treat is becoming a favorite annual Halloween celebration, and is a great opportunity for kids to load up on candy in a safe, central, and wonderfully convenient location.

Invitation Surf Fishing Tournament & Bob Bernard Open Individual Tournament

  • Wednesday, November 1st - Saturday, November 4th
Buxton

Beach-loving anglers who love an excuse to check out the incredible fishing conditions of Hatteras Island in the fall will want to make a date to attend this iconic fishing tournament that is now in its 60th year. Sponsored by the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, the annual Invitation Surf Fishing Tournament & Bob Bernard Open Individual Tournament is one of the most highly anticipated fishing tournaments along the Outer Banks coastline, and is a fantastic introduction to how incredible fishing can be when the temperatures drop on Hatteras Island.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, November 3rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Manteo

Manteo’s vibrant downtown scene is on full display during this monthly event that highlights the area’s businesses, restaurants and galleries that makes this central Outer Banks community so unique. The First Friday in Manteo is held every month on the initial Friday of the month, and is a street festival that will make any new visitor fall in love with this charming coastal community.

Evening Lantern Tours

  • Friday, November 3rd - Saturday, November 4th 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Manteo,

The historic Island Farm in Manteo takes on a spooky new appearance during this Halloween season event that will send chills down anyone’s spine. Highlighting this local attraction from an entirely new after-hours perspective, these spooky tours are sure to be a thrilling addition to any off-season Outer Banks vacation.

Opening Reception of Marcia Cline's Painting Exhibit

  • Friday, November 3rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Warm up on a cool November evening by discovering a talented regional artist who puts the landscape of the Outer Banks in a beautiful new light. The Opening Reception of Marcia Cline's Painting Exhibit is an event that is sponsored and hosted by the Dare County Arts Council, and is a prime opportunity to discover a new talent while mingling with other art fans, and enjoying an evening of conversation and light refreshments.

Winter Transition

  • Saturday, November 4th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

Early November is an exceptional time to clear out a front yard or backyard landscape, and to start gearing up for a crop of wintertime foliage and blooms that will add a little color to a chilly day. During this special workshop at the Elizabethan Gardens, gardeners of all skill levels will learn how to make the most out of their seasonal landscape, and how to plant flora and fauna that will survive and even thrive in the upcoming winter months.

Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff

  • Sunday, November 5th 3:00 PM
Kitty Hawk

Indulge your taste buds with some of the best local flavor around with this annual competition that is quickly becoming a foodie favorite on the Outer Banks. The Outer Banks Shrimp Cook-off is an appetizing competition that challenges chefs from all across the coastal region to put their skills to the test, and spectators will be treated to all the delicious results along the way.

Week of November 6, 2017 - November 12, 2017

PBR Classic Fishing Tournamen

  • Friday, November 10th - Sunday, November 12th
Avon

Discover how incredible the fishing off the local Hatteras Island beaches can be with this annual tournament that launches from one of the most popular destinations for fall fishing, the Avon Pier. The PBR Classic Fishing Tournament is quickly becoming one of the most highly anticipated fishing tournaments of November, and is a great chance to cash in on plenty of prizes and bragging rights while discovering just how amazing fishing on the Outer Banks can be when the temperatures cool down.

Winter Container Gardening

  • Saturday, November 11th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

Just because the weather has turned chilly doesn’t mean that a local landscape can’t shine, even in the middle of the winter. During this special workshop, gardeners will learn how to make the most out of the cooler weather by planting festive containers gardens that will sparkle throughout the holiday season.

John Noffsinger Lecture: Women In Dickens

  • Sunday, November 12th 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Southern Shores

Enjoy an evening of literary insight into one of the world’s most famous authors with this unique lecture that’s part of the Outer Banks-wide Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series. During this engaging talk that’s hosted by John Noffsinger, book lovers will learn a lot about the role of women in Dicken’s arsenal of famous works, and will enjoy a fascinating afternoon that’s a perfect complement to any book club.

Week of November 20, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Poinsettia Week

  • Monday, November 20th - Saturday, November 25th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

Ring in the holiday season with a little local color at this special holiday event that will appeal to flora and fauna fans everywhere. Poinsettia Week serves as a fantastic opportunity for visitors and locals alike to get a jump start on their holiday season by purchasing special gifts, adding a little color to their holiday décor, and just enjoying the bright flowers that are a hallmark of the holidays.

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.

Surfin' Turkey 5k and Puppy Drum Run

  • Thursday, November 23rd 8:00 AM
Hatteras

Get your Turkey Day celebration off to a fun and fast-paced start with this annual event that is quickly becoming a highlight of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Surfin' Turkey 5k and Puppy Drum Run is presented by the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund (HIYEF), and is a great opportunity to support a favorite local cause while enjoying miles of fun in the heart of Hatteras village.

Garden To Hearth; Heritage Cooking And Food Preservation

  • Friday, November 24th - Saturday, November 25th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Manteo

Cap off a delicious Thanksgiving holiday on the beach with this special two-day event that is held at one of the Outer Banks’ favorite historic attractions. The “Garden To Hearth; Heritage Cooking And Food Preservation” event focuses on food, family, and history with a myriad of activities and cooking-related traditions that will make a visit to the Island Farm even more special, and more memorable.

Hangin' With Santa

  • Friday, November 24th - Saturday, November 25th
Nags Head

Get a head start on the holiday season with this post-Thanksgiving event that offers a world of fun for visitors of all ages. Held at the flagship Kitty Hawk Kites store in Nags Head, this two-day event features amazing shopping, activities, demos and displays, and - of course - a visit by old St. Nick himself to allow kids to get a jump start on their Christmas lists.

 

Hatteras Island Arts and Craft Guild Holiday Show

  • Friday, November 24th - Saturday, November 25th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Buxton

Get into the holiday spirit while perusing a far-reaching range of arts and crafts that are delightfully one-of-a-kind with this seasonal event that always attracts locals and visiting shoppers alike. The Hatteras Island Arts and Craft Guild Holiday Show showcases a wide variety of talented regional artists and craftsmen, and is a favorite destination for holiday shoppers of all tastes who love to find those perfect coastal gifts and treasures.

Kites With Lights

  • Saturday, November 25th 4:00 PM
Nags Head

Ignite your holiday spirit with this special annual event that combines the natural beauty of the Outer Banks with twinkling Christmas lights for an unforgettable display and seasonal experience. The Kites with Lights event is hosted by the flagship Kitty Hawk Kites store that’s just across the street from Jockey’s Ridge State Park, and the beautiful landscape of twinkling kites with the iconic massive sand dunes of the park in the background will be a sight that spectators won’t soon forget.

Big Curri-Shuck at Sanctuary Vineyards

  • Saturday, November 25th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jarvisburg,

Oyster season heats up in the fall and early winter, and visitors can toast this delicious time of year at the Big Curri-Shuck at Sanctuary Vineyards. Ideal for hungry visitors, this festival combines a wealth of local seafood and regional fare to tempt visitors of all tastes, as well as plenty of activities to ensure that everyone in the family has a bushel of fun.

Week of November 27, 2017 - December 3, 2017

Ladies' Night at the Gardens

  • Monday, November 27th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Manteo

Enjoy a leisurely start to your holiday shopping adventures with this special event at one of the most beloved attractions on the Outer Banks. Ladies' Night at the Gardens allows visitors to linger, socialize, and get a jump start on holiday presents and gifts with a fun and relaxed tour of the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island.

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.

Deck The Halls With Christmas Greenery

  • Saturday, December 2nd 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

Ring in the holiday season with style with this special class that’s designed for gardening fans and festive visitors alike. Deck The Halls with Christmas Greenery is a two-hour workshop that will brighten your upcoming holiday through a myriad of ideas that transform local flora and fauna into stunning additions to any decoration scheme.

Holiday Feast & Winter Lights

  • Saturday, December 2nd 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Manteo

Enjoy a traditional holiday feast before exploring the brilliant display of Winter Lights at the Elizabethan Gardens with this special one-night-only event that will appeal to foodie family members of all ages. During the Holiday Feast & Winter Lights event, guests will be treated to a huge holiday buffet dinner before taking a stroll through one of the most stunning destinations on the Outer Banks during the holidays.

Poinsettias Workshop

  • Sunday, December 3rd 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

Poinsettias are a staple of the holiday season, and during this special workshop that’s held at the Elizabethan Gardens, visitors will learn all about this colorful plant – while enjoying a free Poinsettia plant to take home as a special gift.

Week of December 4, 2017 - December 10, 2017

WOOFstocking at Winter Lights

  • Wednesday, December 6th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Manteo

Everyone should have an opportunity to get into the holiday spirit – even the furry members of the family. So bring everyone in the party along for this special event that’s open to parents, kids, friends, and even dogs at the Elizabethan Gardens. On the night of WOOFstocking at Winter Lights, dogs are allowed to join in the fun and enjoy the twinkling scene of the gardens, and there are plenty of treats and surprises along the way to keep everyone in the family smiling.

Wings Over Water Encore

  • Friday, December 8th - Sunday, December 10th
Manteo

Visitors who missed the annual Wings Over Water festival - or who just want a second opportunity to admire the hundreds and thousands of birds that flock to the Outer Banks – won’t want to miss this special weekend where these feathered visitors are once again in the spotlight. The Wings Over Water Encore event is a weekend-long celebration of the many wintering waterfowl that are found at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and beyond, and is a great way for birders to discover the off-season beauty of the OBX.

Hatteras Island Christmas Parade

  • Saturday, December 9th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hatteras

Join in the fun of one of the most festive celebrations on Hatteras Island with this annual Christmas parade that has become a decades-long tradition for locals and holiday visitors alike. The Hatteras Island Christmas Parade combines local businesses, fire departments, the US Coast Guard, and non-profit organizations in a joyful parade that will inspire anyone to get into the holiday spirit.

St. Nicholas Arrives At Island Farm

  • Saturday, December 9th 1:00 PM
Manteo

Kids can meet the legendary elf himself while parents can capture some amazing photos in the interior of a warm, fire-lit farmhouse at this special event that rings in the holiday season with style. Held at the Island Farm in Roanoke Island, this afternoon Meet and Greet with Santa will be a treat for family members of all ages, with tons of activities and beautiful seasonal displays to put everyone in a holiday mood.

Art of Centerpieces Workshop

  • Saturday, December 9th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning those festive centerpieces that will be the highlight of every family meal throughout the season. Visitors who want to brighten their interior décor scheme will find a lot of tips, tricks and practical applications for making their table-scapes shine through this special program that’s hosted by the Elizabethan Gardens.

Week of December 11, 2017 - December 17, 2017

The Perfect Holiday Wreath Workshop

  • Saturday, December 16th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

Crafting the perfect holiday wreath is a true art form, and during this special workshop, students of all ages can learn from the pros at the Elizabethan Gardens to create a piece of décor that will brighten their door all holiday long.

Poulos Family Christmas

  • Sunday, December 17th - Sunday, December 31st
Kill Devil Hills

Follow a couple wooded roads to the heart of Kill Devil Hills to take in one of the most spectacular holiday light displays in coastal North Carolina. The annual “Poulos Family Christmas” lights display has become one of the most beloved Christmas traditions for many Outer Banks locals, and everyone is welcome to discover this expansive holiday display in person to see what all the fuss is about.

Week of December 18, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Poulos Family Christmas

  • Sunday, December 17th - Sunday, December 31st
Kill Devil Hills

Follow a couple wooded roads to the heart of Kill Devil Hills to take in one of the most spectacular holiday light displays in coastal North Carolina. The annual “Poulos Family Christmas” lights display has become one of the most beloved Christmas traditions for many Outer Banks locals, and everyone is welcome to discover this expansive holiday display in person to see what all the fuss is about.

Week of December 25, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Poulos Family Christmas

  • Sunday, December 17th - Sunday, December 31st
Kill Devil Hills

Follow a couple wooded roads to the heart of Kill Devil Hills to take in one of the most spectacular holiday light displays in coastal North Carolina. The annual “Poulos Family Christmas” lights display has become one of the most beloved Christmas traditions for many Outer Banks locals, and everyone is welcome to discover this expansive holiday display in person to see what all the fuss is about.

Working Watermen's Oyster Roast, Shrimp Steam and Seafood Stew Fundraiser

  • Friday, December 29th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ocracoke

Toast the holiday season with lots of down-home flavor and big piles of seafood with this annual event that has attracted locals and visitors with great tastes for more than a decade. The Working Watermen's Oyster Roast, Shrimp Steam and Seafood Stew Fundraiser is held in between Christmas and New Year’s, and is a perfect opportunity for off-season visitors to experience all the delicious coastal fare this small community is known for.

Week of January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Outer Banks Wedding Weekend & Expo

  • Saturday, January 13th - Sunday, January 14th
Kill Devil Hills

Couples who have always dreamed about a romantic wedding on the Outer Banks will want to attend this special off-season expo that shines a spotlight on all the different wedding vendors that this scenic coastline has to offer. Sponsored by the Outer Banks Wedding Association, this two-day event has become the go-to festival for visitors from all over the country who want to discover how magical it can be to get married on the OBX.