This Week's Highlights

This Week

A Midsummers Night's Dream

  • Friday, February 22nd - Saturday, March 2nd 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Manteo

William Shakespeare will be headed to the Outer Banks via a special performance of his beloved play, A Midsummers Night's Dream, which will deftly appeal to theater fans of all ages. Performed by the Theatre of Dare and held at the stunning Roanoke Island Festival Park, this evening show is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with Shakespeare fans and anyone who is looking for a unique outing on the Outer Banks.

Week of February 25, 2019 - March 3, 2019

A Midsummers Night's Dream

  • Friday, February 22nd - Saturday, March 2nd 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Manteo

William Shakespeare will be headed to the Outer Banks via a special performance of his beloved play, A Midsummers Night's Dream, which will deftly appeal to theater fans of all ages. Performed by the Theatre of Dare and held at the stunning Roanoke Island Festival Park, this evening show is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with Shakespeare fans and anyone who is looking for a unique outing on the Outer Banks.

Week of March 4, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Outer Banks Community Quilt Show

  • Friday, March 8th - Friday, March 22nd 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Manteo

Discover the many talents of Outer Banks artisans and everyday locals alike with this unique show that will be on display at the famed Roanoke Island Festival Park. The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show features both vintage and antique quilts created by community members as well as artists with ties to the Outer Banks, and is a colorful and educational display that will leave visitors and viewers of all tastes and styles positively enchanted.

Week of March 11, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Outer Banks Community Quilt Show

  • Friday, March 8th - Friday, March 22nd 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Manteo

Discover the many talents of Outer Banks artisans and everyday locals alike with this unique show that will be on display at the famed Roanoke Island Festival Park. The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show features both vintage and antique quilts created by community members as well as artists with ties to the Outer Banks, and is a colorful and educational display that will leave visitors and viewers of all tastes and styles positively enchanted.

Week of March 18, 2019 - March 24, 2019

Outer Banks Community Quilt Show

  • Friday, March 8th - Friday, March 22nd 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Manteo

Discover the many talents of Outer Banks artisans and everyday locals alike with this unique show that will be on display at the famed Roanoke Island Festival Park. The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show features both vintage and antique quilts created by community members as well as artists with ties to the Outer Banks, and is a colorful and educational display that will leave visitors and viewers of all tastes and styles positively enchanted.

Week of April 29, 2019 - May 5, 2019

OBX Rod And Custom Festival

  • Friday, May 3rd - Saturday, May 4th
Kill Devil Hills

Automobile enthusiasts can meet and greet with fellow aficionados while exploring some of the most stunning coastlines that North Carolina has to offer at this two-day festival that features a wide array of ways to have fun. The OBX Rod And Custom Festival is a special celebration of vintage and antique cars that will boast a host of family-friendly activities, from local food, to cruise-ins, to displays that will impress car fans of all tastes and ages.

Week of May 6, 2019 - May 12, 2019

British Cemetery Ceremony

  • Saturday, May 11th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ocracoke

Visitors can pay tribute to the fallen heroes of Ocracoke’s past at this special and inspired ceremony that pays homage to the heroes who lost their lives off the island’s coast. Orchestrated by the Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the Ocracoke community, the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary 16-04, the National Park Service, and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the annual British Cemetery Ceremony is a historic and landmark event that honors Ocracoke’s tumultuous past.

Week of May 27, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Opening Night The Lost Colony

  • Friday, May 31st 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Manteo

Toast the beginning of the 2019 season for one of the country’s most acclaimed outdoor dramas, The Lost Colony, with this special opening performance at the famed Waterside Theater in the heart of Downtown Manteo. The Lost Colony is the longest-running outdoor drama in America, and is an acclaimed production that tells the story of the first colonists to arrive from England to the “New World,” eventually creating a settlement just steps away from where the performance takes place.

Week of July 1, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Independence Day 1850 At Island Farm

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

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

Week of July 8, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Wright Kite Festival

  • Saturday, July 13th - Sunday, July 14th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Now celebrating its 41th year, the Wright Kite Festival is a celebration of aviation that takes place where flight began – the Wright Brothers Memorial. Walk through the sprawling grounds of the museum and gain a little knowledge of the birthplace of aviation and then put this knowledge to the test outside with Kitty Hawk Kites. Large kites will be on display throughout the weekend, joining in the sky with the Wright Memorial!

Week of July 22, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Fisherman’s Camp

  • Monday, July 22nd - Friday, July 26th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Manteo

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

Week of August 12, 2019 - August 18, 2019

OBX Pirate Festival

  • Wednesday, August 14th - Thursday, August 15th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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.

Ocracoke Fig Festival

  • Friday, August 16th - Saturday, August 17th
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.

Anniversary of the Mirlo Rescue

  • Friday, August 16th 10:00 AM
Rodanthe

Come celebrate one of the most important events in Life-Saving local history with this special day at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site in the heart of Rodanthe. The rescue of the Mirlo was one of the most legendary rescues that was ever conducted by the US Life-Saving Service, and during this special day, visitors will dive deeper into this story courtesy of a wealth of activities that will fascinate visitors of all ages.

Week of October 21, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree

  • Thursday, October 24th - Sunday, October 27th
Ocracoke

Come to Ocracoke Island for a Pirate Halloween! The Ocracoke Pirate Jamboree is an annual and multiple day event that is highlighted by a family-friendly Pirate Encampment by Blackbeard's Pirate Crew on Ocracoke Island, and an ensuing world of fun on the southern Outer Banks.

Week of October 28, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Roanoke Island Maritime Museum Haunted House

  • Thursday, October 31st 5:00 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.

Evening Lantern Tours

  • Friday, November 1st 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.

Week of November 25, 2019 - December 1, 2019

Garden To Hearth; Heritage Cooking And Food Preservation

  • Friday, November 29th 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.

Week of December 16, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Celebration of Wright Brothers First Flight

  • Tuesday, December 17th 8:30 AM
Kill Devil Hills

Enjoy an uplifting experience at the exact location where aviation was born at the annual Celebration of the Wright Brothers First Flight at the impossible-to-miss Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills. This day-long celebration honors the birthplace of flight, with a commemoration that coincides with the precise time that the first successful launch took place, and a wealth of activities throughout the day that will delight aviation fans of all ages.