This Week's Highlights

This Week

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, June 10th - Saturday, June 15th 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Week of June 17, 2019 - June 23, 2019

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, June 17th - Saturday, June 22nd 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Crowder & Colton Dixon Concert at Festival Park

  • Wednesday, June 19th 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Manteo

Crowder & Colton Dixon Concert at Festival Park. VIP ticket $75 includes early entry at 5:30pm, Meet & Greet with Crowder and Colton Dixon from 5:30 – 6:30pm, and up front reserved seating (chair included). Priority Ticket $45 includes early entry at 5:30pm, up front seating

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, June 20th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, June 21st 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Week of June 24, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Shellebrate Turtles Summer Camp

  • Monday, June 24th - Friday, June 28th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, June 24th - Saturday, June 29th 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, June 25th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, June 27th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

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

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

Week of July 1, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp

  • Monday, July 1st - Friday, July 5th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, July 1st - Saturday, July 6th 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Town of Manteo Independence Day Fireworks

  • Thursday, July 4th 9:30 PM
Manteo

The Town of Manteo will host an incredible display of fireworks over the water on 4th of July that will make any Independence Day celebration truly memorable. Launched over the Roanoke Sound and Shallowbag Bay, visitors can find a spot along the downtown docks or a seat at the famed Roanoke Island Festival Park to catch an incredible show with a stunning backdrop.

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.

208th Army Band Concert

  • Thursday, July 4th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Manteo

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

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, July 4th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

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

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

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, July 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Week of July 8, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Jr. Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp

  • Monday, July 8th - Friday, July 12th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Manteo

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

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, July 8th - Saturday, July 13th 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, July 9th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, July 11th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 12th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Week of July 15, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Shellebrate Turtles Summer Camp

  • Monday, July 15th - Friday, July 19th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, July 15th - Saturday, July 20th 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, July 16th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, July 18th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 19th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

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.

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, July 22nd - Saturday, July 27th 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, July 23rd 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Carolina Boat Builders Tournament

  • Wednesday, July 24th - Saturday, July 27th 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Manteo

Join in the fun of one of the summer’s most highly anticipated fishing tournaments while supporting a wonderful local cause by signing up for the Carolina Boat Builders Tournament. Held during the end of July – which is a prime time of year for exceptional fishing – this tournament that celebrates its 19th year in 2019 combines multiple days of angling action with some exceptional events that highlight the best of the Outer Banks.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, July 25th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 26th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Annual One-Design Regatta

  • Saturday, July 27th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

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

Week of July 29, 2019 - August 4, 2019

Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp

  • Monday, July 29th - Friday, August 2nd 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, July 29th - Saturday, August 3rd 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, July 30th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Purple Martin Sunset Cruises

  • Thursday, August 1st 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Catch an incredible perspective of thousands of purple martins that come to roost in the heart of the Outer Banks with a special boat tour that hugs the coastline and provides incredible vantage points for this natural show. Held on special dates in early August, these boat tours are a wonderful way to catch one of the most incredible occurrences on the Outer Banks – the summertime arrival of countless purple martins.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, August 1st 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, August 2nd 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, August 2nd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Week of August 5, 2019 - August 11, 2019

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, August 5th - Saturday, August 10th 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, August 6th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Purple Martin Sunset Cruises

  • Thursday, August 8th 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Catch an incredible perspective of thousands of purple martins that come to roost in the heart of the Outer Banks with a special boat tour that hugs the coastline and provides incredible vantage points for this natural show. Held on special dates in early August, these boat tours are a wonderful way to catch one of the most incredible occurrences on the Outer Banks – the summertime arrival of countless purple martins.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, August 8th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Youth Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, August 10th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

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

Alice Kelly Ladies Billfish Tournament

  • Saturday, August 10th - Friday, August 16th
Manteo

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

Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament

  • Saturday, August 10th - Friday, August 16th
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.

Week of August 12, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Alice Kelly Ladies Billfish Tournament

  • Saturday, August 10th - Friday, August 16th
Manteo

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

Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament

  • Saturday, August 10th - Friday, August 16th
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.

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, August 12th - Saturday, August 17th 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, August 13th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

New World Festival of the Arts

  • Wednesday, August 14th - Thursday, August 15th
Manteo

The two day festival is open to artists from throughout the country. The juried show will exhibit original works from 75 artists from throughout the east coast. Over a dozen artists are new to the show this year and are extremely excited to be a part of such a unique and established Festival. Exhibitors include watercolors, oil & acrylic, graphics, drawings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and pottery. The Festival provides artists and opportunity to display and sell their creative work and compete for awards.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, August 15th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Virginia Dare's Birthday

  • Sunday, 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. On Virginia Dare's Birthday, the rate to enter the gardens will drop with $2 off admission to commemorate Virginia's 431st birthday in 2019. 

Virginia Dare Night

  • Sunday, 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.

Week of August 19, 2019 - August 25, 2019

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, August 19th - Friday, August 23rd 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, August 20th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, August 22nd 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Week of September 2, 2019 - September 8, 2019

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, September 6th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Week of September 9, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Outer Banks Triathlon

  • Saturday, September 14th - Sunday, September 15th
Manteo

Triathletes train for months to achieve their dream. Come to the Outer Banks Triathlon and experience the enthusiam, inspiration and skill! The Sprint Triathlon distance is perfect for those beginner triathletes. Move up to the Olympic Triathlon distance or choose the Half Triathlon distance and see if you have what it takes!

Week of September 16, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Surfalorus Film Festival

  • Thursday, September 19th - Saturday, September 21st
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.

Week of September 23, 2019 - September 29, 2019

The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival

  • Saturday, September 28th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

Food, drink, and history are all deliciously combined at The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival – a unique afternoon event that features plenty of decadent tastes and fun for foodies of all varieties.

Week of September 30, 2019 - October 6, 2019

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, October 4th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

  • Saturday, October 5th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
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 7, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

  • Saturday, October 12th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
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 14, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

  • Saturday, October 19th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
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 21, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Roanoke Island Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show

  • Saturday, October 26th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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.

Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

  • Saturday, October 26th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
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 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.

OBX Veterans Week

  • Friday, November 1st - Sunday, November 10th
Manteo

Through arts, music, and miles of fun, the Outer Banks celebrates visiting and local veterans alike through this special event that has a wealth of ways to stay entertained while discovering the heart of the islands’ cultural scene. OBX Veterans Week is an annual event which honors veterans and their families through live concerts, cool activities and arts in downtown Manteo, and so much more.

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.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, November 1st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Week of November 4, 2019 - November 10, 2019

OBX Veterans Week

  • Friday, November 1st - Sunday, November 10th
Manteo

Through arts, music, and miles of fun, the Outer Banks celebrates visiting and local veterans alike through this special event that has a wealth of ways to stay entertained while discovering the heart of the islands’ cultural scene. OBX Veterans Week is an annual event which honors veterans and their families through live concerts, cool activities and arts in downtown Manteo, and so much more.

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 2, 2019 - December 8, 2019

Wings Over Water Encore

  • Friday, December 6th - Sunday, December 8th
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.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, December 6th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Manteo Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Friday, December 6th
Manteo

Head to the heart of quiet downtown Manteo for this annual tradition that illuminates the beginning of the holiday season in the central Outer Banks. The Manteo Christmas Tree Lighting is a favorite holiday event for residents and visitors of all ages, and is a great way to enjoy a dose of holiday spirit in one of the most charming communities along the North Carolina coastline.

Manteo Christmas Parade

  • Saturday, December 7th
Manteo

Get your Outer Banks holiday off to a glittering start with this annual parade that is sure to delight visitors and locals alike. The Manteo Christmas Parade is a time-honored tradition that attracts both participants and spectators from all across the Outer Banks, and which is sure to entice anyone to get into the holiday spirit.

Week of December 30, 2019 - January 5, 2020

New Year in The New World

  • Tuesday, December 31st 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Manteo

Ring in the New Year in the spot where the New World began at this fun and family-friendly celebration that takes place in the heart of Downtown Manteo. The New Year in The New World is a perfect destination for a family-oriented New Year’s Eve that visitors won’t soon forget, and it features a wealth of activities, attractions, and other fun to start 2020 off with a bang.

Pamlico Jack's