This Week

Butterfly Festival

  • Wednesday, April 1st - Thursday, April 30th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

The stunning butterflies of the Elizabethan Gardens take center stage at this enchanting event that is celebrating its second year on the Outer Banks in 2020. Back by popular demand, the Butterfly Festival at the Elizabethan Gardens will be a crowd pleaser for both the young and the young-at-heart, thanks to a colorful array of activities and events that perfectly correspond with some of the gardens’ most notable and vibrant residents.

Easter Eggstravaganza

  • Saturday, April 11th 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Manteo

Celebrate the springtime holiday with plenty of colorful blooms and hours of fun and activity at this annual event that is becoming a favorite tradition for Outer Banks visitors and locals alike. Easter Eggstravaganza is a festive and beloved day at one of Roanoke Island’s most notable and popular landmarks, and the festival features a wealth of ways to enjoy some holiday fun, such as crafts, games, and of course, a colorful Easter egg hunt to ring in the season.

Hoppin' 8k, 5k & Fun Run

  • Saturday, April 11th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Manteo

Active visitors and residents of all ages will have a hopping good time at this racing event that features plenty of Easter fun and activity along the way. Celebrating its 7th year in 2020, the Hoppin' 8k, 5k & Fun Run is a great way to celebrate the springtime season on the Outer Banks, with a beautiful exploration of Manteo and Roanoke Island, as well as plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday once the race is complete.

Week of April 13, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Butterfly Festival

  • Wednesday, April 1st - Thursday, April 30th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

The stunning butterflies of the Elizabethan Gardens take center stage at this enchanting event that is celebrating its second year on the Outer Banks in 2020. Back by popular demand, the Butterfly Festival at the Elizabethan Gardens will be a crowd pleaser for both the young and the young-at-heart, thanks to a colorful array of activities and events that perfectly correspond with some of the gardens’ most notable and vibrant residents.

Week of April 20, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Butterfly Festival

  • Wednesday, April 1st - Thursday, April 30th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

The stunning butterflies of the Elizabethan Gardens take center stage at this enchanting event that is celebrating its second year on the Outer Banks in 2020. Back by popular demand, the Butterfly Festival at the Elizabethan Gardens will be a crowd pleaser for both the young and the young-at-heart, thanks to a colorful array of activities and events that perfectly correspond with some of the gardens’ most notable and vibrant residents.

PopUP Art Gallery

  • Saturday, April 25th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Manteo

Celebrating a collection of beautiful artworks, tempting fare, and the stunning backdrop of the Elizabethan Gardens, the PopUP Art Gallery is a fine opportunity to celebrate everything that makes life on the Outer Banks truly colorful, and truly grand. This day-long event that highlights some of the most talented artists in the state of North Carolina is a great introduction to the regional art scene, and is also an engaging way to explore what the colorful Outer Banks has to offer, both inside and out.

Week of April 27, 2020 - May 3, 2020

Butterfly Festival

  • Wednesday, April 1st - Thursday, April 30th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

The stunning butterflies of the Elizabethan Gardens take center stage at this enchanting event that is celebrating its second year on the Outer Banks in 2020. Back by popular demand, the Butterfly Festival at the Elizabethan Gardens will be a crowd pleaser for both the young and the young-at-heart, thanks to a colorful array of activities and events that perfectly correspond with some of the gardens’ most notable and vibrant residents.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, May 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.

Kentucky Derby Party

  • Saturday, May 2nd 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Grab a mint julip and don your best and most elaborate hat for this fun and truly southern event that takes place at one of the most enchanting destinations on the Outer Banks. The Kentucky Derby Party is a festive celebration that is held at the famed Elizabethan Gardens, and which features a host of revels and embellishments to coincide with the annual race, and which will benefit a number of worthy local causes.

Week of May 11, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Bluegrass Island Festival

  • Wednesday, May 13th - Saturday, May 16th
Manteo

Head to Roanoke Island in the scenic month of May to enjoy some of the best music of the year at the popular Bluegrass Island Festival. This annual festival has rapidly blossomed into one of the most anticipated music events along the Outer Banks, and attendees will be treated to a wealth of acclaimed bands, from legendary national acts, to homegrown bluegrass performers who will have everyone’s toes tapping.

Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival

  • Wednesday, May 13th - Saturday, May 16th
Manteo

Music lovers everywhere have started to flock to the Outer Banks 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.

Week of June 1, 2020 - June 7, 2020

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, June 5th 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.

Dare Day Festival

  • Saturday, June 6th 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Manteo

Enjoy one of the most scenic corners of the Outer Banks while joining in the fun of one of the longest running festivals in Manteo by attending the 45th annual Dare Day Festival. This full-day event is held along the downtown waterfront, and features a wide array of activities and attractions that shine a spotlight on the local Manteo culture. Live music will kick off at around 11:00 a.m., with the original Rhondels – a famed soul and beach music band - on the Downtown stage. Throughout the day, there will also be a number of events designed for water and OBX lovers of all ages, including the now famous Hogway Speedway Racing Pigs, the locally beloved “Anything that Floats but a Boat” Race, the Raingutter Regatta, a Kids Zone, and the annual competition for the best cake and pie in Dare County with a coveted blue ribbon prize.

Week of June 15, 2020 - June 21, 2020

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, June 19th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Manteo

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

Week of June 22, 2020 - June 28, 2020

Backyard Birds

  • Monday, June 22nd 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Fun with Frogs

  • Tuesday, June 23rd 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Butterflies!

  • Wednesday, June 24th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Helpful Bugs

  • Thursday, June 25th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, June 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.

Week of June 29, 2020 - July 5, 2020

Backyard Birds

  • Monday, June 29th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Fun with Frogs

  • Tuesday, June 30th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Butterflies!

  • Wednesday, July 1st 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Helpful Bugs

  • Thursday, July 2nd 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 3rd 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 3rd 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.

Independence Day 1850 At Island Farm

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

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

Town of Manteo Independence Day Fireworks

  • Saturday, 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.

Week of July 6, 2020 - July 12, 2020

Backyard Birds

  • Monday, July 6th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Fun with Frogs

  • Tuesday, July 7th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Butterflies!

  • Wednesday, July 8th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Helpful Bugs

  • Thursday, July 9th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 10th 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 13, 2020 - July 19, 2020

Backyard Birds

  • Monday, July 13th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Fun with Frogs

  • Tuesday, July 14th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Butterflies!

  • Wednesday, July 15th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Helpful Bugs

  • Thursday, July 16th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 17th 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 20, 2020 - July 26, 2020

Backyard Birds

  • Monday, July 20th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Fun with Frogs

  • Tuesday, July 21st 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Butterflies!

  • Wednesday, July 22nd 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Helpful Bugs

  • Thursday, July 23rd 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Carolina Boat Builders Tournament

  • Friday, July 24th - Saturday, July 25th 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 20th year in 2020 combines multiple days of angling action with some exceptional events that highlight the best of the Outer Banks.

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 24th 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 27, 2020 - August 2, 2020

Backyard Birds

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

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

Fun with Frogs

  • Tuesday, July 28th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Butterflies!

  • Wednesday, July 29th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Helpful Bugs

  • Thursday, July 30th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 31st 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 August 3, 2020 - August 9, 2020

Backyard Birds

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

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

Fun with Frogs

  • Tuesday, August 4th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Butterflies!

  • Wednesday, August 5th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Helpful Bugs

  • Thursday, August 6th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, August 7th 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 7th 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.

Alice Kelly Ladies Billfish Tournament

  • Saturday, August 8th - Friday, August 14th
Manteo

The Alice Kelly Memorial Tournament has been a tradition on the Outer Banks for 31 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 8th - Friday, August 14th
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 10, 2020 - August 16, 2020

Alice Kelly Ladies Billfish Tournament

  • Saturday, August 8th - Friday, August 14th
Manteo

The Alice Kelly Memorial Tournament has been a tradition on the Outer Banks for 31 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 8th - Friday, August 14th
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.

Backyard Birds

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

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

Fun with Frogs

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

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

New World Festival of the Arts

  • Wednesday, August 12th - Thursday, August 13th
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.

Butterflies!

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

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

Helpful Bugs

  • Thursday, August 13th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Youth Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, August 15th 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.

Week of August 17, 2020 - August 23, 2020

Virginia Dare's Birthday

  • Tuesday, 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. 

Week of August 31, 2020 - September 6, 2020

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, September 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.

Week of September 7, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Outer Banks Triathlon

  • Saturday, September 12th - Sunday, September 13th
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 21, 2020 - September 27, 2020

The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival

  • Saturday, September 26th 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 28, 2020 - October 4, 2020

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, October 2nd 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.

Week of October 26, 2020 - November 1, 2020

Roanoke Island Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show

  • Saturday, October 31st 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.

Week of November 2, 2020 - November 8, 2020

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, November 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.

Week of November 30, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens

  • Tuesday, December 1st - Saturday, January 9th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Manteo

The Elizabethan Gardens’ Winter Lights celebration is easily one of the biggest and most highly anticipated events of the holiday season. Featuring hundreds of thousands of lights that are dotted throughout the gardens, the ensuing sight is really something to behold, and will get any visitor into a holiday spirit.

Manteo Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Friday, December 4th
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.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, December 4th 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.

Manteo Christmas Parade

  • Saturday, December 5th
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 7, 2020 - December 13, 2020

Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens

  • Tuesday, December 1st - Saturday, January 9th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Manteo

The Elizabethan Gardens’ Winter Lights celebration is easily one of the biggest and most highly anticipated events of the holiday season. Featuring hundreds of thousands of lights that are dotted throughout the gardens, the ensuing sight is really something to behold, and will get any visitor into a holiday spirit.

Week of December 14, 2020 - December 20, 2020

Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens

  • Tuesday, December 1st - Saturday, January 9th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Manteo

The Elizabethan Gardens’ Winter Lights celebration is easily one of the biggest and most highly anticipated events of the holiday season. Featuring hundreds of thousands of lights that are dotted throughout the gardens, the ensuing sight is really something to behold, and will get any visitor into a holiday spirit.

Week of December 21, 2020 - December 27, 2020

Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens

  • Tuesday, December 1st - Saturday, January 9th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Manteo

The Elizabethan Gardens’ Winter Lights celebration is easily one of the biggest and most highly anticipated events of the holiday season. Featuring hundreds of thousands of lights that are dotted throughout the gardens, the ensuing sight is really something to behold, and will get any visitor into a holiday spirit.

Week of December 28, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens

  • Tuesday, December 1st - Saturday, January 9th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Manteo

The Elizabethan Gardens’ Winter Lights celebration is easily one of the biggest and most highly anticipated events of the holiday season. Featuring hundreds of thousands of lights that are dotted throughout the gardens, the ensuing sight is really something to behold, and will get any visitor into a holiday spirit.

Week of December 28, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens

  • Tuesday, December 1st - Saturday, January 9th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Manteo

The Elizabethan Gardens’ Winter Lights celebration is easily one of the biggest and most highly anticipated events of the holiday season. Featuring hundreds of thousands of lights that are dotted throughout the gardens, the ensuing sight is really something to behold, and will get any visitor into a holiday spirit.

Week of January 4, 2021 - January 10, 2021

Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens

  • Tuesday, December 1st - Saturday, January 9th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Manteo

The Elizabethan Gardens’ Winter Lights celebration is easily one of the biggest and most highly anticipated events of the holiday season. Featuring hundreds of thousands of lights that are dotted throughout the gardens, the ensuing sight is really something to behold, and will get any visitor into a holiday spirit.