This Week

Fun with Frogs

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

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

Butterflies!

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

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

Helpful Bugs

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

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

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

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

Backyard Birds

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

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

Fun with Frogs

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

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

Butterflies!

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

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

Helpful Bugs

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

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

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

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

Backyard Birds

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

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

Fun with Frogs

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

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

Light Up The Night

  • Wednesday, July 22nd 8:30 PM
Rodanthe

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

Butterflies!

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

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

Helpful Bugs

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

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

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

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

Backyard Birds

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

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

Fun with Frogs

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

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

Butterflies!

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

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

Helpful Bugs

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

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

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

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

Backyard Birds

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

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

Fun with Frogs

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

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

Butterflies!

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

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

Helpful Bugs

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

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

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

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

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

Week of August 10, 2020 - August 16, 2020

Backyard Birds

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

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

Fun with Frogs

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

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

Butterflies!

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

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

Helpful Bugs

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

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

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 September 7, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Day at the Docks

  • Friday, September 11th - Saturday, September 12th
Hatteras

Come celebrate the history and culture of Hatteras Island’s working watermen at this annual event in the heart of Hatteras Village that has become a tradition for fall visitors and locals alike. Day at the Dock takes place along the waterfront that’s adjacent to the village marinas, and is a delightful combination of fresh seafood and good eats, live demonstrations, working commercial fishing boats, live music, kids activities, and more, and is a true and authentic sample of what life on Hatteras Island is all about.

Outer Banks Kite Festival

  • Saturday, September 12th - Sunday, September 13th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nags Head

Enjoy a thrilling scene along the towering sand dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park as giant kites and stunt kite pilots wow the crowd at the engaging and family-friendly Outer Banks Kite Festival. Hosted by Kitty Hawk Kites, this festival features both live demonstrations and interactive activities to ensure that everyone can have a ball enjoying the high flying lifestyle on the Outer Banks.

Week of September 21, 2020 - September 27, 2020

Hang Gliding Spectacular

  • Friday, September 25th - Sunday, September 27th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nags Head

The 48th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is landing on the Outer Banks, and visitors are welcome to take flight on a new adventure and join in the fun. Renowned as the longest running hang gliding competition in the world, the Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is a multiple day event that combines a wealth of activities for professional hang gliders and spectators alike. The incredible air show is the cornerstone of the event, and visitors can head to the sky high dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park to check out the action. Throughout the day, an incredible display of colorful gliders will fly overhead, and lots of fun will be had at ground level as well thanks to a host of activities for competitors and everyday sightseers alike.

Week of October 19, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Wings Over Water

  • Tuesday, October 20th - Sunday, October 25th
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 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 to participate.

Week of November 23, 2020 - November 29, 2020

Hangin' With Santa

  • Friday, November 27th - Saturday, November 28th
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.

 

Kites With Lights

  • Saturday, November 28th 4:00 PM - 7:00 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.

Ocracoke Parade of Boats

  • Saturday, November 28th
Ocracoke

Ring in the holidays island-style with this seasonal parade that takes place on the waters that surrounds Ocracoke village. The Ocracoke Parade of Boats is a celebration of life on the water, and this annual procession of ships of all shapes and sizes is sure to make anyone fall in love with the coastal scene and community that calls Ocracoke Island home.

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.

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.