Week of April 22, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Ghosts of the Lost Colony

  • Monday, April 22nd - Saturday, April 27th 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The history of our modern America began here…experience it in an entirely new way. The Lost Colony is thrilled to present this interactive theatrical experience! Step back in time with us as we uncover the mysteries of Roanoke Island through firsthand encounters with the ghosts of those who lived here. You will be guided by Trevor Janzen, Founder of Astral Plane Investigations, on an interactive adventure exploring paranormal activity hotspots, around the grounds of the Waterside Theatre and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Through ghostly encounters, you’ll learn about Elizabethan history, early colonial exploration and the importance of these expeditions to the English and other European nations, the Native Americans that lived here, and the 1587 colony.

Week of May 27, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Opening Night The Lost Colony

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

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

Week of July 1, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Town Of Nags Head Fireworks Spectacular

  • Thursday, July 4th 9:25 PM - 10:00 PM
Nags Head

Head to the heart of Nags head for this special 4th of July fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean that will leave all beach-goers breathless. The Town Of Nags Head Fireworks Spectacular will be held on the evening of Independence Day, and is sure to be a show-stopping aspect of any Outer Banks vacation.

Week of August 12, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Virginia Dare Night

  • Sunday, August 18th 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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 September 16, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Surfalorus Film Festival

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

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 30, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Halloween International Film Festival

  • Thursday, October 3rd - Saturday, October 5th
Kill Devil Hills

Get your Halloween off to a deliciously spooky start with this unique film festival that’s celebrating its 4th year on the Outer Banks. The Halloween International Film Festival is a multi-day event that features a wide array of independent movies from all over the region and the world, and which caps off each series of films with a wealth of spooky activities that will get everyone into the seasonal spirit.