• Family Nature Programs
    On-Going Event: 6/1/2018 - 6/30/2018
    Wide variety of educational programs including hiking, fishing and other activities planned to educate the public about coastal animal and plant life and habitats. Call or view online calendar for dates.  Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, Corolla. 252-453-0221  www.ncwildlife.org
  • Family Summer Programs
    On-Going Event: 6/1/2018 - 6/30/2018
    Weekly rotating programs including front porch chats with local experts, book signings, music performances and a weekly reenactment drill. Call for times and schedule.  Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site, Rodanthe. 252-987-1552  www.chicamacomico.net
  • Honors Students' Art Exhibit
    On-Going Event: 6/1/2018 - 6/30/2018
    "Highlighting the highest level of high school art," this show supports local student artists who have culminated their talents in preparation for this professional art show. Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm. Sat. 10am-4pm. Free. Dare County Arts Council, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.DareArts.org
  • Painting Canvas-Backed Decoys
    On-Going Event: 6/1/2018 - 6/29/2018
    Fri. 12-4pm. Watch local expert Sam Green demonstrate how he paints the canvas on traditional duck decoys. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
  • The Lost Colony Performance
    On-Going Event: 6/1/2018 - 6/30/2018
    Presenting the tale of the famous lost colonists from 1587, this outdoor drama is the longest-running in the country. Showtime is 7:45pm. Mon.-Sat. With a reservation, add a backstage tour and/or character dinner. Admission $20-$35. Kids under 5 attend free.  Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. 252-473-6000  www.thelostcolony.org
  • Manteo Farmers Market
    6/2/2018 - 6/29/2018
    Sat. 8am-12pm. Purchase homegrown and homemade foods, as well as handmade artisan crafts displayed by local vendors who gather on the waterfront.  Downtown Waterfront, Manteo. 252-473-2133  www.townofmanteo.com
  • Acoustic Sunset Series
    6/7/2018 - 6/28/2018
    Gather on the north lawn of the Cotton Gin to listen to live music and sample some of Sanctuary Vineyards' best wines. Thur. 5:30-8:30pm. Free. Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg. 252-491-2387  www.sanctuaryvineyards.com/events
  • Molasses Creek Band in Concert
    6/7/2018 - 6/28/2018
    Thur. 8-10pm. For 25 years Molasses Creek has filled the island with their high-energy folk tunes. With 16 albums under their belts, this trio isn't slowing down yet! Join them in concert. Deepwater Theatee, Ocracoke. 252-921-0260  www.ocracokealive.org
  • Pirate Crafts for Kids
    6/7/2018 - 6/28/2018
    Thur. 10:30am-12pm. Kids can make a pirate craft to take home. Supplies are provided free of charge.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
  • The Lost Colony's Childrens Theatre - The Hunting of the Snark
    6/20/2018 - 6/28/2018
    Join a crew of hilarious "snark" seekers in this musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's celebrated poem. Showtimes for this outdoor performance are Wed.-Thur. 2pm. Tickets $10.  Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. 252-473-6000  www.thelostcolony.org
  • Concert on the Green
    6/21/2018 - 6/28/2018
    A variety of live music acts are presented to concert-goers who are welcome to picnic on the lawn. Coolers, chairs and pets are permitted. Thur. 6:30-8pm.  Duck Town Park, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
  • Hula Hoop & Play
    6/21/2018 - 6/28/2018
    Thur. 10am. Kids and parents are can play and learn some hula hoop tricks and games. Bring a hoop if you have one, to make sure there's enough to go 'round.  Town Green, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
  • 58th Annual Hatteras Marlin Club Blue Marlin Release Tournament
    6/24/2018 - 6/30/2018
    A weekend of music, food and good-hearted fishing competitions.  Hatteras Marlin Club, Cape Hatteras. 252-986-2454  www.hmcbillfish.com
  • Garden Discovery Program: Helpful Bugs
    Thur. 11am-12pm. This hands-on education program invites families to discover how tiny critters help gardens grow. Free with admission.  Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
  • Kid's Day in the Park
    Thur. 10am-5pm. Kids can enjoy a special tour of Whalehead, along with a bounce house and other fun activities.  Whalehead in Historic Corolla. 252-453-9040  www.visitwhalehead.com
  • Nags Head Beach 5k Race Series Presented by Village Realty
    A refreshing summer morning walk/run on the beach. Race starts at 8am. Entry fee of $28-38 comes with a t-shirt, medal, chip-timing, post-race breakfast and a special gift!  Jennette's Pier, Nags Head.  252-489-8239  www.theobxrunningcompany.com