• Family Nature Programs
    On-Going Event: 7/1/2018 - 7/31/2018
    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: 7/1/2018 - 7/31/2018
    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
  • A Tale of Blackbeard: Musical
    On-Going Event: 7/2/2018 - 7/30/2018
    Produced by the community non-profit, Ocracoke Alive, this musical play was first produced in 1974, depicting an artistic version of Blackbeard's story. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Mon. 8pm. Ocracoke School Gym Auditorium, Ocracoke. 252-921-0260  www.ocracokealive.org
  • Garden Discovery Programs: Backyard Birds
    On-Going Event: 7/2/2018 - 7/30/2018
    Mon. 11am-12pm. Learn about your winged neighbors while learning to draw a bird, and making a treat to bring home for feathered friends. Free with admission. Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
  • The Lost Colony Performance
    On-Going Event: 7/2/2018 - 7/31/2018
    Mon.-Sat. 7:45pm. Presenting the tale of the famous lost colonists from 1587, this outdoor drama is the longest-running in the country. With a reservation, add a backstage tour and/or character dinner. Admission $20-$35, kids under five attend free.  Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. 252-473-6000  www.thelostcolony.org
  • Avon Farmers Market
    On-Going Event: 7/3/2018 - 7/31/2018
    Tues. 9am-1pm, find an assorted selection of local produce and baked goods, along with handcrafted items from regional artists. Koru Beach Club, Avon. 252-480-1873  www.outerbankslocalfood.com
  • Children's Interactive Theater
    On-Going Event: 7/3/2018 - 7/31/2018
    This free family show series presented by the NC Aquarium and the Lost Colony, includes live animal interactions and character performances. Seating is limited so arrive early to get one! Tues. 10am. Duck Amphitheater, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
  • Garden Discovery Programs: Fun with Frogs
    On-Going Event: 7/3/2018 - 7/31/2018
    Tues. 11am-12pm. Inquisitive minds will leap over the amazing lives of these wild, amphibious creatures. Free with admission. Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
  • Salty Dawg's Lecture Series
    On-Going Event: 7/3/2018 - 7/31/2018
    Tues. 2-3pm. Experts share their knowledge and experience on a variety of nautical topics. Free. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-0723  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
  • Tuesday Craft Fair at the Magnolia Market Place
    On-Going Event: 7/3/2018 - 7/31/2018
    10am-4pm, waterfront visitors can browse a wide mix of unique, handcrafted items presented by North Carolina crafters.  Downtown Waterfront, Manteo. 252-473-2133  www.townofmanteo.com
  • Yoga on the Green
    On-Going Event: 7/3/2018 - 7/31/2018
    Tues. 7:30am. Lay a mat or towel down in the peacefulness of the park and get your "om" on with Duck Village Yoga. Town Green, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
  • Dawn Gray Moraga Art Exhibit
    7/6/2018 - 7/31/2018
    Featuring the bright, acrylic paintings of a talented local artist, inspired by coastal landscapes. Free admission. Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-4pm. Dare County Arts Council, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.DareArts.org
  • Hatteras 5k Race Series
    7/9/2018 - 7/30/2018
    Mon. 9am. Energize your morning with a scenic walk or run along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Participants receive a t-shirt, medal and breakfast. Entry $28-38.  Sun Realty, Avon. 252-489-8239  www.theobxrunningcompany.com
  • Currituck Pirate Plunder Festival
    Celebrate Currituck's 350th Anniversary, swashbuckling-style, during this fun family day with costumes, a live pirate encampment, cannon salutes, and swords. Food and drink on site. 10am-5pm. Weeping Radish Farm Brewery & Eco Farm, Grandy. 252-453-9040  www.visitcurrituck.com
  • North Carolina and the Golden Age of Piracy
    Join expert Allyson Ropp as she speaks about the pirates that once dwelled along the Carolina coastline. 11am-12pm. Free. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com