OUTER BANKS EVENTS

OUTER BANKS EVENTS
  • Currituck Cornhole Tournament
    On-Going Event: 8/1/2018 - 8/29/2018
    Teams compete in a double elimination tournament, for which winners and runners-up receive prizes from Currituck Travel & Tourism. Games are Wed., from 4-7pm. $20 per team.  Whalehead in Historic Corolla. 252-435-2947  www.visitcurrituck.com
  • Dingbatter's Guide to Ocracoke
    On-Going Event: 8/1/2018 - 8/29/2018
    Now in its 2nd year, this "comedy-skit show" explains the ins and outs of life on Ocracoke Island. Tickets $15 for adults, $7 for children. Wed. 8-9:15pm. Deepwater Theatre, Ocracoke. 252-921-0260  www.ocracokealive.org
  • Dynamic Flow on the Green
    On-Going Event: 8/1/2018 - 8/29/2018
    Local trainer DL Althoff leads this free, energizing calisthenics workout. Wed. 7:30am. Great for all levels! Duck Town Park, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
  • Family Nature Programs
    On-Going Event: 8/1/2018 - 8/31/2018
    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: 8/1/2018 - 8/31/2018
    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
  • Lighthouse 5K Series
    On-Going Event: 8/1/2018 - 8/29/2018
    Wed. Summer morning walk/run through historic Corolla Village, presented by Brindley Beach Vacations. Race begins at 8am, and is walker, stroller and service dog friendly. Fees are $28-$38, and everyone receives a medal and a t-shirt.  The Whalehead Club, Corolla. 252-489-8239  www.theobxrunningcompany.com
  • Maritime Crafts for Kids
    On-Going Event: 8/1/2018 - 8/29/2018
    Children of all ages can make a maritime craft while learning fascinating facts about local history. Wed. 10:30am-12pm. Free. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-0723  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
  • The Lost Colony Performance
    8/1/2018 - 8/22/2018
    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
  • Whalehead Wednesdays
    On-Going Event: 8/1/2018 - 8/29/2018
    Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the park, sipping local wine and beer while listening to live music. Fun for the whole family. 3-7pm. Tickets $15. Historic Corolla Park, Corolla. 252-453-9040  www.visitwhalehead.com
  • Acoustic Sunset Series
    On-Going Event: 8/2/2018 - 8/30/2018
    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
  • Concert on the Green
    8/2/2018 - 8/23/2018
    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
  • Kid's Day in the Park
    8/2/2018 - 8/23/2018
    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
  • Molasses Creek Band in Concert
    On-Going Event: 8/2/2018 - 8/30/2018
    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 Theater, Ocracoke. 252-921-0260  www.ocracokealive.org
  • Pirate Crafts for Kids
    On-Going Event: 8/2/2018 - 8/30/2018
    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
  • Jennifer Rose Hyde Textiles Exhibit
    On-Going Event: 8/3/2018 - 8/31/2018
    See this local artist's imaginative variety of embroidery pieces including wearable art. Free admission. Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm & Sat. 10am-4pm.  Dare County Arts Council, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.darearts.org
  • Painting Canvas-Backed Decoys
    On-Going Event: 8/3/2018 - 8/31/2018
    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
  • Story Time in Duck
    8/3/2018 - 8/24/2018
    Bring the little ones to hear a imaginative tale, followed by an interactive adventure with special guest appearances. Fri., 10am. Island Bookstore or Duck's Cottage, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
  • The Chicamacomico Shake Show
    8/3/2018 - 8/25/2018
    For the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Mirlo ocean rescue, local artists have repurposed original cedar shakes from the historic Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station. Free admission. Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm. Sat. 10am-4pm.  Dare County Arts Council, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.darearts.org
  • Manteo Farmers Market
    8/4/2018 - 8/25/2018
    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
  • Avon Farmers' Market
    8/7/2018 - 8/28/2018
    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
  • Salty Dawg's Lecture Series
    8/7/2018 - 8/28/2018
    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
    8/7/2018 - 8/28/2018
    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
    8/7/2018 - 8/28/2018
    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/
  • National Aviation Day
    8/19/2018
    Get into the site for free all day, in honor of the 147th birthday of Wilbur Wright. Multiple aircraft flyovers will be scheduled between 9am & 5pm. Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills. 252-928-6711  www.nps.gov
  • Island Art Show
    8/30/2018
    More than 20 regional artists will present their unique creations, from textiles and jewelry to photography and woodwork. The lively event features live music, raffle, demonstrations and food vendors, with a portion of proceeds benefitting local charities. Free entry. 10am-4pm. Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center, Rodanthe. 443-243-5870  www.spinfinitedesigns.com
  • Manteo Farmers Market
    9/1/2018 - 9/8/2018
    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
  • Labor Day 5K
    9/3/2018
    End summer with a run, beginning in front of the War Memorial behind the Kill Devil Hills Town Hall. Race starts at 8am, and is walker, stroller and service dog friendly. $22-$38 to participate. Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills. 252-489-8239  www.theobxrunningcompany.com
  • Avon Farmers Market
    9/4/2018
    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
  • Tuesday Craft Fair at the Magnolia Market Place
    9/4/2018 - 9/25/2018
    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
    9/4/2018
    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
  • Currituck Cornhole Tournament
    9/5/2018 - 9/12/2018
    Teams compete in a double elimination tournament, for which winners and runners-up receive prizes from Currituck Travel & Tourism. Games are Wed. from 4-7pm. $20 per team.  Whalehead in Historic Corolla. 252-435-2947  www.visitcurrituck.com
  • Dynamic Flow on the Green
    9/5/2018
    Local trainer DL Althoff leads this free, energizing calisthenics workout. Wed. 7:30am. Great for all levels! Duck Town Park, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
  • Lighthouse 5K Series
    9/5/2018 - 9/12/2018
    Wed. Summer morning walk/run through historic Corolla Village, presented by Brindley Beach Vacations. Race begins at 8am, and is walker, stroller and service dog friendly. Fees are $28-$38, and everyone receives a medal and a T-shirt.  The Whalehead Club, Corolla. 252-489-8239  www.theobxrunningcompany.com
  • Maritime Crafts for Kids
    9/5/2018 - 9/26/2018
    Children of all ages can make a maritime craft while learning fascinating facts about local history. Wed. 10:30-12pm. Free. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-0723  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
  • OBX Arts and Crafts Festival
    9/5/2018 - 9/6/2018
    25 local artists present their finest, handcrafted wares in this two-day show. Free entry and parking. 10am-5pm. Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk. 252-441-1850 
  • Whalehead Wednesdays
    9/5/2018 - 9/26/2018
    Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the park, sipping local wine and beer while listening to live music. Fun for the whole family. 3-7pm. Tickets $15. Historic Corolla Park, Corolla. 252-453-9040  www.visitwhalehead.com
  • Acoustic Sunset Series
    9/6/2018 - 9/13/2018
    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
    9/6/2018 - 9/27/2018
    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 Theater, Ocracoke. 252-921-0260  www.ocracokealive.org
  • First Friday
    9/7/2018
    6-8pm. Hosted by the merchants of downtown Manteo. An evening of music, shopping and more. Downtown Waterfront, Manteo. 252-473-2133  www.townofmanteo.com
  • Outer Banks Pottery Exhibit
    9/7/2018 - 9/30/2018
    Check out the clay creations of local artists, displaying their range of works together. Free admission. Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm & Sat. 10am-4pm. Dare County Arts Council, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.darearts.org
  • Painting Canvas-Backed Decoys
    9/7/2018 - 9/28/2018
    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
  • Story Time in Duck
    9/7/2018
    Fri. 10am. Bring the little ones to hear a imaginative tale, followed by an interactive adventure with special guest appearances.  Island Bookstore or Duck's Cottage, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
  • Day at the Docks and Shrimp & Grits Throwdown
    9/14/2018 - 9/15/2018
    A celebration of Hatteras' fishing heritage, this family event features many fun activities such as sampling fresh shrimp & grits. 10am. Hatteras Village, Hatteras.    www.hatterasonmymind.com
  • 5th Annual Kayak Fishing Tournament
    9/15/2018
    Catch some flounder, speckled trout and red drum during this photo catch and release tournament, followed by an annual cookout. Kitty Hawk Surf Co., Nags Head. 252-449-2210  www.kittyhawk.com
  • Outer Banks Triathlon
    9/15/2018 - 9/16/2018
    Calling all runners, bikers and swimmers to this multi-level athletic event. Features Olympic, half or sprint distance. Sat. & Sun. 7:30am. Old Swimming Hole, Manteo. 252-255-6273  www.outerbankstriathlon.com
  • ESA Easterns Surfing Championship
    9/16/2018 - 9/22/2018
    Spectators are welcome to watch the best surfers on the East Coast compete in this grand finale series event.  Jennette's Pier, Nags Head.  252-255-1501  www.surfesa.org
  • Surfalorus
    9/20/2018 - 9/22/2018
    Movies, Music and Munchies! This film series places the spotlight on surfing-centered cinema.  Various locations, Outer Banks. 910-343-5995  www.surfalorus.org
  • CRABDADDY Seafood & Wine Festival
    9/22/2018
    Listen to live music while filling up on all-you-can-eat crabs and BBQ (while it lasts), paired with the finest Currituck wines. There'll also be some fun activities for the kids to enjoy! Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg. 252-491-2387  www.sanctuaryvineyards.com/events
  • John Brown Groove Shop Band - Outer Banks Forum For The Lively Arts 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series
    9/22/2018
    Be captivated by the John Brown Groove Shop Band, firmly rooted in the heart of funk and rhythm and blues.  The repertoire of this 13-piece group includes music of the '70s and '80s from bands like Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, KC and the Sunshine Band, The Gap Band and more. 7:30pm. Tickets $28. www.jbjazz.com

    The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts presents seven high-quality performing arts concerts from September through May. Season tickets for all seven events are available. First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills 252-256-9361  www.outerbanksforum.org
  • Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival
    9/29/2018
    The Outer Banks' best chefs serve delicious food, paired with the region's best wines and handcrafted beer. Tickets $60-$85. Sat. 2-5pm. Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. 252-473-6000  www.thelostcolony.org
  • Island Art Show
    10/4/2018
    More than 20 regional artists will present their unique creations, from textiles and jewelry to photography and woodwork. The lively event features live music, raffle, demonstrations and food vendors, with a portion of proceeds benefitting local charities. Free entry. 10am-4pm. Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center, Rodanthe. 443-243-5870  www.spinfinitedesigns.com
  • Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival
    10/4/2018 - 10/6/2018
    World-famous weekend of bluegrass, starring national and regional bands, performed before the Albemarle Sound. Tickets $50 per day, $125 for the weekend. Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo. 252-423-3039  www.bluegrassisland.com
  • First Friday
    10/5/2018
    6-8pm. Hosted by the merchants of downtown Manteo. An evening of music, shopping and more. Downtown Waterfront, Manteo. 252-473-2133  www.townofmanteo.com
  • Painting Canvas-Backed Decoys
    10/5/2018 - 10/26/2018
    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  http://graveyardoftheatlantic.com/
  • Stained Glass Art Exhibit
    10/5/2018 - 10/31/2018
    Check out the stained glass works of local artists, displaying their creations together. Free admission. Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm. & Sat. 10am-4pm. Dare County Arts Council, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.DareArts.org
  • 12th Annual Duck Jazz Festival
    10/6/2018 - 10/7/2018
    Jazz fans unite for this free, two-day event showcasing a range of jazz performances on two stages. Rain or shine. 4-6pm. Duck Town Park, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
  • 16th Annual Oink & Oyster Roast
    10/6/2018
    A ticket to this community benefit invites you to take in some fresh fall air while you get your fill of oysters, crabs and homemade BBQ with all the fixin's, including drink and dessert. 12-4pm. Longboards Island Grill, Kitty Hawk.  252-489-9198  www.oinkandoyster.org
  • Island Farm Pumpkin Patch
    10/6/2018 - 10/27/2018
    A day of 19th-century frolics featuring fall-themed fun, like scarecrow-stuffing and corn-husk doll crafting. Hitch a ride on a wagon to the pumpkin patch, and select your favorite one! Admission $8. Ages 5 and under free. 10am-4pm. Island Farm, Manteo. 252-473-6500  www.theislandfarm.com
  • Love is a Rose - Outer Banks Forum For The Lively Arts 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series
    10/13/2018
    Experience an incredible evening celebrating the music of Linda Ronstadt, one of America’s greatest female singers, with award-winning Paula Hanke and Peggy Ratusz, two WNC torch singers and collaborators. This two-set experience features greatest hits, fan favorites featuring Ronstadt’s entire career, stretching back to the ‘60s. “Voices amazing … harmonies are luscious … stage was on fire … band is electrifying and tight.” 7:30pm. Tickets $28.

    The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts presents seven high-quality performing arts concerts from September through May. Season tickets for all seven events are available. First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills 252-256-9361  www.outerbanksforum.org
  • Mustang Rock & Roast
    10/13/2018 - 10/14/2018
    This inaugural event features a weekend of music, oysters and barbeque. Two days with two stages and more than 12 national and regional music acts. 2-10pm. Mike Dianna's Grill Room, Corolla, NC. 252-453-4336  www.mustangmusicfestival.com
  • Red Wolf Howling
    10/13/2018
    Listen for the remarkable sounds of captive red wolves, and learn about this endangered species during a jouney to the heart of the refuge. Free. 7:30-9pm. Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Dare County Mainland. 252-216-9424  www.fws.gov/alligatorriver
  • Wings Over Water
    10/16/2018 - 10/21/2018
    The East Coast's premier wildlife festival, celebrating birding, paddling, photography, natural history and art, with six days of various tours through six regional wildlife refuges. Various locations. 252-216-9464  www.wingsoverwater.com
  • Outer Banks Seafood Festival
    10/20/2018
    Fresh seafood in the fresh air, for a full day of family fun. The $3 ticket includes live music, cooking demonstrations, a kids zone and more! Purchase $1 "Seabucks" for food and drink vendors. 10am-6pm. Soundside Event Site, Nags Head. 252-441-8144  www.outerbanksseafoodfestival.org
  • Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree
    10/25/2018 - 10/28/2018
    A weekend of yo-ho-ho history, full of pirate-themed adventures including a reenactment of Blackbeard's famous cannon battle. Silver Lake Harbor, Ocracoke. 252-928-6711  www.ocracokevillage.com
  • Halloween Film Festival
    10/25/2018 - 10/27/2018
    This third annual event presents independent films from around the world, with a chance to meet and greet some filmakers and cast. 1pm. RC Theatres, Kill Devil Hills.   www.halloweeninternationalfilmfestival.com
  • Harvest Hayday
    10/27/2018
    A festive fall tradition bringing autumn amusements such as hayrides, scarecrow stuffing, an apple roll race, hay bale maze, bonfire, a fall pi¤ata, cornhole toss and more! Activities are included with Gardens admission ticket. Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
  • Outer Banks Brewtäg
    10/27/2018
    Food, fun and games for the whole family at this annual event, highlighted by a hilarious barrel launching competition ($50 to compete). 12-6pm. Soundside Event Site, Nags Head.  252-441-1719  www.obxbrewtag.com
  • Roanoke Island Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show
    10/27/2018
    An exciting exhibit for the whole family to view for free, or enter for $30. Open to all wooden boats in specified divisions, competing for top prizes in their class. 9am-5pm. Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, Manteo.  252-473-2133  www.townofmanteo.com
  • The Bayou Ball
    10/27/2018
    The biggest local art celebration of the year, this annual fundraiser celebrates Cajun culture with vibrant d‚cor, music, food and art for a lively evening of entertainment.  Pirate's Cove, Manteo. 252-473-5558  www.darearts.org
  • Evening Lantern Tours: Draped in Black; Victorian Death Rituals
    11/2/2018 - 11/10/2018
    A lantern-lit tour to visit a grieving widow in the 19th-century. Visitors will witness this time period's peculiar customs for grieving the deceased. Tickets $10. Ages 5 and under free. Fri. & Sat. 7-9:30pm. Island Farm, Manteo. 252-473-6500  www.theislandfarm.com
  • First Friday
    11/2/2018
    6-8pm. Hosted by the merchants of downtown Manteo. An evening of music, shopping and more. Downtown Waterfront, Manteo. 252-473-2133  www.townofmanteo.com
  • Painting Canvas-Backed Decoys
    11/2/2018 - 11/16/2018
    On Fridays from noon 'til 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
  • People's Choice Art Exhibit: Daniel Pullen Photography
    On-Going Event: 11/2/2018 - 11/30/2018
    This award-winning, local photographer was nominated by the community to present a selection of his works. Free admission. Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm. & Sat. 10am-4pm. Dare County Arts Council, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.darearts.org
  • Collision of Rhythm - Outer Banks Forum For The Lively Arts 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series
    11/3/2018
    Delight with the “most mind-blowing act of the new millennium”- Collision of Rhythm. Bronka and Aaron are multiple world-record holders who have worked with companies like Coca Cola and Google and have been featured on TV programs such as The Tonight Show. It’s not just a performance, it’s an inspirational experience full of music, laughter and excitement! 7:30pm. Tickets $28.

    The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts presents seven high-quality performing arts concerts from September through May. Season tickets for all seven events are available. First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills 252-256-9361  www.outerbanksforum.org
  • 9th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff
    11/4/2018
    An appetizing competition among local restaurants, whipping up their best shrimp platters to try for Top Choice prizes. This benefit for the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research includes drink specials, a raffle and lots of door prizes.12-3pm. Ocean Boulevard Restaurant, Kitty Hawk. 252-261-2546  www.obshrimp.com
  • Festival Latino de Ocracoke
    11/10/2018
    Presenting traditional music, food, art and other traditions of Hispanic heritage in a celebration of unity and diversity. Various locations, Ocracoke. 252-921-0260  www.ocracokealive.org
  • Red Wolf Howling
    11/10/2018
    Listen for the remarkable sounds of captive red wolves, and learn about this endangered species during a jouney to the heart of the refuge. Free. 6-7:30pm. Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Dare County Mainland. 252-216-9424  www.fws.gov/alligatorriver
  • TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon and Southern Fried Half Marathon
    11/10/2018 - 11/11/2018
    A variety of races for all levels, including a kids' Fun Run, 5k, 8k and Half-marathon. All finishers receive medals, and there's a poppin' post-race party at the finish. Kitty Hawk to Manteo. 252-255-6273  www.outerbanksmarathon.com
  • The Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile
    11/21/2018
    A 1-mile run divided by 1/4 miles, with beer in-between and a holiday costume contest. Bar opens at 10am, race starts at 11am. Ages 21 and over. Outer Banks Brewing Station, Kill Devil Hills. 242-489-8239  www.theobxrunningcompany.com
  • Garden to Hearth; Heritage Cooking and Food Preservation
    11/23/2018 - 11/24/2018
    Experience fall traditions from the 19th century, as costumed interpreters on a live farm present foods and customs of old. Activities include ox-wagon rides, candle-making, and hearth cooking. Admission $8. Children 5 and under, free. 10am-4pm.  Island Farm, Manteo. 252-473-6500  www.theislandfarm.com
  • Grand Illuminations: Opening Celebration of WinterLights
    11/23/2018
    Be among the first to admire the spectacular sights and sounds of the annual WinterLights. Traditional refreshments are served beside crackling fire pits, or inside the festively bedecked hall. Adults $15, Youth $10, Children (5 and under) $7. 6-9pm. Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island. 252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
  • Hanging With Santa
    11/23/2018 - 11/24/2018
    Try out some of the North Pole's newest toys, while mingling with elves after capturing a photo with Santa. Fri. 10am-2pm & Sat. 1-4pm. Free. Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head. 252-449-2210  www.kittyhawk.com
  • Kites With Lights
    11/24/2018
    Get into the holiday spirit with a free illuminated kite show on the dunes, along with the lighting of the Jockey's Ridge Tree. Sat. 4-7pm. Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head. 252-449-2210  www.kittyhawk.com
  • Ocracoke Parade of Boats
    11/24/2018
    Watch local ships of all sizes gleaming in this festival annual procession along picturesque Silver Lake.  Silver Lake, Ocracoke. 252-921-0260  www.ocracokevillage.com
  • The Big Curri-shuck
    11/24/2018
    An afternoon of live music, premier Currituck wines, and all-you-can-eat steamed oysters, crab and BBQ (while supplies last). Sat. 12-5pm. Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg. 252-491-2387  www.sanctuaryvineyards.com/events
  • WinterLights
    11/24/2018 - 11/30/2018
    Be dazzled by the illuminated display along the elegant grounds of these celebrated garden paths. Open Tues.-Sat. 6-9pm (Closed on Dec. 24, 25 & 31). Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island. 252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
  • Advice 5K Turkey Trot
    11/29/2018
    Gather before you gobble on Thanksgiving -- this annual fundraising race starts at 9am and ends with a party. Scarborough Lane, Duck. 252-255-1050  http://www.advice5kturkeytrot.com
  • Duck Yuletide Celebration & Elf Hunt
    12/1/2018
    Get your Elf Hunt passport stamped at participating shops. Then indulge in cocoa and live music at the lighting of Duck's crab pot tree from 3-5pm. Duck Town Park, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
  • Historic Home Tour, presented by the Ocracoke Preservation Society
    12/1/2018
    Annual tradition showcasing some of the finely preserved homes in Ocracoke's historic district, all decked out for the holidays. Historic District, Ocracoke. 252-928-6711  www.ocracokevillage.com
  • Manteo Christmas Parade
    12/1/2018
    Annual procession through Manteo, featuring community organizations, including school bands, classic car collectors, dancers, charities and more. Downtown Waterfront, Manteo. 252-473-2133  www.townofmanteo.com
  • WinterLights
    On-Going Event: 12/1/2018 - 12/29/2018
    Be dazzled by the illuminated display along the elegant grounds of these celebrated garden paths. Open Tues.-Sat. 6-9pm (Closed on Dec. 24, 25, and 31). Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island. 252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
  • First Friday
    12/7/2018
    6-8pm. Hosted by the merchants of downtown Manteo. An evening of music, shopping and more. Downtown Waterfront, Manteo. 252-473-2133  www.townofmanteo.com
  • Holiday Small Works Show
    12/7/2018 - 12/31/2018
    Find a one-of-a-kind gift among the variety of artwork, including glass, pottery, photography, jewelry and more. Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm & Sat. 10am-4pm. Dare County Arts Council, Manteo.  252-473-5558  www.DareArts.org
  • Manteo Tree Lighting
    12/7/2018
    A community tradition of gathering in front of the old courthouse for carols and cocoa, as the town Christmas tree is officially lit for the holiday season. 6pm. Downtown Waterfront, Manteo. 252-473-2133  www.townofmanteo.com
  • Wings Over Water Encore
    12/7/2018 - 12/9/2018
    A winter weekend of birdwatching trips to several local National Wildlife Refuges. Various locations. 252-216-9464  www.wingsoverwater.org
  • 8th Annual Holiday at the Museum
    12/8/2018
    A day of Christmas cheer, including family games, crafts, letters to Santa and other activities like shopping for handmade holiday d‚cor. Free. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras. 252-986-2995  www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
  • Hatteras Island Christmas Parade
    12/8/2018
    Crowds line Highway 12 to catch a peek (and some candy), as a procession of community members march through town, followed by St. Nicholas as a finale. 2pm. Hatteras Village, Hatteras.    www.islandfreepress.com
  • Red Wolf Howling
    12/15/2018
    Listen for the remarkable sounds of captive red wolves, and learn about this endangered species during a jouney to the heart of the refuge. 4:30-6pm. Free. Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Dare County Mainland. 252-216-9424  www.fws.gov/alligatorriver
  • 115th Anniversary of Powered Flight
    12/16/2018 - 12/17/2018
    This program pays tribute to the celebrated accomplishments of the Wright Brothers, with two days of scheduled presentations, music, activities and more! On the 17th, admission is free. Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills. 252-441-1903  www.firstflight.org
  • Dinner With Santa
    12/16/2018
    Mingle with St. Nicholas himself as your family enjoys a winter meal from 6-9pm, after taking in the sights of the Gardens' WinterLights presentation. Adults $40, Youth $25, $10 Children 5 and under.  Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island. 252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
  • Working Watermen Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil
    12/29/2018
    Gather with the crowd in the fresh, winter air to devour all the shrimp, oysters and fish stew you can enjoy. Community Square, Ocracoke. 252-928-6711  www.ocracokevillage.com
  • Molly Tuttle - Outer Banks Forum For The Lively Arts 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series
    1/26/2019
    Discover why audiences are enthralled by Molly Tuttle, a virtuosa multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter with a distinctive voice. Performing since she was 11, in 2017 she received three nominations by the International Bluegrass Music Association and won Guitar Player of the Year and signed with Compass Records. Come hear this rising star perform! 7:30pm. Tickets $28.

    The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts presents seven high-quality performing arts concerts from September through May. Season tickets for all seven events are available. First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills 252-256-9361  www.outerbanksforum.org
  • M5 Mexican Brass - Outer Banks Forum For The Lively Arts 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series
    3/2/2019
    Be mesmerized by Latin America’s most successful Brass Quintet, M5 Mexican Brass, which has earned wide international recognition. Combining their skills at virtuosic chamber music in all styles, non-stop interaction with the audience, inborn showmanship, matchless Latin American charm, and their own sound, M5 concerts are unique musical–theatre concert experiences. 7:30pm. Tickets $28.

    The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts presents seven high-quality performing arts concerts from September through May. Season tickets for all seven events are available. First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills 252-256-9361  www.outerbanksforum.org
  • cordis - Outer Banks Forum For The Lively Arts 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series
    4/6/2019
    Savor the sounds of this contemporary chamber music quartet in an intimate performance that unveils as one of the most fascinating sound palettes in the world. From a Victorian era underwood typewriter solo to eerie melodies whistled by Australian howling tubes, to the group’s signature Hungarian cimbalom, living room cordis creates an unforgettable experience that resonates with concert goers long after the final bow. 7:30pm. Tickets $28.

    The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts presents seven high-quality performing arts concerts from September through May. Season tickets for all seven events are available. First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills 252-256-9361  www.outerbanksforum.org