OUTER BANKS EVENTS

OUTER BANKS EVENTS
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!

    Tickets $28 adults, $15 students under 17. All events at First Flight High School at 7:30pm. Full calendar, details, and tickets at www.outerbanksforum.org Purchase tickets at www.outerbanksforum.tix.com. 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!

    Tickets $28 adults, $15 students under 17. All events at First Flight High School at 7:30pm. Full calendar, details, and tickets at www.outerbanksforum.org Purchase tickets at www.outerbanksforum.tix.com. 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.

    Tickets $28 adults, $15 students under 17. All events at First Flight High School at 7:30pm. Full calendar, details, and tickets at www.outerbanksforum.org Purchase tickets at www.outerbanksforum.tix.com. 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 concertgoers long after the final bow.

    Tickets $28 adults, $15 students under 17. All events at First Flight High School at 7:30pm. Full calendar, details, and tickets at www.outerbanksforum.org Purchase tickets at www.outerbanksforum.tix.com. First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills 252-256-9361  www.outerbanksforum.org
  • The Virginia Symphony - Outer Banks Forum For The Lively Arts 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series
    5/9/2019
    Listen to the spectacular music of The Virginia Symphony, conducted by a nationally acclaimed conductor. Recognized as one of the nation’s leading regional symphony orchestras, this exceptional program will highlight classical music.

    Tickets $28 adults, $15 students under 17. All events at First Flight High School at 7:30pm. Full calendar, details, and tickets at www.outerbanksforum.org. Purchase tickets at www.outerbanksforum.tix.com. First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills 252-256-9361  www.outerbanksforum.org