• 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
  • Garden Discovery Programs: Butterflies!
    7/4/2018 - 7/25/2018
    Wed. 11am-12pm. Learn about the fascinating lives of these beautiful, flittering creatures, with a hands-on activity designed to teach about the curious journey from caterpillar to butterfly. Free with admission.  Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
  • Maritime Crafts for Kids
    7/4/2018 - 7/25/2018
    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
  • Acoustic Sunset Series
    7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
    Gather on the north lawn of the Cotton Gin to listen to live music and sample some of Sanctuary Vinyards' best wines. Thur. 5:30-8:30pm. Free. Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg. 252-491-2387  www.sanctuaryvineyards.com/events
  • Concert on the Green
    7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
    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
  • Garden Discovery Program: Helpful Bugs
    7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
    This hands-on education program invites families to discover how tiny critters help gardens grow. Free with admission. Thur. 11am-12pm. Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo.  252-473-3234  www.elizabethangardens.org
  • Hula Hoop & Play
    7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
    Thur. 10am. Kids and parents are welcome to 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
  • Kid's Day in the Park
    7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
    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
    7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
    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
    7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
    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 Children's Theatre - The Hunting of the Snark
    7/5/2018 - 7/26/2018
    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
  • 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
  • Painting Canvas-Backed Decoys
    7/6/2018 - 7/27/2018
    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
    7/6/2018 - 7/27/2018
    Bring the little ones to hear an 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
  • Manteo Farmers Market
    7/7/2018 - 7/28/2018
    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
  • 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 Cornhole Tournament
    7/11/2018 - 7/25/2018
    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
    7/11/2018 - 7/25/2018
    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 Theater, Ocracoke. 252-921-0260  www.ocracokealive.org
  • Dynamic Flow on the Green
    7/11/2018 - 7/25/2018
    Wed. 7:30am. Local trainer DL Althoff leads this free, energizing calisthenics workout. Great for all levels! Duck Town Park, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
  • Family Magic Show
    7/11/2018 - 7/25/2018
    These family magic acts are free to the public, but tickets are required (6 max) and available the week of show. Wed. 9:30 & 11am. Duck Amphitheater, Duck. 252-255-1286  www.townofduck.com
  • Lighthouse 5K Series
    7/11/2018 - 7/25/2018
    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
  • Whalehead Wednesdays
    7/11/2018 - 7/25/2018
    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
  • Nags Head Beach 5k Race Series Presented by Village Realty
    7/13/2018 - 7/26/2018
    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