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|Events at Jennette's Pier|
|01/02/2013 to 12/31/2013||Call 252-255-1501|
|Jennette's Pier in Nags Head always has several events going on including fishing programs, Parent's Night Out, Science and Exploration Programs, and Summer Camps.
Their hours of operation are:
May – August: 5 a.m. – midnight
April, Sept., Oct., Nov. 6 a.m. – midnight
December – March 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
They are located at 7223 South Virginia Dare Trail
Oceanfront, Milepost 16.5, The Beach Road
Check them out at www.jennettespier.net
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|Roanoke Island Festival Park Events|
|03/01/2013 to 12/31/2013||Call (252) 475-1506 or (252) 475-1500|
|Roanoke Island Festival Park is an interactive family attraction that celebrates the first English settlement in America. The centerpiece of the 25-acre island park adjacent to Manteo, North Carolina, is Elizabeth II, a representation of one of the seven English ships from the Roanoke Voyage of 1585. Costumed Elizabethan sailors greet visitors and help them experience sixteenth century seafaring life.
Also visit the Settlement site, Roanoke Adventure Museum and see the Legend of Two-Path film. Events are scheduled throughout the year in the indoor Film Theatre and the Outdoor Pavilion. Admission is charged. The on-site Art Gallery, fossil pit, Museum Store, Outer Banks History Center and marsh-side boardwalks are free and open to all. Hours vary seasonally.
For additional information, call or visit them online at www.roanokeisland.com
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|First Friday on Roanoke Island|
|04/05/2013 to 12/06/2013|| |
|Every first Friday of the month from 4pm - 8pm downtown historic Manteo comes alive with music, street performances, extended business hours, gallery art events and much more. Activities for all ages including arts and crafts, rock-wall climbing, folk music and much more.
Make a day of it on Roanoke Island by visiting our attractions, shops, and art galleries. Enjoy diverse recreational activities for all ages. Then, join us downtown for our First Friday celebration and finish the day with a delicious food and drink experience.
Visit www.firstfriday-roanokeisland.com for more information.
Sponsored by The Roanoke Island Business Association.
|Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Opens for 2013 Season|
|04/19/2013 to 10/07/2013||Contact www.nps.gov/caha at (252) 473-2111|
|The first day of climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse for the 2012 season is Friday, April 19, 2013. Climbing hours will be 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily in the spring and fall; and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 24 through Labor Day, Monday, September 2. The lighthouse will remain open through Columbus Day, Monday, October 7. Tickets are required.
Built in 1870, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse protects one of the most hazardous sections of the Atlantic Coast. Offshore of Cape Hatteras, the Gulf Stream collides with the Virginia Drift, a branch of the Labrador Current from Canada. This current forces southbound ships into a dangerous twelve-mile long sandbar called Diamond Shoals. Hundreds and possibly thousands of shipwrecks in this area have given it the reputation as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic”.
In 1999, the Cape Hatteras Light Station was moved to its present location. The lighthouse was moved 2,900 feet in 23 days and now lies 1,500 feet from the shore-- its original distance from the sea.
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|16th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show|
|05/03/2013 to 05/30/2013||Call 252-473-5558|
|Sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council, this show will be on display at the Gallery at Roanoke Island Festival Park. It features all original artwork in a wide variety of mediums. The opening reception will be held on May 5th.
Mollie Fearing was one of the founders of the Dare County Arts Council. In 1975 a group of Dare county residents met at Fearing's home where they began to form an organization that would introduce thousands of school children and adults to music, dance, theatre, painting, sculpture, poetry and literature. The organization was initially called the Sea and Sounds Arts Council and later, the Dare County Arts Council. Mollie Fearing was elected president of the Arts Council in 1975 and was a vital supporter and advocate of the arts until the time of her death on September 3, 1997. Mollie’s contributions to the community were numerous, from serving as mayor for the Town of Manteo, to serving on the board of the Roanoke Island Historical Association, to her dedication to the arts. Mollie’s legacy in our community remains strong to this day. Open to members and residents. Cash awards. For more info go to darearts.org
|Manteo Farmers Market|
|05/04/2013 to 10/05/2013|| |
|This is a great place to go if you get in town early and are waiting for your rental house to be ready. Vendors sell local produce, jewelry, pottery, home decor and more! Every Saturday from May through October at 8am-12pm in Downtown Manteo on the waterfront. The Farmers Market will be closed on Saturday, June 1st due to Dare Day. |
|Whalehead Club Beach Music Festival|
|05/26/2013 to 05/26/2013||Contact www.outerbanksbeachmusicfestival at 252-453-9040|
|This event will take place at Currituck Heritage Park in Corolla, Sunday May 26th from 11am-6pm. Join us for great beach music by Band of Oz, The Tams, The Crowd and Steve Owens & Summertime. Tickets are $20 each or $150 for groups of 10! Picnics and 5 quart coolers are encouraged, and larger coolers will be allowed for a $10 fee. Limit one cooler per person. Food (including High Cotton BBQ!) & beverage vendors will be on hand. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: http://www.whaleheadclub.org/shop#!/~/category/id=3332082&offset=0&sort=normal |
|Whalehead Club Wednesday Wine Festivals|
|05/29/2013 to 10/09/2013|| |
|Every Wednesday from 3:00-7:00pm enjoy wine tasting and entertainment under the tents of the north lawn of the Whalehead Club. Local vendors will be on site to introduce you to a variety of wines. With admission you will receive a discounted coupon for the Whalehead Club museum tour and a souvenir Whalehead Club wine glass to sample all the wines. Bring the whole family. Free admission for children. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. For more info visit www.whaleheadclub.org/events |
|76th Anniversary Season of The Lost Colony|
|05/31/2013 to 08/22/2013||Contact www.thelostcolony.org at For tickets: (252) 473-3414|
|America’s #1 outdoor drama is the perfect pinnacle to your Outer Banks experience! See this compelling unsolved mystery of America’s beginnings and other productions at Waterside Theatre in Manteo. The production features music, dance, drama, riveting action, and special effects with lavish costumes and sets performed nightly, Mon-Sat at 8:00 p.m. Meet the cast for autographs and photos after the production. Children 12 and under are free on Monday nights with a paying adult.
More than just a play, The Lost Colony brings you eight different productions of the same high-quality that brings folks back again and again to Waterside Theatre.
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|Triple-S Invitational Kiteboarding Competition|
|06/01/2013 to 06/07/2013||Contact www.kittyhawk.com at 866-REAL-548|
|Held every year in Cape Hatteras, widely acclaimed as one of the top 3 kiteboarding destinations in the world, the Triple-S crown is the most sought after victory on the professionals kiteboarding circuit. This professional event attracts the top 24 men and women kiteboarders from around the world to compete in surf, slicks and slider disciplines. The schedule also hosts 7 parties and 7 bands to provide a very social atmosphere to go along with the competition. This allows spectators a unique opportunity to meet the pros and learn more about the sport of kiteboarding. |
|31st Annual Rogallo Kite Festival|
|06/08/2013 to 06/09/2013||Contact www.kittyhawk.com at (877) FLY- this, (252) 441-4124|
|This two day festival will feature our signature kite flying on the dunes of Jockey's Ridge. Throughout the festival, exhibitions and demonstrations, including stunt and power kite lessons are provided. |
|12th Annual "Under the Oaks" Arts Festival|
|06/19/2013 to 06/20/2013|| |
|Wednesday from 10 am to 6 pm / Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm. Enjoy this annual outdoor art show on the waterfront grounds of Currituck Heritage Park. This festival features the unique talents of over 100 quality artists with a variety of media plus musical entertainment, local food concessions, art auction and children's activities. Admission is free! $5 parking donation requested. |
|Town of Duck Summer Concerts|
|06/27/2013 to 08/08/2013||Contact www.townofduck.com/events at (252) 255-1286|
|This popular evening concert series returns with local musical groups taking the stage at the Duck Town Park Gazebo.
The Singer/Songwriter Series concerts begin at 6:30 pm are on Tuesday evenings. The current schedule of performances are:
Tuesday, July 2
Tuesday, July 9
Tuesday, July 16
Tuesday, July 23
Tuesday, July 30
The Summer Music Series concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and are on Thursday evenings. The current schedule of performances are:
Thursday, June 27
Thursday, July 11
Thursday, July 18
Thursday, July 25
Thursday, August 1
Thursday, August 8
|Outer Banks Open Water Swim|
|06/30/2013 to 06/30/2013||Contact Sam Cortez at 252-261-6135|
|Join the OBX Swim Club for the Outer Banks Open Water Swim on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at the Old Swimming Hole in Manteo. Ages 11 and older, in distances of 500 meters, 1 km, and 2 km, beginning at 8:00AM. This is the same location as the Outer Banks Triathlon. The swim is limited to 300 people, will be timed, and is a USA Swimming sanctioned event. Click the following website for more information and to sign up: http://www.setupevents.com/?fuseaction=event_detail&eventID=2482
This event will take place at:
Old Swimming Hole, 410 Airport Road, Manteo, NC 27954
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|Children's Theater on Tuesday Mornings|
|07/02/2013 to 07/30/2013||Call (252) 255-1286|
|Tuesday mornings will feature a variety of family-oriented shows. Performances start at 10:00 a.m. at the Duck Amphitheater. All shows are free and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis and not guaranteed if the venue is full.
Please be advised that this schedule is subject to change due to site and performer availability or weather conditions.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.townofduck.com/townofduckevents/
|FAMILY MAGIC SHOW - Wednesday Mornings|
|07/03/2013 to 08/07/2013||Call (252) 255-1286|
|Witness incredible illusions, mind-bending magic, comedy, and audience participation the entire family will love -- live on stage! OBXtreme Magic features some of the most incredible magic and illusions performed by world-renowned illusionists Clive Allen & Tracy.
This six-week long series of shows will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Duck Town Amphitheater.
Although this event is free, tickets will be required for entry. Tickets will be available beginning the Monday the week of the show at Kellogg's Supply/The Cottage Shop, 1201 Duck Road (directly across from the Town Park).
For more information visit: www.townofduck.com/events.htm
|July 4th Whalehead Club Celebration|
|07/04/2013 to 07/04/2013|| |
|July 4 – Thursday beginning at 5 pm -
21st Annual Independence Day Festival of Fireworks
Fireworks begin at dusk but arrive early to enjoy food, fun activities, fabulous music and find a place for your blankets and chairs to settle in for the best fireworks on the Outer Banks! Sponsored by the Currituck County Department of Travel and Tourism. Admission and Parking are free.
Visit www.ComeToOurBeach.com for more information.
|Town of Duck 4TH of July Parade & after-event|
|07/04/2013 to 07/04/2013||Call (252) 255-1234|
|Duck’s 9th Annual Independence Day Parade will be on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., with an after-event following at the Duck Town Park. The one-mile parade route is the same annually and begins at the crest of Scarborough Lane and continues down Ocean Way and then Christopher Drive. Please plan to arrive at least 1/2 hour early to get the best parade viewing spot!
For more Info: www.townofduck.com/4thofjuly.htm
|Summer Concert Series on the Lawn|
|07/09/2013 to 08/27/2013||Call (252)453-9040|
|Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm. Relax on the south lawn at Currituck Heritage Park and enjoy local musicians performing on the historic Whalehead Club front porch. Bring your beach chair or blanket and watch the sun set over the Currituck Sound while supporting the musical arts! No alcohol permitted to be brought into the park, but you can purchase wine or beer. Frozen treats from Honey's Ice Cream and Rita's Italian Ice will be available. Leashed pets welcome. Admission and parking are free. |
|Children Story Time - Thursday Mornings|
|07/11/2013 to 08/08/2013||Call (252) 255-1286|
|Bring the children for Story Time sponsored by Duck’s two book stores: Duck’s Cottage and Island Book Store. Story Time will be held in the Town’s Amphitheater at 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays. Story Time is geared to children between the ages of 3 and 7 and free.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit townofduck.com/events
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|12th Annual OBX Sandbar 5K|
|08/04/2013 to 08/04/2013||Contact www.outerbanksrelieffoundation.c|
|The Sandbar 5k will take place in front of the historic "Old Station" public bath house in Kitty Hawk. This charity event benefits Outer Banks Relief Foundation, which raises funds to help Outer Banks locals with debilitating diseases and families in crisis.
For more info visit www.outerbanksrelieffoundation.com
|Kitty Hawk Kites Watermelon Festival|
|08/08/2013 to 08/08/2013||Contact www.kittyhawk.com at 1-877-FLY-THIS or 252-441-4124 |
|Kitty Hawk Kites (mp 12.5), Nags Head. You won’t want to miss this big outdoor summer bash with a homegrown, backyard feel. The festival features family entertainment, seed spitting contests, a dunk tank, huge inflatables (moon bounces, obstacle course, and others), and, of course, watermelons! All proceeds will be donated to the local Wright Flight Foundation--a non profit which helps local 5th graders master goal-setting skills and excel (or improve) academically with the reward of flight. |
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|OBX Pride Fest|
|09/13/2013 to 09/15/2013||Contact www.obxpridefest.com|
|Make your plans now to attend OBX Pridefest, presented by OBX Pride Inc. a nonprofit charity. This is a 3-day celebration of family, friendship, music and laughter set against the charming weather-worn architecture of Old Nags Head. Join us for a sunset cruise, drag shows, dinners, dancing, and beach parties.
Our beaches have been in the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the country! The afternoon festival is a family event, so bring your children and join us in September to celebrate pride OBX style!
Visit www.obxpridefest.com for more information.
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|Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival|
|10/03/2013 to 10/06/2013||Contact www.obxbluegrassfestival.com|
|Come enjoy a fun filled day at the 2nd annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival! With influences of Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and more, Rhonda Vincent and Doyle Lawson among others will be performing. |
|Currituck Heritage Day|
|10/06/2013 to 10/06/2013||Call 252-453-9040|
|This event is a huge lawn party at The Whalehead Club in Corolla to celebrate Currituck County's cultural heritage with food and fun for all. There will be antique cars, kite flying demos, children's activities, local arts & crafts and the award winning CCHS Marching Knights. Currituck residents and homeowners are free. Admission for others is $10. Leashed pets are welcome. Parking is free. |
|7th Annual Duck Jazz Festival|
|10/13/2013 to 10/13/2013||Call (252) 255-1286|
|Duck’s Annual Jazz Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to dusk on the Duck Town Green. Plan to join us for this popular event!
The event is free and open to the public.
www.townofduck.com/jazzfestival.htm for more information.
|Corolla Car Show|
|10/20/2013 to 10/20/2013|| |
|This event will be held from 10 am to 3 pm at the Whalehead Club and will be a fabulous day of cars and fun! Cars of all ages and sizes will be displayed. |
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|March of Dimes for Babies Walk|
|11/02/2013 to 11/02/2013||Call (757) 361-0000|
|Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo. Registration begins at 9 AM and the walk begins at 10 AM. This will be an incredible fun filled family day! You may participate by forming a family or company team & walking with us or by simply donating to this worthy cause. All funds raised support the research, education, community programs and advocacy for the prevention of birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Dimes is the only organization totally dedicated to the health and welfare of mothers and babies in the world with a proven track record of success. |
|Christmas in Corolla|
|11/22/2013 to 12/31/2013|| |
|A celebration to enjoy the holiday with family and friends at The Whalehead Club! The house will be festively decorated and the hosts will set the scenes that bring the Knight's Christmas story to life.
Dates will be:
For more info www.whaleheadclub.org/events