Outer Banks Events May 2016

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE – THEATRE OF DARE

APR 22, 2016 – MAY 01, 2016

205 Highway 64 South, Manteo, NC 27954

Email: THEATREOFDAREOBX@GMAIL.COM

This long running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, popular actor and screenwriter Steve Martin plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness.

HATTERAS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

MAY 06, 2016 – MAY 07, 2016

57689 NC-12, Hatteras, NC 27943
Phone: 252-986-2109

Featured storyteller, Donald Davis, a world renown storyteller.

Friday, May 6, 2016
5:30-6:30 Registration and reception, Taste of Hatteras Village- Civic Center
6:30-7:30 Elvin Hooper – local author, storyteller, and musician-Civic Center
7:30-8:30 Clifford Swain – local storyteller and musician-Civic Center

Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00-12:00 Storytelling Workshop by Donald Davis, world renowned storyteller -Civic Center
11:00-12:00 Children’s story hour-Hatteras Village Library
11:00-12:00 Ernie & Lynn Foster – “Fishing Families”-Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
2:00-4:00 Jeanne McDougall – singer and storyteller-Civic Center
4:30-5:30 Kevin Dufuss-Blackbeard-Hatteras Library
7:00-8:00 Donald Davis – World Famous Storyteller –Civic Center
8:30- Blurkey’s Quirky Friends –Civic Center

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33RD ANNUAL NAGS HEAD WOODS 5K

MAY 07, 2016

The Nature Conservancy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Phone: 252-489-8239
Email: OBXRUNNING@GMAIL.COM

Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend on the beach on the exciting Outer Banks of North Carolina! Honor Mom … enjoy great beaches, nature and history … run a race through The Nature Conservancy’s Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve … enjoy great local restaurants — Do it all on a beautiful, Spring weekend! The fun begins at 7:00 with the new Double! The traditional 5Krace starts at 8:00 AM on Saturday, May 9th. In between, there’s the Village Realty 1 mile fun run, for kid’s of all ages. The 5K course for both races is an out-and-back course that covers gently rolling terrain on hard-packed dirt in the woods. Cheer for Mom as she competes for the Fastest Mom on the Beach trophy! North Banks Rotary Club, in partnership with Outer Banks Kiwanis Club, hosts the race. All net proceeds go to support local charities, youth programs, and military relief charities.

RELAY FOR LIFE

MAY 07, 2016

1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-562-6602
Email: OBXRELAY@GMAIL.COM

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Outdoor Pavilion. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. With the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 500 lives a day. Please join us and take action against a disease that has taken too much!

KIDSFEST

MAY 13, 2016

1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-441-4737

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (rain date May 20). Outdoor Pavilion. The event is sponsored by Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County . This annual event is a free and fun-filled day where children, 5 and under, can enjoy face painting, bubbles, ice cream and snowballs, art and crafts, music, large vehicles and much more. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn!

COASTAL GARDENING FESTIVAL

MAY 14, 2016

300 Mustian Street, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Phone: 252-473-4290

The 14th annual Coastal Gardening Festival will highlight the “ABC’s of Gardening. Over 50 vendors will be offering a variety of price-friendly plants, garden art, handcrafted goods and refreshments. There will be something for everyone. Many children’s activities including hands on crafts and scavenger hunts will be available. Proceeds from the event benefit the outreach programs of the sponsors, the Dare Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association with the Dare County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

44TH ANNUAL HANG GLIDING SPECTACULAR AND AIR SHOW

MAY 13, 2016 – MAY 16, 2016

3933 S Croatan Hwy , Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: 252-305-5561
Email: EVENTS@KITTYHAWK.COM

Hang Gliding Spectacular is the longest running hang gliding competition in the world! Join professional hang gliders, fans, and families at Jockey’s Ridge State Park for this Outer Banks tradition. The Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is FREE TO THE PUBLIC FOR VIEWING with fun activities all day long. For more information on this event or to participate, please visit www.hangglidingspectacular.com or www.kittyhawk.com/events

DANIEL PULLEN PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS – MASTER THE ELEMENTS TO CREATE AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHS WHEN MOTHER NATURE THROWS A CURVEBALL

MAY 16, 2016

47357 NC-12, Buxton, NC 27920

Email: KATE@DANIELPULLENPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Create Amazing Photographs When Mother Nature Throws a Curveball. Don’t just survive the elements, master them. Professional photographer Daniel Pullen has over 15 years of experience battling the elements from hurricane surf conditions, to shooting wedding & portrait sessions with blinding harsh sunlight and gail force winds with his wife Kate. You name it, Mother Nature has thrown it their way. This one day workshop with the Pullen’s will give you a glimpse into their “battle of the elements” and how they work with them- rather than against them. From location selection, light modifiers, and subject placement, the workshop will be a balance of on location beach shoot, group collaborative discussion, and problem solving techniques. The end objective of the workshop is to encourage and prepare photographers to think creatively when faced with all that Mother Nature can throw at them. Limited Space Available. Booking on First Come First Serve Basis.

EVP BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR: OUTER BANKS PRO AM, AMATEUR, COED, AND JUNIORS

MAY 21, 2016

7223 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959

Extreme Volleyball Professional’s Outer Banks Pro-Am, a competitive beach volleyball tour for all ages. Come watch or play in the EVP Pro, Amateur, Coed, and Juniors Series Event. Families will enjoy an action packed day with competition at Jennette’s Pier featuring special events, challenges, and much more. *Spectator admission is free. Professionals will be competing for a $3,500 purse.

TRI OUTER BANKS SPORTS SPRING SPIN

MAY 21, 2016

3105 N Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Phone: 252-715-3278

Ready, set, spin! Join us for a spring bike ride, starting and ending at Tri Outer Banks Sports. A portion of proceeds will go to bikes for kids at Christmas. Ride options include a Metric ride (62 miles) or Quarter Century ride (25 miles). Ride includes t-shirt, breakfast, and lunch. Register online at HTTP://OUTERBANKSTRISPORTS.COM/EVENTS/TRI-OBX-SPORTS-SPRING-SPIN/

THE VIRGINIA SYMPHONY – OUTER BANKS FORUM FOR THE LIVELY ARTS

MAY 26, 2016

100 Veterans Dr, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

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

KITEBOARDING CLINIC WITH EVAN NETSCH; SUMMER KICKOFF YARD PARTY

MAY 28, 2016 – MAY 29, 2016

24798 NC Highway 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968

Cabrina Kiteboarding pro, Evan Netsch, will lead a two-day clinic at Waves Village Watersports Resort. Clinic details at KHKKITEBOARDING.COM.

On Saturday, join Kitty Hawk Kites for a summer kickoff party at Waves Village, featuring kiteboarding videos, food and drink from Good Winds Restaurant and local vendors, an artful TOMS Style Your Soul shoe event, and much more. Festivities will begin around 3:00pm.

19TH ANNUAL MOLLIE FEARING MEMORIAL ART SHOW

MAY 01, 2016 – MAY 30, 2016

1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-473-5558

The Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show is open to Dare County Arts Council members and residents of Dare County age 18 and over. Awards include Best in Show, Excellence Awards and Honorable Mentions, and a People’s Choice Award selected during the opening reception.

This show is held in memory of Mollie A. Fearing, one of the founders of the Dare County Arts Council. “My mom always used to say ‘if you feed them, they’ll come,’ and this holds true for this show. A mix of talented artists and good food will bring a great slice of people to the opening reception on May 1. The show provides quality exposure for our local artists in a wonderful environment,” said owner of Mollie A. Fearing & Associates and Mollie Fearing’s daughter Grizelle Fearing.

The opening reception at DCAC Gallery will be held Sunday, May 1 from 2-4pm, and will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music.

5TH ANNUAL SHORE BREAK 5K AND TIDE POOL FUN RUN PRESENTED BY MIDGETT REALTY

MAY 30, 2016

40127 NC Highway 12, Avon, NC 27915

The 5th annual Shore Break 5K will be held at 8am and the Tide Pool Fun Run on the beach will immediately follow the 5K at 9am. Run through Kinnakeet Shores on gorgeous Cape Hatteras, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This race terrain will keep you entertained the entire 3.1 miles, from paved roads through winding beautiful Kinnakeet Shores to wooden bridges, boardwalks, beach walkways, a few steps up and over the dunes and finally finishing with an unbelievable view of the Atlantic Ocean as the final stretch takes you to the beach. Run, jog or walk, all are welcome! Come celebrate Cape Hatteras and give back to a great community! All proceeds from this event will go toward the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund.

SHALLOWBAG SHAG BEACH MUSIC FEST

MAY 30, 2016

1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-475-1500

Outdoor Pavilion. Performers include Jim Quick and Coastline; The Embers; The Tams & Band of Oz. Parking at RIFP is reserved for handicap, VIP’s, band members and vendors only. All festival attendee parking will be located at the Manteo High School Parking Lot. Shuttle service will be provided all day and will run every 10 minutes to each location. Shuttles will begin at 10am. Bring chairs or blankets.- NO outside food or beverages permitted. Vendors will be selling beer, wine, sodas & an assortment of food all day long. Pets are NOT allowed in the festival seating area. Tickets may be purchased online. When purchasing tickets online remember to bring your printed ticket to the gate to be scanned in so you can receive your festival armband. We are NOT responsible for lost or stolen tickets. This is a RAIN OR SHINE event. In the unlikely event the festival is canceled due to bad weather your tickets will be good for any Shallowbag Shag Beach Music Festival within the next two years.

KIDS DAY – KITTY HAWK KITES – AVON, NC

MAY 31, 2016

39432 NC-12, Avon, NC 27915
Phone: 252-449-2210

We invite families to join us for our weekly Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days on the Outer Banks. Enjoy a fun-filled variety of games, kite making, toy and yo-yo demonstrations, rock wall climbing (Nags Head and Waves Village only), and many more surprises! Kids Days are the perfect family escape for locals and visitors, alike! Avon, NC Kids Days take place from 10 AM till 12 PM every Tuesday from May 31st through August 23rd.

INAUGURAL OUTER BANKS CRAFT BEER WEEK

MAY 30, 2016 – JUN 05, 2016

, Nags Head, NC 27959

Multiple area events, including a Brewathlon, Beer Art Show, Craft Brewer Retreat and a series of tap takeovers and craft beer dinners. Presented in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the festival will benefit the Dare County Arts Council, which encourages the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity. The week-long festival will culminate with the second annual OBX Brewfest on June 5, 2016 at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. Attractions will include a food truck rally, live music from national acts Keller and the Keels and The Heard, an artisan market, a craft soda garden and a BrewU Craft Beer Education Stage where local and visiting culinary teams and breweries will present beer-based creations. Get the latest news and insights about OBX Craft Beer Week on FACEBOOK.COM/OBXBEERFESTS and on Instagram and Twitter @OBXBeerFests.

THE LOST COLONY

MAY 27, 2016 – AUG 20, 2016

1409 National Park Dr., Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-473-2127
Email: MARKETING@THELOSTCOLONY.ORG

On opening night of The Lost Colony, RIHA will be dedicating the season of the Lost Colony to the National Park Service for the Centennial & kicking off a variety of activities. Changing the park facilities (visitors ctr, bathrooms) hours to stay open until 6:30 p.m. Providing Junior Ranger programs, additional programs during the afternoon visitor ctr hours, providing park passport stamp & centennial stamp at box office, allowing every 4th grader in free with a paying adult, having the main play narrator be a “Park Ranger,” providing centennial pins to RIHA & Lost Colony employees & more.

Nestled along the shores of America’s most historic and mysterious island, over 100 professional actors, technicians and designers have gathered every summer since 1937 to honor the memory of the brave people who came here to build a new country. The production is as epic as their story. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paul Green, The Lost Colony is America’s Outdoor Drama!

THE LOST COLONY BACKSTAGE TOURS

MAY 27, 2016 – AUG 20, 2016

1409 National Park Dr., Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-473-6000

Take a backstage tour for a behind-the-scenes look at how The Lost Colony comes to life. Highly praised by our patrons, this tour is one of very few… if not the only… that allows audience member backstage during final show preparations. You will hear historical and fun facts, see weaponry and stunt demonstrations and actors doing last minute touch ups. Backstage Tours are especially recommended for parties with children, last approximately one hour, and are limited to just 50 people per group. Tours depart from the box office at 6:30. This exclusive backstage access is included when you purchase The VIP Package or the Character Dinner Package.

ISLAND FARM REOPENS

APR 05, 2016 – NOV 26, 2016

1140 US Highway 64, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-473-6500
Email: ISLANDFARM252@GMAIL.COM

2016 season runs April 5 through November 26 (closed Thanksgiving Day), Tues. – Fri. 10am – 4pm. Ox-drawn wagon rides, hearth cooking, gardening, washday, children’s 19th century games offered and vary daily. Call for details. Admission $8; children ages 5 and under are free. All activities are weather dependent and subject to change.

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS: CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

MAR 05, 2016 – DEC 31, 2016

1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-473-2111

All are invited to the free opening reception hosted by the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center March 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A highlight of the evening will be the unveiling of a painting by Washington, D.C. artist Louise Phillips at 6 p.m.

Learn about the establishment of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial and how a quiet, nearly deserted coastal region has become a beehive of activity and an entertainment destination.Highlights through the years and community engagement will be showcased via photographs, artwork, artifacts and documents from the archives of both partnering organizations.

Outer Banks Events Mar 2016

KELLY’S RUNNING OF THE LEPRECHAUNS 5K & 10K

MAR 12, 2016

2316 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27954
Phone: 252-441-4116
Email: KELLYSOBX@GMAIL.COM

Kelly’s Running of the Leprechaun has changed this year from a 8K to 10K. It will start and end at Kelly’s Restaurant. This event is sponsored and hosted by Mike Kelly and Kelly’s Restaurant. After the race please join us in the Tavern for Awards and of course our buffet of Irish Stew, Irish Soda Bread, Sugar Cookies, Sweet Potato Biscuits, Beer and more.

THE OUTER BANKS COMMUNITY QUILT SHOW VENDOR DAY

MAR 12, 2016

1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-475-1500

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Event Room at RIFP. Come join local crafts and tradespeople offering quilting and sewing-related items for sale, including finished items such as handbags and totes. This is a great opportunity to interact with quilt vendors and quilt makers. Also, on Monday, March 14, a Trunk Show will be featured beginning at 1 p.m. Don’t miss the complimentary Show and Tell- a day set aside for quilters to display their current work, both completed and in progress, and to share the quilts’ stories. Both events are free and open to the public.

27TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

MAR 13, 2016

2316 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959

Parade starts at 1 pm at MP 11.5, at the intersection of Bladen St. and Virginia Dare Trail (Beach Road) and continues north to Driftwood St. Free Parade celebration at Kelly’s with entertainment, awards and free hot dogs for all till they’re gone!
Enjoy this video from the 2014 Parade

THE OUTER BANKS COMMUNITY QUILT SHOW TRUNK SHOW

MAR 14, 2016

1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-475-1500

Don’t miss the complimentary Show and Tell- a day set aside for quilters to display their current work, both completed and in progress, and to share the quilts’ stories. Free and open to the public.

THE OUTER BANKS BBQ & WING SHOWDOWN

MAR 18, 2016

Soundside Event Site, Nags Head, NC 27959

Enjoy tasting and voting for your favorite Outer Banks BBQ and Wings from 15 of the areas best eateries! From traditional pulled pork and tender fall-off-the-bone ribs, to delicious saucy hot chicken wings! There is something for every carnivore at this 4th annual event. Presented to you with the support of Joe lamb Jr. Realty and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the event is newly located at The Soundside event site in Nags Head, which will provide a great outdoor (tented) park-like experience for up to 750 attendees AND allow onsite parking. There will be great live music too by Jonny Waters & Company.

Your ticket price gets you an all you can eat experience of bbq, ribs, and chicken wings, and of course the right to cast your vote for the BEST OUTER BANKS BBQ of all! Although there will be tenting, this is an outdoor event. Please check the weather and dress accordingly.

THE OUTER BANKS COMMUNITY QUILT SHOW

MAR 05, 2016 – MAR 19, 2016

1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-475-1500

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.-Mon-Fri/ Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Opening Reception- March 4 at 6 p.m. The Event Room at RIFP. Vintage and antique quilts of all sizes will be on display. The show will include quilts made, or owned by quilters from the area, and by those with close ties to the Outer Banks. A wide range of quilting techniques including quilting, embroidery, applique’, and other needlework and embellishments will be showcased. Have quilting questions? Knowledgeable quilters will be available to answer questions and describe the featured quilts.

OUTER BANKS WEDDING SHOWCASE

MAR 19, 2016

Sanderling Resort , Duck, NC 27949

Sanderling Resort in Duck, North Carolina is proud to host with its preferred vendors the Wedding Showcase on Saturday, March 19, 2015 from 11am – 4pm. Brides and grooms can sample cakes from local bakeries and meet with photographers, officiants, videographers, event designers/florists and more! Everything you’ll need to plan your destination wedding to the Outer Banks, under one roof, set against the beautiful backdrop of bright sun, sea breeze and the beauty of North Carolina. You don’t need to be a Sanderling bride to take advantage of this great opportunity.

TAR RIVER SWING BAND – OUTER BANKS FORUM FOR THE LIVELY ARTS

MAR 19, 2016

100 Veterans Dr, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Savor the sophisticated sounds, styles and class of the Tar River Swing Band as the performance of this 18-piece big band and four big band vocalists include classics from swing and big band eras – Ellington, Basie, Dorsey and Goodman. Their repertoire extends to classic jazz, beach music and more. Conducted by Dr. Johnathan Wacker.

OBX TASTE OF THE BEACH

MAR 17, 2016 – MAR 20, 2016

Outer Banks, Nags Head, NC 27959

4 Days of Food, Drink and Fun. A fantastic way to sample the fare of many fine restaurants on the Outer Banks in one fun-filled, food-centric weekend! Casual chefs to full-on foodie fanatics will revel in innovative culinary opportunities offered up by members of the Outer Banks Restaurant Association. You can indulge in a fancy wine dinner one night and mix with the masses in an organic farm to fork experience the next. Or maybe an intimate cooking class with one of the area’s talented Chefs is more your speed. We offer over 50 events over four days at nearly 40 different venues.

This fun food festival event features: wine tastings, cooking classes, special multi-course menu presentations, brewery tours, tapas crawls, cook-offs, showdowns and even progressive dinners. We will even have a $10 fun Kickoff Party on Thursday night, so there really is something for everyone! It’s four days of foodie heaven and lots of fun activities on the Outer Banks.

ISLAND ART SHOW

MAR 25, 2016

23186 Myrna Peters Rd, Rodanthe, NC 27968
Phone: 443-243-5870
Email: RANLMACH4@YAHOO.COM

Held at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center in the northern village of Hatteras Island, the Island Art Shows host over 20 LOCAL Outer Banks Artists and their wares. Each event is a Benefit for a different Local Cause: from the OBX SPCA to Hatteras Island Meals and more. Admission to these shows is FREE–we ask you to simply support our local artisans & crafters. Attendees can find everything from fine local art & prints to woodworks, photography, upcycled art, surf art, handmade hula hoops, handmade soaps & body products and more. There will be varying live local music at each Island Art Show and we will also be serving up lunch. We will also be selling Raffle tickets at each show for one lucky winner per show to win a basket full of local arts & crafts donated by our participants. There will be event pages posted on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/spinfinitedesigns so please feel free to LIKE our page and “join” the events to stay updated! See you at the Island Art Show!

FLY INTO SPRING AND EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

MAR 25, 2016 – MAR 26, 2016

3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: 252-305-5561
Email: EVENTS@KITTYHAWK.COM

Kitty Hawk Kites will be kicking off the 2016 season with the annual “Fly into Spring & Easter Eggstravaganza!” Join the Kitty Hawk Kites crew March 25th and 26th at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Nags Head, NC for a day of springtime fun. The Kite Festival will take place Friday & Saturday from 10am-4pm at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Enjoy fresh spring air, high flying kites, and an all around good time on the dunes. The EGGstravaganza will take place at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, right across the street from the dunes. On Friday and Saturday there will be Easter Egg Hunts throughout Jockey’s Ridge Crossing starting at 11AM. Hunts will be broken down by age groups: 3 & under, 4-6, and 7-12. Keep an eye out for the Golden and Silver Eggs! Parents: Please remember to bring an Easter Basket for your child’s goodies. Stick around to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny from 12:00-1:00pm. Bring your camera!

DARE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS ANNUAL ART SHOW

MAR 28, 2016 – APR 28, 2016

1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-475-1500

Open Monday- Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opening reception April 3/ 2-4 p.m. The Event Room at RIFP. The free exhibit, located in the Art Gallery, features works of Manteo, First Flight and Hatteras High Schools. Come enjoy the creativity and promise in our young students.

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