Future events community calendar
April 15 through 27. Ghosts of the Lost Colony. Waterside Theatre in Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, 1409 National Park Service Dr. Tours Monday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 and 9 p.m. Walk the grounds of Ft. Raleigh. $20, children under 5 free.
April 18. Historic Life-Saving Drill. 2 p.m. Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, 23645 NC 12, Rodanthe. Barbecue follows around 6 p.m.
April 18. Roller Derby Pancake Dinner. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Stack ‘em High, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk. Benefits Kill Devil Derby Brigade.
April 19. Island Art Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building, 23646 NC 12, Rodanthe. Local artisans, live music. Free.
April 19. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse opens for climbing. A fee free day.
April 19 and 20. Flying into Spring. Kitty Hawk Kites presents giant kites flying at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 20. Ocracoke Clam Chowder Cookoff. Tasting from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Traditional and Non-Traditional clam chowders. Tasting Tickets $12. Benefits Ocracoke Child Care. Ocracoke School Gym Foyer.
April 20. Ocracoke Waterfowl Festival. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Ocracoke School Gym. Parking at NPS parking lot near Ferry Docks. Free tram to school. 2nd annual.
April 20. Easter Eggstravaganza at Elizabethan Gardens, 1411 National Park Dr., Roanoke Island. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Standard Admission. Egg Scavenger Hunt, Fiddle and Violin time, musical chairs and cupcake walk, egg races and bonnet contest.
April 20 through 28. Bike Week. Bike Shows, Poker Runs, Guided Tours. Over 100 Vendors, Live Music, Outdoor Concerts, Pig Pickin & more!
April 23-27. AMFRA 2019 Spring East Coast Field Races. Diggers Dungeo, Poplar Brank. April 23-24, practice. April 25-27 races.
April 26. Opening ceremonies for Senior Games. 11:30 a.m. Thomas A. Baum Center, Kill Devil Hills. Competition: April 22 through May 4
April 26. Trashion Show. 5 p.m. Outer Banks Brewing Station, Kill Devil Hills. Teams clean beaches, the model trash clothing. Benefits North Carolina Coastal Federation.
April 26. Eat, Drink and Educate. College of The Albemarle Professional Arts Building, Manteo campus. 6 p.m. Silent auction. Student demonstrations. Tickets: $75.
April 27. Earth Fair VII on the Outer Banks. 1 to 4 p.m. Dowdy Park, 3005 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head. Theme: Positively Protecting Habitats. Free. Sponsor is North Carolina Coastal Federation. (242) 473-1607
April 27 and 28. Native Journeys Festival. 10 a.m. Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center, 53536 NC 12, Frisco. Music, dance, crafts, storytelling. Tickets: individual $5; family $15; senior $3. For information: (252) 995-4440.
April 27 and 28. Ocracoke’s 8th Annual Scallywag 5K/10K on Saturday, April 27, and the 4th Annual Blackbeard’s 1/2 Marathon, Sunday, April 28. The Runfest benefits Ocracoke Community Radio WOVV, Ocracoke School Athletic Boosters Club, and the Ocracoke Community Park. For more information or to register, visit runocracoke.com.
April 28. Ray Gray Surf Classic. 8 a.m. Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Beach. Heats during the day. Lunch at noon. Donations for Cape Hatteras Secondary’s Surf Club.
April 28. 3rd Annual OBX Taco Cook-off. Noon to 3 p.m. Ortega’z Southwestern Grill & Wine Bar, 201 Sir Walter Raleigh St., Manteo. The event is hosted by friends and family in honor of Lilly Roderick.
May 1. Hyde County Mainland Tourism Summit. 9 to Noon. Hyde County Government Center Multipurpose Room. To be included in Mainland Tourism Collaboration Initiative, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (252) 926-4178.
May 3. ESA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Competition. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head.
May 3. Kids Fest. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo. Sponsored by Children and Youth Partnership of Dare County.
May 4. Wanchese May Day. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wanchese Community Building, Wanchese. 3rd annual.
May 4. Relay for Life of Dare County. Noon to 9 p.m. Dowdy Park, Nags Head.
May 4. Annual Benefit Dinner. VFW Post 10950. 5 to 8 p.m. Barbecue plates $10. Silent and live auctions. Cash raffles. Colington Volunteer Fire Department, 108 School House Rd., Colington.
May 4 and 5. North Carolina Veterans Songwriting Workshop. Open to veterans, active-duty military and their families. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location is Band Room at First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills. Tuition is fully funded. Register by calling Dare County Arts Council at (252) 473-5558 or online at darearts.org/veterans.
May 9. Outer Banks Tourism Summit. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Lost Colony’s Sound Stage Theatre, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island.
May 9. British War Graves Ceremony. 11 a.m. British Cemetery, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse District.
May 10. Ocracoke British War Graves Ceremony. 11 a.m. British Cemetery Road.
May 11. Artrageous Kids Art Festival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dowdy Park, Nags Head. Sponsored by Dare County Arts Council. 30th year. If interested in sponsoring the event or Arts Council scholarship program, contact council executive director Chris Sawin at DareArtsInfo@gmail.com or call (252) 473-5558.
May 14. Rally against offshore drilling, 3 p.m. Comfort Inn at the Ocean, Kill Devil Hills.
May 14 through 15. Hatteras Village Offshore Open. Headquarters at Hatteras Village Civic Center. Registration open at hvoo.org.
May 18. Coastal Gardening Festival. 9 a.m. Thomas A Baum Center, Kill Devil Hills.
May 19. Buxton United Methodist Church Homecoming and Dedication of Bell Tower. Worship at 9:30, Special Music at 12:30, Luncheon (bring side dish or dessert) 1 to 2, Dedication of Memorial Bell Tower, 2 p.m. Porch Rocker Quartet. Clifford Swain, Music.
May 19. Dare2Care OBX Shred Fest. 2 to 8:30 p.m. Soundside Event Site, Nags Head. Benefits veterans and special needs communities.
May 22 and May 23. Low impact development, stormwater workshops. Wednesday, May 22, 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshops will be held at Coastal Studies Institute, 850 NC 345, Skyco. Visit deq.nc.gov/coastaltraining to register, which is required.
May 25. 9th Annual Paddle Palooza. Ocean Air Sports, 39450 NC 12 Avon. Races include 5K, fun paddle, sprint challenge, 5 mile Downwinder. Register at paddleguru.com or call 415-766-7223. Benefits Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation.
May 27. 8th Annual Shorebreak & Tide Pool Run. Beach Klub, 41027 NC 12, Avon. 8 a.m. 5 K, $35 price goes up May 5; 9 a.m. Fun Run, half mile, $10. Benefits Hatteras Island Youth Education Foundation.
June 8 and 9. Tiny Home Showcase. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Displays, food trucks, speakers, music. Outer Banks Event Site, 6800 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head. Sponsor: Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce. Ticket $10 one day; both days $15.
June 7 through 9. 20th Annual Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival. Ocracoke Island. The celebration features musicians, storytellers, artisans, and characters of Ocracoke Island and beyond. Produced by Ocracoke Alive, a community non-profit. Proceeds benefit student and community programs. Early Bird tickets available through April 30 at ocracokealive.org.
June 18. Avon Farmers Market opens. Every Tuesday, June 18 to Sept. 3. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sept 4 and 5. OBX Arts and Craft Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, MP 1.5, Kitty Hawk. 25 local artists featuring painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, glass, fiber arts, collage, wood and more. A portion of artists’ fees benefit two local charities, N.E.S.T. and Friends of Youth. 804-334-6989
Sept. 15 through 21. Eastern Surfing Championships. Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head
Oct. 12 and 13. Duck Jazz Festival. Town of Duck. Annually on Columbus Day weekend. Live jazz music on two stages. Non-ticketed festival.
Nov. 2. Cape Hatteras Surf Fishing Heritage Celebration. Fessenden Center, Buxton. A full day of presentations about history of surf fishing, evolution of beach buggies, rod building. Free.
Nov. 19 and 20. North Carolina Coastal Conference sponsored by N.C. Sea Grant. Hotel Ballast, Wilmington. Topics include weather, storms and climate; community and ecosystem health; fisheries and aquaculture; and planning and economics. Registration and other details, including a call for presentation proposals, available soon. Check ncseagrant.org for updates.
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