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A Colorful Archway – The Beach
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This Week on The OBX 


Thursday May 16th

Outer Banks Soft-Shell Crab Week & Restaurant Crawl
Come enjoy the 2nd annual Outer Banks Soft-Shell Crab Week! This is a restaurant crawl event of culinary crustacean creations. Learn about our local shedders (the crabs) and what crabbing means to the local community. Marvel at the magic off deep-fried goodness. Visit each of the 30 participating restaurants and be sure to vote for your favorite crab dish! See the event website for a list and map of participating restaurants.

30th Annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open
The opening event of the NC Billfish Series, the Hatteras Village Offshore Open, is now in its second decade. In 2006, the tournament went to a 3 out of 4 day fishing format to hopefully combat some of that “Hatteras wind.” Each evening of the tournament will host a social event. See the tournament schedule for details. 

The Rescuers (1970s Release) at the Pioneer Theater in Manteo
Don’t miss this endearing classic movie originally released in 1970.

The 27th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show
The annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show is held in memory of Mollie A. Fearing, one of the founders of the Dare Arts, and features an eclectic mix of artwork. The Memorial Show goes on display every May at the Dare Arts Gallery. Come enjoy artwork submitted by local artists. The exhibit will end with awards for Best in Show, Excellence, Honorable Mention, and a People’s Choice Award.

Manteo Made Owen Lauber Exhibit
During the month of April, Dare Arts Vault Gallery will feature Manteo Made, a collection of woodwork by artist Owen Lauber. The month-long exhibit includes a selection of furniture and homewares, many of which are made from locally downed trees on Roanoke Island. Items on display range from furniture to smaller, more delicate homewares and accessories. 

Manteo Walking Tours
The Manteo Walking Tour is a short, half-mile walk through downtown Manteo and along its waterfront. Join your tour guide Greg Smrdel as he entertains and educates you on the rich history of the Outer Banks.The approximately hour-and-a-half tour is fun and informative, but not in the dry, dusty way most history is presented.

Soundside Nature Trail Hike
Come explore the 1-mile loop along the Soundside Nature Trail at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Learn more about the park’s natural features as you hike along with a park ranger. Hikers will meet at the Soundside Access parking area.

 


 

Friday May 17th

Welcome to Jockey’s Ridge Presentation
Come to the Jockey’s Ridge Visitor Center and pull up a chair in the newly renovated Community Room for a fun and informative presentation highlighting the wonderful world of Jockey’s Ridge State Park. This event is free to the public.

Outer Banks Soft-Shell Crab Week & Restaurant Crawl

30th Annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open

The 27th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

Manteo Made Owen Lauber Exhibit

Manteo Walking Tours

The Rescuers (1970s Release) at the Pioneer Theater in Manteo

 


 

Saturday May 18th

The Elizabethan Gardens Our State Volunteer Event
Join Our State in celebrating the newest special issue, North Carolina Outdoors! Spend time outside volunteering at the beautiful Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo while enjoying the beauty of the gardens. Volunteers for this nonprofit assist in tending its grounds and educational programs. Volunteers of any age, ability, and interests are welcome!

The 7th Annual DARE2CARE OBX Shred Fest
This year the OBX Shred Fest is heading “South” to the Rodanthe, NC Skate Park at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building. Enjoy live music, BMX demos, skate demos & more. There will be 6 live bands ranging from classic rock to punk rock, reggae to jam bands! This is a FREE Annual Fundraising Benefit.

Kayaking 101
To kick off National Safe Boating Week 2024, the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, the North Carolina chapter of the American Canoe Association, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are hosting beginners’ kayaking safety programs across the state! A kayak, life jacket, and paddle will be provided for participants, but you can bring your own kayak or equipment if you would like.

20th Annual Coastal Gardening Festival
The Dare County Master Gardeners are ROOTING for you. Come plant seeds, view garden art, shop handcrafted goods, and enjoy refreshments provided by over 50 vendors. Children’s activities, educational displays and gardening information available at this event. Attendance is FREE. 

The Little Mermaid Drama Club Performance
Come enjoy the Cape Hatteras Secondary School Drama Club’s encore performance of The Little Mermaid at First Flight High School’s David E. Oaksmith Auditorium on Saturday May 18th, 3pm! You won’t want to miss this incredible performance! 

Secotan Farmers Market
A producer-only farmers market in Wanchese featuring fresh produce, rotating artisans and so much more. Our family of producers join each market in person to share food and goods that they have grown or crafted themselves, here in Northeastern North Carolina.

Outer Banks Soft-Shell Crab Week & Restaurant Crawl

30th Annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open

The 27th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

Manteo Made Owen Lauber Exhibit

 


 

Sunday May 19th

No events.

 


 

Monday May 20th

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Reopening
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum reopens to the public. Operating hours will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free; however donations are welcome. Museum exhibits tell both the tragic and heroic maritime stories of the Outer Banks. Come check out the museum’s new exhibits and shipwreck artifacts

Storytime at Manteo Library
Children ages 3 – 5 years old will enjoy Storytime with Ms. Tammy in the Manteo Library Meeting Room. Come Get Hooked on Books!

Hooked on Books Club (Kindergarten – 7th Graders)
Children grades Kindergarten through 7th will enjoy the “Hooked on Books Club” in the Manteo Library Meeting Room. Join Ms. Tammy to receive a copy of the current Book Club book. There will be a Trivia Game about the book and prizes! Come Get Hooked on Books!

Manteo Walking Tours

 


 

Tuesday May 21st

The 27th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

Manteo Made Owen Lauber Exhibit

Manteo Walking Tours

The Rescuers (1970s Release) at the Pioneer Theater in Manteo

 


 

Wednesday May 22nd

Toddler Storytime
Toddlers ages 2-3 years old will enjoy Storytime with Ms. Tammy in the Manteo Library Meeting Room. It’s never too early to get hooked on books!

Storytime at Manteo Library

The 27th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

Manteo Made Owen Lauber Exhibit

Manteo Walking Tours

The Rescuers (1970s Release) at the Pioneer Theater in Manteo

 


 

Thursday May 23rd

The 27th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

Manteo Made Owen Lauber Exhibit

Manteo Walking Tours

The Rescuers (1970s Release) at the Pioneer Theater in Manteo

 


 

Friday May 24th

The 27th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

Manteo Made Owen Lauber Exhibit

Manteo Walking Tours

The Rescuers (1970s Release) at the Pioneer Theater in Manteo

 


 

Saturday May 25th

Manteo Farmers Market
With a long-standing history, the Manteo Farmers Market has built a reputation for offering a wide variety of locally sourced goods. From fresh produce like corn, tomatoes, and blueberries to handcrafted items such as pottery, glasswork, and textiles, the market truly offers a taste of the Outer Banks.

Secotan Farmers Market

The 27th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

Manteo Made Owen Lauber Exhibit

 


 

Sunday May 26th

No events.


 

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