Outer Banks May Events

January 25, 2013

FIRST FRIDAY ON MANTEO’S HISTORIC WATERFRONT

May 03, 2013
Manteo’s Historic Waterfront, Manteo, NC 27954 – MAP
Shop unique boutiques, browse our galleries! Pick your next great read! Sip a gourmet coffee! Savor a glass of wine! Dine at one of our many wonderful restaurants! Visit our attrcations! Discover Manteo on the First Friday of each month, April through December – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

MOLLIE FEARING MEMORIAL ART SHOW

MAY 03, 2013 – MAY 30, 2013
Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954 – MAP
Phone: 252-475-1500
Meet-the Artist Reception: May 5. The annual exhibit features and eclectic mix of local art and will hang until May 30. It is free and open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri. The annual event is sponsored by the Dare County Arts council and was created to honor the show’s namesake, Mollie Fearing, who was a prominent figure in the Manteo community. Fearing helped form the Sea and Sounds Arts Council that evolved into the current Dare County Arts Council.

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY “STORYBOOK THEATRE TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD PART II” AND WORKSHOP – RIFP CHILDREN’S SHOW

MAY 04, 2013
One Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954 – MAP
Phone: 252-475-1500
The production is interactive theatre for Children and Youth offering enchanting and exciting stories. The stories are gathered from around the world through ECU’s Global and Theatre for Youth classrooms and they bring cultures, tales and celebrations to life on the stage. Tickets are $5 for all. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Park or the day of the event.

OBX ULTRA-MARATHON

MAY 04, 2013
201 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 – MAP
Race along the beautiful Outer Banks! OBX Ultramarathon is a 50k run that takes place mostly on the beach from underneath the Currituck Lighthouse to Kill Devil Hills, the home of the Wright Brothers Memorial. Sign up today for a great race!

SURFING AMERICA PRIME

MAY 04, 2013 – MAY 05, 2013
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 So. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 – MAP
Phone: 252-255-1501
As the official ISA-recognized National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in the United States, Surfing America is responsible for holding the USA Surfing Championships event each year and for selecting the official USA Surf Team to compete internationally. The Prime East coast will be held May 4 & 5, 2013, at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina.

KIDSFEST

MAY 10, 2013
Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954 – MAP
Phone: 252-441-4737
Outdoor Pavilion. Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County presents KidsFest at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Join us for this free and fun-filled day where children five and under can enjoy face painting, story time, mini-golf, corn hole, ice cream and art. Children will also be able to explore and climb into a fire truck and United States Coast Guard boat and more. The event is sponsored by Children and Youth Partnership. (rain date – May 17th)

SPRING RESTAURANT WEEK

MAY 10, 2013 – MAY 18, 2013
Outer Banks, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 – MAP
Attention Outer Banks Food Lovers Near and Far! Outer Banks Restaurant Week each Fall and Spring brings an exciting opportunity to enjoy local fare. Spring Restaurant Week 2013 begins Friday, May 10th and runs through Saturday, May 18th! Outer Banks Restaurant Week was created for you because we know you love The Outer Banks and you love to eat! No pretense or snobbery here — it’s all about our local chefs serving up delicious cuisine in some of the area’s best venues.

Outer Banks Restaurant Week gives local food enthusiasts and visitors an opportunity to enjoy 3-course, price fixed lunch and/or dinner menus at several participating restaurants throughout the Outer Banks at a fixed price of either $20 or $35. (Sales tax and gratuity are not included, please note that).

30TH ANNUAL YUENGLING NAGS HEAD WOODS 5K RUN

MAY 11, 2013
Nags Head Woods, Nags Head, NC 27959 – MAP
Race course weaves through one of the best remaining examples of mid-Atlantic Maritime forest and deciduous hardwoods. On Saturday before Mother’s Day, this race highlights the “Treat Your Mom to Mother’s Day on the Beach” themed weekend on the Outer Banks. Runners and families from up and down the East Coast participate in the Yuengling Nags Head Woods 5K Race or the Village Realty fun run through the Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, followed by an oceanfront post-race party at the Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach Hotel. 5K race at 8:30 a.m. Fun Run at 8 a.m. Beach Party 12:30 – 3 p.m. In addition to the traditional race and age group trophies and medals, race trophies are presented to the “Fastest Mom on the Beach”, the “Fastest Elementary School on the Beach” and the “Fastest Military Service”.

COUTURE BY THE SHORE – A FASHION SHOW AND OUTER BANKS RELIEF

MAY 11, 2013
Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern, Nags Head, NC 27959 – MAP
Ladies…does your wardrobe need a wakeup call? Do you look in your closet and ask “What was I thinking?” Want to know the hot trends and the style buzz? Well… mark your calendars for May 11, 2013! That’s when fashion and fundraising unite to present COUTURE BY THE SHORE… THE spring fashion event at Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant in Nags Head. It’s your guide to getting gorgeous, AND doing good at the same time! Featuring runway models in the latest clothing, jewelry, hair, and makeup to inspire you at any age. There’ll be a luncheon, raffle, giveaways, an auction full of spring and summer “must haves”, and the best part…it all benefits the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. Luncheon and fashion show, silent auction, raffle, and door prizes. Tickets available at the 10 boutiques from the Outer Banks participating in the show: Amitys, Birthday Suits, Charlottes, The French Door, Grays, Jewelry By Gail, Lady Victorian, Sunshack, Whalebone Surf Shop, and Life’s a Beach.

41ST ANNUAL HANG GLIDING SPECTACULAR

MAY 17, 2013 – MAY 20, 2013
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Nags Head, NC 27959 – MAP
Email: EVENTS@KITTYHAWK.COM Kitty Hawk Kites is proud to announce the 2013 Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show! Join professional hang gliders, novists, fans, and families at Jockey’s Ridge State Park for this Outer Banks tradition. Originally the Tactile meet, this event is the longest running hang gliding competition in the world! This even will run from May 17th through May 20th with competitions each day. 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 the Hang Gliding Spectacular website.

benthouard_one_design_race_16NOR’BANKS SAILING: BIC SUP ONE DESIGN CHALLENGE

MAY 26, 2013; JUNE 23, 2013; JULY 21, 2013; AUGUST 18, 2013
1314 Duck Road, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 – MAP
Nor’Banks Sailing is excited to be involved in the first year of the BIC SUP One Design Challenge in 2013. As sailors, we all instantly understood what this racing was about and got on board immediately. We have a great location for the event with shallow water, sandy bottom and big new pier (thanks for Irene in 2011). Our facility has lots of parking, restrooms and new showers so you can clean up after the racing is done.

76TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OF THE LOST COLONY

MAY 31, 2013 – AUG 22, 2013
1409 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954 – MAP
Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. Monday – Saturday, 8:30 p.m. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paul Green’s The Lost Colony recounts the historical events leading to the disappearance of the first English colonists who settled on Roanoke Island over 400 years ago. A live performance featuring epic battles and Indian dances to the pageantry of the Queen and her court. Adults half price on Saturday nights. Children 12 and under free on Monday nights. Backstage tours at 7:30 p.m. Admission.

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