This Week's Highlights

This Week

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, August 17th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Buxton

Spend a day enjoying one of the island’s most popular pastimes with this special and free program that is hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and which shines a spotlight on the joys of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, August 17th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Salvo

Enjoy an evening of stargazing in a remote location on Hatteras Island with this special guided program that’s orchestrated by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island event allows visitors to head to a quiet corner of the island shoreline to watch as the sun sets, and the stars come out in a glittering show.

Who Lives in that Shell?

  • Thursday, August 17th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Rodanthe

Have you ever picked up a perfect shell and wondered about who lived in it before it washed up on the shore? Then this special program that is hosted by the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is for you. Held weekly in the summer months, the “Who Lives in that Shell?” presentation will be a favorite activity for beachcombers that will shine a spotlight on the many different organisms that create those natural treasures that wash ashore.

Hackensaw Boys

  • Thursday, August 17th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Avon

Make a date to head to one of the hottest venues on Hatteras Island for this toe-tapping performance by one of the bluegrass music scene’s favorite bands. The Hackensaw Boys have been pickin’ and jamming for nearly 20 years, and their amazing music that’s brimming with a myriad of roots influences is sure to have everyone on their feet and dancing the night away.

Yoga By The Beach

  • Thursday, August 17th 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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Avon

Start a sunny Hatteras Island day off right with a little energized workout that’s just steps away from the cool breezes of the Atlantic Ocean. The Yoga By The Beach event is a weekly event throughout the late summer months that will have everyone inhaling and exhaling that fresh salt air with ease.

Soundside Seining on Hatteras Island

  • Friday, August 18th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Hatteras

Discover a time honored fishing tradition while having a ball with the local wildlife of the Pamlico Sound at this special summertime program that’s hosted by the National Park Service, and which is sure to be a crowd pleaser for kids of all ages.

Hatteras Island Original Inhabitants: the Croatoans

  • Friday, August 18th
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Frisco

The Frisco Native American Museum and History Center is well known as a unique and fascinating destination for southern Outer Banks visitors, and on Fridays, explorers can make a visit to this destination even more special through an inside look into Hatteras island’s original inhabitants, the Croatan Native Americans.

SUPtastic WAVES

  • Saturday, August 19th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rodanthe

Stand-up paddle boarders can test their abilities against local and visiting SUP fans alike at this sunny August event that includes a challenging 8-mile open water race in one of the most famous watersports destinations on the Outer Banks.

Week of August 21, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Monday, August 21st 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Buxton

Spend a day enjoying one of the island’s most popular pastimes with this special and free program that is hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and which shines a spotlight on the joys of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Avon

Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon’s Farmer’s Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.

Night Sky Over Hatteras

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Buxton

See just how wild the local Hatteras Island environment can be with this unique event that highlights the beauty of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore after dark. The Night Sky Over Hatteras program is held every Tuesday throughout the summer season, and provides an opportunity for visitors to enjoy an evening of stargazing in one of the most scenic and isolated destinations along the East Coast.

Maritime Crafts for Kids

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Hatteras

Spend a fun morning off the sand and getting creative with this unique weekly event that’s designed for crafty kids on Hatteras Island. Held at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the “Maritime Crafts for Kids” event features a special maritime-themed craft every week for a free session of getting creative at one of the most unique attractions on the Outer Banks.

Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, August 24th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Salvo

Enjoy an evening of stargazing in a remote location on Hatteras Island with this special guided program that’s orchestrated by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island event allows visitors to head to a quiet corner of the island shoreline to watch as the sun sets, and the stars come out in a glittering show.

Who Lives in that Shell?

  • Thursday, August 24th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Have you ever picked up a perfect shell and wondered about who lived in it before it washed up on the shore? Then this special program that is hosted by the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is for you. Held weekly in the summer months, the “Who Lives in that Shell?” presentation will be a favorite activity for beachcombers that will shine a spotlight on the many different organisms that create those natural treasures that wash ashore.

Yoga By The Beach

  • Thursday, August 24th 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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Avon

Start a sunny Hatteras Island day off right with a little energized workout that’s just steps away from the cool breezes of the Atlantic Ocean. The Yoga By The Beach event is a weekly event throughout the late summer months that will have everyone inhaling and exhaling that fresh salt air with ease.

Soundside Seining on Hatteras Island

  • Friday, August 25th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Hatteras

Discover a time honored fishing tradition while having a ball with the local wildlife of the Pamlico Sound at this special summertime program that’s hosted by the National Park Service, and which is sure to be a crowd pleaser for kids of all ages.

Hatteras Island Original Inhabitants: the Croatoans

  • Friday, August 25th
more dates....
Frisco

The Frisco Native American Museum and History Center is well known as a unique and fascinating destination for southern Outer Banks visitors, and on Fridays, explorers can make a visit to this destination even more special through an inside look into Hatteras island’s original inhabitants, the Croatan Native Americans.

Week of August 28, 2017 - September 3, 2017

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Monday, August 28th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Buxton

Spend a day enjoying one of the island’s most popular pastimes with this special and free program that is hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and which shines a spotlight on the joys of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, August 29th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Avon

Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon’s Farmer’s Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.

Night Sky Over Hatteras

  • Tuesday, August 29th 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
more dates....
Buxton

See just how wild the local Hatteras Island environment can be with this unique event that highlights the beauty of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore after dark. The Night Sky Over Hatteras program is held every Tuesday throughout the summer season, and provides an opportunity for visitors to enjoy an evening of stargazing in one of the most scenic and isolated destinations along the East Coast.

Maritime Crafts for Kids

  • Wednesday, August 30th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Hatteras

Spend a fun morning off the sand and getting creative with this unique weekly event that’s designed for crafty kids on Hatteras Island. Held at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the “Maritime Crafts for Kids” event features a special maritime-themed craft every week for a free session of getting creative at one of the most unique attractions on the Outer Banks.

Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island

  • Thursday, August 31st 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
more dates....
Salvo

Enjoy an evening of stargazing in a remote location on Hatteras Island with this special guided program that’s orchestrated by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Dark Skies and Stars on Hatteras Island event allows visitors to head to a quiet corner of the island shoreline to watch as the sun sets, and the stars come out in a glittering show.

Who Lives in that Shell?

  • Thursday, August 31st 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Have you ever picked up a perfect shell and wondered about who lived in it before it washed up on the shore? Then this special program that is hosted by the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is for you. Held weekly in the summer months, the “Who Lives in that Shell?” presentation will be a favorite activity for beachcombers that will shine a spotlight on the many different organisms that create those natural treasures that wash ashore.

Yoga By The Beach

  • Thursday, August 31st 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
more dates....
Avon

Start a sunny Hatteras Island day off right with a little energized workout that’s just steps away from the cool breezes of the Atlantic Ocean. The Yoga By The Beach event is a weekly event throughout the late summer months that will have everyone inhaling and exhaling that fresh salt air with ease.

Soundside Seining on Hatteras Island

  • Friday, September 1st 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Hatteras

Discover a time honored fishing tradition while having a ball with the local wildlife of the Pamlico Sound at this special summertime program that’s hosted by the National Park Service, and which is sure to be a crowd pleaser for kids of all ages.

Week of September 4, 2017 - September 10, 2017

Fish with a Ranger on Hatteras Island

  • Monday, September 4th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Buxton

Spend a day enjoying one of the island’s most popular pastimes with this special and free program that is hosted by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and which shines a spotlight on the joys of fishing on the Outer Banks.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, September 5th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
more dates....
Avon

Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon’s Farmer’s Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.

Maritime Crafts for Kids

  • Wednesday, September 6th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Hatteras

Spend a fun morning off the sand and getting creative with this unique weekly event that’s designed for crafty kids on Hatteras Island. Held at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the “Maritime Crafts for Kids” event features a special maritime-themed craft every week for a free session of getting creative at one of the most unique attractions on the Outer Banks.

Hatteras Village Invitational

  • Friday, September 8th - Saturday, September 9th
Hatteras

Surf fishing along the shoreline of Hatteras Island is truly unparalleled, and local and vacationing anglers alike can enjoy a full weekend of casting and reeling in the good coastal catches at this fishing tournament that attracts anglers from all around the country.

Week of September 11, 2017 - September 17, 2017

Maritime Crafts for Kids

  • Wednesday, September 13th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Hatteras

Spend a fun morning off the sand and getting creative with this unique weekly event that’s designed for crafty kids on Hatteras Island. Held at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the “Maritime Crafts for Kids” event features a special maritime-themed craft every week for a free session of getting creative at one of the most unique attractions on the Outer Banks.

Week of September 18, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Maritime Crafts for Kids

  • Wednesday, September 20th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Hatteras

Spend a fun morning off the sand and getting creative with this unique weekly event that’s designed for crafty kids on Hatteras Island. Held at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the “Maritime Crafts for Kids” event features a special maritime-themed craft every week for a free session of getting creative at one of the most unique attractions on the Outer Banks.

Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge

  • Friday, September 22nd - Sunday, September 24th
Waves

Bring your rods and reels and discover how incredible the fishing on the Outer Banks can be when the temps cool and the fall season rolls around by signing up for the Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge. This popular fishing tournament that’s now in its second year takes place all across the islands, and allows anglers to pick a favorite spot, cast a line, and hopefully reel in a few big catches, as well as a few hefty cash prizes, along the way.

Week of September 25, 2017 - October 1, 2017

Maritime Crafts for Kids

  • Wednesday, September 27th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Hatteras

Spend a fun morning off the sand and getting creative with this unique weekly event that’s designed for crafty kids on Hatteras Island. Held at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the “Maritime Crafts for Kids” event features a special maritime-themed craft every week for a free session of getting creative at one of the most unique attractions on the Outer Banks.

Week of October 2, 2017 - October 8, 2017

HICF Positively Pink 5K

  • Saturday, October 7th
Avon

Enjoy a breezy fall outing that starts with a light run or jog and ends with plenty of food, fun, and live music at this annual event that goes to benefit a very worthy local cause, the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation. The HICF Positively Pink 5K is a great outing that’s open to visitors and locals of all ages, and which shows just how fun the Outer Banks can be in the fall when everyone comes together to help out a favorite community organization.

Week of October 16, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Wings Over Water

  • Tuesday, October 17th - Sunday, October 22nd
Rodanthe

The Outer Banks, and the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in particular, is known as one of the best bird watching destinations in the world, and the annual Wings Over Water celebrates this distinction like no other local festival. The weeklong event, which is being held each October, features a wide range of educational programs, lectures, and opportunities to meet and greet with fellow birders. During this year's festival, attendees will also have the opportunity to go on guided birding trips, attend art and photography workshops, take a tram or kayak tour of National Wildlife Refuge, visit an ancient maritime forest, and much, much more. A complete schedule can be found online at the organization's website, and attendees should note that some programs do cost a small fee of roughly $20 - $25 dollars.

Capital City Four Wheelers Surf Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, October 21st - Sunday, October 22nd
Hatteras

The group which hosts the tournament, Capitol City Four Wheelers, is based out of Virginia and is always looking for new members who love and promote safe 4WD accessible driving. For an October surf fishing tournament that revolves around driving along the incredible beaches of Hatteras Island, the Capitol City Surf Fishing Tournament is certainly one to watch.