Outer Banks North Carolina

Scheduled Events

Events for June 2011

Dates are subject to change. Telephone area code is (252) unless otherwise specified.

74th Anniversary Season of The Lost Colony
May 27 – August 20
Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paul Green, The Lost Colony tells the story of 117 men, women and children who vanished without a trace more than 400 years ago. Featuring lavish costumes designed by five-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long and directed by Robert Richmond, the story comes to life summer nights at the open air Waterside Theatre. May 27 through August 20th 2011, Monday through Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Children 12 and under $10.00, Group rates for 10 or more. Complete the experience with a Waterside Sunset Picnic and pre-show Backstage Tour at 7 p.m. Reservations required. (252) 473-3414 or thelostcolony.org

6th Annual Tuna Round-Up
June 2 – 4
Registration June 2nd and Fishing June 3 – 4. fishpiratescove.com

OBX Paddle Palooza
June 3 – 5
Frisco Woods Campground. Whether it’s your first time paddling a standup board, or you’re a seasoned race pro, anyone can join the fun! We’ll have race divisions to keep the playing field even, and lots of fun events for those a bit less competitive. Even dogs are welcome in the SUP Dog freestyle paddle battle! Cape Hatteras is part of a pristine string of barrier islands which jut off the coast of North Carolina. It was the nation’s very first National Seashore. Hatteras Island is about 70 miles long, but you can hit a golf ball clear across the width of much of this skinny strip of sand. Miles and miles of wide open, raw, natural, exposed beaches have kept Cape Hatteras unique! obxpaddlepalooza.com

Photojournalism of Chris Bickford
June 3 – 28
Art Gallery at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The photojournalism of Chris Bickford has revealed the inner stories of eclectic topics including the BP oil spill. His images have appeared in the New York Times and Time and stand as a testimony to his sensitivity to people and place. (252) 475-1500 or roanokeisland.com

Holly Nettles: Recent works in Painting (Vault Gallery)
June 3 – 29
Opening Reception Friday, June 3rd from 4pm – 8pm. Holly Baker Nettles lives and paints in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. To her, the inspiration is endless and the need to create is pressing! A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, she studied journalism as well as studio art. She’s currently working in acrylic, oil and collage. For more information, please call (252) 473-5558 or see Dare County Arts Council’s website at darearts.org

Manteo/Bideford Postcard Exhibit (Front Gallery)
June 3 – 29
Artists in Manteo, NC and Bideford, England create postcard sized works of art for exhibit in both towns, which are twinned. Open to DCAC Members, Dare County residents and BBC (Bideford Bay Creatives) Members.
Simultaneous Opening Reception in Manteo and Bideford, England:
Friday, June 3, 4 pm at the DCAC Gallery in Manteo.
Friday, June 3, 9 pm at the Appledore Visual Arts Festival near Bideford. For more information, please call (252) 473-5558 or see Dare County Arts Council’s website at darearts.org

Triple-S Invitational
June 4 – 10
Cape Hatteras. Held every year increate,widely acclaimed as one of the top 3 kiteboarding destinations in the world, the Triple-S crown is the most sought after victory on the professional kiteboarding circuit. This professional event attracts the top 24 men and women kiteboarders from around the world to compete in surf, slicks and slider disciplines. The schedule also hosts 7 parties and 7 bands to provide a very social atmosphere to go along with the competition. This allows spectators a unique opportunity to meet the pros and learn more about the sport of kiteboarding. realwatersports.com

59th Annual Sports Fishing School
June 5 – 9
The Sport Fishing School, in its 59th year, is a great opportunity for anglers who want to learn more about fishing for offshore big game fish and is open to anyone interested in sport fishing! (919) 515-2261 or ncsu.edu/cpe/fishing.html

2nd Saturdays Carol Trotman / Watercolor Techniques
June 11
Art Gallery at Roanoke Island Festival Park. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Carol Trotman began painting in 1964. She is a member of several state watercolor societies and art councils and has participated in art shows in both Virginia and North Carolina. Her subjects include, but are not limited to, ocean and sound side views, birds, boats, buildings, animals, flowers and people. On June 11th, she will teach a free watercolor techniques class beginning with a slide show presentation and ending with a hands-on lesson. Participants are requested to bring some supplies-call Mary Ellen Riddle at (252) 475-1500. roanokeisland.com

29th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival
June 11 – 12
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Nags Head. The Rogallo Kite festival, presented by Kitty Hawk Kites, will continue honoring Francis M. Rogallo, NASA scientist and inventor of the Flexible Wing. This two day festival will feature our signature kite flying on the dunes of Jockey’s ridge as well as nightly entertainment celebrating the history of kiting. Throughout the festival, exhibitions and demonstrations, including stunt and power kite lessons, are provided. (877) FLY-THIS, (252) 441-4124 or kittyhawkkites.com

RIFP Performance Series: NC A&T University Cinderella Children’s Show
June 14, 15, 16
Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. 10:30 a.m. Cinderella is the tale of a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune. The word “cinderella” has come to mean one whose attributes are unrecognized, or one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of isolation and neglect. This still-popular story focuses on love and family. Cinderella is a classic folk tale of unjust oppression and triumphant reward. (252) 475-1500 or roanokeisland.com

RIFP Performance Series: NC A&T University Broadway Unleashed
June 14, 15, 16
Outdoor Pavilion at Roanoke Island Festival Park. 8 p.m. Come join North Carolina A&T State University’s Theatre Arts Program featuring the National Award Winning Richard B. Harrison Players as they perform some of Broadway’s best. This energetic group of performers will make you want to clap, sing and dance in the aisles. Watch as these talented students strut their stuff performing gospel, jazz, blues and show tunes with style and grace. Don’t miss North Carolina A&T’s Richard B Harrison Players uncompromising, undeniable, unadulterated, unleashed ….BROADWAY! The performances are free and open to the public. (252) 475-1500 or roanokeisland.com

Pirates! A Boy at Sea
June 22, 23, 29, 30
Jim is mad at his parents and has locked himself in his room. The next thing you know a pirate captain has magically appeared and kidnaps him! Join us for an hour of family fun performed at the indoor, air-conditioned Gazebo Theatre. For tickets and information, please contact The Lost Colony box office at 252.473.3414 or visit thelostcolony.org

RIFP Performance Series: NC A&T University The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Children’s Show
June 21, 22, 23
Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. 10:30 a.m. This classic tale of tolerance and appreciation of each other’s life styles is fun, informative and exciting. The Country Mouse and The City Mouse are cousins who visit each other. They soon discover how differently they live. The City Mouse is frightened of the rain and the danger of being stepped on by cows and The Country Mouse is scared of the wild alley cats. Although they learn a lot about each other they draw the conclusion that some people like the country and others like the city. The performances are free and open to the public. (252) 475-1500 or roanokeisland.com

RIFP Performance Series: NC A&T University Cabaret
June 21, 22, 23
Outdoor Pavilion. 8 p.m. Come join North Carolina A&T State University’s Theatre Arts Program featuring the National Award Winning Richard B. Harrison Players as they perform some of Broadway’s best. Featuring the 2006 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, Jersey Boys. Broadway’s biggest success story takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Follow the rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. Featuring such hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Oh, What a Night” and more. This energetic group of performers will make you want to clap, sing and dance in the aisles. Watch as these talented students strut their stuff performing gospel, jazz, blues and show tunes with style and grace. Don’t miss North Carolina A&T’s Richard B Harrison Players uncompromising, undeniable, unadulterated, unleashed ….BROADWAY! (252) 475-1500 or roanokeisland.com

OBX Pride Fest
June 24 – 26
Make your plans now to attend OBX Pridefest, presented by the Gay Outer Banks of North Carolina. This is a 3-day celebration of family, friendship, music and laughter set against the charming weather-worn architecture of Old Nags Head. Join us on the festival grounds at the historic First Colony Inn for a whole day of outdoor concerts with over 20 entertainers and musicians including singer/songwriter Eric Himan, a sunset cruise, late-night fun with Britney Spears/Lady Gaga impersonator, Derrick Barry, who has appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Las Vegas puppeteer commedian, Jerry Halliday and his “Dangerous Dames”, and Michael L. Walters presenting an intimate evening as Dame Edna!  And don’t worry, there will be plenty of time for the beach.  There will be two huge beach parties! Our beaches have been in the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the country! The afternoon festival is a family event, so bring your children and join us in June to celebrate pride OBX style!   obxpridefest.com

The Lost Colony’s Theatre Arts Camp, Session I
June 27 – July 1
Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. This day camp is designed to teach students voice, dance, and acting skills; give them performance experience; ignite their creative spirit; build a sense of accomplishment and community; and encourage them to have fun! All skill levels are welcome. The Lost Colony. Camp is for ages 11-15. For information or registration, call 252-473-2127 or visit thelostcolony.org

RIFP Performance Series: NC A&T University African Animal Tales/ Dance and Drum Workshop Children’s Show
June 28, 29, 30
Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Traveling To Tondo: A Tale of the Nkundo of Zaire, retold by Verna Aardema, is the tale of four foolish friends who go on a long journey. Bowane, the civet cat ask his friends, Embenga, the pigeon Nguma, the python and Ulu, the tortoise to accompany him to the African village of Tondo, so he can marry a beautiful cat. Unfortunately, many delays during the trip prevent them from arriving for many years. By the time they arrive the female cat has married someone else. The moral of this story is sometimes it is not wise to go along with the crowd, but wiser to do what one knows makes sense or is right. Traveling to Tondo is full of wonderful characters, dance, songs, and African music. Mother Crocodile by Rosa Guy is the story of disobedient young crocodiles who don’t listen to their mother. This is a cautionary tale of wisdom and love. Told through beautifully choreographed movement, narration and accompanied by authentic African instruments. Theses African Folktales will delight audiences as they learn more about Africa and celebrate the human spirit. Also with this performance we are offering African Drum and Dance Workshops. The workshop is designed to introduce participants to the various rhythms of Africa through playing the Djembe (jimm-baa) Drum and learning the African wedding dance, Sunu. Participants will learn the origin of the drum and dance, how it’s made and the opportunity to play a Djembe Drum. Drums will be provided. The performances and workshops are free and open to the public. (252) 475-1500 or roanokeisland.com

RIFP Performance Series: NC A&T University The E. Gwynn Dancers (African and Caribbean)
June 28, 29, 30
Outdoor Pavilion. The E. Gwynn Dancers of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will transport you to the exciting world of African and Caribbean dance. These energetic and skilled performers dance with authority, enriching audiences as they entertain. The driving rhythms of the drums, vibrant costumes and emotional performances allow audiences to truly connect with another culture. The E. Gwynn Dancers have studied, taught and performed locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The performances are free and open to the public. (252) 475-1500 or roanokeisland.com

Duck Summer Music Series
June 28 – August 4
Duck Town Stage. 6 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, a picnic dinner and enjoy an early evening concert on the town green. The concerts are free. (252) 255-1286 or townofduck.com

Outer Banks Sandsculpture Festival
June 29 – July 1
A professional sandsculpture company will be on hand to sculpture a huge sand creation. Kitty Hawk Surf Company, Peace Frogs, Panama Jack Suncreen, OBX, and Outer Banks Hospital are sponsors. There will be fun events, raffles, and entertainment all day long at Kitty Hawk Surf Company at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing shopping center across from Jockey’s Ridge MP 12 1/2 in Nags Head, 252-441-6800. This is a benefit for the prevention of skin cancer. 1-877-FLY-THIS, 252-441-4124 or email events@kittyhawk.com

Small Fry
June 30 – July 1
Youth ages 3 to 15 yrs old. fishpiratescove.com

For current information, contact the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau at (877) 629-4386.

 

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