Now that summer is here, there is almost too much to do on the Outer Banks. This is Outer Banks Craft Beer Week culminating in the OBX BrewFest on Sunday. The following weekend its the Rogallo Kite Festival on Jockey’s Ridge.
There’s Kid’s Days at almost all of the Kitty Hawk Kites stores—weekly events, they’re usually on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Town of Duck has a full schedule of happenings on its Town Green. This Saturday it’s Dare Days at Manteo—which is a wonderful family celebration.
All of that is great stuff to do, but here at Joe Lamb, Jr. we started thinking about what are some of the lesser known things to do on the Outer Banks—things that maybe won’t attract a huge crowd but might create a lasting memory. There’s a lot of them, so we can’t possibly list them all, but here’s a list to start things going.
Most of these are recurring events, so if this coming Wednesday isn’t convenient for a red wolf howling, there’s always the following Wednesday.
Howling Wolf-Red Wolf Howling
June – August, Wednesdays – 7:30-9:00pm
Creef Cut Wildlife Trail
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and the Red Wolf Recovery Program offer you the opportunity to learn more about red wolves at the only place in the world where they still exist in the wild! Meet at the designated time at the parking lot for a chance to hear the harmonious howl of this endangered species.
Summer Howlings cost $7 per person (bring cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard).
Children 12 and under are FREE!
Bring a flashlight and insect repellent.
Dress for the weather; howling will occur except with lightning, heavy rain, or wind or impassable roads. Decision to cancel will be made at least 1.5 hours prior to the scheduled program.
Do NOT bring pets.
Do Bring insect repellant
Questions: Call 252-216-9464.
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Crabbing/Fishing Rodeo
June 11, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
For three hours once a year, North Pond at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is open to the public to allow fishing and crabbing. All Federal, State and local crabbing and fishing regulations apply. Round up them dawgies! Come and enjoy this unique opportunity. You access North Pond from the Visitor Center and Visitor Center parking lot.
Faire Days Summer Festival Series 2016
Scarborough Faire, Duck
Every Wednesday, All Summer Long, June 8 – August 31, 1:30-5:00 pm
• Sound System Music – 1:30-3:00pm
• Live Music – 3:00-5:00pm
• Virtual Fishing – with Capt Dan Banks …1:30-5:00pm
• Magician – fun with The Impossible Chris … 2:00-5:00pm
• Petting Zoo & Pony Rides – with Little-Zoo-To-You … 1:30-4:00pm
• Paint a Wooden Mustang – with Wild Horse Museum Store … 1:30-5:00pm
• Face Painting – with Bonnie Collins … 1:30-5:00pm
• Glitter Tattoo Table – with Luxury … 2:00-5:00pm
• Author Book Signings – with Island Bookstore … 1:30-4:00pm
• DIY Sun Catchers – with Urban Cottage … 2:00-5:00pm
• Color Your Own Tiki Mask – with The Island Attic … 1:30-5:00pm
• Paint a Duck – with Simply Scarborough … 1:30-5:00pm
• DIY Bead Jewelry & Letters – with Ruff Haus … 1:30-5:00pm
• Product Demos & Tastings – 1:30-5:00pm
• Assorted Games/Prizes/Crafts – 1:30-5:00pm
• Food/Wine/Shopping Specials – 1:30-5:00pm
15th Annual Under the Oaks Arts Festival
Whalehead Club, Corolla
June 21 – 22, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Enjoy this annual outdoor art show on the waterfront grounds of Historic Corolla Park at the Whalehead Club in Historic Corolla. This festival features the unique talents of quality artists with a wide variety of media plus local food concessions, and art auction. Admission is FREE! Event runs 10am-5-pm June 21 and 10am-6pm June 22, 2016.