Easter Eggs-travaganza at Whalehead in Historic Corolla
Visit the Easter bunny, enjoy an egg hunt, play games and enjoy hot dogs and much more.
TIME: 1 to 3 p.m.
PLACE: Historic Corolla Park, 1100 Club Rd., Corolla
INFO: 252-453-9040; visitwhalehead.com
Friday 4.14 and Saturday 4.15
Fly Into Spring and Easter Eggstravaganza
Watch experts fly massive 30- to 100-foot kites at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, and then cross the road to Kitty Hawk Kites for Easter egg hunts and photo ops with the Easter Bunny.
TIME: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PLACE: Kitty Hawk Kites, 3933 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head
INFO: 252-449-2210; kittyhawk.com
Easter Eggstravaganza at The Elizabethan Gardens
Plenty of family-friendly fun, including races, crafts, music, dancing performances, prizes and more. Bring your own Easter basket to take part in the Easter egg scavenger hunt, which takes place on the Great Lawn.
TIME: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
COST: Free for members; $9 for adult non-members, which includes one free child admission
PLACE: The Elizabethan Gardens, 1411 National Park Dr., Manteo
INFO: 252-473-3234; elizabethangardens.org
Join Hatteras Realty and Pangea Tavern for photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny at 12 p.m., followed by a children’s Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. An adult beer hunt follows the egg hunt. Food and drink specials will be available all day, and the tavern will also tap its highly coveted Chocolate Stout.
TIME: 12 to 3 p.m.
PLACE: Pangea Tavern, 41001 N.C. 12, Avon
INFO: 800-428-8372; hatterasrealty.com
Town of Nags Head Police Department Easter Egg Hunt
Bring your Easter baskets to collect eggs filled with candy and prizes. Separate hunts for ages 1 to 5 and 6 to 10. Car sea checks also offered, along with tours of fire trucks and police cars.
TIME: 10 a.m.
PLACE: Town Park, 415 Health Center Dr., Nags Head
INFO: 252-441-6386; nagsheadnc.gov
Sea Turtle Egg Hunt
Learn about endangered sea turtles, meet a live loggerhead turtle, make a craft and hunt for eggs filled with treats. This event is for ages 3 to 7.
TIME: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
COST: $15 per child
PLACE: N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island, 374 Airport Rd., Manteo
INFO: 252-475-2300; ncaquariums.com
Friday 4.21 to Sunday 4.23
Flying Pirate Half Marathon
and First Flight 5K
Run for a reason through the Outer Banks in this 13.1-mile, pirate-themed half marathon. If that’s not your speed, there are other opportunities to run the First Flight 5K or the short Pirate Fun Run. The half-marathon culminates with a Pirate Jamboree Post-Race Party at Pirate’s Quay in Nags Head, which features food, drinks, live music and an awards ceremony. Proceeds benefit local charities.
TIME: Expo 2 to 7 p.m. Friday; Races and Expo 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; Race and Party 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday
COST: $10 to $145
PLACE: Outer Banks Sporting Events, 2234 S. Lark Ave., Nags Head
INFO: 252-255-6273; flyingpiratehalfmarathon.com
Saturday 4.28 and Sunday 4.29
Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K
Ocracoke continues its Queen Anne’s Revenge 10K and Jolly Roger 5K race traditions on Saturday with the addition of the island’s first-ever Blackbeard Half-Marathon on Sunday. Runners will pass all of Ocracoke’s scenic attractions and enjoy post-race parties. Proceeds benefit Ocracoke Community Radio and many other local groups.
TIME: 8 a.m. both days
COST: $10 to $75
PLACE: Gaffer’s Sports Pub, 1050 Irvin Garrish Hwy., Ocracoke
Sheep Shearing Day
Watch as Island Farm’s resident sheep are shorn for the spring season. You’ll learn about the importance of sheep in the lives of Roanoke Islanders during the 19th century, plus you can help wash the fleece and watch it being spun into yarn and woven into cloth. The day also includes hearth cooking, toys and games, ox-drawn wagon rides and more.
TIME: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
COST: $8; free ages 5 and younger
PLACE: Island Farm, 1140 U.S. Hwy. 64, Manteo
INFO: 252-473-6500; theislandfarm.org
Daffodil Festival 2017 The Elizabethan Gardens plants thousands of daffodils for visitors to enjoy during this month-long celebration. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $9 for adults, $6 for youths ages 6 to 17 and $2 for children ages 5 and younger. The Elizabethan Gardens, 1411 National Park Dr., Manteo. 252-473-3234; elizabethangardens.org
Comedy Tonight! Help raise money to support The Lost Colony at this fundraiser featuring the critically acclaimed comedian Greg Hahn. 6 p.m. $130 individual, $1,200 table of eight. The Lost Colony, 1409 National Park Dr., Manteo. 252-473-6000; thelostcolony.org
Dare Literacy Council Book Sale Stock up on books to support adult literacy. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free admission. Family Recreation Park, 602 Mustian St., Kill Devil Hills. 252-216-7773; dareliteracy.org
Woofstock A full day of fun for people and dogs alike, featuring live music, competitions, special activities and more. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $9 for adults, $6 for youths ages 6 to 17 and $2 for children ages 5 and younger. The Elizabethan Gardens, 1411 National Park Dr., Manteo. (252) 473-3234; elizabethangardens.org
Outer Banks Duathlon An annual run-bike-run event that takes racers through historic Corolla and concludes with an awards ceremony and cookout. 8 a.m. $70 for individuals, $140 for relay. Historic Corolla Park, 1100 Club Dr., Corolla. 252-715-3278; theobxrunningcompany.com
Monday 4.10 to Saturday 4.22
Ghosts of the Lost Colony Visitors can enjoy an interactive ghost tour that takes them through Waterside Theatre and Fort Raleigh National Park after dark. Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m. $20 for adults, $15 for youths ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 or younger. The Lost Colony, 1409 National Park Dr., Manteo. 252-473-2127; thelostcolony.org
Outdoors Day Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education offers free activities for kids, including archery, fishing, crabbing, games, crafts and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Currituck Heritage Park, 1100 Club Rd., Corolla. 252-453-0221; visitcurrituck.com
Saturday 4.22 to Sunday 4.30
Outer Banks Bike Week Now in its 15th year, it’s a week’s worth of bike shows, contests, guided tours, live music and more. Daily schedule available online. Some fees apply depending on the event. Various locations. 252-338-8866; outerbankshd.com
Hope Floats Benefit Celebration An annual family-friendly event that features food, music and a silent auction to raise funds for Swim Safe Forever and the Beach Food Pantry. 3 to 8 p.m. $25 for adults, free for kids. Aqua Restaurant, 1174 Duck Rd., Duck. 252-261-9700; swimsafeforever.org
Outer Banks Taco Cook-Off Who makes the beach’s best taco? Try as many as you’d like and enjoy live music, a silent auction and more to raise money in honor of Lilly Roderick to send children to summer camp at Jennette’s Pier. 1 to 5 p.m. $20 adults; free for kids. Bonzer Shack, 1200 S. Virginia Dare Tr., Kill Devil Hills. 252-255-1501
Friday 4.28 to Saturday 5.6
Spring Restaurant Week Participating restaurants offer fixed-price, three-course lunch or dinners for a limited time. Daily. $20 or $35. Various area restaurants. outerbanksrestaurantweek.com
Duck and Wine Festival Sample wine and taste the duck-centric culinary creations of several local restaurants at this annual event that benefits the Currituck-Dare Community Foundation. 12 to 3 p.m. $60. Duck Waterfront Shops, 1240 Duck Rd., Duck. (252) 216-8908; duckandwine.com