Outer Banks Events - May 2011

May Events

May 1 The Virginia Symphony - First Flight High School Auditorium. 2:30 p.m. Listen to the spectacular music of The Virginia Symphony, conducted by a nationally acclaimed conductor. Recognized as one of the nation's leading regional symphony orchestras, this exceptional program will highlight classical music. Visit The Outer Banks Forum for more Information

May 7 28th Annual Yuengling Nags Head Woods 5K Run - Not your typical walk down the beach, the dirt trails of the preserve weave through one of the best remaining examples comical forest and deciduous hardwoods. Visit Active.com for more Information

May 8 Fun Fly Festival - Watch and learn how to fly kites sponsored by Flying Smiling Kites. Children enjoy making paper kites to keep or bring your own to play with. Admission and park are free. Visit the Whalehead Club for more information.

May 14-15 Outer Banks Relay for Life - Kill Devil Hills - Survivors Walk and annual community fundraiser for cancer research. Contact Linda Sabadic for more details.

May 20-23 39th Annual Hang Cliding Spectacular - Jockey’s Ridge State Park and Jockey’s Ridge Crossing. Demonstrations, street dances and awards ceremonies are all features of this spectacular event. Families can enjoy a rock climbing wall, hang gliding simulator, kite making and face painting. Visit Kitty Hawk Kites for more Information

May 21 Jennette's Pier Grand Opening - The new state-of-the-art, LEED Certified, wind-powered, 1,000 ft. concrete pier and 16,000 sq. ft. pier house will be christened and reopened. Originally built in 1939, Jennette's is the oldest fishing pier on the Outer Banks. Visit Jennette's Pier for more Information

May 29 Marsh Grass Music Festival, Corolla - 6-10 pm. Blues music festival which all the family can ejoy. Dance the night away to the smooth tunes of Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang, Jackie Scott and the Housewreckers and Approved by Snakes with Jason Ricci. Visit the Whalehead Club for more information.

May 27 - August 20 74th Annual Season of The Lost Colony - Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. Lavish costumes, daring action, special effects, delightful comedy,music and dance.This is an absolute must-do event that can only be seen here on the Outer Banks. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green’s The Lost Colony recounts the events leading to the mysterious disappearance of the English colonists who settled right here over 400 years ago. The breathtaking beauty of open-air Waterside Theatre sets the stage for an unforgettable night. Monday - Saturday at 8 p.m. (No performances on Sundays or July 4, 29, 30; August 5, 6, 13). Children 11 and under are free on Monday and Friday and half price on Saturday with a full-price adult. Consider a pre-show Backstage Tour at 7 p.m. on performance nights, reservations required. Visit The Lost Colony for more details.

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