It’s hard to believe that April is almost here, but the calendar doesn’t lie. 

The days a certainly getting longer, the Outer Banks weather is improving, although we still haven’t gotten back to our run of spectacular in February. But we’re getting there.

On the Outer Banks the milder spring weather and longer days also means there’s even more to do. Easter is right in the middle of the month this year, so we’ll hold off on all the Easter Egg hunts and Eggstravanzas until a bit later. In the meantime, though, there’s a few event coming up that look interesting.

This coming weekend, kids can get a jump on all the other kids withe the Dare County Annual Easter Eggstravaganza at Rec Park in Kill Devil Hills. There’s lots of room to hide eggs and lots of room for kids to search so it should be fun.

The following weekend, on Saturday, April 8, Digging for Answers at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo looks fascinating. There have been some remarkable finds about the Lost Colony over the past few years, and the event is bringing together some of best known experts in the field.

The one event we’re really looking forward to is the comedy of Greg Hahn at the Lost Colony on Friday April 7. Hahn is a little bit frenetic—ok, maybe he’s a bit more than a little bit—and his observations of everyday life hit home with a belly laugh.

Tickets are still available, so check it out.


Easter Eggstravaganza

Rec Park, Kill Devil Hills

April 1

1:30 PM to 3 PM 

Free family-friendly event features a wide variety of activities for children 10 and under including three separate age groups hunting for over 5,000 eggs.

Greg Hahn

April 7

Lost Colony

Greg Hahn has parlayed his absurdly energetic, all out style of physical humor, one liners and crowd work into a performance of immediate pandemonium and continuous laughs.  He has appeared on Late Night with Conan Obrien, Comedy Central, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV and CMT.

Digging For Answers: The Continued Search For The Missing Colonists Of Roanoke Island

Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo

April 8

Event will be moderated by author Andrew Lawler who has written about archaeology for National Geographic, Smithsonian, Science, Discover and other publications. Panel of experts including Mark Horton, PhD University of Bristol, who heads the Cape Creek dig on Hatteras Island; Guy Prentice,PhD, National Park Service Southeast Archeological Center, who oversees excavations at Fort Raleigh and Charlie Ewen, PhD East Carolina University, co-editor of Searching for the Roanoke Colonists. Artifacts from some of the digs will be on display.