Watermelon seed spitting contest at OBX Watermelon Festival.

Now that full summer is here, July 4 is past us and the weather is summertime perfect, the Outer Banks comes alive with a full slate of activities for the whole family. We can’t possibly list everything, but here is just a taste of what’s coming.

Faire Days-Duck Town Green, Scarborough

Every Wednesday through August, Duck is the place to be with a magic show in the morning on the town green and live music, crafts for kids, games and much more at Scarborough Faire in the afternoon.

Huck Finn-Roanonke Island Festival Park, Indoor Theatre

July 15-17

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke's Summer Theatre Workshop brings  Mark Twain's classic Huck Finn to life. Huck’s journey of self-discovery as he floats down the Mississippi is particularly relevant today.

Movies on the Sound-Duck Town Green 

Every Friday evening during the summer, the Outer Banks Children at Play Museum sponsor a movie on the sound. The lineup of the next three weeks is wonderful and Duck is the beneficiary.

July 17 Surf’s Up

July 24 Princess Bride (A must-see on the big screen)

July 31 Wreck it Ralph

37th Annual Wright Kite Festival-Wright Brothers Memorial, Kill Devil Hills

July 18-19

Two days of kite demos, kite making for kids, and kite displays. A great event for the whole family. Sponsored by Kitty Hawk Kites.

OBX Watermelon Festival-Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head

July 30

Games, music, food, and LOTS of watermelon. What more could you ask for in a summer celebration? Don’t miss the watermelon seed spitting contest!