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The Lost Colony kicks off in Manteo

The Lost Colony—The Lost Colony
Chief Manteo and Wanchese at the Queen's Ceremonies during opening night of the 2016 season of The Lost Colony

May 26 – Aug. 19The Lost Colony kicks offThe Lost Colony, ManteoNestled along the shores of America’s most historic and mysterious island, “The Lost Colony” sees more than 100 professional actors, technicians and designers gather every summer since 1937 to honor the memory of the brave people who came here to build a new country. The production is as epic as their story. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green, “The Lost Colony” is America’s longest running outdoor drama.May 31 – June 3Cape Fear Blue Marlin TournamentWrightsville BeachThe Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament welcomes all fishermen, participants and spectators for a weekend of fishing fun. The venue has parties, excellent food and top-notch marinas with the one of the best deepwater inlet in the state.June 2-3Brevard Blues FestivalBrevardThe Brevard Blues Festival is a two-day family-friendly jubilee filled with hours of the blues, BBQ and brews. Chow down on some of the best barbecue in town as competitors compete for top prize while enjoying the soothing sounds of local, regional and legendary blues artists.June 3NC Gold FestivalOld FortThe annual event features gold exhibits, gold mining techniques and demonstrations, treasure and scavenger hunts, geocaching, gold panning, and numerous vendors along with arts and crafts and raffles. Friday night kicks off the festival.Blues-n-Brews FestivalFayettevilleCape Fear Regional Theatre presents the 15th Annual Blues-n-Brews Festival, a one-day event featuring 100-plus different beers from more than 20 breweries, with live blues music, local food vendors and games.