Outer Banks Annual Events - April

On this page you will find the annual April events on the Outer Banks.

Outer Banks Annual Events by Category or Month

Blackbeard's Half-Marathon and Scallywag 5K/10K on Ocracoke

Outer Banks April

Ocracoke's fun-filled race weekend, held the last weekend of April, draws runners of all skill levels for a half-marathon, 10K and 5K. If you're looking to set a PR, the courses are flat (there's hardly even a hill on this island) and therefore very fast. The 10K and 5K are held on Saturday morning, beginning at Gaffer's Sports Pub and winding through the village. The... read more

Ocracoke's fun-filled race weekend, held the last weekend of April, draws runners of all skill... read more

Easter Eggstravanganza at The Elizabethan Gardens

Outer Banks April
1411 National Park Drive, Manteo
(252) 473-3234

This event has become an Outer Banks spring tradition, and there could be no more beautiful setting than The Elizabethan Gardens in full bloom. The event features an egg scavenger hunt, photo ops, a homemade bake sale, an egg roll on the Great Lawn, visits from Sir Walter “Peter” Wabbit, make and take crafts, gift certificates, stuffed animals, bake sales and more. All... read more

This event has become an Outer Banks spring tradition, and there could be... read more

Flying Pirate Half Marathon and First Flight 5K

Outer Banks April
(252) 255-6273

Calling all swashbucklers, buccaneers and everything in between to lace up your finest running shoes and enjoy a great race through some beautiful scenery. You and the members of your crew can walk, jog or run in this half marathon or 5K that’ll take you through the picturesque maritime forest in Nags Head Woods, along the Albemarle Sound and around the Wright Brothers... read more

Calling all swashbucklers, buccaneers and everything in between to lace up your finest... read more

OBX Taco Cook-Off

Outer Banks April
Ortega'z Southwestern Grill & Wine Bar, 201 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo

Fresh local fish fillings, zesty salsa, the flavorful crunch of veggies, a handmade masa tortilla holding it all together – who does it best on the beach? Decide for yourself at the OBX Taco Cook Off. Chefs from popular Outer Banks eateries gather at Ortega’z Southwestern Grill and Wine Bar and compete to craft the top taco creation. Admission to the event includes a taco... read more

Fresh local fish fillings, zesty salsa, the flavorful crunch of veggies, a handmade masa tortilla... read more

Ocracoke Island-Wide Yard Sale

Outer Banks April
Various Ocracoke Locations, Ocracoke

Sell, buy, browse – the Ocracoke Island-Wide Yard Sale invites you to do it all. Maybe you have items that you never use or no longer need. Perhaps you’re in the market for a few knick knacks. Or you could just be looking to earn some cash. Shop an incredible assortment of items and score great bargains at this community yard sale. The Ocracoke Variety... read more

Sell, buy, browse – the Ocracoke Island-Wide Yard Sale invites you to do it all.... read more

Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts

Outer Banks April
100 Veterans Drive, First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 256-9361

Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts is an annual performance series held in the off-season. Each season offers seven concerts with nationally known and renowned acts, and each season includes a performance by the Virginia Symphony. Season passes or individual show tickets are available. All performances are held at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills. 

Outer Banks Spring Restaurant Week

Outer Banks April
(252) 207-5092

Foodies unite for this week of fixed price lunch or dinner offerings at a selection of restaurants throughout the Outer Banks. For one week you can travel to any participating restaurant and order off their special menus. Restaurants from Duck through Hatteras participate in this event, and all the chefs want to do is give you seven days of good eating. For a... read more

Foodies unite for this week of fixed price lunch or dinner offerings at... read more

Outer Banks Vendor Meet + Greet

Outer Banks April
1461 Duck Road, Sanderling Resort, Duck
(855) 412-7866

Every spring the beautiful Sanderling Resort brings together photographers, florists, designers, caterers, musicians and many more wedding vendors in one place. Couples planning an Outer Banks wedding have the opportunity to meet the local vendors and plan the day of their dreams. This sampling of businesses is an excellent opportunity for happy couples to see which vendors will work best for their wedding... read more

Every spring the beautiful Sanderling Resort brings together photographers, florists, designers, caterers, musicians... read more