Outer Banks Annual Events - Arts & Craft

On this page you will find the annual arts and craft events on the Outer Banks.

Outer Banks Annual Events by Category or Month

 

4th of July Celebration in Ocracoke

Outer Banks Arts & Crafts
Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-6711

Ocracoke Village celebrates Independence Day with a two-day celebration and fireworks. Ocracoke's family-oriented, fun-filled annual event offers many activities for all ages. Gather around Silver Lake Harbor on the evening of July 3 to enjoy a traditional Ocracoke Square Dance and fabulous fireworks display. The 4th kicks off with a flag-raising ceremony at the school circle followed by the annual Sand Sculpture Contest. Other activities include lighthouse... read more

Ocracoke Village celebrates Independence Day with a two-day celebration and fireworks. Ocracoke's family-oriented,... read more

4th of July in Manteo

Outer Banks Arts & Crafts
Downtown Manteo, Manteo
(252) 473-2133

The community of Manteo comes together every year to celebrate this nation’s birth with day-long festivities, and you’re invited to this family-friendly event. You can begin your day with a trip to Island Farm to experience an 1850s-style Independence Day. Interact with the farm’s animals, listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence, play games and eat some watermelon. In the afternoon... read more

The community of Manteo comes together every year to celebrate this nation’s birth... read more

Dare Days

Outer Banks Arts & Crafts
Downtown Manteo, Manteo
(252) 473-2133

Dare Days celebrates its 43rd year in 2018. The festival, always held in downtown Manteo on the first Saturday of June, is a mix of live music, craft and food vendors, dance and activities for all ages. The morning starts with a Blessing of the Day and ends with a big-name music group with people dancing in the streets. In between you can also watch... read more

Dare Days celebrates its 43rd year in 2018. The festival, always held in downtown Manteo... read more

Easter Eggstravanganza at The Elizabethan Gardens

Outer Banks Arts & Crafts
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

Festival Latino de Ocracoke: Unidad y Celebración

Outer Banks Arts & Crafts
120 Schoolhouse Road, Ocracoke School, Ocracoke
(252) 921-0260
(252) 588-2242

Produced by Ocracoke's Latino residents in partnership with Ocracoke Alive, the annual Latino Festival de Ocracoke is held on Veterans Day weekend at Ocracoke School and Ocracoke Community Center. This celebration features music, dance, games, arts and food from the many regions of Mexico and Latin America. 

Frank Stick Memorial Art Show

Outer Banks Arts & Crafts
300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-5558

Dare County’s longest-running art show has been attracting visitors and artists, new and returning ones, for more than 30 years. Held at the Dare County Arts Council on Roanoke Island in February, this art show of fine art ranging from conceptual to realistic has become a local tradition. You’ll have the chance to display or view work from a variety of different mediums... read more

Dare County’s longest-running art show has been attracting visitors and artists, new and... read more

Hotline Festival of Trees

Outer Banks Arts & Crafts
600 S. Croatan Highway, Outer Banks Brewing Station, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 473-5212

The annual Festival of Trees is an ideal way to spread holiday cheer while benefiting the nonprofit Outer Banks Hotline. It includes several days of events, including a bazaar, live music, children's activities and more. At the gala on Saturday night you can browse through all of the business-sponsored and decorated trees while you enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres and coffee and live holiday... read more

The annual Festival of Trees is an ideal way to spread holiday cheer... read more

Island Farm Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

Outer Banks Arts & Crafts
1140 U.S. Highway 64, Manteo
(252) 473-6500

Every Saturday in October finds kids and families at Island Farm on Roanoke Island riding in the ox-drawn wagon to the pumpkin patch to find their special one. After picking out the perfect pumpkin, children can make a corn husk doll, dip candles, stuff a scarecrow, play with 19th-century toys and games, check out the farm animals and more. You might even... read more

Every Saturday in October finds kids and families at Island Farm on Roanoke... read more

New World Festival of the Arts

Outer Banks Arts & Crafts
Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Downtown Manteo Waterfront, Manteo
(252) 473-5558

Dare County Arts Council's two-day festival on downtown Manteo’s waterfront features artists from all over the country. While some are new to the festival each year, many are returning. You can find exhibitions of all sorts of media ranging from watercolors, drawings, acrylics, photography, jewelry and pottery. While the festival is a juried show, you still have the opportunity to buy directly from... read more

Dare County Arts Council's two-day festival on downtown Manteo’s waterfront features artists from... read more

Ocracoke Fig Festival

Outer Banks Arts & Crafts
Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke Community Square, Ocracoke
(252) 928-7375

Ocracoke celebrates its sweetest tradition in August with the annual Ocracoke Fig Festival sponsored by Ocracoke Preservation Society. Local vendors provide fresh figs, fig preserves, local cookbooks, fig-smoked barbecue and other fig-tastic items. Learn about Ocracoke’s fig history and culture and bring the kids for old-fashioned crafts and games. The showpiece of the Fig Festival is the Fig Cake Bake-Off on Saturday afternoon. Everyone is welcome to submit a... read more

Ocracoke celebrates its sweetest tradition in August with the annual Ocracoke Fig Festival sponsored by Ocracoke... read more

Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival

Outer Banks Arts & Crafts
Howard Street and School Road, Ocracoke
(252) 921-0260

The Ocrafolk Festival is one of the most beloved Outer Banks annual events and traditions. On the first weekend in June each year, storytellers, musicians and artists bring themselves and their trade to Ocracoke Island for a three day festival. You can shop directly from artisans and crafters, watch art demonstrations, listen to established and up-and-coming musicians and be absorbed by thrilling tales about Ocracoke... read more

The Ocrafolk Festival is one of the most beloved Outer Banks annual events and traditions.... read more

Outer Banks KidsFest

Outer Banks Arts & Crafts
1 Festival Park Drive, Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo
(252) 441-0614

Spend a beautiful spring morning at Roanoke Island Festival Park enjoying an Outer Banks event made just for the little kids. KidsFest is geared toward ages 5 and younger, giving them a day of play and exposing them to the Outer Banks community. An array of exhibitors and vendors from all over Dare County convene to provide arts and crafts, face painting, bubbles, vehicle exhibitions,... read more

Spend a beautiful spring morning at Roanoke Island Festival Park enjoying an Outer Banks event... read more