Outer Banks Annual Events - Festivals

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

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4th of July Celebration in Ocracoke

Outer Banks Festivals
Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-6711

Ocracoke Village celebrates Independence Day 2018 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... read more

Ocracoke Village celebrates Independence Day 2018 with a two-day celebration and fireworks. Ocracoke's... read more

4th of July in Duck

Outer Banks Festivals
1200 Duck Road, Duck Town Park
(252) 255-1234

Join the Town of Duck as it celebrates this nation’s birth with a parade, live music and more. Visitors and locals from all over the Outer Banks come to Duck to check out and enjoy the parade and other festivities. The parade includes floats, decorated cars, dog walkers and people showcasing their talents to delight the crowd. After the parade, head over to... read more

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4th of July in Manteo

Outer Banks Festivals
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 Festivals
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

Duck Jazz Festival

Outer Banks Festivals
1200 Duck Road, Duck Town Park, Duck
(252) 255-1234

Attention jazz lovers! Grab a chair and your family, friends or dog and come to Duck Town Park for a day devoted solely to jazz. One of the most anticipated music events of the year is the Duck Jazz Festival, held in October over Columbus Day weekend. Every year talented artists from all over the country come together to wow concertgoers with their... read more

Attention jazz lovers! Grab a chair and your family, friends or dog and... read more

Duck Yuletide Celebration

Outer Banks Festivals
1200 Duck Road, Duck Town Park, Duck
(252) 255-1286

Meet at the Town Green on the first Saturday in December for an afternoon of caroling, live holiday music, hot cocoa and a visit from the jolly ol' elf himself. The Town of Duck kicks off its celebration of the holiday season with live music, carolers, the lighting of the town’s Crab Pot Tree and delicious treats. Santa delights spectators as he shows... read more

Meet at the Town Green on the first Saturday in December for an... read more

Festival Latino de Ocracoke: Unidad y Celebración

Outer Banks Festivals
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. 

Harvest HayDay at The Elizabethan Gardens

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

This is one of the most fun fall traditions on the Outer Banks. Stroll around The Elizabethan Gardens, which are beautiful at any time of the year. Take a hayride through the gardens, twist and turn through the hay bale maze, stuff a scarecrow, make an educational craft, get your face painted, listen to music and stories and more. And when the chilly... read more

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Hatteras Storytelling Festival

Outer Banks Festivals
56658 N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras Village Civic Center, Hatteras
(252) 986-2109

Are you up for a day or two of Outer Banks-themed legends and lore? North Carolina’s storytelling masters gather up in Hatteras Village for two days of spinning tales. You can listen to personal accounts, tall tales, glorified historical events and more. These storytellers' stories are rich with North Carolina’s history and culture. The storytellers often also hold other occupations including authors, musicians, historians and... read more

Are you up for a day or two of Outer Banks-themed legends and lore? North... read more

Hotline Festival of Trees

Outer Banks Festivals
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

Mustang Music Festival

Outer Banks Festivals

This event is happily anticipated by locals and visitors alike. Rock, funk and blues (and some music in between) blast out from the double main stage on the ground of Whalehead and other locations in Corolla for this two-day event. The bands start the event in the mornings and make sure it lasts into the wee hours of the night. And while you’re... read more

This event is happily anticipated by locals and visitors alike. Rock, funk and... read more

Mustang Spring Jam

Outer Banks Festivals
777 Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II Shopping Village, Corolla

An eclectic mix of bands hailing from the region and nearby Southern cities come together in Corolla for an afternoon and night of jamming. It’s a low-key event of good music and good fun. All proceeds from the event go to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and the Mustang Outreach Program. It’s hard to beat music for a cause. This event is usually... read more

An eclectic mix of bands hailing from the region and nearby Southern cities... read more