Outer Banks Annual Events - Fundraisers & Benefits

On this page you will find the annual fundraisers and benefit events on the Outer Banks.

Annual Outer Banks Events by Category or Month

 

Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament

Outer Banks Fundraisers & Benefits
2000 Sailfish Drive, Pirate's Cove Marina, Manteo
(252) 305-3610

Ladies, gather your fishing poles and your finest crew members. In early August it's time to fish for a cure at the Alice Kelly Memorial Billfish Tournament. This Outer Banks annual event, whose home base is Pirate's Cove Marina, invites teams of women to come out for a weekend of fishing and good times. Participants start the event with registration of competitors and teams and... read more

Ladies, gather your fishing poles and your finest crew members. In early August it's time... read more

Annual Holiday Chefs Challenge

Outer Banks Fundraisers & Benefits
50 South Dogwood Trail, Southern Shores
(252) 261-2756

Watch – and taste – as the top chefs on the Outer Banks battle it out to turn canned food into culinary masterpieces. The Annual Holiday Chefs Challenge is a fundraiser for the Beach Food Pantry that brings all of the excitement and energy from cooking show competitions right to Southern Shores. Participating chefs have 60 minutes to prepare a dish that uses items the... read more

Watch – and taste – as the top chefs on the Outer Banks battle it... read more

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

Outer Banks Fundraisers & Benefits

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

Flying Pirate Half Marathon and First Flight 5K

Outer Banks Fundraisers & Benefits
(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

Hotline Festival of Trees

Outer Banks Fundraisers & Benefits
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

Kayak Fishing Tournament

Outer Banks Fundraisers & Benefits
3933 S. Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk Surf Co., Nags Head
(252) 441-6800

Kitty Hawk Surf Company's annual Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament is held in mid-September. This is a great way to explore the scenic waterways of the Outer Banks. Where else can you gently float near a heron while also reeling in a fish? After garnering your bounty of fish, head back to land to enjoy a cookout and awards ceremony. The $40 registration... read more

Kitty Hawk Surf Company's annual Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament is held in... read more

March for Babies presented by the March for Dimes

Outer Banks Fundraisers & Benefits
(757) 361-0000

When it comes to promoting the health and wellness of infants and new mothers, sometimes it’s as easy as walking. The annual March for Babies, presented by the March of Dimes, is a fundraiser that strives to provide resources and programs to mothers and infants living in the Outer Banks. The March meets in a popular Outer Banks location each year, where the team of... read more

When it comes to promoting the health and wellness of infants and new mothers, sometimes... read more

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction of the Outer Banks

Outer Banks Fundraisers & Benefits
5353 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk
(757) 361-0000

Bring together great chefs and a fantastic cause, and you can imagine why this annual function, held at Jennette's Pier, is a must-attend event. Several of the Outer Banks’ top chefs gather to whip up delectable dishes for guests to sample along with a selection of fine wines. Between all the wining, dining and entertainment, Signature Chef Auction guests will have the chance... read more

Bring together great chefs and a fantastic cause, and you can imagine why... read more

Mustang Rock & Roast

Outer Banks Fundraisers & Benefits

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 at Mike Dianna's Grill Room 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 listening to the music, be... read more

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

Mustang Spring Jam

Outer Banks Fundraisers & Benefits
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

OBX Pridefest

Outer Banks Fundraisers & Benefits
6800 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, Milepost 16, Nags Hed

Come one, come all to OBX Pridefest. This weekend-long annual event, held in September, is an awesome time to celebrate with the LGBTQ community. Starting on Friday and going through Sunday, you can check out a booze cruise, live music, touring productions and comedy shows, a drag brunch, nightly club dancing and the main festival, the Outer Banks Gay Pride Festival. Held at... read more

Come one, come all to OBX Pridefest. This weekend-long annual event, held in... read more

OBX Shred Fest

Outer Banks Fundraisers & Benefits
Soundside Event Site, 6800 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head

The OBX Shred Fest embraces music, skateboarding and community. This family-friendly event features live performances from Outer Banks music groups and professional bands on its two stage, and there will be demos done by skateboarders, BMX riders, roller derby skaters and more. Watch them shred it – either on the guitar or on the skate ramps – while also enjoying the food and beverage vendors,... read more

The OBX Shred Fest embraces music, skateboarding and community. This family-friendly event features live performances... read more