Outer Banks Annual Events - Holiday

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

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4th of July Celebration in Ocracoke

Outer Banks Holiday
Island-wide, Ocracoke
(252) 928-6711

Ocracoke Village celebrates Independence Day with a family-oriented, fun-filled annual event offering 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. July Fourth kicks off with a flag-raising ceremony at the school circle followed by the annual Sand Sculpture Contest. Other activities include lighthouse tours, a vintage car... read more

Ocracoke Village celebrates Independence Day with a family-oriented, fun-filled annual event offering... read more

4th of July in Duck

Outer Banks Holiday
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

Join the Town of Duck as it celebrates this nation’s birth with a... read more

4th of July in Manteo

Outer Banks Holiday
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

Advice 5K Turkey Trot

Outer Banks Holiday
1711 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shoppes, Duck
(252) 255-1050

For the past 23 years runners and walkers of all ages and abilities have started their Thanksgiving Day off with the annual Advice 5K Turkey Trot in Duck. Run, jog or walk your way through the 5K route as you’re cheered on by groups of enthusiastic volunteers and supporters. It’s one way you’ll definitely work up an appetite for dinner and help out the OBX... read more

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Beer Witch Project

Outer Banks Holiday
600 South Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 449-2739

Halloween isn’t just for the kids. The Beer Witch Project at the Outer Banks Brewing Station invites those ages 21 and up to join them for a Halloween-themed beer mile run. Drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run your way to the finish line. From there you’re invited to enjoy the infamous after-party following the race in the Brewing Station’s backyard, where you’ll inevitably... read more

Halloween isn’t just for the kids. The Beer Witch Project at the Outer Banks Brewing... read more

Creepy in Corolla Trunk or Treat

Outer Banks Holiday
1100 Club Road, Corolla
(252) 453-9040

Is it true that old buildings really are spookier? Find out for yourself at Creepy in Corolla. This annual event is organized each year by Whalehead and the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. The two attractions, Currituck beach businesses and residents come together to create a family friendly Halloween experience in Historic Corolla. Children sporting their Halloween attire begin the night at the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, which... read more

Is it true that old buildings really are spookier? Find out for yourself at Creepy... read more

Dare to Scare 5K and Sweet Treat Fun Run

Outer Banks Holiday
950 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo

Swap out your witch’s broomstick for running shoes for this Halloween activity. The Dare to Scare 5K and Sweet Treat Fun Run is an annual event held on the last Saturday of October. The 5K course takes runners from the Roanoke Island’s Coastal Studies Institute to the Dare County Center on the scenic trail full of woodland and marsh views. Prizes are awarded to the... read more

Swap out your witch’s broomstick for running shoes for this Halloween activity. The Dare to... read more

Duck Yuletide Celebration

Outer Banks Holiday
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

Easter Eggstravanganza at The Elizabethan Gardens

Outer Banks Holiday
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

Fireworks on the Outer Banks

Outer Banks Holiday
(877) 629-4386

You can see fantastic Fourth of July fireworks at many locations on the Outer Banks — Whalehead in Corolla, Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head Pier in Nags Head, Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo and Avon Pier in Avon. Gather up your family and friends and head out to ooo and ahhh over the crackling fireworks. Just don’t set off any fireworks... read more

You can see fantastic Fourth of July fireworks at many locations on the Outer Banks... read more

Halloween International Film Festival

Outer Banks Holiday
1803 North Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills
R/C Theatres Movies 10 number
(252) 441-5630

When it comes to getting into the Halloween spirit, few ways beat a scary movie marathon. In the days leading up to All Hallow’s Eve at the Outer Banks, film industry profession, cinephiles and horror-genre fans gather to do just that. The annual Halloween International Film Festival is a three day event that brings a variety of independent film submissions, filmmakers and a hefty dose... read more

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Hatteras Village Christmas Parade

Outer Banks Holiday
N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras Village

Every small town needs a quintessential holiday celebration, and Hatteras Island is no exception. During one of the first Saturdays in December, Hatteras’s businesses, residents, the fire department, U.S. Coast Guard and nonprofit organizations come together for an all-inclusive Christmas parade experience. As twilight falls spectators line the streets and watch the procession of decorated vehicles and floats roll from Teach’s Lair Marina and through... read more

Every small town needs a quintessential holiday celebration, and Hatteras Island is no exception. During... read more