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
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 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

For the past 23 years runners and walkers of all ages and abilities have started... 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

Hotline Festival of Trees

Outer Banks Holiday
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

Kites with Lights and Hangin' with Santa

Outer Banks Holiday
3933 S. Croatan Highway, Jockeys Ridge Crossing Shopping Center, Nags Head
(242) 441-4124

Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, so start celebrating immediately by visiting Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head on the weekend after Thanksgiving. Santa Claus will be there on Friday and Saturday, excited to meet all of the children coming to visit. On Saturday evening, after a meaningful conversation with the jolly ol' elf, head over to Jockey’s Ridge to see the giant... read more

Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, so start celebrating immediately by visiting Kitty... read more

Manteo Preservation Trust's Holiday Tour of Homes

Outer Banks Holiday

Manteo Preservation Trust is a group dedicated to bringing awareness to the public of the cultural, architectural and historic heritage of Roanoke Island. Every year its central fundraiser is the Holiday Tour of Homes, during which homes and other structures on the island are beautifully decorated and open to tour. The tour route is usually easily walkable, and a local bike shop also donates bikes... read more

Manteo Preservation Trust is a group dedicated to bringing awareness to the public of the... read more

New Year's Eve Beach Road 5K

Outer Banks Holiday
3016 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Tortuga's Lie, Nags Head
(252) 441-7299

Bring in the New Year a different way by joining locals and visitors for a 5K along the Beach Road. The start gun goes off at about 10:45 p.m., and you can run, walk or bike your way into the New Year. Just show up at Tortugas' Lie on the Beach Road in Nags Head at 10:45 a.m.; no registration or entry fee... read more

Bring in the New Year a different way by joining locals and visitors... read more

Pirate Jamboree

Outer Banks Holiday
(252) 928-6711

Come to Ocracoke to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard's historic last battle. Annually the last weekend of October, this three-day event is highlighted by an all-day, family-friendly, Pirate Encampment by Blackbeard’s Pirate Crew. Come see what pirate life was like in this true-to-life 17th- and 18th-century encampment. Wear your costumes and enjoy the activities such as Scallywag School for kids, strolling minstrels, sword fights,... read more

Come to Ocracoke to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard's historic last battle. Annually the... read more

Running of the Leprechauns 5K and 10K

Outer Banks Holiday
Satterfield Landing Road, Nags Head
(252) 255-6273

Lace up and join hundreds of other runners and walkers as they complete a 5K or 10K course through the Town of Nags Head and Nags Head Woods Nature Conservancy. Get your heart pounding and blood flowing as you take in the scenery of springtime on the Outer Banks. What better way is there to celebrate the Irish than by running as groups... read more

Lace up and join hundreds of other runners and walkers as they complete... read more