Annual Outer Banks Events

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4th of July Celebration in Ocracoke

Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-6711
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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4th of July in Duck

1200 Duck Road
Duck Town Park
(252) 255-1234
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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4th of July in Manteo

Downtown Manteo
Manteo
(252) 473-2133
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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Advice 5K Turkey Trot

1711 Duck Road
Scarborough Lane Shoppes
Duck
(252) 255-1050
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament

2000 Sailfish Drive
Pirate's Cove Marina
Manteo
(252) 305-3610
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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Brewtag

6800 S. Croatan Highway
Soundside Event Site
Nags Head
(877) 359-8447
Outer Banks Annual Event

Wait ... kegs can fly?! Who knew? Kitty Hawk Kites knows because they sponsor this fun (and funny) festival every October. Various groups around the Outer Banks create "flying" machines out of 1/6 kegs (empty ones) and whatever contraption they can come up with that might – emphasis on the word might – fly off a platform. It's a ton of fun to watch. When... read more

Wait ... kegs can fly?! Who knew? Kitty Hawk Kites knows because they sponsor this... read more

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Carolina Boat Builders Tournament

2000 Sailfish Drive
Pirate's Cove Pavilion
Manteo
(252) 216-6914
Outer Banks Annual Event

This two out of three day fishing tournament is a low-key Outer Banks event of fishing and socializing. After the initial day of cocktails, a captains’ meeting and mingling, teams head out from Pirate's Cove to compete for the best offshore catches. Fishing starts in the morning and continues well into the afternoon. This tournament concludes with an awards banquet and silent auction.... read more

This two out of three day fishing tournament is a low-key Outer Banks... read more

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Dare Days

Downtown Manteo
Manteo
(252) 473-2133
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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Day at the Docks

N.C. Highway 12
Hatteras Docks
Hatteras
Outer Banks Annual Event

Here at the Outer Banks we love our seafood – the tuna, mussels, oysters, grouper, scallops, mmmm, we could go on and on about it. Have you ever thought about the source of seafood that you buy or eat? Hatteras Island’s Day at the Docks is an event to celebrate seafood and answer all of your questions about it. Learn how seafood affects... read more

Here at the Outer Banks we love our seafood – the tuna, mussels,... read more

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Duck Jazz Festival

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

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

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Duck Yuletide Celebration

1200 Duck Road
Duck Town Park
Duck
(252) 255-1286
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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Easter Eggstravanganza at The Elizabethan Gardens

1411 National Park Drive
Manteo
(252) 473-3234
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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ESA Eastern Surfing Championships

7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 16.5
Jennette's Pier
Nags Head
(302) 988-1953
Outer Banks Annual Event

Hit the beaches for an exciting day at the ESA Eastern Surfing Championships. Watch some of the best amateur surfers on the East Coast come to Nags Head to show their skills during this competition. The Outer Banks annual event is open to all ages. Cheer on the participants as they put their abilities to the test. For more information about the current... read more

Hit the beaches for an exciting day at the ESA Eastern Surfing Championships.... read more

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Festival Latino de Ocracoke: Unidad y Celebración

120 Schoolhouse Road, Ocracoke School
Ocracoke
(252) 921-0260
Outer Banks Annual Event
(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. 

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Frank Stick Memorial Art Show

300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Manteo
(252) 473-5558
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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From Garden to Hearth at Island Farm

1140 U.S. Highway 64
Manteo
(252) 473-6500
Outer Banks Annual Event

Take a step back in time to a Roanoke Island winter in the 1850s. Island Farm invites you to celebrate fall food traditions as they share with visitors how coastal families prepared for winter two centuries ago. Learn about and try your hand at hearth cooking, food preservation and candle making. You can shuck some corn and do a little shelling too. In... read more

Take a step back in time to a Roanoke Island winter in the... read more

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Hang Gliding Spectacular

300 W. Carolista Drive, Jockeys Ridge State Park
Nags Head
(252) 441-4124
Outer Banks Annual Event

For more than 40 years, professional hang gliders have met up at Jockey’s Ridge and the Currituck County Airport in May for four days of hang gliding competitions and socializing with friends. It’s also an event just to watch, even if you’re not soaring on wind drafts. More than 60 competitors travel from all over the country to the annual Hang Gliding Spectacular... read more

For more than 40 years, professional hang gliders have met up at Jockey’s... read more

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Harvest HayDay at The Elizabethan Gardens

1411 National Park Drive
Manteo
(252) 473-3234
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

This is one of the most fun fall traditions on the Outer Banks.... read more

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Hatteras Island Marlin Club Blue Marlin Release Tournament

57174 Saxon Cut Drive
Hatteras Marlin Club
Hatteras
(252) 986-2454
Outer Banks Annual Event

This week-long fishing tournament seeks to bring families to Hatteras Island for a week of fishing, socializing, fun and more. A cookout kicks off the week, and participants spend their first day enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and each others’ company. The following days are fish-filled, and crews can spend anywhere from three to five days on the water. While the teams are out... read more

This week-long fishing tournament seeks to bring families to Hatteras Island for a week of... read more

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Hatteras Village Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament

Hatteras Civic Center
56658 N.C. Highway 12
Buxton
(252) 986-2579
Outer Banks Annual Event

Grab the best anglers in your crew and start dreaming of a seafood dinner. The Hatteras Village Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament takes advantage of Hatteras’s superior beaches for surf fishing. Teams of six or fewer people come together for a day of friendly competition, beach time and fishing. And you don’t have to be an angler to enjoy this Outer Banks event; it’s... read more

Grab the best anglers in your crew and start dreaming of a seafood... read more

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Hotline Festival of Trees

600 S. Croatan Highway
Outer Banks Brewing Station
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 473-5212
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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Island Farm Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

1140 U.S. Highway 64
Manteo
(252) 473-6500
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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Kayak Fishing Tournament

3933 S. Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk Surf Co.
Nags Head
(252) 441-6800
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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Kites with Lights and Hangin' with Santa

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

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

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Mustang Spring Jam

777 Sunset Boulevard
Timbuck II Shopping Village
Corolla
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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New World Festival of the Arts

Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Downtown Manteo Waterfront
Manteo
(252) 473-5558
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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New Year's Eve Beach Road 5K

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

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

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OBX Pridefest

6800 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, Milepost 16
Nags Hed
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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Ocracoke Fig Festival

Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke Community Square
Ocracoke
(252) 928-7375
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival

Howard Street and School Road
Ocracoke
(252) 921-0260
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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Oink 'n' Oyster Roast

3833 N. Croatan Highway
Longboards Island Grill
Kitty Hawk
(252) 489-9198
Outer Banks Annual Event

There are few better ways to celebrate the start of oyster season than with an oyster roast and North Carolina barbecue. For more than 16 years, First Flight Rotary Club has sponsored the Oink and Oyster Roast as a fundraiser for nonprofit organizations in Dare County. This event is open to everyone with a love of oysters and a hearty appetite. The First... read more

There are few better ways to celebrate the start of oyster season than... read more

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Outer Banks 8K, Buccaneer 5K and Family Fun Run

100 Veterans Drive
First Flight High School Stadium
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 255-6273
Outer Banks Annual Event

You don’t have to be a top tier athlete to enjoy the Outer Banks Marathon weekend. The shorter distances of the 8K, 5K and Fun Run offer walkers and runners of any ability a chance to take part in this popular event. Run, jog or walk your way through one of the most picturesque areas on the East Coast. The trail is lined... read more

You don’t have to be a top tier athlete to enjoy the Outer... read more

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Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival

1 Festival Park Drive
Roanoke Island Festival Park
Manteo
(252) 423-3039
Outer Banks Annual Event

For four days in October, the waterfront area of Manteo is alive with the sound of banjos, fiddles, guitars and phenomenal bluegrass singers. Music enthusiasts won’t want to miss this event where the tunes of the mountains pay a visit to the coast as regional bands and solo musicians showcase their talent. Depending on your affinity for bluegrass, you may choose to spend... read more

For four days in October, the waterfront area of Manteo is alive with... read more

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Outer Banks KidsFest

1 Festival Park Drive
Roanoke Island Festival Park
Manteo
(252) 441-0614
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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Outer Banks Latin Festival

109 Veterans Drive
First Flight Middle School Athletic Field
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 261-6160
Outer Banks Annual Event

Vamos, y’all! It’s time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with the Outer Banks Latin Festival. Held in mid-September at the First Flight Middle School Athletic Field, the annual Latin Festival offers a day of immersion in Hispanic culture. Sample authentic cuisine, watch traditional dances, listen to live music and browse through a market filled with artisanal wares. Don’t forget to brush up on your... read more

Vamos, y’all! It’s time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with the Outer Banks... read more

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Outer Banks Pirate Festival

3933 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 11, Jockey's Ridge Crossing
Nags Head
(877) 359-8447
Outer Banks Annual Event

Every year families of buccaneers and scallywags journey to Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head for several days of pirate fun. The Outer Banks Pirate Festival usually takes place in mid-August, so your young mateys can embrace their inner pirates right before going back to school. For three days a group of local pirates bring alive their games, traditions, lore and mischief. Get... read more

Every year families of buccaneers and scallywags journey to Kitty Hawk Kites in... read more

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Outer Banks Triathlon

394 Airport Road
Manteo
(252) 255-6273
Outer Banks Annual Event

It’s time to put your physical prowess to the test with one of Outer Banks athletes’ most anticipated events – the Outer Banks Triathlon. Whether you’re an individual athlete, part of a relay team or even a cheering spectator, this two-day event on Roanoke Island brings excitement and fitness inspiration to everyone involved. If you’re participating, get ready to swim in the Old... read more

It’s time to put your physical prowess to the test with one of... read more

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Outer Banks Vendor Meet + Greet

1461 Duck Road
Sanderling Resort
Duck
(855) 412-7866
Outer Banks Annual Event

Every spring the beautiful Sanderling Resort brings together photographers, florists, designers, caterers, musicians and many more wedding vendors in one place. Couples planning an Outer Banks wedding have the opportunity to meet the local vendors and plan the day of their dreams. This sampling of businesses is an excellent opportunity for happy couples to see which vendors will work best for their wedding... read more

Every spring the beautiful Sanderling Resort brings together photographers, florists, designers, caterers, musicians... read more

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Outer Banks Watermelon Festival

3933 S. Croatan Highway
Jockey's Ridge Crossing
Nags Head
(252) 441-4124
Outer Banks Annual Event

Where can you enjoy games, friends, music and watermelon all in one place? Try the Outer Banks Watermelon Festival. For several years, locals and visitors have gathered to enjoy summer with this delicious seasonal melon. You can enjoy watermelon-themed games like watermelon bowling, watermelon relays, seed-spitting contests and more. Stir up some friendly competition in a game of corn hole or test your... read more

Where can you enjoy games, friends, music and watermelon all in one place?... read more

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Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo

100 Veterans Drive
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 423-3222
Outer Banks Annual Event

Soon-to-be-wed couples have a great time at this annual Outer Banks event that includes a traditional wedding expo as well as a wedding tour. Every year hundreds of Outer Banks wedding vendors present their wares and services to help attendees create the wedding ceremonies of their dreams. On the tour, couples will have the opportunity to visit and tour some of the East... read more

Soon-to-be-wed couples have a great time at this annual Outer Banks event that... read more

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Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament

2000 Sailfish Drive
Pirate's Cove Marina
Manteo
(252) 305-3610
Outer Banks Annual Event

The annual Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament, based out of Pirate's Cove Marina in Manteo, is one of the most anticipated fishing tournaments on the Outer Banks. It’s a week of fishing, friends and fun – in fact, it’s like a festival and fishing tournament combined. There will be food, beverages, live music and plenty of fishing, everything that you could possibly need. You’ll start the... read more

The annual Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament, based out of Pirate's Cove Marina in Manteo, is... read more

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Rock the Cape Festival

40920 N.C. Highway 12
Avon
(252) 473-5558
Outer Banks Annual Event

Rock the Cape is an arts and music festival that brings musicians, artists and art enthusiasts to Hatteras Island. Live music, an art show, art exhibits, live art demonstrations and crafts and activities for children are part of the fun. The whole family can enjoy this event.This festival benefits the Dare County Arts Council and helps enrich the art community at the Outer... read more

Rock the Cape is an arts and music festival that brings musicians, artists... read more

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Running of the Leprechauns 5K and 10K

Satterfield Landing Road
Nags Head
(252) 255-6273
Outer Banks Annual Event

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

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Small Fry Tournament

2000 Sailfish Drive
Pirate's Cove Marina
Manteo
(800) 367-4728
Outer Banks Annual Event

Come out to Pirate’s Cove Marina and spend a pleasant summer day engaged in a family-friendly fishing tournament. The Small Fry Tournament is one of the Outer Banks' only annual fishing tournaments that’s just for kids. There are two age groups: 3 to 8 and 9 to 15. The participants spend the day putting their fishing skills to the test, and the event... read more

Come out to Pirate’s Cove Marina and spend a pleasant summer day engaged... read more

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Soundside FunFair

6800 S. Croatan Highway
Soundside Event Site
Nags Head
(252) 441-0614
Outer Banks Annual Event
(252) 441-0614

Every June the carnival comes to town! Join in the fun of rides, fair food and midway games at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. This event is extra special fun for families because it benefits the Children and Youth Partnership for Dare County, an organization that advocates for kids from birth through adolescents. This event is held mid-June. 2018 dates are June 14... read more

Every June the carnival comes to town! Join in the fun of rides, fair food... read more

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Beach Road, Milepost 11 to 13, Nags Head
Kelly's Restaurant, 2316 S. Croatan Highway
Nags Head
(252) 441-4116
Outer Banks Annual Event

St. Patrick’s Day is a fine holiday, bringing people together to celebrate all things Irish. A huge parade takes place in Nags Head on the Beach Road on the Sunday closest to St. Patrick's Day (some say it's the biggest in North Carolina). So don your green and head out for a day of community fun. People on stilts or riding unicycles, waving... read more

St. Patrick’s Day is a fine holiday, bringing people together to celebrate all... read more

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Storm the Beach

7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 16.5
Jennette's Pier
Nags Head
(252) 255-6273
Outer Banks Annual Event

Storm the Beach is far from your average running event and it’s even more fun. As their motto states, “Run, crawl, jump, carry, endure” your way through this obstacle course on the beach in Nags Head. Get your group together to compete in this popular challenge event. Climb up walls, crawl under obstacles, wade, walk or run. It’s like a giant beach playground.... read more

Storm the Beach is far from your average running event and it’s even... read more

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TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon and Southern Fried Half Marathon

Ends in Downtown Manteo
Manteo
(252) 255-6273
Outer Banks Annual Event

These two races helped put the Outer Banks on the map as an athlete’s paradise! The varying terrain, mild weather and scenic route attract top runners every year. But there’s more to it than just a marathon and half-marathon – the guest speakers, clinics, expo, family activities, surrounding events and more have helped shape this into one of the most popular running events... read more

These two races helped put the Outer Banks on the map as an... read more

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Under the Oaks Festival

1100 Club Road
Corolla
(252) 453-9040
Outer Banks Annual Event

Enjoy an upscale summer art festival in Corolla with the annual Under the Oaks Art Festival. More than 50 artists present their work to include a fine mix of photography, paintings, ceramics, woodwork and jewelry. You can participate in the art auction, and kids can partake in children’s activities while basking in the shade of the live oaks. Vendors from local restaurants provide... read more

Enjoy an upscale summer art festival in Corolla with the annual Under the... read more

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Whalehead Wednesdays Wine Festivals

1100 Club Road
Corolla
(252) 453-9040
Outer Banks Annual Event

Up for a sophisticated evening activity? Check out Whalehead Wednesdays Wine and Beer Festivals happening from June through the end of September. Every Wednesday evening during the summer months you can sample a variety of wines and beer along with fruit and cheese while you watch the sun set over the Currituck Sound. Different solo artists and bands provide live music every week, so you’ll get... read more

Up for a sophisticated evening activity? Check out Whalehead Wednesdays Wine and Beer Festivals happening... read more

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WinterLights

1411 National Park Drive
Manteo
(252) 473-3234
Outer Banks Annual Event

The Elizabethan Gardens transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Walk outside along the whimsical path lit by Christmas lights and cheery holiday characters, and you’ll pull your coat a little tighter around you because there’s no way you’re going inside yet. This is your chance to revel in the beauty of the holiday season. The gardens are embellished with thousands... read more

The Elizabethan Gardens transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Walk... read more

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Wright Kite Festival

1000 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 8
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Kill Devil Hills
(877) 359-8447
Outer Banks Annual Event

At this annual festival you'll learn about flight where the Wright brothers first took theirs. At the Wright Brothers National Memorial, you’ll learn to fly a stunt or power kite and watch the experts display their skills. This Outer Banks event is held in mid-July at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills.

 ... read more

At this annual festival you'll learn about flight where the Wright brothers first... read more

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WRV Outer Banks Pro

7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 16.5
Jennette's Pier
Nags Head
(252) 261-7952
Outer Banks Annual Event

Wave Riding Vehicles supports one of the East Coast’s most popular surfing competitions each year. The event is held at Jennette’s Pier, which makes an excellent vantage point for watching the surfers out in the water. WRV Outer Banks Pro attracts professional surfers from all over the globe, so you’ll get to see a variety of talent. All ages are welcome at this... read more

Wave Riding Vehicles supports one of the East Coast’s most popular surfing competitions... read more