Outer Banks Annual Events - May

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

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Hang Gliding Spectacular

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

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

Mustang Spring Jam

Outer Banks May
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 Rod & Custom Festival

Outer Banks May
The Soundside Event Site, 6800 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head

Listen to the engines’ rich purr – and the older, the better – at the OBX Rod and Custom Festival. This Outer Banks annual event celebrates antique and vintage models of cars brought in from not just the Outer Banks but from around the North Carolina and Virginia area. As you drive, park and admire all the cars, check out the family-friendly activities at the... read more

Listen to the engines’ rich purr – and the older, the better – at the... read more

OBX Shred Fest

Outer Banks May
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

Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival

Outer Banks May
1 Festival Park Drive, Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo
(252) 423-3039

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

Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts

Outer Banks May
100 Veterans Drive, First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 256-9361

Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts is an annual performance series held in the off-season. Each season offers seven concerts with nationally known and renowned acts, and each season includes a performance by the Virginia Symphony. Season passes or individual show tickets are available. All performances are held at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills. 

Outer Banks KidsFest

Outer Banks May
1 Festival Park Drive, Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo
(252) 441-0614

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

Outer Banks Spring Restaurant Week

Outer Banks May
(252) 207-5092

Foodies unite for this week of fixed price lunch or dinner offerings at a selection of restaurants throughout the Outer Banks. For one week you can travel to any participating restaurant and order off their special menus. Restaurants from Duck through Hatteras participate in this event, and all the chefs want to do is give you seven days of good eating. For a... read more

Foodies unite for this week of fixed price lunch or dinner offerings at... read more

OVFD Firemen's Ball

Outer Banks May
Berkley Barn, 58 Water Plant Road, Ocracoke

Support the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department at the annual OVFD Firemen’s Ball. Because this is island style, this ball isn't the sort to require fancy dress and uncomfortable shoes. What you can expect, however, is a pig-picking, rib-tickling good time. Dig into eastern-style barbecue complete with all the fixings. Peruse the items available for bids at the silent option, and pay attention at the goodies... read more

Support the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department at the annual OVFD Firemen’s Ball. Because this is... read more

Rock the Cape Festival

Outer Banks May
40920 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 473-5558

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