Outer Banks Annual Events - Music: Concerts & Musicals

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

Outer Banks Annual Events by Category or Month

 

4th of July in Duck

Outer Banks Music: Concerts & Musicals
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 Music: Concerts & Musicals
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

Dare Days

Outer Banks Music: Concerts & Musicals
Downtown Manteo, Manteo
(252) 473-2133

Dare Days celebrates its 44th year in 2019. 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 44th year in 2019. The festival, always held in downtown Manteo... read more

Duck Jazz Festival

Outer Banks Music: Concerts & Musicals
1200 Duck Road, Duck Town Park, Duck
(252) 255-1234

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

Hotline Festival of Trees

Outer Banks Music: Concerts & Musicals
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

Manteo Tree Lighting

Outer Banks Music: Concerts & Musicals
300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-5888

The lovely little Town of Manteo kicks off the holiday season with a tree-lighting ceremony and other festivities on the first Friday night in December. Hundreds of people gather on Queen Elizabeth Avenue in front of the historic Dare County Courthouse to enjoy performances of holiday music, to sip hot cocoa and to watch the lighting of the waterfront Christmas tree. The event coincides with... read more

The lovely little Town of Manteo kicks off the holiday season with a tree-lighting ceremony... read more

Mustang Rock & Roast

Outer Banks Music: Concerts & Musicals

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 Music: Concerts & Musicals
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 Music: Concerts & Musicals
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 Music: Concerts & Musicals
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

Ocracoke Fig Festival

Outer Banks Music: Concerts & Musicals
Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke Community Square, Ocracoke
(252) 928-7375

Ocracoke celebrates its sweetest tradition in mid-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... read more

Ocracoke celebrates its sweetest tradition in mid-August with the annual Ocracoke Fig Festival sponsored by... read more

Ocrafolk Festival

Outer Banks Music: Concerts & Musicals
Howard Street and School Road, Ocracoke
(252) 921-0260

The Ocrafolk Festival is one of the most beloved Outer Banks annual events and traditions. In early June, storytellers, musicians and artists bring themselves and their trades to Ocracoke Island for a weekend 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 Island and North Carolina. Ocrafolk Festival’s... read more

The Ocrafolk Festival is one of the most beloved Outer Banks annual events and traditions.... read more