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Late Summer on the OBX – 2022

The waters are at their warmest, the weather is gorgeous, and there’s endless amounts of fun to be had. We love the late summer on the Outer Banks because the summer is it’s ripest, perfect for the picking.

  • While the ocean temps are warm, the mid-summer heat is fading and the humidity begins to drop.
  • The fishing and surfing are amazing as well. Off shore storms bring the waves, and the upcoming shift in seasons brings the migrating fish!
  • Oh, and did we mention the crowds begin thinning out?
  • This means less wait times at restaurants, more rental options, and better beach combing.

In addition to all of the above, there are also some pretty fun events that take place every year at this time. Check them out:

Ocracoke Fig Festival

August 4th

Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke Community Square, Ocracoke

(252) 928-7375

Outer Banks Watermelon Festival

August 4th

3933 S. Croatan Highway, Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, Nags Head

(252) 441-4124

Outer Banks Pirate Festival

August 10th

3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 11, Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, Nags Head

(877) 359-8447

New World Festival of the Arts

August 11 – 12th

Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Downtown Manteo Waterfront, Manteo

(252) 473-5558

Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament

August 12 – 14th

2000 Sailfish Drive, Pirate’s Cove Marina, Manteo

Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament

August 13th

2000 Sailfish Drive, Pirate’s Cove Marina, Manteo

(252) 305-3610

Pepper with Slightly Stoopid

Aug 26, 5:30 – 10:30 PM

Roanoke Island Festival Park, 1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC

Ocracoke Seafood Festival

August 31st

Berkley Barn, 58 Waterplant Rd, Ocracoke

WRV Outer Banks Pro

August 31st

7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 16.5, Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head

(252) 261-7952

Kayak Fishing Tournament

September 14 – 20th

3933 S. Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk Surf Co., Nags Head

(252) 441-6800

OBX Pridefest

September 16 – 18th

6800 S. Croatan Highway, Milepost 16, Nags Head

Outer Banks Triathlon

September 16th

394 Airport Road, Manteo

(252) 255-6273

ESA Eastern Surfing Championships

September 18th

7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, MP 16.5, Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head

(302) 988-1953