July 30, 2014
September is one of my favorite months on the Outer Banks. Low to no humidity, cooler temperatures, warm ocean waters, less crowds, and seashells line the shore for days! There are great events and festivals for the whole family to enjoy. From live music, to fresh Outer Banks seafood, September has it all.
Magnolia Art Market
September 1 l Manteo, NC
Transformed from a popular Manteo restaurant called the Magnolia Grill. After the restaurant closed due to a stalled economy, the Town of Manteo officials searched for ideas on what to do with the building. Now, the town is testing out the idea of the Magnolia Art Market. One show a month, free of charge to the public.
OBX Arts & Craft Festival
September 3 & 4 l Kitty Hawk, NC
This two day event is located at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk, NC. There will be 25 local Outer Banks artists displaying the best of their work. From specialties in painting, jewelry and photography to basketry, glasswork & more. Portion of the proceeds benefits 2 local charities.
Faire Days Festival
September 3 & 10 l Duck, NC
Besides offering exciting boutique shopping and delicious dining year round, each week your family can enjoy Faire Days. There is free live music in the cool shade of our magnificent tree-lined courtyard commons in the heart of Duck NC. You’ll also be dazzled by our magician, juggler, face painting, DIY arts and crafts and more!
5th Annual All Out Pink Road Race
September 6 l Elizabethan Gardens
This road race offers the 10-mile bridge run and a 5K. This is an out and back course that is challenging and crosses the Old Manns Harbor Bridge. They have designed one of a kind trophies for the events top male and female 1st – 3rd. On top of that there will be finisher medals handed out to all participants by local breast cancer survivors.
Yoga on the Duck Town Green
September 2 & 9 l Duck, NC
Start your day off right with the ladies from Duck Village Yoga. What better way to begin your day than by stretching every muscle while you listen to the sounds of the birds chirping and feel the morning sun on your back. Bring a towel or your mat and meet other yogis from beginners to experts and stretch out your stress.
Outer Banks Triathlon
September 13 – 14 l Map
One of the biggest races the Outer Banks offers. The OBX TRI is a USAT Sanctioned event featuring three different distances. Sprint distance being the shortest race all the way up to the half distance being 1.2 mile swim, 56 miles biking, and 13.1 miles running. If you aren’t participating, come cheer these brave men and women on!
ESA Easterns Surfing Championship
September 14 – 21 l Nags Head, NC
Witness some of the best in amateur surfing on the East Coast. Jennette’s Pier hosts the ESA Easterns Championship where surfers have battled it out all year, up and down the East Coast to earn a spot at this surfing competition, ESA Easterns. This is a 6 day long event. free and open to the public!
Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival
September 25 – 28 l Roanoke Island Festival Park
The beautiful Roanoke Island Festival Park hosts the 3rd annual Bluegrass Island Festival. Popular artist like Ricky Skaggs and Rhonda Vincent will be playing along with Bluegrass breakfast, food vendors, and much more. Each day kicks off music around 10AM. Tickets available online.
29th Annual Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition
September 27 – 28 l Nags Head, NC
Presented by Kitty Hawk Kites. A must see! This is two days of competitive kite flying, team performances, and kites dancing to music. You will be amazed at what they can make these kites do, and do it all synchronized. Free to public and spectators are encouraged to take part in the free kite stunt lessons.
AKA National Convention
September 29 – October 4
Throughout the week there will be flying exhibits of 100 or more of the style of kite and sport kite competitions. This event is free and open to the public. Kites will be judged on creativity and construction. The largest kite in the sky could reach up to 20 feet wide and stretch 100 feet long. Keep your eyes on the sky, you can’t miss it!