This Month on the Outer Banks: September

August 24, 2019

With summer coming to an end, there are less weekly events in the Outer Banks. Instead of doing a weekly update of This Week on the Outer Banks, Southern Shores Realty will now post a month’s worth of exciting Outer Banks events at one time!

Monday, September 2nd:

Labor Day 5K / 1 mile:

Join the OBX Running Company in celebrating the end of summer with a 5K/1mile race! The proceeds from the race will be donated to Boy Scout Troops #116 & 117 who helped organize the event. The race will begin at 8:00AM on Monday, September 2nd behind The Kill Devil Hills Town Hall. Discounted tickets are available for those active in the military and veterans. Click here for more information on how to register. (102 Town Hall Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948)

Wednesday, September 4th

OBX Arts and Crafts Festival:

On September 4th and 5th, the Outer Banks Arts and Crafts Festival will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk. The show will feature 25 local artists and a variety of different works. Stop by the festival to check out local pottery, paintings, jewelry, textile arts, photography, and more! (10:00AM – 5:00PM, 5353 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949)

Friday, September 6th

Manteo’s First Friday Celebration:

Town of Manteo, First Friday,

First Friday is a family oriented street festival hosted in Manteo on the first Friday of every month from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The event will run from April through December. The festival includes live music, magic, artisans, period-dressed actors, a rock wall, and many local eateries! (Historic Downtown Manteo along the Waterfront)

Ocracoke Artist Group Show:

An opening reception for the Ocracoke Artist Group Show will take place on September 6th from 6:00PM – 8:00PM. The reception will give guests a chance to meet the talented artists behind the exhibit. The show will feature local Ocracoke artists Barbara Adams, Mary Bassell, Kitty Michell, Roy Revels, and Debbie Wells. Come out to look at beautiful local sculptures, paintings, and more! The group show will be on display until October 1st. (300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo, NC 27954)

Saturday, September 7th

Outer Banks Fall Kite Festival:

Join Kitty Hawk Kites as they celebrate the start of fall with a kite festival! The two day festival will run from 10:00AM to 4:00PM on September 7th and 8th. The festival includes giant kites, including a 100-foot octopus, free stunt and power kite lessons, music, and synchronized kite performances! (300 W Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959)

Sunday, September 8th

Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown:

This event is sure to be one of the tastiest of the year. On September 8th, food trucks from across the Outer Banks will come together to see who is the best. Walk around and try food from different trucks before casting your vote for which one you believe to be the tastiest. Whichever truck receives the most votes, will leave with the Showdown Champion Belt. Come out for a great day filled with wonderful food! (11:30AM – 4:30PM, 6906 S Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959)

Friday, September 13th

OBX Pridefest:

Picture from OBX Pridefest website, Photos of OBX Pridefest 2018

September 13th rings in the start of the 9th Annual Outer Banks Pridefest. Pridefest is a three day gay pride festival packed with all-inclusive events for LGBTQIA+ individuals as well as allies! The event will include local restaurant vendors, merchant vendors, pride souvenirs, and nonprofit vendors. Click here for more information.

Day at the Docks:

Take part in celebrating Hatteras heritage at the Day at the Docks event. Day at the Docks will take place on September 13th and 14th. The event is meant to serve as a reminder of the strong Hatteras community anchored by fishermen. The event was started after the community recovered from Hurricane Isabel, to celebrate the “Spirit of Hatteras.” Come out for a day filled with great food, competitions, and entertainment! Click here for more information. (Hatteras Village, Hatteras, NC 27943)

Saturday, September 14th

Outer Banks Triathlon:

Even if you don’t plan on registering or volunteering, come out to support the athletes in this race as they complete a triathlon. The triathlon will take place over two days, starting on September 14th. The USAT Sanctioned event includes custom finisher medals, lots of swag, and a post race party with free beer and food for ALL finishers! Click here to register. (410 Airport Road, Old Swimming Hole, Manteo, NC 27954)

Cape Hatteras Wave Classic:

Patagonia presents the 2019 Cape Hatteras Wave Classic on September 14th through September 20th. This event is a wave-focused kitesurfing event open to anyone who wishes to participate. The event will be divided into a Men’s Open and a Women’s Open. The registration fee is $100 per person. This cost includes contest entry, an event shirt, a welcome dinner, opening party, and an awards dinner and ceremony. Click here for more information. (25706 NC-12, Kinnakeet, NC 27959)

Sunday, September 15th

ESA Easterns Surfing Championships:

Don’t miss your chance to watch a world famous surfing event! From September 15th through September 21st, The Easterns Surfing Championship will be hosted at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. This competition features the best amateur surfers on the East Coast and is sure to be exciting. Come out to watch the best surfers of the region compete to see who will become champions! (7223 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959)

Thursday, September 19th

Surfalorus Film Festival:

Surfalorus is a three-day film festival that synthesizes all things aquatic and features a collection of the year’s best surf films. On Thursday night, a collection of short films will be played at Dowdy Park in Nags Head. (Doors at 7:00PM, films at 7:30PM, 3005 S Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959) On Friday night, another collection of short films will be shown at the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo. (Doors at 7:00PM, films at 7:30PM, 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo, NC 27954) A full length feature film will be shown at RC theaters on Saturday afternoon. (Doors at 4:30PM, film at 5:00pm, 1803 N Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27949) Following the feature film, there will be a closing night party and awards ceremony at 8:00PM. (600 S Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27949) Click here for more information about the schedule.

September Surf Art Exhibit Opening Reception:

Stop by the Dare County Arts Council to see a collection of longboards, shortboards, and more surf-inspired art curated by Steve Wise. The exhibit contains unique surfboards from across the Outer Banks. The opening reception will be held during the Surfalorus Film Festival and is free and open to the public. (300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo, NC 27954)

Saturday, September 21st

Sumospeed Beach Bash:

On September 21st, Sumospeed will host the first annual Beach Bash at the Soundside Event Site. The event will feature a car show, music, raffles, vendors, and food trucks. It will be an event you don’t want to miss. Click here for more information. (12:00PM – 6:00PM, 6800 S Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959)

Friday, September 27th

Outer Banks Jeep Jam:

Kill Devil Hills Outer Banks Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Goin’ Coastal Jeep Club, and OBX GOFAR have collaborated to bring the 2019 Jeep Jam to the Outer Banks. Money from the event will be donated to GOFAR, a non-profit fitness program designed to teach children of all abilities how to eat healthy, set reasonable goals, and train for a 5K. Click here to purchase tickets. (10:00AM, 6800 S Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959)

Saturday, September 28th

Outer Banks Virtual Cycle Event:

From September 28th until October 12th, take part in the Outer Banks NEW Virtual Cycle Event. A virtual race can be completed anywhere in the word. You, the racer get to pick when and where you complete the race. This event has three different races, a 50 Miler, 40K, and a 20K. Record your miles using bike computers, trackers, or an app like MapMy Ride. After submitting your proof, a T-shirt and medal will be shipped to you. Registration will remain open until September 21st. Click here to register.

The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival – Grand Tasting:

On September 28th The Roanoke Island Historical Association presents the 3rd Annual Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival. Roanoke Island is home to America’s oldest known cultivated grapevine. Spend the day celebrating this history by tasting a collection of New World and Old World wines. Due to the nature of the event, only individuals 21 years or older will be admitted. For more specifics on the event click here.

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