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Each year thousands of visitors take Outer Banks vacations with family and friends to participate, and enjoy one of several Annual Events at the beach.  


  • Mar 23

    Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

    Location: Outer Banks
    Start Date: 03/23/2017 | End Date: 03/26/2017
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    The Outer Banks Taste of The Beach Weekend is a fantastic way to sample the fare of many fine restaurants on the Outer Banks in one fun-filled, food-centric weekend! Casual chefs to full-on foodie fanatics will revel in innovative culinary opportunities offered up by members of the Outer Banks Restaurant Association. You can indulge in a fancy wine dinner one night and mix with the masses in an organic farm to fork experience the next. Or maybe an intimate cooking class with one of the area’s talented Chefs is more your speed. We offer over 60 events over four days at over 30 different venues.

    This fun food festival event features: wine tastings, cooking classes, special multi-course menu presentations, brewery tours, tapas crawls, cook-offs and more. There really is something for everyone! It’s four days of foodie heaven and lots of fun activities on the Outer Banks.

  • Apr 07

    First Friday

    Location: Historic Downtown Manteo
    Start Date: 04/07/2017 | End Date: 11/03/2017
    Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 8:00 PM

    First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Friday of each month from April through November in Historic Downtown Manteo. The sidewalks pulse with live music, food, magic, artisans, and more. Each First Friday, Dare County Arts Council opens a new art exhibit, which is kept on display for the entire month.

  • May 19

    Hang Gliding Spectacular

    Location: Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head
    Start Date: 05/19/2017 | End Date: 05/22/2017
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    Join professional hang gliders, fans, and families at Jockeys Ridge for this Outer Banks tradition. The Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show if FREE to the public for viewing with fun activites all day long.

  • Jun 10

    Rogallo Kite Festival

    Location: Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head
    Start Date: 06/10/2017 | End Date: 06/11/2017
    Start Time: 10:00 AM | End Time: 4:00 PM

    Francis Rogallo was a NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing. His inventions started the sport of hang gliding and his designs have carried over into the development of stunt kites, power kites, and hang gliders that are flown today.

  • Jun 15

    Soundside Fun Fair

    Location: Soundside Event Site, Nags Head
    Start Date: 06/15/2017 | End Date: 06/18/2017
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    A Summer Kick-Off to benefit Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP)!

    5pm-11pm for good, old-fashioned carnival fun. Bring friends and family to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of a carnival with 12 fabulous rides including a giant Ferris wheel, games and food concessions, such as cotton candy, funnel cakes, chicken-on-a-stick, and more!

  • Jun 20

    Under the Oaks Art Festival

    Location: Whalehead Club
    Start Date: 06/20/2017 | End Date: 06/21/2017
    Start Time: 10:00 AM | End Time: 5:00 PM

    Enjoy the annual outdoor 2-day art show on the waterfront grounds and under the Live Oaks of Historic Corolla Park at Whalehead in Historic Corolla, North Carolina.

    Under the Oaks Art Festival features the unique talents of over 100 quality artists with a wide variety of media plus local food concessions, an art auction, and children's activities.  Admission is free! A $5 parking donation is requested to benefit the Whalehead Preservation Trust.

  • Jul 04

    Duck 4th of July Parade

    Location: Downtown Duck
    Start Date: 07/04/2017 | End Date: 07/04/2017
    Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time:

  • Aug 11

    Surfing For Autism

    Location: Jennette's Pier
    Start Date: 08/11/2017 | End Date: 08/12/2017
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    Surfing For Autism is an Autism Spectrum Disorder awareness event each Summer on the Outer Banks of NC while providing our children with an amazing experience and opportunity to surf. Each child is provided two surfers and a skilled therapist or teacher who are well educated on the special needs of our children with autism. Together, they are paired up with children who have ASD of all ages and introduce them to paddling, surfing, and a new way to have fun in the sun.

  • Aug 16

    New World Festival of the Arts

    Location: Manteo Waterfront
    Start Date: 08/16/2017 | End Date: 08/17/2017
    Start Time: 10:00 AM | End Time: 5:00 PM

    The New World Festival of the Arts returns to the Manteo waterfront from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 16 and 17.  The free outdoor festival brings 100 artists from all over the East Coast to showcase their fine art, including painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, wood design, and leather works.

  • Sep 16

    Outer Banks Triathalon

    Location: Manteo, NC
    Start Date: 09/16/2017 | End Date: 09/17/2017
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    Triathletes train for months to achieve their dream. Come to the Outer Banks Triathlon and experience the enthusiasm, inspiration and skill! The Sprint Triathlon distance is perfect for those beginner triathletes. Move up to the Olympic Triathlon distance or choose the Half Triathlon distance and see if you have what it takes!

  • Oct 21

    Outer Banks Seafood Festival

    Location: Soundside Event Site, Nags Head
    Start Date: 10/21/2017 | End Date: 10/21/2017
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    Outer Banks Seafood Festival is a fun and educational experience promoting, honoring and celebrating the area's seafood heritage and community. The festival offers opportunities to meet Outer Banks watermen and see the tools of their trade, including boats, crab pots and pound nets. You'll find educational booths, live music, an arts and crafts village and, best of all, the chance to eat fresh, local seafood from more than a dozen restaurants. New for 2017 on-site Boat and Tackle Show.

  • Oct 28

    Outer Banks Brewtag

    Location: Soundside Event Site, Nags Head
    Start Date: 10/28/2017 | End Date: 10/28/2017
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    What is OBX Brewtag?

    A celebration of flight and beer, OBX Brewtag is modeled after the whimsical and entertaining Red Bull Flutag, translated to “flying day” in German. With OBX Brewtag, the general premise is the same, although rather than human-powered flying machines, Brewtag contestants will be competing to see who can launch and fly an empty 1/6 keg barrel the furthest.

  • Nov 10

    Outer Banks Marathon

    Location: Outer Banks
    Start Date: 11/10/2017 | End Date: 11/12/2017
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