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Outer Banks Events

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.

  • Jun 06

    Sunset Festival

    Location: Nags Head
    Start Date: 06/06/2022 | End Date: 08/19/2022
    Start Time: 7:00 pm | End Time: 9:00 pm

    Join us for the FREE Sunset Festival at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing and enjoy some great activities and fun while you shop at some of the best stores on the beach. The Outer Banks has one of the best places to view the evening Sunset on Jockey’s Ridge Sand Dunes. Stop by the Kitty Hawk Kites store to pick up a kite to fly while watching the sunset. Life on a Sandbar has a little bit of everything, including sand art projects, cool hair wraps/braids, and beautiful jewelry. Try some of the best homemade ice cream in the Outer Banks at Jockey’s Ridge Creamery and some amazing fudge at the Fudgery. Make sure to stop by the Kitty Hawk Surf Co. for some of the best deals for Hobie Kayaks and browse great new items from Salty Crew, Vans, Hurley, and more. More Information

  • Jun 15

    Corolla Cork & Craft

    Location: Wednesday's, Historic Corolla Park
    Start Date: 06/15/2022 | End Date: 09/14/2022
    Start Time: 3:00 pm | End Time: 7:00 pm

    Corolla Cork & Craft (formerly ‘Whalehead Wednesday’) June 15th to September 14th. Every Wednesday, from 3pm-7pm

    Please join the Currituck County Department of Travel & Tourism every Wednesday for local wine & beer tastings, live music and curated craft artisans in the breathtaking and peaceful setting of Historic Corolla Park. With your $15 General Admission ticket, you will receive: Souvenir wine glass, 2 oz. wine samples, Two 2 oz. beer samples, FREE tour of the Whalehead museum, 10% discount with participating art vendors, Live music! More Information

  • Jul 03

    The Independence 1 Miles Beer Run

    Location: Kill Devil Hills
    Start Date: 07/03/2022 | End Date: 07/03/2022
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    Join the Brewing Station crew for an american Independence themed beer mile! Wear your American sprit finest! More Infromation

  • Jul 16

    44th Annual Wright Kites Festival

    Location: Wright Brothers Memorial, Kill Devil Hills
    Start Date: 07/16/2022 | End Date: 07/17/2022
    Start Time: 10:00 am | End Time: 4:00 pm

    Take flight where flight first began with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Enjoy a walk on the hallowed grounds where Wilbur and Orville took their historic first flight in 1903, then come join us for some fun flight of your own. More Information

  • Aug 04

    OBX Watermelon Festival

    Location: Jockey's Ridge Crossing in Nags Head
    Start Date: 08/04/2022 | End Date: 08/04/2022
    Start Time: 10:00 AM | End Time: 4:00 PM

    Enjoy this years activities (subject to change): Event T-Shirt Tie Dye Station, Watermelon-themed Competitions, Watermelon Bowling, Arts and Crafts, Splash Blast, Tiki Toss, Nature Out Loud Interactive Music Performance, Native American Jewelry Making Lessons, Face Painting, Caricatures, Drum Lessons, Ukulele Lessons, Muse Art Bus, Food Truck! More Information

  • Aug 10

    OBX Pirate Festival

    Location: Nags Head-Kitty Hawk Kites
    Start Date: 08/10/2022 | End Date: 08/11/2022
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    Ahoy Mateys! Get ready for a swashbucklin’ good time as Kitty Hawk Kites hosts the Outer Banks Pirate Festival.

    Pirates of Blackbeard’s Crew and mateys will be camped out at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head. Come learn the vast history of pirates on the OBX, and participate in Scallywag School for the little ones to see if they have what it take to be a part of Blackbeards’ Crew

  • Sep 09

    OBX Kite Festival

    Location: Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head
    Start Date: 09/09/2022 | End Date: 09/11/2022
    Start Time: 10:00 am | End Time: 4:00 pm

    A regional kite festival that brings some of the nation’s best stunt kite pilots right here to our backyard. Come out and join us for two days of kite flying fun for the whole family. Enjoy massive display kites flying high, including a 100-foot octopus, 80-foot panda, and a 50-foot fish, and participate in FREE stunt and power kite lessons given by pros. On Sunday, come watch world-class displays of artistry and skill with kite flying set to music, synchronized performances, and more! More infromation

  • Oct 15

    2022 Outer Banks Seafood Festival

    Location: Nags Head
    Start Date: 10/15/2022 | End Date:
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    The mission of the Outer Banks Seafood Festival is to provide a fun and educational experience promoting, honoring and celebrating our coastal seafood heritage and community.Outer Banks Seafood Festival

  • Oct 20

    Bluegrass Island Festival 2021

    Location: Roanoke Island Festival Park
    Start Date: 10/20/2022 | End Date: 10/22/2022
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    Enjoy the sounds of bluegrass at Roanoke Island Festival Park with food, drink, and dozen's of performers on the line up! For more information click here!

  • Oct 22

    OBX Brewtag 2022

    Location: The Soundside Event Site
    Start Date: 10/22/2022 | End Date: 10/22/2022
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    A celebration of flight and beer, OBX Brewtag contestants will be competing to see who can launch and fly an empty 1/6 keg barrel the furthest. Want to compete? The sky’s the limit as to how creative your homemade flying contraption can be! Individuals and teams are welcome.


  • Nov 05

    Flying Falcon Road Race

    Location: Southern Shores
    Start Date: 11/05/2022 | End Date: 11/05/2022
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    Get a head start to your fall fun with this lightly competitive road race that is open to active visitors of all ages. Hosted by the Kitty Hawk Elementary School, the Flying Falcon Road Race is a great way for residents and vacationers to get into the local spirit while cruising through some of the more scenic sections of the central Outer Banks. More Information

  • Nov 23

    Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile

    Location: Kill Devil Hills
    Start Date: 11/23/2022 | End Date: 11/23/2022
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    Get your Thanksgiving off to a fun and active start with this event that combines a little fitness with a world of exceptional brews. More information

  • Nov 25

    Hanging with Santa & Kites with Lights

    Location: Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head
    Start Date: 11/25/2022 | End Date: 11/26/2022
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    Come spread the holiday cheer with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing crew. Free visit and pictures with Santa, cocoa and cookies, and a light show with kites on Jockey’s Ridge are just a few of the fun and festive things going on. More information

    Friday, November 25

    8:00 AM   |   Store opens

    10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  |   Pictures with Santa

    Saturday, November 26

    9:00 AM   |   Store opens

    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM   |   Pictures with Santa