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.

Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival

Location: Hatteras
Start Date: 02/25/2022 | End Date: 03/27/2022
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Celebrate the pristine and stunning landscape of Hatteras Island in the wintertime! More information


Outer Banks Wedding Fest

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Start Date: 03/05/2022 | End Date: 03/06/2022
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The OBXWA Wedding Weekend + Expo is a two-day event where engaged couples gain access to premier local wedding professionals at five different venues across the Outer Banks! This is the perfect event for all couples planning an OBX wedding of all sizes and budgets. As part of the weekend, attendees tour some of the most sought after wedding venues on the North Carolina coast and even get the chance to take advantage of other perks generously offered by our vendors. More information


The Outer Banks Beer Mile

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Start Date: 03/12/2022 | End Date: 03/12/2022
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The Outer Banks Beer Mile

Drink, Run, Drink, Run, Drink, Run, Party!

Join the Brewing Starion Crew for a Leprechaun themed beer mile!


31st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Location: Nags Head NC
Start Date: 03/20/2022 | End Date: 03/20/2022
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Parade starts at 1 pm at MP 11.5, at the intersection of Bladen St. and Virginia Dare Trail (Beach Road) and continues north to Driftwood St. More information


Blackbeard's Revenge 100

Location: Corolla
Start Date: 03/21/2022 | End Date: 04/03/2022
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2 Races! Not for the faint of heart, the Blackbeard's Revenge 100 is a relatively new event that first launched in 2019, and which will test the strongest athletes from the Outer Banks area and miles beyond. Covering a lengthy coastal course that extends for 100 miles. More Information


OBX Taste Of The Beach

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Start Date: 03/25/2022 | End Date: 03/27/2022
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The Outer Banks Restaurant Association and Outer Banks Hospitality Partners invite you to have a "Taste of the Beach" March 25- 27 2022.

Be sure to check www.obxtasteofthebeach.com for details on events to come! You won't find anything there just yet, but events will be coming soon. One thing for sure, the OBX has never Tasted So Dang Good?


Butterfly Festival

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Start Date: 04/01/2022 | End Date: 04/30/2022
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Celebrate the magic of butterflies at the second annual Butterfly Festival held at the John White Butterfly Center in The Elizabethan Gardens. There’s plenty of games, activities and events for children of all ages – and kids at heart. More information


The Lost Colony Wine, Beer & Culinary Festival

Location: Manteo NC
Start Date: 04/09/2022 | End Date:
Start Time: 2:00 pm | End Time: 5:00 pm

Experience The Lost Colony venue overlooking the Roanoke Sound while sampling 100 wines , local fare, craft beers, live music & an art show. More information


Flying Into Spring And Easter EGGstravganza

Location: Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head
Start Date: 04/15/2022 | End Date: 04/16/2022
Start Time: 10:00 am | End Time: 4:00 pm

Come enjoy the spirit of the Easter holiday on the Outer Banks while taking advantage of National Kite Month at this fun and family-friendly event that joyfully combines these two celebrations. The Flying Into Spring And Easter EGGstravaganza festival is a great way to take in the fresh spring air along the coastline, while participating in a myriad of games, displays, and a little kite action at one of the best spots on the East Coast for high flying. More Information


Outer Banks Bike Week

Location: Harbinger, NC
Start Date: 04/16/2022 | End Date: 04/24/2022
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The 20th Anniversary of the Outer Banks Bike Week

With Daily Guided Rides, Live Music, Bike Show, Bikini Contest, Vendors, Food & Drink and A Lot More! More information


Easter at Elizabethan Gardens

Location: Elizabethan Gardens
Start Date: 04/16/2022 | End Date: 04/16/2022
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An Outer Banks Springtime tradition! The beauty of spring sets the stage for a fun-filled family event. Children and families will explore and find sweet prize-filled eggs “scavenger” hunt style throughout the gardens. Requires a timed-entry reservation (purchased online only) and compliance with current federal and state mask mandates. Limited to 75 guests at each entry time. Standard admission prices apply. More information


Flying Pirate Half Marathon

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Start Date: 04/23/2022 | End Date: 04/24/2022
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PIRATES, PIRATES EVERYWHERE!From runner costumes, to Expo decorations and all the way to the post-race party! Pirates Rule at the well-organized, professional, fun race! Presented by Outer Banks Sporting Events


Scallywag 5K/10K

Location: Ocracoke
Start Date: 04/23/2022 | End Date: 04/24/2022
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This event is a benifit for Ocracoke Community Radio WOVV, Ocracoke School Athletic Booster Club, and the Ocracoke Community Park! More Information


Dare County KidsFest

Location: Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo, NC
Start Date: 05/06/2022 | End Date: 05/06/2022
Start Time: 9:30 am | End Time: 12:30 pm

Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP) is excited to announce our 13th Annual Kidsfest event! This exciting festival for young children will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022, at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo from 9:30am – 12:30pm. Children, parents, grandparents and child care programs are invited to participate in a morning of music, games, crafts, exploration, and play activities, all for FREE! www.darekids.org.

ESA Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championship

Location: Jennete's Pier, Nags Head
Start Date: 05/06/2022 | End Date: 05/08/2022
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Head to the beach to catch an incredible live show that’s unlike any other on the Outer Banks with the ESA Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championship. Known as a qualifier for the big USA Surfing’s Prime events and USA Surfing Championships that are held in the summertime, this event attracts talented surfers from all across the region and well beyond to the heart of the Outer Banks for a truly spectacular competition. More Information


OBX Rod And Custom Festival

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Start Date: 05/06/2022 | End Date: 05/07/2022
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Automobile enthusiasts can meet and greet with fellow aficionados while exploring some of the most stunning coastlines that North Carolina has to offer at this two-day festival that features a wide array of ways to have fun. The OBX Rod And Custom Festival is a special celebration of vintage and antique cars that will boast a host of family-friendly activities, from local food, to cruise-ins, to displays that will impress car fans of all tastes and ages. More Information


50th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular

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Start Date: 05/19/2022 | End Date: 05/22/2022
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The 50th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular will be held on Thursday, May 19th-Sunday May 22nd. We invite pilots from all over the country to come fly with us for this four-day event at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head, NC, and the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg, NC (see full schedule below). We will have gliders from Wills Wing and Moyes and new Flytec equipment to demo.For more information, check out:


Lighthouse 5K at Whalehead

Location: Historic Corolla Park
Start Date: 05/25/2022 | End Date: 05/25/2022
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Lace up your running shoes and see the sights. Add the fun of a run and fitness to your vacation joining us for a Summer morning 5k run/walk through the Historic Village of Corolla Light. More infromation


Ocrafolk Festival

Location: Ocracoke
Start Date: 06/03/2022 | End Date: 06/05/2022
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Ocrafolk Festival features great music items, food, drink, crafts, clothes, games items, musical instrument, verity of musical device & much more More Information


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


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


40th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival

Location: 3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head
Start Date: 06/17/2022 | End Date: 06/19/2022
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Kitty Hawk Kites and friends will be displaying amazing 30 – 100 ft kites on top of Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Join us and fly a kite of your own, take part in FREE stunt kite lessons, kite coloring for the kiddos, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular kites as they fly in the sky. More information


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


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


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

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


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


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


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!


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.


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


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


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


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