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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.  


  • Nov 01

    OBX Veteran's Week

    Location: Downtown Manteo
    Start Date: 11/01/2018 | End Date: 11/11/2018
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    Sassagrass - Eclectic Acoustic Bluegrass - live in concert Friday, November 10 at Pamlico Jack's. Free concert open to the public. Show starts at 9 p.m. Hosted by the Outer Banks Marathon and Dare County Arts Council.

    Other great Veterans Week Events and for a complete directory of ceremonies and events visit

  • Nov 10

    Outer Banks Marathon & Southern Fried Half

    Start Date: 11/10/2018 | End Date:
    Start Time: 7 AM | End Time:

    Register for the Outer Banks Marathon here.

  • Nov 22

    6th Annual Surfin' Turkey 5K & Puppy Drum 1/2 Mile Fun Run

    Location: Hatteras, NC
    Start Date: 11/22/2018 | End Date: 11/22/2018
    Start Time: 8:00 am | End Time: 11:00 am

    Run this beautiful 5K course through the historic fishing village of Hatteras to support the youth of Hatteras Island. The proceeds from this race support the Hatteras Island Youth Education fund (HIYEF). HIYEF provides funding for educational opportunities and enrichment in Hatteras Island schools. To register and for more information: Surfin' Turkey Run

  • Nov 23

    Hanging with Santa & Kites with Lights

    Location: Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head
    Start Date: 11/23/2018 | End Date: 11/24/2018
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    Come spread the holiday cheer with Kitty Hawk Kites and 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.

    Friday (11/23/18) - 10 AM - 2 PM

    Saturday (11/24/18) - 1 PM - 7 PM

  • Nov 24

    Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens

    Location: Manteo
    Start Date: 11/24/2018 | End Date: 01/19/2018
    Start Time: 6 PM | End Time: 9 PM

    It's that time of year to see the gorgeous lights that are dotted throughout the Elizabethan Gardens. For ticket info info click here.

  • Dec 01

    14th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes

    Location: Manteo, NC
    Start Date: 12/01/2018 | End Date: 12/01/2018
    Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 6:00 PM

    These locations will be festively decorated and open for tour participants to enjoy from noon to 6 p.m. Included on the tour are several of the historic island homes, new construction built by the “Manteo way of life” guidelines and a renovated dual-purpose office/home building plus more.   The Outer Banks Distillery, home of the Kill Devil Rum and located at 510 Budleigh Street, will serve as the check-in point for the tour. Light refreshments will be served there, and tour participants will have the added benefit of touring the building  and seeing the before and after photos of this historic building. The owners are also doing afternoon tastings for the tour goers. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased the day of the tour beginning at 11:30am. Participants will be given a brochure that includes a map of the tour route. We encourage walking or biking the tour to enjoy the sidewalks, the fresh air and the other homes and businesses you will see along your way. Brian Brockway of Manteo Cyclery has donated the usage of his bikes during the tour on a first come, first serve basis.

     Manteo Preservation Trust sponsors the tour to encourage the public’s understanding and appreciation of the historic heritage of Manteo and Roanoke Island, both architecturally and culturally.   The Holiday Tour of Homes is one of the highlights of a festive weekend of events in Manteo including the Town’s holiday pageant and tree lighting on Friday evening beginning at 5:45 p.m., the Christmas parade at 11am on Saturday morning and Winter Lights at the Elizabethan Gardens on the north end of the island. Come early, shop, dine and bring in your holiday season Roanoke Island style.  

    Click here for more information

  • Dec 08

    Hatteras Island Christmas Parade

    Location: Hatteras, NC
    Start Date: 12/08/2018 | End Date: 12/08/2018
    Start Time: 2:00 PM | End Time:

    The holidays would not be complete without an old fashion Christmas parade and Hatteras Village is where you can find one. For warm, hometown, holiday spirit, this is an event that no one should miss. After the parade and as twilight draws nigh, Santa is transported throughout the village on one of the local fire trucks wishing holiday cheer to all the local youngsters as well as to those who are young at heart