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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.  


  • Sep 20

    OBX Jeep Mutiny 5

    Location: Nags Head
    Start Date: 09/20/2018 | End Date: 09/23/2018
    Start Time: 5 PM | End Time:

    Offroading with Luke & Eddie's Outer Banks Jeep Mutiny 5! This family-friendly event includes a pirate costume contest, island treasure hunt, and beach convoy. Find out more info here.

  • Sep 29

    The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival

    Location: Manteo
    Start Date: 09/29/2018 | End Date: 09/29/2018
    Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 5:00 PM

    2nd Annual Lost Colony Wine and Culinary Festival Grand Tasting. You can purchase tickets here.

  • Oct 03

    Bluegrass Island Festival 2018

    Location: Roanoke Island Festival Park
    Start Date: 10/03/2018 | End Date: 10/06/2018
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    Enjoy the sounds of bluegrass at Roanoke Island Festival Park from artists including Summer Brooke & Mountain Faith Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Mile Twelve, and many more! Get your tickets here

  • Oct 04

    Outer Banks Parade of Homes

    Location: From Carova to Oracoke Island
    Start Date: 10/04/2018 | End Date: 10/07/2018
    Start Time: 10:00 AM | End Time: 6:00 PM

    Parade of Homes has marvelous custom built homes scattered from Carova to Oracoke Island. Held over Columbus Day weekend, this year's Parade opens on Thursday, October 4th at 10 AM and homes remain open 10 - 6 each day except Sunday, October 7th when the hours are 10 AM - 3 PM. For more info on tickets and listed homes click here.

  • Oct 06

    Duck Jazz Festival 2018

    Location: Duck Town Park
    Start Date: 10/06/2018 | End Date: 10/07/2018
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    The Town of Duck brings jazz to the Duck Town Park annually on Columbus Day weekend. This non-ticketed festival includes a full day of performances on two stages. Food and drinks are available for purchase from local restaurants. Check out highlights from the 2017 event below and find more info on their here.

  • Oct 20

    2018 Outer Banks Seafood Festival

    Location: Nags Head
    Start Date: 10/20/2018 | End Date:
    Start Time: 10 AM | End Time: 6 PM

    Check back for details.

  • Oct 27

    OBX Brewtag 2018

    Start Date: 10/27/2018 | End Date:
    Start Time: 12 PM | End Time: 6 PM

    A celebration of flight and beer, OBX Brewtäg 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.

    The cost to compete at OBX Brewtag is only $50 and the sky’s the limit as to how creative your homemade flying contraption can be! Individuals and teams are welcome.

    A rather crafty selection of local and regional beer and food will be available for purchase that day. This family-friendly event will also feature plenty of activities for the kiddos! 

    Find out more info here.

  • 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 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
    Start Time: | End Time:

    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. 

    Friday 11/23/18 from 10 AM - 2 PM

    Saturday 11/24/18 from 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.