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Outer Banks Events

**Due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions, many of the events below have been cancelled. Calling ahead before heading to an event is recommended.

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 25

    Outer Banks Jeep Jam (Canceled for 2020)

    Location: Nags Head
    Start Date: 09/25/2020 | End Date: 09/26/2020
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    Jeep fans can head to the Outer Banks for one of the biggest regional events of the year for Jeep lovers – the Outer Banks Jeep Jam. Taking place over the course of a cool September weekend, this grand event features live music, kids activities, raffles and giveaways, food and drink, and an endless number of ways to meet and greet with fellow Jeep lovers. More information

  • Oct 10

    Duck Jazz Festival 2020 (Canceled for 2020)

    Location: Duck Town Park
    Start Date: 10/10/2020 | End Date: 10/11/2020
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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 the town of Duck's website for more information!


  • Oct 10

    Oink N' Oyster Roast

    Location: Long Boards Island Grill, Kitty Hawk
    Start Date: 10/10/2020 | End Date: 10/10/2020
    Start Time: 12:00 pm | End Time: 3:00 pm

    Saddle Up to a hearty plate of Eastern North Carolina's favorite fare at the annual Oink N' Oyster Roast. More Information

  • Oct 17

    2020 Outer Banks Seafood Festival (Canceled for 2020)

    Location: Nags Head
    Start Date: 10/17/2020 | 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 19

    The NC VIP Fishing Tournament (Canceled for 2020)

    Location: Jennette's Pier, Nags Head
    Start Date: 10/19/2020 | End Date: 10/22/2020
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    At the NC VIP Fishing Tournament, the VIP stands for Very Important People as well as Visually Impaired Persons, and this tournament is a truly unique fishing event that ensures everyone can join in the fun of fall fishing on the Outer Banks.More Information

  • Oct 24

    OBX Brewtag 2020

    Start Date: 10/24/2020 | 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 05

    Flying Falcon Road Race

    Location: Southern Shores
    Start Date: 11/05/2020 | End Date: 11/05/2020
    Start Time: 8:00 am | End Time: 9:00 am

    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 25

    Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile

    Location: Kill Devil Hills
    Start Date: 11/25/2020 | End Date: 11/25/2020
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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 26

    Poulos Family Christmas

    Location: Kill Devil Hills
    Start Date: 11/26/2020 | End Date: 12/31/2020
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    Follow a couple wooded roads to the heart of Kill Devil Hills to take in one of the most spectacular holiday light displays in coastal North Carolina. The annual “Poulos Family Christmas” lights display has become one of the most beloved Christmas traditions for many Outer Banks locals, and everyone is welcome to discover this expansive holiday display in person to see what all the fuss is about. More information

  • Nov 27

    Hanging with Santa & Kites with Lights

    Location: Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head
    Start Date: 11/27/2020 | End Date: 11/28/2020
    Start Time: 4 PM | End Time: 7 PM

    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. 

  • Dec 17

    Celebration Of Wright Brothers First Flight

    Location: Wright Brothers Memorial, Kill Devil Hills.
    Start Date: 12/17/2020 | End Date: 12/17/2020
    Start Time: 9:00 am | End Time:

    Enjoy an uplifting experience at the exact location where aviation was born at the annual Celebration of the Wright Brothers First Flight at the impossible-to-miss Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills. This day-long celebration honors the birthplace of flight, with a commemoration that coincides with the precise time that the first successful launch took place, and a wealth of activities throughout the day that will delight aviation fans of all ages. More information

  • Nov 25

    Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot

    Location: Duck
    Start Date: 11/25/2021 | End Date: 11/25/2021
    Start Time: 9:00 am | End Time: 12:00 pm

    Start a Thanksgiving holiday by participating in one of the Northern Outer Banks’ favorite traditions – the Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot. This event which is now in its 25th year in 2020 attracts visitors and locals alike who want to run, walk or “trot” before diving into their afternoon Thanksgiving feast. More Information