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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.

  • Feb 25

    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

  • Apr 16

    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

     

  • Apr 16

    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

  • Apr 23

    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

  • Apr 23

    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

  • May 06

    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

  • May 06

    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

  • May 19

    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: Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular

  • Jun 03

    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