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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 21

    Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival

    Location: Hatteras
    Start Date: 02/21/2020 | End Date: 02/23/2020
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    Celebrate the pristine and stunning landscape of Hatteras Island in the wintertime with this annual festival that is celebrating its second year in 2020. More information

  • Mar 07

    Outer Banks Wedding Weekend & Expo

    Location: Kill Devil Hills
    Start Date: 03/07/2020 | End Date: 03/08/2020
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    This 2 day event is presented by the Outer Banks Wedding Association. Exploring the magic of the Outer Banks and why it has become such a great location for bride and grooms special day.

  • Mar 14

    Annual Outer Banks Beer Mile

    Location: Kitty Hawk
    Start Date: 03/14/2020 | End Date: 03/14/2020
    Start Time: 2:00 pm | End Time: 3:00 pm

    Join the crew of The Brewing Station – a beloved destination for beer lovers – for this annual, active celebration that will give attendees a jump start on their St. Patrick’s Day festivities.The event is hosted by the OBX Running Company, and entails an energetic race that requires runners to down a 10 oz. beer for every quarter mile that they tackle.

  • Mar 26

    Outer Banks Taste of The Beach

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    Start Date: 03/26/2020 | End Date: 03/29/2020
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    4 Days of Food Drink and Fun on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Save the Date and make plans to join us for the upcoming 2020 Outer Banks Taste of the Beach event on Thursday, March 26th ~ Sunday, March 29th, 2020. More Information

  • Mar 28

    Blackbeard's Revenge 100

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    Start Date: 03/28/2020 | End Date: 03/28/2020
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    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.Blackbeard's Revenge 100 features a 100 Mile, 100 Mile Relay and 100 Kilometer option, and the full course extends from the northern town of Corolla all the way to Hatteras village. More information

  • Apr 04

    Farewell Angelina

    Location: First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills
    Start Date: 04/04/2020 | End Date: 04/04/2020
    Start Time: 7:30 pm | End Time:

    Everyone in the music-loving crowd will be dancing in their seats to this acclaimed all-female country group that is making a special appearance on the Outer Banks for a one-night-only show. For tickets and more information

  • Apr 10

    Flying Into Spring And Easter EGGstravganza

    Location: Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head
    Start Date: 04/10/2020 | End Date: 04/11/2020
    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

  • Apr 11

    OBX WIND

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    Start Date: 04/11/2020 | End Date: 04/18/2020
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    Head to Hatteras Island for one of the biggest windsurfing events in the country with the annual OBX Wind Competition.The week-long OBX Wind festival features a number of corresponding activities and events, which includes a wide range of clinics for windsurfers of all skill levels, (including advanced sessions with professional riders), tons of demo gear for windsurfers to try, multiple freestyle and other competitions, and one of the largest long-distance races on Hatteras Island and miles beyond.

  • Apr 18

    Outer Banks Bike Week

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    Start Date: 04/18/2020 | End Date: 04/26/2020
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    The annual Outer Banks Bike Week features a full line-up of events that are dotted throughout the Outer Banks, and bikers are encouraged to take a spin down N.C. Highway 12 from Corolla to Ocracoke to discover miles and miles of pristine shoreline. Though the detailed activities and events change slightly every year to keep folks coming back, expect to enjoy guided tours through some of the OBX’s most scenic destinations, party nights, tattoo and bikini contest, and more than 100 vendors. More Information

  • Apr 18

    Flying Pirate Half Marathon

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    Start Date: 04/18/2020 | End Date: 04/20/2020
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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 25

    WOOFstock

    Location: Soundside Event Site, Nags Head
    Start Date: 04/25/2020 | End Date: 04/25/2020
    Start Time: 10:00 am | End Time: 1:00 pm

    WOOFstock 2020 is a great opportunity to explore one of the Outer Banks’ most stunning venues with your favorite furry family members. During the festivities, dogs and their human friends can explore a wealth of vendors which includes pet-health suppliers, bakers, artists, craftsmen, and more local businesses who love pets as much as attendees do. In addition to the exhibitors, WOOFstock 2020 also features pet friendly events throughout the day, which includes the “Outer Banks Spring Splash,” featuring Dock Dogs and a 25,000-gallon competition pool.

  • Apr 25

    Ocracoke Island Jolly Roger 5K, Queen Anne's Revenge 10K & Blackbeard's Half Marathon

    Location: Ocracoke
    Start Date: 04/25/2020 | End Date: 04/25/2020
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    Put on your best eyepatch and get ready for a fun and engaging race that traces the steps of some of piracy’s most notable characters. The Ocracoke Island Jolly Roger 5K, Queen Anne's Revenge 10K & Blackbeard's Half Marathon is an annual running event on Ocracoke Island that attracts fitness fans of all ages and abilities, and which takes the village by storm via a fun and engaging course that’s close to the shoreline. More Information

  • May 01

    ESA Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championship

    Location: Jennete's Pier, Nags Head
    Start Date: 05/01/2020 | End Date: 05/03/2020
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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 01

    OBX Rod And Custom Festival

    Location: Kill Devil Hills
    Start Date: 05/01/2020 | End Date: 05/02/2020
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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 08

    Dare County KidsFest

    Location: Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo, NC
    Start Date: 05/08/2020 | End Date: 05/08/2020
    Start Time: 9:30 am | End Time: 12:30 pm

    Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County & Roanoke Island Festival Park Present KidsFest at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. Friday, May 8th, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. FREE Event. Join us for exciting hands-on Crafts & Activities for young children, including: Bubbles and Corn Hole, Face Painting, Photo Booths, Ice Cream / Snowballs, Fire Truck / Police Car and lots more! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy! For more information call 441-0614 or visit www.darekids.org.

     

  • May 09

    Annual Nags Head Woods 5K Run

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    Start Date: 05/09/2020 | End Date: 05/09/2020
    Start Time: 8:00 am | End Time: 10:00 am

    Come and enjoy a scenic run through some of the prettiest terrain that the central Outer Banks has to offer with this race that has been going strong for more than 35 years. The Annual Nags Head Woods 5K Run is a great running event that falls on Mother’s Day Weekend, and which features plenty of reasons to put on your sneakers and hit the road, and the sandy, wooded trails. More Information

  • May 13

    Bluegrass Island Festival 2020

    Location: Roanoke Island Festival Park
    Start Date: 05/13/2020 | End Date: 05/16/2020
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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!

  • May 14

    48th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular

    Location: Jockey's Ridge State Park
    Start Date: 05/14/2020 | End Date: 05/18/2020
    Start Time: 10:00 am | End Time: 4:00 pm

    The Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show will run from May 14th through May 18th with competitions each day.  The Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is FREE TO THE PUBLIC FOR VIEWING with fun activities all day long. For more information, check out: Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular

  • May 31

    Outer Banks Annual Food Truck Showdown

    Location: Nags Head
    Start Date: 05/31/2020 | End Date: 05/31/2020
    Start Time: 11:00 am | End Time: 5:00 pm

    Hungry visitors will want to make sure they attend the Outer Banks Annual Food Truck Showdown – a fairly new event on the OBX that is already garnering plenty of attention and anticipation. Featuring a wide array of food trucks, area eateries, breweries, entertainment, and so much more!! 

  • Jun 05

    Ocrafolk Festival

    Location: Ocracoke
    Start Date: 06/05/2020 | End Date: 06/07/2020
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    Get your toes tapping with an island celebration of musicians, storytellers, artisans, local food, and so much more by joining in the community-wide fun of the Ocrafolk Festival. This full weekend event is held in the heart of Ocracoke Village, with multiple performances and activities happening around virtually every corner of Silver Lake Harbor. More Information

  • Jun 06

    Outer Banks Tiny Home Festival

    Location: The Soundside Event Site, Nags Head
    Start Date: 06/06/2020 | End Date: 06/07/2020
    Start Time: 10:00 am | End Time: 6:00 pm

    2-Day Festival Tiny Home Showcase. Tiny Home Builders/Manufacturers, Tiny Home Owners, Skioolies, Yurts, Gypsy, Container Homes, Boxtruck Conversions.Tiny Home Experts/Show Hosts/Speakers, Musical Entertainment, Beer Garden, Food Trucks.. More Information

  • Jun 11

    Soundside FunFair

    Location: Soundside Event Site, Nags Head
    Start Date: 06/11/2020 | End Date: 06/14/2020
    Start Time: 5:00 pm | End Time: 11:00 pm

    Summer kickoff to benefit Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County. June 11-14, 2020, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm each day at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. Bring friends and family for some good old-fashioned carnival fun to benefit Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP). This multi-day event along the waterfront features all the sights, sounds, and smells of a carnival with 12 great rides including a giant Ferris wheel, games and classic food concessions, such as cotton candy, funnel cakes, chicken-on-a-stick, and more! For more information visit darekids.org/events. (Interested in volunteering at the FunFair? Email cypdare@darekids.org.)

  • Jun 11

    Sunrise 5K & Little Crab Crawl

    Location: Nags Head
    Start Date: 06/11/2020 | End Date: 06/11/2020
    Start Time: 7:30 am | End Time: 9:00 am

    Start your Outer Banks vacation with a burst of energy and a little sunshine on the sand with this family-friendly racing event that highlights the best views on the beach. The Sunrise 5k & Little Crab Crawl takes place along the oceanfront shores of Nags Head, and is a great way for walkers, joggers and runners to enjoy a little friendly competition and comradery with fellow active visitors and locals while taking in a scenic OBX sunrise over the Atlantic. More Information

  • Jun 17

    Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth Tournament

    Location: Jennette's Pier, Nags Head
    Start Date: 06/17/2020 | End Date: 06/17/2020
    Start Time: 8:00 am | End Time: 12:00 pm

    Share a love of fishing with the youngest members in your vacationing party with this special fishing tournament that’s designed with youth anglers in mind. The Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth Tournament, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020, is an annual fishing tournament that takes place on the famous Jennette’s Pier, and which is open to all anglers ages 16 and under. More Information

  • Jun 19

    38th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival

    Location: 3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head
    Start Date: 06/19/2020 | End Date: 06/21/2020
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    The festival will be held at Jockey's Ridge State Park and Jockey’s Ridge Crossing and is FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Kitty Hawk Kites and friends will display 30- to 100-foot 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 kids, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the spectacular kite show!

  • Jun 20

    Sunset 5K & Carolina Pig Pickin

    Location: Nags Head
    Start Date: 06/20/2020 | End Date: 06/20/2020
    Start Time: 6:30 pm | End Time: 9:00 pm

    Take advantage of an opportunity to enjoy two of the things coastal North Carolina is known for - fantastic beaches and barbecue – with this racing event that combines a wealth of OBX activities in a single and fun-filled evening. The Sunset 5k & Carolina Pig Pickin is held at the stunning Jennette’s Pier in the heart of Nags Head, and is a fun and lightly competitive race that cruises by the beaches and soundside regions where the sunset is at its natural best. Walkers, joggers, and runners are all welcome to attend, and to enjoy the scene while engaging on a fast-paced tour of the central Outer Banks. More Information

  • Jun 23

    Annual Under the Oaks Art Festival

    Location: Whalehead in Historic Corolla
    Start Date: 06/23/2020 | End Date: 06/24/2020
    Start Time: 10:00 am | End Time: 6:00 pm

    Peruse a colorful array of vibrant artworks and crafts while enjoying the postcard-perfect setting on the grounds of the Whalehead Club by attending the 19th Annual Under the Oaks Art Festival. This popular festival brings together a collection of talented artists and artisans who will share their wares in a pretty outdoor setting that will make shoppers want to linger and enjoy the views over the Currituck Sound. More Infromation

  • Jul 02

    Ocracoke Independence Day Celebration

    Location: Ocracoke
    Start Date: 07/02/2020 | End Date: 07/05/2020
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    Head to the tiny coastal village of Ocracoke for a big Independence Day celebration that includes fireworks, a parade, and plenty of family fun. The highlight of the Ocracoke Independence Day Celebration is the annual amazing fireworks display over the Silver Lake Harbor after the sun goes down.More Information

  • Jul 04

    Independence Day 1850 At Island Farm

    Location: Manteo
    Start Date: 07/04/2020 | End Date: 07/04/2020
    Start Time: 10:00 am | End Time: 4:00 pm

    Take a step back in time to the Outer Banks of the mid-1800s, and celebrate Independence Day in a historical fashion, with a visit to The Island Farm. Located in the heart of Manteo, The Island Farm is a unique attraction that takes visitors on a tour of what life was like for island residents more than 150 years ago.More Information

  • Jul 04

    Town of Manteo Independence Day Fireworks

    Location: Manteo
    Start Date: 07/04/2020 | End Date: 07/04/2020
    Start Time: 9:30 pm | End Time:

    The Town of Manteo will host an incredible display of fireworks over the water on 4th of July that will make any Independence Day celebration truly memorable. Launched over the Roanoke Sound and Shallowbag Bay, visitors can find a spot along the downtown docks or a seat at the famed Roanoke Island Festival Park to catch an incredible show with a stunning backdrop. More information

  • Jul 04

    4th of July Celebration at Avon Pier

    Location: Avon
    Start Date: 07/04/2020 | End Date: 07/04/2020
    Start Time: 9:00 pm | End Time: 9:45 pm

    Celebrate your Independence Day with a bang at the Avon Pier and Avon Beach Klub on Hatteras Island. More information

  • Jul 04

    Annual Festival of Fireworks

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    Start Date: 07/04/2020 | End Date: 07/04/2020
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    Celebrate the birth of America with live music, a wealth of summertime foods and games, and an incredible fireworks display over the Currituck Sound at the Annual Festival of Fireworks. More information

  • Jul 04

    Town Of Nags Head Fireworks Spectacular

    Location: Nags Head
    Start Date: 07/04/2020 | End Date: 07/04/2020
    Start Time: 9:25 pm | End Time: 10:00 pm

    Head to the heart of Nags head for this special 4th of July fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean that will leave all beach-goers breathless. The Town Of Nags Head Fireworks Spectacular will be held on the evening of Independence Day, and is sure to be a show-stopping aspect of any Outer Banks vacation. More information

  • Jul 05

    Annual Freedom 5K

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    Start Date: 07/05/2020 | End Date: 07/05/2020
    Start Time: 8:00 am | End Time:

    Continue your Independence Day celebration with a refreshing run along one of the most naturally scenic routes on the beach with this event that has attracted scores of active locals and vacationers alike. More information

  • Jul 11

    42nd Annual Wright Kites Festival

    Location: Wright Brothers Memorial, Kill Devil Hills
    Start Date: 07/11/2020 | End Date: 07/12/2020
    Start Time: 10 AM | End Time: 4 PM

    Take flight where flight first began with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Enjoy a walk through the museum, and 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.

    Large 30 – 100-foot kites will be flying high on display. We invite you to come fly kites of your own, take FREE stunt and power kite flying lessons, and bring the kiddos on over to our kite making station.

    Admission to the park is $7, but participation in the kite festival is totally FREE!

    Find more info here.

  • Jul 24

    Carolina Boat Builders Tournament

    Location: Manteo
    Start Date: 07/24/2020 | End Date: 07/25/2020
    Start Time: 8:30 am | End Time: 8:30 pm

    Join in the fun of one of the summer’s most highly anticipated fishing tournaments while supporting a wonderful local cause by signing up for the Carolina Boat Builders Tournament. More information

  • Aug 06

    OBX Watermelon Festival

    Location: Jockey's Ridge Crossing in Nags Head
    Start Date: 08/06/2020 | End Date: 08/06/2020
    Start Time: 10:00 AM | End Time: 4:00 PM

    This is a fun for all type of event! Let the mid summer kick off with the 14th Annual Outer Banks Watermelon Festival. This event is sponsored by Kitty Hawk Kites and it helps support the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition. Admission is FREE. If you wish to participate in in the games and watermelon activites then price will vary. Here's the scoop on the fun: games, food, face painting, tie-dye shirt making, arts and crafts activities, an inflatable waterslide, and much more. Kids you can compete in the watermelon seed spitting and eating to win awesome prizes. Food and ice cream will be available for purchase by Mulligan's Raw Bar and Grille and Scoops Homemade Ice Cream. Be there and have fun!

  • Aug 08

    Pirates Cove & Alice Kelly Ladies Billfish Tournament

    Location: Manteo
    Start Date: 08/08/2020 | End Date: 08/24/2020
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    The Alice Kelly Memorial Tournament has been a tradition on the Outer Banks for 31 years, and is one of the most famous offshore fishing tournaments where only the ladies are allowed to compete. More Information

    Head to the waterfront docks of Manteo to take part in one of the biggest offshore fishing tournaments of the year at the annual Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament.More Information

  • Aug 12

    OBX Pirate Festival

    Location: Nags Head-Kitty Hawk Kites
    Start Date: 08/12/2020 | End Date: 08/13/2020
    Start Time: 10 AM | End Time: 4 PM

    Ahoy Mateys! Get ready for a swashbucklin’ good time as Kitty Hawk Kites hosts the Outer Banks Pirate Festival.

    Pirates of Blackbeards Crew and mateys will be camped out at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing. Come learn the vast history of pirates on the OBX, and participate in Scalawag school for the little ones to see if they have what it take to be a part of Blackbeards’ Crew!
    The event is free and kid-friendly!
     
  • Aug 18

    Virginia Dare's Birthday

    Location: Manteo
    Start Date: 08/18/2020 | End Date: 08/18/2020
    Start Time: 9:00 am | End Time: 2:00 pm

    The Elizabethan Gardens celebrates the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the New World, with special discounted rates on admission to the gardens, as well as a wealth of activities that will delight young and old visitors alike. More Information

  • Sep 02

    WRV Outer Banks Pro Surf Contest

    Location: Nags Head
    Start Date: 09/02/2020 | End Date: 09/06/2020
    Start Time: 7:00 am | End Time: 4:00 pm

    Known as one of the most highly anticipated surf contests on the Outer Banks as well as the East Coast, the WRV Outer Banks Pro Surf Contest is a thrill for participants and spectators alike, thanks to a stellar location in the town of Nags Head, and a world of talented riders competing for the title of OBX champ. More Information

  • Sep 12

    OBX Kite Festival

    Location: Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head
    Start Date: 09/12/2020 | End Date: 09/13/2020
    Start Time: 10 AM | End Time: 4 PM

    OBSKC is a regional kite competition bringing some of the nation’s best kite fliers right here to our back yard. Come out and join us for 3 days of kite flying fun for the whole family.

    This event is FREE and open to the public.

  • Sep 19

    Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament

    Location: Nags Head
    Start Date: 09/19/2020 | End Date: 09/20/2020
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    Get a taste of the exceptional fall fishing on the Outer Banks from a new and on-the-water perspective at this September event that will appeal to experienced anglers and kayaking newcomers alike. More Information

  • Sep 25

    Outer Banks Jeep Jam

    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

    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

    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

    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

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    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.

  • Oct 31

    Roanoke Island Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show

    Location: Manteo
    Start Date: 10/31/2020 | End Date: 10/31/2020
    Start Time: 9:00 am | End Time: 5:00 pm

    Enjoy a day at the Manteo waterfront and see wooden boats displayed in the water and on the grounds of the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum at this special event that pays homage to the region’s deep ties to maritime history and culture. More information

  • 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

    Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot

    Location: Duck
    Start Date: 11/26/2020 | End Date: 11/26/2020
    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

  • 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
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    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