Week of October 3, 2022 - October 9, 2022

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, October 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Manteo

Manteo’s vibrant downtown scene is on full display during this monthly event that highlights the area’s businesses, restaurants and galleries that makes this central Outer Banks community so unique. The First Friday in Manteo is held every month on the initial Friday of the month, and is a street festival that will make any new visitor fall in love with this charming coastal community.

Week of October 10, 2022 - October 16, 2022

Week of October 31, 2022 - November 6, 2022

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, November 4th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Manteo

Manteo’s vibrant downtown scene is on full display during this monthly event that highlights the area’s businesses, restaurants and galleries that makes this central Outer Banks community so unique. The First Friday in Manteo is held every month on the initial Friday of the month, and is a street festival that will make any new visitor fall in love with this charming coastal community.

OBX Veterans Week

  • Friday, November 4th - Sunday, November 13th
Manteo

Through arts, music, and miles of fun, the Outer Banks celebrates visiting and local veterans alike through this special event that has a wealth of ways to stay entertained while discovering the heart of the islands’ cultural scene. OBX Veterans Week is an annual event which honors veterans and their families through live concerts, cool activities and arts in downtown Manteo, and so much more.

Week of November 7, 2022 - November 13, 2022

OBX Veterans Week

  • Friday, November 4th - Sunday, November 13th
Manteo

Through arts, music, and miles of fun, the Outer Banks celebrates visiting and local veterans alike through this special event that has a wealth of ways to stay entertained while discovering the heart of the islands’ cultural scene. OBX Veterans Week is an annual event which honors veterans and their families through live concerts, cool activities and arts in downtown Manteo, and so much more.

Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

  • Saturday, November 12th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Nags Head

The summertime farmer’s market at Dowdy Park in Nags Head makes a seasonal and holiday-themed return with this unique market that’s a perfect destination for folks to get a jump start on their Christmas shopping and preparations. The Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market is a fun and festive destination for folks of all tastes, thanks to an assortment of local goodies from the Outer Banks and beyond.

Week of November 21, 2022 - November 27, 2022

Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

  • Saturday, November 26th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Nags Head

The summertime farmer’s market at Dowdy Park in Nags Head makes a seasonal and holiday-themed return with this unique market that’s a perfect destination for folks to get a jump start on their Christmas shopping and preparations. The Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market is a fun and festive destination for folks of all tastes, thanks to an assortment of local goodies from the Outer Banks and beyond.

Week of November 28, 2022 - December 4, 2022

Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

  • Thursday, December 1st 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Nags Head

The summertime farmer’s market at Dowdy Park in Nags Head makes a seasonal and holiday-themed return with this unique market that’s a perfect destination for folks to get a jump start on their Christmas shopping and preparations. The Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market is a fun and festive destination for folks of all tastes, thanks to an assortment of local goodies from the Outer Banks and beyond.

Festival Latino de Ocracoke

  • Friday, December 2nd
Ocracoke

Celebrate the vibrant Latino community on Ocracoke Island which has been growing and thriving in the past 20 years with this special festival that features a wealth of tempting foods, arts and crafts, music, activities for kids, and much more. Held at the Ocracoke School during the day and the Ocracoke Community Center at night, this festival deliciously combines education and effortless fun to present a day that visitors of all tastes will adore.

Week of December 5, 2022 - December 11, 2022

Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, December 6th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Nags Head

The summertime farmer’s market at Dowdy Park in Nags Head makes a seasonal and holiday-themed return with this unique market that’s a perfect destination for folks to get a jump start on their Christmas shopping and preparations. The Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market is a fun and festive destination for folks of all tastes, thanks to an assortment of local goodies from the Outer Banks and beyond.

Week of May 1, 2023 - May 7, 2023

Wooden Boat Kids

  • Saturday, May 6th 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Beaufort

The Annual Wooden Boat Show isn’t just for master craftsmen and adults, as kids will find a wealth of activities designed with them in mind at the corresponding Wooden Boat Kids event. Held throughout the two-day festival at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, this event allows kids to join in the fun through an array of hands-on activities, demonstrations, arts and crafts, competitions, and more.

Week of July 31, 2023 - August 6, 2023

Ocracoke Fig Festival

  • Friday, August 4th - Saturday, August 5th
Ocracoke

Take a stroll along any shaded street in Ocracoke village and you’ll naturally notice the town’s love of all-things fig. Fig trees are everywhere in this coastal town, and during this annual celebration, visitors and locals alike can celebrate the fig through a myriad of  music, dancing, history, activities, and of course, plenty of fig goodies.

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

Welcome to the home of the happy oyster where for over 35 years the oyster has been our world. The Outer Banks only authentic oyster bar is the place to enjoy sensational fare from the sea washed down with your favorite brew or cocktail. We serve by the peck, pound, and dozen, raw or steamed to perfection. Kicked back casual, down to earth friendly staff, and reasonable prices make Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar the all-time favorite of locals and travelers alike.

The idea wasn’t to set out and establish a new concept restaurant on the Outer Banks, but that’s exactly what Awful Arthur’s owner Jo Whitehead and her late husband, Jay, accomplished more than 35 years ago when they opened the area’s first authentic oyster bar.

 

Awful Arthur’s opened in May 1984 on the Outer Banks. “We embraced the concept of an authentic copper top bar with the idea of it being a major drawing card and it still is,” explains Whitehead. “I get oysters wherever they are local. We follow the warm waters.” 

 

Just across from the ocean, in Kill Devil Hills, oyster season is year-round at Awful Arthur’s. Diners can take a seat at the copper-topped bar to observe the staff shucking oysters, served raw or steamed, along with shrimp, crab legs and clams all steamed to perfection. 

 

It’s not just the raw bar that’s earned Awful Arthur’s both local and national recognition, including being named one of America’s greatest oyster bars by Coastal Living magazine. The restaurant is a seafood-lover’s paradise, offering the freshest catches available.