• Saturday, May 18th 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Discover the joys – and occasion challenges – of gardening on the Outer Banks by attending the Coastal Gardening Festival. This annual festival that’s been going strong for 16 years and counting is a celebration of native and naturalized flora and fauna, and is a must for visitors and locals alike who appreciate the blooming landscape of the Outer Banks.

The event features a world of reasons to explore, which includes more than 60 vendors who will offer budget-friendly plants, garden artworks, and handcrafted goods to serve as a refreshing and wholly unique Outer Banks souvenir. In addition, there are tons of children’s activities for budding gardeners, including hands-on crafts, games, and even a scavenger hunt. All of the proceeds from the event go towards the Coastal Gardening Festival’s sponsors, including the Dare Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association and the Dare County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, and everyone is welcome to attend. With a full roster of activities throughout the day, and fantastic tips and tricks provided by local vendors and specialists on what grows the best on the Outer Banks, this festival is a fantastic event for anyone who wants to turn their own local landscape into an homage to the OBX scene.