This Week

Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series

  • Thursday, May 25th 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Nags Head

Spend an evening with a fantastic sunset and a ton of great music by attending one of three concerts that make up the Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series. Hosted by Visit the Outer Banks, and held at the Soundside Event Site – one of the most unique and scenic outdoor venues on the Outer Banks – these concerts will make visitors fall in love with the OBX, thanks to the gorgeous views, fantastic performances, and myriad of things to do. Regional beers and wines from Mother Earth Brewery in Kinston, NC and Sanctuary Vineyards of Currituck, NC will be available for sale, and there will also be local fare from some of the best and most acclaimed eateries on the Outer Banks. In addition, a number of local artisans and craft vendors will be on site selling homemade goods and one-of-a-kind treasures.

Opening Night The Lost Colony

  • Saturday, May 27th 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Manteo

Toast the beginning of the 2017 season for one of the country’s most acclaimed outdoor dramas, The Lost Colony, with this special opening performance at the famed Waterside Theater in the heart of Downtown Manteo. Now celebrating its 80th year, The Lost Colony is the longest-running outdoor drama in America, and is an acclaimed production that tells the story of the first colonists to arrive from England to the “New World,” eventually creating a settlement just steps away from where the performance takes place.

Ocracoke Volunteer Firemen's Ball

  • Saturday, May 27th 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Ocracoke

The 12th annual Ocracoke Volunteer Firemen's Ball has become a tradition for longtime Memorial Day visitors and locals alike, and newcomers are welcome to join in the fun of this special event that celebrates the island’s inherent sense of community.

Memorial Day Beach Blast

  • Sunday, May 28th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Corolla

Take in one of the most famous landmarks in the northern Outer Banks while celebrating a sunny Memorial Day vacation in style by attending the Memorial Day Beach Blast. This afternoon concert will feature a full line-up of great live music, as well as an assortment of food and drinks, in one of the most scenic areas along the North Carolina coastline.

Week of May 29, 2017 - June 4, 2017

Island Art Show

  • Monday, May 29th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Rodanthe

Discover a wealth of local talents from the southern Outer Banks region at the Island Art Show. Held at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center in the town of Rodanthe, this indoor / outdoor event that is held rain or shine features more than 20 artists on display who represent a wide variety of mediums. Visitors will find a collection of handmade and artful cutting boards, T-shirts, phone cases, puzzles, jewelry, recycled artworks, specialty crafted hula hoops, magnets, textiles, photography, and so much more.

6th Annual Shore Break 5K And Tide Pool Fun Run

  • Monday, May 29th 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Avon,

Get your Memorial Day Vacation off to an active and sunny start by participating in the 6th annual Shore Break 5K, which is being held in the heart of Hatteras Island. During this event, runners, walkers, and anyone who wants to enjoy the local Avon sun will embark on a trek through picturesque Kinnakeet Shores on an informal course that includes paved roads, boardwalks, beach walkways, and a few fun but challenging steps over the dunes. The race finishes with an unbeatable view of the Atlantic as participants wind towards the beach, and the inevitable finish line.

Shallowbag Bay Shag Beach Music Festival

  • Tuesday, May 30th
Manteo

Several bands come together in Roanoke Island Festival Park's outdoor stage for a fun day of music. Parking for the event is located at Manteo High School and a shuttle service to the island will be provided. Shuttles run every 10 minutes. Vendors will be selling beer, wine, soda and food all day.

Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series

  • Thursday, June 1st 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Nags Head

Spend an evening with a fantastic sunset and a ton of great music by attending one of three concerts that make up the Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series. Hosted by Visit the Outer Banks, and held at the Soundside Event Site – one of the most unique and scenic outdoor venues on the Outer Banks – these concerts will make visitors fall in love with the OBX, thanks to the gorgeous views, fantastic performances, and myriad of things to do. Regional beers and wines from Mother Earth Brewery in Kinston, NC and Sanctuary Vineyards of Currituck, NC will be available for sale, and there will also be local fare from some of the best and most acclaimed eateries on the Outer Banks. In addition, a number of local artisans and craft vendors will be on site selling homemade goods and one-of-a-kind treasures.

Ocrafolk Festival

  • Friday, June 2nd - Sunday, June 4th
Ocracoke

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.

Dare Day Festival

  • Saturday, June 3rd 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Manteo

Enjoy one of the most scenic corners of the Outer Banks while joining in the fun of one of the longest running festivals in Manteo by attending the 42nd annual Dare Day Festival. This full-day event is held along the downtown waterfront, and features a wide array of activities and attractions that shine a spotlight on the local Manteo culture. Live music will kick off at around 11:00 a.m., with the original Rhondels – a famed blue-eyed soul and beach music band - on the Downtown stage. Throughout the day, there will also be a number of events designed for water and OBX lovers of all ages, including a new-in-2017 Hogway Speedway Racing Pigs, the locally beloved “Anything that Floats but a Boat” Race, the Raingutter Regatta, and the annual competition for the best cake and pie in Dare County with a coveted blue ribbon prize.

Triple-S Invitational

  • Sunday, June 4th - Saturday, June 10th
Waves

Known as the crown jewel of wakestyle kiteboarding competition all around the world, the Triple-S Invitational is one of the best opportunities for Outer Banks visitors to see the world’s best boarders compete in one of the most heated and spectacular competitions on the beach. Held over the course of 7 days on Hatteras Island – which is renowned as one of the top kiteboarding destinations in the world – the Triple-S tournament pits the most famous kiteboarders on the planet against each other in a high-stakes event that promises plenty of aerial acrobatics and amazing displays of skills and agility.

Each day ends with an evening of entertainment and fun, and the event cumulates with the distribution of $50,000 in prize money. Special concerts, including a show by Method Man & Redman, Mix Master Mike & Ky-Mani Marley, will also be held after the day’s competition, which will keep the adrenaline going well after hours. Renowned as one of the most iconic kiteboarding competitions of the year, the Triple-S is an opportunity for active kiteboarders and spectators alike to watch the best of the best. Head to the Pamlico Sound to catch the action, and enjoy a waterfront show unlike any other on the Outer Banks.

6th Annual Freedom 5k

  • Sunday, June 4th 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Kill Devil Hills

Start 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. The 6th Annual Freedom 5k Presented by Sun Realty is a popular racing event that takes place in the heart of the Outer Banks, and which encompasses a beautiful course that launches from the Kill Devil Hills Town Hall. A post-race celebration immediately follows the event, and includes a nice supply of 4th of July appropriate eats – including watermelon, apple pastries, and light refreshments. A one-mile Fun Run also takes place, which is perfect for kids and adults alike who just want a little exercise and a prime opportunity to admire the local views.

Week of June 5, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Triple-S Invitational

  • Sunday, June 4th - Saturday, June 10th
Waves

Known as the crown jewel of wakestyle kiteboarding competition all around the world, the Triple-S Invitational is one of the best opportunities for Outer Banks visitors to see the world’s best boarders compete in one of the most heated and spectacular competitions on the beach. Held over the course of 7 days on Hatteras Island – which is renowned as one of the top kiteboarding destinations in the world – the Triple-S tournament pits the most famous kiteboarders on the planet against each other in a high-stakes event that promises plenty of aerial acrobatics and amazing displays of skills and agility.

Each day ends with an evening of entertainment and fun, and the event cumulates with the distribution of $50,000 in prize money. Special concerts, including a show by Method Man & Redman, Mix Master Mike & Ky-Mani Marley, will also be held after the day’s competition, which will keep the adrenaline going well after hours. Renowned as one of the most iconic kiteboarding competitions of the year, the Triple-S is an opportunity for active kiteboarders and spectators alike to watch the best of the best. Head to the Pamlico Sound to catch the action, and enjoy a waterfront show unlike any other on the Outer Banks.

National Running Day

  • Wednesday, June 7th 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Southern Shores

National Running Day is a special event which is held on the first Wednesday in June, and which brings together runners from all around the country to celebrate and declare their inherent love of running. The day is a perfect vehicle for lifelong runners to reaffirm their dedication to the sport, and it’s also a way for newcomers and beginners to kick start a passion for running of their own.

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – Mat Bergman With Max Rosenblum

  • Wednesday, June 7th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Kill Devil Hills

Spend an evening of laughter at one of the premiere spots on the Outer Banks for good times – The Comedy Club OBX. On June 7th and June 8th, the Comedy Club OBX will host comedian Matt Bergman, who has been performing at clubs and area colleges since he was a student himself, and who has risen through the ranks to become one of the most sought after comedians in the business.

The Stranger at the Beach Klub

  • Thursday, June 8th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Avon

Head to the Avon Beach Klub on Thursday night to enjoy a little live music and dancing at one of the largest entertainment venues on the islands. On June 8th, the Papawack Theater at the Beach Klub will be hosting The Stranger – an acclaimed Billy Joel Tribute Band. Formed by Mike Santoro in 2009, a native Long Island resident, The Stranger has been a favorite part of a number of festivals, events, and celebrations all around the world. Today, the six-member band is a music powerhouse that has been heralded as one of the most exciting and entertaining musical groups around.

Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series

  • Thursday, June 8th 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Nags Head

Spend an evening with a fantastic sunset and a ton of great music by attending one of three concerts that make up the Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series. Hosted by Visit the Outer Banks, and held at the Soundside Event Site – one of the most unique and scenic outdoor venues on the Outer Banks – these concerts will make visitors fall in love with the OBX, thanks to the gorgeous views, fantastic performances, and myriad of things to do. Regional beers and wines from Mother Earth Brewery in Kinston, NC and Sanctuary Vineyards of Currituck, NC will be available for sale, and there will also be local fare from some of the best and most acclaimed eateries on the Outer Banks. In addition, a number of local artisans and craft vendors will be on site selling homemade goods and one-of-a-kind treasures.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Climb

  • Friday, June 9th 9:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Buxton

Enjoy a special opportunity to see Hatteras Island after hours from a bird’s eye perspective with the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Climb. This one-night-only tour leads a small group of lighthouse visitors to the very top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse to enjoy unparalleled views of the island that extend from Avon to Buxton and beyond, and which includes miles of Atlantic Ocean.

Rogallo Kite Festival

  • Saturday, June 10th - Sunday, June 11th
Nags Head

The Rogallo Kite Festival includes two days of kite flying to honor Francis Rogallo, NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing. His inventions started the sport of hang gliding and his designs have carried over into the stunt kites, power kites and hang gliders that are flown today.

Week of June 12, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Surf And Science Summer Camp - UNC CSI

  • Monday, June 12th - Friday, June 16th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wanchese

Young explorers who want to learn everything there is to know about the local Outer Banks environment will have a ball at the Surf And Science Summer Camp – a weeklong summer camp that is hosted by the UNC Coastal Studies Institute. This day camp that’s held from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. will introduce kids ages 10-15 to a wealth of fun activities that can all be enjoyed in the central Outer Banks, including kayaking, pontoon boat trips, fishing, and even snorkeling. Along the way, kids will learn all about the area environment while discovering the local wildlife and ecosystems that make this string of barrier islands so remarkably unique.

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – John Knight With Jimmy Roberson

  • Tuesday, June 13th - Friday, June 16th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Spend an evening of laughs at one of the best destinations for live entertainment on the Outer Banks - The Comedy Club OBX – with this special limited performance that brings one of the most renowned comedic talents in the country to the heart of the Nags Head shoreline. The Comedy Club OBX has long been considered one of the go-to destinations along the beach for evening entertainment, and visitors can easily join in the fun with this special consecutive-day show that features two notable and talented comedians - John Knight and Jimmy Robinson.

The Embers at the Beach Klub

  • Thursday, June 15th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Avon

Spend a night near the sand and waves listening to one of the most famous beach music bands in the country by heading to the Beach Klub to enjoy a special one-night-only performance by The Embers. Widely considered one of the founders of the “Beach Music” movement, the Embers have been touring the Carolinas, Virginias, the Gulf Coast, and everywhere in between, spreading the good vibes and great tunes that will make anyone kick off their flip flops and start dancing. Established in 1958, and featuring a great line-up of songs that combine rhythm and blues, heart and soul, and lots of feel good music, The Embers is an institution when it comes to coastal tunes you can dance to.

BIC SUP One Design Series - Manteo

  • Thursday, June 15th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

Have you ever wanted to get your toes wet in one of the hottest watersports to land on the Outer Banks, or test out your skills against other paddlers who love the local waters as much as you do? Then this event is for you. The BIC SUP One Design Series is a full day of on-the-water fun that introduces newcomers to one of the most popular activities on the OBX – stand-up paddle boarding. This event combines a series of easy-going races that everyone in the family can enjoy, as well as a number of clinics for beginners who want to get out, explore, and try something new.

Sunrise 5k & Little Crab Crawl

  • Thursday, June 15th 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Nags Head

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.

2nd Annual Soundside FunFair

  • Thursday, June 15th - Sunday, June 18th 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Nags Head

Kick off your summer vacation in style by popping by one of the most entertaining events of the season which also benefits a fantastic cause – the 2nd Annual Soundside FunFair. This multi-day event creates a good old fashioned carnival atmosphere along the waterfront in Nags Head with a wealth of activities and attractions that are sure to leave everyone smiling.

SUPtastic

  • Saturday, June 17th 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Manteo

Want to test your paddling skills against local and visiting SUP fans, or just enjoy one of the most scenic on-the-water courses in the central Outer Banks? Then you’ll want to make sure that this engaging event that’s designed for sports fans and water lovers is on your upcoming OBX vacation itinerary.

Week of June 19, 2017 - June 25, 2017

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – David Tveity And Matty Litwack

  • Tuesday, June 20th - Friday, June 23rd 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Head to one of the most entertaining spots on the OBX after hours for an evening of comedy that will be the highlight of any vacation. The Comedy Club OBX has been described as one of the best destinations on the beach for an evening of good times and laughs, and for a limited run only, visitors can enjoy the talents of two acclaimed comedians - David Tveity and Matty Litwack.

For King and Country

  • Wednesday, June 21st 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Manteo

Enjoy an evening of live music under the stars with this special concert that’s sponsored by His Generation, and which combines Christian music with one of the most scenic venues along the Outer Banks coastline. For King & Country, formerly known as Joel & Luke as well as Austoville, consists of the Christian pop duo of Joel and Luke Smallbone – two Australian brothers who are renowned for their exceptional music and inspirational message. The acclaimed Christian band We are Messengers will also be performing, and visitors will enjoy a night of great music that’s almost overshadowed by the stunning surroundings of the Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth Tournament

  • Wednesday, June 21st 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nags Head

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 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. The age groups for competitors are 4-9 years old and 10-16 years old, and trophies as well as rod and reel combos are awarded to the largest fish caught by a girl and boy angler for the day. Participants in the “catch and release” tournament can enjoy a full morning of fishing before going to a celebratory and awards lunch close to the pier.

Sunset 5k & Carolina Pig Pickin

  • Thursday, June 22nd 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Nags Head

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.

East Coast Grom Tour

  • Saturday, June 24th
Nags Head

Younger surfers who want to enjoy a little competition while meeting and greeting with fellow surfing enthusiasts from all across the region will want to sign up for this event which puts the talents of young surfers in the spotlight. The East Coast Grom Tour is a special surfing competition that’s designed for kids 17 years old and under, and which features multiple categories for girls and boys who want to compete along the waves of the Outer Banks.

Week of June 26, 2017 - July 2, 2017

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – Andy Woodhull With Sam Evans And Mike Cronin

  • Tuesday, June 27th - Friday, June 30th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Visitors who love to laugh can enjoy the talents of not one but three acclaimed comedians - Andy Woodhull, Sam Evans and Mike Cronin – at this special limited run performance at The OBX Comedy Club. The OBX Comedy Club has long been heralded as one of the most entertaining destinations on the beach after hours, and during this special event, visitors can enjoy some of the best talents in the country with a single night on the town.

Nags Head Beach 5k Race

  • Thursday, June 29th 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Nags Head

Visitors who want to enjoy an active morning exploring the beach scene by the famed Jennette’s Pier while engaging in a little family-friendly competition will want to sign up for this annual summertime event that’s becoming a favorite race of the warm weather season. The Nags Head Beach 5k Race, which is sponsored by Village Realty, is a fun run through the sand that takes joggers, walkers and runners on a cool course through the heart of scenic Nags Head.

Run Swim Run And 5k

  • Thursday, June 29th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Nags Head

Start your upcoming vacation with a literal splash by taking part in this event that celebrates an active Outer Banks lifestyle. The Run Swim Run And 5k – as the name would appropriately suggest – is a combination of beach running and ocean swimming that highlights some of the best outdoor adventures on the OBX.

Week of July 3, 2017 - July 9, 2017

Independence Day 1850 At Island Farm

  • Tuesday, July 4th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Manteo

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. Featuring a wealth of historic homes with period artifacts, live farm animals, and costumed interpreters who explain what life was like for these original locals, The Island Farm is both an educational and utterly fascinating attraction for visitors of all ages.

Outer Banks Beer Mile

  • Wednesday, July 5th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Join the Outer Banks Brewing Station in a fun Independence Day weekend run that presents plenty of reason to celebrate. This adult 21 and over celebration starts with a refreshing brew before an easy-going, mile-long jog, walk or run around the heart of the Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills.

The Comedy Club OBX Presents – Tim Young With Greg Smrdel

  • Wednesday, July 5th - Friday, July 7th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Enjoy a night out that’s centered on big laughs with a visit to The Comedy Club of the OBX for a special limited time performance by Tim Young. The Comedy Club has long been heralded as one of the best places to enjoy a little after-hours entertainment, and at this special show, visitors will be treated to a performance by one of the most talented comedians currently on the circuit

Island Art Show

  • Thursday, July 6th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Rodanthe

Discover a wealth of local talents from the southern Outer Banks region at the Island Art Show. Held at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center in the town of Rodanthe, this indoor / outdoor event that is held rain or shine features more than 20 artists on display who represent a wide variety of mediums. Visitors will find a collection of handmade and artful cutting boards, T-shirts, phone cases, puzzles, jewelry, recycled artworks, specialty crafted hula hoops, magnets, textiles, photography, and so much more.

BIC SUP One Design Series | Duck

  • Thursday, July 6th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duck

Come enjoy one of the fasting growing watersports on the Outer Banks while exploring a cool corner of waterfront Duck by joining in the fun of the BIC SUP One Design Series. This family friendly event shines a spotlight on stand-up paddle boarding, or “SUP,” and centers around a race through a scenic section of the Currituck Sound.

Week of July 10, 2017 - July 16, 2017

Wright Kite Festival

  • Saturday, July 15th - Sunday, July 16th
Kill Devil Hills

Walk through the museum and gain knowledge of the birthplace of aviation and then put this knowledge to the test outside with Kitty Hawk Kites. Large kites will be on display throughout the weekend, joining in the sky with the Wright Memorial!

Week of July 17, 2017 - July 23, 2017

Week of July 24, 2017 - July 30, 2017

Week of July 31, 2017 - August 6, 2017

Outer Banks Watermelon Festival

  • Thursday, August 3rd
Nags Head

Celebrate summer with Kitty Hawk Kites and support the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition at the 10th Annual OBX Watermelon Festival on Thursday, August 4 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Nags Head.

Week of August 7, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Week of August 14, 2017 - August 20, 2017

Alice Kelly Ladies Billfish Tournament

  • Monday, August 14th
Nags Head

The Alice Kelly Memorial Tournament has been a tradition on the Outer Banks for nearly 30 years, and is one of the most famous offshore fishing tournaments where only the ladies are allowed to compete.

Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament

  • Monday, August 14th - Friday, August 18th
Manteo

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.

Week of August 21, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Week of August 28, 2017 - September 3, 2017

Week of September 4, 2017 - September 10, 2017

Hatteras Village Invitational

  • Friday, September 8th - Saturday, September 9th
Hatteras Village

Surf fishing along the shoreline of Hatteras Island is truly unparalleled, and local and vacationing anglers alike can enjoy a full weekend of casting and reeling in the good coastal catches at this fishing tournament that attracts anglers from all around the country.

Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition

  • Saturday, September 9th - Sunday, September 10th
Nags Head

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.

Kitty Hawk Kites and the Eastern League Stunt Kite Association will host demos and a competition on the field and a FREE family fun fly day. Enjoy massive display kites flying high, and participate in stunt and power kite lessons given by pros.

Come watch some of the nation’s most talented kite fliers put on world-class displays of artistry and skill with kite flying set to music, synchronized performances, and more.

Week of September 11, 2017 - September 17, 2017

Week of September 18, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge

  • Friday, September 22nd - Sunday, September 24th
Waves

Bring your rods and reels and discover how incredible the fishing on the Outer Banks can be when the temps cool and the fall season rolls around by signing up for the Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge. This popular fishing tournament that’s now in its second year takes place all across the islands, and allows anglers to pick a favorite spot, cast a line, and hopefully reel in a few big catches, as well as a few hefty cash prizes, along the way.

Week of September 25, 2017 - October 1, 2017

Artrageous Art Extravaganza

  • Monday, September 25th
Kill Devil Hills

At the annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza, everyone can enjoy a little hands-on creativity with lots of interactive displays, live demos, and fun artistic activities for the young and the young at heart. The family-friendly environment features regionally acclaimed artists showing and selling their works, as well as plenty of food vendors and live music throughout the event. Proceeds from the day-long festival go to benefit the Artrageous Scholarship Fund, cultural arts programs in the Outer Banks community, and art education programs in the Dare County Schools. For a celebration that is sure to appeal to all the art lovers In the family, the Artrageous Art Extravaganza is not to be missed.

Week of October 2, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival

  • Wednesday, October 4th - Saturday, October 7th
Manteo

The music lasts from around 11:00 a.m. until midnight, with several dozen musicians sharing the stage. Attendees are encouraged to purchase both tickets and lodgings well in advance, as despite its off-season timing, this event tends to fill up fast. If your dream idea of a vacation involves laying back in your most comfortable beach chair and taking in the best bluegrass acts the region has to offer, then you'll definitely want to set an October weekend aside for a vacation for the Outer Banks newest, and potentially most popular local festivals, the Bluegrass Festival.

Duck Jazz Festival

  • Sunday, October 8th - Monday, October 9th
Duck

The 10th Duck Jazz Festival presented by PNC returns to Duck on Columbus Day weekend in 2016. The multi-day event starts on Friday October 7th with a family-friendly Movie on the Green. Saturday October 8th, enjoy a concert with Frank Vignola following with a Live Jam along the sound. On Sunday, October 9, 2016, enjoy the main event, a free, non-ticketed, day-long festival showcasing national, regional and local jazz musicians on two stages. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. with live music starting at 11:00 a.m. and food and soft drinks available for purchase, Chairs will be available for rent on-site. The festival will take place rain or shine. Attendees are invited to bring food, coolers, chairs, blankets and well-behaved dogs. For event updates, follow Duck Jazz Festival on Facebook and Twitter, and use #duckjazz on your posts and pictures.

Week of October 9, 2017 - October 15, 2017

Duck Jazz Festival

  • Sunday, October 8th - Monday, October 9th
Duck

The 10th Duck Jazz Festival presented by PNC returns to Duck on Columbus Day weekend in 2016. The multi-day event starts on Friday October 7th with a family-friendly Movie on the Green. Saturday October 8th, enjoy a concert with Frank Vignola following with a Live Jam along the sound. On Sunday, October 9, 2016, enjoy the main event, a free, non-ticketed, day-long festival showcasing national, regional and local jazz musicians on two stages. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. with live music starting at 11:00 a.m. and food and soft drinks available for purchase, Chairs will be available for rent on-site. The festival will take place rain or shine. Attendees are invited to bring food, coolers, chairs, blankets and well-behaved dogs. For event updates, follow Duck Jazz Festival on Facebook and Twitter, and use #duckjazz on your posts and pictures.

Week of October 16, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Wings Over Water

  • Tuesday, October 17th - Sunday, October 22nd
Rodanthe

The Outer Banks, and the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in particular, is known as one of the best bird watching destinations in the world, and the annual Wings Over Water celebrates this distinction like no other local festival. The weeklong event, which is being held each October, features a wide range of educational programs, lectures, and opportunities to meet and greet with fellow birders. During this year's festival, attendees will also have the opportunity to go on guided birding trips, attend art and photography workshops, take a tram or kayak tour of National Wildlife Refuge, visit an ancient maritime forest, and much, much more. A complete schedule can be found online at the organization's website, and attendees should note that some programs do cost a small fee of roughly $20 - $25 dollars.

Capital City Four Wheelers Surf Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, October 21st - Sunday, October 22nd
Hatteras

The group which hosts the tournament, Capitol City Four Wheelers, is based out of Virginia and is always looking for new members who love and promote safe 4WD accessible driving. For an October surf fishing tournament that revolves around driving along the incredible beaches of Hatteras Island, the Capitol City Surf Fishing Tournament is certainly one to watch.

Outer Banks Seafood Festival

  • Saturday, October 21st
Nags Head

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is rapidly becoming one of the highlights of the fall season, with plenty of fresh seafood, storytelling, and activities to keep everyone fully entertained. This all-day event takes place at the waterfront Event Site in Nags Head, and is free to the public. Highlights include a Kids' Zone, live music throughout the day, boat exhibits, cooking demonstrations, "Fish House" Olympic events, and much more. Vendors will be on hand offering plenty of local fare to sample and enjoy, from local arts and crafts to hot clam chowder and ice cold raw oysters. Celebrate the heritage of the Outer Banks seafood industry, and enjoy this educational and thoroughly entertaining event.

Week of October 23, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Manteo Wooden Boat Show

  • Monday, October 23rd
Manteo

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. Registration is open to allowner built or restored and professionally built or restored wooden boats, including power, sail, and row or paddle. All proceeds help with our youth sailing program. Enjoy wooden boats displayed in the water and on the grounds of the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum.

NCBBA Red Drum Tournament

  • Wednesday, October 25th - Saturday, October 28th
Nags Head

Open to everyone, and historically one of the most popular and well-loved surf fishing tournaments on the beach, the original Red Drum Tournament may have a new name and a new organizer, but it is still one of the best reasons for anglers in-the-know to make an October visit to the Outer Banks.

Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree

  • Friday, October 27th - Sunday, October 29th
Ocracoke

Come to Ocracoke for a Pirate Halloween! The Ocracoke Pirate Jamboree is an annual, two-day event is highlighted by an all-day, family friendly, Pirate Encampment by Blackbeard's Pirate Crew on Ocracoke. Come see what Pirate Life was truly like in this true to life 17th and 18th encampment. Wear your costumes and enjoy activities such as: a Scallywag School for Kids, Strolling Minstrels, Sword Fights, Black Powder Demonstrations, The Pirate Bazaar, Beer Gardens, and lots of other Pirate activities. The Event culminates with a 3 Ship Pirate Battle on Silver Lake - watch the cannons roar as Black Beard meets his fate. Plus, many of other Halloween Activities to enjoy throughout the weekend.

Outer Banks Brewtag

  • Saturday, October 28th
Nags Head

Flying kegs, a beer garden featuring over 20 local and regional beers, kids zone featuring arts and crafts and a mechanical shark, live music, local food vendors … you can’t ask for much more! OBX Brewtag is presented by Kitty Hawk Kites, The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, and BrewThru with the proceeds benefitting The Rogallo Foundation. This third annual only-on-the-OBX celebration of flight and beer is not to be missed!

Week of November 6, 2017 - November 12, 2017

Week of November 20, 2017 - November 26, 2017

22nd Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot

  • Thursday, November 23rd 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duck

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 22nd year attracts visitors and locals alike who want to run, walk or “trot” before diving into their afternoon Thanksgiving feast.

Week of November 27, 2017 - December 3, 2017

Duck Yuletide Celebration

  • Saturday, December 2nd
Duck

Back by popular demand, the Town of Duck invites visitors and locals alike to help them ring in the holiday season with this weekend-long celebration of all things festive. Local shops and merchants will keep their doors open late for holiday shoppers, and local restaurants will sponsor a Tapas crawl. The town green will be honored with a special visit by Santa, and visitors can enjoy a full afternoon and evening filled with live music, sing-alongs, and the lighting of the town's official "Crab Pot Tree." For a celebration that is miles wide and boosts the holiday spirit of everyone in the community, the Duck Yuletide Celebration is not to be missed.

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

The Hilton Garden Inn is a great place to stay and have your wedding on the Outer Banks. From its great location to its friendly staff to its beautiful views, you will enjoy gorgeous decor and top-notch service.