This Week's Highlights

This Week

Hatteras Fish Fry

  • Saturday, August 24th 5:00 PM
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Hatteras

Discover the coastal flavors of the southern Outer Banks with this local fish fry that puts fresh catches and plenty of tasty sides in the spotlight. The weekly Hatteras Fish Fry has become a tradition for long-time vacationers and locals alike, and is a delicious opportunity to sample the great coastal fare that this barrier island shoreline is renowned for.

OBX Wedding Fest

  • Sunday, August 25th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Nags Head

Couples who are dreaming of a wedding on the Outer Banks will want to make the OBX Wedding Fest their first stop. This full-day wedding fair that’s hosted by the Outer Banks Wedding Association provides access to a wealth of wedding professionals to make planning a destination OBX event a breeze.

Week of August 26, 2019 - September 1, 2019

Sunset Festival at Kitty Hawk Kites

  • Monday, August 26th - Friday, August 30th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Nags Head

Jockey’s Ridge Crossing will be hosting the Annual Sunset Festival this year running from June 10th to September 1st. Make it a fun trip to Jockeys Ridge Crossing to experience their nightly events, shopping, sweet treats and walk up the sand dunes to experience the serene sunsets. The Outer Banks has one of best places to view the evening Sunset on Jockeys Ridge Sand Dunes.  Stop by the Kitty Hawk Kites Store to pickup a kite to fly while watching the sunset. Life on a Sandbar has a little bit of everything, including sand art projects, cool hair wraps/braids and beautiful jewelry. Try some of the best homemade ice cream on the Outer Banks at Scoops and some amazing fudge at the Fudgery. Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has great new items from Salty Crew, Vans, Hurley and more. to some of the best deals for Hobie Kayaks. Stop by Natural Life for some great good vibes product and take your photo in front the new mural!

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, August 27th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Avon

Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon’s Farmer’s Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, August 28th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Corolla

Enjoy a little active fun in the sun while exploring some of the coolest and most scenic corners of the northern Outer Banks with this special running event that’s held on Wednesdays in the heart of Corolla.

Currituck Cornhole Tournament

  • Wednesday, August 28th 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Corolla

Head to one of the prettiest spots in Corolla for an engaging cornhole tournament that will engage competitive family members of all ages. This weekly summertime tournament is sponsored in part by the Currituck Travel & Tourism department, and with cool prizes for winners as well as a stunning venue on the grounds of the Whalehead Club, it’s sure to be an enjoyable addition to any Outer Banks vacation.

Kiteboarding Demo Days

  • Wednesday, August 28th
Rodanthe

Every year, a wave of new equipment arrives on the scene that takes the sport of kiteboarding to the next level, and watersports fans who want to see everything that’s cool and brand new can get a sneak peek via the Kitty Hawk Kites Demo Days. Held at the Kiteboarding Resort in Rodanthe, this unique event gives boarders an opportunity to try out the newest brands, styles and gear on the global kiteboarding scene.

WRV Outer Banks Pro Surf Contest

  • Wednesday, August 28th - Sunday, September 1st 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nags Head

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.

Island Art Show

  • Thursday, August 29th 10:00 AM - 4:00 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.

Hatteras Fish Fry

  • Saturday, August 31st 5:00 PM
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Hatteras

Discover the coastal flavors of the southern Outer Banks with this local fish fry that puts fresh catches and plenty of tasty sides in the spotlight. The weekly Hatteras Fish Fry has become a tradition for long-time vacationers and locals alike, and is a delicious opportunity to sample the great coastal fare that this barrier island shoreline is renowned for.

Week of September 2, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Labor Day 5k/1 Mile

  • Monday, September 2nd 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Kill Devil Hills

Add a little active exploration to your vacation by participating in this annual event that marks the end of the summer running season on the Outer Banks. The Labor Day 5k/1 Mile is a fun and engaging run that veers through the heart of Kill Devil Hills, and which presents plenty of stunning scenery along the way, and ample reasons to come out and discover this coastal community.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, September 3rd 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Avon

Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon’s Farmer’s Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.

OBX Arts & Crafts Festival

  • Wednesday, September 4th - Thursday, September 5th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Kitty Hawk

Check out the OBX Arts & Crafts Festival in early September at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk with 25 local artists featuring painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, glasswork, fiber and textile arts, collage, metalwork and more.

Hatteras Village Civic Assn. Invitational Tournament

  • Thursday, September 5th - Saturday, September 7th
Hatteras

Surf fishing along the shoreline of Hatteras Village is truly unparalleled. Invited participants 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.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, September 6th 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.

Outer Banks Kite Festival

  • Saturday, September 7th - Sunday, September 8th
Nags Head

Enjoy a thrilling scene along the towering sand dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park as giant kites and stunt kite pilots wow the crowd at the engaging and family-friendly Outer Banks Kite Festival. Hosted by Kitty Hawk Kites, this festival features both live demonstrations and interactive activities to ensure that everyone can have a ball enjoying the high flying lifestyle on the Outer Banks.

Outer Banks Annual Food Truck Showdown

  • Sunday, September 8th 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Nags Head

Hungry visitors will want to make sure they attend the Outer Banks Annual Food Truck Showdown – a new-in-2018 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, this filling festival is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with any visitors who have an appetite for fresh, local, and ultimately delicious Outer Banks fare.

Week of September 9, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Day at the Docks

  • Friday, September 13th - Saturday, September 14th
Hatteras

Come celebrate the history and culture of Hatteras Island’s working watermen at this annual event in the heart of Hatteras Village that has become a tradition for fall visitors and locals alike. Day at the Dock takes place along the waterfront that’s adjacent to the village marinas, and is a delightful combination of fresh seafood and good eats, live demonstrations, working commercial fishing boats, live music, kids activities, and more, and is a true and authentic sample of what life on Hatteras Island is all about.

OBX Pridefest

  • Friday, September 13th - Sunday, September 15th
Nags Head

Head to the cool and relaxed Outer Banks in late September to join in the fun of one of the region’s most distinctive and popular area festivals. Pridefest is a three-day gay pride festival that is full of activities, food, music, and ample beach time, and which is open to all LGBTQ folks and their supporters and friends.

Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament

  • Friday, September 13th - Saturday, September 14th
Nags Head

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. The annual Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament shines a spotlight on the sport of kayak fishing through a host of great prizes, exceptional fishing conditions, and plenty of fun enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and cool weather of autumn in the Outer Banks.

Outer Banks Triathlon

  • Saturday, September 14th - Sunday, September 15th
Manteo

Triathletes train for months to achieve their dream. Come to the Outer Banks Triathlon and experience the enthusiam, inspiration and skill! The Sprint Triathlon distance is perfect for those beginner triathletes. Move up to the Olympic Triathlon distance or choose the Half Triathlon distance and see if you have what it takes!

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Climb

  • Saturday, September 14th 7:30 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.

Cape Hatteras Wave Classic

  • Saturday, September 14th - Friday, September 20th
Waves

Head to the waves of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore to catch this epic competition that combines powerful waves with incredible athletic ability. The Cape Hatteras Wave Classic is a waves-focused kiteboarding event that features some of the best conditions for incredible action along the Hatteras Island beaches.

HICF Chowder Cookoff

  • Saturday, September 14th
Hatteras

Bring an appetite and a love of fresh coastal fare to this event which corresponds with the annual Day at the Docks Festival, and which is a favorite celebration of the incredible flavors of Hatteras Island. The HICF Chowder Cook-off has been a highly anticipated contest for roughly 10 years that pits area chefs against each other for the title of “Best Chowder on the Island.” Best of all, the event also allows visitors to taste a variety of fresh samples that are sure to satisfy any craving for local flavor.

Adult Lemonade Stand at Jack Brown's in Kill Devil Hills

  • Saturday, September 14th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Join us during Hunger Action Month to support the Beach Food Pantry and have fun while doing good! There will be alcoholic and non-alcoholic lemonades available. A family-friendly movie will be shown in the backyard from 7p-9p, so bring a blanket or your lawn chairs. Jack Brown’s famous burgers and fries will be available for purchase and a percentage of the sales will benefit the pantry.

ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

  • Sunday, September 15th - Saturday, September 21st
Nags Head

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the best surfers on the East Coast go head to head at this “grand finale” event that is renowned as one of the best surfing competitions on the Eastern Seaboard.

Week of September 16, 2019 - September 22, 2019

ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

  • Sunday, September 15th - Saturday, September 21st
Nags Head

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the best surfers on the East Coast go head to head at this “grand finale” event that is renowned as one of the best surfing competitions on the Eastern Seaboard.

Cape Hatteras Wave Classic

  • Saturday, September 14th - Friday, September 20th
Waves

Head to the waves of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore to catch this epic competition that combines powerful waves with incredible athletic ability. The Cape Hatteras Wave Classic is a waves-focused kiteboarding event that features some of the best conditions for incredible action along the Hatteras Island beaches.

Monthly Kayak Fishing Clinic

  • Tuesday, September 17th
Nags Head

Fishermen and watersports fans alike will appreciate this opportunity to learn the basics of one of the Outer Banks’ fastest growing sports – kayak fishing – via a free session that covers all the essentials and beyond. Hosted by the Kitty Hawk Kites Store on the edge of the Nags Head / Manteo Causeway, these summertime Monthly Kayak Clinics will inspire anyone to paddle out and join in the fishing fun.

Surfalorus Film Festival

  • Thursday, September 19th - Saturday, September 21st
Manteo

Surfers, filmmakers, movie buffs, nature fans, and curious visitors alike can all come together for an incredible film festival that celebrates all things aquatic. Presented by Cucalorus and the Dare County Arts Council, this three-day celebration of coastal North Carolina marine culture is sure to impress movie fans of all varieties, with an array of local and regional films that highlight life by the coastal waters.

Harbizaar

  • Saturday, September 21st 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Point Harbor

A family event at The Harbinger Center featuring a live broadcast with Ray Turner from Dixie 105.7 with giveaways, a flea market with a wide variety of  items at great prices and food, pony rides, bounce house and great fun for all. 

Week of September 23, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge

  • Friday, September 27th - Sunday, September 29th
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.

Outer Banks Jeep Jam

  • Friday, September 27th - Sunday, September 29th
Nags Head

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.

The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival

  • Saturday, September 28th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

Food, drink, and history are all deliciously combined at The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival – a unique afternoon event that features plenty of decadent tastes and fun for foodies of all varieties.

 

Week of September 30, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Halloween International Film Festival

  • Thursday, October 3rd - Saturday, October 5th
Kill Devil Hills

Get your Halloween off to a deliciously spooky start with this unique film festival that’s celebrating its 4th year on the Outer Banks. The Halloween International Film Festival is a multi-day event that features a wide array of independent movies from all over the region and the world, and which caps off each series of films with a wealth of spooky activities that will get everyone into the seasonal spirit.

Fall Restaurant Week

  • Friday, October 4th - Saturday, October 12th
Nags Head

The demand and popularity of the Spring Restaurant Week on the Outer Banks has led to the inaugural Fall Restaurant Week, a full seven days of fresh fish and gourmet delicacy heaven, beginning right after those Thanksgiving leftovers have been cleared out of the fridge. Area restaurants will be offering special menus, tastings, and even samples for attendees during the event, and patrons are advised to save their appetites and enjoy the realm of fresh fare that has made the Outer Banks famous. With fixed-price tasting menus available for lunch and / or dinner at a wide range of establishments, all a vacationer has to do is grab a fork and knife, and dig in to the incredible cuisine that the Outer Banks is known for.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, October 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.

Oink N' Oyster Roast

  • Saturday, October 5th 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kitty Hawk

Saddle Up to a hearty plate of Eastern North Carolina's favorite fare at the annual Oink N' Oyster Roast. Held at the Longboards Island Grill in Kitty Hawk, and sponsored by the First Flight Rotary Club, this annual feast is a delicious way to support a range of non-profit organizations while filling an amorous appetite for local seafood.

Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

  • Saturday, October 5th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Manteo

Celebrate the fall season at one of the prettiest outdoor attractions in the heart of Roanoke Island with this special weekly event that has become a favorite activity for locals and fall visitors alike. Pumpkin Patch Saturdays are a fantastic opportunity for kids and adults to pick up their own Halloween pumpkins while exploring a myriad of activities and attractions found within the Island Farm.

Fish Like a Girl

  • Saturday, October 5th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Avon

Head to the Avon Pier to show the area anglers how it’s really done with this special fishing tournament that puts girls and women in the spotlight. The “Fish Like A Girl” event is an all-women’s charity fishing tournament that lets the ladies show off their stuff at one of the best destinations on Hatteras Island for fishing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Week of October 7, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Fall Restaurant Week

  • Friday, October 4th - Saturday, October 12th
Nags Head

The demand and popularity of the Spring Restaurant Week on the Outer Banks has led to the inaugural Fall Restaurant Week, a full seven days of fresh fish and gourmet delicacy heaven, beginning right after those Thanksgiving leftovers have been cleared out of the fridge. Area restaurants will be offering special menus, tastings, and even samples for attendees during the event, and patrons are advised to save their appetites and enjoy the realm of fresh fare that has made the Outer Banks famous. With fixed-price tasting menus available for lunch and / or dinner at a wide range of establishments, all a vacationer has to do is grab a fork and knife, and dig in to the incredible cuisine that the Outer Banks is known for.

Ducktoberfest

  • Wednesday, October 9th 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Duck

Celebrate the end of summer and the arrival of another gorgeous fall with this festival that puts great brews and great food in the spotlight. Ducktoberfest is a combination of all things delicious, thanks to plenty of craft beers, a nice array of tapas, and live music in one of the prettiest corners of charming Duck.

Island Art Show

  • Thursday, October 10th 10:00 AM - 4:00 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.

Outer Banks Parade of Homes

  • Thursday, October 10th - Sunday, October 13th
Duck

Discover a veritable treasure trove of homes that are scattered along 60 miles of pristine barrier island coastline with this special annual event that attracts thousands of visitors from all across the region who want to see what’s new and amazing on the Outer Banks home front. The Outer Banks Parade of Homes is a four-day event that visitors can explore at their leisure to discover new structures, new builders, or just to be inspired for their own coastal residence by the sea.

Eggshells in the Outer Banks / Tearstock Rally

  • Friday, October 11th - Monday, October 14th
Rodanthe

Discover how beautiful the local beaches of Hatteras Island can be in the fall, while meeting and greeting with tons of other Teardrop owners who love life on the road as much as you do, by attending this special annual rally that’s held over the picturesque Columbus Day Weekend.

Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

  • Saturday, October 12th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Manteo

Celebrate the fall season at one of the prettiest outdoor attractions in the heart of Roanoke Island with this special weekly event that has become a favorite activity for locals and fall visitors alike. Pumpkin Patch Saturdays are a fantastic opportunity for kids and adults to pick up their own Halloween pumpkins while exploring a myriad of activities and attractions found within the Island Farm.

HICF Positively Pink 5K and Fun Run

  • Saturday, October 12th
Avon

Enjoy a breezy fall outing that starts with a light run or jog and ends with plenty of food, fun, and live music at this annual event that goes to benefit a very worthy local cause, the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation. The HICF Positively Pink 5K is a great outing that’s open to visitors and locals of all ages, and which shows just how fun the Outer Banks can be in the fall when everyone comes together to help out a favorite community organization.

Week of October 14, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Eggshells in the Outer Banks / Tearstock Rally

  • Friday, October 11th - Monday, October 14th
Rodanthe

Discover how beautiful the local beaches of Hatteras Island can be in the fall, while meeting and greeting with tons of other Teardrop owners who love life on the road as much as you do, by attending this special annual rally that’s held over the picturesque Columbus Day Weekend.

Wings Over Water

  • Tuesday, October 15th - Sunday, October 20th
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 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 to participate.

Capital City Four Wheelers Surf Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, October 19th - Sunday, October 20th
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 19th
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 a family-friendly outing that will make anyone fall in love with this staple of the Outer Banks’ culinary cuisine.

Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

  • Saturday, October 19th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Manteo

Celebrate the fall season at one of the prettiest outdoor attractions in the heart of Roanoke Island with this special weekly event that has become a favorite activity for locals and fall visitors alike. Pumpkin Patch Saturdays are a fantastic opportunity for kids and adults to pick up their own Halloween pumpkins while exploring a myriad of activities and attractions found within the Island Farm.

Week of October 21, 2019 - October 27, 2019

NCBBA Red Drum Tournament

  • Wednesday, October 23rd - Saturday, October 26th
Avon

Open to everyone, and historically one of the most popular and well-loved surf fishing tournaments on the beach, the  Red Drum Tournament 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

  • Thursday, October 24th - Sunday, October 27th
Ocracoke

Come to Ocracoke Island for a Pirate Halloween! The Ocracoke Pirate Jamboree is an annual and multiple day event that is highlighted by a family-friendly Pirate Encampment by Blackbeard's Pirate Crew on Ocracoke Island, and an ensuing world of fun on the southern Outer Banks.

Roanoke Island Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show

  • Saturday, October 26th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 at this special event that pays homage to the region’s deep ties to maritime history and culture.

Outer Banks Brewtag

  • Saturday, October 26th 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Nags Head

A celebration of flight and beer, OBX Brewtag 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 in 2019 is only $50 and the sky is the limit as to how creative your homemade flying contraption can be! Individuals and teams are welcome.

Admission to the event is FREE to the general public. 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!

Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

  • Saturday, October 26th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Manteo

Celebrate the fall season at one of the prettiest outdoor attractions in the heart of Roanoke Island with this special weekly event that has become a favorite activity for locals and fall visitors alike. Pumpkin Patch Saturdays are a fantastic opportunity for kids and adults to pick up their own Halloween pumpkins while exploring a myriad of activities and attractions found within the Island Farm.

Outer Banks Halloween Parade Of Costumes

  • Sunday, October 27th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Get into the spooky Halloween spirit with this event that is quickly becoming a favorite holiday celebration in the central Outer Banks and beyond. The 6th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes is a celebration of all things scary and fun, with a myriad of activities and corresponding events that will make anyone want to join in the seasonal fall fun.

Week of October 28, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Roanoke Island Maritime Museum Haunted House

  • Thursday, October 31st 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Enjoy an evening of history, mystery, and a few spooky surprises along the way at this Halloween-themed event that takes place at the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, and which will be a wonderfully scary and engaging event for “kids” of all ages.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, November 1st 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.

Evening Lantern Tours

  • Friday, November 1st 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Manteo

The historic Island Farm in Manteo takes on a spooky new appearance during this Halloween season event that will send chills down anyone’s spine. Highlighting this local attraction from an entirely new after-hours perspective, these spooky tours are sure to be a thrilling addition to any off-season Outer Banks vacation.

OBX Veterans Week

  • Friday, November 1st - Sunday, November 10th
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.

Currituck Heritage Festival

  • Saturday, November 2nd 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Powells Point

Embark on an adventure off the Outer Banks shoreline for this fun annual event that’s held in the heart of the Currituck Mainland. The Currituck Heritage Festival is a veritable celebration of All Things Inner Banks, with a wealth of activities, fun and games for kids, and a famous BBQ competition that will have all attendees ready to dive into this North Carolina staple.

Flying Falcon Road Race

  • Saturday, November 2nd 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Southern Shores

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.

Week of November 4, 2019 - November 10, 2019

OBX Veterans Week

  • Friday, November 1st - Sunday, November 10th
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.

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament

  • Wednesday, November 6th - Saturday, November 9th
Hatteras

Renowned as one of the oldest fishing tournaments on the East Coast, the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament is also one of the biggest Hatteras island tournaments of the years, with hundreds of anglers flocking to the southern Outer Banks for exceptional fall fishing that can't be found anywhere else. With big prizes and plenty of opportunities to have fun off the beach, this tournament has become a generations-old tradition for local and visiting anglers alike. 

Festival Latino de Ocracoke

  • Friday, November 8th - Sunday, November 10th
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.

PBR Classic Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, November 9th - Sunday, November 10th
Avon

Discover how much fun fall fishing can be on the southern Outer Banks with this annual fishing tournament that’s celebrating its fourth year. Held at the Avon Pier in the heart of Avon village, the PBR Classic Fishing Tournament is a great way to cash in on the exceptional November fishing conditions while enjoying plenty of good times and great friends on Hatteras Island.

Week of November 11, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Beach Food Pantry’s 6th Annual Holiday Chefs’ Challenge

  • Thursday, November 14th 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Manteo

Outer Banks Chefs will compete for the title of "Crown Prince or Princess of Canned Goods." Each chef has 60 minutes to cook a dish using item(s) that the Beach Food Pantry would normally keep in stock for clients. Attendees and a three-judge panel vote for their favorite dishes.

Week of November 18, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Hatteras Island Arts and Craft Guild Holiday Show

  • Saturday, November 23rd - Sunday, November 24th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Buxton

Get into the holiday spirit while perusing a far-reaching range of arts and crafts that are delightfully one-of-a-kind with this seasonal event that always attracts locals and visiting shoppers alike. The Hatteras Island Arts and Craft Guild Holiday Show showcases a wide variety of talented regional artists and craftsmen, and is a favorite destination for holiday shoppers of all tastes who love to find those perfect coastal gifts and treasures.

Week of November 25, 2019 - December 1, 2019

Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile

  • Wednesday, November 27th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Get your Thanksgiving off to a fun and active start with this event that combines a little fitness with a world of exceptional brews. The Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile is a great Wednesday precursor to the Thanksgiving Day feast, and it entails a drink-and-run course that beer lovers and runners alike will enjoy to the fullest.

Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot

  • Thursday, November 28th 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 24th year attracts visitors and locals alike who want to run, walk or “trot” before diving into their afternoon Thanksgiving feast.

Poulos Family Christmas

  • Thursday, November 28th - Tuesday, December 31st
Kill Devil Hills

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.

Garden To Hearth; Heritage Cooking And Food Preservation

  • Friday, November 29th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Manteo

Cap off a delicious Thanksgiving holiday on the beach with this special two-day event that is held at one of the Outer Banks’ favorite historic attractions. The “Garden To Hearth; Heritage Cooking And Food Preservation” event focuses on food, family, and history with a myriad of activities and cooking-related traditions that will make a visit to the Island Farm even more special, and more memorable.

Hangin' With Santa & Kites With Lights

  • Friday, November 29th 4:00 PM
Nags Head

Ignite your holiday spirit with this special annual event that combines the natural beauty of the Outer Banks with twinkling Christmas lights for an unforgettable display and seasonal experience. The Hangin' With Santa & Kites With Lights event is hosted by the flagship Kitty Hawk Kites store that’s just across the street from Jockey’s Ridge State Park, and the beautiful landscape of twinkling kites with the iconic massive sand dunes of the park in the background will be a sight that spectators won’t soon forget.

Ocracoke Parade of Boats

  • Saturday, November 30th
Ocracoke

Ring in the holidays island-style with this seasonal parade that takes place on the waters that surrounds Ocracoke village. The Ocracoke Parade of Boats is a celebration of life on the water, and this annual procession of ships of all shapes and sizes is sure to make anyone fall in love with the coastal scene and community that calls Ocracoke Island home.

Week of December 2, 2019 - December 8, 2019

Poulos Family Christmas

  • Thursday, November 28th - Tuesday, December 31st
Kill Devil Hills

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.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, December 6th 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.

Wings Over Water Encore

  • Friday, December 6th - Sunday, December 8th
Manteo

Visitors who missed the annual Wings Over Water festival - or who just want a second opportunity to admire the hundreds and thousands of birds that flock to the Outer Banks – won’t want to miss this special weekend where these feathered visitors are once again in the spotlight. The Wings Over Water Encore event is a weekend-long celebration of the many wintering waterfowl that are found at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and beyond, and is a great way for birders to discover the off-season beauty of the OBX.

Manteo Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Friday, December 6th
Manteo

Head to the heart of quiet downtown Manteo for this annual tradition that illuminates the beginning of the holiday season in the central Outer Banks. The Manteo Christmas Tree Lighting is a favorite holiday event for residents and visitors of all ages, and is a great way to enjoy a dose of holiday spirit in one of the most charming communities along the North Carolina coastline.

Manteo Christmas Parade

  • Saturday, December 7th
Manteo

Get your Outer Banks holiday off to a glittering start with this annual parade that is sure to delight visitors and locals alike. The Manteo Christmas Parade is a time-honored tradition that attracts both participants and spectators from all across the Outer Banks, and which is sure to entice anyone to get into the holiday spirit.

Week of December 9, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Poulos Family Christmas

  • Thursday, November 28th - Tuesday, December 31st
Kill Devil Hills

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.

Holidays on Hatteras

  • Saturday, December 14th
Hatteras

Enjoy a full day of holiday fun Hatteras-style at this day-long event that’s becoming a treasured tradition for longtime visitors and locals alike. The annual Holidays on Hatteras is a celebration of the season that combines a myriad of activities and displays to create a truly unforgettable event.

Hatteras Island Christmas Parade

  • Saturday, December 14th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hatteras

Join in the fun of one of the most festive celebrations on Hatteras Island with this annual Christmas parade that has become a decades-long tradition for locals and holiday visitors alike. The Hatteras Island Christmas Parade combines local businesses, fire departments, the US Coast Guard, and non-profit organizations in a joyful and small-town parade that will inspire anyone to get into the holiday spirit.

Week of December 16, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Poulos Family Christmas

  • Thursday, November 28th - Tuesday, December 31st
Kill Devil Hills

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.

Celebration of Wright Brothers First Flight

  • Tuesday, December 17th 8:30 AM
Kill Devil Hills

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.

Week of December 23, 2019 - December 29, 2019

Poulos Family Christmas

  • Thursday, November 28th - Tuesday, December 31st
Kill Devil Hills

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.

Week of December 30, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Poulos Family Christmas

  • Thursday, November 28th - Tuesday, December 31st
Kill Devil Hills

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.

New Year in The New World

  • Tuesday, December 31st 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Manteo

Ring in the New Year in the spot where the New World began at this fun and family-friendly celebration that takes place in the heart of Downtown Manteo. The New Year in The New World is a perfect destination for a family-oriented New Year’s Eve that visitors won’t soon forget, and it features a wealth of activities, attractions, and other fun to start 2020 off with a bang.