This Week's Highlights

This Week

Rogallo Kite Festival

  • Friday, June 14th - Sunday, June 16th
Nags Head

The Rogallo Kite Festival is a free and family-orientated event that features two days of kite flying to honor Francis Rogallo, NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing. His initial 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. To celebrate this innovator, visitors will be treated to a full day of kite-flying fun in one of the best destinations on the East Coast for high flyers, Jockey’s Ridge State Park.

Soundside FunFair

  • Thursday, June 13th - Sunday, June 16th 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 4th 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.

Week of June 17, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Climb

  • Monday, June 17th 8:30 PM
more dates....
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.

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, June 17th - Saturday, June 22nd 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Sunset Festival at Kitty Hawk Kites

  • Monday, June 17th - Friday, June 21st 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
more dates....
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, June 18th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Annual Under the Oaks Art Festival

  • Tuesday, June 18th - Wednesday, June 19th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Corolla

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 18th Annual Under the Oaks Art Festival.

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, June 18th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Discover just how much fun the northernmost Outer Banks can be – both on and off the sand – with this weekly summertime event that kids of all ages will adore. The special weekly Kids Days occurs every Tuesday afternoon in the summer months at the Kitty Hawk Kites store in Corolla, and features a wealth of games, arts and crafts, and other unique adventures that showcase just how cool and engaging the OBX can be.

Kids Days in Duck

  • Tuesday, June 18th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Duck

Take a break from the sunny Outer Banks beaches and indulge in a morning of fun and free activities that kids of all ages will adore at this weekly summertime event that launches from the Kitty Hawk Kites store in the heart of Duck. Kids Days is held every Tuesday in the summer months, and is a great chance for kids to explore all the fun things there is to do both on and off the sand, through a wide array of arts and crafts, games, and other activities that will leave everyone smiling.

Monthly Kayak Fishing Clinic

  • Tuesday, June 18th
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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.

Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth Tournament

  • Wednesday, June 19th 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.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, June 19th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, June 19th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Wednesday, June 19th 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, June 19th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, June 19th - Friday, June 21st 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Wednesday, June 19th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

Currituck Cornhole Tournament

  • Wednesday, June 19th 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
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, June 19th
more dates....
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.

Kids Days in Nags Head

  • Wednesday, June 19th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
more dates....
Nags Head

Let the youngest members in the vacationing party have a ball while enjoying a morning or afternoon break off the beach with this fun-filled day that’s designed just for them. The Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days in Nags Head features a wealth of activities to keep young explorers entertained, and is a great opportunity to discover all the many ways to have fun on the Outer Banks – both on and off the sand.

Crowder & Colton Dixon Concert at Festival Park

  • Wednesday, June 19th 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Manteo

Crowder & Colton Dixon Concert at Festival Park. VIP ticket $75 includes early entry at 5:30pm, Meet & Greet with Crowder and Colton Dixon from 5:30 – 6:30pm, and up front reserved seating (chair included). Priority Ticket $45 includes early entry at 5:30pm, up front seating

Sunset 5k & Carolina Pig Pickin

  • Thursday, June 20th 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.

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, June 20th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, June 20th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, June 21st 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

The Outer Banks has a rich sailing culture that seemingly begins and ends in Manteo, and young visitors who want to join in the fun, and who want to get their toes wet in a new sport, can sign up for the weekly Summer Youth Sailing Camp which is held every Friday all summer long.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Friday, June 21st 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Hatteras Fish Fry

  • Saturday, June 22nd 5:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Summer Slam Kayak Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, June 22nd
Nags Head

Explore the famed fishing scene of the Outer Banks at this area-wide tournament with plenty of potential big catches – and big prizes – to go around. The Summer Slam Kayak Fishing Tournament is celebrating its inaugural year in 2019, and the Kitty Hawk Surf Co. event is sure to be a hit with new and seasoned kayak fishermen alike.

Week of June 24, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Shellebrate Turtles Summer Camp

  • Monday, June 24th - Friday, June 28th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

Young explorers can enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with sea turtles at this special day camp that focuses on one of the Outer Banks’ most beloved summertime residents.

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, June 24th - Saturday, June 29th 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Sunset Festival at Kitty Hawk Kites

  • Monday, June 24th - Friday, June 28th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
more dates....
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, June 25th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, June 25th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Discover just how much fun the northernmost Outer Banks can be – both on and off the sand – with this weekly summertime event that kids of all ages will adore. The special weekly Kids Days occurs every Tuesday afternoon in the summer months at the Kitty Hawk Kites store in Corolla, and features a wealth of games, arts and crafts, and other unique adventures that showcase just how cool and engaging the OBX can be.

Kids Days in Duck

  • Tuesday, June 25th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Duck

Take a break from the sunny Outer Banks beaches and indulge in a morning of fun and free activities that kids of all ages will adore at this weekly summertime event that launches from the Kitty Hawk Kites store in the heart of Duck. Kids Days is held every Tuesday in the summer months, and is a great chance for kids to explore all the fun things there is to do both on and off the sand, through a wide array of arts and crafts, games, and other activities that will leave everyone smiling.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, June 25th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, June 26th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, June 26th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Wednesday, June 26th 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, June 26th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Wednesday, June 26th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

Currituck Cornhole Tournament

  • Wednesday, June 26th 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
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, June 26th
more dates....
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.

Kids Days in Nags Head

  • Wednesday, June 26th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
more dates....
Nags Head

Let the youngest members in the vacationing party have a ball while enjoying a morning or afternoon break off the beach with this fun-filled day that’s designed just for them. The Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days in Nags Head features a wealth of activities to keep young explorers entertained, and is a great opportunity to discover all the many ways to have fun on the Outer Banks – both on and off the sand.

Nags Head 5k / 1 Mile Beach Race

  • Thursday, June 27th 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
more dates....
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.

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, June 27th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Thursday, June 27th - Friday, June 28th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Avon Art Show

  • Thursday, June 27th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Avon

The Avon Art Shows showcase original creative works of leading regional and Outer Banks artists. Our raffle benefits the Hatteras Island Arts & Craft Guild, which awards scholarships to artistically promising graduating island seniors to seed the next generation of Hatteras Island Artists.

The shows will be held at Hatteras Realty Avon’s Greenspace from 10am - 4pm on June 27 and July 18. Rain date Friday.

Nags Head Village 5k / 1 Mile Race Series

  • Thursday, June 27th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Kill Devil Hills

This is a walker, stroller, runner, racer, chip timed event. Results will be posted to RACE RESULTS
on the The OBX Running Company web page and emailed to all contestants.
Like our Facebook page The OBX Running Company for free photo downloads
videos, upcoming races and more.
This is a family fun event sponsored by Village Realty.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, June 27th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, June 28th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

The Outer Banks has a rich sailing culture that seemingly begins and ends in Manteo, and young visitors who want to join in the fun, and who want to get their toes wet in a new sport, can sign up for the weekly Summer Youth Sailing Camp which is held every Friday all summer long.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Friday, June 28th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Hatteras Fish Fry

  • Saturday, June 29th 5:00 PM
more dates....
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 July 1, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp

  • Monday, July 1st - Friday, July 5th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Tweens and teens can embark on a host of Outer Banks adventures at this special summer camp that puts the waves and local waters in the spotlight. The Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp features a myriad of sports and activities that are best enjoyed by the local shoreline, and is sure to be an experience that young visitors and locals alike will never forget.

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, July 1st - Saturday, July 6th 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Sunset Festival at Kitty Hawk Kites

  • Monday, July 1st - Friday, July 5th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
more dates....
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!

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Climb

  • Monday, July 1st
Buxton

Come celebrate a milestone anniversary of the "Move of the Century" with this celebration that puts the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in the spotlight. In the summer of 1999, the lighthouse made a difficult move from its dangerous position on the edge of the ocean to its new slightly inland home, and this incredible feat will be celebrated with gusto, and with a wealth of history, talks, and presentations along the way.

 

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Discover just how much fun the northernmost Outer Banks can be – both on and off the sand – with this weekly summertime event that kids of all ages will adore. The special weekly Kids Days occurs every Tuesday afternoon in the summer months at the Kitty Hawk Kites store in Corolla, and features a wealth of games, arts and crafts, and other unique adventures that showcase just how cool and engaging the OBX can be.

Kids Days in Duck

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Duck

Take a break from the sunny Outer Banks beaches and indulge in a morning of fun and free activities that kids of all ages will adore at this weekly summertime event that launches from the Kitty Hawk Kites store in the heart of Duck. Kids Days is held every Tuesday in the summer months, and is a great chance for kids to explore all the fun things there is to do both on and off the sand, through a wide array of arts and crafts, games, and other activities that will leave everyone smiling.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Ocracoke Independence Day Celebration

  • Wednesday, July 3rd - Thursday, July 4th
Ocracoke

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. Visitors will find plenty of seating all around the harborfront docks, and can bring along beach chairs, towels, blankets, and everything they need to enjoy the show.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, July 3rd 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, July 3rd 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Wednesday, July 3rd 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, July 3rd 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, July 3rd - Friday, July 5th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Wednesday, July 3rd 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

Currituck Cornhole Tournament

  • Wednesday, July 3rd 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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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, July 3rd
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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.

Kids Days in Nags Head

  • Wednesday, July 3rd 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Nags Head

Let the youngest members in the vacationing party have a ball while enjoying a morning or afternoon break off the beach with this fun-filled day that’s designed just for them. The Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days in Nags Head features a wealth of activities to keep young explorers entertained, and is a great opportunity to discover all the many ways to have fun on the Outer Banks – both on and off the sand.

8th Annual Freedom 5k

  • Thursday, July 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 8th 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.

Independence Day 1850 At Island Farm

  • Thursday, 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.

Town Of Duck 4th Of July Parade

  • Thursday, July 4th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duck

Take part in an annual Independence Day celebration that captures the local spirit of Duck and the Outer Banks with this fun and fantastic parade that caps off with plenty of good times by the waterfront.

208th Army Band Concert

  • Thursday, July 4th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Manteo

Enjoy the fireworks display with a rousing roster of patriotic music with a special performance by the 208th Army Band. The concert is free to the public, and visitors will enjoy fantastic music in addition to amazing fireworks over the water when the skies get dark.

Town of Manteo Independence Day Fireworks

  • Thursday, July 4th 9:30 PM
Manteo

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.

4th of July Celebration at Avon Pier

  • Thursday, July 4th 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Avon

Celebrate your Independence Day with a bang at the Avon Pier and Avon Beach Klub on Hatteras Island. The 4th of July celebration will feature a collection of events which includes corresponding radio shows on the island's local station, Radio Hatteras FM 101.5 and 99.9, and an incredible front row view of the fireworks display from the pristine Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches.

Annual Festival of Fireworks

  • Thursday, July 4th 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Corolla

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 26th Annual Festival of Fireworks.

Town Of Nags Head Fireworks Spectacular

  • Thursday, July 4th 9:25 PM - 10:00 PM
Nags Head

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.

Killer Dunes 2-Miler & Fun Run

  • Thursday, July 4th 8:30 AM
Nags Head

Put your running, jogging and even hiking abilities to the ultimate test via this race that may be short, but which features one of the highest climbs that the Outer Banks has to offer. The Killer Dunes 2-Miler & Fun Run features one of the most unique courses on the coastline, and includes a unique challenge of climbing the dunes that are located within the Jockey’s Ridge State Park.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, July 4th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
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Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Island Art Show

  • Friday, July 5th 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.

Independence Beer Mile

  • Friday, 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.

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 5th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Manteo

The Outer Banks has a rich sailing culture that seemingly begins and ends in Manteo, and young visitors who want to join in the fun, and who want to get their toes wet in a new sport, can sign up for the weekly Summer Youth Sailing Camp which is held every Friday all summer long.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Friday, July 5th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, July 5th 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.

Hatteras Fish Fry

  • Saturday, July 6th 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 July 8, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Jr. Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp

  • Monday, July 8th - Friday, July 12th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Manteo

Young water lovers and nature fans will find ample opportunities to have fun in the sun at this summertime Jr. Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp. Hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, this multi-day adventure features fishing, swimming, and ample explorations that highlight just how fun the great outdoors of the Outer Banks can be.

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 8th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, July 8th - Saturday, July 13th 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
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Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Sunset Festival at Kitty Hawk Kites

  • Monday, July 8th - Friday, July 12th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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!

Hatteras Race Series 5k in Avon

  • Monday, July 8th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Avon

All OBX Running Company Series Races are walker, family, child, stroller and friendly chip timed events. Results will be posted on our RACE RESULTS page and emailed to all contestants. Visit us at www.theobxrunningcompany.com for additional races held weekly in Corolla, Nags Head, and The SUN Realty 4th of July Freedom 5k in Kill Devil Hills. Like our Facebook page The OBX Running Company for free photo downloads, videos, upcoming races and more. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @obxrunning

Our Charity partners include the Cape Hatteras Veterans Group, Elizabeth City Hero Operations
and The Waters Edge Village School in Corolla.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, July 9th 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.

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, July 9th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Corolla

Discover just how much fun the northernmost Outer Banks can be – both on and off the sand – with this weekly summertime event that kids of all ages will adore. The special weekly Kids Days occurs every Tuesday afternoon in the summer months at the Kitty Hawk Kites store in Corolla, and features a wealth of games, arts and crafts, and other unique adventures that showcase just how cool and engaging the OBX can be.

Kids Days in Duck

  • Tuesday, July 9th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Duck

Take a break from the sunny Outer Banks beaches and indulge in a morning of fun and free activities that kids of all ages will adore at this weekly summertime event that launches from the Kitty Hawk Kites store in the heart of Duck. Kids Days is held every Tuesday in the summer months, and is a great chance for kids to explore all the fun things there is to do both on and off the sand, through a wide array of arts and crafts, games, and other activities that will leave everyone smiling.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, July 9th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, July 10th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, July 10th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Wednesday, July 10th 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, July 10th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, July 10th - Friday, July 12th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Wednesday, July 10th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

Currituck Cornhole Tournament

  • Wednesday, July 10th 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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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, July 10th
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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.

Kids Days in Nags Head

  • Wednesday, July 10th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Nags Head

Let the youngest members in the vacationing party have a ball while enjoying a morning or afternoon break off the beach with this fun-filled day that’s designed just for them. The Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days in Nags Head features a wealth of activities to keep young explorers entertained, and is a great opportunity to discover all the many ways to have fun on the Outer Banks – both on and off the sand.

Nags Head 5k / 1 Mile Beach Race

  • Thursday, July 11th 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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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.

On the Border - The Ultimate Eagles Tribute

  • Thursday, July 11th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Avon

Spend a night listening to some classic rock and roll while sipping a tequila sunrise or an ice cold beer with this special performance of On the Border - The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band at the Beach Klub on Hatteras Island.

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, July 11th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Nags Head Village 5k / 1 Mile Race Series

  • Thursday, July 11th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Kill Devil Hills

This is a walker, stroller, runner, racer, chip timed event. Results will be posted to RACE RESULTS
on the The OBX Running Company web page and emailed to all contestants.
Like our Facebook page The OBX Running Company for free photo downloads
videos, upcoming races and more.
This is a family fun event sponsored by Village Realty.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, July 11th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
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Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 12th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Manteo

The Outer Banks has a rich sailing culture that seemingly begins and ends in Manteo, and young visitors who want to join in the fun, and who want to get their toes wet in a new sport, can sign up for the weekly Summer Youth Sailing Camp which is held every Friday all summer long.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Friday, July 12th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Wright Kite Festival

  • Saturday, July 13th - Sunday, July 14th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Now celebrating its 41th year, the Wright Kite Festival is a celebration of aviation that takes place where flight began – the Wright Brothers Memorial. Walk through the sprawling grounds of the museum and gain a little 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!

Hatteras Fish Fry

  • Saturday, July 13th 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 July 15, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Shellebrate Turtles Summer Camp

  • Monday, July 15th - Friday, July 19th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Manteo

Young explorers can enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with sea turtles at this special day camp that focuses on one of the Outer Banks’ most beloved summertime residents.

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 15th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, July 15th - Saturday, July 20th 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
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Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Sunset Festival at Kitty Hawk Kites

  • Monday, July 15th - Friday, July 19th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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!

Hatteras Race Series 5k in Avon

  • Monday, July 15th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Avon

All OBX Running Company Series Races are walker, family, child, stroller and friendly chip timed events. Results will be posted on our RACE RESULTS page and emailed to all contestants. Visit us at www.theobxrunningcompany.com for additional races held weekly in Corolla, Nags Head, and The SUN Realty 4th of July Freedom 5k in Kill Devil Hills. Like our Facebook page The OBX Running Company for free photo downloads, videos, upcoming races and more. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @obxrunning

Our Charity partners include the Cape Hatteras Veterans Group, Elizabeth City Hero Operations
and The Waters Edge Village School in Corolla.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Climb

  • Tuesday, July 16th 8:30 PM
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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.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, July 16th 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.

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, July 16th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Corolla

Discover just how much fun the northernmost Outer Banks can be – both on and off the sand – with this weekly summertime event that kids of all ages will adore. The special weekly Kids Days occurs every Tuesday afternoon in the summer months at the Kitty Hawk Kites store in Corolla, and features a wealth of games, arts and crafts, and other unique adventures that showcase just how cool and engaging the OBX can be.

Kids Days in Duck

  • Tuesday, July 16th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Duck

Take a break from the sunny Outer Banks beaches and indulge in a morning of fun and free activities that kids of all ages will adore at this weekly summertime event that launches from the Kitty Hawk Kites store in the heart of Duck. Kids Days is held every Tuesday in the summer months, and is a great chance for kids to explore all the fun things there is to do both on and off the sand, through a wide array of arts and crafts, games, and other activities that will leave everyone smiling.

Monthly Kayak Fishing Clinic

  • Tuesday, July 16th
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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.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, July 16th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, July 17th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, July 17th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Wednesday, July 17th 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, July 17th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, July 17th - Friday, July 19th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Wednesday, July 17th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

Currituck Cornhole Tournament

  • Wednesday, July 17th 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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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, July 17th
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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.

Kids Days in Nags Head

  • Wednesday, July 17th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Nags Head

Let the youngest members in the vacationing party have a ball while enjoying a morning or afternoon break off the beach with this fun-filled day that’s designed just for them. The Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days in Nags Head features a wealth of activities to keep young explorers entertained, and is a great opportunity to discover all the many ways to have fun on the Outer Banks – both on and off the sand.

Nags Head 5k / 1 Mile Beach Race

  • Thursday, July 18th 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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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.

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, July 18th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Avon Art Show

  • Thursday, July 18th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Avon

The Avon Art Shows showcase original creative works of leading regional and Outer Banks artists. Our raffle benefits the Hatteras Island Arts & Craft Guild, which awards scholarships to artistically promising graduating island seniors to seed the next generation of Hatteras Island Artists.

The shows will be held at Hatteras Realty Avon’s Greenspace from 10am - 4pm on June 27 and July 18. Rain date Friday.

Nags Head Village 5k / 1 Mile Race Series

  • Thursday, July 18th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Kill Devil Hills

This is a walker, stroller, runner, racer, chip timed event. Results will be posted to RACE RESULTS
on the The OBX Running Company web page and emailed to all contestants.
Like our Facebook page The OBX Running Company for free photo downloads
videos, upcoming races and more.
This is a family fun event sponsored by Village Realty.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, July 18th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 19th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

The Outer Banks has a rich sailing culture that seemingly begins and ends in Manteo, and young visitors who want to join in the fun, and who want to get their toes wet in a new sport, can sign up for the weekly Summer Youth Sailing Camp which is held every Friday all summer long.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Friday, July 19th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Roxy Beach Day

  • Friday, July 19th 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waves

Ladies can hit the sand in style during this fun-filled beach day that’s all about having a blast in the sun and experiencing the cool ocean weaves. Open for girls and women of all ages, Roxy Beach Day combines a wealth of activities at the beach with some cool ways to have a great time on and off the sand.

Outer Banks Skim Jam

  • Saturday, July 20th - Sunday, July 21st 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Nags Head

Spectators and active watersports fans alike are welcome to head out to the beach near Jennette’s Pier to catch a spectacular on-the-water show by some of the best skimboarders on the East Coast.

Hatteras Fish Fry

  • Saturday, July 20th 5:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Hands Across the Border Surf Competition

  • Sunday, July 21st - Monday, July 22nd 7:30 AM
Buxton

Head to the Old Lighthouse Site in the heart of Buxton for an opportunity to see some of the best local and regional surfers show off their skills at this special event that’s sponsored by the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA.) The ESA has long been heralded as the top organization for East Coast surfing tournaments, and during this late July competition, spectators can see the best of the best compete on the local waves of Hatteras Island.

Week of July 22, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Fisherman’s Camp

  • Monday, July 22nd - Friday, July 26th 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Manteo

Young visitors can enjoy a full week of fishing at some of the hottest spots in the central Outer Banks at this day camp that’s designed for budding anglers. The Fisherman’s Camp, which is orchestrated by the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island, will feature a full week of fishing from local piers, the surf, and the sound waters, and will hopefully result in plenty of great “fish stories” for everyone involved.

Hands Across the Border Surf Competition

  • Sunday, July 21st - Monday, July 22nd 7:30 AM
Buxton

Head to the Old Lighthouse Site in the heart of Buxton for an opportunity to see some of the best local and regional surfers show off their skills at this special event that’s sponsored by the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA.) The ESA has long been heralded as the top organization for East Coast surfing tournaments, and during this late July competition, spectators can see the best of the best compete on the local waves of Hatteras Island.

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 22nd 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, July 22nd - Saturday, July 27th 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Sunset Festival at Kitty Hawk Kites

  • Monday, July 22nd - Friday, July 26th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
more dates....
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!

Hatteras Race Series 5k in Avon

  • Monday, July 22nd 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Avon

All OBX Running Company Series Races are walker, family, child, stroller and friendly chip timed events. Results will be posted on our RACE RESULTS page and emailed to all contestants. Visit us at www.theobxrunningcompany.com for additional races held weekly in Corolla, Nags Head, and The SUN Realty 4th of July Freedom 5k in Kill Devil Hills. Like our Facebook page The OBX Running Company for free photo downloads, videos, upcoming races and more. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @obxrunning

Our Charity partners include the Cape Hatteras Veterans Group, Elizabeth City Hero Operations
and The Waters Edge Village School in Corolla.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, July 23rd 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, July 23rd 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Discover just how much fun the northernmost Outer Banks can be – both on and off the sand – with this weekly summertime event that kids of all ages will adore. The special weekly Kids Days occurs every Tuesday afternoon in the summer months at the Kitty Hawk Kites store in Corolla, and features a wealth of games, arts and crafts, and other unique adventures that showcase just how cool and engaging the OBX can be.

Kids Days in Duck

  • Tuesday, July 23rd 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Duck

Take a break from the sunny Outer Banks beaches and indulge in a morning of fun and free activities that kids of all ages will adore at this weekly summertime event that launches from the Kitty Hawk Kites store in the heart of Duck. Kids Days is held every Tuesday in the summer months, and is a great chance for kids to explore all the fun things there is to do both on and off the sand, through a wide array of arts and crafts, games, and other activities that will leave everyone smiling.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, July 23rd 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, July 24th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, July 24th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Wednesday, July 24th 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, July 24th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, July 24th - Friday, July 26th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Wednesday, July 24th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

Carolina Boat Builders Tournament

  • Wednesday, July 24th - Saturday, July 27th 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Manteo

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. Held during the end of July – which is a prime time of year for exceptional fishing – this tournament that celebrates its 19th year in 2019 combines multiple days of angling action with some exceptional events that highlight the best of the Outer Banks.

Currituck Cornhole Tournament

  • Wednesday, July 24th 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
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, July 24th
more dates....
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.

Kids Days in Nags Head

  • Wednesday, July 24th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
more dates....
Nags Head

Let the youngest members in the vacationing party have a ball while enjoying a morning or afternoon break off the beach with this fun-filled day that’s designed just for them. The Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days in Nags Head features a wealth of activities to keep young explorers entertained, and is a great opportunity to discover all the many ways to have fun on the Outer Banks – both on and off the sand.

The Embers at the Beach Klub

  • Thursday, July 25th 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.

Nags Head 5k / 1 Mile Beach Race

  • Thursday, July 25th 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
more dates....
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.

Light Up The Night

  • Thursday, July 25th 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Rodanthe

Make a calm and quiet Hatteras Island evening a little brighter with this special event along the waterfront in Rodanthe. Light up the Night, which is hosted by the soundfront Kitty Hawk Kites Store, will feature a collection of activities, games, and even an outdoor movie under the stars, and will shine a spotlight on how cool Hatteras Island can be after hours.

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, July 25th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Nags Head Village 5k / 1 Mile Race Series

  • Thursday, July 25th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Kill Devil Hills

This is a walker, stroller, runner, racer, chip timed event. Results will be posted to RACE RESULTS
on the The OBX Running Company web page and emailed to all contestants.
Like our Facebook page The OBX Running Company for free photo downloads
videos, upcoming races and more.
This is a family fun event sponsored by Village Realty.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, July 25th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, July 26th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

The Outer Banks has a rich sailing culture that seemingly begins and ends in Manteo, and young visitors who want to join in the fun, and who want to get their toes wet in a new sport, can sign up for the weekly Summer Youth Sailing Camp which is held every Friday all summer long.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Friday, July 26th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Annual One-Design Regatta

  • Saturday, July 27th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Manteo

The town of Manteo has a rich history that’s connected to sailing and life on the water, and competitive sailors and spectators alike can celebrate this heritage with the Annual One-Design Regatta.

Hatteras Fish Fry

  • Saturday, July 27th 5:00 PM
more dates....
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 July 29, 2019 - August 4, 2019

Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp

  • Monday, July 29th - Friday, August 2nd 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Tweens and teens can embark on a host of Outer Banks adventures at this special summer camp that puts the waves and local waters in the spotlight. The Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp features a myriad of sports and activities that are best enjoyed by the local shoreline, and is sure to be an experience that young visitors and locals alike will never forget.

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 29th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, July 29th - Saturday, August 3rd 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Sunset Festival at Kitty Hawk Kites

  • Monday, July 29th - Friday, August 2nd 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
more dates....
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!

Hatteras Race Series 5k in Avon

  • Monday, July 29th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Avon

All OBX Running Company Series Races are walker, family, child, stroller and friendly chip timed events. Results will be posted on our RACE RESULTS page and emailed to all contestants. Visit us at www.theobxrunningcompany.com for additional races held weekly in Corolla, Nags Head, and The SUN Realty 4th of July Freedom 5k in Kill Devil Hills. Like our Facebook page The OBX Running Company for free photo downloads, videos, upcoming races and more. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @obxrunning

Our Charity partners include the Cape Hatteras Veterans Group, Elizabeth City Hero Operations
and The Waters Edge Village School in Corolla.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, July 30th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Tuesday, July 30th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, July 30th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Discover just how much fun the northernmost Outer Banks can be – both on and off the sand – with this weekly summertime event that kids of all ages will adore. The special weekly Kids Days occurs every Tuesday afternoon in the summer months at the Kitty Hawk Kites store in Corolla, and features a wealth of games, arts and crafts, and other unique adventures that showcase just how cool and engaging the OBX can be.

Kids Days in Duck

  • Tuesday, July 30th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Duck

Take a break from the sunny Outer Banks beaches and indulge in a morning of fun and free activities that kids of all ages will adore at this weekly summertime event that launches from the Kitty Hawk Kites store in the heart of Duck. Kids Days is held every Tuesday in the summer months, and is a great chance for kids to explore all the fun things there is to do both on and off the sand, through a wide array of arts and crafts, games, and other activities that will leave everyone smiling.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, July 30th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, July 31st 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, July 31st 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Wednesday, July 31st 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, July 31st 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, July 31st - Friday, August 2nd 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Currituck Cornhole Tournament

  • Wednesday, July 31st 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
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, July 31st
more dates....
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.

Kids Days in Nags Head

  • Wednesday, July 31st 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
more dates....
Nags Head

Let the youngest members in the vacationing party have a ball while enjoying a morning or afternoon break off the beach with this fun-filled day that’s designed just for them. The Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days in Nags Head features a wealth of activities to keep young explorers entertained, and is a great opportunity to discover all the many ways to have fun on the Outer Banks – both on and off the sand.

Outer Banks Watermelon Festival

  • Thursday, August 1st 10:00 AM
Nags Head

Celebrate summer with Kitty Hawk Kites and support the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition at the annual OBX Watermelon Festival. This beloved local celebration that’s held at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Nags Head features a wealth of activities for visitors of all ages, and is the perfect way to toast the peak of the summer season on the Outer Banks.

Nags Head 5k / 1 Mile Beach Race

  • Thursday, August 1st 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
more dates....
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.

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, August 1st 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Purple Martin Sunset Cruises

  • Thursday, August 1st 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Catch an incredible perspective of thousands of purple martins that come to roost in the heart of the Outer Banks with a special boat tour that hugs the coastline and provides incredible vantage points for this natural show. Held on special dates in early August, these boat tours are a wonderful way to catch one of the most incredible occurrences on the Outer Banks – the summertime arrival of countless purple martins.

Nags Head Village 5k / 1 Mile Race Series

  • Thursday, August 1st 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Kill Devil Hills

This is a walker, stroller, runner, racer, chip timed event. Results will be posted to RACE RESULTS
on the The OBX Running Company web page and emailed to all contestants.
Like our Facebook page The OBX Running Company for free photo downloads
videos, upcoming races and more.
This is a family fun event sponsored by Village Realty.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, August 1st 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Summer Youth Sailing Camp

  • Friday, August 2nd 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

The Outer Banks has a rich sailing culture that seemingly begins and ends in Manteo, and young visitors who want to join in the fun, and who want to get their toes wet in a new sport, can sign up for the weekly Summer Youth Sailing Camp which is held every Friday all summer long.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Friday, August 2nd 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, August 2nd 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.

Hatteras Fish Fry

  • Saturday, August 3rd 5:00 PM
more dates....
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 August 5, 2019 - August 11, 2019

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, August 5th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, August 5th - Saturday, August 10th 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Sunset Festival at Kitty Hawk Kites

  • Monday, August 5th - Friday, August 9th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
more dates....
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!

Hatteras Race Series 5k in Avon

  • Monday, August 5th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Avon

All OBX Running Company Series Races are walker, family, child, stroller and friendly chip timed events. Results will be posted on our RACE RESULTS page and emailed to all contestants. Visit us at www.theobxrunningcompany.com for additional races held weekly in Corolla, Nags Head, and The SUN Realty 4th of July Freedom 5k in Kill Devil Hills. Like our Facebook page The OBX Running Company for free photo downloads, videos, upcoming races and more. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @obxrunning

Our Charity partners include the Cape Hatteras Veterans Group, Elizabeth City Hero Operations
and The Waters Edge Village School in Corolla.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, August 6th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Tuesday, August 6th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, August 6th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Corolla

Discover just how much fun the northernmost Outer Banks can be – both on and off the sand – with this weekly summertime event that kids of all ages will adore. The special weekly Kids Days occurs every Tuesday afternoon in the summer months at the Kitty Hawk Kites store in Corolla, and features a wealth of games, arts and crafts, and other unique adventures that showcase just how cool and engaging the OBX can be.

Kids Days in Duck

  • Tuesday, August 6th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Duck

Take a break from the sunny Outer Banks beaches and indulge in a morning of fun and free activities that kids of all ages will adore at this weekly summertime event that launches from the Kitty Hawk Kites store in the heart of Duck. Kids Days is held every Tuesday in the summer months, and is a great chance for kids to explore all the fun things there is to do both on and off the sand, through a wide array of arts and crafts, games, and other activities that will leave everyone smiling.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, August 6th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, August 7th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, August 7th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Wednesday, August 7th 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, August 7th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, August 7th - Friday, August 9th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Currituck Cornhole Tournament

  • Wednesday, August 7th 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
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 7th
more dates....
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.

Nags Head 5k / 1 Mile Beach Race

  • Thursday, August 8th 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
more dates....
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.

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, August 8th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Purple Martin Sunset Cruises

  • Thursday, August 8th 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Manteo

Catch an incredible perspective of thousands of purple martins that come to roost in the heart of the Outer Banks with a special boat tour that hugs the coastline and provides incredible vantage points for this natural show. Held on special dates in early August, these boat tours are a wonderful way to catch one of the most incredible occurrences on the Outer Banks – the summertime arrival of countless purple martins.

Nags Head Village 5k / 1 Mile Race Series

  • Thursday, August 8th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Kill Devil Hills

This is a walker, stroller, runner, racer, chip timed event. Results will be posted to RACE RESULTS
on the The OBX Running Company web page and emailed to all contestants.
Like our Facebook page The OBX Running Company for free photo downloads
videos, upcoming races and more.
This is a family fun event sponsored by Village Realty.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, August 8th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Surfing For Autism

  • Friday, August 9th - Saturday, August 10th
Nags Head

Surfing For Autism is an Autism Spectrum Disorder awareness event that uses the beauty of the Outer Banks to provide children with an amazing experience and an opportunity to ride the waves.

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Friday, August 9th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Alice Kelly Ladies Billfish Tournament

  • Saturday, August 10th - Friday, August 16th
Manteo

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

Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament

  • Saturday, August 10th - Friday, August 16th
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.

Youth Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, August 10th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

Let the young anglers in your family enjoy a day of fun and fishing on the water by taking part in the 4th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament in the heart of downtown Manteo.

Hatteras Fish Fry

  • Saturday, August 10th 5:00 PM
more dates....
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 August 12, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Alice Kelly Ladies Billfish Tournament

  • Saturday, August 10th - Friday, August 16th
Manteo

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

Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament

  • Saturday, August 10th - Friday, August 16th
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.

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, August 12th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, August 12th - Saturday, August 17th 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Sunset Festival at Kitty Hawk Kites

  • Monday, August 12th - Friday, August 16th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
more dates....
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!

Hatteras Race Series 5k in Avon

  • Monday, August 12th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Avon

All OBX Running Company Series Races are walker, family, child, stroller and friendly chip timed events. Results will be posted on our RACE RESULTS page and emailed to all contestants. Visit us at www.theobxrunningcompany.com for additional races held weekly in Corolla, Nags Head, and The SUN Realty 4th of July Freedom 5k in Kill Devil Hills. Like our Facebook page The OBX Running Company for free photo downloads, videos, upcoming races and more. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @obxrunning

Our Charity partners include the Cape Hatteras Veterans Group, Elizabeth City Hero Operations
and The Waters Edge Village School in Corolla.

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, August 13th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Pea Island Bird Walk

  • Tuesday, August 13th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore some of the feathered residents of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on this guided tour that is sure to be an enlightening, engaging, and wholly fascinating addition to any wild Hatteras Island vacation.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, August 13th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

New World Festival of the Arts

  • Wednesday, August 14th - Thursday, August 15th
Manteo

The two day festival is open to artists from throughout the country. The juried show will exhibit original works from 75 artists from throughout the east coast. Over a dozen artists are new to the show this year and are extremely excited to be a part of such a unique and established Festival. Exhibitors include watercolors, oil & acrylic, graphics, drawings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and pottery. The Festival provides artists and opportunity to display and sell their creative work and compete for awards.

OBX Pirate Festival

  • Wednesday, August 14th - Thursday, August 15th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nags Head

Get ready for a pirate invasion on the Outer Banks, courtesy of the two-day OBX Pirate Festival. This festival that will be held next to Jockey’s Ridge State Park in the central Outer Banks town of Nags Head promises plenty of swashbuckling good times and activities, and will be a memorable event for young and old salty visitors alike.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, August 14th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Alligator River Guided Canoe Tours

  • Wednesday, August 14th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Take a guided trek through one of the most naturally wild regions of the Outer Banks with this special excursion that cuts through the heart of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Alligator River Guided Van Tour

  • Wednesday, August 14th 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Thrill to front row views of black bears, deer, and even alligators from the safety of a vehicle with a special Alligator River Guided Van Tour. Held weekly in the summer months, these unique tours present a wild opportunity to check out the local wildlife while learning all about what makes this region wholly unique.

Bear Necessities

  • Wednesday, August 14th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is famed as the home of one of the largest populations of black bears in eastern North Carolina, and during this special weekly presentation, visitors can learn all about these wild residents as well as their unique coastal habitat.

Pea Island Canoe Tour

  • Wednesday, August 14th - Friday, August 16th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Rodanthe

Explore the quiet side of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with this special excursion that winds through the scenic and wild waters that border Hatteras Island. The Pea Island Canoe Tour is a unique trek that will appeal to nature lovers and birdwatchers of all ages, and which is sure to be a highlight of any island vacation.

Currituck Cornhole Tournament

  • Wednesday, August 14th 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
more dates....
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 14th
more dates....
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.

Nags Head 5k / 1 Mile Beach Race

  • Thursday, August 15th 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
more dates....
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.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Climb

  • Thursday, August 15th 8:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Thursday, August 15th 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
more dates....
Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Nags Head Village 5k / 1 Mile Race Series

  • Thursday, August 15th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
more dates....
Kill Devil Hills

This is a walker, stroller, runner, racer, chip timed event. Results will be posted to RACE RESULTS
on the The OBX Running Company web page and emailed to all contestants.
Like our Facebook page The OBX Running Company for free photo downloads
videos, upcoming races and more.
This is a family fun event sponsored by Village Realty.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, August 15th 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

Kid’s Day in the Park at Whalehead

  • Friday, August 16th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
more dates....
Corolla

Let the kids have a little fun off the sand at this special event that combines a world of fun, games and activity in one of the most picturesque destinations in Corolla village. 

Ocracoke Fig Festival

  • Friday, August 16th - Saturday, August 17th
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.

Anniversary of the Mirlo Rescue

  • Friday, August 16th 10:00 AM
Rodanthe

Come celebrate one of the most important events in Life-Saving local history with this special day at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site in the heart of Rodanthe. The rescue of the Mirlo was one of the most legendary rescues that was ever conducted by the US Life-Saving Service, and during this special day, visitors will dive deeper into this story courtesy of a wealth of activities that will fascinate visitors of all ages.

Hatteras Fish Fry

  • Saturday, August 17th 5:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Virginia Dare Night

  • Sunday, August 18th 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Manteo

Once a year, The Lost Colony holds a special performance that commemorates the birthday of the first English Child born in the New World, Virginia Dare, and over the years this unique event has come to be known locally as Virginia Dare Night.

Virginia Dare's Birthday

  • Sunday, August 18th 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Manteo

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. On Virginia Dare's Birthday, the rate to enter the gardens will drop with $2 off admission to commemorate Virginia's 431st birthday in 2019. 

Week of August 19, 2019 - August 25, 2019

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, August 19th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
more dates....
Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

The Lost Colony 2019 Season

  • Monday, August 19th - Friday, August 23rd 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
more dates....
Manteo

Come see epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. The Lost Colony, Paul Green’s Symphonic Outdoor Drama, has been performed each summer since 1937 on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers, and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family.

Sunset Festival at Kitty Hawk Kites

  • Monday, August 19th - Friday, August 23rd 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
more dates....
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 20th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Monthly Kayak Fishing Clinic

  • Tuesday, August 20th
more dates....
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.

Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical

  • Tuesday, August 20th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
more dates....
Manteo

This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Portrayed in a role greatly expanded from the book, Monster eats the flowers Wanda slips into the closet for him and attaches her artwork to the wall with his spit. While the hulking, horned monster may frighten a few little theatergoers at first, most, like Wanda, will want to hug him at the conclusion. This charming musical brings home a point worth considering at any age: embrace what you fear, and you just may find a friend.

Lighthouse 5K

  • Wednesday, August 21st 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
more dates....
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 21st 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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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 21st
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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.

Royal Tea at the Lost Colony

  • Thursday, August 22nd 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
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Manteo

Join us Thursday evenings at 6:15 PM for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Royal Tea. Enjoy tea and sweets with the Queen’s Master of Ceremony and Sir Walter Raleigh, while waiting to be presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Have your picture taken with Her Royal Highness! Is it your birthday or anniversary, Royal Tea is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You may attend Royal Tea with or without purchasing tickets to experience The Lost Colony. 

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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
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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.

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 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.