This Week's Highlights

This Week

Kentucky Derby Party

  • Friday, May 4th - Saturday, May 4th 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Grab a mint julip and don your best and most elaborate hat for this fun and truly southern event that takes place at one of the most enchanting destinations on the Outer Banks. The Kentucky Derby Party is a festive celebration that is held at the famed Elizabethan Gardens, and which features a host of revels and embellishments to coincide with the annual race, and which will benefit a number of worthy local causes.

Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival

  • Friday, February 22nd - Sunday, February 24th
Hatteras

Celebrate the pristine and stunning landscape of Hatteras Island in the wintertime with this annual festival that’s brand new in 2019. The Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival is celebrating its inaugural year with a full line-up of fascinating and family-friendly events, which includes local tours, bird walks, informative sessions, food-oriented celebrations, and a world of homegrown fun in the heart of Hatteras Island.

Week of February 25, 2019 - March 3, 2019

Kentucky Derby Party

  • Friday, May 4th - Saturday, May 4th 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Grab a mint julip and don your best and most elaborate hat for this fun and truly southern event that takes place at one of the most enchanting destinations on the Outer Banks. The Kentucky Derby Party is a festive celebration that is held at the famed Elizabethan Gardens, and which features a host of revels and embellishments to coincide with the annual race, and which will benefit a number of worthy local causes.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, March 1st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Week of March 4, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Kentucky Derby Party

  • Friday, May 4th - Saturday, May 4th 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Grab a mint julip and don your best and most elaborate hat for this fun and truly southern event that takes place at one of the most enchanting destinations on the Outer Banks. The Kentucky Derby Party is a festive celebration that is held at the famed Elizabethan Gardens, and which features a host of revels and embellishments to coincide with the annual race, and which will benefit a number of worthy local causes.

Outer Banks Community Quilt Show

  • Friday, March 8th - Friday, March 22nd 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Manteo

Discover the many talents of Outer Banks artisans and everyday locals alike with this unique show that will be on display at the famed Roanoke Island Festival Park. The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show features both vintage and antique quilts created by community members as well as artists with ties to the Outer Banks, and is a colorful and educational display that will leave visitors and viewers of all tastes and styles positively enchanted.

Week of March 11, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Kentucky Derby Party

  • Friday, May 4th - Saturday, May 4th 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Grab a mint julip and don your best and most elaborate hat for this fun and truly southern event that takes place at one of the most enchanting destinations on the Outer Banks. The Kentucky Derby Party is a festive celebration that is held at the famed Elizabethan Gardens, and which features a host of revels and embellishments to coincide with the annual race, and which will benefit a number of worthy local causes.

Outer Banks Community Quilt Show

  • Friday, March 8th - Friday, March 22nd 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Manteo

Discover the many talents of Outer Banks artisans and everyday locals alike with this unique show that will be on display at the famed Roanoke Island Festival Park. The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show features both vintage and antique quilts created by community members as well as artists with ties to the Outer Banks, and is a colorful and educational display that will leave visitors and viewers of all tastes and styles positively enchanted.

St Patrick's Day Parade

  • Sunday, March 17th 1:00 PM
Nags Head

For an Outer Banks celebration that revolves around family fun, and encompasses the best of the Outer Banks' spirit, make plans to catch a good glimpse of the Outer Banks St. Patrick's Day Parade. With moderate temperatures and plenty of southern hospitality, this event can kick-off a fantastic week-long vacation or spring break on the Outer Banks.

Week of March 18, 2019 - March 24, 2019

Kentucky Derby Party

  • Friday, May 4th - Saturday, May 4th 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Grab a mint julip and don your best and most elaborate hat for this fun and truly southern event that takes place at one of the most enchanting destinations on the Outer Banks. The Kentucky Derby Party is a festive celebration that is held at the famed Elizabethan Gardens, and which features a host of revels and embellishments to coincide with the annual race, and which will benefit a number of worthy local causes.

Outer Banks Community Quilt Show

  • Friday, March 8th - Friday, March 22nd 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Manteo

Discover the many talents of Outer Banks artisans and everyday locals alike with this unique show that will be on display at the famed Roanoke Island Festival Park. The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show features both vintage and antique quilts created by community members as well as artists with ties to the Outer Banks, and is a colorful and educational display that will leave visitors and viewers of all tastes and styles positively enchanted.

Week of March 25, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Kentucky Derby Party

  • Friday, May 4th - Saturday, May 4th 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Grab a mint julip and don your best and most elaborate hat for this fun and truly southern event that takes place at one of the most enchanting destinations on the Outer Banks. The Kentucky Derby Party is a festive celebration that is held at the famed Elizabethan Gardens, and which features a host of revels and embellishments to coincide with the annual race, and which will benefit a number of worthy local causes.

Week of April 1, 2019 - April 7, 2019

Kentucky Derby Party

  • Friday, May 4th - Saturday, May 4th 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Grab a mint julip and don your best and most elaborate hat for this fun and truly southern event that takes place at one of the most enchanting destinations on the Outer Banks. The Kentucky Derby Party is a festive celebration that is held at the famed Elizabethan Gardens, and which features a host of revels and embellishments to coincide with the annual race, and which will benefit a number of worthy local causes.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, April 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
more dates....
Manteo

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

Week of April 8, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Kentucky Derby Party

  • Friday, May 4th - Saturday, May 4th 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Grab a mint julip and don your best and most elaborate hat for this fun and truly southern event that takes place at one of the most enchanting destinations on the Outer Banks. The Kentucky Derby Party is a festive celebration that is held at the famed Elizabethan Gardens, and which features a host of revels and embellishments to coincide with the annual race, and which will benefit a number of worthy local causes.

Week of April 15, 2019 - April 21, 2019

Kentucky Derby Party

  • Friday, May 4th - Saturday, May 4th 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Grab a mint julip and don your best and most elaborate hat for this fun and truly southern event that takes place at one of the most enchanting destinations on the Outer Banks. The Kentucky Derby Party is a festive celebration that is held at the famed Elizabethan Gardens, and which features a host of revels and embellishments to coincide with the annual race, and which will benefit a number of worthy local causes.

Flying Into Spring And Easter EGGstravaganza

  • Friday, April 19th - Saturday, April 20th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nags Head

Come enjoy the spirit of the Easter holiday on the Outer Banks while taking advantage of National Kite Month at this fun and family-friendly event that joyfully combines these two celebrations. The Flying Into Spring And Easter EGGstravaganza festival is a great way to take in the fresh spring air along the coastline, while participating in a myriad of games, displays, and a little kite action at one of the best spots on the East Coast for high flying.

Week of April 22, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Kentucky Derby Party

  • Friday, May 4th - Saturday, May 4th 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Grab a mint julip and don your best and most elaborate hat for this fun and truly southern event that takes place at one of the most enchanting destinations on the Outer Banks. The Kentucky Derby Party is a festive celebration that is held at the famed Elizabethan Gardens, and which features a host of revels and embellishments to coincide with the annual race, and which will benefit a number of worthy local causes.

Week of April 29, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Kentucky Derby Party

  • Friday, May 4th - Saturday, May 4th 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manteo

Grab a mint julip and don your best and most elaborate hat for this fun and truly southern event that takes place at one of the most enchanting destinations on the Outer Banks. The Kentucky Derby Party is a festive celebration that is held at the famed Elizabethan Gardens, and which features a host of revels and embellishments to coincide with the annual race, and which will benefit a number of worthy local causes.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, May 3rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
more dates....
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.

Dare County KidsFest

  • Friday, May 3rd 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Manteo

Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County will hold its 12th Annual KidsFest on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 9:30am-12:30pm at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. This annual event is a FREE and fun-filled day where children, ages five and under, can enjoy face painting, bubbles, ice cream and snowballs, arts and crafts, music, large vehicles, and much more!

OBX Rod And Custom Festival

  • Friday, May 3rd - Saturday, May 4th
Kill Devil Hills

Automobile enthusiasts can meet and greet with fellow aficionados while exploring some of the most stunning coastlines that North Carolina has to offer at this two-day festival that features a wide array of ways to have fun. The OBX Rod And Custom Festival is a special celebration of vintage and antique cars that will boast a host of family-friendly activities, from local food, to cruise-ins, to displays that will impress car fans of all tastes and ages.

Week of May 13, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Mustang Spring Jam

  • Saturday, May 18th - Sunday, May 19th
Corolla

The 8th annual Mustang Spring Jam is landing on the Outer Banks in mid-May, 2019, with a collection of fantastic bands that will have all attendees dancing. This year’s line-up is a fun mix of funk, rock & roll, and blues, and features a number performing bands to provide one of the biggest and most entertaining shows yet, while supporting a fantastic local cause. 

Coastal Gardening Festival

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

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

OBX Shred Fest

  • Saturday, May 18th 1:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Nags Head

Now celebrating its third year, this family-friendly event is a collection of music, sports, and OBX fun, and features a full roster of activities and entertainment to keep everyone in the party smiling. Special events within the Dare2Care OBX Shred Fest line-up include multiple bands and musicians throughout the day, live demos performed by professional skateboarders and BMX riders, a special appearance by roller derby women, appearances by Special Olympics athletes, and much, much more. In addition, the festivities will have a host of games for patrons of all ages, food, and local art vendors for unique and one-of-a-kind OBX treasures. 2019's events will also include some brand new activities, such as a cool Community Pop Up Shop, a  special “Ladies Only SK8” session, and an invite-only Grom Grind showcasing some of the region's most talented 12 and under "Shredders." 

WOOFstock 2019

  • Saturday, May 18th
Nags Head

Back by popular demand, WOOFstock 2019 is a great opportunity to explore one of the Outer Banks’ most stunning venues with your favorite furry family members. This full-day event that is held at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head has a world of dog-friendly activities and exhibits that are sure to make canines and their human companions smile from ear to ear.

Week of May 20, 2019 - May 26, 2019

OBX Paddle Palooza

  • Saturday, May 25th
Avon

Whether you are a newcomer or a SUP champ, the OBX Paddle Palooza has a little something for everyone in the family, with a celebration of the fun, healthy, and family-oriented activity that has taken the Outer Banks by storm – stand-up paddle boarding. Held on the shores of Avon on Hatteras Island, this event features a ton of activities and events for paddlers of all ages and skill levels, and is a great way to explore the gorgeous shorelines of the Outer Banks while enjoying a little exercise, and while having a ball.

Week of May 27, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Dare Day Festival

  • Saturday, June 1st 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Manteo

Enjoy one of the most scenic corners of the Outer Banks while joining in the fun of one of the longest running festivals in Manteo by attending the 44th annual Dare Day Festival. This full-day event is held along the downtown waterfront, and features a wide array of activities and attractions that shine a spotlight on the local Manteo culture. Live music will kick off at around 11:00 a.m., with the original Rhondels – a famed soul and beach music band - on the Downtown stage. Throughout the day, there will also be a number of events designed for water and OBX lovers of all ages, including the now famous Hogway Speedway Racing Pigs, the locally beloved “Anything that Floats but a Boat” Race, the Raingutter Regatta, a Kids Zone, and the annual competition for the best cake and pie in Dare County with a coveted blue ribbon prize.

Outer Banks Annual Food Truck Showdown

  • Sunday, June 2nd 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 June 3, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Ocrafolk Festival

  • Friday, June 7th - Sunday, June 9th
Ocracoke

Get your toes tapping with an island celebration of musicians, storytellers, artisans, local food, and so much more by joining in the community-wide fun of the Ocrafolk Festival. This full weekend event is held in the heart of Ocracoke Village, with multiple performances and activities happening around virtually every corner of Silver Lake Harbor.

First Friday in Manteo

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

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

Outer Banks Tiny Home Festival

  • Saturday, June 8th - Sunday, June 9th
Nags Head

Come discover how you can live large without much extra space at this new-in-2019 festival that is sure to impress and surprise visitors and residents alike. The Outer Banks Tiny Home Festival serves as a fantastic opportunity to discover everything there is to know about these miniature residences, with two days of vendors, talks and presentations, live entertainment, and much more.

Week of June 10, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, June 11th 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, June 11th 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.

Soundside FunFair

  • Thursday, June 13th - Wednesday, June 19th
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

Soundside FunFair

  • Thursday, June 13th - Wednesday, June 19th
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.

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, June 18th 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, June 18th 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.

Week of June 24, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, June 25th 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, 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.

Week of July 1, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 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 2nd 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Week of July 8, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, July 9th 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 9th 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.

Week of July 15, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, July 16th 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 16th 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.

Week of July 22, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, July 23rd 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 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.

Week of July 29, 2019 - August 4, 2019

Kids Days in Corolla

  • Tuesday, July 30th 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 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.

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.

Week of August 5, 2019 - August 11, 2019

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
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.

Week of August 12, 2019 - August 18, 2019

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.

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.

Week of September 2, 2019 - September 8, 2019

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
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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.

Week of September 16, 2019 - September 22, 2019

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Week of October 7, 2019 - October 13, 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Week of October 28, 2019 - November 3, 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

Week of November 25, 2019 - December 1, 2019

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

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

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 30, 2019 - January 5, 2020

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.