This Week's Highlights

This Week

Memorial Day Beach Blast

  • Sunday, May 27th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Corolla

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

Week of May 28, 2018 - June 3, 2018

Rock The Cape Festival

  • Monday, May 28th 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Avon

The sixth annual Rock the Cape celebration is coming to Hatteras Island, and locals and visitors alike are welcome to join in the fun. Sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council, this far-reaching festival features a collection of events that are designed to showcase the many creative talents that live and work on the Outer Banks.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, June 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.

Outer Banks Annual Food Truck Showdown

  • Sunday, June 3rd
Nags Head

Hungry visitors will want to make sure they attend the Outer Banks Annual Food Truck Showdown – a new 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 4, 2018 - June 10, 2018

Week of June 11, 2018 - June 17, 2018

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, June 12th 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.

Week of June 18, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, June 19th 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.

Annual Under the Oaks Art Festival

  • Tuesday, June 19th - Wednesday, June 20th 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 17th Annual Under the Oaks Art Festival.

Sunset 5k & Carolina Pig Pickin

  • Thursday, June 21st 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.

Week of June 25, 2018 - July 1, 2018

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, June 26th 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.

Week of July 2, 2018 - July 8, 2018

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, July 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.

Ocracoke Independence Day Celebration

  • Tuesday, July 3rd - Wednesday, 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.

Independence Day 1850 At Island Farm

  • Wednesday, 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.

Independence Beer Mile

  • Thursday, 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.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, July 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.

Week of July 9, 2018 - July 15, 2018

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, July 10th 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.

Week of July 16, 2018 - July 22, 2018

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, July 17th 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.

Week of July 23, 2018 - July 29, 2018

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, July 24th 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.

Week of July 30, 2018 - August 5, 2018

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, July 31st 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.

Outer Banks Watermelon Festival

  • Wednesday, 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.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, August 3rd 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 6, 2018 - August 12, 2018

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, August 7th 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.

Week of August 13, 2018 - August 19, 2018

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, August 14th 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.

Ocracoke Fig Festival

  • Friday, August 17th - Saturday, August 18th
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 August 20, 2018 - August 26, 2018

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, August 21st 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.

Week of August 27, 2018 - September 2, 2018

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, August 28th 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.

Week of September 3, 2018 - September 9, 2018

Avon Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, September 4th 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.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, September 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.

Week of September 10, 2018 - September 16, 2018

Day at the Docks

  • Friday, September 14th - Saturday, September 15th
Hatteras

Come celebrate the tradition 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.

Currituck Heritage Festival

  • Saturday, September 15th 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.

HICF Chowder Cookoff

  • Saturday, September 15th
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.

Week of September 17, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Pridefest

  • Friday, September 21st - Sunday, September 23rd
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 24, 2018 - September 30, 2018

The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival

  • Saturday, September 29th 12:00 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 October 1, 2018 - October 7, 2018

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, October 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.

Oink N' Oyster Roast

  • Saturday, October 6th 12:00 PM - 6:00 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.

Week of October 15, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Outer Banks Seafood Festival

  • Saturday, October 20th
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.

Week of October 22, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Week of October 29, 2018 - November 4, 2018

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, November 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 November 19, 2018 - November 25, 2018

Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile

  • Wednesday, November 21st 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.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

  • Friday, November 23rd 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Ocracoke

No need to spend all of Thanksgiving Day in the kitchen if you are staying on Ocracoke Island – the Ocracoke Oyster Company has your southern feast waiting and ready to eat. Now celebrating its 6th year in 2018, the annual Thanksgiving Buffet has become a favorite event for local islanders and visitors alike, and is a great Thanksgiving Day spread that includes all the classic dishes, as well as a few coastally inspired options to enjoy the full flavor of the southern Outer Banks.

Week of November 26, 2018 - December 2, 2018

Duck Yuletide Celebration

  • Saturday, December 1st
Duck

Back by popular demand, the Town of Duck invites visitors and locals alike to help them ring in the holiday season with this weekend-long celebration of all things festive. Local shops and merchants will keep their doors open late for holiday shoppers, and local restaurants will sponsor a Tapas crawl, in addition to an array of activities that are designed to ring in the season with style.  

Holiday Tour of Homes

  • Saturday, December 1st 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Manteo

Discover the beauty and heritage of Manteo while enjoying a dose of holiday spirit with the 14th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes, which is hosted by the Manteo Preservation Trust. During this seasonal tour, visitors will be treated to an inside look of some of this town’s most charming and historically relevant homes while sampling light refreshments and exploring the heart of Manteo.

Week of December 3, 2018 - December 9, 2018

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, December 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.

Week of December 10, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Beach Food Pantry Holiday Chefs Challenge

  • Thursday, December 13th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Southern Shores

Discover how creative the talented chefs of the Outer Banks region and beyond can be with this fundraising event that puts a unique and timely spin on the traditional cook-off challenge. During the Beach Food Pantry Holiday Chefs Challenge, area chefs will compete head-to-head to whip up truly delicious dishes with canned foods that are traditionally found in stock at the local Beach Food Pantry. With lots of new tastes to discover, and a worthy cause at the heart of the event, this wintertime celebration is a great way to give back while enjoying a truly distinctive and tempting meal.

Week of December 24, 2018 - December 30, 2018

Working Watermen's Oyster Roast, Shrimp Steam and Seafood Stew Fundraiser

  • Saturday, December 29th
Ocracoke

Toast the holiday season with lots of down-home flavor and big piles of seafood with this annual event that has attracted locals and visitors with great tastes for more than a decade. The Working Watermen's Oyster Roast, Shrimp Steam and Seafood Stew Fundraiser is held in between Christmas and New Year’s, and is a perfect opportunity for off-season visitors to experience all the delicious coastal fare this small community is known for.

Week of December 31, 2018 - January 6, 2019

New Year in The New World

  • Monday, 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 2019 off with a bang.

Week of January 14, 2019 - January 20, 2019

Outer Banks Wedding Weekend & Expo

  • Saturday, January 19th - Sunday, January 20th
Kill Devil Hills

Couples who have always dreamed about a romantic wedding on the Outer Banks will want to attend this special off-season expo that shines a spotlight on all the different wedding vendors that this scenic coastline has to offer. Sponsored by the Outer Banks Wedding Association, this two-day event has become the go-to festival for visitors from all over the country who want to discover how magical it can be to get married on the OBX.