This Week

ESA Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championship

  • Friday, September 29th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Nags Head

The National Park Service offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore one of the Outer Banks’ most iconic structures from an entirely new perspective. The Bodie Island Lighthouse Full Moon Tours take place during the summertime and early fall, with a 30-minute ascent up the 219 steps to the lighthouse. Along the way, explorers will enjoy unparalleled views from the top of the balcony, which are illuminated by the brightness of the moon. A wholly unique adventure, the Bodie Island Lighthouse Full Moon Tour is a special event that can’t be missed.

Week of October 16, 2023 - October 22, 2023

Ocracoke Working Waterman’s Festival

  • Saturday, October 21st 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
ocracoke

Join the Ocracoke Preservation Society in celebrating Ocracoke heritage with its rich history and continuing tradition of working on the water with this unique festival that is making its grand debut in 2023. Held on the grounds of the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum, this festival will celebrate these traditions with booths and exhibits with the watermen themselves, as well as plenty of food and fun to go around.

Week of October 23, 2023 - October 29, 2023

Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree

  • Friday, October 27th - Saturday, October 28th
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.

Week of November 13, 2023 - November 19, 2023

The Wall That Heals Exhibit

  • Thursday, November 16th - Sunday, November 19th
Nags Head

One of the most famous traveling exhibits in the country is paying a visit to the Outer Banks in this special event that honors the veterans of the Vietnam War. On Veterans Day in November of 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., which was designed to travel to communities throughout the country.

Chicamacomico Thanksgiving Week Festivities

  • Sunday, November 19th - Saturday, November 25th
Rodanthe

Head to one of the Outer Banks' most unique and historic sites during Thanksgiving week for an array of educational and fun events that will appeal to the whole family. The Chicamacomico Thanksgiving Week Festivities event is an annual collection of distinctive activities that include a pig pickin’, a visit from Santa, and much, much more.

Week of November 20, 2023 - November 26, 2023

Chicamacomico Thanksgiving Week Festivities

  • Sunday, November 19th - Saturday, November 25th
Rodanthe

Head to one of the Outer Banks' most unique and historic sites during Thanksgiving week for an array of educational and fun events that will appeal to the whole family. The Chicamacomico Thanksgiving Week Festivities event is an annual collection of distinctive activities that include a pig pickin’, a visit from Santa, and much, much more.

Week of November 27, 2023 - December 3, 2023

Christmas on the North End

  • Friday, December 1st 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Manteo

Head to the Island Farm in Manteo where history, local culture, and the holiday spirit will combine for a fun and multiple-day event that showcases the holiday traditions of the earliest days on the Outer Banks.

Week of December 11, 2023 - December 17, 2023

Celebration of Wright Brothers First Flight

  • Sunday, December 17th
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.