This Week

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, October 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.

OBX Jeep Invasion

  • Friday, October 7th - Sunday, October 9th
Nags Head

Jeep lovers are welcome to attend this annual festival that takes advantage of the beautiful fall weather of the Outer Banks, as well as the off-roading opportunities that are abundant along the miles of coastal North Carolina shoreline. The OBX Jeep Invasion is a fun and adventure-filled event that gives Jeep lovers an opportunity to get together and have a blast at one of the East Coat’s favorite destinations for four-wheel-drive vehicles.

Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

  • Saturday, October 8th 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.

Annual HICF 5K and Fun Run

  • Saturday, October 8th
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 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.

Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, October 8th
Manteo

Join in the fun of one of Manteo’s favorite fishing traditions with the annual Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament. Celebrating its 25th year in 2022, this family-friendly event is a great way to foster a love of fishing while enjoying one of the coolest small towns in the central Outer Banks.

Week of October 10, 2022 - October 16, 2022

Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

  • Saturday, October 15th 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 17, 2022 - October 23, 2022

Wings Over Water

  • Tuesday, October 18th - Sunday, October 23rd
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 Brewtag

  • Saturday, October 22nd 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.

Admission to the OBX Brewtag in 2022 is free for everyone, 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 22nd 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 24, 2022 - October 30, 2022

Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree

  • Friday, October 28th - Saturday, October 29th
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 29th 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.

Week of October 31, 2022 - November 6, 2022

Trunk or Treat

  • Monday, October 31st 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Avon

Discover just how spirited that Hatteras Island and the southern Outer Banks can be during the fall holidays with this special event that will delight local and vacationing kids and their families alike. Trunk or Treat is becoming a favorite annual Halloween celebration, and is a great opportunity for kids to load up on candy in a safe, central, and wonderfully convenient location.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, November 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.

OBX Veterans Week

  • Friday, November 4th - Sunday, November 13th
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 7, 2022 - November 13, 2022

OBX Veterans Week

  • Friday, November 4th - Sunday, November 13th
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.

Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

  • Saturday, November 12th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Nags Head

The summertime farmer’s market at Dowdy Park in Nags Head makes a seasonal and holiday-themed return with this unique market that’s a perfect destination for folks to get a jump start on their Christmas shopping and preparations. The Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market is a fun and festive destination for folks of all tastes, thanks to an assortment of local goodies from the Outer Banks and beyond.

Week of November 14, 2022 - November 20, 2022

Chicamacomico Thanksgiving Week Festivities

  • Friday, November 18th - Friday, 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 21, 2022 - November 27, 2022

Chicamacomico Thanksgiving Week Festivities

  • Friday, November 18th - Friday, 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.

Hangin' With Santa

  • Friday, November 25th - Saturday, November 26th
Nags Head

Get a head start on the holiday season with this post-Thanksgiving event that offers a world of fun for visitors of all ages. Held at the flagship Kitty Hawk Kites store in Nags Head, this two-day event features amazing shopping, activities, demos and displays, and - of course - a visit by old St. Nick himself to allow kids to get a jump start on their Christmas lists.

 

Ocracoke Parade of Boats

  • Friday, November 25th
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.

Kites With Lights

  • Saturday, November 26th 4:00 PM - 7:00 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 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.

Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

  • Saturday, November 26th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Nags Head

The summertime farmer’s market at Dowdy Park in Nags Head makes a seasonal and holiday-themed return with this unique market that’s a perfect destination for folks to get a jump start on their Christmas shopping and preparations. The Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market is a fun and festive destination for folks of all tastes, thanks to an assortment of local goodies from the Outer Banks and beyond.

Week of November 28, 2022 - December 4, 2022

Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

  • Thursday, December 1st 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Nags Head

The summertime farmer’s market at Dowdy Park in Nags Head makes a seasonal and holiday-themed return with this unique market that’s a perfect destination for folks to get a jump start on their Christmas shopping and preparations. The Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market is a fun and festive destination for folks of all tastes, thanks to an assortment of local goodies from the Outer Banks and beyond.

Festival Latino de Ocracoke

  • Friday, December 2nd
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.

Manteo Christmas Parade

  • Saturday, December 3rd
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 5, 2022 - December 11, 2022

Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

  • Tuesday, December 6th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Nags Head

The summertime farmer’s market at Dowdy Park in Nags Head makes a seasonal and holiday-themed return with this unique market that’s a perfect destination for folks to get a jump start on their Christmas shopping and preparations. The Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market is a fun and festive destination for folks of all tastes, thanks to an assortment of local goodies from the Outer Banks and beyond.

Wings Over Water Encore

  • Friday, December 9th - Sunday, December 11th
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.

Hatteras Island Christmas Parade

  • Saturday, December 10th 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 12, 2022 - December 18, 2022

Celebration of Wright Brothers First Flight

  • Saturday, 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.

Week of May 1, 2023 - May 7, 2023

Wooden Boat Kids

  • Saturday, May 6th 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Beaufort

The Annual Wooden Boat Show isn’t just for master craftsmen and adults, as kids will find a wealth of activities designed with them in mind at the corresponding Wooden Boat Kids event. Held throughout the two-day festival at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, this event allows kids to join in the fun through an array of hands-on activities, demonstrations, arts and crafts, competitions, and more.

Week of July 31, 2023 - August 6, 2023

Ocracoke Fig Festival

  • Friday, August 4th - Saturday, August 5th
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 14, 2023 - August 20, 2023

Anniversary of the Mirlo Rescue

  • Wednesday, August 16th
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.