This Week

Red Wolf Revival screening

  • Friday, January 24th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Manteo

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be hosting two free screenings of Red Wolf Revival (2015), a documentary by Roshan Patel and Nestbox Collective.  The film captures the story of the United States’ most endangered canid, the red wolf, and the last remaining members of its wild population.

Week of February 17, 2020 - February 23, 2020

Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival

  • Friday, February 21st - Sunday, February 23rd
Hatteras

Celebrate the pristine and stunning landscape of Hatteras Island in the wintertime with this annual festival that is celebrating its second year in 2020. 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 April 20, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Native Journeys: Music & Dance

  • Saturday, April 25th - Sunday, April 26th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Frisco

Native Journeys will be a yearly event held the last weekend of April every year. Each year we will explore an aspect of Native Culture. Our premier event will be all about Music & Dance. We have Red Oak Singers as our pow wow drum. Ha'aheo O Hawai'i Hula to teach and share traditional Hula. Flute players, Storytellers, wonderful crafts, hands on activities for kids & adults, chances to dance, do some drumming, learn about the Hatteras tribes, get your name in Cherokee, and to visit and speak with Native Elders. Come and share with us!

Week of April 27, 2020 - May 3, 2020

OBX Rod And Custom Festival

  • Friday, May 1st - Saturday, May 2nd
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 11, 2020 - May 17, 2020

British Cemetery Ceremony

  • Monday, May 11th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ocracoke

Visitors can pay tribute to the fallen heroes of Ocracoke’s past at this special and inspired ceremony that pays homage to the heroes who lost their lives off the island’s coast. Orchestrated by the Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the Ocracoke community, the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary 16-04, the National Park Service, and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the annual British Cemetery Ceremony is a historic and landmark event that honors Ocracoke’s tumultuous past.

Week of May 18, 2020 - May 24, 2020

Kiteboarding Kickoff Weekend

  • Saturday, May 23rd - Sunday, May 24th
Rodanthe

Every year, a wave of new equipment arrives on the scene that takes the sport of kiteboarding to the next level, and watersports fans who want to see everything that’s cool and brand new can get a sneak peek via the Kiteboarding Kickoff Weekend. Held at the Kiteboarding Resort in Rodanthe, this unique event gives boarders an opportunity to try out the newest brands, styles and gear on the global kiteboarding scene, as well as enter competitions and enjoy specialty clinics to hone their skills.

Week of June 1, 2020 - June 7, 2020

Outer Banks Tiny Home Festival

  • Saturday, June 6th - Sunday, June 7th
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 29, 2020 - July 5, 2020

Ocracoke Independence Day Celebration

  • Thursday, July 2nd - Sunday, July 5th
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.

Independence Day 1850 At Island Farm

  • Saturday, 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.

Week of August 10, 2020 - August 16, 2020

Outer Banks Pirate Festival

  • Wednesday, August 12th - Thursday, August 13th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nags Head

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

Anniversary of the Mirlo Rescue

  • Sunday, August 16th 10:00 AM
Rodanthe

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

Week of October 19, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Wings Over Water

  • Tuesday, October 20th - Sunday, October 25th
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.

Week of November 2, 2020 - November 8, 2020

Festival Latino de Ocracoke

  • Friday, November 6th - Sunday, November 8th
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 December 14, 2020 - December 20, 2020

Celebration of Wright Brothers First Flight

  • Thursday, 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.

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