This Week's Highlights

Week of February 25, 2019 - March 3, 2019

M5 Mexican Brass

  • Saturday, March 2nd 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Be mesmerized by Latin America’s most successful Brass Quintet, M5 Mexican Brass, which has earned wide international recognition. Combining their skills at virtuosic chamber music in all styles, non-stop interaction with the audience, inborn showmanship, matchless Latin American charm, and their own sound, M5 concerts are unique musical–theatre concert experiences.

A Night At The Speakeasy

  • Saturday, March 2nd 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kitty Hawk

Food, drinks, music, and a taste of the 1920s all combine at this special event that raises funds for several beloved landmarks and festivities on the Outer Banks. A Night At The Speakeasy is sure to be a rowdy good time for anyone who wants to toast the era of Gatsby, flappers, and absolute decadence, with an evening that will glitter with glamour from start to finish.

Week of April 1, 2019 - April 7, 2019

Week of April 15, 2019 - April 21, 2019

Outer Banks Bike Week

  • Saturday, April 20th - Sunday, April 28th
Harbinger

For a beach bike week that's big on hospitality but also provides ample room to roam, head to the Outer Banks. With miles of new terrain, incredible views, and lots of bike-friendly businesses welcoming two-wheel guests, it's no surprise that the Outer Banks is gaining recognition as one of the East Coast's best destinations for a fun beach bike week.

Week of April 22, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Outer Banks Bike Week

  • Saturday, April 20th - Sunday, April 28th
Harbinger

For a beach bike week that's big on hospitality but also provides ample room to roam, head to the Outer Banks. With miles of new terrain, incredible views, and lots of bike-friendly businesses welcoming two-wheel guests, it's no surprise that the Outer Banks is gaining recognition as one of the East Coast's best destinations for a fun beach bike week.

Week of May 6, 2019 - May 12, 2019

The Virginia Symphony on the Outer Banks

  • Thursday, May 9th 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Spend an incredible evening listening to the spectacular music of The Virginia Symphony, conducted by a nationally acclaimed conductor. Recognized as one of the nation’s leading regional orchestras, The Virginia Symphony presents Classics, Pops and Family concerts.

Artrageous Kids Art Festival

  • Saturday, May 11th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Nags Head

At the annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza, everyone can enjoy a little hands-on creativity with lots of interactive displays, live demos, and fun artistic activities for the young and the young at heart. This full day affair which combines art, music, and the friendly spirit of the Outer Banks, is an annual tradition that began in 1989, and which has become a favorite event for visitors of all 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. 

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." 

Week of May 20, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Ocracoke Volunteer Firemen's Ball

  • Saturday, May 25th 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Ocracoke

The annual Ocracoke Volunteer Firemen's Ball has become a tradition for longtime Memorial Day visitors and locals alike, and newcomers are welcome to join in the fun of this special event that celebrates the island’s inherent sense of community.

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.

Week of June 17, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Crowder & Colton Dixon Concert at Festival Park

  • Wednesday, June 19th 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Manteo

Crowder & Colton Dixon Concert at Festival Park. VIP ticket $75 includes early entry at 5:30pm, Meet & Greet with Crowder and Colton Dixon from 5:30 – 6:30pm, and up front reserved seating (chair included). Priority Ticket $45 includes early entry at 5:30pm, up front seating

Week of July 1, 2019 - July 7, 2019

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.

208th Army Band Concert

  • Thursday, July 4th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Manteo

Enjoy the fireworks display with a rousing roster of patriotic music with a special performance by the 208th Army Band. The concert is free to the public, and visitors will enjoy fantastic music in addition to amazing fireworks over the water when the skies get dark.

4th of July Celebration at Avon Pier

  • Thursday, July 4th 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Avon

Celebrate your Independence Day with a bang at the Avon Pier and Avon Beach Klub on Hatteras Island. The 4th of July celebration will feature a collection of events which includes corresponding radio shows on the island's local station, Radio Hatteras FM 101.5 and 99.9, and an incredible front row view of the fireworks display from the pristine Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches.

Week of August 12, 2019 - August 18, 2019

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

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 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 October 28, 2019 - November 3, 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.

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 December 2, 2019 - December 8, 2019

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.

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.

Jimmy's Seafood Buffet