• Wednesday, May 13th - Saturday, May 16th

Music lovers everywhere have started to flock to the Outer Banks for this “New” tradition that adds a roster of acclaimed bands with one of the prettiest venues along the North Carolina coastline. The Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, and this year’s event is no exception, with a number of regionally and nationally famous bands already signed up to perform in the multi-day event.

The event is held at the stunning Roanoke Island Festival Park stage, which overlooks miles of pristine sound waters, and the music lasts from around 11:00 a.m. until midnight, with several dozen musicians sharing the stage. Attendees are encouraged to purchase both tickets and lodgings well in advance, as despite its off-season timing, this event tends to fill up fast year after year. If your dream idea of a vacation involves laying back in your most comfortable beach chair and taking in the best bluegrass acts the region and the country has to offer, then you'll definitely want to set an October weekend aside for a vacation for the Outer Banks newest, and potentially most popular local festivals, the Bluegrass Festival.