• Friday, September 21st - Sunday, September 23rd

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.

The three-day event is held at multiple locations throughout the Outer Banks, but the cornerstone of Pridefest is the main pride festival which is held on Saturday. During this afternoon celebration, the event will be hosted by legendary trans-performer Jennifer Warner and will feature a collection of bands, local restaurant food, merchant vendors, pride souvenirs, and nonprofit vendors. Best of all, the Saturday afternoon festival is completely free for all attendees, and everyone is welcome to join in the fun. In addition to the main festival, there will be special outings, tickets and passes to area restaurants, souvenirs and gatherings, and many more daytime and nighttime events that will entice beach lovers of all varieties. Serving as a great way to discover how amazing the Outer Banks can be in the cool fall season, Pridefest is a local festival that has grown deep roots, and which promises full days of sunny fun.