Week of April 27, 2020 - May 3, 2020

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, May 1st 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.

Week of May 11, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Coastal Gardening Festival

  • Saturday, May 16th 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

This years theme is "The Power of Plants - Super Succulents” focusing on succulent plants that grow well on the Outer Banks. The 18th annual Coastal Gardening Festival takes place on May 16, 2020. This great event starts at 9:00 am and the fun lasts until 2:30 pm at the Thomas A. Baum Senior Center, 300 Mustian Street in Kill Devil Hills. Garden art, handcrafted goods, plants and refreshments are provided by over 70 vendors. Children’s activities, educational displays and gardening information will be available. Admission is free, Rain or Shine. Proceeds from the event benefit the outreach programs of the Dare County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in association the North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

 

Week of May 25, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Rock The Cape Festival

  • Monday, May 25th - Friday, June 5th
Waves

Celebrate the artistic community on Hatteras Island at Dare County Arts Council’s 7th Annual Rock The Cape Festival. This year’s Rock The Cape Concert will be held at REAL Watersports in Waves on Friday, June 5, 2020, and the soundfront concert will feature live music by two different bands, as well as a week of opportunities to discover the talented artists who call Hatteras Island home.

Rodanthe Island Art Show

  • Monday, May 25th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Rodanthe

Discover a far-reaching range of talented local artists and craftsmen without ever leaving the quiet and charming northern villages of Hatteras Island with this fun late summer event that will entice any art fan to get out and explore. The Island Art Show in Rodanthe features a collection of local exhibitors, as well as plenty of additional reasons to stop by and see what the local art scene is all about.

Week of June 1, 2020 - June 7, 2020

Rock The Cape Festival

  • Monday, May 25th - Friday, June 5th
Waves

Celebrate the artistic community on Hatteras Island at Dare County Arts Council’s 7th Annual Rock The Cape Festival. This year’s Rock The Cape Concert will be held at REAL Watersports in Waves on Friday, June 5, 2020, and the soundfront concert will feature live music by two different bands, as well as a week of opportunities to discover the talented artists who call Hatteras Island home.

Ocrafolk Festival

  • Friday, June 5th - Sunday, June 7th
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.

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, June 5th 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.

Week of June 22, 2020 - June 28, 2020

Annual Under the Oaks Art Festival

  • Tuesday, June 23rd - Wednesday, June 24th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Corolla

Peruse a colorful array of vibrant artworks and crafts while enjoying the postcard-perfect setting on the grounds of the Whalehead Club by attending the 19th Annual Under the Oaks Art Festival.

Week of June 29, 2020 - July 5, 2020

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, July 3rd 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.

Week of August 3, 2020 - August 9, 2020

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, August 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.

Week of August 10, 2020 - August 16, 2020

New World Festival of the Arts

  • Wednesday, August 12th - Thursday, August 13th
Manteo

The two day festival is open to artists from throughout the country. The juried show will exhibit original works from 75 artists from throughout the east coast. Over a dozen artists are new to the show this year and are extremely excited to be a part of such a unique and established Festival. Exhibitors include watercolors, oil & acrylic, graphics, drawings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and pottery. The Festival provides artists and opportunity to display and sell their creative work and compete for awards.

Week of August 31, 2020 - September 6, 2020

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, September 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.

Week of September 7, 2020 - September 13, 2020

OBX Arts & Craft Festival

  • Wednesday, September 9th - Thursday, September 10th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Kitty Hawk

This annual show features a superb variety of creations from 25 Outer Banks artists whose specialties include painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, glass, fiber arts, collage, wood and more. Admission to the show is free on both days and there is plenty of free parking. In addition to the handcrafted art, you can gather information about two local charities – N.E.S.T. and Friends of Youth – that participate in the show. A portion of artists' entrance fees are donated to the charities. 

Week of September 21, 2020 - September 27, 2020

Outer Banks Jeep Jam

  • Friday, September 25th - Saturday, September 26th
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 September 28, 2020 - October 4, 2020

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, October 2nd 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.

Week of November 2, 2020 - November 8, 2020

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, November 6th 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.

Week of November 23, 2020 - November 29, 2020

Hangin' With Santa

  • Friday, November 27th - Saturday, November 28th
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.

 

Week of November 30, 2020 - December 6, 2020

First Friday in Manteo

  • Friday, December 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.