Events

Outer Banks Events

The Outer Banks beckons with an electrifying schedule of events that promises to celebrate the area's cultural heritage, art, seafood, craft beer, literature, and more. Be it as a local or a visitor, you are guaranteed to stumble upon an alluring event that captures your attention. From seasonal holidays to breathtaking parades, there's always something awe-inspiring happening in the region, traversing from Duck to Hatteras.

Rather than being shackled to the mundane routine of everyday life, the Outer Banks implores you to seize the moment and embrace the unpredictable. With an infinity of possibilities and openings for curiosity and thrill, a visit to the Outer Banks can undoubtedly turn out to be the most exhilarating event of your lifetime.

With our event-filtering option, you can tailor your search based on the date or location of the happening for a first-hand experience of the extravagance. But remember, dates and times are subject to sudden changes, so it's advisable to check out the event's website for the latest information.

So join in on the frenzy and capture everlasting memories on the Outer Banks.

July 15
Coastal Soccer Camp

Coastal Soccer Camp

Recurring daily untilJuly 18, 2024
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July 15
Camp Discovery at The Elizabethan Gardens

Camp Discovery at The Elizabethan Gardens

Dates vary betweenJune 24, 2024 - July 22, 2024
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July 14
Surfrider Foundation Beach Clean up

Surfrider Foundation Beach Clean up

Dates vary betweenApril 14, 2024 - November 10, 2024
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July 13
Zoso The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

Zoso The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

One day only
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July 13
Hukilau Surf Camp

Hukilau Surf Camp

Dates vary betweenJune 15, 2024 - July 27, 2024
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July 13
Hatteras Community Fish Fry

Hatteras Community Fish Fry

Recurring weekly onSaturday until August 31, 2024
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July 12
Summer Beach Cleanups

Summer Beach Cleanups

Dates vary betweenJune 28, 2024 - August 23, 2024
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July 12
Rag Rug Crafting

Rag Rug Crafting

Recurring weekly onFriday until September 27, 2024
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July 12
Fitness Fridays at Dowdy Park

Fitness Fridays at Dowdy Park

Recurring weekly onFriday until August 16, 2024
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July 10
Wash Day

Wash Day

Recurring weekly onWednesday until September 25, 2024
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July 10
Tri Villages Market

Tri Villages Market

Dates vary betweenJune 12, 2024 - September 25, 2024
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July 10
Dowdy Park Summer Concert Series

Dowdy Park Summer Concert Series

Recurring weekly onWednesday until August 21, 2024
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July 09
Yoga at Dowdy Park

Yoga at Dowdy Park

Recurring weekly onTuesday until August 13, 2024
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July 09
JR Shanty Co - performance of original and classic sea shanties

JR Shanty Co - performance of original and classic sea shanties

Dates vary betweenJuly 9, 2024 - August 6, 2024
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July 09
First Flight Farmers Market

First Flight Farmers Market

Recurring weekly onTuesday until August 13, 2024
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July 09
Drink Your Switchel!

Drink Your Switchel!

Recurring weekly onTuesday until September 24, 2024
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Apr 12
Taste of The Beach

Taste of The Beach

Recurring daily untilApril 14, 2024
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Mar 17
34th Annual Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade

34th Annual Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade

One day only
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Mar 16
Running of the Leprechauns!

Running of the Leprechauns!

One day only
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Feb 03
Hatteras Island Oyster Roast

Hatteras Island Oyster Roast

One day only
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Dec 31
Midnight Magic in Manteo

Midnight Magic in Manteo

One day only
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Dec 17
Soundside Holiday Market

Soundside Holiday Market

The Soundside Event Site
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Dec 10
Soundside Holiday Market

Soundside Holiday Market

One day only
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Dec 09
Hatteras Village Christmas Parade

Hatteras Village Christmas Parade

One day only
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Dec 09
Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

One day only
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Dec 08
Wings Over Water Encore - Birding Session

Wings Over Water Encore - Birding Session

One day only Recurring daily untilDecember 10, 2023
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Dec 03
Soundside Holiday Market

Soundside Holiday Market

One day only
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Dec 02
Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

One day only
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Dec 01
WinterLights

WinterLights

Dates vary betweenNovember 17, 2023 - December 30, 2023
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Dec 01
The 12 Bars of Christmas

The 12 Bars of Christmas

Recurring daily untilDecember 31, 2023
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Dec 01
Good Guys vs Cancer Basketball Showcase

Good Guys vs Cancer Basketball Showcase

Recurring daily untilDecember 2, 2023
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Dec 01
Christmas on the North End

Christmas on the North End

Recurring daily untilDecember 2, 2023
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Nov 30
The 12 Bars of Christmas

The 12 Bars of Christmas

Recurring daily untilDecember 31, 2023
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Nov 30
Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

One day only
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Nov 29
Good Guys vs Cancer Basketball Showcase

Good Guys vs Cancer Basketball Showcase

Recurring daily untilDecember 2, 2023
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Nov 25
Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

One day only
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Nov 23
Annual Surfin' Turkey 5k and Puppy Drum Fun Run

Annual Surfin' Turkey 5k and Puppy Drum Fun Run

One day only
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Nov 17
WinterLights

WinterLights

Dates vary betweenNovember 17, 2023 - December 30, 2023
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Nov 16
The Wall That Heals Exhibit

The Wall That Heals Exhibit

Recurring daily untilNovember 19, 2023
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Nov 11
Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

Dowdy Park Holiday Farmers Market

One day only
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Nov 10
Outer Banks Veterans Week

Outer Banks Veterans Week

Recurring daily untilNovember 19, 2023
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Nov 10
Outer Banks Marathon

Outer Banks Marathon

Dates vary betweenNovember 10, 2023 - November 12, 2023
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Nov 02
OBX Wind 2023

OBX Wind 2023

Recurring daily untilNovember 4, 2023
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Oct 30
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament

Week ofOctober 30, 2023 - November 5, 2023
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Oct 28
OBX Wind 2023

OBX Wind 2023

Recurring daily untilNovember 4, 2023
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Oct 25
NCBBA Red Drum Tournament

NCBBA Red Drum Tournament

Recurring daily untilOctober 28, 2023
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Oct 23
NCBBA Red Drum Tournament

NCBBA Red Drum Tournament

Week ofOctober 23, 2023 - October 29, 2023
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Oct 21
Outer Banks Seafood Festival

Outer Banks Seafood Festival

One day only
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Oct 17
Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival

Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival

Recurring daily untilOctober 22, 2023
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Oct 16
The NC VIP Fishing Tournament

The NC VIP Fishing Tournament

Week ofOctober 16, 2023 - October 22, 2023
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Oct 07
Island Farm Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

Island Farm Pumpkin Patch Saturdays

Dates vary betweenOctober 7, 2023 - October 28, 2023
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Oct 07
Duck Jazz Festival

Duck Jazz Festival

Recurring daily untilOctober 8, 2023
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Oct 04
Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament

Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament

Recurring daily untilOctober 6, 2023
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Oct 02
Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament

Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament

Week ofSeptember 25, 2023 - October 1, 2023
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Sep 25
Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge

Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge

Week ofSeptember 25, 2023 - October 1, 2023
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Sep 23
Billfish Tournament - Community Care Clinic of Dare

Billfish Tournament - Community Care Clinic of Dare

One day only
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Sep 18
Surfalorus Film Festival

Surfalorus Film Festival

Recurring daily untilSeptember 20, 2023
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Sep 17
ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

Recurring daily untilSeptember 23, 2023
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Sep 16
Sumospeed Beach Bash

Sumospeed Beach Bash

One day only
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Sep 15
Day at the Docks

Day at the Docks

Recurring daily untilSeptember 16, 2023
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Sep 08
Outer Banks Triathlon

Outer Banks Triathlon

Recurring daily untilSeptember 9, 2023
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Sep 07
OBX Pridefest

OBX Pridefest

Recurring daily untilSeptember 10, 2023
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Aug 24
Nags Head 5k/1Mile Beach Race Series 2023

Nags Head 5k/1Mile Beach Race Series 2023

One day only
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Aug 20
OBX Wedding Fest

OBX Wedding Fest

One day only
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Aug 19
National Aviation Day Celebration

National Aviation Day Celebration

One day only
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Aug 18
Snakes, and Spiders, and Bugs....OH MY!

Snakes, and Spiders, and Bugs....OH MY!

Dates vary betweenJune 23, 2023 - September 1, 2023
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Aug 18
Matisyahu + G. Love and Special Sauce  with Special Guest – CYDEWAYS

Matisyahu + G. Love and Special Sauce with Special Guest – CYDEWAYS

One day only
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Aug 17
Nags Head 5k/1Mile Race Series 2023

Nags Head 5k/1Mile Race Series 2023

Dates vary betweenJune 22, 2023 - August 17, 2023
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Aug 15
KidzBop Never Stop 2023

KidzBop Never Stop 2023

One day only
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Aug 15
Dune Day Celebration at Jockey's Ridge

Dune Day Celebration at Jockey's Ridge

One day only
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Aug 14
40th Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament

40th Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament

Recurring daily untilAugust 18, 2023
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Aug 02
Wash Day

Wash Day

Recurring weekly onWednesday until September 27, 2023
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Aug 12
Hypertufa Workshop

Hypertufa Workshop

Dates vary betweenMay 13, 2023 - August 12, 2023
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Aug 12
34th Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament

34th Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament

Recurring daily untilAugust 13, 2023
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Aug 11
Native American Finger Weaving

Native American Finger Weaving

Dates vary betweenJuly 7, 2023 - August 11, 2023
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Aug 10
Joe Russo's Almost Dead

Joe Russo's Almost Dead

One day onlyAugust 10, 2023
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Aug 09
Outer Banks Pirate Festival

Outer Banks Pirate Festival

Recurring daily untilAugust 10, 2023
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Aug 07
All Sports Camp

All Sports Camp

Recurring weekly onMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday until August 10, 2023
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Aug 06
DIRTY HEADS w/Lupe Fiasco & Special Guest Bikini Trill

DIRTY HEADS w/Lupe Fiasco & Special Guest Bikini Trill

One day only
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Aug 04
Wright Brothers National Memorial - Waived Entrance Fee Day

Wright Brothers National Memorial - Waived Entrance Fee Day

Dates vary betweenJanuary 16, 2023 - December 17, 2023
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Aug 04
The Earth's Heartbeat

The Earth's Heartbeat

Dates vary betweenJune 16, 2023 - August 4, 2023
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Aug 04
Manteo First Friday

Manteo First Friday

Recurring monthly onthe 1st Friday until November 3, 2023
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Aug 03
17th Annual Watermelon Festival

17th Annual Watermelon Festival

One day only
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Aug 02
Tri Villages Market

Tri Villages Market

Dates vary betweenJune 21, 2023 - August 16, 2023
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Aug 02
The Courtyard Sessions: Live At Lunch

The Courtyard Sessions: Live At Lunch

Recurring weekly onWednesday until September 27, 2023
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Aug 02
Surf Fish with a Ranger

Surf Fish with a Ranger

Recurring weekly onWednesday until August 30, 2023
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Aug 02
Sublime with Rome with Special Guest: Big Something & Joe Samba

Sublime with Rome with Special Guest: Big Something & Joe Samba

One day only
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Jul 04
Avon Fishing Pier 4th of July Fireworks Show

Avon Fishing Pier 4th of July Fireworks Show

One day only
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Jul 02
Independence Beer Mile

Independence Beer Mile

One day only
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Jul 01
Hukilau Surf Camp

Hukilau Surf Camp

Dates vary betweenJune 17, 2023 - August 12, 2023
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June 30
Run Hatteras 5k Race Series Avon, NC

Run Hatteras 5k Race Series Avon, NC

Recurring weekly onFriday until August 25, 2023
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June 23
Duck Sweep

Duck Sweep

Recurring weekly onFriday until July 28, 2023
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June 23
Snakes, and Spiders, and Bugs....OH MY!

Snakes, and Spiders, and Bugs....OH MY!

Dates vary betweenJune 23, 2023 - September 1, 2023
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June 22
Rebelution Good Vibes Summer Tour 2023

Rebelution Good Vibes Summer Tour 2023

One day only
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June 22
Nags Head 5k/1Mile Race Series 2023

Nags Head 5k/1Mile Race Series 2023

Dates vary betweenJune 22, 2023 - August 17, 2023
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June 22
Dowdy Park Farmer's Market

Dowdy Park Farmer's Market

Recurring weekly onThursday until August 17, 2023
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June 22
Rebelution Good Vibes Summer Tour 2023

Rebelution Good Vibes Summer Tour 2023

One day only
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June 21
Field Sketching Workshop

Field Sketching Workshop

Dates vary betweenApril 12, 2023 - June 21, 2023
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June 21
Soundside Market

Soundside Market

Dates vary betweenJune 21, 2023 - August 16, 2023
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June 20
Lettuce & Steel Pulse with Makua Rothman

Lettuce & Steel Pulse with Makua Rothman

One day only
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June 17
Beach Cleanup

Beach Cleanup

Dates vary betweenApril 1, 2023 - September 16, 2023
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June 17
Hukilau Surf Camp

Hukilau Surf Camp

Dates vary betweenJune 17, 2023 - August 12, 2023
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June 16
Rogallo Kite Festival

Rogallo Kite Festival

Recurring daily untilJune 17, 2023
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June 16
Meet the Artist

Meet the Artist

Recurring weekly onFriday until September 1, 2023
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June 15
Sunrise 5k/1 Mile Beach Race Series

Sunrise 5k/1 Mile Beach Race Series

One day only
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June 15
Tater Day

Tater Day

One day only
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June 14
Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth Fishing Tournament

Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth Fishing Tournament

One day only
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June 14
Hatteras Light at Night

Hatteras Light at Night

Recurring weekly onTuesday until August 29, 2023
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June 09
Soundside Fun Fair

Soundside Fun Fair

Recurring daily untilJune 11, 2023
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June 06
Crabbing with a Ranger

Crabbing with a Ranger

Recurring weekly onTuesday, Friday until September 1, 2023
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June 06
Sunset Festival at Nags Head Kitty Hawk Kites

Sunset Festival at Nags Head Kitty Hawk Kites

Recurring weekly onMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until August 11, 2023
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June 03
Dare Day Festival

Dare Day Festival

Recurring daily untilJune 4, 2023
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June 02
Outside Straight Lines

Outside Straight Lines

Recurring daily untilJuly 30, 2023
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June 02
Manteo First Friday

Manteo First Friday

Recurring monthly onthe 1st Friday until November 3, 2023
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June 02
2023 Season of The Lost Colony

2023 Season of The Lost Colony

Recurring weekly onMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until August 26, 2023
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June 02
Rock The Cape Festival

Rock The Cape Festival

Recurring daily untilJune 2, 2023
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May 31
The Courtyard Sessions: Live At Lunch

The Courtyard Sessions: Live At Lunch

Recurring weekly onWednesday until September 27, 2023
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May 31
Surf Fish with a Ranger

Surf Fish with a Ranger

Recurring weekly onJune 3, 2023Wednesday until August 30, 2023
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May 31
Wash Day

Wash Day

Recurring weekly onWednesday until September 27, 2023
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May 31
Pat McGee's Down The Hatch

Pat McGee's Down The Hatch

Recurring daily untilJune 3, 2023
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May 31
Visit With A Banker Pony

Visit With A Banker Pony

Recurring weekly onTuesday until September 26, 2023
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May 30
Corn Husk Doll Crafting

Corn Husk Doll Crafting

Recurring weekly onTuesday until July 25, 2023
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May 29
Town of Nags Head Memorial Day Ceremony

Town of Nags Head Memorial Day Ceremony

One day only
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May 29
Totally Turtles

Totally Turtles

Recurring weekly onMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until September 1, 2023
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May 28
Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

Recurring daily untilMay 27, 2023
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May 28
Shaping These Barrier Islands - Bodie Island Lighthouse

Shaping These Barrier Islands - Bodie Island Lighthouse

Recurring weekly onSunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until September 4, 2023
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May 27
Wright Legacy

Wright Legacy

Recurring daily untilSeptember 4, 2023
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May 27
Lighting the Way for 150 Years - Bodie Island Lighthouse

Lighting the Way for 150 Years - Bodie Island Lighthouse

Recurring weekly onSunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until September 4, 2023
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May 27
Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing

Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing

Recurring weekly onSunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 7, 2023
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May 20
USA Surfing Prime Series

USA Surfing Prime Series

Recurring daily untilMay 21, 2023
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May 19
Wind & Waves One Design Regatta

Wind & Waves One Design Regatta

Recurring daily untilMay 21, 2023
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May18
Hang Gliding Spectacular

Hang Gliding Spectacular

Recurring daily untilMay 21, 2023
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May15
Outer Banks Soft-Shell Crab Week

Outer Banks Soft-Shell Crab Week

Recurring daily untilMay 20, 2023
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May 14
Artrageous Kids Art Festival

Artrageous Kids Art Festival

One day only
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May13
Couture By The Shore

Couture By The Shore

One day only
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May13
Nags Head Woods 5k

Nags Head Woods 5k

One day only
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May13
KidsFest

KidsFest

One day only
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May 09
Hatteras Village Offshore Open

Hatteras Village Offshore Open

Recurring daily untilMay 13, 2023
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May07
Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

Recurring daily untilOne day only
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May 05
OBX Rod and Custom Festival

OBX Rod and Custom Festival

Recurring daily untilMay 6, 2023
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June 21
Surf Fish with a Ranger

Surf Fish with a Ranger

Recurring weekly on Wednesday untilAugust 30, 2023
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May 05
Oysters Uncovered: The Kayak Edition

Oysters Uncovered: The Kayak Edition

Dates vary betweenMarch 23, 2023 - May 18, 2023
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May05
Manteo First Friday

Manteo First Friday

Recurring monthly on the1st Friday until November 3, 2023
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May 04
Lighting the Way for 150 Years - Bodie Island Lighthouse

Lighting the Way for 150 Years - Bodie Island Lighthouse

Recurring weekly onWednesday, Thursday, Friday until May 27, 2023
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May 03
Shaping These Barrier Islands - Bodie Island Lighthouse

Shaping These Barrier Islands - Bodie Island Lighthouse

Recurring weekly onWednesday, Thursday, Friday until May 26, 2023
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May 02
Wind and Sand Educational Program

Wind and Sand Educational Program

Recurring weekly onSunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until May 26, 2023
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May 02
Lost Colony Walking Tour

Lost Colony Walking Tour

Recurring weekly onSunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until May 26, 2023
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April 29
Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing

Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing

Recurring weekly onWednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 7, 2023
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April 28
The Wizard of Wonderland | Theatre of Dare

The Wizard of Wonderland | Theatre of Dare

Dates vary betweenApril 28, 2023 - May 7, 2023
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April 28
OBX Bash at the Beach

OBX Bash at the Beach

Recurring daily untilApril 30, 2023
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April 28
Outer Banks Bike Week South

Outer Banks Bike Week South

Recurring daily untilApril 29, 2023
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