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Outer Banks Events

Events by Month

While relaxing on the pristine sandy beaches is the main draw of the Outer Banks, dozens of events take place each year to keep visitors and locals entertained. In the spring you’ll find events such as the Taste of the Beach, Kelly’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, and the Outer Banks Bike Week.

Summer brings more recurring weekly events and activities that are perfect for the whole family for time off the beach such as weekly carnivals and giant kite displays. The fall is when most of the larger annual Outer Banks events take place like the Outer Banks Seafood Festival, Bluegrass Festival, the Outer Banks Marathon, and several surfing competitions.

Our event list is continually updated, so you’ll only find the best and most up-to-date upcoming events in the Outer Banks below.

Displaying 1 - 10 of 35 Outer Banks Events
Sat, October 01 - 2:00 am to Sat, October 22 - 2:00 am

Saturdays in October

Sat, October 01 - 9:00 am

Time: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Price: $15 adults; $8 ages 12 and under

Sat, October 01 - 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Join us for the first annual Dare 2 Care OBX Shred Fest featuring 7 incredible live bands along with rad demos from professional skateboarders and BMS bikers on Saturday, October 1st at The Soundside from 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Wed, October 05 - 2:00 am to Sun, October 09 - 2:00 am

9th Annual Outer Banks Bike Fest

Good Food, Good Entertainment and Special Events. 

Thu, October 06 - 2:00 am to Sat, October 08 - 2:00 am

Price: $40 before July 1st; $50 at the door; $30 per day.

Thursday Night Jam 7 p.m. TBA. 

Thu, October 06 - 2:00 am to Sun, October 09 - 2:00 am

A scattered site self-guided Parade unlike any other tour you have attended – both because of its unparalleled setting on about 60 + miles of our beautiful coastline, and because of the diversity found among the entries in each year’s select offering of homes.

Fri, October 07 (All day) to Sat, October 08 (All day)

The Outer Banks-based Mustang Music Festival at Whalehead this October will once again benefit the Mustang Outreach Program and the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. 

Fri, October 07 - 2:00 am to Sat, October 29 - 2:00 am

Price: $13

Are you brave enough to handle the evil on Roanoke Island?

Fri, October 07 - 2:00 am to Sat, October 08 - 2:00 am

The tournament will be held the first weekend in October with the expectation of more fish and warmer weather. Most locals will agree that early October is one of their favorite times on the Outer Banks.

Sat, October 08 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sponsored by Bethany United Methodist Church. Money raised will go towards the general fund and a special fund used to help offset the costs of attending a drug treatment center for people in Dare County.

Coffee and doughnuts generously provided by the United Methodist Men post race.