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.

Popular annual Outer Banks events are listed below. For a more up-to-date and comprehensive list, check out our OBX Events tab on our Facebook page!

Displaying 1 - 10 of 13 Outer Banks Events
Fri, November 25 - 10:00 am to Sat, November 26 - 4:00 pm

Come spread the holiday cheer with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing crew. Free visit and pictures with Santa are just a few...

Fri, November 25 - 5:00 pm to Sat, December 17 - 6:00 pm

Step back to the 1920s decor and customs during Mr. and Mrs. Edward Collings Knight, Jr.’s time in Corolla. The Whalehead mansion is beautifully decorated...

Fri, November 25 - 6:00 pm to Fri, December 30 - 9:00 pm

Tuesdays through Sundays I November – December
Sponsored by Southern Bank, The Outer Banks Visitor’s Bureau, and Dominion Energy

November 26, 27, 29, 30;...

Sat, November 26 - 9:00 am
From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., stop by Dowdy Park to pick up fruits, vegetables, ferments and baked goods and to browse among all the...
Thu, December 01 - 9:00 am
From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., stop by Dowdy Park to pick up fruits, vegetables, ferments and baked goods and to browse among all the...
Thu, December 01 - 3:00 pm to Sat, December 03 - 7:00 pm

On the first three days in December, Island Farm will host “Christmas on the North End,” an event focused on holiday traditions in the early...

Fri, December 02 (All day)

The Lighting of the Town Tree traditionally takes place on the 1st Friday night in December on the Manteo Waterfront, featuring hot chocolate and holiday...

Sat, December 03 - 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join Manteo Preservation Trust (MPT) for the 15th Holiday Tour of Homes. MPT ...

Tue, December 06 - 9:00 am
From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., stop by Dowdy Park to pick up fruits, vegetables, ferments and baked goods and to browse among all the...
Fri, December 09 (All day) to Sun, December 11 (All day)

Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival is one of the premier wildlife festivals in the United States. It is comprised of dozens of birding, paddling, photography,...

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