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 - 8 of 8 Outer Banks Events
Tue, May 04 - 7:45 pm to Sat, August 21 - 7:45 pm

Experience this 84-year-old symphonic drama that recounts the first colony of America: Roanoke. Discover the New World through this newly enhanced musical and theatrical performance....

Phone Number: 
252.473.6000
Sat, May 15 - 8:00 am to Sat, September 18 - 12:00 pm

Manteo Farmers' Market is the place to be on Saturdays for locals and visitors alike. Fresh produce, flowers, local art, baked goods, crafts and more. George...

Phone Number: 
(252) 473-4040
Sun, July 04 - 2:00 pm

Celebrate Independence Day at the very spot the U.S. began. Did you know that the Outer Banks were the site of the English's first attempt...

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Wed, August 11 - 2:00 am to Thu, August 12 - 2:00 am

Ahoy Mateys! Get ready for a swashbucklin’ good time as Kitty Hawk Kites hosts the Outer Banks Pirate Festival.

Pirates of the Outer Banks and...

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Wed, August 11 - 12:00 pm to Thu, August 12 - 7:00 am

Celebrating its 39th year, The New World Festival of the Arts will be held on Wednesday, August 12, and Thursday, August 13.

The show is...

Phone Number: 
252.473.5558
Sat, October 09 - 10:00 am to Sun, October 10 - 10:00 am

The Duck Jazz Festival presented by PNC is set to return on Columbus Day 2021 after postponing the 2020 event.

On Sunday, enjoy the free, non-ticketed,...

Phone Number: 
252.255.1286
Wed, November 24 - 9:00 am

Join locals and visitors alike for a host of fun-filled Thanksgiving festivities, starting with a 5k loop, run or walk, all ages and abilities welcome!

Proceeds...

Phone Number: 
(252) 255-1050
Fri, December 17 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

118th Annual Wright Brothers First Flight Celebration

December 17 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Gather at the exact site at the exact time as...

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