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Dive into the heart of the Outer Banks in 2025, a year brimming with vibrant events and stunning rentals! This guide is your ultimate companion to uncovering the most thrilling activities and breathtaking accommodations in this beautiful coastal region. From festivals that celebrate the local culture to serene beach gatherings that welcome the sunrise, 2025 is shaping up to be an unforgettable year in the Outer Banks. And with the finest selection of Outer Banks Rentals, you’ll find the perfect place to call home during your stay.


Book a Vacation Rental for 2025 Arrivals

If you’re looking to beat the wave, consider booking your 2025 OBX vacation right now. Smart travelers and longtime visitors to the Outer Banks know that by booking early, they get their first choice of rental home, the most desirable rental weeks, AND all the fun that comes along with planning their trip (fancy scientific research shows this is one of the best parts of vacationing).

Also, if you’re on a budget, Village has you covered! We’re one of the very few companies that have partnered with Affirm, meaning you can book your idyllic Outer Banks Rental for 2025 now and pay over time. This option not only eases some of the upfront financial pressure but also secures your spot in paradise without delay.

You can book your 2025 OBX rental today right here!

Explore, dream, and discover the magic of the Outer Banks with the assurance that your dream rental is waiting to welcome you. Be an early planner and lock in your 2025 Outer Banks adventure today!

Featured 2025 OBX Rentals

View a selection of featured rentals on the Outer Banks that are now accepting 2025 reservations.

2025 Outer Banks Events

Make time on your schedule for fun! Here is a list of anticipated 2025 events on the OBX.

Kelly’s St. Patrick’s day Parade

(typically weekend closest to 3/17)


An Outer Banks tradition AND the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in North Carolina! Put on some green and come out to the beach road in Nags Head to join in the fun. Click here for more details.

Nags Head Woods 5K Run

(typically mid-May)

A wonderful run through Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve! Enjoy the sites and peaceful serenity of this maritime forest as you make your way to your next running medal. Click for more details.

The Lost Colony – Outdoor Drama

(typically runs end of May-end of August)


The longest-running outdoor drama, witness The Lost Colony to learn about some of the earliest colonization of the “New World”, right here on the Outer Banks. In vivid detail, visitors enjoy musical numbers and storytelling about the English settlement right here at Fort Raleigh, and how dozens of men, women, and children disappeared without a trace. Click for more details.

Soundside Fun Fair

(typically runs for a week in early-June)


A carnival to benefit Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP). Bring friends and family to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a carnival with fabulous rides for all ages, games and food concessions! Click here for more details.

Dare Day

(typically the first Saturday in June)


Held in downtown Manteo, family and friends can enjoy a variety of craft and food vendors, music, live entertainment, lawn games, and a great kid’s zone complete with fun rides, obstacle courses, and activities. Shop and dine at the many local shops and restaurants throughout the day and all weekend! Click for more details.

Independence Day Fireworks

(July 4th, 2025)

Each year over the Fourth of July there are numerous fireworks displays up and down the beach from Corolla to Ocracoke. Be sure to check back on our blog for the 2025 schedules. Remember, all fireworks are illegal on the OBX and these displays have been permitted and approved by the localities.

Pirate’s Cove Billfish/Alice Kelly Tournaments

(typically held in early August)

Two spectacular fishing events over two weeks! Pirate’s Cove Marina plays host to the annual Alice Kelly Ladies Only Tournament, which raises money for local charities, as well as the annual Billfish Tournament, taking place immediately after. Both events are full of activities, parties, and plenty of big fish to check out on the docks! Click for more details.

Outer Banks Seafood Festival

(typically held in mid-October)

One of the most anticipated events of the year, the Outer Banks Seafood festival aims to showcase the local seafood harvests from right here in the waters off the OBX. Enjoy tasting plates from numerous restaurants, delicious drinks from local breweries, and live entertainment. Click here for more details.

Duck Jazz Festival

(typically held mid-October)


Enjoy the warm autumn weather on the OBX and visit the quaint town of Duck, NC for a weekend of smooth jazz music. The event will be in its 16th year if held in 2025. The town green plays host to numerous acts on Saturday and Sunday.  Click for more details.

OBX Brewtag

(typically held in late-October)

It’s time for kegs to fly! Come out to the Outer Banks Event Site and see which team has crafted their flying device to launch a 1/6th keg the furthest from the platform. Numerous food and brew vendors on site. Click here for more details.

End-Of-Year Holiday Events

(October – December)


Pumpkin patches at Island Farm in Manteo, photos with Santa near Jockey’s Ridge, and Christmas Lights at Elizabethan Gardens are all annual events at the end of the year that locals and visitors alike yearn for! Keep checking back on our blog for updates for 2025 dates and times.

Get Ready for 2025 Vacations

So, are you ready to plan your getaway yet?

Village Realty is here to help!

Our local team is here if you want to chat about the best places to stay for 2025 – simply give us a call or browse and book online 24/7.

We look forward to seeing you at the beach!