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Outer Banks Events

Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens

Date: Friday, January 14th - Sunday, January 16th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Manteo
Bring the entire family to enjoy one of the Outer Banks most recognizable holiday traditions. Walk through the incredible lights strung in the gardens and celebrate the holiday season in true local fashion. The holiday lightshow is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitor’s Bureau, and Dominion Energy. Just as a quick note, the show is closed on December 24, 25, and 31.

Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival

Date: Saturday, February 26th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Hatteras
Celebrate the waterflow resource native to the Outer Banks. So much to do during this festival; local artists, craftsmen, bird watching cruise, and a duck exhibit. Support the local Outer Banks artist and have fun with the entire family.

Annual Outer Banks Beer Mile

Date: Saturday, March 12th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Kitty Hawk
Who doesn’t want to kick off their St. Patrick’s Day with an awesome beer by The Brewing Station! Earn that beer by walking or running the mile and enjoy some of the best local beers the Outer Banks has to offer!

St Patrick's Day Parade

Date: Thursday, March 17th 1:00 PM
Location: Nags Head
Looking for family-fun on St Patrick's Day? Then bring them to the St Patrick's Day Parade and celebrate with the entire Outer Banks. This is one of the greatest parades of the year. One most-attend Outer Banks event.

Blackbeard's Revenge 100

Date: Saturday, March 26th - Monday, April 11th
Location: Corolla
Only for the strong in body and mind, the Blackbeard’s Revenge 100 allows the best athletes in the Outer Banks to see what they are truly made of. This mind-blowing course extends for 100 miles and covers some of the best views in Outer Banks. The course stretches from north Outer Banks down to Hatteras Island.

Butterfly Festival

Date: Friday, April 1st - Saturday, April 30th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Manteo
Enjoy a peaceful cluster of color from the incredible array of butterflies. This festival is perfect for the little ones and those who love nature. A double-experience of butterflies and gardens in the Outer Banks. A total family-friendly Outer Banks Event.

Outer Banks Bike Week

Date: Saturday, April 16th - Sunday, April 24th
Location: Harbinger
Ready to cruise the Outer Banks with some of the best bikes in the nation? Then come to the Outer Banks Bike Week and hang out, enjoy the scenes, and sounds of bikes. The Outer Banks Bike Week is becoming one of the best locations to visit for a ride.

OBXDUO Run Bike Run Event

Date: Sunday, April 24th 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Corolla
In shape and ready to test yourself? Then come signup for the OBXDUO a Run Bike Run Event and experience the Outer Banks in an athletic fashion.

ESA Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championship

Date: Saturday, April 30th - Monday, May 2nd
Location: Nags Head
Surfs up, The ESA Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championship Is actually a qualifier for the big USA Surfing’s Prime events and USA Surfing Championships in California. You’re going to witness some of the greatest surfing athletes in the world putting their skills to the test in true competition. This is a fun experience for the entire family and one of the coolest Outer Banks events of the year.

OBX Rod And Custom Festival

Date: Friday, May 6th - Saturday, May 7th
Location: Kill Devil Hills
Motorheads from everywhere come to the Outer Banks to showoff some of the coolest hotrods, muscle cars, and classics around. This is a two-day event packed with fuel, incredible local food, and vendors.

Hatteras Village Offshore Open

Date: Tuesday, May 10th - Saturday, May 14th
Location: Hatteras
Come experience some aggressive fishing competition and see what Outer Banks fishing is all about. This multi-day tournament brings angles from all over the East Coast to a single area to put their skills and luck to the test. Big tournament with big pay off and recognition.

British Cemetery Ceremony

Date: Wednesday, May 11th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Ocracoke
Come pay tribute and learn the history of the fallen heroes of Ocracoke. British Cemetery Ceremony is an honorable event to attend and discover what happen during a major piece of history in the Outer Banks.

OBX Shred Fest

Date: Saturday, May 14th
Location: Nags Head
Such a “cool Outer Banks event”, perfect for the entire family to attend. Awesome music and extreme sports demos by skateboarders and BMX professionals.

Ocrafolk Festival

Date: Friday, June 3rd - Sunday, June 5th
Location: Ocracoke
Do you love hearing new music from local performers? How about enjoying local food, art, and vendors? Well then you need to make some time and attend Ocrafolk Festival.

Dare Day Festival

Date: Saturday, June 4th 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Manteo
A true family event that is seriously going to keep you busy. One of our favorite things during this festival is the “Anything that Floats but a Boat” Race, where you will laugh and be amazed! There is also live music, local food, and attractions something for everyone.

Sunrise 5k & Little Crab Crawl

Date: Thursday, June 9th 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Nags Head
It's time to “rise and run” in the Outer Banks! If you like the outdoors, running, or just being active and love the scenic Outer Banks, this might be a must-attend event. After the race, eat some local-food and support local vendors.

Ocracoke Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, July 2nd - Monday, July 4th
Location: Ocracoke
Family, fun, and fireworks… what more could you ask for? Then come out to the village of Ocracoke and celebrate Independence Day with local food and an incredible fireworks display. You’re going to love this patriotic Outer Banks event!

Independence Beer Mile

Date: Sunday, July 3rd 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Kill Devil Hills
Kickoff your Independence Day weekend with a nice local beer and some active movement. The Independence Beer Mile is a no-pressure walk or jog event in the center of Kill Devil Hills.

Town of Manteo Independence Day Fireworks

Date: Monday, July 4th 9:30 PM
Location: Manteo
This sunning display of fireworks over water will have you amazed. It’s one of the most action-packed fireworks display in Outer Banks.

4th of July Celebration at Avon Pier

Date: Monday, July 4th 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Location: Avon
Enjoy the beautiful views of Avon beach with a stunning fireworks display. What more could you ask for when looking for a 4th of July fireworks show?

Killer Dunes 2-Miler & Fun Run

Date: Monday, July 4th 8:30 AM
Location: Nags Head
Run, jog, walk, and hike your way through this unique course. This is just one of those fun experiences that will get those endorphins pumping from activities and beautiful views.

Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament

Date: Saturday, August 13th - Friday, August 19th
Location: Manteo
Are you an avid fisher that loves competition? Then signup for the Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament and cast a line.
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