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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of June 18th

The Outer Banks has more festivals, concerts and shows on schedule this week that you won’t want to miss.

The 3rd Annual Soundside FunFair is in full swing at the Soundside Event Site on the Nags Head waterfront. The good, old-fashioned carnival fun continues now through Wednesday, June 20th. Bring the whole family over for classic carnival rides, games, food concessions and more from 5-11pm each day!

Art lovers, get out to the beautiful waterfront grounds of Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park for this year’s Under the Oaks Arts Festival. This annual 2-day outdoor art show features over 100 talented artists and artisans of all types along with local food concessions, a silent art auction, and activities for the kids. The festival is Tuesday & Wednesday, June 19th & 20th, from 10am – 5pm both days. Admission is free!

This week is also a great time to jump in and catch a performance from one of the many concert and theater series that run throughout the Summer. Roanoke Island Festival Park presents Upcycled Cinderella, a comical take on the classic fairy tale, on Wednesday & Thursday at their indoor theater as part of it’s Children’s Show Summer Series. The first show in the Town of Duck’s 2018 Concerts on the Green Series is Thursday evening, June 21st featuring Americana/Alt. Country/Roots Rock band, Damn Jankes – coolers, picnics, children and pets are welcome! Yet another free concert series, Pickin’ on the Porch, welcomes the Darrell Webb Band playing on Friday night at the Bluegrass Island Trading Co. in downtown Manteo. And, of course, we can’t forget the amazing 81st season of The Lost Colony production at Manteo’s Waterside Theatre, performing daily Monday through Saturday all Summer long.

In addition to those main events, there is also stand-up comedy, live music every night, and daily lunch & dinner specials to check out all over the Outer Banks.

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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of June 11th

Get ready for some big events and festivals on the Outer Banks this week leading in to Father’s Day weekend.

On Wednesday, June 13th, The legendary Wailers band is coming to the Outer Banks Brewing Station with opening act, Africa Unplugged. Founding and original members are reunited and set to perform their reggae hits that are still as popular as ever. The show is expected to sell out so get your tickets online now.

How about some good, old-fashioned carnival fun? The 3rd Annual Soundside FunFair starts on Thursday the 14th and runs all weekend long at the Soundside Event Site on the Nags Head waterfront. Bring the whole family out for 4 days of classic carnival rides, games, food concessions and more from 5-11pm each day!

The 36th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival will be held at Jockey’s Ridge over the weekend on the 16th and 17th. Kitty Hawk Kites and friends will be displaying some amazing, and gigantic, kites on top of the dunes. Come fly a kite of your own, take part in free stunt kite lessons, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular show in the sky.

Kick off Father’s Day spending some quality time with Dad at one of several Father’s Day Brunches happening at Outer Banks restaurants on Sunday, June 17th.

In addition to those main events, there is also stand-up comedy, live music every night, and daily lunch & dinner specials to check out all over the Outer Banks.

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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of June 4th

The Outer Banks will be hosting some great events this week and upcoming weekend that you won’t want to miss.

The Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational is underway in Waves on Cape Hatteras, with competitions and parties every day now through Friday, June 8th. Internationally recognized as the crown jewel of wakestyle kiteboarding events, the Triple-S showcases the talents of the best kiteboarders on the planet. The epic music lineup includes concerts by 2 Chainz and The Roots this week.

On Tuesday, June 5th, and every Tuesday through September, downtown Manteo holds the Magnolia Craft Fair on the corner of Annanias Dare and Queen Elizabeth Street. Come browse the huge selection of handcrafted items and accessories of local Outer Banks artists and artisans showcasing their custom gifts, coastal art, decor and more.

National Running Day is Wednesday, June 6th, a day when runners from coast to coast celebrate their love of running. Get out and declare your passion for the sport at the National Running Day 5k & 1 Mile Road Course. Canned and dry good donations will also be collected in support of the Outer Banks Food Pantry.

Come rock with us at this year’s second show of the Pickin’ on the Porch free concert series on Thursday night. The Wayfarers perform at the Bluegrass Island Trading Co. in downtown Manteo starting at 7pm. Bring your chairs and coolers and enjoy some BBQ and great tunes on the porch.

Start a fun family tradition creating special memories at the 8th Annual Family Fishing Tournament at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head on Saturday, June 9th. Anglers of all ages can compete for trophies and prizes in a variety of categories targeting over a dozen different species of fish. Gather your crew and sign up at the pier on the morning of the event.

To top it off, there is also stand-up comedy, live music every night, and daily lunch & dinner specials to check out all over the Outer Banks.

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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of May 28th

After a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, the Outer Banks Summer season is underway with even more great events on the schedule this week.

On the first Friday of each month, the sidewalks, shops and restaurants of historic downtown Manteo come alive with music, arts, food, special sales and more during a fun, family-friendly street festival. Come celebrate First Friday on Roanoke Island this week on June 1st!

Also in Manteo this weekend is the 43rd Annual Dare Day Festival on the waterfront, Saturday, June 2nd. Visitors and the community come together for a day full of live music and entertainment, over 100 food and craft vendors, amusement rides, competitions and more. This annual celebration promises to be a great time for adults and kids alike!

This year’s Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational starts this Saturday in Waves on Cape Hatteras, with competitions and parties every day throughout the week. Internationally recognized as the crown jewel of wakestyle kiteboarding events, the Triple-S showcases the talents of the best kiteboarders on the planet. The epic 2018 music lineup is headlined by 2 Chainz and The Roots.

The first ever Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown is on Sunday, June 3rd. Local food trucks, breweries, bands and acrobat performers will be showing their stuff at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head from 1-5pm. An amazing selection of food, local beer, and wine will be for sale while admission and parking for the event are free.

The Summer season also brings a full slate of live music every night and daily lunch & dinner specials to check out at your favorite Outer Banks restaurants and bars.

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Top Outer Banks Events for Memorial Day Weekend 2018

Memorial Day is the official start of Summer and what better way to kick it off than a fun weekend on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This upcoming weekend features some big events and fun activities to get you started.

Opening Night of the 81st anniversary season of The Lost Colony is Friday, May 25th. This incredible stage production brings our nation’s oldest mystery to life through epic battles, Native american dances, elegant costuming and beautiful music at the Waterside Theatre in Manteo.

Dare County Arts Council hosts the 6th Annual Rock the Cape Festival, a celebration of the arts on Hatteras Island over Memorial Day weekend. From Rodanthe to Hatteras Village, experience live music, culinary art, an art show, family fun and more from May 26th-28th!

On Sunday, the 27th, gather up the family and head to Historic Corolla Park for a day of great beach music, dancing, and fun at the Memorial Day Beach Blast! Bring your beach chairs, relax and enjoy a line-up of live music starting at noon.

Looking for some laughs? Nationally renowned comedian, Mike Stankiewicz will be performing live with fellow comedian John Kensil for 3 nights, May 25th-27th, at The Comedy Club at the Comfort Inn in Kill Devil Hills.

The rest of the week is packed with live music every night and daily lunch & dinner specials to check out at your favorite Outer Banks bars and restaurants.

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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of May 14th

Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather at some big outdoor events on the Outer Banks this week and upcoming weekend. Starting Thursday, Kitty Hawk Kites hosts its 46th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular at Jockey’s Ridge State Park from May 17th through the 20th with competitions each day. The Spectacular is free to the public for viewing with fun activities for the family all weekend long.

Come rock with us at the Pickin’ on the Porch free concert series in downtown Manteo on Friday, May 18th. This year’s series kicks off with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road. Bring your chair, blankets & coolers and enjoy some great BBQ and live music starting at 7pm.

Get stoked for the 3rd Annual Dare2Care OBX Shred Fest on Saturday, May 19th – a great event for a great cause held at the Soundside Outer Banks Event Site. The family-friendly event features demos by pro skateboarders, BMX riders, roller derby girls, live music all day, food & beverages, art vendors, raffles, and more! This fundraising event supports our area veterans and special needs community members through Dare2Care OBX.

Also on Saturday, the Best Day Foundation presents Fun Day at the Beach at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. This event enables children and young adults with special needs to build confidence & self-esteem, expand their true potential, and reinforce their achievements through adventure activities such as Tandem Surfing, Bodyboarding, Stand Up Paddling, Kayaking, Beach Obstacle Courses and Fun Games.

Wrap up the week at the 7th Annual Mustang Spring Jam on Sunday, May 20th featuring the strongest lineup to date with five national touring bands playing non-stop live music at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room in TimBuck II Shopping Village in Corolla. They will be serving their outdoor cookout menu and selling beer, wine and cocktails throughout the event. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and the Mustang Outreach Program.

There is always something to do on the Outer Banks. See our list of live music every night and daily lunch & dinner specials this week at your favorite Outer Banks bars and restaurants.

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