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September 2016

The Break for Acoustic Sunset at the Cotton Gin / Sanctuary Vineyards

September 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sanctuary Vineyards, 7005 Caratoke Highway
Jarvisburg, NC 27947 United States
Free

Free, fun, family friendly . . . Don't let summer slip away without enjoying another Acoustic Sunset on the north lawn of The Cotton Gin - join us for free live music in a family friendly atmosphere. We'll have fresh cuisine ready from Thyme and Tide Cafe and tastings of our award winning local wine. It starts at 5:30PM - see you there! Chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and friendly pets welcomed. No outside alcohol, please.

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FREE Back-to-School Law Clinic

September 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dare County Center, 950 Marshall C Collins Dr
Manteo, NC 27954 United States
Free

Legal Aid of North Carolina wants to help you understand your rights as a parent and your child’s rights as a student in the North Carolina public school system.  You’ll learn more about discipline issues like suspension and expulsion. We even cover special education and the rights and protections available to children with special needs! The free clinic will be held in multiple locations across the state on September 21st, 2016 at noon. To find a location near you and…

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October 2016

OBX Oystober Fest 2016

October 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Southern Shores Crossing Shopping Center, 1 Ocean Blvd
Southern Shores, NC 27949-3602 United States
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Oystober Fest 2016 - Outer Banks Events Calendar

OBX Oystober Fest 2016 is a featured event within OBX Fall Restaurant Week. Local and regional oyster farmers will be on hand shucking raw oysters for your eating pleasure, some steamed too, along with 8 Outer Banks restaurants offering their individual oyster dish samples. Throw in 8 craft beer vendors to enjoy, and a little Bavarian fun and you’ve got the makings of a great day! Enjoy all you care to eat raw/steamed oysters, prepared oyster dishes, and craft beers…

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November 2016

Outer Banks Marathon Weekend 2016

November 11, 2016 - November 13, 2016
Outer Banks Marathon, 5200 The Woods Road
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 United States
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outer banks marathon

Outer Banks Marathon Weekend is set from November 11, 12, and 13, 2016. The weekend features the: Outer Banks Marathon & Southern Fried Half Marathon 8K | 5K | Fun Run | & Southern 6 races. Enjoy cheers and encouragement by hundreds of Outer Banks residents along the way! Run through the village of Kitty Hawk, the historical Kill Devil Hills, (home of the First Flight), through the incredible maritime forest of Nags Head and finally... the equally historic Town of…

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Oyster Roast

November 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roadside Bar & Grill, 1193 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949 United States
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Join us for our annual Outer Roast starting at 1pm with live music by Bird Dog from 2-6.

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January 2017

Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo

January 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
First Flight High School, 100 Veterans Dr
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-6965 United States
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$25
Outer Banks weddings

The Outer Banks Wedding Association proudly presents its 19th annual Wedding Weekend and Expo: the best event for couples interested in planning a destination wedding on the Outer Banks of North Carolina! When you purchase a ticket to this event, you gain access to over 200 wedding professionals at our two-day expo, the opportunity to tour the most sought after wedding venues on the coast, discounts at local restaurants, shops and hotels, and entry for a chance to win a…

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September 2017

Crabdaddy Festival

September 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sanctuary Vineyards, 7005 Caratoke Highway
Jarvisburg, NC 27947 United States
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$40
outer banks events - crab daddy

Once a year, Crabdaddy emerges from the Currituck Sound, bringing a bounty of fresh seafood for everyone to enjoy. Catch him at Sanctuary Vineyards on September 23 from 11AM-6PM, where we'll be pairing the best Currituck wine and beer with fresh seafood from our local waters. Your ticket includes a signature "Crabdaddy" wineglass to keep, All You Can Eat steamed blue crabs from I Got Your Crabs with sides like slaw and hushpuppies, local wine and beer sampling, live music…

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March 2018

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kelly’s Outer Banks Catering, 2316 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks St. Patrick's Day Parade

This annual parade is one of the largest St. Patrick’s parades in North Carolina and a true Outer Banks tradition for the whole family! The 29th Annual Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade starts at 1 pm at MP 11.5, at the intersection of Bladen St. and Virginia Dare Trail (Beach Road) and continues north to Driftwood St.

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Taste of the Beach 2018

March 22 - March 25
OBX Restaurants NC United States
Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

If you're a true foodie, then you already know about the Outer Banks food lovers paradise weekend in March known as Taste of the Beach. This fun food festival event features: wine tastings, cooking classes, special multi-course menu presentations, brewery tours, tapas crawls, cook-offs and more. There is something for everyone! It’s 4 days of food, drink, and fun with over 50 events at over 25 different venues. The Outer Banks Taste of The Beach Weekend is a fantastic way…

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April 2018

Outer Banks Bike Week

April 21 - April 29
Outer Banks Harley Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy
Harbinger, NC 27941 United States
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Outer Banks Bike Week

Rev up your engines for the 16th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week! This 9-day event is packed full with entertainment, great food, events and special attractions: Bike Shows, Poker Runs, Guided Tours, Parties, Tattoo and Bikini Contests, Over 100 Vendors, Live Music, Outdoor Concerts, and MORE! With 100 miles of scenic barrier islands and tons of participating bike-friendly businesses, it's no surprise that Outer Banks Bike Week is recognized as one of the East Coast's best destinations for bikers. The…

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October 2018

Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival

October 3 - October 6
Roanoke Island Festival Park, 1 Festival Park
Manteo, NC 27954 United States
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Outer Banks Events - Bluegrass Festival

The 2018 Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival promises four days of down home cookin' and good 'ole Southern pickin' featuring a full line up of top bluegrass bands each day. 2018 LINE UP: Wednesday, October 3rd   This FREE shindig kick off event will be held at the Bluegrass Island Trading Co. at 107 Budleigh Street, Manteo   2:30PM   Presley Barker 4:00PM   Edgar Loudermilk Band 5:30PM   Intermission 6:00PM   Sideline 7:45PM   Summer Brooke & Mountain Faith Thursday, October 4th 12:30PM  Kristy Cox Band 2:15PM   Sideline 4:00PM   Lonely…

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Duck Jazz Festival

October 6 - October 7
Duck Town Park & Boardwalk Duck, NC 27949 United States + Google Map
Outer Banks events - Duck Jazz Festival

The Town of Duck brings jazz to the Duck Town Park annually on Columbus Day weekend. Enjoy live music from a variety of jazz performers beginning on Saturday, October 6, 2018 which continues on Sunday, October 7 with a full day of performances on two stages at this non-ticketed festival. Extend your Outer Banks stay to enjoy jazz-themed events and promotions taking place throughout Duck businesses and beyond. Food and drinks will be available to purchase from various town eateries…

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The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts presents…….M5 Mexican Brass

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
First Flight High School, 100 Veterans Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 United States
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$15 – $28

http://metalesm5.com/ Be mesmerized by Latin America’s most successful Brass Quintet, M5 Mexican Brass, which has earned wide international recognition. Combining their skills at virtuosic chamber music in all styles, non-stop interaction with the audience, inborn showmanship, matchless Latin American charm, and their own sound, M5 concerts are unique musical–theatre concert experiences. Much of M5’s efforts are dedicated to education, including school concerts, workshops and master classes. “M5´s infectious enthusiasm for performing and impeccable playing should be heard around the world."  

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OBX Fall Restaurant Week

October 19 - October 27
Outer Banks Outer Banks, NC United States + Google Map
$20 – $35
Outer Banks events - Fall Restaurant Week

Outer Banks Restaurant Week gives local food enthusiasts and visitors an opportunity to enjoy 3-course lunch or dinner menus at participating restaurants at a fixed price of either $20 or $35. What a value! There are so many great restaurants to choose from over 9 days and 2 weekends. (Please note that sales tax and gratuity are not included in the pre-fixe price). Outer Banks Restaurant Week was created for you because we know you love The Outer Banks and…

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November 2018

Manns Harbor Holiday Craft Show

November 9 - November 11
Manns Harbor Community Building, 6677 Hwy 64
Manns Harbor, NC 27953 United States
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Outer Banks events - holiday craft show - Manns Harbor

Come out to the annual Manns Harbor Holiday Craft Show at the Manns Harbor Community Building for great holiday gifts, handmade crafts, home decor, jewelry, canned goods, sweets, and so much more! Manns Harbor Womans Club will be selling breakfast and lunch. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Admission is free! Hours Friday & Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm Email Lisa Smith for more information

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Festival Latino de Ocracoke

November 9 - November 11
Ocracoke School, 120 Schoolhouse Rd
Ocracoke, NC 27960 United States
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Outer Banks events - Festival Latino de Ocracoke - Mexican food music dance

Celebrate the Latino community on Ocracoke Island at this vibrant festival honoring Hispanic traditions and cultural unity. Enjoy authentic Mexican food, music and dances as well as games and fun for all ages. Events will be held over 3 days at the Ocracoke School and the Ocracoke Community Center and is open to residents and visitors alike. The festival is presented by Ocracoke Alive; visit their website for a complete schedule and more information.

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TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon & Southern Fried Half Marathon

November 10 - November 11
Kitty Hawk to Manteo Outer Banks, NC United States + Google Map
Outer Banks marathon

The Outer Banks Marathon follows its way through the natural beauty that is North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It is a RRCA Certified Course and Boston Marathon Qualifying Race. The marathon weekend features the Townebank Outer Banks Marathon, the Southern Fried Half Marathon, Fun Runs, & Diaper Dash. There will also be a runners expo and clinic, a pasta party, and post-race block party!

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Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile

November 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Outer Banks Brewing Station, 600 South Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 United States
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$30
Outer Banks races - Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile - OB Brewing Station

TIPSY TURKEY 1 MILE BEER RUN Limit 100 participants 11 AM Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 Click HERE to REGISTER Now Drink, Run, Drink, Run, Drink, Run, Drink, Run, Party Join the Brewing Station crew for a Thanksgiving themed beer mile. Backyard party, chip timing and T-shirt included. This is an adult 21 and over only social run. Prizes to the fastest male and female overall. Wear your Holiday finest, costume contest judging for most creative. Late registration and Check-in: 10AM - 10:45…

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OBX Gobbler 5K & Fun Run

November 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
The Village of Nags Head, 5010 S Virginia Dare Trl
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks Thanksgiving Day 5K race

RUN, EAT, NAP. The Outer Banks Running Club once again invites you to start off your Thanksgiving morning with a calorie deficit by traversing (run/trot/walk/stroll) a family-friendly 5k course through the Village at Nags Head while enjoying views of the Roanoke Sound! The 5K starts at 8 am and the Fun Run at 9 am. This event serves as the primary fundraiser each year for your race organizer, the Outer Banks Running Club. Proceeds enable the Club to serve its…

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Surfin’ Turkey 5k & Puppy Drum 1/2 Mile Fun Run

November 22 @ 8:00 am
Hatteras Village Civic Center, 56658 NC-12
Hatteras, NC 27953 United States
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Outer Banks events - Surfin Turkey 5k race - Hatteras

Join us on Thanksgiving morning and run this beautiful 5K course through the historic fishing village of Hatteras to support the youth of Hatteras Island. The proceeds from this race support the Hatteras Island Youth Education fund (HIYEF). HIYEF provides funding for educational opportunities and enrichment in Hatteras Island schools. Race Start Times:
 Surfin’ Turkey 5K: 8 am Puppy Drum Run 1/2 Mile Run: 9 am To Register and For More Information >

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23rd Annual Advice 5K Turkey Trot

November 22 @ 9:00 am
Scarborough Lane, 1171 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949 United States
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Outer Banks events - Thanksgiving 5k race - turkey trot

On Thanksgiving morning in Duck, the Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot is as traditional as Pumpkin Pie! Our family and community tradition is for all ages and abilities... a non-sanctioned 5K loop, beginning on Scarborough Lane and finishing up with some BIG FUN! All participants, whether running or walking, should be physically able to finish and be off the course within 60 minutes. Everyone receives the same amenities that include a long-sleeve event tee along with a Goody Bag full of…

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OBX GO FAR Turkey Trot

November 22 @ 9:00 am
Southern Shores Town Hall, 5375 N. Virginia Dare Trail
Southern Shores, NC 27949 United States
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$15 – $35
Outer Banks events - Thanksgiving 5k race - OBX GoFar Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving morning is a perfect time to be surrounded by family and friends in the beautiful town of Southern Shores. Lace up your sneakers and come on out to run with us, have fun, and have a hot breakfast! The first place male and female will take home a yummy Thanksgiving pie specially made for your Thanksgiving meal!

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Hatteras Island Arts and Craft Guild Holiday Show

November 23 - November 24
Cape Hatteras Secondary School, 48576 NC-12
Buxton, NC 27920 United States
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Outer Banks events - Hatteras Island holiday arts and crafts show

The Hatteras Island Arts and Craft Guild Holiday Show features a wide variety of talented local and regional artists and craftsmen, and is a special Hatteras Island tradition for holiday shoppers seeking those perfect coastal gifts and treasures. This is a family friendly event with handicap access and food available. The show will be open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. Be sure to stop by the raffle table for a chance at winning a piece of work…

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Hangin’ with Santa & Kites with Lights

November 23 - November 24
Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, 3933 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks events - Hangin with Santa - Kites with Lights - Kitty Hawk Kites

Come spread the holiday cheer with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing crew. Free visit and pictures with Santa, cocoa and cookies, and a light show with kites on Jockey’s Ridge are just a few of the fun and festive things going on… not to mention all the amazing holiday sales! Share all your Christmas wishes and have your picture taken with Santa at Kitty Hawk Kites at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Nags Head on Friday, November 23 from…

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6th Annual Outer Banks Entrepreneurs Holiday Bazaar

November 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ramada Plaza, 1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 United States
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Outer Banks Entrepreneurs - Holiday Bazaar - arts crafts shopping

The 6th Annual Outer Banks Entrepreneurs Holiday Bazaar at the Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront is the perfect place to find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. This is Small Business Saturday as well, so come out and meet over 50 local Artists, Crafters and Direct Salespersons showcasing their handmade items and ready-made goods. Shop local and support our community of female entrepreneurs. Holiday music will be provided throughout the day by DJ Cowboy. Door prizes will be…

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The Big Curri-Shuck Wine & Oyster Festival

November 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sanctuary Vineyards, 7005 Caratoke Highway
Jarvisburg, NC 27947 United States
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$40
Outer Banks Wine and Oyster Festival

Come to Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg for a Saturday of Wine, All-You-Can-Eat Steamed Oysters, BBQ and Crabs (while they last!) courtesy of "I Got Your Crabs" in Kitty Hawk. There will be wine sampling, new wine releases, live music, a signature wine glass to keep, and family fun. Tickets are $40 per person, available online at www.sanctuaryvineyards.com or in any Cotton Gin store location or at I Got Your Crabs.

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Festival of Trees – Holiday Bazaar & Benefit Auction

November 30 - December 1
Village Beach Club, 5805 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks events - holiday fundraiser - auction - bazaar - Outer Banks Hotline Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees is a unique community fundraiser hosted by Outer Banks Hotline that supports programming, services, shelter, training, information, and resources to address domestic and sexual violence in the Outer Banks. Festival of Trees brings together individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to celebrate the holiday season with twinkling lights, festive musical performances, punch and homemade cookies, and shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts. All of the events are open to the public free of charge except Saturday evening’s Festival of Trees…

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Manteo Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

November 30 @ 5:45 pm
Downtown Manteo, Queen Elizabeth St
Manteo, NC 27954 United States
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Outer Banks events - Manteo Christmas tree lighting

The 2018 Tree Lighting Celebration promises to be a wonderland of songs, dances and performances from all ages of talent here in Dare County. “A Christmas to Remember” will be showcased on Friday, November 30th on stage in front of the Dare County Arts Council and historic courthouse on Queen Elizabeth Street in downtown Manteo. The pre-show entertainment starts at 5:45 pm with the showcase starting at 6:00 pm. Immediately following the entertainment, the official Town of Manteo Christmas tree…

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December 2018

Manteo Christmas Parade

December 1 @ 10:30 am
Downtown Manteo, Queen Elizabeth St
Manteo, NC 27954 United States
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Outer Banks events - Manteo Christmas parade

The 2018 Town of Manteo’s annual Christmas parade is Saturday, December 1st starting at 10:30 am. The parade features marching bands, floats and lots of fun as it goes through downtown Manteo. Please join us downtown at 10:00 as the Jazzmen band provides entertainment before the parade. Our Master of Ceremonies, Della Basnight will be back again this year to introduce each float as it goes by the grandstand if front of the Dare County Arts Council. Parade registrations are…

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Duck Yuletide Celebration

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
Outer Banks holiday events - Duck Yuletide Celebration - Elf Hunt

The Great Yuletide Elf Hunt The Town of Duck businesses have something for everyone on your shopping list! Pick-up a “Great Yuletide Elf Hunt Passport” which is included below, at select locations, then shop and stroll through Duck Village from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Enjoy strolling carolers from First Flight High School during the afternoon. Bring your completed passport to the Yuletide Celebration at Duck Town Park to receive a gift for children and be entered into…

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