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August 2018

Outer Banks Pirate Festival

August 15 - August 16
Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, 3933 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Free
Outer Banks Pirate Festival

Get ready for a swashbucklin’ good time as Kitty Hawk Kites hosts the Outer Banks Pirate Festival. Pirates of Blackbeard's crew and their mateys will be camped out at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing. Come learn the vast history of pirates on the OBX, and participate in Scalawag school for the little ones to see if they have what it takes to be a part of Blackbeard's Crew! Wednesday, August 15 • 10 AM – 2 PM | Pirate Kids’ Day •…

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New World Festival of the Arts

August 15 - August 16
Manteo, NC Manteo, NC 27954 United States + Google Map
Free
Outer Banks events - Manteo art show - New World Festival of the Arts

Bringing over 75 world-class artists from across the East Coast to sell and​ showcase their work, the New World Festival of the Arts returns to the Manteo waterfront August 15th & 16th from 10am - 5pm. The 37th annual outdoor juried art show will feature art from exhibitors including watercolors, oil & acrylic, drawings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and pottery. Free admission, Free parking and shuttle.

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OBX Wedding Fest

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Duck Woods Country Club, 50 S. Dogwood Trail
Southern Shores, NC 27949 United States
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$10
Outer Banks weddings - florists coordinators photographers cakes musicians

The OBX Wedding Fest is a casual Summer wedding expo where engaged couples have the opportunity to meet with vendors of all types to start planning their Outer Banks dream wedding. Enjoy a day at the beautiful Duck Woods Country Club relaxing with a glass of wine as you sample food and meet with florists, coordinators, photographers, cake/confections, musicians and more! Take advantage of booking discounts and win giveaways! Admission to the Fest is $10. Each ticket holder is entitled…

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September 2018

OBX Arts & Craft Festival

September 5 - September 6
Hilton Garden Inn Kitty Hawk, 5353 N Virginia Dare Trail
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 United States
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Outer Banks events - Arts & Crafts Festival

The annual OBX Arts & Craft Festival showcases the works of 25 talented Outer Banks artists. The two-day show features a wide array of creations in Painting, Pottery, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Collage, Photography, Woodwork, Glass, Metal, Fiber Art & more! The show also supports local charities. This year's OBX Arts & Craft Festival will be held on the Wednesday and Thursday of Labor Day Week, September 5 & 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk. We hope to…

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Day at the Docks and Shrimp & Grits Throwdown

September 14 - September 15
Hatteras Village, 56658 NC Highway 12
Hatteras, NC 27943 United States
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Hatteras events - Day at the Docks

Join us for a celebration of community heritage in Hatteras Village. Day at the Docks was started to celebrate the "Spirit of Hatteras" when the village recovered from Hurricane Isabel in 2003 as an intact community, anchored by the commercial and charter fishermen. The event is a confirmation of the strength of community, heritage and living traditions of the waterman. There are competitions, demonstrations, seafood, live music, children's activities and educational information. Shrimp and Grits is the focus of this year’s…

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Currituck Heritage Festival

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Currituck County Rural Center, 184 Milburn Sawyer Road
Powells Point, NC 27966 United States
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Outer Banks events - Currituck Heritage Festival - BBQ competition - rodeo

Get ready for a fun-filled day of activities for the entire family with the Currituck County NC Cooperative Extension Center and Kansas City Barbeque Society. From 1-5 pm, enjoy music, mechanical bull riding, rock wall climbing, pumpkin pie eating contests, pumpkin bowling and more! Then experience the excitement of a sanctioned KCBS Cook-Off and a Rodeo from 7-9 pm. Tasting of the competition BBQ will be available through the People’s Choice Contest Fundraiser benefiting Currituck Kids. Tickets are only $10.00…

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Surfalorus Film Festival

September 20 - September 22
Outer Banks Outer Banks, NC United States + Google Map
Outer Banks events - surf film festival

Calling all surfers, filmmakers, nature lovers, water weirdos, cinephiles, and fans of everything aquatic to the 7th annual Surfalorus Film Festival! Surfalorus is a fun-and-sun filled cinematic synthesis of all things aquatic, showcasing the year’s hottest surf films and ocean documentaries with a series of outdoor sunset screenings and accompanying festivities. Presented by Cucalorus and the Dare County Arts Council, this three-day celebration of coastal North Carolina marine culture is coming to the Outer Banks on September 20-22, 2018! Join us every night…

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Outer Banks Pridefest

September 21 - September 23
Soundside Event Site, 6906 S. Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks events - LGBTQ gay pride festival

This is a 3-day gay pride festival, FULL of events and ALL INCLUSIVE for all LGBTQ folks and their supporters and friends! In addition to paid events, the main pride festival Saturday afternoon will be hosted by legendary trans performer Jennifer Warner and is FREE with bands, local food trucks, merchant vendors, pride souvenirs, and nonprofit vendors. Pridefest Event Schedule

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TRiO Oktoberfest

September 22 - September 23
TRiO, 3708 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 United States
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Outer Banks Events - TRiO Oktoberfest

Join us at TRiO all day Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23 for Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest in September, you say? That’s right, at TRiO they try to make it as authentic as possible without hopping a flight across the pond, so they celebrate the same weekend that the event kicks off in its homeland of Germany. They will have at least 8 German brews on tap, German wine flights, and traditional German fare from the kitchen. Of course the staff…

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Sanctuary Vineyards CrabDaddy Festival

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sanctuary Vineyards, 7005 Caratoke Highway
Jarvisburg, NC 27947 United States
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Outer Banks events - All You Can Eat crab beer wine festival - Sanctuary Vineyards Crabdaddy

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 22nd, where the best Currituck wine and local beer will be paired with fresh seafood from our local waters. Your ticket includes a signature "Crabdaddy" wine glass to keep, All You Can Eat steamed blue crabs from I Got Your Crabs with sides like slaw and hushpuppies and BBQ while it lasts. There will…

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The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival

September 28 - September 29
Sound Stage Theatre, 1409 National Park Dr.
Manteo, NC 27954 United States
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Outer Banks events - Lost Colony Wine Festival

Vintner’s Dinner Friday, September 28, 2018 Join us for a special evening highlighting North Carolina seafood, meat and produce, paired with wines from Francis Ford Coppola’s Virginia Dare Winery. The evening will begin at 6:00 PM at the historic and charming 108 Budleigh in Manteo. In support of The Lost Colony, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on several live auction items with proceeds benefiting The Lost Colony. Guests will also enjoy live music during the reception. Tickets for…

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Outer Banks Jeep Jam

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - September 30 @ 6:00 pm
The Soundside Event Site, 6800 S. Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks events - Jeep car show

This year’s event is hosted by KDH Outer Banks Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in partnership with the Goin’ Coastal Jeep Club. This event is to help raise funds for a local non-profit called GOFAR (Go Out For A Run). GOFAR is a comprehensive fitness program designed to teach children of all abilities about healthy eating habits, goal setting, and how to train for a 5K. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Friday, Sept. 28 - Kick Off • Meet-n-Greet at Pamlico Jacks Pirate…

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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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Manx on the Banx

October 8 - October 14
Outer Banks Outer Banks, NC United States + Google Map
Outer Banks events - dune buggy

Manx on the Banx is the premier East Coast fiberglass dune buggy event. The week-long gathering is filled with daily runs across the beaches of the Outer Banks as well as other activities for dune buggy owners and enthusiasts. Event Schedule: Monday, Oct. 8th - Traditional welcome registration and Hatteras Lighthouse run with optional beach run. Tuesday, Oct. 9th - Ocracoke Island run and optional beach run. The Ocracoke run is being led by Tim Hillier and can include an…

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Mustang Rock & Roast

October 13 - October 14
Mike Dianna’s Grill Room, 777 Sunset Blvd
Corolla, NC 27927 United States
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Outer Banks events - Mustang Rock and Roast - oyster roast - BBQ cook off - live music

The First Annual Mustang Rock & Roast will be the ultimate music and food experience, infusing North Carolina barbecue, oysters and 14 bands playing live music October 13-14 at Mike Dianna's Grill Room in Corolla. Bands from all over the East Coast will bring indie, folk, jam, reggae, rock n’ roll, funk, jazz, blues, southern rock, punk and pop music to two stages presented by Currituck Outer Banks. More details

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Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival

October 16 - October 21
Outer Banks Outer Banks, NC United States + Google Map
Outer Banks wildlife festival - Wings Over Water - birds - waterfowl - photographers

The East coast’s premier wildlife festival features over 90 amazing wildlife trips and programs on Birding, Paddling, History, Photography, Art and more! Experienced leaders will hold programs in 6 national wildlife refuges and 6 Northeastern North Carolina counties! The 21st annual festival takes place over 6 days in October and another 3-day Winter encore session in December. See Full Schedule & Register Online

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Outer Banks Seafood Festival

October 20
Soundside Event Site, 6906 S. Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks Events - Seafood Festival

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is set for Saturday, October 20, 2018. The 7th Annual Seafood Festival will feature amazing local seafood, outer banks restaurants, and live music. The mission of the Outer Banks Seafood Festival is to provide a fun and educational experience promoting, honoring and celebrating our coastal seafood heritage and community.

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Halloween International Film Festival

October 25 - October 27
R/C Theatres Kill Devil Hills Movies 10, 1803 N Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 United States
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$12
Outer Banks halloween event - film festival

The 3rd Annual Halloween International Film Festival returns to Kill Devil Hills October 25-27, 2018 presented by Halloween Daily News and OBX Entertainment, featuring independent films submitted from around the world. The mission of this film festival is to promote the artistry of independent films made in the spirit of creativity, support the future of cinema by providing exposure for talented visionary filmmakers, and celebrate a collective passion for Halloween. All Festival film screenings will once again be shown at…

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Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree – 300th Anniversary

October 25 - October 28
Ocracoke Village Ocracoke, NC 27960 United States + Google Map
Outer Banks events - Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree - Ocracoke

Four days of swashbuckling fun - living history, ship battles, sword fights, historical talks, rowdy songs, and more! Chart your course to Ocracoke for the Annual Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree October 25 – 28, 2018 to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of Blackbeard’s historic last battle directly off the shores of Ocracoke Island.  Step back in time with the sights and sounds of 17th- and 18th-century pirate life as Ocracoke Island comes alive with pirate reenactment crews as they invade by land and…

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November 2018

Outer Banks Veterans Week

November 2 - November 11
Outer Banks Outer Banks, NC United States + Google Map
Outer Banks events - Veterans Week

Outer Banks Veterans Week is an annual event celebrating Veterans and their families through the arts. The 6th Annual event will be held in November of 2018 and host numerous Veteran celebrations from Corolla to Hatteras and everywhere in between. Some of the week's events include: • The Veterans Week Kick-Off is November 1 at 6 p.m in Downtown Manteo featuring the Ray Johnson Band at First Friday. • A free, live concert open to the public by the acoustic…

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First Friday on Roanoke Island

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2018

Manteo, NC Manteo, NC 27954 United States + Google Map
Outer Banks events - First Friday - Manteo waterfront

First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival held the first Friday of each month, April through December from 6 to 8 p.m. in Historic Downtown Manteo along the Waterfront. The sidewalks pulse with live music, magic, artisans, period-dressed actors, a rock climbing wall and much more. Many shops and restaurants do individual celebrations inside their establishments, offering their own live music, unique merchandise, special sales and light refreshments. Make a day of it by visiting the attractions, shops, and…

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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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All Saints’ Holly Days Bazaar & Arts Festival

November 16 @ 9:00 am - November 17 @ 3:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 40 Pintail Trail
Southern Shores, NC 27949 United States
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Outer Banks events - All Saints' Episcopal Church Holly Days Bazaar & Arts Festival

November 16th and 17th, will be All Saints' Episcopal Church's 16th Annual Holly Days Bazaar & Arts Festival. Over 34 vendors will be on site with their hand-crafted art for you to enjoy and purchase. You will find essential oils and soaps, pottery, stained glass, jewelry, painted gourds, framed prints, paintings, wooden art, knitted and sewn items, and much more! The event is open to the public Friday, November 16th from 9am to 6pm and again on Saturday, November 17th…

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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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December 2018

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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Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival – Encore Session

December 7 - December 9
Outer Banks Outer Banks, NC United States + Google Map
Outer Banks wildlife festival - Wings Over Water - birds - waterfowl - photographers

The East coast’s premier wildlife festival features over 90 amazing wildlife trips and programs on Birding, Paddling, History, Photography, Art and more! Experienced leaders hold programs in six national wildlife refuges! The annual festival takes place over 6 days in October and another 3 day Winter encore session in December. The December Wings Over Water Encore session is Friday, December 7th through Sunday the 9th. This portion of Wings Over Water is held later, in what is often colder weather. It…

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First Friday on Roanoke Island

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2018

Manteo, NC Manteo, NC 27954 United States + Google Map
Outer Banks events - First Friday - Manteo waterfront

First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival held the first Friday of each month, April through December from 6 to 8 p.m. in Historic Downtown Manteo along the Waterfront. The sidewalks pulse with live music, magic, artisans, period-dressed actors, a rock climbing wall and much more. Many shops and restaurants do individual celebrations inside their establishments, offering their own live music, unique merchandise, special sales and light refreshments. Make a day of it by visiting the attractions, shops, and…

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Hatteras Village Christmas Parade

December 8 @ 2:00 pm
Hatteras Village, 56658 NC Highway 12
Hatteras, NC 27943 United States
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Outer Banks events - Hatteras Village Christmas Parade

The holidays would not be complete without an old fashion Christmas parade and Hatteras Village is where you can find one. For warm, hometown, holiday spirit, this is an event that no one should miss. After the parade and as twilight draws nigh, Santa is transported throughout the village on one of the local fire trucks wishing holiday cheer to all the local youngsters as well as to those who are young at heart.

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