The Outer Banks is home to a great variety of events to suit every taste, literally! Foodies will enjoy Taste of the Beach during the spring or the Outer Banks Seafood Festival in the fall. There are music festivals that range from rock to jazz and bluegrass, if you prefer. Art festivals are great places for family-friendly activities or wine-tastings for adults to sample offerings from area vineyards. Active-minded vacationers can find competitive challenges and marathons that occur throughout the year to stay in shape and have lots of fun in the process. If riding a cycle is more your style, Outer Banks Bike Week is planned every April for motorcycle riders and enthusiasts!

Explore our favorite annual events and festivals by month below! Then, request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide for even more local recommendations on how you can make the best of your trip the Outer Banks.

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January

Outer Banks Wedding Weekend & Expo

February

The Cajun Occasion at Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg, NC

March

Theatre of Dare presents “Cabaret,” Manteo, NC
Running of the Leprechauns 5K-10K Race, Nags Head, NC
Annual Taste of the Beach, various restaurant & pop-up eatery locations

April

Flying Pirate Half Marathon, Kitty Hawk, NC
Outer Banks Bike Week & Music Fest, Harbinger, NC
Annual Duck & Wine Festival, Duck, NC

May

ARTrageous Kids Art Festival, Nags Head, NC
Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular & Air Show, Nags Head, NC
OBX Shred Fest,” Nags Head, NC
Annual Mustang Spring Jam, Corolla, NC
The Comedy Club, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Memorial Day Beach Blast, Corolla, NC
Whalehead Wednesdays Wine Tastings, Corolla, NC

Bluegrass Island Festival, Manteo, NC

June

The Comedy Club, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Whalehead Wednesdays Wine Tastings, Corolla, NC
Under the Oaks Arts Festival, Corolla, NC

July

Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks, Corolla, NC
Annual 4th of July Parade & Celebration, Duck, NC
The Comedy Club, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Whalehead Wednesdays Wine Tastings, Corolla, NC

August

The Comedy Club, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Whalehead Wednesdays Wine Tastings, Corolla, NC

September

The Comedy Club, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Whalehead Wednesdays Wine Tastings, Corolla, NC

October

Annual Parade of Homes
Duck Jazz Festival, Duck, NC
Mustang Rock & Roast, Corolla, NC
Outer Banks Seafood Festival, Nags Head, NC
Halloween Film Festival, Kill Devil Hills, NC

November

Whalehead Club Candlelight Tours, Corolla, NC

December

Whalehead Club Candlelight Tours, Corolla, NC
An Epicurean Hunt Evening at Whalehead & Candlelight Tour, Corolla, NC (Advance reservations required)
Whalehead Club Candlelight Tours, Corolla, NC