Week of May 29, 2017 - June 4, 2017

Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series

  • Thursday, June 1st 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Nags Head

Spend an evening with a fantastic sunset and a ton of great music by attending one of three concerts that make up the Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series. Hosted by Visit the Outer Banks, and held at the Soundside Event Site – one of the most unique and scenic outdoor venues on the Outer Banks – these concerts will make visitors fall in love with the OBX, thanks to the gorgeous views, fantastic performances, and myriad of things to do. Regional beers and wines from Mother Earth Brewery in Kinston, NC and Sanctuary Vineyards of Currituck, NC will be available for sale, and there will also be local fare from some of the best and most acclaimed eateries on the Outer Banks. In addition, a number of local artisans and craft vendors will be on site selling homemade goods and one-of-a-kind treasures.

Week of June 5, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series

  • Thursday, June 8th 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Nags Head

Spend an evening with a fantastic sunset and a ton of great music by attending one of three concerts that make up the Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series. Hosted by Visit the Outer Banks, and held at the Soundside Event Site – one of the most unique and scenic outdoor venues on the Outer Banks – these concerts will make visitors fall in love with the OBX, thanks to the gorgeous views, fantastic performances, and myriad of things to do. Regional beers and wines from Mother Earth Brewery in Kinston, NC and Sanctuary Vineyards of Currituck, NC will be available for sale, and there will also be local fare from some of the best and most acclaimed eateries on the Outer Banks. In addition, a number of local artisans and craft vendors will be on site selling homemade goods and one-of-a-kind treasures.

Rogallo Kite Festival

  • Saturday, June 10th - Sunday, June 11th
Nags Head

The Rogallo Kite Festival includes two days of kite flying to honor Francis Rogallo, NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing. His inventions started the sport of hang gliding and his designs have carried over into the stunt kites, power kites and hang gliders that are flown today.

Week of June 12, 2017 - June 18, 2017

2nd Annual Soundside FunFair

  • Thursday, June 15th - Sunday, June 18th 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Nags Head

Kick off your summer vacation in style by popping by one of the most entertaining events of the season which also benefits a fantastic cause – the 2nd Annual Soundside FunFair. This multi-day event creates a good old fashioned carnival atmosphere along the waterfront in Nags Head with a wealth of activities and attractions that are sure to leave everyone smiling.

Week of June 19, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth Tournament

  • Wednesday, June 21st 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nags Head

Share a love of fishing with the youngest members in your vacationing party with this special fishing tournament that’s designed with youth anglers in mind. The Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth Tournament is an annual fishing tournament that takes place on the famous Jennette’s Pier, and which is open to all anglers ages 16 and under. The age groups for competitors are 4-9 years old and 10-16 years old, and trophies as well as rod and reel combos are awarded to the largest fish caught by a girl and boy angler for the day. Participants in the “catch and release” tournament can enjoy a full morning of fishing before going to a celebratory and awards lunch close to the pier.

Sunset 5k & Carolina Pig Pickin

  • Thursday, June 22nd 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Nags Head

Take advantage of an opportunity to enjoy two of the things coastal North Carolina is known for - fantastic beaches and barbecue – with this racing event that combines a wealth of OBX activities in a single and fun-filled evening. The Sunset 5k & Carolina Pig Pickin is held at the stunning Jennette’s Pier in the heart of Nags Head, and is a fun and lightly competitive race that cruises by the beaches and soundside regions where the sunset is at its natural best. Walkers, joggers, and runners are all welcome to attend, and to enjoy the scene while engaging on a fast-paced tour of the central Outer Banks.

East Coast Grom Tour

  • Saturday, June 24th
Nags Head

Younger surfers who want to enjoy a little competition while meeting and greeting with fellow surfing enthusiasts from all across the region will want to sign up for this event which puts the talents of young surfers in the spotlight. The East Coast Grom Tour is a special surfing competition that’s designed for kids 17 years old and under, and which features multiple categories for girls and boys who want to compete along the waves of the Outer Banks.

Week of June 26, 2017 - July 2, 2017

Nags Head Beach 5k Race

  • Thursday, June 29th 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Nags Head

Visitors who want to enjoy an active morning exploring the beach scene by the famed Jennette’s Pier while engaging in a little family-friendly competition will want to sign up for this annual summertime event that’s becoming a favorite race of the warm weather season. The Nags Head Beach 5k Race, which is sponsored by Village Realty, is a fun run through the sand that takes joggers, walkers and runners on a cool course through the heart of scenic Nags Head.

Run Swim Run And 5k

  • Thursday, June 29th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Nags Head

Start your upcoming vacation with a literal splash by taking part in this event that celebrates an active Outer Banks lifestyle. The Run Swim Run And 5k – as the name would appropriately suggest – is a combination of beach running and ocean swimming that highlights some of the best outdoor adventures on the OBX.

Week of July 31, 2017 - August 6, 2017

Outer Banks Watermelon Festival

  • Thursday, August 3rd
Nags Head

Celebrate summer with Kitty Hawk Kites and support the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition at the 10th Annual OBX Watermelon Festival on Thursday, August 4 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Nags Head.

Week of August 14, 2017 - August 20, 2017

Alice Kelly Ladies Billfish Tournament

  • Monday, August 14th
Nags Head

The Alice Kelly Memorial Tournament has been a tradition on the Outer Banks for nearly 30 years, and is one of the most famous offshore fishing tournaments where only the ladies are allowed to compete.

Week of October 16, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Outer Banks Seafood Festival

  • Saturday, October 21st
Nags Head

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is rapidly becoming one of the highlights of the fall season, with plenty of fresh seafood, storytelling, and activities to keep everyone fully entertained. This all-day event takes place at the waterfront Event Site in Nags Head, and is free to the public. Highlights include a Kids' Zone, live music throughout the day, boat exhibits, cooking demonstrations, "Fish House" Olympic events, and much more. Vendors will be on hand offering plenty of local fare to sample and enjoy, from local arts and crafts to hot clam chowder and ice cold raw oysters. Celebrate the heritage of the Outer Banks seafood industry, and enjoy this educational and thoroughly entertaining event.

Week of October 23, 2017 - October 29, 2017

NCBBA Red Drum Tournament

  • Wednesday, October 25th - Saturday, October 28th
Nags Head

Open to everyone, and historically one of the most popular and well-loved surf fishing tournaments on the beach, the original Red Drum Tournament may have a new name and a new organizer, but it is still one of the best reasons for anglers in-the-know to make an October visit to the Outer Banks.

Outer Banks Brewtag

  • Saturday, October 28th
Nags Head

Flying kegs, a beer garden featuring over 20 local and regional beers, kids zone featuring arts and crafts and a mechanical shark, live music, local food vendors … you can’t ask for much more! OBX Brewtag is presented by Kitty Hawk Kites, The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, and BrewThru with the proceeds benefitting The Rogallo Foundation. This third annual only-on-the-OBX celebration of flight and beer is not to be missed!

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Bodie Island Lighthouse

The Bodie Island Lighthouse, (pronounced "Body") is located just south of the town of Nags Head and Whalebone Junction, where Highway 158, Highway 64, and NC Highway 12 intersect. Visitors travelling towards Hatteras Island can't help but notice the black and white horizontal striped structure, peaking out over a line of dense cedar trees on the soundside.

Pamlico Jack's

Pamlico Jack's

Dubbed a “pirate hideaway," Pamlico Jack’s has fun with the buccaneer theme while still serving up a tasty meal in a beautiful setting. With its location on the Roanoke Sound, it’s pretty much guaranteed that most dinner guests will see a gorgeous sunset. The restaurant serves a full range of appetizers like Atlantic calamari, Caribbean black bean cake and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese. Plus there’s a modest offering of soups and salads (how can you resist the “Walk the plank wedge of lettuce?”)Entrees include fish, chicken, beef and seafood dishes, and even a vegetarian offering. Or if you want something lighter, there are sandwiches, BBQ and burgers. There is also a raw and steamed menu, a children’s menu, specialty drinks and a dessert tray to choose from. The bar offers entertainment in the summer and stays open until about 2 a.m.