This Week

ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

  • Sunday, September 17th - Saturday, September 23rd
Nags Head

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the best surfers on the East Coast go head to head at this “grand finale” event that is renowned as one of the best surfing competitions on the Eastern Seaboard.

Week of September 25, 2023 - October 1, 2023

ESA Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championship

  • Friday, September 29th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Nags Head

The National Park Service offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore one of the Outer Banks’ most iconic structures from an entirely new perspective. The Bodie Island Lighthouse Full Moon Tours take place during the summertime and early fall, with a 30-minute ascent up the 219 steps to the lighthouse. Along the way, explorers will enjoy unparalleled views from the top of the balcony, which are illuminated by the brightness of the moon. A wholly unique adventure, the Bodie Island Lighthouse Full Moon Tour is a special event that can’t be missed.

Week of October 2, 2023 - October 8, 2023

Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament

  • Wednesday, October 4th - Friday, October 6th
Nags Head

October is renowned as prime time for fishing on the Outer Banks, and Nags Head anglers don’t have to venture too far to enjoy a surf fishing tournament that is wonderfully close to home. The Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament is open to skilled and amateur anglers alike, and takes place all along the sunny Nags Head beaches, with plenty of room to cast a line in the hopes of reeling in some big catches, and some big prizes.

Week of October 16, 2023 - October 22, 2023

The NC VIP Fishing Tournament

  • Monday, October 16th - Wednesday, October 18th
Nags Head

At the NC VIP Fishing Tournament, the VIP stands for Very Important People as well as Visually Impaired Persons, and this tournament is a truly unique fishing event that ensures everyone can join in the fun of fall fishing on the Outer Banks. Held at Jennette’s Pier, which is well known as one of the best spots along the Outer Banks to drop a line, this tournament is the largest service project of its kind in the world, and is a great opportunity for VIPs everywhere to reel in some amazing catches, and some great times.

Week of October 23, 2023 - October 29, 2023

Outer Banks Brewtag

  • Saturday, October 28th 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Nags Head

A celebration of flight and beer, OBX Brewtag is modeled after the whimsical and entertaining Red Bull Flutag, translated to “flying day” in German. With OBX Brewtag, the general premise is the same, although rather than human-powered flying machines, Brewtag contestants will be competing to see who can launch and fly an empty 1/6 keg barrel the furthest.

Admission to the OBX Brewtag in 2023 is free for everyone, and the sky is the limit as to how creative your homemade flying contraption can be! Individuals and teams are welcome.

Admission to the event is FREE to the general public. A rather crafty selection of local and regional beer and food will be available for purchase that day. This family-friendly event will also feature plenty of activities for the kiddos!

Week of November 13, 2023 - November 19, 2023

The Wall That Heals Exhibit

  • Thursday, November 16th - Sunday, November 19th
Nags Head

One of the most famous traveling exhibits in the country is paying a visit to the Outer Banks in this special event that honors the veterans of the Vietnam War. On Veterans Day in November of 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., which was designed to travel to communities throughout the country.

Week of November 20, 2023 - November 26, 2023

Hangin' With Santa

  • Friday, November 24th - Saturday, November 25th
Nags Head

Get a head start on the holiday season with this post-Thanksgiving event that offers a world of fun for visitors of all ages. Held at the flagship Kitty Hawk Kites store in Nags Head, this two-day event features amazing shopping, activities, demos and displays, and - of course - a visit by old St. Nick himself to allow kids to get a jump start on their Christmas lists.


Kites With Lights

  • Saturday, November 25th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Nags Head

Ignite your holiday spirit with this special annual event that combines the natural beauty of the Outer Banks with twinkling Christmas lights for an unforgettable display and seasonal experience. The Kites With Lights event is hosted by the flagship Kitty Hawk Kites store that’s just across the street from Jockey’s Ridge State Park, and the beautiful landscape of twinkling kites with the iconic massive sand dunes of the park in the background will be a sight that spectators won’t soon forget.