Week of August 19, 2019 - August 25, 2019

Sunset Festival at Kitty Hawk Kites

  • Monday, August 19th - Friday, August 23rd 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Nags Head

Jockey’s Ridge Crossing will be hosting the Annual Sunset Festival this year running from June 10th to September 1st. Make it a fun trip to Jockeys Ridge Crossing to experience their nightly events, shopping, sweet treats and walk up the sand dunes to experience the serene sunsets. The Outer Banks has one of best places to view the evening Sunset on Jockeys Ridge Sand Dunes.  Stop by the Kitty Hawk Kites Store to pickup a kite to fly while watching the sunset. Life on a Sandbar has a little bit of everything, including sand art projects, cool hair wraps/braids and beautiful jewelry. Try some of the best homemade ice cream on the Outer Banks at Scoops and some amazing fudge at the Fudgery. Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has great new items from Salty Crew, Vans, Hurley and more. to some of the best deals for Hobie Kayaks. Stop by Natural Life for some great good vibes product and take your photo in front the new mural!

OBX Wedding Fest

  • Sunday, August 25th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Nags Head

Couples who are dreaming of a wedding on the Outer Banks will want to make the OBX Wedding Fest their first stop. This full-day wedding fair that’s hosted by the Outer Banks Wedding Association provides access to a wealth of wedding professionals to make planning a destination OBX event a breeze.

Week of August 26, 2019 - September 1, 2019

Sunset Festival at Kitty Hawk Kites

  • Monday, August 26th - Friday, August 30th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Nags Head

Jockey’s Ridge Crossing will be hosting the Annual Sunset Festival this year running from June 10th to September 1st. Make it a fun trip to Jockeys Ridge Crossing to experience their nightly events, shopping, sweet treats and walk up the sand dunes to experience the serene sunsets. The Outer Banks has one of best places to view the evening Sunset on Jockeys Ridge Sand Dunes.  Stop by the Kitty Hawk Kites Store to pickup a kite to fly while watching the sunset. Life on a Sandbar has a little bit of everything, including sand art projects, cool hair wraps/braids and beautiful jewelry. Try some of the best homemade ice cream on the Outer Banks at Scoops and some amazing fudge at the Fudgery. Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has great new items from Salty Crew, Vans, Hurley and more. to some of the best deals for Hobie Kayaks. Stop by Natural Life for some great good vibes product and take your photo in front the new mural!

WRV Outer Banks Pro Surf Contest

  • Wednesday, August 28th - Sunday, September 1st 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nags Head

Known as one of the most highly anticipated surf contests on the Outer Banks as well as the East Coast, the WRV Outer Banks Pro Surf Contest is a thrill for participants and spectators alike, thanks to a stellar location in the town of Nags Head, and a world of talented riders competing for the title of OBX champ.

Week of September 2, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Outer Banks Annual Food Truck Showdown

  • Sunday, September 8th 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Nags Head

Hungry visitors will want to make sure they attend the Outer Banks Annual Food Truck Showdown – a new-in-2018 event on the OBX that is already garnering plenty of attention and anticipation. Featuring a wide array of food trucks, area eateries, breweries, entertainment, and so much more, this filling festival is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with any visitors who have an appetite for fresh, local, and ultimately delicious Outer Banks fare.

Week of September 9, 2019 - September 15, 2019

OBX Pridefest

  • Friday, September 13th - Sunday, September 15th
Nags Head

Head to the cool and relaxed Outer Banks in late September to join in the fun of one of the region’s most distinctive and popular area festivals. Pridefest is a three-day gay pride festival that is full of activities, food, music, and ample beach time, and which is open to all LGBTQ folks and their supporters and friends.

Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament

  • Friday, September 13th - Saturday, September 14th
Nags Head

Get a taste of the exceptional fall fishing on the Outer Banks from a new and on-the-water perspective at this September event that will appeal to experienced anglers and kayaking newcomers alike. The annual Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament shines a spotlight on the sport of kayak fishing through a host of great prizes, exceptional fishing conditions, and plenty of fun enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and cool weather of autumn in the Outer Banks.

ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

  • Sunday, September 15th - Saturday, September 21st
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 16, 2019 - September 22, 2019

ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

  • Sunday, September 15th - Saturday, September 21st
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 23, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Outer Banks Jeep Jam

  • Friday, September 27th - Sunday, September 29th
Nags Head

Jeep fans can head to the Outer Banks for one of the biggest regional events of the year for Jeep lovers – the Outer Banks Jeep Jam. Taking place over the course of a cool September weekend, this grand event features live music, kids activities, raffles and giveaways, food and drink, and an endless number of ways to meet and greet with fellow Jeep lovers.

Week of September 30, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Fall Restaurant Week

  • Friday, October 4th - Saturday, October 12th
Nags Head

The demand and popularity of the Spring Restaurant Week on the Outer Banks has led to the inaugural Fall Restaurant Week, a full seven days of fresh fish and gourmet delicacy heaven, beginning right after those Thanksgiving leftovers have been cleared out of the fridge. Area restaurants will be offering special menus, tastings, and even samples for attendees during the event, and patrons are advised to save their appetites and enjoy the realm of fresh fare that has made the Outer Banks famous. With fixed-price tasting menus available for lunch and / or dinner at a wide range of establishments, all a vacationer has to do is grab a fork and knife, and dig in to the incredible cuisine that the Outer Banks is known for.

Week of October 7, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Fall Restaurant Week

  • Friday, October 4th - Saturday, October 12th
Nags Head

The demand and popularity of the Spring Restaurant Week on the Outer Banks has led to the inaugural Fall Restaurant Week, a full seven days of fresh fish and gourmet delicacy heaven, beginning right after those Thanksgiving leftovers have been cleared out of the fridge. Area restaurants will be offering special menus, tastings, and even samples for attendees during the event, and patrons are advised to save their appetites and enjoy the realm of fresh fare that has made the Outer Banks famous. With fixed-price tasting menus available for lunch and / or dinner at a wide range of establishments, all a vacationer has to do is grab a fork and knife, and dig in to the incredible cuisine that the Outer Banks is known for.

Week of October 14, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Outer Banks Seafood Festival

  • Saturday, October 19th
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 a family-friendly outing that will make anyone fall in love with this staple of the Outer Banks’ culinary cuisine.

Week of October 21, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Outer Banks Brewtag

  • Saturday, October 26th 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.

The cost to compete at OBX Brewtag in 2019 is only $50 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!

Outer Banks Halloween Parade Of Costumes

  • Sunday, October 27th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Get into the spooky Halloween spirit with this event that is quickly becoming a favorite holiday celebration in the central Outer Banks and beyond. The 6th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes is a celebration of all things scary and fun, with a myriad of activities and corresponding events that will make anyone want to join in the seasonal fall fun.

Week of November 25, 2019 - December 1, 2019

Hangin' With Santa & Kites With Lights

  • Friday, November 29th 4:00 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 Hangin' With Santa & 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.

Kitty Hawk Kites