This Week's Highlights

Week of March 11, 2019 - March 17, 2019

St Patrick's Day Parade

  • Sunday, March 17th 1:00 PM
Nags Head

For an Outer Banks celebration that revolves around family fun, and encompasses the best of the Outer Banks' spirit, make plans to catch a good glimpse of the Outer Banks St. Patrick's Day Parade. With moderate temperatures and plenty of southern hospitality, this event can kick-off a fantastic week-long vacation or spring break on the Outer Banks.

Week of April 15, 2019 - April 21, 2019

Flying Into Spring And Easter EGGstravaganza

  • Friday, April 19th - Saturday, April 20th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nags Head

Come enjoy the spirit of the Easter holiday on the Outer Banks while taking advantage of National Kite Month at this fun and family-friendly event that joyfully combines these two celebrations. The Flying Into Spring And Easter EGGstravaganza festival is a great way to take in the fresh spring air along the coastline, while participating in a myriad of games, displays, and a little kite action at one of the best spots on the East Coast for high flying.

Week of May 6, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Artrageous Kids Art Festival

  • Saturday, May 11th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Nags Head

At the annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza, everyone can enjoy a little hands-on creativity with lots of interactive displays, live demos, and fun artistic activities for the young and the young at heart. This full day affair which combines art, music, and the friendly spirit of the Outer Banks, is an annual tradition that began in 1989, and which has become a favorite event for visitors of all ages.

Week of May 13, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Hang Gliding Spectacular

  • Thursday, May 16th - Monday, May 20th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nags Head

The 47th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is landing on the Outer Banks, and visitors are welcome to take flight on a new adventure and join in the fun. Renowned as the longest running hang gliding competition in the world, the Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is a multiple day event that combines a wealth of activities for professional hang gliders and spectators alike. The incredible air show is the cornerstone of the event, and visitors can head to the sky high dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park to check out the action. Throughout the day, an incredible display of colorful gliders will fly overhead, and lots of fun will be had at ground level as well thanks to a host of activities for competitors and everyday sightseers alike.

OBX Shred Fest

  • Saturday, May 18th 1:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Nags Head

Now celebrating its third year, this family-friendly event is a collection of music, sports, and OBX fun, and features a full roster of activities and entertainment to keep everyone in the party smiling. Special events within the Dare2Care OBX Shred Fest line-up include multiple bands and musicians throughout the day, live demos performed by professional skateboarders and BMX riders, a special appearance by roller derby women, appearances by Special Olympics athletes, and much, much more. In addition, the festivities will have a host of games for patrons of all ages, food, and local art vendors for unique and one-of-a-kind OBX treasures. 2019's events will also include some brand new activities, such as a cool Community Pop Up Shop, a  special “Ladies Only SK8” session, and an invite-only Grom Grind showcasing some of the region's most talented 12 and under "Shredders." 

WOOFstock 2019

  • Saturday, May 18th
Nags Head

Back by popular demand, WOOFstock 2019 is a great opportunity to explore one of the Outer Banks’ most stunning venues with your favorite furry family members. This full-day event that is held at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head has a world of dog-friendly activities and exhibits that are sure to make canines and their human companions smile from ear to ear.

Week of May 20, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Hang Gliding Spectacular

  • Thursday, May 16th - Monday, May 20th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nags Head

The 47th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is landing on the Outer Banks, and visitors are welcome to take flight on a new adventure and join in the fun. Renowned as the longest running hang gliding competition in the world, the Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is a multiple day event that combines a wealth of activities for professional hang gliders and spectators alike. The incredible air show is the cornerstone of the event, and visitors can head to the sky high dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park to check out the action. Throughout the day, an incredible display of colorful gliders will fly overhead, and lots of fun will be had at ground level as well thanks to a host of activities for competitors and everyday sightseers alike.

Week of May 27, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Outer Banks Annual Food Truck Showdown

  • Sunday, June 2nd 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 June 10, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Kids Days in Nags Head

  • Wednesday, June 12th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Nags Head

Let the youngest members in the vacationing party have a ball while enjoying a morning or afternoon break off the beach with this fun-filled day that’s designed just for them. The Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days in Nags Head features a wealth of activities to keep young explorers entertained, and is a great opportunity to discover all the many ways to have fun on the Outer Banks – both on and off the sand.

Sunrise 5k & Little Crab Crawl

  • Thursday, June 13th 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Nags Head

Start your Outer Banks vacation with a burst of energy and a little sunshine on the sand with this family-friendly racing event that highlights the best views on the beach. The Sunrise 5k & Little Crab Crawl takes place along the oceanfront shores of Nags Head, and is a great way for walkers, joggers and runners to enjoy a little friendly competition and comradery with fellow active visitors and locals while taking in a scenic OBX sunrise over the Atlantic.

Soundside FunFair

  • Thursday, June 13th - Wednesday, June 19th
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 4th 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.

Rogallo Kite Festival

  • Friday, June 14th - Sunday, June 16th
Nags Head

The Rogallo Kite Festival is a free and family-orientated event that features two days of kite flying to honor Francis Rogallo, NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing. His initial 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. To celebrate this innovator, visitors will be treated to a full day of kite-flying fun in one of the best destinations on the East Coast for high flyers, Jockey’s Ridge State Park.

Week of June 17, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Soundside FunFair

  • Thursday, June 13th - Wednesday, June 19th
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 4th 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.

Kids Days in Nags Head

  • Wednesday, June 19th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Nags Head

Let the youngest members in the vacationing party have a ball while enjoying a morning or afternoon break off the beach with this fun-filled day that’s designed just for them. The Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days in Nags Head features a wealth of activities to keep young explorers entertained, and is a great opportunity to discover all the many ways to have fun on the Outer Banks – both on and off the sand.

Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth Tournament

  • Wednesday, June 19th 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.

Week of June 24, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Kids Days in Nags Head

  • Wednesday, June 26th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Nags Head

Let the youngest members in the vacationing party have a ball while enjoying a morning or afternoon break off the beach with this fun-filled day that’s designed just for them. The Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days in Nags Head features a wealth of activities to keep young explorers entertained, and is a great opportunity to discover all the many ways to have fun on the Outer Banks – both on and off the sand.

Week of July 1, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Kids Days in Nags Head

  • Wednesday, July 3rd 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Nags Head

Let the youngest members in the vacationing party have a ball while enjoying a morning or afternoon break off the beach with this fun-filled day that’s designed just for them. The Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days in Nags Head features a wealth of activities to keep young explorers entertained, and is a great opportunity to discover all the many ways to have fun on the Outer Banks – both on and off the sand.

Week of July 8, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Kids Days in Nags Head

  • Wednesday, July 10th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Nags Head

Let the youngest members in the vacationing party have a ball while enjoying a morning or afternoon break off the beach with this fun-filled day that’s designed just for them. The Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days in Nags Head features a wealth of activities to keep young explorers entertained, and is a great opportunity to discover all the many ways to have fun on the Outer Banks – both on and off the sand.

Week of July 15, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Kids Days in Nags Head

  • Wednesday, July 17th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Nags Head

Let the youngest members in the vacationing party have a ball while enjoying a morning or afternoon break off the beach with this fun-filled day that’s designed just for them. The Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days in Nags Head features a wealth of activities to keep young explorers entertained, and is a great opportunity to discover all the many ways to have fun on the Outer Banks – both on and off the sand.

Outer Banks Skim Jam

  • Saturday, July 20th - Sunday, July 21st 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Nags Head

Spectators and active watersports fans alike are welcome to head out to the beach near Jennette’s Pier to catch a spectacular on-the-water show by some of the best skimboarders on the East Coast.

Week of July 22, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Kids Days in Nags Head

  • Wednesday, July 24th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Nags Head

Let the youngest members in the vacationing party have a ball while enjoying a morning or afternoon break off the beach with this fun-filled day that’s designed just for them. The Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days in Nags Head features a wealth of activities to keep young explorers entertained, and is a great opportunity to discover all the many ways to have fun on the Outer Banks – both on and off the sand.

Week of July 29, 2019 - August 4, 2019

Kids Days in Nags Head

  • Wednesday, July 31st 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Nags Head

Let the youngest members in the vacationing party have a ball while enjoying a morning or afternoon break off the beach with this fun-filled day that’s designed just for them. The Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days in Nags Head features a wealth of activities to keep young explorers entertained, and is a great opportunity to discover all the many ways to have fun on the Outer Banks – both on and off the sand.

Outer Banks Watermelon Festival

  • Thursday, August 1st 10:00 AM
Nags Head

Celebrate summer with Kitty Hawk Kites and support the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition at the annual OBX Watermelon Festival. This beloved local celebration that’s held at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Nags Head features a wealth of activities for visitors of all ages, and is the perfect way to toast the peak of the summer season on the Outer Banks.

Week of August 12, 2019 - August 18, 2019

OBX Pirate Festival

  • Wednesday, August 14th - Thursday, August 15th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nags Head

Get ready for a pirate invasion on the Outer Banks, courtesy of the two-day OBX Pirate Festival. This festival that will be held next to Jockey’s Ridge State Park in the central Outer Banks town of Nags Head promises plenty of swashbuckling good times and activities, and will be a memorable event for young and old salty visitors alike.

Week of September 2, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Outer Banks Annual Food Truck Showdown

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

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.