Outer Banks Holiday Events

Top Outer Banks Holiday Events for the Week of December 3rd

Get in the spirit at some fun Christmas and holiday events this week on the Outer Banks! Meet Santa, see the holiday lights, get your Christmas shopping done, help Outer Banks charities, and more. There’s something for the whole family to enjoy. Follow the green links for more details.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH & 8TH

Step back in time to the 1920s with Whalehead’s Candlelight Christmas Tours. Whalehead is beautifully decorated in the tradition of the times with greenery, Christmas trees, music, luscious food, fruit, candy and nuts. Tour participants will see 4 floors of the magnificent mansion and a live performance on the original one-of-a-kind Steinway piano. Guests will enjoy a holiday beverage and homemade Christmas cookies at the close of the tour.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

Work off some winter calories in style at the Ugly Sweater Run hosted by Tri Outer Banks Sports. All ages are invited to run or walk this fun holiday-themed 5k and win a prize for the ugliest sweater! There will be refreshments and door prizes. The cost to participate is a food donation for the Dare County Food Pantry.

Manteo First Assembly’s annual Island Craft Show & Flea Market is Saturday from 9am-6pm. The craft fair features between 20 and 30 vendors selling local handmade crafts, jewelry, shabby chic decor, baked goods, woven mats, repurposed furniture, wreaths, ornaments, natural skin care, wooden signs, and a raffle of vendor items. BBQ plates, hot dogs and desserts will be available.

Have Breakfast with Santa at Sugar Creek Restaurant in Nags Head. Families and children can enjoy a morning with Santa and support Dare CASA’s local nonprofit efforts to keep our community Happy, Healthy & Drug-Free. Ticket includes breakfast buffet, silent auction, go-cart raffle, and photo with Santa from your smart phone/camera… a fun and festive morning to support a great cause!

Bring the kids to Santa & A Movie at R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10. Meet Santa from 9-10am then enjoy a screening of the classic holiday favorite “The Polar Express” at 10am! Tickets will be FREE. Dare County Toys For Tots will have local public safety crews and the Girl Scouts on site to help collect new, unwrapped toys or monetary donations to our local chapter. Come out, enjoy a great movie and help out a very important cause to make sure all children have presents on Christmas.

The holidays would not be complete without the old fashioned Christmas Parade in Hatteras Village starting at 2pm. For warm, hometown, holiday spirit, this is an event that no one should miss. After the parade, Santa is transported throughout the village on one of the local fire trucks wishing holiday cheer to all the local youngsters and those who are young at heart.

Come out for an afternoon of shopping and fun for a good cause at the annual TRiO Holiday Market. TRiO welcomes lots of wonderful local artists and artisans to this year’s market to sell their handmade art, crafts, jewelry, home goods and decor. They will also have plenty of pre-made and build your own TRiO baskets available for purchase and sampling throughout the store. This year’s market support will benefit the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund. Along with vendor registration fees, TRiO will donate $1 for every glass of wine, draught beer and cheese plate sold.

Santa Claus is Coming to Kill Devil Hills Town Hall! Come meet Santa and get your picture taken with him! This is a free event that will take place on Saturday from 4-6pm. Please bring a donation to benefit the food pantry or animal shelter. Cookies, sleigh rides, carolers, goodie bags for children, apple cider, hot chocolate, a 26 foot Christmas tree, holiday lights and festive tunes… come enjoy this fun community event!

Step back in time to the 1920s with Whalehead’s Candlelight Christmas Tours. Whalehead is beautifully decorated in the tradition of the times with greenery, Christmas trees, music, luscious food, fruit, candy and nuts. Tour participants will see 4 floors of the magnificent mansion and a live performance on the original one-of-a-kind Steinway piano. Guests will enjoy a holiday beverage and homemade Christmas cookies at the close of the tour.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9TH

The Very Merry Christmas Tour with NewSong, Colton Dixon, and Unspoken is coming to the Outer Banks this Sunday at 6pm. Come see the show at First Flight High School dressed in your holiday best or that fun Christmas sweater. Lachine Cuisine and Surfin’ Spoon will be on site. General Admission is $25.

NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 29TH

Come see the Jockey’s Ridge State Park Holiday Lights display sponsored by Outer Banks area organizations, businesses and residents in the parking lot of Jockey’s Ridge State Park on Fridays and Saturdays in coordination with Kites with Lights and the lighting of the tree; running through December 29th. Sunset is approximately 5pm and the park will stay open until 7pm for viewing the lights. A hot cocoa booth will be staffed by Friends of Jockey’s Ridge volunteers at the Visitor Center.

NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 4TH

Help our furry friends at the Outer Banks SPCA through the Santa Paws Pet Supply Drive this holiday season. Donate a bag of pet food weighing 7 pounds or more and receive one free same-day admission to the NC Aquarium! Other donations will be accepted, including blankets, peroxide, cotton balls, dog and cat toys and kitty litter.

NOW THROUGH JANUARY 19TH, 2019

The radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are a true spectacle to behold at WinterLights at The Elizabethan Gardens. Stroll along enchanted garden paths and discover the joy of the season with holiday lights, sights and sounds transforming The Elizabethan Gardens into an illuminated winter wonderland. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall and a crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Seasonal gift shop and plant sales coincide.

The winter schedules of lunch and dinner specials at lots of Outer Banks bars and restaurants are available now. Visit our Restaurant Specials section for a list of this season’s meal deals featured each day. There is also a steady lineup of live music throughout the Outer Banks to check out in our Music section.

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Top Outer Banks Holiday Season Events Happening This Weekend!

The holiday season is in full swing on the Outer Banks with lots of wonderful holiday and Christmas events this weekend from Friday, November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd. From parades and celebrations to tours and shopping, there’s something for everyone to get in the spirit. Follow the green links for more details.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH

Step back in time to the 1920s with Whalehead’s Candlelight Christmas Tours. Whalehead is beautifully decorated in the tradition of the times with greenery, Christmas trees, music, luscious food, fruit, candy and nuts. Tour participants will see 4 floors of the magnificent mansion and a live performance on the original one-of-a-kind Steinway piano. Guests will enjoy a holiday beverage and homemade Christmas cookies at the close of the tour. Tours are also scheduled for 4 dates in December.

The 2018 Manteo Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration promises to be a wonderland of songs, dances and performances from all ages of local talent. “A Christmas to Remember” will be showcased Friday on stage in front of the Dare County Arts Council and historic courthouse on Queen Elizabeth Street in downtown Manteo. Immediately following the entertainment, the official Town of Manteo Christmas tree will light up for the first time and Santa will be on hand to meet with the children at Magnolia Market. Please come out for hot chocolate, great entertainment and the wonderment of the Christmas spirit as downtown is lit up for the holidays.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

The Festival of Trees Holiday Bazaar & Benefit Auction is a unique community fundraiser hosted by Outer Banks Hotline that supports programming, services, shelter, training, information, and resources to address domestic and sexual violence on the Outer Banks. The event brings together individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to celebrate the holiday season with lights, festive musical performances, punch & homemade cookies, and shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

The 2018 Town of Manteo’s Annual Christmas Parade is Saturday starting at 10:30am. The parade features marching bands, floats and lots of fun as it goes through downtown Manteo. The parade route starts at Manteo High School and ends at the College of the Albemarle. The Jazzmen band will provide entertainment downtown before the parade. After the parade, the kids can visit with Santa at the Manteo Elementary School’s Winter Wonderland.

Gather at the Duck Town Park for the Duck Yuletide Celebration from 3-5pm for holiday music by Just Playing Dixieland, tasty treats from local Duck businesses, the lighting of the Crab Pot tree, and carols by First Flight High School students in preparation for Santa’s arrival on the Duck Fire Engine. Participants will enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and tasty treats. You are encouraged to bring donations for community partners Outer Banks SPCA and Food For Thought. Once Santa arrives, he will greet attendees in Town Hall until 5pm.

Please join Manteo Preservation Trust for the 14th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes in Manteo on Roanoke Island on Saturday. Homes will be festively decorated and open for tour participants to enjoy from noon until 6pm. Included on the tour are several of the historic island homes, a home built by the “Manteo way of life” guidelines, a renovated dual-purpose office/home building and two historic Inns… and more!

The Outer Banks Centre for Dance presents The Nutcracker on Saturday at 1pm & 7pm held at First Flight High School. Bring the whole family to this delightful holiday classic! There will be an Intermission, Concessions, and Photo Ops with Clara, Prince & Sugar Plum Fairy.

The 208th United States Army Band will perform a Christmas Concert on Saturday at 6pm. in the Film Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The event is free and open to the public. Come out for some live music to get you in the holiday spirit.

NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 29TH

Come see the Jockey’s Ridge State Park Holiday Lights display sponsored by Outer Banks area organizations, businesses and residents in the parking lot of Jockey’s Ridge State Park on Fridays and Saturdays in coordination with Kites with Lights and the lighting of the tree; running through December 29th. Sunset is approximately 5pm and the park will stay open until 7pm for viewing the lights. A hot cocoa booth will be staffed by Friends of Jockey’s Ridge volunteers at the Visitor Center.

NOW THROUGH JANUARY 19TH, 2019

The radiant glow of the gardens, traditional holiday décor and fantastical displays are a true spectacle to behold at WinterLights at The Elizabethan Gardens. Stroll along enchanted garden paths and discover the joy of the season with holiday lights, sights and sounds transforming The Elizabethan Gardens into an illuminated winter wonderland. Festive trees grace the Gatehouse and Reception Hall and a crackling open-air fire warms the Great Lawn. Seasonal gift shop and plant sales coincide.

The winter schedules of lunch and dinner specials at lots of Outer Banks bars and restaurants are available now. Visit our Restaurant Specials section for a list of this season’s meal deals featured each day. There is also a steady lineup of live music throughout the Outer Banks to check out in our Music section.

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Top Outer Banks Thanksgiving Week Events

The week of Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks is loaded with 5K Runs, Thanksgiving Buffets, Holiday Craft Shows & Bazaars, Holiday Light Displays and plenty more! Check out our rundown of the top local events on the calendar for you and your family to enjoy this week. Click the links for event details.

Monday, November 19
6th Annual Gobble Gobble Giveaway

Wednesday, November 21
Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile

THANKSGIVING DAY

Thursday, November 22
OBX Gobbler 5K & Fun Run

Thursday, November 22
Surfin’ Turkey 5K & Puppy Drum 1/2 Mile Fun Run

Thursday, November 22
23rd Annual Advice 5K Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 22
OBX GO FAR Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 22
Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe Thanksgiving Day Buffet

Thursday, November 22
Mulligan’s Thanksgiving Buffet

Thursday, November 22
Rooster’s Thanksgiving Buffet

Friday, November 23
Whalehead’s Candlelight Christmas

Friday & Saturday, November 23 & 24
Hatteras Island Arts and Craft Guild Holiday Show

Friday & Saturday, November 23 & 24
Hangin’ with Santa & Kites with Lights

Friday – Sunday, November 23 – 25
Krampus Artisan Emporium

Saturday, November 24
6th Annual Outer Banks Entrepreneurs Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 24
The Big Curri-Shuck Wine & Oyster Festival

Saturday, November 24 – December 29
Jockey’s Ridge State Park Holiday Lights

Saturday, November 24 – January 19, 2019
Winterlights at The Elizabethan Gardens

The off-season schedules of weekly lunch and dinner specials are also in full swing at lots of Outer Banks bars and restaurants. Visit our Restaurant Specials section for a list of this season’s deals featured every day. There is also a steady lineup of live music to check out in our Music section.

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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of November 12th

Check out some of the festive events happening this week on the Outer Banks leading up to the holidays. And be sure to check back again next week for a Thanksgiving week calendar loaded with special holiday events and activities.

Break away from the wreath mold this holiday season and add a bit of bling to your front door with a custom door tag made by you at Paint the Plank! In this fun Wood Sign Class you are assisted with step-by-step instructions for creating wood sign decor pieces. No experience is necessary. This week’s class is Wednesday, November 14th from 6-8pm at Rooster’s Southern Kitchen.

The 9th Annual Wags & Whiskers Gala – A Starlit Night for the Animals will be held at The Pavilion at Pirate’s Cove on Friday, November 16th. This is a cooperative fundraiser for the 4 animal organizations of Dare County: the Coastal Humane Society, Feline Hope, Friends of Felines – Cape Hatteras Island, and the Outer Banks SPCA to provide care & assistance for animals in Dare. The event is an evening of music, dancing, full buffet dinner, beer/wine service, silent auction and an educational forum for all non-profits to educate the attendees on their respective organizations.

Friday & Saturday, November 16th & 17th will be All Saints’ Episcopal Church’s 16th Annual Holly Days Bazaar & Arts Festival. Over 34 vendors will be on site with their handcrafted art for you to enjoy and purchase. You will find essential oils and soaps, pottery, stained glass, jewelry, painted gourds, framed prints, paintings, wooden art, knitted and sewn items, and much more! Come get your holiday shopping and fun started!

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint invites you to their first Fall Charity Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, November 17th in the yard benefiting Beach Food Pantry! Registration starts at 2pm and the tournament kicks off at 3pm. Teams of two and a $10 registration fee all goes to the food pantry. Featured beers & brewery reps will be there from Uinta Brewing, Delirium Brewery, and Fullsteam Brewery.

Come out to TRiO on Saturday, November 17 from 3-8pm for HarvestFest! This annual celebration of fall is your chance to taste the best the season has to offer. The TRiO mezzanine will be transformed with 7 tasting stations featuring wine, beer, cider, bubbly, cheese, cured meats and gourmet goodies that are perfect for holiday entertaining and gifting!

The off-season schedules of weekly lunch and dinner specials are in full swing at lots of Outer Banks bars and restaurants. Visit our Restaurant Specials section for a list of this season’s deals featured each day. There is also a steady lineup of live music to check out in our Music section.

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Steak Out for Charity

November 12, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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All Saints’ Holly Days Bazaar & Arts Festival

November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Sat 17th

All Saints’ Holly Days Bazaar & Arts Festival

November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Fall Charity Cornhole Tournament

November 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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November 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of November 5th

Here are a few great events on the Outer Banks to check out this week and upcoming Veterans Day weekend.

The 6th Annual Outer Banks Veterans Week is going on now through Sunday, November 11th from Corolla to Hatteras and everywhere in between. The week long event hosts numerous celebrations and ceremonies honoring veterans in Dare County and their families through the arts.

Get your holiday shopping and decorating started early at the Manns Harbor Holiday Craft Show from Friday, November 9th through Sunday the 11th at the Manns Harbor Community Building. Holiday gifts, handmade crafts, home decor, jewelry, canned goods, sweets, and much more will be on sale along with a raffle and door prizes!

The 3rd Annual Festival Latino de Ocracoke is happening this weekend from November 9-11. Celebrate the Latino community on Ocracoke Island at this vibrant festival honoring Hispanic traditions and cultural unity. Residents and visitors alike are invited to enjoy authentic Mexican food, music and dances as well as games and fun for all ages over 3 days at the Ocracoke School and the Ocracoke Community Center.

This weekend is also Outer Banks Marathon Weekend! The Outer Banks Marathon is one of the biggest races of the year, a Boston Marathon Qualifier and an RRCA State Championship Race. The marathon weekend features the Townebank Outer Banks Marathon, the Southern Fried Half Marathon, Fun Runs, and the Diaper Dash. There will also be a family festival and pasta party on Saturday and a post-race party and live music on Sunday! As a huge thank you to our veterans, this year includes FREE entry into the Southern Six category for all veterans.

During the off-season, lots of Outer Banks bars and restaurants roll out their schedules of recurring lunch and dinner specials that they feature each day of the week. Visit our Restaurant Specials section for a list of this season’s daily deals. There is always a steady lineup of live music on the Outer Banks to also check out in our Music section.

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Top Outer Banks Events for Halloween 2018

Halloween is almost here! The Outer Banks provides plenty of safe and positive Halloween celebrations with tons of spooky fun for adults and kids of all ages. Check out our rundown of the top Halloween events on the Outer Banks this week leading in to the holiday. Click the links for event details.

Tuesday, October 23 – Thursday, October 25
Haunts Against Hunger

Wednesday, October 24
Outer Banks Halloween Arts & Crafts Expo

Wednesday, October 24 – Thursday, October 25
Trick or Treat Under the Sea

Thursday, October 25 – Saturday, October 27
Halloween International Film Festival

Friday, October 26 – Sunday, October 28
Wanchese Woods Haunted Trail

Saturday, October 27
Dare to Scare 5k & Sweet Treat Fun Run

Saturday, October 27
Trick-or-Treat Night at First Flight Elementary

Sunday, October 28
Hatteras Village Haunted Trail

Sunday, October 28
Outer Banks Halloween Parade

Sunday, October 28
OBX Brewtäg (not exactly a Halloween event but just as thrilling!)

Tuesday, October 30
The Beer Witch Project Margarita Monster Mile & Beer Run

Wednesday, October 31
Roanoke Island Maritime Haunted Museum

Wednesday, October 31
Trunk or Treat – Hatteras Village

There are many more Halloween parties and specials at your favorite Outer Banks bars and restaurants. See our list of upcoming live music every night and daily lunch & dinner specials on the Outer Banks.

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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of October 15th

Check out some of the great Fall events the Outer Banks has on the calendar this week and upcoming weekend.

Calling all nature lovers, the East coast’s premier wildlife festival, Wings Over Water, takes flight this week from Tuesday through Sunday, October 16-21. Six days in six national wildlife refuges, this annual festival features nearly 100 amazing wildlife trips and programs on Birding, Paddling, History, Photography, Art and more!

Fans of the summer’s Pickin’ on the Porch concert series will get a treat with one more special show on October 19th. Come rock with The Jones Sisters Band at the Bluegrass Island Trading Co. in downtown Manteo starting at 7 pm. They bring their bluegrass gospel style with a Celtic flair and hint of country to Manteo on Friday, then the Outer Banks Seafood Festival on Saturday. Set up your chairs and coolers and enjoy some BBQ and great tunes on the porch.

Leading up to Halloween this year, we have a new holiday event for a great cause. Outer Banks Tastes & Tales and Ghost Tours of the Outer Banks have teamed up to present the 1st Annual Haunts Against Hunger. Take a spooky walking ghost tour through haunted historic downtown Manteo. The tours run from Friday, October 19th through Thursday, October 25th with all proceeds benefiting the Roanoke Island Food Pantry. The event also includes special tours designed for younger children that are “just scary enough”.

If you haven’t picked out your perfect pumpkins yet, bring the kids to Island Farm in Manteo for Pumpkin Patch Saturdays. On October 20th from 10 am to 4 pm, take an ox-drawn wagon ride to the farm’s patch, find pumpkins and enjoy lots of other fun seasonal activities for you and your children.

This week’s main event is the Outer Banks Seafood Festival on Saturday, October 20th at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. The 7th Annual Seafood Festival will feature amazing local seafood, outer banks restaurants, and live music. The mission of the Outer Banks Seafood Festival is to provide a fun and educational experience promoting, honoring and celebrating our coastal seafood heritage and community.

There is always something to do on the Outer Banks. See our list of live music every night and daily lunch & dinner specials this week at your favorite Outer Banks bars and restaurants.

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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of October 1st

Some of the Outer Banks’ biggest events of the year are happening this week and Columbus Day weekend!

Music lovers are in for a real treat with both the Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival and the Duck Jazz Festival going on this week. The Bluegrass Island Festival is Wednesday, October 3rd through Saturday the 6th at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. It’s four days of down home cooking’ and good ‘ole Southern pickin’ featuring a full line up of top bluegrass bands each day.

Then, the Town of Duck brings the annual Duck Jazz Festival to the Duck Town Park on Columbus Day weekend.
Enjoy live music from a variety of jazz performers beginning on Saturday, October 6th and continuing on Sunday, October 7th with a full day of performances on two stages at this non-ticketed festival. There will also be jazz-themed events and promotions taking place throughout the town’s restaurants and businesses.

The 26th Annual Parade of Homes opens on Thursday, October 4th with homes remaining open 10am-6pm each day through Sunday, October 7th. With 24 entries this year, scattered from Grandy to Roanoke Island, you will have the opportunity to see not only the select properties, but to experience the distinctly different vibes of their different towns.

The Kitty Hawk Surf Company’s Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament is this Saturday, October 6th. Join other skilled kayak fishermen and compete for the grand prize. The tournament species categories include Flounder, Speckled Trout, Red Drum and the Slam Division where you submit one of each.

The 2018 Oink & Oyster Roast put on by the First Flight Rotary Club will also be held on Saturday from 12-3pm at Longboard’s Island Grill in Kitty Hawk. Come out for great food and fellowship with homemade local barbecue, mountains of steamed oysters, and all the fixins! All proceeds are used to support local charities on the Outer Banks.

Those are only a few of the great events on schedule, there is also live music every night, daily lunch & dinner specials from Outer Banks restaurants, and much more to check out on the official Outer Banks Events Calendar.

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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of September 24th

The beginning of Fall is an amazing time on the Outer Banks. We have plenty of great events to enjoy during the beautiful weather this season. Here are a few highlights for this week and upcoming weekend.

The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival is on Saturday, September 29th at the Sound Stage Theatre in Manteo. The event’s Grand Tasting will showcase the island’s favorite restaurants and best chefs serving up their specialties to complement chosen wines. The festival will also feature a Craft Beer Garden to sample local brews, culinary & wine seminars, and live musicians performing throughout the day.

The Outer Banks Jeep Jam is also this weekend, with a kick off party on Friday the 28th, the main event on Saturday, and a wrap up ride on Sunday. Saturday features a full day of activities for Jeep enthusiasts from 10am to 7pm at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. There will be the Jeep Show-n-Shine contest, a Jeep parts swap meet with tons of vendors, raffles & giveaways, live music & DJs, food & beverages, and even activities for the kids.

The Jim Mulford Memorial Red Drum Fishing Tournament is on Saturday the 29th as well. Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head will host the annual tournament, rain or shine, from 7am until 1pm. Come try your luck at catching the longest Red Drum! Additional fall species of legal size will also be judged and there will be door prizes, giveaways, and awards for the winners.

If you’d prefer some serious exercise on Saturday morning, put your pedal to the medal at the Outer Banks Cycle Race. Choose from 3 race distances – 40k, 20k, or 8k, or try the 40k & 20 k together! The race takes place at North End Park in Manteo and is open to all cyclists with recreational riders welcome.

In addition to those events, there is also live music every night, and daily lunch & dinner specials to check out all across the Outer Banks. There’s even some great stand up comedy this week at The Comedy Club.

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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of September 17th

After a week of hurricane preparation and evacuations, most of the Outer Banks is back to business as usual with some big events and festivals on schedule this week and upcoming weekend.

The 2018 ESA Easterns Surfing Championship will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18th through Saturday, Sept. 22nd at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. The largest amateur surfing organization in the world hosts the season’s Grand Finale where the best amateur surfers on the East Coast compete for the championship. Get out to the beach and support our local surfers!

The 7th Annual Surfalorus Film Festival is coming to the Outer Banks from Thursday, Sept. 20th to Saturday, the 22nd. This 3-day celebration showcases the year’s hottest surf films and ocean documentaries with a series of outdoor sunset screenings and accompanying festivities. Each night is hosted by a different venue with music, refreshments, and of course, great movies!

The 8th Annual Outer Banks Pridefest is Friday, Sept. 21st through Sunday, Sept. 23rd. This is a 3-day gay pride festival, full of events and all inclusive for LGBTQ folks and their supporters and friends! In addition to paid events, the main pride festival Saturday afternoon is free with bands, local food trucks, merchant vendors, pride souvenirs, and nonprofit vendors at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head.

There’s still time to get your tickets for the Sanctuary Vineyards CrabDaddy Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22nd, where the best Currituck wine and local beer will be paired with fresh seafood from our local waters. Your ticket includes All You Can Eat steamed blue crabs with slaw & hushpuppies, BBQ while it lasts, and a signature Crabdaddy wine glass. There will be local wine and beer sampling, live music, admission to the hayride, and a chance to compete in the Crabdaddy Olympics for cash and prizes.

There are also some great charity fundraising events taking place this week. The Outer Banks Brewing Station is hosting a concert on Thursday night starring Dixie Jade to benefit the SPCA Dare County Animal Shelter, an organization that provides quality care, rescue, reunification, and rehabilitation to all stray, homeless, and abandoned animals in Dare County. On Saturday, the Dare County Motorcycle Toy Run is bringing together hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts and community members, riding to provide selected organizations with the necessary resources to make sure Dare County’s underprivileged children receive gifts on Christmas Day and during the holiday season.

In addition to those events, there is also live music every night, and daily lunch & dinner specials to check out all across the Outer Banks.

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