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.