Book Your Stay for Two Free Kids Festivals in May

The stunning North Carolina Outer Banks are filled with rich history, endless adventure, and picturesque ocean views. It’s no wonder the Outer Banks are widely regarded as one of the best family vacation destinations. There are plenty of things to do in the Outer Banks with kids for a vacation everyone will remember forever. May is the perfect time to book your family vacation to the Outer Banks because there will be two awesome and FREE kids festivals. 

Enjoy Kids Activities on the Outer Banks

Book your stay in time for the upcoming kids festivals with Atlantic Realty. We have a quality selection of Outer Banks vacation rentals with premium options featuring oceanfront views, theater rooms, and pet-friendly rentals. Keep reading to learn more about the upcoming kids festivals you don’t want to miss!

Experience These Two Free Outer Banks Kids Festivals

The 34th Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival

The Artrageous Kids Art Festival is one of the best kids art festivals in the Outer Banks and will be a day full of art activities, dance performances, live music, food vendors, and an artisan market. The festival’s 2023 theme is “Space to Create!” It will give the kids an open-minded outdoor space for their creativity to flourish. 

There will be a Young Artist Village to promote the artwork of artists ages 17 and under. They will be able to sell their handmade crafts to festival attendees. There will also be a place for adult artists to sell their work. Artrageous is one of the best free kids festivals in the Outer Banks for its commitment to helping youth let their creativity shine.

When: Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Dowdy Park in Nags Head, NC

The 14th Annual KidsFest

The Annual KidsFest is another one of the free kids festivals in the Outer Banks happening in May. Kids aged five and under can enjoy an exciting day of arts and crafts, snowballs, interactive music, fire trucks/police cars, bubbles, and more at this free festival! Each activity will have its own station the kids can explore. 

This is one of the best free kids festivals in the Outer Banks for families with very young children. A bonus is that the 34th Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival is happening the same weekend! You’ll be able to enjoy a weekend of free family fun in one of the most wonderful places in the world.

When: Friday, May 12, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, NC

Book your family vacation in time for two free kids festivals with Atlantic Realty!

Vacation Home Ownership

Have you ever thought of owning your very own piece of “paradise on earth”?  Whether this is your first visit or your 50th, we see repeat renters who want to come back to the Outer Banks beaches year after year.  Maybe it is time for you to buy a vacation rental property.  

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Vacation Home Ownership has many positive benefits. Let Atlantic Realty show you!

You may ask, where do I begin? Will I get a positive cash flow? While we understand everyone’s financial situation is unique, we also know the answer requires an assessment of the real estate loan and the interest rate.  There are added costs of insurance, flood insurance, taxes, amenities and annual maintenance.  So, knowing most vacation rental homes in the Outer Banks do not generate a positive cash flow, there are several benefits to owning a second home here:

  • Appreciated Value
  • Rental Income
  • Family Use / Vacation Getaway
  • Control of Investment

Outside of cash flow, you would be encouraged to determine your long-term strategy, commitment and motivation.  Real Estate runs in cycles and most times should be considered a long-term investment.

What does a Professional Vacation Management Company like Atlantic Realty offer you:

  • Turn-Key Management including cleaning, light maintenance and off-season security checks
  • Dedicated Property Manager for communication, rental rates and annual care packages
  • Asset Management – Return on Investment
  • 24/7 local support along with high cleaning scores for rental ready properties
  • Partnership for best success

Perhaps, you would like to discuss vacation homeownership.  Please call our office at 877-505-8063 to be connected with a Vacation Home Property Management team member.

It’s Vacation Rental Week

Atlantic Realty Outer Banks is thrilled to participate in the fourth annual Vacation Rental Week! Professionally-managed vacation rentals provide value and benefits for guests and property owners alike. This celebration of Vacation Rental Week is our chance to highlight these and to encourage you to book a stay with a professional manager. As a guest, vacation rentals are a great alternative to hotels in every aspect, offering you much more for your money, including additional space, privacy, convenience, and amenities. Vacation rentals also present you with a unique opportunity to create a more personalized, memorable vacation experience when compared with traditional hotels.

Vacation Rental Week celebrates the value, privacy, and convenience vacation rental homes provide.

You’ll have the practical comfort of an actual residence, the ability to explore the neighborhood, and the opportunity to discover aspects of your destination you might not encounter when staying at a hotel. If you’re vacationing with family, vacation rentals are an excellent option, typically offering multiple bedrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and easy access to local entertainment.

Now is the best time to plan and book your 2023 beach vacation on the OBX. In addition to experiencing our beautiful beaches, local attractions plus numerous family fun opportunities, we encourage you to start your journey by browsing our website.  We offer accommodations from 1 to 28 bedrooms, oceanfront to soundfront with houses in between too.  Likewise, booking direct gives you access to the best pricing along with local staff supported communications from pre-arrival to check-out.  We are here for you.  We create vacation memories for you, OUR GUEST.

Atlantic Realty Vacation Homes offers:

  • Enhanced Safety
  • Best Value
  • Endless Options
  • Rental Ready and Cleaned to Industry Standards
  • Local Flavor – Our small team has 170 years of vacation rental management experience
  • Family Friendly accommodations
  • Event Homes for Weddings and Reunions

Let’s get started!  Call one of our vacation planners today at 855-421-4336

Check Out the Harley-Davidson Outer Banks Bike Week

The Outer Banks Bike Week is a week-long gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts every year in April. During the same week, there is also a bike rally to raise funds for Christmas presents to give underprivileged Dare County children. Atlantic Realty offers an impressive selection of affordable Outer Banks vacation rentals for your stay during the Outer Banks Bike Week. Guests can choose the Outer Banks rentals of their dreams with amenities such as hot tubs, theater rooms, game rooms, and pet-friendly options. Book your trip in time with Atlantic Realty to celebrate the love of riding in the breathtaking beauty of the North Carolina Outer Banks.

Outer Banks Bike Week is an annual event

All About the Harley-Davidson Outer Banks Bike Week

The Outer Banks Bike Week is a highly anticipated annual celebration in the alluring Outer Banks of North Carolina. Celebrate your love of riding with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean in an area rich in American history. Check out the Atlantic Realty blog page to learn more about the incredible things to see and do while you’re in town. 

Mark your calendar for the next upcoming Outer Banks Bike Week:

When: April 22nd – 30th, 2023

Where: The Outer Banks Harley Davidson – 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC, United States, North Carolina.

Here are just some of the exciting activities in store for the 2023 Outer Banks Bike Week:

  • Local vendors
  • Live music
  • Food and beer trucks
  • Installs new and pre-owned bike inventory
  • Bikini contest
  • Bikini bike wash
  • Guided group rides
  • Gary Michaels – biker comedian and hypnotist

Watch the Battle of the Bands at Outer Banks Bike Week

You can witness the best local country and rock bands battle it out for the grand prize at the Outer Banks Bike Week. Battle of the Bands will be on April 27th and will feature incredible live musical performances. The grand prize for the best local band is a $500 cash prize, $500 in swag, bragging rights, and a shiny new trophy!

Don’t Miss the Dare County Motorcycle Bike Rally

During the same week as Outer Banks Bike Week is the Dare County Motorcycle Bike Rally from April 26–29. This bike show and competition will be at the Soundside Event Site in the beautiful beach town of Nags Head, NC. The primary purpose of the Dare County Motorcycle Bike Rally is to raise money for underprivileged children in Dare County to have Christmas presents. 

The bike rally fundraiser continues to grow each year. People come from as far as Canada to enjoy the impressive display of top-quality motorcycles. The Best of Show and Best of Show Bagger will both win a trophy and a $300 cash prize.Don’t miss out on the fun and book your stay today with Atlantic Realty!

Test Your Athletic Abilities With Blackbeard’s Revenge 100

The North Carolina Outer Banks area overflows with rich history and plenty of exciting events. Blackbeard’s Revenge 100 is an annual event in the North Carolina Outer Banks race where athletes can test their abilities with breathtaking views. The next upcoming race date is March 25, 2023. Join in on the fun by booking your stay with Atlantic Realty. Choose from our dreamy selection of Outer Banks vacation rentals with upgraded amenities such as theater rooms and private pools. Relax in the accommodations of your dreams after Blackbeard’s Revenge 100. 

Test Yourself With Blackbeard’s Revenge 100

The Blackbeard’s Revenge 100 race course is paved and will take you along the Outer Banks of North Carolina from Corolla to Hatteras with stunning ocean views. The course has few turns and only a couple of hills at the beginning. There will also be markers every 5-miles and plenty of aid stations throughout the course.

The Outer Banks are unbelievably stunning, but the March weather can be unpredictable. The lack of elevation also means you might be dealing with some sandy winds. If you come prepared, it’s a part of the challenge! Since relay race participants don’t have to run equal distances, this can be a fun activity for families and friends of various athletic abilities. 

Here are some highlights of information for the next upcoming Blackbeard’s Revenge 100 race on March 25, 2023:

Race Start Lines:

  • The 100 Mile race start line is at Historic Corolla Park, 1160 Village Lane, Corolla, NC. 
  • The 100k race start line is at Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
  • The race finish line is at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Dr, Hatteras, NC

Race Start Times:

The Blackbeard’s Revenge 100 race will occur on March 25, 2023. 

  • The 100-mile individual and relay race option is from 5:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT.
  • The 100-kilometer race option is from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT.
  • The virtual race option begins at 12:00 a.m. EDT.

Grab Your Pirate Registration Treasures

The registration window ends on March 17, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. 

  • The 100-Mile race option costs $250. 
  • The 100-kilometer race option costs $150. 
  • The 100-mile relay race option costs $150. 
  • The virtual race option costs $60. 

There will be a Pre-Race HOKA Takeover the evening before Blackbeard’s Revenge 100. Here you can get your registration packet treasures, win some prizes, enjoy dinner, and more. There will be a mandatory meeting for 100-mile participants, but you can watch it virtually if you’re noy at the event. 

Treasures Included With Registration:

  • Official Blackbeard’s Revenge 100 shirt
  • Blackbeard’s Revenge 100 Finishers Medal 
  • The 100-mile participants get a belt buckle
  • Race bib with your pirate name on it
  • Well-stocked race stations and finish-line food

Book your stay today for Blackbeard’s Revenge 100 with Atlantic Realty!

Spend St Patrick’s Day 2023 in the Outer Banks

The Annual Outer Banks Beer Mile is a highly anticipated St Patrick’s Day tradition that’s coming up again in full swing for 2023. Join in on the fun, drinking, costume contests, and backyard party! Don’t miss out and book your stay at Atlantic Realty! We have an incredible selection of Outer Banks vacation rentals in all the premium spots. You can choose from plush amenities such as oceanfront views, private pools, theater rooms, and pet-friendly options. Book your stay in time for one of the most fun things to do in Kill Devil Hills for St Patrick’s Day in 2023.

Book Your Trip to the Outer Banks for St Patrick’s Day 2023

Spend St Patrick’s Day 2023 at the 7th Annual Outer Banks Beer Mile. Book your stay with Atlantic Realty to enjoy a Leprechaun-themed beer mile with the Brewing Station crew. This is one of the most incredible Outer Banks events for adults ages 21 and over that includes a backyard party, chip timing, and T-shirt. The beverages are 10 oz, and the runs are ¼ mile. Here are some highlights of what you need to know to join in this St Patrick’s Day 2023:

Where: The Outer Banks Beer Mile address is 600 S. Croatan Hwy Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. You can look at the course map by clicking here!

When: The 7th Annual Outer Banks Beer Mile will take place on St Patrick’s Day, March 11, 2023. There is no pre-event shirt pickup. Late registration and event day check-in are on-site at The Outer Banks Brewing Station, 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. This is a Mass start event from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

Registration: The St Patrick’s Day Beer Mile 2023 is limited to only 100 participants. The race entry fee is $40, and you can either utilize online registration or walk-up registration. If you have questions about the St Patrick’s Day race in 2023, you can text 252-489-8239 or email 

Winners: Prizes will go to the fastest male and female overall. Don’t forget to wear your Holiday finest because there is also a costume contest for the most creative costume.

Book your stay today with Atlantic Realty to join in on the St Patrick’s Day 2023 fun! We have OBX rentals for every traveler’s tastes and group size. 

Explore the North Carolina Outer Banks in Winter

The North Carolina Outer Banks are the premier vacation spot all year round, with a unique charm in the winter. During the winter you can enjoy mild weather, gorgeous natural scenery, and endless fun things to do in the Outer Banks. The Outer Banks are a true winter wonderland, but without the piles of snow and below-zero weather. 

The Outer Banks in Winter is the perfect time to visit

The team at Atlantic Realty is proud to call the Outer Banks home and offer guests a luxurious selection of oceanfront vacation rentals with plush amenities and guest perks. With theater rooms, private pools, Fun ‘N Sun Perk Passes, and pet-friendly options, you will have the best vacation ever in the Outer Banks this winter. Atlantic Realty has a team of local experts that are committed to offering guests superior customer service. That’s why we created this guide on the adventures you can find in the Outer Banks during the winter season.

9 Fun Things To Do in the Outer Banks in Winter

  1. At the Elizabethan Gardens, you can step into the time period when the first English Colony settled in North America. One of the most glorious Outer Banks traditions in winter is decorating the Elizabethan Gardens with stunning lights and holiday cheer.
  2. This winter in the Outer Banks, you can enjoy live music, holiday shopping, an elf scavenger hunt, and meet Santa at the Yuletide Celebration.
  3. Enjoy the annual holiday celebration at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. Explore the exhibits, a model Winter Wonderland train display, and live entertainment this winter in the Outer Banks. 
  4. You can still enjoy the magnificent Outer Banks beaches in winter through horseback riding, taking a stroll, and watching for wild horses. Check out our guides on the best horseback riding tours and wild horse tours in the Outer Banks.
  5. If the weather gets a little too chilly for your taste, you can tour the thrilling North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.
  6. The Outer Banks is full of many stunning and historic lighthouses to explore in winter. 
  7. Venture through the tallest living sand dune along the Atlantic Coast, hiking trails, and enjoy kite flying at Jockey’s Ridge State Park.
  8. During winter in downtown Manteo, you can enjoy Christmas tree lighting, a Christmas parade, caroling, holiday treats, Christmas decorations, and meet Santa.
  9. Every winter in the Outer Banks, the First Flight Society celebrates Wright Brothers Day to honor the first successful airplane flight in Kitty Hawk, NC.

Book your stay today with Atlantic Realty to explore the North Carolina Outer Banks in winter!

Why the Outer Banks Is a Top Multi-Gen Family Vacation Spot

The Everymom recently listed the Outer Banks as one of the best multi-generational family vacation spots in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. With a rich history, endless adventure, and breathtaking ocean views, the Outer Banks enchants and draws in travelers worldwide. Atlantic Realty offers a vast selection of Outer Banks vacation rentals to suit every family size, taste, and budget so everyone can enjoy the area’s splendor. The holiday season is the perfect time to plan a multi-generational family vacation to the Outer Banks so book your stay today

The OBX is a great vacation spot for all generations!

Benefits of Planning a Multi-Generational Family Vacation

The busy modern lifestyle can cause us to lose touch with our family. Children, parents, and siblings get older in the blink of an eye. Time slips away if you don’t seize moments to slow down and bond with each other. A multi-generational family vacation is a perfect way to get that quality time with loved ones, and the Outer Banks have adventures for everyone’s tastes. 

Multi-generational family vacations are also more affordable. Instead of spending money on cramped hotel rooms, split the costs of a comfortable vacation home rental. Atlantic Realty has an impressive selection of comfy Outer Banks vacation rentals with oceanfront views, and plush amenities like private pools. You will also have fully equipped kitchens to bond over making delicious meals. When spending quality time with family, a hotel can’t compare to a home

Why the Outer Banks Is Considered a Top Family Vacation Spot

  • Rich History: It’s no secret the East Coast has some of the best vacation spots for a family interested in American history. The first attempted English colony in America and the country’s first unsolved mystery occurred in the Outer Banks. You can learn more about the Roanoke Colonists who lived here 400 years ago and then mysteriously disappeared at The Elizabethan Gardens and the live theater performance of The Lost Colony.
  • Endless Adventure: The Outer Banks is a premier family vacation destination year-round and overflows in water sports and beach activities for spring break and summer vacations. Travel + Leisure recently listed the Outer Banks as one of the best October vacation spots worldwide for its fabulous fall weather, seafood, and outstanding fall festivals. There are also abundant ways to celebrate the holiday season during a multi-generational Outer Banks family vacation.
  • Excellent Services & Facilities: Atlantic Realty has excellent services and facilities that make planning a multi-generational family vacation to the Outer Banks a breeze. You can plan a large family reunion at one of our event homes. We have excellent guides on recommended event services and large group activities in the Outer Banks. Atlantic Realty also has many pet-friendly rentals, so you won’t have to leave any furry family members behind during your Outer Banks family vacation.

Book your stay with Atlantic Realty to enjoy a multi-generational family vacation in the Outer Banks!

Outer Banks Is Among the World’s Best October Travel Spots

A recent article by Travel + Leisure has just recognized Outer Banks, NC, as one of the world’s best vacation destinations in October. Some of the reasons they listed were the fewer crowds, the fabulous weather, the fishing and seafood scene, and the many vibrant fall festivals.

Couple takes in a Fall Sunrise
Fall is one of the best times to visit the Outer Banks

The team at Atlantic Realty wanted to expand upon their article and provide insight on why October is an enchanting time for your Outer Banks vacation. We proudly offer a rich selection of Outer Banks vacation rentals near all the hottest vacation spots. We can’t wait to share with you how the Outer Banks is the best place in the world during your dreamy fall getaway.

The Fabulous Outer Banks Fall Weather

The crisp Outer Banks weather in October averages out to be in the 60s or 70s. While it’s a bit cold in October for the typical beach crowds, it brings a new ambiance of tranquility to the Outer Banks. The weather is divine for enjoying the many Outer Banks fall activities, such as having a beach bonfire or hiking the glorious Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve.

Enjoy Peak Outer Banks Fishing Season in the Fall

October is an excellent time for enjoying the Outer Banks fishing and seafood scene. You can read our guide on fishing on the Outer Banks for some tips on how to experience the best of the OBX fishing scene. October is also when the highly esteemed Outer Banks Seafood Festival comes to town. You can read our list of Outer Banks-inspired seafood dishes you need to try to prepare for the festival! 

Speaking of Outer Banks Festivals in October 

Many fantastic Outer Banks festivals in October draw in travelers worldwide. The Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival has been an Outer Banks fall tradition since 1997. The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society sponsors this fundraising event in six different wildlife refuges and features over 90 birding, paddling, art, and natural history activities. The Duck Jazz Festival is a fun and free event with live music and local food vendors. The Halloween International Film Festival is held in the historic Kill Devil Hills and features independent films from around the world. 

Enjoy a Spooky Fall Getaway in the Outer Banks

Of course, Halloween is a remarkable time of year in the Outer Banks, where the oldest mystery in American history occurred. In 1587, the first attempted English Colony in the Americas disappeared; what happened to them is still a mystery. You can read our Halloween Celebrations guide for a spooktacular time this October in the Outer Banks.

Book Your Stay in Our Dreamy Outer Banks Vacation Rentals

Find your perfect Outer Banks accommodation by browsing our premium selection of vacation rentals from Corolla to South Nags Head. We have the perfect rental for every group size, taste and budget. Visit one of the best vacation destinations in the world this October by booking your stay today in the Outer Banks! 

Fall Activities To Enjoy in the North Carolina Outer Banks

Visiting the North Carolina Outer Banks in the fall has perks, such as cooler weather and gorgeous fall colors. There are also many fun things to explore in the North Carolina Outer Banks that only happen in the fall. Discover the many adventures listed below when you book your stay with Atlantic Realty. We offer a premium selection of the best places to stay in OBX with options in the Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and South Nags Head areas.

Fall is a great time to visit the OBX

Top 10 Fall Activities in the North Carolina OBX

  1. A fall staple in the North Carolina Outer Banks is roasting s’mores over a bonfire at the Nags Head and Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches. Make sure you research the most up-to-date bonfire regulations before starting any fires.
  2. The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is an annual event in Nags Head. It honors the OBX fishing heritage and features yummy food and live music.
  3. Enjoy the beautiful North Carolina fall colors while you hike through Kitty Hawk Woods.
  4. The OBX Pridefest is an annual three-day event in early September. Come here to enjoy many late-night events, the famous drag brunch, and a family-friendly Saturday event with live music, local vendors, and more.
  5. Travelers 21+ can enjoy the Lost Colony Wine and Culinary Festival at the Waterside Theater ground in Manteo, the home of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. At this festival, you can enjoy wines from around the world, cuisine from top local chefs, and live music.
  6. Another highly anticipated North Carolina fall event is the Halloween International Film Festival. This three-day festival features different independent horror films from entries all over the world and is held in Kill Devil Hills. 
  7. The Duck Jazz Festival is a fun free fall event in the North Carolina Outer Banks. Here you can enjoy free live jazz music from award-winning performers and food and beverages available for purchase from local vendors.
  8. The Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival is a long-standing North Carolina fall tradition that began in 1997. Its purpose is to encourage and promote public interest in the Outer Banks wildlife and the land. This fall festival occurs at six different North Carolina wildlife refuges in six northeastern counties. The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society sponsors this fundraising event with over 90 birding, paddling, photography, art, and natural history activities.
  9. Families with young children can enjoy the Creepy in Corolla Trunk or Treat. Local businesses and residents in the Corella area come together to make this family-friendly Halloween event fun for kids with trick-or-treating and haunted lighthouses.
  10. Check out the Wanchese Woods Haunted Trail if you think you’re brave enough. This fall event is the number one haunted attraction in the North Carolina Outer Banks.

The Best Place To Stay in OBX

Find the perfect vacation rental so you can explore the North Carolina Outer Banks. Book your fall adventure today at the best place to stay in OBX!

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