Annual Events on the Outer Banks

We know that Summer is the most popular time of the year to visit the OBX, but did you know that the Outer Banks has several Annual Events that happens during the Spring and the Fall?    Many of these events help great causes or celebrate a local tradition, food, or holiday.  Be sure to come back and visit during these events and experience a time like no other!



Duck Jazz Festival Duck NC

Duck Jazz Festival

This annual festival takes place on the lawn of the Duck Town Park and features world reknown Jazz musicians for an afternoon of music, food, and fun.  Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the cooler fall weather, beautiful scenery and smooth jazz music.  The Duck Jazz Festival takes place on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend each year. 


Outer Banks Seafood Festival

The Outer Banks Restaurant Association held it’s inaugural event in October 2012 and it was such a huge success that they plan to hold one every year.  Join us as we celebrate the Outer Banks’ rich heritage in commerical fishing and crabbing while sampling some of the finest seafood on the East Coast!! 





The Outer Banks Marathon

This annual event features a full and half marathon as well as a 5K and kids fun run.  The event takes place each November.  Visit Outer Banks Marathon website for more information and race registration




Elizabethan Garden’s Winterlights Festival

Lights, floral delights, holiday sights and other events are part of a month-long spectacle called WinterLights at The Elizabethan Gardens held Tuesdays to Saturdays from 6pm-9pm in December and early January. 




Outer Banks Taste Of The Beach

4 days of Food, Drinks, and Fun!!  The Outer Banks Taste of the Beach has become a Spring Tradition.  This food festival gets bigger each and every year with cooking classes, wine tastings, tapas crawls, celebrity chefs and more!  Happening each year in March, the Taste of the Beach has become the festival to attend!!







Outer Banks Bike Week

Happens every Spring in April, Bike Week brings motorcyle riders from all over the country to tour the area and take in all the OBX has to offer!!  Siteseeing rides, vendor displays, music, food and fun take place at many of the local restaurants in the area. 


Flying Pirate Half Marathon Weekend

The Flying Pirate Half Marathon, winding its way through the natural beauty that is North Carolinaâ??s Outer Banks, is like no other. Come run with us and cover some spectacular ground!  After finishing the Flying Pirate, you will have run one of the most beautiful parts of the East Coast â?? literally!  Donâ??t take our word for it â?? come see for yourself.  The Flying Pirate Half Marathon Weekend consists of several races including the Half Marathon and takes place mid-April each year. 



Outer Banks Relay for Life

The Outer Banks Relay for Life is an annual cancer fundraiser and one of the biggest events on the Outer Banks.  In 2009, the Outer Banks was #1 in raising the most money during Relay for Life.  The funds raised go to help cancer research and treatment. 

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