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Outer Banks Events Highlights - 2017

This list is just a sample of events to be found on the Outer Banks - - For a full list of all events,
check the Outer Banks Visitor's Bureau Site




39th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dare County Arts Council Gallery, 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Manteo, NC 27954 United States
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The annual show is held in memory of Outer Banks preservationist and artist Frank Stick. This longest-running art exhibit in Dare County features original works of art in painting, drawing, sculpture, metals, fiber, wood, and mixed media. The show will be on display at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery from January 28th through February 25th, 2017. The opening reception will be held Saturday, January 28th from 6-8pm at the DCAC Gallery and will feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and awards.…

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Outer Banks Polar Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Feeling a little crazy? Why not take a plunge into the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of winter? It's for a great cause: everybody will be participating to raise money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). The goal is to raise $7,500 for the CFF. Even if you are unable to take the plunge, you can still join the team! Click here to make a donation today! All pre-event registration includes shirt and after-event meal. All proceeds including…

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BJ Griffin

March 2 @ 7:45 pm - 10:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Thursday, repeating until March 16, 2017

TRiO, 3708 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 United States
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BJ Griffin is a multi-talented Cello Pop and R&B musician and singer from the Tidewater area of Virginia. He has been featured in the Virginian Pilot and performed on several local television stations as well as a member of the Virginia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Hampton Roads Chamber players where he performed nationally and internationally. BJ has also been on acclaimed nationwide and worldwide A Cappella compilation albums. Lately, he performs as a solo artist, collaborates with other local artists,…

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First Flight Cruisers Shamrock Car Show & Poker Run

March 11
First Flight High School, 100 Veterans Dr
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-6965 United States
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This car show features over 200 vehicles and is a favorite for local and out of town car enthusiasts.

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$38

Kelly’s Running of the Leprechauns 5K & 10K

March 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Kelly’s Restaurant & Tavern, 2316 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Kelly’s Running of the Leprechauns features a 5K and a 10K race starting and ending at Kelly’s Restaurant in Nags Head the day before the Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Following the race, the Rockin’ Leprechaun Post-Race Party will be held in Kelly’s Tavern complete with Irish stew, Guinness, race swag and finish medals. Awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers of each distance. Proceeds benefit the Outer Banks Community Foundation. Registration is now open!

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kelly’s Restaurant & Tavern, 2316 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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This annual parade is one of the largest St. Patrick’s parades in North Carolina and a true Outer Banks tradition for the whole family! The parade starts at 1 pm at MP 11.5, at the intersection of Bladen St. and Virginia Dare Trail (Beach Road) and continues north to Driftwood St.

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Taste of the Beach 2017

March 23 - March 26

If you're a true foodie, then you already know about the Outer Banks food lovers paradise week in March known as Taste of the Beach. Enjoy a week-long schedule of restaurant or brewery tours and tastings, sampling menus, and fantastic dining events at the best restaurants on the beach. Awards will be presented for a number of categories ranging from Best in Show to People's Choice and Chef's Awards. Get your tickets online now. Full details online.

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Flying Pirate Half Marathon & First Flight 5K

April 22 - April 23
Flying Pirate Half Marathon, 5300 The Woods Road
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 United States
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Get out for a fun filled pirate themed marathon on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina! Run the 5K on Saturday and the 13.1 mile Half Marathon on Sunday covering some spectacular ground. Begin in Kitty Hawk and follow the course into Nags Head along the Albemarle Sound, around the Wright Brothers National Memorial, and through Nags Head Woods Maritime Forest. Finish with a Pirate Jamboree in Nags Head! • 2 Day Jolly Roger Pirate Expo • First Flight…

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Outer Banks Bike Week 2017

April 22 - April 30
Outer Banks Harley Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy
Harbinger, NC 27941 United States
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Rev up your engines for the 15th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week! This week-long event is packed full with entertainment, great food, events and special attractions: Bike Shows, Poker Runs, Guided Tours, Parties, Tattoo and Bikini Contests, Over 100 Vendors, Live Music, Outdoor Concerts, and MORE! With 100 miles of scenic barrier islands and tons of participating bike-friendly businesses, it's no surprise that Outer Banks Bike Week is recognized as one of the East Coast's best destinations for bikers. The…

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Outer Banks Music Fest

April 28 - April 29
Outer Banks Harley Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy
Harbinger, NC 27941 United States
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Outer Banks Bike Week wraps up with the Outer Banks Music Fest, a 2-day concert for all ages. The event features legendary rockers Great White and Slaughter on Friday and Molly Hatchet with special guest Christopher Shayne on Saturday. Get tickets online in advance or at the door.

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KidsFest

May 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Roanoke Island Festival Park, One Festival Park
Manteo, NC 27954 United States
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Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County will hold its 10th Annual KidsFest on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 9:30am-12:30pm at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo (Rain Date: May 19). This annual event is a FREE and fun-filled day where children, ages five and under, can enjoy face painting, bubbles, ice cream and snowballs, arts and crafts, music, large vehicles, and much more! Want to find out more? Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cypdarekids, or visit www.darekids.org. Interested in…

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45th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular

May 19 - May 22
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Nags Head, NC 27959 United States + Google Map

The Hang Gliding Spectacular event is the longest running hang gliding competition in the world! Join professional hang gliders, fans and families at Jockeys Ridge State Park for this Outer Banks tradition. The Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is FREE TO THE PUBLIC FOR VIEWING with fun activities all day long. For more information or to participate, please visit the Hang Gliding Spectacular website.

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Storm The Beach

June 11
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Storm the Beach is a full-fledged obstacle course and adventure race held on the Outer Banks oceanfront beaches. Athletes of all abilities crawl, climb, and conquer obstacles such as Swamp Scum and Sandfiddler Crawl. • Event shirt • Beach themed Medals • SWAG! • Costumes Welcome • Teams and Individual registrations available • Post Race Beach Party • Stay for the Kona Brewing Raffle! • AWARDS!

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13th Annual Town of Duck 4th of July Parade

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scarborough Lane, Duck, NC 27949 United States + Google Map

Make plans for the Town of Duck 4th of July Parade and Community Celebration! Experience why the Town of Duck’s event is one of the country’s top 10 best small-town 4th of July celebrations. The 13th Annual 4th of July Parade will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The one-mile parade route is the same annually and begins at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane. The route follows Scarborough Lane towards the ocean, turns…

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34th Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament

August 14 - August 18
Pirate’s Cove Marina, 2000 Sailfish Dr.
Manteo, NC 27954 United States
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34 years ago, 7 teams fought for bragging rights out of Oregon Inlet. In 2017, the Annual Billfish Tournament, based out of Pirate's Cove in Manteo, is one of the most anticipated fishing tournaments on the Outer Banks. Tournament Week is 5 days of awesome sponsors, food, entertainment and fun for the crew and the family. You’ll start the week with a party to meet the competitors and socialize, spend the next several days on the water, and come back…

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Outer Banks Triathlon

September 16 - September 17
Old Swimming Hole, Manteo, NC 27954 United States + Google Map

Triathletes train for months to achieve their dream. Come to the Outer Banks Triathlon and experience the enthusiam, inspiration and skill! The Sprint Triathlon distance is perfect for those beginner triathletes. Move up to the Olympic Triathlon distance or choose the Half Triathlon distance and see if you have what it takes! The swim portion will start at the Old Swimming Hole location next to the Dare County Airport on Roanoke Island. Swimmers will enjoy panoramic views of the Croatan…

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TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon & Southern Fried Half Marathon

November 10 - November 12
Kitty Hawk to Manteo, Outer Banks, NC United States + Google Map

The 12th Annual event weekend features challenges for everyone: the Townebank Outer Banks Marathon, the Southern Fried Half Marathon, the Southern 6 Run, and a Family Fun Run. Come run with us at the TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon. The course makes its way through the natural beauty of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, one of the most beautiful parts of the East Coast - but don’t take our word for it - come see for yourself! Run through the towns of…

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Dates are subject to change. Telephone area code is (252) unless otherwise specified.

For current information, contact the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau at 877-OBX-4FUN (629-4386).