Outer Banks Wedding Expo

Outer Banks Wedding Expo

A two day expo and evening wedding tour is the ultimate wedding planning event! During Wedding Weekend, you gain access to premier local wedding professionals at the Outer Banks Wedding Association two-day expo, the opportunity to tour the most sought after wedding venues on the coast, including The Black Stallion.

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Hatteras Island Oyster Roast

Hatteras Island Oyster Roast

An oyster roast for the coast — join us around the fire at Oden’s Dock for an old-fashioned oyster roast that will also help give back to our coastal environment! 

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Outer Banks Spring Kite Festival

Outer Banks Spring Kite Festival

Enjoy larger-than-life show kites, professional stunt kite flying demonstrations, free kite flying lessons, a family fun fly perfect for any age, and special activities at the Kitty Hawk Kites store at The Boardwalk.

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Artrageous Kids Art Festival

Artrageous Kids Art Festival

Artrageous was started in 1989. The annual, free community event brings families together to paint, sculpt, dance, sing and be creative. Proceeds from Artrageous benefit DCAC cultural arts programming and the Artrageous Youth Scholarship Fund, which awards one scholarship to a senior at each Dare County High School. 

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Bluegrass Island Festival

Bluegrass Island Festival

The festival is held at the Roanoke Island Festival Park, which overlooks miles of pristine sound waters. This unique 22 acre island becomes Bluegrass Island each year to host the event.

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Duck Annual 4th of July Parade and Community Celebration

Duck Annual 4th of July Parade and Community Celebration

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 left onto Ocean Way, and then heads down Christopher Drive ending at Pamela Court. No part of the parade takes place on Duck Road (NC 12).

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Outer Banks Watermelon Festival

Outer Banks Watermelon Festival

Enjoy games, food, face painting, tie-dye shirt making, arts and crafts activities, an inflatable waterslide, TONS of watermelon fun and more. Compete in classic competitions like seed spitting and watermelon eating to win from a selection of awesome prizes.

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Outer Banks Pirate Festival

Outer Banks Pirate Festival

Ahoy Mateys! Get ready for a swashbucklin’ good time as Kitty Hawk Kites hosts the Outer Banks Pirate Festival.

Pirates of the Outer Banks and their friends will be camped out at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing. Come learn the vast history of pirates on the OBX, and participate in Scalawag school for the little ones to see if they have what it take to be a part of Blackbeards’ Crew!

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Annual Duck Jazz Festival

Annual Duck Jazz Festival

Attention jazz lovers! Grab a chair and your family, friends or dog and come to Duck Town Park for a day devoted solely to jazz. One of the most anticipated music events of the year is the Duck Jazz Festival, held in October over Columbus Day weekend.

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