Events

THINGS TO DO IN OBX

Want to find out what’s going on during your visit to Roanoke Island’s Elizabethan Inn? No matter what time of year you escape to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, there are fun, fascinating events for everyone.

Please find some of the more popular Manteo area events below, all of which are just moments from the Inn.

3rd Annual Soundside Funfair

Date: June 14, 2018
Location: 534 Ananias Dare Street, Manteo


Join us for the Third Annual Soundside FunFair: A Summer Kick-Off to benefit Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP)!

Come out to The Soundside event site in Nags Head, June 14th-20th, 2018 from 5pm-11pm for good, old-fashioned carnival fun. Bring friends and family…... Read More


Toby Mac With Newsong Concert

Date: June 27, 2018
Location: 1 Festival Park Across from the Manteo Waterfront Manteo

With over 11 million units in career sales and six GRAMMY® awards, TobyMac shows no signs of slowing down as he delivers a deeply personal record that celebrates the richness that comes from collaboration, diversity and vulnerability.
Drawing directly from his faith in God and…... Read More


July 4th Concert With the 208th Army Band

Date: July 4, 2018
Location: 1 Festival Park Across from the Manteo Waterfront Manteo

Join us this 4th of July for an Independence Day celebration on the Pavilion Lawn and Stage at Festival Park. Gates will open to the public at 6 pm. The evening will begin with a live performance from the 208th Army Band starting at 8:00…... Read More


Trivia

Date: July 11, 2018
Location: 305 Queen Elizabeth St. Manteo

Come out and win some free beers or wine with a shout out, while answering three rounds of questions. The single player or group with the highest score wins a $25 gift certificate.

When is the event?: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 8:00 pmShow all…... Read More


Summer Youth Sailing Camp

Date: Aug 03, 2018
Location: 104 Fernando Street Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-475-1750

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Price: Opti Program $190.00 - Club 420 program $200.00

The Outer Banks Community Sailing Program is located at the boat shop on the Manteo, NC waterfront is an \"on-the-water program\" of the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum.

Youth programs are…... Read More


Sandbar 5K Race

Date: Aug 05, 2018
Location: 3848 N Virginia Dare Trail Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Phone: 252-261-2004

Time: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Price: $35

Have fun + raise funds. 

Join us just after sunrise for a 5K loop on the beach in Kitty Hawk at milepost 4.5, across from the Black Pelican.

This charity race benefits The Outer Banks Relief Foundation. The foundation…... Read More


Sunset Acoustic Series- Skribe

Date: Aug 07, 2018
Location: 49684 Hwy. 12 Buxton, NC 27920

Phone: 252-995-7030

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Price: free

Hang by the pool and Sound with us every Tuesday evening 6-9pm for great live acoustic music on our waterfront deck, while you enjoy our local fair and drinks with friends. This is a family friendly environment, free and…... Read More


Gravy Boys - Pickin\' On The Porch

Date: Aug 10, 2018
Location: 107 Budleigh Street Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: (252) 423-3039

Time: 7:00 PM

The Gravy Boys hail from Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina and perform Acoustic Americana music that draws deep from the well of our country’s diverse musical heritage. Their high energy shows feature heartfelt vocal harmonies, boot-stomping rhythms, lively stage banter, and honest musicianship.
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5th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

Date: August 11, 2018
Location: 104 Fernando Street Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-475-1750

Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Price: Free

4th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

It’s that time again…..the 5th Annual Town of Manteo Youth Fishing Tournament is that Saturday, August 11th

Registration is at 8am at the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum in downtown Manteo, 104 Fernando St.   Fishing…... Read More


Hatteras 5k Race Series Avon, Nc

Date: August 13, 2018
Location: SUN Realty 41838 NC-12 Avon, NC 27915

Phone: 252-489-8239

Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Price: Adult 5k $38Teen 13-17 $33Active Military Veteran $3512 & Under $28

It’s Summer time on the Outer Banks. Get your morning started right by adding fun and fitness to your vacation. Enjoy a flat fast paced run/walk through beautiful…... Read More


A Flower So Fallen - Signing With Local Author Joseph Terrell

Date: Aug 15, 2018
Location: 1177 Duck Road Scarborough Faire Shops Duck, NC 27949-4553

Phone: 252-261-8981

Time: 11A-1PM

Price: All Readers Welcome

Single mom Mary Ann Little, a reporter with a weekly newspaper near the Outer Banks, is horrified to learn that her friend from the library, young Becky Thurston, has been brutally murdered. As Mary Ann delves deeper into the death,…... Read More


100th Anniversary Of The Mirlo Rescue

Date: Aug 16, 2018
Location: 23645 N.C. Hwy 12 Rodanthe, NC 27968

Phone: (252) 987-1552

Website: https://chicamacomico.org/mirlo-rescue/

As we near the 100th Anniversary of the Mirlo Rescue on August 16, 2018 we prepare to commemorate it with a centennial event on the grounds of the Chicamacomico Historic Site.

The variety of stories about the 1918 Mirlo sinking by a…... Read More


Nags Head 5k/1 Mile Beach Race Series Presented By Village Realty

Date: Aug 02, 2018
Location: 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail Nags Head, NC 27959

Phone: 2524898239

Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Website: http://www.theobxrunningcompany.com/5k-run-nags-head-outer-banks.html

Price: ADULT $38MILITARY DISCOUNT $35TEEN 13-17 $33CHILDREN 12 & UNDER $281 MILER $25

Kick off your flip flops, lace up your running shoes and join us for this family fun event sponsored by Village Realty OBX. Enjoy the fun…... Read More


Island Art Show

Date: August 17, 2018
Location: 23186 Myrna Peters Rd Rodanthe, NC 27968

Phone: 443-243-5870

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: FREE

Website: http://www.randiosullivan.com/

Celebrate Outer Banks Art!

The Island Art Shows are held at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center in the northern villages of Hatteras Island- across the street from the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station.

Each event will host over 20 local…... Read More


Virginia Dare Faire

Date: August 18, 2018
Location: 1409 National Park Drive Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-473-2127

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Website: http://thelostcolony.org/

The Lost Colony and The National Park Service will join forces in a special Virginia Dare Faire on the grounds of the Fort Raleigh National Park Site on Friday, August 18th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. All…... Read More


4th Annual Surf And Sounds Chamber Music Series

Date: August 21, 2018
Location: 40 Pintail Tr. Southern Shores, NC 27949

Phone: 2522075287

Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Price: Free

Website: https://www.bryanculturalseries.org/events-surf-and-sound.html

The 2018 Surf and Sounds Chamber Music Series will feature five acclaimed musicians from around the country. Residents and visitors are invited to attend free concerts from All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores to the Dare…... Read More


The Lost Colony Backstage Tours

Date: May 25, 2018
Location: 1409 National Park Dr. Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-473-6000

Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Price: $12

Website: http://www.thelostcolony.org/

Take a backstage tour for a behind-the-scenes look at how The Lost Colony comes to life. Highly praised by our patrons, this tour is one of very few… if not the only… that allows audience member backstage during final…... Read More


Concert On The Duck Town Green

Date: Aug 2, 2018
Location: 1200 Duck Road Duck, NC 27949

Phone: 252-255-1234

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Price: Free Admission

Website: http://www.townofduck.com/special-events

Variety of live music on the lawn for the entire family; coolers & pets welcome!

6/21 Damn Jankes
6/28 Roebuck
7/5– Matt Phillips & the Back Pocket
7/12– Intangible Cats
7/19– MikeMickXer
7/26– Barefoot Wade
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Carolina Blue - Pickin\' On The Porch

Date: August 24, 2018
Location: 107 Budleigh Street Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: (252) 423-3039

Time: 7:00 PM

Website: http://www.bluegrassisland.com/

Carolina Blue is a Brevard, NC based band whose roots run deep in the tradition of Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs. The band was formed in 2007 after the release of the album \"Nothing So Blue\" by Bobby…... Read More


OBX Wedding Fest

Date: Aug 26, 2018
Location: 50 S. Dogwood Trail Southern Shores, NC 27949

Phone: (252) 423-3222

Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Price: 10

Website: http://www.obxwa.com/obx-wedding-fest

Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Duck Woods Country Club

The OBX Wedding Fest is a casual summer wedding expo where engaged couples have the opportunity to meet with vendors of all types during one of…... Read More


The Adventures Of The Lighthouse Kids With Jaye Finnegan Torok

Date: Aug 06, 2018
Location: 1177 Duck Road Scarborough Faire Shops Duck, NC 27949-4553

Phone: 252-261-8981

Price: All Readers Welcome

Website: http://islandbooksobx.com/

Cape Hatteras native Jaye Finnegan Torok has written a delightful and engaging children\'s book series based on her mother\'s childhood on the island.

Ellie, Luke and Blake are cousins who live on the compound of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. They…... Read More


Live Music On The Oceanfront!

Date: September 01, 2018
Location: 1731 N. Virginia Dare Trail MP 7 on the beach road Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Phone: 252-441-7126

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Live music from 6 pm – 9 pm every Thursday,  Friday & Saturday!

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Comedy Club OBX Presents - Matt Bergman With Josh Kuderna

Date: Aug 29, 2018
Location: 1601 S. Virginia Dare Trl Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Phone: 2522079950

Time: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Price: $26.00

Website: http://www.comedyclubobx.com/

Matt Bergman has been performing at clubs and colleges since he was in college pursuing a degree in criminal justice. After graduating, he realized he was afraid of criminals and decided stand up comedy was the way…... Read More


FREE Magic Entertainment At The Dunes Restaurant

Date: September 2, 2018
Location: 7013 South Croatan Highway Nags Head, NC 27959

Phone: 252-441-1600

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Dunes Restaurant presents Magic Evenings for all to enjoy!  While The Dunes Restaurant serves a fabulous breakfast, they also serve an equally fantastic dinner!  On BOTH Tuesday AND Wednesday, you will be treated to your own private magic…... Read More


Labor Day 5k/1 Mile

Date: September 3, 2018
Location: 102 Veterans Drive Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Phone: 252-489-8239

Time: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Price: Adults $38Teen $3312 & Under $28Active Military/Veteran $301 Mile Adult $301 Mile Teen $251 Mile 12 & Under $221 Mile Active Military/Veteran $25

Celebrate the end of Summer with The OBX Running Company, our friends, family, sponsors and organizing…... Read More


Sunset Acoustic Series- The Stokes

Date: September 4, 2018
Location: 49684 Hwy. 12 Buxton, NC 27920

Phone: 252-995-7030

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Price: free

Hang by the pool and Sound with us every Tuesday evening 6-9pm for great live acoustic music on our waterfront deck, while you enjoy our local fair and drinks with friends. This is a family friendly environment, free and…... Read More


Dynamic Flow On The Green

Date: September 5, 2018
Location: Town of Duck 1200 Duck Road Duck, NC 27949

Phone: 252-255-1234

Time: 7:30 AM

Price: Free Admission

Led by local trainer DL Althoff; calisthenics for the amateur and the athlete.  Every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. from June 13 - September 5 (excludes July 4).

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Comedy Club OBX Presents - Cliff Cash With TBA

Date: September 6, 2018
Location: 1601 S. Virginia Dare Trl Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Phone: 2522079950

Time: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Price: $26.00

Cliff Cash comes from the religious and conservative south and adds a new twist to stand-up that you won’t soon forget. He is a North Carolina native born in a small southern town where he was exposed to everything from…... Read More


Children\'s Story Time

Date: September 07, 2018
Location: 1200 Duck Road Duck, NC 27949

Phone: 252-255-1234

Time: 10:00 AM

Price: Free Admission

With Duck’s Cottage Coffee and Books and Island Bookstore. Visits by local authors, Nature Out Loud, Lizard Land, Or Duck Public Safety.

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Day At The Docks And Shrimp And Grits Throwdown

Date: September 14, 2018
Location: Hatteras, NC 27943

Shrimp and Grits is the focus of this year’s Seafood Throwdown, one of the headlining events of Day at the Docks, A Celebration of Hatteras Island Watermen. New for 2017, the mystery seafood is named in advance and North Carolina chefs, food writers and food…... Read More


Outer Banks Triathlon

Date: September 15, 2018
Location: 410 Airport Road Old Swimming Hole Manteo, NC 27954

The athletes train for months to achieve their dream. Why do they do it? Some to win, some for their best personal time and for some it’s a personal goal on their bucket list. Individual athletes and relay teams exhibit various ranges of skill and…... Read More


ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

Date: September 16, 2018
Location: Jennette\'s Pier Nags Head, NC 27959

The largest amateur surfing organization in the world hosts the season\'s \"grand finale\" where the best of the best surfers go head to head.

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Surfalorus Film Festival

Date: September 20, 2018
Location: 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo, NC 27954

Calling all surfers, filmmakers, nature lovers, water weirdos, cinephiles, and fans of everything aquatic to the 7th annual Surfalorus Film Festival! Presented by Cucalorus and the Dare County Arts Council, this three-day celebration of coastal North Carolina marine culture is coming to the Outer Banks on September 20-22, 2018!

…... Read More


The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival - Grand Tasting

Date: September 29, 2018
Location: 1409 National Park Dr. Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-473-2127

Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Price: Saturday Festival - GA $60 VIP $85

Wine! Food! Beer! Music! Back for it\'s second year, old world and new world wines from around the globe will be poured accompanied by local fare served with warm island hospitality. Enjoy…... Read More