Outer Banks Events

Outer Banks Pirate Festival

August 12, 2020 — August 13, 2020
Ahoy, Mateys! Get ready for a swashbucklin’ good time as Kitty Hawk Kites hosts the Outer Banks Pirate Festival. Pirates of Blackbeard’s Crew and mates will be camped out at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing. Come learn the vast history of pirates on the Outer Banks and participate in Scallywag School to see if your little ones have what it takes to be a part of Blackbeard’s crew. https://www.kittyhawk.com/event/outer-banks-pirate-festival/

Outer Banks Kite Festival

September 12, 2020 — September 13, 2020
A regional kite festival that brings some of the nation’s best stunt kite pilots right here to our backyard. Come out and join us for two days of kite flying fun for the whole family. Enjoy massive display kites flying high, including a 100-foot octopus, 80-foot panda and a 50-foot fish, and participate in FREE stunt and power kite lessons given by pros. On Sunday, come watch world-class displays of artistry and skill with kite flying set to music, synchronized performances, and more! https://www.kittyhawk.com/event/outer-banks-kite-festival/

Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament

September 19, 2020 — September 20, 2020
Join Kitty Hawk Surf Company for the “main event” of the year! The 6th Annual Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament features fantastic prizes for the best kayak anglers on the Outer Banks. This event is a slam style tournament targeting Drum, Flounder and Trout. Last year the Grand Prize was a Hobie Outback kayak, and Kitty Hawk Surf Company is looking to go big again this year! https://www.kittyhawk.com/event/obx-kayak-fishing-tournament/

Fall Hang Gliding Camp #1

September 20, 2020 — September 27, 2020
Learn to fly with a group of like-minded students. Immerse yourself in hang gliding for the week. Lessons daily, lodging included. Hang 1 or Hang 2 training available. For more details, call (877) 359-8447 or visit https://www.kittyhawk.com/adventures/hang-gliding/becomeapilot/hang-1-camp/.  

Mustang Rock and Roast

October 17, 2020 — October 18, 2020
Come out to the Mustang Rock and Roast for a weekend full of music, oysters, and barbecue! Hosted at Mike Dianna's Grill Room, bands such as Big Daddy Love, Galaxy Dynamite, and Urban Soil will be performing for all to see and enjoy. For more information and ticket purchases, visit the Mustang Rock and Roast website!

Fall Hang Gliding Camp #2

October 18, 2020 — October 25, 2020
Learn to fly with a group of like-minded students. Immerse yourself in hang gliding for the week. Lessons daily, lodging included. Hang 1 or Hang 2 training available. For more details, call (877) 359-8447 or visit https://www.kittyhawk.com/adventures/hang-gliding/becomeapilot/hang-1-camp/.  

6th Annual OBX Brewtag

October 24, 2020 — October 24, 2020
How far can a keg fly? Hosted by the Rogallo Foundation, this event is a celebration of flight and beer. Brewtag teams from all over the east coast compete to see who can launch and fly an empty 1/6 keg barrel the furthest. The sky is the limit as to how creative your homemade flying contraption can be! Individuals and teams are welcome. A rather crafty selection of local and regional beer and food will be available for purchase, and this family-friendly event will also feature plenty of activities for the kiddos! https://www.obxbrewtag.com

Annual Advice 5K Annual Turkey Trot

November 26, 2020 9:00 am — November 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Calling all turkey trotters! Now in its 23rd year, the annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot is as traditional as pumpkin pie! On Thanksgiving morning, visitors and locals alike gather in the family-friendly town of Duck to build up an appetite for that post-race Thanksgiving dinner. An Outer Banks tradition for all ages and abilities...the annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot is a non-sanctioned 5K loop, beginning on Scarborough Lane and finishing with refreshments, music, and prizes at the post-race party presented by Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe, Sweater Box Confections, and Wave Pizza Café. https://www.advice5kturkeytrot.com/

Hanging with Santa + Kites with Lights

November 27, 2020 — November 28, 2020
Come spread the holiday cheer with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing crew. Free visit and pictures with Santa and a festive hang glider, cocoa and baked goods, and a light show with kites on Jockey’s Ridge are just a few of the fun and festive things going on! https://www.kittyhawk.com/event/kites-with-lights/