It’s safe to say that the cold weather is gone and beautiful beach days are upon us for May! With the weather warming up during springs’ finest month, there’s so much to see and do on the Outer Banks. Check out the OBC for May and get out and do something new!

ESA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships
May 5, 2017 – May 7, 2017

Watch Surfers from ages 13 all the way to 60 and up compete in the Eastern Surfing Association Championship hosted right here on the Outer Banks at Jeanette’s Pier! Watch surfers compete on shortboards, longboards, and bodyboards at this free and fun event!


May, 12, 2017 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Enjoy a fun day for you and your children at KidsFest on May 12th. This free event is for kids ages 5 and under. There will be face painting, arts and crafts, music, and more.

For more informations visit the Children and Youth Partnership website.


Yuengling Nags Head Woods 5K
May, 13, 2017 7:00 AM

Spend the day in beautiful Nags Head Woods for the Yuengling 5K. The Double race starts at 7 AM and the main race starts at 8. Cheer on mom this Mother’s Day Weekend.

Check out the 5K Facebook page for more informationa and registration.


Artrageous Art Extravaganza And Dowdy Park Opening
May, 13, 2017 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Join in on a fun and historic event. The 28th annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza will be hosted at the new Dowdy Park in Nags Head. The theme for this year is Art Is the Heart of the Park. Artrageous is a free event for families to express their creativity. This year is special because of the grand opening of Dowdy Park.

For more information about Artrageous, visit their website.


Hang Gliding Spectacular
May, 19, 2017

Top hang gliding pilots from around the world are invited to participate in the world’s longest running Hang Gliding competitions, right here in our backyard! Experience the friendship and culture that defines the sport and community of hang gliding. There is an entry fee for pilots, but FREE for the public to watch.

For more information, visit their website.


OBX Shredfest
May 20, 2017 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The second annual OBX Shred Fest is hosted by Dare2Care OBX and build awareness for Veterans and encourages inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities within the Outer Banks. Shred Fest will feature live music, demos by professional skateboarders, BMX riders, roller derby women, and Special Olympic athletes, food, art a silent auction, games and much more!

Visit the OBX Shred Fest website for more information.


Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series
May 25, 2017

The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau will be hosting a summer concert series for 3 weeks. May 25th, June 1st, and June 8th will be the dates of the series. The series will feature a line-up of local, regional, and national artists. Local food, beer, wine, games, and vendors will be on the site for everyone to enjoy!

Tickets are free and parking is $10. For more information, visit the Visitor’s Bureau website.