May is on it’s way out and everyone knows, Memorial Day is the unofficial first day of summer! Whether you’re visiting the Outer Banks in June or you’re a full time resident, you really need to check out the events happening all over the Outer Banks!
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Downtown Manteo
Enjoy live music, artisans, and more at the family friendly event! This event is free to all!
11:00 AM | Downtown Manteo
Crafts, games, music, and food galore; welcome to Dare Day! This 43rd annual festival is a Dare County staple. This event is free.
39450 NC Hwy 12 | Avon
This 2 day family friendly festival celebrates all things fun, healthy, and stand up paddle boarding! There will be races and a BBQ on Sunday! For more information and registration for races, visit the Paddle Palooza Facebook page.
REAL Watersports | Waves
The Wind Voyager Triple-S is recognized as the crown jewel of kiteboarding competition. You’ll see talented athletes show off their skills and talents in kiteboarding! Competitors will face-off for $50,000 in prize money and there are plenty of events and live music for all to partake in! For more information, visit the Triple-S website.
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ the Soundside Event Site | Nags Head
Come out to the first ever Food Truck Showdown on the Outer Banks! Filled with yummy food, great music, and of course great beer, this event is sure to be a great time! Admission and parking to this event is free.
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM @ Jennette’s Pier | Nags Head
The 9th annual Family Fishing Tournament at Jennette’s Pier gives contestants a chance to catch different fish like bluefish, flounder, and speckled trout! Those who catch the longest fish in each category will receive a trophy and additional prizes. You can signup online or the morning of the event.
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM @ Dowdy Park | Nags Head
Purchase great local produce, homemade baked goods, crafts, and more at the Dowdy Park Farmers Market! This event will take place the second Thursday of each month until October so come out and support the locals!
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ Soundside Event Site | Nags Head
The Soundside FunFair is a great way to kickoff your summer! Full of carnival rides, yummy food, and so much more, this great family friendly event is perfect for everyone! Entrance to the FunFair is free, but ticket’s for rides are $1 each. A book of 50 tickets is $45 and an all you can ride wrist band is $25 if purchased on the night of the event. Rides require anywhere from 2 to 6 tickets.
10:00 AM @ Kitty Hawk Kites | Nags Head
See large kite displays and learn how to fly different kites at the Rogallo Kite Festival! This event is free to the public and perfect for families and kids of all ages!
9:00 AM @ Kitty Hawk Kites Manteo Location | Manteo
This event is perfect for the avid SUP boarder and those who just want to watch! Competitors can pre-register online for $25 and day of registration will be $35. For more information, visit Kitty Hawk Kites website here.