July has been super awesome and August is right around the corner! With summer coming to a close, the Outer Banks is full of events you need to attend. Whether you’re a local resident or just here on vacation, check out what’s going on all over the OBX in this month’s edition of The OBC!

August 1 // OBX Watermelon Festival

10:00 AM @ Jockey’s Ridge Crossing – Nags Head

This fun family tradition helps benefit The Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition! Enjoy music, games, food, and of course, juicy watermelon provided by Food Lion! Admission to this event is free, but games and watermelon fun vary in price.

August 1 – 2 // Hatteras Island Arts + Crafts Show

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM @ Cape Hatteras Secondary School – Buxton

View work from over 50 local artists, photographers, artisans and more at the Hatteras Island Arts + Crafts show! This 2 day show features artists from all over the Outer Banks and the region of North Carolina and Virginia. You can enter a raffle to benefit local art students. Food is available at this event as well.

August 10 – 11 // Surfing For Autism

@ Jennette’s Pier – Nags Head

Join in and volunteer for a great cause. Surfing For Autism supports families and individuals with autism by raising money and having a fun day in the surf for a little sea therapy. For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, visit the Surfing For Autism Website.

August 11 // Kids Fishing Tournament

8:00 AM @ 104 Fernando St. – Manteo

Open to all kids ages 4-17, this fun fishing tournament is free! Bait is provided, but bring your own rod and reel. Fishing is permitted from all downtown Manteo docks and an awards cookout will follow at 11:45. Salt water fishing license required for kids age 16 and up.

August 16 – 17 // Rip Curl Grom Search

@ Jennette’s Pier – Nags Head

Watch some of the most talented, young surfers at the Rip Curl Grom Search! This event is free to watch, and for those who are interested in competing, you can register on Rip Curl’s website.

August 18 // Virginia Dare Night

7:30 PM @ The Waterside Theatre – Manteo

Celebrate the 429th birthday of the first English child born in the new world! The Lost Colony presents its annual tradition of using a real baby during the August 18th show. For Virginia Dare Night, the prop baby typically used is replaced with a real baby. Many local citizens have had the honor of being part of this tradition.

August 26 // OBX Wedding Fest

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM @ Duck Woods Country Club

Sample food, meet coordinators, and more to make your special day on the OBX perfect. The OBX Wedding Fest is a great summer wedding expo to get everything in order for your wedding day. Admission to this event is only $10. For more information and ticket purchase, visit the Outer Banks Wedding Association Website.

August 29 – September 5 // WRV Pro

@ Jennette’s Pier – Nags Head

Sponsored by Wave Riding Vehicles, the OBX WRV Pro surf contests brings talent of World Surf League surfers right here to the Outer Banks! This contest is free to watch and is sure to please. For more information, visit the WRV Pro website.