It’s no secret that the amazing state of North Carolina is home to some of the best annual events; they draw countless visitors and locals alike every year to participate in the wonderful festivities. These events are all unique and one-of-a-kind, each offering something special to the local community. Some of the best celebrations around are the annual Outer Banks events. These festivities celebrate everything from local cuisine to joyous holidays! Discover some of the best annual Outer Banks events happening this year and start making your travel plans to the beautiful, sunny South today.
6 of the Best Annual Outer Banks Events That You Won’t Want to Miss
1. Duck and Wine Festival: April
This is a wonderful springtime event you won’t want to miss. Stroll down the boardwalk in Duck, NC, to taste wines as well as delightful food samples during the annual Duck and Wine Festival. You can do some shopping in the waterfront stores as well!
2. Wright Kite Festival: July
Help your kite take its first flight at the same spot that Wilbur and Orville Wright took theirs! There will be countless kites flying in the air at Kitty Hawk, NC, during the annual Wright Kite Festival, some of which are 100 feet long! Everyone attending is encouraged to bring along their own kites as well. There will be lessons and demos, so come on out to enjoy the fun!
3. Duck Jazz Festival: October
While you’re relaxing during your Columbus Day weekend, be sure to stop by the Duck Jazz Festival in Duck, NC! This jazz-themed event features live music, extraordinary food and drink, and much more. No tickets required!
4. Outer Banks Seafood Festival: October
You won’t be leaving the Outer Banks Seafood Festival hungry! Bring your appetite to this incredible event to savor some delicious seafood, which plays a major role in the Outer Banks culture. There will also be live entertainment and music all day long!
5. Wings Over Water Festival: October & December
A fantastic celebration of local wildlife, the Wings Over Water Festival is held in numerous locations throughout the Outer Banks and its surrounding areas to observe and learn about the many species native to North Carolina. This event is held at two separate times, both in October and December, so visitors have plenty of opportunity to attend this wonderful event.
6. Elizabethan Gardens Winter Lights: November-December
The Elizabethan Gardens are a gorgeous part of the Outer Banks, making the annual Winter Lights event held there all the more special! Bundle up and come on out to see the twinkling Christmas light displays spread throughout this beautiful attraction.
Stay in the Best Accommodations While You’re Vacationing in North Carolina!
Book a room in the finest accommodations while you’re enjoying the fun and festivities of the Outer Banks. Come stay with us at the Inner Banks Inn, just minutes away from the Outer Banks, to enjoy our quiet, peaceful environment. We are a luxurious bed and breakfast located in the charming town of Edenton, the “Prettiest Small Town in the South.” Our picturesque property is a part of North Carolina’s history; we have four historic homes on our grounds, filled with gorgeous rooms, each one equipped with the finest amenities. There are countless things to do in this area; stroll to the nearby waterfront or downtown Edenton or simply spend some time relaxing in our peaceful environment. We even have our own restaurant, The Table, for you to enjoy an amazing meal with your special someone. Don’t hesitate- check our availability and start planning a trip to the South that you’ll never forget!
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