Outer Banks Events: Daytime

There are always year-round events happening on the Outer Banks. Back in the day, the main Outer Banks events ended right after Labor Day. But now, year-round Outer Banks things to do include programs and events to entertain you, broaden your mind, invigorate your body and sweeten your soul. Outer Banks events center around sea and sound waters, vast open skies, giant sand dunes, woods and nature preserves filled with wildlife and the many attractions that were built on or because of this environment — lighthouses, life-saving stations, historic gardens, aquariums. Local restaurants add to Outer Banks events by offering Sunday brunches, outdoor lunches and gourmet munches. Other Outer Banks things to do focus on history and heritage that are certain to wrap up you and your group in a little pocket of coastal culture.

Depending on how much time you want to set aside, you can find events that last an hour or all day. If you’re feeling sporty, you can check out sailing tournaments, volleyball games and fun-runs that are certain to get your adrenaline pumping. Artisans can improve their craft at jewelry-making, pottery and painting classes. The beach also hosts a variety of festivals, celebrating art, music, kites, local shops and more. And speaking of music, while a majority of Outer Banks concerts occur at night, a good deal also perform during the daylight hours in case you have other plans for the evening. Take advantage of the Outer Banks’s famous winds and waves by signing up for surfing, windsailing, parasailing and hang-gliding classes. For those who are keen to expand their knowledge of the coast, a handful of lectures and programs are offered weekly at local museums, including the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and North Carolina Aquarium.

Many Outer Banks things to do are family-friendly, with several geared just for children, so everyone’s guaranteed fun no matter which activity is chosen. 

Event Date: Friday, February 12, 2016

Nags Head
Friday, February 12, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Nags Head
Friday, February 12, 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Event Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016

Jarvisburg
Saturday, February 13, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Stumpy Point
Saturday, February 13, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Event Date: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Jarvisburg
Sunday, February 14, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Nags Head
Sunday, February 14, 2016 -
11:00am to 10:00pm
Duck
Sunday, February 14, 2016 -
11:30am to 2:30pm

Event Date: Monday, February 15, 2016

Nags Head
Monday, February 15, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Nags Head
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Kitty Hawk
Thursday, February 18, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Event Date: Friday, February 19, 2016

Nags Head
Friday, February 19, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016

Manteo
Saturday, February 20, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Event Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016

Manteo
Sunday, February 21, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Duck
Sunday, February 21, 2016 -
11:30am to 2:30pm

Event Date: Monday, February 22, 2016

Nags Head
Monday, February 22, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Nags Head
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016

Kitty Hawk
Thursday, February 25, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Event Date: Friday, February 26, 2016

Nags Head
Friday, February 26, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016

Duck
Sunday, February 28, 2016 -
11:30am to 2:30pm

Event Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Kill Devil Hills
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 6:30pm