Outer Banks Family Fun for Easter Weekend

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Holiday weekends are for gathering with the family, and there's no better place to do that than on the Outer Banks. With Easter weekend so early this year, it might be a little windy and chilly for all your weekend fun, but there's no shortage of activities to keep you busy. Here are a few of the activities to look forward to this weekend.

Soundside Spring Market

Saturday, March 30

Head over to Soundside Event Site in Nags Head to discover the handmade treasures of local artists and artisans. The market runs from noon to 4 p.m., and there's plenty of parking.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday, March 30

Kitty Hawk Kites is hosting its annual Easter events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet and have your pictures taken with the Easter Bunny, and let the kids enjoy the egg hunt starting at 10:30 a.m.

Eastertide in the Gardens

The Elizabethan Gardens is always a showstopper in the spring, with flowers blooming and trees budding. This event is a popular way to enjoy the springtime glory and entertain the kids at the same time. The kids can enjoy an egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, egg races, games, contests and more, plus there are vendors set up in the gardens. Buying tickets in advance is encouraged.  

Town of Nags Head Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 30

Hop over to Dowdy Park at 10 am for the town's annual egg hunt. They separate the kids into different age groups to make it fair. Stick around afterward to play on the playground and meet the friendly Nags Head police officers. They'll offer car seat checks as well.

Sheep Shearing Day

Saturday, March 30

Island Farm, a living history site on Roanoke Island, is home to several sheep who need shearing in the spring. Watching the process is a treat, and it's a great way for Island Farm to kick off its 2024 season. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities from the mid-1800s and tour the site. Admission is $10 with kids ages 3 and younger getting in free.

Easter Brunch

If it's brunch your family loves, don't miss a morning out at a local restaurant. Click here for a list of restaurants that serve breakfast and brunch. And don't miss special Easter brunch festivities at Owens' Restaurant in Nags Head, Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, Red Sky Casual Dining & Cocktails in Duck and Cafe Pamlico in Buxton. Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe in Nags Head is once again serving its famous Easter Buffet. 

For more activities the rest of the week, be sure to visit our Daytime and Nightlife pages.

About the Author Molly Harrison
Molly Harrison is managing editor at OneBoat, publisher of OuterBanksThisWeek.com. She moved to Nags Head in 1994 and since then has made her living writing articles and creating publications about the people, places and culture of the Outer Banks.