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30 Jan 2024
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There are so many fun and exciting events happening on the Outer Banks in the spring. From festivals to Easter egg hunts, keep reading for an updated list of upcoming Outer Banks spring events.

Upcoming Events

*Events and dates are subject to change.

Things to Do on the Outer Banks in the Spring

There's something beautiful about Spring on the Outer Banks. Stepping out into the sunshine after a cold winter and giving yourself the chance the get some rest and rejuvination after putting in the long hours at work can give you a physical and emotional reset. With the water getting warmer, restaurants opening back up after the off-season, and plenty of fun and exciting events, there's no shortage of reasons to book your Spring Outer Banks vacation today!

Fly Into Spring Kite Festival - March 29-30, 2024

Come celebrate National Kite Month and the start of Spring at the Fly Into Spring Kite Festival Hosted by Kitty Hawk Kites and Sponored by Seaside Vacations! Experience the sights of our massive 30-to-100-foot kites flying high over Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Across the street from the dunes outside Kitty Hawk Kites, take your picture with the Easter Bunny, and let your kids join in the fun during our annual Jockey’s Ridge Crossing Easter Egg Hunt! This two-day event is free and open to the public.

OBX Taste of the Beach - April 12-14, 2024

Come enjoy the best and brightest of Outer Banks dining experiences with The Outer Banks Resaurant Association and the Outer Banks Hospitality Partner's OBX Taste of the Beach. Sample the best cuisine on the Outer Banks and taste a variety of special places from some of the best resaurants on the beach during this exciting food-focused weekend. Popular local favorites such as The Black Pelican, Chili Peppers, and Outer Banks Brewing Station will be offering delicious treats that you won't be able to get anywhere else. Check out an updated list of participating restaurants here.

6th Annual Lost Colony Wine, Beer & Culinary Festival - The Grand Tasting - April 13, 2024

Don't miss out on such an extravagant experience! Enjoy a night of delicious food and music while tasting both old world and new world wines from all over! For beer lovers, this event will include the Beer Garden that features local breweries, with some beers being exclusively found in the Outer Banks! As you enjoy the food and music, be sure to take a look at the amazing sights of Jockey's Ridge sand dunes and the Wright Brothers Memorial. As the evening goes on, there will be a silent auction for you to bid on beautiful items. All proceeds benefit The Lost Colony production. Please note: You must be 21 years old to attend this event.

Push Yourself to the Limit - Multiple Events

Spring is an amazing time to get outdoors and push yourself to the limit with some exercise and exploring. It's also a great time of year for relay races and running events. Be sure to check out one of the many fantastic Outer Banks running and sporting events to help jump-start your fitness journey while you're on vacation.

Go Offshore Fishing (or Stay Near the Beach)

Man reeling in a fish on the open ocean.

If you can't get enough of fishing off the Outer Banks with Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks, this Spring is an amazing time to try your own hand at fishing or crabbing at the Outer Banks! As the water starts getting warmer, large fish and crabs start making their way back to the waters offf the coast. April is a great time to start looking at offshore fishing opportunities where you'll be able to catch Yellowfin Tuna, Gaffer Dolphin, Red Drum, Bluefish, and Trout. If you and your family are planning an earlier Spring Break, February and March are the perfect time to catch some Bluefin Tuna. This is a great time of year to consider booking and offshore fishing charter, as well! So take a look at our unbelievable Club Seaside offerings for Tours & Fishing Charters and see where the water takes you! 

If staying shore-side is more your style, grab your gear and head to one of the Piers up and down the Outer Banks for a fun experience catching fish from the comfort of a cozy pier with food, drinks, and restrooms. The Spring also means that it's time to catch and eat some delicious crabs from the sound or the ocean. Be sure to check out our guide to Crabbing on the Outer Banks for some tips and ideas of how you can catch your own fresh, local seafood for a Spring Break you'll never forget.


Regardless of how you choose to spend your Outer Banks spring vacation, you’ll need to find the perfect place to relax and lay your head down at night. There are plenty of great short-term or temporary rentals available for great rates, along with seasonal specials that will make your stay that much more sweet. It's not to early to start looking for the perfect place to spend your next Outer Banks vacation with your family group. 

Get started early by calling one of our live, in-house Outer Banks Vacation Rental Specialists at (866) 884-0267 or check out our available rentals to book your next Outer Banks vacation today! Let us help you get ready for an unforgettable spring break vacation and spend these next few moths looking forward to an amazing Outer Banks vacation that’s sure to help you stress less, move more, and enjoy the best of what the Outer Banks has to offer. And if you're still on the fence? Check out our Reasons to Spend Spring Break on the Outer Banks for more fun and exciting ideas.

Don’t let the chance to stay in your dream vacation home get away. 

Book today. 

We’ll see you at the beach!