Fall and Winter Events on the Outer Banks; Fall and Winter Events on the Outer Banks 2016
Fall and Winter Events on the Outer Banks 2016
The summer of 2016 may officially be over, but there are plenty of events to attend during the off-season on the Outer Banks! Whether you've already got a trip to the beach planned or you're looking for an excuse to pay a visit to the coast, here's a sampling of just a few of the off-season Outer Banks activities you can enjoy on our beautiful barrier islands this fall and winter:
Want to take a tour of an assortment of unique homes along the Outer Banks? Then don't miss the 2016 Parade of Homes. The 24th annual event-which is hosted by the Outer Banks Home Builders Association-will be held Oct. 6-9. Embark on a self-guided tour of a diverse selection of homes ranging in size from 1,240 square feet to 10,100 square feet. Nearly two dozen homes located throughout Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head will be available for viewing. Tickets are $10 and valid for all four days of the event. Proceeds benefit area food pantries as well as other local charitable efforts.
If you're a fan of bluegrass music but missed out on the annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, head down to Hatteras Island to experience Hatterasity. A bluegrass block party featuring local, regional and national bands-as well as an assortment of local foods-Hatterasity is a family-friendly event that will take place Oct. 6-8 at the Hatteras Village Civic Center. The three-day event will feature music from The Crop Circle Agents, Danny Paisley and the Southern Cross, Special Consensus, Blackwater Tradition and more.
Mustang Music Festival
Celebrating its 6th year, the Mustang Music Festival is atwo-day event that features live performances from regional and national bands onmultiple stages. The event will take place Oct. 7-8 at Whalehead in historicCorolla, N.C. In addition to live music, the festival will also feature morethan 30 artisans, a craft beer village boasting products from numerous regionalbreweries, as well as food and drink vendors. All proceeds from the MustangMusic Festival will benefit the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, an organization that helpscare for and protect the wild mustangs of Corolla, and the Mustang OutreachProgram, a program dedicated to supporting cultural arts programming in OuterBanks schools.
Duck Jazz Festival
Few Outer Banks events are as highly anticipated as theannual Duck Jazz Festival, which will celebrate its 10 year this Columbus Dayweekend. The free event will be held Oct. 9 at Duck Town Park in Duck, N.C.Sponsored by PNC, the Duck Jazz Festival features live music from a wide arrayof jazz performers. Food and soft drinks are available for purchase, and areabusinesses throughout the Town of Duck will also host a variety of jazz-themedevents and activities during the festival weekend. Tickets are not required,and the event will be held rain or shine. Bring your own food, coolers, chairs,blankets and well-behaved dogs, and kick back for a day of world-class jazzmusic, right on the Outer Banks!
Outer Banks Seafood Festival
If you're a fan of seafood, don't miss the 5th annual Outer Banks Seaside Festival. The event will take place on Oct. 15 at the Outer banks Event Site in Nags Head, N.C. The mission of the Outer Banks Seafood Festival is to provide a fun and educational experience to seafood lovers, while promoting, honoring and celebrating the Outer Banks community and our coastal seafood heritage. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience live entertainment, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, educational programs, and marine life and boat exhibits-and to purchase food and beverage offerings from a variety of Outer Banks restaurants that boast the freshest local seafood available.
Outer Banks Marathon/Half-Marathon
If you're searching for a race with a scenic route along a beautiful barrier island, look no further than the TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon and Southern Fried Half Marathon. Scheduled for Nov. 11-13, this popular Outer Banks event attracts everyone from competitive runners aiming to complete the full marathon to kids just looking to have a blast in the Family Fun Run. The weekend-long event-which is celebrating its 11th year this season-has something for everyone in the family. In addition to the Outer Banks Marathon and the Family Fun Run, participants can also choose to compete in the Southern Friend Half Marathon, Southern 6 Run, as well as an 8K or a 5K race. Grab your gear and sign up for a race along the picturesque beaches of the Outer Banks today!
Friday, September 23, 2016