8 Outer Banks Events to Plan Your Vacation Around in 2015


outer-banks-events-2015Every year, the Outer Banks hosts a variety of events. Surf contests, marathons, and music festivals are just a few of the types of events on offer. The beautiful Outer Banks landscape and creativity of locals and event organizers ensure a good time for all who attend. We have hand-picked a few Outer Banks events you won't want to miss in 2015 below. Choose the event you want to attend and book an Outer Banks vacation rental that best suits your family's needs!

Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade March 15

Don't miss one of the Outer Banks' most famous events! 2015 will mark the 26th year of the Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade takes place on the beach road in Nags Head and offers fun for the entire family! Come out to see live music, marching bands, and creative marching along with thousands of other spectators.

Taste of the Beach March 19-22

Another great annual Outer Banks event. Taste of the Beach has grown in popularity over the years due to its wide variety of offerings. Tastings, cook-offs, brewery tours, and much more will be offered at over 40 different venues during the 4 day event! If you are a seafood lover and enjoy all different types of Outer Banks food, this event is for you!

Buck's Beach Blast-Outer Banks Music Festival May 24

One of the Outer Bank's premier musical events. Buck's Beach Blast is an event that everyone in your family will love. Come out for a day of wonderful beach music and enjoy a picnic on the lawn in front of the Whalehead Club in Historic Corolla!

Outer Banks Brewfest May 31st

The Outer Banks' inaugural Beer Festival is sure to be a great time! Beer tastings, workshops, guest speaker panels, local chef parings, and more will be on hand at the Nags Head Event Site. The site overlooks the Roanoke Sound, so enjoy some craft beers and a classic Outer Banks sunset at Brewfest!

ESA's Eastern Surfing Championships September 20-25

Watch competitors of all ages compete at the Eastern Surfing Championships at Jennette's Pier! The event is the culmination of the entire Eastern Surfing Association season. Some of the best amateur surfers from up and down the east coast will compete for titles in their respective divisions. Come see why this wonderful event has been running on the Outer Banks for over 60 years!

Bluegrass Island Festival September 23-26

Some of the nation's best Bluegrass Bands will perform at one of the Outer Banks' premier musical venues at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Downtown Manteo! Cherry Holmes, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent, and many more will be on hand to give serenate attendees with wonderful mountain music. The music, combined with the beautiful backdrop of the Roanoke Sound are sure to create a spectacular atmosphere.

Outer Banks Seafood Festival October 15-18

The annual Seafood Festival has managed to improve each and every year. Top notch Outer Banks chefs, live music, and a great atmosphere will be on hand at the 2015 Outer Banks Seafood Festival! The event will take place at the newly renovated Nags Head Event Site and celebrate our area's coastal heritage with superb seafood paired with good times!

Outer Banks Marathon November 8th

In 2015, the Outer Banks Marathon will celebrate its 10th year! The marathon has turned into a premier event over the past decade due to the area's beautiful landscape and great event organizers. Stretching the length of the beach from Kitty Hawk to Roanoke Island, runners will enjoy excellent views of the sound and surrounding areas as they put their conditioning to the test! Come celebrate the event's 10th birthday this year and take part in the Outer Banks Marathon.

No matter which Outer Banks event you choose to attend in 2015, your family will be guaranteed a good time. You will quickly understand why the area has so many awesome annual events