August Events on the Outer Banks


outer banks eventsDon't worry, summer isn't over yet. On the Outer Banks we like to squeeze every last drop out of the sunny season, so there's still plenty to do if you decide an Outer Banks vacation is your August destination. The following are some of the many events going on all along the great barrier islands this month:

Jars of Clay Concert, Aug. 3

As a part of their 20th Anniversary Tour, Jars of Clay will make a stop in Manteo to play all of their most popular hits. Beginning at 8 p.m. at the Waterside Theatre, the band will play a mellow night of melodies. For more information, click: here.

OBX Sandbar 5K, Aug. 3

In benefit of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, which raises funds to help people on the Outer Banks with debilitating diseases and families in crisis, the OBX Sandbar 5K will begin at the milepost 4.5 lifeguard tower and participants will run north along the beach and then back south to where they began. For more information, click: here.

Faire Days Festival, Aug. 6, 13, 20 & 27

Located in the courtyard in the heart of Duck, the Faire Days Festival will feature an afternoon of food, art, imagination, recreation and entertainment. It's a great place to bring the entire family. For more information, click: here.

Outer Banks Watermelon Festival, Aug. 7

The 8th Annual Watermelon Festival will be held at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head. The big outdoor summer bash will feature activities for the entire family, including a splash tank, moon bounce, inflatable obstacle course, watermelon seed spitting contest, ice cream eating contest, face painting and all the watermelon you can eat! For more information, click: here.

Bic SUP One Design Regionals, Aug. 16

The family-friendly Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) competition is accommodating to all skill sets. Beginning at 10 a.m. at Kitty Hawk Kites in Manteo, the competition is free and open to the public. For more information, click: here.

Virginia Dare Faire, Aug. 18

In honor of Virginia Dare, the first child born in the Americas to English parents, right on Roanoke Island, The Lost Colony and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site will host the Virginia Dare Faire. The celebration, commemorating her 427th birthday, will take place from 10a.m. – 1 p.m. on the lawn near the National Park Service Visitors Center in Manteo. For more information, click: here.

National Aviation Day, Aug. 19

In celebration of National Aviation Day, otherwise known as Orville Wright's Birthday, The First Flight Society will host an event at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills. The event will include book signings, demonstrations and classes, among other things. For more information, click: here.

Hatteras Island Art Show, Aug. 29-30

More than 20 Outer Banks artists will be showcasing and selling their work at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center on Hatteras Island. Choose an Outer Banks souvenir from hand-drawn maps, candles, local photography, soaps, jewelry, sea glass, clothing, paintings, and more! For more information, click: here.

So while you're on the Outer Banks this August, leave behind your Nags Head vacation rental, and check out one of these fun-filled activities that is sure to bring a little excitement and barrier island culture into your day.