Elan Vacations Announces OBX May Events


Elan Vacations Announces OBX May EventsVacationing with us this May? The Outer Banks always has a plethora of fun and exciting activities and events for its guests and residents. If you’re planning a vacation in Outer Banks this May, take a look at some of these awesome events going on this month. Mark your favorite ones down in your calendar so you don’t miss out on these fun events!

May 3-30. Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show: At Manteo’s Roanoke Island Festival Park, this annual exhibit will feature a mix of local art. Free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the event is sponsored by the Dare County Arts council and was created to honor a prominent member of the Manteo Community, Mollie Fearing.

May 10-18. Kid’s Fest – Brought the whole family along on your vacation in the Outer Banks? We’ve got ton of events for kids. Presented by the Children and Youth Partnership for Dare County, this festival will be held at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Join them for this free and fun-filled day where children five and under can enjoy face painting, live music, blocks and bubbles, ice cream, art and so much more.

May 11. 30th Annual Yuengling Nags Head Woods 5k Run – Enjoy beautiful beaches, nature and history as your run a race through The Nature Conservancy’s Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve. There will be a 5k as well as 1 mile Fun Run and a After Race Beach party at the Ramada Plaza.

May 18. 2013 Hands Across the Sand – Join hands to embrace clean energy. People all over the world who care about preserving our oceans, oxygen drinking water and food from dangerous, dirty fossil fuels will join hands and unite as they say NO to dirty fuels and YES to clean energy. Find out how you can participate in this empowering and important event.

May 11. Couture by the Shore- A Fashion Show and Outer Banks Relief – Give your closet a wakeup call, ladies! This event for fashionistas will be held at Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern and will consist of a luncheon and fashion show, silent auction, raffle and door prizes. 11 unique boutiques from the OBX will be participating.

May 11. 41st Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular – Come out and witness all that hang gliding is about. With three days of competition, watch as pilots compete and attempt several challenging landings and takeoffs.

May 26, June 23, July 21, and August 18.Nor’Banks Sailing: BIC SUP One Design Challenge – Hosted by Kitty Hawk Surf Co., there will be several One Design Races this summer with BIC SUP boards provided. Join in this family friendly competition.

May 27. 2nd Annual Shore Break 5k and the Tide Pool Fun Run – Run through the beautiful Kinnakeet Shores on Cape Hatteras Island as you tackle challenging race terrain. Give back to the community as you race in this 5k- all proceeds will go toward the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund and the OBX GO FAR Children’s Health and Nutrition Program.

May 31-August 23. The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama – For the summer season, this amazing drama will be brought to life. Come watch epic battles and Indian dances and experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. You will see firsthand music, laughter, romance and dance.

May 31.Rock the Cape Festival- This kick-off summer benefit for the Dare County Arts Council’s program outreach will be happening at Koru Village’s Beach Klub in Avon. This exciting fundraiser will celebrate life on the water’s edge and will feature local music, artists, food, drinks, a kid’s zone and so much more.

While you are enjoying your vacation in the Outer Banks, make sure that you plan ahead so that you don’t miss out on any fun and exciting events this month. The OBX is a fantastic place for a family vacation, couples’ getaway, or reunion of friends because there is always something happening. With such a wide range of events and activities, everyone is bound to find the perfect vacation here in the Outer Banks!