Week of April 6, 2020 - April 12, 2020

OBX Wind

  • Saturday, April 11th - Saturday, April 18th
Avon

Head to Hatteras Island for one of the biggest windsurfing events in the country with the annual OBX-Wind Competition. Held on multiple days during one of the prime local seasons for wind-based watersports, this incredible series of events will entice windsurfers of all skill levels to meet and mingle with their colleagues, have some fun on the water, and enjoy a race or two that is truly challenging, engaging, and which can only be found on the Outer Banks.

Week of April 13, 2020 - April 19, 2020

OBX Wind

  • Saturday, April 11th - Saturday, April 18th
Avon

Head to Hatteras Island for one of the biggest windsurfing events in the country with the annual OBX-Wind Competition. Held on multiple days during one of the prime local seasons for wind-based watersports, this incredible series of events will entice windsurfers of all skill levels to meet and mingle with their colleagues, have some fun on the water, and enjoy a race or two that is truly challenging, engaging, and which can only be found on the Outer Banks.

Week of April 20, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Native Journeys: Music & Dance

  • Saturday, April 25th - Sunday, April 26th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Frisco

Native Journeys will be a yearly event held the last weekend of April every year. Each year we will explore an aspect of Native Culture. Our premier event will be all about Music & Dance. We have Red Oak Singers as our pow wow drum. Ha'aheo O Hawai'i Hula to teach and share traditional Hula. Flute players, Storytellers, wonderful crafts, hands on activities for kids & adults, chances to dance, do some drumming, learn about the Hatteras tribes, get your name in Cherokee, and to visit and speak with Native Elders. Come and share with us!

Week of May 11, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Hatteras Village Offshore Open

  • Tuesday, May 12th - Saturday, May 16th
Hatteras

Celebrating its 26th year in 2020, the Hatteras Village Offshore Open continues to be one of the most popular fishing tournaments of the year along the southern Outer Banks, and is a fantastic chance to discover how incredible fishing off the Hatteras Island coastline can be. Based in the small town of Hatteras village on the southern edge of the island, this multiple-day tournament attracts anglers from all across the East Coast, and is one of the most anticipated fishing events of the year for folks throughout the Outer Banks, and miles beyond.

Week of May 18, 2020 - May 24, 2020

OBX Paddle Palooza

  • Saturday, May 23rd
Avon

Whether you are a newcomer or a SUP champ, the OBX Paddle Palooza has a little something for everyone in the family, with a celebration of the fun, healthy, and family-oriented activity that has taken the Outer Banks by storm – stand-up paddle boarding. Held on the shores of Avon on Hatteras Island, this event features a ton of activities and events for paddlers of all ages and skill levels, and is a great way to explore the gorgeous shorelines of the Outer Banks while enjoying a little exercise, and while having a ball.

Kiteboarding Kickoff Weekend

  • Saturday, May 23rd - Sunday, May 24th
Rodanthe

Every year, a wave of new equipment arrives on the scene that takes the sport of kiteboarding to the next level, and watersports fans who want to see everything that’s cool and brand new can get a sneak peek via the Kiteboarding Kickoff Weekend. Held at the Kiteboarding Resort in Rodanthe, this unique event gives boarders an opportunity to try out the newest brands, styles and gear on the global kiteboarding scene, as well as enter competitions and enjoy specialty clinics to hone their skills.

Week of May 25, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Rock The Cape Festival

  • Monday, May 25th - Friday, June 5th
Waves

Celebrate the artistic community on Hatteras Island at Dare County Arts Council’s 7th Annual Rock The Cape Festival. This year’s Rock The Cape Concert will be held at REAL Watersports in Waves on Friday, June 5, 2020, and the soundfront concert will feature live music by two different bands, as well as a week of opportunities to discover the talented artists who call Hatteras Island home.

Annual Shore Break 5K And Tide Pool Fun Run

  • Monday, May 25th 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Avon

Get your Memorial Day Vacation off to an active and sunny start by participating in the 8th annual Shore Break 5K, which is being held in the heart of Hatteras Island. During this event, runners, walkers, and anyone who wants to enjoy the local Avon sun will embark on a trek through picturesque Kinnakeet Shores on an informal course that includes paved roads, boardwalks, beach walkways, and a few fun but challenging steps over the dunes. The race finishes with an unbeatable view of the Atlantic as participants wind towards the beach, and the inevitable finish line.

Rodanthe Island Art Show

  • Monday, May 25th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Rodanthe

Discover a far-reaching range of talented local artists and craftsmen without ever leaving the quiet and charming northern villages of Hatteras Island with this fun late summer event that will entice any art fan to get out and explore. The Island Art Show in Rodanthe features a collection of local exhibitors, as well as plenty of additional reasons to stop by and see what the local art scene is all about.

Week of June 1, 2020 - June 7, 2020

Rock The Cape Festival

  • Monday, May 25th - Friday, June 5th
Waves

Celebrate the artistic community on Hatteras Island at Dare County Arts Council’s 7th Annual Rock The Cape Festival. This year’s Rock The Cape Concert will be held at REAL Watersports in Waves on Friday, June 5, 2020, and the soundfront concert will feature live music by two different bands, as well as a week of opportunities to discover the talented artists who call Hatteras Island home.

Week of June 29, 2020 - July 5, 2020

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, June 29th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

4th of July Celebration at Avon Pier

  • Saturday, July 4th 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Avon

Celebrate your Independence Day with a bang at the Avon Pier and Avon Beach Klub on Hatteras Island. The 4th of July celebration will feature a collection of events which includes corresponding radio shows on the island's local station, Radio Hatteras FM 101.5 and 99.9, and an incredible front row view of the fireworks display from the pristine Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches.

Week of July 6, 2020 - July 12, 2020

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 6th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

Week of July 13, 2020 - July 19, 2020

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 13th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

Week of July 20, 2020 - July 26, 2020

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 20th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

Light Up The Night

  • Wednesday, July 22nd 8:30 PM
Rodanthe

Make a calm and quiet Hatteras Island evening a little brighter with this special event along the waterfront in Rodanthe. Light up the Night, which is hosted by the soundfront Kitty Hawk Kites Store, will feature a collection of activities, games, and even an outdoor movie under the stars, and will shine a spotlight on how cool Hatteras Island can be after hours.

Week of July 27, 2020 - August 2, 2020

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 27th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

Week of August 3, 2020 - August 9, 2020

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, August 3rd 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

Week of August 10, 2020 - August 16, 2020

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, August 10th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

Anniversary of the Mirlo Rescue

  • Sunday, August 16th 10:00 AM
Rodanthe

Come celebrate one of the most important events in Life-Saving local history with this special day at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site in the heart of Rodanthe. The rescue of the Mirlo was one of the most legendary rescues that was ever conducted by the US Life-Saving Service, and during this special day, visitors will dive deeper into this story courtesy of a wealth of activities that will fascinate visitors of all ages.

Week of September 7, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Day at the Docks

  • Friday, September 11th - Saturday, September 12th
Hatteras

Come celebrate the history and culture of Hatteras Island’s working watermen at this annual event in the heart of Hatteras Village that has become a tradition for fall visitors and locals alike. Day at the Dock takes place along the waterfront that’s adjacent to the village marinas, and is a delightful combination of fresh seafood and good eats, live demonstrations, working commercial fishing boats, live music, kids activities, and more, and is a true and authentic sample of what life on Hatteras Island is all about.

Week of October 12, 2020 - October 18, 2020

Capital City Four Wheelers Surf Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, October 17th - Sunday, October 18th
Hatteras

The group which hosts the tournament, Capitol City Four Wheelers, is based out of Virginia and is always looking for new members who love and promote safe 4WD accessible driving. For an October surf fishing tournament that revolves around driving along the incredible beaches of Hatteras Island, the Capitol City Surf Fishing Tournament is certainly one to watch.

Week of October 19, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Wings Over Water

  • Tuesday, October 20th - Sunday, October 25th
Rodanthe

The Outer Banks, and the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in particular, is known as one of the best bird watching destinations in the world, and the annual Wings Over Water celebrates this distinction like no other local festival. The weeklong event, which is held each October, features a wide range of educational programs, lectures, and opportunities to meet and greet with fellow birders. During this year's festival, attendees will also have the opportunity to go on guided birding trips, attend art and photography workshops, take a tram or kayak tour of National Wildlife Refuge, visit an ancient maritime forest, and much, much more. A complete schedule can be found online at the organization's website, and attendees should note that some programs do cost a small fee to participate.

Week of November 2, 2020 - November 8, 2020

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament

  • Wednesday, November 4th - Friday, November 6th
Hatteras

Renowned as one of the oldest fishing tournaments on the East Coast, the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament is also one of the biggest Hatteras island tournaments of the years, with hundreds of anglers flocking to the southern Outer Banks for exceptional fall fishing that can't be found anywhere else. With big prizes and plenty of opportunities to have fun off the beach, this tournament has become a generations-old tradition for local and visiting anglers alike. 

Week of November 23, 2020 - November 29, 2020

Surfin' Turkey 5k and Puppy Drum Run

  • Thursday, November 26th 8:00 AM
Hatteras

Get your Turkey Day celebration off to a fun and fast-paced start with this annual event that is quickly becoming a highlight of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Surfin' Turkey 5k and Puppy Drum Run is presented by the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund (HIYEF), and is a great opportunity to support a favorite local cause while enjoying miles of fun in the heart of Hatteras village.

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