Week of October 3, 2022 - October 9, 2022

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Bingo Night

  • Wednesday, October 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Buxton

Visitors and locals can get their game on and test their luck at this popular weekly Bingo Night which is hosted by the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club. Featuring a regular bevy of cash prizes, with proceeds benefitting great local causes, this bingo night serves as a lightly competitive and engaging night out for anyone looking for a little fun on Hatteras Island.

Annual HICF 5K and Fun Run

  • Saturday, October 8th
Avon

Enjoy a breezy fall outing that starts with a light run or jog and ends with plenty of food, fun, and live music at this annual event that goes to benefit a very worthy local cause, the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation. The HICF 5K is a great outing that’s open to visitors and locals of all ages, and which shows just how fun the Outer Banks can be in the fall when everyone comes together to help out a favorite community organization.

Week of October 10, 2022 - October 16, 2022

Capital City Four Wheelers Surf Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, October 15th - Sunday, October 16th
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 17, 2022 - October 23, 2022

Wings Over Water

  • Tuesday, October 18th - Sunday, October 23rd
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.

NCBBA Red Drum Tournament

  • Thursday, October 20th - Saturday, October 22nd
Avon

Registration is currently open for the Annual North Carolina Beach Buggy Association’s (NCBBA) Red Drum Tournament. The tournament features more than $10,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.

The tournament offers miles of naturally isolated fishing grounds along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, allowing anglers to maintain social distance while enjoying the exceptional fall fishing conditions of the Outer Banks. Anglers fish from ORV Ramp 23 to Ramp 38, and possiblly Ramps 43 and 44 if judge availability permits. Anglers may fish where they please within the tournament boundaries, as there are no station assignments during the 60 hours of wide-open fishing. This year’s banquet and awards ceremony may be subject to restrictions by state or local authorities in regard to group gatherings, depending on the state of the Coronavirus pandemic.

OBX Wind

  • Saturday, October 22nd - Saturday, October 29th
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 October 24, 2022 - October 30, 2022

OBX Wind

  • Saturday, October 22nd - Saturday, October 29th
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 October 31, 2022 - November 6, 2022

Trunk or Treat

  • Monday, October 31st 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Avon

Discover just how spirited that Hatteras Island and the southern Outer Banks can be during the fall holidays with this special event that will delight local and vacationing kids and their families alike. Trunk or Treat is becoming a favorite annual Halloween celebration, and is a great opportunity for kids to load up on candy in a safe, central, and wonderfully convenient location.

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament

  • Wednesday, November 2nd - Friday, November 4th
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 21, 2022 - November 27, 2022

Surfin' Turkey 5k and Puppy Drum Run

  • Thursday, November 24th 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.

Week of December 5, 2022 - December 11, 2022

Hatteras Island Christmas Parade

  • Saturday, December 10th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hatteras

Join in the fun of one of the most festive celebrations on Hatteras Island with this annual Christmas parade that has become a decades-long tradition for locals and holiday visitors alike. The Hatteras Island Christmas Parade combines local businesses, fire departments, the US Coast Guard, and non-profit organizations in a joyful and small-town parade that will inspire anyone to get into the holiday spirit.

Ugly Sweater Party

  • Saturday, December 10th 8:00 PM
Avon

Get an early start to the holiday season with this special fall event that will have everyone digging through their closets for clothing of holidays past. The Ugly Sweater Party at Pangea Tavern on Hatteras Island is a celebration of the tacky, and is a great opportunity to enjoy food, drinks, and plenty of laughs with local friends.

Week of July 3, 2023 - July 9, 2023

4th of July Celebration at Avon Pier

  • Tuesday, 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 August 14, 2023 - August 20, 2023

Anniversary of the Mirlo Rescue

  • Wednesday, August 16th
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.

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
Kitty Hawk Surf Co.