Spending long days at the beach is what we all cherish and love about summertime on the Outer Banks. But if you’re looking to get out and trying something new, summer is the perfect time while the area is bustling with activities and events of all types. Here are some upcoming events that are favorites for locals and visitors alike:
Dare Day Festival – June 3
Dare Day is a classic Outer Banks festival that is celebrating its 42nd year in 2017! This is a family friendly all-day event on the waterfront in downtown Manteo. There will be crafts, entertainment, a Kids Zone, live music, contests including a competition for the best cake and pie in Dare County!
Storm the Beach – June 4
Storm the Beach is a fun obstacle course style adventure race put on by Outer Banks Sporting Events. The entire race is on the beach, starting and ending at Jennette’s Pier. All levels are welcome and there are three race distances including a 1 mile Fun Run, the 3 Miler, and the 5 Miler. You can participate as a team or individually. Check out the obstacles here.
2nd Annual Soundside FunFair – June 15-18
Don’t miss this good old-fashioned carnival at the Nags Head Soundside Event Site. Open from 5pm-11pm, there will be a Ferris Wheel, carnival style food concessions and additional rides and sights. The proceeds benefit the Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County.
Duck 4th of July Parade
The Town of Duck’s 4th of July Parade is always a hit. At 9am the parade starts on Scarborough Lane and runs east to loop north onto Christopher Drive. Arrive early to get a good view! After the parade head over to the Town Green for live music, watermelon and the parade award ceremony.
Independence Day 1850 at Island Farm
Celebrate July 4th by taking a step back in time. The Island Farm is “a living history site circa 1847 on Roanoke Island.” For their 4th of July celebration bring a picnic lunch to eat on the lawn. There will be games, a reading of the Declaration of Independence and musket-fire.
Outer Banks Tri – September 16-17
Another event put on by Outer Banks Sporting Events, register to swim, bike, run the Outer Banks! There are three race distances to choose from: Sprint, Olympic or Half. The Sprint distance is great for beginners, requiring just a 5k run, 13.5 mile bike, and 750M swim.
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