Outer Banks Events September 12, 2023

Fall Outer Banks Events | 2023

Things may begin to slow down, but there are so many great Fall Outer Banks events to check out! From surf contests to music festivals and everything in between, some of our agents’ favorite annual events take place in September and October on the OBX.

Featured Fall Outer Banks Events

Hatteras Island Events

Day at The Docks
Hatteras Village
September 15-16, 10am
Two Days of Events:
Friday, September 15, 2023
Seafood Under the Stars – Chef prepared a six-course dinner with optional wine pairing featuring locally sourced seafood. Friday,  – Light hors d’oeuvres begin at 6:30 PM, Hatteras Civic Center, Hatteras Village Tickets: $55 each, $75 with wine pairing
To purchase reserve seating online here.
This event is limited to 100 seats.
For more information email: hatterasuninterrupted@gmail.com
Saturday, September 16, 2023 –
Fishy K Fun Run, Chowder Cook-off, Demos and Dock Chats, Children’s Activities, Main Stage Activities, Seafood Throwdown, Exhibitors and Vendors, Community Space, Blessing of the Fleet.
View all event information here.

Nags Head Events

ESA Easterns Surfing ChampionshipJennette’s Pier
September 17-23
The largest amateur surfing organization in the world hosts the season’s “grand finale” where the best of the best surfers go head to head.
View all event information here.

Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament
October 4-6
For a community-driven fishing tournament, check out the Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament where skilled and amateur anglers show off their skills up and down the beach. The event includes lunch for participants on both days and social events each evening, where there will be food buffets and beer.
View all event information here.

Outer Banks Seafood Festival
Soundside Event Site
October 21, 2023
Outer Banks Seafood Festival is a fun and educational experience promoting, honoring, and celebrating the area’s seafood heritage and community. The festival offers opportunities to meet Outer Banks watermen and see the tools of their trade, including boats, crab pots, and pound nets. You’ll find educational booths, live music, an arts and crafts village, and, best of all, the chance to eat fresh, local seafood from more than a dozen restaurants.
View event information here.

Outer Banks Brewtag
Soundside Event Site
October 28, 2023, 12 pm-6 pm

Presented by Kitty Hawk Kites.
How far can a keg fly? Hosted by the Rogallo Foundation, this event is a celebration of flight and beer. Brewtag teams from all over the East Coast compete to see who can launch and fly an empty 1/6 keg barrel the farthest. The sky is the limit as to how creative your homemade flying contraption can be! Individuals and teams are welcome to register and be part of the unique keg flying competition.   Live music by local artists throughout the event pairs well with the local and regional craft breweries on-site and local food vendors ready to serve! This family-friendly event will also feature plenty of activities for the kiddos with a kid zone featuring games and crafts and lots of room to hang with friends, and kids, and watch the show!
View all event information here.

Duck Events

Duck Jazz Festival
October 7-8
Duck Town Park
The Town of Duck brings jazz to the Duck Town Park annually on Columbus Day weekend. Enjoy live music from a variety of jazz performers with a full day of performances on two stages at this non-ticketed festival. Extend your Outer Banks stay to enjoy jazz-themed events and promotions taking place throughout Duck businesses and beyond. Food and drinks will be available to purchase from various town eateries and chairs will be available for rent. Attendees are invited to bring food, coolers, chairs, blankets and pets.  No beach umbrellas or tents are permitted at the event. The Duck Jazz Festival will be held rain or shine.
View event information here.

September and October are full of great Outer Banks events!
For a full list of everything happening on the OBX, visit: outerbanks.org