HalloWeek Halloween Events on the Outer Banks

Halloween Week 2016 events on the Outer Banks expand to include Halloween Film Festival Oct. 27-29 in Kill Devil Hills and Parade of Costumes Oct. 30 in Nags Head!

HalloWeek on the Outer Banks, North Carolina just got a whole lot bigger with the addition this year of the inaugural Halloween International Film Festival, presented by Halloween Daily News and OBX Entertainment over three days in October, featuring independent films submitted from around the world.

In addition to the Official Selections chosen from among the entries in the short film and feature film categories, to be screened in competition during the Festival, each night will conclude with a Featured Selection screening of special showcased independent movies that celebrate the theme and mission of the event.

This year’s Official Selections, including more than 30 independent films from around the world, and invited Featured Selections will be revealed soon!

The first Halloween International Film Festival will take place on the Outer Banks, North Carolina during Halloween Weekend, October 27-29, 2016, to be followed by the 3rd Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes on Sunday, October 30.

All Festival film screenings will be shown at RC Theatres Movies 10 in Kill Devil Hills. Information on how to purchase tickets in advance will be announced in the coming weeks.

Official accommodations are available at a special discounted rate for Film Festival / HalloWeek attendees at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk and the Ramada Plaza in Kill Devil Hills, both located on the beautiful Outer Banks oceanfront with scenic ocean view rooms and free public beach access, just minutes from the host venue RC Theatres.

The room blocks at both the Hilton (252-261-1290) and Ramada (252-441-2151) are listed under “Halloween Film Festival”, so be sure to ask for that block when calling either hotel for reservations to get the discounted rate, or for online reservations click here.

Click here to book online at the Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks!


The mission of the Halloween International Film Festival is to promote the artistry of independent films made in the spirit of creativity, support the future of cinema by providing exposure for talented visionary filmmakers, and celebrate a collective passion for Halloween.

Known as the “land of beginnings”, the Outer Banks of North Carolina is the site of America’s first urban legend, The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, the true story of the first English colonists to land in the new world only to mysteriously vanish without explanation in 1587.

The Outer Banks is also where the infamous pirate Blackbeard was killed and reportedly still haunts the small, isolated island of Ocracoke; and it is where the Wright Brothers launched mankind toward the stars with the first powered flight in 1903, in what is now the town of Kill Devil Hills.

Full details and updated news, including the rules and guidelines for film submissions, as well as accommodations discounts and the festival screening schedule, will be announced in the coming weeks at OBXentertainment.com.

Sponsors for this event include Halloween Daily News, Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Outer Banks Sentinel, Pirate 95.3, Access Design & Print, Jolly Roger, RC Theatres, Hilton Garden Inn Kitty Hawk, Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront, and Dare County Arts Council.

LIKE the Halloween Film Festival official Facebook page HERE!

Halloween International Film Festival - Oct. 27-29, 2016 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

The 3rd Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes returns to Kelly’s in Nags Head, NC on Sunday, October 30, 2016, presented by OBX Entertainment and Halloween Daily News.

Registration for the parade opens and the pre-parade Halloween Festival begins at 2pm, featuring live entertainment, special guests, trick or treating, and new additions for 2016, including The Great Pumpkin Contest, sponsored by Outer Banks Entrepreneurs (click here for details).

The walking parade around the Kelly’s property will begin at 3pm. Those who do not wish to walk in the parade can watch and cheer it on in the spectators area located in the Kelly’s front lawn. Everyone attending the event is encouraged to dress in costume in the spirit of the season.

All costume contest entries must be registered to participate in the parade and to be eligible for prizes. 

Everyone who registers to walk in the Parade will be entered into the Costume Contest, with the winners to be announced during an Awards Ceremony immediately following the Parade. You must be present and remain in costume until the winners are announced in order to claim any prizes.

Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes among the parade entries in various categories and age groups, including Best Male and Female 5 and under; Best Male and Female 6-12; Best Male and Female 13-adult; Best Couple; and Best Family/Group Costumes, and a new category for 2016 to be announced in the coming weeks.

Admission to this rain or shine event is free for anyone wearing a Halloween costume.

The mission of the Parade of Costumes is to provide a safe and positive celebration of Halloween and its traditions, for Outer Banks locals and visitors alike, and Halloween lovers worldwide, with live entertainment and loads of fun for adults and kids of all ages.


ANNOUNCEMENT 1: We are excited to announce that the historic Cavalier by the Sea Motel is again offering an amazing 20% OFF special discount on rooms for those coming from out of town to attend our Outer Banks Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 30th! The Cavalier is conveniently located on the oceanfront with free, spacious beach access for all guests, just minutes away from the site of the 3rd Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade at Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern in Nags Head. 

You must inform The Cavalier that you are planning to attend this event when making your reservation in order to receive the discount.

Click here to make your reservation today!

The Cavalier Motel in Kill Devil Hills, NC

ANNOUNCEMENT 2: We are thrilled to welcome back The Haunted Hearse, sponsored by Gallop Funeral Services, an authentic final ride decorated to fit the season and available for fun photo ops at the Halloween Parade! 

The Haunted Hearse, sponsored by Gallop Funeral Services, is appearing at the 3rd Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 at Kelly's in Nags Head.

ANNOUNCEMENT 3: This year we are adding an all new event to the festivities, offering yet another spirited, artistic avenue of expressing all the fun of our favorite season, introducing The Great Pumpkin Contest, sponsored by our friends at Outer Banks Entrepreneurs

Registration for the parade opens and the pre-parade Halloween Festival begins at 2pm, featuring live entertainment, special guests, trick or treating, and some new additions for 2016, including the Great Pumpkin Contest, in which entries are pre-prepared jack-o-lanterns that can be hand carved, hand painted, or otherwise “dressed”/decorated to be judged in categories that include scariest, funniest, and most creative.

The winning pumpkin entries in each category will receive a special basket of treats and goodies from Outer Banks Entrepreneurs. Click HERE for full details on The Great Pumpkin Contest!


For information on sponsorship opportunities, please email us at obxentertainment@gmail.com.

Stay with OBXentertainment.com for more announcements and prize reveals, and be sure to “LIKE” the official event Facebook page and follow OBX Entertainment on Twitter at @obxe for the latest updates.

RSVP online on Facebook HERE!

Click HERE to join the Outer Banks Halloween Society!

3rd Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes - October 30, 2016


Jolly Roger Restaurant, located on the beach road (NC 12) in Kill Devil Hills, will let you murder your favorite spooky songs as they host “Scaryoke” each night during HalloWeek 2016!

Scaryoke at Jolly Roger Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills during HalloWeek 2016 Outer Banks Halloween celebration


Beware what lurks in the dark as the local haunted trail Wanchese Woods returns to terrify those souls brave enough to enter the popular attraction this Halloween on the Outer Banks in October.

With seven acres of scares, Wanchese Woods Haunted Trail will be open on Friday and Saturday nights in October starting on Oct. 7, located at 1102 Er Daniels Road in Wanchese.

Proceeds from this event will benefit Remedy Disaster Relief and Outreach.

Tickets are $15 each, cash only at the gate, and OBX Entertainment will be giving away free tickets each week starting in October, so be sure to check back!

Wanchese Woods Haunted Trail



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