Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes

The Outer Banks Halloween Parade is held annually on the Sunday before Halloween in Nags Head, North Carolina!

Outer Banks Halloween Parade 2017

CLICK HERE to see the 2016 Halloween Parade PHOTO GALLERY!

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THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the 3rd Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade a huge success!!!

This year’s Parade was easily the biggest and best yet, with well over 200 registered participants, including more than 70 costume contest entries from out of town, and hundreds more in attendance as spectators, volunteers, and unregistered Parade participants! The management and staff at Kelly’s Restaurant & Tavern was amazing as usual and our volunteers and judges were just awesome. And the Costumes this year were beyond outstanding!!!

We have hundreds of exclusive images and video from the event to share with you in the coming days, but for now …HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

CLICK HERE to see the 2016 Halloween Parade PHOTO GALLERY!

We’ll see you at the 4th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 29, 2017!

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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 (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, plus our new Cosplay/Custom-made category for our more serious “professional level” entries.

PRIZES for the Costume Contest were generously provided in part by the following businesses:

Artz Music & Photography
Spanky’s
Jolly Roger
Hatteras Watersports
Festival Park
BJ’s Carolina Café
OB Brewing Station
Cap’t N Franks
OBX JetPak
BK Shuckers
Sweet-Ts, Stacey
Pirates-n-Pixies
Life is Good
My Little Sunshine Store
Professor Tracker’s Lost Treasure Mini Golf
Fish Heads/Outer Banks Pier
Burger King (KDH)
Children at Play
Stack ‘Em High
Mudpie
Island Farm 
OBX Ghost Tours
OBX Bowling
Roosters Restaurant
Cottage shop
BIG Bucks IceCream 
Awful Authurs
McDonald’s MP 9
Lowe’s

Halloween Parade 2016 Costume Contest Prizes include: 

  • 2 SUP Board Rentals (Couple category)
  • Tickets to Exotic Erotic Halloween Ball (Couple category)
  • $100 Smoker Rental (Family/Group category)
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Pirates & Pixies Toy Store (age 5 and under, age 6-12 categories)
  • Gifts from Earth 383 Comics & Games
  • Tickets to Roanoke Island Festival Park
  • T-Shirts from Capt’n Franks
  • Gift Certificate to Spanky’s Grille
  • Tickets to OBX Ghost Tours 2017
  • Free Family Beach Portrait Session by Artz Music & Photography (Family/Group category)
  • COSPLAY/CUSTOM-MADE CATEGORY: Prizes for the first place winner in the cosplay category will receive two weekend passes to the 2017 Mad Monster Party horror and pop culture convention in Rock Hill, South Carolina, a professional costume photo shoot by Artz Music & Photography, and a gallery showcase and feature story on HalloweenDailyNews.com, the internet’s leading source for all things Halloween.
  • …and much MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

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

HalloWeek OFFICIAL DISCOUNTED ACCOMMODATIONS HERE!

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 7: YOU CAN NOW REGISTER FOR THE PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST ONLINE! (Click here!)

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ANNOUNCEMENT 6: Our new Cosplay category is for custom-made, non-store-bought costumes and will be judged to higher standards than the other categories based on creativity, effort, likeness, and presentation, among other elements. This category should be considered for our more serious “professional level” entries and those traveling in from out of town. Learn more here!

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ANNOUNCEMENT 5: We have intercepted an Imperial transmission confirming that The Empire will be patrolling the 2016 Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes, as The Emperor is sending a deployment of his most loyal troops from the 501st Legion Carolina Garrison OBX StormTroopers!

The 'Star Wars' 501st Legion Carolina Garrison will be special guests at the 3rd Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade on Oct. 30, 2016 in Nags Head.

ANNOUNCEMENT 4: We are excited to welcome the revolutionary OBXjetpak and local jetpak pilot Butch Stone to the 3rd Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes, available for viewing and photo ops during the pre-parade Halloween Festival starting at 2pm on Sunday, Oct. 30 at Kelly’s in Nags Head!

OBXjetpak will be at the Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes on 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!

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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 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

2016 SPONSORS and Prize Donors of the Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes include:

OUTER BANKS VISITORS BUREAU

OUTER BANKS SENTINEL

PIRATE 95.3

DIXIE 105.7

98.1 THE SCORE

ACCESS PRINT & DESIGN

OUTER BANKS ENTREPRENEURS

EARTH 383 COMICS & GAMES

JOLLY ROGER

OBX GHOST TOURS

ROANOKE ISLAND FESTIVAL PARK

GALLOP FUNERAL SERVICES

OBXJETPAK

PIRATES AND PIXIES TOY STORE

OUTER BANKS BREWING STATION

BJ’S CAROLINA CAFE

SWEET T’S COFFEE, BEER, & WINE

HATTERAS WATERSPORTS

THE CAVALIER MOTEL

HALLOWEEN DAILY NEWS

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 to Outer Banks Halloween Parade online on Facebook HERE!

3rd Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes - Oct. 30, 2016 at Kelly's in Nags Head

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OBX Entertainment presented the 2nd Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes on Sunday, Oct. 25 at Kelly’s in Nags Head, featuring another spirited afternoon of holiday themed family fun for all ages.

The event included special appearances by the Star Wars 501st Legion Carolina Garrison, Spider-Man, Elvis, the Kill Devil Derby Brigade, PsychoPath, Jolly Roger, and many more guests showing off some truly impressive costumes.

You can scroll down to view our full photo gallery, and video of the entire parade march courtesy of LNR Productions, as well as the awards ceremony, and aerial footage video of the Halloween Parade courtesy of Pivot Visuals in the players below!

Watch highlights of the Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes 2015 Awards Ceremony in the player below!

Click HERE to view our 2015 Halloween Parade PHOTO GALLERY!

Congrats to winners 2015

Best Costume Contest winners of the 2nd Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes on October 25, 2015 at Kelly’s in Nags Head, NC. (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)

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Click HERE to see hundreds of exclusive images in our full photo gallery from the 2014 Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes!

OBX Entertainment presented the 1st Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of costumes on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Kelly’s in Nags Head. You can watch highlights from our inaugural year in the videos below! 

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The first Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes took place on October 26, 2014 in Nags Head, North Carolina. (photo by Traci McLean for OBXentertainment.com)

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