The 7 Most Anticipated Outer Banks Events of 2016

Posted By on January 3, 2016

The new year is here and 2016 is going to be full of huge events on the Outer Banks, but we have gathered the most important dates for you to mark on your calendar today. 

Read on for our 7 Most Anticipated Outer Banks Events of 2016!

March 13 – KELLY’S ST. PATRICK’S PARADE – A beloved tradition and a must-see spectacle unlike any other, it’s the ultimate kickoff to the spring season.

Kelly's St. Patrick's Parade, March 16, 2014 in Nags Head, NC (photo by

March 17-20 – TASTE OF THE BEACH – With dozens of local participating restaurants serving up hearty specials on their most popular dishes, you can’t help but get your fill.

Taste of the Beach 2016

April 16-24 – BIKE WEEK – The 14th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week roars into town with numerous events happening throughout the area.

Outer Banks Bike Week 2016

May 30 – SHALLOWBAG SHAG BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL – The legendary Temptations headline the annual beach music festival at Roanoke Island Festival Park, along with returning favorites The Tams and Steve Owens & Summertime. 

Shallowbag Shag Beach Music Festival 2016

Sept. 21-24 – BLUEGRASS ISLAND FESTIVAL – The Soggy Bottom Boys headline the four-day 2016 Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival in September at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

2016 Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival

Oct. 15 – SEAFOOD FESTIVAL – There is no tastier way to spend a day than at the annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival in Nags Head, where all of the area’s best restaurants serve up some of their favorite creations.

Outer Banks Seafood Festival - Oct. 17, 2015 (photo by

Oct. 30 – HALLOWEEN PARADE OF COSTUMES – The 3rd Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade returns to Kelly’s in Nags Head on Halloween Eve, with an afternoon of free family fun, treats for all ages, and the greatest cosplay showcase on the East Coast, presented by OBX Entertainment!

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

What events did we miss? Tell us in the comments, and give us your picks for your most anticipated events of 2016!


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