Peak season (June-August) is the most popular time to visit the Outer Banks. What many overlook is the off-season that shortly follows. There is still much more fun to be had during the month of September and into the fall season.
Booking your escape now offers you prime picking for that perfect rental
Rates drop and you save some green
Pleasant day time and night time temperatures
Enjoy the beaches, attractions, and restaurants with less people
With the off-season comes some great local events.
Check out some favorites below
Enjoy a thrilling scene along the towering sand dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park as giant kites and stunt kite pilots wow the crowd at the engaging and family-friendly Outer Banks Kite Festival.
Come celebrate the history and culture of Hatteras Island’s working watermen at this annual event in the heart of Hatteras Village. Day at the Dock takes place along the waterfront that’s adjacent to the village marinas, and is a delightful combination of fresh seafood and good eats, live demonstrations, working commercial fishing boats, live music, kids activities, and more, and is a true and authentic sample of what life on Hatteras Island is all about.
Jennette's Pier - Nags Head
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.
The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is rapidly becoming one of the highlights of the fall season, with plenty of fresh seafood, storytelling, and activities to keep everyone fully entertained. This all-day event takes place at the waterfront Event Site in Nags Head, and is a family-friendly outing that will make anyone fall in love with this staple of the Outer Banks culinary cuisine.
Music lovers everywhere have started to flock to the Outer Banks for this “New” tradition that adds a roster of acclaimed bands with one of the prettiest venues along the North Carolina coastline. The Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, and this year’s event is no exception, with a number of regionally and nationally famous bands already signed up to perform in the multi-day event.