Spring and Summer Events on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2023

The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a stunningly beautiful coastal region that attracts visitors from all over the world. Known for its miles of pristine beaches, historic lighthouses, and charming towns, the Outer Banks is a popular destination for families, couples, and adventurers alike. If you’re planning a trip to the Outer Banks in 2023, there are plenty of spring and summer events to enjoy. Here are just a few of the highlights:

Annual Outer Banks Bike Week (April 26 -29)

Bike enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Annual Outer Banks Bike Week. This week-long event includes guided tours, poker runs, and live music, as well as plenty of opportunities to ride along the beautiful coastal highways and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Outer Banks.

Flying Pirate Half Marathon (April 23)

This beach classic is 13 miles of running through Nags Head Woods Preserve, Bayside drive in KDH and then finishing up at the beautiful Wright Brothers Memorial. The Outer Banks has become a runners’ paradise in the past decades so come join your fellow runners!

Nags Head Woods 5k (May 13)

The race is a local favorite. You don’t have to be a serious runner to participate and it is a rolling party! Once again, just like the PIrate Half Marathon, you will get to run in Nags Head Woods preserve, which is 1500 acres of pristine maritime forest. Get ready to sweat and have a blast.

Dare Day (June 3-4)

Dare Day is a community-wide event that celebrates the history and culture of the Outer Banks. The day includes a parade, live music, food vendors, and plenty of activities for kids, including face painting, bounce houses, and more.

Fourth of July Celebrations (July 4)

The Fourth of July is a big deal in the Outer Banks, and there are celebrations and fireworks displays all along the coast. Whether you’re watching the fireworks over the ocean or enjoying a beach barbecue with friends and family, there’s no better way to celebrate America’s birthday.


These are just a few of the many events and activities you can enjoy on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2023. Whether you’re looking for food, adventure, or family fun, there’s something for everyone on this beautiful stretch of coastline. So pack your bags, book your accommodations, and get ready to experience all the Outer Banks has to offer!


The Sea Ranch Resort is a classic beachfront hotel located in Kill Devil Hills, NC. We feature oceanfront condo rooms and a great location for visiting local attractions.

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