Flying a stack of stunt kites at the Rogallo Kite Festival, one of many June Outer Banks events.

It sure did feel like summer today on the Outer Banks. The sun came out in the afternoon, the temperature went up and the calendar may say late spring, but the feel was distinctly summer.

And now that Memorial Day is behind us, the things-to-do calendars is really filling up. We already mentioned how much there is to do this weekend with Dare Day in Manteo on Saturday and the First Annual Food Truck Showdown at the Nags Head Event Site on Sunday.

But now that the event calendar is really filling up we thought it would be a good idea to look to the future a bit. The events we’re mentioning are just a small part of everything that’s happening but our experience is there a lot of fun for the whole family.

8th Annual Family Fishing Tournament

Jennette’s Pier 

Nags Head

June 9

(252) 255-1501 

Time: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

This is all about creating memories. The fishing has been pretty good this spring, although who know what will be biting on the morning of the tournament. Still it’s great fun and a fantastic way to introduce kids to fishing.

3rd Annual Soundside FunFair

The Soundside Event Site 

Nags Head

June 14- 20

Time: 5:00-10:00 p.m. nightly

This is a classic traveling carnival and it is a blast. Kids eat too much cotton candy and funnel cake, some of the rides go round and round, there’s a Ferris wheel and classic carnival games.

Sure all of that is classic carnival fair, but that’s what makes it so much fun.

Best of all, it benefits Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County.

Rogallo Kite Festival

Kitty Hawk Kites

Nags Head

June 16-17

Phone: 252-305-5561 

Time: 10:00 AM 

Price: Free Admission 

Francis Rogallo is considered the father of hang gliding. His invention of a flexible, steerable wing is the basis for hang gliders, paragliders, and stunt kites.

He was a friend of many of the people at Kitty Hawk Kites and the Rogallo Festival is a wonderful tribute to a remarkable man.

Kite demos all day, lots of kite displays painting the sky along Jockey’s Ridge, kite making and much more.