At the Brindley Beach Vacations booth, Wedding Expo 2015

It’s officially winter on the Outer Banks and yes, things have slowed down. We wouldn’t want it to be this slow all the time, but right now it’s nice; after a record setting summer and shoulder season and then the holidays, taking the breath of relaxation is welcome.

Just because things have slowed down, doesn’t mean nothing is happening. There are a number of events scheduled between now and March, with the Outer Banks Wedding Association’s Wedding Expo Saturday and Sunday, January 16-17 the big event.

The Outer Banks has become one of the premier wedding locations in the United States—really, we’re not just regional anymore—and the expo shows why. This is a must see weekend for brides, grooms and their wedding parties. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a good appetite—all the caterers bring their samples, have some fun and plan that special day.

The Wedding Expo is not the only event on the calendar; a number of bars feature live music throughout the winter especially on weekends and the Outer Banks Forum and the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series are bringing world-class entertainment to the area.

January/February Events

Outer Banks Wedding Association Wedding Expo


First Flight Middle and High Schools, Kill Devil Hills

Two day expo and evening wedding tour. Over 200 wedding professionals. Enter to win our Dream Wedding Giveaway.

Wedding Expo: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Wedding Tour: Saturday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Amara Piano Quartet

Jan. 17

All Saints Episcopal Church, Southern Shores

All Saints Episcopal Church is the perfect setting for the virtuoso classical sounds of the Amara Piano Quartet.

Valinor Quartet 

Jan. 23

First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills

The ultimate in fusion music. Classical, jazz, blues, pop with a bit of gypsy sound. Musician hale from Russia, USA and England.

Driving Miss Daisy

Feb. 16

First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills

The 1988 winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Outer Critics Circle Award. The classic movie began life as a Broadway play and stars of television come to the Outer Banks to bring it to life.