Kites flying at Rogallo Kite Festival, June 10-12 this year.

Now that the summer season is officially here, the event calendar has really filled—so much who that we can’t possibly list everything there is to do on the Outer Banks.

So instead, here are some highlights.

We’re really excited about the Inaugural Outer Banks Craft Beer Week especially because it culminates in OBX Brewfest. Craft beer week is a is a week filled with beer tastings, beer and food pairings and a log of other fun things to do.

Last year’s BrewFest was a blast with a lot of craft brewers on hand and maybe even too many chances to try their creations. Great music too.

For something really different, check out the Red Wolf Howling every Wednesday weather permitting. The red wolf is a subspecies of wolf that is smaller than the grey wolf and a little larger than a coyote. Extinct in the wild, they were reintroduced into Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. The howling is eerie and wonderful all at the same time.

There’s also lots to do for the kids as well. It’s Kid’s Day every Wednesday at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head—we didn’t list it, but it’s happening. There is also some really cool children’s theatre offered by Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo that’s worth checking out.

Inaugural Outer Banks Craft Beer Week

May 30 – Jun 05 2016

Multiple area events, including a Brewathlon, Beer Art Show, Craft Brewer Retreat and a series of tap takeovers and craft beer dinners. Presented in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the festival will benefit the Dare County Arts Council, which encourages the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity. The week-long festival will culminate with the second annual OBX Brewfest.

OBX Brewfest

The Soundside Event Site

Sunday, June 6

Time: 3:00 PM

Price includes unlimited craft soda & brewery samples throughout the event, a complimentary tasting glass, entrance to the Game Zone for grown folks, admission to the BrewU craft beer education tent, live entertainment & tons more all day long!

Dare Day Festival

Downtown Waterfront, Manteo

Saturday, June 5

Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Arts, crafts entertainment, and family fun bring the community and visitors together. As the sun sets we gear up again with live music at the Boathouse stage along the waterfront boardwalk.

34th Annual Rogallo Festival

Date: June 10 – 12, 2016

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Celebrate the accomplishments of Francis and Gertrude Rogallo, the inventors of the flexible wing, which started the sport of hang gliding, and whose designs have carried over into the creation of stunt kites, power kites, and hang gliders that are flown today. Catch a glimpse of the many 30-to 100-foot kites above the dunes at Jockey’s Ridge or bring your own kite to fly! This event is free to the public.

Storm the Beach

Jennette’s Pier

Saturday, June 12

8:00 a.m.

Storm the Beach is a full-fledged obstacle course and adventure race held on the Outer Banks of North Carolina oceanfront beaches. Storm the Beach is not your typical run and grab a medal at the finish type of obstacle race Athletes of all abilities crawl, climb, conquer obstacles such as Swamp Scum and Sandfiddler Crawl.

Roanoke Island Festival Park Children’s Theatre

Commedia Princess and the Pea

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte Touring Company

June 15, 16, 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Seussical Jr. Children’s Show

UNC Greensboro

June 22, 23, 24 at 10:30 a.m.

June 23- additional 3 p.m. show

Red Wolf Howling-Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

June 1, 8, 15, 22. 29 2

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Creef Cut Trail parking lot, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Hwy 64 & Milltail Road

Red Wolf Howling – $10 per adult. Children 12 and under Free. No reservation are required or taken. Refuge staff/Red Wolf Caretaker offer you the experience of a lifetime! Come and learn about the endangered red wolf during a short presentation. Then journey to the heart of the refuge for an adventurous attempt to hear our captive red wolves produce their haunting sounds. Bug spray and a headlamp or flashlight might prove handy.

Contact: Steve BrumfieldPhone: 252-216-9464 Email: