The 5th Annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival is coming up this Saturday. The weather is looking just about ideal, the entertainment with Mojo Collins and the Crowd among others should be great and the food—the fresh seafood dishes from local chefs—will be spectacular.

This is a much needed balm after a week of cleanup. Hurricane Matthew dumped a lot of rain on us and we’re still cleaning up here and there, but by the weekend, everything will be ready.

The Seafood Festival just keeps getting better and better. Held at the Event Site in Nags Head, the setting on Roanoke Sound is perfect for a celebration of the heritage and culture of the oldest industry on the Outer Banks.

An event that has something for everyone—beyond some great food, the Seafood Festival has kids activities scheduled throughout the day, bands from opening to closing and a craft fair featuring artwork from local artists.

There is no onsite parking. There is remote parking at four locations with shuttles running regular routes. Organizers are promising that shuttles will “run approximately every half hour or less.”

Parking locations:

Whalebone Park [Blue Lot]

In the 7200 block of S. Virginia Dare Trail, across from Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, 10:00am – 7:00pm. (8:00 a.m. for vendors)

Nags Head Town Hall [Red Lot]

Handicap Parking ONLY

5401 S. Croatan Hwy. Nags Head, 10:00am – 6:30pm.

First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills [Green Lot]

100 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, 10:00am – 7:00pm

Nags Head Elementary School, Nags Head [Gold Lot]

3100 S Wrightsville Ave, Nags Head, 10:00 am – 6:30 pm