Want to find out what’s going on during your visit to Roanoke Island’s Elizabethan Inn? No matter what time of year you escape to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, there are fun, fascinating events for everyone.

Please find some of the more popular Manteo area events below, all of which are just moments from the Inn.

Outer Banks Taste Of The Beach

Date: 03-28-2019
Location: Outer Banks Nags Head, NC 27959

Price: Event pricing ranges from $10 - $105

4 Days of Food Drink and Fun on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 

The Outer Banks Taste of The Beach Weekend is a fantastic way to sample the fare of many fine restaurants on the Outer Banks in…... Read More

ESA Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championship

Date: 05-03-2019
Location: 7223 S Virginia Dare Trail Nags Head, NC 27959

The Eastern Surfing Association, ESA, is the largest amateur surfing
association in the world. Our family oriented programs promote a healthy and
active lifestyle. It is not uncommon to find two or three generations of the
same family involved as members of the ESA,…... Read More

The Outer Banks Forum Presents........The Virginia Symphony

Date: 05-09-2019
Location: First Flight High School Auditorium 100 Veterans Drive Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Phone: 252 256 9361

Time: 7:30 PM

Price: Tickets: $28 adults, $15 students under 17 at or on the evening of the performance at the First Flight High School auditorium. Full calendar, details and tickets at

Spend an incredible evening listening to the spectacular music of…... Read More

Couture By The Shore

Date: 05-11-2019
Location: 50 S. Dogwood Trail Southern Shores, NC 27949

Phone: (252) 261-2004

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Ooh La La! Join in the fun when Couture By The Shore celebrates 9 years of fashion and fundraising on Saturday, May 11th!  Have lunch, sip bubbly, and be awed by the best silent auction on the beach! …... Read More

OBX Shred Fest

Date: 05-18-2019
Location: The Soundside Event Site Nags Head, NC 27959

Time: 1:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Shred Fest is an annual fundraiser for Dare2Care OBX that builds awareness for Veterans and encourages inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the Outer Banks community, while supporting programs for these groups.
The success of the previous…... Read More

Bluegrass Island Festival

Date: 05-15-2019
Location: 1 Festival Park Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-423-3039

Price: Visit website for ticket prices

Music lovers from all over the world flock to the Outer Banks for this tradition that adds a roster of acclaimed bands with one of the most beautiful venues anywhere. The Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival has quickly become one of…... Read More

25th Annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open

Date: 05-14-2019
Location: 58058 NC-12 Hatteras, NC 27943


Entry forms and fees can be mailed prior to April 29, 2019. On site registration starts at 5 PM on Tuesday, May 14 at the Hatteras Village Civic Center. All boats fishing the tournament must be registered by 8 PM on May 14, 2019.

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47th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular

Date: 05-16-2019
Location: 3933 S Croatan Hwy Nags Head, NC 27959

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: Free Admission

The Hang Gliding Spectacular is the longest running hang gliding competition in the world! Join professional hang gliders, fans, and families at Jockey’s Ridge State Park for this Outer Banks tradition. The Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is FREE…... Read More

Rock The Cape\'s Island Art Show

Date: 05-27-2019
Location: 23186 Myrna Peters Rd Rodanthe, NC 27968

Phone: (252) 473-5558

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: FREE

Rock the Cape was started by Dare County Arts Council in 2012 as an initiative to celebrate and promote the galleries, artists, and artistic community on Hatteras Island.

The annual event is held at the beginning of summer as…... Read More

8th Annual Shore Break 5K And Tide Pool Fun Run

Date: 05-27-2019
Location: 40127 NC Highway 12 Avon, NC 27915

Time: 8:00 AM

Price: $35 for 5K (price increases May 8); $10 for 1/2 Mile Fun Run

Run through Kinnakeet Shores on gorgeous Cape Hatteras, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The race terrain will keep you entertained the entire 3.1 miles along paved roads winding through…... Read More