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.

ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

Date: September 16, 2018
Location: Jennette\'s Pier Nags Head, NC 27959

The largest amateur surfing organization in the world hosts the season\'s \"grand finale\" where the best of the best surfers go head to head.

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Surfalorus Film Festival

Date: September 20, 2018
Location: 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo, NC 27954

Calling all surfers, filmmakers, nature lovers, water weirdos, cinephiles, and fans of everything aquatic to the 7th annual Surfalorus Film Festival! Presented by Cucalorus and the Dare County Arts Council, this three-day celebration of coastal North Carolina marine culture is coming to the Outer Banks on September 20-22, 2018!

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The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival - Grand Tasting

Date: September 29, 2018
Location: 1409 National Park Dr. Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-473-2127

Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Price: Saturday Festival - GA $60 VIP $85

Wine! Food! Beer! Music! Back for it\'s second year, old world and new world wines from around the globe will be poured accompanied by local fare served with warm island hospitality. Enjoy…... Read More

Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival

Date: October 3, 2018
Location: 1 Festival Park Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-423-3039

Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. Wednesday, October 3rd through Saturday, October 6th.  

Wenesday - October 3rd

Free Festival Kick-Off Event at The Bluegrass Island Store!

4 pm Presley Barker
5:15 pm Loudermilk Band
7 pm Sideline
9 pm Mountain Faith

Thursday October 4th

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Duck Jazz Festival

Date: October 6, 2018
Location: 1200 Duck Road Duck, NC 27949

The Town of Duck brings jazz to the Duck Town Park annually on Columbus Day weekend. Enjoy live music from a variety of jazz performers beginning on Saturday, October 6, 2018 which continues on Sunday, October 7 with a full day of performances on two…... Read More

Outer Banks Seafood Festival

Date: October 20, 2018
Location: 6906 S. Croatan Hwy Nags Head, NC 27959

Phone: (252) 441-8144

Price: $5 admission; Food and Beverage $1 each

Outer Banks Seafood Festival is a fun and educational experience promoting, honoring and celebrating the area\'s seafood heritage and community. The festival offers opportunities to meet Outer Banks watermen and see the tools of their trade, including boats, crab…... Read More

Halloween International Film Festival

Date: October 25, 2018
Location: 1803 N Croatan Hwy. Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

The 3rd Annual Halloween International Film Festival, presented by OBX Entertainment and Halloween Daily News, returns to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina during HalloWeek on the Outer Banks, October 25-27, 2018.

Independent film submissions will be accepted online through FilmFreeway ( starting on Monday, January 1, 2018. The…... Read More

Outer Banks Brewtag

Date: October 27, 2018
Location: 6800 S Croatan Hwy Nags Head, NC 27959

Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Price: Free Admission

Flying kegs, a beer garden featuring over 20 local and regional beers, kids zone featuring arts and crafts and a mechanical shark, live music, local food vendors … you can’t ask for much more! OBX Brewtag is presented…... Read More

First Friday On Roanoke Island

Date: November 2, 2018
Location: Historic Downtown Manteo Manteo, NC 27954

Time: 6:00 PM

First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival held the first Friday of each month, April through December from 6 to 8 p.m. in Historic Downtown Manteo along the Waterfront. The sidewalks pulse with live music, magic, artisans, period-dressed actors, a rock climbing…... Read More

Winter Transition Workshop

Date: November 3, 2018
Location: 1411 National Park Drive Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: (252) 473-3234

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Price: $25 for members. $40 for not-yet members. Limited to 12 participants. Tickets may be purchased through our website online.


$25 for members. $40 for not-yet members.

Limited to 12.

Now that the colder air is here, and…... Read More

OBX Veteran\'s Week

Date: November 1, 2018
Location: Downtown Manteo Manteo, NC 27948

Time: 6:00 PM

OBX Veterans Week is an annual event celebrating Veterans and their families through the arts. Ray Johnson Band at First Friday. Veterans Week Kick-off, November 1 at 6 p.m. Downtown Manteo, Hosted by The Town of Manteo.

Sassagrass - Eclectic Acoustic Bluegrass -…... Read More

TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon & Southern Fried Half Marathon 8K | 5K | Fun Run | Southern 6

Date: November 10, 2018
Location: Outer Banks Sporting Events Kitty Hawk or Nags Head Kitty Hawk/Manteo, NC 27948

Price: Prices vary, Register Now.

The TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon, follows its way through the natural beauty that is North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Come run with us and cover some spectacular ground! After finishing the Outer Banks Marathon, you will have run one of the most…... Read More

Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile

Date: November 21, 2018
Location: 600 S Croatan Hwy Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


Phone: 252-489-8239

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Price: 30.00

Tipsy Turkey 1 Mile Beer Run

Limit 100 participants

11 AM Wednesday, November 21st, 2018



Drink, Run, Drink, Run, Drink, Run, Drink, Run, Party


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6th Annual Surfin\' Turkey 5k & Puppy Drum 1/2 Mile Fun Run

Date: November 22, 2018
Location: 56658 NC Highway 12 Hatteras, NC 27943

Time: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Price: Register early to avoid price increase! Non- refundable charity event. Race is raid or shine but will be canceled for safety reasons in event of severe weather.

Run this beautiful 5K course through the historic fishing village of Hatteras to…... Read More

23rd Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot

Date: November 22, 2018
Location: Duck, NC 27949

Phone: 252-255-8124

Time: 9:00 AM


Online registration for the 23rd Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot opened on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th at 6 am EDT via RunSignUp. Please stay in touch by joining Our Subscriber List so you\'ll receive notices and updates about this year\'s event.

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Hangin\' With Santa

Date: November 23, 2018
Location: 3925 S. Croatan Hwy. Nags Head, NC 27959

Time: 10:00 AM

Price: Free Admission

Come spread the holiday cheer with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing crew. Free visit and pictures with Santa, cocoa and cookies, and a light show with kites on Jockey’s Ridge are just a few of the fun and…... Read More

WinterLights Presented By Southern Bank

Date: November 24, 2018
Location: 1411 National Park Drive Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-473-3234

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Price: Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6.WinterLights Season Pass is $17.00 for adults, $14.00 for youth and $11.00 for a child.

November 24, 2018 - January 19, 2019. 

Tuesdays to Saturdays in December; Friday and Saturdays…... Read More