Featuring 32 of the world's most influential kiteboarders, the prestigious Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational will take place at REAL Watersports in Cape Hatteras, NC. The 2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational carries an 13-year legacy of bringing together an international field of the most progressive riders to perform in the real Slider Park. Make sure to come by to meet the pros and learn more about the sport of kiteboarding.
Discover the coastal flavors of the southern Outer Banks with this local fish fry that puts fresh catches and plenty of tasty sides in the spotlight. The weekly Hatteras Fish Fry has become a tradition for long-time vacationers and locals alike, and is a delicious opportunity to sample the great coastal fare that this barrier island shoreline is renowned for. Every Saturday, June through August. Fry starts at 5:00 pm.
Enjoy an opportunity to load up on arms of fresh produce and some distinctively unique crafts with a visit to this sunny farmers market in the heart of Hatteras Island. The Avon's Farmer's Market features several dozen visitors from around the area that specialize in homemade goodies, and is a unique addition to the summer landscape that will attract visitors of all good tastes.
Every year, a wave of new equipment arrives on the scene that takes the sport of kiteboarding to the next level, and watersports fans who want to see everything that's cool and brand new can get a sneak peek via the Kitty Hawk Kites Demo Days. Held at the Kiteboarding Resort in Rodanthe, this unique event gives boarders an opportunity to try out the newest brands, styles and gear on the global kiteboarding scene. Every Wednesday
The Pea Island Bird Walk is a weekly experience offered by the refuge that encompasses a scenic and guided walk along the region's North Pond area. Along the way, visitors can be on the lookout for some of the nearly 400 species of birds that call the refuge home, all while hearing a wealth of information on what makes the refuge – and the varying species themselves – so unique. June 26-July 24th, every Wednesday. July 30th-August 13th, every Tuesday.
The tour launches from the Pea Island Visitor Center, and from this starting point, visitors will head to a network of creeks, marshes, and islands that are found within the miles-wide Pamlico Sound. Along the way, visitors can expect to see a number of local residents, which is not surprising considering that the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is famed as home to roughly 400 different species of birds. Crabs, turtles, and other wild species may also make an appearance along the tour, and an expert guide will explain all about the refuge as well as the local critters that frequent the area waters. Designed especially for kids who want a hands-on experience, this kayak tour is a great way to discover something new and unique on the Outer Banks. Reservations are required, and the cost is $30 for adults and $20 for children ages 12 and under.
National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac invites the public to a special event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move on July 1, 2019. The free event will start at 9:30 am near the lighthouse. The 20th anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move celebration on July 1st will include speeches, a question and answer session with expert panelists, artifacts from the lighthouse move, expanded interpretive ranger talks, activities for children, and free lighthouse climbing. The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and Outer Banks Forever are partnering with Cape Hatteras National Seashore to make this event memorable for visitors and the local community.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse started its epic “move of the century” journey on June 17, 1999. After the lighthouse was lifted, the tower moved 2,900 feet over the course of 23 days to its current location. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, sentinel of the perilous Diamond Shoals, where the Gulf Stream meets the Labrador Current, witness to the tragic sinking and triumphant rescues claimed by the "Graveyard of the Atlantic," resumed its duties on November 13, 1999 and continues to do so to this day.
Join us on the Outer Banks this Fourth of July as we celebrate with fireworks, fun, festivities and more! This year, our area will host four fireworks shows at the following locations: Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head Fishing Pier in Nags Head, fireworks over the sound in Manteo, and the Avon Fishing Pier in the village of Avon on Hatteras Island. The Outer Banks has plenty for you and the family to enjoy.