Daytime: Nags Head Events

Including Kitty Hawk & Kill Devil Hills Events

Information on COVID-19

With restrictions still in place limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people, you can imagine that a lot of the daytime (and nighttime) events on the Outer Banks have had to either cancel or adapt. But we're all about adapting around here, given our history of hurricanes and flooding events that alter day-to-day life for periods of time. Some outdoor events where it's easy to social distance, such as fishing tournaments or kite flying extravaganzas on Jockey's Ridge, are still a go. Others, such as concerts or festivals, have had to take a year off. Still, you'll see from the list below that there are still daytime events to take part in. This list will change regularly as we hear from local businesses and nonprofits as they firm up their summer plans. 


There's so much more to the Outer Banks than just the environment. The people, events, stores, restaurants and culture deserve just as much recognition as the barrier island they belong to. Fortunately, the activities, the fun and the fanfare stay alive year round in Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk. Whether you love environmental camps, mixers, art fairs, fishing tournaments, Outer Banks-themed workshops, onshore or aquatic tours or brunch, daytime Nags Head events and other activities will keep both locals and visitors busy. Some daytime Nags Head events might occur each weekday, others could happen once a week and a few might take place monthly or as an Outer Banks annual event.

For the sports lovers, fishing tournaments and paddle or kayak tours are available to keep you active and busy as you obtain new achievements (a 35-inch cobia perhaps?) and experience the beautiful geography of the Outer Banks. If you feel more passionate about the arts, Nags Head events like art fairs are great for meeting local artisans and admiring their crafts, and restaurants love hosting local artists and bands that you won’t want to miss hearing. Who knows, you might discover your new favorite music genre!

Nags Head Events for All Ages

There are also many daytime Nags Head activities available for children too. They can check out camps to learn how to fish, take surfing lessons and study species of animals and plants that live on the Outer Banks. Nags Head activities like these are fun, educational and provide children with the opportunity to meet people around their own age. This gives parents, too, an opportunity to go explore different events that may be less appealing to children. Browse through the below listings to see what events are waiting for you, and get ready for the fun that’s sure to follow.

You can also find out about all the other fun Outer Banks events happening during the daytime from Corolla to Ocracoke on our Outer Banks this Week website.

More events for Friday, May 27, 2022

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More events for Sunday, May 29, 2022

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