Upcoming Events

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Opens


The first day is a fee free day!

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse climbing hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily in the spring and fall, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., May 22 through Labor Day, Monday, September 7.  Ticket sales for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse begin at 8:15 a.m. daily and close at 4:30 p.m. in the spring and fall, and at 5:30 p.m. May 22 through Labor Day. 

Climbing tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (62 or older), children 11 years of age and under, and those holding a National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Access Pass.  Tickets are available on a first come/first served basis and can only be purchased in-person at the site the day of the climb.  There are no advance ticket sales. 

Children must be at least 42” tall, and children under 12 must be escorted by a person at least 16 years old. Climbing the lighthouses is strenuous climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is equivalent to climbing a 12-story building. 

For more information on what to expect, check the park website www.nps.gov/caha

Outer Banks Bike Week

04/18/2015 - 04/26/2015

Packed full with entertainment, great food, events and special attractions. Bike Shows, Poker Runs, Guided Tours, Party Nights, Tattoo and Bikini Contests, Over 100 Vendors, Live Music, Outdoor Concerts, Pig Pickin & more!

For more information, visit http://www.outerbankshd.com

First Flight 5K & Flying Pirate Half Marathon

04/18/2015 - 04/19/2015

The Flying Pirate Half Marathon course winds its way through the natural beauty that is North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Run the 13.1 miles and cover some spectacular ground - 2015 is the 6th Anniversary of this fun filled Pirate themed half marathon! Come to the Outer Banks and join the Pirate's for this fantastic race! Begin in Kitty Hawk and follow the course into Nags Head, along the Albemarle Sound, around the Wright Brothers National Memorial, and through the Nags Head Woods Maritime Forest. Finish with a Pirate Jamboree in Nags Head!

On Saturday run the First Flight 5K on the NPS grounds of the Wright Brothers Memorial! Fun for everyone includes Finisher medals, event shirts, SWAG & Pirate Jamboree on Sunday! Come fly with the Pirates! 

Save the date: April 18 & 19, 2015 www.flyingpiratehalfmarathon.com

2015 ESA Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championship

04/30/2015 - 05/03/2015

This 4-day surf competition is sure to rock the cape this spring. Starting on Thursday and concluding early afternoon on Sunday with competition starting each day at 7 a.m. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is considered one of the premier surf spots on the East Coast, especially in the spring.

For more information, please visit http://www.surfesa.org

3rd Annual Hatteras Storytelling Festival

05/01/2015 - 05/03/2015

Hatteras Village will be hosting the second annual Hatteras Storytelling Festival. 

This event is sponsored by Our State, Outer Banks Visitor Bureau and the Hatteras Village Civic Association. The three –day event, scheduled for Friday through Sunday, May 1-3, in Hatteras Village, NC.

This year’s event is filled with performances by both local and regional talent .With ample opportunity to indulge in the local cuisine of fresh seafood and the boundless beauty of Hatteras Island. The fact that the Outer Banks has so many of its own stories, it really sets this festival apart from the rest.

Should you need additional information please call 252-986-2109 or visit hatterasyarns.com where tickets can be purchased as well as information on this event.