As reported by USA Today, Nags Head is among 10 iconic U.S. beach towns that are perfect after Labor Day. Visit in fall, when you can drive happily and have beaches and lighthouses to yourself. The winds pick up again in autumn, an ideal time for kite-surfing or flying a kite in Nags Head. The sand cools off at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, where you can climb the tallest natural sand dune in the eastern U.S. without burning your feet. In October, glide beneath the dark sky during a meteor shower and spot wildlife on a nighttime canoe or kayak tour. Find end-of-season sales in boutiques, surf shops, art galleries, and the outlet mall, then refuel with fall comfort food at the seven stops highlighted on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Nags Head Inn is conveniently located to all the great fall fun. Some of our favorite upcoming fall events include the Outer Banks Seafood Festival Oct 11 & 12 that is held within walking distance of Nags Head Inn on sound side in Nags Head. and the Bluegrass Festival Weekend Oct 4-6th nearby at Festival Park.

Here are a few fantastic events going on this weekend on the Outer Banks near the Nags Head Inn:

outer banks stunt kite competition27th Annual Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition: September 28th-29th 2013

New for 2013!  The Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition will be taking place at a new location in 2013: The Outer Banks Event Site (Windmill Point), located at 6906 S. Croatan Hwy. in Nags Head ( within walking distance of Nags Head Inn on sound side in Nags Head) .  The new location is 3.2 miles south of the main Kitty Hawk Kites store at Jockey’s Ridge, and is about a 10 minute drive from the indoor kite flying space at First Flight High School. 
Kitty Hawk Kites holds the 27th Annual Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition on September 28th-29th 2013.  Two days of competitive kite flying, team performances and kites dancing to music!The Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition holds several competitions throughout the weekend. Spectators are encouraged to watch the competitions.  Kitty Hawk Kites will also give free stunt and power kite lessons for any spectator willing to learn!


artrageousArtrageous Art Extravaganza

Artrageous Art Extravaganza is an annual community-wide celebration of the arts, sponsored by Dare County Arts Council. Artrageous features creative hands-on art activity booths for kids, youth art, live music, professional artists show & sell, live art demos, artist quick draw, great food and more!  
Bring the entire family for a fun-filled day! Join us at the Dare County Parks and Recreation Center in Kill Devil Hills on Saturday, September 28th from 10am – 3pm.

All proceeds from Artrageous benefit arts education programming in each of Dare County’s schools, cultural arts programs in our community, and the Artrageous Scholarship Fund, which awards one scholarship for a graduating senior from each of Dare County’s high schools.

Outer Banks Triathalon

 Nags Head Inn is featuring an Outer Banks Hotel Special for the weekend of the Outer Banks Triathlon. The race is held on nearby Roanoke Island so Nags Head Inn Oceanfront Hotel is a convenient and relaxing location for Outer Banks Triathlon runners and spectators. The 2013 Triathlon is September 21 – September 22 , 2013.

Outer Banks Triathlon Hotel Special:

Get 10% discount off standard rates and late 1PM check out on Sunday for race participants. Please use the promo code when booking online.

Promo Code =OBXRUN2

>Book your outer banks hotel room online now

Outer Banks Runners: We will be featuring hotel specials for the Outer Banks Marathon & Outer Banks Flying Pirate Half Marathon too!

Outer Banks Marathon Specials (November)

Outer Banks Flying Pirate Half Marathon Hotel Specials (April)

Outer Banks Triathlon Race Registration

2013 Faire Days Festival in DuckThe last Faire Days of a summer long series of exciting festival events for the entire family is being held this Wednesday, September, 11. Hosted by Scarborough Faire Shopping Village in Duck from 2-5:30 pm,  the event will include great music plus: pet a mustang , scavenger hunt, clown/magician, juggler, marionettes, author book signings, glitter tattoo table, DIY jewelry, painting & projects … plus everything from ice cream, popcorn, snacks, BBQ, wine & fine dining. FREE Admission, ALL within a cozy tree covered courtyard enclave of 15 boutique shops featuring high quality merchandise.

Here is the schedule for Faire Days for Wednesday, September 11, 2013

See the Complete Schedule and Learn More about Scarborough Faire

Discover Manteo on the First Friday of each month, April through December from 4 pm to 8 pm. Free Live Music from 4 pm – 6 pm. Special Events can be found downtown on the Manteo waterfront.  Shop unique boutiques, art galleries, and enjoy many wonderful restaurants.