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Memorial Day Weekend Activities on the Outer Banks

Awesome Activities for Memorial Day Weekend on the Outer Banks

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If you are looking for the perfect place to enjoy Memorial Day weekend, but have no idea where to go, there is no place better than celebrating with the Memorial Day weekend activities on North Carolina’s Outer Banks!

According to research, approximately 42.75% of Americans travel during Memorial day, it is a popular time to travel and ring in the summer and celebrate somewhere beautiful with your loved ones.

From water sports to races, beach lounging, stunning scenery, and delicious food, the Outer Banks Memorial Day weekend is full of fun activities for people of all ages and interests.

So the question is, what are the best activities to partake in while you are in the Outer Banks? And which activities are great for the entire family?

Keep on reading to learn everything about the best Memorial Day weekend activities on the Outer Banks.

Pack your beach bags and get ready!

Enjoy Some Great Music

With sunny skies and warm weather, who wouldn’t want to celebrate memorial day on a beautiful beach in the Outer Banks?

Plus, nothing kicks off Memorial Day weekend like a concert near the beach! Grab your family and head down to the Memorial Day Beach Blast in Corolla on Sunday, May 26, from 12-5 pm.

The concert will include a full lineup of Motown influences, R&B, funk music and a headliner by the renowned musical talent Soul Intent!

So come on down, dance barefoot in the grass, sip on some beverages and have fun with your whole family!

Get Some Beach Time

Is there any better way to welcome in summer than being on a beautiful beach? Get your whole family together and head down to the beach for some quality rest and relaxation.

You can easily rent a cabana or beach umbrella to protect yourselves from the sun as you lounge around and bond with your loved ones. The younger, energetic ones can also rent bicycles or paddleboards and go for some outdoor adventures.

Get Some Exercise

When thinking about the Memorial Day weekend, your first thought is probably not running multiple kilometres, but the Shore Break 5K is much different than that! At 8 am on May 27th in Hatteras, there will be a family-friendly fun run that finishes with a pancake breakfast and tidepool fun run right after.

Even if you are not an avid runner, come on down and support the other runners and enjoy the festivities. If you are over 21, there are beers available from Carolina Brewery, some food trucks, and great music!

Hit the Water

The 9th annual OBX Paddle Palooza will be held on Saturday, May 25th and includes an entire day of stand up Paddleboarding fun! Experience is not necessary, as there will be many experienced SUP‘ers giving out lessons all day.

If you are experienced, try your hand (or paddle) at the one-mile, or five-mile SUP race! Afterwards, there will be a BBQ dinner, raffles and live music to ring in the summer!

This event is hosted by the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation and the proceeds go towards those who are currently battling cancer.

So grab your sunscreen, bathing suit, and come paddle around the beautiful scenery of the Outer Banks, all for a good cause!

Satisfy Your Tastebuds

Besides the beautiful beaches, there is one thing that the Outer Banks area is known for – food!

No matter what your family’s tastebuds are craving, there is something for everyone to enjoy, such as Nag’s head pizza company in Nag’s Head and Kitty Hawk!

The Outer Banks have restaurants that range from family-friendly diners to seafood restaurants, fine-dining, and of course, many gourmet gelato shops!

Try some conch fritters, steamed shrimp, and delicious fish dinners and then finish the night off with some freshly made ice cream.

See Some Attractions

Out of all the memorial day weekend activities on the Outer Banks, it is important to do something that involves culture and education. This is where performances like the Lost Colony come in, a historical play that celebrates the first English to inhabit America, then vanished off the coast of Roanoke Island.

The performance includes history lessons, dancing, music, sword-fighting, and so much more! Tickets for adults are $20, and kids under five attend for free.

Admire the Art

Rock the Cape, a local artisan art show, will be happening on May 28th, from 10-4 pm. There will be displays from over 20 local Outer Banks artisans. The admission is free, and each art show purchase supports a different cause.

Come admire the works of photographers, painters, sculpture, modern art, and even surf art!

Learn New Watersports

Did you know that the Outer Banks is a very popular kitesurfing destination? Why not try your hand at this exhilarating water sport, and learn how to jump the waves and feel like you are walking on water!

If you are not interested in kiteboarding, you can learn how to surf wakeboard, water ski,  or jet-ski.

Go Fishing

The Outer Banks area is known to have some great fishing hot spots. Hire a charter, hit the water and go catch some fish to send home and have for many dinners to come!

The Outer Banks region is littered with bullhead, catfish, flounder, seatrout, king mackerel, bass, marlin, snapper, and even tuna. The benefit of hiring a charter is there is no need for a license, as the charter will have a blanket one for you.

Memorial Day Weekend Activities on the Outer Banks

Whether you are looking for some rest and relaxation, get active on the water, or celebrate with some live music, there are countless memorial day weekend activities on the Outer Banks.

All you need to do is pack your bags, and be ready to have some fun!

If you would like to learn more about cabana and umbrella rentals, or paddleboard and bicycle rentals, feel free to contact us to reserve your spot ahead of time!

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