7th Annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival Promises a Great Time

Seafood Festival Is One of Our Favorites

Bring your umbrellas and a little bit of humor, but by all means bring yourself to the 7th Annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival held at the Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head.

The annual affair celebrating the amazing heritage and history of our Outer Banks watermen who have eked out a living working the Ocean and sounds is remarkable, and the Seafood Festival tells a part of that story.

The story is told through demonstrations of fishermen working with nets; through cooking demonstrations and best of all, lots and lots of freshly prepared local seafood from 11 or the Outer Banks finest restaurants.

It’s a great time, and yes, it is supposed to rain a little bit tomorrow, but every forecast we’ve seen call for light rain, so we’re going to accept the forecast is accurate.

The festival is more than just seafood and some working watermen showing how they earn a living. There’s live music all day, games for that the whole family will enjoy and crafts and some excellent artwork from Outer Banks artists.

The Seafood Festival is one event that truly is family friendly and every year in the past families have come and had a great time.

Some information that’s really important to know.

Gates open at 10:30 and music begins at 10:45. Performances are constant throughout the day.

There is no onsite parking and no passenger drop-off allowed. There are shuttle busses running from a number of parking lots.

Parking Lots:

Whalebone Park [Blue Lot]:

In the 7200 block of S. Virginia Dare Trail, across from Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, 10:00am – 7:00pm. (8:00 a.m. for vendors)

Nags Head Town Hall [Red Lot]:

Handicap Parking ONLY

5401 S. Croatan Hwy. Nags Head, 10:00am – 6:30pm.

Nags Head Elementary School, Nags Head [Gold Lot]:

3100 S Wrightsville Ave, Nags Head, 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills [Purple Lot]:

100 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, 10:00am – 7:00pm

There is still a lot happening on the Outer Banks and the weather is great. Check out Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates  for the finest accommodations.