Outer Banks Heats Up with Things to Do

Here it is September, and the summer season is officially history here on the Outer Banks. However, although summer is gone, there is still a lot to do on the Outer Banks. This is just a list with a few of the highlights.

The next big event will be the ESA Championships (Eastern Surf Association) at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head coming up September 14-20. The amateur label may be misleading for some of these surfers . . . they are really good.

The end of the month-September 25-28-the 3rd Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival takes the stage at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. It has gotten more and more successful every year and this year the headliner, Ricky Scaggs, takes it to a whole new level.

Two weeks after that, music is again center stage with the Mustang Music Festival on Friday and Saturday October 10 and 11 followed by the Duck Jazz Festival on Sunday the 12th. The Mustang Music Festival is moving to the grounds of the Whalehead Club this year, so look for even more arts and crafts along with the full spate of music on two stages.

The Duck Jazz Festival never disappoints, so Columbus Day weekend is definitely the time to plan an Outer Banks trip.

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