As the official ISA-recognized National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in the United States, Surfing America is responsible for holding the USA Surfing Championships event each year and for selecting the official USA Surf Team to compete internationally. This years Prime East will be held in Nags Head at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head May 19-20.
May 18 -21, we celebrate the world’s oldest, continuous hang gliding competition at the 40th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular. Hang gliding professionals from all over the world come to the Outer Banks to compete and have fun on Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Demonstrations, street dances and awards ceremonies are all features of this spectacular event. Families can enjoy a rock climbing wall, hang gliding simulator, kite making and face painting.
With its theme, “Keeping the Outer Banks Clean and Green,” the inaugural Earth Fair OBX will be held at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head on Sunday April, 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy activities such as a recycled clothing fashion show by local students, guest speakers, games, crafts and entertainment throughout the afternoon while learning ways to keep our world green and clean! One of the crafts will include tie-dying T-shirts that sport a cool Earth Day OBX logo, which was designed by a local artist. Many area organizations and businesses will be on exhibit to showcase what they are doing to educate, protect and promote sustainability and the environment. The event is free to the public. For more information, call 252-255-1501, ext. 207.
How fun is this! Front Porch Café in Nags Head hosts board gamers every Friday as they go head-to-head on many different kinds of abstract strategy games. These games are in the same vein as chess, but some are obscure, original, and all are quite fun. They have card games like Lost Cities, German games like those from the GIPF project, and beautiful wooden games like Cathedral and Quoridor. Don’t expect to roll dice and press your luck. This is pure strategy, and it is a great opportunity for young people to develop their strategy minds with these brain-burners. Gamers meet between 3 and 5 p.m. on Friday afternoons.
Rain or shine in Nags Head on Sunday, March 18th, all Outer Banks visitors and locals alike will line either side of beach road (Route 12 around MP 10.5 to MP 11.5) to experience the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NC travels the greenest mile in the Tarheel state. Kelly’s 23rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade brings in over 1,500 participants and approximately 10,000 spectators enjoy an afternoon filled with floats, live music, marching bands and creative marching/walking/motorized units.