Breathtakingly beautiful beaches, fresh delicious seafood, fascinating historical sites, pulse-pounding seaside adventures; as if you need any other reason to visit the Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina, the area is also home to one-of-a-kind festivals and events which ensure visitors a fun and unique experience. Some OBX exclusive events include the Rogallo Kite Festival in early June, the Sandsculpture Festival during the last week in June, and the Pirate Festival mid-September.
In 2012, the 39th annual Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Games will take place in the Outer Banks town of Nags Head from May 18-21. As a spectator, you will see some of the world’s most experienced hang gliding pilots navigate an obstacle course of cones and turns, all before attempting to secure a perfect landing. Side contests include knocking down bowling pins during the landing and obtaining the most number of rings during the flight. If you enjoy excitement and adventure, fly on over to the Outer Banks to witness some amazing feats by amateur and professional hang gliders. Other events scheduled to take place during the Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Games include a film festival, the Woody Jones memorial street dance, and the Rogallo Foundation Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony.
During your visit to Nags Head, be sure to make time for some of the available seaside activities including snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, and sailing. There are a variety of Outer Banks vacation equipment rental companies ready to help you enjoy all that Nags Head and the OBX has to offer. Additionally, Nags Head is the only Outer Banks area offering dolphin watches, so pack your camera and book your tour.
With wonderful weather at hand during the spring months in Nags Head, you will want to reserve your bicycle rental, so you can tour the strip of barrier islands at your own pace. For a refreshing pit stop to quench your thirst for more sightseeing, stop by Café Lachine where they offer light fare and a variety of hot and cold beverages to get you pedaling back on your way.
During the planning phases of your trip, be sure to visit Rent It Today to reserve your accommodations, beach gear, baby equipment, a beach wheelchair, medical equipment, and any other items you will need to make lasting memories in the Outer Banks.