Spring Spectacular: A Guide to Easter Events on the Outer Banks

Welcome to the Easter extravaganza on the Outer Banks! Get ready for a whirlwind of egg-citing events and festive celebrations as we dive into the holiday spirit on our picturesque shores.

Fly Into Spring Kite Festival
Friday, March 29
10am to 4pm

Jockey's Ridge, located in Nags Head, North Carolina, is the tallest natural sand dune system in the eastern United States, and covers an area of approximately 426 acres and reaches heights of up to 100 feet above sea level. It is renowned for its recreational opportunities, particularly hang gliding and kite flying. Its expansive sandy slopes and consistent winds create ideal conditions for these activities, attracting enthusiasts from around the world. This spring, join​ the locals​ in commemorating National Kite Month and embracing the vibrant arrival​ of Spring with Kitty Hawk Kites! Witness colossal 30-to-100-foot kites gracefully soaring high above the scenic landscape​ of Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Get ready for​ a day filled with wonder, excitement, and the timeless joy​ of kite flying!

Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, March 30
10:30am to 1:15pm

Make your way to Kitty Hawk Kites for an egg-citing event! Join us for thrilling Easter Egg Hunts designed especially for kids, located just across the street from the majestic dunes. The hunts kick off promptly at 10:30 AM and last for 15 minutes each. There's a nominal $7 registration fee per child, but fear not, as delightful surprises await those who participate! Gather your loved ones and friends for a memorable day of egg hunts and laughter. Plus, seize the opportunity to capture a precious moment with the Easter Bunny, available for photos from 10:30am to 1:15pm. To secure your spot, we highly recommend registering for the egg hunt in advance.

Eastertide in the Gardens
Saturday, March 30
10am to 2pm

Established in 1951, The Elizabethan Gardens were created to honor the first English colonists who settled in the New World at nearby Roanoke Island in 1585. The gardens pay homage to the period of Queen Elizabeth I, hence the name "Elizabethan Gardens."

Step into the Gardens and immerse yourself in the beauty of spring! Visit the Elizabethan Gardens for a delightful family event where the vibrant colors of the season provide the perfect backdrop. Children and families can embark on an egg-citing adventure by following a map of the Gardens' paths, stopping at designated "egg stations" to gather treats. Meanwhile, the Great Lawn will be abuzz with contests, games, and vendors, ensuring a day filled with laughter and joy.

All guests, whether members or not-yet-members, are encouraged to secure their tickets online in advance, as this popular event tends to sell out quickly. Don't miss out on this memorable celebration of springtime in the Gardens!

Soundside Spring Market
Saturday, March 30
12pm to 4pm

Drawing inspiration from the success of esteemed predecessors such as The Dowdy Park Market, The First Flight Market, The Secotan Market, and numerous others, the Soundside Market continues this legacy, offering yet another extraordinary platform for our gifted local craftsmen and artisans to showcase their talents. It's a gathering place where they can connect with both visitors and residents of the Outer Banks, sharing not just their creations, but also the stories and spirit that make our community truly exceptional. You can find them nestled within the extraordinary Soundside Event Site, located along the shores of Nags Head, NC.

Still Waters Baptist Church Easter Sunrise Service
Sunday, March 31

For the past 23 years Still Waters Baptist Church has met at MP 4, across from the Black Pelican, for their Easter Sunrise Service (rain or shine). People from all over Dare County and the Tidewater area come every year to rehearse the goodness of God and His promises. It is a great time of singing together, hearing the Word of God preached & sharing God’s creation over some great coffee and breakfast sweets. This year the service will begin at 6:38 AM. The theme this year is the Courage and Confidence of Easter. Coffee, hot chocolate & goodies will be available starting at 6:00 AM.

Easter Brunch at the Brewing Station
Sunday, March 31
11:30am to 3pm

Brunch is back, and it's better than ever! The Brewing Station invites you to join them on Easter Sunday for their highly anticipated return of brunch service. For those who have been loyal patrons of Brewing Station, you may fondly recall the delectable brunch experiences they’ve offered in the past. Well, get ready to indulge your taste buds once again, as they resurrect the beloved tradition with a fresh twist and an array of mouthwatering delights. Whether you're a longtime fan or new to the scene, come celebrate the joy of Easter and the revival of brunch at Brewing Station.

As the sun sets on another memorable Easter in the Outer Banks, we hope your heart is filled with joy and your memories are adorned with moments of laughter and togetherness. Don't forget to explore our Outer Bank's Spring Vacation Rentals for a relaxing preseason weekend or longer getaway!

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