Jun 09, 2023

What to Do in the Outer Banks in June

Time For Some Fun In The Sun

We did it y’all. We’ve made it to June! That glorious time of the year when the days are long, the sun is out, and the water is warm. And perhaps best of all, family vacations are in full swing! While we know the beach is likely to be #1 on your vacation to-do list, we can’t help but gush over all the fun activities OBX has to offer this month! Check out what we’re doing in the Outer Banks in June.

Festival Fun

June on the Outer Banks is a time of outdoor celebrations! Check out these fantastic festivals happening on the island this month.

Rogallo Kite Festival

June 16th & 17th, 2023 | 10am – 4pm | Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head

Join Kitty Hawk Kites for the 41st Annual Rogallo Kite Festival to celebrate NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing, Francis Rogallo, and his many accomplishments. The event will feature a sky full of kites and activities for the whole family!

Under the Oaks Arts Festival

June 20th & 21st, 2023 | 10am – 5pm | Historic Corolla Park

This annual festival, held on the beautiful grounds of the Whalehead Club, brings together a collection of talented artists who will share their paintings and prints, photography, pottery, jewelry, woodworks, and much more. Come shop and enjoy the views over the Currituck Sound.

Rebelution Good Vibes Summer Tour 2023

June 22nd, 2023 | 6pm | Roanoke Island Festival Park

VusicOBX is hosting the Good Vibes Summer Tour at Roanoke Island Festival Park this month. The line-up will have you moving and grooving all night long with Rebelution headlining the tour with special guests Iration, The Expendables, Passafire & DJ Mackle.

what to do in the outer banks in june - mini golf

A Tee-Rific Time

As you pass waterfalls, pirate ships, and dinosaurs, you may notice a theme along the Outer Banks. — We LOVE mini golf! This family-friendly pastime is a great way to switch things up during your vacation while spending quality time together. With exciting courses in Corolla, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head, you’re never far from fun! OBX even has an indoor golf simulator option for rainy days. Although geared towards older kids and adults, Turf’s Up is a unique sports experience providing hours of entertainment. 

what to do in the outer banks in june - ghost crab

Nocturnal Nature

You’ve been at the beach all day and the sun is starting to set, but maybe you’re not quite ready to leave. We’ve got one great reason for y’all to stay. — Ghost crabbing! Ghost crabs are aptly named for their ability to blend into the sand and for their nocturnal habits. A fun activity for the whole family, ghost crab hunting only requires a flashlight and a bit of patience. Although we call it “hunting,” ghost crabbing is simply standing still and watching as the tiny creatures emerge from their holes along the shoreline. It is a great opportunity for “hunters” to grab a few pics, but we ask that you keep your distance! For more beach “hunting” ideas, take a look at our Guide to Beachcombing.

this week on the outer banks - the lost colony

America’s First Mystery

This must-see production is back for its 86th season! Celebrating the history of the first English colony on Roanoke Island, The Lost Colony is the longest-running outdoor symphonic drama in the nation. The production runs during summer evenings at Waterside Theatre, an outdoor soundfront theater on Roanoke Island. Two years ago, we joined Director Jeff Whiting for a behind-the-scenes look at The Lost Colony.

Namaste At The Beach

Didn’t think you could be any more relaxed on your OBX vacation? Try becoming one with nature by way of a yoga class! With weekly classes across the Outer Banks, we love to start our mornings stretching and breathing in the fresh ocean air. These classes are open to all skill levels and free!

COROLLA Yoga in the Park: Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park every Thursday morning at 7:30am

DUCK Yoga on the Green: Duck Town Green every Tuesday morning at 7:30am

NAGS HEAD Yoga at Jennette’s: Jennette’s Pier every Tuesday morning at 7:30am

For more more fun activities, check out some of our ideas from last month.

Laurel Burgam

Laurel Burgam

Jun 09, 2023

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