Outer Banks PrideFest

Outer Banks PrideFest

www.obxpridefest.com The only mid Atlantic gay pride festival at the beach, in Manteo, NC on Roanoke

Calendar - Out! Carolinas 01/06/2024

Click on this link for their full calendar. If anyone can go to these other Pride festivals, let us know and we can send you our schedule for you to print a bunch of copies and take with you.

Calendar - Out! Carolinas 2024 Pride This is a social event calendar featuring Pride activities and programs of statewide/regional interest, which may include selected fundraisers. We generally do not publicize health fairs, political events (advocacy meetings, demonstrations, marches, etc.), or religious events. Submissions...

Photos from Outer Banks PrideFest's post 01/06/2024

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Happy National Pride Month from OBX Pridefest! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

While we celebrate love and diversity this June, we're also gearing up for our 13th Annual OBX Pride Week from September 9th-15th, 2024! Our mission at OBX Pride, Inc. is to eliminate prejudices and discrimination toward the LGBTQ+ community, promote LGBTQ-friendly businesses, and boost tourism to the Outer Banks.

Our main event is on Saturday, September 14th, for our FREE and family-friendly Pridefest at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, NC. ✨

Check out our full list of OBX Pride Week events here: https://bit.ly/4bDuNeu

πŸ“Έ: Eric Hause

Photos from Outer Banks PrideFest's post 29/05/2024

🌈✨ Celebrate Pride Month in the Outer Banks! ✨🌈

While Outer Banks Pride Week isn't until September, some amazing local events happening this month for you to show your pride!

Out & About! A Pride Disco
πŸ“… Saturday, June 1, 2024 | 9-11pm
πŸ“Swells'a Brewing, 1802 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
🎢 Dance through the decades with DJs Josh Prairie and Justin Old Suxx. Enjoy aesthetic visuals and curated music!

All for Love Pride Fest
πŸ“… Sunday, June 2, 2024 | 3-10pm
πŸ“ The BackBar at The Blue Point, 1240 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949
🌈 Join the party, feel the pride! Celebrate with our second annual family-friendly Pride Fest alongside friends, family, and staff.

Outside Straight Lines Opening Reception & First Friday
πŸ“… Friday, June 7, 2024 | 6-8:30pm
πŸ“ Dare Arts, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954
πŸ–ΌοΈ Showcasing a variety of media by local and regional LGBTQ+ artists. Enjoy live Americana folk music from 6-8pm and a Hoop & Fire Dancing Finale from 8-8:30pm. This event is part of First Friday!

Open Mic Night
πŸ“… Tuesday, June 11, 2024 | 7pm
πŸ“ Hi-Vibe Holistics Listening Room, 1209 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
🎀 Join us for the second Pride Project Open Mic Night.

If you haven't already purchased your OBX Pridefest t-shirt to wear this month, head to our site to get one: https://bit.ly/4dZrWhK

And a big shout out to Out on the Outer Banks for compiling all these events!


We are reaching out to any potential volunteers. We are very happy to announce our new volunteer coordinator Erin Riddle has mapped out volunteer opportunities, time shifts and precise responsibilities. We could really use your help this year and hope you will consider joining us! Please respond and let us know if you have particular interests, and we will put you on the volunteer email list.

Photos from Outer Banks PrideFest's post 23/05/2024

🌈 We love our LGBTQ+ friendly businesses! Let's give a big shout-out to Eventide in Duck, NC!🌈

This amazing Outer Banks business is one-third queer-owned, two-thirds woman-owned, and 100% family-owned! πŸ’–

From sparkling wine to beer in a can, plates to share, to grilled cheese sandwiches, Eventide is the perfect place to gather and relax with friends and family on Duck’s beautiful waterfront. πŸ·πŸ»πŸ§€

Eventide is a must visit while you’re here for OBX Pride Week. And don't miss the breathtaking sunset views from their patio! πŸŒ…βœ¨


One Night Only: A Night of Celebrity Impersonations with Coco Vega at Roanoke Island Festival Park!πŸ‘‘

Join us for a special evening on September 14th from 8 PM to 11 PM. Enjoy music, entertainment, and delectable light appetizers by . Quench your thirst with a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase throughout the night.

Don't miss this fantastic event! Tickets are $55. Purchase here: https://bit.ly/4dSzjaw 🎟

Photos from Outer Banks PrideFest's post 15/05/2024

Get ready to sashay into a fabulous Friday evening on September 13th at the Theatre of Dare in Kitty Hawk for a dazzling drag show from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm. πŸ‘‘

Don't miss out on the glamour, laughter, and jaw-dropping performances! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Secure your spot for an unforgettable night and stay tuned for performer announcements!

Limited tickets are available at $40 each: https://bit.ly/4bFkhD4 πŸ’ƒβœ¨

Photos from Outer Banks PrideFest's post 09/05/2024

Get ready to check off a bucket list item with an unforgettable OBX Pub Crawl on our Party Bus! 🚌🍻

Join us on September 11th from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM for a thrilling adventure visiting three safe and Pride-friendly bars. With music and an MC onboard, this party bus experience is not to be missed. The bus will load up in Nags Head around 7 PM.

Grab your spot for $45 before they're gone: https://bit.ly/4acZWEf 🌈

Photos from Outer Banks PrideFest's post 29/04/2024

Get ready for a vibrant evening at our special Fundraiser for OBX Pride: Colorful Food for Colorful Characters, featuring a Special Dinner & Drink event with Chef Wes Stepp! 🌈🍽️

Join us at Red Sky Casual Dining & Cocktails on Wednesday, September 11th at 6 pm for an exquisite five-course meal expertly paired with delightful cocktails. This exclusive fundraiser promises an unforgettable evening of culinary excellence and community celebration in support of OBX Pride.

But wait, there's more excitement! 🚌 Hop aboard the OBX Party Bus for a lively ride to the event at Red Sky Casual Dining & Cocktails in Duck! Departing from KDH or Manteo at 4:45 PM on Wednesday, September 11th, this FUN and hassle-free bus trip includes transportation to and from the five-course dinner & drink event.

Tickets for the dinner and drink event are $125 at the door. The party bus upgrade is $35 and tickets must be purchased in advance. We can't wait for this night of delicious food, fantastic drinks, and uplifting community spirit!

RSVP for the dinner here: https://bit.ly/3Wlc4Q5 🎟️
Grab your party bus ticket here: https://bit.ly/3y579ss 🌈

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Our Sunday Drag Brunch.. always a Pride Week favorite! This year's Drag Brunch will be held at the magnificent Jennette's Pier in Nags Head! 🌊

The much-anticipated 2024 Drag Brunch will take place on September 15th from 11 AM to 2 PM. Indulge in an amazing brunch spread featuring 15 items catered by Dawn's Kitchen while enjoying breathtaking views of the OBX. Champagne, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages are included in your ticket. The Drag Show kicks off after brunch, so don't miss out on the fun! πŸ’ƒπŸΉ

Tickets are selling fast. Grab yours now: https://bit.ly/3JwPVa7

Photos from Outer Banks PrideFest's post 21/04/2024

🌈✨ Spotlight on Outer Banks LGBTQ+ Friendly Businesses! ✨🌈

Duck's Cottage Coffee & Books πŸ“šβ˜•

Discover the charm of Duck's Cottage Coffee & Books, where every sip of coffee comes with a story and every book invites you into a world of imagination. Located at the Waterfront Shops in Duck, NC, Duck's Cottage has been a beloved spot since 2002. From freshly brewed artisanal coffee to a curated selection of books and coastal-themed gifts, Duck's Cottage is a cozy haven for bookworms and coffee enthusiasts alike.

Downtown Books πŸ“–πŸŒŸ

Step into the vibrant world of Downtown Books in Manteo, a beacon of literary delight and community spirit. Founded a decade ago, Downtown Books rose from the remnants of a hurricane's fury, showcasing resilience and dedication to the Manteo community. With accolades like Small Business of the Year and a Gold winner in the bookstore category, Downtown Books is not just a bookstoreβ€”it's a cultural hub. Explore a treasure trove of fiction, non-fiction, children's books, and locally inspired reads.

These book stores welcome everyone with open arms, spreading joy one book at a time. Join us in celebrating these LGBTQ-friendly businesses, proud sponsors of OBX Pridefest, and champions of diversity and inclusivity! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–

Photos from Outer Banks PrideFest's post 17/04/2024

Join us for two unforgettable evenings aboard the Crystal Dawn in Manteo as we cruise into the sunset with live music and delectable appetizers! This event is bring your own beverage, no liquor, please. πŸŒ…βœ¨

πŸ—“οΈ Thursday, September 12, 5-7 PM: Enjoy the soulful tunes of Music With Sass while taking in the breathtaking views of Roanoke Island and enjoying catered appetizers.

πŸ—“οΈ Friday, September 13, 5-7 PM: Get ready to dance to the beats of DJ.KO Entertainment LLC and indulge in delicious appetizers from Black Pelican. It's going to be a night to remember!

Tickets are $75 per person and include a scenic tour, live entertainment, and memorable moments. Hurry, seats are filling up fast! Buy tickets here: https://bit.ly/49F5EP2 🎟


Look what has happened! Thanks so much to these 18 people who have helped us reach our charity goals for OBX Pride! Our charity this year continues to be the Dare2Care OBX Shredfest!



🌈 Tickets are LIVE! Dive into a week of love and celebration at Pride Week 2024! 🎟️

This year, we are taking a different approach by creating new experiences such as catered food and drinks for events. From pub crawls to drag shows, sunset cruises, and more, we’ve curated an incredible lineup. Grab your tickets now and join us for a vibrant, inclusive, and unforgettable experience!

We can’t wait to celebrate with you September 9th - 15th! Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/3J9yDjc 🌊


OBX Pride is in need of volunteers for our annual festival at Roanoke Island Festival Park on September 14, 2024. Specifically, we need volunteers for the following:

a) Set up Saturday morning (8:00-11:00). These volunteers will help vendors find their spot, set up a OBX Pride table near the entrance, etc.
b) Saturday September 14 during the festival (11:00-5:00). These volunteers will man the OBX Pride table, count folks as they come through the gates and float as needed.
c) Saturday evening September 14 (5:00-7:00). These volunteers will help us transition from the festival to the Headliner event that evening.
d) Saturday September 14 Headliner event (7:00-9:00). These volunteers will help set up the tables, chairs, etc for event and set out food. This event is on the stage at Festival Park.
e) Saturday September 14 Headliner clean up (11:00-midnight). These volunteers will help clean up after the Headliner event.

Please send an email to our secretary Erin, who is the volunteer coordinator. [email protected]
Thank you all! Pride & Joy at the Beach!


Join the Movement! OBX Pridefest is more than an event – it’s a celebration of unity, diversity, and community empowerment, right here on the Outer Banks! 🌈🌊

We’re calling on individuals, businesses, and talent of all kinds to support Pride Week with your unique contributions. Do you have a venue to offer? Are you a chef ready to cook up some love? Own a business and want to give back to your community?

We welcome your ideas, passion, and generosity. Together, let’s make this year's Pride Week an unforgettable celebration of love, acceptance, and inclusion!

Learn more on our website: https://bit.ly/4aq0W8m


🌈 Spotlight on LGBTQ+ Friendly Businesses πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Let’s celebrate inclusivity and love with Anderson's Florist OBX! πŸ’βœ¨ From vibrant bouquets for weddings to thoughtful arrangements for any occasion, Anderson’s Florist OBX embraces diversity and specializes in spreading joy through flowers. πŸŒΊπŸ’œ

Join us in supporting LGBTQ+ friendly businesses like Anderson’s Florist OBX, where everyone is welcome and every moment is celebrated with beauty and compassion. View their website here: https://www.andersonsfloristobx.net/ 🌈


Please do NOT buy anything from this site!


✨ Gear up for OBX Pridefest with our branded t-shirts now available for purchase on our website! 🌈

Show your support and spread love with every wear!

OBX Pride is run by a team of volunteers, so we appreciate your patience as we process your orders. Opt for local pickup and we’ll coordinate a convenient time for you.

Let’s celebrate love, unity, and equality by shopping together: https://bit.ly/3UPJgyn πŸ“²


GET READY FOR PRIDE WEEK! We are celebrating love, unity, and equality on the Outer Banks, NC from September 9th to 15th!

🌈 Join us for a week packed with exciting events, including special meals, drag performances, sunset cruises, parties, and so much more new for 2024!

Mark your calendars and let’s make this Pride Week unforgettable! Sign up for our email newsletter to get an alert for our schedule of events coming soon: https://bit.ly/3ItK5WB πŸ“²


We are proudly spotlighting LGBTQ+ friendly businesses! πŸ“Έβœ¨

First up, meet Artography by R&D founded in 2016. Led by Diana and Rachel, this family-oriented team of professional photographers is dedicated to capturing your most precious moments. 🌈 From portraits and weddings to events and real estate, they tailor each session to create a lifetime of cherished memories. Every photo tells a unique story that resonates with your goals and values.

Discover the artistry at Artography by R&D and let your moments shine! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ https://artographybyrandd.com/


🌈✨ Calling all vendors to shine with pride at OBX Pridefest 2024! 🎨

Are you interested in joining the vibrant celebration at the main festival on Saturday, Sept. 14th, at the Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, NC?

Limited vendor spaces are available, so seize the opportunity to showcase your brand in this inclusive event! πŸ›οΈ Express your interest now by filling out our form: https://bit.ly/3OaEPdm

William Tomlin's fundraising page for Special Olympics North Carolina 24/01/2024

Food Lion is a major sponsor of Outer Banks Pride. Please follow this link and donate to their cause! Thank you William for your continued support!

William Tomlin's fundraising page for Special Olympics North Carolina Help me support Special Olympics North Carolina as I go freezin' for a reason!


We had some pretty awesome vendors at last year's Pridefest if we do say so ourselves! That's why we want to hear from our vendors from last year to hear how we did. πŸ’¬

2023 Vendor Surveys are being emailed out tonight! Check your emails and let us know what you think. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ


We’ve noticed some new followers in the past months and wanted to just throw out a little reminder of who we are. βœ¨πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit formed in 2011, we are dedicated to enriching our community and drawing nearly 1,000 visitors each year to the breathtaking beaches of the Outer Banks for our annual Pride Festival. πŸ– We work for equality and diversity, where Pride events educate, inspire, and honor our beautifully diverse community.

How can you help? Your support mattersβ€”whether through grants, donations, or volunteering, let’s celebrate and foster a future free of discrimination!🌟

Learn more at https://bit.ly/3O09mdX

Photos from Outer Banks PrideFest's post 08/01/2024

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ On Saturday, September 14th, 2024 we will be celebrating 13 years of love, acceptance, and pride with our 13th Annual Outer Banks Pride Festival!

Swipe through our snapshots of past Pridefests throughout the years and witness the incredible journey we've shared. πŸ“Έβœ¨

Learn more about OBX Pridefest 2024 here: https://bit.ly/3NRndTV


Happy New Year! πŸŽ‰βœ¨ The countdown to OBX Pridefest 2024 is officially ON!

Only 258 days remain until Saturday, September 14th, when we reunite right here in the Outer Banks to celebrate PRIDE with all of you! 🎊

Save the date, mark your calendars, and get ready for an unforgettable celebration! Learn more OBX Pridefest here: https://bit.ly/3Rhk94j

Photos from Outer Banks PrideFest's post 20/12/2023

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβœ¨ Happy Holidays from OBX Pridefest!πŸŽ„πŸŒŸ If you’re feeling alone this season, remember that you are LOVED just as you are. 🌈❀️ Our community is here for you. Reach out, connect, and let’s spread joy together. You’re never alone when surrounded by love and acceptance.

Happy holidays, and may the season be filled with warmth, connection, and the magic of love! 🌈🎁

Check out our page on help and resources here: https://bit.ly/4adiYeT


Deck the Halls with Inclusivity! 🌈✨

Explore the Outer Banks this Christmas season and support LGBTQ-friendly businesses that spread love and joy: https://bit.ly/41hYBJj

Eventide OBX
The Blue Point
Kill Devil Rum
Duck's Cottage Coffee & Books
Duck Village Yoga
Old Tom's Manteo
Downtown Books
Lost Colony Brewery's Waterfront Beer Garden

Do you have a LBGTQ inclusive businesses? Apply to advertise with us and be part of the celebration that embraces diversity: https://bit.ly/46U0ZXV

Photos from Outer Banks PrideFest's post 07/12/2023

OBX Pridefest 2024 is coming... and we’re thankful to be celebrating it at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo again next year!πŸ’œ

On Saturday, September 14th, 2024, this beautiful venue will be filled with music, local brews and bites, vendors, and entertainers all to celebrate PRIDE!🌈

Learn more about our upcoming OBX Pride Festival here: https://bit.ly/47WLLmc

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πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβœ¨OBX Pride Week kicks off TODAY!βœ¨πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Weekend Event Schedule: πŸŽ‰ Kick off Party - Friday, September 8th, 5 PM - 7:30 ...
Tickets for 2023 Pridefest weekend are ON SALE NOW 🎟 https://bit.ly/3HrHYlGWe have a fun weekend of LGBTQ events planned...
This was before most people arrived. Everyone loved our new festival location overlooking the Roanoke Sound at Roanoke I...
Tea dance on the pier at Fish heads! I will try to share other videos here as people share theirs. The whole Pride Fest ...
Heating UP!!
Just getting started at our kickoff Pier party!!