Granted, among the beaches on the East Coast, the Outer Banks has the reputation of being a family-friendly vacation destination, and not necessarily a party-town, but stay awake after hours and you're sure to find plenty to do both on and off the beach.The nightlife on the Outer Banks can range from a family ghost crab walk to an evening of Monday Night Football with the guys, and virtually every town has its own unique line-up of local bars, evening-only attractions, and natural nighttime hot spots.Some night owls may prefer to hear professional singers, and luckily the unique and quirky atmosphere that attracts artists of all mediums attracts musical artists as well.There is no lack of talent on the Outer Banks, and visitors can unwind and listen to local acoustic-guitar playing folk musicians, reggae bands, cover bands and jazz, and even the occasional big-name musical group that swings by the Outer Banks for a one or two-night appearance.
The adults in your group may crave a little late-night entertainment, and thankfully, there are avenues available in every area of the Outer Banks.
For a bigger band, bands with local and even national claims to fame can be found touring around local restaurants, bars and other venues.
In Manteo, keep an eye out for Outer Banks events that bring in the big-name country and bluegrass bands throughout the summer or the local favorites that perform almost nightly at local watering holes.
And if you're one of those who must be on stage, you can even find karaoke nights happening around the area where you can belt out your favorite tunes.
Check out the listing below to see how Nags Head nightlife can liven up any evening during your vacation.
In the summertime you can check out Nags Head events like outdoor movie showings on the sound, see firework displays, participate in nighttime nature walks, let magicians dazzle you at their shows, get your groove on at DJ dance parties, lip sync competitions and even line dancing.