4 Days of Food Drink and Fun on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Save the Date and make plans to join us for the upcoming 2017 Outer Banks Taste of the Beach event on Thursday, March 23rd ~ Sunday, March 26th, 2017. {Please note that this year Taste of the Beach does NOT coincide with the Kelly’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, being held on Sunday, March 12th.}

2017 Events and tickets have begun posting (December 1st) and all events will be up before Christmas. Start buying and planning your trip now!

The Outer Banks Taste of The Beach Weekend is a fantastic way to sample the fare of many fine restaurants on the Outer Banks in one fun-filled, food-centric weekend! Casual chefs to full-on foodie fanatics will revel in innovative culinary opportunities offered up by members of the Outer Banks Restaurant Association. You can indulge in a fancy wine dinner one night and mix with the masses in an organic farm to fork experience the next. Or maybe an intimate cooking class with one of the area’s talented Chefs is more your speed. We offer over 60 events over four days at over 30 different venues.

This fun food festival event features: wine tastings, cooking classes, special multi-course menu presentations, brewery tours, tapas crawls, cook-offs and more. There really is something for everyone! It’s four days of foodie heaven and lots of fun activities on the Outer Banks.


The easiest way to browse events and find something based on your tastes and interests is the use the Event Categories.

The easiest way to view all events in chronological order on a particular day is to use the Event Day selector.

The easiest way to find a particular event at a restaurant you know the name of is to us the Event Venue selector.

The easiest way to find an event in a certain town is to use the Event Location selector.


Many of our events involve the service of alcohol and therefore are 21+ only (although some do not, or offer it as an option, so make your choices according to your personal preferences.) We respectfully remind you not to drink and drive. Designate a sober driver or simply call one of the many cab companies while here. A $20 cab fare will usually get you where you need to go.