The last hoorah of the summer, September is the perfect time to plan an OBX vacation. The beaches have begun to quiet down, the weather is beautiful and there are endless outdoor activities to enjoy. This September is the time to celebrate art across the Outer Banks!
Depending on when you plan your Surf Side Hotel vacation you can take part in one of three exciting art-themed events – each of which is sure to provide hours of family-friendly entertainment!
Island Art Show
Held in Rodanthe, North Carolina (just a half hour south of the Surf Side Hotel), the first September art show takes place on Friday, September 2. Part of the 2016 Island Art Show series, the festival is free to visit and is filled with a variety of unique arts and crafts piece made by local artists.
With live music, lunch options and am incredible basket filled with local finds up for raffle, there is so much to do and see at the September Island Art Show! The fun starts at 10 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m., giving families plenty of time to stop in and see what OBX art is all about.
OBX Arts & Craft Festival
One of our favorite annual art events, the OBX Arts & Craft Festival will be held on September 7 and 8 this year. Located just 20 minutes from Surf Side Hotel, the festival Includes one-of-a-kind works from 25 talented local artists. From handmade jewelry to metalwork décor, there are so many creative items available for sale at this show. Who knows what special souvenir you will find to remind you of this incredible vacation?
Best of all, admission is free and a portion of each artists’ entrance fee is donated to local charities that you can learn more about at their event booths.
Artrageous Art Extravaganza
If you are headed to OBX later in the month of September, you’re just in time for the 27th Annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza! This family-oriented event takes place on Saturday, September 24 and is all about getting children excited about art.
The perfect event for families with young children to partake in, the Artrageous Art Extravaganza boasts a variety of live art demos, live music, local food vendors and plenty of craft activities for your children to create. There will even be art vendors that adults can check out while their little ones are hard at work on their next masterpiece!
This art-themed party takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dare County Family Recreation Park – just a little over ten minutes from Surf Side Hotel.
With so many unique opportunities to experience the art, music and fun that makes the Outer Banks such a wonderful place to visit, we at Surf Side Hotel hope that you join us for a relaxing end-of-summer stay this September! Book your stay with us online, then take a peek at our blog to see what other activities you may want to try during your ocean side vacation.