Be sure to squeeze in some beach time for yourself while enjoying all the events we have planned for the OBX Pride Fest weekend!
THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION UNTIL MARCH 1st, 2017 to add new information about Outer Banks Pridefest, set for September 22, 23 and 24, 2017. Please return at that time to get all the details!
EXTRA EXTRA!! We are now offering an Early Bird Special to purchase a Pride Pass! From now through midnight, August 15th, a weekend Pride Pass will be only $95.00! This is a $25 savings on the regular price! Don’t wait, make your purchase today by clicking above!
The board of directors of OBX Pride, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity is thrilled to present the 6th Annual OBX Pridefest. The Outer Banks of North Carolina’s LGBTQ pride festival is set for the weekend after Labor Day, September 9,10,11, 2016. Start making your plans now! Click at the bottom of this page to go to our Facebook fan page where we post news and updates.
NEW THIS YEAR!! Our headliners this year are STEVE GRAND and SUZANNE WESTENHOEFER! Check out their YouTube videos. In addition to our traditional “Pride Pass” we are adding a VIP purchase for the best reserved seats at the Steve Grand concert and Suzanne Westenhoefer comedy show with a “meet & greet” for VIPs after both shows. As an added bonus, the first 10 people to purchase the upgrade to VIP for Steve Grand will be invited to an exclusive party with Steve in attendance, thrown by Wabi Sabi Restaurant, a major sponsor, on Thursday, Sept. 8, starting at 4pm at a huge beach cottage! We are also thrilled to have Jennifer Warner return to host the afternoon festival on Saturday and the Drag Brunch on Sunday morning and Jamie Monroe will host the Pride Wrap Party at Kelly’s Restaurant & Tavern!
We are adding a 2nd boat to our Sunset Cruise, an “acoustic cruise” for those who want a cruise with live singers, no DJ music and no hard liquor, only beer & wine provided. The acoustic entertainment will be singers and guitarist Tess Whitehurst-Adams and Penny Adams-Whitehurst. We will have the Crystal Dawn as usual with DJ Jammin’ Jimmie and the Downeast Rover as the “acoustic cruise”. See our full event schedule for pridefest weekend.
If you attend an event inside a restaurant then there is a cover charge so it is cheaper to buy a weekend Pride Pass to attend all of these events. If you attend most paid events, buying a Pride Pass will save you $25 over the total of individual cover charges. If you wait to purchase each event at the door then the price at the door will be $5 more for each show. Late-night dance parties in restaurants are FREE as always but free only if you arrive after the previous show. The Pride music festival on Saturday afternoon is FREE as always. The sunset cruises on Friday evening can be a separate charge (a la carte) for $50 or Pride Pass admission. All daytime events are family-friendly. Evening events are NOT! Events inside restaurants are age 18 and above only. Check back later to find out the full band lineup for the Saturday afternoon festival. So far we have Sayer McShane, Someone’s Sister, Darkes and LLush playing at the Saturday pride festival. Our traditional Drag Brunch returns to Pamlico Jack’s on Sunday morning, hosted by Jennifer Warner and Jamie Monroe’s Wrap Party with DJ Sek Z on Sunday night at Kelly’s Tavern. Join us on the beach in September and Bring Your Pride & Joy!!
Saturday afternoon, main festival, Sept. 10, First Colony Inn
Someone’s Sister, Saturday afternoonDarkes, Saturday afternoon
Your hostess with the mostess–Jennifer Warner, Saturday afternoon and Sunday Drag Brunch and Wrap Party Sunday night