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 is a 3-day gay pride festival, FULL of events and ALL INCLUSIVE for all LGBTQ folks and their supporters and friends! In addition to paid events, the main festival Saturday afternoon is FREE with 4 bands, food, merchant vendors, pride souvenirs and nonprofit vendors. Friends and Family, return to this website often. We update the site weekly and may be adding new information at any time.
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. We are also thrilled to have Jennifer Warner return to host the afternoon festival on Saturday and the Drag Brunch on Sunday morning!
We are adding an “acoustic boat” to our Sunset Cruise for those who want a cruise with a live singer, no DJ music and no hard liquor, only beer & wine provided. We will have the Crystal Dawn as usual and the Country Girl 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 and 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 $20 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 main event music festival on Saturday afternoon is FREE as always. The sunset cruise 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 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 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!!
Suzanne Westenhoefer--Sept. 10th, 10 pm, OBX Brewing Station
Saturday afternoon, main festival, Sept. 10, First Colony Inn
Someone’s Sister, Saturday afternoonDarkes, Saturday afternoon
Sunday night wrap party
Your hostess with the mostess–Jennifer Warner, Saturday afternoon and Sunday Drag Brunch
DJ Jammin’ Jimmy, Friday shows and Sunday Brunch
Jamie Monroe, Sunday night wrap party