Saturday Afternoon: 9th Annual Outer Banks Gay Pride Festival in Manteo!
This family-friendly LGBTQ music festival is the main event on Saturday afternoon, September 14th. You must bring photo ID to drink alcohol. This FREE afternoon of concert bands, craft beers and wines, local restaurants, vendors and entertainers is located beside the maritime museum on the waterfront in downtown Manteo. This event is hosted this year by returning drag performer Delighted ToBeHere! Please note: there will be NO COOLERS PERMITTED at this event! Please bring cash or card and support our local beverage vendors! OBX Pride will also be selling a selection of canned beers and wine.
The Outer Banks LGBTQ Pride festival will also feature local arts & crafts, nonprofits and souvenir vendors, local restaurant foods and raffles! Beer from local award winning microbreweries, Lost Colony Brewery and The Outer Banks Brewing Station. Rum tasting by Kill Devil Rum. Local restaurant vendors will offer a variety of Outer Banks specialties. Please see our lodging recommendations on the “Where to Stay” page. We highly recommend the Cameron House Inn and Kees Vacations.
Main Stage Entertainment:
- Our MC, Delighted ToBeHere (the former Miss Roxy C Moorecox)
- Mama’s Black Sheep
- Sandbar Blues
- Christy Snow
Meet the Performers
The band's name is an acronym for - Finding Face Internal Love Train, and they are a Rock/Folk band local to Northeastern North Carolina & Southeastern Virginia. Together for approximately nine years, the band is comprised of: Suzy - Accompaniment & Vocals, Heidi - Drums & Jinbei, Stephanie -Bass, Ukulele & Vocals and Dawn - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals.
Sandbar Blues is a band composed of five seasoned musicians living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The group includes Jennifer Cahoon on vocals, Natalie Ebert on keyboards and vocals, Michael Clifton (Santa Clause) on guitar and vocals, Michael Glover (Dr. Mike) on bass, and George M. Graham Jr. on drums.
They have been playing local venues on & around the Outer Banks for years.