Summer season is in full swing in Corolla and on the Currituck Outer Banks. Our annual events at Historic Corolla Park have begun, and already we’ve seen amazing turnouts for Corolla Cork and Craft, the weekly cornhole tournament, and Yoga in the Park. If you’ve booked a beach vacation home and are preparing a visit, be sure to check our events calendar for more information on these signature events.
Of course, no visit to Currituck is complete without exploring what the Mainland and Knotts Island have to offer this summer. Mainland Currituck is home to three landmarks on the newly established African American Experience of Northeast North Carolina trail. Monster truck lovers can also stop by the official headquarters of Grave Digger. Summer on the Mainland also means special events are happening throughout the county. Here are a few to mark on your itinerary:
Sanctuary Vineyards Acoustic Sunsets
Every Thursday this summer from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, enjoy live music along with samples from Currituck’s premier winery. Admission is free, and wine bottles and snacks from area food trucks are available for purchase. Stay updated on Sanctuary Vineyards’ Facebook page for changes in schedule and other information.
Wednesday mornings from 10am to 2pm, visitors to the Betsy Dowdy Equine Center can meet rescued Corolla Wild Mustangs up close! This is a great opportunity to see some of these magnificent animals, descended from the Mustangs of early Spanish explorers, and learn about efforts to preserve the herd. A donation of $10 per car is suggested, with the money supporting the Corolla Wild Horse Fund.
Please visit the CWHF’s site for their policies on Mustang Mornings.
Knotts Island Peach Festival
The annual Knotts Island Peach Festival returns July 30-31! This popular event features midway rides, live country music, food vendors, and of course a variety of peaches and peach desserts. Visit the Knotts Island Ruritans website for more information and to purchase a wristband for the rides.
This is definitely the summer to come to Currituck! Of course, it’s important to keep an eye on the weather when traveling on the mainland and our beaches. We will keep you updated as best we can on the Currituck OBX Events Facebook page, and don’t forget to download our free mobile app before you visit.