January 1, 2017 Sailors in a sailing town need very little excuse to leave seats in front of television sets and get out on the water. The New Year's Day traditional regatta accepts any motorboats, sailboats, small aircraft and homemade helicopters willing to meet when the countdown begins at Channel One Marker...more about Instead of (Football) Regatta
Even a small village like Oriental, NC still manages to keep a busy calendar of annual events that gives visitors, residents, families and day trippers of all ages something to do. Small communities often have the most eclectic events and Oriental is no different as the year's highlights range from regattas and homes tours to chowder cook-offs, arts festivals, fishing and dragons. All annual events are listed by month below.