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Events & Activities

Apr 10, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
May is one of my favorite times to visit the Outer Banks . Along with warm weather, open beaches, May is jam packed with an array of events going on. As the Outer Banks gears up for Summer season, we like to kick of Summertime with a bang! OBX Ultramarathon May 3, 2014 l Corolla, NC l 5AM This is North Carolina’s first Outer Banks 50k Ultra Marathon. Race begins at the Currituck Beach lighthouse and travels down to the town of Kill Devil Hills. With 29 miles being along the beautiful oceanfront of the Outer Banks, this run is anything but boring. Open course, so runners are along support...[read more]
Apr 09, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
Wells Fargo introduces the Flying Pirate Half Marathon and First Flight 5k. This year they are going big for their 5 th Anniversary. Race weekend begins Friday May 2 at the Dare Coutry Youth Center, where the expo will be held. This is located right behind Outer Banks Brewing Station. There will be a variety of vendors there to help make race time as comfortable as possible. This is also where you pick up your bib numbers, free t-shirt, and free swag offered to all runners. Saturday, bright and early, the First Flight 5k begins at 7:30AM. This is an out and back course that shows off the...[read more]
Mar 21, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
Coming to the Outer Banks in April and looking for a fun event to do with the kids? Well, Pirate Putt Putt for Polio is not only a fun event but it's for a great cause. This is a world wide cause by Rotary International and all proceeds go to Rotary Polio Plus. The Manteo, North Banks, First Flight, and Kitty Hawk Rotary Clubs are responsible for putting this annual event together. Photo: Ascencion Photography. The first event of the weekend begins Friday, April 25, 2014 where you can learn to talk, walk, and dance like a pirate. Outer Banks Irish Pirate, Captain Darby, will be teaching all...[read more]
Mar 17, 2014
By Robert Kissell
Do you rent your Outer Banks vacation home with Southern Shores Realty? Not only is our program the most straight forward, honest, and the best around town, but we also throw the beach's ONLY homeowner appreciation party year after year! Now this isn't your average "You're invited to a blahdity blah luncheon" party. I'm talking BIG, boom, PAH - Massive party tent, Kelly's catered buffet lunch, libations, incredible giveaway prizes, activities for kids, local business product spotlights, and much much more! Now, you may ask yourself "Why do we have a Spring Fling?" To answer that first and...[read more]
Mar 11, 2014
By Robert Kissell
Have you heard the word? Saturday, April 12 from 1-5p.m. the Outer Banks Community Foundation is hosting a self-guided tour that includes world-famous "Flat-Top" Cottages in Southern Shores. Made popular by wildlife artist/developer Frank Stick , most of these beach cottages were built in the 1940's and 1950's and have dominated the architecture of Southern Shores. At 11 AM, Marimar McNaughton, author of “ Outer Banks Architecture ” will speak at the Pitt Center at the Southern Shores Town Hall Complex. Beginning at 1 p.m., the tour kicks off and will include a variety of classic homes...[read more]
Mar 10, 2014
By Robert Kissell
Rolling thunder meets the Graveyard of the Atlantic for the 2014 Outer Banks Bike Week presented by Outer Banks Harley-Davidson ! If you're looking for a great week of riding the coast plus tons of events going on, you've found the right attraction! Events take place April 19th - 27th and range from day-long cruises to live music and tattoo contests. Check out the partial schedule below to make the most of your stay on the OBX. Need a place to sleep? Don't pay hotel prices... check out our 600+ vacation homes here . All Week Long Longboards Island Grill 4p-6p, 11p-1a 1/2 Price Appetizers BK...[read more]
Mar 04, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
April is a beautiful month down here on the Outer Banks . On top of the beautiful Spring temperatures, our list of April events will keep you coming back all month long. From Historical Flat Top tours, to a Duathalon, to OBX Bike Week , there is something for everyone this month. Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Cottages Open House April 12, 2014 l 1 - 5pm l Map Beginning at 11AM, the author of "Outer Banks Architecture", Marimar McNaughton, will speak at the Southern Shores Town Hall Complex. Shortly after is when the tour will start at 1PM and include a variety of the town's historic flat...[read more]
Feb 21, 2014
By Robert Kissell
It's almost upon us... four days of food, drink, and fun on the Outer Banks! I'm talking about the 2014 OBX Taste of the Beach celebration! Each year, some of the finest eateries on the Outer Banks team up to prepare amazing dishes and culinary experiences for out-of-towners and locals alike to indulge in. This year is no different. Featuring over 50 events and 35 restaurants, the 2014 Taste of the Beach is going to be an event for the ages! From multi-course dinners to under $20 values, the four days are going to be jam-packed with things to do. Picking what to attend will be the hardest...[read more]
Feb 13, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
I’m feeling the luck of my Irish side this year, predicting sunshine and warmer temperatures. Waking up for St. Patrick’s Day is not like waking up for any other day. Here on the Outer Banks, St. Patrick’s Day is taken very seriously. There are activities going on from sunrise to sunset. Here, you go to sleep with your St. Patrick’s Day outfit planned out. It has every piece of green from your wardrobe that you can possibly find to wear at one time. You wake up knowing this day is going to be long, maybe a little cold, and a ton of fun. Throwing in some festive items like top hats, and beads...[read more]
Feb 06, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
March is a beautiful time of the year to be here at the Outer Banks. Then again when isn't it a beautiful time of the year when you're here? There is fun for the whole family in our March events. From the Mardi Gras Gala, to the Graveyard 100, to North Carolina's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade! Many proceeds benefit our local community and more! The events happening throughout March are: OBX Women's Winter Expo March 1, 2014 l Ramada Plaza l Nags Head, NC l Map 2nd Annual OBX Women's Winter Expo Hosted by Outer Banks Entrepreneurs. The expo will be open from 9AM to 5PM.There will be over 50...[read more]

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