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Jul 25, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
Where has the Summer gone? I can't believe I am writing about the last week of events for July. As we say goodbye to July, we welcome cooler temperatures, warmer ocean waters, and still the beautiful beaches we all know. Here is a list of some events going on during this week on the Outer Banks. The Lost Colony Nightly l Roanoke Island, NC Taking place on the most mysterious island, over 100 actors, technicians, designers and volunteers come together every Summer to honor the brave people who came to build a new country. From the costumes, to the music, to the performances on the enormous...[read more]
Jul 24, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
Outer Banks Marathon & Southern Fried Half Marathon Calling all types of runners! Outer Banks Sporting Events has a race for every type of runner out there, all on the same weekend too. In November a diaper dash, Family Fun Run, 5k, Southern 6 miler, 10k, Southern Fried half marathon, and the big Outer Banks Marathon hit the roads and trails of our beautiful Dare county. This big weekend all goes down November 7-9 . Typically, weather this early in November is perfect for running. It may take you a couple miles to get warmed up. but the air is clean and crisp, very low humidity, and there...[read more]
Jul 09, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
Why run a race on the road when you can take on the challenge of running the Sandbar 5k? This race is presented by PNC bank and benefits an amazing organization, the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. They raise funds to help people on the Outer Banks with debilitating diseases and also families in crisis. What better way to help raise money than by running together? It's a win win for everyone! The 13th Annual Sandbar 5k is August 3 with a 7:30A.M. start time. The race is an out and back course on the beaches of Kitty Hawk, NC. The start and finish line are located at the famous Kitty Hawk bath...[read more]
Jun 20, 2014
By Robert Kissell
Movies on The Sound June 27 marks the last movie in Nags Head, NC this summer for the Movies on the Sound series. This week's showing: Mary Poppins! Take the whole fam and pack the car for only $10 at the Outer Banks Event Site (6800 S. Coratan HWY). The series moves to Duck, NC starting July 11, 2014. Whalehead Wine Festival On Wednesday June 25, head up to the Currituck Heritage Park and Whalehead Club to get your wine on! Channel your inner Wino from 3pm-7pm with a bevy of samples and tastings for only $25. Local vintners will be present so you can get a true taste for the region. Brew...[read more]
Jun 12, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
Weekend of June 12 - June 15 Summer is officially underway on the Outer Banks! With events going on every week it can be hard to pick which ones to go to. For starters, here is a list of all events, with a few recommendations by Katlyn. ISAF Catamaran Championship June 9 - 14 l Roanoke Island Brought to you by SAIL NC, watch all the catamarans battle it out for the title of the ISAF International A-Class Catamaran North American Champion. This is the first major regatta to take place locally. Races going underway at Roanoke Island and running from June 9 - June 14. Comedy Club presents Sid...[read more]
Jun 04, 2014
By Robert Kissell
It is almost America's birthday, and you know what that means..... FIREWORKS! There's no better place to enjoy the sights and sounds of 4th of July pyrotechnic masterpieces than on the beaches of the Outer Banks. 2014 will be no different. In fact, there is a new addition to this year's list of OBX fireworks that has come back after years of being away. Take a look at the list below of the July 4th fireworks celebrations on the Outer Banks from north to south: Corolla Fireworks 2014 22nd ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF FIREWORKS - WHALEHEAD CLUB. - MOVED TO MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014 CLICK HERE TO VIEW...[read more]
May 29, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
When it’s your first time traveling anywhere, finding great restaurants and things to do can be pretty difficult. You don’t want to spend money testing out the “not-so-greats” before indulging in some of the “best of the bests”. Picking your favorite restaurants revolves around a few things such as: type of food offered, quality of food, atmosphere, pricing, and maybe even their alcohol selection. What better way to do this than to try a little bit of everything? This is why Outer Banks Restaurant Tours is a contributing vendor as part of our Guest Rewards Program . Outer Banks Restaurant...[read more]
May 16, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
2014 Rogallo Kite Festival presented by Kitty Hawk Kites The 32nd Annual Rogallo Kite Festival includes two days of kite flying on June 7th and 8th, in honor of NASA scientist Francis Rogallo. As inventor of the flexible wing, what better way to honor him than two days of kite flying? This will all take place at the Jockey Ridge State Park in Nags Head and also at Jockey's Ridge Crossing. This event is free to the public and welcomes everyone. In honor of Rogallo, Kitty Hawk Kites would like to display his accomplishments through flight for two days. There will be larger than large kites on...[read more]
May 02, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
June brings an array of good things, but the best one... SUMMER. Kids are out of school, weather is warming up, ocean is warming up, it's time to kick back and enjoy the Summertime with your family on the Outer Banks. Beach it by day, and enjoy these events by night. It's Summer and time for worry-free, easy living. First Fridays in Manteo April - December l Waterfront Manteo l Manteo, NC Every first Friday of April through December, Roanoke Island Festival Park puts on a wonderful family day full of fun. All of your senses will be alive as you listen to the live pulses of local music in the...[read more]
May 02, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
The Outer Banks in July is jam packed with all kinds of events for the family to enjoy. The full swing of the Summer season brings something to do just about every night you are in town. From music, fireworks, concerts, to kite festivals, SUP challenges, and yoga on the Duck Town Green. Enjoy your Summer nights with events like these, just as much as you enjoy your Summer days on the beaches of the Outer Banks. Duck Summer Concert Series July 3 - 31 l Town Green l Duck, NC Every Thursday there will be a free concert located on the Duck Town Green. This is an event that welcomes the whole...[read more]

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