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Aug 30, 2014
By Robert Kissell
Labor Day Weekend has arrived on the Outer Banks and thousands of visitors are out and about looking for things to do; hopefully like you! Here's our top picks for events going on this week and holiday weekend for the OBX. This will also be our last week of "our picks" as we wind down the calendar year. Stay posted for our monthly events, holiday events, and tons of beach reports... those are here to stay! We'll bring back "our picks" next spring - see you all then. OBX Arts & Craft Festival This two day event is located at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk, NC. There will be 25 local...[read more]
Aug 21, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
What's Happening on the OBX this week This week is my top week of activities we have had all Summer long. With two of my favorite surfing events on the Outer Banks being in the same week, along with outdoor movies and more this all makes for a great week to be on the Outer Banks. Surfing for Autism August 22-23 l Jennette's Pier l Nags Head, NC This is a 2 day long event put together to bring awareness to Autism/Asperger's. Starting with a meet and greet dinner Friday night and flowing right into a day of surfing on Saturday. Each child with Autism with be paired with 2 surf instructors and a...[read more]
Aug 21, 2014
By Robert Kissell
Looking for fun things to celebrate Halloween on the OBX? Look no further! Here's a list of the top scary & haunted activities going on this year on the Outer Banks. There's haunted houses, haunted trails, ghost tours, and more! Wanchese Woods Haunted Trail (formerly The Darkness) Fridays & Saturdays from 9/26/14 - 11/01/14 One of the best outdoor haunted trails on the Outer Banks (says me). Head on out to 1101 ER Daniels Road in Wanchese, NC when the darkness sets in for a scary experience you won't soon forget! Wind your way through the creepy, quiet forest... it's almost too quiet...[read more]
Aug 20, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
They say you will never forget doing something your first time and I will never forget riding my first wave. I will also never forget my first time attending Surfing for Autism. The day was filled with a crazy mixture of emotions from happy, sad, laughter, gratefulness, hurt, determination and more. The chills I felt all day, the happiness I felt all day, also the sadness I felt all day knowing I couldn't do more for these kids, is a combination of emotions I will always remember. What led me to push aside my sadness was witnessing the happiness surfing brought to every child. The weekend...[read more]
Aug 14, 2014
By Robert Kissell
August is in full swing and there's plenty to do on the OBX this weekend and coming week. My top picks are below, but feel free to check out the entire August Outer Banks Event blog that Katlyn put together. Outer Banks Pirate Festival Arrgh ye maties yo ho! Well that's my pirate talk... anywho, it's once again that time of year to shiver in your timbers and get your plank walking on down at Jockey's Ridge Crossing. The good peeps at Kitty Hawk Kites are blasting cannonballs full of fun off this Friday. It's an event not to be missed. There's fun for all ages! National Aviation Day It's time...[read more]
Aug 07, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
As Summer on the Outer Banks begins to wind down, that doesn't mean the fun has to! There are still some great events going on for you and the family. Most of the events going on this week and free and open to the public. From outdoor concerts to outdoor movies, there is sure to be something everyone will enjoy. Movies on the Sound August 8 l Manteo, NC Movies on the Sound is an outdoor movie series showing family friendly movies. This month Movies on the Sound will be held at the College of the Albemarle Campus. This weeks movie is one of my all time favorites, Despicable Me! 11th Annual...[read more]
Jul 31, 2014
By Robert Kissell
This Summer is going too fast! Don't worry though, it's not over yet. There are plenty of fun activities and events to go to this week on the OBX. Make sure you visit our entire August event blog , but here are my top picks for this week: Jars of Clay Concert Grammy award winning Christian rock band Jars of Clay will be performing LIVE at the Waterside Theater on Roanoke Island on Sunday, August 3, 2014. The band has been together over 18 years and have written over 100 songs. This should be a very family friendly event and a great way to enjoy the beautiful theater in Manteo. Tickets are...[read more]
Jul 30, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
September is one of my favorite months on the Outer Banks. Low to no humidity, cooler temperatures, warm ocean waters, less crowds, and seashells line the shore for days! There are great events and festivals for the whole family to enjoy. From live music, to fresh Outer Banks seafood, September has it all. Magnolia Art Market September 1 l Manteo, NC Transformed from a popular Manteo restaurant called the Magnolia Grill. After the restaurant closed due to a stalled economy, the Town of Manteo officials searched for ideas on what to do with the building. Now, the town is testing out the idea...[read more]
Jul 29, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
Have you ever wished you could see a surfing competition in person? Well, this could be another reason why the Outer Banks is awesome in the Fall. The best of the best in amateur surfing meet here, on the Outer Banks to battle it out. They have traveled up and down the East Coast claiming victory for this weekend and this weekend only. From short boards to long boards to stand up paddle boards there is a division for all competitors. This event will be held at the beautiful Jennette's Pier in Nags Head. Six days of competitive surfing? Count me in! This event is free and open to the public...[read more]
Jul 27, 2014
By Katlyn Smith
October is full of awesome events. We welcome Fall with open arms around here. The hustle and bustle of a busy season start to settle and now it's family time. Time for pumpkin flavored... everything, waves, sweaters, candles and relaxing. It helps everyone appreciate the beauty of the Outer Banks all over again. Island Farms Pumpkin Patch October 4 - 25 l Roanoke Island, NC Every Saturday through the month of October, Island Farms opens up their pumpkin patch for you and your family. From 10AM to 4PM you can take an ox-drawn wagon ride to pick out the pumpkin of your dreams. There is an...[read more]

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