Things to do on the Outer Banks this week l July 11-July 17

Outer Banks Things to Do l July 11 – July 17

movies-on-the-soundMovies on the Sound

July 11 l Duck, NC

Movies on the Sound are an outdoor movie series located up and down the Outer Banks. All movies are family friendly for everyone to enjoy. Gates open at 7P.M. and movies begin at dusk. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on and enjoy tonight’s feature: The Little Mermaid.

magnolia-market-outerbanks_august-eventsMagnolia Art Market

July 12 l Manteo, NC

Once a month local Outer Banks residents get together to share their knowledge and skills. Located in downtown Manteo in the beautiful open air Magnolia Pavilion, you will find professional artists displaying their crafts and artwork.  Open from 10A.M. to 6P.M.


July 12 l Manteo, NC 

Presented by Kitty Hawk Kites, this SUP race begins at the Manteo waterfront. The three-mile course takes you from the harbor, into Shallowbag Bay, out in the open waters and through canal sections. Beginners and elite divisions. Registration is $35.

lighthouse5kseries_0Corolla Lighthouse 5k

July 16 l Corolla, NC

What better place to go for a run than the Outer Banks? This 5k takes you through the Historic Village of Corolla Light. You will forget how far you’re running with all the beautiful views to see along the course. Trophies, t-shirts, finisher medals, and post-race breakfast included.

faire-daysFaire Days

July 16 l Duck, NC

Located at Scarborough Fair Shoppes in Duck every Wednesday through September 10th. Free admission, LIVE band weekly and family activities: pony rides, juggling, clown/magician, face painting, glitter tattoos, ice cream, kettle corn, art projects and more!

hilton-garden-innPortrait of Patsy Cline

July 16 l Kitty Hawk, NC

Starring the jazz diva, Laura Martier, and The Tumbling Humble Weeds Band. After receiving rave reviews for the musical play, they followed it with an eight-week run on the Outer Banks. Visitors from all over come and listen to “Patsy”. Located at the Hilton Garden Inn.

brew-thru-summer-concert-gin-blossomsBrew Thru Summer Concert Series

July 17 l Manteo, NC

Brew Thru is proud to present their Summer Concert Series located at the beautiful Roanoke Island Festival Park. Tonight’s performer are the Gin Blossoms with the Spin Doctors.  Doors open at 5P.M. for priority seating with general admission opening at 5:30P.M.

duck-summer-concert-seriesConcert in Duck Town Park: Jug Tucker

July 17 l Duck, NC

This Summer concert series presented by the town of Duck is meant to entertain everyone in the family. This week Jug Tucker will perform live at the Duck Amphitheatre. No chairs needed since the Amphitheatre has built in stadium seating. Free and open to the public. Concert begins at 6:30P.M.

Not vacationing this week? Check out our July Events and August Events blogs to see what is going on during your vacation. There are plenty of events going on all Summer to spark everyone’s interest. Check out our annual events and rest of our blog to stay up to date on the Outer Banks!

Outer Banks Events l June 2014

Beach background with towel, flip flops and copyspace (studio shot - warm color and directional light are intentional).

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

first-friday-roanoke-islandApril – 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 street, taste the food specials throughout Manteo’s diverse eateries, and catch the live magic, artisans, period-dressed actors and much more.

Faire Days Festival

Faire Days in Duck, North Carolina Outer BanksEvery Wednesday l Scarborough Faire lDuck, NC
Located at Scarborough Fair Shoppes in Duck, NC every Wednesday afternoon starting May 28th and running through September 10th. Free admission for a day of family fun! Live Band every week, juggling, puppets, face painting, ice cream, make your own sand art and so much for the whole family to enjoy.

National Running Day

national-running-dayJune 4 l Market Place Shopping Plaza l Southern Shores, NC
Outer Banks Runcations presents a 5k road course on Wednesday June 4th in celebration of National Running Day. This is a day for runners nationwide to come together and declare their passion for running, their improvements, and their yearly goals. Celebrate life as you also celebrate a simple, inexpensive and fun sport.

Kids Night at the Lost Colony

the-lost-colony_0June 2- August 18 l Roanoke Island Waterfront l Manteo, NC
Every Monday is kids night at the Lost Colony sponsored by Kitty Hawk Kites. All kids 12 and under are free every Monday night with a paying adult ticket. Bring the family and go back in time with the 200+ actors of the Lost Colony as they take you through epic battles and Indian dances.

Movies on the Sound

movies-on-the-soundJune 6 – June 27th l Nags Head Event Site l Nags Head, NC
Pack a picnic, bring the family for free outdoor movies on the sound. Located at the beautiful waterfront Nags Head event site every Friday night. Kitty Hawk Kites will bring their Rock climbing wall that is $5 for 2 climbs on the 27th. Movies are free, parking is $10 per car during the month of June at the Nags Head Event Site only!

Family Fishing at Jennette’s Pier

family-fishing-at-jennettesJune 2 – August 28 l Jennette’s Pier l Nags Head, NC
What better way to bond with your family on the Outer Banks than by fishing together. You will learn the basic but also necessary skills to catch a fish such as casting, how to tie your rigs, and catch and release techniques. You will also be informed of popular species of fish that hang out around the pier and typically are caught.

Whalehead Wednesday Wine Festival

whalehead-wine-festivalJune 4, 11, 18, & 25th l Whalehead Club l Corolla, NC
Conveniently timed in the middle of your vacation week to help you cope being on vacation with all 3 generations of your family. Offering beautiful waterfront views at the Whalehead club, flavorful wines, and tasty eats. With $25 admission you will receive a coupon for audio interpretation tour of Whalehead. Free for non-drinkers.

Dare Day Festival

dare-day-festivalJune 7 l Waterfront Manteo l Manteo, NC
Occurring the first Saturday of every June, this is an event meant for the whole family to enjoy. This day originated in 1976, which was the only year it was a 2-day event. Their promise to families is free, fun, festivities for the whole family. From the live music, delicious food, crafts and entertainment, it will be a great day. Festival opens at 9AM.

Rogallo Kite Festival

kitty-hawk-kites-obx-fun_1June 7 & 8 l Jockey’s Ridge l Nags Head, NC
This is the 32nd Annual Rogallo Kite Festival and will take place at Jockey’s Ridge State Park and Jockey’s Ridge Crossing. This event is free to the public. This will be two jam packed days of kite flying to honor the great Francis Rogallo. He was a NASA scientist and invented the flexible wing. This in turn started the sport of hang gliding.

Duck Cup Regatta

duck-cup-regattaJune 7 & 8 l Nor’Banks l Duck, NC
The 10th Annual Duck Cup Regatta is one of the best around town. This Multihull Sailors all meet and battle it out for the Duck Cup. This is a 2 day long event out of Nor’Banks running from 10AM – 6PM. The distance race includes one leg to Corolla and one leg to the Currituck Bridge. The cost is $50 for registrations per boat.

Surfing for Autism Benefit at Bonzer Shack

surfing-for-autism-at-bonzer-shackJune 8 l 1 – 6PM l Bonzer Shack
Surfng for Autism is guilty for planting that surfing bug as they teach over 50 kids with Autism how to ride their first wave. Bonzer Shack puts on an awesome benefit featuring a silent auction, live music, raffles, bunking booth, photo booth, face painting, temporary tattoos and so much more. All proceeds go to Surfing for Autism.

Catamaran North American Championship

catamaran-north-american-championshipJune 9 – 14 l Wanchese Marina l Wanchese, NC
Bringing the first major regatta on Roanoke Island. Expected boat participation is around 50, along with BBQ fish dinner, Heavy hor d’oeuvres, and award celebration. Through the week boats from all over will be battling to out of the 2014 ISAF International A-Class Catamaran North American Championship title.

Storm the Beach

storm-the-beach-obx-runningJune 15 l Jennette’s Pier l Nags Head, NC

Storm the Beach is an obstacle course that takes place on our beautiful Outer Banks beaches. You will run as fast as you can, crawl as low as you can, carry as much as you can, and have fun while doing it. Enter as an individual or a team in the 0.75 miler, 3 miler, or 5 miler. Beer, beverages, awards, and fun in the sun await your completion.

1964 Tribute to the Beatles

1964-the-tribute-to-the-beatlesJune 15 l Lost Colony l Roanoke Island, NC
The Band 1964: The Tribute will take you back on a journey through a rock musical era in history that we will always remember. The way that music made us feel then, will return back to our soul when performed live. 1964 band has toured all over performing at major events such as Red Rocks in Denver, Colorado. Tickets range from $30-$60. VIP tickets are available and very limited.

Outer Banks Sunrise 5k & Little Crab Crawl

sunrise-5k_0June 18 l Jennette’s Pier l Nags Head, NC
This is an out and back course. Race start time is at 7:30AM. It will be on the wide beaches of Nags Head so shoes… not required! This will be a chip time event and awards will go to the top 3 winners of the male and female division. The children’s 100 yd crab crawl follows the Sunrise 5k at 8:30AM. Trophies to top 3 boy and girl finishers.

Hansel and Gretel

hansel-and-gretel-copyJune 18-20 l Roanoke Island Festival ParkManteo, NC
The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte displays a new twist of this timeless fairy tale. As you and the family watch the performance, each of you will be taken on a journey through an enchanted forest. For children 7 and older. Tickets are $5. Show time is 10:30AM at the indoor theatre so great for something to do on a rainy day.

OBX Tri-Fest

obx-tri-festivalJune 21 l Manteo Waterfront l Manteo, NC
This is the very 1st Annual OBX TRI FEST. Competition will take place at the waterfront in Manteo. TRI season all begins with this event that the whole family can do together. A portion of proceeds will go to OBX GO FAR local program that fights child obesity. Events will begin between 8AM and 8:30AM.

Sunset 5k & Carolina Pig Pickin’

sunset-5kJune 26 l Jennette’s Pier l Nags Head, NC
Not one to run at sunrise? Well this is the perfect event for you. This is an out and back course beginning and ending at the beautiful Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. Whether you want to run, jog, walk, wear shoes, or go barefoot this is a run for the whole family. Trophies for top 3 male and female finishers.

Brew Thru Summer Concert Series

brew-thru-concert-series-copyJune 26 l Roanoke Island Festival Park l Manteo, NC
A Summer concert series going on all Summer long at the Roanoke Island Festival Park. First in line, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers live in concert. Special guests Pat McGee Band and ChessBoxer. Tickets are $35 for this show, or you can make it to all 3 Summer concerts for $105. Tickets available online.

Duck Summer Music Series

duck-summer-concert-seriesJune 26 l Duck Town Park l Duck, NC
The Duck Summer Concerts Series takes place Thursday nights running from June 26 to August 21 right in the town lawn. The first performer is Sean Olds and The Chuch of the Eternal. Bring the family, a picnic, and a blanket and enjoy the Duck family oriented atmosphere. No chairs needed, there is available bench amphitheater seating.

Outer Banks Events l July 2014


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

duck-summer-concert-seriesJuly 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 family. Music begins around 6:30pm and goes until 8PM. Artists such as Emily Minor, Jug Thucker, John Emil, Mama’s Black Sheep and much more. Bring your blanket, a chair, and enjoy the Duck atmosphere.

Faire Days Festival

faire-daysEvery Wednesday l Scarborough Faire lDuck, NC
Located at Scarborough Fair Shoppes in Duck, NC every Wednesday afternoon starting May 28th and running through September 10th. Free admission for a day of family fun! Live Band every week, juggling, puppets, face painting, ice cream, make your own sand art and so much for the whole family to enjoy.

“Outer Banks and You” LIVE!

outer-banks-and-you-coverJuly 3rd l Outer Banks Jubilee l Kitty Hawk, NC
Southern Shores Realty’s official company songThe Outer Banks and You” sung by Jamie Trent will be apart of the Outer Banks Jubilee’s performance on July 3, 2014. This is will be a variety show and a night full of fun for everyone in the family. If you love the Outer Banks, you will love this song and performance.

Outer Banks Fireworks & Parade

obx-fireworks-showJuly 4th l Corolla – Avon, NC
Are you ready for a show?  We are!  Here is the list of fireworks displays on the Outer Banks as well as information about other celebrations such as the Duck 4th of July Parade and Patriotic Concert in Manteo, NC.  Check it out and make your plans now!   Make this year the best 4th ever!

Free Outer Banks Fishing Day

free-obx-fishing-day-no-licenseJuly 4th | All Beaches

Enjoy some time with the family and one of America’s favorite pastimes; fishing!  One day every year, you can fish in the state of North Carolina without worrying about fishing licenses, etc.  Read more about N.C.’s free fishing day by clicking the title or image.

Nor’Banks Sailing Camps

duck-cup-regattaAll Summer l Nor’Banks l Duck, NC
If you’re a kid on the Outer Banks, what are you looking to do? ADVENTURE! Learn to sail your own sailboat with the awesome staff from Nor’Banks. They will teach you the boat lingo, safety, and procedures while having a blast. From tying knots, to boat rigging, to capsize recovery, you will leave ready to sail.

The Lost Colony

the-lost-colony_0July 1 – August 22 l The Lost Colony lRoanoke Island, NC
First taking stage in 1937, this is the longest running symphonic drama written by Paul Green. This is the 77th anniversary of this extraordinary show. From the epic battles, Indian dances, to the birth of Virginia Dare you will be amazed as these 200+ actors performing on a stage almost 3x larger than broadway.

Yoga on the Green

free-outer-banks-yoga-town-of-duck_1July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 l Duck Town Green l Duck, NC
Start the Tuesday of your vacation week off right by joining in on Yoga on the Green. Stretch, bend, and move as the sun rises. Begin the day by breathing deeply as the birds sing, stretching ever so long as the sun peaks over the trees. Yoga begins around 7:30AM and goes until 8:30AM each Tuesday of July.

Kids Night at The Lost Colony

the-lost-colonyJuly 7,14, 21, 28 l The Lost Colony l Roanoke Island, NC
With a large thanks to Kitty Hawk Kites, The Lost Colony presents Kids Night. The same brilliant performance with over 200+ actors except every Monday kids are free when accompanied by a paying adult. On Mondays they will also have a special curtain time of 7:30pm for the younger kids instead of an 8PM curtain time like usual.

3rd Annual Freedom 5k and Old Glory Mile

freedom-5k-and-old-glory-mileJuly 4 l 7AM l Kill Devil Hills, NC
What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than running a Freedom 5k or Old Glory Mile? Freedom 5k and Old Glory Mile gun time will be 7AM. Beginning at the Town Hall of Kill Devil Hills and ending with post race refreshments provided by Red Sky Cafe and Outer Banks Rum Cakes. Each finisher will receive a finisher medal & freedom swag!

Independence Day 1850

indepence-day-1850July 4 l 10AM – 4PM l Roanoke Island, NC
Island Farms welcomes you to celebrate Independence Day! Bring all of the family, a picnic, blanket, and any drinks you would like. Enjoy this larges grassy lawn as we commemorate our nation’s birth. There will be musket-fire, a variety of games, and reading of the Declaration of Independence.

2nd Annual Open Water Swim & Paddle Race

open-water-swim-paddleJuly 6 l 8:30AM l Manteo, NC
When was the last time you tested your swimming skills? This event is held at the Ole Swimming Hole at 410 Airport Road. Whether you swim the 2 KM, 1 KM, or 500 M swim, everyone will go home a winner. There will also be the 2K SUP race for ages 11 and up. $30 first event, $10 second event, $5 each additional event.

Brew Thru Summer Concert Series: LiVE

brew-thru-summer-concertJuly 10 l 5:45 l Roanoke Island Festival Park
As part of the Brew Thru Summer Concert Series, Roanoke Island Festival Park is proud to announce Live. They are from York, Pennsylvania and formed in 1988. They have known each other since middle school days and love performing  together. Live has sold over 22 million rock albums worldwide.

BIC SUP One Design Series

bic-sup-one-design-seriesJuly 10 l 10AM l Duck, NC 
Kitty Hawk Surf Co. presents this season’s Bic SUP One Design Series. This event is free and open to the public for viewing. They welcome first timers all the way to the pros. This is a great activity for the family to do and learn together. To sign up you meet at the Duck Kitty Hawk Surf Co at 10AM. Calm waves, SUP boards, family… perfect!


suptasticJuly 12th l 10AM l Festival Park Bridge
Test your water skills… and balance at this 2-4 mile WPA Sanctioned Stand Up Paddleboard Race. It will all begin at Festival Bridge Park in Manteo, NC and will take you through Shallow Bag Bay and around the beautiful Roanoke Island Festival Park. There will be Elite Class and Recreation Class with 3 divisions in each.

Brew Thru Summer Concert Series: Gin Blossoms

brew-thru-summer-concert-gin-blossomsJuly 17 l 5:45 l Roanoke Island Festival Park
Brew Thru is proud to announce their Summer Concert Series that brings Gin Blossoms to the Roanoke Island Festival Park. They have been together since the 1980’s and are from Tempe, Arizona. Names the “Best Unsigned Band in America”. Tickets available online.

36th Annual Wright Kite Festival

wright-kite-festivalJuly 19 – 20 l 10AM – 4PM l Nags Head, NC
Kitty Hawk Kites welcomes you to dream of taking flight at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. You can walk through the museum and learn about the origin of aviation and then put it all to the test as you fly your kite outside. Larger than large kites will be on display to get the creative juices flowing for when you make your own free kite.

Theatre Arts Camp

the-lost-colony_0June 23 – July 25 l 9AM – 2:30PM l Roanoke Island, NC
Do the children have big dreams of acting and fell in love with The Lost Colony? They offer 5 day Theatre Arts Camps in 3 different sessions (6/23-6/27, 7/7-7/11, 7/21-7/25). Camp hours are from 9AM – 2:30PM Monday through Friday and each session differs in price. This is a great way for children to make friends here on the beach!

Tanger Style Tuesdays

tanger-outlets-nags-head-shopping_0July 8 – August 19 l 1 – 4PM l Nags Head, NC
Every Tuesday Tanger Outlets will do a little something extra while you walk the covered outdoor walkways. There will be interactive activities for the whole family to do. Great event for the kids. Whether it’s face painting, balloons, and more they will all leave with a smile on their face. This event is free to the visitors of Tanger Outlets and will be set up along the sidewalks.