Things to do on the Outer Banks This Week l August 22-28

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-at-bonzer-shackSurfing 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 teacher/physical therapist who understands the special needs.

movies-on-the-soundMovies on the Sound: Frozen

August 22 l College of Albemarle campus l Manteo, NC
Movies on the Sound is a Summer long series that plays outdoor movies from Duck to Manteo. For the month of August, the outdoor movies will be played at the College of the Albemarle Campus. Tonights movie, FROZEN! I know, exciting right? Bring some beach chairs, a blanket or two, pack a cooler and bring the whole family.

outer-banks-sup-seriesOBX SUP Series

August 23-24 l Farm Dogs Surf School l Nags Head, NC
Weekend of surf competitions, races and clinics. This contest is open for beginners to professionals and is meant to grow the paddling community on the Outer Banks. More advanced paddlers have an opportunity to surf Outer Banks waves in a competitive setting.

faire-daysFaire Days Festival

August 27 l Scarborough Faire Shopping l Duck, NC
All Summer long, Scarborough Faire, located in the heart of Duck, puts together Faire Day Festival every Wednesday. Free admission for the family. Live music, glitter tattoos, DIY arts and craft, face painting, juggling and more. All located under the beautiful tree covered walkways of some of the hottest shopping centers in Duck.

obx-wrv-proWRV Outer Banks Pro

August 28 l Jennette’s Pier l Nags Head, NC
A men’s qualifying competition of the ASP tour. This is the first of three new events tied to Vans Pro at ECSC. This competition is a great way for our local surfers to compete and get some points on the board to maybe one day make it to the international arena with surfers like Slater, Fanning, and Parko. This event is free and open to the public.

Not coming into town this week? The Outer Banks has a lot of great events going on in the month of September and all year long. Whether you are looking for a Fall getaway or your next family vacation home, Southern Shores Realty has just the home you are looking for. Be sure to also check out our Labor Day mini vacations Special.

Things to do on the Outer Banks August 8 – 14

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-soundMovies 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 week’s movie is one of my all time favorites, Despicable Me!

roanoke-island-powwow-august-obx11th Annual Roanoke Island American Indian Cultural Festival & Powwow

August 9 l Manteo, NC
Come join the tribes as they gather together on ancestral sounds to celebrate and share their culture. This event brings American Indian tribes together from all over the nation dressed in their tribal regalia. Native drummers, dancers, traders and food vendors are all welcome.

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August 11 – 15 l Hatteras 
Yes, its a bit of a drive but it is also 5 nights of live music on the waterfront stage at REAL Watersports and Waterman’s Bar and Grill. With a beautiful sunset kicking off every night of music, along with delicious food, it will be worth the drive. Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys will be the headline act this year.

faire-daysFaire Days

August 13 l Duck, NC
Every Wednesday until September 10 you’ll discover food, art, and entertainment. There will be DIY crafts for the kids such as sand art and sun catchers. On top of that there will be magicians, juggling, puppets live music and much more! This is free and open to the public along the tree covered walkways of Scarborough Faire.

duck-summer-concert-seriesConcert on the Duck Town Green: Violent Mae

August 14 l Duck, NC
Every Thursday evening throughout the Summer there will be a free concert in the Town of Duck either on the Duck Town Green or at the amphitheater. Tonight’s performance by the Violent Mae will be on the green. Blankets and chairs are welcomed. Family friendly and free.

If you can’t make it this week in August, don’t worry we will publish a list of hand picked to-dos on the Outer Banks every week. If you are visiting us for a peaceful Fall getaway, be sure to check out our September events and our Annual events to plan some activities for your vacation.

Things to do This Weekend on the Outer Banks

Weekend of June 7 & 8, 2014

An exciting weekend is in store for the Outer Banks!  Some of my all time favorite events are taking place this weekend.

First Fridays

Kicking things off today, Friday, is the First Fridays celebration in Manteo.  From April through December on the first Friday of the month, downtown Manteo fills with people eager to enjoy a farmers’ market, music, and late hours for many of the eclectic shoppes.  This is a fantastic option for those looking to spend a couple hours enjoying some walking and shopping.

Dare Day Festival

Saturday, June 8 is the annual Dare Day festival, taking place once again on Roanoke Island.  Occurring on the first Saturday in June each year, Day Day is hands down the BIGGEST celebration of Summer on the Outer Banks.

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Hundreds of vendors varying from local seafood, BBQ, crafters, knitters, carpenters, blacksmiths, painters, photographers, fashion booths, photo booths, pet booths, watersports, car shows, and more pack the streets and yards in the quaint island town of Manteo, NC.  My family and I frequently went to Dare Day on our Outer Banks vacations and we still attend today when they come to town.  There are also plenty of activities for children like prize/game booths, kid-friendly carnival rides, and more!

Dare Day started in 1976 here on the Outer Banks and it’s basically known as the official kick-off to summer here.  All of the people, shopping, sights, sounds, and smells are just a fantastic summer experience and it truly is one of the finest events on the OBX.  Here is a small set of the photos I took from Dare day 2013.

Movies on The Sound

gooniesMovies on The Sound is back and they start this weekend on Friday evening.  Enjoy the charm of a drive-in movie with a great waterfront view to boot!

All of the June showings are at the Nags Head Event Site and parking is only $10 per car.  Head on over to the Movies on the Sound website for more info.  The Goonies is playing tonight – gotta love that one!

Rogallo Kite Festival

wright-kite-festival_0Kites, Kites, Kites, Kites-Kites, Kites, Everybody!

OK, you get the picture.  The annual Rogallo Kite Festival is taking place this weekend at Jockey’s Ridge in Nags Head, NC.  It is a warm celebration and tribute to the man who made so much of wind powered gliding possible.  This is a great event for the whole family and definitely one to bring the cameras to as there will be larger than life kites floating that you can see from miles away!  Read more about the amazing story of Francis Rogallo here.

There’s a ton more than that going on this June, as well as this weekend!  Check out our OBX events in June 2014 list to plan your fun times and share this post with your friends.  Have a great weekend everybody!

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

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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!

SUPtastic

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.

Outer Banks Events l August 2014

Events on the Outer Banks l August 2014

Don’t let Summer pass you by without getting down to the Outer Banks! August is a wonderful month to visit, but then again I think every month is a wonderful month to visit! As the last month of Summer, August is jam packed with events and things to do. From movies, to performances, to concerts, to art shows, there is something that will spark everyone’s interest.

the-lost-colony_0Character Dinner at The Lost Colony

June 6th – August 20th l Waterside Theater
Every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the Summer,  there will be opportunities to enjoy a “Pre-Show Character Dinner”. Gates to the Waterseide Theatre open at 6P.M. with dinner at 6:30. You end the night with a private back stage tour and curtains open at 8P.M. Great way for the kids to interact with the characters!

the-lost-colonyThe Lost Colony

May 30th – August 22nd l Waterside Theater
Over 200 actors, designers, and volunteers make show what it’s known for, an amazing performance. From the epic battles, to the Indian dances this show will keep you on the edge of your seat all night long. Show times are every night of the Summer except Sunday nights.

minty-tuesdayMinty Tuesday

April 10th – August 26th l Elizabethan Gardens
Located at the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island and free with paid admission. Children ages 6-12 years old will learn all about mint.  They will make mint rubbings, learn to plant mint in a take home pot, and enjoy mint cookies and mint flavored ice cream. What better way to cool off with all things mint for the day!

red-wolf-howlingsRed Wolf Howlings

July 4th – August 27th l Creef Cut Wildlife Trail
This is the only place in the world where Red Wolves still exist in the wild.  You meet every Wednesday at the Creef Cut Wildlife Trail parking lot for a chance to hear the howling of this endangered species, all in harmony.  $10 per person and goes from 7:30 – 9:00. Children under 12 are FREE!

movies-on-the-soundMovies on the Sound

August 1 l Duck, NC
Tonight features the movie Iron Giant. This will be the last of the Movies on the Sound series being held in Duck. After tonights show the series moves to COA Campus for the rest of the month of August. Pack a picnic, blanket, beach chairs,  and enjoy an outdoor movie together as a family. Don’t forget the bug spray!

jars-of-clay-august-eventsJars of Clay

August 3 l Waterside Theatre
Grammy award winning artist Jars of Clay will be performing at the Waterside Theater on Roanoke Island. They are a Christian rock band reigning from Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets are available online, and show starts promptly at 8P.M. Perfect family friendly band for all ears.

obx-sandbar-5k-running-eventsOBX Sandbar 5K

August 3 l Kitty Hawk, NC
13th Annual Sandbar 5k.  This is an out and back course along the beaches of Kitty Hawk. Beginning at the Kitty Hawk bathhouse by Black Pelican. Participants run down to Eckner Street on the beach and return to the bathhouse for the finish. Proceeds benefit the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.

faire-daysFaire Days

Every Wednesday l Scarborough Faire Shopping Village
Every Wednesday, all Summer long is Scarborough Faire’s Faire Days. From 1 – 6 P.M, the boardwalks of Scarborough Faire will open up and welcome in all types of food, live entertainment such as juggling and magicians, and much more! This is a free event open to the public and guests of the Outer Banks.

watermelon-festival-obx-august-eventsOuter Banks Watermelon Festival

August 7th l Jockey’s Ridge Crossing
This event is free and open to the public. Located at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, Kitty Hawk Kites put on all kinds of events and activities that are anywhere from $1-$10 to participate in. Proceeds from the Watermelon Festival go to the Wright Flight of NC. This program rewards 5th graders that achieve their academic goals with flight!

duck-summer-concert-seriesConcert in Duck Town Park: Mamas Black Sheep

August 7th l Duck, NC
This is a beautiful evening concert series featuring a variety of music that is great for the whole family. Pack a picnic, blanket, chairs  and enjoy the live music in the heart of Duck as the sun sinks down over the sound. This weeks performance is from Mamas Black Sheep band bringing the vibes of

movies-on-the-soundMovies on the Sound

August 8, 15th, 22, 29 l Manteo, NC
Beginning August 8th the Movies on the Sound Summer series will begin playing at the College of the Albemarle Campus on Roanoke Island.  Tonight’s featured movie is Despicable Me.  They welcome you to pack a picnic, blanket, chairs for the family and make a night of it, enjoying an outdoor movie together.

new-world-festival-of-the-artsNew World Festival of Arts

August 13 & 14 l Manteo, NC
The beautiful town of Manteo welcomes you to this 2 day juried event featuring 80 hand-selected artists from Vermont all the way down to Florida. This will be the best of the best along the East Coast.  Each artist will have their pieces of work on display & for sale all along the Manteo Waterfront.

duck-summer-concert-seriesConcert in the Duck Town Park: Violent Mae

August 14th l Duck, NC
Every Thursday throughout Summer the Town of Duck hold a concert on the Duck Town Green across the street from Kellogs and Red Sky Café. Tonight’s band is the Violent Mae. All concerts are family friendly. Bring your chairs,  a blanket, a picnic, and enjoy the live music as the sun sets over the ocean.

outer-banks-pirate-festival-august-eventsOuter Banks Pirate Festival

August 13 – August 15 l Jockey’s Ridge Crossing
Join Kitty Hawk Kites at this free event to the public. It begins Wednesday August 13th and goes until Friday the 15th. Listen to the story telling as they take you back in time to piracy on the Outer Banks. This is the time to enjoy everything pirate from reenactments, pictures with them, and much more!

bic-sup-one-design-seriesBIC SUP One Design Regionals

August 16th l Maneto, NC
Kitty Hawk Surf Co. is this seasons host to the BIC SUP One Design Series. This is a family friendly competition and is free to the public. Whether you’re paddling out there yourself or cheering on family members, this is a great event for everyone. Welcome all skill levels. Located at the Kitty Hawk Kites in Manteo.

magnolia-market-outerbanks_august-eventsMagnolia Art Market

August 16th l Manteo, NC
Located at the Magnolia Pavilion. This is a combination of Outer Banks locals coming together and sharing their knowledge and skills. At the beautiful open air pavilion in downtown Manteo  artists will display their pieces from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M  the Thursdays of August 16ththrough September 1st.

mary-stuart-in-concertMary Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives in Concert

August 17th l Manteo, NC
Located at the Waterfront Theater. This 5-time Grammy winning, platinum recording artist, Grand Ole Oprey singer and star has made his way to the Outer Banks with his fabulous Superlatives. Located at the waterfront at Manteo, the views and sounds throughout the night are the perfect Outer Banks evening.

wright-memorial_6National Aviation Day

August 19th l Kill Devil Hills, NC
Fun for all at the Wright Brothers Memorial where they will be celebrating National Aviation Day. From flying kites, to book signings, to flight room talk, it will be a knowledgeable and exciting day for the whole family.  Park fees will be waived for this event and welcomes everyone interested in flight.

duck-summer-concert-seriesConcert on the Duck Town Green: Spare Change

August 21st l Duck, NC
Enjoy a few of the many perks when it comes to staying in duck. One, walking distance and two, free live music. Every Thursday the town of Duck holds a free concert for the whole family to enjoy, and this Thursday Spare Change is playing. They take the stage at 6:30P.M. and welcome you to the town lawn to join them!

surfing-for-autism-at-bonzer-shackSurfing for Autism

August 22 – 23 l Jennette’s Pier 
What an amazing event! Free for all spectators and welcoming all volunteers, kids, and parents. As I attended this event last year, I stood on the beach with chills as I watched these kids stoked on the opportunity to ride a wave. Each child will be paired with 2 volunteers. Food, beverages and more available all day.

WRV Outer Banks Pro

August 29 – September 2 l Jennette’s Pier
The Outer Banks is one of the best surf spots on the East Coast. WRV (Wave Riding Vehicles) has always stood for surfing and spreading the spirit of Aloha it brings to many. By doing so they pride themselves in bringing such a big surfing competition to the Outer Banks. This event is free for all spectators and welcomes you to watch the guys paddle it out for $30,000 in prizes.