Things to do on the Outer Banks This Week: Aug 15 – 21

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.

Courtesy of Kitty Hawk Kites

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!

first-flightNational Aviation Day

It’s time to fly!  Tuesday, August 19th is the National Aviation Day celebration at the Wright Brother’s National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC.  If you haven’t been to the memorial before there’s no better excuse.  There will be kites flying, book signings, and a whole bunch of aviation talk!

martyMarty Stuart Concert

Enjoy the amazing views of the Waterside Theater in Manteo, NC. this Sunday and relax to the sounds of country music superstar Marty Stuart.  You can buy tickets and get directions here.  This is one of the last big concerts for the summer on the Outer Banks.  Keep checking back on our blog for more concert info this fall.

phideaux-001Outer Banks Charter Fishing

In honor of the Wicked Tuna Outer Banks premier this Sunday, I highly recommend setting sail on the high seas and taking a chance at some big game fish of your own.  Southern Shores Realty has negotiated an exclusive offer to our rental guests on OBX deep sea fishing charters.  Step aboard the Phideaux and target fish like Blue Marlin or Yellowfin Tuna.  Read more about the deal here.

That’s not everything!  Don’t forget to get your whole annual OBX events and things to do calendar as well as check up on our other current events on the blog.  Make sure to give Southern Shores Realty a call for booking your Outer Banks rentals.  We have over 600 rental homes all over the Outer Banks and would love to host your next vacation!

Outer Banks Beach Music Festival 2014 – Buck’s Beach Blast



Get ready for a FUN day at the beach… because Sunday, May 25 at the Whalehead Club in Corolla, NC is the 3rd Annual Beach Music Festival!

The gates open up at 10am with the first band kicking off at 11am.  Tickets are $25 each.  Picnics, chairs, and coolers are welcome.  No glass bottles or alcohol is allowed to be brought in.  Beer and wine are available to purchase onsite.  More information can be found here.

Sample songs from the performing bands are below to get you in the mood!  This is sure to be a fantastic day out in the sun enjoying some great tunes!

The Rhondels

Formerly Bill Deal & The Rhondels, these guys have kept the beach beats coming since the late 70’s!

Steve Owen & Summertime

Good feelings beach music.  Can’t beat that!

The Swinging Medallions

Today’s version of the original 60’s crew.  “Beach Music from the West Coast meats the East Coast and it gets a little crazy.”

Craig Woolard Band

“With the classic style of Ray Charles, the dynamics of Marvin Gaye and Rod Stewart, the Soul of James Brown, the vocal prowess of Steve Perry of Journey, combined with the passion of Sam Cook and Michael McDonald, you have “The Soul Man of Beach Music”.”