Things to do on the Outer Banks Aug. 1 – 7, 2014

July 31, 2014

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-august-eventsJars 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 available online here.

faire-daysFaire Days Festival

Every Wednesday this summer is the Faire Days Summer Festival Series presented by Scarborough Faire Shopping Village.  This is another great family friendly event that features live music, fun and games, plus tons of great shopping all rolled into one.  This is completely FREE and and the music goes on rain or shine.  Featured performers include: DJ Magic Mike, Mojo Collins & Triple Vision Band, Tim the Juggler, NC Marionette Theater, and horseback riding.

first-friday-roanoke-islandFirst Fridays in Manteo

You know it’s summer when the town of Manteo, NC comes alive on the First Friday night of the month!  Stores and boutiques stay open late, live music and artists perform, and the whole town comes alive with entertainers and outdoor booths.  There’s no charge whatsoever and this is a favorite activity for many vacationers on the Outer Banks!  There are more details here.

obx-kayak-adventureOuter Banks Kayak Tour

One of the coolest activities to try on your Outer Banks vacation is a guided kayak tour.  We’ve teamed up with Coastal Kayak Touring Company to give our guests an exclusive and unlimited 15% off any tour with them!  Coastal Kayak operates not only kayak tours, but also stand up paddleboarding (SUP) tours all over the OBX.  Check out our guest rewards page here for more information.

watermelon-festival-outer-banksOBX Watermelon Festival

If you like watermelon, this day was made for you!  Kitty Hawk Kites officially sponsors this event each year at their location in Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Nags Head, NC.  This year’s watermelon festival takes place on Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 10am-4pm.  The event is unique and has plenty of fun things to do like a splash tank, moon bounce, inflatable obstacle course, juggling instruction, balance boards, music, raffles, ice cream eating contest, watermelon seed spitting contests, face painting, and tons of watermelon to eat!  Admission is free and activities range from $1-$10.  All proceeds benefit Wright Flight of NC, a benefit that uses the motivation of flight to help youngsters in school.
Like I said earlier, the fun doesn’t stop here.  We have a full lineup of annual OBX events, an entire August Outer Banks events blog, and a Vacation Planner built right into our website.  Thanks for stopping by.  See you all next time!

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