This Week on the Outer Banks 6/10-6/15

June 7, 2019

Whether you’re here for a relaxing week spent on breathtaking beaches, or here to get away from the stress of everyday life, spending more time with the ones you love, there is always an event planned that is perfect for you. The Outer Banks prides itself on its community involvement throughout the summer, carefully planning activities to cater to both visitors and residents of the area. If you’re like me while trying to figure out what to do on the weekends, you can find yourself bombarded with too many choices or find yourself bored with nothing to do. Well that’s where we come in – no longer worry about stressing over things to do during your week of relaxation. Once every week, “This Week on the Outer Banks” will have a new blog post about the incredible events and celebrations taking place throughout the Outer Banks for the upcoming week.

Upcoming Events:

Monday June 10th

Family Fishing: Want to fish but have absolutely no idea where to begin? The Family Fishing 101 program offered by Jennette’s Pier is just for you. Every weekday during the summer season at 9:00am Jennette’s Pier hosts this class for beginning fishers. Spots must be reserved at a price of $15 per person. This fee includes the cost of instruction, equipment, bait, and the fishing fee. (7223 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959)

Sunset Festival: Take part in the kick off event of Kitty Hawk Kites’ Sunset Festival! Running until September 1st, the Sunset Festival takes place every weeknight from 7:00pm until 9:00 or 10:00pm. With different activities each night, this is the perfect way to end the day. Join Kitty Hawk Kites on Monday to meet and take a photo with one of our local majestic mermaids! (3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, 7:00pm – 9:00pm)

Tuesday June 11th

Movies on the Duck Town Green: Looking for a family activity that not only entertains your children but also your inner child? Look no further. At 7:30 pm the Town of Duck will be hosting a showing of the Disney classic “The Sword in the Stone” at the Duck Town Green located at 1200 Duck Road. Feel free to make yourself comfortable at the showing by bringing lawn chairs, coolers, pets, blankets, or whatever else you consider a movie necessity. Concessions will be sold during the showing courtesy of OBX Popcorn Shoppe.

Sunset Festival: Come join Kitty Hawk Kite’s weekly Tuesday Tunes at 7:00pm as part of their Sunset Festival. Every Tuesday, local Kim Kalman provides vocal and acoustic performances as the sun sets in the distance over the dunes. (3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, 7:00pm – 10:00pm)

Wednesday June 12th

Kiteboarding Demo Days: Are you an intermediate to advanced kiteboarder looking for new gear? Every Wednesday until Labor Day weekend Waves Village Kiteboarding Resort in Rodanthe, NC will be offering free kiteboarding demos. Use this opportunity to try out Kitty Hawk Kites excellent new gear before you buy! (24502 NC-12, Rodanthe, NC 27968, 10:00am – 4:00pm)      

Sunset Festival: Missing the feeling that came with making your very own kite and watching it for the first time? Well there is no need to be nostalgic, come out to Kitty Hawk Kite’s weekly Windy Wednesday Kite Making session from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. After making your kite walk over to Jockey’s Ridge State Park to fly it over the beautiful dunes!  (3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959)

Creatures of the Night: Taking place every Wednesday at 8:00pm at Jennette’s Pier, Creatures of the Night in an opportunity to get close and personal with animals that move through the night. The reservation cost is $5 per person. Each participant will be given buckets, flashlights, and nets to help them find their very own creature of the night! (7223 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959)

Thursday June 13th

The 2019 Outer Banks Run, Swim, Run & 5k: This is an open water run, swim, run event paired with a casual 5k/1 mile held on the beaches of Nags Head. People of all skill levels are welcome. From walkers to 1st place runners, this event is fun for all. There is a registration fee for both events. Registration can be completed online or on site. Come out for a great time! (7223 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959, 7:30am)

Dowdy’s Park Farmers Market: If you’re like me, the prospect of a local farmers market is always exciting. Come out to Dowdy Park Farmers Market for a true local experience. Dowdy Park is also home to multi-use sport courts and a unique playground that is perfect for the kids! (3005 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, 9:00am – 1:00pm)

4th Annual Soundside FunFair: Looking for a great way to kick off your summer vacation? Come out to the Soundside Fun Fair to benefit Dare County’s Children & Youth Partnership. With 12 incredible rides including a giant Ferris wheel, games, and a multitude of fair food, the Soundside Fun Fair is a great way to spend the day. Satisfy your cravings with the fair classics like cotton candy, funnel cakes, chicken-on-a-stick , and much more! The fair will be here Thursday evening through Sunday night. (6800 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, 5:00pm – 11:00pm, (252)-441-0614)

Sunset Festival: Come out to Kitty Hawk Kites’ Twist and Shout Thursdays to hear live music from David Andrews. A great time for the whole family! (3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, 7:00pm – 10:00pm)

Friday June 14th

36th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival: In honor of NASA scientist, Francis Rogallo, Kitty Hawk Kites will be hosting its 36th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival. Rogallo was the inventor of the flexible wing and his work has led to the development of hang gliding, stunt kites, and power kites. Come out to view kites as large as 100ft on the top of Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Whether you fly your own kite, participate in FREE stunt kite lessons, or just relax, this event will be fun for everyone. The event will run from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon. (300 W Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC, 27959, 10:00am – 4:00pm)

Sunset Festival: Kitty Hawk Kites’ Family Fun Friday is a great way to end the week. Come out to enjoy family fun on the lawn. Games available include, but are not limited to, Cornhole, BULZiBUCKET, and Tiki Toss. (3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, 7:00pm – 10:00pm)

Saturday June 15th

Hatteras Fish Fry: A weekly tradition for both locals and long time vacations for over 60 years, the Hatteras Fish Fry is an amazing opportunity to experience both the local cuisine and community. Not only are fresh catches cooked and fried to perfection, but many delicious sides are added to the mix. Plates are $9 for adults, $6 for kids under twelve, and an extra dollar to top off the great meal with desert. A perfect way to spend a Saturday night! (Hatteras Village Volunteer Fire Department, 5:00pm)