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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of August 6th

It’s a great time to check out some of the summer event series that the area has to offer.

This is an awesome week for acoustic country and bluegrass music on the Outer Banks. On Thursday, August 9th, the Concerts on the Green Series in Duck presents the Chisman Creek Band out of Tidewater, VA from 6:30-8pm. They have a unique style that blends traditional and contemporary bluegrass and classic rock. Then, on Friday, the Pickin’ on the Porch Concert Series in historic downtown Manteo features The Gravy Boys at 7pm. The Gravy Boys make acoustic Americana music by adding a cup of country, a pinch of roots rock, a handful of honky-tonk, a splash of bluegrass, and a dash of hobo folk. Don’t forget your chairs, blankets and coolers for these outdoor shows!

There are even more individual acts in that same general genre. The Wilders are playing from 6-9pm on Monday, August 6th in the backyard at the Bonzer Shack and also on Saturday the 11th out back at the Outer Banks Brewing Station from 5-8:30pm. This local treasure’s repertoire consists of acoustic blues, old country and classic rock. If acoustic rock and country is your thing, you should also check out Natalie Wolfe at the Brewing Station on Thursday, August 9th. Natalie has some of the best vocals on the beach.

Looking to add some fitness to your vacation? This is also the perfect week to kick off your flip-flops and lace up your running shoes. There are plenty of summer race series you can try. On Wednesday, August 8th, the Lighthouse 5k Race Series features a summer morning 5k run/walk through the Historic Village of Corolla Light. Enjoy the sights of the Northern Outer Banks with the Whalehead Club, Corolla Light and the Currituck Beach Lighthouse all along the course. There are also a couple race options on Thursday morning. The OBX Splash & Dash is an open water Run, Swim, Run event at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. The course is a short run, then a 400 meter ocean swim, finishing with a 5k. Runners or walkers can also choose the Nags Head Beach 5k or casual 1-Miler also at Jennette’s Pier. Walk-up registration is available on-site on the early morning of all these races.

Our event of the week is the 29th Annual Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament this weekend, August 11th & 12th out of Pirate’s Cove Marina. 29 years ago a group of Alice Kelly’s friends came together to honor her memory and financially assist Interfaith Community Outreach Cancer Support. Today the “Alice Kelly” is one of the most popular lady angler events on the East Coast. Join us for a good cause, incredible fun and some serious fishing! Registration and the Cookout for a Cure Kick Off Party is on Saturday and Fishing is on Sunday followed by the Awards Dinner and Dance.

In addition to those events, there is also stand-up comedy, The Lost Colony 6 nights a week, live music every night, and daily lunch & dinner specials to check out all across the Outer Banks.

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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of July 30

Need a break from all this rain? Get out of the house and check out some of these fun events happening on the Outer Banks this week.

On Wednesday, August 1st, join us at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing for the Outer Banks Watermelon Festival! All day activities include a Bounce House, Rock Wall, Splash Tank, Corn Hole, Toy Demos, Arts & Crafts, Tie Dye, Face Painting, and more! Classic watermelon competitions will take place from noon until close: Seed Spitting Contest, Watermelon Eating and Ice Cream Eating Contests, and Watermelon Tower Building. Win prizes and swag from Kitty Hawk Kites and other local businesses. It’s a summer celebration you won’t want to miss!

Another great event for you and the kids is this week’s live performance of Beauty and the Beast. Roanoke Island Festival Park brings literature to life with their presentation of the heart-warming fairy tale on Wednesday, August 1st & twice on Thursday, the 2nd at their indoor theater as part of it’s Children’s Show Summer Series.

Add some fitness to your vacation with a couple race options on Thursday morning. The OBX Splash & Dash is an open water Run, Swim, Run event at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. The course is a short run, then a 400 meter ocean swim, finishing with a 5k. Runners or walkers can also choose the Nags Head Beach 5k or casual 1-Miler also at Jennette’s Pier. Walk-up registration is available on site early Thursday morning for both series.

On August 3rd, come over to the beautiful Downtown Manteo waterfront for First Friday on Roanoke Island. First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival held each month with live music, magic, artisans, period-dressed actors, a rock climbing wall and much more. Many shops and restaurants also do individual celebrations inside their establishments, offering their own live music, unique merchandise, special sales and light refreshments. The fun starts at 6pm.

In addition to those events, there is also stand-up comedy, The Lost Colony 6 nights a week, live music every night, and daily lunch & dinner specials to check out all across the Outer Banks.

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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of July 16

There’s a little something for everyone to do each day this week on the Outer Banks. Here are our picks for the rest of the week:

On Tuesday night, July 17th, the Outer Banks Brewing Station presents G. Love & special guest, The Ries Brothers! One of the biggest names to land on the Outer Banks this Summer, G. Love performs live on the big stage starting at 10:00 pm. There are a limited quantity of tickets available for this rare local appearance so get yours now!

A great show for the kids or a rainy day is the classic, Charlotte’s Web! Roanoke Island Festival Park presents live performances on Wednesday, July 18th & twice on Thursday, the 19th at their indoor theater as part of it’s Children’s Show Summer Series.

Art lovers and shoppers, don’t miss the Avon Art Show on Thursday, July 19th. The outdoor show features some of the biggest names in the region with fine arts and crafts including originals, prints, photography, pottery, jewelry, artisanal soap & skincare products for sale from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

On Friday evening, July 20th, come rock with us at one of the best free concert series of the Summer, Pickin’ on the Porch, at the Bluegrass Island Trading Co. in downtown Manteo. Bring your chairs & coolers and enjoy some BBQ to the Bluegrass/Americana band, Nu Blu, starting at 7:00 pm.

Spend your weekend on the beach at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head witnessing some of the most talented skimboarders on the East Coast competing at the 2018 Outer Banks Skim Jam. On Saturday & Sunday, July 21st & 22nd, come out and cheer on these young athletes as they show off their skills and promote their sport.

In addition to those events, there is also stand-up comedy, The Lost Colony 6 nights a week, live music every night, and daily lunch & dinner specials to check out all across the Outer Banks.

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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of July 9th

Following a wonderful 4th of July, the Outer Banks has even more great events this week and upcoming weekend.

The 2018 South Atlantic Lifeguard Championships comes to the Outer Banks on Wednesday & Thursday, July 11th & 12th. Nags Head will host this year’s competition where ocean rescue teams from Virginia to Florida go head-to-head for the title. Witness the region’s fittest lifeguards engage in a dozen grueling individual and team tasks. Come out to Jennette’s Pier and support our four local teams – Corolla, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head!

Also on Wednesday & Thursday, Roanoke Island Festival Park and Brightstar Theatre present their comical, interactive version of The Wizard of Oz at the indoor theater as part of the Children’s Show Summer Series. Follow the hilarious duo, Lenny and Mabel, down the yellow brick road and meet all of your favorite characters along the way!

This weekend, take flight where flight first began in Kill Devil Hills at the Wright Brothers National Memorial for the 40th Annual Wright Kite Festival. Learn to fly stunt kites from the pros, try out your craftsmanship at the kite making station, or sit back and enjoy the huge 100 ft. kites filling the air on Saturday & Sunday, July 14th & 15th from 10am to 4pm each day.

Wrap up the week supporting our local artists at Art in the Yard on Sunday, July 15th. This seasonal artisan market features a wide variety of the Outer Banks’ favorite vendors, tons of amazing artists, music and much more. The market will be located in the yard between The Spot and Secret Spot Surf Shop in Nags Head from 1pm to 5pm.

In addition to those events, there is also stand-up comedy, live music every night, weekend brunch and daily lunch & dinner specials to check out all across the Outer Banks.

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Outer Banks 4th of July Fireworks & Events

OUTER BANKS FIREWORKS CELEBRATIONS:

TOWN OF KILL DEVIL HILLS FIREWORKS SHOW
Avalon Pier
8:00 pm

The Town of Kill Devil Hills will celebrate the 4th of July with a fireworks show at 8:00 pm on the Avalon Fishing Pier located on the beach road at Milepost 6.

Kill Devil Hills and Avalon Pier are excited to welcome Pyrotechnico, an award-winning fireworks company, to the beach to put on an incredible show that locals and visitors won’t want to miss.

Spectators won’t be able to watch the show from the pier itself, but the public is welcome to bring a chair, blanket, or beach towel and find a spot on the wide, surrounding beaches to enjoy the show. Note that parking may be limited, so arrive early! Town parking is free to the public, with multiple beach accesses throughout the town and other spots in walking distance to the oceanfront. A rain date of July 5th is set in case of inclement weather.

NAGS HEAD INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
Nags Head Fishing Pier
9:25 pm

The Town of Nags Head will host, in conjunction with the Nags Head Fishing Pier and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular at 9:25 pm on the pier located in Nags Head on S. Virginia Dare Trail at Milepost 11.5. The fireworks display will last approximately 20 minutes. A rain date has been set for Thursday, July 5th.

Parking near the fireworks display site will be directed by the Nags Head Police Department. Those attending the show are encouraged to park west of U.S. Highway 158/S. Croatan Highway but use extreme caution while attempting to cross this heavily traveled roadway. Jockey’s Ridge State Park is another ideal spot for viewing the fireworks as other local fireworks may be seen in the distance. The park will be open late on July 4th to accommodate visitors.

Everyone attending is reminded not to use or block private driveways. Vehicles blocking driveways or presenting a traffic hazard before, during, or immediately following this event will be towed. The town requests that people use the public beach accesses as pathways to the oceanfront and stay off the dunes. Do not use the private property of others, such as private gazebos or decks, to view the fireworks without the property owner’s permission. No vehicles will be allowed on the oceanfront beaches.

The following public beach accesses are recommended for access to the beach for fireworks viewing:

South of Nags Head Pier
• Curlew Street
• Hollowell Street
• Conch Street

North of Nags Head Pier
• Bladen Street
• Bittern Street
• Bonnett Street
• Barnes Street
• Blackman Street

MANTEO 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION & FIREWORKS
Downtown Manteo Waterfront
Celebration: 3:00 pm
Fireworks: 9:30 pm

Celebrate Independence Day with small town flair at the Town of Manteo 4th of July Celebration on the downtown waterfront. Independence Day in Manteo is a full day of fun, with contests, food and music, children’s games and activities, a flea market and more! Festivities begin at 3:00 pm and culminate in one of the Outer Banks’ best firework shows over the Roanoke Sound when the sun goes down. Spectators can enjoy an incredible, secluded view of the fireworks by paddling or boating into the sound to watch the display.

The 208th Army Band will also be performing in Manteo on July 4th at Festival Park on the Pavilion Lawn and Stage. Gates open to the public at 6 pm and the concert starts at 8 pm. Enjoy the live music and stick around for the fireworks starting at dusk. Food vendors, Cafe Lachine and OBX Sunset Slush, will also be on-site. Don’t forget to bring your chairs and blankets to sit and enjoy the show.

The rain date for fireworks is set for July 5th.

COROLLA FESTIVAL OF FIREWORKS
Historic Corolla Park
3:00 – 9:00 pm

Celebrate America’s independence with free live music and a spectacular fireworks show on the northern Outer Banks! The 26th Annual Independence Day Celebration in Corolla offers an afternoon of fun family activities featuring food vendors, a cornhole tournament, watermelon eating contest, and children’s games. The event will be held at Historic Corolla Park starting at 3:00 pm with a fireworks display at dusk. Admission and parking are free! No alcohol or on-street parking is permitted. Historic Corolla Park boat ramp will be closed with no docking on July 4th.

AVON FISHING PIER 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS AT THE BEACH
Avon Fishing Pier
9:15 – 9:45 pm

Avon and Hatteras Island’s annual Independence Day celebration, Fireworks at the Beach, is sponsored by the Avon Property Owners Association and funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. The fireworks display, permitted by and in cooperation with the National Park Service, will begin at about 9:15 pm from a launch site at the end of the Avon Pier. The show, presented by Pyrotecnico, lasts about 20 minutes. Fireworks are visible all along the Avon beach and parking is limited, so please consider walking, biking or carpooling. A rain date of July 5th is set in case of inclement weather.

OTHER 4TH OF JULY EVENTS:

TOWN OF DUCK 4TH OF JULY PARADE
Scarborough Lane in Duck
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Make plans for the Town of Duck 4th of July Parade and Community Celebration! Experience why the Town of Duck’s event is one of the country’s top 10 best small-town 4th of July celebrations. The 14th Annual 4th of July Parade will be held at 9:00 am.

The one-mile parade route is the same annually and begins at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane. The route follows Scarborough Lane towards the ocean, turns left onto Ocean Way, and then heads down Christopher Drive ending at Pamela Court.

Immediately following the parade, walk to the Duck Town Park for a live dixieland band, watermelon, cold refreshments, and the awarding of parade trophies!

In addition to all of the 4th of July fireworks & celebrations, there is also stand-up comedy, live music every night, and daily lunch & dinner specials to check out all over the Outer Banks.

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Top Outer Banks Events for the Week of June 18th

The Outer Banks has more festivals, concerts and shows on schedule this week that you won’t want to miss.

The 3rd Annual Soundside FunFair is in full swing at the Soundside Event Site on the Nags Head waterfront. The good, old-fashioned carnival fun continues now through Wednesday, June 20th. Bring the whole family over for classic carnival rides, games, food concessions and more from 5-11pm each day!

Art lovers, get out to the beautiful waterfront grounds of Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park for this year’s Under the Oaks Arts Festival. This annual 2-day outdoor art show features over 100 talented artists and artisans of all types along with local food concessions, a silent art auction, and activities for the kids. The festival is Tuesday & Wednesday, June 19th & 20th, from 10am – 5pm both days. Admission is free!

This week is also a great time to jump in and catch a performance from one of the many concert and theater series that run throughout the Summer. Roanoke Island Festival Park presents Upcycled Cinderella, a comical take on the classic fairy tale, on Wednesday & Thursday at their indoor theater as part of it’s Children’s Show Summer Series. The first show in the Town of Duck’s 2018 Concerts on the Green Series is Thursday evening, June 21st featuring Americana/Alt. Country/Roots Rock band, Damn Jankes – coolers, picnics, children and pets are welcome! Yet another free concert series, Pickin’ on the Porch, welcomes the Darrell Webb Band playing on Friday night at the Bluegrass Island Trading Co. in downtown Manteo. And, of course, we can’t forget the amazing 81st season of The Lost Colony production at Manteo’s Waterside Theatre, performing daily Monday through Saturday all Summer long.

In addition to those main events, there is also stand-up comedy, live music every night, and daily lunch & dinner specials to check out all over the Outer Banks.

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