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This site, Outer Banks This Week, is the closest you can get to being on the Outer Banks, NC, without actually being here. Here, in the words of locals who know this place inside and out, you’ll find the detailed information you need to really know the Outer Banks. Need information on Outer Banks Nightlife while you’re here? We’ve got it – who’s playing where, what play is being performed, what well-known touring group is here, Outer Banks music and musicians you really should hear. Want to know about local events and happenings, such as annual events, specialty events or seasonal events? Dive in here; we’ve got it all. Other Outer Banks, NC, things to do are here too, such as scheduled programs at major attractions or recreational activities that happen every week and plenty of other things to do are also here on the Outer Banks. While you’re visiting the Outer Banks, NC, we know you’ll plan on enjoying some restaurants too. You’ll find information such as daily specials, complete contact info, where you need a reservation or where you can bring large parties more easily. And, you’ll appreciate the hundreds of coupons you can download from this site that will make it cheaper to dine, shop and enjoy the great outdoors at hotspots on the Outer Banks. Speaking of the great outdoors, Outer Banks, NC, fishing enthusiasts will look to this site every day for information on what’s being caught, where to go to catch it, what trophies the offshore boats are bringing in and more. And, finally, the only sport more popular than fishing is probably Outer Banks shopping…yes, it’s a sport in many people’s eyes! Through Outer Banks This Week, you’ll learn where the great sales are located, connect with individual shops to get a sneak preview of what they offer before you go and see highlights of the latest and greatest new inventory.

 

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Skies Ablaze on the 4th of July

When it comes to summer celebrations, the 4th of July on the Outer Banks is like no other. Never been here for our nation's birthday before? You can expect the beaches to be packed in what is possibly the biggest party of summer. The energy builds all week long -- I know I'm not the only one who has spotted an errant firework ignited by the early enthusiasm -- but the culmination comes this weekend with celebrations in the street, barbecues, parades and of course, fireworks. Shooting off your own fireworks is illegal on our beaches, so you'll want to make plans to attend one of the town... Read More

Music Lovers and Foodies Delight

The ocean must know it’s the first (official) week of summer because the water has been a near tropical shade of blue for several days. Locals have been... Read More

Summer of Rock

By February 1964 The Beatles had taken America by storm. Their arrival from England at JFK’s International Airport was marked by throngs of screaming fans, “I... Read More

Summer Solstice Brings Art Festivals, Outdoor Adventures

The summer solstice is upon us, marking the longest day of the year and the first official day of summer this Sunday, June 21. With the scorchers we’ve been... Read More

Stroll or Storm the Beach . . . It’s Up To You

This week, schools are letting out and families are flocking to the Outer Banks for well-deserved vacations that unofficially mark the start of summer. As we... Read More

Music in the Air and Kites Overhead

When I think of the Outer Banks, I think of the wind. Sometimes only a draft in the morning, it tends to rise as the day goes on, tossing up small waves and... Read More

Top Picks

Top Picks: Nightlife

Avon Fireworks • OBX Events • Corolla, Duck NC & Southern Shores, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk, Hatteras, Ocracoke Island, Roanoke Island
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 9:30pm
Town of Kill Devil Hills 4th of July Fireworks Show • OBX Events • Corolla, Duck NC & Southern Shores, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk, Hatteras, Ocracoke Island, Roanoke Island
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 9:30pm
Town of Nags Head Fireworks Display • OBX Events • Corolla, Duck NC & Southern Shores, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk, Hatteras, Ocracoke Island, Roanoke Island
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 9:30pm
"Let Freedom Ring" Patriotic Concert • OBX Events • Corolla, Duck NC & Southern Shores, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk, Hatteras, Ocracoke Island, Roanoke Island
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 4:00pm
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 9:30pm
Acoustic Evening with Broughton Aycock • Bonzer Shack Bar & Grill • Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 10:00pm

Top Picks: Daytime Entertainment & Special Events

"Let Freedom Ring" Patriotic Concert • OBX Events • Corolla, Duck NC & Southern Shores, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk, Hatteras, Ocracoke Island, Roanoke Island
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 2:30pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 4:00pm
Surf n' Science Day Camp • Jennette's Pier • Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10:00am

Top Picks: Great Plates

Italian Sub • Wee Winks Market • Duck NC & Southern Shores
7” Sub: Salami, Pepperoni, Ham, Provolone, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Red Peppers, Italian Dressing *served on a white or wheat sub roll More info - Wee Winks Market
Crab Cakes • Beachside Bistro • Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk
with choice of 2 sides More info - Beachside Bistro
crispy pork, pickled cucumbers, sake-hoisin bbq sauce, radish, cilantro More info - BuddhaLicious
Raw Bar Combo • Howard's Pub • Ocracoke Island
For those who truly love it all, those who want to try a little of everything, or those who just can't make up their minds. (3 oysters... More info - Howard's Pub
A dozen pot stickers with dipping sauce. More info - Turner's High Moon Bar
A regional favorite. Shrimp sautéed with bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, black beans and Andouille sausage. Finished with cream and creole... More info - Full Moon Cafe and Brewery

Top Picks: Shopping Must Haves

Kameleon Jewelry • Cotton Gin • Duck NC & Southern Shores, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk, Corolla
Kameleon Jewelry is committed to bringing you the most fun, flexible interchangeable jewelry system in the world!! Come and join the... $0.00 More info - Cotton Gin
Handmade bracelets, earrings and pendant necklaces by Jenn Johnson. $0.00 More info - Blue Pelican Gallery
The Original Finless Beater Board • Kitty Hawk Surf Co. • Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk
Catch surf beater boards are all about fun. It’s the original all purpose surf/body/skim board. Fully customizable to be ridden finless,... $149.99 More info - Kitty Hawk Surf Co.
Extra-Wide Hammock (13 ft length - 60 in wide) • Nags Head Hammocks • Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk, Duck NC & Southern Shores, Corolla
We don’t recommend that the family dog join you, but go on and invite the kids – this oversize relaxation station was made to hold the... More info - Nags Head Hammocks
A very small genus of tropical tree which was once referred to (and still often listed as) Carmona. The most widely known Ehretia species... $68.00 More info - Silver Bonsai Gallery

OuterBanksThisWeek.com Magazine Articles

Voices of Whalehead

Above all, they love the house. The tour guides at the Whalehead in Historic Corolla are the first faces visitors see when they step through the door of the... Read Article

Take Your Vacation Home

Nags Head Hammocks has been weaving beautifully colored, durable and high-quality hammocks, swings and chairs since 1974. They realized, more than 40 years ago... Read Article

The Sky’s the Limit

The Southern charm and casual ambiance of Red Sky Cafe might make you feel like you’re dining at home, but chef-inspired coastal cuisine tells another story.... Read Article