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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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Celebration on a Sand Dune

Jockey's Ridge, the behemoth sand dune, is always in motion. It’s referred to as an active sand dune – the tallest in the eastern United States – and moves in response to the constant wind. My favorite story about the origin of its name is that early Outer Banks residents would attempt to capture and race the Spanish mustangs roaming the area. You won’t find any mustangs on the dune today but instead a plethora of kites, hang gliders, sand boards and perhaps even a park visitor making a sand angel – me, most likely. You can see both ocean and sound from the top of the dune, and if you don’t... Read More

Lost Colony Wraps Up Season, Surf Contest Comes to Nags Head

At the beach, summer isn’t really over when the end of August arrives. The island will take on a different vibe next week with kids returning to school, but... Read More

Surfers Hit the Beach for a Cause, Ocracoke Gets Figgy

On the Outer Banks, surfing is a culture. There’re the kids who suddenly have saltwater gush from their noses in the middle of class, eyes red from an early... Read More

Pirates Drop Anchor on the OBX

For me, the ocean represents rejuvenation. Sometimes it’s where I’m peacefully stretched out, back to the sand, in a classic scene, listening to the ocean’s... Read More

Art, Anglers and Fun in the Sun

As July comes to a close and August begins, the days are hot and the ocean is clear as can be – clearer than I ever remember it. It’s been an absolute diving... Read More

Height of Summer Brings Watermelon Fest, Sailboat Regatta

I love the heat . . . I thrive in it. In fact, it’s one of the top reasons I chose to make the Outer Banks my home. But temps in the 90s for the past week are... Read More
Top Picks
Top Picks: Nightlife
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 3:30pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 11:00pm
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Shawn Runion • Trio Wine & Cheese • Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 8:00pm
Steve Hauser • Ocean Boulevard • Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Raygun Ruby • Dajio • Ocracoke Island
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 8:00pm
Acoustic Evening with Jug Tucker • Bonzer Shack Bar & Grill • Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
KEVIN WILDER • Peppercorns Restaurant and Lounge • Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Top Picks: Daytime Entertainment & Special Events
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 3:30pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 7:30am
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 10:00am
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 3:00pm
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Yoga on the Green • Duck Town Park • Duck NC & Southern Shores
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 7:30am
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:00am
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:00am
Top Picks: Great Plates
Chef Salad • Wee Winks Market • Duck NC & Southern Shores
Turkey, Ham, Cheese, Lettuce, Carrots, Cucumbers, Tomato, Crackers, Dressing More info - Wee Winks Market
All You Can Eat Crablegs • Beachside Bistro • Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk
All You Can Eat Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, EVERYDAY starting at 5PM! More info - Beachside Bistro
avocado, cucumber, green onion, red pepper, ahi tuna, tempura fried, yuzu aioli, serrano chile More info - BuddhaLicious
A dozen pot stickers with dipping sauce. More info - Turner's High Moon Bar
Your choice of shrimp or fish of the day. Fried or broiled, topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, and Cajun tartar sauce. Served... More info - Gaffer's Sports Pub
Top Picks: Shopping Must Haves
Ocean sculpted seashells found on the Outer Banks beaches, "Translated" into silver or gold. A true piece of the OBX to wear... $125.00 More info - Sara Despain Designer Goldsmith
Tag and Release • Islander Flags • Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk
Original copyrighted design by Islander Flags of Kitty Hawk, Inc. Handmade in the USA. Size 36" x 54". Six foot pole recommended... $138.00 More info - Islander Flags
Carolina Contentment • Yellowhouse Art Gallery • Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk
Title: Carolina Contentment Artist: Eve Turek - Yellowhouse Gallery Owner, Photography Medium: Digital Photography Dimensions: 8x10 matted... $45.00 More info - Yellowhouse Art Gallery
Fire & Light Originals is handcrafting the beautiful giftware and colored glass dinnerware that is now shipped to specialty stores and... More info - Silver Bonsai Gallery Magazine Articles

A Part of Something Bigger

Picture a blustery March morning in 1983. It’s cold and windy, but that’s no deterrent to Rufus and Roxie Pritchard, new owners of The Dunes Restaurant,... Read Article

The Answer, My Friend, Is Blowin’ in the Wind

Starting in 1987, one Outer Banks family recognized the vitality of flags for decoration, expression and identity, and Islander Flags was formed. They were... Read Article

Time and Again

An oyster bar?!” Jo Whitehead says, as she looks back on her late husband, Jay’s, initial idea to open Awful Arthur’s in 1984. “I’ll admit, at first it sounded... Read Article