Outer Banks, NC

Events, Nightlife, Things To Do, Restaurants & Shopping!

This site, OuterBanksThisWeek.com, 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. Want 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. 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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What You Should Know about Outer Banks Happy Hours

One question I hear a lot on the Outer Banks is, “Where has the best happy hour?” First things first, visitors should know what makes this a different sort of question in North Carolina. Simply put, happy hours here are weird. The state’s ABC rules restrict eateries from allowing alcoholic drink specials during particular times of the business day. It’s part of their mission to curb binge drinking and impaired driving. The concept of happy hours in North Carolina’s may be... Read More

Off-Beat Ideas for an Outer Banks 4th of July

Plenty of us are swapping grill recipes, practicing for cornhole tournaments and scouting out the best places... Read More

Fireworks, Music, Melon and More for the 4th...

Summertime peaks around the 4th of July on the Outer Banks (so it seems), and everyone I talk to – visitors... Read More

I Rode the Ocracoke Passenger Ferry So You Do...

In every conversation I had about Ocracoke Island this past winter and spring, news of the Ocracoke passenger... Read More

Secret Island Welcomes REHAB to the Outer Ban...

Since opening in the spring of 2018, Secret Island Restaurant and Entertainment has climbed to be one of the... Read More

The Outer Banks for Dads - Planning the Ultim...

There is a lot to appreciate about the dad stereotype: cringe-worthy jokes, insisting that everyone... Read More
Top Picks
Top Picks: Nightlife

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Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar
Kitty Hawk
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar, Steve Hauser
Jolly Roger Pub & Marina Ocracoke
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Jolly Roger Pub & Marina Ocracoke, Aaron & Jackie
Chilli Peppers Grill & Pupuseria
Kill Devil Hills
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 10:00 pm
Chilli Peppers Grill & Pupuseria, DJ Bose
Town of Nags Head
Nags Head
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Town of Nags Head, Live Music at Dowdy Park
Secret Island Tavern Outer Banks
Kill Devil Hills
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:00 pm
Secret Island Tavern Outer Banks, Reggae Night
Basnight’s Lone Cedar Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant
Nags Head
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Basnight’s Lone Cedar Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant, Full Circle
Uncle Ike's Sandbar & Grill
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:00 pm
Uncle Ike's Sandbar & Grill, Karaoke
OBX Marina
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 6:00 pm
OBX Marina, Jeremy Russell
Dajio Restaurant
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Dajio Restaurant, Mercy Creek
New York Pizza Pub Nags Head NC
Nags Head
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00 pm
New York Pizza Pub Nags Head NC, Drink in Style with DJ Styles
Top Picks: Daytime Entertainment & Special Events

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Roanoke Island Festival Park
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Roanoke Island Festival Park, Winnie the Pooh the Musical
Duck Town Park
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:00 am
Duck Town Park, Children's Story Time
Roanoke Island Festival Park
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Roanoke Island Festival Park, Winnie the Pooh the Musical
Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, Breeches Buoy Apparatus Drill
Duck Town Park
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:00 am
Duck Town Park, Children's Story Time
Jennette's Pier
Nags Head
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Jennette's Pier, Outer Banks Skim Jam
Jennette's Pier
Nags Head
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Jennette's Pier, Outer Banks Skim Jam
Top Picks: Great Plates

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Woo Casa Kitchen
Nags Head
Woo's Hawaiian style poke sauce, cubed yellowfin over jasmine rice, cucumbers and carrot sticks More info - Woo Casa Kitchen
Woo Casa Kitchen, Tuna Poke
Rusty's Surf & Turf Restaurant on Hatteras Island
Pan seared scallops with bacon, country ham, peppers, onion, sundried tomatoes, summer peas and our parmesan cream sauce, served with... More info - Rusty's Surf & Turf Restaurant on Hatteras Island
Rusty's Surf & Turf Restaurant on Hatteras Island, Scallop Carbonara
Duck Pizza Company
Choose any five toppings. More info - Duck Pizza Company
Duck Pizza Company, Dabbler
Top Picks: Shopping Must Haves

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Gulf Stream Gifts
Nags Head
Lab created opal and sterling silver turtle earrings. Light weight. Measure approx. 1-1/4" from top of wire and approx. 3/4"... More info - Gulf Stream Gifts
Gulf Stream Gifts, Lab created opal & sterling silver turtle earrings
SeaDragon + Yellowhouse - The Gallery in Duck
Matted 8x10 print; also a greeting card More info - SeaDragon + Yellowhouse - The Gallery in Duck
SeaDragon + Yellowhouse - The Gallery in Duck, No Ordinary Moments by Deborah Hershey
OuterBanksThisWeek.com Magazine Articles

Visit the Ramada and Let the Rest Come to You

When you go on vacation, you have expectations:... Read Article

20 years of Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

There’s a reason visitors call ahead to Jimmy’s... Read Article

A Piece of Ocracoke for Everyone

In the summer, Ocracoke opens its arms and... Read Article