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.

If you want to be a member of the Outer Banks, you need to use OuterBanksThisWeek.com. Don’t miss a thing that’s happening while you’re here!

Smiles and suntans — it's summer on the Outer Banks

Summer is officially here, and the feeling around town certainly confirms it. Everyone is all smiles and suntans, especially now that the sun is out after a long string of rainy days. We're not completely out of the woods for rain on the weekend (click here for a report), but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a lot of fun things to do. One thing you can do when it rains at the beach is keep calm and carry on with your water-oriented plans. As long as it’s just raining and... Read More

Keeping Fit on the OBX

Whether you’re on vacation or live here part-time or year round, the Outer Banks offers endless opportunities... Read More

Music to Our Outer Banks Ears

People get really excited about the food, beach, natural areas, watersports, outdoor activities, historic... Read More

Something for Everyone on the Outer Banks

Boredom is not an option on the Outer Banks at any time, but that’s especially true this week. The days ahead... Read More

Whatever You Do on the Outer Banks This Week,...

I don’t know about you, but to my ears the words Memorial and Day and Weekend, when strung together, signal... Read More

The Calm Before the Storm

Photo: Sunset at Miller's Waterfront Restaurant   This week is one of the best times of year to be on the... Read More
Top Picks
Top Picks: Nightlife

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Dajio Restaurant
Ocracoke
Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Dajio Restaurant, Kinnie Dye
Basnight’s Lone Cedar
Nags Head
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Basnight’s Lone Cedar, Jonny Waters and Company
Gaffer's
Ocracoke
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:00 pm to Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 1:00 am
Gaffer's, Jennifer Warner Drag Show with DJ Fare
Outer Banks Brewing Station
Kill Devil Hills
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:30 pm
Outer Banks Brewing Station, Frozen Head and the Squirrels
Bonzer Shack Bar & Grill
Kill Devil Hills
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 11:00 pm
Bonzer Shack Bar & Grill, 40 oz.
Jolly Roger Pub & Marina Ocracoke
Ocracoke
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Jolly Roger Pub & Marina Ocracoke, Kinny
Jolly Roger Pub & Marina Ocracoke
Ocracoke
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Jolly Roger Pub & Marina Ocracoke, Aaron & Jackie
Trio Wine & Cheese
Kitty Hawk
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Trio Wine & Cheese, Jeremy Russell
Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar
Kitty Hawk
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar, Steve Hauser
Dajio Restaurant
Ocracoke
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Dajio Restaurant, Monjah Music
Top Picks: Daytime Entertainment & Special Events

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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Manteo
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:00 am to Friday, June 30, 2017 - 3:30 pm
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Jr. Aquatic Adventures Summer Camp
Kitty Hawk Kites
Avon, Corolla, Corolla, Duck, Hatteras, Manteo, Nags Head, Ocracoke, Rodanthe
Monday, June 26, 2017 -
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Kitty Hawk Kites, Kids Days on the Water
Duck Town Park
Duck
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 7:30 am
Duck Town Park, Yoga on the Green
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
Hatteras
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Salty Dawgs Lecture Series: Outer Banks Shipwrecks
Duck Town Park
Duck
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 7:30 am
Duck Town Park, Dynamic Flow Fitness on the Green
Roanoke Island Festival Park
Manteo
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:30 am
Roanoke Island Festival Park, Big Bang Boom Children's Concert
OBX Events
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
OBX Events, Island Bookstore Book Signing with Joseph Terrell
Whalehead
Corolla
Thursday, June 29, 2017 -
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Whalehead, Kid’s Day in the Park
Roanoke Island Festival Park
Manteo
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:30 am
Roanoke Island Festival Park, Big Bang Boom Children's Concert
Pirate's Cove Marina
Manteo
Thursday, June 29, 2017 -
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Pirate's Cove Marina, Small Fry Tournament
Top Picks: Great Plates

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Two Roads Tavern
Kill Devil Hills
American cheese, BBQ sauce, bacon, onion rings, jalapenos and a fried egg. Served on a brioche bun with hand-cut fries or Asian slaw $12.... More info - Two Roads Tavern
Two Roads Tavern, Sounds Good Burger
Avenue Waterfront Grille
Manteo
Petite crab cakes (2), housemade pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, roasted tomato aioli on toasted buns. More info - Avenue Waterfront Grille
Avenue Waterfront Grille, Crab Cake Sliders
Good Winds Restaurant
Rodanthe
Pub Style beer battered catfish. All baskets served with seasoned fries, hush puppies and slaw More info - Good Winds Restaurant
Good Winds Restaurant, Fish & Chips
The Paper Canoe Outer Banks Restaurant
Duck
Skillet-seared scallops, puff pastry, risotto, vegetable saute, and shrimp sherry bisque. More info - The Paper Canoe Outer Banks Restaurant
 The Paper Canoe Outer Banks Restaurant, Scallops
Agave Roja Mexican Restaurant Corolla NC
Corolla
Sauteed tilapia, spicy crunch slaw, smoked chile aioli, avocado sauce, flour tortillas. Served with black beans and rice. More info - Agave Roja Mexican Restaurant Corolla NC
Agave Roja Mexican Restaurant Corolla NC, Tacos de Pescado
Ocracoke Oyster Company
Ocracoke
All burgers come with fries.Shredded Lettuce, tomato and onion. Certified Hereford Ground Chuck on a Kaiser roll. Add bacon $1. Add... More info - Ocracoke Oyster Company
Ocracoke Oyster Company, Barefoot Burger
Top Picks: Shopping Must Haves

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Sandcastles
Avon
Refresh your space with one of these intricately designed, handmade potpourri pottery bowls, courtesy of Generous Nature. More info - Sandcastles
Sandcastles, Potpourri Pottery Bowls
The Spice & Tea Exchange
Duck
A wonderfully light and refreshing salt blend. Use on fish, chicken, salads, snack toppings, seafood salads, or other light meals for a... More info - The Spice & Tea Exchange
The Spice & Tea Exchange, Carolina Sunshine
TW’s Bait & Tackle
Kitty Hawk, Nags Head
New Drake items are here! More info - TW’s Bait & Tackle
TW’s Bait & Tackle, Drake
Tar Heel Trading Co.
Corolla, Duck
We are happy to be featuring the work of well-known potter Bill Campbell. Contact us for available pieces. More info - Tar Heel Trading Co.
Tar Heel Trading Co., Bill Campbell Pottery
Fig Tree Bakery And Deli And Sweet Tooth
Ocracoke
Nothing beats homemade strawberry jam! Complete your summer with some of our very special homemade strawberry jam and maybe some baked... More info - Fig Tree Bakery And Deli And Sweet Tooth
Fig Tree Bakery And Deli And Sweet Tooth, Homemade Strawberry Jam
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