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 hot spots 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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9 Ways to Get Merry on the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is a fun place to be during the holiday season. If you’re looking to entertain your family and gather with friends, here are nine ways to get a shot of the holiday spirit. WinterLights Through January 16 Holiday magic is alive and well at The Elizabethan Gardens. This event is a true crowd pleaser, and only the grinchiest of Grinches would not enjoy bundling up and strolling through the 10 acres of gardens that are decorated with millions of lights and... Read More

Family Time, Outer Banks Style

The Thanksgiving holiday is about more than gratitude, it’s also about togetherness. Whether you’re bonding... Read More

Let the Shopping Begin: Outer Banks Holiday M...

Local artists and artisans are bringing out all of their fun goods to make it easy for us to buy holiday... Read More

Get to Know the Locals: Jennifer and John Min...

Behind every Outer Banks business are people doing their best to make a living while still finding time to... Read More

Hiking or Forest Bathing? Where to Find the W...

Those glorious summer-warm days of fall now seem to be in our rear-view mirror. The weather on the Outer... Read More

Ghouls, Hay Bales, Boats and Pirates: Hallowe...

This weekend is full of events on the Outer Banks, some related to Halloween and others just for get-out-of-... Read More
Top Picks
Top Picks: Nightlife

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Twiddy & Company Realtors
Corolla, Duck
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Twiddy & Company Realtors, Christmas Village in Corolla
Whalehead
Corolla
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Whalehead, Candlelight Christmas Tour
Elizabethan Gardens
Roanoke Island
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Elizabethan Gardens, WinterLights 2021
Town of Manteo
Manteo
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 6:00 pm
Town of Manteo, Manteo First Friday
Town of Manteo
Manteo
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 6:00 pm
Town of Manteo, Christmas Tree Lighting
Basnight’s Lone Cedar Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant
Nags Head
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 8:00 pm
Basnight’s Lone Cedar Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant, Natalie Wolfe
Outer Banks Brewing Station
Kill Devil Hills
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 10:00 pm to Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 2:00 am
Outer Banks Brewing Station, DJ Gustavo
Island Farm
Manteo
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Island Farm, Christmas on the North End
Duck Town Park
Duck
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Duck Town Park, Duck Yuletide Celebration
Twiddy & Company Realtors
Corolla, Duck
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Twiddy & Company Realtors, Christmas Village in Corolla
Top Picks: Daytime Entertainment & Special Events

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Dare County Arts Council
Manteo
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dare County Arts Council, Gail Midgett's Solo Exhibition
Dare County Arts Council
Manteo
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dare County Arts Council, Rob Snyder Exhibit
Town of Manteo
Manteo
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 6:00 pm
Town of Manteo, Manteo First Friday
Dare County Arts Council
Manteo
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dare County Arts Council, Gail Midgett's Solo Exhibition
Dare County Arts Council
Manteo
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dare County Arts Council, Rob Snyder Exhibit
Town of Manteo
Manteo
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 10:30 am
Town of Manteo, Christmas Parade
Visit Ocracoke
Ocracoke
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 12:00 pm
Visit Ocracoke, OPS Historic Homes Tour
Duck Town Park
Duck
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Duck Town Park, Duck Yuletide Celebration
Dare County Arts Council
Manteo
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dare County Arts Council, Gail Midgett's Solo Exhibition
Dare County Arts Council
Manteo
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dare County Arts Council, Rob Snyder Exhibit
Top Picks: Great Plates

For a look at every Outer Banks restaurant great plate, Click here.

Fig Tree Bakery & Deli and Sweettooth
Ocracoke
A garden salad with ham, turkey, cheese, boiled egg and your choice of dressing. More info - Fig Tree Bakery & Deli and Sweettooth
Fig Tree Bakery & Deli and Sweettooth, Chef Salad
Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar
Kitty Hawk
Roast Corn & Mushroom Risotto + Basil Pesto… More info - Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar
Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar, Pan Seared Sea Scallops
Avenue Waterfront Grille
Manteo
Jasmine rice cake, avocado, cucumber and seaweed salad, pickled ginger, citrus soy reduction and wasabi cream. (GF) Try it without the... More info - Avenue Waterfront Grille
Avenue Waterfront Grille, Tuna Sushi Style
Red Sky Cafe
Duck
North Carolina green tail shrimp, applewood smoked bacon and tomato sweet pepper Cajun cream on redneck risotto More info - Red Sky Cafe
Red Sky Cafe, Chef Wes' Shrimp N’ Grits
Jimmy's Seafood Buffet
Kitty Hawk
Add any and all shellfish - any combination you want! Choose from our “Fresh from the Steamer” menu. More info - Jimmy's Seafood Buffet
Jimmy's Seafood Buffet, Create Your Own Seafood Bucket
Wee Winks Market Duck NC
Duck
Choose from a variety of meats, cheeses, toppings and dressings More info - Wee Winks Market Duck NC
Wee Winks Market Duck NC, Make Your Own Sub or Wrap
Jason's Restaurant
Ocracoke
Lightly seasoned and cooked to your liking More info - Jason's Restaurant
Jason's Restaurant, 12oz. Ribeye Steak
Ocracoke Oyster Company
Ocracoke
Shrimp, fish, oysters and crab cake! More info - Ocracoke Oyster Company
Ocracoke Oyster Company, Blackbeard's Seafood Feast
Howard's Pub
Ocracoke
A longtime Pub Specialty steamed to order and lightly seasoned. Peel and Eat! Served with our homemade cocktail sauce More info - Howard's Pub
Howard's Pub, Steamed Shrimp
Fat Crabs Rib Company Corolla NC Restaurant
Corolla
1/2 pound snow crablegs, 3 clams, 2 large scallops, 3 jumbo shrimp, 3 mussels, 1 Andouille sausage More info - Fat Crabs Rib Company Corolla NC Restaurant
Fat Crabs Rib Company Corolla NC Restaurant, The Corolla
Top Picks: Shopping Must Haves

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Spry Creek in Corolla NC
Corolla
Made with fabric from colorful Japanese kimonos! More info - Spry Creek in Corolla NC
Spry Creek in Corolla NC, Kimono Clips
Outer Banks Boarding Company
Nags Head
The crew fleece Decker design features a map of the Outer Banks on an old-school skateboard deck on the back and a small OBBC logo on the... More info - Outer Banks Boarding Company
Outer Banks Boarding Company, OBBC Unisex Decker Crew Sweatshirt
Islander Flags
Kitty Hawk
from Couronne, Inc. More info - Islander Flags
Islander Flags, Glass Rooter Bottles & Bird Feeders
Ocracoke Preservation Society
Ocracoke
Shop uniquely Ocracoke gifts that are made or produced on the island or simply all about Ocracoke! More info - Ocracoke Preservation Society
Ocracoke Preservation Society, Uniquely Ocracoke
OBX Bait and Tackle Corolla Outer Banks
Corolla
We carry Yeti Coolers of all shapes and sizes! Keep your drinks and snacks cool this summer! More info - OBX Bait and Tackle Corolla Outer Banks
OBX Bait and Tackle Corolla Outer Banks, Yeti Coolers
SeaDragon Gallery in Duck NC
Duck
The Carolina Blue hues of Larimar will bring you back to the beach in local jeweler Leah Brown's designs. Bracelets, earrings,... More info - SeaDragon Gallery in Duck NC
SeaDragon Gallery in Duck NC, Larimar Jewelry
Wee Winks Market Duck NC
Duck
Large selection of Thumann's deli meats to choose from! More info - Wee Winks Market Duck NC
Wee Winks Market Duck NC, Thumann's Deli Meats
Nest
Manteo
Superfine, lush cashmere wraps by White+Warren are here just in time for chilly days! More info - Nest
Nest, Lush Cashmere Wraps & Sweaters
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