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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Ocracoke Re-Opens to Visitors and Ways to Lend a Hand

There’s much buzz circulating around Ocracoke Island’s recent reopening to the public. On December 2, visitors were ferried onto the island and allowed to experience it, post Hurricane Dorian, for the first time since September 16, 2019. Those of us familiar with Ocracoke know things are quiet this time of year – the summer season’s bustle quietens to a subdued hum, and many businesses tend to close until the spring. With that in mind and in the wake of the hurricane’s... Read More

Time for Yuletide: Christmas Comes to the Out...

Strings of colorful lights adorn streets and shops, carols fill the radio stations, and I’ve already made the... Read More

Happy Thanksgiving From Your Local Businesses

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Free Thanksgivings for the Outer Banks Commun...

Thanksgiving is a time of community and kinship. It’s meant to gather us around a common table to share a... Read More

Bringing Home the Holidays on Ocracoke

Hurricane Dorian barreled over the North Carolina coast about a dozen weeks ago and is now a blip in many... Read More

Gobble Up! Thanksgiving Destinations on the O...

With Halloween behind us, it feels like I’m already seeing displays of Christmas decorations and holiday... Read More
Top Picks
Top Picks: Nightlife

To cruise all Outer Banks nightlife options, click here.

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Manteo
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Santa Paws Pet Supply Drive
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Nags Head
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Jockey's Ridge State Park, Jockey's Ridge State Park Holiday Lights
Elizabethan Gardens
Manteo
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Elizabethan Gardens, Merry Little Christmas Party
Sanctuary Vineyards
Jarvisburg
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Sanctuary Vineyards, Friday Night Live
Whalehead
Corolla
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Whalehead, Candlelight Christmas Tour
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Manteo
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Santa Paws Pet Supply Drive
Foxy Flamingo Boutique
Nags Head
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Foxy Flamingo Boutique, Holiday Sip and Shop
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Nags Head
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Jockey's Ridge State Park, Jockey's Ridge State Park Holiday Lights
Whalehead
Corolla
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Whalehead, Candlelight Christmas Tour
Mulligan's Grille
Nags Head
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Mulligan's Grille, Joe Bo
Top Picks: Daytime Entertainment & Special Events

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Town of Kill Devil Hills
Kill Devil Hills
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Town of Kill Devil Hills, KDH Holiday Collections Drive
Town of Kill Devil Hills
Kill Devil Hills
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Town of Kill Devil Hills, KDH Holiday Collections Drive
Outer Banks Family YMCA
Nags Head
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Outer Banks Family YMCA, Breakfast with Santa and Craft Show
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
Hatteras
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Holiday at the Museum
Visit Ocracoke
Ocracoke
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Visit Ocracoke, Gift Certificate Market at Ocracoke Community Center
Cameron House Inn
Manteo
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cameron House Inn, Manteo Inn Christmas Crawl & Toy Drive
Hatteras Village
Hatteras
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hatteras Village, Hatteras Village Annual Christmas Parade
Basnight’s Lone Cedar Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant
Nags Head
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Basnight’s Lone Cedar Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant, Brunch with Santa
Dare County Regional Airport Museum
Manteo
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Dare County Regional Airport Museum, 20th Annual Candy Drop
Theatre of Dare
Manteo
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Theatre of Dare, A World War II Radio Christmas
Top Picks: Great Plates

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

Stripers Bar and Grille Manteo
Manteo
Sauteed shrimp, country ham, garlic, scallions and green pepper in a sherry cream sauce over cheesy stone ground grits. More info - Stripers Bar and Grille Manteo
Stripers Bar and Grille Manteo, Shrimp & Grits
Fishbones Raw Bar and Restaurant
Duck
Fishbones Raw Bar and Restaurant, Local Oysters
Uncle Ike's Sandbar & Grill
Corolla
Grilled 6oz. filet, shrimp and jumbo lump crab cake broiled to perfection More info - Uncle Ike's Sandbar & Grill
Uncle Ike's Sandbar & Grill, Surf & Sandbar Platter
Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar
Kitty Hawk
Herbed Polenta “Fries,” wilted Swiss Chard & dried Cherries, Applewood Bacon + Orange-Red Wine Reduction… More info - Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar
Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar, Pan Roasted Duck Breast
Atlantic Coast Café Hatteras Island
Waves
Our flavorful fried shrimp, shredded lettuce and a bistro sauce on a toasted baguette. Served with a pickle and chips. More info - Atlantic Coast Café Hatteras Island
Atlantic Coast Café Hatteras Island, Shrimp Po'Boy
Top Picks: Shopping Must Haves

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TW’s Bait & Tackle
Kitty Hawk, Nags Head
Hooded sweatshirt in indigo blue featuring the TW's NC flag marlin design. 50/50 cotton/polyester, Front pouch pocket. Sweatshirts, t-... More info - TW’s Bait & Tackle
TW’s Bait & Tackle, TW's NC Flag Marlin  Hooded Sweatshirt
Ride The Wind Surf Shop
Ocracoke
This green hat with zebra brim features our shop name in a hexagon shape. More info - Ride The Wind Surf Shop
Ride The Wind Surf Shop, Ride the Wind Hex Snapback
SeaDragon + Yellowhouse - The Gallery in Duck
Duck
Copper bracelets by Manteo artist Tina Bradley More info - SeaDragon + Yellowhouse - The Gallery in Duck
SeaDragon + Yellowhouse - The Gallery in Duck, Hand-hammered copper bracelets
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