Outer Banks Articles & Shorts - Roanoke Island Festival Park

If you’re like a lot of people – like hundreds of thousands of people – you love the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You might consider us presumptuous drawing this conclusion so quickly, and we would agree with you . . . except for the fact that we’re right. You love the Outer Banks beaches, the Outer Banks water sports, the Outer Banks towns, Outer Banks shops, the Outer Banks events and Outer Banks activities . . . everything about this place (you wouldn’t be on this site if you didn’t). We do too. And, lucky for you, we also love writing about the Outer Banks. Locals and visitors alike value our Outer Banks information.

Our local writers tell you how to negotiate dining out if you have a big crowd. We show you, step by step, how to pick a crab. We’ve written articles highlighting Corolla and the Currituck Outer Banks or about charming Manteo on Roanoke Island or telling you the mysteries of Ocracoke Island. We cover the events happening on the Outer Banks – and, boy, are there a lot of them to cover! Outer Banks activities, everything from water sports to walking tours to lighthouse tours to birdwatching trips, are focal points. Businesses, rituals and legends local to the Outer Banks are detailed in our articles. You’ll find out how that restaurant got its name or the modest beginning of that now-booming business. We give you insider Outer Banks information about staying safe in the ocean, how to navigate those pesky turn lanes, which restaurants to check out for the best Southern cuisine in the area and resorts’ present and future aspirations. Our Outer Banks articles are good reading. You’ll feel like a local with all the knowledge you’re sure to collect! And we’re adding to them all the time. Click on in to learn about the Outer Banks from the locals' side!


Take a Walk Back in Time

By Amelia Boldaji
Celebrate the past this summer at Roanoke Island Festival Park, where the fun never ends! Start your journey inside their state of the art Adventure Museum where you can enjoy a variety of hands-on activities that paint a picture of what life was like for early 16th-century explorers and help you learn more about all... Read More

Celebrate More Than 400 Years of History

By Amelia Boldaji
Roanoke Island Festival Park brings more than 400 years of history to life. At the Adventure Museum, dress up like a pirate, test your cargo loading strength or try your hand at computer programs and quizzes that sort through theories about the fate of the Lost Colony. Explore more than 25 acres of the site, complete... Read More

Discover Something New at Roanoke Island Festival Park

By Amelia Boldaji
While we all know that Roanoke Island Festival Park is one of the Outer Banks' most stellar attraction sites, what you might not know is how much the Park has changed since they first opened their doors in 1998...or, even more importantly, how much they've continued to evolve in just the past few years. Though they've... Read More

Marriage & Music Open Doors At Festival Park

By Lauren Whitfield
You are stretched out in your lawn chair, friends beside you and a cool breeze is coming off the water. Children run through the plush grass, excited voices grow louder behind you as the crowd fills in. Or perhaps you are the young girl who once performed on the Pavilion stage as a teenager and dreamed of one day... Read More