Outer Banks This Week Blog

Outer Banks information comes in many forms, but there’s no better way to learn it than through conversations with a local. The OuterBanksThisWeek.com blog is that local friend…even if you already live here! Every week, Hannah Lee Leidy gives the run down on Outer Banks activities, Outer Banks events, Outer Banks shopping – all the Outer Banks information needed to ensure that you have the best possible experience. And she does it in a conversational way that’s easy to read and entertaining. Outer Banks activities are numerous, and this blog gives you an insider’s scoop to help you plan your day. She leads you to all the Outer Banks events you won’t want to miss – sports, annual functions and holiday festivities. She gives you her input on the most exciting Outer Banks activities – the ones she loves, the ones she thinks you should love. If anything exciting or out-of-the-ordinary is happening during your visit – and there definitely will be something – this blog is your trusty guide to figuring out the whats, whens and wheres.

Nightlife, for example, is detailed here – what band is playing where, which scene is wild, which is chill. Festivals are also described – the ones that are old and loved and the ones that are new and anticipated. The amount of Outer Banks information offered here will keep you busy and in the know. You can find out what would be fun for you, your family or even your pets.

A fun touch of this blog is its conversational element. Hannah Lee always wants to hear from you! In fact, reader input can influence the basis of her next blog’s focus. So if there’s a topic or question you’re craving an answer for, let her know. Sit a spell and read through present and past OuterBanksThisWeek.com blogs. With all the Outer Banks information detailed for you, you’ll be the trusted source to all your friends!

Featured Blog

The Outer Banks on TV

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, July 28, 2021
With season 8 of Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks having premiered on July 18 and season 2 of Netflix’s Outer Banks series premiering on July 30, the words Outer and Banks have never been more prominently splashed across web pages, social media feeds and TV screens. Thanks to these two shows, people all over the world are... Read More

10 Ways to Experience Historic Corolla Park

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, July 21, 2021
North of Duck on the northernmost part of the Outer Banks, the Currituck Outer Banks is 24-mile-long stretch of barrier island (actually peninsula) that everyone calls “Corolla.” There’s no actual incorporated town of Corolla and no official town center or town hall, but there is a recognized heart of Corolla and that... Read More

Where to Find the Freshest Local Produce on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Friday, July 9, 2021
Who doesn’t love sweet corn, tomatoes, okra, eggplant, cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupes, blueberries, peaches and all the other bountiful harvests of summer? It’s the best time of year to eat fruits and vegetables, and guess what? All of these garden goodies are grown locally. From small gardens on the Outer Banks... Read More

Get to Know a Local: Alfredo Landazuri of Mahi Mahi’s Island Grill

By Molly Harrison | Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Behind every Outer Banks business are people doing their best to make a living and still have the time to enjoy this beautiful place they call home. In this edition of Get to Know a Local, you’ll meet one of them: Alfredo Landazuri, general manager at Mahi Mahi’s Island Grill in Nags Head. Opened in 2021, Mahi Mahi’s... Read More

Outer Banks Fireworks & 4th of July Celebrations

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, June 30, 2021
The summer’s biggest holiday is a big deal on the Outer Banks. We’re talking six major fireworks shows, two parades, a sand sculpture contest, live music, an apple pie contest, a road race, a beer run and so much more over the weekend and into Monday, July 5. Since we didn’t get to party for the 4th in 2020, we all... Read More

12 New Outer Banks Restaurants to Try

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, June 23, 2021
With record numbers of visitors in town this summer, the Outer Banks restaurants are hopping busy. It’s a good thing there are so many new restaurants in town to fill all the hungry bellies. Here’s a list of 12 new places to try from Corolla to Hatteras Island, plus six new sweets shops. If you missed visiting last... Read More