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

Feeling Festive on Roanoke Island

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, December 2, 2020
With an annual tree-lighting, parade and home tour, Roanoke Island and Manteo have long been the epicenter of an Outer Banks Christmas. Those things aren’t happening this year, but there is still plenty of holiday-oriented fun around the island. If you want to get into holiday spirit, this is the place to do it. For... Read More

Feeling Thankful on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because of its focus on gratitude. There's no pressure to decorate or shop, and there are no Thanksgiving songs being piped into our lives for two months before the big day. All we need to do is make good food, tell people how good their cooking is, think about what we appreciate... Read More

Thanksgiving Day Feasts on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Thanksgiving 2020 may be different in terms of the number of people in your gathering, but no matter how many people you’re with, eating well is still a priority. With smaller groups or maybe even facing the holiday alone, think of the bright side: bigger portions. Maybe this is the year you can finally fulfill your... Read More

Phase 3: Outer Banks COVID-19 Update as of November 13, 2020

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, November 12, 2020
As the weather cools, people are transitioning many of their activities indoors, and this is not boding well for COVID cases across the nation, including the State of North Carolina. COVID-19 cases continue to spread at an increased rate in North Carolina, which prompted N.C. Governor Roy Cooper to extend Phase 3 of... Read More

Outer Banks Holiday Markets and Pop Ups

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, November 11, 2020
With all the downtime of the pandemic, some people were home being productive and getting things done (others, not so much, but who am I to judge?). Can you imagine all the cool stuff that the artists, makers and crafters of the world have been creating since March? Now we get to see. It’s holiday shopping season on... Read More

6 Fun Things To Do on the Outer Banks This Week

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, November 4, 2020
It’s a dreamy week to be on the Outer Banks! With the kind of fall weather we all love – temperatures in the upper 60s/low 70s, light winds and plentiful sunshine – if ever there was a week to enjoy the great outdoors on the Outer Banks, this one is it. One might even be tempted to take a few dips in the ocean, as... Read More