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

It's Football Season! Game Day Destinations on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Guess what time of year it is? It’s the season of reddening leaves, pumpkins and, obviously, football. As you know, game day takes on a new appeal when it’s spent with others (team-affiliation depending) in a fun, hyped-up environment. No matter your location on the Outer Banks, you’ll find sports bars and restaurants... Read More

Outer Banks Fall Festival Roundup

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, October 9, 2019
October is festival season on the Outer Banks. The month's mild weather draws people outside to enjoy music, food, drinks and fun in the Outer Banks sunshine. These events are where the locals reconnect with friends after a long and busy summer, and they're where visitors and newcomers get a taste of the glorious... Read More

Reasons to Love October on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Happy October! As I write this, I’m wearing harvest gold, and there’s a pumpkin muffin on my desk. Like me, the Outer Banks wears October well – it turns into a tapestry of autumnal splendor with burgundy and yellow tinging the leaves of trees, festive clusters of pumpkins popping up and, in the evenings, it’s all... Read More

The New York Times Captures Ocracoke's Plea

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, October 1, 2019
It’s not every day a fellow Outer Banks resident lands in The New York Times Opinions section, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Kelley Shinn, a writer and Ocracoke resident, wrote a heartrending letter to the editor of the The Times, pleading Ocracoke’s case to the public. Three weeks after Hurricane... Read More

Day Dates on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, September 25, 2019
What sorts of activities make good dates? A romantic dinner, going to the movies or checking out some live music – all in the evening – may come to mind. These all make classic, date-night activities but lack originality. And who says dates are evening activities? There’s so much to enjoy about the Outer Banks during... Read More

Celebrate Bluegrass, Chili & Coastal Conservation on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Do you love the state’s coastal setting? What about bluegrass music? Your thoughts on chili and beer? All of this speaks to me on an almost spiritual level. And for that reason, I am definitely attending Red Beans and Bluegrass, a fall-festive event to benefit North Carolina Coastal Land Trust (NCCLT). A team of... Read More