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

Flying Kegs and Fall Festivities at OBX Brewtag

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Have you ever seen a keg take to the skies? Personally, I haven’t, which is why I’m psyched to attend OBX Brewtag on October 27. This annual event is the Outer Banks rendition of Germany’s Flutag, or Flying Day. Traditionally Flutag is a festival in which people compete for the most successful invention of a human-... Read More

Dining Out with Food Allergies in the Land of Biscuits, Gamefish and Oysters

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Did you know that about 15 million Americans have some type of food allergy? I had no idea. Obviously, those who live with food allergies are used to choosing dishes that fit in with their dietary needs, but what happens when the predominant trend of restaurants is crispy, Southern-fried goodness, fresh seafood and... Read More

It's Football Season: Outer Banks Restaurants for NFL Sunday

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, October 3, 2018
This blog is not meant to be a platform for controversy, but here I go: I couldn't care less about the NFL. Okay, okay. Hush your shocked gasps and anguished sobs. Game-day culture, on the other hand, thrills me to no end. I love that people – of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs – come together to support a shared... Read More

Celebrate History and Culture at the Sound Side Shindig

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Does it get much cooler than the getting the opportunity to examine incredible 16th-century artifacts rarely seen by the public and discuss them, one on one, with experts? Well, it does when you add an awesome social scene, killer drinks and a breathtaking setting to the equation. This is exactly what you’ll get (and... Read More

Surf, Art and Ocean! Surfalorus Film Festival Returns this Weekend

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Monday, September 17, 2018
Where do surfers, filmmakers, environmentalists and movie lovers come together for three nights of celebrating their common ground? Try this weekend’s Surfalorus Film Festival. This seventh annual event is the collaborative product of the Cucalorus Film Festival from Wilmington and the Dare County Arts Council. It... Read More

Don't Sleep Naked and Other Outer Banks Hurricane Wisdom

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, September 11, 2018
If y’all haven’t heard, a storm’s a’brewin’ out there. Her name is Florence, and she ain’t pretty. But I jest – of course you’ve heard about Hurricane Florence. How could you not? It’s forecast to be the most severe storm to hit North Carolina since Hurricane Hazel in 1954. The Category 4 storm is barreling toward... Read More