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

Coping with COVID on the OBX

By Molly Harrison | Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The pandemic has been ongoing for seven months now, and it’s starting to wear some of us down. Current numbers in Dare County and North Carolina show that the virus is not letting up, and caution is still very much needed to stop the spread (wear those masks!). The pandemic has brought many changes to people’s lives,... Read More

8 Hispanic-Owned Outer Banks Restaurants to Love

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, October 14, 2020
National Hispanic Heritage Month is coming to an end, and due to COVID-19, the month was not marked with the spirited OBX Latin Festival of days gone by. Even the Ocracoke Latin Festival, which is always held in November, is canceled this year. But recognizing and celebrating Hispanic culture on the Outer Banks is... Read More

In-Person Outer Banks Events to Look Forward To

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, October 7, 2020
When it comes to events, fall 2020 looks nothing like the falls of the Outer Banks past. Traditionally, the fall season weekends are jam-packed with events, always several on the same weekend so that we’re torn about which one to choose. As you would imagine, it’s not like that this year. Hundreds of people can’t... Read More

Phase 3: Outer Banks COVID-19 Update as of October 2, 2020

By Beth P. Storie | Thursday, October 1, 2020
A busy summer has transitioned into a busy fall on the Outer Banks. Long past the usual seasonal slowdown, local businesses are still working hard to accommodate a wealth of visitors. The State of North Carolina has flattened its COVID curve, which prompted N.C. Governor Roy Cooper to move from Phase 2.5 into Phase 3... Read More

Meet the Man Who says the Lost Colony Wasn't Lost

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, September 30, 2020
It’s almost akin to slander in these parts, where the story of the lost colony of Roanoke Island is ever-perpetuated as a mystery, but local author Scott Dawson says the lost colony was never actually lost. In his new book, The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island, he compares what scholars know about the earliest New... Read More

Outer Banks Surfing on Display This Week at Jennette's Pier

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Surfers from all along the East Coast are in town this week for the Eastern Surfing Association’s Eastern Surfing Championships. Held at Jennette’s Pier from Wednesday through Saturday, the competition features men, women and youth surfers in longboard, shortboard, SUP and bodyboard heats. Eastern Surfing Association... Read More