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, Molly Harrison 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!

All for the Kids: KidsFest and Artrageous Kids Art Festival

By Molly Harrison | Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Two of the Outer Banks’ most-loved kid-centered events are coming up this week. If you have little people in your life to entertain, make plans for KidsFest on Friday in Manteo and Artrageous on Saturday in Nags Head. KidsFest Friday, May 10 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo KidsFest,... Read More

Dockside Dining at Outer Banks Marinas

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, May 1, 2024
A view of the water can take just about any dining or drinking experience to a higher level. For water views on the Outer Banks, you can find several restaurants overlooking either the Atlantic Ocean or the Currituck, Roanoke and Pamlico sounds. Quite a few restaurants are based at marinas, where watching the harbor... Read More

Outer Banks Boil Company's EPIC Summer Vacation Retreat Giveaway and Commitment to Community

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, April 25, 2024
Outer Banks Boil Company’s low-country boils provide one of the most enjoyable ways to eat dinner on the Outer Banks. The food is excellent – fresh shrimp, clams and crab legs, Andouille sausage, potatoes, corn on the cob and onions all steamed together in a big steamer pot – but it’s really more of an experience than... Read More

Outer Banks Lighthouse Climbing Guide 2024

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Outer Banks lighthouse climbing season has begun. Of the four Outer Banks lighthouses, only two are open for climbing this year, but you can still visit the sites of the ones you can’t climb. It's still fun to visit the sites and take pictures. At all four lighthouses, you will learn about Outer Banks maritime history... Read More

Get to Know a Local: Jamie Hope Anderson-Silver of Downtown Books and Duck’s Cottage Coffee & Books

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, April 10, 2024
All across the Outer Banks are people doing their best to make a living while still finding time to enjoy this wonderful place they call home. In this edition of Get to Know a Local, you’ll meet one of them, Outer Banks bookstore wrangler and professional bookworm Jamie Hope Anderson-Silver. Owner of Downtown Books... Read More