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

Outer Banks COVID-19 Update as of May 14, 2021

By Molly Harrison | Friday, May 14, 2021
Things are getting much closer to pre-pandemic normals in North Carolina. With North Carolina’s COVID numbers continuing to show improvement and vaccine distribution increasing, N.C. Governor Roy Cooper has eliminated social distancing requirements in all settings, lifted the state's mask mandate outdoors for all... Read More

Outer Banks Super Bowl Destinations

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Super Bowl game day is this Sunday, February 2. I spent last year’s Super Bowl very purposefully not watching the game. I had no regrets at the time, but my nostalgia started kicking up for chicken wings and that sense of camaraderie as the 2020 game nears. This year, I’m paying more attention to what’s going on... Read More

Bookstore Crawling around the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, January 21, 2020
No matter where I am in the world, I can’t avoid ducking into a local bookseller. And honestly, I’m hard pressed to find any I like better than the indie bookstores around the Outer Banks. Aside from their impressive selections, these shops’ vibes are their main selling point. Some places are perfect when you want to... Read More

After Dark Brings Korean Cooking, Wine Tasting, Knitting and More Classes to the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, January 15, 2020
On quiet winter weeknights, tucked away in the woods of Southern Shores, a local church burns with energy as people fill the inside and learn how to cook tamales, taste wine, play the ukulele, shag dance and more. All Saints Episcopal Church welcomes back one of the most beloved winter traditions on the Outer Banks,... Read More

Top 10 out of '10 - A Decade in Review Part II

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Welcome back for Part II of our Decade in Review blog post! Last week we looked back on key events and goings-on in the 2010s and saw how game-changing technology, infrastructure and hurricanes shaped the Outer Banks. This week, we’re looking at top developments that impacted local history and culture. Photo credits... Read More

Top 10 out of '10 - A Decade in Review Part I

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Here’s an unpopular opinion for you: I don’t like New Year’s, never have. I’m like the Grinch of the holiday. The day marks the end of holiday festivities, leaving us feeling sluggish from too many cookies and nothing but cold, dreary January ahead. However, my usual bah-humbug is a little softer this year. Even I can... Read More