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!

Outer Banks Weekend Plans: Duck Jazz Festival

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, October 5, 2022
If you love jazz, this is your weekend. The multi-day Duck Jazz Festival is back after a pandemic hiatus with jazz performances by local, regional and national acts in Duck Town Park. If you’re not so sure you love jazz, this will definitely be the event that gives you an appreciation for this American art form.... Read More

Bringing the Candy Bomber Back to the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, September 29, 2022
Karin Edmond of Manteo made a promise to Colonel Gail Halvorsen, aka The Candy Bomber, over the phone as he lay dying at age 101 on February 16, 2022. “I promised him that I would keep the legend of The Candy Bomber going in Dare County as long as I am alive,” she says. “I will keep it up in his name. He will always... Read More

Rip Current Safety and What to Do When You Can't Swim in the Ocean

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, September 22, 2022
Thank goodness Hurricane Fiona is going to stay offshore of the mainland United States, but the category 4 storm is still affecting the Outer Banks. Large ocean swells from Fiona are rolling toward the Outer Banks, which is great for surfers but not for swimmers. Due to dangerous rip currents caused by the swell, red... Read More

5 Only on the Outer Banks Kayaking Adventures

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Paddling a kayak is a fun way to experience the Outer Banks on the water. Kayaking is easy to learn, safe and fun – and as long as the winds are light, it’s a relatively easy watersport. You can find guided or solo kayak adventures in the ocean, sounds, creeks, lakes and canals around the Outer Banks. Here are five of... Read More

The Outer Banks’ Oldest Lighthouse

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Ocracoke’s little white-washed lighthouse is the most prominent landmark on the island, and it has become an iconic symbol of the island’s strength. The lighthouse has stood the test of time since 1823, surviving storms and floods and the changes of time, just like the island’s people. Ocracoke Lighthouse is the... Read More