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!

Gourmet Goods for Your OBX Holiday Parties

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, December 14, 2022
It’s party season! Whether you’re entertaining friends, family or co-workers, the next two weeks are the busiest time of the year for hosting and toasting. For all your holiday social events, you’re going to need to stock up on gourmet snacks, tasty sweets and refreshing beverages, so here’s a helpful list of some of... Read More

Merry All Month at Christmas Island

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, December 7, 2022
The best thing about the holidays on the Outer Banks this year is a collection of super-festive pop-up bars collectively called Christmas Island. Four favorite Outer Banks restaurants/bars — Lucky 12 Tavern, Bonzer Shack, Mama Kwan’s and Goombays — have teamed up to transform their restaurants and outdoor areas into... Read More

38 Events to Add to Your OBX Holiday Calendar

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, November 30, 2022
December is a busy month on the Outer Banks, and the calendar is packed with holiday-themed events. From longstanding traditions like the Manteo Christmas Parade – now it its 50th year! – to new events like the Christmas Island pop-up bars, these events will definitely get you in the holiday spirit – even when the... Read More

Get to Know the Locals: Karen Loopman-Davis and Tina Mackenzie of Outer Banks Brewing Station

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, November 23, 2022
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 the Locals, you’ll meet two of them: Karen Loopman-Davis and Tina Mackenzie, the women of the two-couple team that owns Outer Banks Brewing... Read More

Feasting, Shopping and Partying: It's Thanksgiving Week on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest off-season weeks on the Outer Banks, and to welcome everyone to town, the calendar is packed with events, oyster roasts, Thanksgiving feasts, artisan markets and Black Friday sales. Are you coming to the Outer Banks for Thanksgiving? Keep reading for some of the great things to... Read More