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

The First Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival Takes Flight this Weekend

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Do you like birds? What about nature? Are you just looking for something to do this weekend? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in luck – this weekend Hatteras Island kicks off its inaugural Hatteras Waterfowl Festival. This event is a wintry complement to the Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival that... Read More

Downtown Manteo Halloween Edition: Who Wore It Best?

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Thursday, November 1, 2018
The Halloween bustle began in downtown Manteo’s streets well before the trick-or-treaters emerged. Vendors, bounce houses, game booths and more turned Queen Elizabeth Avenue into a festive carnival scene. By dusk costumed trick-or-treaters of all ages, sizes and degrees of scariness filled the streets. Handing out... Read More

Summertime Horror Stories

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, October 31, 2018
We love our Outer Banks visitors. They bring us so many tales about the places they call home and their travels; they ask for our suggestions while they’re on the Outer Banks – they’re just overall lovable and charming folks. And, yes, there are the occasional exceptions to this standard. And, yes, we still love them... Read More

Halloween Hootenannying on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, October 24, 2018
With less than a week left until Halloween, the Outer Banks is cooking up events and activities that are sure to deliver scares, delights, tricks and treats. What’s everyone dressing up as? I’ve spent weeks planning out my costume, just waiting to dive into the festive happenings and activities about to take over the... Read More

Flying Kegs and Fall Festivities at OBX Brewtag

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Have you ever seen a keg take to the skies? Personally, I haven’t, which is why I’m psyched to attend OBX Brewtag on October 27. This annual event is the Outer Banks rendition of Germany’s Flutag, or Flying Day. Traditionally Flutag is a festival in which people compete for the most successful invention of a human-... Read More

Dining Out with Food Allergies in the Land of Biscuits, Gamefish and Oysters

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Did you know that about 15 million Americans have some type of food allergy? I had no idea. Obviously, those who live with food allergies are used to choosing dishes that fit in with their dietary needs, but what happens when the predominant trend of restaurants is crispy, Southern-fried goodness, fresh seafood and... Read More