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!

10 Ways to Celebrate the New Year on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, December 27, 2023
We're about to call a wrap on 2023, so it's time to start thinking about your New Year's Eve plans. Whether you're celebrating with the family or staying up all night, you can find plenty to do on the Outer Banks this year. Below I have listed 10 ways to ring in 2024, but this is not a complete list. Check our Daytime... Read More

Sweets, Snacks & Spirits: Where to Find the Best Edible Gifts on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Are you still scurrying around looking for holiday gifts? Are you one of those people who hasn’t even started shopping yet? Not to worry! There’s still time,  and if you are on the Outer Banks, you can find a gift for everyone on your list in the huge assortment of shops and stores from Corolla to Ocracoke.  If you’... Read More

A Little Help from the Locals in Avon

By Molly Harrison | Tuesday, December 12, 2023
You never know when you might be able to help someone in need. A simple Facebook post from Studio 12 in Avon recently helped a family in Elizabeth City find peace and closure after a family member's death. On December 1, 2023, 74-year-old Stanford Lee Lewis, who went by the nickname Lum, passed away in his hometown... Read More

Toy Time! Where to Find Kids' Gifts on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, December 6, 2023
If you’re looking for children’s gifts and toys, you won’t have any trouble finding them on the Outer Banks. Sure, we have super stores like Walmart and Target, but better yet are the fabulous, locally owned stores where the goods are hand-selected by people who know about the latest toys and what kids like. When you... Read More

The 12 Bars of Christmas

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, November 29, 2023
If you want to find holiday fun on the Outer Banks, you do not have to look far to find it. There’s something going on every day and night in December, as you can see here. With Christmas parades, home tours, light shows, Santa visits, seasonal fundraisers, holiday markets and more, the Outer Banks is alive with... Read More