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!

Featured Blog

Fishing and More on Outer Banks Piers

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Outer Banks ocean piers have always been a huge part of the Outer Banks fishing experience, but now they’re so much more. These days you can visit piers to eat dinner, watch live music, enjoy a few drinks with friends, send your kid to summer day camp and even get married, making them super popular with more than just... Read More

Sunday Funday on the Beach Road

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, March 16, 2022
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back! After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the Outer Banks’ favorite spring event will once again roll along the beach road in Nags Head on Sunday, March 20. Out will come the fire trucks and police cars, the Shriners’ funny cars, the Humane Society and SPCA pups, the high school bands,... Read More

Get to Know a Local: John Harris of Kitty Hawk Kites

By Molly Harrison | Monday, March 7, 2022
Behind every Outer Banks business are people doing their best to make a living while still finding time to enjoy this beautiful place they call home. In this edition of Get to Know a Local, you’ll meet one of them: John Harris, owner of Kitty Hawk Kites. The story of Kitty Hawk Kites started when Harris was living in... Read More

Freezin’ for a Reason on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Have you ever jumped in the ocean in winter? It’s quite an invigorating experience, at least here on the Outer Banks where the ocean is cold but not dangerously so. I have a tradition of jumping in the ocean every New Year’s Day, and it’s really never as bad as I think it’s going to be. I have this pattern in which I... Read More

My Favorite Outer Banks Beach Finds

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Beachcombing, to me, is one of the absolute best parts about being on the Outer Banks in the off-season. Aimlessly walking an empty stretch of beach looking for treasures is my favorite thing to do any time of year, but in the winter there are fewer people here so that’s when I like it best. Surrounded by the waves... Read More

A Little Planning Pays Off: Upcoming Outer Banks Events

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, February 16, 2022
It’s starting to feel very spring-like on the Outer Banks, which reminded today me that my dog and I won’t have the beach all to ourselves in the mornings for very much longer. The visitors will be returning soon, and if the 2021 visitation numbers at the Outer Banks national parks are any indication (nearly 4 million... Read More