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

Outer Banks Holiday Gift Guide, Part II: Have a Cup of Christmas Cheer

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The December chill fills the air, neighborhoods are decorated in festive lights, and the Christmas countdown continues. Some people were smart and took advantage of those Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals. Now they’re kicking back with a glass of eggnog and laughing as the rest of us attempt... Read More

History Uncovered

By Beth P. Storie | Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Yesterday's wind uncovered more of the putt putt golf course that used to sit on the southeast corner of Jockey's Ridge. As if there was magic on the breeze, a big portion of the castle was claiming its position again. The course was built in the early 1970s, and the castle shared space with an octopus, a ship, a... Read More

School's Almost Out! Sign up Now for an Outer Banks Summer Camp

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Temperatures in the 80s, the sighting of a lightning bug or two and later sunsets are all signs that summer is right around the corner. This means that it’s also time to find ways to fill your little ones’ days during the summer vacation from school. Sure, the TV and playdates are easy starting points. But arranging... Read More

Honoring British Soldiers to Kidstuff to Jumping Dogs ... So Much To Do on the Outer Banks This Week

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Monday, May 7, 2018
Did you know that there’s technically English soil right here on the Outer Banks? Ocracoke Island’s British Cemetery is considered English territory – its own little island within a slightly larger island. This week marks the 76th annual memorial service for the British Cemetery, and if you’ve never been to this event... Read More

Cinco de Mayo and Derby Parties to Fill Your Weekend on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, May 1, 2018
I love this time of year. In the past month, the activity level on the Outer Banks started stirring with the onset of spring. Now, with this week’s welcome of May, it’s awoken completely. With so many events and programs occurring across the area during the day and restaurants upping the number of their evening events... Read More

Going Against the Current: The Local Move to Decrease Single Use Plastics

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, April 25, 2018
I know, I know – last week’s blog focused on Earth Day. Honestly, though, there’s still so much to say! I found the 2018 Earth Day theme – End Plastic Pollution – especially inspiring. In honor of that and our local movement to decrease and eliminate plastic waste, this week’s blog takes a look at plastic use,... Read More