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!

Hit the Outer Banks Trails for N.C.'s Year of the Trail

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, September 20, 2023
To celebrate the state’s 2,000-plus recreational trails, greenways and blueways and encourage people to get outside and use them, North Carolina designated 2023 as the Year of the Trail. Choosing 2023 to honor the North Carolina trails was not a random selection, as this year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1973... Read More

Outer Banks Fall Festivals and Fundraisers

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, September 14, 2023
During the glorious fall months on the Outer Banks, the local community is known for coming out to support great causes while having a good old time. Here’s a look at some of the festivals and fundraisers coming up on the Outer Banks through the end of October. This is only a sampling, so for a full list of events... Read More

10 Reasons to Go to Duck Jazz Festival on Columbus Day Weekend

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, September 7, 2023
On the Outer Banks, Columbus Day weekend has become synonymous with the lively sounds of jazz. In 2007 the Town of Duck, the newest and smallest of the Outer Banks incorporated towns, hosted its first Duck Jazz Festival on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. Sixteen years later, the free festival, always held the... Read More

Discovering the Monitor, 50 Years Ago

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, August 31, 2023
Fifty years ago, on August 27, 1973, scientists from Duke Marine Laboratory made a heart-stopping discovery 240 feet deep in the Atlantic Ocean. A team of scientists led by John G. Newton, marine superintendent for the oceanographic program at the Duke Marine Laboratory, were testing geological survey equipment in... Read More

Get to Know a Local: Holly Setnikar, Owner of Holly’s Creative Confections

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, August 23, 2023
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 a Local, you’ll meet one of them, Holly Setnikar, an Outer Banks-based baker. Holly’s passion for baking started when she was a child. Some of... Read More