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

Ghouls, Hay Bales, Boats and Pirates: Halloween Weekend on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, October 27, 2021
This weekend is full of events on the Outer Banks, some related to Halloween and others just for get-out-of-the-house fun. Here’s a rundown of a few of the things you can enjoy this weekend. For more information on these events and others, see our Daytime and Nightlife sections. Daytime Blackbeard Pirate Jamboree... Read More

Bluegrass Fever Spreads in Manteo

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, October 20, 2021
This week bluegrass fans are descending on Roanoke Island for the 10th annual Bluegrass Island Festival. With a lineup of acclaimed regional and national musicians, people are coming from all over the country not only for the music, but also for the amazing island setting at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Roanoke... Read More

Get to Know the Locals: Gee Gee Rosell of Buxton Village Books

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Behind every Outer Banks business is someone doing their best to make a living and still have the time to enjoy this beautiful place they call home. In this edition of Get to Know the Locals, you’ll meet one of them: Gee Gee Rosell of Buxton Village Books. Gee Gee opened Buxton Village Books in 1984. Enamored of the... Read More

OBX Fall Fishing is on Fire

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, October 7, 2021
I don’t want to rub it in for those readers who aren’t actually on the Outer Banks, but the weather here is off the charts wonderful right now. Both the air and water temperatures are in the mid to high 70s, and with a light NE wind, the humidity is low. It’s the best time of year to play outside on the Outer Banks,... Read More

What You Do in Wanchese

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Wanchese, the small village on the southern end of Roanoke Island, is not like the rest of the Outer Banks. It's a quiet community of natives and locals and a hotspot for boatbuilding, commercial fishing and seafood packing, and it doesn't court tourism like the other Outer Banks towns. Life here is all about family... Read More