Early April on the Outer Bank is the Perfect Time to Visit!

Early April on the Outer Banks is a perfect time to visit! There are a lot of things happening, the weather is great, and you can’t beat the lack of traffic! We are gearing up for a lot of special activities in the near future like a craft beer celebration, running events, kite boarding and hang gliding events, art shows, and so much more. Keep checking in and we will make sure to keep you informed of the fun because you simply cannot beat the fun in April on the Outer Banks!!!


april on the outer banks19TH ANNUAL MOLLIE FEARING MEMORIAL ART SHOW – CALL FOR ENTRIES –  The Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) has announced a Call for Entries for the 19th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show. The annual “Mollies” features an eclectic mix of artwork, which will be on display at the DCAC Gallery in downtown Manteo, May 1-31. Artists wishing to participate in this year’s exhibition can find a prospectus online at www.darearts.org and at the DCAC Gallery – 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo, NC.

JERSEY MIKE’S 6TH ANNUAL “DAY OF GIVING” – March 30th – 2424 South Croatan Hwy, Nags HeadThe Outer Banks Relief Foundation is joining forces with the Outer Banks location of Jersey Mike’s restaurant as part of the 6th Annual Jersey Mike’s March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. On March 30th Jersey Mike’s restaurant in Nags Head will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales – every single dollar that comes in – to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. For more information about Jersey Mike’s Subs Month of Giving, please visit: www.jerseymikes.com/mog

ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE EXPO – March 31st –  Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head – Event takes place in the Hospital lobby. Learn more about healthcare coverage, find out about local programs that provide greater access to Healthcare. Light refreshments will be served. https://www.facebook.com/events/1650650215187091/

2nd ANNUAL PROJECT GLAM GIRLS BOUTIQUE – Helping to Ensure EVERY Girl Has Everything She Needs for Prom – March 31th – April 2nd – Thursday and Friday – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, 803 W Kitty Hawk Rd, Kitty Hawk – The mission of Project Glam Girls is to help ensure EVERY girl has everything she needs for her Prom. Dress, shoes, handbags, and jewelry – AT NO COST TO THE GIRLS! This is a free event. The Project Glam Girls Boutique will be set up so girls can come in and pick out what they want. All of the dresses, shoes, purses, and jewelry will be donated by individuals in the community that wish to help. https://www.facebook.com/projectglamgirls/?fref=ts

ARTISTS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 35TH NEW WORLD FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS – Deadline April 1stCelebrating its 35th year, the New World Festival of the Arts will be held August 17 and 18. New World Festival of the Arts offers 85 local and regional artists an opportunity to display and sell their creative work and compete for awards. Artists wishing to participate can find a prospectus for the juried show online at www.darearts.org.

april on the outer banksROOSTER’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN FIRST FRIDAY BOURBON TASTING – April 1st – Rooster’s Southern Kitchen will be supporting the Centennial celebration of the St. Andrew’s by the Sea Chapel 100 % of the “Spirit” tasting and 10% of the restaurant sales will be donated to assist with the costs of this historically important celebration which will take place August 5—7, 2016. The event will include a Bourbon Tasting that will have two seatings at 5pm and 7pm. The event is hosted by Southern Wine + Spirits Ambassador Amanda Charles. The cost for the tasting is $20 and that includes appetizers and six different bourbon samplings. St. Andrews Centennial Celebration will receive 100% of Bourbon Tasting ticket sales. Please stop by to purchase your ticket(s)—Be forewarned we have a limited number of tickets! Thank you in advance for helping us support a wonderful cause!

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Graham Outten – April 1st – 6:00 – 10:00 pm – Real Water Sports, Waves – A great family-friendly atmosphere. All shows are FREE unless otherwise noted. Sponsored Outer Beaches Realty along with other great sponsors.

PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – The Wilder Brother – April 1st – 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Locals and visitors alike love dinner at Peppercorn’s and the live music in the lounge!  http://www.ramadaplazanagshead.com/dining-en.html

barefoot light upBAREFOOT BERNIE’S LIGHT IT UP BLUE FOR AUTISM – April 2nd – Barefoot Bernie’s is going BLUE, we are proud to join Autism Speaks and their Dine-Out for Autism campaign. Help us Light It Up Blue on Saturday April 2nd by wearing blue and kicking off a month of autism awareness with us at Barefoot Bernie’s and around the world. https://www.facebook.com/BarefootBernies/photos/a.410563064713.196919.62204104713/10154201210199714/?type=3&theater

PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – Steve Hauser – April 2nd – 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Locals and visitors alike love dinner at Peppercorn’s and the live music in the lounge!  http://www.ramadaplazanagshead.com/dining-en.html

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Hal Lester – April 4th – 6:00 – 10:00 pm – Real Water Sports, Waves – A great family-friendly atmosphere. All shows are FREE unless otherwise noted. Sponsored Outer Beaches Realty along with other great sponsors.

april on the outer banksKELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – The Deloreans – April 1st – 9:30 pm – 12:30 am – Nags Head – Bring your BIG hair!!! The Deloreans is a seasoned 6-piece showband comprised of 6 distinct vocalists that cover the most memorable artists and nostalgic songs of the ’80s. You can’t help but get up and dance. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Shoot To Thrill – April 2nd – 10:00 pm – 1:30 am – Nags Head – Come out and rock all night to this amazing all-female AC/DC band! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

april on the outer banksN.E.S.T. FUNDRAISER – April 3rd – 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern – Nags Head – As a celebration to Spring and the upcoming sea turtle nesting season of 2016, the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) is having a FUN fundraising. A $10.00 donation is requested. Live music will be provided. The $10.00 donation is in addition to ordering your favorite meal and drink and will help all of us in aiding the survival of one of nature’s finest, the sea turtle! PLEASE join us on April 3rd!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1555522541441907/



RedWolfDadchewingonpupearRED WOLF HOWLING – April 9th – 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge – FREE! – Refuge staff and volunteers offer you the experience of a lifetime! Come and learn about the endangered red wolf during a short presentation and journey to the heart of the refuge for an adventurous attempt to hear our captive red wolves produce their haunting sounds. The program will occur except when there is lightning, heavy wind or rain, or impassable road conditions. Co-sponsored by the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society. Meet at Creef Cut Wildlife Trail parking lot (Milltail Road and HWY 64 west of Manns Harbor) NO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. http://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/2015%20Interpretive%20Programs%20Final.pdf


CAPTAIN GEORGE’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT – FIRST CATCH EVERY SUNDAY!  Only $27.00! From noon to 4:00 pm enjoy their world famous seafood buffet offering over 70 items! (Excluding Mother’s Day and Father’s Day) www.captaingeorges.com

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL ROOM – Sunday Brunch – Every Sunday – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – You simply cannott beat this great way to enjoy a leisurely brunch. http://www.grillroomobx.com/events

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Sunday – Best Brunch on the Beach! (as voted by the Virginia-Pilot) All Day. http://www.chilli-peppers.com/best-brunch-on-the-beach-2/

BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Every Monday – Burger Night – Enjoy handmade burgers with a new specialty burger every week.  https://www.facebook.com/BarefootBernies/photos/a.410563064713.196919.62204104713/10152941035834714/?type=1&theater

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Shag Night with the OB Shag Club and Ladies Night – Model Search – Every Monday – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – All invited – free to the Public. The purpose of the Outer Banks Shag Club is to promote and preserve Carolina Beach Music and dancing. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Tapas & Wine – Every Tuesday – Enjoy a variety of small plates and excellent wine pairings. Tapas are different every week. https://www.facebook.com/BarefootBernies/photos/a.410563064713.196919.62204104713/10152943454364714/?type=1&theater

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Loretta’s Line Dancing Classes – Every Tuesday – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Beach music & line dancing & instruction. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Karaoke with Hambone – Every Tuesday – 8:00 pm – 1:00 am – Come show your talent while singing along to your favorite song. 18 and up. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

GENTLE CHAIR YOGA – Every Wednesday – 1:15 – 2:15 pm – Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Resource Center – Nags Head – Cancer survivors and those with chronic illness are invited to participate in our gentle chair yoga program at The Outer Banks Hospital. For more information and to register, contact Marie Neilson at 449-4554

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Every Wednesday – Working Women’s Wednesday – 5:30 – 7:30 pm – $15 M&M = Manicure & Martini OR $5 Martini. Games, Gifts and complimentary Appetizer’s. Ladies… celebrate your hard work!!! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Every Wednesday – Open Mic Night – 8:00 – 11:00 pm – The Bellhops provide all sound and light needs, musical accompaniment, back-up. All you need is the talent! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Thursday – Tapas Night… Flavors from Around the World! – Each Thursday Chilli’s highlights amazing dishes from different international regions. April 7 – Caribbean; April 14 – Cajun Creole; April 21 – People’s Choice; April 28 – Mom’s Cooking; May 5 – Mexican; May 12 – New Menu Preview!

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL ROOM – Burger Night – Every Thursday – 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Enjoy one of Mike’s superbly flame-grilled burger with a specialty burger every week. http://www.grillroomobx.com/events

BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Every Thursday – Sushi – Chopstick included.  https://www.facebook.com/BarefootBernies/photos/a.410563064713.196919.62204104713/10152932057069714/?type=1&theater


ROANOKE ISLAND FESTIVAL PARK PRESENTS – Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show – April 1st – April 28th (Monday – Friday 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.) – Manteo – The free exhibit, located in the Art Gallery, features works of Manteo, First Flight and Hatteras High Schools. Come enjoy the creativity and promise in our young students. There will be an opening reception April 10th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. For More information, call 252-475-1500. www.roanokeisland.com