End of July on the Outer Banks

The end of July on the Outer Banks is truly the dog days of summer this year. The days are long and hot but the nights bring cool breezes. The water temperature is so warm that even the manatees and tarpon have wandered up from Florida to see what summer is like on the OBX.

Despite the heat, or maybe because of it, the summer is still chockful of amazing activities! Read on and see for yourself.

SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK!

Bright Star Touring Theatre Aesop's FablesROANOKE ISLAND FESTIVAL PARK PRESENTS – Aesop’s Fables – July 27th – 29th – 10:30 am (Wednesday and Thursday) 11:30 am (Friday) – Aesop’s Fables is a 45-minute whirlwind adventure through the beloved 2600-year old tales. Bright Star’s professional actors bring to life the stories of “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Fox and the Grapes,” “The Lion and the Mouse” and “The Monkey and Her Pail.” Brimming with audience participation and character education, this production celebrates the moral lessons available in each of these charming tales. This hilarious play is guaranteed to leave audiences of all ages rolling in the aisles with delight! Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC. Tickets are $5/ ages 2 and younger-free. They may be purchased in advance at Ticket Sales or the day of the event.  www.roanokeisland.com Sponsored, in part, by Friends of Elizabeth II and the William and JoAnn Small Family Fund and the Outer Banks Community Foundation. http://www.roanokeisland.com/files/articles/July_Events.pdf

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jeremy Russell – July 27th – 4:00 pm – The Other Brothers – 8:00 pm – Outer Banks Fishing Pier, South Nags Head – Enjoy live music, great food, a huge variety of beer on tap, and one of the best views on the Outer Banks! http://www.fishheadsobx.com/music-calendar.html

13th ANNUAL CAROLINA BOAT BUILDERS FISHING TOURNAMENT – July 27th – 30th – Pirate’s Cove Marina, Manteo – Fishing, fun, food and friends – all for a great cause! Register Today!  This is a fish “2 out of 3 day” event, and all teams will have one lay day. A lay day form must be turned in to the Pirates Cove Morning Booking desk on or before the Team’s layday, before 8:30am that day. Proceeds benefit the Dare County Boat Builders Foundation Scholarship Fund. In 2016, we awarded $69,850 in scholarships! Find out more at http://dcbbf.org/carolina-boat-builders-fishing-tournament/rules-regulations/

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL GROOM PRESENTS – Aquarium – July 27th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – TimBuck II, Corolla – Enjoy live music on the deck each evening this summer. http://www.grillroomobx.com/events

THE COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS – Kelly Terranova with Andy Forrester – July 27th– 9:00 pm – Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills – Some of the nation’s best comedians enjoy some time on the OBX each summer too! Age restrictions apply. Tickets available – www.comedyclubobx.com

b-side playersMIKE DIANNA’S GRILL ROOM PRESENTS – Road to the Mustang with B-Side Players – July 27th – 10:00 pm – Timbuck II, Corolla – The B-Side Players are part of a new movement in popular music. A band that honors the international cross-pollination that has always made music the universal language. They use any beat that catches their ear, regardless of geography or genre, to create a compelling, horn driven polyrhythmic groove. They continue exploring the multifaceted grooves of Latin America and the Caribbean, incorporating the sounds of Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil with the funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms of their homeland, dropping bits of Cumbia, Salsa, gritty street Samba, Son Montuno, Jarocho and Boogaloo into the mix. https://www.facebook.com/events/551807401667190/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Scholars Word – July 27th – 10:00 pm – 1:45 am – Roots Reggae/Dub Reggae. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

bic supKITTY HAWK SURF CO PRESENTS – BIC SUP One Design Series – July 28th – 10:00 am – Sanderling Resort, Duck – Join Kitty Hawk Surf Co. this season as we host the BIC SUP One Design Series. This family-friendly competition is free to the public. Whether you’re paddling for the first time or you’re already a pro, this is a great activity for all! Plus, join us from 9:00 -10:00 am for a FREE stand-up paddleboarding clinic. Learn some of the basics about the sport and get comfortable on the board before the BIC SUP competition begins! All activities will take place at Sanderling Resort’s soundside access across from the resort. http://www.kittyhawk.com/event/bic-sup-one-design-series-duck/

PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – Ezra Edlund – at the Deck Bar – July 28th – 3:00 – 6:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Locals and visitors alike love dinner at Peppercorn’s and the live music in the lounge!  http://www.ramadaplazanagshead.com/default-en.html

fish heads square logoFISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Christian Benedi – July 28th – 4:00 pm – Jonny Waters & Company – 8:00 pm – Outer Banks Fishing Pier, South Nags Head – Enjoy live music, great food, a huge variety of beer on tap, and one of the best views on the Outer Banks! http://www.fishheadsobx.com/music-calendar.html

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – WATERHIGH – July 28th – 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.

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL GROOM PRESENTS – Paul Brion – July 28th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Killer Karaoke with DJ Face – 9:00 – midnight – TimBuck II, Corolla – Enjoy live music on the deck each evening this summer. http://www.grillroomobx.com/events

daredevils batterOUTER BANKS DAREDEVILS BASEBALL – July 28th, August 1st & 2nd – gates open at 6:00 pm, first pitch at 7:05pm – First Flight Baseball Complex, 109 Veterans Drive (Behind the schools), Kill Devil Hills – Make plans to join us at the ballpark and cheer on our home team. With the season almost over you need to take advantage of this great source of family fun!!! Enjoy ballpark food and all the sights, sounds and smells that go with a night out at the game. On July 25th there will be a live appearance by The Sea Notes – the OBX favorite barbershop quartet! Go Daredevils! http://outerbanksdaredevils.com/

THE COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS – Kelly Terranova with Andy Forrester – July 28th – 9:00 pm – Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills – Some of the nation’s best comedians enjoy some time on the OBX each summer too! Age restrictions apply. Tickets available – www.comedyclubobx.com

scholars wordKELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Scholars Word – July 28th – 10:00 pm – 1:45 am – Roots Reggae/Dub Reggae. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTSBill Downing & Friends – at the Deck Bar – July 29th – 3:30 – 6:30 pm – The Wilder Brothers – in the Lounge – 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/default-en.html

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL GROOM PRESENTS – Ruth Wyand & Carson Huggins – July 29th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – TimBuck II, Corolla – Enjoy live music on the deck each evening this summer. http://www.grillroomobx.com/events

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Sean Bendula – July 29th – 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.

fish heads karaokeFISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karaoke with DJ Billy – July 29th – 6:00 pm – Outer Banks Fishing Pier, South Nags Head – Enjoy live music, great food, a huge variety of beer on tap, and one of the best views on the Outer Banks! http://www.fishheadsobx.com/music-calendar.html

THE COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS – Kelly Terranova with Andy Forrester – July 29th – 9:00 pm – Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills – Some of the nation’s best comedians enjoy some time on the OBX each summer too! Age restrictions apply. Tickets available – www.comedyclubobx.com

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – The Reflex Band – July 29th – 10:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – 80’s tribute band. DJ starts at 9 and plays during band breaks. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

23rd ANNUAL SURFRIDER FOUNDATION PADDLE RACE – July 30th – 9:00 am – Noon – Ocean Bay Beach Access, Kill Devil Hills – Come on out and paddle at Surfrider Foundation’s 23rd Annual Paddle Race. Registration starts at 9am at Ocean Bay Blvd Access (KDH Ocean Rescue Station). Race start times begin at 10am with a staggered start for divisions. There will be prizes and raffles beginning after the race. See you there! Surfrider Foundation, Outer Banks Chapter is a non- profit organization whose mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. https://www.facebook.com/events/1038812462869984/

OBX SKIM JAM – July 30th & 31st – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head – Come out to Jennette’s Pier to watch professional and amateurs of all ages in the largest skim boarding competition on the east coast! This is a family friendly event with plenty of attractions to keep everyone entertained all day long. https://www.facebook.com/events/1781233125446284/  Want to participate? Register now!!!!! http://www.obxskimcamps.com/ Sponsors include Barefoot Bernie’s and lot of other great area businesses.

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL GROOM PRESENTS – Sean Olds – July 30th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – TimBuck II, Corolla – Enjoy live music on the deck each evening this summer. http://www.grillroomobx.com/events

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Christian Benedi – July 30th – 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

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Red Stapler Duo – July 30th – 7:00 pm – Outer Banks Fishing Pier, South Nags Head – Enjoy live music, great food, a huge variety of beer on tap, and one of the best views on the Outer Banks! http://www.fishheadsobx.com/music-calendar.html

PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – The Wilder Brothers – at the Deck Bar – 3:00 – 6:00 pm & Larry Griffith – in the Lounge – July 30th – 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/default-en.html

Reflex-500x500KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – The Reflex Band – July 30th – 10:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – 80’s tribute band. DJ starts at 9 and plays during band breaks. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – Dreadnecks – at the Deck Bar – July 31st – 3:00 – 6:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Locals and visitors alike love dinner at Peppercorn’s and the live music in the lounge!  http://www.ramadaplazanagshead.com/default-en.html

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Barefoot Wade – July 31st – 6:00 pm – Outer Banks Fishing Pier, South Nags Head – Enjoy live music, great food, a huge variety of beer on tap, and one of the best views on the Outer Banks! http://www.fishheadsobx.com/music-calendar.html

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Pathway to Dance – Global Dance Party – July 31st – 9:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – DJ Marshall and DJ Ohkay bringing you the best of the best in the best and hottest place on the OBX…yes that’s right it’s global party baby not just international. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

shred festOBX SHRED FEST – August 1st – 2:00 – 9:00 pm – Outer Banks Events Site, Nags Head – A good time for a great cause! A fundraising event for our Outer Banks Veterans and Special Needs communities. Bands on the bill are Freedom Hawk, Fujiwara, The Hot Signals, Formula, Dunebilly, Life-Love & Lunatics, Mudhustler and the Mustang Outreach Program Student Bands! Bring the whole family out for a Fall day full of rippers, shredders, local food, silent auction, live music and MORE! Tickets available at https://www.xorbia.com/e/dare2careobx/dare2care-obx-shred-fest

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karaoke with DJ Billy – August 1st – 6:00 pm – Outer Banks Fishing Pier, South Nags Head – Enjoy live music, great food, a huge variety of beer on tap, and one of the best views on the Outer Banks! http://www.fishheadsobx.com/music-calendar.html

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Chad Bennett – August 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.

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jared and the Jollys – August 2nd – 6:00 pm – Outer Banks Fishing Pier, South Nags Head – Enjoy live music, great food, a huge variety of beer on tap, and one of the best views on the Outer Banks! http://www.fishheadsobx.com/music-calendar.html

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL GROOM PRESENTS – Broughton Aycock – August 2nd – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Killer Karaoke with DJ Face – 9:00 – midnight – TimBuck II, Corolla – Enjoy live music on the deck each evening this summer. http://www.grillroomobx.com/events

THE COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS – Andy Beningo with Bill Boronkay – August 2nd – 9:00 pm – Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills – Some of the nation’s best comedians enjoy some time on the OBX each summer too! Age restrictions apply. Tickets available – www.comedyclubobx.com

Womens-Show43rd ANNUAL SENIOR ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW – August 3rd & 4th – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Baum Center, 300 Mustian St, Kill Devil Hills – Sponsored by the Outer Banks Woman’s Club. Proceeds benefit scholarships and community projects.

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jeremy Russell – August 3rd – 4:00 pm – The Other Brothers – 8:00 pm – Outer Banks Fishing Pier, South Nags Head – Enjoy live music, great food, a huge variety of beer on tap, and one of the best views on the Outer Banks! http://www.fishheadsobx.com/music-calendar.html

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL ROOM PRESENTS – Road to Mustang Free Concert Series Featuring Roosterfoot– August 3rd – 10:00 pm – Timbuck II, Corolla – These guys have made it to the deck, the festivals, the jam rooms and more – all the while trekkin’ across the country on a mission to bring amazing music to you fine folks. Their music features a strong blend of blues, country, folk, old gospel and rock n roll. We are over-the-moon to welcome Roosterfoot back to the Outer Banks. See y’all for another free show. Get ready! https://www.facebook.com/events/1112710772127297/

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!

10TH OBX WATERMELON FESTIVAL – August 4th – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, Nags Head – Games, music, food, and LOTS of watermelon. What more could you ask for in a summer celebration? This event is free to attend, but tickets must be purchased to participate in games. Join Kitty Hawk Kites for a summer bash you won’t want to miss. Inflatable waterslide, corn hole, toy demos, face painting, and tons of watermelon competitions including seed spitting, watermelon eating, and a watermelon ice cream eating competition just to name a few. FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! All proceeds from this event will benefit the Outer Banks Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Coalition. http://www.kittyhawk.com/event/outer-banks-watermelon-festival/

Dinosaur 1ROANOKE ISLAND FESTIVAL PARK PRESENTS – Really Big Dinosaur Show – August 4th – It’s not called “The Really Big Dinosaur Show” for nothing… there’s a long-necked dinosaur that stretches out over 16 feet from nose to tail, there’s a nine foot tall T-Rex, and there’s a mountain that comes to life and begins singing a song.  And this time, the dinosaurs and their friends will actually be brought out into the audience so that you can experience them face-to-face. Tickets are $5/ ages 2 and younger-free. They may be purchased in advance at Ticket Sales or the day of the event. Sponsored, in part, by Friends of Elizabeth II and the William and JoAnn Small Family Fund and the Outer Banks Community Foundation.  http://www.roanokeisland.com/files/articles/July_Events.pdf

5TH ANNUAL CHURCH OF THE OUTER BANKS GOLF TOURNAMENT – August 5th – 1:00 pm – The Carolina Club, Grandy – The tournament will benefit the church’s building fund and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. It’s a 4-man team captain’s choice format. Great prizes including multiple par 3 challenges with a $10,000 hole-in-one, long drive competition for men and ladies, putting contest with the winner taking home a weekend stay at the Tranquil House Inn in Manteo and dinner at 1587, overall prizes awarded for 1,2,3,7,13,18,22, and last place. Trophies, plaques, swag bags, and great prizes up for grabs. Players dinner to follow tournament with non-player’s dinners available for purchase. Online sign up will be available soon on Church website. www.churchobx.com

FIRST FRIDAY ROANOKE ISLAND ON MANTEO’S HISTORIC WATERFRONT – August 5th – 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Manteo – First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented celebration held the first Friday of each month, April-December. Join us in Manteo for First Friday on August 5. Nu Blu headlines the night as part of the Pickin’ on the Porch series and we have Mojo Collins & Triple Vision at the courthouse. DCAC features a new group exhibit called CANnery Row – new works in tin by our own Fay Davis Edwards, Shirley Ruff and Julie Moye. https://www.facebook.com/events/296431320706319/

SANDBAR 5K – August 7th – 7:30 am – Kitty Hawk Beach Access MP 4 on Beach Road across from Black Pelican – The Sandbar 5K is set on the sands in front of the historic “Old Station” public bath house in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This charity race is a benefit for The Outer Banks Relief Foundation which raises funds to help people on the Outer Banks with debilitating diseases and families in crisis. Register Now – http://www.outerbanksrelieffoundation.com/event/sandbar-5k-race-2016/

pirate-1-780x225OUTER BANKS PIRATE FESTIVAL – August 10th & 11th – 10:00 am – Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, 3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head – Ahoy Mateys! Get ready for a swashbucklin’ good time as Kitty Hawk Kites hosts the Outer Banks Pirate Festival. Pirates of the Outer Banks and their friends will be camped out at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing. Come learn the vast history of pirates on the OBX, and participate in Scalawag school for the little ones to see if they have what it takes to be a part of Blackbeards’ Crew! There’s lots of fun for everyone! http://www.kittyhawk.com/event/outer-banks-pirate-festival/

HIGHBALLS & HYDRANGEAS – Celebrating our 65th Anniversary – August 10th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo – The Board of Governors and Staff of The Elizabethan Gardens host an invitational cocktail reception in the Rose Garden whereupon annual awards and special presentations will be announced. RSVP to 252-473-3234. Sponsored by Atlantic Realty, Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant, Sun Realty and other fine Outer Banks businesses.

ON-GOING SUMMER ACTIVITIES!

ALLIGATOR RIVER AND PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILD REFUGES – Refuge/Wildlife Movies – Every Day – 9:30 am – 3:00 pm – National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center, Roanoke Island – Looking for something to do inside? Stop and watch a wonderful movie in HD-surround sound. Learn about the various refuges in the area and other topics throughout the summer.  https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/2015%20Interpretive%20Programs%20Final.pdf

TOWN OF DUCK PRESENTS – Yoga on the Green – Every Tuesday – 7:30 am – Duck Town Green – Start your day in Duck with a yoga class for students of all levels. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and water. https://www.townofduck.com/

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – “NC Parks at 100” – Every Monday – 2:00 pm – Nags Head – One-hour every video that commemorates North Carolina’s wonderful parks system, its history and people during our Centennial celebration.  See the beauty and charm our state parks have to offer!  Every Thursday at 2:00 pm.  All ages welcome.  Meet in the auditorium. http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – Soundside Hike – Every Tuesday – 9:00 am – Sound Access Parking Area on W. Soundside Road, Nags Head – Join park staff every Tuesday morning at 9:00 am for a leisurely walk along our Soundside Nature Trail and discuss the interesting habitats of barrier islands.  Approx. 45 mins.  All ages welcome. http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs

KITTY HAWK KITES PRESENTS – Kids Days – Every Tuesday – Avon (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) – Rodanthe – Waves Village (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM) – Corolla – Monteray Plaza (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM) – We invite families to join us for our weekly Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days on the Outer Banks. Enjoy a fun-filled variety of games, kite making, creative activities, tie dye station (Nags Head location only), toy and yo-yo demonstrations, rock wall climbing (Nags Head only), and many more surprises! Kids Days are the perfect family escape for locals and visitors, alike! http://www.kittyhawk.com/events/outer-banks-kids-day/

TOWN OF DUCK PRESENTS – Children’s Interactive Theatre – Every Tuesday – 10:00 am – Duck Amphitheatre – Tuesday mornings feature a variety of family-oriented shows. Enjoy interactive show is presented by the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island and includes live animal interactions or by The Lost Colony that provides opportunities to participate on stage. Gates set to open at 9:45 a.m. All shows are free and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis and not guaranteed if the venue is full. https://www.townofduck.com/

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – *Blackbeard’s Treasure Hunt – Every Tuesday – 11:00 am – Visitor Center’s Back Deck, Nags Head – Legend has it that the feared pirate, Blackbeard, lost some of ill-gotten treasure under the shifting sands of Jockey’s Ridge.  Participants will learn the basics of using a map and compass in this fun and interesting program. *Registration required. http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – What’s in a Name? – Every Tuesday – 2:00 pm – Visitor Center Auditorium, Nags Head – Do you wonder how Jockey’s Ridge State Park got its name?  How about Bodie Island, Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills?  Learn the legends and facts about how local landmarks and towns got their names.  http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs/whats-name

ALLIGATOR RIVER AND PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILD REFUGES – Turtle Talk – Every Tuesday – 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Pea Island Visitors Center – What are the differences between sea turtles and land turtles? Why are sea turtles endangered? What can you do to save these gentle giants? Find out about sea turtle conservation; learn how you can be a part of the solution. Make a take-home craft. https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/2015%20Interpretive%20Programs%20Final.pdf

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – Sunset on the Ridge – Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – Meet at the top of the main dune (at the park vehicle) about 30 minutes before sunset to learn about the park and local history.  Times depends on time of sunset. Approx. 20 mins. http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs/sunset-the-ridge

MOVIES ON THE SOUND – Every Tuesday – 7:00 pm (dusk) – Duck Town Green – Bring the whole family for a memorable movie viewing experience under the setting sun and stars on the Town Green. The movies will begin at dusk. Although free, donations are appreciated to benefit Children @ Play, the films’ presenter. Blankets and chairs are encouraged. https://www.townofduck.com/

TOWN OF DUCK PRESENTS – Fitness on the Green – Every Wednesday – 7:30 am – Duck Town Green – Get your day started with an energizing workout on the Green on Wednesday mornings. The workout, “Dynamic Flow”, incorporates elements of capoeira, yoga, and body weight conditioning to build strength, flexibility, and endurance. A yoga mat is not needed for this class, but water is encouraged. https://www.townofduck.com/

ALLIGATOR RIVER AND PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILD REFUGES – Pea Island Bird Walk – Every Wednesday and Friday – 8:00 – 9:30 am – Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center -FREE- Pea Island is for the birds – literally! Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is home to nearly 400 species of birds. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll enjoy this casual stroll beside North Pond. Field guides, binoculars, sunscreen, and insect repellent are recommended. Some field guides and binoculars will be available for loan. https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/2015%20Interpretive%20Programs%20Final.pdf

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – Seine the Sound – Every Wednesday – 9:00 am – Road, Nags Head – Use a seine net to discover the aquatic life found thriving in Roanoke Sound.  Be sure to wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet.  Every Wednesday at 9:00 am at the Park’s sound access on W. Soundside Road.  All ages.  Approx. 45 mins. http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs

THE TOWN OF DUCK PRESENTS – A Family Magic Show – Every Wednesday – 9:30 am – Duck Amphitheater – The Duck Amphitheater will be packed with excitement as all witness incredible illusions, mind-bending magic, comedy, and audience participation on and off the stage live by OBXtreme Magic illusionist Clive Allen. This event is free but tickets will be required for entry as seating is limited. PLEASE see the website for complete ticketing information.  https://www.townofduck.com/

KITTY HAWK KITES PRESENTS – Kids Days – Every Wednesday – Nags Head (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) – Hatteras (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM) – We invite families to join us for our weekly Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days on the Outer Banks. Enjoy a fun-filled variety of games, kite making, creative activities, tie dye station (Nags Head location only), toy and yo-yo demonstrations, rock wall climbing (Nags Head only), and many more surprises! Kids Days are the perfect family escape for locals and visitors, alike! http://www.kittyhawk.com/events/outer-banks-kids-day/

TOWN OF DUCK PRESENTS – Children’s Story Time – 10:00 – 10:30 am – Duck Amphitheater – A fun story time geared toward children between the ages of 3 and 7. Stories provided by Duck’s Cottage and Island Bookstore, with special appearances by local authors, Duck Fire, Duck Police & Duck Surf Rescue. Story Time is held on the Amphitheater Stage. https://www.townofduck.com/

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – *Tracks in the Sand –  Every Wednesday – 2:00 pm – Visitor Center Auditorium, Nags Head – Discover the animals of Jockey’s Ridge and learn to identify them by the clues they leave behind. Includes an activity and a short hike. *Registration Required (ages 7-13). http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs

ALLIGATOR RIVER AND PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILD REFUGES – Bird Adaptations – Every Wednesday – 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center – FREE- Do all shorebirds have long legs? How can a duck stay afloat in the water? Why do certain birds open their wet wings to dry? If you have ever wondered about these and other facts about birds, come out and discover the many ways birds adapt to their habitats. You may even create your own bird to take home. https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/2015%20Interpretive%20Programs%20Final.pdf

ALLIGATOR RIVER AND PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILD REFUGES – Bear Necessities – Every Wednesday – 5:30 – 7:00 pm – Meet at Creef Cut Wildlife Trail parking lot (Milltail Road and HWY 64 west of Manns Harbor) – FREE- Alligator River is home to the largest population of black bears in eastern North Carolina and one of the largest in the eastern United States! Learn more about what makes the Refuge such a good home for our largest mammal. After the presentation, follow us in your vehicle as we lead you on the Wildlife Drive to look for bears and other wildlife. Participants will return in time for the Red Wolf Howling. https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/2015%20Interpretive%20Programs%20Final.pdf

ALLIGATOR RIVER AND PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILD REFUGES – Bees, Bats, & Butterflies – Every Thursday – 8:30 – 11:00 am – Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center – FREE- Pollinators are all around us and are necessary for our survival. Find out how these critters help us and what you can do to help them! Make a butterfly craft to take home with you. https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/2015%20Interpretive%20Programs%20Final.pdf

THE TOWN OF DUCK PRESENTS – Concert on the Green – Every Thursday – 6:30 pm – Duck – A variety of live music to entertain all begins this week and will occur each Thursday through August 25th. Coolers, picnics, pets & children are welcome! Chairs & blankets are encouraged. https://www.townofduck.com/

CURRITUCK CORN HOLE TOURNAMENTS – Every Friday – noon – 4:00 pm – Historic Corolla Park – Registration will start at 12pm and games will run from 1pm – 4pm. The cost is $5 Person/$10 Team. Limited to 32 Teams with Single Elimination. 1st & 2nd Place Weekly Winners. A Grand Prize winner will be picked from all of the 1st Place Weekly Winners. The Grand Prize is being sponsored by Currituck BBQ Company. http://www.visitcurrituck.com/events/currituck-cornhole-tournament-2016-07-01/

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – Dune Critters – Every Friday – 2:00 pm Visitor Center, Nags Head – Join park staff every Friday at 2:00 pm to talk about animals found around the park. Learn about their unique adaptations and behaviors that help them survive. Approx. 30mins. All ages welcome. http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs

REGULAR WEEKLY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, ACTIVITIES & SPECIALS!

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/

MAKO MIKE’S – Every Monday – 8 oz Prime Rib Served with Two Sides $12.99 or Buy on Pasta Get One Free. http://makomikes.com/

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 – Poker Night – Bikini Contest Model Search – Every Monday – All invited – free to the Public. Monday Nights at Kelly’s are full of all kinds of fun. Learn to Shag Dance, play poker and enjoy the famous weekly Kelly’s Bikini Contest with DJ Marshall B & Ohjay!  The bikini contest has a $100 grand prize, plus Brew Thru t-shirt and $20 gift certificates for all entrants. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

MAKO MIKE’S – Every Tuesday – Fried Oyster Dinner $12.99 – http://makomikes.com/

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

MAKO MIKE’S – Every Wednesday – Crab Leg Dinner $15.99 – http://makomikes.com/

WHALEHEAD WEDNESDAY –  Every Wednesday – 3:00 – 7:00 pm – Historic Corolla Park – Whalehead Wednesday Wine Tasting is a family-friendly event that will be held each Wednesday starting June 1st through September 14th. Admission is free for non-drinking adults and children. Along with the wine tasting, we will have food available for purchase, great live music from local bands and activities for children. https://www.facebook.com/events/919481428170096/

SANCTUARY VINEYARDS PRESENTS – Acoustic Sunset – Every Thursday – 5:30 – 9:00 pm – The Cotton Gin, Jarvisburg – Acoustic Sunset is Sanctuary Vineyard’s Free Summer Concert Series. This has become a summer tradition for us and the growing group of friends that fill the lawn every Thursday for music, wine and fun on the north lawn of The Cotton Gin. Bring a blanket, chair and a picnic basket.  Kids and pets are welcome, no outside alcohol please. https://www.facebook.com/events/421541211295183/

MAKO MIKE’S – Every Thursday – 8 oz Prime Rib Served with Two Sides $12.99 or Buy on Pasta Get One Free. http://makomikes.com/

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

SANCTUARY VINEYARDS PRESENTS – UNWINED Free Yoga in the Vineyard – Every Saturday – 9:00 am – Jarvisburg – Enjoy an amazing yoga session every Saturday in the vineyard (or in the winery in the event of rain) with instructor Stacie Simpson. Class is limited to 18 people and reservations fill up quickly. For more information, email: john@sanctuaryvineyards.com

MAKO MIKE’S – Every Sunday – Prime Rib Served with Two Sides $12.99 – http://makomikes.com/

SANCTUARY VINEYARDS PRESENTS – Sunday in the Country – Every Sunday – Noon – 5:00 pm – Jarvisburg – Come spend a Sunday in the Country with us! Live bluegrass from 1PM-4PM, free hayrides from 12PM-5PM, and delicious burgers hot off the grill paired with our fresh local wines. This event will be held every Sunday through the end of the summer – come on out and share this with a friend. Why not stop in on your way to the Outer Banks or as you are departing? https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryvineyards/photos/a.165093749675.152809.141954989675/10155044165679676/?type=3&theater