Why not enjoy an Outer Banks Spring break? There is so much going on between now and Easter that we simply can’t keep up!!! Taste of the Beach is this weekend. Of course there are St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Live music and dancing abounds. And, there are Easter Egg Hunts!!! Break with tradition or start a new one and come and join in every minute of fun on an Outer Banks Spring break!!!!
THIS WEEK ON THE OBX
TASTE OF THE BEACH – March 17th – 20th – The Outer Banks Taste of the Beach Weekend is a fantastic way to sample the fare of many fine restaurants and best libations on the Outer Banks in one fun-filled, food-centric weekend! Some of the amazing events include: Toast the Coast: NC’s Finest Wines and Cheeses – Sanctuary Vineyards; Triple “D” Happy Hour Tour – Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach; Kelly’s Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Dinner – Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant; Annual St. Patty’s Night Pub Crawl – Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach; A Celebration of Northeast North Carolina – Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant; Outer Banks BBQ & Wings Showdown – Joe Lamb Jr; That’s Amore! Wine and Pizza Party – Sanctuary Vineyards; Celebrate Lobster Mania – Pamlico Jack’s Restaurant; Black Pelican’s Beach Brunch – Black Pelican Restaurant!!!!
SANCTUARY VINEYARDS PRESENTS – TASTE OF THE BEACH: Toast the Coast: NC’s Finest Wines and Cheeses – March 17th – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Jarvisburg – Join us for an exciting wine tasting at Sanctuary Vineyards, the Outer Banks leading producer of award-winning wines. You will sample locally grown wine varietals, paired with complimentary NC artisan cheeses, while learning the basics of wine appreciation. Each tasting takes about 30 minutes, so you can come in anytime (on the day of your ticket purchase) you like to enjoy at your convenience. https://www.obxtasteofthebeach.com/event/toast-the-coast-thursday/
CELEBRATE ST PATRICK’S DAY – FOLLOW THE CLOVER LEAF PATH – March 17th – 3:30 – 5:00 pm – Moyock Library, 126 Campus Dr., Moyock – Keep an eye out for leprechauns and celebrate St. Patty’s Day with children’s games, crafts and prizes! Contact Information: 252-435-6419
KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – TASTE OF THE BEACH: Kelly’s Traditional St. Patty’s Day Dinner – March 17th – 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Nags Head – Celebrate your own Irish heritage with a special presentation of traditional Irish foods. Corned Beef and Cabbage with roasted root vegetables & potatoes. Irish soda bread and Kelly’s famous sweet potato biscuits. A generous plate is only $20! https://www.obxtasteofthebeach.com/event/kellys-traditional-st-pattys-day-dinner/
OUTER BANKS BBQ & WINGS SHOWDOWN – Sponsored by Joe Lamb Jr & Associates – March 18th – 12:00 – 3:00 pm – The Soundside Event Center, 2300 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head – OBX Taste of The Beach – Join for this fun outdoor competition and exhibition of the Outer Banks best in BBQ, Ribs and Wings. Craft Ales by Weeping Radish and live music by Jonny Waters. Buy for discount in advance. www.obxtasteofthebeach.com
CANCER LUNCH AND LEARN – Making Strides to Fight Breast Cancer – March 18th Noon-1:00pm – Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Resource Center, Nags Head – Lunch will be served. Seating is limited. Call 449-7300 to register.
SANCTUARY VINEYARDS PRESENTS – TASTE OF THE BEACH: That’s Amore! Wine and Pizza Party – March 18th – 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Jarvisburg – Raise your glass to the sky, and grab a fresh pizza pie, THAT’S AMORÉ. Sanctuary Vineyards and Moveable Feast (Cosmo’s Pizzeria) have teamed up to bring you a delicious new event. Your ticket includes a signature wineglass, tour of the winery, tastings of up to 12 different wines from Sanctuary Vineyards, a bottle of wine (your choice of a select red or white) and a gourmet woodfired pizza (meat/vegetarian/gluten free options available). Seating will be provided in our winery tank room, surrounded by barrels and tanks, with live music provided. Like a scene from your favorite Italian restaurant, but inside a winery! Please join us for the new, fun group event. https://www.obxtasteofthebeach.com/event/thats-amore-wine-and-pizza-party/
BBQ DINNER – March 18th – 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Avon Volunteer Fire Department, 40159 Harbor Rd, Avon – Please come out to support the Brownie troop 2703 for a BBQ dinner. This is to help them raise money to go on a well-deserved trip. It will be barbecue coleslaw baked beans and tea all for $8!!! You can eat in or take out! https://www.facebook.com/events/1774214599475782/
KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – TASTE OF THE BEACH: Northeast North Carolina Cuisine – March 18th – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Taste of the Beach: Dine on FIVE courses of Chef’s selections with distinct ale and wine pairings at each course. A remarkable value at just $50 per and what will surely be a remarkable meal celebrating the seasonal specialties and wines of Northeast North Carolina. Optional ticket without wine/ale pairing also available if you prefer. https://www.obxtasteofthebeach.com/event/a-celebration-of-northeast-north-carolina/
PAMLICO JACK’S RESTAURANT PRESENTS – TASTE OF THE BEACH: Celebrate Lobster Mania – March 18th – 5:30 – 8:30 pm – Nags Head – Celebrate the Taste of the Beach by celebrating and treating yourself to a delicious multi-course lobster experience at Pamlico Jack’s Restaurant. Chef Lee will prepare a decadent meal filled with succulent lobster in all its glory. Enjoy the following with or without paired wines. Option at ticket purchase below. Please bring some pocket cash for tipping your servers. https://www.obxtasteofthebeach.com/event/celebrate-lobster-mania-friday/
PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – THE WILDER BROTHERS – March 18th – 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Enjoy a delicious meal and live music! http://www.ramadaplazanagshead.com/dining-en.html
DON & CATHERINE BRYAN CULTURAL SERIES – In partnership with Outer Banks Patrons of the Arts Presents Soo Bae, Cellist – March 18th – 7:00 pm – First Flight Middle School, Kill Devil Hills – Free Concert – Renowned cellist Soo Bea will perform with string students from Dare County Schools. Soo Bae will work with local string students during the week then perform with them at the First Flight Middle School. The program will also feature a solo concert by Soo Bae. http://bryanculturalseries.org/index.html
KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – TAILGATE DOWN – March 18th – 9:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – Hailing from southeast Virginia, Tailgate Down is a high energy country rock band. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/
BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY – March 19th – 9:00 – 10:30 am – Moyock Library, 126 Campus Dr., Moyock – Hop on over to the library for bunny nibbles, games and crafts and a special visit from the Bunny himself. Be sure to bring your camer so you can take pictures with the Easter Bunny!
5th ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT – March 19th – 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Currituck County Government Office Complex, 2801 Caratoke Hwy, Currituck – Sponsored by Currituck Kids – A 501(C)3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION – 1. Bring a basket for your eggs. 2. Bring a camera to take pictures with the big bunny. 3. Bring a new or gently used children’s book to support the Moyock Women’s Club annual book drive. http://www.currituckkids.com
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA – KILL DEVIL HILLS – March 19th – 1:30 – 3:00 pm – 602 S Mustian St, Kill Devil Hills – The Dare County Parks and Recreation annual Easter EGGstravaganza will be held Saturday at Family Recreation Park in Kill Devil Hills. This FREE family-friendly event features a wide variety of activities for children 10 and under including three separate age groups hunting for over 5,000 eggs. Pictures with the Easter Bunny from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Games/Activities that will take place from 1:30-3:00 pm: Tattoos, egg/spoon races, sack races, bean bag toss, ring toss, pin the tail on the bunny, sidewalk decorating and much more. If inclement weather, all activities will take place inside the Youth Center. https://www.facebook.com/events/236527803349397/
BLACK PELICAN RESTAURANT PRESENTS – TASTE OF THE BEACH: Black Pelican’s Beach Brunch – March 19th & 20th – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Kitty Hawk – Join us at the Black Pelican for their legendary Taste of the Beach Brunch. This special presentation includes some “lunch” choices as well, so you can decide what you like! Included is ONE drink of your choice of: BP famous Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or Julio Punch! https://www.obxtasteofthebeach.com/event/black-pelicans-beach-brunch/2016-03-19/
PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – STEVE HAUSER – March 19th – 7:00 – 10:00 pm -Kill Devil Hills – Enjoy a delicious meal and live music! http://www.ramadaplazanagshead.com/dining-en.html
EGGQUATICIA EASTER EGG HUNT IN THE POOL – Outer Banks Family YMCA – March 20th – 2:00 pm – 3000 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head – Bring your family together for an FREE Easter Egg Hunt/Open Swim in the pool. Open to ALL!! Be sure to bring a basket or pail to collect your eggs. We will also decorate eggs in the I Zone. Bring your own hard boiled eggs. The YMCA will supply the materials to color. Parent must accompany non swimmers in the pool. 2-2:30 Baby chicks (up to age 4) – 2:30-3 Eggs-plorers (ages 5-7) – 3-3:30 Egg-cellent Adventurers (ages 8-12). https://www.facebook.com/events/498968003644232/
SLAM DUNKS FOR OUR SCHOOL 2016 – (Generously sponsored by Super Wings) – March 20th – 4:00 – 6:00 pm – First Flight High School, 100 Veterans Dr, Kill Devil Hills – Get ready for dazzling ball-handling tricks, high-flying slam dunks and hilarious family comedy. Join the Slam Dunks for Our Schools 2016 event, sponsored by Super Wings. The show will be held on Sunday, March 20th from 4-6p at the First Flight High School gym. The Harlem Ambassadors will take on our very own OBX Scallywags team. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. All proceeds benefit the Dare Education Foundation. The Harlem Ambassadors . . . It’s not your grandfather’s basketball show!!! For more information, contact the Dare Education Foundation at 252-255-5545. Tickets available through – www.brownpapertickets.com
KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – TAILGATE DOWN – March 19th – 9:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – Hailing from southeast Virginia, Tailgate Down is a high energy country rock band. Come boot scoot the night away! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/
SEA RANCH RESORT & BEACHSIDE BISTRO PRESENT – DRINKS & INKS – March 22nd – 6:30 pm – 1731 N VA Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills – Alcohol ink is mesmerizing and magical, and it allows you to create beautiful abstract art… even if you have no artistic experience! In this 90-minute class you’ll learn about alcohol inks and create at least 3 paintings, while enjoying half price bottles of wine and small plate specials ($10 or less!) from the Beachside Bistro. It’s a great chance to learn and create! No experience is necessary. Cost is $25 per person. The class fee includes all materials to make at least 3 paintings on ceramic tile. Food and drink orders are not included in the price. Spaces are limited! To register, call (252) 441-7126 or send a Facebook message to OBX Inks.
SPOTLIGHT ON SOME UPCOMING EVENTS
ISLAND ART SHOW – March 25th – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo Community Bldg, Rodanthe – CELEBRATE OUTER BANKS ART! Please join us for the first ISLAND ART SHOW of 2016. **FREE ADMISSION** ALL are welcome to this indoor outdoor community event (save your money for supporting our amazing artists & crafters, grabbing some lunch & a raffle ticket or two). Several **LOCAL** artists will be on site vending their goods. This is your chance to meet & talk with them! We will be selling RAFFLE TICKETS for a basket full of goodies! LIVE LOCAL GROOVY TUNES **playground area & basketball court for kids** Each Island Art Show is be a Benefit for a different local community cause/organization. This show will benefit the Rodanthe Waves Salvo Civic Association. Upcoming Island Art Shows dates: Friday, June 10th (a Rock the Cape event); Tuesday, July 5th; Friday, September 2nd; Monday, October 10th. https://www.facebook.com/events/662979720500852/
3rd ANNUAL HOPPIN 8K, 5K, FUN RUN & DCPR EGG HUNT! – March 25th – 8:30 am – Town of Manteo – WE ARE SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE WE ARE ADDING AN 8K !!!! This year’s recipient is the wife of Mike Stoffel AKA “Magic Mike”. For those who don’t know Magic Mike came to the race the last two years volunteering his time to entertain the kids before the fun run!! He will be greatly missed on race day and throughout the entire year!!! Come out and show your support on Friday, March 25, 2016. 8K starts at 7:30am followed by the 5k and then the fun run!! Mis & Sis Events puts on the race followed by the Free Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Dare County Parks and Recreation!!!! You can run or walk the events!!!! Volunteers are always needed and donations are always welcomed!!!!!!!!!! Race registration link is: https://www.raceit.com/search3/event.aspx?id=36139
DINNER WITH THE EASTER BUNNY – March 25th – 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Moyock Fire Department, Moyock – $5 Donation. Contact Information: 252-453-9497. www.currituckchamber.org
EASTER EGGSTRAVANGAZA – March 25th – 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Whalehead in Historic Corolla – 100 Club Rd, Corolla – Sponsored and presented by Brindley Beach Vacations, join the Easter Bunny for an egg hunt in beautiful Historic Corolla Park! Enjoy lots of fun children’s activities such as face painting, sack races, bean bag toss, and a jellybean counting contest! Snacks & refreshments will be available for purchase; admission and parking are free. https://www.facebook.com/events/1720522331494998/
KITTY HAWK KITES FLY INTO SPRING & EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA – March 25th & 26th – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, Nags Head – Join Kitty Hawk Kites over Easter weekend and enjoy the 30- to 100-foot kites flying high over the dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Kids can also take photos with the Easter Bunny and hunt for thousands of hidden Easter eggs (including some silver and golden eggs containing special prizes!) at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Nags Head. This event is FREE to the public. http://www.kittyhawk.com/event/fly-into-spring-easter-eggstravaganza/
FRIENDS OF COROLLA LIBRARY CRAFT FAIR AND BAKE SALE – March 26th – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Corolla Library, 1123 Ocean Trail, Corolla – Amazing home-baked goods, used books and a wide variety of local arts and crafts will be on sale to support the Corolla Library. Pottery, beach art, jewelry, children’s crafts, candles, herbal products, knit and handwoven goods, photography and more! Contact Information: 252-453-0496
3rd ANNUAL DUCK MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION EASTER EGG HUNT – March 26th – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Join us for the 3nd Annual Duck Merchants Association Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt takes place in and around various fine stores Saturday March 26th from 10am – 2pm. Work your way through our wonderful town to collect eggs filled with candies, treats and coupons from our Duck Merchants. http://doducknc.com/events/
EASTER EGG HUNT AT FRISCO MINI GOLF – March 26th – 1:00 – 4:00 pm – 50212 Trent Lake Lane, Hwy 12, Frisco – The event is free to all and will include games, a jump house, pony rides, hot dogs, and an egg hunt. The egg hunt will begin at 2 p.m. and children will be grouped by age — under a year old, 2 to 3 years, 4-5 years, 6-7 years, and 8-13 years old. http://friscominigolfandgokarts.vpweb.com/default.html
KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – SPRING BREAK DANCE – March 26th – 9:30 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – Come join us at Kelly’s in Nags Head for Spring Break Dance Party 2016. Did you miss our New Year’s Eve Dance Party? Did you pass on the first dance party of the year in late January at Kelly’s? Well here is your chance to join DJ Marshall B and DJ Fresh of the most electrifying dance party of the year. SPRING BREAK is here. Easter weekend Saturday March 26th the two will be on stage with NO BAND bring you a dance party like no other. Music videos, lights, lasers, fog, special effects, glow wands, glow necklaces, beads and so much more given away all night. So calling all locals, tourist, international students and college students it SPRING BREAK 2016.
REGULAR WEEKLY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, ACTIVITIES & SPECIALS!
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. March 17 – Irish (Of Course!); March 24 – Peruvian; 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
ONGOING SPECIAL EVENTS!
THE OUTER BANKS COMMUNITY QUILT SHOW – Through March 19th – Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Saturday – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm) – Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo – Vintage and antique quilts of all sizes will be on display. The show will include quilts made, or owned by quilters from the area, and by those with close ties to the Outer Banks. A wide range of quilting techniques including quilting, embroidery, applique’, and other needlework and embellishments will be showcased. Have quilting questions? Knowledgeable quilters will be available to answer questions and describe the featured quilts. 252-475-1500. www.roanokeisland.com
CYNDI GOETCHEUS EXHIBIT – Through March 29th – Dare County Arts Councils is pleased to present a solo photograph exhibit by Cyndi Goetcheus, entitled “The Art of the Reflected World: Water.” Cyndi is a photographer who has traveled the world in search of images that speak to her. Often, she will explore small towns and locations off the beaten path, illuminating their beauty. For this exhibit, she focuses her lens on water reflections, capturing the abstract qualities of color and light dancing on the water’s surface. 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in downtown Manteo. Gallery hours for March are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and noon 4pm on Saturdays. The Gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays. http://darearts.org/cyndi-goetcheus-exhibit/