Halloween Week on the Outer Banks

Its Halloween week on the Outer Banks and the fun has already started!!! There is so much history here that the ghost stories abound and, throughout the beaches there is all kinds of mischief and mayhem to be had. OK… well maybe not mayhem, but certainly a lot of enjoyment! We’re publishing a day early so you don’t miss a thing. So read on and find out more…


FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – SoulOne – October 28th – 6:00 pm – Outer Banks Fishing Pier, 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

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Bill and Friends – October 29th – 6:00 pm – Outer Banks Fishing Pier, 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

mustang reunionMUSTANG REUNION AND CELEBRATION – October 30th & 31st – Betsy Dowdy Equine Center, 102 Young Rider Lane, Grandy – the Corolla Wild Horse fund invites the public to an Open House and Mustang Celebration. The event includes an opportunity to meet the rescued, formerly wild horses who reside at the facility. There will be an horse show; trail challenge for horses; hay rides; kids’ crafts; antique tractor show; music; training demonstrations; pig roast; and horse/human Halloween parade. October 30 from 2 – 5; October 31 from 9 – 6. Admission: $5.00 donation suggested. http://www.visitcurrituck.com/

2015_fall_restaurant_weekOUTER BANKS RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION FALL RESTAURANT WEEK -– October 30th – November 7th – Outer Banks Restaurant Week each Fall and Spring brings an exciting opportunity to enjoy local fare. Fall Restaurant Week 2015 begins Friday, October 30th and runs through Saturday, November 7th! Participating restaurants and their menus will be posted beginning October 8th. Outer Banks Restaurant Week gives local food enthusiasts and visitors an opportunity to enjoy 3-course lunch or dinner menus at participating restaurants at a fixed price of either $20 or $35. So much value and great restaurants to choose from like Garden Grille & Bar at the Hilton, Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill, Mako Mike’s, Beachside Bistro, Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern, Pamlico Jack’s, Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar, and many more! Be sure not to miss it! (Please note that sales tax and gratuity are not included in the pre-fixe price). http://www.outerbanksrestaurantweek.com/bloody-mary-bash/

CANCER LUNCH AND LEARN “FINDING MEANING WHEN FACED WITH DIFFICULT SITUATIONS” – October 30th – Noon – 1:00 pm – Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Resource Center, Nags Head – Lunch will be served. Seating is limited. Please call 252-551-7300 to register.

trunk or treatOBX CHEVY TRUNK OR TREAT – October 30th – 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Kitty Hawk – Enjoy a bite of our treats and a sip of our cider. Carnival games, haunted service drive, popcorn, apple cider, hot dogs, candy, and a costume contest with ghoulish prizes galore! Bring a non-perishable item to be donated to the Beach Food Pantry and be entered to win a Best Buy gift certificate. Fun for the Whole Family! https://www.facebook.com/obxchevrolet/photos/a.336033446429622.86489.335588693140764/1049039211795705/?type=3&theater

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karaoke with DJ Billy – October 30th – 6:00 pm – Outer Banks Fishing Pier, Nags Head – Enjoy live music, great food, a 7uge 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 – Bill & Friends CD Release Party – October 30th – 8:00 – 11:00 pm – Nags Head – Come celebrate their CD release. Good music and good company! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL HALLOWEEN MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM COSTUME PARTY & CONTEST – October 30th – 9:30 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Join in the fun! There will be live music, lots of fun things happening with Daniel & Shaw behind the bar! Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in the costume contest!! http://www.chilli-peppers.com/

Artrageous2015-v2-940x380-0000000226TH ANNUAL ARTRAGEOUS ART EXTRAVAGANZA – Kids Day – October 31st – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – 602 Mustian Street, Kill Devil Hills – Artrageous is organized and staffed by volunteer artists, musicians, crafters, dancers, writers, photographers and other creative people who dedicate their time and energy to the event each year. Many of the arts and crafts activities for children will be hosted by partner nonprofit organizations. Proceeds from this community-wide event benefit art education and cultural programming in all Dare County Schools, the DCAC endowment fund and the Artrageous Youth Scholarship Fund. Sponsors, volunteers and artists are encouraged to become involved in this Dare County community tradition. For more information about Artrageous, Dare County Arts Council and our upcoming events, please call (252) 473-5558, or visit www.darearts.org

bloody maryOUTER BANKS RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION “HALLOWEEN BLOODY MARY BASH” – October 31st – noon – 3:00 pm – Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant, Nags Head – Wear your best Halloween costume and you could win valuable prizes! What a better way to start off your Halloween day shenanigans than some Bloody Marys and some great food (ya gotta have a base right?) Join us for the first ever Bloody Mary Bash! A longtime favorite, the Bloody Mary offers a fun opportunity for a variety of recipes and presentations – think crazy garnishes of shrimp, bacon, crab legs, cheeseburger sliders, cheeses, etc. Be ready to taste Bloodys featuring Pinnacle Vodkas and a huge variety of garnishes along with a light bite food accompaniment from about 10 Outer Banks restaurants. All will compete for awards to see who is judged “Best OBX Bloody Mary” by People’s Choice votes. Please note that your admission ticket includes all drink and food! $20 in advance (purchase online below) or $25 per person at the door (cash only please), at Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern. http://www.outerbanksrestaurantweek.com/bloody-mary-bash/

WHALEHEAD LEGENDS AND LORE LOCK-IN & TOUR – October 31st – 7:00 pm – Corolla – Ever wondered what goes on at Whalehead when the lights go out?  Sixteen individuals will have an opportunity to participate in a lock-in sleep-over!!! The evening begins with a ghost tour followed by a movie and snacks. After you will then be led to one of the five floors of the house where you can spread your sleeping bag, plump up your pillow, and sleep the night away… if you can! In the morning, you will be treated to breakfast on the porch.  The cost for this unique opportunity is $100 and includes the tour, movie, snacks, breakfast and a chance to experience the Whalehead like you’ve never experienced it before!  As there is a limited amount of space available we recommend that you make your reservation as soon as possible 252.453.9040. http://www.visitcurrituck.com/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Kelly’s Annual Halloween Party – October 31st – 9:00 pm – 12:45 am – Nags Head – Dance all night to DJ Fresh! Costume contest starts at 11:00 pm. Dress up and get in on the fun. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

shrimp cookoff6th ANNUAL OUTER BANKS SHRIMP COOKOFF – November 1st – Noon – 3:00 pm – Ocean Boulevard, 4700 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk – The 6th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cook benefits the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research. The event will feature local chefs from restaurants throughout the Outer Banks who will compete to prepare the best shrimp dish. There will also be a large silent auction highlighting donations from local businesses as well as a 50/50 raffle, live MC, and dolphin conservation outreach booth. All proceeds will benefit the 501c(3) non-profit, the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research. Tickets will be $20 and sold at the door or in advance at Ocean Boulevard Restaurant (Kitty Hawk), Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital (Kitty Hawk), and Salty Paws Biscuits (Nags Head). We would like to express our appreciation to the Nags Head Dolphin Watch, Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital, Kitty Hawk Kites, In the Lens Photography, and Salty Paws Biscuits for their generous support of this event. https://www.outerbankschamber.com/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – The Riff Tides – November 1st – 5:00 – 8:00 pm –  The Riff Tides will be performing 50s rock & Roll at Kelly’s Tavern on Sunday November 1, from 5-8pm as a fundraiser for GEM tickets are $10.00. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/


KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT PRESENTS – A Fundraiser for Maxine – November 4th – 5:30 – 8:00 pm – Nags Head – Join us for a fundraiser to help with rising medical expenses for Maxine Rossman, Executive Officer for the Outer Banks Home Builders Association, whose daughter Amanda is very ill. Live music, appetizers, beer and wine. Cover is $25. If unable to attend, please consider making a donation. https://www.gofundme.com/friendsforamandahttp://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

pbr classic2nd ANNUAL PBR CLASSIC FISHING TOURNAMENT – November 6th – 8th – Avon Fishing Pier, Hatteras Island – Join in the fun at the Avon Pier for our 2nd Annual “PBR Classic” Fishing Tournament. This fishing tournament will be geared towards catching blue fish and red drum – which are often plentiful on the Outer Banks in November. Entry Fee: $90 per person or $60 per person for annual pier pass holders. The fee includes unlimited fishing throughout the tournament, an event t-shirt, lunch at Pangea Tavern on Sunday for participant, and a welcome party in the pier house with PBR. Sign up for this awesome tournament at the Avon Fishing Pier or call 252-995-5480! http://avonfishingpier.com/

THE 10TH ANNUAL TOWNEBANK OUTER BANKS MARATHON WEEKEND – November 6th – 8th – Come out and encourage the participants as they run or take on the course yourself through the village of Kitty Hawk, historical Kill Devil Hills, and the maritime forest of Nags Head, and on into the historic town of Manteo. Check out all the events on the website below. Brought to you by our friends at Kelly’s Hospitality Group (Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant, Mako Mike’s, & Pamlico Jack’s), Ocean Atlantic Rentals, Hilton Garden Inn, Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach, Kitty Hawk Kites, Sea Ranch Resort, North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Pirates Cove Realty, Brindley Beach Vacations, and Southern Shores Realty along with many other fine Outer Banks companies. http://www.obxmarathon.com/

TOWN OF MANTEO FIRST FRIDAY – November 6th – 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Downtown Manteo – First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival held the first Friday of each month in Historic Downtown Manteo along the Waterfront. The sidewalks pulse with live music, magic, artisans, period-dressed actors, a rock climbing wall and much more. Tantalizing aromas waft from the kitchens of the Waterfront’s diverse eateries. Many shops and restaurants do individual celebrations inside their establishments, offering their own live music, unique merchandise, special sales and light refreshments. http://www.townofmanteo.com/index.asp?Type=B_PRGSRV&SEC={4B7AA2AA-9152-44EA-90C8-7D4EA7BE15DF}&DE={49AEC119-8B2D-44EA-A89B-E8013A723D12}

roosters Nov 6ROOSTER’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN – Bourbon Tasting – November 6th – 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Owners John & Sue Woolard have come up with the idea of having a two-part fundraiser. November 6th will be the start of a series of fundraising events that will take place the 1st Friday of each month benefitting different local charities. This inaugural event is called “1st Friday ~ Bourbon Tasting” and The Outer Banks Relief Foundation has been selected as beneficiary. The event will include a Bourbon Tasting that will take place from 6:00 to 7:00 pm hosted by Jim Beam Ambassador, Dominic Mikel. The cost for the tasting is $20 that includes appetizers and six different bourbon samplings. OBXRF will receive 100% of Bourbon Tasting ticket sales. The second part of the fundraising event is that our Relief Foundation will also receive 10% from meal sales on that day so dine with us on the sixth of November! Be forewarned we have a limited number of tickets! PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE! Thank you in advance for helping to support a wonderful foundation! https://www.facebook.com/roosterssouthernkitchen/photos/a.786048431485701.1073741827.786044881486056/911202848970258/?type=3&theater

PrintAMERICANA BEER FEST – November 7th – 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Pirate’s Cove Pavillion, Manteo – Hype Promotions is proud to announce a brand new craft beer festival that will pay tribute to our veterans. Americana Beer Fest (ABF) will feature live music, food, games, vendors, education and, of course, beer! Patrons will enjoy an all-inclusive ticket featuring more than 20 styles of delicious libations from veteran-owned and local Outer Banks breweries. Tickets include unlimited samples, commemorative keepsake glassware, live entertainment, access to the Game Zone and craft beer education segments, complimentary shuttle service, and light fare is being provided by Rooster’s Southern Kitchen. A very limited number of tickets are being sold for $30 each with prices increasing to $45 on August 31 (or when the early bird allotment sells out).  Tickets are available online at http://americanabeerfest.org/, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brewsforthebrave, and at several retail outlets on the Outer Banks which will be posted on the event website. Patrons may also purchase tickets in person at the Hype Promotions corporate office at 114-A W. Meadowlark St. in Kill Devil Hills.


JENNETTE’S PIER – Nags Head –October 29th – Surf Fishing Workshop – 8:00 pm. October 30th – Stand Up Paddle Board Tours – 8:00 am. November 2ndStand Up Paddle Board Tours – 8:00 am. November 3rdCatch It, Clean It, Cook It – 9:00 am. November 4thFamily Fishing – 9:00 am. This Schedule is Subject to Change. Please see the website – http://www.ncaquariums.com/jennettes-pier All Ages (15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult). Must register the day before the program by 5 p.m.

NC AQUARIUM ROANOKE ISLAND – Aquatots – November 3rd “Amphibians”– 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – Ages 2 -5 – Reservations recommended. Breakfast with the Rays – November 4th – 8:30 am – Ages 6 and up. Shark Bites – November 4th – 12:30 pm Ages 6 and up. Shark Tank Tour – 10:00 am – November 3rd – 2:00 pm – November 2nd – Ages 6 and up. Quarantine Tour – November 5th – 3:00 pm – Ages 12 and up. Otter Quarters Tour – 10:00 am – November 6th – 2:00 pm – October 29th & November 3rd – Ages 6 and up. What’s the Catch – October 21st & 29th – 10:00 am – Ages 5 and up. Wetlands Walk – October 22nd – 10:00 am; October 24th – 11:00 am – Ages 8 and up. Closed toe shoes are required for all activities. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Preregistration is strongly recommendedhttp://www.ncaquariums.com/roanoke-island-free-programs


MMAXOUT FITNESS OBX – Fitness, Cycle, Muscle, Weight Training, Kickboxing, Kickboxing/Core and more. 24 hour access available. http://mmaxoutfitnessobx.com/

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

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

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

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Monday – Build Your Own Pasta – you choose the pasta, the sauce, the meat, the toppings. Don’t miss this!!! http://www.chilli-peppers.com/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Shag Night with the OB Shag Club – 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/

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES – Every Monday in October – 7:00 pm – Outer Banks Hospital Education Suite, Medical Office Building, 2nd Floor, Nags Head – Expectant parents will enjoy this free, informative class. Call Lisa McGaha, RN, BSN at 449-5690 to register.

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

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Tuesday – Oysters!!! Enjoy oysters in how you like or try something new. http://www.chilli-peppers.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/

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Tuesday – 10:00 pm – Dj Bose, Jeffrey Boseman mixing the hottest tracks on the beach. http://www.chilli-peppers.com/

GENTLE CHAIR YOGA – October 7, 14, 21, 28 – 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

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Build Your Own Pizza – Every Wednesday – Everyone has a favorite, you choose your own toppings and enjoy! http://www.chilli-peppers.com/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Every Wednesday – Open Mic Night – 8:00 pm – Come out and show off your stuff! The Bellhops (3 members at your service) provide all sound and light needs. They also provide musical accompaniment, back-up if needed. All you need is the talent. No cover. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Thursday – Regional Tapas (this week… Italian) – This week’s special “Octoberfest” – http://www.chilli-peppers.com/

BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Every Thursday – Sushi – Chopstick included. https://www.facebook.com/BarefootBernies/photos/a.410563064713.196919.62204104713/10153801159939714/?type=3&theater

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – DJ Marshall – Every Thursday – 9:00 pm – 1:00 am – Spinning tunes for your dancing pleasure! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Burgers Night – Every Friday – Try the “burger of the day” or one you already know you love but don’t miss this! http://www.chilli-peppers.com/

FARMER’S MARKET DOWNTOWN MANTEO – Every Saturday – 8:00 am to noon – Fresh produce, crafts, local art, flowers and much more! At the George Washington Creef Park.


WITH LOVE ALETA – until February 26, 2016 – The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras Village – Meet Aleta, a 1920s Ocracoke mail boat, featured in a richly illustrated exhibition that includes images of vintage postcards and modern day mail art.  Free admission.  For more information, call 252-986-2995 or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com