The Last Week of August on the OBX is Full of Surprises!

The last week of August on the OBX is full of surprises! It might be the last week of August but it is most certainly NOT the last week of fun. There is a ton of live music – including chamber music, a free fishing event for the whole family, running, a skate competition and so much more. Our recommendation? Take some time to read everything because you’ll want to plan your week so you don’t miss anything!

SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK!

THE LIGHTHOUSE 5K PRESENTED BY BRINDLEY BEACH VACATIONS – August 24th – 8:00 am – The Whalehead Club, Corolla – Lace up your running shoes and see the sights. Add the fun of a run and fitness to your vacation joining us for a Summer morning 5k run/walk through the Historic Village of Corolla Light. Enjoy the sights of the Northern Outer Banks. The Whalehead Club, Corolla Light and the magnificent Currituck Beach Lighthouse are all along the course. For more information, contact: obxrunning@gmail.com or call/text (252) 489-8239 This is a family fun event sponsored by Brindley Beach Vacations touring the historic attractions of the Northern beaches of the Outer Banks! https://www.facebook.com/events/481642108696754/

KHKAdvTower_sunsetKITTY HAWK KITES ADVENTURE TOWER END OF SUMMER GROUP SALE! – The wait is over! The new Kitty Hawk Kites Adventure Tower at Waves Village Watersports Resort in Rodanthe is now open to the public! The unique tower, the first of its kind on Hatteras Island, creates a safe and interactive atmosphere that features three levels and 15 climbing elements that will challenge kids and adults, both mentally and physically. Up to 20 participants may be accommodated at a time, making it a great option for families, groups, company team-building, and more. To celebrate Kitty Hawk Kites is pleased to extend a special $29.99 per person rate for groups of five (5) or more climbers. Walk-up reservations at Waves Village Watersports Resort are subject to availability.

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jeremy Russell – August 24th – 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 – Aquarium – August 24th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – TimBuck II, Corolla – Enjoy live music on the deck in the evening along with cold drinks and delicious food! http://www.grillroomobx.com/events

chamber2016 SURF AND SOUNDS CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES – August 24th – 7:00 pm – Town of Duck Amphitheater. Duck – The 2016 Surf and Sounds Chamber Music Series will feature five acclaimed musicians from around the country. Residents and visitors are invited to attend free concerts. The series will feature chamber music performed by a piano quintet or quartet depending on the venue. http://bryanculturalseries.org/index.html

THE COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS – Kevin McCaffery and Jim Seward – August 24th – 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

Little-Dickie-Misfits-500x375KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Little Dickie and the Misfits – August 24th – 10:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – Dance the night away to classic country, classic rock, R&B, alternative and more! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL ROOM PRESENTS – Road to Mustang Free Concert Series Featuring Mercy Creek – August 24th – 10:00 pm – TimBuck II, Corolla – Based in Virginia, Mercy Creek performs original music they call aggressive folk rock. Singer/guitarist Cheryl Nystrom and song writing partner/drummer Jim Ball combine elements of modern folk, world beat, rock, and hints of blues and bluegrass to create music that is fresh and unique. From world beat to folk, the musical styles used in Mercy Creek’s songs are anchored by Nystrom’s beautiful voice and intelligent lyrics. https://www.facebook.com/events/485428374994002/

suptastic 1KITTY HAWK SURF CO PRESENTS – BIC SUP One Design Series – August 25th – 9:00 am – Kitty Hawk Kites, 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!  To sign up: meet at Kitty Hawk Surf Co. Duck location (1216 Duck Rd, Duck, NC) at 9:00 AM on August 25th. http://www.kittyhawk.com/event/bic-sup-one-design-series-duck/

christian benediFISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Christian Benedi – August 25th – 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 – Graham Outten – August 25th – 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 – August 25th – 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

2016 SURF AND SOUNDS CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES – August 25th – 6:00 pm – Blue Point, Duck – The 2016 Surf and Sounds Chamber Music Series will feature five acclaimed musicians from around the country. Residents and visitors are invited to attend free concerts. The series will feature chamber music performed by a piano quintet or quartet depending on the venue. http://bryanculturalseries.org/index.html

THE COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS – Kevin McCaffery and Jim Seward – August 25th – 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 – Little Dickie and the Misfits – August 25th – 10:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – Dance the night away to classic country, classic rock, R&B, alternative and more! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

bill downingPEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – Bill Downing and Friends – August 25th – 3:00 – 6:00 pm – on the Deck – 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

ruth wyandMIKE DIANNA’S GRILL GROOM PRESENTS – Ruth Wyand & Carson Huggins – August 26th – 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 – Jeremy Russell Band – August 26th – 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 – Karaoke with DJ Billy – August 26th – 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

2016 SURF AND SOUNDS CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES – August 26th – 7:00 pm – Dare County Arts Council, Manteo – The 2016 Surf and Sounds Chamber Music Series will feature five acclaimed musicians from around the country. Residents and visitors are invited to attend free concerts. The series will feature chamber music performed by a piano quintet or quartet depending on the venue. http://bryanculturalseries.org/index.html

PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – The Wilder Brothers – August 26th – in the Lounge – 8:00 – 11:00 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

THE COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS – Kevin McCaffery and Jim Seward – August 26th – 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

janitorsKELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – The Janitors – August 26th – 9:30 pm – 1:45 am – The Janitors play a blend of Rhythm & Blues, 60’s Soul, 70’s Funk, Country, Classic rock and current Top 40 Dance keep people of all ages dancing from the first note ’til the last! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

MACKAY ISLAND FREE FISHING EVENT – August 27th – 8:00 am – 11:00 am – 592 Knotts Island Rd, Knotts Island – Friends of Mackay Island will be hosting this FREE fishing event Food will be served at 11:30am. No NC fishing license is required as long as you fish the impoundments. Impoundments are located on the left side of the road. Please bring your kids, fishing poles, tackle, chair & bait. We will have hotdogs chips and drinks. https://www.facebook.com/events/1174415262619733/

sausageHARRIS TEETER KITTY HAWK PRESENTS – Boar’s Head Chicken Sausage Tasting Event – August 27th – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Kitty Hawk – Wondering what to cook up for your Labor Day BBQ? Look no further than the new Boar’s Head Chicken Sausage – in Uncured Bacon, Robust Italian and Blazin’ Buffalo flavors – each carefully crafted by chef-inspired recipes. But don’t take our word for it… Try them for yourself. Enjoy these fully-cooked sausages and maybe even find a new recipe to add to your Labor Day party menu or to your everyday dinner rotation. How does Italian Chicken Sausage, Rigatoni & Spinach sound? https://www.facebook.com/events/907318839372014/

PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – The Wilder Brothers – on the Deck – August 27th – 3:00 – 6:00 pm – Larry Griffin – 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 – Sean Olds – August 27th – 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 – August 27th – 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 – Phil Watson – August 27th – 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

borderline crazyKELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Borderline Crazy – August 27th – 10:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – Going strong for over 10 years, Borderline Crazy is a fun, top 40, pop/rock cover band with music ranging from the 50’s to the Top 40! Get up and dance to everything from CCR to Johnny Cash, Elle King to Guns and Roses, Michael Jackson to Gloria Gaynor and so much more! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – Phil Watson – at the Deck Bar – August 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 BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Barefoot Wade – August 28th – 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 – August 28th – 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/

fish heads karaokeFISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karaoke with DJ Billy – August 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

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Chad Bennett – August 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.

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL GROOM PRESENTS – Broughton Aycock – August 30th – 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

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jared and the Jollys – August 30th – 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

7TH ANNUAL PINK ROAD RACE PRESENTED BY BRINDLEY BEACH VACATIONS – August 31st – 8:00 am – The Whalehead Club, Corolla – Custom designed trophies created especially for these events for the 1st place Male and Female winners and unique finisher medals to all participants. Enjoy a post- race Breakfast and Refreshments at the Finish line. Race Start/Finish in front of the Historic Mansion at The Whalehead Club in Corolla. Race Fee includes post-race breakfast, event t-shirt, chip timing and finisher medal. Adult $38, Active Duty/Veteran Military $35, Teen 13-17 $30, Children 12 & under $28. http://www.theobxrunningcompany.com/all-out-pink-road-race.html

WRV OUTER BANKS PRO SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP – August 31st – September 4th – Jennette’s Pier – What a great way to spend the day watching the finest pro surfers compete!

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jeremy Russell – August 31st – 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

ROCK THE 252 CONCERT & SKATE CONTEST – August 31st – 4:00 – 8:00 pm – Sound Park, Point Harbor (1 mile before the Wright Memorial Bridge) – The First Rock the 252 will include Music, Beer, Food, Rides, Vendors, Skate Contest & Fujiwara, Electric Mayhem, Family Tree, Octopus, RiO and more. This is a family-friendly event. For information and tickets visit https://www.facebook.com/rockthe252/events

THE COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS – Chris Monty and Friends – August 31st – 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 – Soul Patch – August 31st – 9:00 – 11:00 pm –  Enjoy live music and dance the night away! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!

THE COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS – Chris Monty and Friends – September 1st – 4th – 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

island art show 2016ISLAND ART SHOW – September 2nd – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo Community Bldg, Rodanthe – Please join in the next Island Art Show. FREE ADMISSION! A are welcome to this indoor/outdoor community event. Raffle tickets will be sold for one lucky winner to receive a basket full of goodies donated by some of our local artists & crafters! The winner will be announced & called at 5pm. LIVE LOCAL GROOVY TUNES provided by Waterhigh around lunchtime! Playground area & basketball court for kids. The RWS Community Center happens to be at the very end of the tri-village pathway! So feel free to ride your bikes, scooters, skateboards, or walkin’ shoes by and check it out. Lots of parking will be available, too. Each Island Art Show has been/will be a Benefit for a different local community cause/organization. For this show, proceeds from food sales, artist booth fees & raffle ticket sales will go to Radio Hatteras. https://www.facebook.com/events/525667377644053/

DARE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL PRESENTS – Collectors Classic Longboard Exhibit – September 2nd – 30th – 300 Queen Anne Ave, Manteo – Celebrating the art of surfing, the Collectors Classic Longboard Exhibit paired with Outer Banks surf photography by Mickey McCarthy will be on display. Returning for its second consecutive year, the Collectors Classic Longboard Exhibit by Steve Wise will feature a curated selection of 30 unique surfboards from surfers across the Outer Banks. On Friday, September 16 surf and art enthusiasts are invited to Dare County Arts Council for the longboard and photography exhibit reception at 6pm. Guests will be able to meet local surfboard collectors and photographer Mickey McCarthy. Following the reception, Dare County Arts Council will host a film screening that is part of the Surfalorus Film Festival. Surfalorus is a free family-friendly event featuring international and regional surf film screenings on the Outer Banks September 15-17. http://darearts.org/surfs-september-dare-county-arts-council/

yockfest 2016YOCKFEST 2016 – First ever Moyock Music and Market Festival – September 3rd – 2:00 – 10:00 pm – Eagle Creek Golf Club and Grill, 109 Green View Rd, Moyock – Mark your calendar for Moyock’s first outdoor music festival! Bands, vendors, games and more! Featuring The RIVER BOYZ and BAKER STREET and hosted by your favorite Dj of all time DJ JP. Call for FREE TICKETS! Call for details 252-232-9901. Open and free to the public. Free parking! https://www.facebook.com/events/1080279068692963/

ZosoROANOKE ISLAND FESTIVAL PARK PRESENTS – ZoSo, The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience – September 3rd – 7:00 – 10:30 pm (gates open at 6:00 pm) – Manteo – Taking to the stage in venues across the country, ZoSo brings a passion and experience level that is immediately seen and felt. Their winning approach led them to amazing reviews and as time goes on, the members of ZoSo seem to get closer to embodying the role they are playing, matching the sounds, moves and attitude of Led Zeppelin in their heyday. For fans, ZoSo’s live performances are an immersion into a classic music experience, bringing them back to the haclyon days of Led Zeppelin and rock n’ roll. And it’s become a multi-generational experience, with crowds being filled with many younger fans between 16 and 25 that want to get that vaunted live Zeppelin experience. Food and beverages (including beer and wine) will be available. No coolers or outside food. Chairs, blankets and tarps are welcome- no pets. Parking on site is VIP Only. VIP passes can be purchased in advance with tickets. Handicapped parking available on site until filled. For tickets visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoso-at-festival-park-pavilion-tickets-25870493342?aff=affiliate1

pridefest 2016OBX PRIDEFEST – September 9th – 11th – This is a 3-day gay pride festival, FULL of events and ALL INCLUSIVE for all LGBTQ folks and their supporters and friends! In addition to paid events, the main pride festival Saturday afternoon will be hosted by legendary trans performer Jennifer Warner and is FREE with bands, local restaurant food, merchant vendors, pride souvenirs and nonprofit vendors. OBX Pride Inc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity. Sponsored by Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern, Atlantic Realty, and other Outer Banks businesses and organizations. http://www.obxpridefest.com/

ON-GOING SUMMER ACTIVITIES!

DARE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL PRESENTS – CANary Row Exhibit – August 5th – 31st –  Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo – CANary Row will exhibit the works of Outer Banks artists Julie Moye, Shirley Ruff, and Fay Davis Edwards for the month of August. Their show features new works in tin collage, and is a playful collection of colorful, mixed media art with the unifying element of tin cans. Regular gallery hours are 10am – 6pm, Monday through Friday, and noon until 4pm on Saturdays. The DCAC Gallery is located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in Downtown Manteo.

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/

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

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

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/

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 cannot beat this great way to enjoy a leisurely brunch. LAST ONE OF THE SEASON SEPTEMBER 3RDhttp://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 – 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/

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

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/

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

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