Mid-September Rocks on the Outer Banks!

Mid-September rocks on the Outer Banks! From Hatteras to Currituck there are festivals, spectacular competitions, live music events, and so much more. The weather is amazing. The beaches, roads, and restaurants aren’t crowded. Everything is open and ready just for you. Read on for more info…

THIS WEEK ON THE OBX 

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jeremy Russell – September 16th – 4:00 pm and Jared Place and the Jollys – 8:00 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

SILVER SUMMER MOVIE SERIES – The Princess Bride – September 16th – at sundown on the lawn of Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park, Corolla – This is the final movie in the series this season. Don’t miss this fun night out with the family. http://www.visitcurrituck.com/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Open Mic Night – September 16th – 8:00 pm – Nags Head – 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 to bring is your special talent! (And maybe some friends to cheer you on.) No cover. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

day at the docksDAY AT THE DOCKS – A COMMUNITY HERITAGE CELEBRATION – September 17th – 19th – Hatteras (at the docks) – Day at the Docks was started to celebrate the “Spirit of Hatteras” when the village recovered from Hurricane Isabel in 2003 as an intact community, anchored by the commercial and charter fishermen. This event features fun and educational events. Talk of the Villages from local industry leaders. The 4th Annual Taste of North Carolina with wine, food, music, beer and more! The Fishy 5K & the Dock Dash Fun Run, Chowder Cook-off, Competitions, Food, Music & Storytelling, and more. And, of course, The Blessing of the Fleet. Don’t miss this! http://hatterasonmymind.com/HVCA/DayAtTheDocks/

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Pairadocs – September 17th – 4:00 pm and Bill and Friends – 8:00 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

chamber 2015OUTER BANKS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBER SOCIAL & AUCTION – September 17th – 5:30 – 8:30 pm – Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head – Celebrating Highway 12 – where north meets south – simply connecting businesses on the Outer Banks. A Black & White No Tie affair with heavy appetizers provided by Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant. Tickets available in advance or at the door. https://www.outerbankschamber.com/index.php?src=sba&srctype=geteventdetails&cale_id=411

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Mojo Collins – September 17th – 6:00 – 10:00 pm – 25706 Highway 12, Waves NC – A great family-friendly atmosphere. All shows are FREE unless otherwise noted. Sponsored Outer Beaches Realty along with other great sponsors. http://www.realwatersports.com/music/

RAMADA PLAZA PRESENTS – The Outer Banks Comedy Club – Mike Stankiewicz with John Kensil – September 17th – 9:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – http://comedyclubobx.com/enhancedCalendar.cfm

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karaoke with DJ Billy – September 18th – 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

pirde-to-be-hereOBX PRIDEFEST – September 18th – 20th – 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 festival Saturday afternoon is FREE with 4 bands, food, merchant vendors, pride souvenirs and nonprofit vendors. The event Backyard Bands & Brews is FREE with concerts on Sunday and also the nightly club dancing is FREE as always. Late night beach gatherings are also FREE. There is so much going on this year please be sure to check the website for information and tickets. http://www.obxpridefest.com/

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – The Reef – September 18th – 6:00 – 10:00 pm – 25706 Highway 12, Waves NC – A great family-friendly atmosphere. All shows are FREE unless otherwise noted. Sponsored Outer Beaches Realty along with other great sponsors. http://www.realwatersports.com/music/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Tailgate Down – September 18th – 10:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – Tailgate Down is a Southeast Virginia based, high energy country rock band. Get ready to dance the night away! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

3rd ANNUAL OUTER BANKS KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT – September 19th – Presented by Kitty Hawk Surf Co. – Benefitting the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust. Competitors are allowed to launch at first light. For more information and to register visit http://www.kittyhawk.com/event/kayak-fishing-tournament/

2nd ANNUAL CAPE HATTERAS WAVE CLASSIC – September 19th – 25th – Waves – The Cape Hatteras Wave Classic is an OPEN kitesurfing competition focused solely on kitesurfing in the ocean. Surf-style kiteboarding is one of the fastest growing and most exciting aspects of the sport. OPEN registration allows anyone to enter and compete for prize money and bragging rights. Even if you are not competing this is great fun to watch! http://www.realwatersports.com/news/cape-hatteras-wave-classic-september-19th-25th-2015/

cottage shop open house 9-19THE COTTAGE SHOP FALL OPEN HOUSE – September 19th – until 6:00 pm – Duck, Nags Head, and Corolla – Join the Cottage Shop in celebrating this wonderful time of year and enjoy 20% Outer Banks style! https://www.facebook.com/thecottageshop/photos/a.101536999069.86534.56018059069/10153516806094070/?type=1&theater

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – The Reef – September 19th – 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

OUTER BANKS FORUM FOR THE LIVELY ARTS PRESENTS – Pirates of Penzance – September 19th – 7:30 pm – First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills – The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players bring you this this dazzling, much loved comic opera.   Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British Bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens and delightful dotty “model of a modern Major-General” for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall.

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILLROOM PRESENTS – Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot – September 19th – 9:00 pm – 12:00 am – Timbuck II, Corolla – These Mustang Music Festival alums are making a return trip to the Grill Room. The ‪Road to Mustang continues!!! Another FREE show!!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/476229892550831/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Tailgate Down – September 19th – 10:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – TailGate Down is a Southeast Virginia based, high energy country rock band. Get ready to dance the night away! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

ESA-proofESA EASTERN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP – September 20th – 26th – Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head – The best amateur surfers on the East Coast competing to be Easterns champion! Head down to Jennette’s Pier and watch your favorite amateurs compete. Sponsored by Sun Realty and Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals, and many other local area businesses. http://www.surfesa.org/competition/easterns/

OUTER BANKS LGBT WEDDING EXPO – September 20th – OBX Pride, Inc. is partnering with Weddings With Pride to bring you the first annual Weddings With Pride LGBT Wedding Expo! The Outer Banks makes the perfect backdrop for your wedding. The festivities kick off with a Drag Brunch at 11:00 AM at the Hilton Garden Inn Pier House. Enjoy a delicious buffet brunch perched above the Atlantic Ocean, with cash bar. The Wedding Expo opens at 1:00 PM. Meet with caterers, coordinators, officiants, photographers, and other wedding professionals. We’ll also host a cash bar and give away some great prizes. Expo admission is with your Pride Pass or $5 at the door. http://www.obxpridefest.com/event/weddings-with-pride-outer-banks-expo/

OBX LATIN FESTIVAL – September 20th – 11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Nags Head Soccer Complex, Satterfield Drive – The Outer Banks’ only Hispanic Heritage month celebration. Come out and experience the many talents and cultural gifts Latinos contribute to our community through delicious authentic food, traditional dances and live musical performances. Our showcase of Latin American traditions will also include a marketplace full of cultural wears and activities for the entire family to enjoy. Complementing the festivities, we’ll have an Adult and a Youth Soccer Tournament which will include a children’s soccer workshop for age appropriate attendees. FREE ADMISSION! http://www.obxlatinfestival.com/

CURRITUCK HERITAGE FESTIVAL – Surf & Turf Edition – September 20th – 1:00 – 6:00 pm – Currituck County Rural Center, 184 Milburn Sawyer Rd, Powells Point – Save the date to celebrate Currituck’s heritage and the 100 year anniversary of Cooperative Extension. This exciting celebration will begin with a community lunch and will include live music, exhibits, a Currituck history timeline, vendors and activities for the whole family in a beautiful setting.

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Jamie Monroe’s Pridefest Wrap Party and Dance Club – September 20th – 10:00 pm – 12:30 am – Nags Head – Also appearing is Delighted Tobhere, and the rest of the girls. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Ty Flemming – September 20th – 5:00 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

2015-Hatteras-Poster-11x17-v2-662x1024HATTERAS WAVE JAM 2015 – September 21st – 26th – Avon –Head down to Avon and watch the top/only US East Coast windsurfing wave competition and Tour stop for the 2015 American Windsurfing Tour (AWT)! For five year the AWT has featured the best wavesailing talent! The AWT Hatteras Wave Jam is the pinnacle of US East Coast wavesailing action. This year’s wave jam will also include standup paddle boarding events too. Whether you are a spectator or a participant this is fun for all!  http://wind-nc.com/

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karaoke with DJ Billy – September 21st – 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

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Jeremy Russell – September 21st – 6:00 – 10:00 pm – 25706 Highway 12, Waves NC – A great family-friendly atmosphere. All shows are FREE unless otherwise noted. Sponsored Outer Beaches Realty along with other great sponsors. http://www.realwatersports.com/music/

ALL ABOARD THE HEALTH COACH! Free Wellness Screenings by Appointment – September 22nd – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head – If you would like to make an appointment for a health screening please call 252-449-7300.

BLUEGRASS ISLAND BAND COMPETITION – September 22nd – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo – The Winning band will be announced by Rhonda Vincent September 23rd and will have the opportunity to perform 2 songs as well as being booked for the 2016 Bluegrass Island Festival. For more information contact Debbi Evans at duckdebbie1955@gmail.com

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – SoulOne – September 22nd – 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

SOME DAILY HAPPENINGS! 

JENNETTE’S PIER – Nags Head –September 17th – Surf Fishing Workshop – 8:00 pm. September 18th – Stand Up Paddle Board Tours – 8:00 am; Family Fishing – 9:00 am. September 22nd – Catch It, Clean It, Cook It – 9:00 am; Junior Explorer Day – 10:00 am. September 23rdFamily 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 – September 22nd “Sharks & Rays” – 11:00 am – Ages 2 -5 – Reservations recommended. Breakfast with the Rays – September 23rd – 8:30 am – Ages 6 and up. Happy Otter Hour – September 17th – 10:30 am Ages 6 and up. Shark Bites – September 16th & 18th – 12:30 pm Ages 6 and up. Shark Tank Tour – 10:00 am – September 17th, 18th & 21st – 2:00 pm – September 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st & 22nd. Ages 6 and up. Quarantine Tour – September 17th – 3:00 pm – Ages 12 and up. Otter Quarters Tour – September 22nd – 10:00 am & September 21st – 2:00 pm – Ages 6 and up. What’s the Catch? – September 16th & 18th – 10:00 am – September 22nd – 2:00 pm – Ages 5 and up. Let’s Go Crabbing – September 18th & 21st – 11:00 am – Ages 6 and up. Paddling Around Roanoke Island – September 17th – 10:00 am – Ages 6 and up.  Wetlands Walk – September 23rd – 10:00 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 recommended. http://www.ncaquariums.com/roanoke-island-free-programs

JOCKEY’S RIDGE – September 18th – “From Landmark to State Park” – 10:00 am. September 20th – “To Amphibian and Beyond” – 10:00 am. FOR MORE INFORMATION & MEETING PLACES – Jockey’s Ridge State Park (252) 441-7132 http://www.ncparks.gov/find-an-activity/events-and-programs

REGULAR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, ACTIVITIES & SPECIALS! 

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/

PAMLICO JACK’S PRESENTS – Bill Downing & Friends – Every Sunday – 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Nags Head – Enjoy the music and sunset on the deck! http://www.pamlicojacks.com/events/

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

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES – Every Monday in September & 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.

PAMLICO JACK’S PRESENTS – Natalie Wolfe – Every Monday – 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Nags Head – Enjoy the music and sunset on the deck! http://www.pamlicojacks.com/events/

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILLROOM PRESENTS – Mojo Collins – Every Monday – 8:00 – 11:00 pm – Timbuck II, Corolla – Come listen to the amazing sounds of Mojo Collins while enjoying the best food in Corolla! https://www.facebook.com/MikeDiannasGrillRoom/photos/a.576470699122046.1073741827.200689663366820/576470702455379/?type=1&theater

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/

TUESDAYS IN MANTEO – Every Tuesday – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – June – September the beautiful waterfront town of Manteo comes alive with music, special activities, local arts and crafts, water sports, tours and more!

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

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILLROOM PRESENTS – Broughton Aycock & Killer Karaoke with DJ Face – Every Tuesday – Timbuck II, Corolla – Enjoy Broughton Aycock live music from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and then you become the entertainer with karaoke from 9:00 pm – midnight. https://www.facebook.com/MikeDiannasGrillRoom/photos/a.576470699122046.1073741827.200689663366820/576470702455379/?type=1&theater

PAMLICO JACK’S PRESENTS – Joe Bowling – Every Tuesday – 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Nags Head – Enjoy the music and sunset on the deck! http://www.pamlicojacks.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/

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/event/dj-bose/

GENTLE CHAIR YOGA – September 9, 16, 23, 30 & 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

PAMLICO JACK’S PRESENTS – Low Pressure Band – Every Wednesday – 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Nags Head – Enjoy the music and sunset on the deck! http://www.pamlicojacks.com/events/

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILLROOM PRESENTS – Aquarium – Every Wednesday – 8:00 – 11:00 pm – Timbuck II, Corolla – Aquarium will entertain you all night long. https://www.facebook.com/MikeDiannasGrillRoom/photos/a.576470699122046.1073741827.200689663366820/576470702455379/?type=1&theater

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/

SANCTUARY VINEYARDS ACOUSTIC SUNSETS RETURNS – Every Thursday – 5:30 – The Cotton Gin, Jarvisburg – Acoustic Sunset is Sanctuary Vineyards’ FREE summer concert series. Enjoy live music, free wine tasting and bring a blanket, chair and a picnic basket. Kids and pets are welcome, no outside alcohol please. For more information, visit us on Facebook or call (252) 491-2387! 

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILLROOM PRESENTS – Paul Brion & Killer Karaoke with DJ Face – Every Thursday – Timbuck II, Corolla –Enjoy the music of Paul Brion from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and then you become the entertainer with karaoke from 9:00 pm – midnight. https://www.facebook.com/MikeDiannasGrillRoom/photos/a.576470699122046.1073741827.200689663366820/576470702455379/?type=1&theater

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

PAMLICO JACK’S PRESENTS – OBX Finest – Every Thursday – 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Nags Head – Enjoy the music and sunset on the deck! http://www.pamlicojacks.com/events/

BEACHSIDE BISTRO AT THE SEA RANCH RESORT – Every Thursday through Saturday – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Live music outside on the deck. http://obxbeachsidebistro.com/calendar/

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILLROOM PRESENTS – Joe Mapp and the Coordinates – Every Friday – 8:00 – 11:00 pm – Live on the deck enjoy the music of this cool group. https://www.facebook.com/MikeDiannasGrillRoom/photos/a.576470699122046.1073741827.200689663366820/576470702455379/?type=1&theater

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.

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILLROOM PRESENTS – Andy Begina – Every Saturday – 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Let Andy entertain you as you wait to check-in or while you delay your departure. https://www.facebook.com/MikeDiannasGrillRoom/photos/a.576470699122046.1073741827.200689663366820/576470702455379/?type=1&theater

PAMLICO JACK’S PRESENTS – The Break and The Other Brothers – Every Saturday – 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Nags Head – Enjoy the music and sunset on the deck! http://www.pamlicojacks.com/events/

ONGOING SPECIAL EVENTS! 

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