OBX sunshine in May is can recharge you mind, body and soul. Whether you are here for a quick weekend get-a-way or a week or more you will find as much to do as you want. KidsFest was postponed from last week. Why not enter a golf tournament and help raise scholarship money for Outer Banks kids? Mustang Spring Jam is this week too and there is so much more! Also we’ve added some of the things we are looking forward to for Memorial Weekend. Don’t skip any of it because you really don’t want to miss out on the fun!!!
EVENTS THIS WEEK ON THE OBX!
KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – BC of the Dreadnecks and Mishka – May 18th – Nags Head – BC of the Dreadnecks will perform from 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm followed by Mishka from 10:45 pm – 1:45 am. Both these artists bring unique acoustic island music to the Outer Banks. Kick back and enjoy their refreshing cool sounds! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/
SAIL STILETTO SEASON STARTS! – May 19th – Sunset Grille Dock, Duck – Sailing every 2 hours on even hours from 8am to 10pm. Last cruise leaves the dock at 8pm. Pricing staggered through the day $25pp-$75pp. This is truly an unforgettable experience. www.sailstiletto.com
TOWN OF DUCK PRESENTS – Nature on the Boardwalk with the NC Aquarium – May 19th – 9:00 – 10:30 am – Duck Boardwalk, Duck – Join North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island educator, Rhana Paris, for a stroll along the Town of Duck’s soundside boardwalk to check out wildlife and local plants. Programs are designed for older audiences, however, if children wish to participate with an adult, suggested age is 9 and up. Program is free, but space is limited. Call 252.255.1234 to register. Once registered, plan to wear walking shoes and gather at the First Floor Conference Room at Duck Town Hall, 1200 Duck Road to begin the program. https://www.townofduck.com/
UNC COASTAL STUDIES INSTITUTE – “SCIENCE ON THE SOUND” LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING ON WWII BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC MERCHANT MARINERS – May 19th – 6:00 pm – 850 NC 345 in Wanchese – This series, held monthly, highlights research on coastal topics and issues in northeast North Carolina. This month, the series will feature William Geroux, author of a recently published book entitled, “The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler’s U Boats”. The program will explore the connection between the captains of Mathews County Virginia and the shipwrecks of the Battle of the Atlantic that took place off the North Carolina Coast during WWII. The presentation is free and the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. A book signing will take place after the program.
SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Graham Outten – May 19th – 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.
THE OUTER BANKS HOSPITAL PRESENTS – Dinner with a Doc: Skin Cancer Prevention with Dr. Jeffrey Pokorny– May 19th – 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Rooster’s Southern Kitchen, Kill Devil Hills – The good news is that you can do a lot to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer, or catch it early so that it can be treated effectively. Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. You don’t need any x-rays or blood tests to find skin cancer early – just your eyes and a mirror. If you have skin cancer, finding it early is the best way to make sure it can be treated with success. Heavy Appetizers will be served. Seating is limited. Call 449-7300 to register.
9th ANNUAL KIDSFEST – May 20th – 9:30 am 12:30 pm – Roanoke Island Festival Park Outdoor Pavilion, Manteo – This event was postponed from last weekend due to rain. Sponsored by Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County. This annual event is a free and fun-filled day where children, ages 5 and under, can enjoy face painting, bubbles, ice cream and snowballs, art and crafts, music, large vehicles and much more. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn! For more information, contact www.darekids.org
THE OUTER BANKS HOSPITAL PRESENTS – Cancer Lunch and Learn “Making Strides to Fight Melanoma” featuring Dr. David Ollila – May 20th – Noon – 1:00pm – OBH Cancer Resource Center, Nags Head – Lunch will be served. Seating is limited. Call 449-7300 to register.
OBAR GOLF TOURNAMENT – May 20th – Kilmarlic Golf Club – Register your 4 player team, sponsor a hole or have your team and sponsor a hole all for a great cause. To date 111 students have received funding for a total of $201,125. Your participation will help guarantee the continued funding of scholarships. Show your support and SIGN UP TODAY! https://www.facebook.com/events/800892393350418/
SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Phil Watson – May 20th – 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.
PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – Wilder Night – May 20th – 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/dining-en.html
FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jeremy Russell & Friends – May 20th – 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
KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Llamas at Brunch – May 20th – 9:30 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – With roots in rock, blues, jam, and electronic music, Llamas at Brunch is best known for their high energy, crowd-pleasing, foot-stomping live shows. Lead singer Haley Bauser is often compared to Janis Joplin, Grace Slick and Susan Tedeschi for her soulful voice and the power of her performance. Her guitar and mandolin rhythms, along with the tight drums of Jay Windsor and badass bass lines of Raymond Zhao, provide the foundation for the sexy guitar leads of Ben Laderberg and the multi-instrumental talents of Carter Hall on keys, sound effects, knob turning, and sax. The Llamas will leave the audience yearning for more and chanting… “One more song!” http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/
JENNETTE’S PIER 6th ANNUAL FAMILY FISHING TOURNAMENT – May 21st – 7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Nags Head – Get Hooked! Sign up today! Have fun fishing and perhaps land the big one! There will be awards for the largest fish caught. The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 12 and under. Lines in the water from 8 a.m. to noon with an awards ceremony immediately following the fishing. For more, call 252-255-1501, ext. 202. https://reservations.ncaquariums.com/jennettespier/Info.aspx?EventID=20
EVP BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR: Outer Banks Pro Am, Amateur, and Juniors – May 21st – Events begin at 8:00 am – Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head – Extreme Volleyball Professional’s Outer Banks Pro-Am, a competitive beach volleyball tour for all ages. Come watch or play in the EVP Pro, Amateur, Coed, and Juniors Series Event. Families will enjoy an action packed day with competition at Jennette’s Pier featuring special events, challenges, and much more. *Spectator admission is FREE. Professionals will be competing for a $3,500 purse. http://www.evptour.com/
5th ANNUAL MUSTANG SPRING JAM – May 21st – 1:00 – 10:00 pm – Mike Dianna’s Grill Room, TimBuck II, Corolla – Absolutely the best way to spend a day! Proceeds benefit the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and the Mustang Outreach Program. Support this amazing organization and their great causes and enjoy truly fantastic music! Come check out the Mustang Outreach Program Student Bands, Buddha Council, Major and the Monbacks, and People’s Blues of Richmond. Don’t miss this amazing day of outdoor music and fun! http://www.mustangmusicfestival.com/
OBX SHRED FEST – May 21st – 2:00 – 9:00 pm – Outer Banks Event Site, Nags Head – A good time for a great cause! The Dare 2 Care OBX Shred Fest will be the launch of the Dare 2 Care OBX initiative help bring awareness, support and healing to local area Veterans with an emphasis on those suffering from PTSD and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) as well as increasing community inclusion for people of all ability levels. This family friendly event will feature a silent auction, kid zone, art vendor village, local food and beverage vendors along with the Dare2Care OBX Community Corner showcasing awesome area non-profits. Tickets available at https://www.xorbia.com/e/dare2careobx/dare2care-obx-shred-fest
YMCA BARN DANCE – May 21st – 3:00 – 9:00 pm – Currituck BBQ Company, Barco – Join the Currituck Family YMCA and Currituck BBQ for corn-hole, a beer garden, all you can eat BBQ and dancing at the Barn Dance! Proceeds to benefit the YMCA community programs. Tickets can be purchased at the Currituck Family YMCA. Call 252-453-9632 for more information. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at the Currituck Family YMCA. Childcare will be available at the YMCA from 5:00-9:00pm. Cornhole Tournament begins at 3:00pm. $20 per team, add a meal ticket for $10 per person – please call 252-453-9632 to register your team! *Beer Garden not included in ticket price* https://www.facebook.com/events/227848994248526/
FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Reggie Sulllivan Band – May 21st – 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 – Llamas at Brunch – May 21st – 9:30 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – With roots in rock, blues, jam, and electronic music, Llamas at Brunch is best known for their high energy, crowd-pleasing, foot-stomping live shows. Don’t let their fresh faces fool you, these guys rock! Lead singer Haley Bauser is often compared to Janis Joplin, Grace Slick and Susan Tedeschi for her soulful voice and the power of her performance. The Llamas will leave the audience yearning for more and chanting… “One more song!” http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/
JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – All About the Ridge – May 22nd – 2:00 pm & May 9th at 2:00 pm – Jockey’s Ridge Visitors Center, Nags Head – Join us for a discussion on the history and interesting characteristics of Jockey’s Ridge. Meets in the auditorium for about 30 minutes. http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs
OBX ISLAND BALL – Featuring Favorite Spirits of the Islands – May 22nd – 4:00 pm – Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills – Join in the semi-formal island affair and experience our local bartenders’ creations and vote for your favorite. Enjoy complimentary drinks from each restaurant and heavy hors d’oeuvres. HUGE giveaway at 5:00 pm plus thousands of dollars in raffle prizes and giveaways. Proceeds to benefit the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. https://www.facebook.com/OBX-Island-Ball-Featuring-Spirits-Of-The-Island-1564297237216624/timeline
KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – The Riff Tides – May 22nd – 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Nags Head – Your local band featuring fabulous 50s music! A $10 donation is suggested to help support GEM programs. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/
FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Reggie Sulllivan Band – May 22nd – 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 – Pathways to Dance Global Party – May 22nd – 10:00 pm – 2:00 am – DJ Marshallb 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. https://www.facebook.com/pathwaytodance/
SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Jeremy Russell – May 23rd – 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 – Reggie Sulllivan Band – May 23rd – 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
JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – Dune Hike – May 24th – 10:00 am – Jockey’s Ridge Visitors Center, Nags Head – What makes a sand dune? What keeps it from blowing away? How and why do animals make their home there? Answer these and many other questions during this low-intensity walk through the dunes. Let’s go exploring! Approx. 45 mins. All ages welcome. http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs/dune-hike
THE TOWN OF DUCK PRESENTS – Sunset Nature Walk on the Boardwalk with NC Aquarium – May 24th – 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Duck – Join North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island educator, Rhana Paris, for a sunset stroll along the Town of Duck’s soundside boardwalk. We’ll look for wildlife, learn about plants, and talk about water—we may even see the first stars of the night! Nature on the Boardwalk Programs are designed for older audiences, however, if children wish to participate with an adult, suggested age is 9 and up. Program is free, but reservations required as space is limited. Call 252.255.1234 for details and to register.
UPCOMING MEMORIAL DAY WEEK FUN!
THE OUTER BANKS SPRING FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS – May 28th – 9:30 am – 4:00 pm – The Baum Center, Kill Devil Hills – The Spring Festival includes a large selection of artists and crafters featuring hand crafted items, a bake sale table and raffle items! Something for everybody!
KITTY HAWK KITES PRESENTS – Kiteboarding Clinic with Evan Netsch & Summer Kickoff Yard Party – May 28th and 29th – Waves Village Watersports Resort, Rodanthe – Cabrina Kiteboarding pro, Evan Netsch, will lead clinics on Saturday, May 28th (9:30am), and Sunday, May 29th (9:30am), focused on either strapless air and/or foil boarding. You DO NOT have to be there both days. The conditions will determine which clinic will be happening on which day. Check for updates on the KHK Kiteboarding Facebook page. There is a ONE-time entry fee of $15 to participate in the clinics. Reserve your spot online today!
On Saturday, join Kitty Hawk Kites for a summer kickoff party, featuring kiteboarding videos, food and drink from Good Winds Restaurant, a 50/50 charity cornhole tournament, a mega Clearance Sale not to be missed (used kayaks, SUPs, kiteboarding gear and apparel), watersports equipment demos, local vendors, and much more. Festivities will begin at 4:00 pm. http://www.kittyhawk.com/event/kiteboarding-clinic-with-evan-netsch-summer-kickoff-yard-party/
RUN-A-MUCK IN CURRITUCK 5K MUD RUN – May 28th – noon – Sanctuary Vineyards 7005 Caratoke Hwy., Jarvisburg – Join runners from the mid-Atlantic in a day of challenging obstacles, mud and wine. That’s right – this is not just another “mud run”. Our host location, Sanctuary Vineyards, provides the breathtaking scenery of its North Carolina vineyards as our backdrop for a muddy good time for adults and youth. Registration Questions Contact: [email protected] or text 252-489-8239 – http://www.visitcurrituck.com/events/run-a-muck-in-currituck-5k-mud-run/
5th ANNUAL 2016 CUPCAKE RUN – May 29th – 5:30 – 8:30 pm – 107F Budleigh Street, Manteo – Join us for a 5:30 PM start time with a celebration of victory (and Memorial Day) with burgers and hot dogs and live DJ music to follow! There will be professional timing, custom finisher medals and awards for the over-all top 3 male and female finishers. Our focus is keeping the charity local this year and help those fighting against cancer right here in our own back yard! 2015 was a great success, allowing us the privilege to donate $3,000 to the Outer Banks Cancer Care Program! Please note: This race sells out 2 weeks in advance every year. Register online NOW!
MEMORIAL DAY BEACH BLAST – May 29th – Noon – 5:00 pm – Historic Corolla Park, Corolla – Gather up the family and join us for a free, fun-filled day of great beach music! Bands include the Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band, Aquarium Big Band, and DJ Harvey Taylor. Event is FREE. Food and beer vendors will be on site. Bring your beach chairs, relax and enjoy! No coolers or alcohol may be brought into the park/event. http://www.visitcurrituck.com/events/memorial-day-beach-blast/
KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT AND TAVERN PRESENTS – Kelly’s Annual Pre-Memorial Day Party – May 29th – 9:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – Kelly’s Annual Pre-Memorial Day Party is the largest event on the Outer Banks and it’s back Sunday May 29th. The beach season starts with this high energy party featuring DJ Marshall B & DJ Fresh. These two DJ’s love to entertain the crowd not just play the music. Come experience the largest mobile light and special effects show on the OBX that’s sure to get you in the dancing mood. This is a night that will be full of dancing so don’t miss it. https://www.facebook.com/events/1076838132362715/
5TH ANNUAL SHORE BREAK 5K AND TIDE POOL FUN RUN – May 30th – 8:00 am – Koru Beach Club, Avon – The 5th annual Shore Break 5K will be held at 8am and the Tide Pool Fun Run on the beach will immediately follow the 5K at 9am. This race terrain will keep you entertained the entire 3.1 miles, from paved roads through winding beautiful Kinnakeet Shores to wooden bridges, boardwalks, beach walkways, a few steps up and over the dunes, finally finishing with an unbelievable view of the Atlantic Ocean as the final stretch takes you to the beach. Run, jog or walk, all are welcome! Come celebrate Cape Hatteras and give back to a great community! All proceeds from this event will go toward the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund. http://www.hatterasyouth.com/shore-break-5k
OUTER BANKS CRAFT BEER WEEK – May 30th – June 5th – Throughout the Outer Banks – What started as a single-day craft beer festival in Nags Head, NC, created to showcase the marriage between the craft beer industry and the arts, has grown into a week-long event in 2016…and we couldn’t be more excited. Prepare your minds, souls and livers, for what promises to be an unforgettable week on the Outer Banks! We’ll be bringing back the staples, OBX Brewfest and Brewathlon, plus adding a slew of awesome new attractions including a Craft Brewer Retreat, Tap Takeovers, Beer Dinners, Tasting Events, a Film Festival, an Art Show, a Beach Party/Can Swap, Brewvana: a beer-meets-yoga experience, and much more throughout the entire week. So, schedule that shoulder-season vacation and take advantage of a week of fun in one of the most beautiful places in the Country for a price you can afford, thanks to our awesome sponsors and lodging partners! In the meantime, GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Because they’ll likely sell out again this year. http://obxbeerfests.com/tickets/
SHALLOWBAG SHAG BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL – May 30th – 1:00 pm – Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo – Let yourself be transported by music from Steve Owens & Summertime, The Tams, Jim Quick & Coastline and The Temptations Revue. Food will be available from some of the OBX best restaurants. Every minute of this great outdoor concert will make you want to dance and sing along! This is just plain fun!!!
19th ANNUAL MOLLY FEARING MEMORIAL ART SHOW – May 1st – 31st – Dar County Arts Council, 300 Queen Street, Manteo – The annual “Mollies” features an eclectic mix of artwork, which will be on display at the DCAC Gallery in downtown Manteo. This show is held in memory of Mollie A. Fearing, one of the founders of the Dare County Arts Council. For more information about the Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show or on how to become a sponsor, please call (252) 473-5558.
THE TOWN OF DUCK PRESENTS – Art Show Opening Reception: Gwen Taylor Mixed Media Exhibit –Exhibit from May 4th – July 27th – Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Duck Town Hall, 1200 Duck Road. The Town of Duck invites the public to attend an Opening Reception for the next in a series of Rotating Art Shows coordinated by volunteers for the Town of Duck. Meet artist Gwen Taylor and view her work on Saturday, May 7, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Duck Town Hall. www.townofduck.com or call 252.255.1234.
REGULAR WEEKLY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, ACTIVITIES & SPECIALS!
MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL ROOM – Sunday Brunch – Every Sunday – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – You simply cannott beat this great way to enjoy a leisurely brunch. http://www.grillroomobx.com/events
CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Sunday – Best Brunch on the Beach! (as voted by the Virginia-Pilot) All Day. http://www.chilli-peppers.com/best-brunch-on-the-beach-2/
MAKO MIKE’S – Every Monday – 8 oz Prime Rib Served with Two Sides $12.99 or Buy on Pasta Get One Free. http://makomikes.com/
BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Every Monday – Burger Night – Enjoy handmade burgers with a new specialty burger every week. https://www.facebook.com/BarefootBernies/photos/a.410563064713.196919.62204104713/10152941035834714/?type=1&theater
KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Shag Night with the OB Shag Club and Ladies Night – 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/
MAKO MIKE’S – Every Tuesday – Fried Oyster Dinner $12.99 – http://makomikes.com/
KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Karaoke with Hambone – Every Tuesday – 8:00 pm – 1:00 am – Come show your talent while singing along to your favorite song. 18 and up. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/
GENTLE CHAIR YOGA – Every Wednesday – 1:15 – 2:15 pm – Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Resource Center – Nags Head – Cancer survivors and those with chronic illness are invited to participate in our gentle chair yoga program at The Outer Banks Hospital. For more information and to register, contact Marie Neilson at 449-4554
MAKO MIKE’S – Every Wednesday – Crab Leg Dinner $15.99 – http://makomikes.com/
SANCTUARY VINEYARDS PRESENTS – Acoustic Sunset – Every Thursday – 5:30 – 9:00 pm – The Cotton Gin, Jarvisburg – Acoustic Sunset is Sanctuary Vineyard’s Free Summer Concert Series. This has become a summer tradition for us and the growing group of friends that fill the lawn every Thursday for music, wine and fun on the north lawn of The Cotton Gin. Bring a blanket, chair and a picnic basket. Kids and pets are welcome, no outside alcohol please. https://www.facebook.com/events/421541211295183/
MAKO MIKE’S – Every Thursday – 8 oz Prime Rib Served with Two Sides $12.99 or Buy on Pasta Get One Free. http://makomikes.com/
BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Every Thursday – Sushi – Chopstick included. https://www.facebook.com/BarefootBernies/photos/a.410563064713.196919.62204104713/10152932057069714/?type=1&theater
MAKO MIKE’S – Every Sunday – Prime Rib Served with Two Sides $12.99 – http://makomikes.com/