Outer Banks End of July & Early August!

The Outer Banks End of July and early August there is so much to look forward to! August is the beginning of festival season including the New World Festival of the Arts, The Pirate Festival, and the Virginia Dare Faire. But before July ends we celebrate the OBX Watermelon Festival July 30th!!! Along with the festivals there is live music, and tons of other fun to be had. Read on so you don’t miss a thing!!!

THIS WEEK ON THE OBX 

The Ugly DuckingROANOKE ISLAND FESTIVAL PARK PRESENTS – The Ugly Duckling – July 29th – 31st – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Manteo – Bright Star Touring Theatre brings us this endearing story of the ugliest duckling in the nest. It is packed with audience participation and lessons about acceptance, friendship and inner beauty. Their costume designers have created poultry in motion with their brightly colored ensemble of birds. Get ready for a hilarious, heartfelt production based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale. Outcast for his unusual appearance, young Eggbert gets picked on, but learns how to handle it with the help of some friends he meets along the way. Eggbert then makes a miraculous transformation into the most beautiful swan in all the land, both inside and out. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at the ticket office at RIFP or the day of the event. Ages 5 and under are free. This production is sponsored, in part, by Friends of Elizabeth II. http://roanokeisland.com/CalendarOfEvents.aspx

Home-Page-Slider-2015-Weta-960x5972015 LASER NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA – July 29th – August 2nd – Old Swimming Hole, Manteo – Whether you are spectator or a participant this event is sure to be fun! SailNC in co-operation with the International Laser Class Association – North America cordially invite you to attend the 2015 Laser North American Championship regatta at Manteo, North Carolina from July 29 – August 2, 2015. The regatta will be held at the Old Swimming Hole off Airport Road next to the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/9755#_registration+reg

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jeremy Russell – July 29th – 4:00 pm and Jared Place and Company – 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

RAMADA PLAZA PRESENTS – The Outer Banks Comedy Club – Chris Monty with Jim Gallagher – July 29th – July 31st – 9:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – http://comedyclubobx.com/enhancedCalendar.cfm

PANGEA TAVERN PRESENTS – The Outer Banks Comedy Club – Cliffton Cash and Andy Forrester – July 29th – Avon –http://comedyclubavon.com/event.cfm?id=397059

WATERMELONOUTER BANKS WATERMELON FESTIVAL – July 30th – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Jockey’s Ridge Crossing (MP 12.5), Nags Head – Games, music, food, and LOTS of watermelon. What more could you ask for in a summer celebration? This event is free to attend, but tickets must be purchased to participate in games. Join Kitty Hawk Kites for a summer bash you won’t want to miss. Inflatable waterslide, corn hole, toy demos, face painting, and tons of watermelon competitions including seed spitting, watermelon eating, and a watermelon ice cream eating competition just to name a few. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Outer Banks Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Coalition. http://www.kittyhawk.com/event/outer-banks-watermelon-festival/

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Christian Benedi – July 30th – 4:00 pm and Bill & 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

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Sean Bendula – July 30th – 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/

lukas nelsonKELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Lukas Nelson and the Promise of Real – July 30th – 10:30 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – “Cowboy Hippie Surf Rock” – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real consists of Lukas Nelson (son of Willie Nelson), Anthony Logerfo, Corey McCormick, and Tato Melgar. In 2015, the band, alongside Lukas’s brother Micah Nelson, became Neil Young‘s backing band on his album, “The Monsanto Years”, and its accompanying tour. Graham Outten opens at 9:00 pm. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karaoke with DJ Billy – July 31st – 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

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Frozen Head and the Squirrels – July 31st – 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/

MOVIES ON THE SOUND – Wreck-it Ralph – July 31st – Gates open at 7:00 pm movies begin at dusk – Town of Duck Town Green – Bring the Whole family for FREE Movies on the Sound! Concessions are available or pack a picnic. Alcohol is not permitted. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or beach chairs. A $10 per car donation is appreciated. Donations fund membership for low-income and special needs families this year. Special Events at the Movies this year! Kitty Hawk Kite’s 30′ Rock Wall ($5 for 2 climbs), face painting, special character appearances, snow cones, and special events hosted by our Movie Sponsors (not all events are available at all movies). Sponsored by Kellogg’s Supply Co. & The Cottage Shop along with other local area businesses. http://www.childrenatplayobx.org/

full moonCAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE & BODIE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE FULL MOON CLIMB – July 31st – 8:30 pm – Let you imagination soar as you enjoy the tour and listen to stories of past keepers. Tickets go on sale two days before the climb and advance ticket purchase is required. Don’t delay. They can sell out quickly! Tickets for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse full moon climbs may be purchased in person at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Ticket Booth. Tickets for the Bodie Island Lighthouse full moon climbs may be purchased in person at the Bodie Island Visitor Center. https://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/lighthouseclimbs.htm

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Delta Rae – July 31st – 10:15 pm – 12:00 am – American folk rock band from Durham, NC.  Delta Rae consists of three siblings Ian, Eric and Brittany Holljes as well as Elizabeth Hopkins, Mike McKee and Grant Emerson. Advance tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1375256 Ages 18 & up. Lucy Martier Project opens at 9:00 pm.  http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Christian Benedi – August 1st – 6:00 – 10:00 pm – 25706 Highway 12, Waves NC – A great family-friendly atmosphere. All shows are FREE unless otherwise noted. Sponsored by Outer Beaches Realty along with other great sponsors. http://www.realwatersports.com/music/

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Soul House Revival – August 1st – 7:00 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

daredevils-in-action-300x224OUTER BANKS DAREDEVILS HOST LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES – August 3rd & 4th (August 6th if necessary) – 7:05 pm – PNC Park, Kill Devil Hills, behind First Flight High School – The OBX Daredevils is a summer league baseball team, comprised of college players, using wood bats. The Daredevils are striving to continue the tradition of great collegiate summer baseball here in the Outer Banks and they were honored to have been voted 2013 Best of the Beach for Best Family Attraction. Come out and cheer on the home team as the 2015 baseball season comes to an end! Ballpark opens at 6:00 pm with the first pitch at 7:05 pm.

dj freshKELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – DJ Fresh’s Back to the Future Party – August 1st – 8:00 pm – DJ Fresh takes you on a music tour in 3 different sets. Set 1: Late 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s. Set 2: You will experience the feel of outdoor festivals. Glow sticks, wands and great laser light show take you there. Set 3: You’ll end up in present time and beyond with a mix of Top 40 music and remixes. Come let’s all take a ride on DJ Fresh’s voyage. THIS IS NOT JUST A DJ NIGHT BUT IT’S A LIVE SHOW.! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

14th ANNUAL SANDBAR 5K BEACH RUN/WALK – August 2nd – 7:30 am – The Outer Banks only 5K Beach Run/Walk is set on the wide flat sands in front of the historic ‘Old Station’ public bath house in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This charity event benefits the Outer Banks Relief Foundation which raises funds to help people on the Outer Banks with debilitating diseases and families in crisis. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. http://www.outerbanksrelieffoundation.com/sandbar-5k/

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Mark Schimick String Band – August 2nd – 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

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – The Original Rhondels – August 2nd – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm – The premier party and dance band in the southeast, a band with a big sound, a great show, incredible vocals, and powerful horns The Original Rhondels has it all. Top 40, Motown, disco, jazz/big band swing, beach music, blues will keep you on your feet and singing along all night!!! http://www.billdealsband.com/gifts.html

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Hal Lester – August 3rd – 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/

outer banks fishing pierFISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karoke with DJ Billy – August 3rd – 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

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – SoulOne – August 4th – 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

RAMADA PLAZA PRESENTS – The Outer Banks Comedy Club – Moody McCarthy with Mike Spears – August 4th – August 7th – 9:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – http://comedyclubobx.com/enhancedCalendar.cfm

LIGHTHOUSE 5K COROLLA – August 5th – 8:00 am – 1100 Club Rd (the Currituck Heritage Park), Corolla – Lace up your running shoes and see the sights. This family event will 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 sponsored by Brindley Beach Vacations. Enjoy the sights of the Northern Outer Banks. The WhaleHead Club, Corolla Light and the magnificent Currituck Beach Lighthouse are all along the course. 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 prepared by The Shore Chef. http://www.theobxrunningcompany.com/

pp full captain mickA PIRATE PARTY CHILDREN’S SHOW – August 5th – 7th – 10:30 am – Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo – What do you get when you mix a group of pirates, a carefree surfer, a mermaid and a talking Octopus?  Why Rainbow Puppet Productions “A Pirate Party,” of course!  The show is a happy salute to beach movies of the 1960’s.  It doesn’t make a lot of sense but it sure is a lot of fun with the audience joining in on a pirate shout-out contest and a big dance at the finale. The show features vocal performances from the late Movie legend Mickey Rooney and his wife Jan. As a very special surprise treat, Broadway legend Carol Channing crashes the party by providing the voice to a bejeweled Octopus!  Along the way, she plugs her own upcoming Rainbow show “The Broadway Adventures of Chessie the Manatee.” Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at the ticket office at RIFP or the day of the event. Ages 5 and under are free.  This production is sponsored, in part, by Friends of Elizabeth II. http://roanokeisland.com/CalendarOfEvents.aspx

SOME DAILY HAPPENINGS! 

JENNETTE’S PIER – Nags Head – July 29th – Family Fishing – 9:00 am; Surf n’ Science Day Camp – 9:30 am; Waterman’s Day Camp – 9:30 am; Creatures of the Night – 8:00 pm. July 30th – Surf Fishing Workshop – 8:00 am; Family Fishing – 9:00 am; Adventure Day Camp – 9:30. July 31st – Stand Up Paddle Board Tours – 8:00 am; Family Fishing – 9:00 am; Surf n’ Science Day Camp – 9:30 am; Adventure Day Camp – 9:30. August 3rd – Stand Up Paddle Board Tours – 8:00 am; Family Fishing – 9:00 am. August 4th – Catch-it Clean-it Cook-it – 9:00 am; Family Fishing – 9:00 am; Junior Explorer Day Camp – 10:00 am. August 5th – Family Fishing – 9:00 am & 2:00 pm; Creatures of the Night – 8:00 pm. 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. DON’T FORGETSUMMER DAY CAMPS https://reservations.ncaquariums.com/jennettespier/Info.aspx?EventID=34

NC AQUARIUM ROANOKE ISLAND – Breakfast with the Rays – July 29th & August 5th – 8:30 am – Ages 6 and up. Aquarist for the Day – July 29th – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Ages 8 and up. Shark Bites – July 29th & 31st, August 3rd & 5th – 12:30 pm Ages 6 and up. Shark Tank Tour – 10:00 am – July 28th & 30th, August 3rd – 2:00 pm – July 22nd, 23rd, 24th, & 29th Ages 6 and up. Quarantine Tour – July 30th Ages 12 and up. What’s the Catch? – July 28th & 31st – 10:00 am Ages 5 and up. Let’s Go Crabbing – 10:00 am – July 31st – 2:00 pm – July 28th, August 3rd & 4th Ages 6 and up. Paddling Around Roanoke Island – July 28th &30th, August 4th – 10:00 am Ages 6 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.

JOCKEY’S RIDGE – July 29th – “Seine the Sound” – 9:00am; “Tracks in the Sand” – 11:00am; “Sunset on the Ridge” – 8:00pm. July 30th – “To Amphibian and Beyond” – 10:00am; “Sunset on the Ridge” – 8:00pm. July 31st – “Digital Dune Trek” – *RESERVATIONS REQUIRED* 10:00am. August 1st – “All About the Ridge” – 2:00 pm.  August 3rd – “Blackbeard’s Treasure Hunt” – 10:00am; “Birds of Prey” – 11:00am. August 4th – “Dune Critters” – 10:00am; “From Landmark to State Park” – 2:00 pm; “Sunset on the Ridge” – 8:00pm. August 5th – “Seine the Sound” – 9:00am; “Tracks in the Sand” – 11:00am; “Sunset on the Ridge” – 8:00pm. FOR MORE INFORMATION & MEETING PLACES – Jockey’s Ridge State Park (252) 441-7132 http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park

ALLIGATOR RIVER AND PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES – Ongoing daily activities include movies, Turtle Talk, Canoe Tours, Van Tours, Bird Walk, Bear Necessities, Red Wolf Howling, Who Goes There, Bees, Bats and Butterflies, an Open Air Tram Tour and more. Most programs are free, a few do require a reservations and a fee. Download the schedule here –http://www.fws.gov/refuge/alligator_river/visit/guided_programs.html

REGULAR WEEKLY 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://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

CHRISTIAN MUSIC SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Benefitting the Beach Food Pantry & ICO (Interfaith Community Outreach) – Every Monday – 7:00 pm – Beginning May 25th – Good Life Eatery, Kitty Hawk.

OUTER BANKS DAREDEVILS BASEBALL – Every Monday (weather permitting) – 7:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Come out and cheer for the Outer Banks college league future baseball stars! The family will enjoy the shenanigans between innings as well as the great baseball. Ballpark food at its finest, too! http://outerbanksdaredevils.com/

PAMLICO JACK’S PRESENTS – Natalie Wolfe – Every Monday – 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Nags Head – Enjoy the music and sunset on the deck! http://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 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. FOLLOWED BY – Ladies Night – Model Search 10:00 pm – 1:45 am -Ladies free, must be 18 years old to enter. Competition in “Going Out” attire and bikini/swimsuit. FIRST PLACE: $100 cash & Brew Thru gift certificate; SECOND PLACE: $75 Brew Thru gift certificate; THIRD PLACE: $50 Brew Thru gift certificate. Free T-Shirts from Kelly’s, Brew Thru & Kitty Hawk Kites and gift certificates from OBX Romance Store For more information: http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

YOGA ON THE GREEN OR FITNESS ON THE GREEN – Every Tuesday – 7:30 am – From June 16th – September 8th – Duck Town Green – Rejuvenate or energize your body with these free classes. For students at all levels. https://www.townofduck.com/events/

CHILDREN’S INTERACTIVE THEATRE – Every Tuesday – 10:00 am – From June 23rd – August 11th – Duck Amphitheater – Children’s theater will feature presentations by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and performances by The Lost Colony and Roanoke Island Festival Park. https://www.townofduck.com/events/

KITTY HAWK KITES KIDS DAY – Every Tuesday – 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, toy and yo-yo demonstrations, rock wall climbing (Nags Head and Waves Village only), and many more surprises! Kids Days are the perfect family escape for locals and visitors, alike! Avon – 10:00 am – noon; Rodanthe/Waves Village – 1:30 – 4:30 pm; Corolla Monteray Plaza – 2:00 – 4:00 pm http://www.kittyhawk.com/events/outer-banks-kids-day/

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 – 12:00 am. https://www.facebook.com/MikeDiannasGrillRoom/photos/a.576470699122046.1073741827.200689663366820/576470702455379/?type=1&theater

OUTER BANKS DAREDEVILS BASEBALL – Every Tuesday (weather permitting) – 7:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Come out and cheer for the Outer Banks college league future baseball stars! The family will enjoy the shenanigans between innings as well as the great baseball. Ballpark food at its finest, too! http://outerbanksdaredevils.com/

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

FAMILY MAGIC SHOW – Every Wednesday – 10:00 am – July 1st – August 12th – Duck Amphitheater – Starring world-renowned illusionist Clive Allen. Select dates will feature a second show at 11:30 am. The show is free but seating is limited. Tickets go fast and are available at 7:00 am on the Monday the week of the show from the show’s sponsor Kellogg’s Supply Co. & The Cottage Shophttps://www.townofduck.com/events/

KITTY HAWK KITES KIDS DAY – Every Wednesday – 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, toy and yo-yo demonstrations, rock wall climbing (Nags Head and Waves Village only), and many more surprises! Kids Days are the perfect family escape for locals and visitors, alike! Nags Head – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Hatteras – 2:00 – 4:00 pm http://www.kittyhawk.com/events/outer-banks-kids-day/

GENTLE CHAIR YOGA – Every Wednesday – 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 – Join the Sanctuary Vineyards, and more sponsors as they present local, national, and international wines in a beautiful setting. Receive a souvenir wine glass to sample 20+ wines with your admission along with a discounted coupon for a tour of the Whalehead mansion. FREE for non-drinking adults and children. Bring the entire family to enjoy local talent every week! The Village Food Truck will be on site providing amazing food for purchase as you watch the glorious sunset over the Currituck Sound. There will be activities for children and pets on a leash are welcome. Parking is free!

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://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 – Outer Banks outdoor innovator, Kitty Hawk Kites, offers the best in contemporary and classic dance party music. Lip Sync and Air Guitar competition happens 11 pm – midnight for anyone who would like to join in the fun. $50 Kitty Hawk Kites gift certificates for the winner. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

CHILDREN’S STORY TIME – Every Thursday – 10:00 am – July 9th – August 13th – Duck Amphitheater – Geared to children between 3 and 7. Story time may feature special appearances by Duck Fire and Duck police! https://www.townofduck.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! 

BEACHSIDE BISTRO AT THE SEA RANCH RESORT – Every Thursday – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Enjoy live music outdoors on the deck with Phil Watson. http://obxbeachsidebistro.com/calendar/

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 – 12:00 am. https://www.facebook.com/MikeDiannasGrillRoom/photos/a.576470699122046.1073741827.200689663366820/576470702455379/?type=1&theater

CONCERT ON THE GREEN – Every Thursday – 6:30 – 8:00 pm – June 25th – August 27th – Duck Town Green – This free evening concert series features a variety of live music to entertain all. Coolers, picnics, pets and children are welcome! Chairs & blankets encouraged. https://www.townofduck.com/events/

OUTER BANKS DAREDEVILS BASEBALL – Every Thursday (weather permitting) – 7:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Come out and cheer for the Outer Banks college league future baseball stars! The family will enjoy the shenanigans between innings as well as the great baseball. Ballpark food at its finest, too! http://outerbanksdaredevils.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

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

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

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

PEPPERCORN’S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE PRESENTS – Kevin Wilder – Every Friday – 8:30 – 10:30 pm – Outer Banks Local favorite! Listen to Kevin jam out every Friday at Peppercorns! http://www.ramadaplazanagshead.com/amenities-en.html

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://pamlicojacks.com/events/

ONGOING SPECIAL EVENTS! 

THE DINOSAURS ARE BACK! NC AQUARIUM AT ROANOKE ISLAND – This summer, visitors to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island will experience the return of the dinosaurs! Tyrannosaurs Trek brings life-size, animated dinosaurs to our nature trail, featuring tyrannosaurus rex, parasaurolophus, triceratops, stegosaurus, ankylosaurus and four babies. This educational experience is for the entire family, and children will be thrilled as the dinosaurs move and call using sounds they made millions of years ago when they roamed earth. Admission to this exhibit is free with regular Aquarium admission and will be open through August 2015.

DARE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL PRESENTS – The work of Maryland artist c.l. bigelow – July 1st – 29th – Manteo – She will be exhibiting a collection of her paintings, sculpture and assemblage, which includes found objects, re-purposed materials, security envelopes and traditional oil paintings. About her work, Ms. bigelow says, “I am primarily a sculptor. My preferred medium is found or discarded materials. Remaking the detritus into something new is the fun and the challenge.” Please visit her website for more information or to see her work at www.clbigelow-studios.com. Gallery hours are 10am – 6pm, Monday through Friday, and noon – 4pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays.

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