The Outer Banks in June is Fun!

The Outer Banks in June is fun and this week is filled with all kinds of great events and activities. Get ready for Dare Day, First Friday, the continuation of Craft Beer Week, live music, amazing food and days and days of beautiful weather! All the great activities start at Jockey’s Ridge State Park and the Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges. Don’t miss the fun!

EVENTS THIS WEEK ON THE OBX!

craft beer weekOUTER BANKS CRAFT BEER WEEK – through – 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. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! http://obxbeerfests.com/tickets/

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – Seine the Sound – June 1st – 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/dune-hike

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

Northern-Pintails-(Male-and-Female)-lewis-X512ALLIGATOR RIVER AND PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILD REFUGES – Pea Island Bird Walk – June 1st and June 3rd – 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 – *Tracks in the Sand –  June 1st – 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 – 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

bearsALLIGATOR RIVER AND PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILD REFUGES – Bear Necessities – 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

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jeremy Russell – June 1st – 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

ALLIGATOR RIVER AND PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILD REFUGES – Bees, Bats, & Butterflies – June 2nd – 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

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Christian Benedi – June 2nd – 4:00 pm – Jonny Waters and 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

verano tropicalKELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Verano Tropical – Kelly’s Latin Night– June 2nd – 5:30 – 8:00 pm – Nags Head – Se vino el Verano Caliente 2016 a Outer Banks NC, y nos vamos a refrescar a Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern Nags Head NC con tus bebidas favoritas y los Hits LATINOS del momento, dejate llevar por el Sonido y el color de M&M’s Entertainment presentando a los Dj’s mas pegados del momento Dj Marpis y Dj Kronik, precios populares ALLA NOS VEMOS!!! (Summer Heat 2016 comes to Outer Banks NC, and we will refresh Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern Nags Head NC with your favorite drinks and current LATINOS Hits. Lose yourself in the sound and color of M & M ‘s Entertainment featuring DJs Marpis Dj and Dj Kronik. SEE YOU THERE!!!) https://www.facebook.com/events/271108909900585/

abfa3d_31e8aafb8e594e2888fbd14ef965fc51ROANOKE ISLAND FESTIVAL PARK PRESENTS – Island Opry with Lonesome River Band, Collin Raye, Dave Adkins – June 2ndRoanoke Island Festival Park – Manteo – 6:00 pm

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Soul Revival – June 2nd – 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.

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – Dune Critters – June 3rd – 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

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Dueling DJs – June 3rd – 5:30 – 9:45 pm – Nags Head – DJs duel with great sounds as you dance the night away!  http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karoake – June 3rd – 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 – Dub Island DJ Set – June 3rd – 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.

First_Friday_Map_WebMANTEO FIRST FRIDAY – June 3rd – 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Manteo – First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival held the first Friday of each month in Historic Downtown Manteo along the Waterfront. The sidewalks pulse with live music, magic, artisans, period-dressed actors, a rock climbing wall and more. Tantalizing aromas waft from the kitchens of the Waterfront’s diverse eateries. Many shops and restaurants do individual celebrations inside their establishments, offering their own live music, unique merchandise, special sales and light refreshments. http://www.townofmanteo.com/index.asp?Type=B_PRGSRV&SEC=%7B4B7AA2AA-9152-44EA-90C8-7D4EA7BE15DF%7D&DE=%7B49AEC119-8B2D-44EA-A89B-E8013A723D12%7D

41st DARE DAY – June 4th – 9:00 am – Manteo – A full day of fun for the whole family! This year promises to be bigger and better with new attractions for every member of the family.  The event opens at 9:00 am along the Manteo waterfront and along Queen Elizabeth Street featuring unique craft booths, all types of food, frozen delights and entertainment. http://www.dareday.org/

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – Dune Critters – June 4th – 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

let summer begin copyLET SUMMER BEGIN EXTRAVAGANZA – to benefit Currituck Kids, Inc. – June 4th – 3:00 – 6:30 pm – Currituck BBQ Company – 4467 Caratoke Hwy, Barco – All you can eat BBQ, Shrimp, Fish. Pony Rides, Games, Bounce House, Face Painting. Dinner starts at 4 PM. Eat in only. No carry out. Currituck Kids, Inc. – Enhancing the educational experience of school-age children throughout Currituck County.

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Dueling DJs – June 4th – 5:30 – 9:45 pm – Nags Head – DJs duel with great sounds as you dance the night away!  http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – JD Chela – June 4th – 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 – Ty Flemming – June 4th – 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

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Pathway to Dance – Global Dance Party – June 5th – 5:00 – 10:00 pm – Nags Head – 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. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – WaterHigh – June 5th – 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 – Barefoot Wade – June 5th – 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-stateJOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – “NC Parks at 100” – June 6th – 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/dune-hike

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karaoke – June 6th – 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 – The Reef – June 6th – 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.

daredevils-in-action-300x224OUTER BANKS DAREDEVILS BASEBALL – Opening Night – June 6th – gates open at 6:00 pm, first pitch at 7:05pm – First Flight Baseball Complex, 109 Veterans Drive (Behind the schools), Kill Devil Hills – The Greenbrier Knights will be coming to Kill Devil Hills to take on our Outer Banks Daredevils. Make plans to join us at the ballpark and cheer on our home team. Enjoy great food and all the sounds and smells that go with a night out at the game. Go Daredevils! http://outerbanksdaredevils.com/

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – Soundside Hike – June 7th – 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

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – *Blackbeard’s Treasure Hunt – June 7th – 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? – June 7th – 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

07.07.2008-SummerProgramsScheduledAtWildlifeRefugesPic1ALLIGATOR RIVER AND PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILD REFUGES – Turtle Talk – June 7th – 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

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – TBA – June 7th – 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.

OUTER BANKS DAREDEVILS BASEBALL – June 7th – gates open at 6:00 pm, first pitch at 7:05pm – First Flight Baseball Complex, 109 Veterans Drive (Behind the schools), Kill Devil Hills – The Outer Banks Daredevils will take on The Virginia Beach Waves. Make plans to join us at the ballpark and cheer on our home team. Enjoy collegiate baseball at its finest and the food, all the sounds and sensations that go with a night out at the game. Go Daredevils! http://outerbanksdaredevils.com/

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jared and the Jollys – June 7th – 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

sunset2JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – Sunset on the Ridge – June 7th & 8th – 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.  Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on the dunes. Times depends on time of sunset. Approx. 20 mins. http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL ROOM PRESENTS – Road to the Mustang with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds with special guests Fireside Collective – June 8th – 8:00 pm – Jump on the Road to Mustang 2016! This is installment #1 in our weekly summer series at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room leading up to the 6th annual Mustang Music Festival October 6-8, 2016. (This is a Bearded Face Production)

ONGOING EVENTS!

19th ANNUAL MOLLY FEARING MEMORIAL ART SHOW – May 1st – 31stDar 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 – 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. 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/