happy-new-years-985741_6401-500x488HAPPY OUTER BANKS NEW YEAR! As we say good-bye to 2015 and celebrate the arrival of the New Year the OBX Family would like to say “Thank You” for sharing the last year with us. We’ve worked hard every week to bring you ways to enjoy your time on the Outer Banks and we are very happy you continue to appreciate our work.

The OBX sticker celebrated its 21st birthday in 2015. We didn’t know when we started that the OBX sticker would become one of the most recognized symbol of the Outer Banks. We certainly never thought that we would reach the point where Google finds those three simple letters OBX synonymous with the Outer Banks. We are very proud to have become part of Outer Banks history and we thank you for helping to make that happen.

Outer Banks New Year is celebrated in many different ways. Today we’d like to share with you some ideas of where and how you can celebrate with us!


Roanoke Island Festival Park presents OBX Island Opry Show – Featuring Collin Raye – June 2nd, Emily West – July 7th, and John Michael Montgomery – August 4th – THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST ONLY – Season Pass is on $60!!!  Each show will also feature special guest performers. SPOIL YOURSELF AND GET SEASON PASSES FOR THE NEW YEAR!

Chilli Peppers Outer Banks New YearChilli Pepper’s Coastal Grill – December 31st – Kill Devil Hills – Join us on New Year’s Eve for a champagne toast at midnight. Bring a special someone to smooch!

Kelly's Outer Banks New YearKelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern presents Kelly’s Annual NYE Party with DJ Marshall & DJ Fresh – December 31st – 8:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – Kelly’s Annual NYE Party will deliver a night to remember. The dynamic duo of DJ Marshall B & DJ Fresh will be back on stage to take this party over the top. Come celebrate at Kelly’s as is team pull out all the stops like NYE party favors, glow necklaces, foam wands and special effects. When they take the stage it’s never your average party DJ party. You can guarantee this NYE it definitely won’t be! Make a night of it and enjoy a delicious dinner at Kelly’s from 4:30 – 10:00 pm too. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

Ortega’z Southwestern Grill & Wine Bar presents Just Enough Fund Benefit – New Year’s Eve Party – December 31st – 201 Sir Walter Raleigh St, Manteo – Another event by Just Enough Fund for Sarah Hyde. Live music by Jeremy Russell and Friends. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, an oyster roast, champagne toast at Midnight and party hats, noise makers and such! The tickets for all this are just $25. Capacity is 150. There will be a cash bar for other beverages. And it will be family friendly. Get your ticket now. Tickets can be obtained at Ortega’z, by calling 252-389-8281 or emailing us at [email protected] See you at the party! https://www.facebook.com/events/1512013682432230/

JOCKEYS RIDGE NEW YEAR DAY ONE HIKEJockey’s Ridge 1st Day Hike – January 1st – 2:00 pm – Jockey’s Ridge State Park Visitor Center – 300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head – Come celebrate the new year in style! Please join us for our traditional First Day Hike to the top of Jockey’s Ridge with a park ranger. During this mildly strenuous hike, visitors will learn about the dunes, local ecology, park history, and much more. If you’re looking to get a head start on your new year’s resolutions, this is the way to do it. Participants should bring some water, and dress appropriately for the weather. The program will last approximately one hour. All ages are welcome, however very young children or the elderly may have difficulty climbing the dunes. http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs/first-day-hike

Chilli Pepper’s New Year’s Day Brunch – January 1st – Kill Devil Hills – Chilli Peppers is THE place to be for New Year’s Day brunch! Special menu, regular menu, and Bloody Mary Bar at 10am! (Mimosas, too, if you need more bubbly.) Cheers! http://myemail.constantcontact.com/A-Happy-New-Years-Feast-at-Chilli-Peppers-Restaurant.html?soid=1101906342954&aid=_SxNr_PpMU8

ENJOY YOUR CELEBRATIONS SAFELY – Call Atlantic Cab and let them do the driving – 252-255-5555!

Some other New Year’s Eve events to consider…

New Year’s Eve Party – Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café – December 31st – Nags Head – Open at 4:30 pm serving a special New Year’s Eve menu. After dinner stick around and dance the night away to a live, seven-piece band “Old Enough to Know Better” starting at 10:00PM!

Striper’s Bar and Grille Happy New Year Celebration – December 31st – 4:30 am – 2:00 am –  Manteo – Live music with the one and only ” Jonny Waters and Company”, Champagne toast at Midnight, great end of the year specials, Prime Rib ($14), fresh local seafood and more. Come on out and become part of our family to enter the New Year!

The Roadside Bar & Grill Crab Pot Drop – December 31st – Duck – Celebrate the New Year in true Outer Banks fashion with the annual Crab Pot Drop at the Roadside Bar and Grill. Live Music. The Crab Pot Drops at 10:00 pm.

Outer Banks Brewing Company NYE Bash – December 31st – Kill Devil Hills – Doors open at 10:00 pm – $5 cover – DJs Al Key & Ninja, champagne toast, 1000 balloon drop.

Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar – December 31st – Kill Devil Hills – Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as some great NYE specials! After midnight enjoy kielbasa, black-eyed peas and more!

Old Farts New Year’s Eve – Pangea Tavern – December 31st – Avon – New Year’s Eve for blowout food and drink specials and an early ball drop at 10pm. It’s the perfect party for those who want to have a good time without staying up all night! This will be Pangea’s last night before we close for 2016 winter renovations. See you in the Spring!

The Inn at Pamlico Sound New Year’s Eve Celebration – December 31st – Buxton – Celebrate in style with Champagne, wine and beer, a five-course gourmet dinner, fine chocolates, pastries, and exotic fruits, all into the wee hours of the morning. Reservations will be offered on first inquiry/first reservation basis, and will be limited to 12 couples. Group inquiries are welcome.

New Year’s Eve at Aqua Restaurant – December 31st – Join in New Year’s Eve as we recall memories made in 2015 and celebrate the new ones yet to come in 2016. Enjoy live music, a complimentary champagne toast upon arrival, a delicious dinner from an extraordinary menu and gorgeous views from our beautiful waterfront setting.

Ocean Boulevard New Year’s Eve Celebration – December 31st – Kitty Hawk – Of course New Year’s Eve is a big night for everyone, as well as our restaurant.  We like to usher in the New Year by creating a special five (5) course menu with some of the best, most upscale products we are able to source and applying culinary techniques that are most exciting to us at the time. This special menu is offered exclusively on New Year’s Eve. We celebrate at midnight by counting down with a complimentary glass of bubbly, watching the ball drop.

New Year’s Eve at the Lifesaving Station – December 31st – Duck – Celebrate the end of the year with us at the Lifesaving Station. A delicious four-course meal will be served with plenty of time to see the ball drop.