On the Outer Banks October is all kinds of fun! The moderate weather makes activities like fishing and running even more popular. Beach combing can yield rare finds after shifts in weather like we’ve had recently. And the sunrises and sunsets are, well… just spectacular! We start celebrating Halloween this weekend with TWO different parades! Restaurants have begun their off-season specials like hamburger night, tapas night, and sushi night. There is live music everywhere and fun galore. Don’t miss it!!!
THIS WEEK ON THE OBX
19th ANNUAL WINGS OVER WATER WILDLIFE FESTIVAL – October 20th – 25th – Wings Over Water takes place over a large 5 county northeastern North Carolina area which includes 6 National Wildlife Refuges. The festival has reasonable fees per program. Small group limits are maintained, especially on birding & paddling events, so that participants can easily get instructions and ask questions. There are both indoor and outdoor programs. Part of the Atlantic Flyway, there are over 400 species of birds that live or migrate through the region. Besides being a haven for birds, participants in Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival have the potential of seeing a variety of reptiles, amphibians and mammals, including black bears, alligators, and the endangered red wolf. Wings Over Water is a fund raising event for Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society, a non-profit group existing to support regional National Wildlife Refuges. CWRS provides educational grant money for schools. And, it helps maintain trails, signs, refuge structures and other refuge projects. Also, CWRS provides volunteers and staff essential to the maintenance and operation of regional National Wildlife Refuges visitor centers. https://www.wingsoverwater.org/
AFTERNOON KIDS ART PARTY – October 21st – 4:00 – 6:00 pm – Dare County Arts Council, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo – Kids learn to paint an original 11″x14″ painting on canvas with teacher Mari Beth Larose. $30 includes all supplies, plus a snack and a drink. Ages 5-7. Preregistration required – call 252-473-5558 to reserve your spot. https://www.facebook.com/events/173200483021420/
FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jeremy Russell – October 21st – 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
CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL PRESENTS – Joe Watson and Friends – October 21st – 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Revel in an evening of acoustic music as Joe and his friends play and sing. Sing along and enjoy good food, good drinks, great conversation, and little live music to brighten your day!
ART AND WINE FOR THE MIND – October 22nd – 6:00 pm – Spring Arbor, Kill Devil Hills – Come celebrate the success from Spring Arbor’s recent OBX Alzheimer’s Walk and enjoy an evening of fun and friendship led by renowned local artist Tracy Bell. $30.00 with all supplies included. Call 252-449-4455 to make your reservation! https://www.facebook.com/events/1640817629529005/
FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Bill and Friends – October 22nd – 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
OBAR 19TH ANNUAL SURF FISHING SCHOLARSHIP TOURNAMENT – October 23rd – The 2015 Outer Banks Association of REALTORS Scholarship Surf Fishing Tournament goal is to raise more money than ever for the students of the Outer Banks! Register your team to fish. $175 for a 6 person team. Win CA$H PRIZES – 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $250, 3rd Place $125. To date 103 students have received funding for a total of $193,125! Your support of this worthwhile endeavor will help guarantee the continued funding of scholarships. For all the details you can contact Shane Cook/Chair 252-564-3111 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Pierce/OBAR 441-4036 email@example.com
FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karaoke with DJ Billy – October 23rd – 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
2ND ANNUAL CURRITUCK TOYS FOR TOTS 5K AND 1 MILE FUN RUN – October 24th – 8:00 am – Currituck Extension Center, 120 Community Way, Barco – Registration is $25.00 for adults, $15.00 for kids 12 and under. On race day we will have a costume contest and a toy drive. You must register by Friday October 9th at 12:00pm to guarantee a race day shirt. The race will be officially timed! There will also be a virtual race for $20.00 you can run the race on your own and receive the finisher’s gift from race day! Register for both races using the following link: https://raceroster.com/events/2015/6177/the-2nd-annual-toys-for-tots-5k Can’t run or walk? You can still drop a toy or cash donation by the Currituck Extension Office the week prior to the race. All proceeds will go to Currituck County Toys for Tots.
LIGHT IT UP 5K – October 24th – 9:00 am – Aviation Park, Kill Devil Hills – The Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Saftey Coalition want you to come join in a family friendly 5k run through Kill Devil Hills. This event is being put together to help increase awareness about bicycle and pedestrian safety on the Outer Banks, so Light It Up and run!!!!!!!! http://www.obxbpsc.com/events
4TH ANNUAL ROANOKE ISLAND MARITIME MUSEUM WOODEN BOAT SHOW – October 24th – 9:00 am – Roanoke Island Maritime Museum – Creef Boathouse and Park, and in the water at the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse docks – FREE to the public The Wooden Boat Show is fun for the whole family! Come out and see the fine craftsmanship of both new construction and restored wooden boats or exhibit your own boat. Exhibiting boats will be judged on owner built/restored or professional built/restored. Awards will be presented at the awards dinner Saturday evening and will include the “People’s Choice Award” and the “H.A. Creef Award “a perpetual award that is presented to the best overall boat. http://www.townofmanteo.com/index.asp?SEC=228474F8-F6E6-4F5E-A81E-BA7F650E841A&DE=C464388B-07AA-4E27-8BC3-08D75EA013CA&Type=B_PRGSRV
HARVEST HAYDAY – Oct 24th – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo – Harvest HayDay is a fall favorite! This daytime event combines all the colors, flavors and fun of fall. Whether it is the hayride or hale bale maze, families look forward to this event all year. Activities include: stuff a scarecrow, educational stations, face painting, educational crafts, hay bale maze, hay rides through gardens, music, story time, Zoo to You, Magic Mike, Quilt Show, games as well as hot cider, pumpkin pie and bonfires to warm your heart. There will be craft and vendors. This year’s sponsors include Sun Realty, Ace Hardware, Atlantic Realty, and many other fine area businesses. Members/Friends FREE. Non-Members: Adults $9 Youth (6-17 yrs) $6. Children 5 and under are free with a paying adult. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.
THE SHRINERS PARADE IS COMING TO TOWN! – October 24th – 11:30 am – Kitty Hawk – The Sudan Shriners are gathering on the Outer Banks for their Fall Ceremonial and a parade for all ages to enjoy! Our very own Outer Banks Beach Bums unit along with clowns, mini cars, horse patrol, etc. will be parading along North Virginia Dare Trail in Kitty Hawk beginning at Eckner St and ending at the Hilton Garden Inn. Come join us for plenty of fun and laughter! https://www.facebook.com/events/784930811635033/
FIRST FLIGHT ELEMENTARY TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT – October 24th – 4:00 – 8:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Come on out to First FRIGHT Elementary School, IF YOU DARE! Trick-or-Treat Night is back! In addition to Trick-or-Treating, PTO’s big event of the year will include a cake walk, a silent auction, friendly games, and a scary haunted house. The evening will also feature face painting, a photo booth, tattoos, and glow necklaces! Pizza, hotdogs, and snowballs will be available for purchase! This event is all ages friendly (except the haunted house) and open to the public. Admission is $2 per person and please bring a non-perishable food item for our food drive. We can’t wait to see those costumes! Trick-or-Treating: 4pm-7pm – Silent Auction and Haunted House: 4pm-7:30pm – All other activities: 4pm-8pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/182393138763143/
FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – The Other Brothers – October 24th – 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
FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karaoke with DJ Billy – October 26th – 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
KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Jug Tucker – October 23rd – 7:30 – 10:30 pm – Nags Head – Kick back and get ready for some toe-tapping fun as Jug Tucker and friends Perform their favorites in Bluegrass, Western Swing, Irish, and some original tunes! There is simply no better way to spend an evening. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/
BARK IN MAPLE PARK – October 24th – 10:30 am – 2:30 pm – Maple Park, Maple – near the Currituck County Airport – (Rain date is October 25) – There’s something for everyone and every dog, including the blessing of the animals, puppy parade, doggie ice cream eating contest, hot diggity dog races, pet portraits, vendors, food, games, and more. Dog show categories include happiest tail wagger, Halloween canine contests, fetch, and many more. All dogs must be well-behaved, have a current rabies vaccination, and be on a non-flex leash. Monitored holding pens are available for those with multiple dogs. Admission is FREE, with registration for the contests of just $5 per dog, three dogs for $12, and $2 to enter each event. All proceeds benefit the Animal Lovers Assistance League of Currituck County. Bark in Maple Park is sponsored by Currituck County Dept. of Travel & Tourism and many other fine area businesses. http://currituckanimallovers.rescuegroups.org/
OBX BREWTAG – October 24th – 12:00 – 5:00 pm – The Outer Banks Event Center, Nags Head – LET THE FUN BEGIN! A celebration of flight and beer, OBX Brewtäg is modeled after the whimsical and entertaining Red Bull Flutag, translated to “flying day” in German. With OBX Brewtäg, the general premise is the same, although rather than human-powered flying machines, Brewtäg contestants will be competing to see who can launch and fly an empty 1/6 keg barrel the furthest. The cost to compete at OBX Brewtäg is only $25 and the sky is the limit as to how creative your homemade flying contraption can be! Individuals and teams are welcome. Admission to the event is FREE to the general public. A rather crafty selection of local and regional beer and food will be available for purchase that day. This family-friendly event will also feature plenty of activities for the kiddos! Sponsors include Kitty Hawk Kites, Sanctuary Vineyards, Travelodge, Third Avenue Partners, and many more fine area businesses. http://www.obxbrewtag.com/
DARE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL 40TH ANNIVERSARY RUBY RENASSAINCE GALA – October 24th – Pirate’s Cove Pavilion, Manteo – Ruby Renaissance promises to be a one-of-a-kind event featuring the finest entertainment, food and creative spirit celebrating 40 years of the arts in Dare County. The Dare County Arts Council is pleased to announce Outer Banks Ace Hardware as a sponsor for the council’s 40th Anniversary Ruby Renaissance Gala. Outer Banks Ace Hardware’s contribution to DCAC’s 40th year makes possible a wide range of arts outreach programs including the Artrageous children’s arts festival, OBX Veterans Week, Rock The Cape, the Surfalorus Film Festival and the New World Festival of the Arts. http://darearts.org/
KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – The Heather Edwards Band – October 28th – Nags Head – The band won Top Country Band in 2004-2009 from M.E.O.N.A., Their set list includes a wide variety of the best-hit songs from today’s top New Country And Rock female artists as well as Classic Rock and Southern Rock favorites. Their high-energy show keeps the dance floor packed and the crowd wanting more from the first note to the last! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/
2nd ANNUAL OUTER BANKS HALLOWEEN PARADE OF COSTUMES – October 25th – 1:00 – 5:00 pm – Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant, Nags Head – A spirited afternoon of FREE family fun for all ages! The fun will include trick or treat stations, a Haunted Hearse, surprise guest appearances including ghouls and creeps from Wanchese Woods and PsychoPath, celebrity photo ops, live entertainment, and much more, in addition to an unbelievable collection of prizes for the best costumes in each of our age groups and categories registered to participate in the parade. Sponsors include Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern, OBXJetPack, Roanoke Island Festival Park, Jennette’s Pier, Kitty Hawk Kites, and many other fine local companies. DO NOT MISS THE FUN!!! http://obxentertainment.com/halloweenparade/
FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – SoulOne – October 27th – 5:00 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
SOME DAILY HAPPENINGS!
JENNETTE’S PIER – Nags Head –October 21st – Family Fishing – 9:00 pm. October 23rd – Stand Up Paddle Board Tours – 8:00 am. October 26th – Stand Up Paddle Board Tours – 8:00 am. October 27th – Catch It, Clean It, Cook It – 9:00 am. October 21st – Family Fishing – 9:00 am. This Schedule is Subject to Change. Please see the website – https://reservations.ncaquariums.com/jennettespier/CalendarView.aspx 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 – October 27th – “Creepy Crawly Crabs”– 1:00 pm – Ages 2 -5 – Reservations recommended. Breakfast with the Rays – October 21st – 8:30 am – Ages 6 and up. Aquarist for the Day – October 28th – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm – Ages 8 and up. Happy Otter Hour – October 27th – 2:00 pm – Ages 6 and up. Shark Bites – October 21st – 12:30 pm Ages 6 and up. Shark Tank Tour – 10:00 am – October 24th – 2:00 pm – October 22nd, 26th, & 27th – 3:00 pm – October 14th – Ages 6 and up. Quarantine Tour – October 29th – 3:00 pm – Ages 12 and up. Otter Quarters Tour – October 22nd, 26th & 29th – 2:00 pm – Ages 6 and up. What’s the Catch – October 21st & 29th – 10:00 am – Ages 5 and up. Wetlands Walk – October 22nd – 10:00 am; October 24th – 11:00 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
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/
BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Every Monday – Burger Night is Back!!! – 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 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.
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/
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
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 – 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
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/
CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Thursday – Regional Tapas – This week’s special “Octoberfest” – http://www.chilli-peppers.com/
BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Every Thursday – Sushi – Chopstick included. https://www.facebook.com/BarefootBernies/photos/a.410563064713.196919.62204104713/10153801159939714/?type=3&theater
KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – DJ Marshall – Every Thursday – 9:00 pm – 1:00 am – Spinning tunes for your dancing pleasure! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/
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.
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