Outer Banks Summer Winding Down

Outer Banks summer is winding down, but only just a little… School is starting soon around the country but the fun continues here! There is still time to swim, run, fish, laugh, eat, and make another summer of memories on the OBX. Surprise the family with a long weekend or another whole week of beach time. Look at all the things there are to do thing week!!!!

SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK!

pirates-cove-billfish-logo1-e142155268069433rd ANNUAL PIRATE’S COVE BILLFISH TOURNAMENT – August 17th – 19th – Pirate’s Cove Marina, Manteo – 33 years in the making; PCBT is going old school. Proven management; non-profit ownership. Fishing: Tuesday, August 16 – Friday, August 19. Not fishing? Head to Pirate’s Cove Marina in the afternoon to see what the boats have caught! http://www.pcbgt.com/

New World Festival of the Arts PosterDARE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL PRESENTS – 35th New World Festival of the Arts – August 17th & 18th – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Manteo waterfront – Bringing 85 world-class artists from across the East Coast to sell and showcase their work, the New World Festival of the Arts returns to the Manteo waterfront. The outdoor show will feature art from exhibitors including watercolors, oil & acrylic, drawings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and pottery. The New World Festival of the Arts has been a Manteo tradition for decades, providing awareness of current trends in the visual arts while acquainting visitors with the historic Town of Manteo. For more information about the New World Festival of the Arts, please contact Dare County Arts Council at dareartsinfo@gmail.com or (252) 473-5558 or visit www.darearts.org

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jeremy Russell – August 17th – 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

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL GROOM PRESENTS – Aquarium – August 17th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – TimBuck II, Corolla – Enjoy live music on the deck each evening this summer. http://www.grillroomobx.com/events

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Jamie Pridgen Band – August 17th – 9:30 pm – 1:45 am – Jamie Pridgen is a country music singer and songwriter. You’ll love his covers of your favorite country songs too! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

THE COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS – Keith Alberstadt and Joy Julian – August 17th – 9:00 pm – Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills – Some of the nation’s best comedians enjoy some time on the OBX each summer too! Age restrictions apply. Tickets available – www.comedyclubobx.com

joshMIKE DIANNA’S GRILL ROOM PRESENTS – Road to Mustang Free Concert Series Featuring Josh Daniel and Mark Schimick Project – August 17th – 10:00 pm – TimBuck II, Corolla – Former MMF Artists at Large… these dudes are hittin’ the deck this go ’round! Formed in early 2014, The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project is a fiery string band blending bluegrass, soul, reggae and rock n’ roll into a style uniquely their own. Respecting their Appalachian roots, these passionate multi-instrumentalists have a way of blending their harmonies and intricate string work in to something that appeals to a wide variety of listeners. Quickly emerging on the festival circuit, be sure to catch the band in a smaller setting before they hit the big stage very soon! https://www.facebook.com/events/1137777612931408/

VIRGINIA DARE’S 429TH BIRTHDAY PARTY – August 18th – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo – In honor of the 429th birthday of the first English child born in the Virginia new world on August 18 1587, regular admission to The Elizabethan Gardens is reduced. Special celebratory general admission: $4.29 plus tax (youth and children are free) all day. Dare-inspired activities for August 18. The following events are scheduled in and around The Gardens for August 18: 9:00am Virginia Dare Birthday Plant Clearance, 30% off Plant Sale, 9:00am-1:00pm. 10% Virginia Dare Statue. 10:00am Discovering Mint Program in Odom Hall. 11:00am Storytime in Odom Hall. 12:00pm-1:00pm A Southern Picnic Lunch of fried chicken, $9 per person (includes drink and dessert). Southern Picnic Lunch. Tickets available to the first 150 guests. Tentative menu includes: Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Green Beans, Watermelons, Assorted Breads, Assorted Desserts, Water, Tea and Pepsi Products. Note: We are unable to fulfill special dietary needs beyond these items. 1:00pm Ice Cream and Cake in the Queen’s Rose Garden. For more information on the day’s activities, call The Gardens 252-473-3234 or visit elizabethangardens.org.

PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – Cristina Garey – at the Deck Bar – August 18th – 3:00 – 6:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Locals and visitors alike love dinner at Peppercorn’s and the live music in the lounge!  http://www.ramadaplazanagshead.com/default-en.html

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Christian Benedi – August 18th – 4:00 pm – Jonny Waters & 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

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Mojo Collins – August 18th – 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.

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL GROOM PRESENTS – Paul Brion – August 18th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Killer Karaoke with DJ Face – 9:00 – midnight – TimBuck II, Corolla – Enjoy live music on the deck each evening this summer. http://www.grillroomobx.com/events

THE COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS – Keith Alberstadt and Joy Julian – August 18th – 9:00 pm – Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills – Some of the nation’s best comedians enjoy some time on the OBX each summer too! Age restrictions apply. Tickets available – www.comedyclubobx.com

jamie pridgeonKELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Jamie Pridgen Band – August 18th – 9:30 pm – 1:45 am – Jamie Pridgen is a country music singer and songwriter. You’ll love his covers of your favorite country songs too! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – Bill Downing and Friends – August 19th – 3:00 – 6:00 pm – on the Deck – The Wilder Brother – in the Lounge –– 8:00 – 11:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Locals and visitors alike love dinner at Peppercorn’s and the live music in the lounge!  http://www.ramadaplazanagshead.com/default-en.html

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL GROOM PRESENTS – Ruth Wyand & Carson Huggins – August 19th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – TimBuck II, Corolla – Enjoy live music on the deck each evening this summer. http://www.grillroomobx.com/events

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Coyote Lee – August 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.

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karaoke with DJ Billy – August 19th – 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

THE COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS – Keith Alberstadt and Joy Julian – August 19th – 9:00 pm – Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills – Some of the nation’s best comedians enjoy some time on the OBX each summer too! Age restrictions apply. Tickets available – www.comedyclubobx.com

april on the outer banksKELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – The Deloreans – August 19th – 9:30 pm – 1:45 am – Bring your BIG hair!!! The Deloreans is a seasoned 6-piece showband comprised of 6 distinct vocalists that cover the most memorable artists and nostalgic songs of the ’80s. You can’t help but get up and dance. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

2ND ANNUAL CURRITUCK MARCHING KNIGHTS ALL WHEELS SHOW & FLEA MARKET – August 20th – 8:00 am – Currituck High School, Barco – Support the Marching Knights and enjoy some good community fun! This event is free to spectators. Vehicle Registration is $10 and will be from 9:00 am – Noon. Flea Market Vendors fee is $10 and will be from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Trophies will be awarded at 2:30 pm. Concessions will be provided by the Band Boosters. The first 75 vehicles registered will receive a Dash Plaque. https://www.facebook.com/events/1198544190157422/

GRIGG’S ELEMENTARY 1ST ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL FESTIVAL – August 20th – 3:00 – 8:00 pm – Poplar Branch – The entire community is invited to attend the 1st Annual Back to School Festival. Come on out for a fun-filled afternoon full of games, a dunk tank, yummy food, face painting, bounce houses/obstacle course, dental exams, haircuts for boys and girls, touring a fire truck or the smoke house, love on some animals from the Currituck Animal Shelter and so much more! There will be lots of fun for the whole family. **If you bring a box of Kleenex’s, a container of Clorox Wipes or a Family Size Hand Sanitizer, you will get 5 free tickets that you can use towards food, games and activities. https://www.facebook.com/events/239056516493530/

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL GROOM PRESENTS – Sean Olds – August 20th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – TimBuck II, Corolla – Enjoy live music on the deck each evening this summer. http://www.grillroomobx.com/events

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Christian Benedi – August 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

Wilder-Brothers-Band-OBX-NCPEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – The Wilder Brothers – August 20th – at the Deck Bar – 3:00 – 6:00 pm – Broughton Aycock – in the Lounge – 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/default-en.html

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – The Reef – August 20th – 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

djKELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – DJ Fresh Birthday Party! – August 20th – 9:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – Come together to celebrate the births of many hound dogs and DJ Fresh for a one-night only throwback surfer PROM! The Hound Dog Family Band will be in full effect and DJ Fresh will keep the party going! Don your tackiest formal wear, dance to wild tunes, take photos in our tubular photo booth, win a surf board, and don’t forget to vote for the prom king and queen. More great surprises headed your way!! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

1ST ANNUAL FAMILY FUN DAY – CURRITUCK MARKETPLACE – August 21st – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Grandy – Car show, volleyball tournament, various charities and nonprofits, a flea market/swap meet, and various activities/vendors. DJ Mike will be providing the tunes! This event is free admission. But we have the ability to make a huge difference right here in our community… our home. We would really love to see everyone bring SOMETHING to donate. School supplies, pet food, people food, unwrapped toys… anything. This will be a fun day and should be extremely productive in making our community a much better place!! https://www.facebook.com/events/600216963516646/

fish heads square logoFISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Bill and Friends – August 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 – Pathway to Dance – Global Dance Party – August 21st – 9:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – DJ Marshall 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/

PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – Dreadnecks – at the Deck Bar – August 21st – 3:00 – 6:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Locals and visitors alike love dinner at Peppercorn’s and the live music in the lounge!  http://www.ramadaplazanagshead.com/default-en.html

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karaoke with DJ Billy – August 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

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Hal Lester – August 22nd – 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.

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Donovan Frankenreiter – August 22nd – 9:30 – 11:55 pm – Singer, songwriter, guitarist playing soft & surf rock. Opening act starts at 9:00 pm, Donovan at 10:30 pm. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL GROOM PRESENTS – Broughton Aycock – August 23rd – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Killer Karaoke with DJ Face – 9:00 – midnight – TimBuck II, Corolla – Enjoy live music on the deck each evening this summer. http://www.grillroomobx.com/events

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jared and the Jollys – August 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

chamber music2016 SURF AND SOUNDS CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES – August 23rd – 7:00 pm – All Saints Episcopal Church, Southern Shores – The 2016 Surf and Sounds Chamber Music Series will feature five acclaimed musicians from around the country. Residents and visitors are invited to attend free concerts. The series will feature chamber music performed by a piano quintet or quartet depending on the venue. http://bryanculturalseries.org/index.html

THE COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS – Kevin McCaffery and Jim Seward – August 23rd – 9:00 pm – Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills – Some of the nation’s best comedians enjoy some time on the OBX each summer too! Age restrictions apply. Tickets available – www.comedyclubobx.com

bb lighthouse 5kTHE LIGHTHOUSE 5K PRESENTED BY BRINDLEY BEACH VACATIONS – August 24th – 8:00 am – The Whalehead Club, Corolla – Lace up your running shoes and see the sights. 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. Enjoy the sights of the Northern Outer Banks. The Whalehead Club, Corolla Light and the magnificent Currituck Beach Lighthouse are all along the course. For more information, contact: obxrunning@gmail.com or call/text (252) 489-8239 This is a family fun event sponsored by Brindley Beach Vacations touring the historic attractions of the Northern beaches of the Outer Banks! https://www.facebook.com/events/481642108696754/

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jeremy Russell – August 24th – 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

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL ROOM PRESENTS – Aquarium – August 24th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – TimBuck II, Corolla – Enjoy live music on the deck in the evening along with cold drinks and delicious food! http://www.grillroomobx.com/events

2016 SURF AND SOUNDS CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES – August 24th – 7:00 pm – Town of Duck Amphitheater. Duck – The 2016 Surf and Sounds Chamber Music Series will feature five acclaimed musicians from around the country. Residents and visitors are invited to attend free concerts. The series will feature chamber music performed by a piano quintet or quartet depending on the venue. http://bryanculturalseries.org/index.html

THE COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS – Kevin McCaffery and Jim Seward – August 24th – 9:00 pm – Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills – Some of the nation’s best comedians enjoy some time on the OBX each summer too! Age restrictions apply. Tickets available – www.comedyclubobx.com

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Little Dickie and the Misfits – August 24th – 10:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – Dance the night away to classic country, classic rock, R&B, alternative and more! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

mercy creekMIKE DIANNA’S GRILL ROOM PRESENTS – Road to Mustang Free Concert Series Featuring Mercy Creek – August 24th – 10:00 pm – TimBuck II, Corolla – Based in Virginia, Mercy Creek performs original music they call aggressive folk rock. Singer/guitarist Cheryl Nystrom and song writing partner/drummer Jim Ball combine elements of modern folk, world beat, rock, and hints of blues and bluegrass to create music that is fresh and unique. From world beat to folk, the musical styles used in Mercy Creek’s songs are anchored by Nystrom’s beautiful voice and intelligent lyrics. https://www.facebook.com/events/485428374994002/

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!

2016 SURF AND SOUNDS CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES – August 25th – 6:00 pm – Blue Point, Duck – The 2016 Surf and Sounds Chamber Music Series will feature five acclaimed musicians from around the country. Residents and visitors are invited to attend free concerts. The series will feature chamber music performed by a piano quintet or quartet depending on the venue. http://bryanculturalseries.org/index.html

2016 SURF AND SOUNDS CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES – August 26th – 7:00 pm – Dare County Arts Council, Manteo – The 2016 Surf and Sounds Chamber Music Series will feature five acclaimed musicians from around the country. Residents and visitors are invited to attend free concerts. The series will feature chamber music performed by a piano quintet or quartet depending on the venue. http://bryanculturalseries.org/index.html

ON-GOING SUMMER ACTIVITIES!

DARE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL PRESENTS – CANary Row Exhibit – August 5th – 31st –  Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo – CANary Row will exhibit the works of Outer Banks artists Julie Moye, Shirley Ruff, and Fay Davis Edwards for the month of August. Their show features new works in tin collage, and is a playful collection of colorful, mixed media art with the unifying element of tin cans. Regular gallery hours are 10am – 6pm, Monday through Friday, and noon until 4pm on Saturdays. The DCAC Gallery is located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in Downtown Manteo.

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

TOWN OF DUCK PRESENTS – Yoga on the Green – Every Tuesday – 7:30 am – Duck Town Green – Start your day in Duck with a yoga class for students of all levels. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and water. https://www.townofduck.com/

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – “NC Parks at 100” – Every Monday – 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

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – Soundside Hike – Every Tuesday – 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

KITTY HAWK KITES PRESENTS – Kids Days – Every Tuesday – Avon (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) – Rodanthe – Waves Village (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM) – Corolla – Monteray Plaza (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM) – 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, creative activities, tie dye station (Nags Head location only), toy and yo-yo demonstrations, rock wall climbing (Nags Head only), and many more surprises! Kids Days are the perfect family escape for locals and visitors, alike! http://www.kittyhawk.com/events/outer-banks-kids-day/

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – *Blackbeard’s Treasure Hunt – Every Tuesday – 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? – Every Tuesday – 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/whats-name

ALLIGATOR RIVER AND PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILD REFUGES – Turtle Talk – Every Tuesday – 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

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

MOVIES ON THE SOUND – Every Tuesday – 7:00 pm (dusk) – Duck Town Green – Bring the whole family for a memorable movie viewing experience under the setting sun and stars on the Town Green. The movies will begin at dusk. Although free, donations are appreciated to benefit Children @ Play, the films’ presenter. Blankets and chairs are encouraged. https://www.townofduck.com/

TOWN OF DUCK PRESENTS – Fitness on the Green – Every Wednesday – 7:30 am – Duck Town Green – Get your day started with an energizing workout on the Green on Wednesday mornings. The workout, “Dynamic Flow”, incorporates elements of capoeira, yoga, and body weight conditioning to build strength, flexibility, and endurance. A yoga mat is not needed for this class, but water is encouraged. https://www.townofduck.com/

ALLIGATOR RIVER AND PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILD REFUGES – Pea Island Bird Walk – Every Wednesday and Friday – 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 – Seine the Sound – Every Wednesday – 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

THE TOWN OF DUCK PRESENTS – A Family Magic Show – Every Wednesday – 9:30 am – Duck Amphitheater – The Duck Amphitheater will be packed with excitement as all witness incredible illusions, mind-bending magic, comedy, and audience participation on and off the stage live by OBXtreme Magic illusionist Clive Allen. This event is free but tickets will be required for entry as seating is limited. PLEASE see the website for complete ticketing information.  https://www.townofduck.com/

KITTY HAWK KITES PRESENTS – Kids Days – Every Wednesday – Nags Head (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) – Hatteras (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM) – 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, creative activities, tie dye station (Nags Head location only), toy and yo-yo demonstrations, rock wall climbing (Nags Head only), and many more surprises! Kids Days are the perfect family escape for locals and visitors, alike! http://www.kittyhawk.com/events/outer-banks-kids-day/

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – *Tracks in the Sand –  Every Wednesday – 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 – Every 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

ALLIGATOR RIVER AND PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILD REFUGES – Bear Necessities – Every 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

ALLIGATOR RIVER AND PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILD REFUGES – Bees, Bats, & Butterflies – Every Thursday – 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

THE TOWN OF DUCK PRESENTS – Concert on the Green – Every Thursday – 6:30 pm – Duck – A variety of live music to entertain all begins this week and will occur each Thursday through August 25th. Coolers, picnics, pets & children are welcome! Chairs & blankets are encouraged. https://www.townofduck.com/

CURRITUCK CORN HOLE TOURNAMENTS – Every Friday – noon – 4:00 pm – Historic Corolla Park – Registration will start at 12pm and games will run from 1pm – 4pm. The cost is $5 Person/$10 Team. Limited to 32 Teams with Single Elimination. 1st & 2nd Place Weekly Winners. A Grand Prize winner will be picked from all of the 1st Place Weekly Winners. The Grand Prize is being sponsored by Currituck BBQ Company. http://www.visitcurrituck.com/events/currituck-cornhole-tournament-2016-07-01/

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK PRESENTS – Dune Critters – Every Friday – 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

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/

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 – Poker Night -– Every Monday – All invited – free to the Public. Monday Nights at Kelly’s are full of all kinds of fun. http://kellysrestaurant.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/

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

WHALEHEAD WEDNESDAY –  Every Wednesday – 3:00 – 7:00 pm – Historic Corolla Park – Whalehead Wednesday Wine Tasting is a family-friendly event that will be held each Wednesday starting June 1st through September 14th. Admission is free for non-drinking adults and children. Along with the wine tasting, we will have food available for purchase, great live music from local bands and activities for children. https://www.facebook.com/events/919481428170096/

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/

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

SANCTUARY VINEYARDS PRESENTS – UNWINED Free Yoga in the Vineyard – Every Saturday – 9:00 am – Jarvisburg – Enjoy an amazing yoga session every Saturday in the vineyard (or in the winery in the event of rain) with instructor Stacie Simpson. Class is limited to 18 people and reservations fill up quickly. For more information, email: john@sanctuaryvineyards.com

SANCTUARY VINEYARDS PRESENTS – Sunday in the Country – Every Sunday – Noon – 5:00 pm – Jarvisburg – Come spend a Sunday in the Country with us! Live bluegrass from 1PM-4PM, free hayrides from 12PM-5PM, and delicious burgers hot off the grill paired with our fresh local wines. This event will be held every Sunday through the end of the summer – come on out and share this with a friend. Why not stop in on your way to the Outer Banks or as you are departing? https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryvineyards/photos/a.165093749675.152809.141954989675/10155044165679676/?type=3&theater