September on the Outer Banks Draws to a Close

As September on the Outer Banks draws to a close the hits just keep on comings! There are activities for everyone. Along with our world famous bluegrass festival there is a full moon lighthouse climb, live music, surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, a crab and wine festival, educational activities, a road race, art, roller derby and so much more!!! Read on for great ideas for fun on the OBX. (FYI – the weather thru the 27th may not be perfect so please check the activity’s websites for changes.)

THIS WEEK ON THE OBX 

2nd ANNUAL CAPE HATTERAS WAVE CLASSIC – thru September 25th – Waves – The Cape Hatteras Wave Classic is an OPEN kitesurfing competition focused solely on kitesurfing in the ocean. Surf-style kiteboarding is one of the fastest growing and most exciting aspects of the sport. OPEN registration allows anyone to enter and compete for prize money and bragging rights. Even if you are not competing this is great fun to watch! http://www.realwatersports.com/news/cape-hatteras-wave-classic-september-19th-25th-2015/

ESA EASTERN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP – thru September 26th – Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head – The best amateur surfers on the East Coast competing to be Easterns champion! Head down to Jennette’s Pier and watch your favorite amateurs compete. Sponsored by Sun Realty and Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals, and many other local area businesses. http://www.surfesa.org/competition/easterns/

HATTERAS WAVE JAM 2015 – thru September 26th – Avon –Head down to Avon and watch the top/only US East Coast windsurfing wave competition and Tour stop for the 2015 American Windsurfing Tour (AWT)! For five year the AWT has featured the best wave sailing talent! The AWT Hatteras Wave Jam is the pinnacle of US East Coast wave sailing action. This year’s wave jam will also include standup paddle boarding events too. Whether you are a spectator or a participant this is fun for all!  http://wind-nc.com/

bluegrassBLUEGRASS ISLAND 2015 – September 23rd – 26thRoanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo – Three days of amazing bluegrass music. Internationally famous recording artists will take the stage for three solid days of nothing but the best bluegrass music. http://www.bluegrassisland.com/

WETA NATIONALS – September 23rd – 27th – Duck – Nor’ Banks and Sail NC will be the hosting the 2015 Weta Trimaran Nationals. Watch as 40 Weta Trimaran crews from around the world compete in harnessing the wind. This 5-day sailing competition includes a distance day, dinners and dancing. https://www.norbanks.com/

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Jared Place and the Jollys – September 23rd – 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

OceanPierDeck fish headsFISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Bill and Friends – September 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

RED HOT MAMAS (Outsmarting Menopause) – September 24th – 6:00 pm – Roosters Southern Kitchen, Kill Devil Hills – Hormone Replacement: Fact or Fiction. With all the conflicting information we receive about hormone replacement therapy, it helps to speak with an expert on the topic. Dr. Daniel Dwyer of Vidant Women’s Care will join us at Rooster’s Southern Kitchen and lead an informative discussion on HRT. Join the gathering at this unique venue and engage in what promises to be a lively evening. Light appetizers will be served. RSVP: https://classfindweb.beryl.net/(S(acavxx32cfgiefryvikz1j3i))/SearchResults.aspx?clientid=10779&classid=87197 or call 449-7300

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Bill and Friends – September 24th – 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/

RAMADA PLAZA PRESENTS – The Outer Banks Comedy Club – David Beck with Sonya King – September 24th – 9:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – http://comedyclubobx.com/enhancedCalendar.cfm

CANCER LUNCH AND LEARN – “Understanding Clinical Trials” – September 25th – noon to 1:00 pm – Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Resource Center, Nags Head – Lunch will be served. Seating is limited. Please call 449-7300 to register.

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karaoke with DJ Billy – September 25th – 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 – Broughton Aycock – September 25th – 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/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Rich Whiskey – September 25th – 10:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – From pop to punk; Hip-hop to oldies-but-goodies; Rock to Reggae and much more! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

all out pink 20146th ANNUAL ALL OUT PINK ROAD RACE 10 MILE BRIDGE RUN AND 5K – September 26th – Manteo – Are you Tough Enough for Pink? Set at the scenic Elizabethan Gardens at Historic Fort Raleigh National Park. The 6th annual All Out Pink Road Race 10 Mile Bridge Run and 5k is an out and back, fast & challenging course that crosses the Old Manns Harbor Bridge. *The 5k does not cross the bridge. Post-race party includes admission to the Elizabethan Gardens, light snacks, refreshments and spirits for the 21 & over adults. Presented by SUN Realty and Outer Banks Bootcamps. To Register – http://www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=32309

26TH ANNUAL ARTRAGEOUS ART EXTRAVAGANZA – Kids Day – September 26th – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – 602 Mustian Street, Kill Devil Hills – Artrageous is organized and staffed by volunteer artists, musicians, crafters, dancers, writers, photographers and other creative people who dedicate their time and energy to the event each year. Many of the arts and crafts activities for children will be hosted by partner nonprofit organizations. Proceeds from this community-wide event benefit art education and cultural programming in all Dare County Schools, the DCAC endowment fund and the Artrageous Youth Scholarship Fund. Sponsors, volunteers and artists are encouraged to become involved in this Dare County community tradition. For more information about Artrageous, Dare County Arts Council and our upcoming events, please call (252) 473-5558, or visit www.darearts.org

KILL DEVIL DERBY BRIGADE – Revenge V. Wreckers 2015 Championship – September 26th – 7:00 pm – Aviation Park 102 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills – Please come out for a night of what’s sure to be action packed as the Kill Devil Derby Brigade’s home teams Blackbeard’s Revenge and the Riptide Wreckers fight for the win of the last bout of the season! As always, this event is entry by donation with a suggested donation of $10. A portion of all donations collected will be donated to our local charity group Interfaith Community Outreach. Please bring your own seat and any snacks or beverages you would like to enjoy during the event, we will not have any vendors on site. Gates open at 6:30 pm, First whistle at 7:30 pm. Join us for the after party for lots of fun immediately after the bout at Mulligan’s in Nags Head. https://www.facebook.com/events/1453652738275790/

crab daddyCRAB DADDY SEAFOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL – September 26th – 12:00 – 6:00 at Sanctuary Vineyards, 7005 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg – Tickets $30 Per Person or $50 Per Couple – Includes souvenir wine glass, two (2) food vouchers for local tapas, live music, hayrides, grape stomping and the CRABDADDY Olympics! http://sanctuaryvineyards.com/

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – The Other Brothers – September 26th – 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

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Rich Whiskey – September 26th – 10:00 pm – 1:45 am – Nags Head – From pop to punk; Hip-hop to oldies-but-goodies; Rock to Reggae and much more! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Soul Rebel – September 27th – 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

FULL MOON LIGHTHOUSE CLIMBS – September 27th – Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses Grab your flashlight and experience a lighthouse at night. Hear stories of keepers of old, view the working light close up in the lantern room, and catch the reflection off the Atlantic Ocean of the newly-risen full moon as you stand on the lighthouse balcony. Tickets to climb are required. Children joining the climb must be at least 42-inches tall and must climb the steps on their own—they cannot be carried. Also, keep in mind that some youngsters may not enjoy the dimly lit, sometimes claustrophobic environment. Children 11 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older). Prior to purchasing tickets, consider your own limitations and those of your group. The lighthouse is tall, dark, often hot and humid, and can be a challenge to climb. There is no air conditioning or internal lights. The climb may be weather dependent. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. Climbing tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (62 or older), children 11 years of age and under, and the disabled. Climb tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and can only be purchased in-person at the site the day of the climb. There are no advance ticket sales for regular climbs. Ticket sales begin at 8:45 am and climbs begin at 9 am, running every 15 minutes with a limit of 12 visitors per climb. Ticket sales close at 4:25 pm. Ticket holders should arrive at the base of the lighthouse five minutes prior to their ticketed climb time. https://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/lighthouseclimbs.htm

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER – September 28th – 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Resource Center, Nags Head – Does cancer treatment have you feeling sluggish and looking a little less like yourself? Local licensed beauty professionals (cosmetologists, estheticians and nail technicians) have volunteered to show you how to use makeup and skincare products to bring back your natural beauty and lift your spirits. Look Good, Feel Better is a collaboration between OBH Cancer Care Services, the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association. All instruction and beauty products are provided free of charge to women in active cancer treatment. Reserve your opportunity to Look Good and Feel Better today by calling 449-4554

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – Karaoke with DJ Billy – September 28th – 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

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Wilder Brothers – September 28th – 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/

FREE FLU VACCINATIONS FOR ADULTS 18 AND OVER – September 29th – 8:30 – 11:30 am – The Dare Center, Manteo – Protect yourself and those around you by getting your flu shot! The flu shot does not cause the flu, and it takes only a few moments to get vaccinated. No appointments needed.

CANCER TRANSITIONS: Moving Beyond Treatment – Tuesday, September 29th – 4:00 -6:30 pm (Four-Session Series) – OBH Education Suite, Medical Office Building, 2nd Floor, Nags Head – The Cancer Transitions program is for patients who have completed cancer treatment. The four sessions will address many of the physical, psychosocial and practical issues that patients and loved ones may face once cancer treatment is over. Each session includes a light, healthy dinner, and patients are encouraged to bring one caregiver. Call 449-4554 to register for Cancer Transitions.

FISH HEADS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS – SoulOne – September 29th – 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

SOME DAILY HAPPENINGS! 

JENNETTE’S PIER – Nags Head –September 23rd – Family Fishing – 9:00 pm. September 25th – Stand Up Paddle Board Tours – 9:00 am; Family Fishing – 9:00 am. September 22nd – Catch It, Clean It, Cook It – 9:00 am; Junior Explorer Day – 10:00 am. September 30thFamily Fishing – 9:00 am. 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.

NC AQUARIUM ROANOKE ISLAND – Aquatots – September 29th – “Squishy Squid & Octopus”– 11:00 am – Ages 2 -5 – Reservations recommended. Breakfast with the Rays – September 23rd & 30th – 8:30 am – Ages 6 and up. Happy Otter Hour – September 24th – 10:00 am Ages 6 and up. Shark Bites – September 23rd, 25th & 30th – 12:30 pm Ages 6 and up. Shark Tank Tour – 10:00 am – September 24th, 25th & 28th – 2:00 pm – September 24th, 25th, 28th, & 29th. Ages 6 and up. Otter Quarters Tour – September 29th – 10:00 am & September 28th – 2:00 pm – Ages 6 and up. NC Big Sweep Kayak Clean Up! September 26th 10:00 am – Ages 18 and up – What’s the Catch? – September 23rd, 25th & 30th – 10:00 am – September 29th – 2:00 pm – Ages 5 and up. Let’s Go Crabbing – September 28th – 11:00 am – Ages 6 and up. Wetlands Walk – September 23rd – 10:00 am & September 28th – 2:00 pm – 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 recommendedhttp://www.ncaquariums.com/roanoke-island-free-programs

JOCKEY’S RIDGE – September 24th – “Dune Critters” – 2:00 pm. September 28th – “Birds of Prey” – 10:00 am. FOR MORE INFORMATION & MEETING PLACES – Jockey’s Ridge State Park (252) 441-7132 http://www.ncparks.gov/find-an-activity/events-and-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/

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

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES – Every Monday in September & 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.

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 – 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/

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/

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

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/

GENTLE CHAIR YOGA – September 9, 16, 23, 30 & 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

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 – 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/

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! 

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

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/

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

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! 

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