THANKSGIVING WEEK ON THE OUTER BANKS! The next couple of weeks on the OBX is packed with great events, fun races, delicious food, and so much more! The decorations are going up and Santa Claus already has appointments around the area. A number of the best restaurants are offering scrumptious Thanksgiving meals so you can enjoy everything else!!!

kellys 30thKELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT PRESENTS – Working Women’s Wednesday – November 18th – 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Presented by East Carolina Radio Group = WERX, WRSF, WOBR, WKJX, WCNC, WZBO & Kelly’s Restaurant. $15 M&M = Manicure & Martini OR $5 Martini. Games, Gifts and complimentary Appetizer’s.

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT PRESENTS – Country Line Dancing – November 19th – 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Nags Head – Every 1st and 3rd Thursday enjoy line dancing and take some lessons too!

lobster24TH ANNUAL LOBSTER FEST – November 20th – 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Mako Mike’s Beach Grill, Kill Devil Hills – The event features a delicious lobster feast including Hatteras clam chowder and all the fixings. 100% of net proceeds from this year’s event will benefit local charities Mano al Hermano, empowering local Latino families through education, and the Community Care Clinic of Dare, providing basic healthcare for financially challenged persons. Tickets for Lobster Fest are available at the Community Care Clinic or from any North Banks Rotary member. Eat in or take out.

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT PRESENTS – Karnivale – November 20th – 8:00 – 11:00 pm – Nags Head – Karnivàle is a 5-piece band with no boundaries. From rock to dance to alternative, classics to roots and country to boot….music to move your soul and your feet.

13TH ALL SAINTS HOLIDAY BAZAAR & ART HOLLY DAYS – November 20th – 21st – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – 40 Pintail Trl, Southern Shores – A great way to start your shopping now! Please come out to help with this annual fundraiser! Get your Christmas Shopping done! There will be all sorts of gift items from various vendors and All Saints’ will have a Bake Table, Casseroles to sell, Jewelry Booth, Raffle, Silent Auction, and an amazing home cooked Lunch to purchase each of the two days!! Hope to see you then!!

16th ANNUAL ART & CRAFT SHOW – November 21st & 22nd – Sea Ranch Resort, Kill Devil Hills –Unique gifts for everyone on your lists: Jellies & Spice Rubs, Wood Carvings, Pottery, Handcrafted Jewelry, Knitted Items, Christmas Decorations, Bakery Items, Up-cycled Items, Soaps, Paintings, Hand-sewn Fabric Items and SO MUCH MORE!! Door prizes given away each day! Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10am – 5pm, Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 12pm – 4pm, *Also, collecting non-perishable food for the Beach Food Pantry!

KarnivaleKELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT PRESENTS – Karnivale – November 21st – 8:00 – 11:00 pm – Nags Head – Karnivàle is a 5-piece band with no boundaries. From rock to dance to alternative, classics to roots and country to boot….music to move your soul and your feet.

ADVICE 5K TURKEY TROT 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FREE CONCERT – 1:00 – 5:00 pm – November 25th – Duck – Bring the whole flock to Duck to shop, eat, and listen to music. Head to the Duck Town Green from 1-5 pm as we celebrate the 20th Running of the ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot (scheduled for Thanksgiving morning). Enjoy live music from Mama’s Black Sheep and Spare Change during this live concert on the Green. Chairs, blankets, picnics and coolers are welcome. The race’s packet pickup will take place at the Town Park. The event is free and open to the public.

chills turkeyCHILLI PEPPER’S COASTAL GRILL – Turkey to Go – Let Chilli’s do the work! Full Dinner for 6-8 people includes: Sweet Brined 13 – 15 pound Turkey (oven roasted or fried), Mashed Potatoes & Turkey Gravy, Green Beans, Old Fashioned Stuffing, Collard Greens, Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls (Proof Bakery), and Pumpkin Pie. $129.99. Extra sides available. We also have amazing additional dishes available including: Steamed & Chilled Jumbo Shrimp w/Cocktail Sauce & Chilli’s Seasoning, New England Clam Chowder, Mini Crab Cakes with Chili Lin Aioli, Local Crab Slough Oysters Raw & Unshucked, 10 ounce Crab Dip with Toast Points, Cajun Shrimp & Grits, 8 ounce Crab Dip with Crostini, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Assorted Cookies. All dinners can be picked up after 4:00 pm on Wednesday 11/25 or between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Dinners will be fully cooked with reheating instructions. Call and order your perfect Thanksgiving feast today! 252-441-8081.

4TH ANNUAL SURFIN’ TURKEY 5K AND PUPPY DRUM FUN RUN – November 26th – 8:00 am – Hatteras Village Civic Center, 56658 NC Highway 12 Hatteras Join us for this Thanksgiving Day Surfin’ Turkey 5K and Puppy Drum Fun Run, hosted by Hatteras Village and presented by the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund  (HIYEF). This organization is dedicated to helping the children of Hatteras Island. Register at the event or click here to register-

THANKSGIVING DAY WILD TURKEY 5K & FUN RUN – November 26th –  3712 N Croatan Hwy, Ste D, Kitty Hawk – Check-in: 6:30-7:30 am (Race Day registration if space is available.) 7:55 am Fun Run, 8:15 am Turkey Call/Race Start, 8:50-9:30 am Thanksgiving-Post Race hospitality, and awards. Registration and Race Fee: Includes event shirt, post-race hospitality, Unique Finisher Gift, Chip Timing and One climb for the Currituck Light House (Lighthouse climb ticket good Friday November 25th-Wednesday, December 2nd. This event is a family and community event in the spirit and fellowship of the holiday. A water stop is provided at the Half-way mark/turn around. Thanksgiving Treats will be presented to the first male, female, and youth finishers. The overall winner receives a pumpkin cheesecake. A tasty appreciation for the official Race Sweeper. Open to Runners, Walkers, Wheel Chair participants, and Stroller/Jogger Participants. Prohibited: Bandits, Counterfeit Runners, Roller Blades, Skates, Scooters, Skateboards, Cycles, and Dogs (no pets). In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we will be collecting canned goods/non-perishable food items for the local Food Banks.

OUTER BANKS RUNNING CLUB GOBBLER 5K AND FUN RUN – November 26th – 8:00 am, The Village at Nags Head, Nags Head – Presented by the Outer Banks Running Club. Beneficiary:  This event serves as the primary fundraiser each year for your race organizer, the Outer Banks Running Club.  Proceeds enable our Club to serve its members and our community & visitors through races, clinics, group runs, club coaching, social events, etc.  Pricing – 5k $30, 5k OUTER BANKS RUNNING CLUB MEMBERS ONLY $20, Fun Run $5. For more information or to join, click here:

20TH RUNNING OF THE ANNUAL ADVICE 5K TURKEY TROT – November 26th – 9:00 am – Duck – Join us in 2015 when we celebrate the 20th Running of our beloved family and community event with LOTS & LOTS of extra special surprises — before, during, & after the race!

OBX GO FAR TURKEY TROT 5K AND ONE MILE FUN RUN – November 26th – 9:00 am – Southern Shores – An OBX GO FAR Fundraiser Event for all of the Outer Banks community and visitors! –

pjax thanksgivingPAMLICO JACK’S RESTAURANT & BAAR! – Thanksgiving Buffet & Oyster Festival – November 26th – 10:30 am – 7:00 pm – Nags Head – Oysters on the Half Shell, Oysters Rockefeller, Smoked Rockfish, Charred Raw Tuna, Deviled Eggs, Tarragon-Cured Salmon, Pamlico’s Seafood Bisque, & Seasonal Soups, Fresh Strawberries, Pineapple & Melon, Caesar Salad, Macaroni & Cheese, Ham Hock Collard Greens, Sweet Potato Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Whole Kernel Corn, Green Bean Casserole, Sliced Tomatoes, Corn Bread Stuffing, Golden Fried North Carolina Oysters, Burgundy Beef Stroganoff with Egg Noodles, Roast Tom Turkey & Cranberry Sauce, Baked Honey-Glazed Ham, Shrimp & Scallop Newburg, Golden Fried Shrimp, Pulled Pork BBQ, Assorted Artisan Breads, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Berry Cheesecake, Chocolate Swirl Cake, Raspberry Tango Cake, Whiskey Bread Pudding, Chocolate Mousse. Adults: $31.95, Seniors: {65} $24.95, Children Under 12: $14.95. Children Under 5 Eat Free. Call 441-2637 or email [email protected] for reservations.

5th ANNUAL COMMUNITY FREE THANKSGIVING – November 26th – 11:00am – 3:00pm – Liberty Christian Fellowship, 244 Williams Dr, Kill Devil Hills – Liberty Christian Fellowship will be having a Thanksgiving meal open to those in our community who would like to join us. We recognize that many people on the Outer Banks have family out of the area for Thanksgiving. As well as families in the wake of our economy may find it hard to celebrate as you have in years past. We invite you to share a wonderful home cooked meal in a warm inviting atmosphere with others from our community. We are open to anyone so please join us. All food items/funds are donated from local businesses and community members so that we may be able to serve you free of charge. If you would like to donate to this cause please contact Samantha Blackwell at [email protected] If you are planning on attending, please go to the Facebook event page and mark yourself as going to help with planning.

HGI ThanksgivingHILTON GARDEN INN – Thanksgiving Dinner on the Kitty Hawk Pier – November 26th – three seatings 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. Please join us for our First Annual Thanksgiving Feast here on the Kitty Hawk Pier! Menu to include: Imported and Domestic Cheese, Fresh Fruit, Vegetable Crudité, Garden Salad, Butternut Squash Soup, Carving Station, Cider Brined Turkey Breast, Steamship Round of Beef, Honey and Fig Glazed Ham, Char Crusted Pork Loin, Traditional (and some not-so-traditional) Sides, Chefs Assortment of Holiday Desserts – $25.95 per person – ½ price for 12 and under children – 3 and under children are free. Join Us!

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Thanksgiving Celebration – November 26th – 11:00 am – 8:00 pm – Nags Head – Hatteras Clam Chowder, Butternut Squash Soup, Clams Casino, Oysters Rockefeller, Oysters Remick, Quinoa Salad with Squash, Craisins and Pepitas, Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey and Mint, Chicken Liver Pate, Kelly’s Homemade Cranberry Relish, Caesar Salad, Hand Carved Herb Roasted Turkey, Traditional & Oyster Dressing, Spiral Sliced Ham, Beef Shoulder Tender, Bourbon Molasses Glazed Pork Loin, Broiled Carolina Lump Crab Cakes, Shrimp & Grits, Carolina Coast Bouillabaisse (shrimp, clams and fish), Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Bacon, Succotash Salad, Black Eyed Peas, Creamy Whipped Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni & Cheese, Currituck Collards, Homemade Desserts by Pastry Chef Jamie Plumley (a sample of the few that we will have – sweet potato crème brulee, vanilla bean crème brulee, apple pie, mincemeat cognac pie, pumpkin pie, mandarin orange cake, hershey bar cake, chocolate mousse, pumpkin brandy cheesecake, white chocolate raspberry cheesecake). Casual dining and children’s menu available Thanksgiving day. Adults $33, Senior Citizens (65+) $25, Children (5-12) $12, Children under 5 free.  For Reservations call 252-441-4116 or go to:

captains thanksgivingCAPTAIN GEORGE’S – Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet (now including shrimp and crab legs!) – November 26th – 11:30 am – 9:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Enjoy everything you’d expect from a Traditional Thanksgiving dinner – roast turkey with the fixin’s and so much more!

MAKO MIKE’S BEACH GRILL – Happy Thanksgiving – November 26th – noon – 8:00 pm – A special plated meal just for you! No reservations required. This is a plated meal, you may also order from our menu all day! Roast turkey, Shaved Smithfield country ham, Homemade dressing, Candied yams, Fresh steamed vegetables, Fresh collard greens, Mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, Cranberry chutney. Includes a slice of pumpkin walnut & cream cheese roll with our own fresh made caramel sauce. Adults $14.95, Children under 12 $6.95, Tax & gratuity not included.

BEACHSIDE BISTRO AT THE SEA RANCH RESORT – Thanksgiving Buffet – Seatings at 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Enjoy all the best and most popular dishes for Thanksgiving with an oceanfront flair! Tossed Salad w/ Dressings, Pasta Salad with Mixed Vegetables & Fresh Mozzarella, Deviled Eggs, Assorted Cheese and Cracker Display, Chilled Shrimp Cocktail, Cranberry sauce, Roasted Turkey, Brown Sugar Glaze Roasted Ham, Sweet Potato Casserole, Seasoned Collard Greens, Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Turkey Stuffing, Oyster Stuffing, Corn on the Cob, Assorted Homemade Desserts. Adults $24.95, 12 and under $12.00. Reservations Recommended. Call Now – 252.441.7126

ARTS & CRAFTS CHRISTMAS FAIR 2015 – November 27th – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Baum Center, 300 Mustian St, Kill Devil Hills – The Christmas Fair will be a one day event this year, sponsored by the Outer Banks Woman’s Club. Proceeds to benefit Club Scholarships and Community needs. Please share this event to help make it a resounding success!

hanging with santaHANGING WITH SANTA – November 27th & 28th – Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, Nags Head – Come spread the holiday cheer with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing crew. Free visit and pictures with Santa, cocoa and cookies, and a light show with kites on Jockey’s Ridge are just a few of the fun and festive things going on… not to mention all the amazing holiday sales! Stop by Jockey’s Ridge Crossing for a visit with Santa and kick of the holidays with Kitty Hawk Kites. SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:  FRIDAY – Photos with Santa- Jockey’s Ridge Crossing 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. SATURDAY – Photos with Santa- Jockey’s Ridge Crossing 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

winterlightsWINTERLIGHT GRAND ILLUMINATION – November 27th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo – Join The Elizabethan Gardens and Southern Bank for the opening celebration of WinterLights, a spectacular twenty-two night event of holiday lights and sights. Find holiday warmth and charm inside and out with festive food and drink in the “Embellished” Hall, and cozy fire pits on the Great Lawn as well as seasonal gift shop and plant sales. Funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. Non-Members: Adults $15, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Youth (5 and under) $7. Members/Friends: Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $8, Youth (5 and under) $6. For info or details, call 252-473-3234. Last tickets sold at 8:15pm.

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT PRESENTS – Wes Cook Band – November 27th – 9:00 pm – 12:45 am – Nags Head – The Wes Cook Band is a Tennessee based, country, southern rock band, and the most popular band  in the booming lower Broadway, Nashville scene.  With over 270 gigs a year, WCB is one of the hardest working, most talented bands coming out of Nashville today. DJ during band breaks.

currishuck20153rd ANNUAL OBE HOLIDAY BAZAAR – November 28th – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Ramada Plaza – Kill Devil Hills – Join us for a fun filled day of shopping, food & fun. Door Prizes will be given away throughout the day! Enjoy Christmas music by Dj Cowboy.

THE BIG CURRI-SHUCK – November 28th – noon – 5:00 pm – Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg – Save the date! Start off oyster season in a major way – join us at Sanctuary Vineyards and Winery November 28th for The Big Curri-Shuck. All you can eat steamed oysters are the main attraction. We’ll also have steamed crabs and BBQ while they last. Of course we’ll have local wine and beer sampling, live country music and a signature wineglass is yours to keep. Live music, new wine releases and delicious local oysters? We’ll see you there! Tickets now available at the winery or at and available soon at all The Cotton Gin locations.

kites with lightKITES WITH LIGHTS – November 28th – 4:00 pm – Dark – Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, Nags Head – Kites with Lights kicks off the holiday season with the most unique display of lights on the Outer Banks. This is truly special event for the whole family and should not be missed!

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT PRESENTS – Wes Cook Band – November 28th – 9:00 pm – 12:45 am – Nags Head – The Wes Cook Band is a Tennessee based, country, southern rock band, and the most popular band in the booming lower Broadway, Nashville scene.  With over 270 gigs a year, WCB is one of the hardest working, most talented bands coming out of Nashville today. DJ during band breaks.

HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP WITH THREE LOCAL ARTISTS – November 29th – 1:00 – 5:00 pm – Birthday Suits, Kill Devil Hills – Join Hollow Daze Surf Designs, Treasures from a Mermaid’s Purse, and OBX Life Photography for a Holiday Pop-Up Shop inside Birthday Suits in Kill Devil Hills. These three local artists will be available to meet you and help you find great gifts for friends and family during the big after-Thanksgiving shopping weekend. We’re grateful to Birthday Suits for hosting this fantastic event, and we encourage you to check out all the great items they’ll have for sale that day as well. Click “join” and you’ll get updates from us to see some of the locally made products we’ll have available for you. All three artists love custom work! Contact any of us for information and we’ll have it ready for you the day of the event.


JENNETTE’S PIER – Nags Head –Mondays at 8:00 am Stand Up Paddle Board Tours. Tuesdays at 9:00 am Catch It, Clean It, Cook It. Wednesdays at 9:00 am Family Fishing. Fridays at 8:00 am Stand Up Paddle Board Tours. This Schedule is Subject to Change. Please see the website – 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 – December 1st “Winter Wonders” – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – Ages 2 -5 – Reservations recommended. Breakfast with the Rays – December 2nd – 8:30 am – Ages 6 and up. Aquarist for the Day – November 18th – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Ages 8 and up. Happy Otter Hour – November 24th – 2:00 pm – Ages 6 and up. Shark Bites – November 20th, 23rd & 27th December 2nd – 12:30 pm Ages 6 and up. Shark Tank Tour – 10:00 am – November 23rd, 24th & 30th, December 1st – 2:00 pm – November 19th, 27th & 30th, December 2nd – Ages 6 and up. Quarantine Tour – November 19th – 3:00 pm – Ages 12 and up. Otter Quarters Tour – 11:00 am – November 20th & 25th, December 4th – 2:00 pm – December 1st – Ages 6 and up. Nautical Wreaths – November 30 -1:00pm – Ages: 8 and up. What’s the Catch – November 5th – 10:00 am – Ages 5 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


MMAXOUT FITNESS OBX – Fitness, Cycle, Muscle, Weight Training, Kickboxing, Kickboxing/Core and more. 24 hour access available.

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)

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Sunday – Best Brunch on the Beach! (as voted by the Virginia-Pilot)

BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Every Monday – Burger Night is Back!!! – Enjoy handmade burgers with a new specialty burger every week.

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Monday – Build Your Own Pasta – you choose the pasta, the sauce, the meat, the toppings. Don’t miss this!!!

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.

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.

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Tuesday – Oysters!!! Enjoy oysters in how you like or try something new.

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.

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Tuesday – 10:00 pm – Dj Bose, Jeffrey Boseman mixing the hottest tracks on the beach.

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Build Your Own Pizza – Every Wednesday – Everyone has a favorite, you choose your own toppings and enjoy!

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.

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Thursday – Regional Tapas – This week’s special “Indian” –

BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Every Thursday – Sushi – Chopstick included.

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – DJ Marshall – Every Thursday – 9:00 pm – 1:00 am – Spinning tunes for your dancing pleasure!

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Burgers Night – Every Friday – Try the “burger of the day” or one you already know you love but don’t miss this!

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.


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