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Outer Banks Christmas Festival of Trees - December 10-13, 2014 at Outer Banks Brewing Station, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Christmas Festival of Trees Returns to Outer Banks Brewing Station

The 26th Annual Festival Trees fundraiser for the Outer Banks Hotline Crisis Intervention Center returns to the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills for an epic four-day Christmas extravaganza, December 10-13. Events this year include a decorating party on Wednesday, Dec. 10, the holiday bazaar and “Santa and the Train” for the kids […]

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Jennifer Lawrence returns in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Nov. 21, 2014: ‘Hunger Games’ Resume

The Hunger Games resume in theaters this week, with the sequel Mockingjay Part 1 opening locally, including the  historic Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of November 21, 2014! Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: Days of Future Past) returns as rebel heroine Katniss in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (rated PG13), […]

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The Outer Banks Christmas House 2013 (photo: OBXentertainment.com)

Next On ‘OBXE TV’: Christmas Episode Preview [Video]

The next new episode of our original Outer Banks web series OBXE TV will be our first Christmas Episode, featuring a behind-the-scenes look on location at the Poulos family’s Outer Banks Christmas House in Kill Devil Hills, as host Sue Artz welcomes special guests Jim and Ann Poulos, owners of The Christmas House! This episode […]

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'Banshee' Season 3 poster

‘Banshee’ Season 3 Official Trailer Shows No Mercy [NC Film]

Filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina, we have your first official look at the upcoming third season of the hit Cinemax series Banshee, as the first full trailer for the new season has arrived online today! You can watch the brand new 90-second trailer in the player below, and then let us hear your thoughts in […]

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Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return in 'Dumb and Dumber To'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Nov. 14, 2014: ‘Dumb’ Sequel

The Dumb get Dumber again in theaters this week, while a Very Bad Day from Disney comes to The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of November 14, 2014! Finally, Disney serves up something for the whole family with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (rated PG), premiering tonight […]

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Hanging with Santa at Kitty Hawk Kites - Nov. 28-29, 2014

Hang With Santa Claus In Nags Head Thanksgiving Weekend

Santa Claus is comin’ to town! The Christmas season officially kicks off when the big man in red arrives for Kitty Hawk Kites’ annual “Hanging with Santa” event, happening Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 28-29 at their Nags Head store. The event will be followed by the awesome “Kites with Lights” presentation across the street, atop Jockey’s […]

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Masters Touch Christmas - live trees delivered to your house!

Masters Touch Will Deliver Your Live Outer Banks Christmas Tree

Our friends at Masters Touch Landscaping are not only selling premium live Christmas trees starting this month, but they will deliver yours directly to your house when you order now. The fraser firs range in height from 5 to 8 feet tall, with priced at $40, $50, or $60 depending on what size you order. […]

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The 110th first flight anniversary at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC, December 17, 2013. (photo: OBXentertainment.com)

Wright Brothers National Memorial Entrance Fees Waived For Veterans Day

Acting Superintendent Kym Hall has announced that Wright Brothers National Memorial will join national park units across the country in honoring current and former servicemen and women and their families, as entrance to Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills will be free to all park visitors on Tuesday, November 11.   “National parks […]

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Outer Banks Marathon - November 9, 2014  (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)_0062

Outer Banks Marathon 2014 [Video / Photo Gallery]

The 9th Annual Outer Banks Marathon ran from Kitty Hawk to Roanoke Island on Sunday, November 9, drawing thousands of runners to participate in the popular event. You can watch the 2014 Marathon as the runners passed through Kill Devil Hills in our featured video in the player below, and then scroll down to view […]

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Lower Currituck VFD Turkey Shoot - Nov. 15, 2014 in Powells Point

Lower Currituck VFD “Turkey Shoot” Returns Nov. 15

The Lower Currituck Volunter Fire Department’s 3rd Annual Turkey Shoot returns to Powells Point this month. No turkeys will be harmed during this event, as participants will shoot at targets with a chance to win a prize. A “turkey shoot” is a shooting contest where frozen turkeys are awarded as prizes. The shoot is held […]

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Ray Bowser benefit - Nov. 16 at Kelly's

Kelly’s To Host Concert Benefit For Ray Bowser

A benefit will be held this week for Ray Bowser, a longtime Outer Banks local who is currently going through a health crisis and is in need of support from the community. The “Benefit 4 Bowser” is happening Sunday, November 16, from 2 to 6pm at Kelly’s in Nags Head, featuring an afternoon of great […]

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Disney introduces Marvel's 'Big Hero 6' in theaters this week.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Nov. 7, 2014: ‘Big Hero’ Goes ‘Interstellar’

The director of The Dark Knight trilogy goes Interstellar in theaters this week and Disney introduces is newest Big Hero, while you can find The Best of Nicholas Sparks at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of November 7, 2014! Playing at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo is the latest adaptation of one of a […]

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'Wicked Tuna: North vs. South', featuring the Outer Banks, North Carolina fishing industry, premieres on Nat Geo on August 17, 2014.

‘Wicked Tuna: North vs. South’ Now Casting Season 2 Outer Banks Crews

The hit National Geographic series Wicked Tuna: North vs South, filmed on the Outer Banks, North Carolina, will return for a second season next year, and producers on the Outer Banks right now looking for the new cast members! Filming in the North Carolina/Virginia area will begin in January. Producers are in the area right now interviewing […]

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Greg Humphreys' Electric Trio

Greg Humphreys’ Trio To Play Outer Banks Brewing Station [Concert Preview]

Greg Humphreys will bring his Electric Trio to Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills live in concert this weekend. Following a string of acoustic solo albums, longtime Dillon Fence and Hobex frontman Greg Humphreys returns to the bandstand. Humphreys’ new Electric Trio features bassist Matt Brandau and drummer Keith Robinson. The Brooklyn-via-NC artist […]

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First Friday - Nov. 7, 2014 in Manteo

First Friday Returns To Manteo Waterfront Nov. 7

The monthly First Friday celebration returns to the downtown Manteo waterfront this week.  Live music to be featured includes The Crowd at Magnolia Pavilion and SoulOne at the Dare County Arts Council stage, both performing from 6 to 8pm, plus local author David Tanis reading from his latest book starting at 7pm at the Arts […]

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Motu Music Foundation

Dare Arts Council Partners With Motu Music Foundation

The Motu Music Foundation believes in the power of music and how it can transform a community. Motu means “Island” in the New Zealand aboriginal language of the Maori. Like the people of New Zealand, music is an integral part of the community here on the Outer Banks. Motu has emerged from a vision of […]

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Nu-Blu will perform at the Outer Banks Veterans Week concert at Waterside Theatre on Nov. 14, 2014.

Outer Banks Veterans Week Events Announced

The Dare County Arts Council­ and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau have announced a new partnership to promote Veterans Day throughout the second week of November, as Outer Banks Veterans Week, sponsored by PNC Bank, will play host to a myriad of honorary celebrations for veterans and active duty service members. The centerpiece of Outer Banks Veterans […]

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Jake Gyllenhaal goes crazy in 'Nightcrawler'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Oct. 31, 2014: New Thrillers In Theaters

Nicole Kidman and Jack Gyllenhaal want to scare you with two new thrillers in theaters this Halloween, while The Maze Runner begins its run at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of October 31, 2014! Based on the best selling novel of the same name, the action adventure The Maze Runner (rated PG13) […]

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You Can't Take It With You

Theatre of Dare Announces Auditions for ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

Fresh off the campy comedy of Psycho Beach Party, Theatre of Dare will be looking to “cast” a wide net when it holds open auditions for its second production of the 2014-15 season, You Can’t Take It With You. Auditions will be held in the auditorium of the College of the Albemarle’s Manteo campus on […]

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Exotic Erotic Ball at Outer Banks Brewing Station - Oct. 31, 2014

Outer Banks Brewing Station Hosts 13th Exotic Erotic Halloween Ball

The Outer Banks Brewing Station will host their 13th Annual Exotic Erotic Ball on Halloween night this weekend. After the kids are done trick or treating, it’s time for the adults to come out and play at the Brewing Station’s annual Exotic Erotic Ball, for adults only, featuring a $100 costume contest and live entertainment […]

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Wanchese Woods Lights Out - November 1, 2014

[Contest] Enter To WIN Tickets To Lights Out Night At Wanchese Woods!

Wanchese Woods Haunted Trail will end its 2014 season this Friday, Halloween Night, but they will reopen one more time this year on Saturday night for a special Lights Out experience, and OBX Entertainment has tickets to giveaway! We will be giving away a pairs of free admission passes to this Saturday’s Lights Out event at Wanchese […]

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Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes 2014 Winners (photo by Matt Artz)_0034

‘OBXE TV’ Episode 34 – Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes [Video]

The 34th episode of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV is now available online, and for our Season 1 finale we take you on location at our own 1st Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes! The event featured more than 100 registered parade entries and many more in attendance to enjoy all […]

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Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes 2014 Winners (photo by Matt Artz)_0007

Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes 2014 Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

OBXentertainment.com presented the first ever OUTER BANKS HALLOWEEN PARADE OF COSTUMES at Kelly’s in Nags Head on Sunday, Oct. 26, featuring more than 100 registered parade entries and many more in attendance to enjoy all the fun, which included trick or treat statations, live music, and over $2,500 in prizes awarded for the best costumes in various age […]

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'Ouija' haunts theaters this Halloween.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – Oct. 24, 2014: Playing ‘Ouija’

Will you play with the Ouija board in theaters this Halloween? The horror thriller opens this week, along with Keanu Reeves’ return to action as John Wick, and a Hundred Foot Journey at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of October 24, 2014! Playing at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, The Hundred-Foot Journey (rated […]

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