Author: Matt Artz

Jefferson Starship will be live in concert on the Outer Banks at Waterside Theatre on July 12, 2015.

Jefferson Starship Headlines Lost Colony Outer Banks Concert Series

Jefferson Starship, featuring two of the original members of the iconic rock band Jefferson Airplane, is coming to the Outer Banks for the first time, live on stage at the historic Waterside Theatre on...

Cape Hatteras ORV

National Park Service Updates Cape Hatteras ORV Management Plan

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced this week that, consistent with 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, a legislation-driven review and analysis of the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan for Cape...

A new sign about the importance of conservation of bottlenose dolphins has been installed along the trail to the new Soundside Pier at the N. C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island. The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research uses markings on dolphin’s dorsal fins to track the area’s population and they have identified more than 600 of these energetic and playful marine mammals in this area. (JennettesPier.net photo)

New Dolphin Signs Installed At Jennette’s Pier And NC Aquarium

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Jennette’s Pier, and the Outer Banks Community Foundation have teamed up with the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research (OBX CDR) to develop and install informational graphic...

Blake Lively stars in 'The Age of Adaline'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – April 24, 2015: Ageless ‘Adaline’

Adaline is ageless in theaters this week, and an animated alien just wants to get Home at the historic Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of April 24, 2015! At the historic Pioneer Theatre in...

Outer Banks Bike Week - Pigman's, Kill Devil Hills, NC - April 24, 2015. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)0182

Bike Week 2015 Rolls Onto Outer Banks [Video / Photo Gallery]

The 13th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week rolled onto the Outer Banks, kicking off on April 18 and running through April 26, with various events, rides, and parties happening throughout the area all week....

Cape Hatteras Lifeguard Pinup Girl by Lantern Press

Cape Hatteras National Seashore 2015 Lifeguard Season Announced

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Cape Hatteras National Seashore has contracted the Seashore’s lifeguard operations to serve the visiting public during the 2015 summer season.  Operations of...

John Minnich of Trio, George Wood, Eddie Cooke of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and Chris Sawin of Dare County Arts Council. (photo by Biff Jennings)

Outer Banks Forum Announces Playbill Artist Contest Winner

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and the Dare County Arts Council are pleased to announce the winners of their second annual art competition to select the Forum’s Playbill cover. George Wood’s...

The Wright Brothers' first flight on December 17, 1903 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, photographed by John T. Daniels.

Tom Hanks Producing Wright Brothers Miniseries For HBO!

The subject of the next miniseries event from HBO and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goatzman hits close to home, as HBO has acquired the rights to The Wright Brothers, a new book...

US News and World Report has named the Outer Banks, NC as number one in their list of the Top 10 Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA! (photo: US News and World Report)

US News World Report Ranks Outer Banks Best Family Beach Vacation

U.S. News and World Report recently released its list of the 10 Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA, giving the Outer Banks, North Carolina the No. 1 top spot! The site has this to...

Rock The Cape - May 30, 2015, Avon, NC

Dare Arts Council Announces Rock The Cape Music Festival Lineup

Dare County Arts Council Announces Music Lineup and Festival Plans For The Third Annual Rock The Cape Music Festival and Arts Exposition in Avon NC Dare County Arts Council will host the third annual Rock The...

Sue Artz with Jon Bender and Don Bridge of Theatre of Dare on the set of the OBX Entertainment series 'OBXE TV' on April 16, 2015. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Ep. 42 – Theatre Of Dare [Video]

Season 2 of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV continues with Episode 42, featuring an all new interview with our special guests Don Bridge and John Bender from Theatre of Dare.  Don...

Ben Affleck is Bruce Wayne in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'.

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Teaser Trailer Arrives! [Trending]

Just one day after Disney unveiled a second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Warner Bros. has answered with our first ever look at the upcoming superhero epic Batman v Superman: Dawn of...

Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – April 17, 2015: ‘Blart’ Is Back

Social media gets haunted in theaters this week, while Paul Blart leaves the mall, and the Monkey Kingdom comes to life. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of April 17, 2015!...

Chewbacca and Han Solo return in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser Revealed! [Trending]

Disney and Lucasfilm have just unveiled a brand new official teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring a mystical voice over from Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and our first look at returning...

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Fee Free Weekend Announced At Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills will be joining national park sites across the country in celebrating the first weekend of National Park Week by waiving admission fees on Saturday and Sunday,...

A humpback whale was spotted playing in the ocean near Jennettes Pier in Nags Head on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. photo courtesy of Jennettes Pier

Humpback Whale Spotted Playing Near Jennette's Pier, Nags Head

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] What looked like a young humpback whale was captured frolicking in the ocean just off of the end of Jennette’s Fishing Pier in Nags Head at around noon today (Tuesday). Humpback whales...

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Outer Banks Group Joins NPS Find Your Park Movement

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] The Outer Banks Group of national parks join other parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com.  Recently...

Earth Day 2015 at Jennette's Pier Nags Head

Earth Fair OBX Celebrates Earth Day At Jennette's Pier, Nags Head

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Jennette’s Pier will once again host the annual Earth Fair OBX celebration this year on Saturday, April 18, from 1 to 4pm, featuring educational exhibits, live entertainment, free rain barrels, birdhouses,...

Dare County Arts Council will host a watercolor workshop April 28-30, 2015.

Dare Arts Council Hosting Watercolor Workshop

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a watercolor workshop with artist Jesi Pace-Berkeley, entitled “Faces and Figures”. This three day workshop will focus on figurative painting, and how to...

Theatre of Dare presents the comedy 'Manly Men'.

Theatre of Dare Presents Dating Comedy 'Manly Men'

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] “You don’t know anything about women, do you?”  That line signals the end of another bad date for Harold, the protagonist of Theatre of Dare’s upcoming production of Manly Men. Fortunately,...

Organizers are hard at work planning this year's Night For Sight, a charity auction to benefit the Outer Banks VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Fishing Tournament.

Auction To Benefit Visually Impaired Persons Fishing Tournament

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] A “Night for Sight” dinner and auction to raise funds for the blind and visually impaired will be held at Duck Woods Country Club in Southern Shores on April 18 opening at...

The National Park Service Outer Banks Group is honoring local volunteers, including Elizabeth Schaub.

National Park Service Honors Outer Banks Volunteers

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] During National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, the National Park Service Outer Banks Group celebrates the volunteers that work at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National...

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Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – April 10, 2015: 'Longest Ride' From NC

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Another Nicholas Sparks romance filmed in North Carolina arrives in theaters this week, while Ryan Reynolds searches for a Woman in Gold and Sean Astin asks if you Believe. Here’s your Outer...

Soundside Live at Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head - May 7

Soundside Live Concert Relocated To Jennette's Pier Beach

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Due to weather related delays to the Outer Banks Event Site renovations, organizers of a new concert series have decided to change the venue of the inaugural Soundside Live event, which...

The National Park Service Outer Banks Group has announced the seasonal temporary ORV beach closures starting on April 1, 2015 on Hatteras and Ocracoke Island.

Cape Point Temporarily Closes ORV Beach Access

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] National Park Service Outer Banks Group Deputy Superintendent Mark Dowdle announced today the temporary off-road vehicle (ORV) access closure of the Cape Point area in accordance with the requirements of the...

The Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

DCAC Announces Mollie Fearing Art Show Call For Entries

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Dare County Arts Council announces a Call for Entry for the 18 th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show. The Annual “Mollies” features an eclectic mix of artwork, which will be...

Paint Nite on the Outer Banks

Paint Nite Brightens Outer Banks Nightlife

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Paint Nite is bringing art, food, and beverages together in a unique way, meant to inspire creativity and community bonding. Paint Nite invites people out to local bars and restaurants for...

Kill Devil Hills Historic Landmarks Open House is happening on April 17.

Kill Devil Hills Hosting Historic Landmarks Open House

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] The Kill Devil Hills Historic Landmarks Open House is coming up this month. The self-guided tour of a sampling of the historic homes will began with a reception for recent  historic home designations...

Sue Artz with Sweet T's owner Stacey Walters on the set of the OBX Entertainment series 'OBXE TV' on April 5, 2015. (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Ep. 41 – Sweet T’s Owner Stacey Walters [Video]

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Season 2 of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV continues with Episode 41, featuring an all new interview with our special guest Stacey Walters, owner of Sweet T’s Coffee...

Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, NC (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Extended Spring Operating Hours Begin At Jennette's Pier

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] As of today, Jennette’s Fishing Pier in Nags Head will extend its operating hours as the spring season kicks into high gear and the popular Outer Banks landmark prepares for another...