Author: Matt Artz

Outer Banks Bike Week 2017 Music Festival, featuring Great White, Slaughter, and Molly Hatchet in concert.

Outer Banks Bike Week Music Fest Concert Revs Up To Rock Out

The 15th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week is upon us, and organizers have stepped up the entertainment lineup significantly in 2017 with a new two-day music festival happening this weekend, headlined by national recording rock...

Outer Banks Pro 2017 Surf Contest in Nags Head

2017 Outer Banks Pro Surfing Contest Dates Announced

The 2017 WRV Outer Banks Pro Surfing Championship will take place on Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 30 through Sept. 3, once again on the south side of Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. The WRV...

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NPS Outer Banks Group Tourism Creates $247.6 Million In Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,162,855 visitors to to the Outer Banks Group of national park sites in 2016 spent $197.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported...

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Outer Banks Forum Brings Virginia Symphony To Kill Devil Hills

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts is bringing the Virginia Symphony to Kill Devil Hills, live in concert at First Flight High School this Saturday. Listen to the spectacular music of The Virginia...

Outer Banks Kidsfest for ages 5 and under returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park on May 12, 2017.

Roanoke Island Festival Park Hosts 10th Annual Kidsfest

The 10th Annual Kidsfest returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park in May, presented by the Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County. For ages 5 and under, the event will feature exciting hands-on crafts...

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Outer Banks Senior Games Ongoing In Kill Devil Hills

The Outer Banks Senior Games events will continue through this Friday, April 28 at the Thomas A. Baum Senior Center located at 300 Mustian Street in Kill Devil Hills. Track and field, bowling, cycling, and even...

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National Park Service Honors Outer Banks Group Volunteers

During National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, the National Park Service celebrates the volunteers that work at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. This past year, these...

'Beach Massacre at Kill Devil Hills' - official movie poster

‘Beach Massacre At Kill Devil Hills’ Official Poster Unveiled [NC Film]

Following its world premiere screening as an Official Selection at our own Halloween International Film Festival in October 2016, the thriller formerly known as You Found Me, which was filmed in Beaufort, North Carolina,...

Pickin' on the Porch 2017 Free Concert Series in Manteo, NC

Pickin’ On The Porch Free Concert Series Comes To Manteo

The full lineup of entertainers set to perform at the upcoming 2017 Pickin’ on the Porch Concert Series in Manteo has been announced. The bluegrass-flavored event is happening on select nights this summer at...

Christian Bale stars in 'The Promise'.

Weekend Movie Update – April 21, 2017: Solemn ‘Promise’

A solemn Promise is made, but someone gets Forgotten in theaters this week, as the Power Rangers arrive at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of April 21, 2017! The Dead live again,...

Soundside LIve Concert Series 2017

Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series 2017 Lineup Revealed

The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau will kickoff the Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series this year with three consecutive weeks of live music on stage at the outdoor Event Site in Nags Head, and the...

National Park Week

Celebrate National Park Rx Day With Yoga On The Beach

In partnership with The Outer Banks Hospital, the National Park Service Outer Banks Group is celebrating the second annual National Park Rx Day with Yoga on the Beach, at Coquina Beach, this Sunday, April 23...

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Visit Your Outer Banks Parks During National Park Week April 15-23

National Park Week is April 15 to 23, an annual national celebration of people, parks, trails, heritage areas, national trails and rivers, seashores, historic sites, beautiful landscapes, and so many more remarkable places, including three...

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer Is Here!

Disney and LucasFilm have finally revealed our first look at the upcoming continuation of the Skywalker family saga in the official teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, which was unveiled...

'The Fate of the Furious' stars Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel.

Weekend Movie Update – April 14, 2017: Eight of ‘The Furious’

The latest Furious sequel speeds into theaters this week, as a new Beast arrives at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of April 14, 2017! Headlining this week’s new releases is the...

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UNC CSI To Host Outer Banks Birding Lecture

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on North Carolina’s Outer Banks birding as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series, held monthly, highlights information on...

Theatre of Dare presents 'Boeing Boeing' in April 2017.

Theatre Of Dare Presents Comedy ‘Boeing Boeing’ In April

Theatre of Dare has announced the final production of its 2016-2017 season, presenting the 55-year-old French comedy Boeing Boeing live on stage in Manteo for six shows during last two weekends of April. “Drink...

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‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ New Trailer Teases Secret History

The second official trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight premiered online earlier today, featuring more of the eye-popping action and spectacle that we have come to expect from the Autobots and the Decepticons. Starring Mark...

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Children’s Cancer Benefit Concert Event Coming To Kelly’s

You are invited to come out and support local families that are dealing with cancer, and have some fun at the same time at an upcoming benefit for Outer Banks children at Kelly’s in...

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‘Our State’ Magazine Features Weeping Radish As NC’s First Craft Brewery

The latest issue of Our State profiles Weeping Radish owner Uli Bennewitz, who opened North Carolina’s first craft brewery in Manteo more than 30 years ago and ended up changing the future of brewing...

Cate Blanchett is the Goddess of Death Hela in 'Thor: Ragnarok'.

Hulk Smashes Into ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Teaser Trailer

The first official teaser trailer for Marvel’s upcoming fantasy adventure Thor: Ragnarok dropped today, featuring Oscar winner Cate Blanchett as a wicked new villain, the return of the Incredible Hulk, and a pumping Led...

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Soundside FunFair Carnival Returns To Nags Head In June

The 2nd Annual Outer Banks Soundside FunFair carnival will return to the outdoor Event Site in Nags Head in June as a fun, family friendly kick-ff of summer to benefit the Children and Youth Partnership...

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Soundside Live 2017 Sunset Concert Series Coming To Nags Head

The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau will kickoff the Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series this year with three consecutive weeks of live music on stage at the outdoor Event Site in Nags Head.  The concerts...

Bodie Island Lighthouse opening day, April 18, 2013.

Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras Lighthouses Free Opening Day Announced

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent Dave Hallac has announced that the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing this year from Friday, April 21 through Monday, October 9,...

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AZA Grants Accreditation To NC Aquarium On Roanoke Island

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced on Monday (April 3) that the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “Accreditation by AZA signifies that North...

Outer Banks Tribute Rock Concert, Sept. 2, 2017 at Roanoke Island Festival Park, featuring Slippery When Wet performing Bon Jovi's hits.

Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Journey Tribute Bands To Rock Roanoke Island Festival Park

The unforgettable music of ’80s rock icons Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, and Journey will come alive on the Outer Banks this summer, when the tribute bands Slippery When Wet, Pandora’s Box, and Trial By Fire...

Papa Smurf (Mandy Patinkin) meets Smurfwillow (Julia Roberts) in 'Smurfs: The Lost Village'.

Weekend Movie Update – April 7, 2017: ‘Going’ with ‘Smurfs’

The Smurfs host are back in theaters this week, while a bank gets robbed in Style, as a new Beast arrives at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of April 7, 2017! Leading...

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Trash Attack Volunteers Clean Up Kill Devil Hills

One hundred volunteers and town staff, along with Town mascots Elvis and Grabbie, met at the lot north of the Kill Devil Hills Fire Station for the town’s annual Trash Attack community clean-up this past Saturday,...

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Southern Culture On The Skids To Headline OBX Shred Fest 2017

Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based surf, rockabilly, country-fried legends Southern Culture on the Skids will headline the second annual Dare2Care OBX Shred Fest in Nags Head in May. “Southern Culture on the Skids are lookin’...

Cash Unchained brings the music of Johnny Cash to Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills on April 8, 2017.

Cash Unchained Brings Music of Johnny Cash to Outer Banks Brewing Station

Johnny Cash was not the greatest singer or musical technician, but his sound was unforgettable, and that unmistakable legendary sound is coming to the stage at Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills,...