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Learning to ride small waves is perhaps one of the children’s favorite activities during summer camps at Jennette’s Pier. Registration for all summer camps at Jennette’s Pier, as well as the N. C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island, opens Monday, March 2 at 9 a.m. (photo courtesy Jennette’s Pier)

Jennette’s Pier Summer “Camperships” Help Kids In Need

At least two children in Dare County’s Friends of Youth program will get the opportunity for several pretty cool adventures this summer thanks to a $505 donation by the Manteo Rotary Club. Jennette’s Pier educators are looking for several more groups to make similar contributions. These adventure camps are designed for participants from five to […]

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Brooksie Wells

Ruth Wyand, Brooksie Wells To Perform In Kitty Hawk [Concert Preview]

Ruth Wyand and Brooksie Wells will perform a double bill on March 13 at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Kitty Hawk. “‘Bluejazz” or “Jazzy Blues” are the names heard to describe Ruth’s music. With one foot in juke joints and one foot in jazz clubs, Ruth draws on American roots music to frame her […]

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The cast of Theatre of Dare’s 'Godspell': Top row: Larissa Roughton, Steven Devaney. Center row: Lara Parks, Katie Bender, Rob Jenkins, Missy Eppard, Daniel Ziegler, Bridgett Nesfield. Bottom row: Tim Hass, Kat Morgan, Kelsey Thompson, Jimmie Lee Brooks III, Jared Eng-Hong.

Theatre of Dare Brings Saint Matthew To Life In ‘Godspell’

When it comes to the 1971 rock musical Godspell, it can be easy to get caught up in the music score, the colorful costumes, and the stage shenanigans. But when the curtain goes up on Theatre of Dare’s production of the popular retelling of the Gospel of St. Matthew on March 6, the cast and […]

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Dare Arts Council Frank Stick Memorial Art Show 2015 Best In Show Winner

Dare Arts Council Announces 2015 Frank Stick Winners

The Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show will be on display at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head from February 21 through March 20, 2015. Now in its 37th year, the show includes a wide variety of local fine art and fine craft ranging from conceptual to realistic. This is the longest running […]

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Outer Banks Quilt Show at Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo

Outer Banks Quilt Show Returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo will kick off their 2015 season with the annual Outer Banks Community Quilt Show in March. Vintage and antique quilts of all sizes will be on display. The show will include quilts made, or owned by quilters from the area, and by those with close ties to the Outer […]

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

Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Announces Soundside Live Concert

A new concert event is coming to the Outer Banks in May, featuring Greensky Bluegrass and Roadkill Ghost Choir performing live. The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau has announced a new event that will celebrate tourism on the Outer Banks. Soundside Live will take place at the Outer Banks Event Site on May 7 and is […]

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Grammy winner Louisa Branscomb

Grammy Winner To Teach Songwriting Workshop At Dare Arts Council

Grammy winning songwriter and veteran instructor Louisa Branscomb (Founder, Branscomb Mastercraft) and bluegrass music’s fastest rising act Nu-Blu, announce their collaboration to present a first-of-its-kind program called Song to Stage. The program is an inspiring, dynamic curriculum filled with skill-building experiences designed to meet songwriters of all levels in their professional careers. Whether participants are […]

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Haunted History

The Lost Colony Presents Haunted History This Spring

The Lost Colony wants to scare you again with “Haunted History”, a new adventure about America’s greatest mystery, coming to the Outer Banks this spring. The new attraction takes place outside on the grounds of the historic Waterside Theatre and Fort Raleigh National Park, where agents from “Astral Plane Investigations” will guide you through an […]

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Dare County Arts Council offers a preschool music class.

Dare Arts Council Offering Preschool Music Class

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a six-week music workshop for preschoolers. “Musical Moments” is a fun and engaging six-week workshop of fun-filled yet educational classes for preschoolers who are close in age, and is lead by Christine Niver. Instructor Christine Niver began playing piano at the age of 5, and began her […]

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Jolly Roger karaoke contest - February 18, 2015 (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)_0007

Jolly Roger Hosts Talent Quest Karaoke Contest [Video / Photo Gallery]

The Jolly Roger Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills is hosting their 2nd annual “Jollyokie” Talent Quest karaoke contest each week through March, with the local winners advancing to the regional round in Myrtle Beach and a chance to go on to the national Talent Quest competition in Las Vegas.  The local contests will be held […]

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Dare County Arts Council Craft Class for Kids

Dare Arts Council Presents Kids Craft Workshop

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a Spring Craft Workshop for Kids. This is a fun and engaging six-week workshop teaching kids the fundamentals of fine craft. Projects will include instruction in embroidery/sewing, weaving, sculpture, garden stone mosaics, mermaid or pirate doll-making, and more! Ideal for children ages 8 and up. All supplies […]

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Nature Conservancy - Coastal Resilience

Nature Conservancy Hosting Coastal Resilience Open House

The Outer Banks office of The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Chapter, is bringing together stakeholders from Roanoke Island to engage in discussions about coastal hazards in their communities. Information will be collected and used to inform the Coastal Resilience mapping tool, developed by The Nature Conservancy, which will display key economic, social, and natural assets, […]

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Phragmites Australis

National Park Service ‘Know Your Park’ Series To Feature Phragmites

UPDATE 2/23/15: The “Know Your Park” programs scheduled for Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 have been CANCELLED. The National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program series continues this winter with upcoming scheduled presentations. Rob Emens, Environmental Specialist for the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources will present a […]

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Chrissy Teachout is Dare County Arts Council's featured artists of the month for March 2015.

Chrissy Teachout Is Dare Arts Council Featured Artist of the Month

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a special exhibit of photography for the month of March, featuring artist Chrissy Teachout. A native of the North Carolina mountains, Ms. Teachout is a writer and photographer now living and working on the Outer Banks. She credits her mountain life with “nurturing her imaginative mind from […]

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Theatre of Dare presents 'Godspell' in March 2015.

Theatre of Dare Presents ‘Godspell’ in March

The cast for the third production of Theatre of Dare’s ongoing 24th season are now diligently working on bringing you their next play, Godspell, a reverent, uplifting musical beginning the first weekend in March. Based on the Gospel of Saint Matthew, Godspell deals with the last earthly days of Jesus Christ and dramatizes several well-known Biblical parables set to a […]

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'The Lost Colony' local auditions

‘The Lost Colony’ Announces 2015 Outer Banks Local Auditions

Heads up Outer Banks actors! Local auditions for the upcoming season of The Lost Colony will be held this Saturday in Manteo. Read on for the full press release! On Saturday, February 21, 2015 The Lost Colony will hold local auditions for the upcoming summer season.  Local residents have long been a part of the […]

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Frank Stick Memorial Art Show

Dare Arts Council Presents 2015 Frank Stick Memorial Art Show

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present the 37th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. Established in 1978 by Dare County Arts Council, this is the longest running visual art exhibition in the county and includes a wide variety of local fine art, ranging from conceptual to realistic. An opening reception and awards ceremony […]

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OBX Brewfest - May 31, 2015

OBX Brewfest Reveals Participating Brewery Lineup

Producers of the OBX Brewfest have announced the brewery lineup for the inaugural craft beer festival, which will take place May 31, 2015 at the Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head. The event is being promoted in partnership with the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and will benefit the Dare County Arts Council. The grassroots […]

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Motu Music Foundation Teachers Concert

Motu Music Foundation Presents Teachers Concert

The Motu Music Foundation is presenting a concert featuring some of the Outer Banks’ most creative and skilled musician – the teachers.   The event, “An Evening with Music Teachers”, will be on Saturday March 7 at 6pm at the historic Dare County Courthouse in Manteo, home of the Dare County Arts Council.   This […]

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JollyOkie Karaoke Contest at Jolly Roger, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Jolly Roger Announces New National Karaoke Contest

The Jolly Roger Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills is hosting their 2nd annual “Jollyokie” Talent Quest karaoke contest each week through March, with the local winners advancing to the regional round in Myrtle Beach and a chance to go on to the national Talent Quest competition in Las Vegas.  The local contests will be held […]

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Valentine's Day Friday the 13th dinner at Kelly's

Kelly’s Serving Up Valentine’s Sweetheart Specials

Kelly’s in Nags Head has sweet specials you’re going to love in the restaurant and hot entertainment to get your blood pumping in the tavern for anyone celebrating Valentine’s Day on the Outer Banks this weekend. Specials on the menu starting this Friday the 13th include Pecan Fried Chicken, Roast Prime Rib of Beef, and […]

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Jolly Roger Valentine's Day 2015

Celebrate Valentine’s Day At Jolly Roger, Kill Devil Hills

Our friends at the Jolly Roger Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills have cooked up a number of tasty treats to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day on the Outer Banks this weekend. Specials on the menu this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Feb. 13-15, include Hanger Steak Tenderloin, Chargrilled Filet, Seafood Trio, and Seafood Alfredo for two, […]

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Bodie Island Lighthouse

Hatteras, Bodie Island Lighthouses 2015 Climbing Schedule Revealed

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac has announced that the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing in 2015 from Friday, April 17 through Monday, October 14. Bodie Island Lighthouse climbing hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily with ticket sales from 8:45 a.m. to 4:25 […]

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Kill Devil Hills Trash Attack 2015

Kill Devil Hills Trash Attack 2015 Details Announced

Kill Devil Hills has announced details for the town’s annual Trash Attack, happening this year on Saturday, March 21. Registration is at 9am in the parking lot the Kill Devil Hills northern fire station, and then the trick pickup is from 9:30 to 11:30am.  Refreshments will be served following the clean up at noon. Everyone […]

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