Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the East Coast Surfing Championships in Virginia Beach is the oldest continuously run surf contest in America. (photo: ECSC)

[ECSC] VA Beach Hosts 50th East Coast Surfing Championships

America’s longest running professional surfing competition and the second oldest in the world, the East Coast Surfing Championships (ECSC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year as the country’s only six-star rated Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP)...

Sunny Garcia

Top Surfers from Nags Head Labor Day Cup go to Hurley Pro

Excitement is building for the first ever Bud Light Lime Surf Series Labor Day Cup in Nags Head. Bud Light Lime and Hurley have announced a partnership for the Hurley Pro, an Association of...

Three-month-old Ozzie Artz of Kill Devil Hills starred as "Baby Virginia Dare" in the christening scene in 'The Lost Colony' on August 18, 2007. (photo: Artz Music & Photography)

Celebrate Virginia Dare's 425th Birthday this Saturday in Manteo

August 18, 2012 marks the 425th birthday of the Outer Banks’ most famous native and the first English child born in America, Virginia Dare, and there are numerous family friendly events planned to the celebrate...

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Children at Play Hosts Outdoor Family Movie Night in Nags Head

The Outer Banks’ first outdoor family movie night kicks off this Friday in Nags Head! The Children at Play Museum presents Friday Night Movies on the Sound, outside on the lawn near the old Windmill Point property...

Wright National Monument on December 17, 2003 - the 100th Anniversary of the First Flight. (photo: Artz Music & Photography)

Wright Memorial Hosts Family Fun for National Aviation Day

Admission to Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills is free this Sunday, August 19, in celebration of Orville Wright’s 141st birthday, recognized throughout America as National Aviation Day. Sunday, August 19, 2012...

Outer Banks artist Carol Trotman will host a watercolor workshop for '2nd Saturday' at Roanoke Island Festival Park on August 11, 2012.

Festival Park to Host Watercolor Workshop on 2nd Saturday

Outer Banks watercolorist Carol Trotman is offering a free workshop this weekend at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. The workshop -“Twenty Ways to Create a Successful Composition” – is scheduled for this Saturday, August 11, from 1...

Mustang Music Festival

Corolla Mustang Music Festival Live Lineup Revealed

The 2nd Annual Mustang Music Festival to benefit the Corolla Wild Horse Fund is coming to Currituck County this fall, with an impressive lineup of national and local musical acts recently announced to perform over the two-day event, including 14...

Kitty Hawk, NC native pro surfer Kim Diggs

1st Wave of Pro Surfers Announced for Nags Head Labor Day Cup

Professional surfing icon Sunny Garcia is among the first wave of contestants announced this week for the Bud Light Lime Surf Series Labor Day Cup at Jennette’s Pier, also including big wave record-setter Keala Kennelly, Wrighstville Beach...

The Texaco Music Showcase comes to Kelly's August 25.

National Country Music Talent Search Coming to Kelly's [UPDATED]

[UPDATED 7/27/12] – Due to overwhelming response, this event has been rescheduled for Saturday, AUGUST 25, 2012. America’s largest country music talent search is coming to Nags Head this month! Currently in its 30th year, the...

Pen and Ink by Edwin Graves Champney. Image courtesy of the Outer Banks History Center.

Civil War Workboats and Watermen Exhibit Opens in Manteo

A new exhibit honoring local watermen, their workboats, and their place in Civil War history is showing this summer in Manteo. ‘Workboats and Watermen in the Civil War’ honors the State of North Carolina’s Sesquicentennial...

Rapunzel

'Rapunzel' Plays for Kids at Festival Park

Families are invited to take in the classic fairytale Rapunzel live on stage inside the (air conditioned) theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park this week, as AT&T State University returns for three morning performances...

July 4, 2006 at Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills (photo: Artz Music & Photography)

[July 4th] Independence Day on the Outer Banks

 Fireworks will light up the night sky this Fourth of July from four different locations, as various Independence Day celebrations are planned throughout the Outer Banks.  After dark in Dare County, professional fireworks displays will be...

The 440th U.S. Army Band

[July 4th] Army Band to Play Free Independence Day Concert

The 440th United States Army Band of the North Carolina Army National Guard will perform a free concert live at Roanoke Island Festival Park in celebration of America’s birthday this Wednesday, July 4th. With the traditional...

Day 2 of the Bud Light Lime Surf Series 2012 Oceanside Invitational in Oceanside, CA.

Jennette's Pier to Host Bud Surf Series Labor Day Cup

 The Bud Light Lime Surf Series is coming to Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head this Labor Day weekend, featuring some of the world’s best surfers competing for more than $125,000. The second stop on...

Pirates of Penzance

'Pirates of Penzance' Invade Festival Park

Pirates for all ages are invading Roanoke Island Festival Park this week for six shows over the next three days, as part of this summer’s ongoing Performance Series. UNC Greensboro brings The Pirates of Penzance to the...

Michael L. Walters as "Dame Edna".

Dame Edna at Kelly's Headlines OBX Pridefest

The world’s longest running impersonator of perhaps the most famous man ever to dress as a woman is coming to Nags Head, when Michael L. Walters brings the iconic Dame Edna to Kelly’s for...

'Stuart Little' is coming to Festival Park June 12-14.

Festival Park Hosts 'Stuart Little' Kids Show This Week

 The popular kids show Stuart Little is coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo this week for three performances this Tuesday through Thursday. Per the official press release from the park, UNC Pembroke...

Elizabeth II Captain Robbie Putnam

Meet Elizabeth II Captain this Saturday at Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Parks will host its next 2nd Saturday historic presentation this weekend, featuring Robbie Putnam, captain of the park’s Elizabeth II ship replica.  Read on for the official press release. Join us on Saturday, June...

UNC Pembroke presents a Fosse Revue at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Fosse Revue Cabaret Musical Plays Festival Park This Week

A cabaret style tribute the Broadway hits of legendary director-choreographer Bob Fosse takes the stage at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo this week for three live performances.  Read on for the official press...

OBX Entertainment Awards

Announcing The 2012 OBX Entertainment Awards!!!

OBX ENTERTAINMENT is proud to announce the first ever OBX Entertainment Awards! Read on for details – or just enter the voting booth now by clicking on a category below to VOTE for your favorite...

Brandon Scheid goes airborne at the 2011 Triple-S Invitational.

2012 Triple-S Invites World's Best Kiteboarders to Waves

 Real Watersports in Waves will host its annual Triple-S Invitational this week – bringing the best kiteboarders on the planet to Hatteras Island for seven days, seven parties, and seven bands to be featured during the top...

'The Lost Colony' 2012 cast

'The Lost Colony' Opens for 75th Anniversary Season! [Special Feature]

The Lost Colony is America’s first mystery – the original “urban legend” – and this year marks the 75th anniversary of the longest running outdoor drama in the country! To celebrate opening night this...

People's Blues of Richmond

OBX Memorial Day Weekend LIVE

‘In season’ on the Outer Banks traditionally begins with the arrival of Memorial Day, and there are numerous live concerts hitting the stage this holiday weekend to help kick off summer 2012. Kelly’s in Nags Head...

Dare Day

Dare Day brings The Embers to Manteo June 2nd [Concert Preview]

The 36th Annual Dare Day Festival is set for Saturday, June 2nd on the Manteo Waterfront, featuring beach music legends The Embers in concert. Read on for the official press release. Dare Day is a...

The Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular takes over Jockey's Ridge May 17-20.

40th Hang Gliding Spectacular Soars Over Jockey's Ridge

You can literally fly into summer at Kitty Hawk Kites’ 40th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular happening this weekend, May 18-21 at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head. Read on for the full schedule...

The 2012 Outer Banks Beach Music Festival

Beach Music Festival Kicks Off OBX Summer 2012

The annual Outer Banks Beach Music Festival will officially kick off the summer season this Memorial Day weekend in Corolla. The music event is set for Sunday, May 27th, with a Bear and Wine...

The Mustang Spring Jam - May 20, 2012 - to benefit the Corolla Wild Horse Fund

Mustang Spring Jam – 5 Bands Live to Benefit Corolla Charity

The first ever Mustang Spring Jam is coming to Corolla this month featuring five bands live in concert, with proceeds to benefit the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. The action takes place under the covered deck at Mike Dianna’s...

First Friday

SOULone to Play 'First Friday' May 4th

SOULone (aka: Brent Nultemeier) will perform on the Old Courthouse stage in Downtown Manteo tonight, May 4th, as part of this month’s popular First Friday celebration along the waterfront. Fusing musical styles including acoustic rock,...

Women's Pro Chelsea Roett

ECSC: 50th East Coast Surfing Championship is America's Only 6-Star

The East Coast Surfing Championship in Virginia Beach celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year and is now the only six-star rated Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) contest in America! The annual event put on the...

Charlotte's Web

ECU Kids Show – May 5th at Festival Park

East Carolina University will present “Storybook Theatre Tales from Around the World” this Saturday, May 5th at 1pm in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Read on for the official press release. The production...