The Elizabeth II was first launched on November 22, 1983. (photo by Sharon Pro)

Festival Park Celebrates 30th Birthday of Elizabeth II

The 30th Anniversary Commemoration of the Christening and Launching of the Elizabeth II is happening this Friday at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The 16th century representative ship, the Elizabeth II, will turn 30 years...

Breakfast with Santa

Have Breakfast With Santa To Help The Angel Tree

Village Realty is raising money for the Angel Tree this Christmas and inviting kids in Dare County to kick off their holiday season with Breakfast with Santa.  You are invited to a delicious buffet breakfast...

The Elizabeth II Launch

Festival Park to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Elizabeth II

The 30th Anniversary Commemoration of the Christening and Launching of the Elizabeth II is happening this month at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The replica ship was constructed in the early 1980’s to commemorate America’s...

The Elizabeth II (photo courtesy of Roanoke Island Festival Park)

New Festival Park Exhibit Celebrates 30 Years of The Elizabeth II

A new exhibit celebrating this month’s 30th anniversary of The Elizabeth II replica ship opens this weekend at Roanoke Island Festival Park. “The Elizabeth II – 30 Years of History” tells the story of the...

The Halloween House is all lit up in Kill Devil Hills, NC. (photo: OBXentertainment.com)

Trick Or Treat At The Outer Banks Halloween House [Video]

Every October, “The Halloween House” on West Sothel Street in Kill Devil Hills lights up the neighborhood in celebration of the spookiest time of year. You can watch a virtual tour of this year’s...

Holy Ghost Tent Revival will be live at Koru Village's Trunk or Treat Halloween Concert.

Koru Beach Klub to Host Trunk or Treat Concert [Halloween]

The Koru Village Beach Klub is bringing a Halloween celebration for all ages to Avon this year. On Halloween night, Thursday, October 31, Koru Village will host a Trunk or Treat followed by a...

Artrageous Outer Banks Event (photo: Dare County Arts Council)

Dare County Arts Council Preps for 24th Annual Artrageous

The Dare County Arts Council’s 24th Annual Artrageous family event returns to Kill Devil Hills this month. The Artrageous Art Extravaganza daytime event for children will be held Saturday, September 28 at the Dare...

Trick or Treat Under the Sea Poster

Trick or Treat Under the Sea at NC Aquarium this Halloween

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island will host its annual Trick or Treat Under the Sea Halloween celebration once again this October. Trick or Treat Under the Sea 2013 is happening on Tuesday,...

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Celebrate National Aviation Day At Wright Brothers Memorial

You’re invited to come celebrate Orville Wright‘s 142nd birthday at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, where admission is free tomorrow in honor of National Aviation Day. This Monday, Aug. 19 will...

Roanoke Island Festival Park hosts Pirate Scallywag School.

[Local Buzz] Pirate Scallywag School Comes to Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park invites youngsters to learn how to be a pirate at Scallywag School this month. Pirate Scallywag School is happening on Friday, August 23, from 2 to 3pm on the front...

Virginia Dare Faire 2013

‘The Lost Colony’ To Host Virginia Dare Faire

In celebration of the 426th birthday of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the new world, The Lost Colony will host its annual Virginia Dare Faire this Friday, August 16th from 10am to...

Outer Banks Watermelon Festival

Have A Taste Of The Outer Banks Watermelon Festival [Video]

We had our fill of our favorite summer snack at the annual Outer Banks Watermelon Festival yesterday, August 8, at the Kitty Hawk Kites flagship location in Nags Head. In addition to the watermelon...

The Big Apple Dance, circa 1937.

[Local Buzz] Learn The Big Apple Dance At Roanoke Island Festival Park

Celebrating Second Saturday, Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo wants to transport you back in time to “Old Nags Head’ with a special family event happening this weekend. Come experience Nags Head’s nightlife of...

Outer Banks Seafood Festival 2013

Outer Banks Seafood Festival Returns To Nags Head This October

You can fill up on the finest in locally caught flavor when the 2013 Outer Banks Seafood Festival returns to Nags Head this fall. The mission of the Outer Banks Seafood Festival is to...

The U.S. Coast Guard Beach Apparatus Drill is just one of the many events in the 8th Annual “American Heroes Day” put on by the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum in the village of Rodanthe on Hatteras Island, the only place in the world where the full drill, including the live-firing of a black powder mortar as seen here, is performed by an all-volunteer team of active-duty U.S. Coast Guard personnel. (photo: James Charlet)

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Celebrates American Heroes Day

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Museum Complex will be holding its 8th annual “American Heroes Day” this Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the village of Rodanthe on Hatteras Island...

Tea with the Queen.

Have Tea With The Queen At Elizabethan Gardens

You can have an audience with Queen Elizabeth I in the beautiful setting of  The Elizabethan Gardens each week this summer, where you will enjoy Her Majesty’s sumptuous desserts, refreshing iced tea, and delightful antics....

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)

‘The Lost Colony’ Announces Virginia Dare Baby Auditions

The most important date in the history of Roanoke Island is August 18, 1585.  It was on that date the Eleanor Dare gave birth to Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the...

Wright Kite Festival - 2013 poster

Learn To Fly At 2013 Wright Kite Festival

Kitty Hawk Kites’ 35th Annual Wright Kite Festival will color the sky above Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills this weekend. Featuring kite making, stunt and power kite lessons, and huge show...

Charlotte's Web

[Local Buzz] Get Caught In ‘Charlotte’s Web’ At Festival Park

UNC Pembroke invites you to get caught in Charlotte’s Web live at Roanoke Island Festival Park this week. UNC Pembroke will present the classic and memorable story Charlotte’s Web based on the story by E.B....

Outer Banks childrens author Suzanne Tate

[Local Buzz] Festival Park To Host OBX Children’s Author Suzanne Tate

Renowned Outer Banks author and local icon Suzanne Tate will be at Roanoke Island Festival Park this July for a special reading of her children’s books, followed by a book signing. Over two million Suzanne Tate books...

Peter Rabbit at Elizabethan Gardens

Meet ‘Peter Rabbit’ At Elizabethan Gardens

Hop on over to The Elizabethan Gardens this summer to see meet lovable Peter Rabbit in a one-act musical children’s play. Performances are on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am, June 26 through August 15 (except July 4) inside...

The Emperor's New Clothes

[Local Buzz] UNC Greensboro Brings ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ To Festival Park

UNC Greensboro and the North Carolina Theatre for Young People will present The Emperor’s New Clothes in a special kids show at Roanoke Island Festival Park to kick off July. UNC Greensboro and the NC Theatre for Young...

One of the new 2013 Summer Programs at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is “Traditional Hatteras Island Cooking" - with samples!

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Summer Programs Scheduled

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is hosting a great lineup of special programs each week all this summer, including a behind the scenes look at the Nicholas Sparks movie adaptation Nights in Rodanthe, which was filmed on...

Disney's 'The Little Mermaid'

[Local Buzz] Roanoke Island Festival Park To Host Disney Kids Show

The UNC Greensboro Opera Theatre Young Artist Program will bring a special kids show to Roanoke Island Festival Park this month, featuring hits from some of your favorite Disney musicals. At this family friendly show,...

Dare Day 2013

Dare Day Festival Kickstarts Summer On Manteo Waterfront

The annual Dare Day Festival is happening all day this Saturday, June 1, along the downtown Manteo waterfront, with live music on two stages and events scheduled throughout the day. Following the annual Blessing...

Toy Story 3

‘Toy Story 3’ Plays At Movies On The Sound In Nags Head

Family movie night returns to Nags Head this week, with Movies on the Sound screened outside after sunset at the Outer Banks Event Site, to benefit the Children at Play Museum. This week’s family friendly film to...

The Emperor's New Clothes

[Local Buzz] UNC-Greensboro Presents ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ At Festival Park

The UNC- Greensboro North Carolina Theatre for Young People will present their kids puppet show The Emperor’s New Clothes as part of the 2013 Performance Series at Roanoke Island Festival Park this July. The mission...

Puss In Boots

‘The Lost Colony’ Cast Presents ‘Puss In Boots’ Kids Show

The Lost Colony 2013 cast will present Puss In Boots for its annual kids show this summer in Manteo, where imagination and fantasy run wild for an hour of live family fun. For over 40 years the...

Brave

Movies On The Sound In Nags Head Gets ‘Brave’

Family movie night returns to Nags Head starting this month when Movies on the Sound will be screened outside after sunset at the Outer Banks Event Site, to benefit the Children at Play Museum. The first family...

KidsFest at Roanoke Island Festival Park

[Local Buzz] Roanoke Island Festival Park To Host KidsFest

The Children and Youth Partnership for Dare County presents KidsFest 2013, coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park on Mothers Day weekend. Festival Park invites youngsters and their parents to this free and fun-filled day where children ages...