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...

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...

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...

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...

An adult Green Heron looks for prey. (photo: Jeff Lewis)

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

Kill Devil Hills Trash Attack is back on April 1, 2017.

Kill Devil Hills Trash Attack Is Back

The Town of Kill Devil Hills’ annual Trash Attack! community clean-up will be held on Saturday, April 1 from 9am to 1pm. Volunteers will meet and register at the lot beside the Kill Devil Hills...

National Park Service Outer Banks Campground

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Announces 2017 Campground Season

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore camping season will begin in mid-April. The Oregon Inlet and Cape Point campgrounds will open for the season on Friday, April 14 and the Frisco and Ocracoke campgrounds will...

20th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza Announced in Kill Devil Hills

The Easter Bunny is coming to the Outer Banks, and you are invited to bring the family and join the Dare County Parks & Recreation Northern Beach Division on Saturday, April 1, for the 20th Annual...

Dare High Schools Student Art Show Opens At Festival Park

The Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show will open in the Event Room at Roanoke Island Festival Park on Friday, March 24, with an opening reception from 5 to 8pm. The exhibit will...

Outer Banks Beach Nourishment Projects Explained In New Video

The Town of Kill Devil Hills has joined other Outer Banks communities in investing in beach nourishment projects in 2017 to protect existing coastlines and essential infrastructure. Kill Devil Hills, along with the towns...

Outer Banks National Parks Drew More Than 3 Million Visits In 2016

The National Park Service has announced that its local parks within the Outer Banks Group recorded a total of 3,162,854 visits in 2016, which was celebrated as the Park Service’s centennial anniversary year since...

Natural and man-made treasures found after an Outer Banks hurricane.

UNC CSI Hosting Lecture on Beach Combing Biology

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

A 2016 Outer Banks Shred Fest skateboader with live music in background. (photo courtesy of Jenni Koontz at Epic Shutter Photography)

Outer Banks Shred Fest Returns To Nags Head In May

The second annual Dare2Care OBX Shred Fest will be held Saturday, May 20 from 2 to 8pm at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. The family-friendly event will feature live music by multiple...

"Amish with a Twist" is one of the quilts to be raffled off during the 2017 Outer Banks Quilt Show.

Outer Banks Quilt Show Opening At Roanoke Island Festival Park

The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show will open on Friday, March 3, with an opening reception from 6 to 8pm in the Event Room at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The piano students of Calvino...

UNC CSI to Host Lecture on NC’s Changing Coastline

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

Joseph Bathanti

Dare County Arts Council To Host Former NC Poet Laureate

Dare County Arts Council is bringing former Poet Laureate of North Carolina Joseph Bathanti back to the Outer Banks for a two-day residency March 10-11. On Saturday, March 11, Bathanti will teach a writing...

Roanoke Island Festival Park Executive Director Kim Sawyer and volunteer Lynda Midgett.

Roanoke Island Festival Park Seeking Volunteers

Roanoke Island Festival Park is currently looking for new volunteers to the join staff for the upcoming 2017 season. Roanoke Island Festival Park has several volunteer opportunities available including costumed interpreters in the Settlement...