Outer Banks Veterans Week Returns With Over 20 Events

Posted By on November 7, 2016


Dare County Arts Council has announced more than 20 events scheduled during Outer Banks Veterans Week, which stared with First Friday celebrations in downtown Manteo on Friday, continuing with ceremonies and special events from Corolla to Cape Hatteras for Veterans and Active Duty Service members all this week.

The centerpiece of Outer Banks Veterans Week is the Outer Banks Veterans Writing Project, which was held this weekend, Nov. 5-6 at UNC, Coastal Studies Institute on Roanoke Island, but there are many more events still to come. 

Read on for the full schedule of upcoming events during Outer Banks Veterans Week!


Cape Hatteras Secondary School 3rd Annual Veterans Day Celebration 


Hosted by Cape Hatteras Secondary School

48576 NC-12, Buxton NC

Activities begin with a breakfast at 8:30am, followed by an assembly at 9:30am,

at which time our veterans will be recognized for their service.  All veterans are welcome to attend


Gary Kierney (252) 995-5730 ext. 3008 or Randy Ratliff ext. 3003

Marine Corps Birthday Luncheon 


The Currituck Club

620 Currituck Clubhouse Drive, Corolla

$17.50 per person includes lunch, non-alcoholic beverages and cake

RSVP required


Doug Wendling

(252) 475-0409

Veterans Day Celebration for Dare County Veterans 


Lunch is free for veterans

The Dare County Center

950 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo

Sponsored by The Dare County Center, Monarch Beach Club and the American Legion Post 26

RSVP required


(252) 475-9270


Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony at Pirates Cove


At The Flagpole at Pirates Cove Pavilion

One Sailfish Drive, Manteo NC

Hosted by Pirates Cove Homeowners Association


Brenda Paul (252) 473-6366

Veterans Day Prayer Service on Hatteras Island


Hatteras Island Veteran’s Memorial Park

57449 Highway 12, Hatteras NC

Veterans Day Ceremony in Manteo 


Dare County Veterans Memorial

Dare County Arts Council

300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo

Sponsored by the American Legion Post 26

Refreshments provided by the Outer Banks Woman’s Club and hosted by the Manteo High School Interact Club 

INFO: Dare County Arts Council

(252) 473-5558

Veterans Day Ceremony in Nags Head


Town of Nags Head

5401 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head

Sponsored by the Town of Nags Head 

INFO: Michelle Gray

Veterans Day Ceremony in Southern Shores


Veterans Garden

Town Hall Flagpole Pavilion

Town of Southern Shores, NC
Co-sponsored by The Town of Southern Shores and the Knights of Columbus Assembly #2989

Veterans Day Ceremony in Kill Devil Hills 


Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills

Sponsored by American Legion Post 26

INFO:  (252) 305-1239

A Veteran’s Honor

A free dinner is being served to all veterans, active duty, guard and reserve members and one guest.

6pm doors open, 6:30pm  BBQ Dinner

7:30PpmHonorary Service

Guest Speaker Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Oster, USMC Retired

Liberty Christian Fellowship

244 Williams Drive, Kill Devil Hills

INFO:  (252) 441-6592

A Concert For Soldiers Presented by Elizabeth City Hero Operations

4:00pm – 11:00pm

No Cover Charge – Donations Encouraged – All Ages

Coasters Downtown Draught House, Elizabeth City NC

Musical Performances by The Acoustic Legend, Shawna Boone,

Hostile Within & DJ Mike Productions

Food Provided by Currituck BBQ Company &

Belcross Bake Shoppe

Please come out and join us for an evening of live music and awesome food in a

relaxing atmosphere as we raise money to benefit wounded veterans and their families


Outer Banks Marathon and Southern Fried Half Marathon

Hosted by Outer Banks Sporting Events

The Outer Banks Marathon, follows its way through the natural beauty that is North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Come run with us and cover some spectacular ground! After finishing the Outer Banks Marathon,

you will have run one of the most beautiful parts of the East Coast –

but don’t take our word for it – come see for yourself!


Veteran’s Appreciation Day Picnic and Music


Ray Johnson’s Place

5954 Music Lane, Manns Harbor

Join us for a day of music by Ray Johnson Band and The Jamie Pridgen Band, food, drinks, and games.

No RSVP Required- Come As You Are


Becky Bower

(252) 216-0800

Ray Johnson

(252) 473-7935

Antiquities Road Show


Dare County Arts Council

300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo NC

Hosted by The First Colony Foundation

Antiquities Road Show features four prominent archaeologists who will review the artifacts discovered

and brought in by members of the general public.  The professional on-site evaluators are:

Dr. Eric Klingelhofer of Mercer University

Dr. Beverly Straube of Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Nicholas Luccketti of James River Institute  for Archaeology and

Clay Swindell of the Museum of the Albemarle. 


Lebame Houston

(252) 473-1061


Candlelighting Ceremony:  Honor, Remember, Care


St. Andrews By-The-Sea

4212 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head NC

Hosted by GEM Adult Day Services

A Ceremony to Honor and Remember Our Veterans and Others in Our Community Who Have Passed

Music, Poetry, Prayer, White Dove Release – All Are Welcome!


Gail Sonnesso (252) 480-3354


Artist Cookie Lewis. (photo courtesy of Cookie Lewis)

Artist Cookie Lewis. (photo courtesy of Cookie Lewis)

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Posted by Matt Artz

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