32nd Artrageous Festival Returns to Dowdy Park, Nags Head in September

The 32nd Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival returns to Dowdy Park in Nags Head this September. Presented by PNC Bank, Artrageous is a free, family-friendly event that includes art activities, live music, dance performances,...

Reminder: Fireworks are Illegal on National Park Service Land on Hatteras and Ocracoke

Cape Hatteras National Seashore reminds visitors and adjacent homeowners that it is illegal to detonate fireworks, or have fireworks in your possession, on all land managed by the National Park Service, including all beaches...

Celebrate July 4th, 2021 on the Outer Banks

Here are the latest updates regarding fireworks on the Outer Banks and what else is happening to celebrate the holiday on Independence Day, Sunday, July 4th, 2021. KILL DEVIL HILLS Kill Devil Hills will...

Soundside Fun Fair Carnival 2016 (photo by OBX Entertainment)

OBX Fun Fair Carnival Returns to Nags Head June 10-13

The carnival is coming back to town, as the OBX Fun Fair returns to the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head this week. Featuring at least a dozen rides, plus midway games and traditional...

Dare County Seeking Vendors for Fun in the Park Event in July

The Dare County Parks & Recreation Department is searching for local vendors to participate in an upcoming “Fun in the Park” event that is designed to celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month. The event—which...

North Carolina Lifts Many COVID-19 Restrictions for Vaccinated Individuals

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today (5/14/21) that many of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted for fully vaccinated individuals, following yesterday’s updated guidance from the CDC regarding face masks. Read on...

Tourism Initiative ‘Wright Route’ to Unite N.C. and Ohio in Aviation History

Orville and Wilbur Wright changed the course of human history when their flying machine lifted off the ground and connected us to the rest of the world. Their scientific exploration of manned flight made...

North Carolina Eases Outdoor Mask Mandate, Mass Gathering Limits

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today (4/28/21) that masks will no longer be required outdoors and mass gathering limits will increase to 100 people indoors and 200 outdoors starting this Friday. Face masks...

Outer Banks Bike Week 2021 Schedule of Events Announced

The 19th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week roars back to life, with events happening throughout the area April 17-25, 2021. The complete lineup of events happening all week was officially announced this week. Bike...

Recovery & Resilience Virtual Town Hall Events Set for May

The Saving Lives Task Force has teamed up with The Breaking Through Task Force, Be Resilient OBX, Children & Youth Partnership, SMART Recovery, and the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services to...

Dare County Announces New Animal Shelter Virtual Ribbon-Cutting [UPDATED]

Dare County, in partnership with the Outer Banks SPCA, will host a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the brand new Dare County Animal Shelter on Friday, March 19 Wednesday, March 31. Due...

Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Parade Postponed Until March 20, 2022

The official decision has been made to not hold the Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Parade in Nags Head this year, as parade founder Mike Kelly has announced plans to postpone the popular event until March...

43rd Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Winners Announced

The 43rd Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show opened on January 30 and will be on display at Dare County Arts Council in Manteo until February 27. The Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is...

Outer Banks NPS Facilities Implement Federal Mask Requirement

Face masks are now required to be worn at all times by all persons at any of the National Park Service’s facilities located on the Outer Banks, as part of President Joe Biden’s recent...

Wright Brothers National Memorial Announces Entrance Fee Free Days in 2021

Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills will waive its entrance fee on seven days in 2021. The seven fee-free days for 2021 will be: Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day...

The Wright Brothers' first flight on December 17, 1903 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, photographed by John T. Daniels.

Dec. 17th First Flight Anniversary Virtual Celebration to Include Fireworks

This year’s celebration of the 117th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first powered flight in Kill Devil Hills will include virtual events online and, for the first time, a fireworks show. During the Dec....

Santa Coming to Kill Devil Hills Neighborhoods Dec. 10-12

Santa Claus is coming to town, and the Kill Devil Hills Fire and Police Departments will be showing him around and riding through various neighborhoods throughout the town this Thursday, Dec. 10th, Friday, Dec....

The Wright Brothers' first flight on December 17, 1903 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, photographed by John T. Daniels.

Hatteras Lighthouse, Dare County, and First Flight Anniversary Celebrations Announced

Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Wright Brothers National Memorial will virtually commemorate three important anniversaries next month. The special events will be available to watch on social media and Dare County’s CURRENTtv. On December 16,...

Nags Head Cancels Veterans Day Ceremony; Releases Commemoration Video

The Town of Nags head announced today (11/6/20) that its annual Veterans Day ceremony, typically held at Town Hall, has been canceled this year because most of the attendees are older individuals who are...

2020 OBX Halloween Parade Goes Virtual on Facebook Oct. 25th

The 7th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes goes VIRTUAL on Sunday, October 25, 2020, with all registered participants to be showcased online on Facebook starting at 2:00 p.m., presented by OBX Entertainment. TO ENTER: Step 1. Take...