Wright Brothers Memorial Celebrating 116th First Flight Anniversary December 17

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, the First Flight Society and the National Park Service (NPS) will continue the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 116th anniversary celebration of...

Wright Brothers National Memorial Announces 2020 Fee-Free Days

As Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills prepares for this year’s first flight anniversary celebration event on December 17, 2019, a number of upcoming entrance fee-free days have been announced at the...

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Nova Scotia, Canada Meets Kill Devil Hills Mayor

Kill Devil Hills’ Mayor Sheila Davies was invited to Nova Scotia, Canada to speak to the Council of Canadians conference about Kill Devil Hills’ and Dare County’s efforts opposing offshore drilling, as Nova Scotia...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Celebrates Lighthouse Weekend, Aug. 17-18

Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore will celebrate International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Park staff and members...

Outer Banks Filmmakers Seeking Help for 48 Hour Film Project

The creators of the locally produced short films Lost in Buffalo City and Boy! are asking the community for help on their next upcoming project. Read on for the full press release. A local...

Tourism to Outer Banks NPS Sites Creates $255.4 Million in Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,212,924 visitors to Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial in 2018 spent $203.1 million in communities near...

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Kill Devil Hills Opens First Fully Handicap Accessible Beach Access

The Town of Kill Devil Hills has dedicated its first fully handicap accessible beach access, located at Ocean Bay Boulevard, in a ceremony on May 13, 2019. Upgrades to the Ocean Bay Boulevard beach...

NPS Celebrating 20th Anniversary of Hatteras Lighthouse Move

National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac invites the public to a special event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move on July 1, 2019. The free event...

Dare County Schools 2019 Art Show Returns to Festival Park

Talented art students throughout Dare County will display their artwork at the Annual Dare County Schools Art Show. The show will run Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. starting on April...

Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Exhibit Showing at Festival Park

To commemorate this year’s 300th anniversary of the pirate Blackbeard’s adventures along the North Carolina coast – the place where he was ultimately brought to justice – the North Carolina Department of Natural and...

Roanoke Island Festival Park’s New Exhibit Celebrates Elizabeth II

On November 19, Roanoke Island Festival Park will debut its latest exhibit, All Hands on Deck: Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Elizabeth II. This new exhibit will commemorate the first launch of the...

Wright Brothers Memorial Visitor Center Reopening Rescheduled for October

The grand reopening event for the Wright Brothers National Memorial visitor center in Kill Devil Hills has postponed due to delays caused by Hurricane Florence. The new reopening date for the National Historic Landmark...