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...

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, June 30, 1999 (NPS photo)

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...

Artwork by Kinnan Feltz from First Flight High School, 11th Grade – Teacher, Jenna Saunders

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...

Artifact from Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge.

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...

Manteo Elementary School celebrating the Elizabeth II’s first sail in 1983.

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...

111th first flight anniversary observance at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC on December 17, 2014. (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)

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...

NC Watermen Photo Exhibit Showing at Roanoke Island Festival Park

On October 4, Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo will debut its latest exhibit, The Independent Watermen. Local photographer Daniel Pullen captures the heritage, lifestyle and pride of North Carolina’s fishermen in this photo documentary exhibit....

'Light Art Grand Tour USA – 50 U.S. Monuments in the Spotlight' comes to Wright Brothers National Memorial

Light Art Concert Event Comes to Wright Brothers Memorial

The National Park Service invites the public to a concert and light art event at Wright Brothers National Memorial on Saturday, September 29, 2018.  Admission to the park grounds will be free from 5pm...

Kill Devil Hills Police Department Releases Lip Sync Challenge Video

As police departments across the country continue to have fun with the popular Lip Sync Challenge, the Outer Banks’ own Kill Devil Hills Police Department has just released their own video. Portions of the...

Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center Reopening in September

The National Park Service is excited to announce that the Wright Brothers National Memorial visitor center will reopen on Saturday, September 29. Details for a grand reopening event will be announced later this month. Since...

Lisa Pfuhl, Stuart Parks II, Daniel Ziegler and Tyler Hudson film a scene from ‘Let’s Go’ in Manteo for the Hampton Roads 48 Hour Film Project.

Local Filmmakers Prepare for Hampton Roads 48 Hour Film Project

A year after taking home Best Cinematography and second place for Best Film in the Hampton Roads 48 Hour Film Project, the award-winning Outer Banks team behind “Let’s Go” is hoping to bring home...

‘Wizard of Oz’ Playing at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park is going to the magical land of Oz this week as part of their ongoing summer series of children’s shows. Brightstar Theatre will be performing The Wizard of Oz in the...

Killer Dunes Charity Run Returns to Jockey’s Ridge July 4th

The 13th Annual Killer Dunes 2-Miler and Fun Run benefit returns to Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head on the morning of Wednesday, July 4th. Start off your Independence Day by completing a...

Haydini Kids Magic Show Coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park has a magical performance kicking off their summer series of children’s shows. Haydini: Rare Magic Well Done will be performing next week in the Children’s Show Summer Series at Roanoke Island Festival...

A patriotic postcard featured in Post from the Coast. (Courtesy of Museum of the Albemarle)

Roanoke Island Festival Park Announces New Summer Exhibits

Roanoke Island Festival Park has announced the opening of its two new summer exhibits, Post from the Coast and Flying Kites with Delia, beginning June 21. The exhibits will open daily in the ticket sales gallery from...

OBX Mystery Dinner Announces ‘Once Upon a Crime’ for 2018 Season

The OBX Mystery Dinner has announced its 2018 production will be an original medieval-themed play called Once Upon a Crime, showing this summer at the Ramada Plaza in Kill Devil Hills.  With more than...

Elizabethan Gardens Hosting Kentucky Derby Event

The Outer Banks models one of the finest of southern traditions with their Kentucky Derby Party, an annual fundraising event to benefit three local nonprofits. While the actual race is hundreds of miles away,...

Wright Brothers National Memorial Updates Entrance Fee to Support Improvements

The National Park Service (NPS) announced recently that Wright Brothers National Memorial will modify its entrance fees to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. Effective June 1,...

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Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses Opening Date Announced

The Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing this year from Friday, April 20 through Monday, October 8. National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac invites the local...