Apr 23

14 cottages featured on 2024 Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Tour on April 27th

The Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Cottage owner network has announced that online tickets are now available for this year’s tour to be held on Saturday, April 27th, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Full story

APRIL 26-28
ESA Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championship at Jennette’s Pier

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the best surfers on the East Coast compete in the Mid-Atlantic Surfing Regionals. The action goes down at the beach next to Jennette's Pier. Full story

2024 Spring Southern Shores Community Yard Sale

Southern Shores Community Yard Sale in the parking lot at The Marketplace Shopping Center off Rt. 158. On Saturday, 5/4 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., more than 25 families participate with previously loved items for sale such as; bikes, fishing rods, kids toys, furniture, home decorations, bedding, clothes, jewelry, plants and so much more! Full story

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum to reopen

By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice
Initially conceived and heavily funded by the Hatteras Island people, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum opened its doors in 2002. Its mission was to share the remarkable maritime history of the area—a history that crossed the Atlantic. The public is invited to the grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony on May 20 at 10 a.m. to unveil a completely renovated and long awaited “permanent museum” that its now retired director, Joseph Schwarzer, worked diligently over the years to achieve. Full story

Submerged NC: Diving into the African American History of Eastern North Carolina

Join underwater archaeologist Emily Schwalbe as she presents research on the submerged archaeology of rice plantations in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Be sure to register for this webinar to learn about African American history, plantations, and the underwater archaeology of North Carolina rivers! Full story

April Bingo at Cape Hatteras Anglers Club

April 24 Doors Open at 6 pm. Bingo Starts Promptly at 7 pm.  Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, 47231 Light Plant Road, Buxton Full story

April. 26, 27, and May 2, 3 and 4, with matinees April 28 and May 5
Theatre of Dare Sets Sail for Laughter with Four Old Broads

Regular season finale opens in Kitty Hawk April 26 You can call it a comedy-mystery. You can call it a Golden Girls-meets-Murder She Wrote mashup. But however you look at it, Theatre of Dare’s season finale production of Four Old Broads is going to be a whole lot of fun for audiences when it opens in Kitty Hawk on April 26. Full story

Call for Entry for Dare Arts LGBTQ+ Art Exhibit in June

In celebration of the nationally recognized Pride Month, Dare Arts is proud to announce a call for entry for their second exhibit highlighting work by queer artists in June. Full story

Stream On: Gone too soon, part two—David Milch’s ‘Big Apple’

By Peter Hummers
CBS’ Les Moonves decided to put ‘Big Apple’ up against ‘ER,’ which could be interpreted as a compliment but was a death sentence. Full story

MAY 4-5
The Outer Banks Chorus presents: TUNE MY HEART

Saturday, May 4 at St. Andrew's By-The-Sea Sunday, May 5 at Holy Redeemer By-The Sea Both Concerts are at 4:00 pm.  Admission by donation Full story

Bodie Island Lighthouse open for climbing

The Bodie Island Lighthouse, recognized by its unique horizontal black and white stripes, is open for climbing. Full story

VusicOBX Summer Concert Series: Jamey Johnson – What A View Tour

Saturday, September 7th, 2024 | Roanoke Island Festival Park
Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. He is one of only a few people in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Full story

Book signing and discussion with author John Railey, podcaster Delia D’Aambra and attorney Chris Mumma on May 16
Unraveling a Manteo murder mystery 

Writer John Railey tackles the case of Stacey Stanton in his new book
By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice

It was February of 1990, and the Outer Banks was preparing for the tourist season when a horrific murder occurred in Manteo.  Full story

Portsmouth Homecoming welcome returns April 27

Every other year, the Friends of Portsmouth Island, in cooperation with Cape Lookout National Seashore, sponsor an old-fashioned homecoming in Portsmouth Village. Everyone is welcome to join in this celebration of history and community. Full story

Albemarle Area United Way hosting 6th Annual Bocce, Beer & Bites

Albemarle Area United Way will gather at Waterfront Park again this spring to hold its 6th annual Bocce, Beer & Bites event.  The event will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Full story

Secotan Market in Wanchese begins weekly schedule starting May 4

A producer-only farmers market in Wanchese featuring...fresh produce, vegetable ferments, kombucha, pasture-raised meat & eggs, pecans, mushroom products, pastries, pies, cakes, jams, pickles, honey, medicinal products, flowers, herbs, spices, teas, potted plants, natural skin care, rotating artisans and so much more.  Full story

Annual Dare County Schools Art Show at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Talented students from k-12 throughout Dare County schools will display their artwork April 2 – 26 at the Annual Dare County Schools Art Show. The exhibition, Discover A World OF Art, will be open Tuesday - Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Meeting Room in the Administrative building at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Full story

History for Lunch Big Al and Me:  Partners in Mischief, Capers, and Shenanigans

The Museum of the Albemarle will host our monthly History for Lunch on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 12 p.m. in the Gaither Auditorium.  J.E.B. “Jeb” Stuart will discuss and sign his book Big Al and Me:  Partners in Mischief, Capers, and Shenanigans. Full story

First Annual Out of the Shadows Suicide Walk to be held May 4

The first annual Out of the Shadows Suicide Awareness Walk will be held on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Flight High School track in Kill Devil Hills, offering an important opportunity for the community to come together and work toward breaking the stigma and silence that often surrounds suicide and mental illness.  Full story

Chamber hosts Social Media Marketing Workshop for Businesses

Join Us for an Informative Workshop on Social Media Marketing with Marketing Expert Nancy Lee Zimpleman on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 9:00 am at Comfort Inn North in Kill Devil Hills! Full story

MAY 12
Mother’s Day Royal Tea Party

A delightful French tea party fit for royalty, treat your mother to an unforgettable experience! Full story

KC and the Sunshine Band hit OBX in May 

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
This spring, KC and the Sunshine Band—which originally formed in 1973 and now features 15 players on stage—will appear with special guests Chairmen of the Board for a VusicOBX show at Roanoke Island Festival Park on Saturday, May 25. Full story

Stream On: Gone too soon, part one—David Milch’s ‘Brooklyn South’

By Peter Hummers
‘Brooklyn South’ was one of David Milch’s excellent shows that nevertheless didn’t make it for long on TV. Full story

MAY 25
Tri Villages Market at Camp Hatteras Campground launches Memorial Day weekend

Tri Villages Market will be open on Saturday, May 25 from  9am-1pm Memorial Day weekend. We have a great group of artists and makers returning & joining us. Full story

Closed since 2022, renovated Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum to reopen in May

We are excited to announce the North Carolina Maritime Museum on Hatteras, commonly referred to as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, will reopen to the public at 10 a.m. on May 20. Full story

MAY 25: Vusic OBX Memorial Day Concert featuring KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND with CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD

Get your BOOGIE SHOES on, GET DOWN (TONIGHT) because THAT’S THE WAY I LIKE IT on the Outer Banks this Memorial Day Weekend! VusicOBX Presents: KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND w/ special guests CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD Full story

Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges 2024 Tours and Programs

Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges are happy to announce our 2024 Tours and Programs! Join a tour to see the refuges from a different perspective--by canoe, tram, or van! Learn about sea turtles, bears, red wolves, pollinators, and other wildlife on our local national wildlife refuges. We have programs for all ages and interests. Full story

Chicamacomico Shakes Exhibit opens at Dare Arts

Two new exhibitions at Dare Arts in downtown Manteo. Full story

Shore to Pour: Exploring the OBX’s Expanding Craft Beverage Scene – Part 1

By Brian Tress  |  Outer Banks Voice
(This is the first of a three-part series on the craft-beverage industry on the Outer Banks.)

Typically, the word “craft” refers to the skill and artistry involved in creating something by hand. In the context of beverages like beer, wine, and spirits, "craft" implies a focus on traditional methods, small-batch production, and a high level of quality and attention to detail. Full story

Shore to Pour: Exploring the OBX’s Expanding Craft Beverage Scene – Part 2

By Brian Tress  | Outer Banks Voice
(This is the second of a three-part series on the craft-beverage industry on the Outer Banks.)

In the first part of this three-part series on the Outer Banks’ craft-beverage industry, we examined craft beer brewing here. This story takes readers inside local wine bars, wineries and vineyards. Full story

Shore to Pour: Exploring the OBX’s Expanding Craft Beverage Scene – Part 3

By Brian Tress | Outer Banks Voice
This is the third of a three-part series on the craft beverage industry on the Outer Banks.

The first two parts of the series on the Outer Banks’ craft beverage industry examined craft beer brewing and local wine bars, wineries and vineyards. This story looks at the craft distilleries producing spirits on the Outer Banks. Full story


My 10 favorite animal species
By Aaron Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

Everybody has their favorite animals. Here’s my list, which includes a lot of creatures who wouldn’t make good pets. What are yours? Full story

Stream On: Formula One racing’s best frenemies, in ‘Rush’

By Peter Hummers
Ron Howard’s “Rush” is an emotional powerhouse about a Formula One racing rivalry—a mostly true story. Full story

29th Annual Artist Self-Portrait Exhibition at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery

By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice
Visitors to the 29th Annual Artist Self-Portrait Exhibition will have the opportunity to travel into the minds of artists and see how they envision themselves through visual and literary works. The show is on display at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head from April 1 through May 15 with the opening reception on April 1 from 1-3 p.m. Full story

Frisco campgrounds at Cape Hatteras National Seashore opens for the season

The Frisco campground open for the 2024 camping season! Cape Point campground remains closed due to flooding of low-lying camp sites. Full story

Tickets on sale
SUBLIME with ROME – Farewell Tour 2024 at Roanoke Island Festival Park

As part of the 2024 Summer Series, VusicOBX is ecstatic to host the  2024 Farewell Tour - Sublime with Rome  THIS WILL BE THE FINAL SHOW IN OBX!  Full story

‘It’s about keeping the last little slice of history’

Recalling the heyday of the Breakers in Nags Head
By Maggie Miles  |  Outer Banks Voice
“The Breakers…ahhh, how do I even sum it up! It's like living in a little beachside bubble that just stayed the simplistic same while the rest of the world around you seemed to be changing at lightning-fast speeds,” reflects Mary Schmader, one of the last of two residents who still live at the Breakers. “It represents a time in history that seems to be fading away from American culture.” But while the property and cottages themselves haven’t changed (except for the wear and tear), they are vanishing. Full story

JUNE 6-7
Save The Date For The 12th Annual Rock The Cape

Celebrate the visual and performing arts on Hatteras Island June 6-7 with an art show, concert, and gallery tour during the 12th Annual Rock The Cape. Full story

VusicOBX Summer Concert Series
311 with AWOLNATION & Neon Trees

UNITY is coming to the Outer Banks! VusicOBX presents…311 with AWOLNATION & Neon Trees Friday, August 9th, 2024 Full story

JUNE 30 | Tickets on sale
Vusic OBX announces The TOGETHERNESS TOUR 2024 with Michael Franti & Spearhead, W. Niko Moon and Bombargo

JUNE 30 | Back by popular demand…Michael Franti & Spearhead with Niko Moon and Bombargo at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Come early to shop with our art and food vendors, grab a drink and find your spot to get ready to boogie! Full story

Stream On: noir ‘Detective Story’ starts mild, turns wild

By Peter Hummers
This 1951 noir melodrama from the stage makes great use of Kirk Douglas’ overacting tendencies. Full story

Stream On: Going Greene in Haiti with ‘The Comedians’

By Peter Hummers Haiti is unfortunately no stranger to turmoil. Novelist Graham Greene wrote about it in a 1966 novel and a 1967 screenplay. Full story

Theatre of Dare Embarks on First Ever Summer Season

Christmas in July, Shakespeare in August make up TOD’s ‘Summer of Fun’
Now that Theatre of Dare has its own space and a rapidly growing audience, the local community theater is about to embark on something it has never done in its 34 years of existence: putting on two productions during the Outer Banks’ busy summer season. Full story