Sep 25

Hatteras Day at the Docks reschedules 3 events

The originally scheduled Day at The Docks had to be canceled due to Hurricane Lee, three popular events are being resheduled for September 29-30, Seafood Under the Stars, the Youth Fishing Tournament and the Working Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet. Full story

T.O.D. Kicks Off 33rd Season With ‘Toil and Trouble’

‘Off ToDway’ production to take the stage in Nags Head Sept. 22
A twisted take on a Shakespeare classic is how Theatre of Dare is kicking off a brand new season on a brand new stage.Toil and Trouble is a darkly comic modern retelling of Macbeth written by playwright Lauren Gunderson, who also wrote last season’s hit Exit, Pursued By A Bear. And you can expect the same type of Shakespearian shenanigans this time around. Full story

SEPT. 26
Shake Rattle & Roll with Elvis at Jennette’s Pier

Outer Banks Annual Reverse Raffle; Shake Rattle & Roll with Elvis on Sept 26th at Jennette's Pier. Full story

Stream On, at the end of the world as we know it: ‘Dr. Strangelove’

By Peter Hummers
Stanley Kubrick’s great 1964 cold-war satire ‘Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’ was misunderstood in the day. Full story

September 29
Jockey’s Ridge ceremony to mark terminus of Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Ribbon cutting ceremony on September 29th at 10 AM at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head.
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

In 1977, Howard Lee, then Secretary of the NC Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, was invited to give a speech at a trails conference at Lake Junaluska. In that speech, he proposed that there should be a trail that runs from one end of the state of North Carolina to the other. Full story

14th annual Walk Against Addiction 5k Run/Walk rescheduled for September 30

Our Walk, speakers and fellowship activities have been rescheduled for 9am September 30 at First Flight High School. Full story

Island Farm to Host 12th Annual Pumpkin Patch, Every Saturday in October

Bring your friends and family to celebrate the arrival of fall at Island Farm! On the first four Saturdays in October, Island Farm will host its 12th annual Pumpkin Patch event. There will be no shortage of fun memories to be made, with a large pumpkin patch and a diverse array of fall games and activities offered. This event will take place on October 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 9 A.M. until 3 P.M. Admission for visitors aged four and older is $10. Children 0-3 years old are admitted for free.
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Currituck County Planes and Plows

The Currituck Extension Staff along with the Currituck County Airport Team are merging their annual fall events to provide you with an amazing experience that we’re calling “Currituck County Planes and Plows.” The event will be held on Saturday, October 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Currituck County Regional Airport. Full story

Roanoke Island Native American Heritage Festival and Powwow has been cancelled

Roanoke Island Native American Heritage Festival and Powwow has been cancelled. Full story

Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation’s 2023 5K Race is set for October 7

The Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation’s 20th Annual 2023 5K Race is set for October 7.  It will take place on the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend through the neighborhood of Kinnakeet Shores on the soundside in Avon. It will be a Color Blast Run again this year!! Full story

Bethany’s 8th Annual 5k Break The Chains and Pancake Breakfast

Bethany’s 8th Annual 5k Break The Chains | Gathering begins at 7:30 am
Bethany Church of Wanchese Pancake Breakfast | Saturday, October 7 from 8:00 am – 11:00 am Full story

October 27
College of The Albemarle Hosts 2023-2024 Star Nights Events rescheduled

College of The Albemarle (COA) will hold its first 2023-2024 “COA Star Nights, An Evening Under the Stars,” on Friday, October 27, 2023, from 7-9 p.m. at COA – Dare, 205 Highway 64 S, Manteo.  The event will take place in the amphitheater. Full story

OBX photographer Ray Matthews ‘loved where he lived’

Nags Head gallery showing a retrospective of his work
By Mary Ellen Riddle |  Outer Banks Voice

Life flows from the photographs in the West Wing of Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head. A giant pelican soars, sunlight beams through crashing waves, and one can almost taste salt in the air. The gallery is currently showing a retrospective of the late Ray Matthews’ photography that features Outer Banks nature, iconic architecture and an evocative black and white self portrait of the man many came to honor. Full story

Folk Band, The Wildwoods, to perform at the Pioneer Theater In Manteo

Hailing from the Great Plains of Lincoln, NE, enchanting folk/americana trio, The Wildwoods are excited to perform at The Pioneer Theater on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29th, 2023 at 7pm. Full story

22nd Annual Oink & Oyster Roast

First Flight Rotary Club of the Outer Banks presents the 22nd Annual Oink & Oyster Roast in Kitty Hawk, NC October 7, 2023 from 12-4pm Full story

Outer Banks Presbyterian hosting a “Blessing of the Animals” service

Blessing of the Animals  Outer Banks Presbyterian Church Outer Banks Presbyterian will be hosting a “Blessing of the Animals” service on Sunday, October 8, at 3 p.m. on the back lawn of… Full story

Fall Open House at the Corolla Wild Horse Farm

Join us on Saturday, October 14, for a fall open house at the farm! Meet the rescued Corolla horses currently in our care. Get up close, hear their stories, learn their history, and talk with the staff responsible for their care and managing the wild horses. At 11 a.m., a special screening of the award-winning documentary “The Secret of Corolla” will be held, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and CWHF staff. Full story

History for Lunch | Corolla’s Wild Horses:  A History

 The Museum of the Albemarle will host our second monthly History for Lunch on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 12 p.m. in the Gaither Auditorium.  Full story

Day at the Docks cancelled due to storm concerns

UPDATE: Unfortunately, with the latest Coastal Flood Warning and the water already breaching the dunes coming into the village, we have to consider the safety of all involved and we are canceling Day at the Docks. We do plan to reschedule the Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Under the Stars at a later date to be determined but for now, it will take some time to do everything that needs to be done to accomplish this cancellation. Thank you. Full story

Bidding begins October 6 through October 27
The Great Art Heist Returns To Dare Arts In October

Dare Arts’ benefit art auction, The Great Art Heist, will open at their Gallery in downtown Manteo on Friday, October 6 at 6pm.  The opening reception will include libations, hors d'oeuvres and live jazz music by Devin Frazier and Ed Tupper. The reception is in conjunction with Manteo’s First Friday festivities and is free and open to everyone. Full story

Stream On: ‘Memento.’ It’s like waking. Like you just woke up.

By Peter Hummers
“My wife deserves vengeance. Doesn't make a difference whether I know about it. Just because there are things I don't remember doesn't make my actions meaningless.” Full story

On display through October 7, 2023
Ray Matthews Photography Retrospective: Celebrating the Visionary Artist of the Outer Banks

The Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series is honored to announce the Ray Matthews Photography Retrospective, a remarkable exhibition paying homage to the enduring legacy of one of the Outer Banks' most celebrated photographers. Full story

Women Breaking Barriers Exhibit Open at Roanoke Island Festival Park

The traveling exhibit “Women Breaking Barriers in Northeastern North Carolina” is open at Roanoke Island Festival Park. This free exhibit is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 31, in the Ticket Sales Gallery. Full story

‘Lights, camera, classics’: New Outer Banks Film Society plans a ‘book club for film’

New Outer Banks Film Society plans a ‘book club for film’
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice

Dare Arts, along with film enthusiasts Gaye and David Morris, are bringing yet another attraction to Manteo by introducing the first ever Outer Banks Film Society, created to foster a community that appreciates the art of film. Full story

Stream On: Gone too soon—‘The Black Donnellys.’ What were they thinking?

By Peter Hummers
NBC capriciously cancelled this great melodrama after seven episodes in 2007. At least now all 13 episodes are available to stream. Full story

Be WOWed at the 2023 Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival

WOW consists of over 60 trips and programs for nature lovers. These trips and programs include birding, paddling, photography, art and natural history. Full story

Registration Now Open For 11th Annual Outer Banks Veterans Writing Workshop

The 11th Annual Outer Banks Veterans Writing Workshop will be held at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19.  Full story

Coastal Studies Institute Program For Families This Summer

What’s better than an evening on the water? The Coastal Studies Institute is excited to launch a new series of family programs one evening each month this summer. 
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Equine Science Horse Show Prep Clinics

Currituck County 4-H will be hosting a series of equine science classes and horse show prep clinics from October through December. Full story

Ocracoke Express to Extend Midweek Schedule Through September

Due to popular demand, the N.C. Department of Transportation's Ocracoke Express passenger ferry will continue running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through September. The service was previously slated to end for the season on Labor Day. Full story

Stream On: Going Greene—‘The Third Man.’ First in an occasional series

By Peter Hummers
Holly Martins was broke and Harry Lime had offered him a job. Anyway, there he is, poor chap. Without a cent and happy as a lark—until he hears that Harry is dead… Full story

Dare County Library’s The Library Speakers Consortium features a virtual author talk series

The Dare County Library's Library Speakers Consortium showcases a virtual author talk series each month featuring bestselling, award-winning and highly acclaimed authors from around the world. The featured writers and thought leaders will cover a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres. Full story


Long-running series continues to delight
In 1983, Charles Hermann, a WWII veteran and retired engineer gathered a group of friends at the Kitty Hawk Fire Station and set out to bring entertainment to the Outer Banks. Forty years and over 200 concerts later, the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts continues this vision with a slate of seven acts running from September 16 2023 to April 27, 2024. Full story

Eastern NC Small Farm Fest- A Collaboration of Small Farmers

September 22, 2023 from 9:30 a.m.  – 2:00 p.m. Join us for a fun and educational day in Williamston, NC at the Eastern NC Small Farm Fest. Full story

Kayak with a Ranger at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Join a ranger to explore salt marshes and surrounding waters of the Pamlico Sound on this easy kayak program. Full story