Feb 29

Lost Colony: Archaeologists Slate Busy 2024 Dig Season

First Colony Foundation to Revisit Elizabethan Gardens, Fort Raleigh beginning March 4
Archaeologists with First Colony Foundation will begin a new dig at Roanoke Island's Elizabethan Gardens next week, looking for more evidence of the Algonquian village of Roanoac that hosted Sir Walter Raleigh's explorers in 1584. Full story

Buxton to host Free Community Concert featuring North Carolina Symphony Ensembles on March 4

The Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series, in collaboration with the North Carolina Symphony, is thrilled to announce a free Community Concert. This special event will feature performances by the Symphony's String Quartet and Wind Quintet. Scheduled for Monday, March 4, at 7:00 p.m., the concert will take place in the auditorium at Cape Hatteras Secondary School. Full story

Comic Nostalgia Powers Theatre of Dare’s Musical ‘Chaperone’

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March. 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 with matinees March 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. All performances will be at Theatre of Dare in Kitty Hawk. Full story

MARCH 14-16
First Flight High School and Stagekraft Productions present “Mean Girls”

The show runs Thursday and Friday evenings at 7 and Saturday afternoon at 2 in the David E. Oaksmith Auditorium from March 14-16. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for students, children and senior citizens. Full story

33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17

The Kelly’s 33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Parade kicks off on Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. in Nags Head, RAIN OR SHINE. The one-mile parade route runs from Bladen St. (MP 11.5) north to Driftwood St. on Virginia Dare Trail (Beach Rd.) Full story

Wild Food Farmacy

Whether for fun or survival, foraging can be a great way to supplement your diet with plants that are not only delicious but can also be healthy. Participants will learn how to confidently identify and forage for abundant, healing plants. What’s more, you’ll fill your kitchen and apothecaries with the most nourishing wild medicines in our area. Full story

Meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous Outer Banks

AA OBX or Alcoholics Anonymous Outer Banks is District 93, which serves the AA community on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, including Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Powell’s Point, Moyock, Grandy, Coinjock, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Manteo, Wanchese, Frisco, Buxton, Salvo, Waves, Rodanthe, and Hatteras Full story

Outer Banks Chamber to host 2024 Outer Banks Regional Economic Summit

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce will host its 2024 Outer Banks Regional Economic Summit on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at the Ramada Plaza in Kill Devil Hills at 8:00 a.m. Full story

2024 OBX Blanketeers Quilt Show

The OBX Blanketeers are hosting their annual Quilt Show on Saturday, March 9, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Duck Methodist Church. Over 400 quilts made by our group will be displayed. This free event is open to the public. Full story

Keeper James Launching National Zoom Program Series Saturday

By James D. “Keeper James” Charlet
Known locally as “Keeper James,” he will be launching a new “virtual presentation” series, also known as Zoom. The series title is “America’s Forgotten Heroes.” Full story


The 15 best musical acts By Aaron Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
I confess. I’m a serial list maker. From time to time, I'll share some rankings on the Outer Banks Voice. While I’ve ranked everything from NFL quarterbacks to movie directors, today the list includes the 15 musical acts (band/solo artists) I consider the best. Full story

Dare County Special Olympics invites you to take the Polar Plunge on March 9

Dive into the chilly ocean for a heartwarming cause!  Dare County Special Olympics invites you to take the Polar Plunge on March 9, 2024 at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head. Dare County Special Olympics athletes bravely face challenges on the field, in the pool and on the court. They are the inspiration for the annual Dare County Special Olympics Polar Plunge. Full story

Girl Scout Cookies now on sale

Support local Girl Scout troops—and enjoy tasty treats packed with discovery and fun. Ready to explore a whole new world of deliciousness? Booth sales will be starting on Sunday, February 25, schedule below Full story

Outer Banks Wedding Association to Celebrate the 25th Year of Outer Banks Wedding Weekend & Expo in March 2024

The Outer Banks Wedding Association (OBXWA) is excited to announce the 25th Annual Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo taking place on Saturday, March 2, 2024. Full story

Explore Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge-First Tram Tour of 2024

The first Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge open-air tram tour of 2024 is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, from 9-11 am. Reservations are required. Full story

Cottages announced for 2024 Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Cottage Tour

The Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Cottage Tour owner network has announced the list of cottages that will be open at this year’s tour to be held on Saturday, April 27th, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Full story

Thank You For Being a Friend: Women’s Luncheon

Celebrate International Women's Day with the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Women’s Luncheon! Full story

Stream On: the rise and fall of Truman Capote

By Peter Hummers
Capote referred to ‘Answered Prayers’ as his “posthumous novel,” explaining, “either I'm going to kill it, or it's going to kill me.” Full story

Ocracoke Express Passenger Ferry starts May 23

Ocracoke Express tickets go on sale Feb. 23. The Ocracoke Express passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke islands will begin service on May 23 and run through June 30, 2024 Full story

College of The Albemarle Student Theatre Presents “The Little Mermaid”

Elizabeth City – College of The Albemarle Student Theatre (COAST) will present “The Little Mermaid” on March 20-24, 2024. The production is licensed by Music Theatre International. Full story

‘It’s a true world music’ 

Terrance Simien’s Zydeco Experience comes to the Pioneer  
By Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice One thing that the Outer Banks and Louisiana have in common are the wetlands that mark the coastal landscapes and shape lifestyle and culture. Eastern North Carolina has the marsh. Louisiana has the bayou. Full story

Artist Rick Nilson exhibit and artist talk at UUCOB

Rick Nilson is showing his work at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks (UUCOB) through May with an opening reception on March 3 at 11:15 a.m. Full story

Stream On: ‘Attack!’: Not everyone is a hero

By Peter Hummers
A cynical and grim account of war. “Not every gun is pointed at the enemy.” Full story

Christian Astrophysicist at Manteo Baptist Church during March 3-4

Dr. Jason Lisle, a Christian astrophysicist, will be at Manteo Baptist Church during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday School session March 3 to talk about dinosaurs and what the Bible says about them. Full story

College of The Albemarle to Host Literary Festival in March

Elizabeth City, NC - College of The Albemarle (COA) will host its 6th Annual “Literary Festival” on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The festival is a celebration of writing both at COA and within the community.  Full story

Feb. 1 – 29 | Reception Feb. 8 fom 6 to 8 p.m.
Annual Animals in Art Show at the Seaside Art Gallery

Animals in Art Show | February 1st – 29th, 2024 | Seaside Art Gallery
This art show is created to help cuddly pets stay with their humans in hard times.  With the Animals in Art Show, we can make a difference together. Full story

More than 80 artists display their work at annual Frank Stick Art Show

By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice
In honor of Frank Stick, an artist of the early 1900s with close ties to the Outer Banks, more than 80 artists are displaying work at the 46th annual Frank Stick Art Show that currently fills the upper gallery at Dare Arts in Manteo. Full story

March 9
Dowdy Park Winter Markets

Food market only. Get ready for winter wonders at Dowdy Park!  Join us for the coolest winter markets, where local vendors will be serving up their handmade wares.  Full story

2024 Dare County State of the Child Conference: Raise Up The Whole Child

Please join us on Thursday, March 14 from 9:00am-3:30pm at the Ramada Plaza in KDH as we discuss and explore opportunities and long-term solutions to the areas of greatest need for children, youth, and families in our community, including child care, early learning, child well-being and enrichment/recreation. Full story

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

Annual St. Patrick’s Parade on March 17

The Kelly’s 33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Parade kicks off on Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. in Nags Head, RAIN OR SHINE. This year’s Marshall is Dare County Historical Maritime Industry. Commercial fishing has been a mainstay of the area’s economy as has boat building. Full story

On Display: March 6 - May 28:
“We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina”

Museum of the Albemarle is hosting the traveling exhibit, We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina. We Built This will be on display March 6, 2024 through May 28, 2024. 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

Stream On: The return of Sam Spade—‘Monsieur Spade’

By Peter Hummers
“[Sam Spade] is a dream man in the sense that he is what most of the private detectives I worked with would like to have been.” (Dashiell Hammett) Full story

After the Virginia bars and The Voice, Huntley comes to the Pioneer

Maggie Miles | Outer Banks Voice
Many contestants on The Voice go on the show to figure out who they are as artists. But after spending a weekend with Huntley for two sold out shows at the Pioneer Theater on Jan. 26 and 27, followed by two intimate parlor sessions at Manteo House, it’s clear that Huntley knows exactly who he is. He’s a blues and rock singer songwriter who’s been hustling and grinding and betting on a dream for two decades. Full story