Surfing Takes Center Stage in September

There’s a lot of surf action coming up in September and it’s looking as though mid month for anyone who’s in to all things surfing, the Outer Banks is the place to be. Maybe it’s not really “action” but the Surfalorous Film Festival sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council is coming back for its … Continue reading Surfing Takes Center Stage in September

Surf & Sounds-Better Than Advertised

Better than advertised … that is the only way to describe the Surf and Sounds Chamber Music that the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series brought to the Outer Banks this year. Tuesday night’s performance at All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores was absolutely amazing. And then the musicians equaled that with their outdoor … Continue reading Surf & Sounds-Better Than Advertised

Chamber Music Comes to Outer Banks

Here’s just about a perfect way to end the summer on a high note—the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series is bringing chamber music to four locations on the Outer Banks. Looking at the professional experiences of the musicians, these are incredibly accomplished artists with very strong performance backgrounds. The concerts are free, and what … Continue reading Chamber Music Comes to Outer Banks

Annual New World Festival of the Arts

It was a kind of hot, the sun, especially on Wednesday was intense, but the 36th Annual New World Festival of the Arts on the waterfront in Manteo was as good as it has ever been. With 78 artists on hand working in a wide variety of medians, this is an annual event worth checking … Continue reading Annual New World Festival of the Arts

Nags Head Woods-Beautiful and Challenging

The Outer Banks is a far more complex natural environment than it may appear to be at first. A cursory glance may give the impression that it’s ocean, beach and some sawgrass thrown in, and certainly along the seashore, that is what it appears to be . . . although even that’s pretty complex. But … Continue reading Nags Head Woods-Beautiful and Challenging

Ribbon Cutting at Renovated Roanoke Island Aquarium

With North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on hand to cut the ribbon on the renovated North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, the final step was taken to introduce a remarkable transformation of one of the most popular sites for visitors on the Outer Banks. With over 300,000 visitors annually, the Aquarium is an important part … Continue reading Ribbon Cutting at Renovated Roanoke Island Aquarium

Who’s Bad Brings Michael Jackson to Lost Colony

Now that was a concert for the Outer Banks to remember! Performing at The Lost Colony’s Waterside Theatre, Who’s Bad brought the genius on Michael Jackson to the Outer Banks. Sheer energy, great choreography, excellent musicians and a show stopping performance by Joe Bell—Jobel as he is known on stage. The range of Jackson’s music … Continue reading Who’s Bad Brings Michael Jackson to Lost Colony

Annual OBX Watermelon Festival a Delight

Over the years certain Outer Banks traditions and celebrations become favorites. The Fourth of July, of course and Christmas has a marvelous charm, but it’s the smaller festivals that create such a unique experience for anyone living or visiting that that are really what the local culture is all about. The Annual Outer Banks Watermelon … Continue reading Annual OBX Watermelon Festival a Delight

Senior Arts and Crafts Show Wednesday & Thursday

Here’s something a little bit different to do. The Outer Banks Women’s Club is holding there 43rd Annual Senior Arts and Crafts Show on Wednesday and Thursday August 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at The Baum Center in Kill Devil Hills. The OBWC has been around for 45 years so the … Continue reading Senior Arts and Crafts Show Wednesday & Thursday