30th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Outer Banks Marches along the Beach Road The Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is about as Outer  Banks as it gets. Sure it’s also a celebration of all things Irish with lot of green and and all the trimmings.  But really, what the Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is, is the Outer Banks … Continue reading 30th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Shakespeare on the Outer Banks Stage

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” offers a different theater experience for Outer Banks audiences. Brought to the stage by the Theater of Dare, it is a theatrical classic done right. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is silly, absurd, fun and very funny. It is also one of Shakespeare’s most accessible plays. The language is the classic … Continue reading Shakespeare on the Outer Banks Stage

Cajun Occasion at Sanctuary Vineyards

The Cajun Occasion, the name says it all. Coming Saturday, March 2 to Sanctuary Vineyards up in Jarvisburg. That’s about 15 minutes north of the Wright Memorial Bridge. Since the official Mardi Gras is on March 5 this year, we can probably call the Cajun Occassion a pre-Mardi Gras party. One thing we do know, … Continue reading Cajun Occasion at Sanctuary Vineyards

Walkers, Bikers Cross Bonner Bridge Replacement

Cold, windy and spectacular. There is no other way to describe what it was like to walk across Oregon Inlet on the replacement span for the Bonner Bridge. NCDOT has not opened the new bridge yet to traffic. They have indicated that is coming later this month, but on Saturday they opened the bridge to … Continue reading Walkers, Bikers Cross Bonner Bridge Replacement

Larry Sabato and His Crystal Ball Comes to the Outer Banks

Larry Sabato is a pretty interesting guy. At least on stage he is when he’s talking about elections, the electorate and all things political The Bryan Cultural Series brought Larry Sabato and his Crystal Ball to the Outer Banks on Wednesday night and what he said was a welcomed relief from some of the discourse … Continue reading Larry Sabato and His Crystal Ball Comes to the Outer Banks

Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens a Holiday Delight

Roasted Marshmallows and Beautiful Lights Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens is one of those Christmas traditions that is a reminder of how special the holiday season can be. Any time of the year is a great time to visit the Gardens, a 10 acre site immediately adjacent to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke … Continue reading Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens a Holiday Delight

Starvin’ Artists Party-An Outer Banks Christmas Gathering

Fun, Food and Wonderful Art Christmas must be getting closer—the 33rd annual Starvin’ Artists Christmas Party is happening tomorrow, Saturday. The gathering is at Cozy Kitchens in Kitty Hawk on Kitty Hawk road from 4-9 p.m. For anyone in the vicinity—come by and check it out. In the past the Starvin’ Artists Party has been … Continue reading Starvin’ Artists Party-An Outer Banks Christmas Gathering

Outer Banks Holidays Begin with Tree Lightings

This is certainly a great weekend to celebrate the holidays. Christmas is coming—we know that because there were tree lighting ceremonies in Manteo and the Duck—and tonight, Sunday is the first evening of Chanukah. For most of the folks that live here and our visitors, the tree lightings really seem to mark the true beginnings … Continue reading Outer Banks Holidays Begin with Tree Lightings

Santa Claus, Tree Lighting and the Spirit of Chrismas

Annual Event Welcomes Santa and the Holiday Season Tomorrow night, Friday, is the night…the night that jolly old elf, Santa Claus comes to town in Manteo. In what may be one of the most amazing small town Christmas celebrations anywhere, the town of Manteo lights the giant fir tree on the waterfront and welcomes Santa … Continue reading Santa Claus, Tree Lighting and the Spirit of Chrismas

All Along the Outer Banks Watchtower

Iconic All Along the Watchtower Leads to Celebration Fifty years ago on November 22, 1968 Bob Dylan released “All Along the Watchtower,” one of his most celebrated songs. To mark that event the Dare County Arts Council featured the work of artist Janet Stapelman. Stapelman’s took each line of the song and created a cotton thread … Continue reading All Along the Outer Banks Watchtower