The big Outer Banks news this weekend is, of course, the Outer Banks Marathon, although a more accurate description might be the Outer Banks Marathon and Assorted Other Races, since there is everything from a baby dash to a 10K on Saturday, followed by the Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday.
The interesting thing is, though, the big event is by no means the only event happening on the Outer Banks this weekend.
Tonight-Saturday-the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts is bringing the Malpass Brothers to Kill Devil Hills. A duo, Christopher and Taylor, they bring back the traditional sounds of country music and in reading over the reviews of their past performances, they are really good.
Down on Pea Island the Cape Hatteras Angler’s Club just wrapped up their 57th Annual Surf Fishing Tournament. According to Club President, Larry Hardham, with 120 6-person teams, it is the largest saltwater fishing tournament in the world. Hard to say, but they had teams scattered from Rodanthe clear down to Hatteras Village, so maybe it’s true.
Even next weekend there’s lots to do with the Dare County Arts Council sponsoring their Veteran’s Writing Workshop. The centerpiece is Ron Capps' Veteran’s Writing Workshop on Saturday.
Capps, a combat veteran and professional writer, works with veterans to write about their experiences. With sponsorship from a variety of Outer Banks businesses and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the workshop is provided free for 25 vets.
The night before, though, check out Nu-Blu at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Amazing musicians, and a great sound. Contact the DCAC for more information at 252-573-5558.
Hard to imagine with all of this to do, it’s November.