Bike Week and More on the Outer Banks

Outer Banks Bike Week takes shape at Longboards in Kitty Hawk.
Outer Banks Bike Week takes shape at Longboards in Kitty Hawk.

When it’s the Annual Outer Banks Bike Week there is no doubt that it’s happening. Some bikes purr, some rumble, but there is a throaty, pulsating power to a Harley that is unmistakable. And there is no doubt that is the favorite bike of the visitors.

If you live on the Outer Banks long enough, events just seem to mount up on each other one after the other. Looking back on it, it seems hare to imagine that the 2019 version of Bike Week is the 17th time our roads have been filled with Harley’s and a smattering of other bikes.

It looks the Outer Banks weather gods are cooperating this week. They usually do, but it’s always good to acknowledge their participation. There’s a bit of a chance of rain on Wednesday and Friday, but if there is anything at all, it will be widely scattered.

There are some pretty cool group rides scheduled and great music on tap.

Jonny Waters and Company are going to be plaint a number of venues. Best place to see him is probably Longboards in Kitty Hawk, which is one of the vendor sites for the event.

The Bike Week is a long week—eight day, really. It already started on Saturday and runs all the way thought the following Saturday. That’s eight days.

We’re almost out of April and into May and the May music calendar is looking spectacular with a mid month blast from the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival midweek and the 8th Annual Mustang Music Spring Jam on the weekend.

There is so much happening on the Outer Banks and a Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates home is the perfect place to be.

Great Weekend Weather for OBX Bike Week

Slow Start but Great Finish for 17 Annual Outer Banks Bike Week

Bikers gathered at Longboards in Kitty Hawk for 16th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week.
Bikers gathered at Longboards in Kitty Hawk for 16th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week.

It’s the Outer Banks Bike Week happening right now. The weather didn’t cooperate much at the beginning of the week but it would be hard to imagine better conditions than we’re having right now.

This is the 16th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week and the weather through the end of the week is certainly the best we’ve seen in a number of years.

The music this year has really stepped up a notch with a two day music festival featuring Great White (Band), Slaughter and Molly Hatchet playing at Outer Banks Harley in Harbinger, just a few miles north of the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge.  That’s on Friday and Saturday.

Of course, there’s a lot more than just the music, although that lineup is really good. There are poker runs, contests and a lot lot of vendors are on hand with everything from custom tooled leather jackets to custom parts of bikes.

Vendors are located at the Outer Banks Harley Davidson, the sponsor for the Bike week, and Longboards and BK Shuckers in Kitty Hawk.

There is more music than the festival too. Longboards and BK Shuckers are also getting in the act with some great local talent.

The event started slowly this year—the wind and rain made riding to the Outer Banks a problem. But looking through the rest of the weekend, the weather gods appear to be cooperating.

There is a chance of rain early tomorrow morning, but after that, bright sunshine and perfect weather for the rest of the weekend.

Easter Gateway to OBX Springtime


Easter on the Outer Banks is pretty much like it is everywhere else—except the setting is prettier, although honestly it would be tough to make that case today. It’s certainly a cool, rainy day on the Outer Banks, although we’re looking forward to some better weather later this week.

With Easter falling early this year, there is a little bit of a gap between the spring the full force of the springtime schedule and the holiday, but things are going to really start popping on the Outer Banks soon.

There are some great events coming up in April creating a perfect reason to take a long weekend and visit the Outer Banks.

An interesting two days may be the Kill Devil Hills Historic tour followed by the Southern Shores Flat Top Tour on Friday and Saturday April 22 and 23.

Bikers, kick your Harleys into gear and plan on coming to the Outer Banks the week of the 16th to the 24th for the Outer Banks Bike Week, which is actually nine days, but who’s counting.

Here at Joe Lamb Jr., & Associates we do have some availability that week, so if that can be fit into plans, check us out online or call us at (800)-562-6257.

April OBX Events

Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show

March 28-April 28

Opening reception April 3, 2-4 p.m.

The Event Room at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Free exhibit, located in the Art Gallery, features works of Manteo, First Flight and Hatteras High Schools. Come enjoy the creativity and promise in our young students. Open Monday- Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 252-475-1500/


April 16 & 17

2 Day Jolly Roger Pirate Expo

First Flight 5K – Event Shirt & Custom First Flight 5K Finisher Medal!

Free parking 

Free shuttle service & bag check for 13.1

Kill Devil Hills Historic Landmarks Open House

April 22

Kill Devil Hills Town Hall

The self-guided tour of a sampling of the historic homes will began with a reception for recent historic home designations at the Town Hall at 1 p.m. For more information call (252) 449-5318.


April 23

1-5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Southern Shores flat top cottage owners who wish to promote awareness of these historic homes. Ticket price and the proceeds benefit the Flat Top Preservation Fund of the Outer Banks Community Foundation.

Outer Banks Bike Week

April 16-24

ike Shows, Poker Runs, Guided Tours, Party Nights, Tattoo and Bikini Contests, Over 100 Vendors, Live Music, Outdoor Concerts, Pig Pickin & more!

Earth Day at Jockey’s Ridge

April 23

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Celebrate Earth Day on the Outer Banks and the N.C. Science Festival at Jockey’s Ridge State Park and participate in a variety of engaging activities. For the 5th consecutive year, the event will bring together many Outer Banks organizations that offer environmental education


April 30

Jennette’s Pier

The run course takes you through South Nags Head, and is set-up against a challenging fast 20 mile ride through the Pea Island Wildlife Refuge including Bodie Island Lighthouse and Oregon Inlet. 5K run to finish this event, is held on the beach at Jennette’s Pier.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Theatre of Dare

April 22- May 1

Long running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904. Actor and screenwriter Steve Martin’s script plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune.