Outer Banks Spring Music Festival Season Is Here

Now that the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival has moved to May, it looks as though this coming week can officially be termed Outer Banks Spring Music Festival Week. With two major music festivals this week, that seems like a good name for it. Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival After Michael wiped out three days of his … Continue reading Outer Banks Spring Music Festival Season Is Here

First First Friday-Fun in Downtown Manteo

The first official First Friday of the year is coming up and in Manteo and there is so much to do, it’s hard to see how it will all fit into one evening. Next Friday, April 5 is that first Friday we’re talking about. Two really interesting events worth checking out are side by side … Continue reading First First Friday-Fun in Downtown Manteo

Outer Banks Taste of the Beach Coming Soon

Spring is almost here and that means the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach cannot be far behind. There are a lot of places that do a “Taste of…” but no one does it as well as the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach. Think of it as a combination amazing culinary adventure and a … Continue reading Outer Banks Taste of the Beach Coming Soon

The Magic of Opera Comes to the Outer Banks

La Traviata came to the Outer Banks this weekend and what a great evening of opera and music we had. It was a one night performance on Saturday evening at First Flight High School, and what made it especially nice was the male lead was performed by Manteo native Tshombe Selby. Tshombe has moved on … Continue reading The Magic of Opera Comes to the Outer Banks

41st Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Celebrates Local Artists

Opening this weekend at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo, the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is worth a special trip just to check it out. The show runs from January 26-February 26. The opening reception will be this Saturday. Unlike most art shows, the Frank Stick Show is not a juried event, … Continue reading 41st Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Celebrates Local Artists

La Traviata Comes to the Outer Banks Stage

Local Tenor Tshombe Selby in Male Title Role La Traviata is classic opera in the truest sense of the word, and the Outer Banks is about to experience Verdi’s classic tale of love and betrayal. La Traviata is classic opera in the truest sense of the word, and the Outer Banks is about to experience … Continue reading La Traviata Comes to the Outer Banks Stage

41st Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show a Tribute to Outer Banks Community

The Outer Banks has one of the most dynamic art communities to be found anywhere. It is one of the parts of life for those of us who live here that make this such a wonderful place to live. During the summer, the examples of art are everywhere—it is, after all, how so many of … Continue reading 41st Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show a Tribute to Outer Banks Community

Family, Fireworks & Fun at Manteo New Year’s Eve Celebration

Manteo, New Year’s Eve Celebration and oh, what a difference a year makes! With temperatures hovering in the low sixties and a gentle breeze off Shallowbag Bay, the celebration bringing in 2019 could not have been much more different that 2018. Last year…that gentle breeze was was a 12 mile an hour wind with occasional … Continue reading Family, Fireworks & Fun at Manteo New Year’s Eve Celebration

Outer Banks New Year’s Eve Celebrations Promise Fun for All

We had a fantastic Christmas here on the Outer Banks and with Christmas past, the next holiday to greet us is New Year’s Eve. It’s kind of nice—the Outer Banks offers our visitors and residents a couple of different ways to celebrate the coming of New Year. For families, check out what’s happening in downtown … Continue reading Outer Banks New Year’s Eve Celebrations Promise Fun for All

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