Manteo New Year Celebration Perfectly Outer Banks

There is something so perfectly small town life about the Manteo New Year’s Eve Celebration that once it is experienced it almost always becomes an annual tradition. Maybe it’s the 8:00 countdown and ball drop for the kids; maybe it’s the street fair atmosphere with food trucks and local charities serving hotdogs, hamburgers, Reuben sandwiches … Continue reading Manteo New Year Celebration Perfectly Outer Banks

Manteo New Year in New World Place to Be on New Year’s Eve

There are a lot of ways to bring in the New Year. Some people sit at home contemplating the year gone by. Sometimes friends gather to spend a special evening with the people who mean the most to each other. Others head out to a favorite nightspot, especially if there is entertainment and sparkling wine … Continue reading Manteo New Year in New World Place to Be on New Year’s Eve

Christmas–and Santa–Come to the Outer Banks

Christmas has come to the Outer Banks. We know that because the tree lighting was held in Manteo last night and today Santa Claus hopped off a fire truck in Duck to the delight of a lot of kids…and adults too. In a lot of ways, the Manteo tree lighting and the Duck Christmas celebration … Continue reading Christmas–and Santa–Come to the Outer Banks

Perfect Running Weather Greets Outer Banks Marathon Runners

Just before the weather breaks and becomes bitterly cold with 30 mile per hour winds, we got the Outer Banks Marathon in yesterday. And the weather was a close to perfect as it could have been. There were actually two long distance races on the Outer Banks on Sunday. The Outer Banks Marathon linking Kitty … Continue reading Perfect Running Weather Greets Outer Banks Marathon Runners

Edward Greene Documentary Tells the Tale of a Remarkable Life

Edward Greene is a very interesting guy. One of the icons of who and what the Outer Banks has become, he’s 93 now, needs a walker to get around but the mind and memories are as sharp as ever. He’s probably best known to most people as the founder of the Christmas Shop and Island … Continue reading Edward Greene Documentary Tells the Tale of a Remarkable Life

Water Water Everywhere Exhibit at Dare County Arts Council

Sometimes we luck into something special. That was certainly the feeling when we checked out the Water Water Everywhere exhibit at the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo this evening. Curated by artist Carol Willett, the  show featured art from a wide variety of Outer Banks artists. All of the works were themed around water … Continue reading Water Water Everywhere Exhibit at Dare County Arts Council

Government Mule Sunday At RIFP

There is so much to celebrate on the Outer Banks during the summer that it can almost seem overwhelming. Yesterday it was the 4th of July and what a great day it was. The weather held and the celebrations were magnificent. We started the day at the Town of Duck’s annual parade, which is one … Continue reading Government Mule Sunday At RIFP

Outer Banks 4th of July an All Day Affair

On the Outer Banks the 4th of July is pretty much an all day affair. There’s a parade; there’s a street fair—two of them, really. And of course fireworks. Spectacular fireworks. One of our favorite ways to start our Independence Day celebration and really get us in the mood for the rest of the day … Continue reading Outer Banks 4th of July an All Day Affair

Two Great Bands Coming to Festival Park

The live music scene on the Outer Banks is pretty amazing, but this summer it looks like it just went to another level. There are two bands that will be performing at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo in the next few weeks that, for good reason, are nationally recognized talent. It would be hard … Continue reading Two Great Bands Coming to Festival Park

Dare Day a Perfect Outer Banks Celebration

Dare Dare is one of those all-American celebrations that helps to make the Outer Banks such wonderful place to live and visit. We just had our 44th Annual Dare Dare on the waterfront in Manteo on Saturday, and this years event was as good as it ever was. The weather certainly helped. A front passed … Continue reading Dare Day a Perfect Outer Banks Celebration