OBX Outer Banks NC

Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Outer Banks, North Carolina (OBX) including world famous venues: The Lost Colony, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Kitty Hawk (Wright Brothers flight) and the barrier islands around the Currituck Sound, Albemarle Sound, and Pamlico Sound.

UNC-Greensboro Miles Davis Jazz Band to Perform at Roanoke Island Festival Park

UNC-Greensboro Miles Davis Jazz Band to Perform at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island, NC March 20, 2013 – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Jazz Ensemble, directed by Steve Haines, will perform on Saturday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Regarded as one of the premier jazz ensembles in the nation, it is considered one of the flagships of the University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. RIFP Executive Director, Kim Sawyer says, “UNC- Greensboro kicks off our University Performance Series for the 4th year. This year we continue to showcase the best and brightest of the UNC system students to include children’s shows, Broadway music, and a variety of jazz performances. We look forward to continuing community […]

Untamed Outer Banks Will Open at Aquarium

Untamed Outer Banks Will Open at Aquarium

Roanoke Island, NC March 15, 2013 – “Coastal Wild” is the title of Mark Buckler’s new nature photography exhibit in the Nautilus Gallery at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. This selection of his recent work will be on view April 5 through June 28. Buckler’s passion for photography ignited when he began making compelling images of the natural world at age thirteen. He continued to hone his photographic skills for more than 20 years on his native Cape Cod and as a student at the University of Vermont. Since moving to the Outer Banks in 2005, he has conducted workshops from coast to coast, led photographic tours, and co-authored the book of dazzling images, “Coastal Wild: Among the […]

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island gets new pier

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island gets new pier

Roanoke Island, NC March 11, 2013 – After months of planning, the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is moving ahead with a new pier on Croatan Sound. The Aquarium recently awarded the building contract to Renaissance Construction of Manteo. The new sound-side pier is scheduled to be completed in June. The 200-foot-long structure provides convenient visitor access for the Aquarium’s popular on-the-water programs and includes a covered gazebo, seating, lower-level dock and environmentally friendly lighting. The lower dock is designed to allow easy water access for the Aquarium’s many ongoing outdoor educational programs, such as kayaking, fishing and crabbing, as well as provide opportunities for new water-based activities. Multipurpose use was a consideration in the design of the new […]

Straight No Chaser Coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park

Straight No Chaser Coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park

STRAIGHT NO CHASER   Walter Chase * Jerome Collins * Seggie Isho * Michael Luginbill * Charlie Mechling * Steve Morgan * Don Nottingham * David Roberts * Randy Stine * Tyler Trepp Roanoke Island Festival Park – Manteo NC Saturday June 29   STRAIGHT NO CHASER will perform at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo NC on Saturday June 29. Tickets go on sale Friday March 8 at 10am at Ticketmaster.com, the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone 800-745-3000.   If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser […]

Lucky Couple wins Dream Wedding Package at Outer Banks Wedding Association Wedding Expo

Lucky Couple wins Dream Wedding Package at Outer Banks Wedding Association Wedding Expo

Outer Banks, NC Feb. 25, 2013 – At the 2013 Outer Banks Wedding Association’s Wedding Weekend one lucky couple won the Dream Wedding Package, with a value of $100,000! Lauren Fenner and Timothy Clayborn, Jr. of Manassas, Virginia attended the wedding weekend in Kill Devil Hills and as a bride, Laura was able to enter the drawing for the Dream Wedding package. Little did she know how much that one tiny ticket could change her and her fiancée’s future wedding plans. The Dream Wedding package takes care of the couple’s entire wedding experience. From planning, to accommodations to the event itself, the Outer Banks Wedding Association’s vendors have it all covered.   Lauren and Timothy are excited about the journey […]

Thousands in North Carolina to March for Babies This Spring

Thousands in North Carolina to March for Babies This Spring

Raleigh, NC Feb. 25, 2013 – This spring, thousands of families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies—the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Multiple events will take place across the state on from April to November, aiming to raise more than $1 million. March for Babies is the March of Dimes largest annual fundraiser nationwide, raising over $2 billion since its start in 1970. Funds raised helps moms have healthy; full-term pregnancies, fund research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies’ lives, and provide comfort to families who have a baby in neonatal intensive care. To register for […]

16th Annual Priceless Pieces Quilt Show at Roanoke Island Festival Park

16th Annual Priceless Pieces Quilt Show at Roanoke Island Festival Park

MANTEO, NC Feb. 22, 2013 – The 16th Annual Priceless Pieces Quilt Show opens March 1 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. in the Art Gallery at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Antique and new quilts will be on display through March 23. The collection is drawn from quilt makers or quilt owners attached to the Eastern North Carolina region. The show and reception are free and open to the public. The public also has the opportunity to chat with the sponsors of the show, the Teacup Quilters, as they gallery-sit. The hours of the show are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The exhibition features full-sized and mini quilts.  Past shows have […]

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13th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival Poster Contest

13th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival Poster Contest

Harkers Island, NC Feb. 22, 2013 – The Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild is excited to announce the 13th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival Contest.  The Guild encourages local artists to submit artwork, that if chosen as the winning entry, will be used on Decoy Festival posters, advertising flyers, and apparel.  The featured decoy for 2013 is the Surf Scoter.  As is the custom, a cash prize of $250.00 will also be awarded to the winning artist. Packets containing contest rules and an application may be obtained by mail or e-mail beginning February 19th by calling Amie Talton at (252) 393-3792, or e-mailing Amie at amie_talton@yahoo.com.  Contest rules and applications may also be found online at www.decoyguild.com.  The deadline for […]

What Happened to the Lost Colony?

What Happened to the Lost Colony?

Raleigh, NC - What if the Lost Colony was never lost? What if the survivors left Roanoke Island and made it to Georgia? A series of engraved stones, called the Dare stones, were discovered in the 1930s and tell a tale of how the survivors traveled by land to South Carolina and then to Georgia. The first stone, found near the Chowan River in North Carolina, claimed that Eleanor Dare and a few other settlers had made their way inland after an Indian attack wiped out the rest of the colony. Is this truth or a hoax? David LaVere, a North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar, will address this mysterious topic during History à la Carte: What Happened to the Lost […]

2013 Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo

2013 Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo

Outer Banks, NC – Brides will be able to explore all of their destination wedding dreams at the Outer Banks Wedding Association’s annual Wedding Weekend on January 19-20, 2013 at First Flight Middle and High School in Kill Devil Hills, NC. The expo will run on Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. With almost 200 vendors to choose from, attendees are sure to find exactly what they are looking for. Pre-registered attendees can pick up their registration packets from the Outer Banks Wedding Association Welcome Center, milepost 10 on Friday, January 18 between 9 am and 8 pm. There will be prizes and giveaways throughout the wedding weekend from the […]