November 27th - December 4th, 2020
The week of Thanksgiving is such a popular time for visitors to come to the Outer Banks to celebrate the holidays. This year, with smaller occupancy festivities, there were a lot of people who came to the Outer Banks and celebrated with their families.
Events are seeming to be on a decline as we head into the colder months, but there are still a few local spots open this weekend for visitors. Shop small this weekend at local shops around the Outer Banks.
Visitors and residents are still encouraged to WEAR a face covering, WAIT in line at least six feet away from others, and WASH or sanitize hands frequently.
As COVID-19 cases rise throughout North Carolina and the rest of the US, Governor Cooper has decreased the indoor gathering limit from 25 to 10. North Carolina will remain on pause in Phase 3 as health officials monitor trends in COVID-19 cases. Read our blog for details about Phase 3 and how it affects weddings on the Outer Banks.
The Outer Banks Wedding Association has been hosting We Do! Sessions with our vendors here on the Outer Banks. Different creative vendors teach us how to do something and we ask them follower submitted questions. Check them out on our Instagram TV Channel @obxwa
Events & Live Music
The Chicamacomico Life Saving Station Historic Site & Museum will be hosting a variety of holiday festivities to mark the season ending.
Kim Kalman is playing at the Froggy Dog Restaurant & Pub in Avon from 5:30-8:30pm.
The Annual Ocracoke Holiday Boat Parade is returning to Silver Lake Harbor on Friday, November 27th from 5:30-6:30pm. Visit their Event Page for more info.
Roanoke Island Festival Park will be hosting a park-wide Scavenger Hunt every Friday until November 27th during park hours. To explore, pick up your scavenger hunt with ticket purchase and search throughout the park to win 20% admission. The park is open from 9am-5pm.
Come out to the Downtown Manteo Shopping Spree for shopping, dining and a chance to win a 2 night stay in Manteo, plus a $500 shopping spree! Get entered to win by shopping and dining at participating businesses between November 27th and December 11th. Visit the town Christmas tree and enjoy walking the streets of Manteo. You might even run into Santa! Santa will be strolling around town Friday November 27th, Saturday November 28th, Saturday December 5th and Friday December 11th.
Visit the event page for more info.
The Whalehead Club in Historic Corolla will be hosting Candlelight Christmas Tours on the 27th & 28th from 5:30pm-7:30. Reservations can be made by calling (252) 453-9040. Masks are required.
The Kill Devil Hills Community Appearance Commission is hosting a beach cleanup event over Thanksgiving Weekend. The cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, November 28th from 9am-12pm at the Hayman Boulevard Beach Access. Cleanup supplies will be provides. Visit kdhnc.com for more info.
Pirate's Cove Marina is hosting it's annual Open House on Saturday, November 28th from 9am-5pm. Everything in stock will be 10-75% off.
It's Black Friday Week at all Kitty Hawk Kites locations. Get 15% off all regular priced merchandise until 11/29.
- Kitty Hawk
- Downtown Manteo
- Kill Devil Hills
- Jennette's Pier
Beach driving is back in Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head until April 30th, 2021. Beach permits are available for purchase at Kill Devil Hills Town Hall by appointment only. Call (252)-449-5338 to arrange an appointment. Nags Head permits are available at Nags Head Town Hall or at all tackle shops in Nags Head. Permits issued in Nags Head are accepted on KDH beaches and vise versa. Seasonal permits are $25 and temporary permits are $10, which are accepted for 14 days. Drivers license, proof of insurance and registration are required to purchase.
The Ocracoke Campground at Camp Hatteras National Seashore is to remain open year-round. All 136 campsites are open to use. Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov
Cape Hatteras National Seashore beached will open to permitted off-road vehicles 24 hours a day if no sea turtle nests are nearby beginning on Tuesday, September 15th. Permit and Access information can be found at https://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/conditions.htm.
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