July 10th - July 17th, 2020
Ticket sales for the OBX Wedding Fest on November 8th are on sale now!
Tropical Storm Fay formed off the coast Thursday evening. The storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall Thursday night and dangerous rip currents through Friday. It is advised to stay out of the water from Corolla to Ocracoke. Sunny skies and occasional showers are expected throughout the weekend.
As North Carolina moved into Phase 2 of reopening, restaurants were granted permission to re-open for dine in services at 50% capacity. It is still recommended that tables are distanced and that no more than six people should sit at a table unless they are a family from the same household. Make sure to call before dining out to make sure that the restaurant you are going to is allowing dine-in customers. Take-out and delivery services are also still offered. You can find a list of caterers and restaurants in the area here.
Jockey’s Ridge Crossing will be hosting the Annual Sunset Festival this year running from June 8th to August 21st. Make it a fun trip to Jockeys Ridge Crossing to experience their nightly events, shopping, sweet treats, and walk up the sand dunes to experience the serene sunsets. The Outer Banks has one of the best places to view the evening Sunset on Jockeys Ridge Sand Dunes. Stop by the Kitty Hawk Kites store to pick up a kite to fly while watching the sunset.
- Thursday from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- Friday from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Sunday from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- Steve Hauser will be playing at Ocean Boulevard July 10th beginning at 6 p.m.
- Check out the Under the Tent live performances at NC Coast Grill & Bar in Duck. The shows run weekly.
- 7/10: The Wilder Brothers at 6 p.m.
- 7/11: Live Music at 6 p.m.
- 7/13: Bryan Campbell at 6 p.m.
- 7/14: Greg Shelton at 6 p.m.
- 7/15: The Wilder Brothers at 6 p.m.
- 7/16: Steve Hauser at 6 p.m.
- Kim Kalman performs on the patio at The Froggy Dog Restaurant & Pub every Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
- The Outer Banks Brewing Station will be hosting Backyard Music Sessions this weekend:
- 7/12: Graham Outten Music at 7 p.m.
- Kitty Hawk
- Downtown Manteo
- Kill Devil Hills
- Jennette's Pier
Cape Hatteras National Seashore reopened walking access to the tip of Cape Point on July 7 using a shoreline corridor, and provided nearly an extra tenth of a mile access for ORVs. From the current ORV boundary, it is only a short 800 foot walk to the tip of Cape Point.
Passenger ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke resumed on July 3rd. Face masks are encouraged.
The schedule is:
- From Hatteras: 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- From Ocracoke: 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
A one-way trip takes approximately 70 minutes.
The fare will be $5 one way for adults with an additional $1 for bicycles. Children 3 and under may ride for free. A free tram operated by Hyde County will be available to shuttle visitors around the village, with golf carts and bicycles available for rental from private vendors.
Passengers may purchase tickets directly at the Hatteras or Ocracoke-Silver Lake Terminals on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations will be available at www.ncferry.org or by calling 1-800-BY-FERRY.