This Week on the Outer Banks | January 8 - January 15
January 8th - January 15th
Happy Friday!!! The first week of 2021 is officially over and what a week it was! With events dwindling down in the off-season, the beauty of the Outer Banks is that there is always something to do outside if you don't mind the colder weather! Drive along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore for those scenic dune views, or ride your bike around the Wright National Memorial to see some history! There have also been some seal sightings on local beaches from Corolla down South if you want to see some wildlife, just make sure to stay at least 150 feet from the seals and to not cross it's path into the ocean. Whatever it is you do this week, make sure to stay safe and remember the 3 W's.
The Wright Brothers National Memorial announced their free fee days for 2021:
- January 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- April 17th - 1st day of National Park Week
- August 4th - Great American Outdoors Act Anniversary
- August 25th - Nation Park Service Birthday
- September 25th - National Public Lands Day
- November 11th - Veterans Day
- December 17th - 118th Anniversary of the First Flight
All Dare County Parks & Recreation facilities are closed and all scheduled activities are suspended indefinitely due to rising cases of COVID-19.
Get out those Winter jackets and rain boots! It is going to be a wet and chilly weekend here on the Outer Banks, but the sun is expecting to shine bright on Sunday.
Events & Live Music
- Winterlights at the Elizabethan Gardens
- Entrance begins at 6pm. Visit their event page for more info.
- 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 .
Header Image: Kristi Midgette Photography