This Week on the Outer Banks | September 11 - September 18, 2020
September 11th - September 18th, 2020
Due to increased late Summer travel to the Outer Banks, Cape Hatteras National Seashore has extended lifeguarding services through the end of September. Lifeguards will be stationed at Coquina, Frisco and Ocracoke beach access from 9am-5pm.
NC Governor Roy Cooper announced North Carolina will be moving into Phase 2.5 on September 4th at 5pm. Visitors and residents are encouraged to follow the “Three W’s” as outlined by the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services. (WEAR a face covering, WAIT in line at least six feet away from others, and WASH or sanitize hands frequently.) The next announcement is expected on October 2nd.
Under Phase 2.5:
- At risk individuals are still advised to stay home.
- Limits on mass gatherings will increase to 25 indoors and 50 outdoors.
- Large venues will be subject to the mass gathering restrictions.
- Museums and aquariums may open at 50% capacity.
2020 has brought a lot of new terminology to the wedding industry, but the one that seems to be getting the most attention is the rise of the MICRO WEDDING. Micro weddings are the perfect compromise between your run-of-the-mill wedding and an elopement. Read our latest blog for 5 Reasons why you should consider a micro wedding for your big (or small) day!
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
After a few days of heat advisories, we are expecting a cooler Labor Day weekend.
Kitty Hawk Kites will be hosting the Kayak Fishing Tournament from September 14-20. The event is virtual and is open to all NC coastal waters. Find more info here.
Muse Originals Mobile OBX Market will be parked outside of Rundown Cafe in Kitty Hawk every: Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Every Saturday at the Currituck Club from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Join us in the backyard for Brew & Arts every Monday! Local artists, local brew and great food. This event is free of charge and family friendly. Rotating local artists will be selling art, jewelry, pottery and more in the Beer Garden (weather permitting). The OBX Muse bus will be on site as well!
- Kitty Hawk
- Downtown Manteo
- Kill Devil Hills
- Jennette's Pier
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 .
NC Aquarium at Roanoke Island will open on September 14th at 50% capacity. Admission must be purchased online and guests will reserve their tickets for specific arrival times. Tickets can be purchased at www.ncaquariums.com