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2013 Thanksgiving fun in the Outer Banks – Fishing, Kites with Lights, and Santa Under the Sea

Driftwood ChartersThanksgiving is a fun time of the year to be on the Outer Banks. There are several events happening for the week of Thanksgiving. Here are a few:

Fishing on the Outer Banks is Really good now! - This is one of the best times of the year for surf fishing. Fishing is great right on the Nags Head Inn’s 4-acres of oceanfront hotel! In addition you will love the convenience of Pier Fishing at nearby Jennette’s Pier just down the beach from the hotel. Jennette’s Pier is also having the Jennette’s Third Annual Redfish Saturday Tournament Nov. 30 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Kites with Lights - Saturday, November 30 - Sunset. Watch the sky light up with Kites with Lights! As soon as the sun starts to set, go to nearby Jockeys Ridge and see huge lighted kites soar above the dunes.

Santa Under the Sea - Santa is stopping by the NC Aquarium on Friday & Saturday  and is going scuba diving with the sharks! Get your picture taken with Santa while he is under water, tell him what you want for Christmas, and write him a letter to put in the drop box. Check out the NC aquarium in Manteo for more information.

Come stay with us for Thanksgiving in the Outer Banks! Reserve your room at one of the best rated Outer Banks Hotels - Nags Head Inn Oceanfront!

Fall Fun on the Outer Banks – Howl with the Wolves, Bird Watching EcoTours

kayak tours outer banksFall is a great time to enjoy the beauty and nature of the Outer Banks. One of the best ways to get out and experience the wonders of the Outer Banks is Eco- Kayak Tours of the Outer Banks. Coastal Kayak Touring Company is the premier kayak tour company of the Outer Banks. They are educational and offer unique tours like Howling with the Red Wolves, Bird watching in Pea Island, and exploring the maritime forests. Guest of the Nags Head Inn receive $5 off any Kayak Tour and Coastal Kayak Touring Company will recommend and customize a trip for you.

Jockeys Ridge, Nags Head’s Hidden Perfect Beach

jockeys ridge nags head sound beachYou may already be aware that Jockeys Ridge State Park showcases the tallest naturally occurring sand dune on the East coast and a premier destination for kites plus hang gliding, but did you know it also has a near "perfect family beach" on the West side? Somewhat protected from the chilly Northeast, this West facing beach typically stays warm on into the autumn afternoons while the waters are very calm, safe and shallow ... even hundreds of feet from shore. You won't be catching any waves, but you may elect to paddle board, float or just play in calm, clean waters. To discover and explore, just Book Your Reservations Now at Nags Head Inn  and once you are here, check-out the South Entrance to Jockeys Ridge State Park, across from the Kitty Hawk Connection Shopping Center ... turning West on Soundside Road driving all the way back to Roanoke Sound, then turning Right into the public parking spaces by the beach. Of course, you can also hike back up the magnificent dunes from there or enter the park's main North entrance on Carolista Drive at milepost 12 on Hwy 158 Bypass (South Croatan Hwy). There you will find facilities, displays and lots of interesting programs plus activities for the entire family to enjoy.

Beach Volleyball Tour Stops on the Outer Banks

EVP Pro Volleyball TourThe EVP Beach Volleyball Tour Stops on the Outer Banks! Extreme Volleyball Professionals (EVP), a premier national circuit, announces the addition of the Outer Banks to its high profile EVP Tour 2013 schedule. The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Jennette’s Pier are partnering with EVP Tour to host two days of competitive beach volleyball on August 23 & 24th at Jennette’s Pier.

Come join us for an extended stay on the Outer Banks and enjoy some Beach Volleyball . Nags Head Inn Outer Banks Oceanfront Hotel is ideal for enjoying all the activities at nearby Jenette's Pier , and bathing in the sun and enjoying the Nags Head Inn's over 4 acres of oceanfront ! In addition you will find easy access to many great attractions and restaurants nearby.

See Event Details at Outer Banks Events Calendar

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Red Nose Wine Festival 2013

outer-banks-wine-festivalThe 2nd Annual TowneBank Red Nose Wine Festival is scheduled for Thursday, July 14th! Promising a day of fun, with local bands, wine & beer tastings, and delicious food available for sale from local restaurants. The event will be held on the beautiful waterfront of Marshes’ Light in Manteo. Fabulous wines from around the world and produced by North Carolina Wineries will be available for tasting as well as foods from the Outer Banks finest restaurants… and NEW this year, Craft beers and North Carolina Breweries! Live entertainment will be provided by local and regional bands!

The beneficiary of the TowneBank Red Nose Wine Festival will be the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, whose mission is simple: to financially assist those in our community who are faced with debilitating illness or tragedy. Net funds will be expended to help those on the Outer Banks.

This event is only about 10 minutes away from the Nags Head Inn on the waterfront in Manteo.

Take advantage of our extended stay outer banks hotel specials and come join us!

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Fireworks Schedule for 4th of July

outer banks hotelsNags Head Inn is in the prime location for viewing the Fireworks displays of the Town of Nags Head fireworks from nearby Nags Head Pier. In addition, you can enjoy the Roanoke Island fireworks display over the Roanoke Sound. Come visit and take advantage of the views and some great summer specials!

The Outer Banks will have the following fireworks displays on the Outer Banks:

Nags Head Fireworks - at Nags Head Pier at 9:25 p.m. on the Nags Head Fishing Pier located at Mile Post 11.5 on S. Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head
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Town of Manteo - Fireworks & Concert over the Roanoke Sound presented by Town of Manteo at 9:30 p.m
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Hatteras Island Fireworks at Avon Pier - Fireworks scheduled for 9:00pm
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The Lost Colony 76th Anniversary Season

lost colonyThis is the 76th Anniversary Season of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paul Green’s The Lost Colony. This symphonic drama recounts the historical events leading to the disappearance of the first English colonists who settled on Roanoke Island over 400 years ago. A live performance featuring epic battles and Indian dances to the pageantry of the Queen and her court.

Event Details:

The Lost Colony is located  a short drive away from the Nags Head Inn on Roanoke Island.

Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. May 31 – August 22. Monday – Saturday, 8:30 p.m. Adults half price on Saturday nights. Children 12 and under free on Monday nights. Backstage tours at 7:30 p.m. Admission.

Lost Colony Tickets

For more information on Outer Banks Events visit the Outer Banks Events Calendar

Faire Days Free Outdoor Festival Offers Perfect Day-Trip Diversion

2013 Faire Days Festival in DuckToday marks the very 1st in a summer long series of exciting festival events for the entire family known as Faire Days. Hosted by Scarborough Faire Shopping Village in Duck from 1-6pm every WEDNESDAY, each event will include 5 continuous hours of great music from two different bands plus: mustang rides, scavenger hunt, clown/magician, juggler, marionettes, author book signings, glitter tattoo table, DIY jewelry, painting & projects ... plus everything from ice cream, popcorn, snacks, BBQ, wine & fine dining. FREE Admission, ALL within a cozy tree covered courtyard enclave of 15 boutique shops featuring high quality merchandise.

See the Complete Schedule and Learn More about Scarborough Faire

Outer Banks Family YMCA

Outer Banks Family YMCANags Head Inn is a member of the Y-Tel Program with the Outer Banks Family YMCA. Located less than 3 miles from the hotel, this fully equipped facility is available for our guests' use, featuring: Indoor pool, hot tub and sauna • Fitness center and group exercise • Racquetball and full court gymnasium • Child care available while you work out • Outdoor pool and water spray park (in season) • Outdoor skate park. 5:00am-9:00pm In Season. Please see the Nags Head Inn front desk to get a complimentary pass with directions to the YMCA.

 

Outer Banks Family YMCA
3000 S Croatan Hwy, MP 13.5
Nags Head NC 27959
252-449-8897
Outer Banks Family YMCA Website

 

Outer Banks Piers – Jennette’s Pier

things-to-do-JennettesPierHurricane Isabel devastated Jennette's Pier in 2003, but NC Aquariums led rebuilding it as an all-concrete, 1,000' long showpiece. On May 22, 2009, seventy years to the day from its first construction, then Governor Beverly Perdue led the 'sand breaking' dedication of this $25 million dollar renovation you can enjoy today. Besides pier fishing and sightseeing you can experience: fishing tournaments/programs, summer day camps, day/night programs, private fishing lessons, volleyball camps & much more. Three large wind turbines plus an extensive water recovery system serve as responsible, educational models for a sustainable future.

 

Jennette's Pier
7223 S Virginia Dare Trail, MP 16.5
Nags Head NC 27959
252-255-1501
Jennette's Pier Website