The Outer Banks was spared most of the impact from the recent hurricane. Our businesses are open and welcoming guests for the new fall season. Meanwhile, our thoughts and hearts are with the areas more affected by the storm. Check the bottom of the page for a few ways the OBX community is helping and other opportunities to contribute to the Carolinas' Hurricane Florence relief. Share your posts of encouragement and volunteer opportunities using #CAREolinas.
Though the hurricane caused short-term disruption to events here locally, the next few weeks are well stocked with great activities to keep visitors busy on the Outer Banks. We are quickly moving into the beautiful fall season (September 22), with cooler weather and striking sky-scapes. Here are a few events in the upcoming weeks to watch out for:
- ESA Surfing Competition-September 16-22
- Surfalorus Film Festival-September 20-22
- OBX Pridefest-September 21-23
- Throwdown Surf Classic-September 22
- OBX Jeep Jam-September 27-29
- The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival-September 29
- Wright Brothers Visitor Center Reopening-September 29
- Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival-October 3-6
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SOCIAL MEDIA: #OBXnow
Many of our partners have been using the #OBXnow hashtag to share their pictures on Instagram. Join in on the conversation and tag your social media posts with #OBXnow. We’ll post them on the homepage of outerbanks.org so guests and locals alike can see what’s happening in real time!
TRAFFIC & NCDOT INFORMATION
Please find up-to-date traffic and road closure information at NCDOT official website.
LOCAL/NATIONAL DISASTER RELIEF
Barrier Island Bagels in Kitty Hawk is actively taking donations for items like water, canned food, blankets, toilet paper, batteries, toothpaste, first aid, baby products, soap, pet supplies, etc. | These donations are being taken at their Kitty Hawk location and then distributed to First Baptist Church in New Bern, NC
White Doe Inn in Manteo is working with the Hurricane Aid for Southeastern N.C. and Robeson County Church and Community Center on relief efforts. Donations may be brought to White Doe Inn from Monday, Sept. 17 through Friday, Sept. 21.
Albemarle Landscapes & Tree Service are going to gather supplies to send to New Bern | "Anyone who brings in anything can pick out an ALTS shirt for themselves. Send us a message or call 252-256-1883 to make sure there’s someone in the office to take your donation. Let’s show these folks how giving our community is!"
Text FLORENCE to 20222
NC Governor Roy Cooper with the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund: https://governor.nc.gov/donate-florence-recovery
American Red Cross