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OBX Arts and Craft Festival

 

The annual OBX Arts & Craft Festival showcases the works of 25 talented Outer Banks artists. The two-day show features a wide array of quality creations. The show is held anally at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk on September 3rd & 4th, 10am-5pm. The event as well as parking is free!The show features specialties include painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, basketry, glasswork, fiber and textile arts, collage, metalwork and more. The show is well known for the high quality of work presented by its talented participants. 

 

Each year the show organizers, Charlotte Alexander and James Melvin, choose two local charities to support. Both charities will have a table set up during the art show where visitors can learn about the organization, sign up to volunteer or donate funds. A portion of the proceeds from participating artist entrance fees is donated to those charities.

 

Visit their FaceBook page for information and updates!

 

 

OBX Kids Are Going Back To School

This Monday, August 25th, local kids will be going back to school in Dare County. The summer vacation season is not over in other parts of the US, and the beach will see a large number of visitors from other states for the next few weeks. In an effort to keep roads on the Outer Banks safe with all the new school bus traffic, here are some safety tips for driving & biking in North Carolina.

NCDOT: Governor's Highway Safety Program

 

 

 

The Duck Waterfront Boardwalk

When you think of a 'boardwalk,' Atlantic City, Virginia Beach, & Myrtle Beach all come to mind. But did you know Duck, NC has a 4,149 square foot Sound Side boardwalk, spanning from Aqua Restaurant and Spa all the way to the Duck Waterfront Shops. There is even a Kitty Hawk Kites location on the boardwalk where you get discounts as a Stan White guest!

The Duck Town Park is a premier community recreational facility featuring 11 acres of natural beauty including trails through the Maritime Forest and willow swamp, open green space, soundside views, and access to the Town’s boardwalk.

Waterfront Shops:

Park Amenities:

  • soundside boardwalk
  • amphitheater
  • public kayak/canoe launch
  • four-slip, transient use boat pier at the northern end of the boardwalk
  • picnic shelter
  • playground
  • gazebo
  • water fountains, including a special one for our canine friends
  • walking trails throughout the park
  • summer events for everyone to enjoy annual Jazz Festival on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend  

 

Video Source: TownofDuck.com

 

*Original Photography unless source given

 

4th of July Events from Corolla to Nags Head

No matter where you are staying on the Outer Banks this Independence Day, there will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy! From Corolla to Nags Head, this 4th of July will be packed with multiple fireworks displays, events for the runners in the family, and even a trip back in time to Independence Day 1850. Check out the links below for more information and event specifics. Have fun and be safe this weekend!

 

In Corolla

 

Independence Day Celebration

5pm-10pm

Currituck Heritage Park

What better way to celebrate America’s independence than with free live music and a spectacular fireworks show on the northern Outer Banks!  The 22nd Annual Independence Day Celebration in Corolla offers an afternoon of fun family activities.  The event features food vendors, a corn hole tournament, watermelon eating contest, and children’s games. Admission and parking are free

In Duck

10th Annual Duck’s Fourth of July Parade

9am

Town of Duck 4th of July Parade and community social was named by ABC News as one of the country’s top 10 best small-town 4th of July celebrations. Join us for the 10th Annual community event featuring music, refreshments, parade trophies and more. FREE

In Kill Devil Hills

3rd Annual Freedom 5k, Old Glory Mile and Little Sparkler Stroller

7am

All American family and community event in the spirit of American Independence! Presented by Outer Banks Runcations. This event is hosted by the Town of Kill Devil Hills for an out/back paved course with a section of well established dirt road. FREE for spectators.

Fireworks at the Avalon Fishing Pier - The Town of Kill Devil Hills Fireworks show will begin at dusk on the Avalon Fishing Pier located at MP 6 on the Beach Road. FREE

In Nags Head

2014 KILLER DUNES 2-MILER & FUN RUN

8:30am

Presented by the Outer Banks Running Club. Proceeds benefit Friends of Jockey’s Ridge, a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, preserving, and enhancing Jockey’s Ridge State Park. FREE for spectators.

 July 4th Fireworks in Nags Head – The Town of Nags Head Fireworks show will begin 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. FREE

In Manteo

July 4th Celebration Music and Fireworks

Outdoor Pavilion

Concert at 8 p.m. Pack up the lawn chairs, blankets and picnic and bring family and friends as the nation celebrates July 4th in the Outdoor Pavilion at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Fireworks will be provided by the Town of Manteo beginning at 9:30 p.m. A patriotic concert will begin at 8 p.m. FREE

Independence Day 1850

10am – 4pm.

Celebrate Independence Day 1850s style with Island Farm! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on our grassy lawn as we commemorate our nation’s birth with musket-fire, games and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. $6.

Remember to tag us in your 4th of July pictures on, we want to see how your family is celebrating America's 238th Birthday!

Instagram

 

Live Traffic Cameras in the OBX

Any one who has braved the Bypass (US158) or the Beach Road (NC12) during the summer months knows all to well that traffic on the Outer Banks is highly unpredictable. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has live traffic cameras and speed detectors online to make the easy life easier! This year, 2 new cameras have been installed at the Hatteras/Ocracoke ferry docks. These new additions will help keep travelers and locals informed 24 hours a day.

 

All the cameras in the area can be seen here

42nd Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular at Jockys Ridge

Looking for something fun to do this weekend on the OBX? 

The 42nd Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular will be held at Jocky's Ridge from May16th-18th. This is the longest running competition of it's type on Earth! It's free for everyone and there will be day long events for the whole family. Watch Air Games, dune competitions, and even join in a street dance party!

Visit http://www.hangglidingspectacular.com/ or http://www.kittyhawk.com/ for more information. Don't forget, as a guest of Stan White Realty, you will enjoy all the perks of the KClub if you want to try hang gliding first hand!

 

Last year's Hang Gliding Spectacular:

 

Event Schedule:

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014

8AM - 12PM:  Registration

@ Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School

 

12PM - 5PM:  Dune Competition

@ Jockey's Ridge State Park 

 

7PM - 10PM:  Kitty Hawk Kites Film Festival

@ The Pit - 1209 S. Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills, NC

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014

 

8AM - 10AM:  Registration

@ Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School

 

10AM - 4PM:  Dune Competition

@ Jockey's Ridge State Park 

 

5PM - 7:30PM: Instructor Alumni Reunion

@ Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head Store

 

8PM - 11PM: Woody Jones Memorial Street Dance

@ Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head Store

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014

 

10AM - 2:30PM: Dune Competition

@ Jockey's Ridge State Park

 

4:30PM - 5:30PM: Dune Event Awards

@ Mulligan's Raw Bar and Grille, 4005 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 

 

5:30PM - 6:30PM: Rogallo Foundation Dinner

@ Mulligan's Raw Bar and Grille, 4005 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 

 

 

MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014

 

9AM - 4PM: Aero Tow Competition

@ Currituck County Airport

 

4:30PM: Aero Tow Awards

@ Currituck County Airport

10 Life Hacks to make your beach vacation even more enjoyable

They say, “It’s the little things in life that matter”. Every family has a few essential tricks up their sleeves to make every beach vacation as smooth as possible.  Here are some simple Beach Hacks to use this sumer!


 Submit your clever "life hacks” that make you wonder how you ever survived with out them!

Comment below, or post it on our Facebook , Twitter, Google+ pages, or send us an Instagram picture of your hack to @StanWhiteRealtyOBX. Stay tuned for more hacks to keep vacation life easy!


1.       Sandy feet and no outdoor shower in site? 

Rub baby powder on sandy feet and watch it fall away.

 

 

2.       Think like a kid at the beach.

Parents know the beach brings out the kid in all of us, especially kids. If your little one roams away from the group to explore, the best place to look first is down wind. Children almost always follow the path of least resistance first.

 

 

3.       The best place to hide something is in plain sight. 

Use an empty sun screen or lip balm container to store money and other valuables.

Source: Pinterest 

 

 

4.       If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. Upgrade it.

Sew pockets onto beach towels to store cell phones and other belongings from sand and water.

Source: Pinterest 

 

 

5.       Think outside the fitted sheet.

Rather than using a normal blanket out on the beach, bring a fitted sheet. Use coolers or any other items with weight to prop up the sides of the sheet to prevent sand from getting in.

Source: Pinterest 

 

 

6.       Water in your ears? 

Forget about buying over the counter drops every time you go to the beach. After getting out of the water, blow into a deflated balloon three to four times. This forces water out much like yawning helps to pop your ear drums. (Safely stash water balloons in your beach kit out of reach of small children to prevent a choking hazard.)

 

 

7.       Jellyfish, the bumble bees of the deep.

For minor jellyfish stings, 1st rinse with sea water, 2nd scrape off stingers with a mixture of sand and small shells or a credit card, 3rd treat with vinegar to relive pain. For major stings, seek medical attention immediately & always know where the closest Lifeguard is located.

 

 

8. Already broke those $5 flip flops from the beach store? 

Flip flops straps are famous for breaking out of the hole between your big and first toes. Instead of throwing them away immediately, use a plastic bread bag clip to temporally keep the strap in place.

Source: Pinterest 

 

 

9.       Don’t waste money on expensive “everything-proof” phone cases when you have zip lock bags laying around.

Keep your smart phone in a zip lock bag while at the beach. Not only are they water, sand, and snack-time-spill proof; you can still use the touch screen while inside the bag.

 

 

10.      Stop playing your own version of hot potato after getting in your car at the end of a long beach day.

Turn your steering when 180⁰ when parking in the sun. Your hands will thank you after a long day at the beach.

 

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