There’s a lot happening on the Outer Banks this Thanksgiving.
Outer Banks visitors tend to think of the summer as the time of year when everything is happening on the Outer Banks. And admittedly summer is when all of our businesses and restaurants are open and live music is everywhere. But what makes the Outer Banks such a great place to live, work and visit are some of the special events that can only happen when there’s a little more time to plan and organize then seems to be available in the summer. That brings us to all the great things to do on the Outer Banks that we can’t quite get to during the summer.
November and December are filled with great events—and almost all of them are perfect for the whole family.
Thanksgiving Weekend Events
There are also some fantastic opportunities to get locally made art and craft items, take in some great theater and even get outside and run a little bit. Are there favorites? That’s difficult to say. There are some events that seem to consistently be a lot of fun. The Big Curri-Shuck at Sanctuary Vineyards is always a good time. The premise is simple. An all you can eat celebration of oysters, crab and barbecue with some great music, tasty wine from Sanctuary Vineyards with local beer brewers on hand. And hayrides for the kids.
Nov 24 11th Annual OBX Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run
Southern Shores Town Hall
Start your Thanksgiving Day off with a family fun running event.
Friday, November 25 Hangin’ With Santa & Kites With Lights
Kitty Hawk Kites Jockey’s Ridge, Nags Head
A light display like no other. Kites with Lights, at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, features 19-to-30 foot kites decked out in the spirit of the holiday season! 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday Nov 26 The Big Currishuck
Sanctuary Vineyards Jarvisburg
A signature acrylic wineglass is yours to keep, live music, new wine releases and delicious local oysters and more.
Using your second home over the long Thanksgiving weekend is a long standing tradition among many Outer Banks homeowners. It’s usually sweater weather here which is perfect for quite a few Outer Banks activities. Surf fishing over Thanksgiving is just one of these outdoor traditions. There are legendary stories of big bluefish runs in the surf up and down the coast. We’re currently out of the cycle when those big fish come to the beach but catching blues, rockfish, trout and drum should still be common in many Outer Banks locations.
If you want to walk off some of that turkey and stuffing then there are many great places to take a hike in this cooler weather. Exploring Nags Head Woods, the Alligator National Wildlife Refuge or Kitty Hawk Woods are good options with the sweater weather.
The tradition of Black Friday shopping is alive and well on the Outer Banks. The Tangier Outlet Mall in Nags Head may be the first stop for Outer Banks shoppers but they should not forget many local shops. A thoughtful gift from an OBX Made company or store will show that gift receiver you really care.
Being on this special island for the Thanksging weekend is something to be thankful for. Here at Scott Team Realty, we are also thankful for being able to live and work in such a wonderful place. Whereever you are this Thanksgiving weekend, we hope that you get to spend it with great friends and family. We are thankful for you and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!