Springtime Is Outer Banks Showtime
By Kip Tabb
Spring has arrived on the Outer Banks—trees are budding, birds are chirping and everywhere you look there’s something to do. So much to do, in fact, that we thought it’s time to put it all into an article and talk about it.
What we’re writing about just scratches the surface so be sure to go to our Events Calendar and check it out for a full listing.
An event that just popped up on our radar is Clay Jenkinson as Thomas Jefferson tonight at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk. Brought to the Outer Banks by the The Bryan Cultural Series, this looks to be an amazing evening. Jenkins is considered by many to be the finest Jefferson reenactor, an actor who has studies the history, writings and what we know of the founding father’s mannerisms to create an amazing evening of entertainment. Tickets for the event can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets.
The Bryan Cultural Series is a new entry onto the Outer Banks cultural scene, the brainchild of former Nags Head Mayor and artist, Don Bryan.
Another event that came to our attention in the past month is the Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Cottage Open House Tour, Saturday from 1-4 PM.
We’ve run a couple of articles about the flat tops in the past few months (Thoughts on Southern Shores Flattops by Steve Gudas and Jeff Scott’s Southern Shores Flat Tops, A Rare Outer Banks Gem) and this tour will really highlight how remarkable these homes are. A $5.00 donation to support the Flat Top Preservation Fund is suggested.
For more information on the tour, contact either the Outer Banks Community Foundation at 252-261-8839, firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Gudas at 804-564-9771, email@example.com.
If there is a highlight to the weekend, it’s the Womanless Beauty Contest on Saturday night at Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern in Nags Head. Unfortunately Cindi O’Baby has not been asked to reprise her stroll down the runway, but the evening promises to be an incredible night of fun and all for a good cause—or new for this year . . . causes.
Unlike the first two years, contestants can choose the charity they wish to support and all the money they raise through ticket sales will go to that charity. The $50 ticket includes food, drink and an amazing time thanks to Brindley Beach Vacations who is underwriting the cost of the event.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call Dee Buchanan at 252-261-2222.
And—the big event for the season has got to be the 11th Annual Bike Week, Saturday, April 20-28. It’s been getting bigger and bigger every year; everyone has a good time, there seems to be something for everyone with this event—great entertainment, food, events, special attractions. Bike Shows—a couple of them, poker runs, guided tours, something for just about everyone who rides a bike.