This Week

Christmas on the North End

  • Thursday, December 1st - Saturday, December 3rd 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Manteo

Head to the Island Farm in Manteo where history, local culture, and the holiday spirit will combine for a fun and multiple-day event that showcases the holiday traditions of the earliest days on the Outer Banks.

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Saturday, December 3rd 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Week of December 5, 2022 - December 11, 2022

Wings Over Water Encore

  • Friday, December 9th - Sunday, December 11th
Manteo

Visitors who missed the annual Wings Over Water festival - or who just want a second opportunity to admire the hundreds and thousands of birds that flock to the Outer Banks – won’t want to miss this special weekend where these feathered visitors are once again in the spotlight. The Wings Over Water Encore event is a weekend-long celebration of the many wintering waterfowl that are found at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and beyond, and is a great way for birders to discover the off-season beauty of the OBX.

Week of January 2, 2023 - January 8, 2023

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Saturday, January 7th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Week of January 30, 2023 - February 5, 2023

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Saturday, February 4th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Week of February 27, 2023 - March 5, 2023

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Saturday, March 4th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Week of March 27, 2023 - April 2, 2023

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Saturday, April 1st 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Week of May 1, 2023 - May 7, 2023

Open-air Tram Tour

  • Saturday, May 6th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Manns Harbor

Enjoy a wide open but perfectly comfortable tour of the expansive Alligator River National Wildlife refuge with this special weekly event that will engage nature lovers of all varieties. The Open-air Tram Tour takes visitors on a breezy trip through the heart of the refuge, and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the wild residents who call this large parcel of barely-inland terrain home

Week of July 3, 2023 - July 9, 2023

The Town Of Kill Devil Hills Fireworks Show

  • Tuesday, July 4th 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Kill Devil Hills

Visitors can keep the Independence Day celebration going strong with this special fireworks display in the heart of the central Outer Banks that’s sponsored by the Town of Kill Devil Hills, and which is held at the scenic Avalon Pier.

Town Of Nags Head Fireworks Spectacular

  • Tuesday, July 4th 9:25 PM - 10:00 PM
Nags Head

Head to the heart of Nags head for this special 4th of July fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean that will leave all beach-goers breathless. The Town Of Nags Head Fireworks Spectacular will be held on the evening of Independence Day, and is sure to be a show-stopping aspect of any Outer Banks vacation.

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

Welcome to the home of the happy oyster where for over 35 years the oyster has been our world. The Outer Banks only authentic oyster bar is the place to enjoy sensational fare from the sea washed down with your favorite brew or cocktail. We serve by the peck, pound, and dozen, raw or steamed to perfection. Kicked back casual, down to earth friendly staff, and reasonable prices make Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar the all-time favorite of locals and travelers alike.

The idea wasn’t to set out and establish a new concept restaurant on the Outer Banks, but that’s exactly what Awful Arthur’s owner Jo Whitehead and her late husband, Jay, accomplished more than 35 years ago when they opened the area’s first authentic oyster bar.

 

Awful Arthur’s opened in May 1984 on the Outer Banks. “We embraced the concept of an authentic copper top bar with the idea of it being a major drawing card and it still is,” explains Whitehead. “I get oysters wherever they are local. We follow the warm waters.” 

 

Just across from the ocean, in Kill Devil Hills, oyster season is year-round at Awful Arthur’s. Diners can take a seat at the copper-topped bar to observe the staff shucking oysters, served raw or steamed, along with shrimp, crab legs and clams all steamed to perfection. 

 

It’s not just the raw bar that’s earned Awful Arthur’s both local and national recognition, including being named one of America’s greatest oyster bars by Coastal Living magazine. The restaurant is a seafood-lover’s paradise, offering the freshest catches available.

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