Thursday, May 5, 2022

The Outer Banks Arboretum & Teaching Garden


Shaded by live oaks, The Outer Banks Arboretum comes alive in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Native & introduced plants are mingled throughout the garden to create an almost magical garden only steps away from the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the Atlantic Oceanfront.

The Outer Banks Arboretum & Teaching Garden AKA Dare County Arboretum & Teaching Garden   is located adjacent to:
Thomas A. Baum Senior Center
300 Mustain St.
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

There are no fees at this pet-friendly & wheelchair-accessible location.
Pets must be on a leash, and you must clean up after your pet.

The Outer Banks Arboretum & Teaching Garden is open 365 days a year during daylight hours. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Walking for a Cause on the OBX!


The " Inaugural Stroke Awareness Walk" has been announced by the Outer Banks Hospital. In addition to bringing awareness to the effect of Strokes on families & the Outer Banks Hospital Stroke program, the Outer Banks Hospital will also have staff at the event to provide free stroke risk assessment.

The "Inaugural Stroke Awareness Walk"
is scheduled to take place on 
Saturday, May 21st, 2022. 9 am - 12 pm
The Walk begins at 9:45 am 
(252) 449-4529

This one-mile walk will consist of four laps around Dowdy Park

It is free to attend and participate in this event. Your four-legged furry family members are welcome to accompany you at this event; leashes are required. Please clean up after your dog.

Registration on the day of the Walk begins at 9 am
You can preregister online at:

Monday, May 2, 2022

First Friday - in Downtown Manteo, NC


The smells & sounds of a family-oriented street fair are in the air on the first Friday of each month from April through November in Downtown Manteo, NC.

Starting at 6 pm and ending at 8 pm, this free family street festival comes to life. Magic is in the air as participating businesses and vendors present a smorgasbord of events & offerings. There is something for everyone.

The Dare County Arts Council, located in the old 1903 Dare County Courthouse, is at the heart of the Celebration & has posted the upcoming musical artist schedule for 2022 at:

Dare County Arts Council
300 Queen Elizabeth Ave.
Manteo, NC 27954 
(252) 473-5558

Update: June 28th, 2022
Exciting News in the Outer Banks Art World,
Dare County Art Council has a New Logo & Name.
Please see: Island Free Press

Due to inclement weather and unforeseen events, this schedule is subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact:

Town of Manteo
(252) 473-2133

Leashes must not exceed six feet in length in The Town of Manteo, NC.
Please clean up after your pet.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Rabbit, Rabbit! OBX!

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit by Pampered Pets Guide
Saying "Rabbit, Rabbit" on the first day of each month is an old British & American superstition that believes that if you say "rabbit, rabbit" on the first day of each month, you will have good luck all month long.

It is understandable that the natives & locals of the Outer Banks maybe be overheard saying, "Rabbit, Rabbit." After all, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, historic Roanoke Island is home to the first attempted English Colony in the New World, the renowned "Lost Colony." 

British influence on the Outer Banks is prevalent in beliefs and the landscape of the famed pet-friendly Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island, where you may see a rabbit.

Luckily on the Outer Banks, sometimes the rabbits themselves will remind you to say "Rabbit, Rabbit." The OBX is home to an abundance of rabbits. Some visitors might claim that the OBX little brown rabbits are the official welcome committee.

The little brown rabbits seen throughout the Outer Banks are known as "Eastern Cottontail Rabbits," indigenous to North Carolina. If you look closely at the short video above, you will see a flash of the rabbit's white cottontail. This little rabbit was hopping around on the grounds of pet-friendly Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in Rodanthe on Hatteras Island, NC.

Rabbit, Rabbit, OBX! 

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