Join the Outer Banks for Veterans Week to celebrate visiting and local veterans; November 1-15th. OBX Veterans Week is an annual event that honors veterans and their families through multiple events including workshops, ceremonies, live concerts and arts-taking place in downtown Manteo and throughout Dare County.

First Friday, November 1

OBX Veterans Week commences with Manteo’s First Friday event, Friday November 1st from 6-8PM in Historic Downtown Manteo along the waterfront. First Friday welcomes visitors and locals to enjoy a variety of food, artisans, shopping, magic and live music. The First Friday concert will take place at Dare County Arts Council, featuring The Wilder Brothers. The concert is free, family-friendly, and open to the public.

Candle Lighting Ceremony to Honor Veterans, November 3

On Sunday, November 3rd from 4-5PM, Dare County will be holding a Candle Lighting Ceremony to Honor Veterans. The ceremony will take place at Saint Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church in Nags Head. Join the GEM Center, a community-based nonprofit organization that offers adult day services supporting adults with memory loss and physical as well as mental disabilities, in honoring our veterans at the Candle Lighting Ceremony.

Veterans Week Concert, November 7

The fun continues on Thursday, November 7th with the Veterans Week Concert featuring Keith Anderson and Ray Scott. Join the two of country music’s best storytellers as they perform at Secret Island Tavern in Kill Devil Hills. Doors open at 7:00PM and the concert will begin at 7:30PM. General admission tickets are available for $15 and $10 for veterans as well as active-duty military and their family members. Purchase of tickets are available on Dare County Arts Council and Secret Island Tavern. All proceeds from the Veteran Week Concert will fun Dare County Arts Council’s Veteran programs. Get your tickets here.

Honoring Veterans Through Music,    November 8

Veterans are invited to join Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church on Friday, November 8th from 1:30-3PM for the Honoring Veterans Through Music event. Hear an inspirational story of how a retired Navy Captain transitioned her Naval career into services to others with music.

Veterans Writing Workshop, November 9-10

The 2019 Veterans Writing Workshop will be held on November 9-10th at the ECU Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese, NC. This is a free, two-day workshop that includes complimentary breakfast and lunch for Veterans, active-duty military and their families. Beginner and experienced writers are invited to participate in the workshop. This years Veterans Writing Workshop will focus on poetry and be led by Veterans, Ron Capps and Colin Halloran. For Registration call Dare County Arts Council at 252-473-5558 or visit:

TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon & Southern Fried Half Marathon/ Southern Six, November 9-10

Join the Outer Banks for a weekend full of events on November 9-10th for the TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon & Southern Fried Half Marathon/ Southern Six. Veterans receive a free entry into the Southern Six Category of the Outer Banks Marathon. Southern Six Category includes the last six miles of the marathon which begins at 8:45AM, located at the Outlets in Nags Head. Please register by emailing Please bring proof of Veteran status at packet pick up. For more information go to:

Veterans Buyer and Seller Real Estate Workshop, November 11

The Free Veterans Buyer and Seller Real Estate Workshop will be held on Monday, November 11th from 9:30-11:30AM. Join Broker and Realtor, Al Friedman, to learn more about buying and/or selling your home with your VA benefits. The workshop will be held at the Dare County Arts Council located in Manteo and light refreshments will be served. Please register by email at

Jolly Roger Restaurant Free Breakfast and Dinner for Veterans, November 11

Jolly Roger Restaurant will be hosting a Free Breakfast and Dinner for Veterans event on Monday, November 11th. Join Jolly Roger for two great specials in honor of Veterans including, free breakfast to Veterans on the first Tuesday of every month and on Veterans Day, Monday November 11th, a complimentary dinner entree up to $18.99, to thank all veterans for their service. Please bring military I.D.

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island Free Admission, November 11

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island will be having Free Admission for all Veterans, active-duty military and their spouses and dependents on Veterans Day, November 11th. Enjoy free admission to the aquarium from 9AM-5PM.

Enjoy a full week of fun for visitors of all ages planned by local organizations, as well as businesses in Dare County. OBX Veterans Week is just a small way that the community on the Outer Banks can show their appreciation and thank the men and women who have served our country and for the bravery of visiting and local heroes.