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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Friendly Reminder: Beach Laws for Pets



Everyone loves vacationing at the beach, including your pets! The beaches (ocean and sound side) of Hatteras Island welcome pets and their owners to come and enjoy the beauty that the island has to offer. To help keep our beaches clean and insure the safety of others, the National Park Service has issued leash laws for all of the Outer Banks.


As a friendly reminder to all of our guests and pet owners, the National Park Service has issued the following statement:


“Cape Hatteras National Seashore staff asks for visitors’ cooperation in protecting wildlife and other visitors by observing leash laws and by cleaning up after your pets. 


Federal regulations in the National Seashore require that dogs be crated, caged, on a six-foot leash, or otherwise under physical restraint. During the summer months, dogs are prohibited on designated swimming beaches such as Coquina Beach, Buxton Beach or the Ocracoke Day Use area.  


Recent observations of dogs off-leash in the Seashore have resulted in verbal and written warnings and citations. "Unleashed dogs are known to have serious impacts on park wildlife and can be a nuisance or threat to other visitors while enjoying the beach,” stated Superintendent David Hallac. “This is an issue that we take very seriously, especially now in our high visitation period and during wildlife nesting season.”


Park rangers can ticket dog owners $125.00 for each unleashed dog and $125.00 for each dog entering a posted closure for first offenses. Repeated offenders could face up to a maximum fine of $5,000.00 and/or 6 months in jail. Tampering with threatened and endangered species or their habitat requires a mandatory appearance in federal court with possible fines of $25,000 and incarceration of five years. Threatened and endangered species nesting at Cape Hatteras include both shorebirds and sea turtles.


Park visitors also need protection from roaming dogs.  Not everyone welcomes a strange, wet dog charging up to them or their small children while swimming or walking on the beach. Many children and adults are afraid of unfamiliar dogs. Even a “friendly” dog that “would never bite” can act unpredictably towards strangers. A leashed dog is seen as much less of a threat by most people and will allow everyone to have a pleasant experience on the Seashore. Park staff would like to take this opportunity to thank those responsible pet owners who comply with park regulations.” 



For additional information, questions or concerns, please contact the National Park Service at 252-473-2111 or visit www.nps.gov/caha.



Looking for a pet friendly vacation rental on Hatteras Island? Visit Hatteras Realty's Pet Friendly Homes for a fully list of pet friendly homes at the beach!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Island Events: August 22nd - August 28th

Saturday, August 22nd
5pm Fish Fry @ Hatteras Volunteer Fire Department- Enjoy locally caught fried fish YUM! Eat in or take out. $9/adults, $6/kids.

Sunday, August 23rd
11am-3pm Brunch & Live Music @ Hatteras Sol Deli- Enjoy a menu of yummy breakfast and lunch items! Live, acoustic music is played in the courtyard while you eat and enjoy the sunshine.

7pm Music on the Deck @ Breakwater Restaurant - Join us on the deck for live music and enjoy the view of the Pamlico Sound.

Monday, August 24th
10:30am Moving the Lighthouse @ Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - Ever wondered how and why the lighthouse was moved? Join a ranger for a short stroll along the move path and lighthouse to discover how and why we did just that in 1999. Free!

6pm-10pm Sky Blue Summer Concert Series @ REAL Watersports- Enjoy live music on the waterfront deck. Food/drinks available at Watermen’s Bar and Grill. Family friendly. Monday-Thursday-Friday

Tuesday, August 25th
8am Water Aerobics @ Club Hatteras Pool - Start your morning off with a splash! This program is fun and invigorating, low-gravity impact workout suitable for all fitness ages. Free!

9am Farmer’s Market @ Koru Beach Klub Lawn - Vendors will be selling local produce, baked goods and handmade crafts/jewelry.

10am Pottery Class @ Kinnakeet Clay - Create your own piece of functional pottery using slabs of clay, patterns, texture stamps and your imagination. $35/person. All supplies included. Sign up early as these classes fill up fast!

Wednesday, August 26th
10am Glass Fusion Sun Catchers & Jewelry @ Studio 12- Work with kiln fired glass to create a unique souvenir. $39/ person. All supplies included.

10:30am Maritime Crafts for Kids @ Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum - Youth of all ages enjoy creating crafts while discovering snippets of local history. Free! All supplies furnished.

6pm Bingo! @ Cape Hatteras Angler’s Club - Come out for a night of family fun and try your hand at bingo. Cash prizes, food and fun! Doors open at 6pm, games starts at 7pm.

7:30 Banjo Island: Bluegrass Night
@ Red Drum Pottery - Banjo Island plays an array of material from traditional bluegrass to the progressive sound of music. $10/person.

Thursday, August 27th

10am Canoe Tour @ Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge - Explore the marshes, islands and creeks of the Pamlico Sound. $20-$40/person. All gear included.

3pm Create Cards & Canvas Prints @ Sandcastles Gallery - Join us for one of our gelli printing classes to create  your own prints for a journal, canvas or note cards. $30/person. All supplies included.

Friday, August 28th
8:30pm Moonlight Paddle Tour @ Hatteras Island Ocean Center - Take a tour through the waterways of Hatteras Village via moonlight and discover wildlife while you paddle. $35/person. All gear supplied. Can’t make it tonight? The tour will be held Saturday & Sunday night too!

6pm Music on the Deck @ Sandbar & Grille - Join us on the deck for live acoustic music and a front row seat to Hatteras Island’s famous sunset! (Weather permitting).

Visit our Local Events Page for a full list of island happenings and more details.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Island Events: August 15h - 21st


Saturday, August 15th
5pm Fish Fry @ Hatteras Volunteer Fire Department- Enjoy locally caught fried fish YUM! Eat in or take out. $9/adults, $6/kids.

10pm Band Night @ Sandbar & Grille - Come out and jam with some of Hatteras Island’s local musicians. No Cover. Must be 21+. Late night menu available.

Sunday, August 16th
11am-3pm Brunch & Live Music @ Hatteras Sol Deli- Enjoy a menu of yummy breakfast and lunch items! Live, acoustic music is played in the courtyard while you eat and enjoy the sunshine.

Monday, August 17th
8am Fish with a Ranger @ Cape Hatteras Lighthouse- Learn the sport of surf casting and fishing. Rangers provided the poles, guests bring the bait! Free!

6pm-10pm Sky Blue Summer Concert Series @ REAL Watersports- Enjoy live music on the waterfront deck. Food/drinks available at Watermen’s Bar and Grill. Family friendly. Monday-Thursday-Friday

Tuesday, August 18th
8am Water Aerobics @ Club Hatteras Pool - Start your morning off with a splash! This program is fun and invigorating, low-gravity impact workout suitable for all fitness ages. Free!

9am Farmer’s Market @ Koru Beach Klub Lawn - Vendors will be selling local produce, baked goods and handmade crafts/jewelry.

1pm Kid’s Day @ Kitty Hawk Kites Rodanthe - Enjoy a fun-filled day with a variety of games, kite making, toy demos, rock wall climbing and more! Great for kids of all ages. Can’t make it today? Hit up KHK Hatteras on Wednesday @ 2pm for Kid’s Day.

Wednesday, August 19th
9am Beginners SUP @ Hatteras Island Ocean Center - This intro to SUP will provide participants with information on both safety and technique while paddling the waterways of Hatteras Village. $40/person, all gear supplied.

6pm Bingo! @ Cape Hatteras Angler’s Club - Come out for a night of family fun and try your hand at bingo. Cash prizes, food and fun! Doors open at 6pm, games starts at 7pm.

7:30 Banjo Island: Bluegrass Night @ Red Drum Pottery - Banjo Island plays an array of material from traditional bluegrass to the progressive sound of music. $10/person.

Thursday, August 20th
10am Art Trunk Show @ Indian Town Gallery - Join featured artist as they display their original artwork for display and purchase. Chat with the artist and get an insider’s look into their process.

7pm The Tams Concert @ Koru Beach Klub - Motown legends The Tams will be grooving the night away. Tickets: $15/advance, $20/door.

8pm Night Climb @ Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - Join us for a guided tour of the lighthouse at night! Tickets: $8/adults, $4/seniors and kids under 12.

Friday, August 21st
10am Pea Island Canoe Tour @ Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge - Explore the marshes, islands and creeks of the Pamlico Sound. $20-$40/person, all gear is supplied.

12:30pm Crafting Canvas-Backed Decoys @ Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum - Artist Sam Green demonstrates the time worn art of painting decoys. View his authentic canvas-backed decoys and chat with this knowledgeable waterman.

Visit our Local Events Page for a full list of island happenings and more details.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Island Events: August 8th - 14th

Saturday, August 8th
5pm Fish Fry @ Hatteras Volunteer Fire Department- Enjoy locally caught fried fish YUM! Eat in or take out. $9/adults, $6/kids.

10pm DJ Night
@ Sandbar & Grille - DJ Fresh will be taking you on a musical journey back to the future! No cover. Must be 21+. Late menu is available.

Sunday, August 9th
11am-3pm Brunch & Live Music @ Hatteras Sol Deli- Enjoy a menu of yummy breakfast and lunch items! Live, acoustic music is played in the courtyard while you eat and enjoy the sunshine.

Monday, August 10th
10am The Lost Colony Presents: How I Became a Pirate @ Koru Beach Klub - A musical production based on the popular children’s book tells the journey of Jeremy Jacob’s encounter with Capt. Braid Beard and his buccaneers. Tickets: $10 plus tax. All ages welcome!

10:30am Moving the Lighthouse @ Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - Ever wonder how they moved the lighthouse? Join a ranger for a short stroll along the move path and around the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse to discover how and why we did just that in 1999.

Tuesday, August 11th
8am Morning Bird Walk @ ORV Ramp 44 Buxton - Come explore the beach and salt marsh habitats of various types of birds. Free! Great for all ages.

9am Farmer’s Market @ Koru Beach Klub Lawn - Vendors will be selling local produce, baked goods and handmade crafts/jewelry.

2pm Salty Dawgs Lecture Series
@ Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum - Award winning landscape and nature photographer, Eve Turek, will be discussing images and her relationship with the Outer Banks.

Wednesday, August 12th
10am Pottery Class @ Kinnakeet Clay - Create your own fish wall hanging using slabs of clay, patterns, texture stamps and your imagination! $45/person, all supplies included. Book your space early!

2pm Island Science @ Hatteras Island Ocean Center - Come seining with us and we will see what life lives below the surface of the water in the salt marsh. $5/person.  All ages welcome.

9pm Comedy Wednesdays @ Pangea Tavern - Come out and see the funniest show on Hatteras Island. Event sponsored by the OBX Comedy Club.

9:30pm HIPL: Poker Night
@ Sandbar & Grille - Text Hold ‘em tournament style poker. Free to play and anyone can join. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place. Late night menu available.

Thursday, August 13th

3pm Cards & Canvas Prints @ Sandcastles Gallery - Join us for one of our gelli printing classes to create your own prints for a journal, canvas or note cards. $30/person, all supplies included.

7pm Satisfaction: The Rolling Stones Concert @ Koru Beach Klub - International touring tribute show of the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band. Tickets: $12/advance, $15/door.

Friday, August 14th
10am Sea Glass Jewelry @ Studio 12 - Create your own earrings, bracelet or necklace with artist Betty Kungle. Made with genuine OBX sea glass! $39/person, all supplies included. All ages welcome!

8pm Slickstock Music Festival @ REAL Watersports - Tonight’s band features Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, Rahzel of The Roots and The Duplates mixing up all types of musical tunes. Tickets: $20/person. All ages welcome.


Visit our Local Events Page for a full list of island happenings and more details.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Island Events: August 1st - August 7th

Saturday, August 1st
9am-Noon Really Free Market @ Avon Volunteer Fire Department- Everyone is welcome to give, receive and create goods and services.

5pm Fish Fry @ Hatteras Volunteer Fire Department- Enjoy locally caught fried fish YUM! Eat in or take out. $9/adults, $6/kids.

Sunday, August 2nd
11am-3pm Brunch & Live Music @ Hatteras Sol Deli- Enjoy a menu of yummy breakfast and lunch items! Live, acoustic music is played in the courtyard while you eat and enjoy the sunshine.

Monday, August 3rd
3pm Let’s Get Crabby @ Hatteras Island Ocean Center- Kids receive an introduction to crabs and then get to try their luck with catching their own crabs from the dock. An adult is asked to join each child. FREE!

6:30pm Maritime Movie
@ Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum - Showing Tonight: Hitler’s Secret Attack on America. “Everyone knows that on December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. But what most don’t know is just days later, Hitler sent his own force to devastate the East Coast.” Free! Film: G-PG

Tuesday, August 4th
8am Water Aerobics @ Club Hatteras Pool - Start your morning off with a splash! This program is a fun and invigorating, low-gravity impact workout suitable for all fitness levels.

9am Farmer’s Market @ Koru Beach Klub Lawn - Vendors will be selling local produce, baked goods and handmade crafts/jewelry.

9pm Night Sky Over Hatteras @ ORV Ramp 43 Buxton- Bring a blanket and stare up at the stars while a ranger explains night time navigation, constellations and the significance of the dark sky.

Wednesday, August 5th

10am Arts & Crafts Guild Show @ Cape Hatteras Secondary School - More than 35 local and guest artists will be selling their creations. Snacks and lunch will be available for purchase. Same time on Thursday too!

2pm Kid’s Day! @ Kitty Hawk Kites Hatteras - Enjoy a fun filled variety of games, kite making, toy demos and more!

6pm Bingo! @ Cape Hatteras Angler’s Club - Come out for a night of family fun and try your hand at bingo. Cash prizes, food and fun! Doors open at 6pm, games starts at 7pm.

7:30pm Banjo Island @ Red Drum Pottery - Playing a vast array of material from some traditional bluegrass to the progressive sound of today’s music. $10/person.

Thursday, August 6th
10am Canoe Tour @ Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge - Explore the marshes, islands and creeks of the Pamlico Sound. $20-$40/person, all gear included.

10am Trunk Show @ Indian Town Gallery - One artist will be at the gallery all day featuring original artwork for display and purchase. Chat with the artist and get an insiders look into their process.

7pm The Hackensaw Boys Concert @ Koru Beach Klub- Join us for a mixture of old-time song tradition, hands solid by the dirt of rock n’ roll and eyes fixed steadily on real country music. Tickets: $12/advance, $15/door.

Friday, August 7th
12:30pm National Lighthouse Day @ Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - Have you ever wondered why the lighthouse was built on a barrier island? Lear about the history of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and it’s purpose.

6pm Sky Blue Summer Concert Series @ REAL Watersports- Enjoy live music on the waterfront deck. Food/drinks available at Watermen’s Bar and Grill.

Visit our Local Events Page for a full list of island happenings and more details.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Island Events: July 25th - July 31st

Saturday, July 25th
5pm Fish Fry @ Hatteras Volunteer Fire Department- Enjoy locally caught fried fish YUM! Eat in or take out. $9/adults, $6/kids.

10pm Band Night @ Sandbar & Grille - Original rock band The Ends will be playing their combo of funk, rock, jazz, punk and country. Must be 21+. No cover. Late night menu available.

Sunday, July 26th
11am-3pm Brunch & Live Music @ Hatteras Sol Deli- Enjoy a menu of yummy breakfast and lunch items! Live, acoustic music is played in the courtyard while you eat and enjoy the sunshine.

Monday, July 27th
9am Nature Kayak Tour @ Hatteras Island Ocean Center - Come see the diverse wildlife up close and personal as we kayak through the water trails of Hatteras Village. $35/person, all gear supplied.

6pm-10pm Sky Blue Summer Concert Series
@ REAL Watersports- Enjoy live music on the waterfront deck. Food/drinks available at Watermen’s Bar and Grill. Family atmosphere. Free! Monday-Thursday-Friday

Tuesday, July 28th

9am Farmer’s Market @ Koru Beach Klub Lawn - Vendors will be selling local produce, baked goods and handmade crafts/jewelry.

4:30pm Glass Fusion Sun Catchers or Bowls @ Studio 12 - Learn how to work with kiln fired glass to make a unique souvenir. $39-$43/person, all supplies included.

10am REAL Kid’s Camp @ REAL Watersports - These 3 day camps include introductions to kiteboarding, surfing, standup paddle boarding, water safety skills and more. $595/kid, includes all gear and a healthy lunch each day.

Wednesday, July 29th
10am Pea Island Canoe Tours @ Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge - Explore the marshes, islands and creeks of the Pamlico Sound. $20-$40/person, all gear included. Make sure to reserve your spot in advance!

10:30am Maritime Crafts for Kids @ Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum - Youth of all ages enjoy creating coastal crafts while discovering snippets of local history. Free! All supplies included.

6pm Bingo! @ Cape Hatteras Angler’s Club - Come out for a night of family fun and try your hand at bingo. Cash prizes, food and fun! Doors open at 6pm, games starts at 7pm.

9pm Comedy Wednesdays @ Pangea Tavern - Come out and see the funniest show on Hatteras Island. Sponsored by the OBX Comedy Club.

Thursday, July 30th

8am Water Aerobics @ Club Hatteras Pool - Start your morning off with a splash! This program is a fun and invigorating, low-gravity impact workout suitable for all fitness levels.

10am Pottery Class @ Kinnakeet Clay Studio - Create your own piece of functional pottery using slabs of clay, texture stamps, patterns and your imagination! $35/person, all supplies included. Make sure to reserve your spot in advance!

7pm The Original Wailers Concert @ Koru Beach Klub- Join us for a night of reggae and hear songs made famous by Bob Marley. Tickets: $15/advance, $20/door.

Friday, July 31st
8:30pm & 9:30pm Full Moon Climb @ Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - Experience the lighthouse at night! Hear stories of keepers of old, view the working light close up and catch reflections of the full moon on the ocean. Tickets: $8/adults, $4/seniors & kids.

Visit our Local Events Page for a full list of island happenings and more details.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Island Events: July 18th - July 24th


Saturday, July 18th
5pm Fish Fry @ Hatteras Volunteer Fire Department- Enjoy locally caught fried fish YUM! Eat in or take out. $9/adults, $6/kids.

Sunday, July 19th
11am-3pm Brunch & Live Music @ Hatteras Sol Deli- Enjoy a menu of yummy breakfast and lunch items! Live, acoustic music is played in the courtyard while you eat and enjoy the sunshine.

7pm Scottish Folk Concert @ Hatteras Island Ocean Center - Scottish musician Alan Reid will be performing his story-style songwriting and sensitive renditions of traditional songs. Tickets $10/person.

Monday, July 20th
8am Fish with a Ranger @ Cape Hatteras Lighthouse- Learn the sport of surf casting and fishing. Poles and gear supplied, YOU bring the bait! Free!

6pm-10pm Sky Blue Summer Concert Series @ REAL Watersports- Enjoy live music on the waterfront deck. Food/drinks available at Watermen’s Bar and Grill. Family atmosphere. Free! Monday-Thursday-Friday

Tuesday, July 21st
9am Farmer’s Market @ Koru Beach Klub Lawn - Vendors will be selling local produce, baked goods and handmade crafts/jewelry.

10am Pottery Class @ Kinnakeet Clay Studio - Create your own piece of functional pottery using slabs of clay, texture stamps, patterns and your imagination! $35/person, all supplies included. Make sure to reserve your spot in advance!

2pm Salty Dawgs Lecture Series @ Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum - Dr. Jonathan Sarries will examine details of the Civil War. After, take a tour of the museum and brush up on some maritime history. Free!

Wednesday, July 22nd
10am Pea Island Canoe Tours @ Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge - Explore the marshes, islands and creeks of the Pamlico Sound. $20-$40/person, all gear included. Make sure to reserve your spot in advance!

10am Glass Fusion Sun Catchers & Jewelry @ Studio 12- Work with kiln fired glass to make a unique souvenir! $39/person, all supplies included.

6pm Bingo! @ Cape Hatteras Angler’s Club - Come out for a night of family fun and try your hand at bingo. Cash prizes, food and fun! Doors open at 6pm, games starts at 7pm.

7:30 Banjo Island: Bluegrass Night @ Red Drum Pottery - Banjo Island plays an array of material from traditional bluegrass to the progressive sound of music. $10/person.

Thursday, July 23rd
10am Artist Trunk Show @ Indian Town Gallery - A local artist will be at the gallery all day featuring original artwork for display and purchase.

7pm Jim Quick & the Coastline Concert @ Koru Beach Klub - Come out for a night of beach music! Enjoy a “musical gumbo” and unadulterated energy that keeps fans dancing and coming back for more. Tickets: $12/advance, $15/at the door.

Friday, July 24th
10am Journal Painting @ Sandcastles Gallery - Join us for one of our gelli printing classes to create your own prints for a journal, canvas or note cards. $38/person, all supplies included.

6pm Music on the Deck @ Sandbar & Grille - Join us on the deck for live acoustic music and a front row seat to Hatteras Island’s famous sunset! (Weather permitting).

Visit our Local Events Page for a full list of island happenings and more details.