Free Enternace Days at Wright Brothers Memorial

Photo: National Park Service

Did you know that Kill Devil Hills NC is known to be the "First in Flight"? That's right! The Wright brothers picked this Outer Banks location specifically to test out their flying contraptions in the early 1900s. With ingenuity and a bit of luck they were able to accomplish the first flight by a piloted powered airplane on December 17th, 1903.

You can discover more about the Wright brothers and their historical flight by visiting the newly renovated Wright Brothers Memorial located in Kill Devil Hills on your next trip down to Hatteras Island.

Listed below are days that the Wright Brothers Memorial will offer FREE entrance to their historical location.

6-Fee FREE Days for 2019

Monday, January 21st - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Saturday, April 20th - Start of National Park Week/National Jr Ranger Day
Sunday, August 25th - National Park Service Anniversary
Saturday, September 28th - National Public Lands Day
Monday, November 11th - Veterans Da…

December Holiday Events

Hatteras Island is gearing up for the holiday season with great events throughout the month of December! 
Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival Weekend Where: Pea Island National Refuge, Rodanthe  When: December 7th - 12th Contact: 252 -216-9464 Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival is one of the premier wildlife festivals in the United States. It is comprised of dozens of birding, paddling, photography, art and natural history trips, tours and programs. Participants come from all over America and the world to enjoy the beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife
Winter Lighthouse Climb Where: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Buxton When: December 8th Time: 9 a.m. - Noon Join us for a FREE winter climb of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on Saturday, December 8th from 9am - Noon. Volunteers from the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and Cape Hatteras National Seashore park rangers look forward to greeting local residents and visitors at the lighthouse. Children who wish to climb the lighthouse must be at least 42” …

Halloween Festivities

Hatteras Island has lots of spooky fun events happening for both the kiddos and adults. From trunk or treats to haunted trail rides, we're sure you'll have a scary good time this Halloween.  

Saturday, October 27th 
3pm - 9pm: Fall Fun Festival @ Frisco Mini Golf & Go Carts
Come out for the Fall Fun Festival! Frisco Mini Golf and Go Karts will have hay rides, a jump house, trunk or treat, games, a costume contest, and lots of fun for folks of all ages.

9pm - 2am: 5th Annual Hatteras Island Halloween Party @ Turner's High Moon Bar
 This year's theme is "Anything Goes!" Be you, be someone else, be whatever you want, but you better be good at it because ANYTHING GOES! Cha Cha's Cadilac from Richmond Va will be rockin' from 9pm until late. A costume contest will be held at the "The Witching Hour" with fun categories and prizes. Must be 21+ to attend.

Sunday, October 28th
7pm - 9:30pm: Hatteras Village Haunted Trail @ Hatteras Civic Center
Cost: $5/…

Hurricane Florence - Mandatory Evacuation Issued

At this time, we regret to inform you that Dare County Emergency Management has called for a mandatory evacuation of Hatteras Island beginning today, September 10, 2018 at 12:00, noon.  
View full press release here:

We are very sorry to have to see you leave. Keep in mind, this decision to evacuate was not made lightly. Our local government has decided we are in danger. Remember we only have one way off the Island (NC HWY 12) and if it is breached we have no way on or off the Island. This can happen even before the storm. 
Time is of the essence in an evacuation and the roads will become very congested as the day progresses. By law, the beach is closed as soon as the evacuation takes effect. High tide is around 9pm tonight and we are already experiencing overwash in Pea Island- travel is safest in daylight. 
We ask that you be ready to evacuate no later than 3 hours from when the official evacuation begins at 12:00, noon. Thi…

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Local Activities: August 25th - 31st

Join in on the local fun including family friendly activities, art classes and live music. Make sure to visit our local events calendar for a full list of scheduled events and classes. 

Special Events

August 26th 8PM & 9PM: Full Moon Tour @ Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
August 30th
10AM - 4PM: Island Art Show @ Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo Community Building

Family Friendly Art Classes & Activities
Saturday @ 5PM - Fish Fry @ Hatteras Volunteer Fire Department

Monday @ 9:30AM - Rip Current Hazards & Safety Class @ Hatteras Island Rescue Squad

Monday/Thursday/Friday @ 6PM - Sky Blue Concert Series @ Waterman’s Bar & Grill

Tuesday/Thursday @ 8AM & 10AM - Water Aerobics @ Club Hatteras Pool 

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday @ 10AM - Pottery Class @ Kinnakeet Clay Studio &Showroom
Wednesdays @ 4-6PM - Wine Wednesdays: Wine & Food Pairings @ Lee Robinson General Store

Wednesday @ 6PM - Bingo! @ Cape Hatteras Angler’s Club

Thursday @ 2PM - Chicamacomico Beach Apparatus Demo @ Chicamacomico…