Postponements make for a crowded events calendar

By on September 17, 2018

September and October is the time for locals, and visitors in the know, to come to the Outer Banks for a number of events.

These include fundraisers for local civic groups as well as events and festivals put on by concert promoters or businesses.

Due to the mandatory evacuation, several events were canceled or postponed last weekend and some of them have moved to weekend of September 21-23, a weekend which had several events already scheduled.

Sadly, two of those postponements were celebrations of the life of Glenn Eure, a beloved local artist, humanitarian, Rotarian and military veteran, who passed away on September 6.

A Literary Open Mic where participants can share memories and reminiscences of Eure will be held at the artist’s Ghost Fleet Gallery on Thursday from 6:30 p.m. until the last reader reads. The gallery is located at 210 Gallery Row in Nags Head.

Eure’s Mass of the Resurrection was also moved one week ahead and will now be held on Friday at 11 a.m at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church located at 301 W. Kitty Hawk Road in Kitty Hawk.

The 9th annual Walk Against Addiction was also advanced one week, taking place Saturday at 10 a.m. at First Flight High School. Click here for more details.

The organizers of 10th Annual Throwdown Surf Classic in Southern Shores reset the event for this Saturday, Sept. 22 to benefit Kill Devil Hills firefighter Louie Rodriguez.

Events already scheduled for the weekend and still in place include the Crabdaddy Wine and Beer Festival at Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg on Saturday from 12 until 6 p.m.:

On the same day, the Pocosin Arts Annual Benefit Auction will be held in Columbia. The auction is typically well attended by Dare County supporters of this School of Fine Craft. Information can be found at

The Dare County Motorcycle Toy Run will also be held on September 22 at Vertigo Tattoo in Manns Harbor. The event raises money for Christmas presents for Dare County youth who otherwise would not find a present under the tree.

Registration runs from 8 to 9:45 a.m. with kickstands up at 10 a.m. Out-of-town riders are not only invited but encouraged to come and join the locals.

Classic car drivers are also invited to participate, and the route this year begins at Vertigo Tattoo in Manns Harbor, then to Lucky 12 for a brief presentation of the Token Toy, to Kitty Hawk and the Aycock Brown Welcome Center to view the Monument to a Century of Flight.

Then its to the Wright Brothers National Memorial for a very special photo session behind Big Kill Devil Hill. Final stop is at Mulligans Raw Bar and Grille.

Vertigo Tattoo is located at 7594 Shipyard Road in Manns Harbor. Details here:

The ESA Invitational Surfing competition, known as the Easterns was shortened but will take place Tuesday through Saturday at Jeanette’s Pier in Nags Head.

The competition starts at 7 a.m., with the last heats usually close to 5 p.m. Information can be found here, and includes screenings of surfing movies and other related activities:

Finally, the Surfalorus Film Festival will take place at the Dare County Arts Council Thursday through Saturday night, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and showtimes at 7 p.m.

A list of movies and times can be found at

The Arts Council is located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in historic downtown Manteo.

One event called off this past weekend and will not be rescheduled is the Day At The Docks celebration in Hatteras village.

The Dare County Shrine Club Sportsman Banquet scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15 was canceled. A new date has not been announced.

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Really appreciate the rundown of events.