The Best February Events and Things To Do on the OBX
February is here and there's plenty of fun, festivities and fabulous events this month on the OBX beaches and in the OBX towns. Get out your calendars and mark down these dates for some of the best things to do. Ready? Here's everything you need to know about February on the Outer Banks.
Outer Banks Polar Plunge
Take a daring dip in the ocean for a very good cause at the Outer Banks Polar Plunge this month. The 2017 OBX Polar Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis is slated for Saturday, February 18 in Kill Devil Hills. Yes it's a little bit crazy (and cold) but a whole lot of fun. Read more about the 2017 OBX Polar Plunge here and dare to be there!
Valentine's Day at the Beach
What could be better than spending Valentine's Day at the beach? Nothing! Escape the winter blues and trade them for the coastal blues of beach skies and cerulean ocean waters. We've already got you all set up for the best Valentine's Day at the beach ever. Check out these related posts and start making your plans.
NY Met Opera Comes to the OBX on the Big Screen
Why not bring a little more culture into your life? How about the chance to see an international opera right here on the Outer Banks? It's not in person but it's a special preview on the big screen. The broadcast of Dvořák’s Rusalka will be presented live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, February 25 at 12:55p.m., with one of those showings at the R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10. The run time is 4 hours and 5 minutes for this Czech-language production featured with English subtitles.
Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvořák’s fairy tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmerman’s new staging, which also stars Brandon Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalka’s heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka’s rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka’s father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch Ježibaba.
Expand your worldly horizons and try something new this month on the Outer Banks. You can learn more about the NY Met Opera Production of Dvořák’s Rusalka and get your tickets here.
February at the NC Aquarium
Any time of the year is a great time to visit the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island in Manteo, NC. February is no different! In addition to the everyday aquarium adventures, there are also special NC aquarium events that you can join in on.
Ton of Love Food Drive
The Ton of Love Food Drive is happening now through February 14. Bring in a few non-perishable food items with you and help those in need this winter. It only takes a few minutes to drop off your items and then start out on your day at the aquarium. Read all about the Ton of Love Food Drive here.
Dive with the Sharks
If you’re an open-water certified diver, the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island invites you to dive with the sharks! Get up-close to sand tiger, nurse and sandbar sharks in the 285,000-gallon Graveyard of the Atlantic exhibit. The program is a total of 2 hours with the dive portion lasting 30 to 40 minutes. Read more about Dive with the Sharks and make your reservation here.
Other Off-Season OBX Attractions & Things To Do
Just because it's the off-season doesn't mean that there's a limit to your OBX fun. Not at all! Come on over, the weather is fine and this is a lovely time to visit some of the Outer Banks best attractions. Less crowds, temperate weather and shorter lines mean more uninterrupted OBX adventures just for you.
Here are some of the best things to do right now on the OBX:
Wright Brothers National Memorial
So what are you doing this month on the Outer Banks of North Carolina? Shelling? Fishing? Lighthouse tour? Golfing? Diving? We want to know!