Fun things to do


North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island 
We invite you to visit the NC Aquarium during packet pick-up and on race day! This 68,000 square foot facility has something for everyone, and features sharks, alligators, and river otters as well as programming that includes dive shows, live animal encounters and feeding programs.

Manteo Farmer’s Market

Saturdays from 8 am - 12 pm. Rain or Shine. Where all the cool cows buy their flowers, herbs and pies! Downtown Manteo on the Waterfront!

Outer Banks Distilling

Finally! The first (legal) distillery on the Outer Banks. Yo Ho Ho Matey!

Outer Banks History Center

The OBHC Gallery offers special exhibits and displays daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Duck's Cottage Downtown Books

Full service retail bookshop, specializing in local/regional books, children’s books, cookbooks and literature.

Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head

Jennette's Pier is the newest addition to the NC Aquariums. The pier was rebuilt in 2003 as an all-concrete, 1,000-foot-long, educational ocean pier. It is spectacular and worth a visit.

The Pioneer Theatre

First-run movies shown at 8:00PM nightly at this landmark theatre. Islanders know it’s THE place to be every week.