Outer Banks Veterans Event Directory
November 5-14, 2021
On behalf of the citizens of Dare County, we would like to thank each of you for your service. Thank you for the sacrifices you made and continue to make to protect our freedom.
Below you will find a list of events, ceremonies and specials for Veterans on the Outer Banks. We hope you and your family members will join us at one of the wonderful events or ceremonies taking place in Dare County this Veterans Week. Please note that some events and discounts require pre-registration or a Veterans ID.
Friday, November 5
Manteo First Friday Concert
Join us for a First Friday Concert in downtown Manteo on Friday, November 5th from 6:00pm-8:00pm featuring The Morgan Creek Bluegrass Band. The concert will take place at Dare County Arts Council, located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo. The concert is free, family-friendly and open to the public.
Wednesday, November 10
Annual Veteran's Celebration Luncheon
The Annual Veteran's Celebration Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 10th at 12:00 p.m at the Dare Center. Lunch will be provided as well as entertainment by The Riff Tides. You need to register by calling 252-475-9270 so we know how many to expect. Dare County Center is located at 950 Marshall C. Collins Drive in Manteo.
Thursday, November 11
Outer Banks Veterans Week Concert
There will be a free Outer Banks Veterans Concert on Veterans Day in the backyard at Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint featuring rock n’ roll by Trick Fly starting at 6pm. The concert is free, family-friendly and open to the public.
Thursday, November 11
On November 11 as part of the ESPN Salute Service Veterans Day Sports Center Special, the Pea Island Lifesaving Station will be featured on the entertainment and sports programming network. The special will include a segment about about Solomon Ashby III, a fourth-class cadet and defensive lineman with the US Coast Guard Academy football team. Ashby’s, great great grandfather, George E. Pruden was the fifth Keeper of the Pea Island Lifesaving Station and served at the station for most of his career before retiring in the late 1930’s. The special, narrated by Undefeated’s Bill Rhoden, will focus on the US Coast Guard. The first airing will be at 6:30 pm ET. The ESPN Veterans Day special will provide an opportunity for millions of viewers to learn the inspiring story of US Life-Saving Service Station Pea Island (and later US Coast Guard Station Pea Island), the first lifesaving station in the nation manned by an all-black crew.
2021 Veterans Writing Workshop
The 8th Annual Outer Banks Veterans Writing Workshop will be held at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14. Writer, educator, editor and Veteran Dario DiBattista will lead this year’s Veterans Writing Workshop, which is titled A Guide To Telling Your Stories. The workshop is free for Veterans, active-duty military and their family members, and it includes complimentary breakfast and lunch. To register for the workshop, please click here.
Veterans Day Ceremonies on the Outer Banks:
Veterans Day Ceremony- Southern Shores
The Veterans Day Ceremony in Southern Shores will take place Thursday, November 11 at 11:00am at the Southern Shores Town Hall located at 5375 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Southern Shores.
Veterans Day Ceremony- Manteo
The Veterans Day Ceremony in Downtown Manteo will take place Thursday, November 11 at 11:00am at the Dare County Veterans Memorial, 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo.
Veterans Day Ceremony- Nags Head
The Veterans Day Ceremony in Nags Head will take place Thursday, November 11 at 11:00am at Nags Head Town Hall located at 5401 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head.
Veterans Day Ceremony- Kill Devil Hills
The Veterans Day Ceremony in Kill Devil Hills will take place Thursday, November 11 at 12:30pm. The ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial on Veterans Drive in Kill Devil Hills.
Veterans Specials + Discounts On The Outer Banks:
Ace Hardware provides a 10% discount to Veterans, active-duty military and reserves every day. Ace Hardware has numerous locations throughout the Outer Banks. Please bring a valid military ID.
Barefoot Bernie's restaurant offers 10% off meals for Veterans year-round.
Blue Heron Motel is offering 10% off vacation stays for Veterans.
Comfort Inn South Ocean Front is offering 10% off vacation stays for Veterans.
High Cotton NC BBQ offers 10% off meals for Veterans year-round.
Jolly Roger Restaurant is offering two great specials for Veterans. Join them on Veterans Day, Monday November 11, for a complimentary dinner entrée up to $18.99 to thank you for your service. Please bring a military I.D. Jolly Roger Restaurant also offers free breakfast to Veterans on the first Tuesday of every month. Jolly Roger Restaurant is located at 1836 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills.
Kitty Hawk Kites is offering 10-15% off hang gliding lessons for Veterans and active-duty military during Outer Banks Veterans Week.
McDonald's in Kill Devil Hills is offering one free sandwich for any active-duty and retired military members on Thursday, November 11. Please bring a valid I.D.
Meineke Car Care Center is offering free basic oil changes for Veterans on Thursday, November 11 from 7:30-3pm. Meineke is located at 1800 S. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills and open 7:30am-3:00pm. Please bring a military I.D.
Morgan Family Dentistry in Kitty Hawk is doing their 7th Annual Veteran's Dental Clinic on Friday, November 5 from 8am to 3pm. Walk-ins are welcome. Please bring proof of service. For more information call 252 261 2358.
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is offering free admission for all Veterans, active-duty military and their spouses and dependents on Veterans Day, November 11. The aquarium is located at 374 Airport Road, Manteo and is open daily from 9am-5pm.
Shutters on the Beach in Kill Devil Hills is offering 10% off vacation stays for Veterans.
Sugar Shack Oyster Bar & Grill offers 10% off seafood for Veterans year-round.
Sugar Creek Seafood Restaurant offers 10% off meals for Veterans year-round.
Surfside Hotel in Nags Head is offering 10% off vacation stays for Veterans.
Tarheel Motel in Nags Head is offering 10% off vacation stays for Veterans.
Upscale Furniture in Powells Point offers 10% off for Veterans and active-duty military every day.
Outer Banks Veterans Week is sponsored by Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint, the Coastal Studies Institute, Publix, and Roanoke Island Women's Club. Thank you to Friends of Elizabeth II, Blue Star Mothers of North Carolina Chapter 6 Outer Banks, and American Legion for supporting Outer Banks Veterans Week.
Outer Banks Veterans Week is funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.
This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Thank you to the numerous hotels, restaurants, and other businesses throughout the Outer Banks that welcome our Veterans with special rates and discounts.
Dare County Veterans ID Card Info:
The Dare County Board of Commissioners created the Veterans Advisory Council in respectful recognition of the service and sacrifice of all Dare County Veterans. DCVAC’s signature program is the Dare County Veterans I.D. Card. If you are interested in receiving a Veterans I.D. Card, you will need your DD214 form showing an honorable discharge and a driver’s license with a Dare County address. Many local businesses support our Veterans and want to say ‘thank you’ for all you have done to protect and serve our nation and the I.D. Card enables you to receive discounts off goods and services at many local business locations. If you would like further information about how to obtain your I.D. Card, please call Marsha Brown, Dare County Veteran Advisory Council member, at 252-202-2058 or Patty O’Sullivan, Dare County Veteran Service Officer, at 252-475-5604.
To view a list of businesses who accept the Dare County Veterans I.D. Card, click here.