Josh Gates Scott Dawson Roanoke - Cape Hatteras Motel

The Lost Colony of Roanoke – Expedition Unknown –

Josh Gates joins leading archeologists, including author and historian Scott Dawson [son of Cape Hatteras Motel owner, Dave Dawson], as they investigate America’s first ‘missing persons’ case, The Lost Colony of Roanoke.

Following newly unearthed artifacts and clues, they dig for answers to this 400-year old mystery, including a jet ski ride to Scott’s Croatoan sites on Hatteras Island.

Click here for “Tour Roanoke” episode trailer.

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Learn About Sea Turtles With A Real NPS Ranger - Cape Hatteras Motel

Learn About Sea Turtles Like A Ninja From A Real NPS Ranger On Hatteras Island

ATTENTION ALL KIDS … of all ages!!

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is offering a fun way to learn about sea turtles. Every Tuesday through Friday until September 5th, a kid-friendly park ranger activity will be conducted on the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse grounds. Meet at the Keepers of the Light Amphitheater at 11:30am.

Learn like a ninja and have a great time with a National Park Ranger!

Learn more about sea turtles and other great events, dining spots and activities at the official Outer Banks Events Calendar.

Learn About Sea Turtles Like A Ninja From A Real NPS Ranger - Cape Hatteras Motel

Was the Lost Colony truly LOST?

It’s a question that continues to be debated and discussed by scholars, archaeologists, armchair historians and casual tourists alike.

Join The Croatoan Archaeological Society for an evening of enlightenment on the subject with Dr. Mark Horton of the University of Bristol, England on Thursday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hatteras Village Community Building/Library. Dr. Horton and his teams of archaeologists and students have been coming to Hatteras Island annually for a decade in an attempt to determine if some or all of the colonists could have resettled in this area.

The evening will include a lecture as well as the unveiling of the new CAS Artifacts display. You can follow the progress of this year’s dig on Facebook at Dig Hatteras or the Croatoan Archaeological Society. The March 31 program is free to the public. For more information call 252-216-7118 or email

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Hatteras Lighthouse Winter Climb 2015

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will be open for a special holiday tour for one weekend only. Join us for a FREE winter climb of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Climbing the lighthouse is a unique experience, but a bit strenuous … equivalent to climbing a 12-story building … but it is worth the effort and the 360 degree view is nothing short of spectacular. After all, it is the nation’s tallest lighthouse and the tallest brick lighthouse in North America. That will certainly boost your bragging rights when you’ve completed your climbing adventure!

Children must be at least 42″ tall to climb the lighthouse and those under 12 must be escorted by a person at least 16 years old.

Not too many folks even know about this special event, because the facility is typically closed this time of year as noted on the park website, so only tell your very best friends!


Check online for more.

Island Art Shows 2015

Shows host over 20 LOCAL Outer Banks Artists and their wares. Each Island Art Show is a Benefit for a different Local Cause: from the OBX SPCA to the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association and more. Admission to these shows is FREE — we ask attendees to simply support our local artisans & crafters. Attendees can find everything from fine local art and prints to woodworks, photography, upcycled art, collage, handmade hula hoops, handmade soaps and body products plus more. Live local music and lunch will be available at each Island Art Show as well as Raffle tickets for one lucky winner to win a basket full of local arts and crafts donated by our participants. There will be event pages posted on their Facebook page … please feel free to LIKE their page and “join” the events to stay updated.

See more details on the Official Outer Banks Events Calendar.

SLICKSTOCK 2015 – A Cape Hatteras Music Festival Event

SLICKSTOCK is the premier music event for Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, coming August 10-14. The Dubplates kick off at 8pm with an epic DJ session and full band set. Next, they will introduce and perform the headliner live with Chali 2na of JURASSIC 5 and Rahzel from THE ROOTS.

All shows August 10th-13th free admission, Chali 2na of JURASSIC 5 and Rahzel from THE ROOTS August 14th $20pp, kids 10 years and younger free.

This great music festival event is hosted by Real Watersports, Waterman’s Bar & Grill and Waterman’s Retreat.