Activities for your visit

Ocracoke this week: June 27 to July 4

Events and live music on the island this week:

Monday, June 27

Down Creek Gallery will have Dune Jewelry “Trunk Show”  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This hand-crafted sterling silver and gold jewelry contains Ocracoke sand within each piece, which is made to order. Dune will be giving away complimentary gifts as well as featuring their new line of exclusive jewelry and placing special custom orders. 

Maker’s Market, on the Wahab House lawn, 161 Irvin Garrish Hwy. 3 to 8 p.m.

Maker's Market o the lawn of the Wahab House, returns today, June 27, from 3 to 8 p.m.

Maker’s Market o the lawn of the Wahab House, returns today, June 27, from 3 to 8 p.m.

Jolly Roger: David Pollard, 6:30 p.m.

Ocracoke Bar and Grille: Kate McNally, 7 p.m.

Deepwater Theater: “Blackbeard, an (Historical/Hysterical) Account,” 7:30 p.m.

Gaffer’s: Shrimp Whistles, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28

Jolly Roger: Aaron Caswell and Jackie Willis, 6:30 p.m.

Gaffer’s: Free Texas Hold ‘Em poker, 7 p.m.

Coyote Den: Coyote Plus One, with  Dave Pollard of “Triad” Richmond, Va., 8 p.m.

Gaffer’s: Circus Mutt, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29

Down Creek Gallery artist opening with new works by photographer Chris Van Atta.  A reception from 5 to 8 p.m. will feature musical guests April Trueblood and Kim France.

Photography such as Pier by Chris VanAtta will be the featured work at an artist's reception from 5 to 8 p.m. June 29 in Down Creek Gallery.

Photography such as Pier by Chris VanAtta will be the featured work at an artist’s reception from 5 to 8 p.m. June 29 in Down Creek Gallery.

Jolly Roger: Martin Garrish, 6:30 p.m.

Ocracoke Bar and Grille: Kate McNally, 7 p.m.

Dajio: Barefoot Wade, 7 p.m.

Coyote Den: An evening with Coyote – Marcy and Lou, 7:30 p.m.

Deepwater Theater: Ocrafolk Opry, 8 p.m.

Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.

Gaffer’s: Circus Mutt, 9 p.m.

Thursday, June 30

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Martin and Lou, 3 to 6 p.m.

Jolly Roger: David Pollard, 6:30 p.m.

Ocracoke Bar and Grille: Blurky’s Quirky Friends, 7 p.m.

Dajio: Raygun Ruby, 80s music, 7 p.m.

Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek, 8 p.m.

Gaffer’s: Formula, 9 p.m.

Friday, July 1

Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6:30 p.m.

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Aaron Caswell & Jackie Willis, 7 p.m.

Dajio: Aaron LaVigne & Friends, 7 p.m.

Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 p.m.

Coyote Music Den: Martin Garrish & Friends, “Ocracoke Memories,” 8 p.m.

Gaffer’s: The Roman Sams, 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 2

Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6:30 p.m.

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Martin Garrish & Lou Castro, 3 p.m.

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Mike Norris, 7 p.m.

Dajio: John Gilbride, 7 p.m.

Howard’s Pub: The River City Roustabouts, 8 p.m.

Gaffer’s: The Roman Sams, 9 p.m.

Sunday, July 3

Jolly Roger: David Pollard, 6:30 p.m.

Gaffer’s: Psylo Joe, 9 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration:

  • 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Classic Car Show. On the Pony Island Motel lawn, sponsored by Jimmy’s Garage.
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Traditional Island Square Dance. Music by Molasses Creek, with Philip Howard as caller.
  • 8 to 9:15 p.m. Party at the NPS docks with Deejay Tommy Hutcherson. Enjoy some rockin’ tunes while waiting for the fireworks to begin.
  • 9:15 p.m. Fireworks. Gather around Silver Lake harbor to see the show. Please walk or bike. Parking is limited.

Monday, July 4

Ocracoke celebrates Independence Day

  • 9 a.m. Flag raising ceremony and singing of National Anthem. Led by Ocracoke Boy Scout Troop 290 at the Ocracoke School circle on School Road.
  • 9:30 a.m. to noon. 39th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest. At the NPS Lifeguard Beach.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Ocracoke Lighthouse. The lighthouse will be open for viewing. All are welcome to see inside.
  • 1 and 2 p.m. OBX Skydivers at Ocracoke Community Park.
  • 4 p.m. Old Time Ocracoke Parade. Entrants should register by 3 p.m. on July 4 at the Fig Tree Deli/Sweet Tooth. Entry forms available at the Post Office and throughout village. Parade route starts at Ocracoke Oyster Company, left on Lighthouse Road, right on Creek Road, right on Silver Lake Drive, follow road around harbor to parade’s end at NPS parking lot. Winners announced at Lifeguard Beach parking lot at 7 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. Awards Presentation at the Lifeguard Beach Parking Lot/Boardwalk. Awards announced for Sand Sculpture Contest and Parade
  • 7 to 10 p.m. Community Beach Fire at Lifeguard Beach. Family-friendly beach fire and party.