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Ocracoke Island to celebrate July 4 over two days

Ocracoke Village Independence Day Celebration
July 3 to 4, 2017
Sponsored by the Ocracoke Civic and Business Assn. Inc. (OCBA) and Hyde County

Ocracoke will usher in the Independence Day holiday with two days of activities, including fireworks at 9:15 p.m. July 3. The following is the schedule.

Fireworks on Ocracoke, NC

Professional fireworks returned to Ocracoke last year. Photo: Melinda Sutton

Monday, July 3:
6 to 8 p.m.: TRADITIONAL ISLAND SQUARE DANCE
At Community Square. With Philip Howard as square dance caller and music by Molasses Creek.

8 to 9:15 p.m.: GATHERING AT THE NPS DOCKS
Dance tunes and patriotic songs spun by a local deejay

9:15 p.m.: FIREWORKS
Launched from the NPS parking lot. Gather at the NPS docks and around Silver Lake Harbor.

Tuesday, July 4:
8 to 10 a.m.: MEET JOBELLE. Born May 7, Jobelle is the newest member of Ocracoke’s wild pony herd.  NPS Pony Pens

9 a.m.:  FLAG RAISING CEREMONY and SINGING OF NATIONAL ANTHEM
Led by Ocracoke Boy Scout Troop # 290. Ocracoke School flag circle on School Road

9:30 a.m. to Noon: 39th ANNUAL SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST
At the NPS Lifeguard Beach. Peoples’ choice awards.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Pony Island Motel lawn. Sponsored by Jimmy’s Garage.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: OCRACOKE LIGHTHOUSE
The lighthouse will be open for viewing. All are welcome to see inside.

4 p.m.:  OLD TIME OCRACOKE PARADE
All are welcome to enter. Cash prizes. Entrants should register by July 2, by emailing a photo of the entry form to info@ocracokevillage.com.  Pick up your parade entry number between 1 and 4 p.m. on July 4 at Ocracoke Station. Entry forms available at the Post Office, or request a form from info@ocracokevillage.com.
Parade route starts at Ocracoke Oyster Co. and ends at the NPS Parking Lot.

6 p.m.: STORYTELLING WITH DONALD DAVIS
On the lawn at Books to Be Red; bring your own chair or blanket

7 p.m.: NATIONAL ANTHEM AND AWARDS PRESENTATION
Winners announced for Parade and Sand Sculpture Contest. Books to Be Red lawn

EVENING CELEBRATION
Ocracoke Day Use Area/Lifeguard Beach
7 to 10 p.m.: COMMUNITY BEACH FIRE
Bring your beach blanket, chair, and marshmallows to roast. OCBA will provide a beach fire for all to enjoy.

 

 

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  1. Was at the Independance day celebration July 3. We have a wonderful time. It was a very relaxing afternoon wondering town, dinner then fireworks and wow/awesome. The firework display was spectacular we have not had such a enjoyable 4th in years. Highly recommend attending – wish we could stay for the 4th show.