Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events Aug. 22 to 27

Now that total solar eclipse fever has passed, there is a lot happening this week on Ocracoke Island, N.C.

The new Ocracoke mo-ped: electric bikes!

Tuesday, Aug. 22
Jolly Roger: Aaron Caswell and Jackie Willis, 6 pm
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One, Jon Lea. 8 pm, doors open at 7:30 pm
Gaffer’s: Matt Irie of Greensboro. Mix of reggae, hip hop, acoustic and blues. 9 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 23
Free dockside talks on Ocracoke Alive’s historic Skipjack Wilma Lee at the Community Square dock, 10 a.m. Pirate Tales & Fiddling.
Jolly Roger: Cliff Beach, 6 pm
Dajio Restaurant: Barefoot Wade, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Jon Lea, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Just We Two, 8 pm, doors open at 7:30 pm
Deepwater Theater: Dingbatter’s Guide to Ocracoke, 8 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Karaoke, 9 pm
Gaffer’s: Matt Irie of Greensboro. Mix of reggae, hip hop, acoustic and blues. 9 pm


Thursday, Aug. 24
Free dockside talks on Ocracoke Alive’s historic Skipjack Wilma Lee at the Community Square dock, 10 a.m. Buoy Bingo.
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin Garrish and Lou Castro, 3 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Barefoot Wade, 7 pm
Dajio Restaurant: Raygun Ruby, 80s music, 7 pm
Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek band, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Authority Zero with special guests The Supervillains. Expect a high-energy, chaotic punk/ska death-match show. Tickets $20. 9 pm    Opening will be Jon Gazi from the band West Lindy, bringing his one-man “Rockalypso” carnival from St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

Friday, Aug. 25
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Will Roberts, Ventura Highway, 7 pm
Dajio Restaurant: Mercy Creek, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Barefoot Wade, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Playing your Ocracoke Memories, Martin Garrish, 8 pm, doors open at 7:30 pm
Gaffer’s: Swivel Hip, 9 pm

Saturday, Aug. 26
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin Garrish and Lou Castro, 6:30 pm
Dajio Restaurant: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Broughton, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Swivel Hip, 9 pm

Sunday, Aug. 27
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Broughton, 7 pm

There’s plenty of great shopping in the many locally owned shops on Ocracoke. Photo: C. Leinbach