The Festival Latino de Ocracoke on Saturday (Nov. 11) will honor the vibrant Hispanic culture on the island and will take place on the grounds of Books to be Red on School Road, Ocracoke School and the Community Center.  

Traditional games and food from different regions of Mexico will be available, as well as Tamale, Churro, and Itacate cooking workshops. “Flor y Canto,” a folkloric group with roots from Guerrero, Mexico, will perform throughout the day.

A folkloric dance workshop will precede the festivities on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Ocracoke School gym.

Saturday evening, a program including music and traditional dances by Ballet Folklorico “Orgullo y Alma Latina” and community members will be held in the Ocracoke School Gym followed by a Latino dance at the Ocracoke Community Center, featuring Kalidad Musical.

In addition to Ocracoke Alive, the festival is made possible by Hyde County Occupancy Funds and from sponsor donations.  Those interested in being sponsors can do so online at, or by mailing a contribution to Ocracoke Alive, P.O. Box 604, Ocracoke, NC 27960.

The festival schedule is as follows:

Friday dance workshop with Fabian Vargas (Nov. 10)

Learn traditional ballet folklorico dancing with Fabian Vargas of Ballet Folkorico Orgullo y Alma Latina (Ocracoke School Gym, 7 p.m.)

Saturday Schedule (Nov. 11)

For more details and programs visit

Books to Be Red Lawn ~ 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Music Concert by Group “Flor Y Canto” and Mariachi Flores! Food, including dishes from all parts of Mexico! Traditional Mexican games, including Raiguela, Loteria, Giant Tic Tac Toe, and this year’s new addition, “El Toro Loco,” pinatas and more!

Área de Books To Be Red ~ 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ¡Gran Concierto Con Grupo Musical “Flor Y Canto” y “Mariachi Flores”! ¡Muestra Gastronómica Con Platillo de Todo México! ¡Juegos Tradicionales Mexicanos, Incluyendo Torneo De Raiguela, Lotería, y Gato Gigante!, ¡Además de nuestra nueva adición “El Toro Loco,” Piñatas y Mucho Mas!

School Gym ~ 7 – 9 p.m. Music concert and folkloric dances presented by “Orgullo y Alma Latina” and members of the community. A special representation of Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico.

Gimnasio De La Escuela ~ 7 – 9 p.m.  ¡Gran Concierto de Música y Bailes Folclóricos Presentados Por Grupo de Ballet “Orgullo y Alma Latina” y Miembros de la Comunidad! ¡Además de Una Representación Especial Del Dia de Muertos!

Dance at the Ocracoke Community Center ~ 9 p.m. – midnight. To close this great event, we invite you to a dance with the band Kalidad Musical and a DJ!

Gran Baile en el Centro Comunitario de Ocracoke ~ 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. !Cerrando con Broche de Oro, los Invitamos al Gran Baile Con el Grupo Kalidad Musical Acompañado de un DJ Sorpresa!

Traditional Mexican food will be a highlight of the festival on Saturday.
Games will be part of the fun.
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