Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events week of May 27 to June 3

The Ocrafolk Music & Storytelling Festival begins Friday through Sunday along School Road and Howard Street. Photo: C. Leinbach

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The National Park Service summer programs for the week are listed below.

Sunday, May 27
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: The Ocracoke Rockers, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: TBA, 7 pm

Monday, May 28
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm

Tuesday, May 29

Postponed due to wet field conditions. Will be rescheduled: Intra-Island Little League Championship of the World!,  The two island youth baseball teams, Orioles and Marlins, will intermingle to form two teams for a show down in the last game of the season, Community Park,, 4 pm

Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One with Kate McNally, doors open 7:30 pm
Gaffer’s: Barryoke Karaoke and Dance Party, 9 pm

Wednesday, May 30
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Duo (Lou and Marcy), doors open 7:30 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Brian Sanders, Magician/comedian, magic, 7:30 to 9:30 pm; comedy, 10:15 to midnight
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Karaoke, 8:30 pm

Thursday, May 31

Zillie’s: Wine tasting, 6 p.m. To make a reservation, visit Zillie’s
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm
Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek in Concert, 8:30 pm.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Gaffer’s:  Formula, 9 pm

Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 3

Zillie’s: Wine tasting, 6 p.m. To make a reservation, visit Zillie’s
Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival, School House Road and Howard Street. 
See schedule and more at www.ocracokealive.com 

Friday, June 1
The Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Ocrafolk Festival kickoff music TBA, 5 pm Jay Turner, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar and Grill: Patrick Fuller, 7 pm

Saturday, June 2
The Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Dajio: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Patrick Fuller, 7 pm

Sunday, June 3
Ocracoke Bar and Grill: Kim France, 7 pm

NPS Visitor Center Ocracoke

This week’s summer programs with the National Park Service
Meet at the NPS Visitor Center across from the Cedar Island/Swan Quarter ferry  terminal. For further information, call 252-473-2111 or check out website by clicking here 

 Monday:

Crabbing, 8:30 am
You bring the bait—raw chicken or fish parts work best. Limited to 12. Pre-registration required at the visitor center by 5pm the day before the program. (90 minutes)
Pirates, 1pm
Yes, they were here. Learn about Blackbeard and others. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)
 Barrier Island Nature, 3 pm
Join a Ranger for a talk about the wild side of Ocracoke. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)
Ocracoke after Dark, 8:30 pm
Explore the night sky with a ranger. Bring bug spray. Meet at the Ocracoke Day Use Area. (1 hour)

Tuesday:
Cast Netting, 8:30 am
Practice this early method of fishing still used today. Limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration required at the visitor center by 5 p.m. the day before the program. (90 minutes)
Ocracoke History, 2:30 pm
Learn about the island’s rich past. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)

Wednesday:

Crabbing, 8:30 am
You bring the bait—raw chicken or fish parts work best. Limited to 12 participants.  Pre-registration required at the visitor center by 5 p.m. the day before the program. (90 minutes)
All About Turtles, 10:30 am
Discover the mysterious creatures with talk and activities for all ages. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)
Pirates, 2:30 pm
Yes, they were here. Learn about Blackbeard and others. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)

Thursday:

Banker Ponies, 10:30 am
Meet the ponies unique to Ocracoke. Bring bug spray. Meet at the Pony Pen. (20 minutes)
Barrier Island Nature, 2:30 pm
Join a ranger for a talk about the wild side of Ocracoke. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)

Friday:

Outer Banks Bird Walk, 8:30 am
Morning bird walk. Binoculars are available. Bring bug spray. Meet at the Hatteras Ferry Parking Lot on north end of island. (90 minutes)
All About Turtles, 2:30 pm
Discover the mysterious creatures with talk and activities for all ages. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)