Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events week of June 11 to 17

Summer is here on Ocracoke with spectacular sea and sky vistas. While the water invites, please beware of of rip currents. Learn about them here and stay safe. Photo: C. Leinbach

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

Monday, June 11
Ocracoke Preservation Society museum tour, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm
Tourism Development Authority, WOVV offices, 3 pm. Agenda: Finalize contract with OCBA
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Gaffer’s: Poker, 7 pm; Barefoot Wade, 9 pm
Ocracoke Community Center: “A Tale of Blackbeard,” 8 pm. to be assured of a seat, reserve online at ocracokealive.org, or call 252-921-0260. If tickets are left, they will be sold to walk-ups.

Tuesday, June 12
Ocracoke Preservation Society: Porch Talk — Ruth Toth talks about Lieutenant Maynard;  museum tour, 1 pm
Jolly Roger: Aaron Caswell and Jackie Willis, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Desiree Christa Ricker, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One: Brooke German & Nick Derrick, 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Barryoke Karaoke and Dance Party, 9 pm

Wednesday, June 13
Kid’s Craft – Pirates! Ocracoke Preservation Society museum tour, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm
Jolly Roger: Brooke German & Nick Derrick, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Duo (Lou & Marcy), 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Bryan Sanders, magician/comedian: magic, 7:30-9:30 pm; comedy, 10:25 to midnight
Deepwater Theater: Dingbatter’s Guide to Ocracoke, 8 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Karaoke, 9 pm

Thursday, June 14
Ocracoke Island Decoy Carver’s Guild monthly meeting, Community Center, 7 pm
Jolly Roger: Brooke German & Nick Derrick, 6 pm
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Willis Gupton, 7:30 pm
Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek, 8 pm
Berkley Barn: WOVV Arm Wrestling Tournament fundaiser, 7 pm  

Friday, June 15
Ocracoke Preservation Society museum tour, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 pm
DAJIO: Mercy Creek, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Dennis James, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Martin Garrish & Friends “Playing Your Ocracoke Memories,” 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Rural Route Romance, 9 pm

Saturday, June 16
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
DAJIO: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Jeff Miller, 7 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin Garrish & Friends, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Rural Route Romance, 9 pm

Sunday, June 17
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Frozen Head & the Squirrels, 9 pm

This week’s summer programs with the National Park Service:

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore Visitor Center in Ocracoke village. Photo by C. Leinbach


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)