Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events week of June 18 to 24

Afternoon light shows why the harbor is called Silver Lake. Photo: C. Leinbach

Updated June 18, 2018; 12:18 p.m.

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

Monday, June 18

Ocracoke Preservation Society museum tour, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm
Ocracoke Waterways Commission, Community Center, 5:30 pm

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Poker, 7 pm
Ocracoke Community Center: “A Tale of Blackbeard,” 8 pm

Tuesday, June 19

Ocracoke Preservation Society: Porch Talk — Hurricanes, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm
The Jolly Roger: Edgar Scrubbs, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Desiree Christa Ricker, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One: Kate McNally, 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Barryoke Karaoke & Dance Party, 9 pm

Wednesday, June 20

Kid’s Craft – Pirates! Ocracoke Preservation Society museum tour, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm
The Ocracoke Tourism Development Authority will hold a public meeting to approve spending budgets at the WOVV Community Radio Station office, 215 Back Road.  1 pm
Jolly Roger: Jeff Miller, 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

Raygun Ruby at the recent Firemen’s Ball. Photo: C. Leinbach

Thursday, June 21

Ocracoke Preservation Society: Porch Talk -Storyteller Donald Davis, 49 Water Plant Road, 10:30 – 11:30 am
The Jolly Roger: Jeff Miller, 6 pm
Zillie’s: Wine Tasting, 6 pm. To reserve, visit zillies.com, or call 252-928-9036
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Emma’s Lounge, 9 pm
Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek music, 8 pm

Friday, June 22

Ocracoke Preservation Society: Porch Talk and book signing with Mary Ellen Riddle–  49 Water Plant Road, 1-2 pm
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Zillie’s: Wine Tasting, 6 pm. o reserve, visit zillies.com, or call 252-928-9036
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Slammin’ Dixie, 7 pm
DAJIO: Austin Miller, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Jeff Miller, 7 pm
Deepwater Theater: Donald Davis Storytelling workshop recital, 8 pm
Coyote Music Den: Martin Garrish & Friends “Playing Your Ocracoke Memories,” 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Emma’s Lounge, 9 pm

Saturday, June 23
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin Garrish & Friends, 7 pm
DAJIO: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: TBA
Gaffer’s:  Jennifer Warner & Her Showgirls, 9 pm

Sunday, June 24
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 7 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 more 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)