Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events week of July 2 to 8

Monday, July 2
Ocracoke Preservation Society museum tour, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm
Hyde County Commissioners, 6 pm. Community Center
Jolly Roger: Whiskey Business, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Ocracoke School Gym: A Tale of Blackbeard, 8 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: The Rockers, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm; Barefoot Wade, 9 pm

Tuesday, July 3
Ocracoke Preservation Society museum Porch Talk – 4th of July Traditions, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm

Independence Day Holiday: Ocracoke Square Dance, Berkley Barn, 6 pm.  Click here for schedule to sign-up for sand sculpture contest and parade.
FIREWORKS, (launched from the NPS parking lot), 9:15 pm
Jolly Roger: Aaron Caswell and Jackie Willis, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Desiree Christa Ricker, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: TrainWreck, 9 pm

Wednesday, July 4
Independence Day celebration: full day of activities, starting with flag raising at 9 am at Ocracoke School and concluding with “Ocra-Glow” glow-in-the-dark dance party with Emerald Owl Productions, 7:30 pm. Community Park ballfield. Click here for schedule.
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: CLOSED
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Double Music – 4 to 7 pm, Kim France; 7 to 10 pm, Chris Blount
Gaffer’s: TrainWreck, 9 pm
DAJIO: Barefoot Wade, 8 pm
Coyote Music Den: No Concert, Happy Holiday!

Thursday, July 5
Island Inn: ‘Pay-what-you-will’ Yard sale. 8 am (See story here.)
Ocracoke Preservation Society museum Porch Talk  & Book Signing with Jeanie Owens, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm
Jolly Roger: Whiskey Business, 6 pm
Zillie’s: Wine tasting, 6 pm. Reserve at zillies.com
Lifeguard Beach: Community bonfire. All welcome. 7 pm. Bring your marshmallows, roasting sticks, chairs. S’mores, courtesy of the Sweet Tooth, for the first 150.
Gaffer’s: Formula, 9 pm
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek music, 8 pm

Friday, July 6
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Zillie’s: Wine tasting, 6 pm. Reserve at zillies.com
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Barefoot Wade, 7 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 pm
DAJIO: Mercy Creek, 8 pm
Coyote Music Den: Martin Garrish & Friends “Playing Your Ocracoke Memories,” 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Donovan and Posse

Saturday, July 7
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Barefoot Wade, 7 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin Garrish and friends, 7 pm
DAJIO: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Donovan and Posse, 9 pm

Sunday, July 8
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)

Saturday
The base of the Ocracoke Lighthouse open for viewing from 9:30 am to noon. Visitors are encouraged to walk or bike to the lighthouse due to very limited parking.

 

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