The Ocracoke Civic and  Business Association provides the following updates.

The parade is rain or shine. In case of extreme weather, please listen WOVV 90.1 FM (Ocracoke’s community radio), or check or Visit Ocracoke NC Facebook for updates/changes/cancellations.
Please be respectful, be safe and remember that there will be people along the route. No shooting water or water balloons at parade participants as this is dangerous and anyone caught doing this by Hyde County Sheriff deputies will be fined.
The Hyde County Sheriff’s Department reminds us that open containers of alcoholic beverages are not allowed in a motor vehicle (including golf carts).
Line-up begins at 3 p.m. Please pick up a number at Ocracoke Gas Station. Robert Raborn will be outside the gas station on July 4th from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. signing people up for the Ocracoke 4th of July parade and distributing parade numbers.
Line-up is on Hwy. 12 just beyond Ocracoke Oyster Co. Fall in behind emergency vehicles.
Parade begins at 4 p.m.
Judging location is at Ocracoke Lightship Realty on Lighthouse Road. Salute, bow, etc. Please allow time for judges to get a good look, and display your number.
Judges’ decisions are final.
Do not dismantle your floats in the NPS parking lot.
Prizes will be awarded from the stage at Books to be Red at 6:45 p.m.
Entries that have not registered will not be judged but are welcome to join our parade.
Thank you and if you have any questions, please contact 252-928-6711.

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