Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events July 23 to 29

Katy Mitchell will join Lou and Marcy Tuesday evening for this week’s Coyote Plus One concert. Photo: P. Vankevich

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Monday, July 23
Ocracoke Library Summer Reading Program, Dance with Ms Desiree! 2 to 5 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Ocracoke School Gym: A Tale of Blackbeard, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm; Barefoot Wade, 9 pm

Tuesday, July 24
Ocracoke Library: N.C. Aquarium Program, “The Songs They Sing” 11 am to 2 pm and Coloring Rocks!, 6 pm
Ocracoke Preservation Society Porch Talk: Tideland EMC with Heidi Smith, 1 pm
Zillie’s Island Pantry: Bell’s Beer Dinner, Berkley Manor, 6 pm

Coyote new ticket pricing.

Jolly Roger: Edgar Scrubbs, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Desiree Christa Ricker, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One: Katy Mitchell, 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Barryoke Karaoke & Dance Party, 9 pm

Wednesday, July 25
Zillie’s Island Pantry Christmas in July with Mother Earth Brewing Co., 538 Back Road, 4 pm
Ocracoke Library Movie Night, 7 pm
The Jolly Roger: Jon and Trevor, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Karaoke, 9:30 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; Jayke Steel, 9 pm
DAJIO: Barefoot Wade, 8 pm
Deepwater Theater: Dingbatter’s Guide to Ocracoke, 8 pm

Thursday, July 26
Ocracoke Community Library: Rockin’ Out at the Library, 1:30 pm
Zillie’s Island Pantry Wine Tasting, 538 Back Road, 6 p.m.
The Jolly Roger: Jon and Trevor, 6 pm
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Jayke Steel, 9 pm
Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek music, 8 pm

Friday, July 27
Zillie’s Island Pantry Wine Tasting, 538 Back Road, 6 p.m.
The Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Clamslammers, 7 pm
DAJIO: Mercy Creek, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Barefoot Wade, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Martin Garrish & Friends “Playing Your Ocracoke Memories,” 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s:  Balter Brothers, 9 pm

Saturday, July 28
The Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Clamslammers, 7 pm
DAJIO: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Barefoot Wade, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Balter Brothers, 9 pm

Sunday, July 29
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Warren & Hill, 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 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.