Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events July 30 to Aug. 5

Performer Kim France. Photo: P. Vankevich

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National Park Service activities are listed below. 

Monday, July 30
Zillie’s Island Pantry Heavy Seas Beer Dinner, Berkley Manor, 6 p.m.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Ocracoke School Gym: A Tale of Blackbeard, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Warren & Hill, 9 pm

Tuesday, July 31
Ocracoke Preservation Society program, “Living At The Water’s Edge: A Heritage Guide to the Outer Banks Byway,” book signing & talk with authors Barbara Garrity-Blake & Karen Willis Amspacher, 1 p.m.
Jolly Roger: Aaron Caswell and Jackie Willis, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Bryan Mayer, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Desiree Christa Ricker, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One: April Trueblood, 8 pm; doors 7:30

Gaffer’s: Barryoke Karaoke & Dance Party, 9 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 1
Kids’ Dance Party at the Library, 7 to 9 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Bryan Mayer, 6:30 pm and Karaoke, 9:30 pm

Jolly Roger: Kate McNally, 6 pm
Gaffer’s: Kids Night, 7 to 9 pm; Bryan Sanders, magician/comedian: magic, 7:30-9:30 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 8 pm
DAJIO: Barefoot Wade, 8 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Duo (Lou & Marcy), 8 pm; doors 7:30. New special pricing: (door only): Seniors $12; Locals $10; Students $7
Deepwater Theater: Dingbatter’s Guide to Ocracoke, 8 pm

Thursday, Aug. 2
Zillie’s: Wine Tasting 6 pm. Reservations required at zillies.com

Jolly Roger: Mike Norris, 6 pm
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek music, 8 pm

Friday, Aug. 3
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Zillie’s: Wine Tasting 6 pm. Reservations required at zillies.com

Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Barefoot Wade, 8 pm
DAJIO: Monjah 8 pm
Coyote Music Den: Martin Garrish & Friends “Playing Your Ocracoke Memories,” 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Willie Painter Band, 9 pm

Saturday, Aug. 4
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin Garrish and friends, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Barefoot Wade, 8 pm
DAJIO: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Willie Painter Band, 9 pm

Sunday, Aug. 5
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Theorem, 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.