Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events Aug. 6 to 12

The Ocracoke beach and surf are lovely all summer long and into the fall, but the ocean is rougher here than elsewhere and rip currents lurk along the water’s edge. Please learn about how to react if caught in a rip current. See info here. Photo: C. Leinbach

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Monday, Aug. 6
Ocracoke Preservation Society: Rodney Kemp, storyteller with “Fish House Liar” stories. 1 pm.
Ocracoke Preservation Society, Museum Tour 1 pm.
Community Center: Hyde County commissioners, 6 pm. For agenda and info, click here.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm; Willie Painter Band, 9 pm
Ocracoke School Gym: A Tale of Blackbeard, 8 pm

Tuesday, Aug. 7

NPS public sea turtle nest excavation, 0.3 miles north of the lifeguard stand at the day use area, Ocracoke Island.
Ocracoke Preservation SocietyPorch Talk with Dave Tweedie, 1 pm
Jolly Roger: Aaron Caswell and Jackie Willis, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Desiree Christa Ricker, 8 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One: Kelley Shinn; 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Barryoke Karaoke and Dance Party, 9 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 8
Jolly Roger: Mike Norris, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 8 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
Deepwater Theater: Dingbatter’s Guide to Ocracoke, 8 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Jeremy & Shawn 6:30; Steel Shot, 9:00 pm

Thursday, Aug. 9
Ocracoke Preservation Society Porch Talk Ocracoke Brogue- Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser, 1 pm
Jolly Roger: Mike Norris, 6 pm
Zillie’s: Wine tasting, 6 pm. Reserve at Zillies.com
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Jeremy & Shawn 6:30; Steel Shot, 9:00 pm
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby 80s music, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Fat Catz, 9 pm
Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek, 8 pm

Friday, Aug. 10
Ocracoke Preservation Society, Museum Tour 1 pm.
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Zillie’s: Wine tasting, 6 pm. Reserve at Zillies.com
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Gary Ruley w Mule Train, Bluegrass, 8 pm
Coyote Music Den: Martin Garrish & Friends “Playing Your Ocracoke Memories,” 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Lord Nelson, 9 pm

Saturday, Aug. 11
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: The Rockers, 6:30 pm
DAJIO: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: TBA, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Lord Nelson, 9 pm

Sunday, Aug. 12
Zillie’s: Wine tasting, 6 pm. Reserve at Zillies.com
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: King Django, 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.