Activities for your visit

Events on Ocracoke, NC, week of Aug. 13

Ocracoke figs along Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke, NC. Photo: C. Leinbach

Ocracoke figs along Lighthouse Road. This year’s Fig Festival kicks off Friday evening at 6 and continues all day Saturday at Ocracoke Preservation Society, 49 Water Plant Rd. Photo: C. Leinbach

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National Park Service activities are at the end

Monday, Aug. 13
Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum Tour, 1 pm
Jolly Roger: Rob Lightener, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: King Django, 9 pm
Ocracoke School Gym: A Tale of Blackbeard, 8 pm (Final performance)

Tuesday, Aug. 14
Jolly Roger: Edgar Scrubbs (Barry Wells), 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Desiree Christa Ricker, 8 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One: Jay Turner, 8 pm, doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Barryoke Karaoke & Dance Party, 9 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 15
Ocracoke Preservation Society, Kid’s Crafts, 1 pm
Jolly Roger: Kate McNally, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 8 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One with Shana Tucker, 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Bryan Sanders, magician/comedian: magic, 7:30-9:30 pm
Gaffer’s: Kids Night, 7 to 9 pm
Deepwater Theater: Dingbatters Guide to Ocracoke, 8 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Jay Turner, 6:30 pm; Karaoke, 9:30 pm

Thursday, Aug. 16
Ocracoke Preservation Society, Porch Talk, Mounted Boy Scout Troop, 1 pm
Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum Tour, 1 pm
Zillie’s Island Pantry Wine Tasting, 538 Back Road, 6 pm.
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby 80s music, 8 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Jay Turner, 6:30 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Psylo Joe, 9 pm
Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek music, 8 pm

Singer and cellist Shana Tucker, who performed at this year’s Ocrafolk Festival, will be a special Plus One at the Coyote Den Wednesday night. Photo: Chris Tucker

Friday, August 17
Ocracoke Preservation Society, Porch Talk with Crystal Canterbury about WWII Battle of the Atlantic 1939-42, 1 pm
Zillie’s Island Pantry Wine Tasting, 538 Back Road, 6 pm
Ocracoke Preservation Society, Fig Festival, 6 to 8 pm: Chester Lynn talk, Fig preserves tasting contest, evening square dance.
The Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 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: Still Shakers, 9 pm

Saturday, Aug. 18
Ocracoke Preservation Society museum grounds: Fig Festival: Vendor booths, live music, and the highly-competitive Fig Cake Bake-Off. Dance with the Ocracoke Rockers, 6:30 pm, Berkley Barn.
The Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: TBA, 8 pm
DAJIO: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Still Shakers, 9 pm

Sunday, Aug. 19
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Frozen Head and the Squirrels, 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)

Friday
Ocracoke  Lighthouse
The base of the Ocracoke Lighthouse open for viewing from 10 am to noon. Visitors are encouraged to walk or bike to the lighthouse due to very limited parking.