Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events week of Aug. 20 to 27

Shrimp boat docked at Ocracoke Seafood Co. Photo: C. Leinbach

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National Park Service activities are at the end

Monday, Aug.  20
Community Center: Waterways Commission, 5:30 pm
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 8 pm

Tuesday, Aug. 21
Jolly Roger: Edgar Scrubbs, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Bryan Mayer, 6:30 pm
Community Center: Community Center board meeting, 7:30 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Desiree Christa Ricker, 8 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One: Aaron Caswell, 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Barryoke Karaoke & Dance Party, 9 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 22
Community Center: Element Advertising will present the Ocracoke Island media plan for fiscal year 2018-2019, including media strategy and tactics. 3 to 5 pm.
Jolly Roger: Mike Norris, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Bryan Mayer, 6:30 pm and Karaoke, 9:30 pm
Gaffer’s: Kids Night, 7 to 9 pm
Gaffer’s: Bryan Sanders, magician/comedian: magic, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 8 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Duo (Lou & Marcy), 8 pm; doors 7:30
Deepwater Theater: Dingbatters Guide to Ocracoke, 8 pm

Thursday, Aug. 23
Zillie’s Island Pantry Wine Tasting, 538 Back Road, 6 pm.
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. 24
Zillie’s Island Pantry Wine Tasting, 538 Back Road, 6 pm.
The Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Rob Lightener, 80s music, 8 pm
Coyote Music Den: Martin Garrish & Friends “Playing Your Ocracoke Memories,” 8 pm; doors 7:30

Saturday, Aug. 25
The 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

Sunday, Aug. 26
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Frankie Goodrich, 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.