Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events July 1 to 7

Will your sand sculpture win best in show? All are welcome to create a sand masterpiece from 9:30 am to noon July 4. Photo: C. Leinbach

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Editor’s note: Remember, ALL (nonprofessional) fireworks are prohibited on Ocracoke. That includes sparklers, etc.

Monday, July 1
Hyde County commissioners meeting, 6 pm. Community Center
Jolly Roger: David Pollard, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Bryan Mayer, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Melody Maxwell, 4 pm; Formula Duo, 7 pm
A Tale of Blackbeard musical, School Gym, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: 30 Second Rocks Trivia Game, 7 pm; McFarland, 9 pm.

Tuesday, July 2
Ocracoke Community Library: Annual used book sale on the porch begins. 9 am
Zillie’s Wine Tasting, 6 p.m. Reserve at zillies.com or 252-928-9036.
Jolly Roger: Aaron & Jackie, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Bryan Mayer, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Jeff Miller, 4 pm; Jon Lea & Trevor Daniel, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One with David Pollard, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm; Barefoot Wade, 9:30 pm

Wednesday, July 3
Jolly Roger: Edgar Scrubbs, 6 pm
Traditional Island Square Dance at the Berkley Barn. 6 to 8 pm. Music by Molasses Creek & Philip Howard, square dance caller.

Traditional Ocracoke square dancing will be from 6 to 8 pm July 3 in the Berkley Barn.

Pre-fireworks gathering at the NPS Docks. 8 to 9:15pm. Dance tunes with deejay Emerald Owl Productions
FIREWORKS. 9:15 pm. Launched from the NPS parking lot.
Gaffer’s: Team Trivia, 7 pm; Barryoake Karaoke, 9 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Ruby Hornsby, 4 pm; Chris Blount, 7 pm
DAJIO: Lounge Rays: Lou Castro, April Trueblood and Brian Surrat, 8 pm

Thursday, July 4
Independence Day activities all day from 8 am to 11 pm, ending with Ocra-Glow dance party from 7:30 to 11 pm at Community Ballfield. See story here.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Jeff Miller, 4 pm
Jolly Roger: Van Who, 6 pm
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Willis Gupton, 7 pm; DJ Marshall B Dance Party, 10 pm

Friday, July 5
Zillie’s Wine Tasting, 6 p.m. Reserve at zillies.com or 252-928-9036.
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Community bonfire. Lifeguard beach. 7 to 9 pm. See story here.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Barefoot Wade, 7 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote w/ guest Kim France, 8 pm
DAJIO:  John Gilbride, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Donovan and the Posse, 9 pm

Saturday, July 6
Zillie’s Wine Tasting, 6 p.m. Reserve at zillies.com or 252-928-9036.
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Ocracoke Rockers, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Barefoot Wade, 7 pm
DAJIO:  Kate McNally, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Donovan and the Posse, 9 pm

Sunday, July 7
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Van Who, 4 pm
Gaffer’s: TrainWreck, 9 pm

A moving American flag in the 2018 July 4 parade on Ocracoke. Photo: C. Leinbach