Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events July 29 to Aug. 4

Zillie’s is hoppin’ on summer afternoons. Photo: C. Leinbach

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National Park Service activities below

Monday, July 29
A Tale of Blackbeard musical, School Gym, 8 pm
Jolly Roger: Barefoot Wade, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Melody Maxwell, 4 pm; Formula Duo, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: 30 Second Rocks Trivia Game, 7 pm; Sopoz, 9 pm

Tuesday, July 30
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 4 pm
Jolly Roger: Aaron & Jackie, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co: Bryan Mayer, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One with Jon Lea, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm; Barefoot Wade, 9:30 pm

Wednesday, July 31
Ocracoke Preservation Society: Kids Craft, 1 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Lounge Rays, 4 pm; Jon Lea & Trevor Daniel, 7 pm
Jolly Roger: Edgar Scrubbs, 6 pm
DAJIO: Barefoot Wade, 8 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Bryan Mayer 7 pm; Karaoke, 9 pm
Gaffer’s: Team Trivia, 7 pm; Barryoake Karaoke, 9 pm
Deepwater Theater: The Dingbatters Show, 8 pm

Thursday, Aug. 1
Ocracoke Preservation Society: Porch talk, 1 pm
Zillie’s Wine Tasting, 6 p.m. Reserve at zillies.com or call 252-928-9036.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Melody Maxwell, 4pm; 30Three, 7pm
Jolly Roger: Van Who, 6 pm
Decoy Carvers Guild, 7 pm. Community Center
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Willis Gupton, 7 pm; DJ Marshall B Dance Party, 10 pm
Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek, 8 pm

Friday, Aug. 2
Ocracoke Preservation Society: Museum tour, 1 pm
Zillie’s Wine Tasting, 6 p.m. Reserve at zillies.com or call 252-928-9036.
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 4 pm; Barefoot Wade, 7 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote in Concert w/ guests Kim France & Martin Garrish, 8 pm
DAJIO:  John Lea, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: The Gabe Stillman Band, 9 pm

Saturday, Aug. 3
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: The Rockers, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 4 pm; Van Who, 7 pm
DAJIO:  Kate McNally, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: The Gabe Stillman Band, 9 pm

Sunday, Aug. 4
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Jon Lea, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: 30Three, 7pm

NPS summer programs through Sept. 2 on Ocracoke
The National Park Service provides talks on the Ocracoke Island environment and history. All programs are at the benches by the Visitor Center unless otherwise indicated. Bug spray suggested for all outdoor activities.

The NPS meeting area at the Visitors Center is where the spring programs will be held. Photo: C. Leinbach

Monday:
1 pm Pirates! Learn about Blackbeard and others. (30 min.)

3 pm Barrier Island Nature. Join a ranger for a talk about the wild side of Ocracoke. (30 min.)
8:45 pm Ocracoke after Dark. Explore the night sky with a ranger.  Meet at the Ocracoke Day Use Area. (1 hour)

Tuesday:
10:30 am All About Turtles. Discover the mysterious creatures with talk and activities for all ages. (30 min.)

2:30 pm Ocracoke History. Learn about the island’s rich past. (30 min.)

Wednesday:
9 am Banker Ponies. Meet the ponies unique to Ocracoke. At the Pony Pen. (20 min.)

10:30 am All About Turtles. Discover the mysterious creatures with talk and activities for all ages. (30 min.)
2:30 pm Pirates! Learn about Blackbeard and others. (30 min.)

Thursday:
9 am Banker Ponies. Meet the ponies unique to Ocracoke. At the Pony Pen. (20 min.)

10:30 pm Ocracoke History. Learn about the island’s rich past. (30 min.)
2:30 pm Barrier Island Nature. Join a ranger for a talk about the wild side of Ocracoke. (30 min.)

Friday:
8:30 am Birds & Beaches of Ocracoke. An island exploration for all ages. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the NPS campground. (90 min.)

2:30 pm All About Turtles. Discover the mysterious creatures with talk and activities for all ages. (30 min.)