Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events Aug. 19 to 25

New photography by Crystal Canterbury will be on view in Down Creek Gallery starting Wednesday at a reception from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 19
Ocracoke Waterways Commission, 5:30 pm, Community Center
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Melody Maxwell, 4 pm; Formula Duo, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: 30 Second Rocks Trivia Game, 7 pm; Kendall Street Company, 9 pm

Tuesday, Aug. 20
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 4 pm
Jolly Roger: Aaron & Jackie, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.:  Bryan Mayer, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Plus One with Martin Garrish, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm; Barefoot Wade, 9:30 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 21
Down Creek Gallery: “Expose Yourself to Art” opening for Crystal Canterbury, 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Lounge Rays, 4 pm; Jon Lea, 7 pm
Jolly Roger: Edgar Scrubbs, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.:  Bryan Mayer, 7 pm
DAJIO: Barefoot Wade, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Team Trivia, 7 pm; Barryoke Karaoke, 9 pm
Deepwater Theater, The Dingbatters Show, 8 pm

Thursday, Aug. 22
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
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. 23
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, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: The Wright Avenue, 9 pm

Saturday, Aug. 24
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 4 pm; Van Who, 7 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin Garrish with Marcy (Coyote), 7 pm
DAJIO:  Mercy Creek, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: The Wright Avenue, 9 pm

Sunday, Aug. 25
Produce by Celeste, fresh vegetables and fruit. Irvin Garrish highway, between the First National Bank and the OVFD building, 9 am until it runs out. 
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: 30Three, 7pm
Jolly Roger: Paolo Franco, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Jon Lea, 7 pm
Gaffer’s:  Circus Mutt, 9 pm

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.

NPS interpreter Letitia Lussier begins her pirate talk with a few jokes. 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.)