Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events Aug. 26 to 31

Summer is still going strong on Ocracoke. Photo: C. Leinbach

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Ocracoke Seafood Festival to benefit the Ocracoke Health Center is this weekend, Saturday, Aug. 31, from 3 to 10 pm, at the Berkley Barn.

Monday, Aug. 26
Jolly Roger: Paolo Franco, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Melody Maxwell, 4 pm; Formula Duo, 7 pm
Gaffer’s:  Circus Mutt, 9 pm

Tuesday, Aug. 27
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 4 pm
Jolly Roger: Aaron & Jackie, 6 pm
Coyote Music Den: Plus One with Gary Mitchell, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm; Barefoot Wade, 9:30 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 28
Bella Fiore Gift Shop, Back Road: Trunk show with jeweler Julie Mills, 2 to 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Lounge Rays, 4 pm; Jon Lea, 7 pm
Jolly Roger: Edgar Scrubbs, 6 pm
DAJIO: Barefoot Wade, 8 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: The Stokes 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Team Trivia, 7 pm; Barryoke Karaoke, 9 pm
Deepwater Theater: The Dingbatters Show, 8 pm

Thursday, Aug. 29
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
Gaffer’s: Willis Gupton, 7 pm; DJ Marshall B Dance Party, 10 pm
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm
Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek, 8 pm

Friday, Aug. 30
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: East Coast Rhythm and Blues Band, 9 pm

Saturday, Aug. 31
Berkley Barn: Ocracoke Seafood Festival to benefit Ocracoke Health Center, 3 to 10 pm:
   3pm to 5pm – Silent Auction
   4pm – Food Served
   4pm to 6pm – Live Music: Barefoot Wade
   6pm to 7pm – Live Auction
   7pm – Live Music: Ocracoke Rockers
   8:30pm to 9:45pm – Live Music: Raygun Ruby
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Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 4pm; TBT Band 7pm
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.:  Mitch Barrett, 7 pm
DAJIO:  Kate McNally, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: East Coast Rhythm and Blues Band, 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.)