Rip currents are prevalent along the Outer Banks and this graphic by Dare County artist Kim Mosher shows what to do if you get caught in one. See rip current information here.

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Monday, Aug. 9
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, Ocracoke Community Library (inside Deepwater Theater), continues 3 to 7 pm Monday through Friday; 9 am to 1 pm Saturday.

Tuesday, Aug. 10
Ocracoke Preservation Society Porch Talk: Birds of Ocracoke with Peter Vankevich, 1 pm 

Post Dorian Support/Grief Group: For residents and their families coping with hurricane PTSD and COVID-19; meets virtually from 4:30 to 6 pm. Contact Ruth, 252-475-0859, for invite to join via Zoom.

 Canceled  Coyote Music Den, 13 Cabana Dr: Coyote Backyard Concert, 8 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 11
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Willis Gupton, 6:30 pm 

DAJIO: Barefoot Wade, 7 pm

Canceled Coyote Music Den, 13 Cabana Dr: Coyote + Martin Garrish Backyard Concert, 8 pm. All concerts are sliding scale “pay what you can” at the gate. No reservations. Walk, Bike, Taxi or Tram. NO ON-SITE PARKING but the venue has a lot nearby. Visit for details.

Thursday, Aug. 12
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Willis Gupton, 6:30 pm 

The Breeze: Barefoot Wade, 9 pm

DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 7 pm

Friday, Aug. 13
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Kate McNally, 6:30 pm 

1718 Brewing Ocracoke: Brooke & Nick, 7 to 9 pm

The Breeze: Scott Arnold, 9 pm

Saturday, Aug. 14
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Brooke & Nick, 6:30 pm 

The Breeze: Scott Arnold, 9 pm

DAJIO: Kate McNally, 7 pm

National Park Programs on Ocracoke
The National Park Service Ocracoke Island interpretive programs on Ocracoke, unless otherwise stated, are outside the Ocracoke Discovery Center at Pilot Town Road by the south end ferry docks.

Stories of Ocracoke Island
Monday to Friday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about the location and legacy of Ocracoke Island. From serving as an early port village and primary point of entry to North Carolina to Blackbeard’s final battle, Ocracoke Island possesses a unique heritage resulting from its continued remote setting.

Shaping these barrier islands:
Monday to Friday from 2 to 2:30 p.m.  Wars, hurricanes, winds and ocean currents have all had impacts on the shores of Cape Hatteras.

War Comes to Ocracoke
Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Learn about the role Ocracoke Island and the Outer Banks have played in shaping our country’s conflicts.

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse
Tuesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the lighthouse and discuss the details and history of this beautiful beacon. The base of the lighthouse will be staffed and open on dates and times listed above from June 2 through Aug. 13.

Banker Ponies
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Pony Pen. Come meet the ponies who once roamed as a wild herd and learn about their living history on Ocracoke Island.

Explore the Shore
Every Wednesday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Meet outside at the beach access parking area adjacent to the Ocracoke Campground. Take an easy beach walk with a ranger and learn about what calls the beach its home.


Photo by P. Vankevich

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