Beach time on Ocracoke. Photo: C. Leinbach

Monday, Aug. 16
Back Porch Restaurant: Celebration of Life of Barbara Jemison (1947-2020); 11 am to 1 pm. All family and friends welcome to celebrate Barbara’s life.

Tuesday, Aug. 17
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Bryan Mayer, 6:30pm 

Coyote Music Den, 13 Cabana Dr: Coyote 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 www.coyotemusic.net for details.

Wednesday, Aug. 18
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Bryan Mayer, 6:30pm 

DAJIO: Barefoot Wade, 7pm

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 www.coyotemusic.net for details.

Thursday, Aug. 19
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Barefoot Wade, 6:30pm 

The Breeze: The Reef Acoustic, 9pm

DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 7pm

Friday, Aug. 20
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Willis Gupton, 6:30pm 

The Breeze: The Daniel Jordan Band, 9pm

DAJIO: Jon Lea, 7pm

Saturday, Aug. 21
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Willis Gupton, 6:30pm 

The Breeze: The Daniel Jordan Band, 9pm

DAJIO: Jon Lea, 7pm

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. They will run until September 6, 2021.

Note: Consistent with CDC guidance regarding areas of substantial or high transmission, visitors to Cape Hatteras National Seashore, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings.

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.