Gary Davis usually plays taps outside his home at Lighthouse Road and Bryant Lane, but last November he was captured playing it on the Ocracoke Beach. He will join others around the country today, May 30, playing taps at 3 pm. He also will play at sunset. Photo by Brenda Kremser.

Monday, May 30 Memorial Day
NPS talks: Shaping these Barrier Islands, 2:30 p.m. Wars, hurricanes, winds and ocean currents have all had impacts on the shores of Cape Hatteras. Discovery Center.

Gary Davis plays taps, along with those across the country, Lighthouse Road and Bryant Lane, 3 pm. (Correction to originally posted time. Taps Across America is at 3 p.m. locally every year on Memorial Day. The Observer apologizes for any inconvenience.) Davis plays taps every day at sunset at his home at Lighthouse Road and Bryant Lane. See prior story here.

Tuesday, May 31
Ocracoke Lighthouse base open daily: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Twenty-minute talk at 11 am

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Bryan Mayer 7 pm.

Wednesday, June 1
NPS talk on Banker Ponies, 9:30 a.m. at the pony pen. Meet the ponies who once roamed as a wild herd and learn about their living history on Ocracoke Island.

Ocracoke Lighthouse base open 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Twenty-minute talk at 11 am.

Thursday, June 2
Ocracoke Lighthouse base open 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Twenty-minute talk at 11 am.

Ocracoke Decoy Carvers Guild 7 pm. Ocracoke Community Center.

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Brooke & Nick, 7 pm

The finale of the 2021 Ocrafolk Festival at the Berkley Barn. This year’s festival will also be on the Berkley Manor grounds June 3 to 5. Photo: C. Leinbach

Friday, June 3
NPS talk on Banker Ponies, 9:30 a.m. at the pony pen. Meet the ponies who once roamed as a wild herd and learn about their living history on Ocracoke Island.

Ocrafolk Festival, www.Ocracokealive.org. See story here.

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Kate McNally

The Breeze: Low Down Dirty Heathens, 9:30 pm

Saturday, June 4
Ocrafolk Festival, www.Ocracokealive.org.

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Ray Murray

The Breeze: Low Down Dirty Heathens, 9:30 pm

Sunday, June 5
Ocrafolk Festival, www.Ocracokealive.org.

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Mike Norris