Jabba the Peace Frog was among 17 sand sculptures created July 4 by visitors and locals on the Ocracoke Lifeguard Beach. Story about all the events to follow. Photo: C. Leinbach

Tuesday, July 5
Ocracoke Preservation Society: Al Scarborough and Woody Billings – Fourth of July on Ocracoke, 1 pm

Wednesday, July 6
Playbox Theatre Camp for kids and families, conducted by theater artist Emmet Temple, 9-10 am. Berkley Barn. Reservations are required and the costs are free for island students (sponsored by Ocracoke Alive); visiting students aged 8 and older $10 per session; and $20 for visiting family groups (limit of four persons). To reserve, call or text Temple at 252-588-2331.

Ocracoke Community Library (temporarily inside Deepwater Theater): Storytime for babies, toddlers & preschoolers: 10 am

Ocracoke Preservation Society: Kids Kraft – Nautical Flags, 1 pm

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Kinnie Dye, 7 pm

Thursday, July 7
Ocracoke Decoy Carvers Guild, 7-8 pm. Ocracoke Community Center.

Friday, July 8
Ocracoke Community Library (temporarily inside Deepwater Theater): Stories & More for rising K students and up: 1 pm

Ocracoke Preservation Society: Special Friday Porch Talk with Ruth Fordon – Sea Turtles, 1 pm

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Kate McNally, 7 pm

1718 Brewing Ocracoke: Kinnie Dye, 7-9 pm

The Breeze: The Cooper Greer Band, 9:30 pm

Saturday, July 9
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Ocracoke Rockers, 7 pm

The Breeze: The Cooper Greer Band, 9:30 pm

NPS Programs
Discovery Center (at Irvin Garrish Highway & Pilot Town Road) hours open daily: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Ocracoke Lighthouse base open daily: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Twenty-minute talks are at 11 a.m. Monday to Thursday.

Shaping these Barrier Islands
Monday to Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Wars, hurricanes, winds and ocean currents have all had impacts on the shores of Cape Hatteras.

Banker Ponies 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 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.