Square dancing will be held at 6:30 pm July 3 in the Berkley Barn. Photo: C. Leinbach

Events this week go into the following week to keep the July 4 events together.

Tuesday, June 27
The Hyde County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m., in the Hyde County Government Center, Multi-Use Room, Swan Quarter. A Facebook Live video stream of the meeting will be available to watch on the Hyde County Public Information Facebook page. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on the following agenda items: 1. Airport Construction Grant Agreements 2. Monday, July 3rd County Office Closure 3. Ocracoke EMS Station Rental Agreement Renewal 4. Johnson Personnel Consulting, Inc. Contract Renewal.

1718 Brewing Ocracoke: Wilson Spring Hotel, 7 pm

Wednesday, June 28
The Breeze: RT Johnson & Friends, 9 pm

Thursday, June 29:
OPS Porch Talk: Jeanie Owens, 1 pm

Mini Bar at Ocracoke Coffee (6-8 pm):  Brooke & Nick

Ocracoke Oyster Company(music at 7 pm): Kate McNally

The Breeze: RT Johnson & Friends, 9 pm

Friday, June 30
Mini Bar at Ocracoke Coffee (6-8 pm): Kate McNally

Ocracoke Oyster Company(music at 7 pm): Nick & Adam

The Breeze: Eli Craig Band, 9 pm

1718 Brewing Ocracoke: Brooke & Nick

Saturday, July 1
Ocracoke Oyster Company(music at 7 pm): Ocracoke Rockers

1718 Brewing Ocracoke: The Dune Dogs, 7 pm

The Breeze: Eli Craig Band, 9 pm

Sunday July 2:
DJ Tommy Hutcherson spins tunes starting around 6:30 pm at the NPS dock before the fireworks at 9:15 pm. For more July Fourth info, click here.

Monday, July 3
Book signing and fig cake sale Kelley Shinn’s “The Wounds That Bind Us” and Trudy Austin’s fig cake. 1 to 4 p.m. at Books to Be Red.

Fund raising Fish Fry at the Community Center to benefit the Island Inn Commons landscaping project. 4 pm until sold out. $15 per plate; $5 for desserts.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Old fashioned Ocracoke square dance with Molasses Creek in the Berkley Barn. $5 for those 13 and over.

Tuesday, July 4:

8:30 am Bird walk, meet at the parking lot outside of the NPS camp ground

9:30 am–Noon: Sand Sculpture Contest for all ages at the NPS Lifeguard Beach. Sign-up starts at 8:30 am.

10:30 am to 12:30 pm Ocracoke Lighthouse open for viewing. No climbing. Islander Chester Lynn will be on hand to talk about the lighthouse.

3 to 5 pm: Ocracoke Pool Association sells fundraising T-shirts in the Ocracoke Lightship Realty parking lot, 3 to 5 pm.

4 pm: Old Time Independence Day Parade. Theme: The 200th anniversary of the Ocracoke lighthouse.Awards for best in show, walk & roll, wheels, float and best theme.Sign-up starts at 3 pm across from Wheelie Fun Golf Carts, Irvin Garrish Hwy. & Old Beach Road.  Parade starts at 4 pm at Wheelie Fun; ends at NPS parking lot.

The Hyde County Sheriff’s Department admonishes spectators not to throw water of any kind at the parade members. 

5:30 pm: Singing of national anthem & awards presentation for parade & sculpture contest winners; Books to Be Red stage. BYO seating.

7 to 10 pm: Community Beach Fire under the stars at NPS Lifeguard Beach. BYO chairs. You are welcome to bring marshmallows to roast. Please pack in and Pack out.

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