The Sixth annual Festival Latino de Ocracoke will take place the first weekend in November.
Produced by the island non-profit, Ocracoke Alive, in partnership with Ocracoke’s vibrant Latino community, the festival will feature music, ballet folklorico dances, incredible food, games and more.
The festival kicks off on Friday, Nov. 3, with day performances and workshops for Ocracoke School students with the virtuosic Venezuelan harpist Larry Bellorin.
Friday night the Larry Bellorin band will give a special concert at 7 p.m. at Ocracoke Alive’s Deepwater Theater.
Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m., the celebration moves to the Berkley Barn at the Berkley Manor with food, games and performances by Larry Bellorin & friends, Trio Chavales de Hidalgo, and more. The festivities move inside the Berkley Barn for an evening concert from 6 to 8, including performances by Ocracoke’s own Ballet Folklorico de Ocracoke.
The evening rounds out with a community dance at the Berkley Barn from 8 to 10 p.m. with Trio Chavales de Hidalgo.
Proceeds from the Festival Latino de Ocracoke will benefit programming on the island community.
The Festival Latino is supported by Ocracoke Alive with assistance from the Ocracoke Township Tourism Development Authority, the Pony Island Inn, Sorellas and additional sponsors.
Those wishing to help sponsor the Festival Latino de Ocracoke may do so with a tax-deductible contribution at www.ocracokealive.org.
Volunteer signups for the event are also posted online.