Island Activities

Some of the things you can do when visiting Ocracoke; activities on Ocracoke Island, NC.

Ocracoke Community Park ballfield 2017 Photo: C. Leinbach

Ocracoke’s first youth invitational baseball tournament hits a home run

By Connie Leinbach The Carolina Pirates of Wake Forest were the winners of Ocracoke’s first invitational youth baseball tournament over Memorial Day Weekend. The tournament was...

A ‘fig-for-all’ in Community Square; celebration continues today

By Connie Leinbach For the second consecutive year, islander Ruth Toth won the best traditional fig cake Friday in the Fig Cake Bake-Off in Community...

Spotted On Ocracoke: A Great Shell Collection 

Text and photos by Peter Vankevich There are many reasons to visit the Ocracoke Preservation Society’s David Williams House Museum at 49 Water Plant Rd....

National Geographic ‘Your Shot’ photo walks to visit Ocracoke

National Geographic will have professional photographers on the island tomorrow to Friday to assist visitors and islanders alike in taking better photographs. The magazine’s “Your...

Coyote Den offers special Halloween show tonight, new fall events

Singer-guitarist Kate McNally will join Marcy Brenner and Lou Castor, who are Coyote, for a special Halloween show at 7:30 p.m. today (Friday, Oct....

Ocracoke events Aug. 26 to 31

To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here Ocracoke Seafood Festival to benefit the Ocracoke Health Center is this weekend, Saturday, Aug. 31,...

Events on Ocracoke week of May 16 to 20

Information updated 5/18/2017 Tuesday, May 16 Ocracoke Community Center: Hyde County Emergency Services Department will issue re-entry permits for new residents from 10 a.m. to 1...

The British Cemetery ceremony set for Friday

On May 11, 1942, during World War II, German submarine U-558 sunk the H.M.T. Bedfordshire off the coast of Ocracoke.  The 77th anniversary of...

Observed on Ocracoke: fishing with Morty Gaskill

Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Heading out of Oyster Creek in a 20-foot skiff with commercial fisherman Morty Gaskill, it is a cool November...