EVENTS 2018 on Ocracoke, N.C.

Ocracoke Lighthouse July 2017 C. Leinbach

The Ocracoke lighthouse. Photo: C. Leinbach

Ocracoke Bar & Grille St. Patrick’s Day Parade — March 17

Friends of Portsmouth Island Homecoming — April 21

Ocracoke Waterfowl Festival — April 21 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ocracoke School Gym)

Ocracoke 5K/10K/Half-Marathon Road Race, “The Scallywag” — April 28 & 29

Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament — May 2- 4

British Cemetery Ceremony — May 11

Ocracoke Volunteer Firemen’s Ball — May 26

Ocrafolk Festival — June 1 to 3

WOVV Women’s Arm Wrestling Tournament — June 14

Fourth of July Celebration — Fireworks July 3; sand sculpture, old-fashioned parade, beach bonfire and more July 4

Fig Festival — Aug. 17 & 18 (updated Feb. 7, 2018)

Island-wide Yard Sale — Sept. 22

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree: 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s demise on Ocracoke — Oct. 25 to 28

Festival Latino de Ocracoke — Nov. 10

Commemoration of Lt. Maynard’s defeat of Blackbeard — Nov. 22   Memorial at Springer’s Point Preserve 10 a.m., followed by tea at Berkeley Manor. Public is invited.

Parade of Boats — Nov. 24; 5:30 p.m.

OPS Historic Homes Tours — Dec. 1; 3 p.m.

Ocracoke Working Watermen Association Oyster Roast — Dec. 28