Monday, July 02, 2012

July 4th Activities

July 4th is just around the corner! Below is the schedule for Ocracoke's Independence Day Celebration: 

9 AM      Flag Raising Ceremony with the Ocracoke Boy Scouts       School Circle

8 AM – Noon         Homegrown/Handmade Market          Community Square

9:30 AM- Noon    36th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest    Lifeguard Beach

10 Am - 1 PM   Ocracoke Ponies, with historians    NPS Visitors Center

10 AM – 1PM     Fish Print T-shirts with Ocracoke Child Care   Community Square

10 AM-2 PM   Bouncy House  (Assembly of God Fundraiser)   Boyette Condo Yard

10 AM- 2 PM           Classic Cars        Pony Island Motel Lawn

10 AM - 2 PM   Ocracoke Lighthouse History Talk
Open for public viewing. Limited parking – please walk or bike!

12 Noon     Local Fig Cake Bake-off Setup and Preview     Community Square

1 PM      Skydiving  (The Herd)     Pony Island Motel Lawn
Subject to many factors, including weather

1 PM – 3 PM  Island Style Dunking Booth with Boy Scout Troop 290   Community Square

1:30 PM       Fig Cake Judging begins, with awards at 2:30 PM     Community Square

3 PM     Old Time Ocracoke Parade
Starts at The Topless Oyster, left on Lighthouse Rd., right on Creek Rd., right on Silver Lake Dr., follow road around harbor to Parade’s end at NPS Parking Lot.
National Anthem, Entertainment, Prizes for Parade Winners –  OPS Museum porch

4:30 – 6 PM      Island Style Dunking Booth with Boy Scout Troop 290  Round # 2   Community Square

5 PM – 6 PM          Donald Davis Stories        Books to be Red  yard      Bring your own chair

6:30 PM – 7:45 PM  Traditional Ocracoke Square Dance    Community Square
Musicians: David Tweedie, Lou Castro, Marcy Brenner, Gary Mitchell; Caller: Phillip Howard

8 PM – 10 PM  Blue Grass with the “Boone Towne” Pickers featuring Jon Jon Davis
Community Square

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Molly Lovejoy's 2012 Ocracoke School Valedictory Address. You can read it here:


  1. Sure wish I could be there; I love spending the 4th on Ocracoke!

  2. bill kostar7:27 AM

    If the fig cake contest somehow ends in a tie, please send me samples of all the entries so that I can provide the tie-breaking vote.
    Happy Fourth of July to everyone. Looks like alot of fun!

  3. What about the sand building contest?

  4. Oh I see it now. Sorry.

  5. Anonymous11:07 AM

    Sounds like a lot of fun! Wish I could be there to participate.

  6. Anonymous4:59 PM

    Please try to photograph (or ask someone to) the sand sculptures. Wish we could be there ourselves!

    Thank you.