Thursday, July 01, 2010

Fourth of July Celebration

The Ocracoke Civic & Business Association and the Ocracoke Preservation Society have planned a number of fun events for all day in honor of Independence Day. Here is Sunday's schedule:
  • 9 am -- Flag Raising Ceremony (with moment of silence) at Ocracoke School circle.
  • 10 am -- Sand Sculpture Contest at Lifeguard Beach.
  • 10 am - 2 pm -- Classic Cars at Pony Island Motel.
  • 10 am - 2 pm -- Ocracoke Lighthouse open for public viewing.
  • 11 am -- Church services at Methodist & Assembly of God churches.
  • 11 am - 2 pm -- View Ocracoke Ponies with a NPS ranger at the Pony Pen.
  • 1 pm -- Skydiving onto Pony Island Motel lawn.
  • 3 pm -- Old Time Ocracoke Parade
  • 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm -- Ocracoke Squaredance at the Community Store Square.
  • 8:30 pm - 10 pm -- Aaron Caswell band and dance at the Community Store Square.

Bring a folding chair to the Community Store Square...but don't let that stop you from dancing! The Ocracoke squaredance is fun and easy to learn (no fancy steps, and there's a good teacher!)...and the Aaron Caswell Band will be playing many of your favorites. Come on out and have a wonderful time.


  1. Anonymous11:41 AM

    If you go by the Pony Pen on the Fourth, please wave at Mr. Bob, one of the horses, for us. He's one of the old timers there...and we adopted him on our last visit to your wonderful island! Thanks so much for your makes me feel like a part of your community, as I miss your island very much when I'm here in Richmond, VA. Hoping to be a resident one day!

  2. Debbie Leonard1:09 PM

    That sounds like so much fun! Last year I was camping there during the 4th but won't be there this year. The square dance is a great idea! Hope everyone has fun even though I'm sure that last year will still be on everyone's minds.