Ocracoke Island's Independence Day Celebrations begin today!
Monday, July 3:
6:00pm – 8:00pm: TRADITIONAL ISLAND SQUARE DANCE
Music with Molasses Creek; Philip Howard as square dance caller.
Located at Community Square
8:00pm – 9:15pm: GATHERING AT THE NPS DOCKS
Fun dance tunes and patriotic songs spun by a local deejay
Gather at the NPS docks and around Silver Lake Harbor to see the Pyrotechnic Show shot from the NPS Parking Lot
Tuesday, July 4:
8am – 10am: MEET JOBELLE!
Jobelle was born May 7th, and is the newest member of Ocracoke’s wild pony herd.
At the NPS Pony Pens
9am: FLAG RAISING CEREMONY and SINGING OF NATIONAL
Led by Ocracoke Boy Scout Troop # 290 at Ocracoke School flag circle on School Road
9:30am – Noon: 39th ANNUAL SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST
At the NPS Lifeguard Beach
10am – 2pm: CLASSIC CAR SHOW
On the Pony Island Motel lawn; sponsored by Jimmy’s Garage.
10am – 2pm: OCRACOKE
The lighthouse will be open for viewing – all are welcome to see inside!
4pm: OLD TIME OCRACOKE
All are welcome to enter! Entrants should register by July 2nd, by
emailing a photo of the entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pick up your parade entry number between 1–4 PM on July 4th at Ocracoke Station.
Entry forms available at the Post Office or request a form from email@example.com
Parade route starts at Ocracoke Oyster Company, 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. Cash prizes!
6pm: STORYTELLING WITH DONALD DAVIS
On the lawn at Books to Be Red; bring your own chair or blanket
7pm: NATIONAL ANTHEM AND AWARDS PRESENTATION
Winners announced for Parade and Sand Sculpture Contest!
On the lawn at Books to Be Red
At the Ocracoke Day Use Area/Lifeguard
7pm–10pm: COMMUNITY BEACH FIRE
Bring your beach blanket, chair, and marshmallows to roast.
OCBA will provide a beach fire for all to enjoy.
Sponsored by the Ocracoke Civic and Business Association with lots of assistance!
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a recording of Rex O'Neal telling
about the time he fell overboard when he was gigging for flounder. The
story was recorded for Coastal Voices, an oral history
project about the maritime heritage of the Outer Banks and Down East
region of coastal North Carolina. Click here to listen to Rex telling his story: https://carolinacoastalvoices.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/rex-oneal-gigging-flounders-2/.