A flag raising ceremony will kick off tomorrow's festivities, followed by the annual sand sculpture contest. Other activities and events include a classic car display, an interpretive program at the lighthouse (the ground floor of the beacon will be open to the public), parade, storytelling, and more.
This year there is even a community beach fire scheduled for Thursday evening, July 5.
For more information please visit: https://business.visitocracokenc.com/events/details/ocracoke-island-independence-day-celebration-1526.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a delightful story written by Dr. Warren Silverman, who in 1981 became the island's resident physician after forty years without a doctor. The story is about Dr. Silverman's very first Ocracoke patient, island native Maltby Bragg (1904-1985). You can read the story here: https://www.villagecraftsmen.com/my-first-island-patient-by-dr-warren-silverman/.