Independence Day Celebration
Ocracoke Island Independence Day Celebration!
Thursday, July 2:
6 to 8 p.m.: TRADITIONAL ISLAND SQUARE DANCE
At Berkley Manor Barn. Music by Molasses Creek; Philip Howard, square dance caller.
8 to 9:15pm: GATHERING AT THE NPS DOCKS
Dance tunes with DJ Emerald Owl Productions
9:15 p.m.: FIREWORKS
Launched from the NPS parking lot. Gather at the NPS docks and around Silver Lake Harbor.
Friday, July 3:
9:30 a.m. to Noon: ANNUAL SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST 7:30 to 11 p.m. GLOW PARTY with Emerald Owl Productions
Ocracoke Community Ballfield, end of Maurice Ballance Road (off Middle Road). All ages welcome. $5 admission. Additional glow-in-the-dark items and refreshments available for purchase.
Saturday, July 4th:
9 a.m.: FLAG RAISING CEREMONY and NATIONAL ANTHEM
Ocracoke School flag circle on School Road
8 to 10 a.m.: MEET THE PONIES, NPS Pony Pens
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: OCRACOKE LIGHTHOUSE
The lighthouse will be open for viewing. All are welcome to see inside; no climbing.
4 p.m.: OLD TIME OCRACOKE PARADE
All are welcome to enter. Cash prizes. Entrants may register online 5:30 p.m.: STORYTELLING WITH DONALD DAVIS
On the lawn at Books to Be Red; bring your own chair or blanket
6:45 pm AWARDS PRESENTATION
Winners announced for Parade and Sand Sculpture Contest. Books to Be Red lawn
Sunday, July 5:
Ocracoke Day Use Area/Lifeguard Beach
7 to 10 p.m.: COMMUNITY BEACH FIRE
Bring your beach blankets, chairs, marshmallows, roasting sticks. S’mores provided for first 150.