Ocracoke Island Independence Day Celebration

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Name: Ocracoke Island Independence Day Celebration
Date: July 3, 2018 - July 5, 2018
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Ocracoke Island Independence Day Celebration!

Tuesday, July 3:

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 deejay Emerald Owl Productions

9:15 p.m.: FIREWORKS

Launched from the NPS parking lot. Gather at the NPS docks and around Silver Lake Harbor.  

 

Wednesday, July 4:

8 to 10 a.m.: MEET NEW PONY, WINNIE, NPS Pony Pens

9 a.m.:  FLAG RAISING CEREMONY and NATIONAL ANTHEM
Ocracoke School flag circle on School Road

9:30 a.m. to Noon: ANNUAL SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST                                            
At the NPS Day Use/Lifeguard Beach. Judged and Peoples’ choice awards. Register online at: http://business.visitocracokenc.com/form/view/11309

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Pony Island Motel lawn. Sponsored by Jimmy’s Garage.

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. Theme: 300th Anniversary of Blackbeard’s demise. Entrants may register online by July 2 by emailing a photo of the entry form to info@visitocracokenc.com. Pick up parade entry number between 1 and 3:30p.m. on July 4 at Ocracoke Gas Station (on the porch). PARADE ENTRY FORM HERE:

http://business.visitocracokenc.com/form/view/11301

Entry forms available at the Post Office bulletin board, or request a form from info@visitocracokenc.com.

Parade starts at Ocracoke Oyster Company and ends at NPS Parking Lot.

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

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. All proceeds benefit the Ocracoke Youth Center.

 

Thursday, 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.

 
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Location:
Ocracoke Community Park, 58 Maurice Ballance Rd.
Date/Time Information:
July 3, 4 & 5, 2018
Contact Information:
OCBA, 252-928-6711
Fees/Admission:
$5 admission to Glow Party on July 4th
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