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Ocracoke always has something going on! 
Photo by Ann Ehringhaus
During the summer season, Ocracoke has a variety of live music at venues all over the island. ​
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Other seasonal entertainment includes cultural, environmental, and educational events, NPS ranger talks, family-friendly activities, OPS Porch Talks, library programs, art openings, ghost walks, nature tours, art classes, theater productions, wine tastings, and more! 

Annual Events

January
OPS "Ocracoke Through Your Eyes" Art Show Fundraiser

Easter Weekend
Ocracoke Child Care Clam Chowder Cook-Off
Easter Sunrise Service

April
Ocracoke 5K/10K
Portsmouth Homecoming (even numbered years)

May
British Cemetery Ceremony
OFVD Firemen's Ball (BBQ, Auction, Dancing every Memorial Day weekend)

June
Ocrafolk Festival (first full weekend in June)
WOVV Women's Arm Wrestling Tournament

July
Ocracoke Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
4th of July Celebration (sand sculpture contest, parade, classic car show, and more!)

August
Fig Festival (Fig Cake Bake-Off, music, dancing, fun!)

September
Labor Day weekend and end-of-season sales

October
Ocracoke Youth Center Fall Festival
Ocracoke School PTA Halloween Carnival
Trick-or-Treat in village; costume parties at local watering holes
Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree

November
AA Jamboree
OPS Membership Meeting and Potluck 

December
OPS Community Christmas Tree Lighting and Wassail Party
OPS Historic Homes Tour
Christmas Concert at Community Center
Ocracoke School Christmas program
Ocracoke Library Cookie Swap
Services at Ocracoke churches
Working Watermen's Association Oyster Roast
New Year's Eve parties at local watering holes