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During the summer season, Ocracoke has a variety of live music at venues all over the island. ​ Click here to find out more!

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
​January Art Auction at Ocracoke Preservation Museum
January 28, 2017 at 5pm

Easter Weekend
Ocracoke Child Care Clam Chowder Cook-Off - April 15, 2017
Easter Sunrise Service

April
Ocracoke 5K/10K and Half Marathon - April 29 & 30, 2017
Portsmouth Homecoming (even numbered years)

May
British Cemetery Ceremony - May 12, 2017


June
Ocrafolk Festival - June 2 - 4, 2017
WOVV Women's Arm Wrestling Tournament - June 15, 2017

July
Ocracoke Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
4th of July Celebration (sand sculpture contest, parade, classic car show, & more!) - July 3 & 4, 2017

August
Fig Festival (Fig Cake Bake-Off, music, dancing, fun!) - August 18 & 19, 2017

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 - October 27-29, 2017

November
AA Jamboree - November 2-4, 2017

Festival Latino de Ocracoke - November 11, 2017
Parade of Boats - November 25, 2017

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 - December 30, 2017
New Year's Eve parties at local watering holes
There's always something happening 
on Ocracoke!