Ocracoke Independence Day Celebration Schedule – July 3-4, 2017

Monday, July 3rd:

 6:00pm – 8:00pm: TRADITIONAL ISLAND SQUARE DANCE

Music with Molasses Creek; Philip Howard as square dance caller.

Located at Community Square

 

8:00pm – 9:15pm: GATHERING AT THE NPS DOCKS

Fun dance tunes and patriotic songs spun by a local deejay

 

9:15pm: FIREWORKS!!!!

Gather at the NPS docks and around Silver Lake Harbor to see the Pyrotechnic Show shot from the NPS Parking Lot

 

Tuesday, July 4th:

8am – 10am: MEET JOBELLE!

Jobelle was born May 7th, and is the newest member of Ocracoke’s wild pony herd.

At the NPS Pony Pens

 

9am:  FLAG RAISING CEREMONY and SINGING OF NATIONAL ANTHEM                                                                                                                                  

Led by Ocracoke Boy Scout Troop # 290 at Ocracoke School flag circle on School Road

 

9:30am – Noon: 39th ANNUAL SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST                                                                                            

At the NPS Lifeguard Beach

 

10am – 2pm: CLASSIC CAR SHOW

On the Pony Island Motel lawn; sponsored by Jimmy’s Garage.

 

10am – 2pm: OCRACOKE LIGHTHOUSE                                                                                                                   

The lighthouse will be open for viewing – all are welcome to see inside!

  

4pm:  OLD TIME OCRACOKE PARADE                                                                                                                        

All are welcome to enter! Entrants should register by July 2nd, by emailing a photo of the entry form to info@ocracokevillage.com

Pick up your parade entry number between 1–4 PM on July 4th at Ocracoke Station.

Entry forms available at the Post Office or request a form from info@ocracokevillage.com

Parade route starts at Ocracoke Oyster Company, left on Lighthouse Rd., right on Creek Rd., right on Silver Lake Dr., follow road around harbor to Parade’s end at NPS Parking Lot. Cash prizes!

 

6pm: STORYTELLING WITH DONALD DAVIS 

On the lawn at Books to Be Red; bring your own chair or blanket

 

7pm: NATIONAL ANTHEM AND AWARDS PRESENTATION

Winners announced for Parade and Sand Sculpture Contest!

On the lawn at Books to Be Red

 

EVENING CELEBRATION

At the Ocracoke Day Use Area/Lifeguard Beach                                                                                        

 

7pm–10pm: COMMUNITY BEACH FIRE

Bring your beach blanket, chair, and marshmallows to roast.

OCBA will provide a beach fire for all to enjoy.

 

Sponsored by the Ocracoke Civic and Business Association with lots of assistance!

 

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