Current Events July 5th–9th

Updated 19 weeks ago
"The Emrick 5" built this great Ocracoke sign and took 2nd Place in the Group 13 & Over category at the 4th of July Sand Sculpture Contest
"The Emrick 5" built this great Ocracoke sign and took 2nd Place in the Group 13 & Over category at the 4th of July Sand Sculpture Contest

Once you've recovered from holiday highjinks, here's what you can do:

Go to the beach! And when you need a break, check out all these fun things to do in the village! 

The National Park Service hosts interpretive programs on Ocracoke every week. Find that schedule here

Wednesday, July 5th:

10am: Arrgh! Free piratical program aboard the Skipjkack Wilma Lee with Capt. Rob and Fiddler Dave!

1pm: Kids Create-a-Craft program @ OPS Museum. This week's theme is "Sea Life & Buoys"! Bring your kids and enjoy this special program. Suggested donation $5 for materials.

5pm: Art Opening @ Down Creek Gallery! All are welcome to a reception for local artist Robert Chestnut, 5–8pm. Live music and refreshments, too! Expose Yourself to Art!

Painting by Robert Chestnut
Painting by Robert Chestnut

6pm: Family Movie Night @ the LibraryKids under 8 need to bring a grown-up. Join in the fun and watch the "LEGO Batman" movie. 

7pm: Live Music! Bryan Mayer @ Ocracoke Oyster Co, 7-10pm. Jon Lea @ Dajio, 7–10pm

8pm: Music at the Coyote Den! The Coyote Den is in the Community Square, and will host "Coyote: Just We Two" (just Marcy and Lou!) at 8pm every Wednesday night. More info at www.coyotemusic.net

8pm: Dingbatter's Guide to Ocracoke @ Deepwater Theater. This new comedy-skit show is the ultimate guide for Ocracoke visitors (and residents) of all ages! Join Desiree Ricker, David Tweedie, Gary Mitchell, and Peyton Piquard for answers to all your burning questions. Admission. Doors open at 7:30pm.

9pm: Sing out! It's Karaoke Night @ Ocracoke Oyster Co.!

Thursday, July 6th:

9am Friends of the Library Used Book Sale! Doors open at 8:30am for FOL members. Not a member? Not a problem! You can join at the door for just $5!

Readers are cool!
Readers are cool!

10am: Free program aboard the Skipjack Wilma Lee! Learn about Navigation and Make Your Own Compass with Laura McClain.

1pm: "Ocracoke Mounted Boy scouts" with John Ivey Wells and Rudy Austin @ the OPS Museum. Porch Talks are FREE, informal, informative, and fun! 

3pm: Live Music! Martin Garrish & Lou Castro @ Ocracoke Oyster Company! Come out to hear some amazing guitar playing, 3–6pm

6pm: Wine tasting at Zillie's Island Pantry! Summer wine tastings take place every Thursday and Friday at 6pm, and pair five great wines with delicious hors d'oeuvres from the pantry. Space is limited, so make a reservation, and sign up at zillies.com.

7pm: Live music! Raygun Ruby, your favorite retro-80's band, plays 7-10pm @ Dajio!

8pm: Molasses Creek in concert every Thursday at 8pm @ Deepwater Theater. Doors open at 7:30pm. Reserve your tickets online at molassescreek.com

Friday, July 7th:

10am: Free program aboard the Skipjack Wilma Lee! Learn about the Anatomy of a Boat with Tom Pahl. Free and family-friendly!

10am: Storytime @ Ocracoke Library! Ages 0-Up because everyone LOVES a good story! Join us in the library for stories and fun! This event is open to the public, visitors and locals alike!

1pm: OPS Museum Tour. Free! 

6pm: Wine tasting at Zillie's Island Pantry! Summer wine tastings take place every Thursday and Friday at 6pm, and pair five great wines with delicious hors d'oeuvres from the pantry. Space is limited, so make a reservation, and sign up at zillies.com.

7pm: Live Music! Will Roberts/Ventura Hwy. @ Ocracoke Oyster Company, 7–10pm. 

8pm: Live Music at the Coyote Den! The Coyote Den is in the Community Square, and will host Martin Garrish and Friends "Playing Your Ocracoke Memories" every Friday night through November. Beloved island native Martin Garrish shares songs – "sign posts of life" – and enchanting stories about growing up on Ocracoke. $15 for adults/$7 for kids under 12. More info at www.coyotemusic.net

Saturday, July 8th: 

11am: Pig Pickin' and Fish Fry Fundraiser @ Native Seafood Proceeds will benefit Derek Gilliam-Rogers and Callie Davisson. Derek suffered a serious spinal injury in the Ocracoke surf on June 12th and is recovering in a spinal injury center in Georgia, with Callie by his side. 

6pm: Fiesta Latina @ the Community Center!Delicious authentic Mexican food made by your favorite food truck, Eduardo's! The feasting starts at 6pm and continues until it's gone! Eat in or take away! Proceeds benefit the 2nd Annual Festival Latino de Ocracoke on November 11th. Sponsored by Ocracoke Alive.

7pm: Live Music! Kate McNally @ Dajio, 7–10pm. Martin and Friends @ Ocracoke Oyster Co., 7-10pm.  

9pm: Fiesta Latina Dance @ the Community Center! Music and Dancing, Cash bar and soft drinks available all night, 9pm-Midnight. $5 admission. Proceeds benefit the 2nd Annual Festival Latino de Ocracoke on November 11th. Sponsored by Ocracoke Alive.

Sunday, July 9th: 

7pm: Live Music! Martin & Aaron Band @ Oyster Co, 7–10pm.

Looking ahead....

Check out the Ocracoke Current calendar for more events and information! We're on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too! Send info about any events we may have missed to ocracokecurrent@gmail.com. Current Events stories are updated as needed with more information, so check back!

Current Events July 5th–9th
         
Comments powered by Disqus