Ocracoke Island Wide Yard Sale

Find treasures of all kinds at more than two dozen island homes and businesses throughout the village. Items to be sold include crafts, home goods, tools, furniture, artwork, clothing, toys, decoys, jewelry, accessories and more. Maps highlighting each participating yard sale location will be available the Tuesday prior to the sale at the Ocracoke Variety […]

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree

Berkley Barn 58 Water Plant Rd, Ocracoke, NC, United States

Come celebrate Ocracoke’s unique pirate history with a weekend of swashbuckling fun. The Jamboree features an historically-accurate pirate encampment and a reenactment of the infamous pirate Blackbeard’s last battle. Interactive living history exhibits, sea chanteys, music, and a shopping marketplace of seafaring fine arts and wares provide entertainment for all ages. The event culminates when pirate […]

Holiday Gift Market

Berkley Barn 58 Water Plant Rd, Ocracoke, NC, United States

Do your local holiday shopping and support Ocracoke Island’s local businesses, bring the kids out for some holiday gift-making, or spend an afternoon with friends sampling products from local shops.

Festival Latino de Ocracoke

The Festival Latino de Ocracoke is a day to honor vibrant Latino traditions and celebrate the unity of all who are part of this great community. Through delicious authentic food, traditional […]

Ocracoke Light Station 200th Anniversary

On Thursday, May 18, from 1-2 p.m., the public is invited to the Ocracoke Light Station for a special 200th anniversary event. The event will feature several speeches, activities, a birthday cake and more. Outer Banks Forever, the Seashore’s official philanthropic partner, plans to livestream the event for those who cannot attend.

Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department Fireman’s Ball

The Firemen’s Ball started years ago when a couple of talented musicians who love Ocracoke gathered to play music and raise some money for a good cause. Since then, the original group (The Dune Dogs) out of Raleigh, NC, with the help of local band The Ocracoke Rockers have come together every year to make […]

Ocracoke Seafood Festival Health Center Benefit

Berkley Barn 58 Water Plant Rd, Ocracoke, NC, United States

Join us for Ocracoke's Seafood Festival benefiting the Ocracoke Health Center. With seafood, awesome music, a live and silent auction, and all of the island fun, you won't want to miss this! This is a fund-raising event that will help support the Ocracoke Health Center in repairing, renovating, and expanding the facility, as well as […]

Ocracoke Island Wide Yard Sale

Sell, buy, browse—or do all three—at the Ocracoke Island-Wide Yard Sale. This event takes place throughout the entire village. Maps will be provided closer to the event with the locations of all participating!  

Hyde County Hotline’s End of Summer Beach Blast on Ocracoke

Berkley Barn 58 Water Plant Rd, Ocracoke, NC, United States

Join us for Hyde County Hotline's End of Summer Beach Blast! Located at the Berkley Barn on September 23. Join us for food, games, music, and meet UNC Basketball legend Phil Ford!

Ocracoke Working Waterman’s Festival

Celebrate this Ocracoke Heritage Event with its rich history and continuing tradition of working on the water in Ocracoke. Since the first inhabitants of the island, Ocracokers have made their living on the water, the first being pilots who guided ships through the treacherous Ocracoke Inlet, to fishing, crabbing, clamming, oyster harvesting, duck hunting guides, […]

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree

Come celebrate Ocracoke’s unique pirate history with a weekend of swashbuckling fun. The Jamboree features an historically-accurate pirate encampment and a reenactment of the infamous pirate Blackbeard’s last battle. Interactive living history exhibits, sea shanties, music, and a shopping marketplace of seafaring fine arts and wares provide entertainment for all ages. The event culminates when […]

Festival Latino de Ocracoke

Festival Latino de Ocracoke Celebrates Unique Community on Remote North Carolina Island. November 3-4, 2023. 6th Annual Ocracoke Island Event features Latino Music, Dance, Food, Games, & Community on Ocracoke Island, NC. The 6th annual Festival Latino de Ocracoke will take place on Ocracoke Island, NC, the first weekend of November. Produced by the island […]

Turkey Trot

The annual 5K Turkey Trot on Ocracoke Island takes place Thanksgiving morning. Get together with family, friends, and fellow runners, burn some calories, and have fun before the Thanksgiving feast!

Parade of Boats

Ring in the holidays island-style with this seasonal boat parade that takes place on Silver Lake Harbor.

Holiday Gift Market

Do your local holiday shopping and support Ocracoke Island’s local businesses, bring the kids out for some holiday gift-making, or spend an afternoon with friends sampling products from local shops.

Ocracoke Commmunity Pool Fundraiser

Ocracoke Community Center 999 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC, United States

St Patrick’s Day Fun’raiser at the Ocraocoke Community Center Lunch, Bingo, bake sale and raffles. Lunch: starting at noon with a variety of soups, sandwiches, salads and baked goods to eat in or takeout. We will continue to serve during the games, or until we run out. Bingo: starting at 1:30 with all cash prizes! […]

Ocracoke Preservation Society Art Auction

Ocracoke Community Center 999 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC, United States

The OPS annual art auction will take place on March 30. The event features submissions from amateur artists from Ocracoke and across the country and is one of our top fundraisers. OPS provides mini-canvases for interested artists at every level and encourages a broad range of submissions, not limited to paintings. For more information, contact […]

Free

Ocracoke Earth Day Weekend Celebration 2024

The Ocracoke Earth Day Weekend Celebration sponsored by Ocracoke Alive will begin on Friday, April 19th with a afternoon tour of the Island Inn Commons. Weekend events offer many choices, indoors and out, for all ages including nature walks, history talks, gardening, nature crafts, live music, stargazing, a village litter pick-up, and many informative discussions […]

Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival

ocracoke school gym 120 School house rd, Ocracoke, NC, United States

Presented by the non-profit Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild, this annual event draws decoy carvers and collectors in celebration of a time-honored art.The featured waterfowl species will be the Pintail duck, often referred locally as a Sprigtail. 

Scallywag 5k/10k and 1/2 Marathon

Join us for a Runfest that includes a half marathon, 5K and 10K races, and a one-mile family fun run. The races take place in village through historic roads, by […]

Portsmouth Island Homecoming

Every other year, the Friends of Portsmouth Island, in cooperation with Cape Lookout National Seashore, sponsor an old-fashioned homecoming in Portsmouth Village. In addition to the homecoming service, the village is open […]

Free

39th Annual Ocracoke Surf Fishing Invitational

Ocracoke's 39th annual Surf Fishing Invitational brings together anglers from far and wide, eager to cast their lines into the Atlantic's rolling waves. Against the backdrop of stunning coastal scenery, competitors vie for bragging rights and prizes, fostering a sense of camaraderie amidst the thrill of the chase.

Ocracoke Island Wide Yard Sale

Sell, buy, browse—or do all three—at the Ocracoke Island-Wide Yard Sale. Maps will be available at the Variety Store locating all participating parties. **Rain Date May 5**

British Cemetery Ceremony and Reception

This ceremony and reception commemorate the sinking of the H.M.T. Bedfordshire off the coast of Ocracoke Island in 1942. Four sailors from the Bedfordshire are buried on the island in a small plot of land that is “forever England.” Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, British Royal Navy, and Canadian Royal Navy, as […]

Ocracoke Volunteer Fireman’s Ball

No gowns or tuxedos required for a good time here. Our Memorial Day weekend Fireman’s Ball starts with a pig picking, includes a silent auction and live auction that encourages […]

Ocrafolk Festival

Presented by Ocracoke Alive, this three-day festival celebrates music, storytelling, and artisans from the North Carolina coastal region and beyond. Wander the festival grounds for delicious food from local restaurants […]

Ocracoke Island Independence Day Celebration

Tuesday, July 2 7:00 pm: Pre-fireworks gathering Ocracoke Island deejay Tommy Hutcherson will spin dance tunes and patriotic songs at the NPS docks. 9:15 pm: Fireworks by Pyrotecnico will be […]

OPS Fish Fry

Join us on Ocracoke Island for a savory celebration of coastal cuisine at the  Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Fish Fry event. Indulge in a mouthwatering array of freshly fried seafood delicacies […]

Ocracoke Fig Festival

Berkley Barn 58 Water Plant Rd, Ocracoke, NC, United States

The 11th annual Ocracoke Fig Festival will take place August 2nd-3rd, 2024. The festival will have live music, a traditional Ocracoke square dance, children’s crafts, talks by local fig experts, […]

Free

Ocracoke Seafood Festival

Join us for Ocracoke's Seafood Festival benefiting the Ocracoke Health Center. This  fund-raising event helps support the Ocracoke Health Center in repairing, renovating, and expanding the facility, as well as help […]

OPS Working Waterman’s Festival

Celebrate this Ocracoke Heritage Event with its rich history and continuing tradition of working on the water in Ocracoke. Since the first inhabitants of the island, Ocracokers have made their […]

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree

Come celebrate Ocracoke’s unique pirate history with a weekend of swashbuckling fun. The Jamboree features an historically-accurate pirate encampment and a reenactment of the infamous pirate Blackbeard’s last battle. Interactive […]

Festival Latino de Ocracoke

Produced by the island non-profit, Ocracoke Alive, in partnership with Ocracoke’s vibrant Latino community, the festival will feature music, ballet folklorico dances, incredible food, games, and more. Proceeds from the […]

Turkey Trot

The annual 5K Turkey Trot on Ocracoke Island takes place Thanksgiving morning. Get together with family, friends, and fellow runners, burn some calories, and have fun before the Thanksgiving feast!

Parade of Boats

Ring in the holidays island-style with this seasonal parade that takes place on Silver Lake Harbor.

Holiday Gift Market

Do your local holiday shopping and support Ocracoke Island’s local businesses,  spend an afternoon with friends and family sampling products from local shops and vendors.

OPS Wassail Party

Ocracoke Preservation Society 49 Water Plant Rd, Ocracoke, NC, United States

Join the Ocracoke Preservation Society in toasting the holiday season with a warming cup of wassail and a treat. The Wassail Party includes a raffle and it’s a great time […]