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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]