Photo by Iconic Ocracoke

Independence Day is on the horizon, and the festivities on Ocracoke Island begin on July 2 and last through July 4.

A detailed look at all Independence Day celebrations on Ocracoke Island, including the annual fireworks show on Tuesday, July 2, is listed below.

Fireworks above Ocracoke Island.

Tuesday, July 2

  • 7 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 launched from the large National Park Service parking area at the southern end of the island. The NPS parking lot will be closed at 5 pm July 1 through July 2.

Wednesday, July 3

  • 3 to 6 pm. Fundraising Fish Fry for the OPS. Island Inn Commons.
  • 7 to 8:30 pm: Old fashioned Ocracoke Square Dance in the Berkley Barn with Molasses Creek. Charge at the door: $5 for adults 13 and over.

Thursday, July 4

  • 9:30 am – Noon: 43rd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at the NPS Lifeguard Beach.
  • 10 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 to 4:30 pm: Ocracoke Lighthouse open for viewing. No climbing.
  • 4 pm: Independence Day Parade Theme: Old Tyme Ocracoke
    All are welcome to enter the parade to vie for Best Walk & Roll, Best Wheels, Best Float, Best Theme and Best in Show. Sign-up starts at 2:30 at Old Beach Road. Parade starts at Old Beach Road and ends at NPS docks. No throwing water; no political themes.
  • 5:30 pm: Awards presentation for Parade & Sculpture Contest winners; Books to Be Red stage. BYO seating. 6 pm: Fundraising cookout at the United Methodist Church
  • 7 to 10 pm: Community Beach Fire under the Stars at the Ocracoke Day Use Area/NPS Lifeguard Beach. BYO beach blankets, chairs, marshmallows, and roasting sticks.

Independence Day activities are sponsored by the Ocracoke Occupancy Tax Board, Hyde County and the Ocracoke Civic & Business Association.


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