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Special Events
Each year, OPS hosts or sponsors a number of various special events and activities which are free to the public. We encourage you to attend these events and gain an understanding of Ocracoke Island's unique heritage and culture.
2006 Ocrafolk Festival

Since 2000, the Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival has rapidly become for many the highlight of a Spring trip to Ocracoke. The Ninth Annual Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival is scheduled for June 6th through the 8th, 2008. For more information, please check out the Ocrafolk website.

July 4th Celebrations

4th of July Parade Float

OPS sponsors and manages many festivities during Ocracoke's famous July 4th celebrations. OPS assists with the Street Parade, the Sandcastle Competition, the Sky-Diving, the announcing of prizes, the ever-popular visit from Blackbeard himself, and many other activities.

Porch Talks

Throughout the summer season, the OPS museum hosts weekly porch talks on topics of local and historical interest. For a schedule of topics and presenters, please click here.

Ocracoke History Porch Talk

Ocrafolk Schools

Elenora Hamilton Art Show

The Ocracoke Museum hosts art exhibits by local & North Carolina artists. Photographs, paintings, and carvings are featured in these shows, which open to the accompaniment of music, flowers, refreshments and a chance to meet the artists. These openings receive support from the Beaufort County Arts Council who is funded through the NC Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.