Ocracoke Village celebrates Independence Day with a family-oriented, fun-filled annual event offering many activities for all ages. Gather around Silver Lake Harbor on the evening of July 3 to enjoy a traditional Ocracoke Square Dance and fabulous fireworks display. July Fourth kicks off with a flag-raising ceremony at the school circle followed by the annual Sand Sculpture Contest. Other activities include lighthouse tours, a vintage car show, live music and the annual Classic Old-Time Parade in which visitors and locals build floats, decorate bikes and golf carts, or sing, dance and juggle to amuse the crowds. That evening, enjoy a Glow-in-the-Dark Laser Effects Show and Dance Party. The celebration concludes with a Community Beach Bonfire finale on July 5.