4th of July Celebration in Ocracoke

Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-6711

Ocracoke Village celebrates Independence Day with a two-day celebration and fireworks. Ocracoke's family-oriented, fun-filled annual event offers many activities for all ages. Gather around Silver Lake Harbor on the evening of July 3 to enjoy a fabulous fireworks display. The 4th 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 a late-afternoon parade in which visitors and locals build floats, decorate bikes and golf carts, or sing, dance, and juggle to amuse the crowds. Most events are sponsored by the Ocracoke Civic and Business Association.