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 traditional Ocracoke Square Dance and 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 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.