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7 Jul 2018
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Celebrating Independence Day on Ocracoke

This year the island’s fun-filled Independence Day Celebration spanned throughout three days. A traditional square dance kicked off the festivities located at the new Berkley Manor Barn with music provided by Molasses Creek. Philip Howard was the square dance caller. Following the square dance was a dance party with a deejay while everyone was gathering for the much anticipated Fireworks. The fireworks display this year was fantastic!

Fireworks by Casey Robertson

Photo by Casey Robertson

Starting on the 4th we got to meet the newest member of the Ocracoke Pony Herd, baby Winnie. Jobelle decided she would be the greeter.

Winnie

Winnie

Jobelle

Jobelle

The classic car show is always a favorite.

Classic Car

Classic Car

Classic Car

 

The sand sculpture contest had some great creative entries.

Sand Sculpture

Sand Sculpture

Sand Sculpture

  

The lighthouse base was open with a chance to learn some island history from native Chester Lynn, which is always a treat.

 Ocracoke Lighthouse

Lighthouse Talk

The Old Time Ocracoke Parade had a Blackbeard Theme this year to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Blackbeard’s demise. Blackbeard was the Grand Marshall.

 Blackbeard Boat

A Tale of Blackbeard Cast      

 Search for Blackbeard's Treasure

  

The Glow Party was a new event this year and with an amazing turnout, this event was a hit! There was a foam pit, dancing, laser light show. Everyone had their glow in the dark items on and kids and adults alike seemed to have a blast.

Glow Party

Photo by Visit Ocracoke North Carolina

The three-day event concluded with a relaxing bonfire at the lifeguard beach with s’mores. A great end to the celebration!

Bonfire

Photo by Visit Ocracoke North Carolina

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