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Updated November 2022

Spring on Ocracoke offers mild weather and quiet, beautiful beaches. Spring is the perfect time for you and your family to indulge and spend a week in your dream home. Many of our popular homes, booked every week in the summer, have spring availability. 

While some businesses close in the winter, most open up by Easter, so you'll be able to enjoy shopping and dining at your favorite places. 

Now is the perfect time to reserve your stay and enjoy these great events happening this Spring.

Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival

 

 April 15, 2023

This ever-popular growing event celebrates the time-honored art of decoy carving. Decoy displays, carving presentations, raffles, and food. The Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild will present this event April 15, 2023.

16th Annual Ocracoke Firemen's Ball

2023 Ocracoke Firemen's Ball

May 27, 2023

Visit Ocracoke Memorial Day Weekend. Join the fun at the 2023 Ocracoke Volunteer Firemen’s Ball May 27, 2023.  There will be great food including an awesome pig pickin', silent and live auctions, and amazing live music.  The Ocracoke Firemen's Ball is the most important fundraiser for the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department.

Ocracoke Island's 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon

April 29-30, 2023

Join us for Ocracoke's Run Fest Weekend April 29-30, 2023, featuring a 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. Routes will pass by Silver Lake Harbor, the Ocracoke Lighthouse, and historic streets. 

There will be a post-run party at 1718 Brewery with entertainment and delicious brews provided by 1718 Brewery. Please visit the Ocracoke Island Run Fest Weekend website for more information and registration. 

British Cemetery Ceremony

The British Cemetery Ceremony typically takes place the closest Friday to May 11th.

The British Cemetery Ceremony and reception commemorates the sinking of the H.M.T. Bedfordshire off the coast of Ocracoke in 1942 with the loss of all hands by the German submarine U-558. The bodies of four British sailors washed ashore and are buried in the British Cemetery on Ocracoke. Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, British Royal Navy, Canadian Royal Navy, and Ocracoke High School students participate in the annual ceremony.

 

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