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28 Jan 2022
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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 23

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 presents the event.

Portsmouth Island Homecoming

April 23

The theme for 2022 Portsmouth Homecoming is Portsmouth Rises. The National Park Service and Friends of Portsmouth Island have done a lot of work to save the village after Hurricane Dorian. Jim White, a descendant of inhabitants of Portsmouth, will emcee the program. Memorabilia will be for sale, and a potluck will occur on the grounds. Find out more here.

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

April 23-24

Join us for Ocracoke's Run Fest Weekend, 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

May 13

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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