June 23, 2015
July 4 celebrations and events
scheduled for Hatteras and Ocracoke
are again scheduled on Hatteras Island for July 4 at Avon Pier, and
both Hatteras village and Ocracoke have events and activities scheduled
all day long on Saturday, July 4, including the traditional and
very popular Old Time Parade in Ocracoke and the newer but popular Golf
Cart Parade in Hatteras.
Islanders and visitors should remember that all fireworks – except the
show at the Avon Pier -- are illegal in all of the villages of Hatteras
and on Ocracoke and on all National Park Service lands and
beaches. Call 911 to report illegal fireworks.
Here’s the rundown so far for Saturday, July 4:
Fourth of July Fireworks at the Beach is sponsored by the Avon Property
Owners Association and funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors
Bureau. The fireworks display will begin about 9 p.m. from a
launch site at the end of the Avon Pier, permitted by
and in cooperation with the National Park Service.
This event is additionally made possible through donations
from the Hatteras Island business community, residents, property
owners, and guests.
Corporate sponsors for this event are Avon Property Owners Association,
Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative, Greater Kinnakeet Shores Homeowners
Association, Outer Banks Ace Hardware, Koru Village & Spa, Outer
Beaches Realty, Sun Realty, Hatteras Realty, and Surf or Sound Realty.
are Kinnakeet Shores Property Owners Association, Cape Pines Motel,
Askins Creek Store, Cape Hatteras Motel, Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic
Association, Conner's Supermarket, Lighthouse View Motel, Resort
Realty, Burger Burger, Gidget's Pizza & Pasta, Hatteras Island
Boardsports, Froggy Dog, Turner's High Moon Bar, Ketch 55 Seafood Grill and WIND-NC.
Radio Hatteras will broadcast "Music for Fireworks" from 9 until 10
p.m. at FM 101.5 and 99.9. And the station will also play patriotic
music at the top of each hour. You can stream Radio Hatteras live on
your computer. Go to www.radiohatteras.org.
Parking for the fireworks is limited so walk or ride a bike if you can.
The annual July 4th in the Village celebration will start at noon and
end late on Saturday in Hatteras village, sponsored by the Hatteras
Village Civic Association and the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation.
The schedule is:
Noon until 5 p.m. Art show, flea market, fun, and food in the Village Center.
3:30 p.m. Golf Cart
Parade. Begins at Harbor Seafood and winds through the
village. Spectators can park along Highway 12 in the village to
5 p.m. Hatteras Village Volunteer Fire Department's weekly summer fish fry at the station.
7 p.m. Street Dance with live music by Dragon Fly on Community Center lawn.
Anyone interesting in having a booth at the art show can contact Trish Dempsey at 252-216-5580 or [email protected]. To pre-register for the parade, e-mail [email protected].
The Independence Day celebration on Ocracoke will begin early and continue into the evening.
8 until 10 a.m. – Ocracoke Ponies. Meet Hazelnut, the newest member of the herd, at the Pony Pens.
9 a.m. -- Flag Raising Ceremony and singing of the National Anthem with Ocracoke Boy Scouts and Samantha Styron on the School Circle.
9:30 a.m. until noon -- The 39th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at the Lifeguarded Beach.
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. -- Classic Cars on the Pony Island Motel Lawn.
10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
-- Ocracoke Lighthouse open for public viewing and history with island
natives. Parking is limited and organizers suggest you walk or bike.
3 p.m. -- Old Time
Ocracoke Parade. Entrants should register by 2 p.m. on the 4th at
Ocracoke Station (gas station). Forms are available at the Post Office
and throughout the village. Download form at WOVV.org, and return to
[email protected] Parade route starts at Ocracoke Oyster Company, left
on Lighthouse Road, right on Creek Road, right on Silver Lake Drive,
follow road around harbor to Parade's end at NPS Parking Lot.
5 p.m. -- Donald Davis' Stories—Bring a chair! Books to be Red Lawn .
6 p.m. Community
Square Stage. National Anthem and patriotic songs followed by awards
presentation and announcement of parade and sand sculpture winners.
6:30 until 7:45 p.m. -- Traditional Ocracoke Square Dance at the Community Square with Molasses Creek and Phillip Howard as caller.
8:30 until 10:30 p.m. – Dance Party with the Ocracoke Rockers at the Community Square.
The July 4 events are sponsored by the Ocracoke Civic and Business
Association with lots of assistance. Live broadcasts will be by
Ocracoke's WOVV 90.1.