Ocracoke Island gets on a lot of lists,
and now it has landed on a Smithsonian Institution top-ten destination
list of world anniversaries worth traveling for this year.
Smithsonian activities and articles
focus the educational and historical, and Ocracoke has a big one coming
Oct. 25 to 28–the 300th anniversary of the pirate Blackbeard’s demise on
this little island off the North Carolina coast. Among other places in
the world with notable anniversaries, ranging from the 50th- to 500th,
Ocracoke is listed third. The article mentions the road races April 28
and 29 and the island’s undeveloped beaches.
“2018 marks the 300th anniversary of this storied encounter,” the article says. “North
Carolina is without a doubt the place to be for pirate enthusiasts this
year. Stroll the wild, undeveloped beaches of Ocracoke Island’s Cape
Hatteras National Seashore, break a sweat in the Blackbeard Half
Marathon on April 29, or join Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree in late
October, which promises a “historically accurate pirate encampment” and a
reenactment of Blackbeard’s final battle.”
To read the article, click here.