One of Ocracoke's most notable features is its sense of community, which is often fostered by Ocracoke activities. If there’s a party, everyone’s invited. If there’s a festival, everyone will be there. If there’s a hurricane, everyone’s helping their neighbor. See where this is going? Ocracoke’s events help bring the community together and invoke a sense of camaraderie.
At the heart of the most popular Ocracoke events is music. As Shakespeare wrote, “If music be the food of love, play on.” Music is the food of love that helps keep Ocracoke the tight-knit community we love. One of the most popular Ocracoke activities is the Ocrafolk Festival, where musicians and storytellers congregate for three days of creativity and fun. In addition to the Ocrafolk Festival, local musicians, such as the super popular Molasses Creek, and bands travel around to restaurants and other venues on the island. If you have the chance to check out these artists, you won’t want to miss it. It’s a great way to get a taste of local music and culture. Keep an open eye for other festivals and Ocracoke events that might take place during your time visiting the island. Since Ocracoke is also a haven for artists, you'll find plenty of activities centered around art. From art exhibition openings to various festivals and celebrations, Ocracoke activities offer entertainment and fun to the whole community. Browse through the listing below to find out what’s happening during your visit to Ocracoke!