One of the best parts of coming to the Outer Banks is how many things there are for kids to do. From Manteo to Corolla, there are events geared toward the younger set but almost always with a little extra thrown in for Mom and Dad.

Rather than write a long description about everthing that’s coming, we thought it might be nice to list some of the upcoming events for kids. This is by no means a complete list—just a guide to what there is out there.

Waterside Theatre, Lost Colony-How I Became a Pirate

Performed in the Soundstage Theatre, which is air conditioned, the actors of the Lost Colony have been performing this play for over 40 years. Still fresh and wonderful.

Tuesday and Wednesdays at 2p.m. June 16 – August 19. Tickets are $10.

Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo

Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through the beginning of August, the RIFP puts on a children’s theater at 10:30 a.m. in the Indoor Theater. Fun and funny, it’s a fun time for parents and kids. Admission is $5, under 5 is free.

"Beauty and The Beast"- UNCG Opera- June 24,25,26

"Salsa Cinderella"- Grey Seal Puppets- July 1,2, 3

"Happily Ever After"- Bright Star Touring Theatre- July 8,9,10

"Huck Finn"- UNC Pembroke- July 15,16,17

"The Ugly Duckling"- Bright Star Touring Theatre- July 29,30,31

"A Pirate Party"-Rainbow Puppet Productions- August 5,6,7 

Duck Amphitheater, Duck

Tuesday mornings are set aside for family entertainment at the Duck Town Park. Here’s the upcoming schedule. Performances are free.

June 30 –  The Mystery of The Lost Colony

July 7 – “Wandering Nomads: Turtles” presented by the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

 July 14 – The Mystery of The Lost Colony

 July 21 –  “Alligators” presented by the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

 July 28 – Roanoke Island Festival Park

 August 4 – The Mystery of The Lost Colony

 August 11 – The Mystery of The Lost Colony

August 18 – Roanoke Island Festival Park

Kid’s Day, Kitty Hawk Kites

This may be the oldest event specifically geared toward kids on the Outer Banks. Face painting, kite making, yoyo demonstrations and a lot of laughter. 

Corolla, KHK on Tuesdays

Nags Head KHK on Wednesday.