Summer has officially arrived on the Outer Banks…which means school is out. bedtimes are later, and the fun never ends!
If you find yourself on the Outer Banks this summer, check out our list of “Can’t Miss Kids Event.” From movies under the stars to a pirate festival to good ole fashioned baseball games, the Outer Banks is chock full of fun summer events for kids of all ages.
Outer Banks Daredevils Baseball Games
May 26 â€“ July 31
First Flight High School Baseball Complex
Join the Outer Banks Daredevils for another summer of great family fun! The Outer Banks Daredevils, a collegiate summer baseball team, strives to provide a great atmosphere for families to enjoy Americaâ€™s favorite pastime right here on the Outer Banks. Individual game day tickets will be on sale at the gate. Adults are $5.00, seniors & students are $4.00, and kids 10 and under are free. For more information, including a complete game schedule, please visit the Outer Banks Daredevils website.
Roanoke Island Festival Park â€“ Childrenâ€™s Shows
Roanoke Island Festival Park’s children’s shows are not to be missed! The top-quality performances are held in the Indoor Theatre. Tickets are $5, except for those 5 and under are free, and may be purchased in advance at the ticket office at Roanoke Island Festival Park the day of the event. Call (252) 475-1500 or visit for The Lost Colony website more information.
Youâ€™re a Good Man Charlie Brown
July 1, 2, 3 at 10:30 a.m.
The productions snapshots the creations of Charles Schultz at their best: Charlie Brown tries to fly a kite and play baseball, while Lucy opens her psychiatrist booth and flirts with Schroeder, who really plays the piano! Don’t miss Snoopy’s classic encounter with the Red Baron and much, much more!
The Little Prince
July 16, 17, 18 at 10:30 a.m.
Based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, â€œThe Little Princeâ€ tells the story of a world-weary aviator whose malfunctioning plane strands him on the Sahara Desert. When a mysterious, regal little boy appears and asks him to draw a sheep, the aviator is annoyed and distracted from his crisis—unaware that he is about to have a transforming experience. By learning â€œwhat is essential is invisible to the eye,â€ the aviator comes to a new understanding of how to laugh, cry, and love again.
July 23, 24, 25 at 10:30 a.m.
The Appalachian Young Peopleâ€™s Theatre (AYPT), an outreach program of Appalachian State Universityâ€™s Department of Theatre and Dance. This classic story for all ages is adapted from the classic novel by Cervantes and set in Spain in the 16thcentury. The production brings the colorful characters of Don Quixote, Sancho and others to life as they literally step out of the bookonto the stage to battle windmills and slay dragons! In this retelling of a well-known story, Sancho is an orphan stable boy who iscaptivated by the challenge of joining Alonso Quixano on his quest to become a knight. â€œBy having Sancho be a boy instead of an adult, the author gives us the opportunity to experience the adventures through the childâ€™s perspective,â€ said Teresa Lee, Director and ASU Professor.â€œThe emphasis in this production is on how reading and books can spark the imagination and inspire us to follow our dreams.”
The Elizabethan Gardens â€“Storybook Wednesdays
June 11-August 20, 10am-11am
On Wednesdays, itâ€™s story time in the gardens. We invite children of all ages, accompanied by an adult, to gather in air-conditioned Odom Hall and enjoy a garden-inspired story, snack, and hands-on activity. After story time, join in a hands-on activity â€“ root a plant to take home to your garden. (Indoors and outdoors, weather permitting). For more information, please visit The Elizabethan Gardens website. Storybook Wednesday is sponsored by Downtown Books. Mention your visit to The Elizabethan Gardens and enjoy a discount at Downtown Books in Manteo!
The Elizabethan Gardens â€“A Tale of Peter Rabbit
June 17-August 21, 9:30am-10:15am
Hop over and meet the lovable, adventure-seeking Peter Rabbit and the devoted gardener Mister McGregor. This one-act musical play is designed to keep young audiences engaged and entertained with a great lesson to be learned too! Come early and enjoy a stroll through The Gardens prior to the performance. Performances are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 AM, June 17 to August 21 inside air-conditioned Odom Hall in The Elizabethan Gardens. For more information, call 252-473-3234 or visit The Elizabethan Gardens.
The Elizabethan Gardens â€“Tea with the Queen
June 19-August 14, 2pm-4pm
Have an audience with Queen Elizabeth I and members of her court in the beautiful setting of The Elizabethan Gardens where you will enjoy her Majestyâ€™s sumptuous desserts and other delicious treats, refreshing iced tea and delightful antics. Tea begins at 2pm, allowing time to visit the queen and visit The Gardens too. Ticket price admission to The Gardens. 24-hour advance reservations required. Tea is served June 19 and 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; and August 7 and 14 from 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $26 for Adults; $14 for Youth (7-18 years) and Children are $10 (Newborn to 6). For tickets, call: 252-473-3234. For more information, including to buy tickets, please check out Tea with the Queen.
The Lost Colony â€“ Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Night (special 7:30 curtain time)
Kids are free on Monday nights when accompanied by an adult (Processing fee of $2.50 per ticket still applies). Tickets are available online, in person or over the phone. Pile them in the family truckster and head to the theatre! For more information, please visit The Lost Colony.
The Lost Colony Childrenâ€™s Show â€“ How I Became A Pirate
June 24 â€“ August 13, 2014 (Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2pm)
The Sound Stage Theater
Based upon the book â€œHow I Became a Pirateâ€ Written by Melinda Long and Illustrations by David Shannon. Imagination and fantasy run wild in this hour of family fun! For over 40 years the cast of The Lost Colony has produced a show just for kids. Join us in the air conditioned comfort of an intimate setting as you share this Outer Banks tradition with your kids! And this summer weâ€™ll be flying the Jolly Roger! Terrific songs like â€œA Good One To Boot,â€ â€œGreen Teeth,â€ â€œIâ€™m Really Just a Sensitive Guy,â€ â€œYouâ€™ve Got to Talk Like a Pirate,â€ â€œPirates Dot Aaargh!,â€ and many others will have you rolling in the aisles and leaving the theatre secretly wishing for Braid Beard and the gang to one day pay you a visit. Tickets are $10. For more information, please visit The Lost Colony.
How I Became A Pirate…On Hatteras!
10:00AM, Monday, July 14, 2014
10:00AM, Monday, August 11, 2014
Kitty Hawk Kites â€“ Kids Days
June 3rd â€“ August 27th
Everyone is welcome at Kids Days at Kitty Hawk Kites stores on the Outer Bank!. Filled with free balloon animals, toy and yo-yo demos, games, kite making, and more, this is a perfect day for your family! For more information on Kids Day at Kitty Hawk Kites, please visit Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Days.
Manteo Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Day
Starts: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Runs every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm
Avon Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Day
Starts: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Runs every Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Corolla Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Day at Monterey Plaza
Starts: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Runs every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Hatteras Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Day
Starts: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Runs every Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Nags Head Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Day
Starts: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Runs every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Waves Village Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Day
Starts: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Runs every Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Outer Banks Pirate Festival
August 13 â€“ 15, 2014
The Outer Banks Pirate Festival will kick-off on Friday, August 23rd and continue with festivities on Outer Banks until its conclusion on Monday, August 26th. Enjoy great pirate history of the Outer Banks including the â€œpirate code,â€ storytelling, pirate reenactments, local maritime history, shows and more. For more information please check out Outer Banks Pirate Festival.
Outer Banks Watermelon Festival
August 7, 2014
On Thursday, August 7th, join Kitty Hawk Kites for the 8th Annual Watermelon Festival! Head on over to the Kitty Hawk Kites store in Nags Head for a big outdoor summer bash with a homegrown backyard feel.The Watermelon Festival is one of the most unique festivals on the Outer Banks. There will be tons of fun activities for kids and parents including the splash tank, moon bounce, inflatable obstacle course, watermelon seed spitting contests, ice cream eating contests, face painting, and of course, tons of watermelon! Kitty Hawk Kites staff will be on site teaching kids juggling, yo-yoâ€™s and balance boards. Weâ€™ll also have great music and one of the best raffles on the beach! Prices for activities will vary from $1-$10 with all proceeds benefitting the Wright Flight of NC â€“ a local non-profit. For more information, please visit Outer Banks Watermelon Festival.
Movies on the Sound
June: Outer Banks Event Site (Nags Head)
July: Duck Town Green
August: College of the Albemarle Campus ball field (Manteo)
Bring the whole family for free movies on the sound this summer! The popular â€œMovies on the Soundâ€ by Children at Play is back for summer 2014! Pack a picnic dinner and eat under the stars â€“ or there are concessions are available as well. (No alcohol is permitted.) Gates open at 7:00 PM and movies begin at dusk. There is a parking charge of $10/car for the Nags Head location. There are no parking fees for Manteo or Duck. Plus, on June 27, July 11, and August 8, you can climb Kitty Hawk Kitesâ€™ 30′ Rock Wall ($5 for 2 climbs)! For more information, include a full calendar of movies being shown, please visit Movies on the Sound.
So what are you waiting for? Book your Outer Banks vacation with Resort Realty and have a blast finding your inner child on the Outer Banks this summer!