KidsFest bringing fun, games, crafts and more to Roanoke Island Festival Park

Published 8:39 am Thursday, May 5, 2022

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Children & Youth Partnership’s 13th annual KidsFest will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Children, parents, grandparents and childcare programs are invited to participate in a morning of fun, music, games, crafts, exploration and play activities, all for free.

“Despite having been put on hold due to the pandemic for the last two years, Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP) is thrilled to be able to return to Festival Park in-person this year to bring this exciting outdoor celebration of young children back to the Dare County community,” stated a Dare CYP press release.

Event attendees can expect nearly 50 play opportunities for young children ages birth-five, including the Rootle Roadster Tour, bubbles, costumed characters, a variety of arts and crafts, police cars, Buster the School Bus, snowballs, a fire truck and more.

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“In an effort to ensure the safety of all attendees and exhibitors, activities will be spread throughout the grounds to minimize crowding, additional sanitizing stations will be provided for all, and exhibitors will be asked to wear a mask throughout the event,” stated the release.

KidsFest celebrates the young child and promotes the importance of play in developing the minds and imaginations of young children. Play and good play environments allow opportunities for children to discover, create, imagine, explore and experience materials that will foster language skills, writing, cooperation and scientific and mathematical concepts.

Contact Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP) at 252-441-0614 for more information.