Save the date: Children & Youth Partnership to host 15th annual KidsFest on May 10 – OBX Today

Children & Youth Partnership is excited to announce the date for its 15th Annual KidsFest event this Spring! This exciting free event for young children will be held on Friday, May 10 at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo from 9:30am – 12:30pm. Children, parents, grandparents and child care programs are invited to participate in a fun morning of music, games, crafts, exploration, and play activities for young children. If you are interested in becoming a part of KidsFest 2024 as a sponsor, exhibitor, or volunteer, please contact CYP at (252)441-0614. (Submitted)

The date is set for Children & Youth Partnership’s 15th Annual KidsFest event! This exciting festival for young children will be held on Friday, May 10, 2024, at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Children, parents, grandparents and child care programs are invited to participate in a morning of music, games, crafts, entertainment, and play activities, all for free!

Last year, KidsFest brought out more than 1,600 young children and adults to enjoy a morning of fun on the grounds of Festival Park’s Outdoor Pavilion. Attendees participated in over 50 play opportunities that were available, including bubbles, the Sea Turtle Hospital, backyard bass, seed planting, a variety of arts and crafts, fire trucks, police cars, and a school bus.

Commemorating its 15th Anniversary this year, KidsFest has become a much-anticipated event celebrating Dare County’s young children and promoting the importance of play in developing their minds and imaginations. Readi­ness for school is more than basic knowledge of language and math and includes all facets of development: physical, cognitive, social, and emotional competencies.

Play and positive 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. The Outer Banks is a beautiful place for young children to connect with nature and develop a love for the outdoors and all that it offers in our community.

Children & Youth Partnership (CYP) is currently seeking exhibitors to be a part of KidsFest 2024 by presenting an activity that is child-friendly and age-appropriate for young children up to the age of five.

Don’t have an activity for kids but want to be involved? Ask us about how you can volunteer or help sponsor this well-loved event in our community. CYP welcomes the opportunity to publicize your company or organization as a sponsor for this fun, feel-good celebration!

If you are interested in being a part of KidsFest 2024, contact Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County at 252-441-0614 or visit darekids.org/kidsfest for more information.

Children and Youth Partnership is a non-profit organization serving children, youth, and families in Dare County. The Partnership administers the Smart Start program for Dare County for children birth through age five and is a central source of information about activities, programs, and resources for all children and their caregivers.