The 11th Annual Storytelling Festival & More Family Fun on the Crystal Coast This Summer


Kids on the beach on the Crystal CoastAre you looking for something fun and unique for the kids to do during your Crystal Coast beach vacation? If so, we have a great suggestion for you.

Let your kids' imaginations run free at the 11th Annual Storytelling Festival held in two locations on the Crystal Coast throughout the month of July. Kids and kids-at-heart love to hear a well-told story, and that's just what you'll find at this family-friendly event.

Offered in cooperation by the Friends of the Bogue Banks Public Library, Friends of the Carteret County Public Library and Friends of the Western Carteret Public Library, the Storytelling Festival happens each Wednesday in July at both Crystal Coast locations. The 10a.m. showing is at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City; the 2p.m. showing is at the Bethlehem Methodist Church at the corner of Bogue Loop Road and Highway 24 in Bogue.

11th Annual Storytelling Festival's schedule of performances for July 2014:

  • July 9th: Anna Pridgen from Greenville- Anna Pridgen is a talented puppeteer, entertainer and educator. Her shows are engaging and packed full of learning. Her enthusiasm is contagious!
  • July 16th: Gary Shelton from New Bern- Gary uses his unique combination of comedy, magic and storytelling to engage his audience in a first rate family experience.
  • July 23: The Story Squad from Chapel Hill- Story Squad is a literacy outreach program at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill, telling folktales from around the world. Growing literacy. Sowing enchantment.
  • July 30: Flow Circus from Wake Forest- Paul Miller of Flow Circus has traveled all around the world perfecting his juggling skills, mystifying magic and comic timing.

If you have any questions about the Storytelling Festival or performances, contact the Bogue Banks Library at 252.247.4660.

Are you looking for other cool summer activities for the kids, especially the younger ones? Visit the new Atlantic Beach Splash Pad located across from the Food Lion and Bojangles on 915 West Fort Macon Road. It is most definitely kid-approved and tons of fun.

Emerald Isle offers fun water activities, too. The Water Boggan on Reed Drive offers the largest waterslide on the Crystal Coast. Check it out!Family Fun on the Crystal Coast of NC

Add these to your family fun itinerary which also includes movies on the beach at the Seaside Cinema, live music concerts under the coastal stars at EmeraldFest and SwanFest, the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, and a host of additional Crystal Coast events and festivals for all agesand you have everything you need for a family vacation on our Southern Outer Banks. Let's not forget the pristine sands, sparkling blue-green waters and unending fun in the sun that brings families back to our beautiful beaches year after year.

We hope to see you soon! Let us know when you and your family will be vacationing on our shores. We'd love to hear from you.