Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park
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The mission of the Roanoke Island Commission is to involve residents and visitors of all ages in a creative and stimulating exploration of Roanoke Island’s historical, cultural and natural resources

Recent News

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Children’s Show at RIFP

ROANOKE ISLAND - The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (formerly known as the Tarradiddle Players) brings Mike Mulligan and his beloved Steam Shovel to the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” is…

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Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show at RIFP

The Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show will open in the Art Gallery at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The exhibit will feature the works of Manteo, First Flight and Cape Hatteras High Schools. The reception and show are free and open to the…

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The Elizabeth II Shines Bright for the Holiday Season

The 16th century representative ship, whose homeport is Roanoke Island Festival Park, is a magical site across from the Manteo waterfront. The attraction will be closed December 24, 25, 26 but will reopen on Saturday, Dec 27-31, just in time for…

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Downtown Manteo Wreath Winners

Roanoke Island Garden Club Announces 2014 Wreath Winners- The annual competition is sponsored by the Roanoke Island Garden Club with entries from Downtown Manteo businesses.  Shown (left to right) is Kim Sawyer, Executive Director of Roanoke Island…

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Roanoke Adventure Museum at RIFP Features Decoy Exhibit

Ken Howard, Director of the NC Museum of History in Raleigh, is shown with Roanoke Island Festival Park Executive Director, Kim Sawyer (center) and Anna Davis, RIFP Manager of Education and Interpretation. Howard was given a tour of the newly…

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UNCG Brings 'You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown' to RIFP

Manteo, NC -- The well-known children’s show will be held in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The productions snapshots the creations of Charles Schultz at their best: Charlie Brown tries to fly a kite and play baseball, while…

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Volunteers Needed at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park has many exciting opportunities for volunteers who are key in delivering our message of 16th century history and cultural events to children and adults. The Friends of Elizabeth II also need volunteers to assist with the…

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RIFP Receives 'Green' Attraction Certification

Manteo, NC -- Roanoke Island Festival Park has joined the ranks of environmentally sustainable attractions in North Carolina with certification as a “green” attraction by the NC GreenTravel Initiative, a program that recognizes travel-oriented…

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RIFP Wins Annual Wreath Contest

Roanoke Island Festival Park was awarded first place in the 3rd Annual Roanoke Island Garden Club and Town of Manteo Christmas Wreath Contest. Shown is Della Basnight (left) with the Roanoke Island Garden Club and Kim Sawyer (right), RIFP Executive…

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Elizabeth II Edenton Sail Re-Scheduled

Elizabeth II‘s sail to Edenton has been re-scheduled because of weather conditions until October 25 and 26. The visit is in celebration of Edenton’s 300th Anniversary. The voyage is sponsored by the Friends of Elizabeth II and Southern…

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Elizabeth II Sails To Edenton

Elizabeth II Sails to Edenton for Outreach - The Elizabeth II will leave her homeport of Roanoke Island Festival Park on Wednesday, October 9, to sail to Edenton as part of the town’s 300th Anniversary.The voyage is sponsored by the Friends of…

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Pirate School at RIFP

ROANOKE ISLAND- Come join us for Pirate Scallywag School at Roanoke Island Festival Park.! Children can learn from the pirate crew how to walk, talk and act like a pirate. Kitty Hawk Kites will offer pirate face painting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The…

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UNC Pembroke Presents 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)'

Roanoke Island - The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s University Theatre, in partnership with the Roanoke Island Festival Park Performance Series, will present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” by…

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UNC Pembroke Presents Children’s Show Charlotte’s Web at RIFP

Roanoke Island - UNC Pembroke will present the classic and memorable story “Charlotte’s Webb” based on the story by E.B. White and dramatized by Joseph Robinette and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing…

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The Emperor’s New Clothes Children’s Show At RIFP

UNC Greensboro and the NC Theatre for Young People will present The Emperor’s New Clothes children’s show in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Tickets are $5 except for those five and under are free and may be purchased…

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ECU Brings Children’s Storybook Theatre Tales And Workshop

Roanoke Island - “Storybook Theatre Tales from Around the World Part II” and workshop will be presented by East Carolina University. The production is interactive theatre for Children and Youth offering enchanting and exciting stories. A…

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Appalachian State University Presents Children’s Show 'Luna' at RIFP

Roanoke Island - The Appalachian Young People's Theatre (AYPT), a dynamic component of the Department of Theatre & Dance at Appalachian State University will perform two shows in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival ParkFounded in 1972,…

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Dare County High Schools Art Show Opens at RIFP

Roanoke Island- Join Roanoke Island Festival Park in celebrating the art of Dare County high school students. High schools participating include First Flight, Cape Hatteras and Manteo. Students from the three schools will showcase work, which…

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UNCG Miles Davis Jazz Band at RIFP

Roanoke Island-The University of North Carolina - Greensboro Jazz Ensemble, directed by Steve Haines, will perform, Regarded as one of the premier jazz ensembles in the nation, it is considered one of the flagships of the University of North…

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Volunteer Orientation at RIFP

Roanoke Island- The orientation will provide information to potential volunteers regarding volunteer opportunities for the 2013 season.  A brief guided tour of the Park will be included of the various venues. Volunteer opportunities include…

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Pirate Putt Putt for Polio Plus

The family event will be held on Saturday, April 20, at Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf at 1600 N Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills (rain date Sunday, April 21) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two individuals will compose a team which could include…

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Roanoke Island Festival Park Festival Park - Events

MARCH 16th Annual Priceless Pieces Quilt Show  Roanoke Island Festival Park March 1-23 Art Gallery  Meet-the Artist Reception- March 1  The collection is drawn from quilt makers or quilt owners attached to the Eastern, NC…

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NC A&T State University Choir Presents Christmas Concert at RIFP

ROANOKE ISLAND---The NC A&T State University Choir will present a Christmas Concert under the baton of Maestro Travis W. Alexander, Director of University Choirs and Piano Professor, in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Tickets…

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Volunteers Recognized at RIFP

Roanoke Island - Roanoke Island Festival Park and Friends of Elizabeth II recognized volunteers at an awards banquet held on November 9. A total of 4312.8 hours of service were volunteered throughout the Park which included various venues. Ruth…

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Elizabeth II Sails to Washington for Outreach

Roanoke Island - The Elizabeth II will set sail for Washington, NC on Tuesday, October 23, to join in the celebration of Washington’s Smoke on the Water event on October 27th. Area school children will tour the Elizabeth II on Friday, October…

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Smokey Joe’s Café Comes to RIFP

A&T State University returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park with the production “Smokey Joe’s Café” at 7:00 p.m. in the Indoor Theatre. Tickets are $10 adults and 6-12 years old- $5. 5 and under are free. They may be purchased in advance…

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A&T State University Presents Rapunzel- Children’s Show at RIFP

A&T State University returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park July 17, 18 and 19th with the classic fairytale Rapunzel. The performances are at 10:30 a.m. in the Indoor Theatre. Tickets are $5 for all 6 years old and older. 5 and under are free…

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