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NC Whirligig Festival
WhirliKids Zone

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Whirli-Kids Zone – Lighthouse parking lot

Free activities for kids all day – both days!

  • Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course

  • Fire Truck inflatable slide

  • Ninja Battle Station

  • Hoop Zone Basketball

  • Baseball Toss Competition

  • Play Buildings by Leonard Buildings


Whirli-Kidz Stage – Barnes Street

Live FREE entertainment all day – both days!


Nick’s Kids Show LIVE  on the Whirli-Kidz Stage, Barnes Street

  • Saturday show: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

  • Sunday shows: 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm​

Kid's Play Area- Sponsored by Leonard Buildings

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The InterACTive Theater of Jef

  • Saturday shows: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Jef is a quiet kind of guy.  He juggles and balances things.  He gets confused at times.  (Sometimes he even forgets what his hat is for!)  He involves his audience members to help him when he’s confused and to play along with his mime, mask, and variety arts shenanigans.     Hailing from Lumberton, North Carolina, Jef performs mime, variety arts and mask theater for children and families throughout the Southeast.  As well as sharing his work at The Whirligig Festival this year, Jef has performed at such places as Merlefest in Wilkesboro, The Ocrafolk Festival on Ocracoke Island; the NC Pickle Festival in Mount Olive, The Barbecue Festival in Lexington, North Carolina Balloonfest in Statesville, and the Very Special Arts Festival in Pembroke. 


From 1976 to 1993 Jef was a member TOUCH, North Carolina's touring mime theater ensemble.  The members of TOUCH performed in hospitals and prisons, day care centers and college fine arts centers, in concert halls, and on television.  They appeared at Lincoln Center's Out-of-Doors Festival in New York and the Alternate ROOTS Festival in Atlanta.    In 1990, TOUCH received the North Carolina Theater Conference Award for Excellence in Theater for Youth.  A little known fact about Jef is that he created the mascot for the Durham Bulls Baseball Team, and performed as Wool E. Bull from 1993 through 1997.

10 Activity Stations!

Safe & Fun Activities Throughout The WhirliKids Zone!

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