Plenty of fun — and free —- things to do in Duck

There’s no shortage of free fun to be had in this quaint community, from live music to special events designed to enhance the Duck experience.

Here’s a sampling:

On Wednesdays, the Scarborough Faire Shopping Village courtyard is the site of Scarborough Faire’s Faire Days Festival Series.

The event, which is from 1 to 5 p.m. through Aug. 29, features live music, games with prizes, shopping specials, food tastings, face-painting, art projects, magic and more.

Enjoy Interactive Shows presented by the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island that includes live animal interactions, or a performance by characters from “The Lost Colony” that provides opportunities to participate on stage. Performances start at 10 a.m. at the Duck Amphitheater. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis and not guaranteed if the venue is full:

  • July 24:
  • The Mystery of the Lost Colony
  • July 31:
  • NC Aquarium (opossum)
  • Aug. 7:
  • The Mystery of the Lost Colony

Enjoy a Free Concert on the Duck Town Green at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 23. Coolers, picnics, pets and children are welcome. Chairs and blankets are encouraged.

Coolers, picnics, children and leashed-pets are welcome, and chairs and blankets are encouraged. Following is the 2018 schedule of performances:

  • July 26:
  • Barefoot Wade
  • Aug. 2:
  • USAF “Full Spectrum”
  • Aug. 9:
  • Chisman Creek Band
  • Aug. 16:
  • Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey
  • Aug. 23:
  • Heather Gillis Band