Childrens Festival

Friday, August 13, 2021

Noon – 4 pm

Held rain or shine on the Hoyt Lawns

Each year we end our Children’s Summer Art Camp with a celebration on the Hoyt lawn! This year’s theme, The Art of Stories, can be found in many of the free activities including an Alice in Wonderland themed Miniature Golf course, exotic animal show (right out of the Jungle Book!), and a prehistoric puppet performance (discovered on a Journey to the Center of the Earth)! Bring a t-shirt for tie dye, a sense of adventure for the scavenger hunt, change for concessions, and your vivid imagination to compete in the annual Chalk-on-the-Walk Competition!

On Stage

Jurassic Jungle

12:30 pm

Experience the wonders of natural history by coming face-to-face with walking and roaring dinosaurs. A fully immersive educational show. A one-of-a-kind dinosaur performance sure to bring wonder and amazement to children of all ages. Experience natural history like never before as dinosaurs come to life in Jurassic Jungle LIVE! Our fully immersive educational show will deepen your love of Natural History and inspire your child’s creativity.

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Once Upon at Toon

1:30 pm

Joe is an award-winning internationally syndicated published cartoonist, master maze maker, and performer. He is the host of the WQED TV show, Cartoon Academy and has been the visiting resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum for the past 19 years.

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Wild World of Animals

2:30 pm

The Wild World of Animals Show was voted one of the top five Edu/tainment shows in the world by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. They have performed in 36 different states, coast to coast, and are always well received by children and adults alike. The show entails about 13 different animals ranging from reptiles, birds and mammals. The lineup is very diverse, mirroring one of the themes of the show: the importance of all animals.

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DJ Entertainment

by Solid Platinum Sound

  • Interactive Arts & Crafts
  • Face Painting
  • Caricatures
  • Mini Golf
  • Tie Dye (T-shirts $5 while supplies last or bring your own and it’s free)
  • Balloon Twisting with Dragon Fly Balloons
  • Concessions & more!

Book Exchange

Inspired by this year’s camp theme “The Art of Stories”, we’re planning a book exchange at this year’s Chil­dren’s Summer Arts Festival! Simply bring a book the kids have out­grown and exchange it for a “new-to-you” title on the big day! Donations are welcome in advance to ensure that every child who wants a book can go home with one! Books may be dropped off during normal business hours Tues-Thurs, 11-8; Fri & Sat, 11-4.


It takes many volunteers to make the Children’s Festival happen for the nearly 1000 kids in attendance.

Help is needed doing crafts and activities with kids, face painting, and serving food.  High School students needing service hours are welcome!


Thank you to our sponsors

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