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After the parade, Midwest Kid Fest presented by Sanford Children’s begins! Island Park is filled with music, laughter and bright colors as children play and learn. Bring the whole family to enjoy 40 interactive educational booths, inflatables and life size games. This year’s interactive educational booths feature a variety of area business and organizations, including log rolling with Hulbert Aquatic Center, fire fighter knockdown house with the Fargo Fire Department, the Climate Chase with the Plains Art Museum Buzz Lab and so much more! All activities are free!
Main Stage entertainment presented by Cass-ClayCreamery, features performances from Penny & Pals, Gasper School of Dance, Hot Lunch, Fargo Moorhead Community Theater, Magician Jeff Salveson, West Fargo’s Summer Arts Intensive, Gooseberry Park Players and a dance party with OnTrack DJ.
New at this year’s event, “Knowledge Grove” is an entire section dedicated to trying new things! At Knowledge Grove, presented by Gate City Bank, attendees can participate in drop-in workshops occurring all day long. Featured workshops include: Improv Games with Kellie Pifer, Beginner Ukulele & Music Instrument Exploration with Amped School of Music, Play Piano With Your Feet and Big Piano Match Game with Sally Harmon, American Sign Language with Kristin Keal, Beading with Must Love Beads, Banking Bingo with Gate City Bank, Family Yoga with Courts Plus, Making Science Fun with Dr. Graeme, and Get Ready to Move with American Golf Gymnastics.
Festival food is available for purchase or bring lunch and picnic on the grounds. Enjoy Papa Murphy’s pizza, Italian ice, sloppy joes, hot dogs, and tropical snow cones.
Free transportation is provided by MAT Bus for kids going to the festival. MAT Bus transportation information to the Teddy Bear Parade and Midwest Kid Fest can be found at FargoParks.com. Free parking is available at the Island Park Pool lot, Prairie St. Johns lot, Island Park Ramp after 2pm and in the neighborhood.
The 20thAnnual Midwest Kid Fest event is presented by Sanford Children’s in partnership with the Fargo Park District and Penny & Pals. Thank you to our sponsors Cass-Clay Creamery, Games Galore, Gate City Bank, and Vogel Law Firm.
Island Park is located at 302 7thStreet S. For more information, call the Fargo Park District at 701-499-6060 or visit FargoParks.com.