Activities for Kids

Kids are always welcome at Festival, and all kids' art activities are offered free of charge

Chalk the Walk

A Festival favorite. Create sidewalk art with chalk!


Hours:
Fri: 12Noon to 7PM
Sat: 10AM to 7PM
Sun: 11AM to 3PM

Location:
Location: Lawn of Federal Building

Paint-In

Kids ages 4-12 can paint their own masterpiece.


Hours:
Fri: 12Noon to 7PM
Sat: 10AM to 7PM
Sun: 11AM to 3PM

Location:
Fifth Third Parking Lot on Ottawa

Glue-In

Ages: 4-12 years

Kids ages 4-12 can create works of art using wood, glue, and other recycled materials.


Hours:
Fri: 12Noon to 7PM
Sat: 10AM to 7PM
Sun: 11AM to 3PM

Location:
Fifth Third Parking Lot on Ottawa

Face Painting

Free! Have a cool design painted on your face or arm! 


Hours:
Fri: 12Noon to 7PM
Sat: 10AM to 7PM
Sun: 11AM to 3PM

Location:
Location: Federal Building Lawn

Poetry, Puppetry and Music - Kids Art Zone

Ages: 3-12 years

Kevin Kammeraad will perform poetry, puppetry and music to get kids excited about their imagination!


Hours:
Fri: 6PM to 6:30PM

Location:
Kids Art Zone
In front of Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) Wege Plaza Center near Rosa Parks Circle and Circle Stage

Kids Art Zone

Thanks to the volunteers from the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum who will be creating art with the children. Come and join the fun!


Hours:
Sat 12Noon to 5PM

Location:
Kids Art Zone
In front of Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) Wege Plaza Center near Rosa Parks Circle and Circle Stage

Harness the Wind with Pinwheels - Kid's Art Zone

Ages: 3-12 years

Harness the power of the wind! Join volunteers from the Grand Rapids Art Museum in the pocket Park located near Wege Plaza to make a pinwheel from recycled materials and send it spinning! Admission is FREE at the GRAM during festival weekend so make it a part of your festival experience.


Hours:
Sat 1PM to 6PM
Sun 1PM to 4PM

Location:
Kids Art Zone
In front of Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) Wege Plaza Center near Rosa Parks Circle and Circle Stage

Poetry - Kids Art Zone

Ages: All ages

The Diatribe is a group that engages people of all generations through spoken word poetry. Come and see what they have in store for Kidz Art Zone! 


Hours:
Sun 1PM to 3PM

Location:
Kids Art Zone
In front of Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) Wege Plaza Center near Rosa Parks Circle and Circle Stage