For Kids

Event Info & Location

Balloon Booth

Support Festival by buying a balloon for just a buck! Located on Ottawa Avenue north of Lyon, in front of the Kent County Courthouse.

Ottawa Avenue

Chalk the Walk

Create sidewalk art with chalk!
Sponsored by Haworth – thank you!


Federal Building Lawn

Face Painting

Have a cool design painted on your face or arm!

Federal Building Lawn


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

Fifth Third Parking Lot

KCAD Taste Testing

Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University
Tour the KCAD Campus (start times 1pm and 3pm) meet at the KCAD Art on the E.D.G.E. stage. Other activities and experimentation to include Printmaking, Face Painting and Portraitures.

(KCAD) On Pearl between Ionia & Division

Friday: 1pm–5pm

Mad Hatter

Kids ages 4-12 can create whimsical hats on Wege Plaza in front of the GRAM (Grand Rapids Art Museum). (Parental help welcome.)


GRAM (Grand Rapids Art Museum)


Kids ages 4–12 can paint their own masterpiece.

Fifth Third Parking Lot


West Michigan’s best storytellers tell stories during the day for kids through age 12. (After 5pm, stories are for older, more sophisticated audiences)

Kent County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room

Friday: Noon–5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am–5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am–3:30pm

Youth Art Exhibit

A non-juried art show by local school-age children.


GRAM (Grand Rapids Art Museum)

Friday: 10am–8pm
Saturday: 10am–8pm
Sunday: Noon–3pm

June 4-5-6 | Grand Rapids, Michigan | Visitor Guide & Schedule