Bring the kids out as Sanford Children’s presents Midwest Kid Fest at Island Park on June 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Island Park! This family-friendly event offers a whole day packed with fun games and activities for the kids. Admission to the park and for all activities is free for kids and parents.
The day kicks off with the Teddy Bear Parade. Registration begins at 10 a.m. in the Prairie St. John’s parking lot next to Dike West. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m.. Each year more than 700 kids and adults walk the ½ mile course around Island Park with their favorite Teddy Bear! Bring a canned food item to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank.
After the parade, Midwest Kid Fest presented by Sanford Children’s will begin. Island Park will be filled with music, laughter and bright colors as children play and learn. Bring the whole family to enjoy 30 interactive educational booths, inflatables and life size games. All activities are free!
Main Stage entertainment presented by Cass Clay Ice Cream will include Penny & Pals, Moorhead Theater Group- James and the Giant Peach Jr., Magician Jeff Salveson, Fargo Youth Choir, Red River Zoo, West Fargo Arts Incentive- Willy Wonka Jr., Gooseberry Park Players-Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Elevate Rock School. Festival food will be available or bring lunch and picnic on the grounds. There will be Papa Murphy’s pizza, Italian ice, sub sandwiches, hot dogs, and tropical snow cones.
There is free transportation 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, Island Park Ramp after 2 p.m. and in the neighborhood.
This event is sponsored by Sanford Children’s, Cass-Clay Ice Cream, Fargo Park District, Pepsi, Penny & Pals, Games Galore, Mengedoth Dental, and MBN Engineering. Media sponsor is Midwest Radio Fargo-Moorhead, which includes Y94, 740 The Fan, Froggy 99.9, KFGO, Duke FM 104.7, and Mix 101.9.
Prairie St. Johns is located at 510 Fourth Street South and Island Park is located at 302 Seventh Street South, Fargo. Call the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or visit FargoParks.com for more information.