This year’s event will feature award-winning artists and performers as well as exciting interactive educational activities that kids of all ages will enjoy. The Kids Zone will feature the Detroit Institute of Arts Kids’ Stage with a variety of interactive, educational and fun performances throughout the weekend.  


The Detroit Institute of Arts presents curated family entertainment on the DIA Kids Stage.  Families can watch great acts like Kevin Kammeraad & Friends. Kammeraad is an award-winning artist and performer who inspires imagination through poetry, puppetry and music; thrilling and engaging narratives from Storyteller Judy Sima, Storyteller Ivory D and Storyteller La’Ron Williams. These special performances are the type of entertainment families can experience at the museum throughout the year.  Remember that admission to the Detroit Institute of Arts is free for all Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb residents. 

Additional stage performers include Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music and the Michigan Science Center. Explore various science topics using large scale demonstrations that are sure to wow curious minds of all ages. Experience the power of air pressure and learn how to defy gravity in this exciting group presentation. Also be sure to stop by our tent for some fun hands-on activities!


Detroit institute of arts kids stage line-up

Line-Up Coming Soon!



This year, the entire family can enjoy FREE Arts & Crafts, presented by Oakland County.  The crafts will be put together by Detroit based non-profit Arts and Scraps.  Utilizing recycled materials from around Detroit kids and adults can create a musical instrument and learn about unusual food, as well as invent the perfect food, play a junk xylophone or build a giant marble run and see how many sounds can be created on the musical ramp. 

Moonwalks by Inflatable Playspaces

Sure to draw “oohs and aahs” and lots of giggles will be the Moonwalk presented by Inflatable Playspaces, a Royal Oak company.

Kiddie Carnival

Mid America Shows will be providing a kiddie carnival, and will have ten rides geared toward families (kids ages 3-13 and adults)located in two sections, one in the Sherman Lot in the north end of the festival, and two, in the Royal Oak city lot bordered by 6th and Main Street.  Ride prices will be between 4 and 6 tickets event tickets or $2.50 to $3.75 per ride. The times for the carnival are between 11am and 11pm on Friday through Sunday and from 11am to 9pm on Monday. Ticket booths close 1/2 hour before rides close.