THE DETROIT NEWS KIDS ZONE

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 Detroit News Kids Zone will feature the Detroit Institute of Arts Kids’ Stage with a variety of interactive, educational and fun performances throughout the weekend.  

DIA KIDS STAGE LEADS FUN PROGRAMMING LINE-UP

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; performances by Raion Taiko with Godaiko Drummers, an authentic Japanese drumming ensemble; 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 through out 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 a special performance by the Oakland Community College Graphic Arts Program.  Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 4pm OCC presents Popsicle Palace In the spirit of 1960’s Pop Artist Claes Oldenburg, the graphic design program is facilitating a series of performances that involve huge wooden popsicle sticks.  Created out of 8-foot wood planks, attendees can experience exaggerated scale by working as a team, constructing structures on the stage.  Afterwards kids and their families can join in a Popsicle Parade! Join the Michigan Science Center and take a tour of science! 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

FRIDAY 31

12:00 PM
Billy Goats Gruff Puppet Show

1:30 PM
The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music

4:30 PM
Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts

5:15 PM
Michigan Science Center

5:45 PM
Kevin Kammeraad & Friends presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts

6:45 PM
Michigan Science Center

7:25 PM
Billy Goats Gruff Puppet Show

SATURDAY 01

12:00 PM 
Michigan Science Center

12:40 PM 
LifeTime Fitness Fun Fit Kids Program

1:00 PM
Kevin Kammeraad & Friends presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts

2:00 PM 
Oakland Community College

3:00 PM
Raion Taiko with Godaiko Drummers presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts

4:45 PM
Kevin Kammeraad & Friends presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts

5:45 PM
Michigan Science Center

6:15 PM
Kevin Kammeraad & Friends presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts

7:45 PM
Billy Goats Gruff Puppet Show

 

SUNDAY 02

12:00 PM 
Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff

12:40 PM 
LifeTime Fitness Fun Fit Kids Program

1:20 PM 
Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts

2:00 PM 
School of World Music and Dance presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts

3:00 PM
Storyteller Ivory D. Williams presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts

4:00 PM 
Oakland Community College

5:00 PM
School of World Music and Dance presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts

6:00 PM 
Pure Imagination Music Show

6:45 PM
Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff

7:20 PM 
Pure Imagination Magic Show

MONDAY 03

12:00 PM 
Rosco the Clown

12:40 PM 
LifeTime Fitness Fun Fit Kids Program

1:20 PM 
Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff

2:00 PM 
Storyteller La'Ron Williams presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts

2:40 PM 
Rosco the Clown

3:20 PM 
Kevin Devine

4:00 PM 
Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff

4:40 PM 
Storyteller Judy Sima presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts

5:20 PM 
Rosco the Clown

6:00 PM 
Kevin Devine Music

6:40 PM 
Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff

 

 

FREE ARTS AND CRAFTS PRESENTED BY OAKLAND COUNTY

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. 


Detroit Red Wings Hockey Skills Challenges

An interactive hockey zone with Electronic Top Shot Net, Hockey tables, video games and the opportunity to win player autographed merchandise and tickets to the upcoming Red Wings hockey season.


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.