The fun begins in Downtown Bangor at 10 am!
Kid Central Headquarters
(located at Bagel Central, 33 Central Street)
Check in to Kid Central HQ and grab an Activity Map of all the fun things to do at the festival.
Games with Friends
Sometimes there’s nothing better than sitting at a table with friends (or meeting new ones) and enjoying a board game. We’ll have some old favorites and maybe some new ones that everyone can sit down and enjoy together.
Kid Kitchen with Chef on Demand
Join Chef on Demand as we explore some fresh flavors of local harvest! Chef Cliff Richard will offer his expert culinary knowledge and free samples of recipes using fun foods you can find growing right here in Maine! Dare to investigate farm fresh goodness and all the ways you can taste summer at home! While supplies last!
May the 4th Be With You
Celebrate Star Wars Day at Kid Central Festival with arts & crafts activities. Learn to make Origami Yoda and more with ART2-D-2′s Guide to Folding and Doodling. May the 4th finger puppets and puzzles, too! Wearing anything from your favorite Star Wars shirt to full-on Stormtrooper gear is completely acceptable. (It’s okay to dress up your pet, too. Bounty hunter bulldogs are especially encouraged.) Prizes and giveaways while supplies last.
10 AM – Noon
Musical Shakers with American Folk Festival Family Circle
Your family makes the American Folk Festival happen every August on the Bangor Waterfront. Now there’s a new way you and your family can participate in the Festival: Family Circle! Find out how you can help the Festival thrive for every child while the kids enjoy creating something to make their own music.
West Market Square
Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
The Charles Inn
Are you Bangor’s Best Bubble Gum Blower? Come try your skill at blowing the biggest, smallest and oddest shaped bubbles and a chance to win a prize. Fun for all ages. Bubble gum available or bring your own special formula.
10 AM – Noon
A Star is Born
Penobscot Theatre at the Bangor Opera House
Your kids are the stars at Penobscot Theatre where kids can dress up for an actor’s photo shoot. Don’t miss the Magician’s Show too!
10:30 AM – 1 PM
Bangor Public Library
Staff from NOAA Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide a variety of family-oriented activities and art projects to highlight the recovery of endangered species in Maine. Children’s activities will include crafting endangered species masks and wind socks, salmon migration games and storytelling. The library’s children’s department will also feature a collection of books about endangered species.
11 AM – 4 PM
University of Maine Museum of Art
Various creation stations will be set up for kids of all ages to enjoy. Stations will include simple printmaking, card making, collage and more. Children can create art to take home or give as gifts for Mother’s/Father’s Day. Families can also explore the galleries with a fun scavenger hunt! Art Factory is generously sponsored by WBRC Architects/Engineers. All supplies are free and instruction will be provided throughout the day.
11:30 AM – Noon & 12:30 – 1:00 PM
Get Your Groove On
Fun, energetic dance classes led by Stevie Dunham, Associate Artistic Director of Robinson Ballet. No experience necessary.
Ages 6 – 13.
Central Street Farmhouse
Come learn how to make your own soda at this fun and free workshop! From choosing ingredients to bottling and capping, we’ll cover it all. Participants will also be able to take a bottle home with them. Ages 5 and up.
While supplies last!