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KIDS ZONE

Ford Arts, Beats & Eats has long been recognized for the quality and quantity of its family-friendly entertainment. Among the high points will be the Kids Zone, guaranteed to attract youngsters with fun, interactive programming throughout the four days of the festival. New this year is a Petting Farm sponsored by Huron-Clinton Metroparks that will be located just outside the Kids Zone on 7th St. Anticipated animals include a mini-horse, calf, goats, sheep, ducklings, chickens, chicks and rabbits. From noon-6 p.m. each day of the festival, children will have the opportunity to get up close and safely touch and feed the assortment of cuddly and cute, furry animals.

 

The creativity will flow at the Arts and Crafts area, sponsored by Great Expressions Dental Centers and organized by volunteers from Genesis Church.   Additionally, long-time festival partner Meijer will have an interactive area set up with product and sample displays for the whole family.

 

The Meijer Kids Stage will feature an exciting lineup of family-friendly performances. Bringing smiles, laughter, amazement and awe to youngsters’ faces will be ventriloquists, music, magical tricks, clown acts, story telling and puppet shows. Among the lineup are many favorites, including Rosco the Clown, Mysterious Illusions, Dog Gone Mystery, Pure Imagination Magic Show, Harpbeat’s Musical Revue, Punch & Judy Puppet Show, Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff, and Ventriloquist Vikki Green (Full Line-Up Below).

 

Festival favorites the Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music will take to the Meijer Kids Stage each day of the festival, providing a hands-on interactive music activity for people of all ages, suitable for beginners to seasoned performers. Festival guests are encouraged to stop by and learn more about the instruments that go into turning “music” into “rock.”

Radio Disney Junior Doc McStuffins Toy Clinic with Children’s Hospital of Michigan
 
A new exciting family activity will be offered in the Kids Zone this year, the Radio Disney Junior Doc McStuffins Toy Clinic powered by Children’s Hospital of Michigan at the DMC. On Saturday, Aug. 31, children are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed animal or toy for a visit with a doctor from DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan. The docs will be on hand from 1 to 4 p.m. to provide check-ups and healthy tips for each child's special friend, while the Radio Disney Junior Road Crew Show takes to the Kids Stage from 3 to 4 p.m with awesome games, music and prizes! Families, kids and even toys will love this great addition to Ford Arts, Beats & Eats this year!

The Detroit Red Wings will once again be onsite with their Hockey Skills Challenge.  Test your skills and win great prizes, courtesy of the Detroit Red Wings!

The sights and sounds of a summer carnival will be in the air as the Moonwalk presented by Royal Oak company Inflatable Playspaces and the Kiddie Carnival will be sure to bring out the “oohs and aahs” and lots of giggles in the “little ones.”

Meijer Kids Stage Schedule

Friday, August 30

11:30 a.m.                               Balloon Zoo Workshop

12:00 p.m.                               Puppet Show: Punch & Judy

12:30 p.m.                               Rosco the Clown

1:00 p.m.                                 Puppet Show: King’s Dinner

1:30 p.m.                                 Laugh it Up with Rosco

2:15 p.m.                                     Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music 

3:30 p.m.                                 Pure Imagination Magic Show

4:00 p.m.                                 Puppet Show: Punch & Judy

4:30 p.m.                                 Rosco the Clown

5:00 p.m.                                 Michigan Science Center

6:00 p.m.                                 Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff

6:30 p.m.                                 Puppet Show: King’s Dinner

7:00 p.m.                                 Laugh it Up with Rosco

7:30 p.m.                                 Pure Imagination Magic Show

 

Saturday, August 31

11:30 a.m.                               Balloon Zoo Workshop

12:00 p.m.                               Music of Kevin Devine

12:30 p.m.                               Randyl Lee Magic

1:00 p.m.                                 Kids Music with Kevin

1:30 p.m.                                 Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff

2:00 p.m.                                 Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music

3:00 p.m.                                 Radio Disney Jr. Road Crew Show

                                               powered by Children's Hospital of Michigan

3:30 p.m.                                 Mysterious Illusions (Strolling Entertainment)

4:00 p.m.                                 Kevin’s Musical Concert

4:30 p.m.                                 Pure Imagination Magic Show

5:00 p.m.                                 Michigan Science Center

6:00 p.m.                                 Randyl Lee Magic

6:30 p.m.                                 Kevin’s Musical Concert

7:00 p.m.                                 Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff

7:30 p.m.                                 Mysterious Illusions

 

Sunday, September 1

11:30 a.m.                               Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff

12:00 p.m.                               Kevin’s Musical Concert

12:30 p.m.                               Laugh It Up with Rosco

1:00 p.m.                                 Kids Music with Kevin

1:30 p.m.                                 Rosco the Clown

2:15 p.m.                              Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music

3:30 p.m.                                 Pure Imagination Magic Show

4:00 p.m.                                 Vikki's Wild & Funny Friends

4:30 p.m.                                 Laugh It Up with Rosco

5:00 p.m.                                 Michigan Science Center

6:00 p.m.                                 Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff

6:30 p.m.                                 Ventriloquist Vikki Green

7:00 p.m.                                 Pure Imagination Magic Show

7:30 p.m.                                 Dog Gone Mystery

 

Monday, September 2

11:30 a.m.                               Ventriloquist Vikki Green

12:00 p.m.                               Pure Imagination Magic Show

12:30 p.m.                               Harpbeat’s Musical Revue

1:00 p.m.                                 Vikki’s Wild & Funny Friends

1:30 p.m.                                 Kid’s Music Concert with Harpbeat

2:15 p.m.                              Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music 

3:30 p.m.                                 Dog Gone Mystery

4:00 p.m.                                 Splash-Tastic Musical Revue

4:30 p.m.                                 Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff

5:00 p.m.                                 Michigan Science Center