This free celebration is a collaboration with Hispanic Festivals, Inc., and features fun activities for the whole family, including storytellling in Spanish, live music, dance performances, craft making, face painting, souvenir printmaking, food and drink vendors, a procession through Forest Park, and a free performance of Frida Libre by Metro Theater Company.
Kids Fun Fest features tons of fun activities for kids, including the Bubble Bus, bounce houses, and inflatable obstacle course, Way Cool Balloons, emergency vehicles for kids to check out, superheroes, a petting zoo, pony rides, carnival games, barbecue, Kona Ice and lots more.
See the Zoo's California sea lions perform acrobatic and athletic feats, including Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform, flipper walks, frisbee tosses and plenty of surprises. While on stage with the sea lions, the Zoo's trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, in addition to the need for conserving the sea lion's ocean habitat.
Through story and song, the play shines a light on their dreams, their times with family and friends, and the trials and tribulations they faced as children living in a divided and segregationist city. A full chorus sets the tone with spirituals and anthems of the Civil Rights Movement such as "Amazing Grace," "Oh, Freedom," and "Woke Up This Morning." This production is a collaboration between The Black Rep and COCA.
It's the Not-So-Haunted House that is oh-so-fun! Kids of all ages are invited to dress in their most "boo-tiful" Halloween costumes and have a ghoulishly good time trick-or-treating at The Magic House and getting autographs from their favorite storybook characters.