Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Inaugural Kidsfest Event Planned for October 1, 2011

Kids, grab your friends and family and do not miss the Atlanta-area’s premier Kidsfest event! Sponsored by the City of Avondale Estates and presented by The Museum School of Avondale Estates, Kidsfest will be held October 1, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the intersection of Pine Street and Franklin Street in quaint Avondale Estates. Admission is free, and activity wrist bands will be sold onsite. All proceeds benefit The Museum School and will be used for much-needed school resources.

“Avondale Estates is proud to sponsor the inaugural Kidsfest event,” says Ed Rieker, Mayor of Avondale Estates. “We are proud of our little museum town and look forward to welcoming children, families, and kids at heart for this special event. In Avondale Estates, you will find a unique community, with great businesses, in an in-town location. It's going to be a wonderful day and a fun family experience.”

“The Museum School is pleased to be working with the City of Avondale Estates and its many great sponsors to present the community's first Kidsfest,” said Katherine Kelbaugh, principal of The Museum School of Avondale Estates. “This event is centered around children and families and promises to bring fun to kids of all ages. Kidsfest is shaping up to be one of the must-attend fall festivals in the Atlanta area, and we hope that everyone will mark their calendars to join us on October 1.”

Headline entertainment for the extravaganza is nationally known performing group Laughing Pizza (www.laughingpizza.com ), who will embark later this fall on a national PBS tour. Laughing Pizza is widely recognized from their music videos and appearances on PBS, and their award-winning “Let’s Go Play” CD is now available on Amazon.com and iTunes .

Kidsfest will kick off with a Fun Run/Walk and will feature four “hands-on” areas or “Kid Zones.” These include:
  • Visual Arts – Art is fun. Activities will include hands-on art as well as displayed art (via a special kids’ gallery) for all to enjoy. This is also a great area to get your face painted, help create a mural, make puppets, and more.
  • Performing Arts – Don’t miss special musical performances by nationally known kids entertainers, local children’s choirs and dance studios, storytellers, and more. Kids can make their own musical instruments, and there will be balloons and bubbles galore.
  • Sports and Wellness – All sizes definitely play here. This zone is for kids of every age. It’s time to get moving, shaking, and jumping with bounce houses and fun activities designed to get attendees active and engaged.
  • Food / Nutrition – Do not miss the “good eats” from favorite Atlanta-area eateries for all to enjoy. Food trucks are welcome here.
To secure a Kidsfest booth or to become a Kidsfest 2011 Founding, Activity/Event, or Explorer sponsor, please contact Kidsfest Co-chairs Angela Fisher and Kris Hammett at Tms.pto@themuseumschool.org .

The Kidsfest logo design was created by local Decatur artist Valerie Davis of Valerie Davis Designs.

For more information, visit www.kidsfestga.com , the Kidfest community page on Facebook, or follow Kidsfest (kidsfestga) on Twitter! To speak with a Kidsfest representative, please contact Gina Hill at gina_greene@hotmail.com or 404-558-8808.

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