Island Park will be filled with music, laughter, and bright colors as children play and learn at the 20th Annual Midwest Kid Fest. All activities are free! The fest hosts interactive educational booths, life-sized games, an entertainment stage, petting zoo, inflatables, strolling entertainment, and more.
Teddy Bear Parade: Bring a canned food donation to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank to the parade along with your Teddy Bear! The parade will again begin in front of the Island Park Pool and travel along a colorful path through the park to kick off the festivities. Photographs and video will be taken along the parade route that will be used for future marketing and promotion.
Booth Activities: Area businesses and organizations will be set up and ready to play in the park! Stop by to see all the great offerings there are for kids in our community and play a game, make a craft, or learn something new.
Food Vendors:. Whether you're looking for hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, sno cones, iced coffee or more, there will be something to hit the spot! Information about this year's options will be posted closer to the event.
Interested in being a food vendor this year? Information and applications will be posted here soon.
MAT Bus: Offers free rides to kids coming to the Teddy Bear Parade and Midwest Kid Fest! Adults ride for only $1.50. Pick a bus route or park your car in one of the Park & Ride Lots.
Parking: Make sure to leave yourself time to find parking. The Island Park parking lots or the ramp are great options to look for parking and there is also plenty of street parking in the area around the park.
Volunteers: Join us for a day of fun! Jobs include supervising the Teddy Bear Parade, Belly Bumpers , Life-Sized Games and Inflatables. Shifts are 10:30-2:00pm, 1:30-4:30pm and 4:00-7:30pm. Information on how to sign up will be updated soon.
Entertainment Stage: Bring your blanket and grab a comfortable patch of grass to watch the entertainment being presented by local performers. Check back for a complete list of performances.
Life-size and Inflatable games: Navigate the obstacle course, slide, bounce house and others all day long. Try your luck at a life-size game of checkers, Yahtzee, Tetris, and more!