Kids Arts Fest 2016 (1)

The planning committee is working on the 2017 theme for Kids’ Arts Festival, scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. June 3 on the streets around City Hall and the pedestrian mall on Jay Street. Last year, in addition to our tried and true arts and crafts activities, we focused on inventions and celebrated the rich history of inventors in Schenectady and a Get smART parade featured kids with any inventions or musical instruments they created during the day. Please see 2016 recaps under the Performances and Activities tabs.

The Kids’ Arts Festival started in 1994 to provide an outdoor arts festival in downtown Schenectady for pre-school and school-age children. Thousands of children of all incomes and backgrounds participate in hands-on arts activities that are both fun and promote sound visual education principles. Located around Schenectady City Hall on Jay and Franklin Streets, the festival also features live musical performances by professionals and students. Rain location is inside City Hall.

This event is brought to you by the ElectriCity Arts District and many volunteer groups and individual and corporate donors. Thanks to their generosity, all of the festival activities are free to the public.