Robots will be all around at 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. We’ve got all of the activities set, our entertainers are ready and even our video, featuring kids who have attended the festival providing the voiceovers, is done. Now we’re hoping for good weather. In the meantime, please check out what we’ve planned 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  project and in part by a grant from the Schenectady County Legislature through its County Initiative Program as well as many individual and corporate donors. Thanks to their generosity, all of the festival activities are free to the public. A volunteer planning committee spends months getting all the details worked out and most importantly, knits the many volunteer groups together for the day. We are especially grateful for volunteers from the Schenectady Rotary Club, Union College and Junior ROTC.