As plans for the Arab American Festival™ progress, we are pleased to announce that this year event will include a larger Kids Zone. The idea of Kids Zone is to give children 12 years old and under their own reason to attend the festival.
Kids Zone will have a number of features which should occupy the younger set for a considerable time — parents or guardians must accompany, but they shouldn’t find it to difficult.
The Police Department will be there with uniformed officers and fully equipped police cars complete with lights and sirens. We have been assured that kids can sit in the driver’s seat (and maybe operate the lights), but no driving.
The overall idea of Kids Zone, in addition to just plain being fun, it is to help the kids to get to know some of their local service providers and merchants, and to realize that they are their friends and neighbors.
Same as last year, there will be a small fee charged for some of the attractions (moon bounce, face painter, pumpkin painting, Cuddlebugs, and possibly some games), primarily in order to control traffic. The entertainment stage & other shows is FREE.
Parents, plan on bringing your kids. Kids, plan on bringing your parents. Oh yes, plan on staying a while!