KidsFEST 2019 Is Saturday, May 4: What to Expect at the Washington Street Fair

KidsFEST 2018 (Courtesy file photograph)

Heads’ up, Haverhill: KidsFEST 2019 is coming! This year, the annual family-friendly street fair is returning to the city’s downtown business district on Saturday, May 4, held on the stretch of Washington Street between Casa Blanca restaurant and The Tap.

According to Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Events Director Melissa Seavey, the scaled down affair was orchestrated in an effort to appease downtown neighbors so they can go about their business on a busy Saturday when the event takes place between 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Seavey is optimistic about consolidating the event, which carries a “Dr. Seuss” theme, to a smaller area.

“Here’s hoping that we have the perfect location for a downtown event,” Seavey says.

In addition to live music from acts including Thomasina Glenn and Be Imagine’s Bliss and Chaotic Sanity, Creative Haverhill holds its first juried youth art show at 90 Washington St., with art on display from artists in grades pre-K through 12.

A youth-led fitness demonstration by The Compound’s 10-year-old Analiz Ruiz is also planned, among other free events, Seavey said.

In the event of rain, KidsFEST moves to Sunday, May 5 at 11 a.m.

Stage Performance Schedule:
11 a.m. – Event Kick-off and introductions
11:10 a.m.– Mama D
11:45 a.m. – The Compound
12:10 p.m. – Merrimack Valley Music & Arts
12:50 p.m. – Creative Haverhill’s youth art show awards presentation
1 p.m. – Ocasio’s True Martial Arts demonstration
1:30 p.m. – Thomasina Glenn
1:55 p.m. – Be Imagine youth bands (Bliss and Chaotic Sanity)
2:50 p.m. – Dance Images dance performance
3:15 p.m. – Liz Bills & The Change
4 p.m. – Event ends

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