May 9, 2023
Our conversation for Tourism Tuesday - Old Town Winchester edition - with Alex Flanigan,
Main Street Program Manager for the City of Winchester took place
in the secret garden at Espresso Bar & Cafe on the Old Town
I met up with Alex to get all the details for KidzFest which is happening on Saturday, May 13,
2023, from noon til 5pm. She told us why this event is one of her
favorites despite the rain-out TWICE last year and we talked about
all the FREE activities available for children and families to
KidzFest is a fun, free day out for the whole family in
partnership with friends and neighbors from all across the
community to provide hands-on entertainment, arts & crafts
activities, educational opportunities, musical performances, fun
games, engaging workshops, and so much more!
Here are some of the attractions to look forward to at KidzFest
SHOWS & ENTERTAINMENT
- Steve Gryb, the Pied Piper of
Percussion, joins KidzFest with a hands-on percussion petting
- J. Edward Ford dazzles and delights with close-up
magic & illusions!
- Susie the Clown offers free face painting for kids of
- GRAMMY-nominated singer and storyteller Ray Owen educates through song with three
unique and zany performances!
- Showtime snacks provided at the Taylor Pavilion with kettle
corn by Crim’s Concessions and ice cream
treats from Red Fox Creamery – all free for little
ARTS & CRAFTS
- Shenandoah Arts Council welcomes everyone to join in
on painting a community mural!
- Arte Libre VA teaches a hydro-dipping
workshop to create stunning works of art!
- The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley brings paper gardens
to life with handcrafted paper flowers and butterflies!
- Home Depot gets little hands busy with junior carpentry
- The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum sparks
constructive play with building blocks of all sizes!
- Old Town Winchester encourages you to make your mark
with sidewalk chalk!
RUN, JUMP, & MOVE
- Armstrong Irish Dance Academy teaches and
demonstrates Irish dancing for anyone who wants to join
in the fun!
- East Coast Gymnastics & Cheer gets everyone going with
jumps and tumbles for little ninjas and cheerleaders alike!
- Winchester Parks & Recreation challenges you to
an obstacle course!
- Winchester Sportsplex raises the energy with their
on-site moon bounce!
- Once Upon a Child scores a goal for afternoon fun with
their soccer kick challenge!
- The Splash Pad opens for the season–so dress
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