THE GRAND KIDS FESTIVAL FILLED WITH FREE FUN!
Saturday, April 1, 2017 10am-5pm
The 22nd annual Grand Kids Festival will spring into action Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10am – 5pm on Postoffice Street between 20th and 23rd Streets in Galveston’s historic downtown Cultural Arts District. Admission to the Festival, inflatables, pony rides and a variety of additional activities are FREE to the public.
Produced by The Grand 1894 Opera House, the Festival is recognized as one of the Gulf Coast region's premier family spring events and is designed as an avenue to introduce children and their families to the arts. The Festival offers live entertainment on four outdoor stages, as well as on The Grand’s stage indoors, and features over 40 activity booths - each showcasing a variety of unique, hands-on activities for children and their families to enjoy.
FESTIVAL FOUNDING SPONSORS:
Mary Ainslie, The Gladys B. Foundation in honor of Robert Richard Thornton, Lawyer; the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Bank of America, and the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston.
2017 FESTIVAL SPONSORS:
The John P. McGovern Foundation, Jamail Galveston Foundation, Yaga’s Children’s Fund, The Permanent Endowment Fund of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, UTMB Health, Alice Taylor Gray Foundation, Kroger, Bush & Associates, Lyda Ann Quinn Thomas, Houston Chronicle, The Commodore on the Beach, The Kids Directory, CenterPoint Energy, Galveston Rotary Foundation of the Rotary Club of Galveston, Houston Family Magazine, Rudy & Paco’s Restaurant, Rotary Club of Galveston Island, National Trust Insurance – Maury Donnelly & Parr, Inc., Galveston County Daily News, Kleen Janitorial Supply, Texas Commission on the Arts, Galveston Kiwanis Club, the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston and additional in-kind donors..
Special thanks to the festival Founding Sponsors: Mary Ainslie, The Gladys B. Foundation in honor of Robert Richard Thornton, Lawyer; the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Bank of America, and the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston.
In addition, support of hundreds of volunteers including The Grand’s Board of Directors, Advisory Committee, and Education Committee, The Grand Phantoms and many organizations and student groups ensures the success of the festival each year.