Exciting plans are well underway for the 18th annual Grand Kids Festival, presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House. Set for Saturday April 6, 2013 from 10am to 5pm, the festival will take place on Postoffice Street from 20th to 23rd streets, in beautiful historic downtown Galveston.
The Grand Kids Festival was created as a "friend-raiser" for The Grand 1894 Opera House and its children's programming. Now in its 18th year, the festival was designed as an avenue to introduce children and families to the arts. The festival will feature six entertainment areas, three blocks of activity and vendor booths as well as the petting zoo, a rock wall, inflatable attractions, a bubble pond, chalk art and more.
An annual highlight of the festival is the production staged by Missoula Children’s Theatre. Staged at The Grand as a residency by Missoula Children's Theatre and sponsored by Target, area students from Kindergarten through high school are invited to audition for a role in this original musical adaptation. As a special highlight for this year's upcoming Grand Kids Festival, set for Saturday, April 6th, performances will be given at 11am and 1pm on stage at The Grand. ). The Grand will hold an open audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” to be held Monday, April 1, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. at The Grand 1894 Opera House .
Sponsors for the 2013 festival (to date) include: The John P. McGovern Foundation, Jamail Galveston Foundation, The Permanent Endowment Fund of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, Galveston.com and Company, Yaga's Children's Fund, Houston Family Magazine, CenterPoint Energy, Target, Texas Commission on the Arts, Bush and Associates, Lyda Ann Kempner Thomas and the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston as well as many friends of the festival and in-kind donors.
Festival admission on Saturday April 6, 2013 is $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for children; free for children 4 years and younger. With advance purchase, Saturday's tickets are available at half-price! Full-price tickets may be purchased at the festival gates. Additional fees may be charged for some activities.
For more information about this and other events at The Grand, visit www.thegrand.com, or call 800.821.1894, 409.765.1894.
The Grand 1894 Opera House, located at 2020 Postoffice Street in historic downtown Galveston, is recognized as “The Official Opera House of the State of Texas.”
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