Downtown Discoveries Kids' Fest
Saturday, June 25, 2022 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM) (EDT)
Saturday, June 25th from 11am to 1pm in Midtown Village, Downtown Wilkes-Barre
This free children’s event will once again feature a sing-a-long and pictures with Princess Elsa, Tux from the Penguins, live reptiles from CDE Exotics, facepainting, balloon art, children’s activities by the YMCA, Wilkes-Barre City Health Department, Luzerne County Head Start, crafts by the Sordoni Art Gallery and the Osterhout Library, and music by DJ H to the Maxx.
Festivities will also include live dance performances, the City of Wilkes-Barre fire truck and K-9 unit, free popcorn, Rita’s water ice, and more.
The KidsFest will kick off a month-long Downtown Discoveries Scavenger Hunt and Passport Program that encourages children and their families to visit Downtown businesses and other city attractions like the Sordoni Art Gallery, Marquis Art & Frame, the Wilkes-Barre Fire Department and Police Station, the YMCA and others to receive free prizes. Families can mark their passports by participating in Downtown activities like attending the Farmer’s Market, taking a yoga class on the River, seeing a movie at Movies 14, attending a “Y” Walk Wednesday, and borrowing a book at the Osterhout Free Library.
The scavenger hunt also includes stops like the new interactive kid’s sculpture at Midtown Village, the hidden petroglyphs, fitness corner, and a storybook riddle all found on Public Square.
Downtown Discoveries Passports will be distributed at the event and at the Osterhout Library, the YMCA, and the Luzerne County Visitors Bureau. Children can bring completed passports to the Osterhout Library by July 31st to be entered into a contest to win prizes.