Photo: Once again plenty of kids will be jumping for joy at the bouncy castles inside the 2018 “Children’s Fest” as in previous years. Photo courtesy of BANA.
The 24th Annual 2018 Children’s Fest A Legacy For Generations!
This year the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) celebrates its 100th anniversary and the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) their 35th anniversary. Not only do they share major milestone anniversaries in 2018, but they also have in common a legacy, decades in the making, of caring for those in need across Windsor Essex.
As well, they are also both heavily involved with the 24th annual “Children’s Fest.” As co-hosts, this dynamic duo promises a weekend filled with live entertainment and exciting hands-on activities for the whole family.
In an era where most festival are dying off, this multi-generational event hosted record numbers in 2017 due in large part to moving the event indoors to their new home at Central Park Athletics. In fact, since first opening in 1995, more than 74,000 visitors have attended this great event from all over the region.
“Having kids of my own, I know how difficult it is to find fun, affordable activities for the whole family,” says BANA’s Executive Director Luciana Rosu-Sieza. “This is why we are so excited to be part of this local event. It’s all about bringing people together to create memories. We take pride in ensuring that this event is inclusive, keeping the cost low and the excitement high.”
“Children’s Fest” features plenty of entertainment with dozens of acts on the main stage. Come see the dancers, science shows, pony rides, robotics, marching bands, dog shows, plus local musicians, martial arts, dance troupes and some new surprises for 2018. And stop by the food court for a bite to eat or sing along with the Karaoke Kidd!
Check the website (address below) for special visits from the Windsor Spitfires and Windsor Express, Windsor Fire & Rescue, the Public Library’s Book Mobile and over four dozen local non-profit and community vendors.
Janet Kelly, Chair of the Children’s Festival adds “Everyone is welcome! It is the perfect place to encourage exploration and early learning for children with the many interactive, hands-on activities.”
There’s something for everyone on September 15 and 16, 2018! Admission is only $5 per person. Gates open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Park Athletics (at Grand Marais and Central Avenue in Windsor).
For more information “like” the event’s Facebook page or view their website.