Memorial Day weekend was our town's annual art festival. This is our favorite event they put on, and we always go. Unfortunately Dave had a sore mouth (he had just had a tooth pulled), so we left him home.
The downtown park was full of arts, crafts, music and dancing. There are a couple of stages for performances going on throughout the day and a huge kid section of free crafts. A lot of the booths are the same every year, but there were a few new things.
After a little while, the older kids went over to the art exhibits while the younger ones stayed and did more crafts. That's why I have way more pictures of them!
It was more crowded than usual (we went a little later in the day that we usually do), so when there wasn't room at a table, Chloe just colored on the ground.
They really liked the Native American music table.
Most of the instruments were hands on, which was awesome. But apparently there was a "Do Not Touch" sign by some of them, which I didn't see until after I'd already taken a picture of them playing the forbidden instruments. Oops.
By this point the little kids were ready to go play in the giant sandbox, so we met up with the big kids and headed in that direction. They always have set-ups with dancers and actors, and the Cinderella one was fun.
They had crafts for older kids too - Spencer carved a template to print.
And their favorite artist, Josh Talbott. He sets up toys in funny settings and paints them. So fun!
We bought a ginormous bag of kettle corn. Love that stuff.
We ended at the sand castle, made by the Sand Guys. I almost can't stand being there because of all the annoying kids climbing up and "helping," thus destroying the amazing structure, even though there is plenty of sand around for kids to work on. They seriously need a bouncer, and I'm always temped to do it!