*We are currently working with the City of Galveston, and Galveston County officials to ensure that our event complies with all current guidelines for hosting public events. We take the safety of our Festival patrons, volunteers and staff very seriously, and will continue to monitor the pandemic and be flexible with our contingency plans.

Open to Virtual and In-Person Teams of  High School Students grades 9-12

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“MR. WILL” DUPUY AND

THE EXCAVATORS

A Texas Commission on the Arts artist

 

AMY BLUEMEL

NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLER

A Texas Commission on the Arts artist

 

SPEED PAINTER JESSICA HAAS

THE JUICEBOX JUKEBOX

BRADLEY JAMES SKISTIMAS

A Texas Commission on the Arts artist

 

TAKE A PHOTO WITH

LIGHTNING McQUEEN AND

MATER FROM "CARS"

RORRING ENTERTAINMENT

RC CARS

MOBILE DAIRY CLASSROOM

FREE EVENT!
The 25th Anniversary of The Grand Kids Festival (originally set for April 4, 2020), will now be celebrated on Saturday, May 1, 2021 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 will be FREE to the public.

Presented 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
Founding sponsors of the Festival include Mary Ainslie, The Gladys B. Foundation in honor of Robert Richard Thornton, The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Bank of America and Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees.
 
2021 SPONSORS
Sponsors for the 2021 festival (to date) include, Kathrine G. McGovern, Ippolito Charitable Foundation of Galveston, The Kids Directory, Yaga’s Children’s Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts,  Alice Taylor Gray Foundation, Rotary Club of Galveston's Rotary Foundation, Inc., Bush & Associates, Galv Park, UTMB Health, Kroger, CenterPoint Energy, Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees, Houston Family Magazine, Merri S. Edwards, Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, Classic Auto Group Galveston, GoGo Squeez, and Whataburger as well as many friends of the Festival and other in-kind donors.
The support of hundreds of volunteers including The Grand’s Board of Directors, Advisory Committee, Presidents Council, Education Committee and The Grand Phantoms as well as many organizations and student groups ensures the success of the Festival each year.

2021 Sponsors

2020 Post Office St, Galveston, TX 77550

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