Celebrate with The Grand on a day filled with non-stop performances and art activities at the 21st Annual Grand Kids Festival, located on Postoffice Street in Galveston's historic downtown Cultural Arts District between 20th and 23rd on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10am – 5pm.
Designed as an avenue to introduce children and their families to the arts, visitors will be entertained and involved in activities and performances that take place within three blocks on four stages, featuring over a dozen professional performers, student performance groups, hands-on activities for children, a petting zoo and so much more fun for everyone!
A highlight of the entertainment offered each year is a musical adaptation presented by MISSOULA CHILDREN'S THEATRE as part of a theatre residency. Presenting Red Riding Hood this year, Missoula Children's Theatre works with a cast of 50 area students for a week prior to the Festival and then presents them in two performances on The Grand's historic stage.
FESTIVAL FOUNDING SPONSORS:
Mary Ainslie, The Gladys B. Foundation in honor of Robert Richard Thornton, Lawyer; the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Bank of America, and the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston.
2015 FESTIVAL SPONSORS: Sponsors for the 2015 festival (to date) include: The John P. McGovern Foundation, Jamail Galveston Foundation, Yaga’s Children’s Fund, The Permanent Endowment Fund of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, Alice Taylor Gray Foundation, Lyda Ann Quinn Thomas, Armin Cantini, Houston Chronicle, UTMB Health, Classic Auto Group Galveston, The Kids Directory, Houston Family Magazine, Galveston County Daily News, CenterPoint Energy, Target (sponsoring Missoula Children’s Theatre), Galveston Rotary Foundation of the Rotary Club of Galveston, Bush & Associates, Galveston.com & Company, Texas Commission on the Arts, Galveston Kiwanis Club, Oak Farm Dairy, the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston and additional in-kind donors.