Imagination Bethesda is a children’s street festival celebrating children and the arts, including musical performances, dance troupes, roving entertainment and hands-on art & craft activities. The free event in downtown Bethesda features face painters, costume characters, balloonists, jugglers and more. Local businesses and educational organizations will host a variety of activities to entertain and energize the 12-and-under crowd.
Imagination Bethesda is a FREE event produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and is sponsored by MIX 107.3 FM, DC50 (WDCW-TV), The Gazette, Washington Parent and Bethesda Magazine.
Date & Time:Saturday, June 7, 2014
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location:Along Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street in downtown Bethesda.
Participants Hosting Children’s Activities
- Adventure Theatre MTC – Decorate a “dollipop”
- American Plant – Plant a flower pot
- Artworks Fine Art Studio – Pastel drawing
- Be With Me Playseum – Paint a ceramic tile magnet
- Beanstalk Montessori – Montessori activities
- Bethesda Green – Make a necklace with recycled paper & play an environmental trivia game
- Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture – Make-your-own carousel
- Gymboree Play & Music – Movement to music, art project, bubbles
- Huntington Learning Center – Origami (paper folding)
- Imagination Stage – Create pirate or Peter Pan paper hats
- Iran Cultural and Educational Center – Make-your-own bookmark, face painting
- Joy of Motion Dance Center – Make recycled paper chains and lanterns
- Kidville – Decorate-your-own foam frame
- Language Fundamentals – Spanish story time and sing-along, make maracas
- Language Stars – Foreign language storytelling and coloring sheets
- Plaza Artist Materials – Decorate-your-own picture mat
- Round House Theatre – Create-your-own Imagination passport
- Strathmore – Create a sculpture
- Washington Conservatory of Music – Play with musical instruments
Performance ScheduleTo Be Announced
For more information, visit www.bethesda.org.