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, Washington Parent and Bethesda Magazine.
Date & Time:Saturday, June 7, 2014
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location:Along Auburn and Norfolk Avenues in downtown Bethesda. See a map
Participants Hosting Children’s Activities
- Adventure Theatre MTC – Make paper crowns and decorations
- American Plant – Plant a flower pot
- Artworks Fine Art Studio – Pastel drawing
- Be With Me Playseum – Paint a ceramic tile magnet and clay imprinting art
- Bethesda Big Train – Make-your-own pinwheel
- Bethesda Green – Make a bracelet with recycled paper & play an environmental trivia game
- Creative Youth – Bow tie and hair bow making and on camera green screen experience
- Dansez! Dansez! – Story telling, educational games and face painting
- Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture – Make-your-own carousel
- Gymboree Play & Music – Movement to music, art project, bubbles
- Huntington Learning Center – Create-your-own bookmark and math games
- Imagination Stage – Create mouse ears
- Iran Cultural and Educational Center – Make-your-own bookmark, face painting
- KID Museum – Introduction to circuits, non-traditional conductive materials and sound making
- Kidville – Decorate-your-own foam frame and door knockers
- Language Stars – Chinese lantern art project, bean bag toss and story telling
- Plaza Artist Materials – Decorate-your-own picture mat
- Round House Theatre – Create-your-own Imagination passport
Strathmore – Make your own comic book
10am - The Funny Guy
11am - Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres
12pm - The Diggity Dudes
1pm - Mr. Knick Knack and the Bric-A-Brac Band
2pm - The Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance
2:40pm - Dansez! Dansez!
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