Kids & Family Fun

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the in-person downtown festival cannot take place in 2020. Instead, the Durham Arts Council is creating a lively online virtual festival, including interactive features. Stay tuned for more details, posted here in summer 2020.

The Creative Kids Zone is packed with arts and play activities for our young CenterFest visitors! Families can enjoy great hands-on art activities in the Kids Zone, staffed by Durham Arts Council staff and volunteers.

CenterFest 2019 activities:

Pig Puppets – Create a fun pig puppet to keep you company as you explore CenterFest! FREE
Cow Door Hangers – Spice up your rooooom with some style with a fun cow door hanger! FREE
Maracas – Shake, rattle, and roll! Make your own maraca and dance and sing with the performing artists during CenterFest. FREE
Get your hands dirty at the DAC Clay Studio Tent! See wheel throwing demonstrations by DAC instructors and try throwing a pot yourself under their guidance. Sign up in advance for your hands-on session at the DAC Clay Studio Tent. Purchase ceramics created by DAC instructors and take this opportunity to learn more about the DAC Clay Studio
CenterStage at Ninth Street Bakery will feature family friendly music and cultural programming

More fun. . .

Head over to the South Bank parking lot located across Morris Street from the Durham Arts Council to find more kids activities including:

Facepainting – Paint Savvy is back to transform faces into animals, superheroes and more! PRICE VARIES – see (fee-based)
Bounce Houses – Take some time to jump around! (fee-based)
Train – Take a ride on a fun and colorful train, toot toot! (fee-based)

The Young People’s Performing Company will be performing on Saturday at 2 and 4:30 and Sunday at 3 in the WTVD Theatre on the lower level of the Durham Arts Council. Free with a CenterFest sticker!