Kids & Family Fun

The Creative Kids Zone in CenterFest 2017 was 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. The Creative Kids Zone is in the South Bank parking lot across from the Durham Arts Council building on Morris Street. Activities for 2017 included:

Frog Puppets – Create a fun frog puppet to keep you company as you explore CenterFest! FREE
Jingle Bell Bracelets – Make your own bracelet and jingle along with your favorite bands at CenterFest! FREE
Ladybug Crowns – Design a fun and festive ladybug crown and be the most stylish person at CenterFest! FREE
Printmaking – With the guidance from Durham’s own Supergraphic/Super G Print Lab artists, participants create your own silk screen design on paper (limited availability) 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

More fun. . .

Facepainting – Paint Savvy was back to transform faces into animals, superheroes and more! PRICE VARIES – see (fee-based)
Kids play activities such as inflatable Moon Bounce and Train Rides for a small fee

The Channel 11 Family Stage featured music and cultural programming from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, and 11:15am to 3pm on Sunday. Global Breath provided free Sunday morning yoga classes for the public at the CenterZen next to the Channel 11 Family stage; class 1 from 9:30am-10:15am and class 2 from 10:30am-11:15am.

The Diaper Bank provided a changing and feeding station.

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

Stay tuned for the 2018 line-up, posted in summer 2018!