At the Passport Stations, kids can "create their piece of peace." Each Station is a different stages of decorating and adorning a quilt square on the theme of building peace across Dayton. The squares will be joined to build a quilt over the span of the Festival.
Since the very first Festival, K12 Gallery for Young People has provided thousands of young people with a memorable work of art—Chinese gongs, velvet puppets, or shields and armor, for example—that they created all on their own. This year's activity will be a take-home mini quilt.
Puerto Rican artist Kenneth Melendez returns with mask-making activities and will lead a bilingual percussion workshop on Sunday evening.
The NCR Family Stage provides a more intimate venue where you can see many of our performers up close, enjoy quieter and family-oriented performances, and take part in workshops. Hear the intricate melodies of the Indian sitar, learn about the Celitc roots of bluegrass music, enjoy storytellers and more! At the Reynolds & Reynolds Dance Pavilion, you can learn Ceili Dancing with Nine-8ths Irish, breakin' ("breakdancing"), the basics of Brazilian Samba with Chicago Samba and contra dance moves with Kathy Anderson. For a complete schedule, click here.
Chicago Samba will lead a street parade on Saturday, street performers will make an appearance from time to time throughout the Festival site, and henna tattoos will be available for a small fee.