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Island Park will be filled with music, laughter and bright colors as children play and learn at the 22nd Annual Midwest Kid Fest. All activities are free! The fest hosts interactive educational booths, life-sized games, an entertainment stage, petting zoo, strolling entertainment and more.

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In order to allow for proper safety measures, the 2021 Teddy Bear Parade will be modified to be a self-guided photo parade throughout Midwest Kid Fest.

Bring your camera and a teddy bear friend to the five different photo spots throughout Island Park.  From our Life-Sized Letters to the brand new Gazeboscope, these photo spots are the perfect backdrops to capture your memories from a fun-filled day!  Don't have a teddy bear to bring along?  Stop by the Information Booth to pick up an event activity packet that includes a teddy bear image you can color in to use as a photo prop.

Bring your blanket and grab a comfortable patch of grass to watch the entertainment being presented by local performers. 

Performances include:

12:00 Penny and Pals
1:00 Get moving with XaBeat and Courts Plus
1:45 Explore Science with Concordia Science Academy
2:30 Gasper School of Dance
3:15 Gasper School of Dance
4:00 Penny and Pals
4:45 Studio Vibe's Summer Art Intensive
5:30 Honeysuckle Hooping
6:15 Dance Party with OnTrack DJ

Visit the Star Valley, Diamond Bluff, and Prairie Heart areas at Midwest Kid Fest to connect with area business and organizations supporting kids and families.  Each booth will offer a fun activity to guests.  

Businesses and organizations at Midwest Kid Fest this year:

Beyer's ATA Martial Arts
Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services
BioLife Plasma Services
Boys and Girls Club
Concordia Science Academy
Courts Plus Community Fitness
Fargo Public Library
First Presbyterian Church
Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater
Gasper School of Dance
Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons
Gooseberry Park Players
Ignite Chiropractic
ND Academy of Dance
Nexus-PATH
Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America
Precision Cleaning & Northgate Real Estate Investments
Project RAI (Rainbows are Inclusive)
River Keepers
Safety Square
Sanford Children's
SENDCAA
SkyZone
Sparklight
Tri-City United Soccer Club
Your Home Improvement Company 

Need some fuel to keep up for this fun-filled day?  Stop by one of the many food vendors for a quick snack or a full meal!

Food vendors at the 2021 Midwest Kid Fest include:

  • Fargo Park District Concessions
  • Jen's Breads
  • Jumbo's Food Truck
  • Mama LaRonni's
  • The Hot Dog Peddler
  • Tropical Sno
  • Windsor Waffles

Try your luck at a life-size game of checkers, Yahtzee, Tetris, and more!  Challenge your family to a game of Twister or try out a new game for the first time.  

Make sure to leave yourself time to find parking. The Island Park parking lots or the ramp are great options to look for parking and there is also plenty of street parking in the area around the park.

MAT Bus also offers free rides to kids coming to the Teddy Bear Parade and Midwest Kid Fest! Adults ride for only $1.50. Pick a bus route or park your car in one of the Park & Ride Lots.

Interested in volunteering at Midwest Kid Fest?  Sign-up here!

Following guidance from Sanford Health, we will not be offering the following activities at Midwest Kid Fest this year:

  • Belly Bumpers
  • Face-painting
  • Inflatables

We invite you to enjoy all of the other life-sized games, pick up a temporary tattoo from the Information Booth, and visit our brand new Percussion Plain and make your own music this year.

While masks are not required at the event, we encourage all guests to think of others while in attendance and respect social distancing as much as possible.