Wednesday, June 1, 2022
This image shows the logo for Midwest Kid Fest alongside a photo of a young boy smiling as he steers the kid train car.



Bring the kids for a day of fun as Sanford Children’s presents the 23rd annual Midwest Kid Fest at Island Park on June 10 from 11:00 am-7:00 pm! This family-friendly event offers a whole day packed with fun games and activities for the kids. Admission to the park and for all activities is free for kids and parents.  

The day of fun kicks off with the Teddy Bear Parade. Line up for the parade begins at 10:00 am in front of the Island Park Pool and the parade starts at 10:30 am. Get in on the fun and walk the ½ mile course through Island Park with their favorite Teddy Bear! Bring a canned food item to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank.  

Island Park is filled with music, laughter and bright colors as children play and learn at Midwest Kid Fest. Bring the whole family to enjoy interactive booths and life size games such as checkers, Yahtzee, Tetris and more. This year’s interactive educational booths feature a variety of area business and organizations. Make sure to check out Picasso Point sponsored by Sparklight. There are a lot of art activities and a fun area where you can create whatever your imagination can think up. The best part is, all activities are free!   

Main Stage entertainment features performances from Red River Dance, Phil Baker and the Red Guitar, Honeysuckle Hooping, Gaspers school of Dance and a dance party with OnTrack DJ.  

Make sure you head over to Percussion Plain. In this interactive area, kids can try their hand at making their own music on a variety of homemade xylophones, drums and more. 

Stop by The Forest to visit with the Fargo Park District, learn all about what you can do in the park this summer, pick up some take-home crafts and more! 

Festival food is available for purchase or you can bring lunch for a picnic at the park. Enjoy waffles, Italian ice, sloppy joes, hot dogs, cookies, tropical snow cones and many other favorites.   

Free transportation is provided by MAT Bus for kids going to the festival. MAT Bus transportation information to Midwest Kid Fest can be found at Free parking is available at the Island Park Pool lot and in the neighborhood.  

The 23rd Annual Midwest Kid Fest event is presented by the Fargo Park District. Thank you to our sponsors Sanford Children’s, Sparklight, WDAY and Games Galore.  

Island Park is located at 302 7th Street S. For more information, call the Fargo Park District at 701-499-6060 or visit