West Liberty Children's Festival

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

When: September 17, 2016
Where: Downtown West Liberty
Cost: free

The Twentieth Annual West Liberty Children's Festival will take place Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in downtown West Liberty on Third St, with a schedule chock full of performances, crafts, and activities!  This year's festival features performances by Stone Lion Puppets from Missouri, Calliope Puppets  from New Orleans, Corcoran Puppets from Wisconsin, Hunter Marionettes from Minneapolis, and Eulenspiegel Puppets with Mexican guest puppeteer Eli Portugal.  On the street, enjoy one-on-one performances by marionettist Brett DeBruyn, puppeteer Angela Polowy, juggler Dean Franzen, clown Mrs. Hinky-Dink, balloon twister Cari Cooney, and musicians Kalimbaman and the Fabulous Yahoo Drummers. Get your face painted by guest artist Eric Stiles!   Also a Tiny Train, a giant Sandbox, Painting Easels, Puppet Making, Crafts, Food and MORE!

This year the Festival is part of a full weekend, Fiesta West Liberty!  Starting at 8:00 AM, the West Liberty Chamber of Commerce will host a sanctioned 5K run; fromt 3:00-10:00 PM, LULAC and other Latino groups will host an evening of live music and Mexican food, featuring a Mariachi Band and a Puerto Rican band.

Here's the schedule for the Children's Festival10:10: EULENSPIEGEL PUPPETS  The Rabbit and the Moon                   (with Mexican puppeteer Eli Portugal)

10:45: LIBERTY DANCE CENTER (street)

11:00:   CORCORAN PUPPETS  from Wisconsin
    The Adventures of August and June: Smile

11:45:  DEAN OF JUGGLING (street)
    Juggling Show

12:00 :  STONE LION PUPPET THEATER from Kansas City
      Stellaluna

12:45:  Little Folklorico dancers (Noel Avalos) (street)

1:00: HUNTER MARIONETTES from Minneapolis
    Feathers and Strings
    
1:45:  KALIMBAMAN and THE FABULOUS YAHOO DRUMMERS (street)

2:15: Calliope Puppets

3:00 CHILDREN’S PARADE!:

 

Eulenspiegel Puppets

Hiring information

Contact us:

(319)-627-2487
monica@puppetspuppets.com
319 N. Calhoun St.
West Liberty, IA