The Grand Kids Festival

This annual spring event is an avenue to introduce children and their families to the performing, visual and folk arts in historic Downtown Galveston.

Visitors can look forward to exciting entertainment, a variety of fun, family-friendly activities and live performances – to include both professional and student performance groups, hands-on activities for children, a petting zoo and more!

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2025

Grand Kids Festival in Galveston, TX

About The Grand Kids Festival

The primary goal of The Grand Kids Festival is to provide participatory access to the fine arts for all children through an extension of The Grand's educational outreach and children's programming, to raise an appreciation and awareness of the fine arts for children, to demonstrate the talent and ability of children in the greater Galveston/Houston area, and to create a visible, broad-based event which adheres to The Grand's mission.

The Grand Kids Festival is designed to create an arena for participation by those attending. Virtually all booth and stage activities will be dedicated to “hands-on” projects, such as making musical instruments; creating visual art in a variety of media; learning and acting out folk dances or puppetry. Food and beverage booths, located in a Food Fair area, will be geared toward “fun” but good food for families.

Entertainment areas will include children performing as well as professional artists who specialize in performing for children and families. Performances will include vocal, instrumental and dance groups representing both a diversity of ages and cultures.

A recurring festival favorite is the culmination of a week-long residency of The Missoula Children’s Theatre at The Grand, who will work with local children this year to produce a musical adaptation of Rapunzel. The children will perform two shows on Saturday, during the festival on The Grand’s stage one at 11am and another at 1pm.

There are three outdoor stage areas, inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides and forty plus activity booths spanning over three blocks along Postoffice Street in downtown Galveston, it is no wonder that over 8,500 people attend this fun-filled festival each year.