Family Fun!

For the Family with more to be announced!

Inside the gate on Saturday: The popular climbing wall will be back sponsored by Positive Energy Outdoors along with bounce houses, trash art, kids music, arts & crafts, face painting and more!

Outside the gate: Playfront Park, a free public playground and gathering area plus a carnival in the DECC lot, a separate attraction with separate prices for rides, etc.

Tent Stage: 4:30 pm

Award Winning Monkey Mind Pirates Family Yoga Party  taps into the power of puppets, rock, and yoga to navigate the stormy seas of stress. The unruly Pirates of Monkey Mind can hijack our brain with distraction, anxiety and negative messages. Sail into the waters of calm with Captain Fitz as he discovers the secrets to taming the Monkey Mind Pirates.

MMPYogaPartyRGB72On their mission to delight children and adults with feats of imagination, Z Puppets has now brought fifteen original productions and hundreds of workshops to thousands of audience members across the country, including performing arts centers, outdoors festivals, museums, schools, and libraries. From their yoga puppet rock opera starring monkey pirates, to a platypus piano musical, and a French accordion lobster farce, Z Puppets’ unique blend of live music, zealous humor and hand-crafted puppetry makes for an extraordinary experience for families.

Join the Money Mind Pirates for Laughter Yoga at Yoga Land from 12:30-1:15!

Kids Tent: 

agate_cover_smJoin Joy Morgan Dey and Nikki Johnson for two lively presentations of their book Agate

Trash Upcycling hosted by Danielle Diver, Bimaaji’idiwin Ojibwe Garden Program Coordinator for Fond du Lac Tribal College’s Environmental Institute. Trash Upcycling promotes innovative uses for refuse.  Upcycling trash into art objects or useful items can be fun and easy. Children of all ages are encouraged to stop by and create collages, sculptures, wireless smart phone amplifiers, gift boxes, jewelry, planters, cat scratch pads, or anything else they may feel inspired to make using clean household trash.

Lake Superior Zoo Mobile Meet the Animals

Sandstone Wild Cat Sanctuary will bring their big cat toys and engage kids in play.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math of Puppetry Lab with Z Puppets!

1:30-2:30 pm


Step into the Puppet Lab and become Scient-Artists with award-winning artists Z Puppets Rosenschnoz! Experiment with the fusion of creative and scientific processes, test the limits of imagination and go home with the power of puppets!

Participants may drop-in during this time and go through the phases of design and building and testing a puppet using key principles that connect art with science. Participants will take home whatever they make– 
plus an observation notebook to encourage future creative experiments!

Recommend ages 7+ but younger ones are welcome as long as an adult is with themdcmlogo.