Arts & Literacy Festival

Sat Apr 29, 2023
10:00am to 2:00pm PT
Age: Families with children 0 to 5
Price: Free
Virginia Avenue Park

The annual Arts & Literacy Festival at Virginia Avenue Park features activities for kids, storytelling and live entertainment.

This year' theme is “Ready, Set, Build!"

Activity Highlights:

  • reDiscover Center’s Tool Zoo and Carboard Construction Zone
  • Cayton Children’s Museum Recycled City activity  
  • Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL)’s Storytime Stage features construction themed books read by Public Work staff in hardhats! 
  • Construction Tool Relay Races 
  • Roaming Stilt walkers 
  • Book Characters 
  • Interactive Explorer Card redeemable for a free book at the SMPL booth

Sean Hill acts as emcee on the Main Stage, where performers include: Santa Monica Youth Orchestra’s Mariachi Ensemble and Balkan Ensemble,  Bollypop Interactive Dance Performance, Elemental Music’s Prelude Program, Santa Monica Ballet Folklorico and Psychic Buster Magic and More Show. 


** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.