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Kidsplosure Performances

Martin Street

Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:15 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

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Sponsored by: Target, John William Pope Foundation
Media Sponsor: Yelp.com

Kidsplosure Stage

Martin Street

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Enloe Jazz Ambassadors with their instruments

Enloe Jazz Ambassadors

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Amazing High School Jazz Musicians Delight.

reverbnation.com/thejazzambassadors

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Read With Me Storytime

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Enjoy literature for children brought to you by the first children’s bookstore in downtown Raleigh.

readwithme.us

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Teenfest Winners

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

TeenFest Foundation exists to conduct community programming, collaborative projects, campaigns, and activities that encourage and support teens and young adults to become and remain drug-free, alcohol-free, and tobacco-free. TeenFest Foundation creates opportunities to engage in community service and outreach, and teaches leadership and mentoring, while promoting and reinforcing anti-violence messages, and also develops conflict resolution skills.

teenfest.org

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre actors performing

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

NRACT will be performing numbers from past productions as well as upcoming productions such as Spring Awakening and First Date. NRACT is the only community theatre based in North Raleigh.

nract.org

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Stagedoor Dance Company

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm

Intensive Training Program from Stage Door Dance performs upbeat Musical Theatre Jazz Dances for you!

stagedoordance.com

One Tribe Drum Circle performing on stage

One Tribe Drumming

4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Drum Along with One Tribe…One Heartbeat…One Sound One Tribe is a gathering of sounds and rhythms, energy and togetherness.

onetriberhythms.com

Southeast Raleigh Jazz students at practice

Southeast Raleigh High School Jazz Band

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Lead by the amazing Clifton Scott, this high school band is one of the best and oldest jazz bands in Wake County.

wcpss.net/Page/13662

Kidsplosure Stage

Martin Street

John William Pope Foundation Logo - Red and blue logo with eagle flying at top

Sponsored by: John William Pope Foundation
Media Sponsors: Yelp.com, CW-22

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Read With Me Storytime with Sign Language

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Enjoy literature for children brought to you by the first children’s bookstore in downtown Raleigh.

readwithme.us

Jeghettos with dinosaur puppet

Jeghetto the Puppeteer

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Puppetry Is A High Art. It’s Like Composing a Symphony in 3D –says Jeghetto the Puppeteer. Prepare to be delighted and amazed.

jeghetto.com

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Mary Kate Ayers

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Young Talent on the rise performs for you!

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Storytelling with the North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers

2:15 – 3:00 pm

The North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers, Inc., NCABS, promotes and perpetuates the art of Black Storytelling, an art form that embodies the history and cultures of Africans and African Americans, especially those in North Carolina.

ncabstellers.org

Larry Hutcherson playing ukulele on porch

Ukuleles with Larry Hutcherson & More

3:15 – 4:00 pm

You have never seen a ukulele played like this before. Lead by amazing local musician Larry Hutcherson.

larryhutchersonmusic.com

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Progressive Rocks Music School

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Experience some of the best students from this local music school rock on.

raleighmusiclessons.com

Kidsplosure Activities

Exchange & Market Plazas on Fayetteville Street

Seed bomb on garden trowel with soil and seeds laying about

Seed Bombs

Spread flower power around your community this spring with your handmade wildflower seed bombs!

Child making a paper fan with paper flowers

Flower Fans

Keep your cool by embellishing a spring flower fan.

Child making woven bracelet with flowers

Festival Bracelets

Design your own boho bracelet with ribbon and fabric.

Handmade dreamcatchers and beads

Dreamcatchers

Weave a dreamcatcher – good vibes only! Use textiles, beads, and feathers to create this traditional symbol of protection and unity.

little girl wearing a crown made of flowers

Flower Crowns

Welcome Spring by creating your own colorful flower crown to wear as you enjoy the festival!

Child digging up a fossilized dinosaur

Fossil Dig

Calling all aspiring paleontologists – come discover your next big find at our dig site!

Children making envelopes outdoors

Envelope Exchange

Envelope Exchange – Visit the Envelope Exchange to leave a message or one-of-a-kind creation, and take one home from another member of our community.

Teenage girl creating a peace pole

Peace Poles

Stop by our Peace Poles installation to add your artistic expression of positive messages for our community and the world.

Little girl creating willow art

Festival Willow Art

Contribute your creativity to bring an interactive piece of willow art to life.

Woman talking to children while they have a snack

Read With Me

This unique children’s book and art shop in downtown Raleigh will be sponsoring storytimes on the Kidsplosure stage. Come and create a bookmark at our booth and listen to local authors read stories old and new!

Detailed, ornate drawings on the rocks. Pebble painting. Colored stones.

Raleigh Rocks

Raleigh Rocks – Raleigh Rocks will host a community painting party at Kidsplosure! Come out and paint rocks to take and hide while enjoying great performances.

Child doing arts and crafts

Skill By Skill

An innovative company providing small group occupational therapy, Skill-by-Skill will be at the festival with sensory bins and spring fine motor activities that are fun for all ages.

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Macaroni Kid

This resource for great kids activities around Raleigh will be providing fun crafts and info about upcoming events.

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Little By Little

Little by Little will be bringing the play at Kidsplosure! Through the Out and About component of their program, kids of all ages (and grown-ups!) can play together, creating Collaborative Canvases with a variety of art materials, building and creating with Loose-Parts Play, and Movin’ and Groovin’ with ribbon dancers, hula hoops, and bubbles!

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