Free Fun For Kids!
Free Fun For Kids is back for Summer 2021!
All Free Fun For Kids shows are FREE on Wednesday and Thursday mornings and will include:
- 10:00 AM Free Healthy Snacks
- Free kids books from Project LEARN
- 11:00 AM Stage Performance
NOTE: COVID PRECAUTIONS are listed at the bottom of this page. Masks are not required at these shows if you are social distancing. Use of masks is always encouraged and are required in close proximity to others.
Wednesday, August 4th • CURIOUS CREATURES
A hands-on interactive live animal show for all ages! Get up close and personal with exotic reptiles and other animals from around the world, including a turtle, snakes, lizards, an alligator, and sometimes a skunk! This engaging show lets parents and children alike handle the animals, while educating in the process. Sponsored by Acre Family Child Care and Washington Savings Bank.
Thursday, August 5th • MATT HEATON & THE OUTSIDE TOYS
Matt Heaton believes music for kids can be entertaining for both children AND parents. His songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, American roots and Irish traditional music, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun. Whether you call it children’s music, family music, kindie or toddlerbilly it’s sure to please listeners of all ages. THIS SHOW WILL MOVE INDOORS TO LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, 50 EAST MERRIMACK STREET. Sponsored by Community Teamwork, Inc.
Wednesday, August 11th • SHINE & THE MOONBEAMS
Shine and the Moonbeams have played their special blend of Soul and Funk music for families all over New York City. Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Summer Stage are just a few of the venues that have welcomed them. They invite kids of all ages to make a joyful noise and participate in an interactive journey that is not only creative but educational and socially relevant. Shawana Kemp is Shine. Winners of the 2013 Parents Choice Award. Out with the Kids raved that Shine and the Moonbeams’ songs were “heartfelt, insightful and emotional, with brilliant musicianship to boot.” Sponsored by Parker Lectures.
Wednesday, August 18th • BEN RUDNICK & FRIENDS
Sophisticated melodies, precise instrumentation and witty lyrics that will delight the whole family! The award winning Ben Rudnick and Friends acoustic band is known for its family friendly music featuring instantly hum-able original songs and fun spins on well-known traditional material. Described as a Jerry Garcia like jam band for kids. Winner of a Parent’s Choice Award. Sponsored by Acre Family Child Care.
Thursday, August 19th • TREND N MOTION HIP HOP DANCE
Trend n Motion is a diverse team that genuinely loves expressive movement. They came together in 2012 after the loss of a close friend who inspired them to chase a dream with love and passion. Now, Trend n Motion is chasing their dreams using the spirit of dance to highlight how the therapy of expression is beneficial to the quality of life. Seen at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston First Night, and the Boston Art Music Soul (BAMS). Sponsored by Parker Lectures.
Wednesday, August 25th • MAGIC BY GEORGE
What does it take to become magic’s only Two-Time Gold Medal Champion? Only one magician has ever successfully discovered the answer: George Saterial. One of magic’s most highly acclaimed professionals; the harmonious merger of theatrical, technical, and creative abilities couples with his enduring love for magic and entertaining. Sponsored by Acre Family Child Care.
Thursday, August 26th • ROBERT CLARKE COMEDY
Boston Magician and Juggler Robert Clarke started performing at the age of 16, training under “The Suspenders,” a juggling group from his hometown on Cape Cod. Robert began learning juggling, magic and comedy skills and it was then he knew that this was the beginning of his career. Currently Robert is performing all over New England and beyond. Sponsored by Acre Family Child Care and Washington Savings Bank.
Wednesday, September 1st • JENNY THE JUGGLER
Jenny the Juggler is Boston’s best (& only) female full-time professional juggling performance artist since 1997! She is also a mom! A typical event with Jenny the Juggler includes magic, music, singing, physical comedy, interactive silliness, and audience participation! Sponsored by Community Teamwork, Inc.
Thursday, September 2nd • THE YO-YO PEOPLE
This husband and wife duo bring back that nostalgic toy, reminding you of old favorite tricks like Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then amaze you with new and bizarre tricks. Yo-yos with 10-foot strings and multiple yo-yos looping while hula hooping and unicycling are just some of their finely tuned feats. They hold a Guinness World Record and a 2008 Yo-Yo World Champion title! Sponsored by A Chiropractic Wellness Place.
In the case of inclement weather (rain or excessive heat):
A message will be posted by 9:30AM on the day of the show in the News & Updates section of the home page of this website and on our info line 978-970-5200 with the details of any weather-related relocation. If the show is relocated from Boarding House Park, it will be moved indoors to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell. Relocated performances start at the same times as at the park.
Watch for updates on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/freefunforkids
OUTDOORS: Boarding House Park, 40 French Street, Lowell, MA
INDOORS: Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA (Not Lowell High School)
- The Lowell Summer Music Series’ Free Fun For Kids will return to its open-air outdoor home at Boarding House Park, 40 French Street in Lowell National Historical Park. Due to inclement weather, some shows may move to Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
- Masks are encouraged by not required outdoors because it is possible to social distance at these shows, though unvaccinated patrons should wear a mask. The City does require masks indoors at Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
- We urge attendees to spread out and keep extra space between your group and others.
- The restrooms are open at the John Street Parking Garage and the Mogan Center which is the boardinghouse next to the park. Masks are required to enter the Mogan Center as it is a federal building.
- Patrons are urged to self-monitor for any COVID symptoms and should not visit if they feel ill or have had any recent exposure to COVID.
- Hand sanitizer will be available in multiple locations at Boarding House Park and at our indoor location at Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
- Anticipated outdoor attendance will be 300 to 600 per show. Boarding House Park capacity is 1800. Our indoor location at Lowell Memorial Auditorium has a capacity of 2800, so there will be plenty of room to social distance if a show moves indoors due to bad weather.
- Attendees are asked to dispose of their own trash to reduce spread of COVID.
- Due to the inability to social distance, trolley rides will not be provided this year after shows.
- Workplace health restrictions will apply to all employees and volunteers..