Free Fun For Kids


2024 Schedule

10:00 AM:
Free Arts & Crafts by Lowell National Historical Park
Free Children’s Books from Project LEARN
Free Healthy Snacks from our natural foods sponsors
Free Stage Performance

Hot Tamale Brass Band

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

The Hot Tamale Brass Band takes kids on an exciting excursion into New Orleans jazz, festive Mardi Gras and funky parades at theme parties and as a second line brass band for all types of parades.

The Hot Tamale Brass Band plays Dixieland for people of all ages!

Airborne Comedians

Thursday, July 18, 2024

The Airborne Comedians are two performers who've traveled the globe performing their high-energy, unorthodox comedy juggling show to the delight of all ages.Dan Foley and Joel Harris throw and catch birdbaths, lawn-chairs, electric guitars, and baseball bats in their hilarious juggling routines while balanced atop 6- and 7-foot-high unicycles! A sure bet to make you laugh.

Vanessa Trien & The Jumping Monkeys

Friday, July 12, 2024

Multi-award winning, Boston-based family music performer, Vanessa Trien, and her band of musical friends, lovingly called The Jumping Monkeys are known for highly interactive and energetic shows, featuring plenty of group singing and movement. Together, they create a joyful, acoustic instrument and harmony-rich folk/pop/world sound all their own. 

Curious Creatures

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Curious Creatures teach respect and appreciation for exotic and unusual animals.  The presentation is hands-on, interactive and can be tailored to meet your individual needs.  The kids can include interesting facts and stories about our creatures in an educational and entertaining environment. 

Spirit of Africa

Thursday, August 1, 2024

Get ready to embark on an electrifying journey to West Africa with Spirit of Africa! Feel the rhythm of the drums pulsating through your veins as master drummer, dancer, and singer Mohammad Kalifa Kamara leads the way. Experience the vibrant colors, infectious beats, and exhilarating dances of West Africa, transporting you to a land filled with energy and excitement. Join us for an unforgettable adventure as we celebrate the Spirit of Africa.

Peter Panic

Wednesday, August 7, 2024

Peter Panic started juggling in 1981 and became a full time professional in 1987. Since then he has delighted audiences in all 50 of the United States.

Come and see all of the fun that you will be having.

Trend N Motion

Thursday, August 8, 2024

Through hip hop dance, children learn about nature with fun animal facts and follow along to get their own bodies moving in dances that emulate animal movements in this energetic video program for the whole family.

Ben Rudnick & Friends

Wednesday, August 14, 2024

Ben is a musician, singer-songwriter and composer who has performed and recorded family music with his band, Ben Rudnick and Friends, since 2000! Some of their hit songs include A Frog Named Sam, Sally Salamander, Chicken Soup Ballad and tons more! Together, they discuss turning A Frog Named Sam into its own musical, filming the music videos for their songs, winning seven Parents' Choice Awards for his work in the music business and many more!

Good News Gus

Thursday, August 15, 2024

Singer, emcee, puppeteer, and magician — Harry and his monster friends are always the life of the party.  Harry and Good News Gus has received accolades from both party-goers and professional groups alike. With young and old, Harry's high-energy interactive entertainment is sure to bring laughter, energy, and warm, fuzzy feelings!

Additional Details

OUTDOORS: Boarding House Park, 40 French Street, Lowell, MA. Pay parking is available at the John Street (Downes) Parking Garage, 75 John St, Lowell, MA 01852.

INDOORS: In the event of inclement weather, Free Fun For Kids events will be moved indoors to the Recital Hall at Middlesex Community College's Richard and Nancy Donahue Family Academic Arts Center located at 240 Central Street, Lowell MA. Recital Hall is on the second floor.  Do not park in the adjacent lot which is restricted. Parking is available at: Early Garage, 135 Middlesex Street, Lowell MA 01852  Free parking with validation (do not park on the first floor which requires advance payment). Bring your garage ticket and validate it at the show. 

Health Precautions

• 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.  

• Hand sanitizer will be available in multiple locations at Boarding House Park and at our indoor “rain location.”

Thanks to this year's sponsors!

FREE FUN FOR KIDS SERIES SPONSOR: The Nancy L. & Richard K. Donahue Charitable Foundation

MAJOR SUPPORT: Lowell Cultural Council / Massachusetts Cultural Council
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Parker Lecture Series