While Best.Weekend.Ever. is an event for all ages, we have a variety of activities specifically geared toward kids and families. Make sure to check out these activities when you visit downtown on Saturday, June 18!

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Face Painting (1 – 6 PM)

Get your face painted by Anna Stegmeier and friends! *Small fee required

DIY Slime (1 – 6 PM)

Make your own ooey-gooey slime with Erin Harrigan!

Tote Bag Painting (1 – 6 PM)

Paint-your-own Best.Weekend.Ever. tote bag, perfect for carrying around the craft you’ll make in the KIDS ZONE!

Sand Art (1 – 6 PM)

Use colorful sand to creat your own masterpieces with Sally Ridgeway.

Balloon Twister (1 – 6 PM)

You’ll be surprised to see all the wonderful things our balloon twister can make!

Art with Mrs. Jayne (1 – 6 PM)

Let your creativity shine with these fun art projects!

Farm to City (1 – 4 PM)

Meet a real-life cow and other farmyard friends! Pose with a tractor! Get your hands dirty with soil and roll around in corn kernels at this fun zone provided by Explore More!

Sand Art (1 – 6 PM)

Use colorful sand to create your own masterpieces with Sally Ridgeway.

GloFiber Kids Activity (1 – 6 PM)

Make sure to head over to the Glofiber tent to see what fun activity is in store!

Tour an Ambulance (1 – 6 PM)

Explore an Ambulance with Explore More!


Free Admission and Crafts at Virginia Quilt Museum (10 AM – 4 PM)

Enjoy free admission, create your own non-sewing quilt square, work on the community crazy quilt, or grab a coloring page!

Up with Upcycling at Friendly City Food Co-Op (11 AM – 12 PM)

Lids cannot be recycled, so they are perfect for upcycling. The Friendly City Food Co-Op will be making art with an assortment of lids. There will also be a creative challenge posed and anyone who comes up with a solution will receive a prize!

The Rosy Co. Photo Booth

Snap a picture to remember your Best.Weekend.Ever.!

Lawn Games at Court Square (1 – 7:30 PM)

Play giant versions of your favorite games, or try out a new sport on the courthouse lawn!

Tobini the Roaming Magician

Presto! Make sure you find the mysterious Tobini, out Best.Weekend.Ever. roaming magician around Court Square and Main Street.

Henna Tattoos

Get yourself painted with henna tattoos on the Court Square lawn by SKS Artworks.

Balloon Selfie Station in Liberty Park (1 – 7:30 PM)

Don’t miss this colorful photo-op sponsored by Matchbox Realty!

Free Make-Your Own Lip Scrub with withSimplicity (1 – 3:30 PM)

Join us outside withSimplicity’s NEW location on East Market Street for a fun, “Make Your Own Lip Scrub” station that’s fun for all ages. They’ll provide the container and ingredients…you provide the creativity.

Tye Dyeing

Show off your colors at this tye-dye station in the Matchbox Realty parking lot!

Family-Friendly Shows at Court Square Theater

Enjoy Rocktown Improv at 12 PM and a performance by Dance & Co. at 1:30 PM.

Sentara Healthy Zone at Court Square (1 – 7:30 PM)

Get health screenings and enjoy some sports activities on Court Square!

World Refugee Day Celebration at Turner Pavilion (3 – 6 PM)

Family fun is sure to be had at Church World Services’ World Refugee Day celebration at Turner Pavilion. A celebration for refugees and immigrants, shining a spotlight on the many accomplishments and stories that make this community strong and diverse. Enjoy music, cultural activities, recognition ceremony, kids activities, food, and fun.

Splash Pad and Touch-a-Truck (1 – 7:30 PM)

Cool down with sprinklers and more at the Harrisonburg Fire Department’s Splash Pad. Budding firefighters can also explore a real firetruck!