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A Summer of Fun at Symphony Square

June 18, 2013
  • Who: The Austin Symphony Orchestra
  • What: 2013 Children's Day Art Park
  • When: Wednesday mornings, June 12 - July 31, except July 3
  • Where: Symphony Square - 1101 Red River St.

An amphitheatre teeming with balloons, bubbles, roving symphony musicians, magicians, mimes, arts & crafts, storytellers, clowns, smiling faces, and musical instruments await the imagination of the young and the young at heart. Summer at Symphony Square means it is time for the Austin Symphony’s Children’s Day Art Park. Come experience the magic for yourself!

The Austin Symphony invites children and their parents to join in discovering the wonder and excitement that the performing arts can bring when they attend Children’s Day Art Park, an Austin tradition for over 25 years. Wednesday mornings this June and July, Symphony Square will be transformed into a secret garden of cultural delights waiting for the youth of Austin and Central Texas to enjoy.

During the morning festivities, musicians of the Austin Symphony Orchestra stroll through Symphony Square visiting with children, demonstrating their instruments and playing their favorite tunes. Kids can also visit the Instrument Petting Zoo to see, touch and play real orchestral instruments. At 10 a.m. performances especially geared for young children are presented on stage by some of Austin’s favorite entertainers:

June 12 – Beto y los Fairlanes
June 19 – Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklorico
June 26 – Joe McDermott
July 3 – NO CHILDREN’S DAY…Happy July 4th
July 10 – Jon Emery’s Teddy Bear Picnic (Bring your bear!!)
July 17 – Staci Gray
July 24 – The Biscuit Brothers
July 31 – Lucas Miller

After the performance a real Pied Piper leads everyone down the Lemonade Trail to the Magic Oak Tree for stories and fun in the Art Park “Big Top.” The myriad of available activities in which children can participate include having their faces painted and making craft projects.

Come again, or for the very first time, to make memories with your children and the child within. Admission to Children’s Day Art Park is 50¢ a child; adults are free when accompanying a child. Lemonade is only 10¢ a cup! Bring a sack lunch and picnic on the banks of Waller Creek.

At Children’s Day Art Park learning about the arts happens naturally!