Happy 15th anniversary, Free First Saturday! Celebrate a tradition of family fun with live music and artful adventures. A blanket, packed lunch, and sunscreen are strongly recommended. In the event of rain, outdoor events will be canceled or moved indoors, not rescheduled.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Salty Scene, 10 am–3 pm
What happens when you mix watercolor paint with salt? Find out as you make a picture of Spoonbridge and Cherry. It’s a scientific splash!
Workshop: Drop in and Dance, 10 am–12 noon
Shake yourself silly! Join dancer Angel Sandro and try out some basic hip-hop dance moves.
Story Time: Festive Folklore, 10:30 am, 12:30 and 2:30 pm
Get in the party mood with Children’s Theatre Company storyteller Leif Jurgensen, who presents merrymaking myths about ways people celebrate in different cultures.
Performance: Family Jam Sessions, 11 am, 1 and 3 pm
Head to the main stage for world, reggae, jazz, punk, and new wave music from a star-studded lineup of local talents, including International Reggae All-Stars at 11 am, Dosh at 1 pm, and Melodious Owl at 3 pm. Warning: Rhythms are contagious and may inspire dancing.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Hide and Sze!, 11 am–3 pm
Hidden treasures abound in the Garden. Search for all three parts of Sarah Sze’s installation in the Cowles Conservatory, then stop by the Walker on Wheels mobile art lab to make an urban landscape from recycled materials. Led by Christina Alderman.
Garden Tour: See and Sketch, 12 noon, 1 and 2 pm
Pick up a sketch pad for this drawing tour of the Garden guided by Shannon Steven.