Have fun in the sun before the fireworks take off! Celebrate Independence Day with an amazing variety of artful adventures and musical treats for all ages.
Performance: Family Jam Session
11 am: Sumunar Javanese Gamelan Ensemble
1 pm: Haley Bonar
2 pm: M.anifest
Rock out to eclectic world sounds, country-tinged indie folk, and Afrocentric hip-hop at this special holiday concert.
Movement Workshop: Harmony Hoops
10:30 am and 12:30 pm
Wiggle your hips and twirl to the beat in a hula-hooping workshop led by instructor/performer Harmony Hoops.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Spin Art Surprise!
10 am–3 pm
With the help of a salad spinner, make a painting that looks like an explosive firework. Led by artist-instructor Hiroko Shiraishi.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Good Enough to Eat
10 am–3 pm
Design a centerpiece sculpture for your kitchen table inspired by your favorite foods with artist-instructor Emogene Schilling. Second Harvest Heartland will be on-site, with support from volunteers from Free First Saturday sponsor Ameriprise Financial, to teach families how to help end hunger.
Family Tour: WAC Garden Packs
10 am–2 pm
Check out a WAC Garden Pack, a kit containing fun hands-on activities to engage you and your child’s imagination on a self-guided tour of the Garden. Available for free with a photo ID.
Art Bike Contest
Bring your bike! Decorate your ride at home, and then bring it to the Spoonbridge and Cherry for a bike parade. Winners will be announced at 1 pm. (Secure bike storage will be provided.)