Cambridge Carnival KidsFest is a hands-on interactive activity zone for children of all ages. Join us for stilt walking demos, story telling, face painting, balloon art, and arts and crafts activities. Most of the activities are free.  KidsFest is located on Ames Street between Main Street and Amhearst Street in Kendall Square.


2017 Schedule: 

Arts and Crafts12-6PM

  • Fun with beading (bracelets, necklaces), decorate your own accordion hats, foam arts and crafts, sand art, decorate and fill plastic eggs, games (corn hole, ladder ball).  Beachcomber hats for sale.

Games – 12-6PM

  • Bean Bag Toss, Bowling, Horse Shoe Toss

Winchester School of Chinese Culture – Jennifer Zhang – 12-6PM 

  • .Teach kids and parents to make origami lotus flowers.  Free to everyone.

Our school is a non-profit organization. We have been around for over 10 years. We are volunteers promoting traditional Chinese cultureWebsite:

Cambridge Science Festival & Science on the Street – 12-6PM 

  •  Interactive STEM activities that engage kids (and adults!) of all ages

The Cambridge Science Festival offers a wide range of STEAM-related activities – lectures, debates, exhibitions, concerts, plays, workshops, etc. – over ten days at a variety of locations. Modeled on art, music, and movie festivals, the Cambridge Science Festival makes STEAM part of the wider culture by illuminating the richness of scientific inquiry and the excitement of discovery. Website:

Science Club for Girls – 12-6PM

  • Fun science experiments accessible to families and children

Science Club for Girls is a nonprofit organization based in Cambridge that increases confidence and literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for underrepresented girls by using experiential and hands-on learning in out-of-school time clubs by maximizing interactions with female mentor scientists.  They will be promoting their organization with some fun science experiments to reach more families and children about their program.

Face Painting –  12-6PM

  • Face Painting with Angela Owens & Radiant Jasmin

Open Air Circus – 1-3PM

  • Stilting Workshop and Demonstration

The Open Air Circus is a non-profit circus offering summer classes for children, as well as workshops and performance opportunities to people of all ages.  They will be teaching young and old to stilt at the Cambridge Carnival in the kids corner.  See more at

Balloon Artist – Vladimire Smith





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