Bug City Music Festival headlines Kids’ Carnival at Main Street Square

Tuesday, May 29, 2013

Main Street Square is the place for kids to be on Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bug City Music Festival will perform at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. The Black Hills entertainers combine conventions of puppetry, masks, physical and musical theatre, starring worms, bugs, spiders and insects of all shapes and sizes.

“Children will love learning about creatures, and can dance along to the performance,” said Megan Karbowski, executive director of Main Street Square. “Vendors will have a dunk tank, a bean bag toss, free bicycle helmets and information booths that all kids will enjoy.”

Sparky the Dog with the Rapid City Fire Department will be on-site from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Nugget will be at Main Street Square from noon to 1 p.m. The Hot Shoots Dance Troop will do a performance, and the Black Hills Mini Express train will run throughout the event.

Throughout the event, the Rapid City Regional Hospital will give away free bike helmets; and the Rushmore Youth Hockey Association will feature a dunk tank where attendees can shoot hockey pucks to trigger the trap. Balloons by Dusty will twist animals and characters.

Vendors include Scheel’s All-Sports with a bean bag toss and temporary tattoos; Mitzi’s Books with children’s books; Delta Dental with information on dental health and hygiene; Pennington County Emergency Management with information on emergency kits; Miss Rapid City Foundation with information on the 2014 pageant; Spinchroncity with hula hoops; Black Hills Parent Magazine with Black Hills coupon books; Fresh Berry/Small Cakes with cupcakes to decorate; the Rapid City YMCA; and Youth and Family Services.

The interactive fountain at Main Street Square will be on for a quick cool down.

The Kids’ Carnival is sponsored by Family Thrift and Prairie Market. The businesses will have a Little Tikes kid-sized basketball hoop, and sell $1 slices of pizza at their Bellatoria pizza trailer.

For more information on this event and others, visit the website at www.MainStreetSquareRC.com, and click on Kids’ Carnival on the Event Calendar, call Main Street Square at 605-716-7979 or e-mail info@mainstreetsquarerc.com.