Games, Crafts, Entertainers, Train Rides and Educational Booths for Annual Kids’ Carnival at Main Street Square

Thursday, May 19, 2016

RAPID CITY, SD – Main Street Square is the place for kids to be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, for the fifth annual Kids’ Carnival, sponsored by Black Hills Parent Magazine and South Dakota State University.

Kids’ Carnival is held in conjunction with “Don’t Thump Your Melon,” presented by Regional Health and Kohl's Cares. The “Don't Thump Your Melon” Program provides helmets to those in need, proper fitting of helmets, and bicycle safety education. Additional bicycle parking will be available.

Kids’ Carnival will feature performances from Keys of Mind and Batchelder’s Young Artists at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Backstage with a Rodeo Clown at noon and 1:30 p.m.; Academy of Dance Arts Sprouting Joy Dancers at 1 p.m.; and Flat Iron Recording Rock School, formerly Fire Station 7, at 2 p.m. The interactive fountains at Main Street Square will be on for a quick cool down throughout the event.

Experience children’s activities in the Regional Health and Scull Construction Kidz Zone, including the Main Street Square Fun Express train and inflatable bounce houses. Kids can also take a pony ride, hula hoop, play with animals in the petting zoo, create arts and crafts projects, get their face painted, play interactive games, and receive temporary tattoos at vendor booths throughout the event. This event is free and open to the public.

“Kids’ Carnival is a great way to kick off a summer of fun at Main Street Square,” said Megan Whitman, executive director of Main Street Square. “With the entertainment line-up and children’s activities scheduled for the day, kids and families will surely make memories at the Square that will last a lifetime.”

Enjoy free parking all day in all Downtown public lots, metered spaces on the streets, and in the parking ramp near Main Street Square on Saturday, June 4.

For more information Kids’ Carnival and other fun events at Main Street Square, visit, call 605-716-7979, or e-mail

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