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Flagstar Bank Kids Zone

Flagstar Bank Kids Zone

Located at Rivard Plaza, the Flagstar Bank Kids Zone produced by The Parade Company is introducing a new carnival-themed kids zone! This year’s Kids Zone will include a larger-than-life “Monster Mural,” as well as face painting, craft stations and interactive activities with the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan Science Center, Arts & Scraps and more. New this year to the Kids Zone, families will be able to enjoy carnival games and strolling carnival buskers.

Additionally, an entertaining lineup will perform on the Meijer Kids Stage including DynaMike, Storytime with VB and Animal Magic. Parents can pick up a free sticker for additional activities in the Kids Zone from the Flagstar Bank booth at the festival.

All Activities are FREE to participate in!  Just pick up your free Flagstar Bank sticker upon arrival to enjoy all the fun activties listed below.


Face Painting: Always a hit! Kids can choose a cheek or arm design to be hand painted by a professional face painter! (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)

Craft Station by Arts and Scraps:
 Arts & Scraps uses only recycled industrial materials to help people of all ages and abilities think, create and learn! They are already brainstorming craft ideas to match the theme! (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)

Detroit Institute of Arts: 
The historical DIA loves getting involved with the community! They will create a custom craft station for children to enjoy! (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)

Michigan Science Center: Michigan Science Center will have an interactive booth (along with performances) where children can learn and enjoy! (BOOTH: FRIDAY-SUNDAY)

Monster Mural: The Monster Murals is a new addition to this year’s event! The life size coloring book page is an interactive activity that can be enjoyed throughout the event weekend. Mural will be ordered to fit theme. Guests will love the opportunity to leave their mark! (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)


Featured Meijer Kids Stage Programs:

DynaMike- Master Magician: DynaMike is a Michigan Magic favorite! He has performed on television, at the White House, parties, festivals, and beyond! His unique ability to combine magic acts and comedy make him a crowd favorite! (SHOWS: FRIDAY- SUNDAY)

Storytime with VB: VB will be returning to the 2017 River Days Kids Zone! For stage entertainment she will be reading children’s stories. The storytelling will take place during stage breaks throughout the event. 

Animal Magic: Mark Rosenthal is passionate about his performances and animals! He has performed all around the country from events at schools, festivals, and parties to performances for celebrities, and even President Obama! He has won many awards, including Nickelodeons Entertainer of the Year! His use of native and exotic animals during the show is a Kid’s Zone favorite. (SUNDAY)

Michigan Science Center: 
The science center has many demonstrations to choose from! All of which are fun, entertaining, and educational! 2 shows will take place throughout each day. (FRIDAY – SUNDAY)