Performance Schedule: Single Location
Programs, schedules, and artists subject to change without notice.
- 12–5 p.m.
- NSO Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo” (K)
A project of the Women’s Committee for the NSO
Young music fans have a chance to get up close and hands-on with violins, flutes, trumpets, percussion, and more!
- 12–6 p.m.
- Edwin Fontánez’s Washington Chalk Festival (K)
Now in its 14th year! Watch local artists at work and create your own colorful sidewalk masterpiece in chalk.
- 12–6 p.m.
- National Children’s Museum Activity (K)
Make a maraca then make some noise!
Volkswagen "Doodle Bug" (K)
With a special "dry erase" surface, a 2009 New "Teachers Edition" Beetle is ready to become a one-of-a-kind vehicle decorated by VW fans and creative minds! South Plaza, 12-6 p.m.up
Costumed Characters and Book Signings (K)
Mosby the Kennedy Center Cat and the NSO's Maestro Mouse make for great photos! Plus, meet your favorite authors and illustrators signing their books at the Multicultural Children's Book Festival in the Atrium.up
The Tastes of Mexico
Visit the South Plaza for delicious street food like Quesadillas and Carne Asada along with refreshing beverages with outdoor seating (cash only).
Food Carts and Refreshment Stations (inside and outside) feature hot dogs, ice cream, popcorn, and light fare. Refreshing beverages such as beer, soda, and water will also be available (cash only).
The KC Café (Terrace Level) features similar fare plus a salad bar, sandwiches, and beverages—with plenty of indoor seating (all major credit cards accepted).up
Share your impressions of the day with us through Twitter @kencen. Tweet using hashtag #kcopen and look for the live Twitter feed on the monitors in the halls. You may see your tweet!