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Mobile Learning Adventure | Artist at Heart | FEST Through a Generation | You Are My Son-Shine | Petting Zoo | Small Fry Area | Drawing Contest | Crafts | Great Games | St. Paschal Clown Rascals | Pray the Rosary | Family Blessings | Ojo de Dios | Stand Up Bingo | Word Sticks | Everything Pinwheels | Rub Over Patterns | World Youth Day Reunion | Create Everything | Floppy Hats | Take the Pledge |
The Kid’s Activities Area shuts down at 7 pm.
This year at the FEST, PNC will proudly present their Mobile Learning Adventure (MLA). This interactive exhibit provides early childhood education resources to parents and caregivers, and fun, hands-on learning stations for children. With the help of parents, kids will have the chance to explore the Word of the Day Vocabulary Tree, Children’s Interactive Kiosks, Giveaway Table, “Making Choices” Activity Board, What I Want to Be When I Grow Up Photo Station and Craft Area. Be sure to stop by and check it out on August 7th!
All sessions are now FULL.
Join Denyse Carbonell in following her heart and sharing her love of art education by creating your own canvas painting at the FEST! 75 people will get the chance to paint a beautiful creation. Denyse will offer guided painting sessions at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 pm at the FEST. Each session lasts about an hour.
To see Denyse’s artwork and ways you can paint, visit www.artistatheart.org.
It’s been 16 years since the first FEST…a generation!
Check out all our hanging frames! Take your picture in the frame of the first year you came to the FEST.
Take a picture with your friends or family!
All 16 years themes and logos will be in this Giant Gallery!
This area of the FEST is designed for our guests with special developmental needs. The Son-Shine tent is located in the Marc’s Family Fun Zone. Explore the sensory tables. Experiment making bubbles with cool wands! FAMILY IS EVERYTHING!
Represent all the members of your family by putting together a family tree. Have fun with corn, clean clay, sand and all sorts of other fun hand on activities. Just relax while your child participates in the great activities in this area!
For People of All Ages
Visit with returning Honey Hill farm animals, enjoyed by children and adults alike. Enjoy an interactive experience with gentle donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, and more!
For Kids 6 and Under
Remember Jesus is with you in everything you do… play, exercise, create, enjoy! Sign your name on our chalk wall if you think Jesus is everything! Play in the sand. Have fun with with bubbles or our Giant Jenga blocks. Make a dancing ring. Play our foam ball games. See how many bible heroes you can match to their bible story. Toss the ball in the pails, make happy shakers and of course ride around on our bikes…so much to do! The Small Fry Area is located in the tennis courts by the Volunteer sign in.
Each year at the FEST we showcase the work of countless young, talented artists that submitted entries to our annual drawing contest!
The Diocesan Committee for Girls’ Religious Programs has come together to plan some crafts that will remind us of the FEST theme, “EVERYTHING.”
HUMAN FOOSBALL is back! Join a team! Have fun as you challenge others!
Build in the Lego area. Now is your chance. Look for other activities to be added to this area.
Laughing makes everyone happy! Those crazy clowns are back for the 16th year! They are out to tickle your funny bone and bring a smile to your face. Be sure to pass your smile on and come see what the clowns are up to!
Take 15 minutes from your day and join us in the rosary tent on the hour to pray. Rosaries are available to pray during the FEST or to take home, courtesy of the St. Justin Martyr Rosary Makers. We thank You…We praise You…We bless You…We glorify You…Together with our Mother Mary, we offer you EVERYTHING we are and have in return for your love and mercy.
Families that pray together can bring change. In the Family Blessing tent, deacons from around the Cleveland Diocese will pray with you and for you. Sometimes the road can be uncertain for us or those we love. We trust in prayer. Be sure to take a prayer card with you that you can pray throughout the year.
Espanol que se habla aqui! We will make a God’s eye, just like the people in Mexico put in their homes to bless the people who live there and visit. They know that with the cross, Jesus brought great blessings into everyone’s lives. Spanish will be spoken here!
Have fun playing a different kind of BINGO! Everyone wins and you can play as many times as you like! Everyone is welcome…there’s no age limit!
Choose a Word that shows your faith in Christ: BELIEVE, TRUST, JOY, FAITH, COURAGE, or one of the many words around this tent. Design a word stick that will be a visual reminder that God gives us EVERYTHING we need when we pray.
Choose 4 important people in your life. Write their names on the 4 corners of the pinwheel. Pray for those people every time you spin the pinwheel or think of them! Make two and share with a friend.
Use crayons or pencils to rub over a shape that you like. Keep this for yourself or write a note of thanks, a promise, a prayer and roll it up, tie with a ribbon and pass it forward to someone who makes up your home family, school family, church family, work family, neighborhood family.
The very first FEST was known as Home from ROME! Sixteen years later we still celebrate the return of those who have gone to World Youth Days. Are you going to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland? Have you been to World Youth Day anywhere else? Stop into the CYO Tent and tell us about your experience!
Come find out more information about the Cleveland Diocese Youth Conference and sign the banner that will be there at the conference.
Come see our Giant Pegboard and make your own creation with colored golf tees. Your contribution will suit us to a tee!
It’s sunny and these hats are perfect to keep the sun out of your eyes and off your shoulders. They can be for girls or boys, young or old! Come add your artistic touch and make your own design.
I Pledge…to use my words to speak in a kind way.
To help others as I go throughout my day.
To care for our Earth with my healing heart & hands
To respect people in each and every land
To join together as we unite the big and small
To do my part to create peace for one and all
To make Jesus my EVERYTHING!
Pick up a card…sign the GIANT pledge postcard…take a card home for others to share…Imagine the difference this would make in our world!