Haverhill, MA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Merrimack Valley Hospital and Trinity E.M.S., will be hosting KidsFEST, Haverhill’s annual celebration of children, this Sunday, May 5th from 11am-4pm. KidsFEST provides an opportunity for families to enjoy a day of fun and is brought to the community free of charge through the participation of local businesses.
KidsFEST 2013 will feature a Wizard of Oz theme and is expected to draw over 17,000 attendees. Children of all ages attending KidsFEST will witness the upper level of the Merrimack Street parking garage magically transformed into the Emerald City, complete with a field of poppies, a hot air balloon and a yellow brick road. The committee is also excited to welcome renowned Dorothy impressionist, Elaine Horn, to KidsFEST 2013.
The KidsFEST Munchkin Parade will kick start the day’s events and will be led by “Dorothy” herself and the rest of the Wizard of Oz gang. Replaced by the traditional KidsFEST Doll Parade, this year’s Munchkin Parade encourages children to come dressed as their favorite Wizard of Oz character, and bring a doll or teddy bear along to celebrate. The first place winner of the Munchkin Parade will enjoy a $75 gift certificate to Build-a-Bear, and all children will receive a ribbon for their participation.
Additional highlights for KidsFEST 2013 include the annual Haverhill Idol competition, a Wizard of Oz performance, a mad science show, pony rides, interactive bongo drumming, pie eating contests, musical chairs competitions and much more.
KidsFEST 2013 will be held on Sunday, May 5th (rain date of Sunday, May, 19th) on the upper level of the Merrimack Street parking garage from 11am-4pm. Admission is free. To learn more about KidsFEST 2013 visit http://www.haverhillchamber.com.
About the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce: Established in 1888, the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce focuses on supporting a winning local business climate. Serving over 14 communities across the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire, the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce works to promote a prosperous business environment while supporting the growth and profitability of its members. To learn more about the benefits of membership, visit http://www.haverhillchamber.com.