Step into art! Kids and families will find great fun and artful activities at the Children’s Lane. The Children’s Lane will feature free and low-cost booths that educate, entertain, and inspire creativity. Interested in getting involved? Email kids@lakeshoreartfestival.org for more information.


Bethany Christian Services

Color your way to healthy eating with a hungry caterpillar activity!

Broadway Bootcamp

Join Broadway Bootcamp for a Stars and Stripes tribute. They will perform a selection of Patriotic songs to continue the Independence Day celebrations. Also, participate in musical theatre games and activities!

Clay Boura

Get artsy at a caricature drawing workshop with Illustrator Clay Boura!


Show your creative side by making a personalized canvas painting. ($)

Diligent Glass

Learn how hand blown glass is created at this interactive workshop for kids. ($)

Embrace Books

FREE books for children!

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Come experience Open Paint/Sun Prints with our friends from Grand Rapids Children’s Museum!

John Ball Zoo

Animal education with butterflies, including the Monarch Butterfly.

Kids Food Basket

Come decorate brown paper bags for a cause!

Family Financial Credit Union presents LaLa Land Face Painting

Face painting FUN with Family Financial Credit Union and their friends at LaLa Land Face Painting!

Muskegon Catholic Central

Visit for a fun craft and learn more about Muskegon Catholic!

Muskegon Polish Festival

Stop by for an interactive art project.

Schupan Recycling

An interactive booth focused on recycling.

Sports Clips

Get immersed in a spin art experience!

Timberland Charter Academy

Stop by for an interactive art project.

Weesies Brothers Garden Center and Landscaping

Plant a Milkweed seed for the Monarch Butterflies!

Balloon Art with Jim Perry

Create balloon fun for everyone in Children’s Lane Friday, July 5, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Cirque Amongus

Step into the magic of circus art!

Interpretive Dance of the Butterfly with Ruthy Vega

3 Interactive Butterfly Dance Sessions both Friday and Saturday!

Magician Don Vort

Creative Mind, Auteur, Balloon Artist, and Steampunk Magician Don Vort will be tying up balloon animals ALL weekend, but be sure to catch his all age MAGIC SHOW Friday, July 5, 4:00 pm!


Autographs and photo opportunities with members of your favorite local teams!

Reeths Puffer Princesses

Meet your favorite princesses for a photo opportunity or autograph!

School Performances

Enjoy talent from Muskegon Catholic Central high schoolers sharing an array of musical performances with you.


“I love the kids activities! They have the best time every year.” -Johnean Wetter


Be part of the fun by joining the Lakeshore Art Festival Team!